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Nov 7, 2022 Events & News

National Family Caregivers Month

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It’s National Family Caregivers Month! Celebrated every November, NFCM is a time to recognize and honor family caregivers across the country. It offers an opportunity to raise awareness of caregiving issues, educate communities, and increase support for caregivers. Research indicates caregiving takes a significant emotional, physical, and financial toll. Today in America, there are over 53 million family caregivers providing unpaid care, which is an economic value totaling more than $470 billion! In honor of NFCM, every person is encouraged to reflect and identify the friend or neighbor in their life who is in the role of family caregiver. This might mean doing a household chore, lawn care, providing a meal, making a grocery run, or simply being an empathic listener. Offer them both help and grace; it is likely each of us has been a caregiver or will be a caregiver one day. To quote Rosalynn Carter, “There are only four kinds of people in the world: those who have been caregivers, those who are currently caregivers, those who will be caregivers, and those who will need caregivers.” (Sources: Natl Council on Aging and Administration for Community Living)


Our Volunteer Drivers are essential to HELPERS ability to provide transportation services for our area seniors for medical appointments in Bville, Fargo/Mrhd, & Fergus Falls. 


Drivers are reimbursed for mileage. If you have some spare time and the heart of a volunteer, please contact us. 


We’d appreciate having you on our team!

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Grow Young Fitness Program for Seniors

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Grow Young Fitness Program for Seniors Barnesville 

Channel 12 at 9:05am and 4:05pm Monday through Friday.

Medication Management for MN Seniors, Wednesday, Nov. 16th, 8am-3:30pm, Bville Senior Community Center. Minnesota Seniors are invited to take advantage of this free program designed solely to help you learn more about the medications you are taking and to have expert advice about your medications from pharmacists who are medication specialists. The project pharmacist will assess for concerns regarding all your prescription drugs, over-the-counter drugs, and herbals/vitamins and will answer any questions you may have. For more information or to schedule your one-on-one 1-hour appointment, call HELPERS.

“Steering into the Skid”

On Nov. 9th from 10a – 12p, HELPERS and the Clay County Age Well Coalition will be presenting the second in the 3-part Remember Project dementia awareness events. The 2nd play, “Steering into the Skid,” presents the story of Tim and Amanda. In 12 short scenes, one per month and all taking place in Tim and Amanda’s SUV, the audience comes to know this loving couple’s subtle changes and adjustments they are forced to deal with due to memory loss. Following the virtual play, we will have an informal, guided discussion. This free event is for all community members in addition to those impacted by dementia. Attendees can participate at a group viewing site or individually from their own home & computer. Attendees MUST register either by going to or by contacting HELPERS. Our primary goal with this 3-part event is to help everyone in our community understand what dementia is and how it affects people so that each of us can make a positive difference for persons living with dementia and their loved ones. Hope to see you there!

Coming December 7th: Christmas Carolers & Ugly Sweater Event

Take a Break

Wed, Nov. 2nd, 10-11am

Fika—“Take a Break” with Coffee & Conversation, Wednesday, Nov. 2nd, 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.

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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.

Holiday Raffle 2022!

Holiday Raffle 2022!
HELPERS is holding our first ever Holiday Raffle!

With the amazing help of many Bville community donors, we can offer three amazing prizes for our raffle drawing. 

The 1st prize is a “Bville Basket with a value of $400

2nd prize is a NY Strip meat bundle with a value of $200, and 

3rd prize a handmade lap quilt and wine & cheese basket with a value of $100. 

Tickets are $10 each or 3 for $25 and can be purchased at the HELPERS office or at the Bville Cenex Station. Best of all, by purchasing a ticket you are supporting the HELPERS mission to serve our area seniors and continue to grow our programming. 

Drawing will be held on Nov. 30th at the City Tree Lighting Ceremony; you do not need to be present to win.

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