Welcome to Bemidji Senior Center

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The Bemidji Senior Center is located at 216 3rd St NW, Bemidji.  Our hours of operation are 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Monday -Friday.  You may reach us by calling 218-751-8836.  We have a great time getting together with friends at the Senior Center and enjoy a wide variety of activities.   Click on the Activities link to find out more information.

  ***Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are currently not offering any large group activities for the time being.  As health recommendations change, we well slowly resume our regular activity schedule. ***

 

BEMIDJI SENIOR CENTER LIMITED REOPENING

The Bemidji Senior Center will re-open on a LIMITED basis Monday, June 1st.

  • Hours will be 10:00am-2:00pm Monday-Friday
  • Senior Creations Gift Shop will be open 10:00am-2:00pm Monday-Friday
  • There will be a limit of 2 customers and 1 clerk in the Gift Shop at one time
  • ***No activities will be held for the time being***
  • MASK OR FACE COVERING REQUIRED FOR EVERYONE ENTERING THE BUILDING
  • Hand washing or hand sanitizing required for everyone entering the building
  • Everyone must remain 6 feet apart
  • Group gatherings limited to 10 people or less
  • No food or drink will be served for indoor consumption (no coffee or treats!)
  • Lutheran Social Services is offering “curb side pickup” for meals as well as Meals on Wheels
  • High touch surfaces disinfected frequently
  • If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath), STAY HOME and call your health care provider

The Bemidji Senior Center is committed to the health, safety, and well-being of all that enter our building.  Our COVID-19 Preparedness Plan follows the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) guidelines and federal OSHA standards related to COVID-19.

Bagged Meals at the Community Table

The Community Table AKA Soup Kitchen will be providing bagged meals at the North door of Mt. Zion Church, 4th and Lincoln,  Mondays and Tuesdays from 5:00pm-6:00pm (door opening into parking lot) and north door of Methodist Church, on Beltrami Avenue, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5:00pm-6:00pm (door opening into parking lot).  ALL ARE WELCOME!

AARP TAX-AIDE SERVICE SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Sites Service Suspended Until
Further Notice
As coronavirus (COVID-19) developments change hour by hour,
AARP Foundation is doing its part to flatten the curve of
transmission. A top priority for us is ensuring we are protecting
those most at risk, including our volunteers and taxpayers.
Therefore, we are suspending AARP Foundation Tax-Aide
services at the Bemidji Senior Center beginning March 16 until
further notice.
We will continue to assess whether we can open again this tax
season.

MAHJONG MONDAYS

Come join us at the Senior Center every Monday at 12:30pm to enjoy playing Mahjong, a fun tile-based game. If you don’t know how to play, this is a great opportunity to learn.  You can also enjoy putting together a puzzle or just drink coffee and visit with other seniors in the community.

UPCOMING TRIAD PRESENTATION

On Thursday, March 12th, 2020 at 12:30PM at the Bemidji Senior Center located at 216 3rd St NW the Beltrami-Bemidji TRIAD will have a session titled “Outsmart the Scammers” presented by Katherine Monkman, a Financial Advisor from Edward Jones.

Incidents of fraud are on the rise and scammers’ tactics are becoming more complex.  This presentation will help give attendees the information they need to Outsmart the Scammers.  During the program, we’ll discuss how to spot certain red flags that may indicate a fraudulent encounter, resources individuals can turn to in the event they or a loved one are targeted, and steps attendees can take now to help protect themselves and loved ones.

TRIAD’s goal is to promote relationships with seniors as older Americans represent the most rapidly growing segment of the population; one in every eight Americans is age 65 or older. Seniors are less likely to be connected through social media and immediate electronic technologies, therefore decreasing their awareness of crime trends and personal safety. TRIAD also gives seniors an opportunity to interact with law enforcement and public safety to allow their concerns to be heard and addressed.

Everyone is welcome to attend the Beltrami-Bemidji TRIAD meeting.

PANCAKE BREAKFAST FUNDRAISER

The Bemidji Senior Center’s monthly Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser is Saturday, March 14th from 8:00 A.M. to 10:30 A.M.  The “Best Pancakes in Town” are just $5 for adults and $2.50 for children. The meal includes juice, coffee and two sausages in addition to the pancakes. The Senior Creations Gift Shop will also be open.

 

 

CHAIR YOGA OFFERED EVERY FRIDAY

Chair yoga is offered at the Bemidji Senior Center every Friday at 9:00 a.m. in the dining room.  The first Friday of each month, the class is led by a local, experienced yoga instructor.  All other Fridays, the group follows along to a chair yoga DVD.  There is no cost to attend any of the chair yoga classes.  The low impact class is designed to improve flexibility and is adapted to individual needs.

LOCAL AUTHOR PRESENTS “60 Years of Adventure”

The Bemidji Senior Center will be hosting a presentation titled “60 Years of Adventure” by local author Dave Quam.  The presentation will feature stories from his book detailing his adventures in the forest fire patrol and more on Wednesday, March 4th at 1:00pm at the Bemidji Senior Center located at 216 3rd St NW, Bemidji.  Quam has donated copies of his book, 60 Years of Adventure, to the Bemidji Senior Center’s Senior Creations Gift Shop.  All proceeds from his book sold in the Gift Shop will go to the Bemidji Senior Center.