Senior center: A place for activities and camaraderie
Woodbury's healthy aging community has plenty of outlets for activities and volunteer opportunities. The South Washington County Senior Center is one such organization that has that sense of community.
Conveniently located near the intersection of U.S. Highway 61 and Jamaica Avenue in Cottage Grove, the multipurpose center sponsors dozens of monthly activities for golden agers with varied interests. More than 300 older adults throughout south Washington County are members.
The organization sponsors many trips, dances, potlucks and parties, along with exercise classes and games like: Bunco, Bingo, bowling, Mah-Jongg and chess.
Classes are also held for a variety of interests and needs including: music, legal and tax assistance, a book discussion, health screenings, card playing and quilting.
Dining services are also organized five days a week.
Members come from all walks of life from in and around Woodbury, Cottage Grove, etc. Some look to the center's programs as a source of daily enrichment and drop in every day. Others are semi-retired and attend only a few activities each year.
Sponsored by School District 833 Community Education, the senior center is always looking for new ways to serve members.
The center's hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Congregate dining is served at 11:30 a.m. Mondays through Fridays. The center is located in the School District's Program Center at 8400 E. Point Douglas Road. For more information, call (651) 458-6650.
Senior services and organizations
Elder Friends Program
(Sponsored by local churches;
meets at Trinity Presbyterian
2125 Tower Drive, Woodbury)
Call for information
(meets first Friday of month)
8260 Hudson Blvd., Oakdale
(651) 738-2223, ext. 138
(meets fourth Wednesday
7465 Steepleview Road,
Woodbury (651) 738-0305
Meets Tuesdays for cards
15730 S. Afton Blvd., Afton
For information (651) 730-1076
Adult Day Care
Salvation Army Adult Daycare
Crisis Hot Lines
Adult Protection (651) 430-6484
Tubman Family Alliance (651) 770-8544
United Way's 211 (651) 291-0211
Poison Control 1-800-222-1222
Wash. Co. Crisis Intervention (651) 777-4455
Community Action Partnership
Economic Assistance of Wash. Co.
McKnight Family Loan
(651) 645-6445, ext. 5885
Ramsey Action Program (651) 738-1910
Energy Assistance (651) 645-6470
Social Services (651) 430-6459
Weatherization (651) 482-8260
Health & Homemaking
Alternative Care (651) 430-6484
Fairview Lakes Reg. Health Center
Wash. Co. Public Health (651) 430-6655
HSI Resource for Eldercare (651) 251-5050
Woodbury Senior Living (651) 501-2105
Legal Assistance of Wash. Co. (651) 351-7172
Senior Law Project (651) 224-7301
HSI Peer Counseling (651) 777-5222
FamilyMeans (651) 439-4840
HSI Office Cottage Grove (651) 458-4116
South Washington Senior Center
Guardian Angels Catholic Church
Meals on Wheels (651) 275-5810
Christian Cupboard Food Shelf
ARC Great Rivers, Inc. (952) 890-3057
Vision Loss Resources (612) 871-2222
Hearing Aid Helpline 1-800-521-5247
Telephone Equipment Distribution Program
(voice) (651) 297-1507
Community Volunteer Service
Dial-A-Ride (651) 227-6378
Bus Line schedule information