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New year is already packed with activities and discussions

Published 6:00am Saturday, January 5, 2008 Updated 4:14pm Tuesday, August 10, 2010

“Facing Race: We’re all in this together,” is an initiative of the St. Paul Foundation designed to create more equitable, just and open communications.

Rosann Sauck and Dolores Saurer will lead this discussion at the Senior Center at 10 a.m. Fridays starting Jan. 25.

Participants will explore their individual attitudes and experiences with racism in an effort to increase their skill level in addressing issues of race in their own lives.

As Fergus Falls becomes more diverse as a community, discussions such as this become more important to create a community where all people feel safe, valued and respected.

Join us for this interesting discussion. Call 736-6842 to register.

Kim Shea and Diane Scott will be starting another six-week self-help program for people with arthritis this month also.

This program is sponsored by the Fergus Falls Senior Citizens Program and the Arthritis Foundation.

The class will be held at the Page House (221 E. Cavour) on Mondays at 9 a.m., beginning Jan. 28.

Many of us are well aware of the problems concomitant with arthritis.

This class is designed to provide not only basic information but will also cover ways in which to develop confidence and skills needed to take control of your arthritis.

Registration is required by calling 736-6842.

The Red Hat ladies will have their first breakfast meeting of the year at Debbie’s Restaurant at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 10.

Please call the senior office if you plan to attend.

At 11:30 a.m. Jan. 15, Amy Sievert, RN from the Fergus Falls Medical Group, will present a seminar on “Diabetes and Your Heart.” Persons with diabetes are at increased risk of heart disease caused by hypertension.

Attend this seminar to learn what you can do to prevent cardiovascular complications that often come with diabetes.

This month, the Kitchen Band will visit our Adopt-a-Class (Lynette Ringquist’s third-graders) at Cleveland School on Jan. 15.

The students always enjoy the unique “musical” instruments created with kitchen items.

When they visit the Center in February, they usually respond with a musical presentation and instruments of their own original design.

You’ve enjoyed the music of “Dooley” Kielmeyer and Jack Savoy at the pancake feeds, so come early for the noon meal on Jan. 17, and hear them again at 11:30 a.m. for a real day-brightener.

Finally, don’t forget tax season is just around the corner. As in the past, free tax counseling for the Elderly (TCE) will be offered beginning in February.

Appointments are necessary and will be scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Senior Center and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays at the public library. Call 736-6842 for an appointment.

Here’s a quotation from Les Brown of the “Big Band” era: “Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you will land among the stars.”

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