Weekly Newsletter
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You can also register by calling our front desk at 320-255-7245.  








New Whitney Time came out in the St. Cloud Times on Saturday November 20th.


Santa to a Senior Program
The Home Instead Be a Santa to a Senior Program identifies seniors who may not otherwise receive gifts during the holiday season and finds out what items they need. The purpose of the program is to provide holiday cheer and gift giving to seniors who are least likely to receive a present during the holiday season, are lonely and financially challenged. Home Instead is partnering with the Whitney Senior Center this year to put on this event.

If you are interested in receiving a gift, you are welcome to view the wish list and fill out the form.




To Donate:

  • Find a participating Be a Santa to a Senior location. (Whitney Senior Center will be a location mid November)

  • Remove bulb with senior’s gift request from a tree.

  • Purchase the requested gift listed on the bulb through Amazon.

  • We will gather as a group to wrap the presents.
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Upcoming This Week
Monday, 11/22
Special Programming:


Unable to join in person?

Meeting ID:
817 6435 6411

Passcode: food
Weekly Ongoing Programming:











Meeting ID: 835 0494 6681

Passcode: 527330

This Monday, check out the Tour at Whitney.

Pre-registration is appreciate to ensure the copy of handouts.

To register: 320-255-7245
SilverSneakers
Boom Muscle
Mondays
11 to 11:30 AM



Meeting ID: 835 0494 6681 
Passcode: 527330 


If you play or ever played bridge, join us for a few hours of enjoyable card playing. Singles welcome! We gather from 11:30 to noon. play practice hands until 12:30, then we keep score from 12:30 until 3:00 PM. No Instruction is offered.
Spring Forest Qigong
Mondays and Wednesdays
Noon to 1pm



Meeting ID 835 0494 6681
Password: 527330
Duplicate Bridge

All who play bridge are welcome to join us. You can bring your own partner or we will help to get you one. For assistance to find a partner contact:
Kory 320-292-5001
Roger 320-761-5626

Gentle Pilates
Mondays and Thursdays
1:30 to 2:30 PM



Meeting ID: 835 0494 6681
Password: 527330
Tuesday, 11/23
Special Events:


This Months Session:

Holiday Safety for both home and travel safety

Presented by:
Jason McDonald


Meeting ID: 834 1671 1793
Passcode: Prevention
Weekly Ongoing Programming
EnhanceFitness

Tuesday
Friday
Saturday
11:00am-12:00pm
Mahjongg
Every Tuesday
1:00 to 3:00 PM



Woodcarving
Every Tuesday
8:00 to Noon

All levels of woodcarving experience welcome at this fun and social group. Bring your own tools for individual carving projects. No instruction.


TED Circles 
Tuesday, 1 pm  
This week's Topic:
I Let Algorithms Randomize My Life For Two Years


Join through Zoom at this LINK

November Theme: Exploration

What does exploration mean for the future of society, science, and our individual lives? Let's explore exploration!










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Every Tuesday
1 to 3 PM

Crafting Fun at Whitney!
Tuesdays 1 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


Yoga
Tuesdays 9:30 to 10:30 AM
Thursdays 11:30 to 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



Join in person or on Zoom
Line Dancing
Tuesdays 1pm



To Register or more information:

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Conversational German
2:30 to 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 recommended.


Meeting ID: 840 8377 0781
Passcode: German
Wednesday, 11/24
Special Events
Bring a poem of your own



Meeting ID: 813 2743 5402

Passcode: poetry
Weekly Ongoing Programming


Zumba
Wednesdays 9am









This class is offered in-person only
Senior Yoga
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Saturdays
10:00 to 10:45 AM

Register for in-person
Click on the day below:



JOIN AT THIS LINK
Meeting ID: 835 0494 6681
Passcode: 527330
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Did you know our Coffee Corner is open?

Join us daily to sit in the coffee corner with friends and enjoy a cup of coffee and play a game or two! Or simply just enjoy the company of your community members!
Spirituality Group
Every Wednesday
10:30 to 11:30AM


Unable to come in person, join on Zoom

Meeting ID:
819 0989 5290
Passcode: Wednesdays
If you play Bridge, come and join us for an afternoon of fun!

Free for Whitney Senior Center Members or Purchase a Day Pass for $5.00

Spring Forest Qigong
Mondays and Wednesdays
Noon to 1pm



Meeting ID 835 0494 6681
Password: 527330
Cribbage Club
Wednesdays 1:00 to 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. 

Free for members or purchase a day pass for $5.00!

All are welcome!


Thursday
Happy Thanksgiving
Whitney Senior Center Closed
Friday
Whitney Senior Center is closed
Saturday 11/27
We are open on Saturday!
We are open Saturdays from 8:00 AM until Noon.

Come in and use the fitness center, have coffee, play Billiards, or join an exercise class.

To view:
AmeriCorps RSVP Highlight

RSVP: Volunteer Feature

AmeriCorps Seniors RSVP
AmeriCorps Seniors RSVP volunteers help tackle our nation’s most pressing challenges. We offer a variety of one-time and ongoing volunteer opportunities within 150 regional sites. There is no cost or a minimum number of service hours for RSVP volunteers.
If you are age 55+ and live in Stearns, Benton, Sherburne, or Wright Counties, attend a one-hour RSVP Start-Up session at Whitney Senior Center to learn more.

Upcoming sessions include December 2, 9, or 16 at 10:30 am. Save your spot by contacting rsvp@ci.stcloud.mn.us or calling 320-255-7295.
Whitney Recreation Center Highlight




NEW! Pickleball Strategies & Skills
$35.00
Tuesday 1/11 12-1:30 PM
Saturday 2/5 9:00 to 10:30 AM
Tuesday 3/1 12-1:30 PM
Intermediate pickleball players will spend a 90-minute session focusing on game strategy: shot selection, court awareness, and positioning as well as communication and teamwork. The format will be interactive with the instructor to illustrate strategies and incorporate drills to reinforce concepts. Maximum 3 participants per session.



WHIT Nutrition Series
Prep the halls! Join Session III of our WHIT Nutritional Series on planning your holiday menu! Work through the challenges of having fun on special occasions without jeopardizing some of the healthy practices you are developing and/or have worked on throughout the year. Participants will receive a WHIT packet outlining basic nutrition guidance, a positive mindset, and strategies for developing healthy habits.



Call 320-255-7276
Fitness Classes
On Demand Fitness Classes!
Whitney Senior Center Members can now watch their favorite fitness classes and instructors on demand through SchedulesPlus.






Fitness Classes

Check out our Fitness Classes on Zoom and In-person - find the dates and times in our Whitney Time Magazine
 
If you are attending through Zoom, only SilverSneakers at this time will reimburse for these classes. If you have SilverSneakers please make sure to mark your attendance with the following links:





Note: Silver & Fit will only reimburse for in-person attendance.

If you do not have SilverSneakers and are attending the virtual classes, we ask you to please consider making a donation of $3.50 per class which is reflective of the cost of classes in-person. You can make a contribution by mailing a check or calling the front desk and putting on a credit or debit card at 320-255-7245.  

If you are new to our WSC Fitness Classes and/or have not filled out your 2021 Fitness Waiver, please fill out at this LINK and submit. Here is the link to the SilverSneakers Waiver.


JOIN AT THIS LINK TO ALL FITNESS CLASSES
Meeting ID: 835 0494 6681
Passcode: 527330
Community Resources
Senior Dining


Catholic Charities Congregate dining at Whitney Senior Center is Open! Join us from 11 am to 12:30 pm. 

Sit down for a hot lunch in the Whitney Senior Center dining room. Hot meals are also available for take-out if you are not able to dine at Whitney.

For more information call
(320) 650-3065

Stay Connected MN 

One of the strongest ways to support mental well-being is by staying connected to ourselves, our friends, and the world around us. Supporting and connecting with one another can help all of us be well. You can help support mental well-being in your community or organization by sharing information and resources for connecting.  

Vaccine Connector 

The State of Minnesota is committed to the equitable distribution of safe and effective vaccines for protection against COVID-19. As vaccine supply increases and doses become more widely available, opportunities to get vaccinated will expand.  



New Technology
Please Scan-in and Scan out Each Day!
Watch this short video to see how to use our new self-scanning stations. Located on the East and West entrance and next to the TV station near the front desk. You are still able to utilize the front desk but if you want to skip the wait, try it out!