Million Dollar Hole-In-One Shootout (25th Year)

This will be the Rochester Senior Centers 25th year for our
Million Dollar Hole-In-One Shoot Out.
Hadley Creek Golf Learning Center, 1925 48th St NE, Rochester, MN 55906
June 21-24, 2016
Tuesday – Thursday: 11am- 8pm
Friday: 11am- 5pm
You Could Win  $1,000,000!
*Championship Shoot Out – Friday at 5:30pm
*Guaranteed $1,000 Winner for Closest to the Pin!
*2 Qualifying Sessions per day WIN $300 CASH:
Additional Prizes to 2nd & 3rd Place Winners!
*Putting Contest with prizes too! (2 age groups)
Advance Coupon Books available through June 20th 40 Shots for ONLY $30!
Sold at: Rochester Senior Center and Sterling State Bank
For More Information Call 507-287-1404
Sponsored by the Rochester Senior Center, Sterling State Bank, iHeart Media, KTTC, 102.5 The Fox, KFAN sports radio AM 1270, Laser 107 Real Classic Rock

We need your help!

As the Rochester Senior Center gets ready to move into our new center, 125 LIVE, we need your help. We want to know what you think about the Rochester Senior Center. We have linked a survey below. Please take the time to tell us what your favorites are and what you would like to see from us in the future!


To access the survey please click here.

125 LIVE Community Updates

The Rochester Senior Center soon to be 125 LIVE will be holding community updates about current developments with 125 LIVE’s amenities and programming. These events will be held at the Recreation Center in the Bob Fick Room.  It provides a great opportunity to learn more about the new Senior center and have your questions answered!
Bob Fick Room at Recreation Center,  21 Elton Hills Drive, Rochester.
Events will be held at both 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm on the following dates:

May 26th
June 30th
July 26th
August 25th
Sept 29th
FREE. Open to the Public.  Registration not required.


Memory Screening

181156970-1024x1024Memory Screening

The Rochester Senior Center offers memory
screenings through the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America.
Memory screenings are an important first step towards determining
if you may have a memory problem; however, they are not used to
diagnose any illness and do not replace a consultation with
a qualified healthcare professional. Appointments will be
available every half hour and can be made by calling the
Rochester Senior Center at (507)287-1404. The screening
is free, open to all ages and the general public.

Warning Signs of Dementia

  • Trouble with new memories
  • Relying on memory helpers
  • Trouble finding words
  • Misplacing familiar objects
  • Making bad decisions
  • Personality changes
  • Struggling to complete familiar actions
  • Confusion about time, place or people
  • Onset of new depression or irritability
  • Loss of interest in important responsibilities
  • Seeing or hearing things
  • Expressing false beliefs


pickleball-clipart2Pickleball in Rochester is now known as the Rochester Area Pickleball Association (RAPA).

The fastest growing sport in America is especially popular for Seniors as it is played on a smaller court (the size of a badminton court).  It is played with a paddle (larger than a ping pong paddle) and a whiffle ball.  The balls are furnished, and there are paddles to use. We welcome NEW players!  Wear comfortable clothes and non-marking shoes. Balls are furnished, and there are always extra paddles.

Please visit for schedules and further information or call Jan at 507-319-4695.

A few notables…

stack-of-booksBooks for Sale  Stop by the lower level of the Center to purchase a book.
We are in need of book donations this year.  If you could part with books, fiction and non-fiction, gently used, newer than 2000, we would be most grateful.  Thanks so much!

Bus Tickets  Seniors (over age 65 w/a Medicare or Zips Card), & disabled individuals (w/either a Medicare or Zips Card) can purchase 10 rides for $8.

Cab Coupons  Cab coupon books are worth $20, but the Center sells them to seniors for $15 (a 25% discount).

Credit Cards Accepted  MasterCard, VISA, or Discover

Library/Lounge  Check out a book from our terrific library-lounge Star Tribune & Post Bulletin Large Screen TV Puzzles Wi-Fi

Newsletter Available via email  Center members can receive The Center Piece via email instead of having a copy mailed to your home. Email the Business Office if interested.

Weekly Email  Want the latest information?  Email the Business Office to receive emails of weekly events as well as fast-approaching event info and notification of any free tickets the Center receives and cannot distribute at an event.

Center Tours: Call the Business Office at 507-287-1404 or email to schedule a tour.

When RSVP/Registration & Payment is Required:  Call the Business Office at 287-1404 and pay with your credit card over the phone.  You are not considered registered for an activity until payment is received.  Thank you!

Senior Center Project – CURRENT STATUS


As we begin 2015, there is a lot of excitement in the air! Design for the project and construction documents are complete. The task of finding a contractor begins this week with a process called RFP – Request for Proposal.  Assuming this goes well, we anticipate shovels “hitting the dirt” in late March or early April! We are told that the build process will take anywhere from 12 – 18 months, so the “Big Move” is anticipated for late summer or early autumn of 2016.

We are continuing to assess providers for two very important components of the new facility: the Cafe AND the Wellness/Fitness center. We know both areas will be vibrant and welcome additions to our programming and enriching the lives of our members.

The committee that started working on the design for the building that we own next door, that we often refer to as the Podein Building, is continuing their work.  We are really hoping this can be a multi-purpose building, with a great woodworking shop, but also offering a bike shop, as well as a storage/working shop for our big fundraising activities where we need to organize donated items.  Currently, Birdie Logue and her crew of volunteers have worked wonders to transform it into a site for periodic rummage sales. Thanks guys!

Finally, and very importantly, we are near completion of our Capital Campaign Plans—this is a critical part of the project for us as we will be raising funds to furnish the building.  Your support in the campaign will be instrumental to our success as we prepare to fill the building with fixtures, furnishings, and equipment.  Our goal is $2.5M. Expect to see more about this very soon.

(Click on the photos below for a larger view!)

View from the South  New Center South Entrance

                                       View from the West                                                                   View from the North

New Center North EntranceNew Center West View