Friendship Center events, classes, and more


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.

2019 Friendship Center membership

For those members who have memberships you will receive a renewal letter a month before you need to renew your membership. The membership cost is $30 for an individual or $50 for a couple (two people in a household). Memberships are yearly from the date of purchase. Stop in to get your membership set up or renewed.

2019 Active Wellness Center membership

Winona State University (WSU) exercise science students are available for monitoring and training. Older-adult-friendly exercise equipment and workout programs designed specifically for each individual are also available. Release forms must be filled out prior to your workout on the first day; forms will be faxed to your doctor to avoid charges for an office visit.

The Friendship Center accepts Silver & Fit or Silver Sneakers. (If you have either of these programs there is no cost to you, and the center takes care of the billing!)

Payment is required upon registering. The cost for members is $78 yearly.

Events and classes

Hand massages

Tuesday, March 19, from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Help improve circulation, relieve tension and anxiety, and increase levels of flexibility in your hands. Hand massages are good for both men and women! Call or stop in to schedule your appointment with Gloria Siewert of Caring Hands for a low membership cost of $3.50.

Hypnotherapy: Learning Self Hypnosis 

Tuesday, March 19, from 1:30-2:30 p.m. (educational) and Tuesday, March 26, from 1:30-2:30 p.m. (group hypnosis)

What is hypnosis and can I hypnotize myself? How can self-hypnosis help me? Come learn how hypnotize yourself with Sarah Ventura on the 19th and come back on the 26th to put it into practice and change your life! Each session is $5.50 for Friendship Center members.

Bridges Health Winona

Thursday, March 21, from 1-4 p.m.

Bridges Health is a collaborative effort to bring free health services to the local community. Bridges does not provide emergency health services. Please register for appointments for ear washes, neck massages and to be seen in the foot care clinic. Stop in and talk with a Bridges volunteer (interprofessional students and faculty from Winona State University) for any additional services, including medication review, the heart health program and blood pressure checks.

Book Club

Tuesday, March 26, from 12-1 p.m.

This month’s book selection is “Crazy Rich Asians” by Kevin Kwan. You are welcome to bring your lunch to class. Louise Mattila facilitates this free-for-members club.

Minnesota Safety Council Defensive Driving (initial course)

Monday, April 8, and Wednesday, April 10, from 12:30-4:30 p.m.

These eight-hour classes are for those who have never taken the class before. The cost is $17 for members or $26 for nonmembers. Call or stop in to register; fee is due at time of registration.

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, feel free to 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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