Announcements and Upcoming Events

The following information is designed for area resource agencies to utilize in an effort to stay up-to-date on OMC’s Adult Aging Services' activities in the communities.


Dementia Caregiver Support Group

Monthly Meeting
3rd Thursday of each month
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Contact the Support Group Facilitators to learn more

  • Justine Boulton (507.536.3223)
  • Jayme Womeldorf (507.888.9700)

Living with Alzheimer’s Dementia Series for Caregivers

Join us for a three-part educational series specially created for those caring for a loved one diagnosed with Dementia.

RSVP: Evonne Schlobohm at 507.414.7900 or eschlobohm@anthemmemorycare.com

Dementia Screening & Staging
September 22 from 3:00 - 4:30 PM
At Cascade Creek Memory Care
3530 Fairway Ridge Lane SW
Rochester, MN 55902


Tai Ji Quan Advanced

Fall Class
Mondays and Wednesdays
September 12 – November 30
11 AM- 12PM


Powerful Tools for Caregivers

This evidence based 6-week workshop helps anyone caring for an older friend or relative develop a wealth of tools to reduce stress, change negative self-talk, communicate more effectively, recognize the messages in emotions, and make touch caregiving decisions.

Cannon Falls Workshop

  • Wednesdays October 19 – November 23
  • 4:00 - 5:30 PM
  • Cannon Falls Library
  • FREE

For more information or to register call Jessica at 507.459.6265 or register online at www.ccsomn.org

Rochester Workshop

  • Tuesdays October 18 - November 22
  • 5:30 - 7:00 PM
  • Virtual Class via Zoom OR In person at the Rochester Elder Network Office
  • Registration is required by October 11

For more information, call 507.285.5272


Living Well with Chronic Pain

6- week workshop designed to help individuals living with chronic pain better manage their symptoms and improve their daily lives. Participants set goals and make a step-by-step plan to improve their health. Workshop sessions are interactive and focus on peer support.

  • Fridays, October 21 - December 2  (no class on November 25)
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 
  • EA Therapeutic Health, 2518 North Broadway Suite B (entrance and parking in back)
  • Free 

To learn more or to register contact Sue Degallier at 507.450.0287 or sdegallier@ccsomn.org


Elder Network

Serving elders 55 and better and their families. Services include:

  • Senior advocate
  • Caregiver support
  • Companions/ friendly visitor
  • Technology Assistance Program
  • PEARLs – mental wellness

For more information call 507.285.5272


Resources for Enhancing Alzheimer’s Caregiver Health (REACH)

How it works: After the caregiver completes the REACH assessment, four core sessions are offered and tailored to what the caregiver most needs; the caregiver consultant holds the sessions in person typically over 2—3 months; the session fee is on a sliding scale.

Who can participate: Family members and other who have a significant personal relationship with someone with dementia and who provide regular or ongoing care for that person.

To speak with one of the specialists or to learn more about the program, please call Elder Network in Olmsted County at 507.285.5272 or in Wabasha/Winona at 507.452.0580.


Caregiver Coaching

Outcomes of Caregiver Coaching:

  • Decrease depression and strain on the Caregiver
  • Help increase self-care
  • Support you so you no longer feel isolated and alone
  • Reduce caregiver burden
  • Reduce or delay nursing home placement
  • Find new solutions to current issues or problems
  • Overall goal is to produce a stronger caregiver who is capable of self-directed care and to help caregiver continue to give care as long as you can and want to.

Appointments with a Trained Caregiver Coach can be arranged on a weekly, or monthly basis. First visit is usually 1-½ hours in length while follow up visits are an hour.

Call 507.285.5272 to get started today

Cost: Elder Network uses a sliding fee scale


Memory Café

Memory Café’s are for those with dementia and their caregivers to meet in the community for casual conversation and interaction with other people struggling with memory difficulties.

  • When:  Every 3rd Thursday of the Month
  • Time:  2:00 pm- 3:00 pm
  • Location: Zadeos Pizza (1021 15th Ave SE Rochester, MN 55904)
  • Free

Enjoy relaxing activities, crafts, drinks, and snacks.

Learn more or register by calling Elder Network at 507.285.5272

    Dementia Friends

    Juniper Your Health, Your Community

    Elder Network, 125 LIVE, and the Rochester Rotary Risers invite you to a Play Bingo

    • Every Friday, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
    • Everyone is welcome! Pick up Bingo cards at 125 LIVE or go online to Free Bingo Cards and print your own or create your own Virtual Bingo card! No computer or smart phone? No problem! You can call in with your landline! Contact 125 LIVE for more information.

    The Alzheimer’s Association is now offering a variety of free, virtual 60-minute education programs. Learn about:

    • Signs of Alzheimer’s
    • Communication
    • Living with Alzheimer’s
    • Caregiving techniques

    Have questions? Contact Elizabeth Harris, community engagement manager for the Alzheimer’s Association, at elharris@alz.org


    ANNOUNCEMENTS:

    Appointment Reminder System

    OMC uses appointment reminder system for appointments. The system offers the option for text message reminders as well as phone calls. Patients have the option to confirm or decline their appointments, which then allows automatic updates to OMC MyChart from their responses.

    Pharmacy App and Website for Refills

    You can now fill your prescriptions at OMC's pharmacies by using RxLocal. It is available as an app for your mobile phone or as a website from your desktop computer. To download the app, visit your phone's app store. To use the website you can go to the RxLocal login page. Please note, you will need a separate login for the app and the website so it is recommended to choose only one of the two options.

    Walk-In Clinic for Orthopedic Injuries

    Now available to patients: a walk-in clinic for recent bone or joint injuries. The clinic, will see patients Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM and is located at the OMC – Hospital in the Orthopedics department. Learn more by visiting the Orthopedics department website.

    COVID-19 Information

    To find information about COVID-19 testing and vaccinations, visit our COVID-19 Information page.