The Lodge News

May 2020

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Summer Update

As you know during these uncertain COVID-19 times, things are rapidly changing and we will continue to communicate the most current updates and information in regards to our programming and facilities. View the most recent communication (5.1.2020) from the City of Chaska Parks and Recreation Director, Marshall Grange.


We are already 150 members STRONG! In a very short amount of time we have been able to "gather" many of our Lodge-AOA friends for exercise, support, friendship, and fun!

But we are seeking MORE!!

In order to create a more immediate and interactive connection within our Lodge-AOA group a NEW Facebook group has been started. Content includes daily inspirational messages, live AOA fitness classes from our CCC instructors, wellness tips, and more!


Please note: A personal Facebook account is required. You will be prompted with 3 questions and you will be made aware of the City of Chaska’s Social Media Policy.

We are asking for your help in spreading the word about this new group for our Lodge-AOA Friends. Please share this information.

If you have questions about our new Facebook group and how to use, contact Joan Seedorf at 952.227.7760 or

We Can Help!

Even though The Lodge is closed until further notice. Staff is working (mostly from home!) and has access to phones, files, computers, and most of all RESOURCES!

WE’RE HERE TO HELP! Would you like someone to call you every few days to check on you or just to chat? Let us know! Do you need to be connected to grocery shopping, counseling, or other resources? We can help! This is unfamiliar territory for all of us, please know you are not alone, and we will get through this TOGETHER! Don't hesitate to contact me 952.227.7760 or

I am fortunate to work on the Chaska Cares team that can also help with additional needs. Email Chaska Cares your requests for help, questions, and suggestions and we’ll do our best to help any way we can. In recent weeks, Chaska Cares has worked to provide coloring books to local senior housing facilities, delivered Michael's Foods donations, and assisted with the home-made mask donation drive and distribution! The entire City of Chaska organization takes great pride in serving you each and every day. That’s because we care!

Community Resources

Visit the Carver County website to view resources available to help residents find access to:

  • Food
  • Transportation
  • Childcare
  • And more

You can also call the Carver County help line at 952-361-1559.

Homemade Masks Available

As part of the governor's call out for the donation of homemade masks on April 25, the Chaska Fire Department collected 1900! This week we are looking to distribute them to people in our community who need them, especially those in the high-risk population. If you are in need of a mask, please call Joan at 952.227.7760 or email and we will make arrangements.

View information from CDC on homemade cloth face coverings.

Keep Moving with Missy and the AOA Fitness Team!

The following is the Facebook LIVE Schedule for Chaska Lodge Group. See more details about this new group above. The most current schedule and updates will be posted on facebook. (Schedule subject to change.)

9:00-9:45am Cardio & Strength with Carisa
10:00-10:45am Chair Yoga with Marie
9:00-9:45am Functional Strength & Coordination with Marie
10:00-10:45am Chair Yoga with Nancy

9:00am-9:45am Cardio & Strength with Carisa
10:00-10:45am Balance & Barre with Marie

9:00am-9:45am Chair Yoga with Marie
10:00am-10:45am Functional Strength & Coordination with Marie


9:00-9:45am Cardio & Strength with Carisa

Happy Birthday MAY Birthdays!

If you are celebrating a birthday in May please complete the linked google form to qualify for a (you guessed it!) - FABULOUS prize!

Details for our May Virtual Birthday Celebration will be posted in our Chaska Lodge Facbook Group!

Driver's Safety Classes

At this time, AARP has cancelled all on-site classes through July 1st. Although not ideal for us learners that do better in a classroom setting, AARP does offer an on-line class for those who want to participate to continue to receive their insurance discount. Fees will be charged to both AARP members and non-members. View AARP's online courses.

Promo code for 25% discount: DRIVINGSKILLS

The Lodge Bingo

B-I-N-G-O is one of our more popular Lodge activities! So missing the BUZZ of the bingo crew on Monday afternoons! Take time and challenge yourself to our different twist! You are encouraged to do as many of these activities as you like, as often as you like! Of course, our official caller is Karen L.

To qualify for a FABULOUS prize, make just 2 Bingos – a horizontal line, vertical line, or a diagonal line. Your name will be entered into a raffle drawing. ULTIMATE GOAL: Complete a cover-all! Deadline: May 15.

To enter, complete the BINGO form.

From Our Homes to Yours...Take Care!

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