Senior Program

The White Bear Area Senior Program provides education, recreation, volunteer opportunities, resource navigation and support services for older adults and their families.   The Senior Center is open Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM to all adults.

Important Dates

No Senior Center Activities No Meals On Wheels Delivery

November 28, 29
December 23-26
January 1 

November 28, 29 
December 23-25, 30, 31 
January 1 

Donate to support our Seniors  

AARP Smart Driver

Minnesota law mandates a 10% reduction in car insurance premiums for persons 55 years and older who complete a defensive driving class. Courses consist of an over view of safe driving. There are no written or driving tests required.

  • AARP Full Course:  For individuals taking the class for first time. It is an 8-hour class, broken into two 4-hours classes over two days.  The cost is $29.
  • AARP Refresher classes:  For those who have completed the full course and need a refresher.  The refresher classes in needed every 3 years. This is a 4-hour class and costs $25.

Registration:  Advance registration is required - no drop-ins.   Call 651-653-3121 or online at www.whitebear.ce.eleyo.com.

Do you have UCare Insurance? If so you may be eligible for a $15 discount!  Have your UCare ID number ready when registering.

Activities & Classes

Come and enjoy the many activities and services provided at the White Bear Area Senior Center.

We are dedicated to providing learning opportunities for people of all ages.

Also, visit our Craft Corner and Lending Library when you stop by. The coffee's always on!

Fitness

Get Up & Go Fitness
A fitness 'program' where you can attend the below options.

Purchase a Punch Card 
$40 for 8 classes - attend any classes below. Card never expires. Purchase in Senior Center Main Office.

All fitness classes held at the White Bear Dance Center.  Qualifying members receive a free Senior Center Membership along with participation.  

WB Dance Center 
2462 East County Rd F
Across parking lot from Senior Center

All classes 9:30 - 10:30 am

  • Aerobics
    Mon - Strength
    Wed, Fri - Reg
    Thu - Light workout 
  • Yoga - Tue

Silver & Fit Program
Your health insurance plan may participate in the program. The annual cost can be free to $25.  Contact your provider to find out about payment. Silver and Fit applies to one facility only. 

Qualifying members receive a free Senior Center Membership, along with free participation in any Get Up & Go Fitness classes.

Services

These services are all held at the Senior Center.

Computer & Technical Help
3rd Wed of Month
9 - 11 am    Free

Individual instruction using your computer, cell phone or e-reader assistance, provided by Ramsey County Library.  No appointment necessary

Foot Care Clinic
Every Friday and
2nd & 4th Tues     $28

Call to schedule a
30-minute appointment 651-653-3121

Medicare Counseling
1st & 3rd Tues of Month

Get answers about your Medicare, health supplements, or long -term care insurance. 

To schedule a 1-hour private appointment call: 1-800-333-2433.

Social Activities

Participate in activities, meet new friends, share laughter and conversation. Suggestions for other activities are always welcome.

  • 500 Cards
  • Adult Coloring
  • Contract Bridge
  • Duplicate Bridge
  • Cribbage
  • Dominoes
  • Friends Who Care
  • In Stitches
  • Mah Jongg
  • News & Views
  • Pinochle
  • Readers Chat
  • Ukulele Bears
  • Woodcarving
  • Yarns B's

Activities Schedule

Contact Us

General Line & Volunteer
651-653-3121

Senior Center, 2484 E County Rd F, White Bear Lake, MN 55110

Open Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Administrative Assistant
Rose Price
651-653-3121     rose.price@isd624.org

Adult Programs Coordinator
Tara Jebens-Singh
651-653-3126     tara.jebens-singh@isd624.org

Adult Enrichment Programmer
Michelle Hubbard
651-653-3124     
michelle.hubbard@isd624.org

Elder Resource Specialist
Mary Mengel
651-653-3125     mary.mengel@isd624.org

Available to answer questions, assess needs, and refer to services in the community.

Meals on Wheels
Deb Walker
651-653-3123     deb.walker@isd624.org

Nutrition meals delivered during the noon hours. Special diets and frozen meals are available.

Craft Corner

Looking for a unique gift for a birthday or special event? Our Gift Shop is the perfect place to look for a variety of beautiful, hand crafted items. Stop in! We will be happy to assist you!

If you are 55+ years of age or a disabled adult, you can sell your items in our shop. A small portion of sales is donated to the senior program, the rest is paid to the consignee.

Monday - Friday     11:00 am - 3:00 pm

If you have questions call 651-653-3130.

Elder Resources

With over 30 years of experience connecting seniors and caregivers to supportive services, and over half of those living and working in the White Bear Lake community, our Elder Resource Specialist, Mary Mengel, provides:

  • Confidential phone consultations or office visits
  • Information and referral to local senior services including housing, transportation, nutrition, companionship, caregiver support, home chore, home care, etc.
  • Compilation of the White Bear Lake Area Guides to Senior Services, Housing, and Transportation 
  • Educational presentations on community resources and other topics of interest to seniors and caregivers
  • Support to local organizations in developing senior friendly programming and in creating a more senior friendly community

For more information call Mary at  651-653-3125, or email: mary.mengel@isd624.org

Housing Guide

White Bear Area Guide to Senior Housing

The White Bear Area Guide to Senior Housing was written for individuals and their families who are exploring senior housing options in the White Bear Lake Area. Whether you are looking for ways to stay in a single family home or move to one of the many senior housing options available, this guide will help. It encourages you to take into account various lifestyle, service, personal care and financial considerations as you plan and includes a list of helpful resources.

As you review the housing options listed here, please be aware that changes occur frequently in the senior housing market. The White Bear Area Senior Program does not support, endorse, nor have any direct relationship with any of the facilities listed in this directory.

View our Senior Housing Guide.

For additional AFFORDABLE HOUSING information, resources and up-to-date availability for all ages including seniors visit:   www.housinglink.org

Transportation Guide

White Bear Area Guide to Senior Transportation

Understanding your transportation options can give you peace of mind that you can continue to get around the community. The White Bear Area Guide to Senior Transportation will assist you in learning about local and regional transportation resources and offer suggestions about what to consider in order to make confident transportation related decisions now and in the future.

View our Guide to Senior Transportation.

Additional Resource not in the Guide

GoGo Grandparent

Services Guide

White Bear Area Guide to Senior Services

This local guide to senior services contains resources compiled in response to inquiries made by seniors and caregivers in our community over the past decade. Please be aware that this guide includes resources and providers known to serve the White Bear Area at the time of publication. The White Bear Area Senior Program does not guarantee that provider data is current, nor do we support, endorse, or have any direct relationship with the providers listed. For additional senior friendly businesses or services not listed call the White Bear Area Chamber of Commerce at 651-429-8593.

View our Guide to Senior Services.

Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels is a community service that delivers nutritious meals to your home with the help of volunteers. This services is available to all persons regardless of age or ability.  It is a wonderful way for individuals to stay connected to their communities, remain healthy, and live independently, for as long as possible as well as those with a short term need for meals after a hospitalization/surgery.

Meals on Wheels has been delivering nutritious meal for over 37 years. Our friendly volunteers have had a background check  to provide you peace of mind, and a connection with the community.

Community volunteers deliver meals at lunchtime, Monday through Friday. You may choose hot meals, fresh, frozen or a combination.  Frozen meals are delivered once a week.  Hot or fresh meals are delivered daily.  Special diets are available including, but not limited to, diabetic, low cholesterol, gluten free, and renal.  Each meal provides a minimum of 1/3 of the current daily recommended dietary allowances.

A typical meal includes a main entrée with a protein (meat) and 2 vegetables (possibly a side salad), a beverage choice of 1% milk or juice, bread, and dessert.  All meals come with condiments to complete the meal.

Meals are provided at a reduced rate due to generous donations from participants, foundations, and the wider community, and also through support of the White Bear Lake Area School District, Consortium of Lake Area Senior Services, Ramsey County, Metro Meals on Wheels, local Lions Clubs and others.

For more information about Meals on Wheels call our Meals on Wheels Coordinator Debbie Walker at 651-653-3123 or email Deb.Walker@isd624.org

For information about Meals on Wheels in the Twin Cities area, visit
 www.meals-on-wheels.com

Senior Voice

The Senior Voice newsletter is published 4-times a year. Be sure to check out our Senior Voice newsletter and the Community Services & Recreation Brochure for enrichment and recreation activities. 

In the Senior Voice you will find a complete listing of program news, special events and classes, community education courses and trips, program resources, plus a variety of other valuable information.

This newsletter is mailed to all school district residents who are 60 years or older. Subscriptions are available to anyone. If you or someone you know is interested in receiving the Senior Voice, call
651-653-3121.

Current Senior Voice Newsletter - November & December 

 

For archived Senior Voice Newsletters visit:  https://www.ourseniorcenter.com/find/white-bear-area-senior-program

Volunteer

We connect individuals who want to share their time and talents with the Senior Program, schools and community.

The White Bear Area Senior Program could not exist without the assistance of dedicated volunteers. Join us in making a difference. There are one time and ongoing opportunities available. 

For further information regarding these opportunities call 651-653-3121.

Our Volunteer Opportunities

  • Advisory Team
  • Clean Crew
  • Community Events
  • Craft Corner Clerk
  • Elementary School Volunteers
  • Foot Care Receptionist
  • Meals on Wheels Kitchen Aide
  • Meals on Wheels Route Delivery

Volunteer Forms

Application

At your first meeting with the Volunteer Coordinator you will be required to complete the following: 

  • Background Check Form
  • Confidentiality Agreement