Posted on: December 8, 2016

RiverWalk Master Plan Open House

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Join us on December 14 and share your visions for the RiverWalk!


December 14, 2016

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

River's Edge Convention Center

Posted on: October 31, 2016

On-Line Burning Permit System Unavailable

Online Burning Permits Unavailable

Burning Permits are not available on-line at this time due to a new system implementation. Burning permits are available at Fire Station 1 (101 10th Ave N) Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. for the remainder of 2016. Permits for 2017 will be ...Read on...

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Posted on: October 27, 2016

2016 Weihnachtsmarkt

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This year's event will feature food and drink - including the traditional gluhwein and beer from the Beaver Island Brewing Co, fine art and craft, holiday treats, music, toasty fire pits, and more. Prost!

Posted on: August 9, 2016

2017 Proposed Governmental Funds Budget

Click here to view the Budget Overview, Dashboards, Financial Policies, City Goals, General, Special Revenue, Debt Service, and Capital Projects Funds Budgets:

Proposed 2017 Governmental Funds Budget

Posted on: November 30, 2016

Downtown Winter Nights and Lights Parade

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Please be advised that on Saturday,
December 10, 2016, 7th Avenue South from 1st Street South to West St. GermainStreet will be closed. From approximately 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., West St.
Germain Street will also be closed from 15th Avenue to 4th A...

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Posted on: November 1, 2016

6th Avenue North Closed

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Please be advised that beginning Monday, November 7, 2016, through Friday, December 9, 2016, 6th Avenue North between St. Germain Street West and 1st Street North will be closed due to construction work in the area. Detours will be posted.

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Posted on: November 16, 2016

2017 Proposed Enterprise Funds Budgets

2017 Proposed Enterprise Funds Budgets

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Posted on: October 31, 2016

On-Line Burning Permit System Unavailable

Online Burning Permits Unavailable

Burning Permits are not available on-line at this time due to a new system implementation. Burning permits are available at Fire Station 1 (101 10th Ave N) Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. for the remainder of 2016. Permits for 2017 will be ...Read on...

Click here to learn how to obtain a Burning Permit

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Posted on: December 2, 2016

Click the link to read the RSVP quarterly newsletter and get an update on whats going on at RSVP

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CLICK THE LINK BELOW to read the 2016 Quarter 4 RSVP Newsletter and stay up to date with what’s happening at RSVP!

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Posted on: November 1, 2016

FREE Home and Safety Fair TOMORROW at Whitney Sr Center from 9 AM to 12 PM Click the link for info

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The Central Minnesota Home Safety and Falls Prevention Coalition is hosting a FREE Home and Safety Fair TOMORROW, November 2nd, at Whitney Senior Center (1527 Northway Drive, St. Cloud, MN) from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. The Home and Safety Fair will feature a...Click Here to Read More!

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Posted on: August 18, 2016

RSVP Volunteers Aide the Red Cross with Saving Lives through Blood Drives Click Link for Story

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Every two seconds, someone in the United States is in need of blood with nearly 21 million blood products being transfused to patients each year. The American Red Cross began collecting blood for patients in 1940, under the leadership of Dr. Charles Drew,...Click Here to Read More!

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Posted on: September 15, 2016

RSVP Volunteers Work to Instill Positive Attitudes in Local Schools Click Link for the Full Story

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In a report published by the School Mental Health Project at UCLA evidence is testified proving volunteers can “be significant resources in helping create a supportive and welcoming environment at schools and facilitating students’ behavior and performanc...Click Here to Read More!

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Posted on: July 21, 2016

RSVP Volunteers Lend a Hand at Central MN Habitat for Humanity Click the link for full story

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RSVP Volunteers Enjoy Building Dreams for Families with Central Minnesota Habitat for Humanity

Central Minnesota Habitat for Humanity works tirelessly to fulfill their mission of “gathering communities to transform lives through affordable homeownershi...Click Here to Read More!

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Posted on: July 12, 2016

Click the link to read the RSVP quarterly newsletter and get an update on whats going on at RSVP

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CLICK THE LINK BELOW to read the 2016 Quarter 3 RSVP Newsletter and stay up to date with what’s happening at RSVP!

Click here to view the RSVP Quarter 3 Newsletter
Posted on: October 13, 2016

Meet RSVP Volunteers John and Carol Click Link for More

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Meet John and Carol: John and Carol have been RSVP volunteers for 20 years and together they have volunteered nearly 6,000 hours during this time! John and Carol say “having been retired for 20 years now, we would have had a lot of empty time on our hands...Click Here to Read More!

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Posted on: October 6, 2016

Click the Link to Read About the 8 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Volunteering

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“Volunteering has made my life so much better, and I suspect that anyone who has become passionate about a case will tell you the same thing.” This fabulous article (click the link below to read the article) highlights the benefits of volunteering and the...Click Here to Read More!

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Posted on: September 29, 2016

Its Back to School time for Area Children and RSVP volunteers too Click the Link to Learn More

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Go back to school with RSVP! There are many volunteer opportunities within local schools where you can get involved and lend a hand making a difference in the lives of many children! If you’re interested in learning more please call the RSVP office at (32...Click Here to Read More!

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Posted on: September 22, 2016

Today is National Falls Prevention Day Click the Link to Learn More

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September 22nd is National Falls Prevention Day! Call the RSVP office if you or your loved one is interested in a home safety assessment to make your home as safe as possible!

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Posted on: September 1, 2016

Fall into Your Next Volunteer Opportunity with RSVP Click the Link for More Info

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If you are age 55 or better and interested in making a positive impact in your community now is the perfect time to fall into a volunteer opportunity with RSVP! Call the RSVP office at (320)255-7295 or visit the RSVP website at www.ci.stcloud.mn.us/RSVP t...Click Here to Learn More!

Click Here to See the RSVP Menu of Volunteer Opps
Posted on: August 25, 2016

Learn About the Health Benefits of Volunteering and How to Get Involved Today Click Link for More

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Did you know that volunteering in your community can result in better physical and mental health? Many studies show that staying active and involved through volunteerism is good for your body and for your mind! These studies show volunteering can decrease...Click Here to Learn More!

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Posted on: August 11, 2016

Meet RSVP Volunteer Brad Who Serves in the Whitney Senior Center Woodshop Click link for info

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Meet Brad: Brad is 1 of 91 RSVP volunteers at Whitney Senior Center. Brad volunteers his time in the woodshop. Brad has been a volunteer with RSVP for 4 years and has served over 350 hours! RSVP volunteers served 6,148 hours at Whitney Senior Center durin...Click Here to Read More!

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Posted on: August 4, 2016

The Greater St Cloud Area RSVP Celebrates Boomers Making a Difference Month Click link for info

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August is “Boomers Making a Difference Month” around the nation! The Greater St. Cloud Area RSVP would like to thank and honor RSVP volunteers who are “boomers” and selflessly donate their time and talents to our community each day.

If you are age 55 o...Click Here to Read More!

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Posted on: July 28, 2016

Join RSVP and begin to SERVE your community today Click the link for more info

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Join RSVP and begin to SERVE your community today! To learn more about volunteering please visit the RSVP website (www.ci.stcloud.mn.us/RSVP) or call the RSVP office at (320)255-7295.

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Posted on: July 6, 2016

Thank You to All RSVP Volunteers Who Served at the St Cloud Summer Festivals Click link for info

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RSVP would like to thank the numerous volunteers who served at the St. Cloud summer festivals such as Granite City Days and the Fourth of July Fireworks! Your time and efforts are greatly appreciated!

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Posted on: June 16, 2016

St Cloud Thanks RSVP Volunteers for Their Selfless Contribution of Service Click link for more

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Helen Keller once said “alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” This phrase flawlessly describes the dedication and service of individuals who volunteer through the Greater St. Cloud Area Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP).

RSV...Click Here to Read More!

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Posted on: June 8, 2016

RSVP volunteer Shirley Meyer wins gift card for volunteering at MN Senior Games Click to read more

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RSVP volunteer, Shirley Meyer, is the winner of a $100 Visa Gift Card for her volunteer involvement with the 2016 MN Senior Games held recently in St. Cloud! Thank you to Shirley and the 26 RSVP volunteers who helped at the games!Click here to read more!

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Posted on: May 25, 2016

RSVP Tax-Aide Volunteers Go Above and Beyond for Local Seniors Click the link for the full story

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The results of a Zogby Interactive Survey revealed a total of 56% of Americans describe the tax-filing process as stressful, with 18% of these individuals classifying tax time as “very stressful”. Because of the stress associated with filing taxes the IRS...Click Here to Read More!

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Posted on: May 20, 2016

RSVP Thanks Great River Energy for Their Support Click the link for more info

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Thank you to Great River Energy for supporting the Greater St. Cloud Area Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) with a contribution of $1,500! We thank you for assisting us in addressing local community needs, supporting older adults and for encoura...Click Here to Read More!

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Posted on: May 17, 2016

RSVP Celebrates National Senior Corps Week May 16 through May 20 Click the link for more info

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RSVP is part of the Senior Corps and we are celebrating National Senior Corps Week May 16th-20th! Celebrate with us as we shine a spotlight on the positive impact Senior Corps volunteers make in our community and across our nation every day!

Thank you ...Click Here to Read More!

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Posted on: May 10, 2016

RSVP Volunteers Transport Others to Make a Difference in Our Community Click link for full story

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Transport Others to Make a Difference

For many in Central Minnesota, getting from one destination to another can be difficult. This is especially true among older adults. According to the American Community Survey and the Minnesota Department of Transp...Click Here to Read More!

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Posted on: May 3, 2016

Local Author Joins RSVP Readers Theater Volunteers at Kennedy Elementary Click link for more info

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Each week throughout the school year volunteers from the Greater St. Cloud Area Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) (Lisa J. Braun, Director) visit local classrooms as part of the “Readers’ Theater” group sharing their passion of reading with elem...Click Here to Read More!

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Posted on: April 29, 2016

RSVP Readers Theater Performs Story Time at United Ways Llama Llama Read A Rama Click link for more

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The Great River Regional Public Library in St. Cloud was full of energy last night (Thursday, April 28th) as the United Way hosted their annual “Llama Llama Read-A-Rama Pajama Party” event. The Greater St. Cloud Area RSVP Readers’ Theater sent 6 volunteer...Click Here to Read More!

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Posted on: April 20, 2016

RSVP BookEnds Group Celebrates 20 Years of Reading in Local Elementary Schools Click link for story

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The 2015-16 school year brought the 20th Season of the RSVP BookEnds Readers Theater bringing the joy of reading to young readers in the Elk River area. Over the years, set with the mission “to demonstrate joy of the written word to children through grou...Click Here to Read More!

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Posted on: April 14, 2016

RSVP VOLUNTEERS HONORED BY MAYOR AT BECKER CITY COUNCIL MEETING Click link for full story

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Becker Mayor Lefty Kleis proclaimed April 5th as National Service Recognition Day in Becker. Last week at a Becker City Council meeting 13 RSVP volunteers were publicly recognized and thanked for their service to the community! Click the link below to rea...Click Here to Read More!

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Posted on: April 11, 2016

APRIL 10TH-16TH IS NATIONAL VOLUNTEER WEEK THANK YOU TO ALL RSVP VOLUNTEERS Click link for info

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April 10th-16th is National Volunteer Week! The RSVP staff would like to thank all volunteers throughout our community, especially RSVP volunteers! In 2015, a total of 1,206 Greater St. Cloud Area RSVP volunteers contributed 159,920 hours of service to 18...Click Here to Read More!

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Posted on: March 31, 2016

Click the Link to See How RSVP Volunteers Are Generating Access to Nutritional Food in Our Community

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The United States Department of Agriculture conducted a study between 2012 and 2014 to find the estimated average of food insecure households. This study found Minnesota below the national average of food insecure households, being at 10.4 % of households...CLICK HERE to Read More

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Posted on: March 18, 2016

Click the Link to Learn about How RSVP Volunteers Celebrated I Love to Read Month in February

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February was “I Love to Read Month” and was celebrated by many across the nation. Locally, children and volunteers celebrated by reading and doing activities they enjoy throughout the year which assist them in developing their reading skills and abilities...CLICK HERE to Read More

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Posted on: March 17, 2016

RSVP volunteers assist with The Connect Effect at a Local Elementary Click the Link to Learn More

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RSVP volunteers assisted with “The Connect Effect” art project at Hassan Elementary! Watch this video to see the tremendous impact the volunteers had on the students! Thank you to all RSVP volunteers who offered their time and talents to this activity!
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Posted on: February 25, 2016

RSVP Provides Volunteers While Partnering with Catholic Charities Senior Dining Programs

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A study conducted by the United States Department of Agriculture found in 2014, 3.0 million (9%) households with seniors age 65 and older experienced food insecurity. (Read the report here) Unfortunately, according to an article published by feedingameric...Click Here to Read More

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Posted on: February 14, 2016

Fall in Love with AGING Click the link for more details

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FALL IN LOVE WITH AGING by discovering what RSVP and Whitney Senior Center have to offer you throughout life’s journey.

Happy Valentine’s Day from the City of St Cloud Aging Services Department!

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Posted on: February 5, 2016

Like the NEW City of St Cloud Aging Services Department Facebook Page Click the link for more det

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The City of St Cloud Aging Services Department (RSVP and Whitney Senior Center) is excited to announce we now have our own FACEBOOK PAGE!

Please go to www.facebook.com/CityOfStCloudMNAgingServices/ and “Like” us to show your support and to stay up to d...Click Here to Read More!

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Posted on: January 14, 2016

The RSVP Readers Theater is looking for new members who love to read Click the Link to Learn More

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The RSVP Reader’s Theater is a group of enthusiastic volunteers (age 55 and better) dedicated to sharing their passion of reading with students, Kindergarten through 3rd grade. The Readers’ Theater casts in St. Cloud, Becker and Elk River are all looking ...Click Here to Read More!

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Posted on: January 7, 2016

Click the link to learn more about how Central MN is Standing Together to Prevent Falls

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Every twenty minutes an older adult in the United States dies from an unintentional fall (according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention) and many more are injured. Falls are one of the leading causes of death in older adults in the United Sta...Click Here to Read More!

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Posted on: December 30, 2015

RSVP Volunteers Give Throw Aways New Life Click the link to read more

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The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency estimated at least 3 million tons of solid waste was disposed of in 2013. They also estimate that with a greater emphasis laced on recycling, this number could be lowered by over 1 million tons.

In that spirit, ...Click here to read more

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Posted on: January 1, 2016

Make Volunteering with RSVP Your New Years Resolution Happy New Year from RSVP

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Have you been thinking about volunteering for quite some time? Make a New Year’s resolution to begin volunteering through RSVP! Call the RSVP office at (320)255-7295 to get started!

Visit the RSVP website to learn about all of the exciting volunteer op...Click Here to Read More!

Click for the RSVP Menu of Volunteer Opportunities
Posted on: December 8, 2015

RSVP volunteers donate their time to an ongoing pillow project at Fairview Northland Medical Center

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RSVP volunteers are involved in an ongoing Pillow Project at Fairview Northland Medical Center in Princeton, MN. These volunteers create pillows for patients being transferred out of the emergency room to another medical facility. Each pillow is machine e...Click here to read more

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Posted on: January 11, 2016

New Year New You 2

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Resolve to discover (or rediscover) the arts! Whitney Senior Center has something for everyone- from German music to acrylic painting, from woodcarving to tap dancing. Check out Whitney Time Magazine for all Whitney has to offer!Learn more...

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Posted on: January 4, 2016

New Year New You

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Start the new year off right with a resolution to take better care of your body. There's always room for improvement no matter where you're at with your health & wellness journey. Whether you want to lose weight, eat healthier, or meet new people, Whi...Discover all that Whitney has to offer!

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Posted on: January 1, 2016

Happy New Year

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Posted on: December 24, 2015

Happy holidays from Whitney Senior Center

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Posted on: December 22, 2015

Get a last minute gift for the senior in your life who has everything

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Still need something for an older adult family member or friend? Whitney Senior Center has great gifts for those who seem to have everything, and for those who just don't want more "stuff." A fitness center membership, personal training session(...Read on...

Posted on: December 22, 2015

Get a last minute gift for the senior in your life who has everything

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Still need something for an older adult family member or friend? Whitney Senior Center has great gifts for those who seem to have everything, and for those who just don't want more "stuff." A fitness center membership, personal training session(...Read on...