Aging Mastery Program

The Owatonna SeniorPlace is pleased to announce we will be offering the third health and wellness package to all residents 55 and over. The program is called the Aging Mastery Program (AMP). It was developed by the National Council on Aging (NCOA). If you haven't taken the AMP classes yet, this is a wonderful opportunity for adults to participate in, and reap the benefits of, this cutting edge wellness program. We are currently recruiting 30 adults age 55 and better to participate in a five-week educational program. The goal of this program is to empower older adults to make and maintain small but impactful changes.

The classes will explore navigating longer lives, physical activity, sleep, healthy eating and hydration, financial management, medication management, advanced planning, healthy relationships, falls prevention and community engagement. For each of these classes, we will provide basic educational materials developed form highly trusted sources, a checklist of future steps, and a system for tracking behaviors. Participants will earn points for positive actions and rewards.

If you are interested in learning more about the program, please call the SeniorPlace at 507-444-4280. We hope to recruit a wide range of participants.  If this program piques your interest . . . stop by or call to learn more!


Tax Assistance Program - AARP

Local AARP volunteers will be providing tax service free of charge February 7 through April 15th at the Owatonna SeniorPlace. The volunteers are certified to complete federal and Minnesota tax returns. They can also complete the

Minnesota homeowner and renter rebate forms for those that qualify.  Please note that we are not certified to complete out of state tax returns nor trained to deal with complex tax scenarios. Please call SeniorPlace to schedule an appointment starting January 9. Must be a Steele County resident. 

Things you will need:

- Copies of tax returns for tax year 2015 - W-2’s and/or 1099 Forms

- Proof of Social Security

- 1098T - Scholarships or payments for qualified tuition

- Medical expenses and health insurance premiums

- Real estate taxes paid in 2015- 1098E - Student loan interest

- Proof of medical insurance- Any other miscellaneous income


We provide many different services at the Owatonna SeniorPlace. For more information on the following services please check below or contact the SeniorPlace during normal business hours.

AARP Driver Safety Classes

Computer Classes

Foot Clinic

Health Insurance Counseling

Healthy Seniors of Steele County

Semcac Senior Advocate


Computer Classes

If you are interested in taking one of our Windows computer classes please contact the SeniorPlace to get registered. SeniorPlace is fortunate to have very knowledgeable and motivated instructors for these classes. When registering please provide the time of day that works best in your schedule.

Windows Beginning

This class will be an introduction to the Windows Operating System; using the mouse, keyboard, email, searching the internet, and using a word processor program.

Cost: 3 Sessions for $15

Windows  Intermediate

This class will be an advancement of Windows Beginner. You will learn how to: install programs, antivirus, transfer pictures from your camera to your computer, email features, and a continuation of using the internet.

Cost: 3 Sessions for $15

Open Computer Lab

The SeniorPlace computer lab is open Monday - Friday 8:00AM - 4:00PM when there is not a scheduled class. If you would like to use the computer lab feel free to stop by or give the SeniorPlace a call to see if there is class using the room throughout the week. All computers are equipped with either Windows 7 or Windows 8.


AARP Driver Safety Classes

This course qualifies drivers 55 and over for a 10% reduction in car insurance. An eight-hour course, divided into two, four hour days, is required if you have not taken this before. The four hour refresher class is required every three years for the continuation of your 10% car insurance discount.

A certificate is provided for your insurance company.
You may pre-register, and you must pay at time of registration. There are no written or driving tests.

$19.00 AARP Member, $24.00 AARP Non-Member

Click here for a complete list of the 2017 AARP Driver Safety Course Held at SeniorPlace


Semcac Senior Dining

The Senior Dining Program serves a hot, nutritious noon meal with some diet alternatives, such as diabetic options, low salt, and low cholesterol.  New....a Salad Option is now available:

For age 60 and over, and their spouse regardless of age, is eligible for the program. Suggested donation of $3.50 per person for 60 and over. Full cost of the meal is $6.50 for 59 and under.  No one will be denied a meal because of inability to donate. Reservations are required one day in advance at 507-455-3195.  Serving is promptly at 11:30am at SeniorPlace.

Note: If eaten as a congregate program (over 60), a donation is made at the site.  If 'take out' is desired, full cost must be paid: $6.50

Salad Options:

TUESDAYS: Chicken Caesar Salad. Greens with chicken, parmesan cheese, croutons, dinner roll, dessert and milk.

THURSDAYS: Chef's Salad. Greens, ham, cheese, egg and croutons, dinner roll, dessert and milk

Reservations are required one day in advance at 507-455-3195. Note:If eaten as a congregate program meal (over 60), a donation is made at the site. If 'take out' is desired, full cost must be paid--$6.50.