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 - Thurs  9:00 to 4:00    Friday - 9 to noon
240 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- Thursday  9 am to 4 pm
Friday 9 am to noon
Writer’s Workshop
Dates:   July 23 & August 27, 10am -11:30am at RWAS
Leader: Tonya Schmitt
Do you have stories jumping around inside begging to be put down in writing? Are you a “wanna-be” writer and need some direction? Or are you a lifelong writer, longing for connection with other writers? Come to laugh, learn, share and play! Bring your questions, ideas and enthusiasm!
Register by calling 327-2255.
Let’s Walk! Tuesdays, starting June 16 through August 25
11-11:30am (No walk July 7)
Meet in Atrium/in front of the doors
Whether you
like to stroll leisurely, or power walk, please join us! We’ll meet here and head out in a direction of choice. We may walk the Hay Creek or Cannon Valley Trail, or just use the sidewalks. Those who want to go faster are welcome to go on ahead. Those who want to slowly savor the day will be in tow. Come to move, breathe and enjoy, TOGETHER!

Mondays, June - August, 10:15 -11:15 am
Cost: Flex Cards (5 punches) $25 each, Drop-in Fee $7 (pay at Front Desk) **Purchase a punch card and save $5 off a new RWAS membership!**

Weather Permitting: Bay Point Park Picnic Shelter   Inclement Weather: Community Room at Pier 55  Instructor: Tonya Schmitt

Registering ahead of time is greatly appreciated! There’s nothing more wonderful than nature and yoga together! For those who like a fitness challenge, this style of yoga is a flowing fashion (vinyasa) that will elevate your heart rate. Of course, breathing is the only requirement!  Rest is always a beautiful option.  You are welcome whether you are new to yoga, or a long-time practitioner! Dress in clothing that allows moving in your full range of motion. Comfortable layers are appropriate. Bring a water bottle and yoga mat, if you have one. A few extra mats will be available.

Call ahead to register 651-327-2255.
A friendly reminder:

RWAS: Pier 55 will be closed on Friday, 7/3 in observance of Independence Day.

                                     Happy 4th of July!

All regularly scheduled activities are canceled for the week of July 6, because of the Red Wing Collector's Society Convention. Pier 55 will be open, however, if you are in need of medical equipment or to register for a trip or program.
New to Medicare?
Thursday, July 23rd - 5:30-7:30 pm
Cost: FREE
Are you turning 65 or going on Medicare? Here’s a chance for you to get the information you need to understand it. The ABCDs of Medicare class will cover the parts of Medicare: hospital, medical and drug options; including original/traditional Medicare, Medicare supplements, Medicare advantage plans, Part D prescription drug
coverage, preventive benefits, Medicare savings programs, preventing fraud, waste and abuse, and resources to help you make decisions.   Instructor is a certified
State Health Insurance Program (SHIP) Counselor with the Senior LinkAge Line®. Deadline to register is July 21. Need at least 6 people to hold the class.
Author Adventures!  Begin your adventure in July!

Mary Logue is an author of at least seven adult mysteries in the Claire Watkins series, five books of poetry, 10 children/young reader books and a number of other
stand-alone fiction and non-fiction books, and she lives nearby!  She enjoys being "bi-riverbank", living on both the Minnesota and Wisconsin sides of the Mississippi.

We are fortunate and excited that Mary has consented to do a talk entitled "Creativity and Longevity" along with book signing/sales at our "Good Life" open house on Friday, September 25. (Save that date!)   To prepare for the spectacular occasion, we have scheduled these book explorations at Pier 55:

Poison Heart & Sleep Like a Tiger
     Friday, July 17, 10:30-11:30am

Bone Harves
     Friday, August 14, 10:30-11:30am

Blood Country
Friday, Sept. 18, 10:30-11:30am

Buy your own copy, or order through Red Wing Public Library. Call to reserve your spot for each event. Deadline for reservations is the Monday prior to each
book exploration.