Senior Center

Stay Active...Come to the Saint Peter Senior Center!

 If you are 55 years young or over, we invite you to join in the many fun and exciting activities our Senior Center offers.




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  The Senior Center is located in the Saint Peter Community Center
600 South Fifth Street, Suite 219
Phone: (507) 934-0667 


Please note! Surplus Breads is cancelled for June 19. 


Upcoming Programs 



Upcoming Community Event! 





Summer Reading Program

In Collaboration with the Saint Peter Public Library 



See the calendar here! 


Complete an Adult Summer Reading Program BINGO Card to be entered

into the end of summer drawing! 


Prizes include: 

4 - $25 gift cards to Speedway Gas

4 - $10 gift cards to Patrick's on Third

1 - $20 gift card to Arrow Ace Hardware

1 - $25 gift card to Family Fresh Market


Need inspiration for 'universe' titles? Check here!


A Universe of Stories Movie Matinee

Beat the heat and enjoy a relaxing afternoon at the library while watching a film! Free popcorn!

No registration necessary.

Multiple dates, 2 p.m., Room 217, Free.


Mon., Jun 24            Star Trek (2009)

The greatest adventure of all time begins with Star Trek, the incredible story of a young crew’s maiden voyage onboard the most advanced starship every created: the U.S.S. Enterprise. Runtime 128 mins.

Mon., Jul. 15            First Man (2018)

NASA astronaut Neil Armstrong rigorously trains to become the first man to walk on the moon. Runtime 141 mins.


A Universe of Stories Lecture Series

Keep your mind engaged this summer with this free lecture series about our universe.

No registration required.

Multiple dates, 6:30 p.m., Library Meeting Room, Free.


Recognizing Life on Earth…and Other Planets

When did life originate on Earth, and how do we know? Could there have been life elsewhere in the Solar System? What would we look for? The science of Astrobiology – understanding life’s distribution in the Universe – is a hot topic in science today because it speaks to who we are, whether our planet is unique, and the mysteries that remain undiscovered. Julie Bartley, Professor of Geology and Environmental Studies, Gustavus Adolphus College.

Thu., Jun. 20, 6:30—8 p.m., Library Meeting Rm.


Climate Changed: Facing Our Future

Hear a preview of the upcoming Nobel Conference titled, Climate Changed: Facing our Future. The conference will ask questions such as what tools are available, what research efforts we require, and what kind of people do we need to be to conceptualize and address global climate change. Jim Dontje, director of the Johnson Center for Environmental Innovation at Gustavus will provide an overview of the featured speakers and key topics that will be covered in the conference, which occurs the last week of September.Jim Dontje, Director of the Johnson Center for Environmental Innovation at Gustavus Adolphus College.

Thu., Aug. 1, 6:30—8 p.m., Library Meeting Rm.


Zoom! From the Earth to the Edge of the Universe

All Ages!

Travel space this summer at the Saint Peter Gym by stepping into the Bell Museum’s ExploreaDome. The Dome is a traveling planetarium with live programs inside. Journey through the Solar System, galaxy and universe, and explore the vast distances of space. * It is recommended that you bring towels, blankets or mats as you will be laying on the gym floor. A limited amount of space is available for those requiring chairs. The tent is ADA accessible. This event is free, but space is limited.  Max. per program is 28 people, 112 spaces total.

Thu., Aug. 8, program times at 4:30, 5:30, 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. and runs approximately 40 minutes. SPCC Gym, Free



Check in with the library to be added to the waiting list! 


Use this link to register for the planetarium:



Free Ongoing Programs for a Better Life






No bread pickup on June 19, July 24 or July 31




Ongoing Programs

Buffet Lunch at Gustavus



2nd Wednesday of the month from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  $6.75 payable at GAC. No registration necessary. Before or after your great lunch, visit the Bookmark for discounts.  Sponsored by the Senior Center, GAC Bookmark and the GAC Dining Service. 

Foot Clinics - Tuesdays

1st & 3rd Tuesdays of each month; $25 payable at the appointment.
Community Center, rm. 215 (enter door B from parking lot)
By appointment only. Call (507) 934-0667 to schedule an appointment.

Card Games at the Senior Center 

500 - Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m.

Bridge - Tuesdays at 1:15 p.m.

Men’s Cards - Thursdays at 1:00 p.m.

Pfeffer - Fridays at 1:30

Medicare/Insurance Counseling Help – 1st Thursday of each month

From 2:30–4:00 p.m. come to the senior center for information and one-on-one assistance on Medicare and insurance questions. No appointment needed. No charge. Sponsored by MN River Area on Aging.

Bi-Monthly Newsletter

The Senior Center distributes a monthly newsletter. If you would like to be on the mailing list, please call (507) 934-0667

Exercise Programs at the Saint Peter Community Center  


P.A.L.S. (Partners in Active Living for Seniors) - exercise classes designed for older adults               

  • Sessions run Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10-11 a.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room 310A at the St. Peter Community Center. Sessions run 5-6 weeks.

  • $25 per person payable to City of Saint Peter. Register and pay at the Recreation Office in the Community Center. Questions? Call 934-0667 or 934-7434.

  • Please see the current newletter for session dates and fees.

  • Please register at the Recreation Office


MEISA: Movement, Exploration, Imagination, Sensation, Awareness

  • MEISA is a physical practice that integrates mindful movement incorporating breathing, stretching, balancing, and playful exploration.

  • It provides an excellent opportunity for anyone interested in moving with less tension, increased mobility and enhances physical expression.

  • All activities are adaptive and performed sitting or standing. This course will take place in eight sessions. 

  • Please register at the Recreation Office

Melissa Rollnick is a professor of dance at Gustavus Adolphus College and received funding from Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council in 2018 to create this program.

Back this fall! Wednesdays, Sep. 11 – Oct. 30, 11:15 – 12:15, $20.


Tai Ji Quan

  • Stay tuned for the next session!

  • Please register at the Recreation Office


Get Moving at Home! 




Community Information   

Senior Nutrition Program

Senior Dining is located at Park View Manor, 1010 South 4th Street at 11:45 am. Anyone over 60 years of age and/or spouse is invited to make a contribution. Suggested contribution guideline is $2.50 - $3.50. Reservations must be made a day in advance by calling (507) 931-8007 between 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Transportation is available if needed.

Meals on Wheels Program

Meals are available to people 60 years of age or older for a contribution. Suggested contribution guideline is $2.50 - $3.50. Call Parkview Manor, 934-8850, between 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to schedule a meal.

NAPS (Nutrition Assistance Program for Seniors)

Call 1-800-365-0270 to prequalify. Pick up the food on the first floor of the Nicollet County Health and Human Sevices building (622 S. Front St.) on the first Thursday of each month from 3 to 4 p.m.

High School Activity Passes

Passes for Saint Peter Public School activities are available at any high school events admission desk and/or the St. Peter Community Education office in the Community Center. These passes are for home games only (hockey games not included). Persons 65 years or older are eligible.


Resources for Seniors


Nicollet County Area Resources



Assisted Living in Minnesota 


In the News!
 Saint Peter Herald Article on the Senior Center   
 Mankato Free Press Article

 Nickel Coffee and Surplus Bread

Surplus Breads at the Senior Center

Grant Recipient  Memory Programs

Memory Kits on KEYC

Nature Kits at the Library

Minnesota Zoomobile

Raptor Center

75th Anniversary of D-Day Commemoration


Gabriela Roemhildt, Assistant Program Supervisor 

Please direct questions to Gabriela at or 507-934-0667.

The Senior Center is located in the Saint Peter Community Center
600 South Fifth Street, Saint Peter, MN 56082