A while ago I was having a conversation with another senior citizen and I was struck by her comment “Well, what do I know?” I don’t even recall what the topic was, but that response has continued to give me pause.
Do we fully appreciate the value of our community’s elders and their earned wisdom? After all, they have lived through a lifetime of experiences, both successes and defeats, that many have yet to go through.
If one is willing to listen to their stories and to appreciate the wisdom they have gathered through those experiences, there is rich knowledge for us to gain.
“We all have much to learn from listening to our elders. When they speak, stop what you’re doing, clear your mind, listen deeply, and remember what they say. In time, you will remember some of their wise words, which are likely to steer you to fruitful and healthful destinations. Such wisdom can enhance our individual and collective well-being.” (Psychology Today, June2020) Indeed!
Monday, April 3rd,
3-5pm at the Barnesville Library
Together with the Lake Agassiz Regional Library, Helpers is offering this free informational event for our community members.
This will be a live presentation by financial, legal, trust & funeral planning professionals with Q&A following.
Refreshments provided. Call HELPERS to pre-register for this event.
Open to all!
If you would like to hear more about pre-planning and get some of your questions answered, please consider attending the End-of-Life
“End of life decisions should not be made at end of life.”
Event is FREE. Refreshments provided. Pre-Registration by calling helpers
What would you like to see more of? Please feel free to reach out and let us know!
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.
Barnesville Day of Caring
Hosted by the Barnesville Area Community Fund with the assistance of HELPERS.
Barnesville Day of Caring,
Wednesday, May 3rd.
Sign-up deadline extended to Monday, April 17th.
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.
Volunteers will assist with these outdoor tasks: washing windows, removing storm windows, raking leaves, trimming shrubs, cleaning garden/flower beds, small exterior painting, small repair work, cleaning gutters, and cleaning air conditioner units.
Contact HELPERS for more information and/or to sign-up for the Day of Caring.
Toenail Clipping Clinic, Monday, April 17th
By appointment only.
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.
Be sure to check it out!
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!
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
Tuesday, April 11th
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.
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.