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Pier 55 Red Wing Area Seniors
240 Harrison St, Ste 2 | Red Wing, MN 55066 | 651.327.2255

Welcome to

Pier 55

Red Wing Area Seniors

Pier 55 Building

About Us

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.

Senior Dance is baaaack!

Starts Sunday, August 14,

4-7pm Pier 55 Atrium

This event will feature recorded music of all types. Your choice! Come for your listening/dancing pleasure! BYOB and a snack to share. No charge!

Healthy Living Kitchen: Coming Soon!

Thanks to a generous grant from the Mardag Foundation, this summer the break room will be transformed into a fully functioning kitchen. The kitchen will be available to store food for groups using our facility (classes, games, rentals) and for healthy living classes focusing on nutritious and tasty snacks and meals. Look for the beautiful new space and healthy living classes this fall!

2016 Colorado Peaches Coming Soon!

Once again we will receive a shipment of Colorado peaches in late August. These delicious jewels are hand-picked, hand-packed and tree-ripened, shipped directly from the orchard. Look for the order form with delivery time and prices in next month’s senior newsletter. Contact Aaron at the Country Stop with your questions: 715-442-2429.

Building Relationships In Our Community

Creating and nurturing strong communities takes thoughtful relationship building and ongoing communication. That’s what has been happening behind the scenes here at Pier 55. Beginning this month, and throughout the fall, the fruits of those efforts will begin to be harvested.

Two of the amazing community organizations working cooperatively with us are the Sheldon Theatre and the Anderson Center. We are excited about what is coming, and you will be, too!

Be sure to mark your calendars for Tuesday, Aug. 23, at noon, when Bonnie Schock, executive director of the Sheldon, will be here to give us a preview of the 2016-17 season.

On Wednesday, Sept. 21, Chris Burawa, executive director of the Anderson Center, has arranged for a special musical performance by Michael Tsalka and Angelica Minero-Escobar.

Look for RWAS/Pier 55 member specials with both the Anderson Center and the Sheldon Theatre coming soon!

Care Call In

If you have concerns about living alone. You may want to be part of our “Care Call In” program. Each day we are open you call to let us know you are “OK.” If we don’t hear from you by 9 a.m. we call your emergency contact. Stop in or call to sign up.

Contact Us

Phone: 651.327.2255

Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00am to 4:00pm

assistant: rwasassistant@gmail.com

Program Coordinator: rwasprogram@gmail.com

Executive Director: rwasdirector@gmail.com

Stop in or visit us on Facebook.

Our Staff


Tom Walsh


Ralph Ryan


Jan Wall


Gary Johnson


Marcy Underwood

Past President


Douglass Blakesley

Sandy Giles

Ben Stephani

Dan Mjolsness

Marlene Nihart

Jessica Wheeler


Tonya Schmitt

Executive Director

Shirley Perkins

Administrative Assistant

Open Position

Program Coordinator

Sheryle Boldt

Annadee's Manager

John Simanski

Annadee’s Janitor