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Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) Events

  1. The Power of Volunteering

    September 23, 2021, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ Whitney Senior Center

    Join AmeriCorps Seniors RSVP staff to learn how you can help your neighbors while improving your health and well-being. Hear how local seniors are safely involved in volunteer efforts and the benefits that come with helping others. Explore ways to get involved and share your time in ways that are best suited to you! Offered in-person at Whitney Senior Center. Pre-registration appreciated, 320 255-7295 or rsvp@ci.stcloud.mn.us.

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  2. The Power of Volunteering - Monticello

    September 23, 2021, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @

    Monticello Senior Center

    Join AmeriCorps Seniors RSVP staff to learn how you can help your neighbors while improving your very own health and wellbeing. Hear how local community members are safely involved in volunteer efforts and the benefits that come with helping others. You will also have the chance to further explore opportunities to get involved with RSVP staff that are best suited for you!

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  3. AmeriCorps Seniors RSVP Start-Up Session

    September 23, 2021, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Whitney Senior Center

    During this one hour program we’ll get to know each other – and our community’s volunteer needs – a little better. By the end of this session you can be registered for RSVP and ready to take on your first volunteer assignment!

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  4. AmeriCorps Seniors RSVP Start-Up Session

    September 30, 2021, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Whitney Senior Center

    During this one hour program we’ll get to know each other – and our community’s volunteer needs – a little better. By the end of this session you can be registered for RSVP and ready to take on your first volunteer assignment!

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Whitney Senior Center

  1. Woodshop

    September 22, 2021, 8:15 AM - 3:00 PM

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  2. Billiards

    September 22, 2021, 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM

    Play alone, with friends or people you haven’t met before. Billiards serve as a means to unwind and enjoy easy conversation while challenging you in both body and mind. WSC has four pool tables and one snooker table. Hours available: 8:30-11:00am and 12:00-3:00pm

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  3. Hike with Stearns County

    September 22, 2021, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Why do some species bloom in fall and not in the summer? Join Sarah Weed to learn about Fall Wildflowers/grasses while enjoying a hike at Quarry Park. Quarry Park and Nature Preserve 1802 County Road 137 Waite Park, MN 56378 (Meet at main trailhead)

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  4. Spirituality Group

    September 22, 2021, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Spirituality Group Using books, speakers, and videos as discussion starters, join us for an open-minded exploration of spirituality from various world views. Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 823 1351 3851 Passcode: 322092

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  5. Spring Forest Qigong

    September 22, 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Spring Forest Qigong is a simple, efficient, yet effective method for helping you manage and reduce stress, heal physical and emotional pain, and enhance your quality of life! Anyone - regardless of ability, age or beliefs - can practice Spring Forest Qigong to become healthier and happier. Benefits of Qigong include stronger muscles, improved metabolism and digestion, balanced energy, mental clarity, and improved movement. Instructor: Jerry Wellik Meeting ID: 835 0494 6681 Passcode: 527330

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  6. Cribbage Club

    September 22, 2021, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Cribbage is a card game that involves playing and grouping cards in combinations to gain points. This is a four player group for experienced cribbage players. A Whitney membership or daily guest pass is required to play, pre-registration is also required.

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  7. Woodshop

    September 23, 2021, 8:15 AM - 3:00 PM

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  8. Billiards

    September 23, 2021, 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM

    Play alone, with friends or people you haven’t met before. Billiards serve as a means to unwind and enjoy easy conversation while challenging you in both body and mind. WSC has four pool tables and one snooker table. Hours available: 8:30-11:00am and 12:00-3:00pm

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  9. SilverSneakers Boom Muscle

    September 23, 2021, 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

    Muscle incorporates athletic-based exercises that improve upper body conditioning. You'll move through sever "blocks", which are groups of exercises that focus on different muscle groups. The focus of this class is on toning muscles and building overall strength. Note: this class intended for the Active Senior and will be taught both in person and virtual. Meeting ID: 835 0494 6681 Passcode: 527330

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  10. Texas Hold'em

    September 23, 2021, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

    Texas Hold'em is a fun group that enjoys playing cards together. All are welcome!

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  11. Yoga

    September 23, 2021, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Yoga teaches us how to stretch the body, focus the mind, pay attention to the breath, and live in the present moment with a greater sense of ease and well-being. This class will teach you techniques to increase strength, flexibility, and balance the body. Instructor: Sally Metz Meeting ID: 835 0494 6681 Passcode: 527330

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  12. Setting Intentions with Mindful Meditation

    September 23, 2021, 1:00 PM - 1:15 PM

    Simply connect to your chosen course with no required result: mindful breathing, body scans, and guided mindful meditations. You will be led through a series of relaxation techniques to prepare the body and mind for intention setting to deepen the purpose in your life. Before dialing into the zoom, prepare a sanctuary of relaxation with dim lighting or candle of your favorite scent, quiet, no disruptions (silence your phone), and a comfortable place to sit or lie down with a comforting blanket to keep you warm. Meeting ID: 835 0494 6681 Passcode: 527330

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  13. Woodshop

    September 24, 2021, 8:15 AM - 3:00 PM

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  14. Billiards

    September 24, 2021, 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM

    Play alone, with friends or people you haven’t met before. Billiards serve as a means to unwind and enjoy easy conversation while challenging you in both body and mind. WSC has four pool tables and one snooker table. Hours available: 8:30-11:00am and 12:00-3:00pm

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  15. Fire and Falls Presentation in St. Joseph

    September 24, 2021, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    In Minnesota from 2012 to 2016, there have been 99 fire fatalities in adults over the age of 60 and nationally, older adults are twice as likely to be killed or injured by fires as compared to the rest of the population. Falling is also a major concern for older adults. In Stearns County, 433 people 50 and older have had a fall-related injury. Join us for this fun, engaging, and interactive presentation on discovering ways that you can prevent falls and home fires. St. Joe Heritage Hall 75 Callaway Street East, St. Joe MN 56374

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  16. Travel Talkin' - Tanzania

    September 24, 2021, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Join James and Michael on an African Safari like no other in the beautiful African country of Tanzania. Experience the camps and tents as you stay out with the animals. You'll meet the Massai people and learn about their culture and see thousands of zebra and wildebeest as they migrate across the Serengeti Plain. Also, view the 12 mile wide Ngorongoro Crater with its own ecosystem and meet Lucy, one of our ancient ancestors. Meeting ID: 852 0555 7699 Passcode: Travel

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  17. Zumba

    September 24, 2021, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

    This dance fitness class is fun, energetic, and will make you feel amazing! Its low-impact and easy-to-follow choreography offers a total workout of cardio, muscle conditioning, balance, coordination, and flexibility. Come prepared to dance, sweat, and smile! Best suited for active seniors. This class will be offered in-person only.

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  18. EnhanceFitness

    September 24, 2021, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    EnhanceFitness is an evidence-based program designed to improve the overall functional fitness and well-being of older adults. The exercises focus on four key areas important to the health and fitness: stretching and flexibility; low impact aerobics; strength training; and balance. Meeting ID: 835 0494 6681 Passcode: 527330

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  19. Billiards

    September 25, 2021, 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM

    Play alone, with friends or people you haven’t met before. Billiards serve as a means to unwind and enjoy easy conversation while challenging you in both body and mind. WSC has four pool tables and one snooker table. Hours available: 8:30-11:00am and 12:00-3:00pm

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  20. Walk to End Alzheimer's

    September 25, 2021, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Walk to End Alzheimer's is full of flowers, each carried by someone committed to raising funds and awareness for a breakthrough in the fight against Alzheimer's and all other dementia. Whether you join us in person or Walk From Home, your participation makes a difference in the lives of those facing the disease. Our fundraising goal is $2,000 for our Whitney Senior Center Team. When you click the link to join our team, click "Find a Walk near you," then click "Find A Team," and then type in 'Whitney Senior Center' in the Team Name spot. Then join our team by entering your name and choosing to kickstart your fundraising by donating! Location: Lake George Municipal Complex 1101 7th Street S St. Cloud MN 56301

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  21. EnhanceFitness

    September 25, 2021, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    EnhanceFitness is an evidence-based program designed to improve the overall functional fitness and well-being of older adults. The exercises focus on four key areas important to the health and fitness: stretching and flexibility; low impact aerobics; strength training; and balance. Meeting ID: 835 0494 6681 Passcode: 527330

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  22. Woodshop

    September 27, 2021, 8:15 AM - 3:00 PM

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  23. Billiards

    September 27, 2021, 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM

    Play alone, with friends or people you haven’t met before. Billiards serve as a means to unwind and enjoy easy conversation while challenging you in both body and mind. WSC has four pool tables and one snooker table. Hours available: 8:30-11:00am and 12:00-3:00pm

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  24. Fun Singers

    September 27, 2021, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    The Fun Singers is a group of older adults who rehearse at the Whitney Senior Center. They share their talents by performing concerts throughout the greater St. Cloud area primarily at senior living homes and senior centers. Meeting ID: 893 3370 7150 Passcode: fun

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  25. SilverSneakers Boom Muscle

    September 27, 2021, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    Muscle incorporates athletic-based exercises that improve upper body conditioning. You'll move through sever "blocks", which are groups of exercises that focus on different muscle groups. The focus of this class is on toning muscles and building overall strength. Note: this class intended for the Active Senior and will be taught both in person and virtual. Meeting ID: 835 0494 6681 Passcode: 527330

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  26. Spring Forest Qigong

    September 27, 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Spring Forest Qigong is a simple, efficient, yet effective method for helping you manage and reduce stress, heal physical and emotional pain, and enhance your quality of life! Anyone - regardless of ability, age or beliefs - can practice Spring Forest Qigong to become healthier and happier. Benefits of Qigong include stronger muscles, improved metabolism and digestion, balanced energy, mental clarity, and improved movement. Instructor: Jerry Wellik Meeting ID: 835 0494 6681 Passcode: 527330

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  27. Woodshop

    September 28, 2021, 8:15 AM - 3:00 PM

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  28. Billiards

    September 28, 2021, 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM

    Play alone, with friends or people you haven’t met before. Billiards serve as a means to unwind and enjoy easy conversation while challenging you in both body and mind. WSC has four pool tables and one snooker table. Hours available: 8:30-11:00am and 12:00-3:00pm

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  29. Woodcarving

    September 28, 2021, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    All levels of woodcarving experience welcome at this fun and social group. Bring your own tools for individual carving projects. No instruction. Meeting ID: 869 5598 5358 Passcode: 475503

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  30. Injury Prevention Specialist Jason McDonald from CentraCare Trauma Services

    September 28, 2021, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Join Injury Prevention Specialist Jason McDonald from CentraCare to talk about ways to prevent injuries. The goal of these presentations is to promote safe and healthy lifestyles and to also decrease the number of trauma admissions to the Emergency Room. Each month a different topic will be covered along with fall prevention tips. Topics of the month: September: Prescription Drug Safety October: Preparing for Winter Weather November: Holiday Safety (home and travel safety) Meeting ID: 834 1671 1793 Passcode: Prevention

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  31. EnhanceFitness

    September 28, 2021, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    EnhanceFitness is an evidence-based program designed to improve the overall functional fitness and well-being of older adults. The exercises focus on four key areas important to the health and fitness: stretching and flexibility; low impact aerobics; strength training; and balance. Meeting ID: 835 0494 6681 Passcode: 527330

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  32. Crafting Fun

    September 28, 2021, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

    Bring a project of your choice to work on and be willing to share ideas and any knowledge you have. Possible techniques are beading, fabric, paper crafting, any medium of painting, macrame', ceramics, clay and so many more ideas. No crochet or knitting as they get together on Mondays and embroidery needlework is on 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Tuesdays. If there is a technique that you want to learn how to do, ask to see if anyone in the group can help you out. It will be a fun learning time and a social gathering for people that have similar interests.

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  33. Line Dancing

    September 28, 2021, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    If you like to dance, this club is for you. This fun group wants to meet you and have you join them.

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  34. Mahjongg

    September 28, 2021, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    This is currently a computer based Mahjongg game - the group meets at Whitney and plays the game on their device, each individual is responsible to purchase the Mahjongg app. Mahjongg ia a tile based game usually played by four people. The object is to collect winning sets of these tiles, as in card games like gin rummy.

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  35. Ted Talk Discussions

    September 28, 2021, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Since June 2020, the Whitney Senior Center has registered to host TED Circles, an “open community of small groups that engage in conversations about big ideas.” TED Circles discussions are based on monthly themes provided by TED. Whitney’s TED Circles are hosted by RSVP Volunteer Lalita Subrahmanyan on Zoom every Tuesday, from 1:00-2:00 pm. So far, we have discussed TED Talks on themes such as the Environment, Designing with Humanity and Resilience. Participants, some of whom attend regularly, say that through TED Circles they have met interesting people from a variety of backgrounds in the St. Cloud area and learned new perspectives on issues they have never thought about before. We would love for you all to participate! Meeting ID: 843 2402 1750 Passcode: 564807

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  36. Conversational German

    September 28, 2021, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

    Informal conversation for participants with an intermediate knowledge of speaking, reading, and writing German. The group sets each week's conversation topic in advance; some preparation is required. Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 840 8377 0781 Passcode: German

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  37. Woodshop

    September 29, 2021, 8:15 AM - 3:00 PM

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  38. Billiards

    September 29, 2021, 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM

    Play alone, with friends or people you haven’t met before. Billiards serve as a means to unwind and enjoy easy conversation while challenging you in both body and mind. WSC has four pool tables and one snooker table. Hours available: 8:30-11:00am and 12:00-3:00pm

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  39. The Pursuit of Happiness from Wisdom's Edge

    September 29, 2021, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    We all want it. We all need it. We all seek it. But what really is happiness, and how is it attained? Can money buy happiness? Do we need friends to be happy? Is happiness only about pleasure and pain? Is happiness up to us, or is it more about luck? If you would enjoy a chance to discuss these questions, here is a learning opportunity for you! You are invited to participate in a group discussion on the nature of happiness and why it matters. We will be reflecting on claims of major philosophers such as Buddha, Plato, Aristotle, and several contemporary thinkers. These discussions will develop your analytical thinking skills, while also engaging your imagination. This will be not only informative, but fun! Instructor: Dr. John Houston from Wisdom Edge Meeting ID: 897 1942 1375 Passcode: Pursuit

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  40. Spirituality Group

    September 29, 2021, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Spirituality Group Using books, speakers, and videos as discussion starters, join us for an open-minded exploration of spirituality from various world views. Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 823 1351 3851 Passcode: 322092

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  41. Spring Forest Qigong

    September 29, 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Spring Forest Qigong is a simple, efficient, yet effective method for helping you manage and reduce stress, heal physical and emotional pain, and enhance your quality of life! Anyone - regardless of ability, age or beliefs - can practice Spring Forest Qigong to become healthier and happier. Benefits of Qigong include stronger muscles, improved metabolism and digestion, balanced energy, mental clarity, and improved movement. Instructor: Jerry Wellik Meeting ID: 835 0494 6681 Passcode: 527330

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  42. Cribbage Club

    September 29, 2021, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Cribbage is a card game that involves playing and grouping cards in combinations to gain points. This is a four player group for experienced cribbage players. A Whitney membership or daily guest pass is required to play, pre-registration is also required.

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  43. Woodshop

    September 30, 2021, 8:15 AM - 3:00 PM

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  44. Billiards

    September 30, 2021, 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM

    Play alone, with friends or people you haven’t met before. Billiards serve as a means to unwind and enjoy easy conversation while challenging you in both body and mind. WSC has four pool tables and one snooker table. Hours available: 8:30-11:00am and 12:00-3:00pm

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  45. SilverSneakers Boom Muscle

    September 30, 2021, 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

    Muscle incorporates athletic-based exercises that improve upper body conditioning. You'll move through sever "blocks", which are groups of exercises that focus on different muscle groups. The focus of this class is on toning muscles and building overall strength. Note: this class intended for the Active Senior and will be taught both in person and virtual. Meeting ID: 835 0494 6681 Passcode: 527330

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  46. Texas Hold'em

    September 30, 2021, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

    Texas Hold'em is a fun group that enjoys playing cards together. All are welcome!

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  47. Yoga

    September 30, 2021, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Yoga teaches us how to stretch the body, focus the mind, pay attention to the breath, and live in the present moment with a greater sense of ease and well-being. This class will teach you techniques to increase strength, flexibility, and balance the body. Instructor: Sally Metz Meeting ID: 835 0494 6681 Passcode: 527330

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  48. Setting Intentions with Mindful Meditation

    September 30, 2021, 1:00 PM - 1:15 PM

    Simply connect to your chosen course with no required result: mindful breathing, body scans, and guided mindful meditations. You will be led through a series of relaxation techniques to prepare the body and mind for intention setting to deepen the purpose in your life. Before dialing into the zoom, prepare a sanctuary of relaxation with dim lighting or candle of your favorite scent, quiet, no disruptions (silence your phone), and a comfortable place to sit or lie down with a comforting blanket to keep you warm. Meeting ID: 835 0494 6681 Passcode: 527330

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  49. Concert from Rock City Jazz Band

    September 30, 2021, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Join us for an evening concert from the Rock City Jazz Band. This event is free or community members can purchase a day pass for $5.00. We invite our community to join us for this evening concert to celebrate National Senior Center Month with all of us at Whitney! Meeting ID: 840 2813 4712 Passcode: 902541

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