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One of the tabs above may take you quickly to the information you seek. If you have a question, click on the “Contact Us” button.    If you scroll down this page, you will find special updates, starting with the most recent.Circuit Training 053

JOB OPENING   We are now accepting applications for the position of Fitness Manager.  Open the .pdf file with COMPLETE JOB DESCRIPTION.  Send letter of interest and resume to: Patsy Dew, Asst Director, Northfield Senior Center, 1651 Jefferson Pkwy, Northfield, MN     55057, or deliver letter and resume by email to: patsydew@nscmn.org

Deadline for applications is September 22.

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Aging with Gusto

Starting Wednesday, Sept 24, Rose and Marv Kormann will be leading four weekly  discussions on “aging with Gusto,” developing a new more positive perspective on this period of life.

Topics will include: What it means to age, Societal views of aging, and Moving from ageism to aging with gusto.

Whether we’re 6, 60 or 106, it’s happening to all of us… if we’re lucky. That’s not going to change. But what can change is how we view aging and how we treat one another and ourselves as we age.

Aging with Gusto

It’s no secret: our society favors youth and shies away from aging. Prejudice against people as they age comes with a twist: It is discrimination against our future selves.

Sept 24, Oct 1, 8, and 15

Fee for this 4-week course is $18     SIGN UP ONLINE or in person at the Center

Would you like to know more about using your Computer?

The Northfield Senior Center offers Mac and PC computer courses with hands-on instruction specificallycomputers designed to meet the needs of seniors.  For details on the courses available and the schedule for upcoming courses, see the COMPUTER page on our website   Courses offered in the near future include the 2-session offerings  of Introduction to iPad/iPhon(Sept.23 and 25), Introduction to Computers/Mac (Sept. 29 and Oct. 1) and Intro to Computers/WIN (Sept. 30 and Oct. 2). Note: Registration for all courses must be completed by noon of the preceding Wednesday.

Reverse Diabetes and Live

Dr. Noel Aldrich, licensed nutritionist, is offering a 4-session course on how simple choices in the kitchen can help you to regain your health and give hope for the future.  This series will cover the latest research on diabetes and will talk about ways you can stop this decline of health. Thursdays, 6:50 – 7:50 pm, Sept 18 – Oct 9.

Fee: $32 non-member/ $24 member/ $10 PL, SS, S&F +    Find more information, and/or REGISTER ONLINE

Tap Dance Classes Start Sept 11

The Arts Guild and Senior Center are again collaborating in offering Teen/Adult Tap onIMG_4862 Thursdays, this fall 5 – 6pm, in the NAG Dance Studio.  Kathleen Pender is teaching this energetic class which explores the basics of tap.  Cost: $50 for each 4-week session to members of either organization.

($26 to NSC Platinum, SS, or S&F+ level members)

Register on-line through the Senior Center (CLICK HERE) or through the Arts Guild (CLICK HERE), or in person at either place.

Learn How to Borrow Library Ebooks

It is now possible to borrow ebooks from the Northfield Library without leaving your home. ebooks3 This can be done using ebook readers, tablets, smart phones or computers.  On three Friday afternoons this fall library staff will come to theSenior Center to offer one-to-one help with the borrowing procedure.  Half hour sessions will be held from 2:00 to 3:30 on September 12, October 10, and November 14.  Folks must have a current library card to take part in this program. Please call Jim Finholt, (507) 645 8609. to reserve a time.  This program is free.

Happy Birthday, Della

Photo from May 4, 2011

Labor Day: Center will be OPEN, and most Classes will meet

These classes ARE RUNNING
7 am aqua Marilyn Kelly
8:15 aqua Kyle Buck Sub
9:15 am aqua Kyle Buck Sub
8:30 am Tai Chi – Yuan Land
10:30 Silver Sneakers – Sub Kyle Buck
12 noon Yin Yoga – Daniel Martin
1:30 Silver and Fit – Sub Kyle Buck
Classes NOT RUNNING on Monday
7 am Zumba
5 pm Kettlebells
6 pm Yoga
7:30 Table tennis

Northfield Celebrates Della’s 103rd Birthday

Turn your radios to KYMN at 10am this morning (Aug 29) to listen to Della talking with Wayne Eddy. Next Friday, the day she turns 103,Card players 006a she is going to be on Twins Cities Live at 3pm. She will be featured in the Northfield paper on Saturday the 6th, and on Sunday the 7th she will be in the DJJD parade.  How wonderful!  

The Pool will re-OPEN on Thursday

The annual cleaning has been completed as scheduled, and the pool is open.    cold The temperature of the water is SLOWLY getting back to our standard of 89 degrees.  As of 8am this morning, the temp. is 75.  We expect it to be in the mid-80’s by the end of the afternoon, and back to normal by tomorrow morning.

Travelogue of Trip to Israel and Palestine: Fostering Peace

Thursday, August 28, 10:00-11:30download (1)

For five weeks last year, Graison Hensley Chapman and Soraya Dangor traveled to Israel and the Occupied Palestinian territories as the first winners of the Ruth Hansen Palestine Travel Scholarship from Northfielders for Justice in Palestine/Israel. They lived with a Palestinian Christian family outside Bethlehem, which is in the West Bank, and also traveled throughout the West Bank and Israel. On their trip they volunteered with nonprofits for children and seniors,  and they also met with Palestinian, Israeli, and international peace activists. Graison, 25, is a reporter who works regularly with the Star Tribune; Soraya, 24, is a regular substitute teacher at Prairie Creek Community School while she earns her MA in education at Augsburg College. She is a graduate of St. Olaf College.