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Mindfulness Group

Join us for a group book study on mindfulness and meditation methodology. We will be reading and discussing the book, “Mindfulness, An Eight-Week Plan for Finding Peace in a Frantic World” by Mark Williams and Danny Penman. Contact Barb Parker to be added to the waitlist for the next Mindfulness book club at or (507) 452-0580.

Please purchase the book online for the class. 

Aging Mastery Program on Zoom

Elder Network offers Free AGING MASTERY workshop for adults 60 years of age and better. This 8-Week Series starts on April 15, 2021.

Give yourself something to look forward to on April 15th-other than taxes!! Join Elder Network hosts as we embark on an adventure in Aging Mastery!

The Aging Mastery Program® (AMP) informs, encourages, and supports you in taking steps to improve your life and engage in your community. The program empowers you to make and maintain small but impactful changes. It incorporates evidence-informed materials, expert speakers, group discussion, peer support, and small rewards to build skills and tools to manage your health, maintain economic security, and contribute in society. This was developed by the National Council on Aging. Utilizing the Aging Mastery playbook (AMP) toolkit, at no cost to participants, this interactive journey on aging well will be presented in a book club format by Elder Network program coordinators Barb Parker and Bonnie Sandberg. The Aging Mastery program will be presented on Zoom and participants may join in, either by Zoom or telephone.

This series is an 8-week study that will take place on Thursdays, beginning April 15, 2021 and ending on May 27, 2021. We will meet from 1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m. Please register by March 18th to ensure delivery of your Aging Mastery toolkit before the start date of April 15, 2021. 

Register: Please sign up online at Use the search button for the Aging Mastery Program in zip code 55987, and look for the class that starts on April 15, 2021, with Barb Parker and Bonnie Sandberg as the hosts. For further information please contact: Barb: or 507-452-0580; Bonnie: or 651-564-0351. We look forward to embarking on this journey toward aging well with you!

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Woman with her caregiver.FREE workshop for family caregivers of older adults

This program will help you take care of yourself while caring for an older relative or friend. This 6 week workshop will help you develop a wealth of self-care tools to reduce stress, change negative self-talk, communicate more effectively, recognize the messages in emotions and make tough caregiving decisions. This workshop will be offered on Wednesdays from April 21st– May 26th from 1:00pm-2:30pm at the Elder Network office in Rochester, Minnesota, in-person.

Classess will be offered based upon the interest of the community. Participants are asked to screen themselves with some health questions before each class, and each participant will have their temperature taken before entering the office, to confirm their wellness. Participants are also asked to wear a mask during each class session.

These classes are facilitated by Holly and Eileen. Please contact Holly with any interest in registering for an upcoming class. Call 507-285-5272 for more information. Additional dates for 2021 are still pending and will be posted once decided upon.

"Attending the Powerful Tools for Caregivers class has given me confidence in my caregiving abilities and my ability to stay strong and positive through the process."


Care Partner Support Groups

Olmsted County

Olmsted Caregivers Support Group:

2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month  10:00 – 11:00 a.m. 

This group currently meets on Zoom.


Contact Barb Parker to RSVP, ask any questions and/or to obtain the Zoom link for the Olmsted Support Group Zoom link. or (507) 452-0580

Feel free to join any of the Zoom support groups outside of your county, as well.


Winona County

Caregivers Support Group: 

1st Wednesday of the month  2:00–3:00 p.m. This group currently meets in person at

902 E. Second Street, in the Winona Room Suite 315, Winona MN 55987


Support Group for Partners with Memory Loss:

1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

This group currently meets on Zoom.


Intentional Doodling Group in partnership with MN Conservatory for the Arts                                                        

Classes are held monthly. If interested, please reach out to Barb for 2021 dates.


Mindfulness Book Study                                                               

“An Eight-Week Plan for Finding Peace in a Frantic World” – 8 week sessions.

Mondays at 1:00 p.m. via Zoom.

Next session begins 2021.


Contact Barb Parker to RSVP, ask any questions and to obtain the Zoom link for any of the Winona County meetings

and the Olmsted Support Group Zoom link. or (507) 452-0580

Feel free to join any of the Zoom support groups outside of your county, as well.

Wabasha County

Caregiver Support Group

3rd Monday of every month 10:00-11:00 am

This support group is currently being held on Zoom.

Please email Bonnie Sandberg for a link to join those meetings:

Feel free to join any of the Zoom support groups outside of your county, as well.


Our support groups and events are sponsored in part by our proud partners: Winona Community Foundation, Alzheimer's Foundation of America, SEMAAA, Otto Bremer, Medica, United Way of Wabasha, Goodhue, and Pierce; Slaggie Family Foundation, Wabasha-Kellogg Area Community Foundation, and others.

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