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, and you do not need to be a member to participate. 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.

History of the Pottery – Pier 55 Coffee Club

The Club began in 1982 when the business people who had offices on the 3rd floor of the Pottery Place Building took their morning coffee break. Since there was only one place to buy coffee, they all came to the same place. At that time they were all working. As they started to retire, they still came back for morning coffee and that group of retirees continued to grow.

In 2016, the club had 22 regular coffee drinkers, however the average attendance is about 10 people. Of the 22 people last year, only 4 were still working. The average age is probably 75-80 years.

Over the 34 years of the club’s existence, some 60 to 75 people have been members. We have had several deaths, many have moved away, and some no longer come. The most prominent person to have coffee with us was a member of the World Bank. She was in Red Wing about 15 years ago to consult with one of the club members who had his office in the Pottery Building.

At the present time the club meets at Pier 55 on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

We Need Furniture for Our Atrium

We need some nice comfy furniture for our sitting/coffee area in the front atrium. Please contact Kim if you or some one you know has some furniture they would donate. The area needs a “face lift” and perhaps an electric fireplace?


Thursday, Feb. 16
10 - 11 a.m.
No cost.
All are welcome!

Everyone has been talking about how they have been scammed or know someone who’s been scammed. In addition to January’s SCAM Prevention presentation, we will offer information and discussion from the view of local law enforcement. Training officer Scott Kockendorfer with the Red Wing Police Department will discuss scamming and fraud and answer any of your questions. After his formal Power- Point presentation, you will have an opportunity for discussion. If you have specific questions or areas of interest relating to this topic, please flet Stef know so she can relate those specifics to Scott so he can bring relevant info.

10th Annual Filed of Honor and Flag Dedication Ceremony

Friday, May 26 at 6pm
Bay Point Park, Red Wing

More information and dedication form here.

Need a Speaker for Your Organization?

Kim Wojcik, Executive Director of Red Wing Area Seniors, is available to visit and speak to the members of your organization, club or business. She can respond to all questions about RWAS and promote the great work that RWAS contributes to Red Wing and surrounding communities, services it offers, and how you can fit into the mission of RWAS. Your group can meet at Pier 55.

When the Red Wing School District is closed, Pier 55 will be closed. If the Red Wing School District is delayed 2 hours, we will open at 11 a.m. If the district closes early, we will close at 1 p.m.

Join Red Wing Area Seniors, Inc.
Your membership will provide you with: discounts on trips and programs, discounts with select local businesses, monthly informative newsletter Senior News, opportunities for service, and educational & recreational opportunities.

Click here for the membership form

Contact Us

Phone: 651.327.2255

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

Program Coordinator: rwasprogram@gmail.com

Executive Director: rwasdirector@gmail.com

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Our Staff


Tom Walsh


Jan Wall


Doug Blakesley


Gary Johnson


Marcy Underwood

Past President


Doug Blakesley

Dan Mjolsness

Marm Nihart

Jessica Wheeler

Ralph Ryan


Kim Wojcik

Executive Director

Stef Braun

Program Coordinator

Shirley Perkins

Administrative Assistant

Sheryle Boldt

Annadee's Manager

John Simanski

Annadee’s Janitor