The Lodge News

February 2021

The Lodge Valentine's Drive Thru


Absolutely L-O-V-E our Lodge Family! After hearing your concern for staff as we planned to host the Valentine's Drive-Thru on Friday. It has been decided to postpone. With extreme cold temperatures, it is a safe choice for staff and participants! You are the absolute best and we appreciate you! The extended forecast hasn't provided a clear reschedule date yet but we will be in touch! Whenever we celebrate, it will be special, hopefully sunny and warm(ish)! Nothing wrong with extending the celebration of love, friendship, and kindness!

Stay Tuned!

For questions, please call Joan at 952.227.7760.

Valentine's Party Games

Play and enter in the following valentine party games and qualify to win fabulous prizes!

ZOOM Lodge Social Chats: Valentine's

If you are interested in visiting virtually with us, we are hosting Lodge Social Chats on ZOOM! We share! We play games! And most importantly we laugh!

ZOOM will be needed as a smart phone app, on your computer, or there is a phone-in (no video) option. Please email me (Joan) or call me 952.227.7760 and I will get you added to our Lodge Social Chats list. Or if you have more questions about ZOOM and how it works please call. We get together regularly, typically every other week.

Next scheduled Lodge Social Chat is Thursday, February 11 at 3 PM. Valentine's Theme - Wear RED!

Happy Birthday February Birthdays!

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

Birthday Raffle

WARM wishes for a great birthday month!

MN Highway Safety & Research Center 55+ Driver Discount Program (In-person)

This 4 Hour Refresher Class is taught by MN Hwy Safety & Research Center. The class will explore the latest in vehicle technology, changes in laws and review defensive driving principles. Minnesota state law allows a 10% reduction on auto insurance premiums each year for three years to individuals completing the course. To register on-line 4 Hour Driver's Class or call 952.448.2023. Due to the MN state mandate, masks will be required and social distancing will be practiced. All other program specific information and health guidelines will be shared with registered participants prior to the class start date. The 4 Hour Refresher Class is for those who have already taken a 8 Hour Full Driver's Safety Course in the past 3 years. Class size limited to 16 students each.

4 HR Refresher Class: Tuesday, March 16

12:30-4:30 PM

The Lodge Great Room

$24 per person

MacPhail Music for Life

The City of Chanhassen Senior Center has generously invited us to join their ZOOM based MacPhail Music for Life series of classes - Unwrapping Music! The final 3 classes of the series are Mondays, February 8, March 8, and March 15 at 6:30 PM.

For ZOOM class details please email or call 952.227.7760. Needed ZOOM link will be sent prior to class.

Lodge Bingo Party on ZOOM!

We have been getting together on ZOOM for some BINGO fun! Enjoy one of America’s favorite past times from the comfort of your home! Join Lodge staff on Tuesday, February 16 at 1:30 PM for some virtual bingo on ZOOM. Must contact Joan at 952.227.7760 or for ZOOM details. Either use your drive-thru bingo sheets or we will email you a bingo board prior.

The Chaska Lodge Facebook LIVE Fitness Schedule

Virtual AOA Fitness Classes are available in our Chaska Lodge Facebook Group. A personal Facebook account is required. For additional questions or information please contact Missy Goff at 952.227.7792 or
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Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging - Health Insurance Counseling

To enable people to get the help they need, Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging now offers Health Insurance Counseling Phone Appointments, where a person can book an appointment with a Counselor and receive the Medicare counseling the same as they would receive from during an in-person appointment. Visit to book an appointment or to contact someone with any questions you might have.

Because The Lodge is unable to host in person appointments at this time, this could be a great resource for you! If I can assist you in this process please don't hesitate to contact Joan at 952.227.7760.

Preventing Medicare Fraud and Avoiding Scams

Every year, Medicare loses an estimated $60 billion because of professional scams. Fraud impacts everyone, taking dollars that could be used for other valuable programs. The Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging is offering a free presentation via ZOOM on preventing fraud and scams from the Senior LinkAge Line Team.

Preventing Medicare Fraud and Avoiding Scams
Tuesday, February 9 at 10 AM

FREE online via ZOOM

Register Now!

For further questions, please call Joan 952.227.7760.

Tax Help!

As promised, the following is the most recently received information in regards to local tax help from AARP Foundation.

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide provides in-person and remote tax assistance free of charge to anyone, with a special focus on taxpayers who are 50 or older or who have low to moderate income.

View detailed information .

NOTE: Drop off service, by appointment only.

Community Resources

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.

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