The Lodge News

April 2021

April Programs

Hello, April! So excited about the sunshine and warmer weather that typically comes with April! In programming this month, we continue to offer "THE COMBO" - a mix of in-person and virtual opportunities. Hopefully you can find the combination that works best with your comfort and schedule. From welcoming back in-person group fitness classes to our now regular Lodge ZOOM chats, we are thrilled to be able to connect with you in a variety of ways.

View the Lodge April Calendar

To register or for questions, please call 952.448.2023.

IMPORTANT NOTE: All scheduled programs and activities as well as procedures are subject to change.

Lodge "OPEN" Hours for April

Come and go during these scheduled Lodge Open Hours. Walk-ins welcome. No pre-registration required. Socialize, use the computer, play billiards, bring your own book or handiwork, and just enjoy The Lodge. Waiver sign in for contact tracing required upon entry and masks must be worn. No food or beverages served or provided. Sanitizing stations will be available for individual use. Sorry, activities that use shared supplies/equipment will not be allowed at this time.

Aging with Gusto in the Time of COVID

An interactive ZOOM series to expand our positive view of aging during the challenges of COVID and determine for ourselves which values and key contributors we want to emphasize to continue leading meaningful and satisfying lives.

Session will explore these questions:

What contributes to Aging with Gusto for Me?

How can I recognize and respond to ageism?

How can my values and goals shape my future?

Tuesdays, April 13, 20, and 27

10:30 am - 12:00noon


(Not a ZOOMER? - In-person meeting available at the Chanhassen Senior Center)

Deadline: April 6

Call Joan to register 952.227.7760

Sponsored by the Chanhassen Senior Center in Partnership with the Carver County Health and Human Services.

Grief: A Deeper Look (In-person)

It has been a tough year! We all have felt losses - time, experiences, and loved ones. Be a part of this starter session to dig deeper into grief and the types of grief that impact of lives. Bust open some of the common grief myths. Explore tangible skills to begin working through these losses. Please pre-register. Presenter: Brittany Squillace, MA, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Best Self Therapy LLC

Tuesday, April 27

10 - 11 am (additional time allowed for questions)

The Lodge Great Room

$8 per person

Register for Grief:A Deeper Look or call The Lodge 952.448.2023

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.

4 HR Refresher Class: Thursday, April 29

8:30 am-12:30 pm

The Lodge Great Room

$24 per person

In-Person Programs

The following scheduled activities require pre-registration online or by calling 952.448.2023.


Play several games of Bingo during this session. Mondays, April 12 and April 26 1:30-3:00 pm.

Sign up for Bingo

Book Discussion

Meets the second Friday on the month. Noon-1:30 p.m. (April 9)

Sign up for Book Discussion

Caregivers Support Group

Share advice, stories, and encouragement. Meets the second Monday of the month from 9:30-10:45 am. (Monday, April 12)

Sign up for Caregivers


Rack'em up! Play pool for 45 minutes. (Maximum 4 individuals per time slot) Bring your own cue if you have one. Thursdays between 1:00-4:00 pm.

Sign up for Billiards/Pool

Police Report

Join Officer Julie on select days as she gives the 4-1-1 on the City of Chaska Police news. Tuesday, April 13 from 9:30-10:30 am.

Sign up for Police Report

AOA Group Fitness April Schedule

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Welcome Back to the Studio!

If you have fitness related questions or questions about doing an in-person registration, please contact Missy Goff at 952.227.7792 or

AOA Group Fitness Policies (In-Person Classes)

  • Registration is required.
  • Register for AOA Group Fitness Classes on-line (keyword: fitness) or call the CCC at 952-448-5633 or Missy Goff at 952-227-7779.
  • Registration opens 72 hours in advance for CCC Members.
  • Classes are held in the Wellness Studio (doors open 10 minutes prior to class).
  • Masks are required at ALL times! (SS Splash-pool is the only exception)
  • Check-in at the CCC front desk and swipe membership card.
  • Check-in with instructor upon entry of class. If you do a same day registration, please bring your receipt to the instructor. (Same day registration is first come, first serve if spots are available.)
  • Social distancing must be strictly followed at all times.
  • No sharing equipment.
  • Clean equipment BEFORE and AFTER class.
  • Registration capacity per class location: Wellness Studio(14) Pool(20)

Virtual Classes

All studio scheduled classes will also be streamed LIVE on The Chaska Lodge Facebook page. Virtual AOA Fitness Classes are available in our Chaska Lodge Facebook Group. A personal Facebook account is required.

Lodge Virtual Programs

The following programs are being offered virtually on the ZOOM format. ZOOM will be needed as a smart phone app, on your computer, phone, or tablet or there is a phone-in (no video) option. Please contact Joan Seedorf with questions or for meeting details at 952.227.7760 or

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 Tuesdays, April 13 and April 27 from 1:30-2:30 pm for virtual bingo.

Lodge Social Chat
If you are more comfortable visiting virtually, Lodge Social Chats will be on Thursday, April 15 at 3 pm. We share! We play games! And most importantly we laugh!

Happy Birthday April Birthdays!

If you are celebrating a birthday in April please complete the linked google form below to qualify for a (you guessed it!) - FABULOUS prize! Or call The Lodge at 952.448.2023.

Birthday Raffle

Travel Show - Landmark Tours

Pack a suitcase! Let's travel! Landmark Tours, a local family-owned travel provider, will present an array of unforgettable travel opportunities available in 2021-2022. Come learn about their inclusive vacation packages to destinations in the U.S. and abroad. Can't make it? Call for a catalog (612) 230-2040 or visit Please pre-register for Landmark Travel Show

Wednesday, April 21

10:00 am

The Lodge Great Room


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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