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

Contact Info

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


Upcoming Trips!

Art In Bloom and Twins Game Posters

Art in Bloom 2016 : Day Trip
Minneapolis Art Institute
A Member Favorite!
Friday, April 29th

Join us for a trip to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts to enjoy “Art in Bloom”, a festival of fresh floral arrangements and fine art, presented by the Friends of the Institute. This spring celebration highlights the talents of more than 150 floral artists, whose work will be on view next to the works of art that inspired them. Experience the floral fragrance throughout the museum, enjoy a lecture or demonstration and browse in the Art in Bloom Shop. Leaving the Senior Center at 9:15 am, returning before 4 pm. Coach bus with restroom, Minnesota Coaches.   Free parking in Senior Center lot.

$22 Members & $26 Non Members.
RSVP by April 15th. No refunds after April 15th.

Lunch Box Option +$10.
Includes full sandwich, chips, pickle and cookie from Great Harvest.
See selection on Travel and Trip Tab.


Twins Game: Take Me Out to the Ballgame!!
Thursday, June 23rd, Noon Game
Minnesota Twin vs. Philadelphia Phillies
Amazing seats: Section 107, Rows 20, 21, 22

Leaving the Senior Center at 9:30 am and Hobby Lobby parking lot at 9:40 am. Coach bus with restroom, Minnesota Coaches.  Free parking in Senior Center lot, only for members with parking pass.

$65 Members & $70 Non Members.
RSVP by June 1st.

No refunds after June 1st.

Lunch Box Option +$10.
Includes full sandwich, chips, pickle and cookie from Great Harvest.
See selection on Travel and Trip Tab.


DANCE – Love Is In The Air!

love is in the air pic

Friday, February 19th,
7 pm—10:00 pm
Rochester Senior Center,
Fred Reed Hall

Ticket are $5, available at the Business Office and at the door

 The Rochester Big Band is a 15 piece swing and Latin band.  They play music of the 30’s and 40’s, Glenn Miller, Gene Krupa, Count Basie, and also play some music of the 50’s and 60’s.  With Latin tunes, a few waltzes and polkas, and music that you will remember, feel free to sit back, listen or jump up and dance along!  


Thank you for your Support Gifts

thankyou Many Members have mentioned they will be donating to the
Capital Campaign in lieu of giving their family gifts
this holiday season.  Some plan on asking their
family to give in their honor instead
of giving them a gift that might go to waste!
If you plan on doing either option, or perhaps both,
we will have special cards available in the
Business Office starting the week of Thanksgiving!

As always, THANK YOU for your support!

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

Ground Breaking Event!!!!!

New Senior Center Ground Breaking Event Photos




The event was held on Tuesday, July 7th at 10:30 am

The Center’s new home address is 125 Elton Hills Drive NW, Rochester.
Our new home will directly connect to the Rec. Center (21 Elton Hills Drive).


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 www.rochesterpickleball.com/ for schedules and further information or call Jan at 507-319-4695.

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