May 15, 2023 Events & News

MAY is Older Americans Month

“Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength.”
~Betty Friedan

Established in 1963, it is a time for us to acknowledge the contributions and achievements of older Americans. This year’s theme, Aging Unbound, offers an opportunity to explore a wide range of experiences and to promote the importance of enjoying independence and fulfillment by paving our own paths as we age. The American Society on Aging offers some ways we can all participate in Aging Unbound. 1) Embrace the opportunity to change. Try something new and don’t let age define your limits. 2) Explore the rewards of growing older. You have knowledge and life experience to share with others. Continue to grow that knowledge. 3) Stay engaged in your community. Stay active by volunteering, mentoring, participating in groups and taking part in activities at the local senior center. 4) Form relationships. Relationships can enhance your quality of life by introducing new ideas and unique perspectives. (Source: American Society on Aging).

Visit with an Author, Sylvan Loegering

Thursday, June 8th, 3-4pm, Bville Public Library. 

Together with the Lake Region Library, HELPERS is hosting a presentation by author Sylvan Loegering. 

Sylvan will discuss his book titled A Big Challenge for a Little Brother. His book tells the story of Sylvan’s experience of being a 14 year old who was entrusted with the care of his older brother’s horse. 

If you enjoy stories about farming and life “in the old days,” you will not want to miss this event. No pre-registration is required. Refreshments will be served.

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Coming this Summer: Theater Bus Trip, Site yet to be determined. Watch for more details.

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.

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.

Summer Bus Trip to Theatre L'Homme Dieu in Alexandria!

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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.




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.