Jan 2, 2023 Events & News

What is advanced care planning?

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Helpers invites you to join us for a free informational event on advanced care planning. Come with your questions! Details below.

What is advanced care planning and why is it important? “Advance care planning means making decisions about the care you would want to receive if you become unable to speak for yourself. Once you have made these choices you can document those wishes in a health care directive. You are encouraged to discuss your choices with family, friends and health care providers.” (Source: MN Dept of Health) 

Thinking about and talking about our health care wishes with our loved ones and health care providers is important, regardless of our age. Doing so helps us to ensure that we will receive the care that is consistent with our beliefs, values, and preferences. It lessens the stress on loved ones, improves satisfaction with care, and gives us control. 

Advanced Care Planning

Jan. 9th, 10:30am, Bville Senior Community Center. Come listen to guest speaker Joy Mickels from Legal Services of NW Minnesota as she discusses all you need to know about advanced care planning and power of attorney. This virtual event is presented by the Clay County Age Well coalition. All are welcome to join us for this free event. Refreshments will be provided. No pre-registration needed.

Grow Young Fitness Program for Seniors

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Grow Young Fitness Program for Seniors Barnesville 

Channel 12 at 9:05am and 4:05pm Monday through Friday.

A Matter of Balance

Wednesdays beginning January 18th, 9:30 – 11:30, Bville Senior Community Center. 

A Matter of Balance helps you build practical strategies to reduce fear of falling and increase activity levels. Fear of falling is as dangerous as falling itself as people limit activities, resulting in weakness, making the risk even greater. There is no cost for this 8-week class and a workbook is supplied. Refreshments will be provided. For information or to register, contact HELPERS.


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! HELPERS is seeking Volunteer Drivers to provide transportation services for our area seniors for medical appointments in Bville, Fargo/Mrhd, & Fergus Falls. We are also seeking volunteers to add to our Meals on Wheels once-a-week delivery team. This need is heightened over the winter months as many of our volunteers go south for the winter. Drivers are reimbursed for mileage. If you have some spare time and the heart of a volunteer, please contact us. We’d appreciate having you on our team!

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

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PLEASE NOTE: HELPERS office will be closed on Monday, Dec. 26th and Monday, Jan. 2nd.

Take a Break

Wed, Nov. 2nd, 10-11am

Fika—“Take a Break” with Coffee & Conversation, Wednesday, Nov. 2nd, 10-11am, 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.

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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.

Coming in early 2023

~Heart Health presentation
~Afternoon at the Movies
~The Remember Project: In the Garden