Senior Friendship Center events, classes


When you’re struggling with that one person on your shopping list — the family member or friend who has everything they could want and is impossible to shop for — there is an option that may be more thoughtful than a gift card or more useful than flowers or another sweater: a gift to a charity in their name.

The Winona Friendship Center Activity Council, Inc., an independent nonprofit organization, supports the programs of the Winona Friendship Center. The center is an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for older adults in the Winona area by providing affordable activities, and a place of social gathering.

Please consider giving a birthday, Christmas, or memorial gift in honor of your loved one that can be used to provide a membership to the Friendship Center ($29 per year), the Wellness Center ($76 per year), or an activity card ($35 for 10 sessions) for those older adults in the community who struggle to afford those fees. You may also give a general donation gift to support the center’s many programs in successful aging.

Contact the Winona Friendship Center at 454-5212 for further details. Open building hours are on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.; on Tuesday and Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and on Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon.

Events at the center:

Friendship Fish & Float: Scenic Tours; free for members

• Wednesday, September 18, from 4-5:30 p.m.

• Wednesday, September 25, from 1:30-3 p.m.

• Wednesday, September 25, from 4-5:30 p.m.

Please stop in or call the Friendship Center to register. Space is limited.

Teleconference: Live Dive Offered by Channel Islands

Channel Islands Live brings this ocean realm to you through technology. The Live Dive is an interactive broadcast program that takes you on a virtual hike through the kelp forest to get a rare glimpse into this seldom-seen world without even getting wet! The event will be on Wednesday, September 18, from 1:30-2:30 p.m., and is free for members.

Cal Fremling River Cruise

Enjoy some great live music, from Milana Shira, while cruisin’ down the ol’ Mississippi aboard WSU’s Cal Fremling. Light refreshments will be provided. Meet at the levee on Monday, September 23; boarding begins at 4:15 p.m. and the cruise will run until 5:30 p.m. The cost for members is $13.

The Winona Friendship Center is open to all individuals age 55 and over. For more information about classes, hours, or nominal class or participation fees, please stop in or call 507-454-5212.

The Senior Advocacy Program provides information and assistance to people over age 60. If you need assistance, please call 507-454-7369.


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