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.

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

CONTACTS
Phone 651-327-2255
Mon - Fri  9:00 to 4:00
240 Harrison Street, Suite 2
Red Wing, MN 55066 reception.pier55@gmail.com
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Spring is officially here! That means Field of Honor plans are in full swing. As you know, the Field of Honor is a beautiful event filled with community energy.  Many hands make this amazing event happen. For this, we are forever grateful.  One of the many important volunteer tasks is keeping  watch over the flags. Those who volunteer often answer questions visitors have. Daytime holds the most visitors and being available to them is a gracious gesture.  Alternatively, the most critical time to be covered is from dusk till dawn. Just having a presence in and around the FOH encourages respectful behavior and discourages vandalism. 

Please consider volunteering for one or more  2-hour  shifts over Memorial Day Weekend. Whether volunteering during a busy day with many families at the park, or during the pre-dawn hours in the stillness of the night, you are providing a priceless service. Often friends, couples and families volunteer together, making the time even more special.  RWAS offers much gratitude to all who volunteer!  If you are willing to volunteer, please call us at 651-327-2255 or stop in to sign up. Flag shifts run from 8:00 pm, Friday May 22 through 8:00am Tuesday, May 26.
Officers
President.................Tom Walsh
Vice-president......... Ralph Ryan
Secretary............... Jack Strobel
Treasurer............  Gary Johnson
Past President...Marcy Underwood

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

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


Hours 
Monday- Friday, 9 am to 4 pm
Going on Medicare soon?

Are you a boomer? Know someone who is? Do you want non-biased information about Medicare and a full listing of all of the options that are out there for you? Do you want advice on enrollment periods and penalties?? Don't wait to get guidance! This process can be complex and needs time for processing. Let us help!

Senior LinkAge Line® is the Medicare SHIP (State Health Insurance Assistance Program) line for the state of Minnesota. Specialists will be holding regular sessions in Red Wing to review the ABCD’s of Medicare so you feel confident in making decisions for your healthcare. This is an opportunity to learn about supplement policies, cost or advantage health plans or drug coverage.  There is no sales pitch; just a great opportunity to learn your options.

Free materials will be provided including a book that lists all plan options available to Minnesotans on Medicare which includes the plan premiums and benefits.  Senior LinkAge Line® is partnering with Pier 55, Red Wing Area Seniors and Three Rivers Community Action to offer this free service. If you are unable to join us, but want the free Health Care Choices booklet or information about Medicare; please call Senior LinkAge Line® at 1-800-333-2433. We are here to help!
NEW!!
Writer’s Workshop
Dates: May 28, June 18, 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.

Field of Honor 
Flag Dedication Ceremony

Friday, May 22, 2015 at 6 pm., 
Bay Point Park, Red Wing
Older adults are a vital part of our society. Since 1963, communities across the country have shown their gratitude by celebrating Older Americans Month each May. The theme of this year’s celebration is “Get into the Act,” to focus on how older adults are taking charge of their health, getting getting engaged in their communities, and making a positive impact in the lives of others. “Get Into the Act” also reflects the continued commitment of Red Wing Area Seniors, Inc. to improve the health and well being of older adults and to pave the way for better health as we all age. Join us in May for a variety of activities, trips, programs and services. All ages are invited to attend. Be sure to invite a friend!
Download and print out Field of Honor form.