A wonderful program in our area is Let’s Go Fishing with Seniors. They have been around for quite a few years and have helped thousands of seniors get back out on the lake to fish or even just take a cruise on the pontoon.
This year the Senior Activity Center was lucky enough to get on the schedule and we have our own dates to take advantage of this free service.
The excursions will be most Fridays from 10 am to 12 pm the months of June, July, and August. The pontoon meets at the dock near Paul Bunyan and Babe. The volunteer guide takes care of everything. Fishing rods, bait, and life jackets are all on board when you get there. You only need your fishing license, sun protection and maybe a snack. The pontoon is handicap accessible.
We ask that you sign up for just one trip per month. You can put yourself on the waiting list for other trips during that month in case someone cancels.
Sign up sheets are posted at the front desk. If you are interested, please call the Senior Activity Center at 751-8836 or stop in at the front desk to sign up. There is a limited number of spaces available.
The Bemidji Senior Activity Center will host a free presentation, “Be Wise, Be Informed, Be Empowered” on Tuesday, May 21st at 12:30pm. Topics covered include: Scam Alerts, BBB Business Reviews and how to empower yourself to take action to protect yourself and others in today’s marketplace. The presenter will be Gary Johnson, the Senior Outreach Manger for the Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota. Please contact the Senior Activity Center at 218-751-8836 with any questions.
The Bemidji Senior Activity Center will have a plant sale fundraiser on Saturday, May 25th from 9:00am to 1:00pm at the Senior Activity Center located at 216 3rd St NW, Bemidji. Items for sale include: perennials, house plants, garden décor, books and puzzles. If you have any of those items to donate for the sale, please bring them to the Center between 2:00pm and 4:00pm on Friday, May 24th. The sale proceeds will be used to help fund the Senior Activity Center’s Generations Read program for the 2019-2020 school year.
The Bemidji Senior Activity Center is doing a bus tour of the southern Minnesota Mississippi River cities on June 25-27, 2019. The first stop is Stillwater for a boat cruise with lunch, then on to Fort Snelling to honor our veterans. The next stop is in Red Wing for an overnight at the historic St. James Hotel with dinner and an evening on your own. The group will tour the Red Wing Pottery Museum and the National Eagle Center in Wabasha. There will be lunch at the Nelson Cheese Factory in Wisconsin and a tour of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum. The group will stop in Winona for the evening, observing the bluffs from the water. Harmony is the final destination for a tour of 3 Mennonite homesteads. Lunch will be provided before starting for home. Please call Carole Holmes at 218-333-0921 with questions. Sign up at the Bemidji Senior Activity Center, 216 3rd Street NW, Bemidji, Mn. Registration deadline is June 11, seats will fill fast. No phone reservations.
The AARP tax assistance program at the Bemidji Senior Activity Center will be open the second Monday of the month in May, June, July and August. It is designed to offer help in filing for property tax rebates and rental rebates. The first summer date is Monday, May 13 from 9 to 12. Please call the Senior Center at 751-8836 for more information.
The Bemidji Senior Activity Center’s monthly Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser is this Saturday, May 11th 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. The Bemidji Senior Activity Center is located 216 3rd St NW, Bemidji.
The Bemidji Senior Activity Center, located at 216 3rd St NW, is celebrating Older American’s Month in May. In honor of Older American’s Month, please stop in on Tuesday, May 7th at 10 a.m. at the Bemidji Senior Center for donuts and coffee. Sharon Notch is providing refreshments in support of community organizations who engage older adults. Please join us!
The Senior Activity Center is hosting Intro to Tai Chi on Friday, May 3rd at 10:30am at the Senior Activity Center, 216 3rd St NW, Bemidji. The class offers the benefits of slow exercise; the importance of posture, breath and intention; Harvard-approved warm-up exercises; and simple, flowing movements that are easy to learn. Please call the Center at 751-8836 with any questions.
The Senior Activity Center is hosting Chair Yoga on Friday, May 3 at 9:00am at the Senior Activity Center, 216 3rd St NW, Bemidji. The class is designed to help improve flexibility and is adapted to individual needs. Please call the Center at 751-8836 with any questions. There is no charge for this class.
The Bemidji Senior Activity Center presents Showers of Fashion, our Spring Style Show Fundraiser to be held on Saturday, April 27th at 1:30pm at the Senior Activity Center. There will be fashions modeled from local merchants, music, lots of door prizes, and yummy desserts. In addition, a load of fun!
Tickets are a bargain at $8.00 and can be purchased at the front desk of the Senior Activity Center, 216 3rd St NW, Bemidji. Get your tickets soon, as they go fast! Please call 751-8836 if you have any questions. We hope to see you there!