Oct 30, 2023 Events & News

What is Respite Care

What is Respite Care and why is it important? Respite care provides temporary relief for primary caregivers, offering them a much-needed break from the demands of caring for their family member. HELPERS respite volunteers come into the home and offer companionship and supervision for the person being cared for. Sometimes the caregiver leaves the home to complete errands and sometimes the caregiver stays home but then can nap or complete tasks without the distraction of providing care for their loved one. Even though this is typically just for a few hours, respite care can help ease the burden of family caregiving, reduce stress, restore the caregiver’s energy, and prevent burnout. 

Respite care also benefits the person being cared for; it can be a welcome change of routine. We know that, for caregivers, it can be hard to ask for respite help. Some see it as a failure on their part, but the reality is that daily caregiving is a difficult role. It is normal for patience and compassion to wear thin. Getting a break is a way to “recharge one’s batteries.” Reaching out for help can help to make the caregiving journey a more enjoyable and rewarding experience for both the caregiver and the family member being cared for. Please don’t hesitate to contact HELPERS if you would like to visit about respite care. 

We’re here to help.

Holiday Raffle Tickets on Sale Now!

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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.

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Hearing and Vision Loss Informational Presentation

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Hearing and Vision Loss Informational Presentation, Monday, Nov. 13th, 1-3pm, Barnesville Senior Community Center. Presenters are Lauren Eliason, Blind Rehab Specialist with State Services for the Blind and Jerry Geist & Ellen Archambeau with Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services. They will share information on the services they offer, describe equipment available, and advise on how one qualifies for services. This presentation is free and open to all. No need to pre-register. Refreshments will be available.

Note the Date Change!

feet, man feet, foot-2429438.jpg Toenail Clipping Clinic, Monday, Dec. 4th, Barnesville Senior Community Center. By appointment only. Call HELPERS to schedule. Limited spaces available. Fee is $10.

thank you, thank you card, table-3690116.jpgHildebrand Hall was abuzz with the smiles and chatter of the 72 people who attended our 2023 Tour of Tables event. 

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.