The Thompson Park Activity Center, 1200 Stassen Lane, West Saint Paul, will offer a “Folds of Honor” program for older adults from 1-2 p.m. Wednesday, November 10. The 30-minute presentation by Dick Middelton will cover the history of playing “Taps,” as well as the folding of the American flag at military funerals. Veterans will be recognized at the end of the presentation. The cost is $10 and refreshments will be served. Register by November 3 by calling 651-403-8300.
Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly recently announced the statewide launch of Coffee Talk, a drop-in phone line that connects older adults with volunteers for friendly conversation and offers access to resources to support their well-being. Callers can remain anonymous and there is no need to register or make an appointment. The line is accessible from 8 a.m.-noon weekdays at 612-746-0728 in the Twin Cities and toll-free at 877-238-2282 for outstate callers. For more information, visit littlebrothersmn.org/coffee-talk.
An Interrupting Ageism support group is meeting weekly to discuss the challenges of getting older and strategies for rising to those challenges. The group is meeting virtually now, but is hoping to meet both virtually and in-person in Saint Paul in the near future. For information, email email@example.com or visit interruptingageism.wordpress.com.
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