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Five poems were selected to be made into stamps for St. Cloud sidewalks this summer. Thank you to all who submitted their poetry!
As promised in the Mayor’s State of the City Address, the new St Cloud City Mobile App is available for download in App Stores now!
Download our new mobile app today to make accessing the City on your phone a cinch! You will enjoy the menu with its eas...Read on...
The St. Cloud Civic Center opened in 1989; following a major expansion in 2012, the facility was re-named the River’s Edge Convention Center. An adjacent parking structure is currently under construction. Today the facility includes 180,000 square feet of...Read on...
The Municipal Athletic Complex (MAC) is owned and operated by the City of St. Cloud and is a significant venue for baseball, golf, and ice arena sports for the entire St. Cloud area. The MAC includes an arena with two sheets of ice, two natural-grass base...Read on...
Please be advised that beginning on Thursday, May 26, 2016, West St. Germain Street between 5th and 6th Avenues North will be closed to traffic due to utility work in the area.
This closure is expected to last until approximately Friday, May 27, 2016....Read on...
Please be advised that beginning Tuesday, May 31, 2016, through Thursday, June 2, 2016, 6th Avenue North between 13th and 15th Street North will be closed due to utility work in the area.
Detours will be posted.
Please be advised that on Monday, May 30, 2015, West St. Germain Street between 18th Avenue North and Osseo Avenue North will be closed due to a VFW Memorial Day event. Osseo Avenue North between West St. Germain Street and 1st Street North will also be c...Read on...
Please be advised that beginning Monday, May 23, 2016, through Wednesday, May 25, 2016, 6th Avenue North between St. Germain Street West and 1st Street North will be closed to traffic due to utility work in the area.
Detours will be posted.Read on...
Beginning on Wednesday, May 25, 2016, crack sealing operations will commence in the area between T.H. 23 and University Drive from Cooper Avenue South to 9th Avenue South. This work will require that lanes be intermittently closed and that traffic be red...Read on...
Beginning on Monday, May 23, 2016, eastbound traffic on University Drive between 8th and 10th Avenue South will be reduced to one lane of traffic, with the left turn lane at 9th Avenue South remaining open. This work is for concrete work being done in con...Read on...
Please be advised that on Tuesday, May 24, 2016, from 8:00 a.m. until noon, weather permitting, the right eastbound traffic lane on 1st Street North between 5th and 6th Avenue North will be closed due to construction work with the River’s Edge Parking Ram...Read on...
9th Avenue South/Clearwater Road from 4th Street South to approximately 11th Street South will be reduced to one lane of traffic in each direction. Please note that left turn lanes will remain open.
Please also be advised that the bike lane(s) on 9th ...Read on...
Please be advised that beginning Monday, May 23, 2016, 4½ Street NE from Lincoln Avenue NE to Raymond Avenue NE will be closed to traffic due to railroad quiet zone construction in the area. This closure is expected to last until approximately Friday, Jun...Read on...
Beginning on Monday, November 23, 2015, 5th Avenue North from West St. Germain Street to 1st Street North will be closed until further notice. This closure is for the parking ramp construction.
Please join us for the Environmental Management System Three Year Audit!
Thank you to Great River Energy for supporting the Greater St. Cloud Area Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) with a contribution of $1,500! We thank you for assisting us in addressing local community needs, supporting older adults and for encoura...Click Here to Read More!
RSVP is part of the Senior Corps and we are celebrating National Senior Corps Week May 16th-20th! Celebrate with us as we shine a spotlight on the positive impact Senior Corps volunteers make in our community and across our nation every day!
Thank you ...Click Here to Read More!
Transport Others to Make a Difference
For many in Central Minnesota, getting from one destination to another can be difficult. This is especially true among older adults. According to the American Community Survey and the Minnesota Department of Transp...Click Here to Read More!
Each week throughout the school year volunteers from the Greater St. Cloud Area Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) (Lisa J. Braun, Director) visit local classrooms as part of the “Readers’ Theater” group sharing their passion of reading with elem...Click Here to Read More!
The Great River Regional Public Library in St. Cloud was full of energy last night (Thursday, April 28th) as the United Way hosted their annual “Llama Llama Read-A-Rama Pajama Party” event. The Greater St. Cloud Area RSVP Readers’ Theater sent 6 volunteer...Click Here to Read More!
The 2015-16 school year brought the 20th Season of the RSVP BookEnds Readers Theater bringing the joy of reading to young readers in the Elk River area. Over the years, set with the mission “to demonstrate joy of the written word to children through grou...Click Here to Read More!
Becker Mayor Lefty Kleis proclaimed April 5th as National Service Recognition Day in Becker. Last week at a Becker City Council meeting 13 RSVP volunteers were publicly recognized and thanked for their service to the community! Click the link below to rea...Click Here to Read More!
April 10th-16th is National Volunteer Week! The RSVP staff would like to thank all volunteers throughout our community, especially RSVP volunteers! In 2015, a total of 1,206 Greater St. Cloud Area RSVP volunteers contributed 159,920 hours of service to 18...Click Here to Read More!
The United States Department of Agriculture conducted a study between 2012 and 2014 to find the estimated average of food insecure households. This study found Minnesota below the national average of food insecure households, being at 10.4 % of households...CLICK HERE to Read More
February was “I Love to Read Month” and was celebrated by many across the nation. Locally, children and volunteers celebrated by reading and doing activities they enjoy throughout the year which assist them in developing their reading skills and abilities...CLICK HERE to Read More
RSVP volunteers assisted with “The Connect Effect” art project at Hassan Elementary! Watch this video to see the tremendous impact the volunteers had on the students! Thank you to all RSVP volunteers who offered their time and talents to this activity!C...Click here to read more
A study conducted by the United States Department of Agriculture found in 2014, 3.0 million (9%) households with seniors age 65 and older experienced food insecurity. (Read the report here) Unfortunately, according to an article published by feedingameric...Click Here to Read More
FALL IN LOVE WITH AGING by discovering what RSVP and Whitney Senior Center have to offer you throughout life’s journey.
Happy Valentine’s Day from the City of St Cloud Aging Services Department!
The City of St Cloud Aging Services Department (RSVP and Whitney Senior Center) is excited to announce we now have our own FACEBOOK PAGE!
Please go to www.facebook.com/CityOfStCloudMNAgingServices/ and “Like” us to show your support and to stay up to d...Click Here to Read More!
The RSVP Reader’s Theater is a group of enthusiastic volunteers (age 55 and better) dedicated to sharing their passion of reading with students, Kindergarten through 3rd grade. The Readers’ Theater casts in St. Cloud, Becker and Elk River are all looking ...Click Here to Read More!
Every twenty minutes an older adult in the United States dies from an unintentional fall (according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention) and many more are injured. Falls are one of the leading causes of death in older adults in the United Sta...Click Here to Read More!
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency estimated at least 3 million tons of solid waste was disposed of in 2013. They also estimate that with a greater emphasis laced on recycling, this number could be lowered by over 1 million tons.
In that spirit, ...Click here to read more
Have you been thinking about volunteering for quite some time? Make a New Year’s resolution to begin volunteering through RSVP! Call the RSVP office at (320)255-7295 to get started!
Visit the RSVP website to learn about all of the exciting volunteer op...Click Here to Read More!
RSVP volunteers are involved in an ongoing Pillow Project at Fairview Northland Medical Center in Princeton, MN. These volunteers create pillows for patients being transferred out of the emergency room to another medical facility. Each pillow is machine e...Click here to read more
According to the Census Bureau, there are 21.8 million veterans of the United States armed forces as of 2014. Veteran’s Day is a day to honor and show our gratitude to these heroes; especially the 20,037 veterans living in Stearns, Benton and Sherburne co...Click here to read more
The Greater St. Cloud Area RSVP graciously accepted a $9,195.00 grant from the Benton Telecommunications Foundation. This grant will used to provide mileage reimbursement for RSVP volunteers who live in Benton County. In 2014, 250 Benton County RSVP vol...Click here to read more
The Greater St. Cloud Area RSVP staff had the pleasure of meeting Wendy Spencer, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, last week at the Minnesota Senior Corps Association Conference in St. Paul! It was an honor to meet someone who sha...Click here to read more
CLICK THE LINK BELOW to read the RSVP quarterly newsletter to get an update of what has been going on at RSVP!
Every twenty minutes an older adult in the United States dies from an unintentional fall (according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention) and many more are injured. Falls are one of the leading causes of death of older adults in the United Sta...Click here to read more!
RSVP is currently recruiting volunteers to go “back to school” as a volunteer for the 2015-2016 school year!
If you are ages 55 or better and you are interested in making a difference in your community schools please call the RSVP office at (320)255-7...Read on...
The National Education Association says that having kids practice reading will develop stronger skills and is a crucial component to becoming a good reader and the U.S. Department of Education did a study that discovered a positive correlation between tim...Click here to read more!
August is “Boomers Making a Difference Month” around the nation! The Greater St. Cloud Area RSVP would like to thank and honor RSVP volunteers who are “boomers” and selflessly donate their time and talents to our community each day. In 2014, RSVP voluntee...Click here to read more!
Did you know that volunteering in your community can result in better physical and mental health? Many studies show that staying active and involved through volunteerism is good for your body and for your mind! These studies show that volunteering can dec...Learn more about RSVP
Last school year, 235 RSVP volunteers served 7,107 hours in our community schools. Alice Gombos, is a RSVP volunteer who served nearly 200 hours last school year in the kindergarten classrooms at Foley Elementary listening to students read, count, practic...Visit the RSVP website to read Alices article
Resolve to discover (or rediscover) the arts! Whitney Senior Center has something for everyone- from German music to acrylic painting, from woodcarving to tap dancing. Check out Whitney Time Magazine for all Whitney has to offer!Learn more...
Start the new year off right with a resolution to take better care of your body. There's always room for improvement no matter where you're at with your health & wellness journey. Whether you want to lose weight, eat healthier, or meet new people, Whitney...Discover all that Whitney has to offer!
Still need something for an older adult family member or friend? Whitney Senior Center has great gifts for those who seem to have everything, and for those who just don't want more "stuff." A fitness center membership, personal training session(s), woodsh...Read on...
Charter Communication has been a longstanding supporter of Whitney Senior Center. The most recent donation is the result of Charter keeping in tune with community need and responding generously. We appreciate this company reaching out to Whitney Senior ...Read on...