Apr 17, 2023 Events & News

All Attendees Are Required To Pre-Register

Optimism definition: Hopefulness and confidence about the future or the successful outcome of something.

Betty White described herself as a “cockeyed optimist” and was only a couple weeks away from 100 when she died. We all know she lived her life with great humor in her approach to life. A recent study found that optimism, looking on the bright side of life, increases longevity. This study published in the Journal of American Geriatrics Society in 2022 found that participants with a tendency toward optimism were more likely to live to the age of 90 and beyond. The study notes that while optimists have a positive outlook on life, they are also pragmatic. So, when faced with life’s inevitable challenges, they tend to look at those experiences as learning opportunities. It also notes that optimism can be learned, even in later life! We can maintain an optimistic attitude by finding humor in the challenges that come our way and learning how to laugh at ourselves. Practicing daily gratitude, focusing on positive self-talk, maintaining social relationships, and reframing negative thoughts are additional ways to increase optimism and longevity. We can’t stop aging, but optimism will increase our chances of living a longer and happier life. (Source: [email protected])

Optimism definition: Hopefulness and confidence about the future or the successful outcome of something.
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If you would like to hear more about pre-planning and get some of your questions answered, please consider attending the End-of-Life Planning event below. 

“End of life decisions should not be made at end of life.”

Barnesville Day of Caring

Wednesday, May 3rd. 

Hosted by the Barnesville Area Community Fund with the assistance of HELPERS. The goal of this special day is to help senior members of our community with a variety of outdoor projects with the help of a team of volunteers. Contact HELPERS for more information and/or to sign-up for the Day of Caring.

Toenail Clipping Clinic, Monday, April 17th

Bville Senior Community Center. By appointment only. Call HELPERS to schedule.

Grow Young Fitness

Tuesday, Mar 7th, 10-11am

Grow Young Fitness Program For Seniors

Channel 12 at 

9:05am and 4:05pm 

Monday through Friday.

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Be sure to check it out!

Exercise Seniors

Mondays and Thursdays

Exercises for Seniors,on Mondays, and Thursdays, 9:30-10, Bville Senior Community Center

This is a basic, low impact strengthening exercise program to promote body movement and strength. 

No pre-registration is required. 

Just show up and have fun while also doing your body good!

Game Day!

Tuesday & Friday

Game Day every Tuesday & Friday, 12:45 to 3pm, at the Bville Senior Community Center Join in the fun & games such as Pinochle, Whist, Hand & Foot and Rummy with other area seniors. 

Coffee and treats served following the activities. 

The Senior Community Center is located at 501 2nd Ave. NE. Call 218-493-4277 for more information. 

Transportation assistance can be provided by calling HELPERS in advance.

Fika-“Take a Break” with
Coffee & Conversation

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Tuesday, April 11th

10-11 am

HELPERS office.

All are welcome to join us for this monthly morning coffee break. Fika is a Swedish coffee tradition; it’s a time set aside for being together, catching up with friends, and enjoying a little something to eat.

Contact HELPERS in advance if you would like transportation assistance. 


HELPERS is always looking to add to our amazing team of volunteers and we have a variety of opportunities to fit your interests and time availability. 

Some of those opportunities include Transportation in and/or out of town, Monday delivery of Meals on Wheels, Friendly-Visiting, Errands/Shopping Assistance. 

Give us a call or stop in our office for more information.

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The Barnesville Senior Community Center is available for rental for your gatherings.

Contact Eva at 218-493-4277 for information and to make your reservation.