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Be safe, whatever the weather! We are pleased that this year’s keynote speaker is WCCO Channel 4’s Mete-
orologist Chris Shaffer! Chris was raised in Stillwater and has childhood memories of being chased by a tor-
nado in his family car, his great uncle being struck by lightning and of his family spending the night snowed in
at a church during a blizzard. It is no wonder that Chris is so passionate about Minnesota weather!

Other events include more speakers, an expo, and live entertainment by Larry and Bev Rose! A continental
breakfast (upon your arrival) and entertainment are brought to you by Margaret Place Senior Apartments.
Lunch will be a Chicken Breast with Tarragon Cream Sauce, Rosemary Potatoes, Two Tone Beans, Rye Bread
and Cake. (Please note that our Senior Dining Site will need you to fill out an information form in order to
dine). Participants are required to attend the entire event. Thanks to community donations, this event costs only
$6.00 and includes dinner, refreshments, speakers and door prizes. Payment must be made by Wednesday,
September 7. Registration begins immediately! Safety Camp is hosted by the Coon Rapids Fire and Police
Departments and Senior Services!

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                  October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so we’re going to THINK PINK at this fun
dinner show! This event will remind us of the importance of early detection and to celebrate the progress
made in treatments and prevention. Wear your pink, invite a friend and enjoy wonderful entertainment by The
GraceNotes! You’ll love this women’s vocal trio, singing songs to remind us of the things in life that are most
important—family, friends, spirituality, nature and love!

Doors open at 10:30 a.m. and the show starts at 11:00 a.m. Then we’ll enjoy a noon dinner including Roast
Beef, Mashed Potatoes with Gravy, Vegetable and Pie. Cost is $8.00 and needs to be paid by Monday, October
3. Registration for this event begins at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 31, in person or by calling (763) 767-
6473.

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Have a fun-filled summer day at the Great Minnesota Get Together. Admission at the gate is paid on your
own. Seniors (65 and over) pay $7.00 admission on this “Senior Day”. Younger friends and family are wel-
come to take our bus, too.


Sign Up: BEGINS IMMEDIATELY                              Cost: $8.00 (Bus only. Admission is on your own)
Bus: Depart at 8:00 a.m./Return at 4:00 p.m.             Payment Deadline: Pay on the day of the trip




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We’re heading west to see the sites in Willmar.               Enjoy the day in this charming, historic river town.
The group will split up in the morning and take               Half of the group will board the Red Wing Trolley
turns touring two popular places. Mr. B’s Choco-              for a narrated tour of the town, while the others
latier makes over 55 different kinds of hand                  shop on their own. Then the two groups will
crafted truffles and Belgian Chocolates. See how              switch. Lunch will be at the St. James Hotel in the
the chocolate is made and take time to buy some               Victorian Dining Room. The soup and sandwich
mouth-watering temptations. We will also tour                 buffet includes soup of the day, garden greens, tur-
The Mikkelson Collection which consists of clas-              key breast, honey baked ham, swiss and cheddar
sic and antique boats, motors and items from boat-            cheeses, a selection of breads, fresh baked cookies
ing history. Several of the boats and motors are the          and coffee or tea. After lunch we will hear the
last surviving examples known to exist and all are            story of “Clara” portrayed by a local icon Dorothy
rare. Our next stop is lunch at McMillan’s for their          Westphal. In 1914, Clara began waiting tables at
soup and salad bar. Choose from a variety of their            the St. James. She married the owner Charles
homemade salads and their chicken wild rice soup.             Lillyblad, and it didn’t take long to place her per-
The last tour is the J & L Bison Ranch. It is the             sonal stamp on the hotel. She was a marvelous
home to 300 bison that roam over 200 beautiful                cook and her home cooked meals were so popular
acres. John, the owner, will board the bus and                that the St. James became known as “Clara’s
give us a close-up tour of the ranch. Find out facts          Place”. We will also have a brief tour of the hotel.
about bison and the health benefits of bison meat.            The afternoon ends with Rusty’s River Ride. Take
After the bus tour, take a look at their gift shop and        a 90-minute narrated tour on the mighty Missis-
enjoy afternoon refreshments.                                 sippi River, and maybe you’ll see an eagle or two.

Sign Up: Begins at 9:00 a.m. on Wed., Aug 31                  Sign Up: Begins at 9:00 a.m. on Wed., Aug 31
Cost: $46                                                     Cost: $46
Payment Deadline: Friday, Sept. 2                             Payment Deadline: Friday, Sept. 2
Bus: Departs 7:45 a.m./Returns 5:30 p.m.                      Bus: Departs 7:45 a.m./Returns 5:30 p.m.

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       WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12                                The incomparable Jody Briskey returns as Judy Gar-
                                                            land at Carnegie Hall in her legendary 1961 Come-
You’ll love this dinner theater experience near Eau         back Concert! Jody leads an all-star cast, as they take
Claire, Wisconsin, complete with carved pumpkins            audiences through a whirlwind of memories starting
and autumn decorations. The scrumptious meal in-            with her childhood days in Grand Rapids, MN and on
cludes a Garden Salad with Honey Poppy Seed                 to the studios at MGM, marriages and divorces, and
Dressing, Whole Wheat Bread, Tender Roast Pork              finally to Carnegie Hall. It’s a life packed with love,
Loin with a Sherry Sauce, Au Gratin Potatoes,               passion, courage and resilience, featuring some of the
Squash, Vegetable and your choice of Coffee, Tea or         greatest songs of the 20th Century sung by one of
Milk. For dessert you’ll love Fanny Hill’s Pumpkin          country’s foremost interpreters. Hits include “Get
Pie. Then sit back and enjoy the show. Two cops,            Happy”, “I Can’t Give you Anything but Love”,
three crooks, eight doors—GO! At a “no-tell mo-             “That’s Entertainment”, and of course, “Over the
tel”, an embezzling mayor meets his accountant. The         Rainbow”. After the show enjoy lunch at Joseph’s
police are there to catch the meeting on tape. Confu-       Grill in St. Paul. In honor of Minnesota native, Judy
sion reigns as to who’s in which room, who’s got the        Garland, our menu is Minnesota Chicken Breast with
loot, why the accountant keeps taking off her clothes       Wild Rice and Swiss Cheese Stuffing, Chablis Cream
and who’s the guy in the kilt with bagpipes?! Funny         Sauce, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Vegetable and Coffee.
from start to finish.
                                                            Sign Up: Begins at 9:00 a.m. on Wed., Aug 31
Sign Up: Begins at 9:00 a.m. on Wed., Aug 31
                                                            Cost: $49
Cost: $58.00
                                                            Payment Deadline: Tuesday, Sept. 6
Payment Deadline: Wednesday, September 21
                                                            Bus: Departs at 8:45 a.m./Returns at 3:30 p.m.
Bus: Departs 10:30 a.m./Returns 6:30 p.m.

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Join us for an autumn drive to Brainerd. Our day
starts out with lunch at the Black Bear Lodge.                 
You’ll love the north woods atmosphere in this au-          It’s 1962, and teen Tracy Turnblad has only one de-
thentic log restaurant. Our meal includes meatloaf,         sire—to dance on the popular “Corny Collins Show”.
mashed potatoes, vegetable, cookie and beverage.            When her dream comes true, she is transformed from
Then we’ll head over to the Franklin Arts Center to         social outcast to sudden star. Now she needs to de-
see Geritol Frolics. Tap your toes and laugh out loud       throne the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of
at this variety show. This year the theme is                her heartthrob and integrate a TV network, all without
“Anything Goes” and includes country, pop, gospel,          denting her ‘do’! You’ll enjoy this Broadway musical-
comedy and lots of fun! It’s worth the trip!                comedy in the Main Theater, along with a dinner that
Sign Up: Begins at 9:00 a.m. on Wed., Aug 31                you can choose off the menu. Excellent seats.
Cost: $50.00 (everything included)                          Sign Up: Begins at 9:00 a.m. on Wed., Aug 31
Payment Deadline: Thursday, October 6                       Cost: $68.00
Bus: Departs at 10:30 a.m./Returns at 6:30 p.m.             Payment Deadline: Wednesday, October 19
                                                            Bus: Departs at 10:30 a.m./Returns at 5:30 p.m.

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         AT THE                                        THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22
     SENIOR CENTER                          Formerly known as “Hole in the Wall”, this casino has been reno-
Do you need to get your flu shot? Cub         vated and is better than ever with 500 slot machines, blackjack
pharmacists will be providing flu and                tables, poker tables, live roulette and live craps.
pneumonia shots by appointment             Sign Up: Begins at 9:00 a.m. on Wed., Aug 31
(starting at 9:00 a.m.) at the Coon
Rapids Senior Center. The cost is          Cost: $10.00 (includes $10 back on card and coffee/treat)
$26.99 unless covered by insurance.        Payment Deadline: Monday, September 12
There is no charge if you have tradi-      Bus: Departs 9:00 a.m./Return 4:30 p.m.
tional Medicare Part B, a Railroad
Medicare Card or other selected Medi-
care HMO plans. Schedule an appoint-
ment by calling the Senior Center at
(763) 767-6473. Don’t forget to bring                       
your insurance information to the ap-
pointment.                                      
                                                           TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11
                                           Sign Up: Begins at 9:00 a.m. on Wed., Aug 31
                                           Cost: $6.00 (includes ‘Play $10 Get $10’)
                                           Payment Deadline: Friday, September 30
                                           Bus: Departs at 9:00 a.m./ Returns 4:30 p.m.


                                                      ATTENTION CASINO ATTENDEES
                                           Please note that ALL casinos now require us to prepare a ‘Manifest’ prior
                                           to the trip. This means that we need everyone’s casino card number in ad-
         OUT TO DINNER                     vance. If you do not have a card, then we need your date of birth and ad-
                                           dress. This information can be provided at the time of registration or at
                                           the time of payment. All casino ‘rewards’ are subject to change, by the
                        casino, without notice. Thanks for your cooperation.
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Enjoy a night out for a wonderful din-
ner. The bus will pick you up and drop                           
you off at your Coon Rapid’s home for
a donation of $2.00. Or you can meet        Please note that our trips and activities are for seniors, age 55 and
the group by 4:30 at the restaurant lo-     older (unless otherwise specified). Special, advanced arrange-
cated at 8880 Springbrook. Please in-       ments can be made for ‘Care Providers’ by contacting staff.
dicate your preference at the time of       Adults under 55 years of age may be able to attend events if there
registration. The meal, tax and gratuity    is not a waiting list or if special, advanced accommodations are
are paid for on your own. Sign up           made. Thanks for your cooperation!
begins at 9:00 a.m. on Wed., Aug 31.
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The Anoka County Fair is proud and honored to name the winners of the Anoka County Outstanding Senior
Award 2011, as Bob Auman and Shirley Gould. Bob and Shirley were both nominated by Coon Rapids Sen-
ior Services.

Bob Auman is a volunteer bus driver for the Coon Rapids Senior Center and the Real Life Cooperative of
Coon Rapids, driving senior citizens to medical appointments, grocery shopping and activities at the Sen-
ior Center. He is also a member of the Real Life M&M Choir and the
Real Life Board of Directors and Marketing Committee. Shirley Gould
donates her time and gift of art, as she has painted more than fifteen
floor-to-ceiling murals for the Salvation Army, as well as other art pro-
jects for Head Start, the Coon Rapids Senior Center, Culvers Restaurant
of Coon Rapids and other churches.

County winners will now be recognized at the Minnesota State Fair on
Senior Day, Thursday, September 1, 2011




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                                                  Transmitter Bracelets Can Save Lives!
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Tai Chi is a gentle but invigorating exercise that       The Anoka County Sheriff's Office now has Trans-
reduces stress, increases flexibility and provides       mitter Bracelets available for people who have certain
other health benefits. This 8-session                    medical needs such as Alzheimer's, Autism, Demen-
class is geared towards seniors and in-                  tia or other medical conditions where a person may
cludes stretching, bending, stepping,                    wander and expose themselves to danger. Laura Lan-
balancing and an intro to a form. Wear                   des from the Anoka County Sheriff's Office will edu-
comfortable clothes and shoes. In-                       cate us about the Project Lifesaver program and how
structed by Karine Platt. The cost is                    to have a loved one fit with a transmitting bracelet. In
$48.00 for all 8 sessions. Please sign up                the event that person was to wander off, the Sheriff’s
immediately by calling (763) 767-                        Office would dispatch deputies equipped with spe-
6473. Payment deadline is Tuesday,                       cialized equipment that could assist in the rapid re-
September 6.                                             covery of the client wearing the transmitter. This ser-
                                                         vice is available for Anoka County residents. Project
                                                         Lifesaver is a nationally known program that has
                                           proven itself quite successful. There is an initial cost
                                                         of $300 which covers the equipment and supplies for
Hola! Would you like to learn Spanish or brush up        the first year. A technician will fit the participant with
on your skills? Join our group! The beginning            the transmitter and visit monthly to change the bat-
group meets at 12:45p.m. and the more advanced           tery and re-fit the band. After the first year, the fee is
group meets at 1:45p.m. In September, the class          billed in monthly $25 installments. There is no cost
will meet on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays only. Be-         to attend, but please register in advance by call-
ginning in October the group will meet every             ing the Senior Center at 763-767-6473. Everyone is
Thursday. Join us!                                       welcome to attend.
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          Minnesota Safety Council                             
      DEFENSIVE DRIVING COURSES
Consumers 55+ years of age with a valid driver’s license     
can receive a 10% automobile insurance discount for 3           
years by attending a MN Safety Council Defensive Driv-
ing Course. Anyone taking the course for the first time          
must attend an 8-hour session. Others may take a shorter,    Chuck Tindell is a local author and a retired
4-hour refresher course every three years. Call for a res-   Lutheran minister who retired from 13 years
ervation form. Registration and payment must be re-          of service as Director of Pastoral Care at a
ceived 2 weeks prior to the class. Plan ahead! These         large senior care facility. He has given presen-
classes fill up early. Call (763) 767-6473 to register or    tations around the country. Hear his entertain-
to get a complete listing of 2011 classes.                   ing and challenging talk about the importance
      4-HOUR REFRESHER COURSE: $18.00                        of packing such traits as a positive attitude,
                                                             sense of humor, a sense of purpose, etc.,
     Monday, September 12: 8:30 a.m.—12:30 p.m.
                                                             Chuck will engage the audience, answering
      Monday, September 19: 5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.              their questions and addressing their concerns.
       Monday, October 3: 8:30 a.m.—12:30 p.m.               The cost is $3 and the payment deadline is
      Monday, October 24: 8:30 a.m.—12:30 p.m.               Wednesday, September 21.
     Monday, November 7: 8:30 a.m.—12:30 p.m.
      Monday, November 14: 5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.                   
           8-HOUR COURSE: $20.00.
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Mondays, November 21 and 28: 8:30 a.m.—12:30 p.m.
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           COMPUTER CLASS                                    Get to know local author June Gossler Ander-

                                          son. Not only has this local author penned
                                                             and published four books, she also writes his-
                                                             tory columns for the Anoka Union Newspa-
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 AT 10:00 A.M.                          per, leads ‘Ghost Tours’ in Anoka, travels
                                                             around the world, is Executive Director for
Facebook is the fastest growing networking site for Sen-     the Anoka County Arts Alliance, and more
iors. Reconnect with friends, stay in touch with family,     and more! Whew! She’s a busy lady! We’ll
advertise your hobby or business and much, much more.        learn how she acquired these special interests,
                                                             where she gets her inspiration and how she
                                                             finds the time to get it all done! Her books
Those attending should have a basic working knowledge        include Shades of Childhood (short stories
of computers and must have a personal email account          about growing up in the 40’s), Chickamauga,
before attending the class. The instructor is Suzanne        Chattanooga, Granger, Grant, and Grandpa
with APi Group. The class is free, but seating is limited    (her Great Grandfather’s Civil War Memoir),
                     and r eser vat io ns ar e r e-          The Shaman Stone (a multicultural mystery of
                     quired. Computers will be pro-          supernatural proportions) and her newest book
                     vided or you can bring your lap-        The Flip-flop Year: A Tale of Teachers, Tor-
                     top. Please indicate if you need a      mentors, and Tomatoes (growing up in the
                     computer when you register. Sign        mid 40’s). (Books will be on sale after the
                     up begins immediately by calling        presentation for $15 each.) The cost of the
                     (763) 767-6473.                         presentation is $3 and the payment deadline is
                                                             Wednesday, October 5.

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Sign up IMMEDIATLEY by calling the Senior Center at (763) 767-6473. For planning purposes, it is very
helpful if you register for these presentations, even if they are free…...THANKS!


AUGSBURG COLLEGE OF THE THIRD AGE PRESENTS “THE WISDOM OF AMERICAN IN-
DIAN RELIGIONS” ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 AT 1:00 P.M.: Gain an appreciation of traditional
ways of knowing and living as they are revealed in the spiritual paths of the first Americans. Learn how primal
religions and the quest for the sacred began and how they continue today. Included will be a discussion of our
history of oppression and injustice with special attention given to the Dakota and Ojibwa of this region. Duane
Addison will be the presenter. The cost is $5.00 and is due Friday, September 2.

PRE-PLANNING FUNERAL BENEFITS ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 AT 10:00 A.M.: Individuals
of all ages are welcome to attend a free information seminar on funeral planning. Pre-planning specialist Jack
Mattura will address the issues and benefits of pre-planning funerals, locking in prices for life, protecting your
assets and making arrangements transferable nationwide. There is no cost or obligation to attend.

ELDER LAW ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 AT 10:00 A.M.: Learn about the importance of pre-
planning for Asset and Estate protection, the MN Medical Assistance spend-down and the ever-changing laws
that can affect your estate plans with presenter Jeffrey Schmidt, Elder Law Attorney. Enjoy Panera Bread ba-
gels and scones, too.

HEALTHY MIND—HEALTHY AGING ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 AT 10:30 A.M.: Getting
gray hair doesn't have to come with a blue mood! The purpose of this presentation is to provide a better under-
standing of emotional and mental health and wellness and how it is just as important as physical health and
wellness, especially as we age. Presented by Volunteers of America Senior Mental Health Services.

MEDICARE PRESENTATION ON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 at 2:00 P.M.: Come in for some
refreshments and get an update on Medicare basics. Kathy Hanratty, a licensed insurance agent from Oak-
wood Insurance Agency in Coon Rapids will be available to answer any health insurance or Medicare ques-
tions you may have.

BEGINNING GENEALOGY ON THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 AT 1:00 P.M.: Learn how to get started
in genealogy research. Basic forms and tools, what questions to ask and where to look for information. In-
structor: Cathi Weber. The cost is $5.00 and is due Wednesday, September, 14.

OSTEOPOROSIS PRESENTATION ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 AT 11:00 A.M.: A local Cub phar-
macist will talk about the risk factors for developing osteoporosis, ways to prevent and treat it and tips on
choosing a good calcium supplement. There is no cost or obligation to attend, but please sign up.

GALL BLADDER/GALL STONES ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27 AT 10:00 A.M.: A local Cub phar-
macist will give a description of what the gall bladder does, risk factors for developing gall stones, and ways to
prevent and treat gall stones. There is no cost or obligation to attend, but please sign up.

INTERMEDIATE GENEALOGY ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27 AT 1:00 P.M.: Learn how to use the
clues in what you already have, to find more records. What can you look for to help lead you to other re-
sources. Instructor: Cathi Weber. The cost is $5.00 and is due Wednesday, October 19.
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                                                                                                   
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                                                                     

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                                                                       
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                                                                           
                                                                  
                                                                            
                                                          
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                                                       
                                                                                                               
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                                                                                                                    
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                                                                                                                                                  
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                                                     
                                                                    
                                                      
                                                                 
                                                                    
                                                                                               
                                                                                                      

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                                                                             
                                                                                   
                                                                             
                                             
                                                                        
                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                              

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                          
                                                                     
        Over 60 or an adult with a disability?

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                                                        Coon Rapids Seniors can take the Senior Center
                                                              Bus to go grocery shopping! You can be picked
        YOUR ONE STOP SHOPPING FOR:                           up at your home in the morning and enjoy a
            MINOR HOME REPAIRS                                Senior Dining Lunch before shopping OR we
                                                              can pick you up at your home early in the after-
              HOUSEKEEPING                                    noon and bring you directly to the store. You
             SEASONAL CHORES                                  will be able to shop for an hour and fifteen min-
                                                              utes. The cost is $3.00 round trip and reserva-
               • Snow Removal
                                                              tions need to be made two days in advance by
               • Lawn Mowing                                  calling Cindy at (763) 767-6473.
            • Spring & Fall Clean-up                                      (Tues.) Sept. 6 & Oct. 4
                  ATTENTION:                                              Riverdale Cub/Wal-Mart

   Call Sept. 1 to get on the Fall Clean Up List and                    (Wed.) Sept. 21 & Oct. 19
             Winter Snow Removal List!                                  Riverdale Rainbow/Target

       CALL ANN at (763) 767-6521                                    **NEW DAY FOR RAINBOW**
                                                                     WEDNESDAYS ARE DOUBLE
                                                                           COUPON DAYS

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A representative from Beltone will be available to as-
sist you at the Senior Center. This is not a sales pitch.
                                                               
Thirty minute appointments will be scheduled, begin-             COON RAPIDS AMERICAN LEGION
ning at 9:00 a.m. Call the Senior Center at 763-767-
6473.                                                                   LIVE MUSIC

                                                                            2ND & 3RD
                                                                                     WEDNESDAYS!
These monthly meetings are held on the 4th Thursday of                                  1:00-4:00 p.m.
the month at 10:30 a.m. After the meeting, lunch at a local                              $5.00/Person
café is optional. No sign up needed. Everyone is welcome
to join us!
                                                                                       For Info Call 421-
                                                                                       6260 or 755-5787
  September 22—Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier
      October 27—Blink by Malcolm Gladwell

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The Senior Center has signed up for a two-hour shift to pack meals for children around the world. We need 20
volunteers. Can you help? Last year 310,000 volunteers joined Feed My Starving Children to package 73.6 mil-
lion meals for children in 60 countries around the world! Be a part of this worthwhile cause! Volunteers need to
stand for two hours and wear close-toed shoes. If you are ill or have any food allergies, you are asked not to at-
tend. Our bus will depart the Senior Center at 9:00 a.m. and return at approximately noon. If you prefer to drive
there on your own, please tell us when you sign up. To sign up, please call Senior Services at (763) 767-6473.


                                                             
                                                            
Tamarisk provides free, regularly-scheduled respite for caregivers.
Volunteers assure the safety and well-being of the companion while                 
the caregiver is occupied or away. Training provided. If interested,
please call Jeanne at 763-572-1950.                                                 


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                                                          
                                                     Did you know that on the first Wednesday of
                                                                 each month we have foot care services? This is
                                                                 by appointment only. The service is provided
                                             by “Happy Feet Foot Care” and includes a foot
                                                                 soak, toe nail trimming and care for corns or
                                                     calluses followed by a lotion massage. Please
        COON RAPIDS SENIOR CENTER                                bring your own towel. Please pay the nurse at
                                                                 the time of service. Checks should be made
              MONDAY, OCTOBER 3                                  payable to Happy Feet Foot Care, Inc. Please
       Call (651) 291-4607 for an appointment.                   call them directly at (763) 560-5136 for an ap-
                                                                 pointment and cost.




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    We extend our thoughts and prayers to the friends and family of those who passed away recently in-
    cluding Edna Brown, Dorothy Demmer, Lucille Erke, Clara Everett, Joyce Hable, Leona Johnson, Vera
    Kirby, Earl Norgren, James Sweeney, Virginia VanHale, Ken Wichmann, and John Wolfe.



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The Fall Square Dance Season for the HOTFOOT STOMPERS starts Monday, September 19, 2011, at 7:00
p.m., with a FREE introduction class. It will be held at the Northdale Middle School in Coon Rapids at 11301
Dogwood Street NW. No partner needed. For more information contact Bill at 763-755-4963 or email him at
reichenbrn@aol.com. We would really like to have you join us! If you can walk, you can square dance!


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                 
If you love to sing and love to bring joy to others, please consider joining the Goldentones
Choir. They will resume their rehearsals on Thursday, September 1 at 9:15 a.m. This
group of seniors performs at nursing homes, senior apartments, assisted living facilities
and the Senior Center. New members are always welcome!



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                         Find out about R&J’s fall and winter get-aways! No cost or obligation to attend, but
                         please sign up immediately by calling the Senior Center at (763) 767-6473.




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Every year the Super Senior Club makes generous donations to local food shelves, a scholar-
ship fund, elementary schools and other very worthwhile causes! Their largest fundraiser of the
year is the annual Bazaar, which will be held on Thursday, November 3. Can you help us out
by donating used jewelry, knick-knacks, and other flea market items? Donations can be
dropped off at the Senior Center anytime after October 1. Thanks!



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
Thank you Super Senior Club for contributing money to the
scholarship program at the Coon Rapids High School. I am
grateful that you participate in donating to organizations such as
this. I am also grateful for what you do in our community. It
means a lot to me to earn this scholarship. I am now able to at-
tend college full time in the fall. Without this grant I would have
only been able to afford classes on a part-time basis.
                             Sincerely,
                            Sarah Elliott
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                   SUPER SENIOR CLUB
                  LETTER FROM PRESIDENT HELEN STEFFEN
The July 1 meeting of the Super Senior Club was very brief. There was no entertainment. We had a timely
discussion about how to attract more new members to our meetings. Any ideas? Please call Helen with sug-
gestions. Forest Fout and Mavis Nixon each won a free lunch ticket (door prizes).

Our August 5 FOR MEMBERS ONLY picnic was a huge success. Fifty people enjoyed a delicious chicken
dinner, complete with potato salad, beans and an ice cream bar. BINGO...on a full tummy….was a big hit!!
Many thanks to Helen Swaim and her committee for planning this GRRRREAT get-together!

On September 2, our Nominating Committee will present a slate of candidates to be considered for offices for
the year 2012. Officers will be elected at our annual meeting on October 7. Candidates to be considered are:
Jordice Powell—President; Dorothy O’Connor—Vice President; Betty Poferl—Secretary; and Marge Rosen-
dahl—Treasurer. (Additional nominations may be accepted at the September and October meetings). The
“Keynotes” will entertain us at the September meeting. We will gladly accept your dues payment for 2012
(Only $7.00) at that time.

Plans are progressing for our Thursday, November 3 BAZAAR AND FLEA MARKET. We will begin to
collect items for the Bazaar, especially hand-crafted treasures and jewelry after October 1. Items may be
brought to the senior center. NO APPLIANCES OR CLOTHING please! Chairperson Margie Rosendahl has
already placed volunteers in some key positions. She would welcome more helpers! Please call her if you are
interested (763-862-1146).

Sadly, we are raising the prices on our kitchen textiles effective immediately. (The cost for us to purchase
cotton flour-sack towels has doubled!!) Items already marked will remain at the current price. I would like to
take this opportunity to thank the crafters for the lovely handcrafts which we receive weekly. They are truly
dedicated……..and deeply appreciated!
                                                 Sincerely yours,
                                                   

                                                      


       Enjoy these sunny, wonderful days of late summer remembering that…..
                “There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart”.

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                                      OPEN: 9:00 A.M.—1:00 P.M. MONDAY—FRIDAY
                                            LUNCH SERVED AT: 12:00 NOON
                                   SUGGESTED DONATION: $3.50 (with NAPIS form on file)
                                                 (Under 60 yrs old is $6.50)
                                        CALL: (763) 767-6524 by noon, three business
                                             days in advance, for a reservation.



                                                WIN A PRIZE AT THE

                                                         
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     
  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15                                
                                                        
                       Everyone is welcome to           MONDAY, OCTOBER 31
                       join us for a special cele-
                       bration for our friends       Wear a costume and brew up some howl-
                       who are 90 years of age       ing good fun at our Halloween Party! The
                       or more! Enjoy a recep-       Goldentones will scare up some spooky
                       tion in their honor begin-    music at 11:15 a.m. Then we’ll serve a
                       ning at 11:00 a.m. The        noon meal (menu to be announced). If you
                       program begins at 11:15       wear a costume, you get your name in a
                       a.m., with some old-time      drawing for a Cub Gift Card! Suggested
favorites by the Goldentones Choir and a spe-        meal donation is $3.50. Call (763) 767-
cial recognition of those “Over 90”! At noon,        6524 before noon on Wednesday, October
we’ll share in a delicious dinner including Tur-     26, for a reservation. Join us in the fun!
key Meatloaf with Cranberry Glaze, Mashed
Potatoes, Country Blend Veggie, Wheat Bread
and Cake. If you are over 90 years of age,
please let us know at the time of your meal reg-
istration, so you can be involved in our special
recognition. Make your reservation by calling
(763) 767-6524 before noon on Monday, Sep-
tember 12. Cost for everyone over 60 years of
age is $3.50 and can be paid on the day of the
event.

   PLEASE NOTE: Sorry….but you must be signed up for a Senior Dining Meal in order to observe
               the special events and entertainment on Senior Dining page 15!

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                                                             
                                                                   
Please state selection when making reserva-
 tion. Complete menus are available at the
                                                                 
                                                                 
  Senior Center. Stop by and pick one up!
                                                                  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28

                                                                
Thurs 1      Pork (OR Turkey)
                                                                  A Popular Entertainer at the State Fair
Fri 2        Veggie Lasagna
SEPT. 5      LABOR DAY-NO DINING
Tues 6       Chicken Scarpariello                                   WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26
Wed 7        Broiled Cod (OR Beef Patty )
Thur 8
Fri 9
             Turkey Pasta Salad
             Braised Sirloin Tips
                                                                 
                                                                 
Mon 12       Italian Baked Chicken                                  You’ll love this choir of men singers!
Tues 13      Ham (OR Turkey)
Wed 14       SAFETY CAMP (see page 1)
                                                                  Join us as we celebrate birthdays! Live entertain-
Thur 15      OVER 90’s PARTY (see page 14)
                                                                 ment begins at 11:00 a.m. Then we’ll enjoy a de-
Fri 16       Catfish (OR Chicken Nuggets)                        licious meal including Birthday Cake with Ice
Mon 19       Swiss Steak                                         Cream. Yummy! Our Birthday guests will get to
Tues 20      Macaroni and Cheese                                 put their name in a drawing, too. Thanks to Cul-
Wed 21       Stuffed Shells w/marinara sauce                     vers of Coon Rapids and Dean Foods for donating
Thur 22      Sloppy Joe                                          prizes. All this for just the suggested donation of
Fri 23       Pork (OR Turkey)
                                                                 $3.50! Everyone is welcome to join us by making
                                                                 a reservation at least three business days in ad-
Mon 26       Stuffed Bell Pepper
                                                                 vance by noon by calling (763) 767-6524. Don’t
Tues 27      Baked Potato Soup/Tuna Salad (OR Roast Beef)        miss out on the fun!
Wed 28       BIRTHDAY MEAL-Turkey Breast
Thur 29      Seafood (OR Chicken) Fettuccine
Fri 30       Chicken Kiev
                                                                     
Sorry! The October menu was not available at the                     
time of this publication. Please stop in and pick up a
copy!                                                                 
                                                                 

          *Menus Subject To Change*




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             
                               PROGRAM SPECIALIST—KRIS NIEBLER
                               PROGRAM ASSISTANT—CINDY OLSON
              CHORES & MORE/SENIOR COMPANION: ANN KUSIE—(763) 767-6521
                 SENIOR DINING PROGRAM : MARGARET WEIS—(763) 767-6524
    Coon Rapids Senior Services is made possible through the continued support of the City of Coon Rapids.




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This special event will remember the tenth anniversary of September 11, 2001, and will cele-
brate the United States of America. Highlights include a Fly-Over, the Posting of Colors, Mu-
sic, Speakers, Bagpipers and more! Wear your red, white and blue and get ready for a special
day! Everyone is welcome to attend!           16

				
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