Out of the $650,000 needed for building purchase and
remodeling, $595,000 has been pledged or raised so far.
Red Wing Area Senior Center
Monday-Friday - 9am to 4pm
The Red Wing Senior Center 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 everchanging and active lives.
Noise, dirt, inconveniences and disruptions – that’s what I call PROGRESS. Isn’t it great?! Between the work on our end and the construction being completed by the Red Wing Collectors Society Foundation on the west end of the Pottery Annex Building, noise and dust are constant reminders of our progress. I can’t believe we’ve been at “Pier 55” for three months already. Thank you for your patience while we settle in and learn how to deal with the idiosyncrasies of our new facility.
Through a $47,480 loan from the Red Wing HRA (Red Wing Collectors Society Foundation was able to get a similar loan), we have been able to install all new heating-air conditioning units on the building and replace segments of sidewalk that were broke or cracked. The loan terms are incredible. Half of the amount will be forgiven after 10 years. The other half
needs to be repaid, but at a 0% interest rate and payments won’t start until January 2018.
As I write this, we’re about $56,000 away from raising the $650,000 the Board determined was needed for building purchase, remodeling and taking care of the debt. Thank you to everyone who has given or pledged. The Board is currently planning a “recognition wall” in the corridor outside our main office. If you want to see your name listed as supporting this significant achievement, please make a contribution in any amount as soon as you can.
Be sure to attend the Santa Land Holiday Boutique on Saturday, December 7th. If you were not contacted about bringing a bake sale item and would like to, feel free to bring something between 7:00 and 10:00 that morning. And then stay to shop! More than 20 vendors will be displaying their art, books, crafts and handiwork. Special lunch items will be available
at Provenzano’s Ristorante.
What a challenging, exciting year this has been. I hope you make heart-warming memories during the upcoming holiday season. Thank you for being a part of “Pier 55”.
Nancy Swanson, Executive Director