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Adults 50+

The SoWashCo Schools Community Education provides programming for adults that meet the social, educational, health and human service needs of people 50 and over.

Whether you are ready to play a game of cards, discuss a book, exercise, or attend local trips and tours, there is something for you at the SoWashCo Schools Community Education.

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Community Center
8400 E. Point Douglas Rd. S
Cottage Grove, MN 55016

Office hours 
8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. 

Gretchen Carlson
Adult Enrichment Coordinator

Senior Members

Become a Member

For just $15 per year, members may attend a variety of 50+ programming with no additional cost.

Completed forms can be mailed or dropped off at our office. 

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Wondering what’s offered and when? Get an at-a-glance view of the classes and activities for the month.

You’ll find a variety of offerings designed with you in mind.


Trips and Tours

Trips and tours

If you want to add some local color and adventure to your life, we’ll make it easy! No driving hassles, parking, or deciding what to fit in with our convenient day trips and short 2 to 3 night overnight stays. Simply register, then board a luxury coach bus to enjoy the sights!

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No matter your fitness level, our afternoon classes can help you stay active. Our excellent instructors lead classes for adults age 55 and up with a joyful, welcoming presence and the expertise to encourage, inspire and accommodate all.

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Weekly Activities

Looking for a fun group to laugh with and enjoy a game? Join us weekly for Bingo, Bunco, 500, Farkle, Cribbage, Hand & Foot, Mah Jongg and Mexican Train Dominoes.

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From monthly local police presentations to driver discount programs and documentary & discussion sessions, we look for ways to connect on topics that matter.

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Community Education offers foot care appointments as well as support groups for diabetes and those experiencing grief.

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What have you always dreamed of learning? It’s not too late! Whether you’re interested in photography, cooking, music lessons, painting, health topics or gaining new skills, we’ve got a wide variety of both in-person and online offerings.

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Generations Cafe

Serving coffee, a full menu of espresso drinks and a selection of baked goods. Located in the District Program Center to the right of the reception desk.

Open 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Monday-Friday

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