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Friday 9AM - 1PM

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121 N Broadway
Rochester, MN 55906
507-287-1404
Fax: 507-424-6411

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Pickleball

Pickleball

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!

The schedule is posted on RochesterPickleball.com.

**Nice weather: all play is at Cooke Park and free.

Play times are: Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday mornings:  9 to 11:15 am

Free Clinics every Thursday:  7 to 9 pm, along with regular play.

Sunday Night: 4 to 6 pm

**Inclement Weather: Recreation Center Gym

Daily Fee: $4 or a 14 count punch card is available for purchase for $40 (averages out to $2.86 each time.

 

Wear comfortable clothes and non-marking shoes. Balls are furnished, and there are always extra paddles. Call Jan for further questions at 507-319-4695

Annual Rochester Castle Quilters Side Walk Sale

Annual Rochester Castle Quilters Side Walk Sale

Thursday, July 23, 9:30 am to 3 pm

Friday, July 24, 9:30 am to 1 pm

2nd Street NW Sidewalk (Side of Senior Center), and Inside!

 

Come shop our annual sale, restock your quilting stash!!! Fantastic prices on quilts, table runners, fabric and more! Don’t miss out!!!

Upcoming FREE Square Dance Lessons in September

Upcoming FREE Square Dance Lessons

Beginning, September 8th at the Rochester Senior Center, from 2:45 to 4 pm.

Sponsored by Silver Treads Square Dance Club. No Partner Required.

Caller: Wayne Kubicek of Owatonna. For information call Keith and Pat Dillard at (507) 356-8134.

June and July: Drawing, Painting and More

Drawing, Painting and More
6 sessions

Drawing
Wednesdays 10:30 to Noon,  June 10 through July 15
Instructor: Luke Austin
Please bring a pencil and sketchbook.
$35 for members, $45 for non-members
Space limited to 10, RSVP and pay by June 5.

Acrylic Painting
Wednesdays 1 to 2:30 pm,  June 10 through July 15
Instructor: AJ Schrupp
Bring your own paint, brush and paper specifically for acrylic or watercolor painting.
$35 for members, $45 for non-members
Space limited to 10, RSVP and pay by June 5

Drawing with Color
Thursdays 1 to 2:30 pm,  June 11 through July 16
Instructor: Luke Austin
Please bring a colored pencil and/or watercolor pencils and sketchbook.
$35 for members, $45 for non-members
Space limited to 10, RSVP and pay by June 5.

Watercolor Painting
Thursdays 10:30 to Noon,  June 11 through July 16
Instructor: AJ Schrupp
Bring your own paint, brush and paper specifically for acrylic or watercolor painting.
$35 for members, $45 for non-members
Space limited to 10, RSVP and pay by June 5

Hiking, Biking and Golf!

Hiking & Nature Walking
Subject to Change

Thursday,
June 4
Root River Park, 10 amMeeting in Parking Lot
Thursday,
June 18
Quarry Hill, 9 amMeeting at Main Building
Thursday,
July 9
Mayowood Trail, 9 amMeeting in Parking Lot at Withers Sport Complex
Thursday,
July 16
Pinewood Trail, 9 amMeeting at Pinewood
Thursday,
August 13
Oxbow Park, 10 amMeeting at Visitor Center
Thursday,
August 20
Estes Park, 9 amMeeting in Main Parking Lot

 

 

2015 Biking Schedule
Every Wednesday
Subject to Change                  

May 13: 10 am Start Leaving from the Senior Center, riding to Mayowood,8 miles
May 20: 10 am Start Leaving from Soldiers Field playground parking lot to Quarry Hill,               6 miles
May 27: 10 am Start Leaving from the playground parking lot at Soldier’s Field, near the Golf Shop to Cascade (12 miles)
June 3: 10 am Start Leaving from Douglas Trail Head off Valleyhigh Drive riding to Pine Island (26 miles) or Douglas (9 miles)
June 10: 10 am Start Leaving from the playground parking lot at Soldier’s Field, near the Golf Shop, riding to Quarry Hill, 6 miles
June 17: 10 am Start Leaving from Douglas Trail Head off Valleyhigh Drive.
Ride open to discussion, depending on wind.
June 24: 10 am Start Leaving from Lower Level Parking Lot at Rec Center.
Ride open to discussion, depending on wind.
July 1: 9 am Start Leaving from Soldiers Field playground parking lot to Cascade
(12 miles)
July 8: 9 am Start Leaving from Douglas Trailhead off Valleyhigh Drive to Pine Island
(26 miles) or Douglas (9 miles)
July 15: 9 am Start Leaving from Soldiers Field playground parking lot to Quarry Hill, 6 miles
July 22: 9 am Start Leaving from Douglas Trailhead off Valleyhigh Drive.
Ride open to discussion, depending on wind.
July 29: 9 am Start Leaving from Lower Level Parking Lot at Rec Center.
Ride open to discussion, depending on wind.
August – October TBD

 

Friday Golf Schedule

Subject to Change                  

May 15 Northern Hills (back 9)
May 22 Hadley Creek
May 29 Soldiers Field
June 5 Northern Hills (back 9)
June 12 Soldiers Field
June 19 Hadley Creek
June 26 No Golf—Please Volunteer at Hole In One
July 3 Eastwood
July 10 Northern Hills (Back 9)
July 17 Soldiers Field
July 24 Hadley Creek
July 31 Eastwood
August 7 Northern Hills (back 9)
August 14 Soldiers Field
August 21 Hadley Creek
August 28 Soldiers Field
September 4 Northern Hills (back 9)
September 11 Hadley Creek
September 18 Eastwood
September 25 9 am, Soldiers Field (back 9) and Luncheon

Tee-time is at 8 am. No RSVP necessary.

-If others meet you on the back nine, let them play through. When meals follow or precede golfing, it is an additional charge to the golfer. Check weekly e-mail or website for schedule changes. No Staff from Center will be attending.

Friday Documentaries

Friday Documentaries

WWII (History Channel)

Rare color footage interwoven with firsthand interviews and diary entries bring to life the global sweep of World War II via those who were there.

June 5, 11 am: Darkness Falls
As Europe falls under Nazi control, America is unprepared for war and the attack on Pearl Harbor. The first bloody battles are fought in North Africa.

June 12, 11 am: Hard Way Back
The Allies take on the daunting forces of the Axis, with victory far from certain. Charles Scheffel battles Rommel’s forces in Tunisia.

June 19, 11 am: Bloody Resolve
The Marines assault Tarawa in one of the bloodiest battles waged. MacArthur island-hops, and Italy’s front lines claim a casualty.

June 26, 11 am: Battle Stations
The Allies lay plans for the invasion of France; Bert Stiles and the 8th Air Force attempt to clear the skies over Normandy.

 

2015 Walk to End Alzheimer’s: Join the Team!

2015 Walk to End Alzheimer’s
Saturday, August 29, 2015
Registration at 9am | Walk at 10am
Route Length: 1 Mile
University Center Rochester – Regional Sports Center
851 30th Ave SE, Rochester, MN 55901

Min $10 in pledges to join Senior Center Team, call the Business Office to register.

Summer Tax Help

Summer Tax Help
July 9 and July 30
Free assistance in filling out Minnesota property tax/rent refund forms will be available again this year for senior citizens with low-to-moderate incomes for those who did not file by April 15th. If your income is low, it is important to prepare a tax return even if you do not owe taxes. If you are a renter, you may qualify for a property tax refund if your household income is less than $58,060 (if a homeowner, less than $ 107,150 or an increase of over 12% and at least $100 since last year).

In addition, if you did not file an income tax form earlier this year, an appointment can be scheduled at this time (ask for a longer appointment).

Trained counselors in the Tax-Aide Program of the American Association of Retired Persons will be available in the Rochester Senior Center on, May 27, June 24, July 9 and July 30 from noon to 3:00 p.m.. Appointments can be made by calling the Center at 287-1404 between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.,

Please note that, in order for the tax counselors to help complete your tax forms at the time of your appointment, you should bring the following:

  • Social Security (or ITIN) cards for everyone in your family

 

  • Copy of your completed 2013 tax return (last year’s return) or this year’s return, if completed

 

  • Any tax information you have received in the mail regarding tax year 2014

 

  • W-2 forms and other income/tip information (including welfare payments received)

 

  • 1099 forms (eg, interest, dividends, social security, pension benefits, unemployment compensation)

 

  • Statement of stock or mutual funds sold (including information regarding original cost)

 

  • Receipts if itemizing deductions (taxes, medical and health insurance paid, charitable donations)

 

  • Summary of amount spent on child care (plus child-care address & employer identification number)

 

  • 2014 Certificate of Rent Paid (CRP) forms received from landlord

 

  • Real estate tax statement for taxes payable in 2015 (property tax refund)

 

Some volunteer translators are available in other languages on request. Ask when you call.

If you had your 2014 Federal and State returns done other than at the Senior Center site, you are encouraged to return to the tax site where it was prepared because we may not be able to help you prepare your MN Property tax form.

 

Questions? Call 287-1404 and an AARP tax counselor will get back to you.

Get Moving at the Center!!!

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Exercise: On-Going Classes
Instructor: Kaethe Boyer

*You may be eligible for free classes with your Medicare-Insurance Exercise Program. ExercisABILITIES programming.   Non-members and new members are welcome!

If you are an insurance member of the following Medicare secondary or advantage plans: Aetna, Humana, UCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medica, you may be eligible.

Please provide your Insurance Name/Number to the Business Office to see if you quality. Allow 5 business days for processing!

Beginning April 1st, to maintain your free exercise status, you are required to attend 8 exercise classes. Yoga and Meditation do not quality.

 

*SAIL – Stay Active and Independent for Life (Classic)

Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:30 am, Fred Reed Hall

An awesome class set to music that allows you to have fun while strength training and increasing range of movement. Helps with balance and fall prevention. Free*, or $3/Members, $5/Non-Members

*Freedom FLEXITIBITY, (Active Arthritis)
Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:30 am, Fred Reed Hall
This program is a recreational and educational program designed specifically for people with arthritis and related diseases. Each class includes a variety of exercises performed while sitting or standing, endurance building routines, and relaxation exercises.   This exercise can reduce pain and stiffness, maintain or improve mobility, muscle strength, and functional ability. Open to all abilities from basic to advanced.
Free*, or $3/Members, $5/Non-Members

*CIRCUIT Training
Fridays, 9:30 am
Circuit training is an excellent way to improve mobility, strength and stamina. The circuit training is comprised of 14 exercises that are completed twice, for one minute.  The exercises within each circuit are separated by a short walking period  Free*, or $3/Members, $5/Non-Members

*ZUMBA Gold
Fridays, 10:30 am
This exhilarating exercise is a Latin-inspired dance-fitness program that blends a variety of upbeat music and contagious steps to form a “fitness party” that is downright addictive. Join us to have fun and get fit!

Free*, $3/Members, $5/Non-Members

 

Movies

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Monday Movie Matinee    

1 pm, suggested donation of $2, popcorn, members only, all ages welcome.

See the Business Office for more information on the Movies, can also be found on the website.

An R-rated motion picture may include adult themes, adult activity, hard language, intense or persistent violence, sexually-oriented nudity, drug abuse or other elements. Please use your discretion – attending is optional. Motion Picture License 50386602

 

June 1: The Imitation Game
2014 PG-13 114 mins
Chronicling mathematical wizard Alan Turing’s key role in Britain’s successful effort to crack Germany’s Enigma code during World War II, this historical biopic also recounts how his groundbreaking work helped launch the computer age.

June 8: Unbroken
2014 PG-13 137 mins
This inspiring tale of survival is based on the real-life experiences of Louis Zamperini, an American pilot held by the Japanese during World War II. After his plane crashes into the Pacific Ocean, Zam

June 15: Still Alice
2014 PG-13 101 mins

When 50-year-old linguistics professor Alice Howland begins having trouble remembering words, her symptoms ultimately lead to a diagnosis of early-onset Alzheimer’s — which forces Alice and her family to make radical changes in their lives.

June 22: Wild
2014 R 115 mins
Undone by a broken marriage and her mother’s death, Cheryl Strayed has been on a years-long reckless tear, fueled by addiction and despair. In a bid to save her life, she decides to hike the entire Pacific Crest Trail — alone and with no experience.

June 29: Slumdog Millionaire
2008 R 120 mins
After coming within one question of winning a fortune on a game show, an uneducated young “slumdog” is accused of cheating and arrested. While in custody, he accounts for knowing all the answers by reflecting on his hardscrabble life.