Programs & Services

Aging Mastery Program

The first Aging Mastery Class of this session starts Tuesday, October 24. The Owatonna SeniorPlace is pleased to announce that we will be offering the third health and wellness package to all residents 55 and over. The program is called the Aging Mastery Program (AMP), and it was developed by the National Council on Aging (NCOA). If you haven't taken the AMP classes yet, this is a wonderful opportunity for adults to participate in, and reap the benefits of, this cutting edge wellness program designed for teaching seniors how to master the process of aging. We are currently recruiting 30 adults age 55 and better to participate in a five-week educational program. The goal of this program is to empower older adults to make and maintain small but impactful changes to their daily lives.

These classes will explore how to navigate:

  • Advanced Planning
  • Community Engagement
  • Fall Prevention
  • Financial Management
  • Healthy Eating and Hydration
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Longer Life
  • Medication Management
  • Physical Activity
  • Sleep

For each of these classes we will provide basic educational materials developed from highly trusted sources, a checklist of future steps, and a system for tracking behaviors. Participants will earn points for positive actions and rewards. Classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 to 11:30 a.m., starting on October 24 and going through November 28, 2017 (no class on November 23) This will be a free 5 week program.

Sign Up

If you are interested in learning more about the program, please call the SeniorPlace at 507-444-4280. Please register in advance for the class. We hope to recruit a wide range of participants and encourage them to lead their best lives, no matter what their age. All ages are welcome! Hope to see you on October 24th.

Tax Assistance Program - AARP

Local AARP volunteers will be providing tax service free of charge February 7 through April 15th at the Owatonna SeniorPlace. The volunteers are certified to complete federal and Minnesota tax returns. They can also complete the Minnesota homeowner and renter rebate forms for those that qualify. Please note that we are not certified to complete out of state tax returns nor trained to deal with complex tax scenarios. Please call SeniorPlace at 507-444-4280 to schedule an appointment starting January 9. Must be a Steele County resident.

Things you will need:

  • Copies of tax returns for tax year 2015 - W-2s and/or 1099 Forms
  • Proof of Social Security
  • 1098T - Scholarships or payments for qualified tuition
  • Medical expenses and health insurance premiums
  • Real estate taxes paid in 2015- 1098E - Student loan interest
  • Proof of medical insurance- Any other miscellaneous income

AARP Driver Safety Classes

This course qualifies drivers 55 and over for a 10% reduction in car insurance. An eight-hour course, divided into two, four hour days, is required if you have not taken this before. The four hour refresher class is required every three years for the continuation of your 10% car insurance discount. A certificate is provided for your insurance company. You may pre-register, and you must pay at time of registration. There are no written or driving tests.

Fees

  • $19 AARP Member
  • $24 AARP Non-Member

View a complete list of the 2017 AARP Driver Safety Course Held at SeniorPlace. 

Other Services

We provide many different services at the Owatonna SeniorPlace. For more information on the following services please contact the SeniorPlace during normal business hours.

  • Computer Classes
  • Foot Clinic
  • Health Insurance Counseling
  • Healthy Seniors of Steele County
  • Massage Therapy
  • Semcac Senior Advocate
  • SMART Bus

Semcac Senior Dining

The Senior Dining Program serves a hot, nutritious noon meal with some diet alternatives, such as diabetic options and low salt. Suggested donation of $3.50 per person for 60 and over. Full cost of the meal is $6 for 59 and under. No one will be denied a meal because of inability to donate. Call by 8:30 a.m. at 507-455-3195 the day of the meal. Serving begins promptly at 11:30 a.m. at SeniorPlace. Please check with SEMCAC Senior Dining for the menus; all meals subject to change.