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

Contact Info

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



Special Events

November Birthday & Thanksgiving Lunch
Wednesday, November 19, 11 am
**RSVP by 1 pm, Friday, November 14.
Entertainment: Member Jim Smith on Guitar and Vocal

Menu: Turkey, Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Cranberries, Green Bean Casserole, and Pumpkin Pie
Cost: $6/person; $3 if you have a November Birthday.                                      

New Member Coffee
Tuesday, November 11, 10 am
*Kindly RSVP by November 7
Calling all new members!   Join the staff, group leaders and the membership committee for coffee and sweet rolls to learn more about the groups, activities, good food, programming, and FUN the Center has to offer. Bring a friend and receive a coupon for a free slice of pie.

Support Groups
Support groups bring together  similar challenges. Members of support groups often share   experiences and advice. It can be helpful just getting to talk with other people who are in the   same boat.

Managing the Holidays Without your Loved One
Thursday, November 6, 8:30 am
1st Thursday of the month, Facilitated by Marianne Maruca, Center for Grief Education & Support, Seasons Hospice. Please RSVP to Business Office, 287-1404.

Caregivers: De-ICE Your Stress
Monday, November 24, 1 pm
4th Monday of the month, Facilitated by Elder Network.
Are you caring for a parent, spouse, friend, or neighbor?  Exchange helpful tips, give & receive support, or just be with others who can relate to your situation & feelings. While caregivers are in the support group, care receivers can watch a movie. Contact Holly Brown at 285-5272 for respite options and more information.

Save the date: December Birthday & Christmas Lunch
Thursday, December 11, 11 am    

Menu: Ham with pork stuffing, scalloped potatoes, peas, dinner roll and apple pie. Entertainment: Young at Heart Singers

*****The Castle Quilters will be hosting a sale.





Don’t Let Medicare Issues Confuse You!

Don’t Let Medicare Issues Confuse You!
Help is available at no cost.
Senior Linkage Line & Center Advocates
Medicare Open Enrollment is October 15th—December 7th

You once again need to consider the upcoming options. Open enrollment is the time to change your Medicare health plan and prescription drug plan for 2015. Even if you are satisfied with your current insurance, it is still a good idea to check to make sure your plan will still meet your needs. Premium costs, co-pays and coverage often change from year to year. Make sure you have the current information that you need to make an informed decision.  Schedule an appointment by calling the Business Office. Appointments are available Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 am – 4 pm and Tuesday Noon—4 pm.

 *NEW* Medicare Mondays
Buy a lunch from the Castle Café (or you are welcome to bring your own lunch) and join Marie Maher, Medicare Counselor, at a table in the Dining Room to learn more about what’s new in Medicare for 2015! Discuss issues you have questions about. November 3, 10,17, 24 and December 1. Don’t let Medicare confuse you, be in the know!

November Pizza Ranch Fundraiser

Pizza Ranch Dinner Fundraiser
Wednesday, November 5, 4:30 – 9 pm
1580 2nd Avenue Northwest, Stewartville

Delicious food and family fun, The Mile-Long™ Buffet, The Pizza Lover’s Pizza®, The Country’s Best Chicken® and Cactus Bread® Dessert Pizza.
The Rochester Senior Center earns 10 % of the profits and all tips. No RSVP needed.


October Open House

Senior Center Open House
Thursday, October 23, 3-6 pm
Join us for complimentary appetizers and sample wine from local wineries while meeting the dynamic staff and group leaders.
Are you newly retired? It’s hard to believe the radical children of the 60’s who fought for civil rights, the highly educated and well-traveled, plus technically and culturally diversified — well – have gotten older. Now, don’t get crazy if you are among the estimated 76 million people born in the U.S. between 1946 and 1964 — during the baby boom — and you have recently turned 60, or older.  It’s OK– really!
Join the Senior Center? No way, you say. Those places are for really, really old people. You’d never set foot in one. It’s a “glorified bingo hall”. But in reality, that’s far from the truth.
There are over 40 ongoing programs and activities to take part in. Are you creative?  How about art classes, quilting, scrapbooking, woodcarving, knitting, crocheting, ceramics and pottery? Do you like cards?  There’s pinochle, hand and foot, bridge, 500, canasta, cribbage, five hundred.  Computer classes including: I-Pad, Mac and Microsoft. Join the billiard room or poker table for some friendly competition and fun. Challenge your intellect. We host two book clubs, a weekly discussion group, financial, historical and health educational presentations. Need to update your driving skills?  There’s a class for that too.  And don’t forget square dancing. Exercise, day trips, Red Hat Groups, Special Events! You name it – we have it!
Meet some new friends, hang with the 55+ group who are enjoying life and retirement! The Senior Center provides an integrated system of services, resources and opportunities to help improve lives and the community through recreation, social services, health and wellness services.  

If you cannot attend the Open House, please call the Business Office to schedule a tour. 287-1404. Membership special – Save $10 October 23-31 (new members only).

Monday Movie Matinee

Monday Movies, 1 pm  

All movies: Free-will donation, free popcorn, members only.
Movie schedule subject to change.
An R-rated motion picture may or will 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 licensing #50386602

October 20: Parkland   -PG-13 Rating
Based on Vincent Bugliosi’s book, this powerful drama takes place in the Dallas hospital where John F. Kennedy was brought after being shot on Nov. 22, 1963. Intertwining stories follow doctors, FBI agents, an
unwitting cameraman and many others.  
2013, 87 minutes

October 27: The Railroad Man -R Rating
Decades after his brutal captivity under the Japanese during World War II, Eric Lomax still has nightmares about the ordeal. But when he unexpectedly meets and falls for Patti, a bizarre coincidence brings his past back into focus.   2014, 118 minutes

November 3: Belle -PG Rating (New Release)
This period drama based on fact traces the life of Dido Elizabeth Belle, a bi-racial girl born in 1761 to a British admiral father and an African mother. Raised by her great-uncle, Dido finds her place in society despite her mixed ethnicity. 2014, 105 minutes

November 10: Great Expectations -PG-13 (New Release)
Fate — with a little help from a mysterious unnamed  benefactor — whisks young orphan Pip from poverty to a life of unexpected wealth. Filmmaker Mike Newell brings 19th-century London to life as never before in this adaptation of Dickens’ classic. 2012, 127 minutes

November 17: Little Miss Sunshine -R Rating
Convinced their little Olive is beauty queen material, two parents load the rest of the family — including Olive’s silent brother, depressed uncle, and wacky grandpa — into a van and embark on a life-altering road trip to a California pageant.   2006, 101 minutes

November 24:  The Fault in our Stars -PG-13 (New Release)
Teenager Hazel, who has pushed people away since her cancer diagnosis, reluctantly joins a support group, where she bonds with a boy named Gus. Together, they face the challenge of building a relationship under the shadow of terminal illness. 2014, 126 minutes