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.

MAY 29

May Forum

Thursday, May 18 • 10 a.m. • No cost
How To Prevent Falls - Presented by Robert “Bob” L. Karol, Ph.D., L.P., ABPP-RP, CBIST

Red Wing Shoe Foundation
Awards Matching Gift

Pier 55 Marian Fitschen and Carmen Seipel, retired Red Wing Shoe employees, each have volunteered 20 hours at RWSC. For their volunteer service, “The Shoe” foundation has donated $500 to us through the Partners in Sharing Program. Past and current employees can have a gift matched or do what these two super women did -- provide volunteer service. Contact Executive Director Kim Wojcik for more information.


What is our Legacy Giving Campaign? Call or email Executive Director Kim Wojcik to learn more about including us in your planned giving. 651-327-2255 • rwasdirector@gmail.com

Meet Our Board Members

Pier 55 Pastor Karl Rydholm, associate pastor at United Lutheran Church, 5th and Dakota in Red Wing, has been selected as a member of the board of Red Wing Area Seniors, according to President Tom Walsh. Passionate about caring particularly for people who have experienced many years of life, he treasures their wisdom, insight and faith stories they have to share. While he grew up in Easton, Mass., he attended college at Gustavus Adolphus in St. Peter, Minn. Pastor Rydholm then worked as a respiratory therapist at a local hospital in St. Peter after his graduation. There he met a nurse, Laura, who became his wife. The couple have two adult children, Siri and Anders. He graduated from the Lutheran School of Theology at Gettysburg, Pa., and has been a parish pastor and chaplain in hospital and long-term care settings. He enjoys golf, softball, cooking, reading and walks.

Parking at Pier 55

If you are attending an event at Pier 55, please park on our assigned side and not on the Pottery Museum section. Park in front of Pier 55 if possible. Stop in at the front desk if you need clarification.

Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon
May 15

Pier 55 We are bloomin’ with appreciation for our talented, dedicated volunteers at Red Wing Area Seniors. Please come at noon Monday, May 15, to partake in a free lunch catered by Fiesta Cancun. It’s our way of saying thank you! Who should come? If you help us in any way with your time.

Pier 55

10th Annual 2017 Field of Honor
and Flag Dedication Ceremony

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

More information and dedication form here.

Gandy Dancers Historical Display

Pier 55Gandy Dancers model railroaders display miniature Caterpillar equipment at Pier 55. Right: original CAT ID card, caps and work log from a member.

Pier 55


Thank you for the great response to our survey. We had more than 60 completed surveys returned to Pier 55. Stay tuned for more info on the potential of bikes being loaned from 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

Stop in or visit us on Facebook.

Our Staff


Tom Walsh


Jan Wall


Doug Blakesley


Gary Johnson


Marcy Underwood

Past President


Doug Blakesley

Dan Mjolsness

Marm Nihart

Jessica Wheeler

Pastor Karl Rydholm

Ralph Ryan


Kim Wojcik

Executive Director

Stef Braun

Program Coordinator

Shirley Perkins

Administrative Assistant

Sheryle Boldt

Annadee's Manager

John Simanski

Annadee’s Janitor