Rochester Council on Aging

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            On Friday, February 14 at 1:30 pm, the Rochester Senior Center will hold the annual Year of Remembrance event.  This event is for friends and families who have lost a loved one in the past year. It is open to the community.  

            The Rochester Senior Center is holding a special luncheon on Monday, February 24 at 12:00 pm. This homemade meal will be prepared by Hanna Milhench and friends. Everyone is welcome to attend. Advanced sign-up and a donation of $5 are necessary to ensure there is enough food for everyone. 

            The Rochester Senior Center will be closed on Monday, February 17 in observance of President’s Day.

            On Tuesday, February 18 at 10:15 am, the Senior Book Club will meet at the Rochester Senior Center. This group is led by the Library Director and welcomes everyone. The book being discussed at this meeting is Silas Marner, 262 pages, written by George Eliot in 1861. It is the story of a linen weaver and is known for its strong realism and inclusion of topics such as community, religion and industrialization. The story takes place in the English countryside. The main character, somewhat of an outsider, is wrongly accused of stealing funds from the Calvinist congregation while he is caring for the very ill deacon. Next month’s novel is a national bestseller, The Lager Queen of Minnesota, written by Ryan Stradal.  

            COA transportation is available for Rochester seniors. Transportation is available to and from local medical appointments, treatments, the Senior Center, and errands. Drivers are responsible for transportation and the vehicle. If assistance is needed by the rider, please feel free to arrange to bring the escort of your choice. Drivers are restricted from providing any personal assistance. The Senior Center is hoping to obtain a new van in the future. The new van would be a modified passenger van, and will replace the older, larger commercial style van. COA transportation is a free service. However, donations of $5 per ride help to defer costs of van maintenance and driver compensation.

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