Friday, June 22, 2012

Summer Events

Upcoming Summer Events:

  • Bone Builders Training, Monday, June 25th from 9:30am - 2:00pm at the Zion Lutheran Church in Grand Rapids.  If you are interested in becoming a Bone Builder Leader, please contact Deb DeMuth at the ElderCircle office, 218-999-5441.

  • "Don't be a Target of Healthcare Fraud" Presentation, Tuesday, July 3rd from 9:15am - 10:15am at the Grand Rapids Public Library.  This program is sponsored by Arrowhead Area Agency on Aging, Senior LinkAge Line and Minnesota SMP.  It is an informal presentation on healthcare fraud, waste and abuse.  Learn how to protect against, detect and report fraud.  Learn helpful tools that anyone can use to protect against scams and identity theft.

  • Grills Gone Wild Fundraiser, Friday July 20th from 11am - 6pm, and Saturday July 21st from 8am - 3pm, in the Ogle's Marketplace Foods parking lot.  This is an annual fundraiser for ElderCircle and Community Cafe.  You can purchase lunch or dinner for $5 from 11am - 6pm on Friday, July 20th.  Lunch includes a pork sandwich, potato salad, chips and pop.water.  There is in-town delivery between 11am and 1pm on Friday if pre-ordered.  Saturday, July 21, is the rib cook-off competition with taste testing.  You can enter the competition by registering at Ogle's meat department, or you can come and taste-test the ribs and vote for your favorite!  Taste-testing takes place 1-3pm on Saturday, and costs $5.00.  Other vendors will also be offering goodies to taste. All proceeds go to ElderCircle and the Community Cafe.

  • "New to Medicare" Presentation, Tuesday, August 7th from 9:15am - 11:15am at the Grand Rapids Public Library.  This presentation is sponsored by Arrowhead Agency on Aging, Senior LinkAge Line and ElderCircle.  If you're new to Medicare, or have questions about your Medicare coverage, come learn about Medicare Parts A through D, Medicare insurance options, supplemental insurance, extra help paying for prescription drugs, Medicare Savings Programs and more.  Get your questions answered!

  • Senior Day at the Fair, Friday, August 17th at the Itasca County Fairgrounds.  This is an annual event where lunch is served to seniors by local public officials, live music is provided, and the Itasca County Outstanding Senior Volunteers are recognized.

  • ElderCircle's Harvest Dinner, Thursday, August 23rd from 5:30 - 8:00pm at Timbersweet Farm.  More information will be forthcoming.

Monday, June 11, 2012

ElderCircle News!

ElderCircle is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization in Grand Rapids, Minnesota.  ElderCircle's mission is "to maintain the independence of seniors by linking them, their families and caregivers to services," thus enabling them to remain in their homes longer.

This blog will attempt to keep seniors, their families and caregivers, and the community, in general, informed about current happenings, news and information.