Seniors Down the Trail
Cannon Falls, MN – The Cannon Valley Senior Center brought a group of senior citizens down the Cannon Valley Trail last Thursday. This was actually started last fall and was so successful the center decided to offer it again. According to senior center director, Rod Johnson, this is being done to give those senior citizens who are physically unable to walk or bike down the trail, an opportunity to ride in carts and experience the beauty of the Cannon Valley Trail. Six carts were rented by the center and close to 30 area seniors took part.
The volunteer drivers picked up residents at The Gardens and Twin Rivers Senior Campus and proceeded down the trail to Welch, where they enjoyed a picnic lunch before returning to Cannon Falls. Johnson said the weather was ideal and the event was enjoyed by all. A special thank you to Cannon Valley Trail Manager Scott Roepke, and to the volunteer drivers, Dennis Sjoquist, Jim Nelson, Babe Nelson, Kevin Scott, Jim Hvistendahl and Rod Johnson. The Cannon Valley Senior Center is hoping to offer this again sometime this fall.
The #1 Show in Nashville is coming to Cannon Falls!
Make plans to attend our next big concert, featuring Tim “The Fiddleman” Watson on Saturday, September 15th at the Cannon Falls Auditorium! The high energy music of Tim Watson has been heard from stages around the world. 1987 Tim went to work with the “First Lady of Country Music”, Tammy Wynette where he was a featured vocalist and fiddler. Tim has also played and sang with Randy Travis, Jeannie C. Riley, Vern Gosdin, David Allan Coe, and with Willie Nelson. Recently, he has been working with his neighbor, Kid Rock. Tim has played as a part of Kid Rock’s band and has been a featured artist in lineups headlined by Kid. You’ll see why he has the #1 show in Nashville; the combination of his energetic trick fiddlin’, crazy comedy, strong voice, audience participation, contagious smile and positive personality make this group a hit! All proceeds from the concert will help the Cannon Valley Senior Center continue their many programs and services. Tickets are $35 and go on sale next month for the big show on Saturday, September 15th at 7 p.m. at the Cannon Falls Auditorium.
The Cannon Valley Senior Center has partnered with the “Live Well Goodhue County Program’ to offer bicycles to seniors 55 and over to ride. The Senior Center has 4 regular bicycles, two adult tricycles and even a bicycle built for two. They also provide helmets, locks and have trail passes available. There will be a charge of $5 per day, or a season pass for $35. For those wanting to ride down the Cannon Valley Trail, passes will be available at the Senior Center for $4 per day, or $25 for the season. The bicycles will be available Monday through Friday’s from 9 a.m. till 2:30 p.m. and can be checked out at the Cannon Valley Senior Center office.
Senior swimming is now be available at the GrandStay hotel in Cannon Falls. Senior swimming is offered each Wednesday, when the pool area will be blocked off for senior participation from 9 till 11 a.m. Towels will be provided by the GrandStay and the cost will be $3 per person, per day. That’s Senior Swimming at the GrandStay hotel every Wednesday from 9 till 11 a.m.
The Cannon Valley Senior Center is currently taking registrations for anyone interested in playing Pickle Ball in the gym at the Senior Center. A free Pickle Ball demonstration for senior men and women will be available at the senior center on Wednesday, March 19th as part of the open house that is being planned. Additional lessons will be available with current pickle ball players. The Senior Center has two Pickle Ball courts available, Monday through Friday’s between 9 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. The courts are open to seniors 55 and over. The Senior Center also has paddles and pickle balls available for those that need them. For anyone interested in playing pickle ball, the cost is only $35 for the entire year. Forms are available at the Cannon Valley Senior Center, located in the Cannon Community Center.
Cannon Valley Senior Center 2018 Officers and Board Members
Chairman - Richard D. Mensing
Past Chair - Joyce Falink
Secretary - Dianne Latterell
Treasurer - Kay Meyers
Asst. Treasurer - Carol Schiell
Past Treasurer - Dennis Sjoquist
SENIORS SERVING SENIORS, SERVING THE COMMUNITY
THE CANNON VALLEY SENIOR CENTER IS A
NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION PROMOTING LIFELONG
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT FOR SENIOR ADULTS
THROUGH INTER-GENERATIONAL, INTERFAITH
ACTIVITIES WHICH PROMOTE SIGNIFICANCE,
PURPOSE AND MEANING FOR FRUITFUL LIVES.