The Bemidji Senior Center will be CLOSED on Thursday, July 4th for Independence Day. The Center will be OPEN on Friday, July 5th, usual business hours: 9:00am – 4:00pm.
The Senior Activity Center, located at 216 3rd St NW, will be hosting a forum on Sexual Violence this Tuesday, June 18th at 12:30pm. The forum lead by Kori Nelson, Program Outreach Coordinator of Support Within Reach, will take an interactive approach to discuss the impact of sexual violence on the community, victims, and survivors. Also discussed will be prevention tactics and how to reduce the overall stigma of sexual violence our community is facing. Contact the Senior Activity Center at 751-8836 with any questions.
Chair Yoga will be cancelled for 6/7/19. Sorry for the inconvenience.
The Bemidji Senior Activity Center’s monthly Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser is this Saturday, June 8th 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.
Due to low attendance, there will be no BINGO games at the Senior Activity Center the summer months of June, July and August. We will resume our regular BINGO schedule in September. Sorry for the inconvenience.
The Senior Activity Center is hosting Intro to Tai Chi on Wednesday, June 5th at 2:00pm 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, June 7th 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.
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.