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Hudson Senior Center offers meals, social groups, shopping and more

Hudson Senior Center board members want more area seniors to use the center and participate in activities there. From left are Bonnie Richert, Dean Larson, Bonnie Federation, Holly Duerre (standing), Carol McConaughy, program manager Kathy Sveiven (standing), Brandt Worrell, Jerry Adams (standing) and Mayor Alan Burchill. Not pictured are board members Gerald Hoel and Gay Willliamson. (Hudson Stat-Observer photos by Meg Heaton)1 / 4
Judi Langmack entertained at this week’s open house at the Senior Center on the campus of the Christian Community Home. 2 / 4
Serving up the treats at the Hudson Senior Center open house were, from left, Shirley Rehyder, Wes Pap and Marie Jensen. 3 / 4
njoying the company at the Hudson Senior Center were, from left, Marlene Doran, Marlys Anderson and Shirley Phillips.4 / 4

The Hudson Area Senior Center has a lot to offer and they held an open house on Monday to try and get the word out.

Kathy Sveiven is the program manager at the center and Jerry Adams is the president of the board of directors. The programs and activities planned regularly throughout the month are staffed by Sveiven, board members and volunteers and everyone would like to see more people participate.

Located on the Christian Community Home campus at 1320 Wisconsin St., the Hudson Area Senior Center is open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Transportation is available to and from the center for meals and senior activities with advanced requests.

Meals are served daily, Monday through Friday, at 11:30 a.m. A $4 donation is suggested but not required. Reservations for meals must be made 24 hours in advance. And home delivered meals are provided Tuesday through Friday. Nutrition services are provided through the Aging and Disability Resource Center of St. Croix County.

A men’s group that meets Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8-9:30 a.m. shares coffee and rolls and wisdom along with a game of pool or cards.

Shopping excursions are planned for Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning at 12:30 p.m. Reservations need to be made 24 hours in advance. There are also blood pressure checks on the third Thursday of every month from 9:30-11:30 a.m. A foot care clinic is held the third Tuesday of every month from 8 a.m.-noon. Call in advance for an appointment.

In additional to daily bingo games, center activities include cards, puzzles, musical entertainment, exercise sessions, Wii games and other outings. And there is always a group birthday party on the second Friday of each month.

For more information about the Hudson Area Senior Center contact Sveiven at (715) 386-8709. For information on other resources for seniors contact ADRC at (715)381-4360 or subscribe to the Aging and Disability Resource Center News.

Meg Heaton

Meg Heaton has been a reporter with the Hudson Star Observer since 1990. She has a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and Native American Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

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