Join us for Minnesota from the Road: Arrowhead & Iron Range Tour, a special presentation when we will explore sites along the north shore of Lake Superior and the historic Iron Range of Minnesota through photos and stories.

Mona Kaiser


Presenter Doug Ohman is a popular speaker, historian, storyteller and expert photographer with deep roots in Minnesota. Living in New Hope, Minnesota, Doug has spent the last 30 years uncovering and bringing Minnesota history to life.

Pre-register for this class which is scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 25.

The program is open to the public. The cost to attend is $3 for Buckham West members and $6 for non-members.

Evening meal offered

If you are planning on attending the Doug Ohman program on June 25, how about coming early and joining us for supper first? Senior Dining is hosting another dinner that night, serving from 4:30–5:30 p.m. The menu will be a taco salad bar and fried ice cream with chocolate sauce.

Pre-registration is required for dinner and can be done by stopping in to sign up or calling Senior Dining at 332-7680. This meal is open to the public, and the cost is a suggested donation of $4 for those ages 60 and over, $7 for those under age 60.

Summer painting project

Join Suzanne Schwichtenberg as she leads a class in making a fun and simple painting on reclaimed barn board. The final project will have a patriotic theme just in time for Independence Day! You may view a sample of the project on display at Buckham West.

The class will be held on Wednesday, June 19 from 1–3 p.m. Registration is required by calling 332-7357. Class fee is $20/person and includes all materials and guided instructions. Payment is due at the time of the class.

Outstanding Senior Citizen nominations sought

Nominations are now being sought for the 2019 Rice County Outstanding Senior Citizen. The award recognizes outstanding senior citizens who are 65 years or older who have contributed their time and talent to benefit their community. The winner or couple will be announced at the Fair on July 18 at 1 p.m.

Nomination forms are available at the Buckham West or online at For information call Char Wetzel at 507-334-5738 or Deadline to submit is July 5. Mail to: Rice County Fair, Box 393, Faribault.

Honoring your choices

Advance care planning is a process that includes thinking about, talking about, and writing down your preferences for future health care decisions. It’s important for every adult to have a health care directive — a written plan for loved ones and health care providers to follow — so that your wishes are known if a medical emergency occurs and you are not able to speak for yourself.

Join us in the process of advance care planning, learn how to choose a health care decision-maker, navigate the Honoring Choices health care directive, and have the opportunity to complete your directive at the end of class, if you choose.

Kerry Hjelmgren, Honoring Choices coordinator, will lead the discussion from 10–11:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 10. This free program is open to the public, pre-register by calling 507-497-3061 or emailing


The monthly Family Caregiver Support Group meeting at Milestone Senior Living has been rescheduled for 5:30 p.m. June 18.

Our monthly book club will be meeting on Monday, June 24. The start time will remain at its new time of 9:30 a.m.! See you then.

Upcoming trips

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., June 19. $52 pays for admission, tram ride and motorcoach transportation. Lunch on your own at the Arboretum cafeteria.

Mystery Tour will be June 26–27 at a new location, with no gaming. Flyer with cost available now.

Jackpot Junction Tuesday and Wednesday, July 9 and 10. $75 includes hotel and transportation. Casino pays $50 on player’s card and more.

“Mamma Mia” at Chanhassen Dinner Theater on Wednesday, July 24 for a matinee performance. Depart at 9:45 a.m., return by 5 p.m. Cost is $97, including lunch, performance and transportation.

Door County trip on October 21–24. New brochures are available. Includes three nights at Rowley’s Bay, ferry to Washington Island, an excursion boat outing on the bay side of Lake Michigan and great meals

Brochures now available: Hostfest September 24–27, Branson on November 7–11, and Nashville on November 14–19.

Mona Kaiser is the Buckham West Senior Center director at 19 West Division St. Faribault. Reach the center at 507-332-7357.

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