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Pier 55 Red Wing Area Seniors
240 Harrison St, Ste 2 | Red Wing, MN 55066 | 651.327.2255

Welcome to

Pier 55

Red Wing Area Seniors

Pier 55 Building

About Us

Pier 55 is open to all individuals age 55 and over. The Center is handicapped accessible and no one shall be refused access to programs because of race, religion, sex, color, economic status, or disability. Our mission as Red Wing Area Seniors, Inc. is to enhance, stimulate, accommodate and support ever-changing and active lives.

Happy Birthday, Red Wing Area Seniors!

Originally incorporated as the "Red Wing Leisure Age Center" on June 5, 1970, we now celebrate 46 years of empowering seniors in the Red Wing area! In the last several months, we have introduced a number of great programs and events. The excitement continues throughout the rest of the year, as Pier 55, RWAS expands and cultivates partnerships with area businesses and other nonprofit organizations!

June's new offerings include Handmade Journals on the 6th & 7th, Summer Yoga beginning 6/15, Summer Cookies on the 13th and Premier World Travel Show on 6/16!

Please consider a practical birthday gift such as:

  • Cash (Always welcome!)
  • Reams of 8.5x11 colored copy paper and cardstock
  • Dish cloths
  • Dry Erase Markers
  • Colorful Latex Paint (See Tonya)
  • Fitness Equipment (See Kim)
  • Soothing Aloe Vera SoftSoap Refill
  • "C" Batteries
  • 45 Gallon Trash Bags

You are invited to a “death cafe” Thursday, June 16, at 10 a.m.

No, this is not about gloom and doom, but rather an unusual opportunity to talk candidly about death with others within an frank and respectful atmosphere. Respectful engagement is the only rule in this exchange of views and experience. Coffee and tea and some homemade treats will enhance the “cafe” atmosphere of these conversations. (Bring something from your own kitchen if you choose.). Please join us as we delve into this “taboo-breaking” topic! These moderators/facilitators share a personal interest in this topic:

  • Nick Even (ACSW, retired - clinical Social Worker)
  • LuAn Klindworth (Ph.D., clinical psychologist)
  • Bruce McBeath (Ph.D., clinical psychologist)

Contact Us

Phone: 651.327.2255

Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00am to 4:00pm

assistant: rwasassistant@gmail.com

Program Coordinator: rwasprogram@gmail.com

Executive Director: rwasdirector@gmail.com

Stop in or visit us on Facebook.

Our Staff


Tom Walsh


Ralph Ryan


Jan Wall


Gary Johnson


Marcy Underwood

Past President


Douglass Blakesley

Sandy Giles

Ben Stephani

Dan Mjolsness

Marlene Nihart

Jessica Wheeler


Tonya Schmitt

Executive Director

Shirley Perkins

Administrative Assistant

Kim Wojcik

Program Coordinator

Sheryle Boldt

Annadee's Manager

John Simanski

Annadee’s Janitor