July 24, 2023 Events & News

Falls and fractures

Falls and fractures….we’ve been hearing a lot about these two things lately. And oh, how these things can disrupt our daily lives and routine. But there’s good news! HELPERS has a couple of classes for you that will help to reduce your risk of falls and injury. One is our twice weekly, low impact, strengthening exercise class held on Mondays and Thursdays. The other is an upcoming Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance class. Both are free and open to all, regardless of mobility limitations. Our twice weekly class has been in place for many years. Participants benefit from both the exercises and the fun and social atmosphere. Tai Ji Quan (TJQ) is an exercise opportunity that offers the evidence-based benefits of improving muscle strength, balance, flexibility, and mobility in addition to reducing fall risk. TJQ consists of an 8-form routine that is learned and practiced over a 12-week period. This class requires no special equipment and is easily adapted for those with limited mobility. Details on both these classes are in the notices below. “Any age is the right age to exercise.”

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Hospice and Dementia Care: What You Need to Know and How We Can Help

Monday, Aug. 21st, 1:30pm, Bville Senior Community Center. Presented by Kyra Kainz, HRRV Community Relations Specialist & Arlene Correia, HRRV Certified Dementia Trainer. Free and Open to All. No need to pre-register. Join us for this Engaging and Conversational Presentation where Questions will be answered and Misunderstandings will be clarified.

Fika “Take a Break” with Coffee & Conversation, Wednesday, August 9th, 10-11am, at the HELPERS office. 

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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.

Toenail Clipping Clinic

Monday, August 28th

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Toenail Clipping Clinic, Monday, August 28th, Bville Senior Community Center. 

By appointment only. 

Call HELPERS to schedule. Fee is $10.

Grow Young Fitness

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.

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Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance Class.

Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance Class. Tai Ji Quan is an evidence-based falls prevention program that consists of an 8-form routine designed to improve balance, strength, and mobility and to reduce the risk of falls in older adults. This 12-week class is free and open to adults regardless of experience or abilities. We anticipate beginning this fun class in late August or early September. For more information and/or to sign-up, call HELPERS or stop by the office.


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.