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Senior center: A place for activities and camaraderie

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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.

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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

Church,

2125 Tower Drive, Woodbury)

Call for information

(651) 738-0045

Retreads

(meets first Friday of month)

Guardian Angels

Catholic Church

8260 Hudson Blvd., Oakdale

(651) 738-2223, ext. 138

Woodbury Senior

Citizens' Club

(meets fourth Wednesday

of month)

Woodbury United

Methodist Church

7465 Steepleview Road,

Woodbury (651) 738-0305

XYZ Club

Meets Tuesdays for cards

and lunch

15730 S. Afton Blvd., Afton

For information (651) 730-1076

Adult Day Care

Salvation Army Adult Daycare

(651) 779-9858

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

Financial Services

Community Action Partnership

(651) 482-8260

Economic Assistance of Wash. Co.

(651) 430-6459

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

(651) 982-7000

Wash. Co. Public Health (651) 430-6655

HSI Resource for Eldercare (651) 251-5050

Woodbury Senior Living (651) 501-2105

Legal Services

Legal Assistance of Wash. Co. (651) 351-7172

Senior Law Project (651) 224-7301

Mental Health

HSI Peer Counseling (651) 777-5222

FamilyMeans (651) 439-4840

HSI Office Cottage Grove (651) 458-4116

Dining

South Washington Senior Center

(651) 458-6650

Guardian Angels Catholic Church

(651) 738-2223

Meals on Wheels (651) 275-5810

Christian Cupboard Food Shelf

(651) 738-2338

Special Needs

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

Transportation

Community Volunteer Service

(651) 439-7434

Dial-A-Ride (651) 227-6378

Bus Line schedule information

(612) 341-4287

Volunteer Assistance

FamilyMeans (651)439-4840

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