Oct 09, 2023 Events & News

“Still Life at Eighty: The Next Interesting Thing.”

Abigail Thomas is an 81-year-old author whose latest book is a memoir titled “Still Life at Eighty: The Next Interesting Thing.” She writes on the “complexities and simplicities” of aging. She shares her feelings about the term “elderly” after listening to a weather report that warned that the cold was dangerous to children and the elderly. ”At first the word elderly conjures up someone thin and frail, someone I might help across a busy street. Someone else. A moment passes before I realize, with a jolt, that I’m elderly. I don’t feel elderly. I feel like myself, only more so.” Thomas encourages living in the present, accepting the changes that come with aging, and just allowing ourselves to “turn into
who we’re turning into.” She challenges us to realize that “growing old can be fun and interesting, as long as you remain curious and keep your sense of humor.” Look for this book. It’s a great read!

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TOUR OF TABLES, October 14th

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TOUR OF TABLES Fundraiser for HELPERS, October 14 th , 10am-12pm, Hildebrand Hall. Want to express your creativity and have some fun? Contact HELPERS to sign up as a Table Host! Tour of Tables is a unique fundraising event in which Table Hosts design and decorate a table and invite persons to purchase a ticket to participate as a guest and a donor to HELPERS. This year’s theme is My Favorite Things. If you are interested in decorating and hosting a table, contact HELPERS. We have only a few tables available so notify us soon. 

If you are interested in attending this fundraiser as a guest rather than a table host, contact us here at HELPERS. Our Tour of Tables event makes for a very enjoyable Saturday morning together with socializing and sharing a delicious brunch.

Fika—“Take a Break”
with Coffee & Conversation

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Wednesday, Oct. 11th , 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.

Toenail Clipping Clinic

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Monday, Oct. 16 th , Barnesville Senior Community Center. 

By appointment only. 

Call HELPERS to schedule. 

Limited spaces available. 

Fee is $10.


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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Raffle ticket sales begin mid-October.

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.