The Winona Friendship Center is open on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., on Tuesdays and Fridays from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., and on Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon.
Those who have memberships will receive a renewal letter a month before you need to renew your membership. The membership cost consists of $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
WSU exercise science students are available for monitoring and training. The program includes older-adult-friendly exercise equipment and work-out programs designed specifically for each individual. Release forms must be filled out prior to work out on the first day; forms will be faxed to your doctor to avoid charges for an office visit.
The center accepts Silver & Fit or Silver Sneakers. If you have either of these programs the fee is free and the center does the billing. Payment is required upon registering. The cost for members is $78 yearly.
Events At The Center
Folk Dance Club
Do you like to dance but don’t have a partner? Are you interested in dancing to music from around the world? Movement combined with memory work, along with being in a social environment, provides great mind/body experience for healthy aging. This free-for-members class is facilitated by Sue O’Brien and will be held on Wednesdays from January 8 to April 29 from noon to 1 p.m.
Good writing doesn’t just happen. These workshops will aim to be low-stress learning, to have fun with your writing, etc. You will learn where to start, how to research and outline ideas, and what elements relate to their type of project. The workshops, facilitated by Kathleen Peterson, will be held on Wednesdays, January 8, February 5, March 4, and April 8 from 10:30 a.m. to noon. The cost for members is $6 per class or $24 per workshop.
Become A Dementia Friend
Dementia Friends is a global movement that is changing the way people think, act, and talk about dementia. The Winona community, especially the Winona Friendship Center, is working hard to break the silence and the stigma around a diagnosis of dementia. Free sessions facilitated by Lori Paulson will be held on January 24, February 21, March 20, or April 17 from 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Everyone has a story. Connect, communicate, and reduce stress through reminiscing. Intern Courtney will lead this reminiscing group with activities, topics and conversation. Engage the five senses with a different activity each week aimed at recalling and sharing stories. The free for members sessions will be held on Wednesdays, January 15 to April 29, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
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.