Nov 13, 2023 Events & News

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Holiday Raffle Tickets on Sale Now!

Available at the HELPERS office or from our board members and volunteers.

  • First prize is a Bville Basket valued at $250
  • Second prize is a Meat Bundle valued at $200
  • Third prize is a Christmas Quilt Basket valued at $100.

The ticket price is one for $10 or three for $25. Drawing to be held mid-December. Do not need to be present to win.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving! Here at HELPERS, we have so very much to be thankful for. Thank you to Barnesville and the surrounding communities for your ongoing support. Thank you to our wonderful team of volunteers who generously give of their time and talents. Thank you to our Board of Directors for their support, encouragement, and guidance. Thank you to our donors and grant providers who help to keep the HELPERS programs flourishing and expanding. “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words but to live by them” ~ John F. Kennedy

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We Want Your Opinion!

HELPERS survey now available, and we want your opinions! Please complete our survey so we can continue to expand and develop the HELPERS program in a manner that fulfills the needs of our area seniors. We want the opinions of all, young, old, and in-between. The online survey is available on the HELPERS website and Facebook page at It is also available in hard copies at the HELPERS office, the Senior Community Center, and the Barnesville Library.

Have you completed the survey yet? IF not, please click the image below as we’d really love to hear from you! 

National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month; it’s a month that puts special focus on this disease that effects so many. The Alzheimer’s Association website recently posted a Q & A (10/31/23) with actor Don Cheadle about his family’s Alzheimer’s journey with his mom, Bettye Cheadle, who died in 2016. Mr. Cheadle spoke on the toll the diagnosis took on the entire family and of the demands on those in the caregiving role. Mr. Cheadle recounts what was one of the hardest things for him about his experience. 

I found that one of the cruelest things about the disease that happens is when the window opens for a moment, and your loved one is back, and you can have a conversation with them. Then that window closes again, and you remain hopeful that somehow that opening is going to lead to them coming back. It’s just a cruel joke.” The article is a profound account of his family’s experience, and we would encourage those interested to go to to read the full story.

Note the Date Change!

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Toenail Clipping Clinic, Monday, Dec. 4th, Barnesville Senior Community Center. By appointment only. Call HELPERS to schedule. Limited spaces available. Fee is $10. 

Hildebrand Hall was abuzz with the smiles and chatter of the 72 people who attended our 2023 Tour of Tables event.

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Thank you to all the creative Table Hosts, guests, volunteers, and donors who helped to make this event a great way to spend a Saturday morning.

 “Enjoyable social interaction, community, and laughter has a healing effect on the mind and body.” ~ Bryant McGill

Fika—“Take a Break” with Coffee & Conversation

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Fika—“Take a Break” with Coffee & Conversation, Wednesday, Nov. 15thth, 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 to attend but need transportation assistance.

Grow Young Fitness

Monday through Friday

Program For Seniors

Channel 12 at 

9:05am and 4:05pm 

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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.