June 12 2023 Events & News

We’ve all been hearing about it…the loneliness epidemic

“The US Surgeon General’s report is sounding an alarm: Americans are more lonely and socially disconnected than ever, and it’s a serious threat to their physical and mental health that demands urgent policy action.”  (www.vox.com) Numerous articles cite factors that are behind the rise in loneliness. They include the lingering effects of the pandemic, an increase in technology use, lack of community involvement, and decline in personal participation in social interactions. 

Connecting with others is a simple but powerful means of caring for ourselves, improving our physical and mental health, lowering our risk of dementia, and living longer. It’s simple. Social connections matter and that is why here at HELPERS we strive to offer our area seniors many opportunities for social interaction. We hope to see you at any and all of our upcoming events! 

As always, if transportation is a problem for you just give us a call, in advance, and we’ll get you there.  “Social connection is such a basic feature of human experience that when we are deprived of it, we suffer.” ~Leonard Mlodinow

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Summer Bus Trip

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Summer Bus Trip to Theatre L’Homme Dieu in Alexandria, Thursday, July 20th. All are welcome to join us on this summer trip to see the play Love Letters. Cost is $80 per person and includes Coach Bus Transportation, Buffet Lunch, and the Theater Event. To register contact HELPERS by calling or stopping in the office. Deadline to register is Friday, July 14th.

Afternoon at the Movies

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Afternoon at the Movies, Thursday, June 15th, 1pm, Bville Senior Community Center. All are welcome to join us for this free & fun social event. We’ll celebrate the beginning of summer by viewing On Golden Pond with stars Katharine Hepburn, Henry Fonda, and Jane Fonda. No pre-registration required. Refreshments provided. Call HELPERS in advance if you would like to arrange for transportation assistance.

Fika“Take a Break” Coffee & Conversation

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Fika—“Take a Break” with Coffee & Conversation, Tuesday, June 13th, 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.

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.


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.