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.

MISSION
Our mission as Red Wing Area Seniors, Inc. is to enhance, stimulate, accommodate and support ever-changing
and active lives.

CONTACTS
Phone 651-327-2255
Mon - Fri  9:00 to 4:00
240 Harrison Street, Suite 2
Red Wing, MN 55066 reception.pier55@gmail.com
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FIELD OF HONOR       Time for Flag Watch!

Spring is officially here! That means Field of Honor plans are in full swing. As you know, the Field of Honor is a beautiful event filled with community energy.  Many hands make this amazing event happen. For this, we are forever grateful.  One of the many important volunteer tasks is keeping  watch over the flags. Those who volunteer often
answer questions visitors have. Daytime holds the most visitors and being available to them is a gracious gesture.  Alternatively, the most critical time to be covered is from dusk till dawn. Just having a presence in and around the FOH encourages respectful behavior and discourages vandalism.

Please consider volunteering for one or more  2-hour  shifts over Memorial Day Weekend. Whether volunteering during a busy day with many families at the park, or during the pre-dawn hours in the stillness of the night, you are providing a priceless service. Often friends, couples and families volunteer together, making the time even more special.  RWAS offers much gratitude to all who volunteer!  If you are willing to volunteer, please call us at 651-327-2255 or stop in to sign up. Flag shifts run from 8:00 pm, Friday May 22 through 8:00am Tuesday, May 26.

Officers
President.................Tom Walsh
Vice-president......... Ralph Ryan
Secretary............... Jack Strobel
Treasurer............  Gary Johnson
Past President...Marcy Underwood

Directors:   
Sandy Giles           Kathy Holthe
Dan Mjolsness      Ben Stephani
Phil McNairy          Teresa Miller

Staff
Nancy Swanson....Executive    Director
Tonya Schmitt ......Program Coordinator
Shirley Perkins...............
                   Administrative Assistant
Sheryle Plank.....Annadee's Manager
John Simanski.....  Annadee’s Janitor


Hours 
Monday- Friday, 9 am to 4 pm
Going on Medicare soon?

Are you a boomer? Know someone who is? Do you want non-biased information about Medicare and a full listing of all of the options that are out there for you? Do you want advice on enrollment periods and penalties?? Don't wait to get guidance! This process can be complex and needs time for processing. Let us help!

Senior LinkAge Line® is the Medicare SHIP (State Health Insurance Assistance Program) line for the state of Minnesota. Specialists will be holding regular sessions in Red Wing to review the ABCD’s of Medicare so you feel confident in making decisions for your healthcare. This is an opportunity to learn about supplement policies, cost or advantage health plans or drug coverage.  There is no sales pitch; just a great opportunity to learn your options.

Free materials will be provided including a book that lists all plan options available to Minnesotans on Medicare which includes the plan premiums and benefits.  Senior LinkAge Line® is partnering with Pier 55, Red Wing Area Seniors and Three Rivers Community Action to offer this free service. If you are unable to join us, but want the free Health Care Choices booklet or information about Medicare; please call Senior LinkAge Line® at 1-800-333-2433. We are here to help!

New to Medicare?

Thursday, May 21st - 1:00-3:00pm    Cost: FREE
If you are turning 65 or going on Medicare, here’s an opportunity for you to get the information you need to understand it. The ABCDs of Medicare class will cover the parts of Medicare- hospital, medical and drug options; including original/ traditional Medicare, Medicare supplements, Medicare advantage plans, Part D prescription drug coverage, preventive benefits, Medicare savings programs, preventing fraud, waste and abuse, and resources to help you make decisions. Instructor is a certified State Health Insurance Program (SHIP) Counselor with the Senior LinkAge Line®.