Pier 55 is open to all individuals age 55 and over.The Center is handicapped accessible and no one shall be refused access to programs because of race, religion, sex, color, economic status, or disability.

Our mission as Red Wing Area Seniors, Inc. is to enhance, stimulate, accommodate and support ever-changing
and active lives.

Phone 651-327-2255
Mon - Frid.  9:00 to 4:00    Harrison Street, Suite 2
Red Wing, MN 55066 reception.pier55@gmail.com
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President.................Tom Walsh
Vice-president......... Ralph Ryan
Secretary............... Jack Strobel
Treasurer............  Gary Johnson
Past President...Marcy Underwood

Sandy Giles           Kathy Holthe
Dan Mjolsness      Ben Stephani
Phil McNairy          Teresa Miller

Nancy Swanson....Executive    Director
Tonya Schmitt ......Program Coordinator
Shirley Perkins...............
                   Administrative Assistant
Sheryle Plank.....Annadee's Manager
John Simanski.....  Annadee’s Janitor

Monday- Friday  9 am to 4 pm
             Live Your Adventure

September 27-October 3 is Active Aging Week. The theme is  "'Live Your Adventure".  On Friday, September 25, we hosted our Good Life Celebration.   After the 25th, and throughout the month of October, we have a number of great "new" things for you partake. The options include (but are not limited to) Hay Creek Cabin, Meditation, Powerful Tools for Caregivers, Yoga Flow, Eat Smart, Live Strong, and "The Singing Cowgirl."   Live your adventure with Red Wing Area Seniors, Inc.!
Our Annual Meeting will be held Friday, November 13, 3-5pm.
This is an exciting time at Pier 55, as we continue to expand and grow our valuable services to the community.

It's election time for the RWAS Board! The nominating committee is seeking names for candidates. Do you have the time, energy and talents to help us thrive?  Or connections to organizations/businesses to explore and expand collaboration?  Or how about  a huge pot of gold that you want to donate?

If one or more of these applies to you, please contact one of the stellar nominating committee members to learn more:

    Sandy Giles 385-9305
    Marcy Underwood 388-9394
    Tom Walsh 388-3205

Submissions must be made by Friday, 10/16. 

Come to the Annual Meeting on Friday, 11/13
, from 3-5pm
to learn who your next board members will be.
Over the last year and a half, Red Wing Area Seniors has expanded its programs widely. The list of new programs includes additional fitness classes, meditation, writer’s workshop, nature hikes & trips, healthy eating,
more games, onsite dinner theater, Medicare planning, expanded technology help, caregiving classes, healthcare & future planning, and more.

We recognize that keeping up with our mission means that we need to
be continually exploring “outside the box”. In this spirit, October’s Senior Forum is way outside the box! Your ideas and questions are needed!
Here’s how it will work:

1. Submit your discussion item in an e-mail or a note to Tonya by
October 7.

2. Tonya will go through the submissions and choose 3-6 to be the
topics of the day. All submissions will be held for future reference, and possible program development.

3. Exactly how things go for the forum will be determined by YOU
and YOUR level of participation. Maybe we’ll solve the world’s problems.
Maybe we won’t. We will have time and space to speak and listen respectfully.

4. Come to the forum to find out if your topic was chosen, and what other topics were chosen!  Ideas are not limited to RWAS, but any thoughts
regarding community, seniors, events, activities, resources, cooperative efforts, etc. are welcome!   If you’d like to share a story of something new you
tried that you really enjoy, that’s welcome, too!

Please give your idea to Tonya, no later than 10/7.
Senior Forum: Pandora’s Box
Thursday, October 15th at 10:00 a.m.
Facilitator: Tonya Schmitt
Here is your opportunity to voice your opinion as to what you would like to see presented at the Senior Forum. Please have your thoughts to Tonya no later than October 7th.
Caregiver Toolbox    NEW!
Wednesdays, Oct. 14, Nov. 11 and Dec. 9
Facilitator: Tonya Schmitt
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
There are only four kinds of people in this world—those who have been caregivers, those who currently are caregivers, those who will be caregivers and those who need caregivers.” ~Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter

Time is precious, and especially so for caregivers. That’s why “Caregiver Toolbox” will hand you a tool for immediate use each time we meet. There will also be discussion of important topics, valuable activities and time for asking questions and sharing. An hour and half is allotted for each meeting, but we understand if you need to leave early. The atmosphere is one of mutual respect and empowerment. 
Call 651-327-2255 to register no later than the Friday before each meeting.

The Singing Cowgirl
Friday, October 16 at 1:30pm
Cost: $5.00
Lisa Murphy is "The Singing Cowgirl"! Lisa delivers great songs of the 50s, 60s and 70s. She specializes in John Denver's hits, and she delivers them with flair and fun. You’ll enjoy laughing and singing along! Coffee and treats following the show. Register and pay by Monday, October 12th.