Mon - Thurs 9AM - 4PM
Friday 9AM - 1PM

Contact Info

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



Valentines Dance

Valentines Dance
Friday, February 13th, 7 pm – 9:30 pm
The Rochester Big Band, a 14 piece swing and Latin band, plays 30’s and 40’s music: Glenn Miller, Gene Krupa, Count Basie, and also music of the 50’s and 60’s;  Latin tunes; a few waltzes and polkas add a music sound that make you want to get up and dance!
Please bring your friends and family as we invite you to sit back and listen or jump up and dance along to our big band sound!! Donations at the door will be split evenly between the Senior Center for activities and to the Salvation Army!  Hope to see you there!

Are you age 60+ with an ongoing health condition?

Are you age 60+ with an ongoing health condition?
Learn to Live Well with Chronic Conditions
Thursdays, beginning March 26
6 weeks, last session on April 30
Presented by Elder Network
You’ll get the support you need, find practical ways to deal with pain and fatigue, discover better nutrition and exercise choices, understand new treatment choices, and learn better ways to talk with your doctor and family about your health. If you have conditions such as diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, heart disease, chronic pain or anxiety, the Living Well with Chronic Conditions can help you take charge of your life. Pre-registration is required. This workshop is provided free of charge.
Limited Space, Contact Elder Network register: 507-285-5272

Free Help with Taxes – February 4 – April 15

Free assistance in filling out federal and state tax forms will be available again this year for senior citizens with low-to-moderate incomes, beginning February 4. This includes the property tax refund for which either homeowners or renters with low income may qualify even if they are not required to file an income tax return.

Trained counselors in the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program will be available in the Rochester Senior Center every Wednesday and Thursday, noon-3:00 p.m., February 4 through April 15. Appointments can be made by calling the Center at 287-1404 between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, beginning January 5.

In addition, days are scheduled to complete property tax refund forms for building residents at various high-rise apartments (Central Towers, Fontaine Towers, Gramercy Park, High Pointe, Meadowlakes, Northgate Plaza, Park Towers, Realife Cooperative and Shorewood). Arrangements can also be made for counselors to provide tax help in homes of those who are homebound by calling the Senior Center.

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
  • Photo ID’s (driver license or other government photo ID) for taxpayer (and spouse, if filing jointly)
  • Copies of your completed 2013 tax returns (last year’s returns)
  • 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)
  • Any Form 1095-A,B, or C you received if you or any dependents do not have Medicare and have used private insurance or MNsure for health insurance this year. identification number)
  • 2014 Certificate of Rent Paid (CRP) forms received from your 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 your income is low, it is important to prepare a tax return even if you do not owe taxes. If you earned wages, you may qualify for earned income credit. Also, 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).

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

Deuces Wild! Dueling Pianos: Kick-off to WinterFest XIII

Get ready to…Clap along…Laugh along…Sing along at the 4th Annual

Deuces Wild! Dueling Pianos: Kick-off to WinterFest XIII

Thursday, January 29th, 7 – 9 pm

Wicked Moose, 1201 Eastgate Drive SE

Doors open at 5:30 pm

What is Dueling Pianos: Known simply as a “sing-along” featuring two pianos, played by two very funny professionals who sing and entertain; trying to out-whit each other. Humor and audience participation spice things up. Songs may be requested. Dave and Ted do it all & do it hilariously well.


$45/reserved ticket includes reserved seating and appetizers. 

Stop by or call the Senior Center for tickets, 287-1404.

 $35/General Admission ticket  for the show only/standing room only. Purchase at the door.

 All proceeds benefit the Rochester Senior Center.

Must be over 18 to attend.