If you had a health crisis and were unable to communicate with your loved ones and medical care providers, who would make decisions for you? Advance care planning is a process of thinking about what’s important to you, talking with those who matter to you, and writing down your wishes for health care and treatment in a Health Care Directive.

Don’t know where to start? Attend this free Honoring Choices Advance Care Planning education series to learn more. This 2-session course will walk with you through the process of advance care planning and facilitate the completion of your health care directive. Plan to attend both sessions as you will be asked to complete activities between the sessions.


  • Session 1: Advance Care Planning and Your Health Care Agent

Tuesday, June 7, 2022 from 10 – 11 am

We will address the 6 W’s of advance care planning (Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How)

  • Session 2: Completing Your Health Care Directive

Tuesday, June 21, 2022 from 10 – 11 am

Continuing the discussion on the Honoring Choices Health Care Directive, we will answer your questions and provide guidance as you complete a directive.


Registration is required for these free classes. Class size is limited. Please call Buckham West at 332-7357 to sign up.


Author Visit

On Tuesday, June 14th beginning at 1:30pm, Northfield author and artist, Sharon K. Henry, will visit Buckham West to present to us two of the books she has written.

Sharon’s first book is titled, “Good Day, Sad Day, Same Day: A Day with My Mommy, Who Has Bipolar Disorder”. This is the story of a boy and his mom, who has bipolar disorder. It’s written just for a child going through a hard time trying to understand his mom’s bipolar disorder. Written from personal experience, the book tells the story of Sharon’s own daughter and grandson and the ways that Sharon tried to help him understand his mom’s mental illness.  Out of her desire to find a book to share with him at the time, and finding none, she wrote her own book.

Sharon’s second book is “Just Fishing”.  This fun rhyming book celebrates the joys of a sunny day out on the lake and all the great memories a family can make. It is illustrated by the author in watercolor paints.

            About the Author: As a child, Sharon K. Henry enjoyed drawing, painting, and crafting. As an adult, she earned a degree in commercial art and went on to teach art. She also works at a senior living community.

Please pre-register for this program by calling 332-7357. There is no charge for Buckham West, non-members will pay $3.00.  Books will be available for purchase at this program.


Tour in Faribault: Faribault Public Works

The Public Works Department provides for the operation and maintenance of the city’s infrastructure systems and consists of multiple divisions which include streets, utilities, water reclamation facility, and airport.

The Public Works building is over 84,000 square feet in size and uses an abundance of natural light.  On Wednesday, June 8th beginning at 1:30 p.m. you are invited to sign up for a tour of the facility and see the many types of equipment in use.   (Did you know that city crews remove snow from approximately 140 miles of street within the city?) Public Works Director, Travis Block, will be our tour guide.

Pre-registration is required for this free, members-only activity. We will meet at the Public Works Department building, 1200 Belview Trail.


Fashions on Central Update

If you are out and about doing garage sale shopping this summer, add Fashions on Central to your list of stops. We sell great quality clothing for women and all proceeds from your purchases are used to support the operations of Buckham West. The store is currently filled with new summer fashions. Fashions on Central is located at 325 Central Ave next to the Paradise Theater and is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11am-5pm.



Buckham West is now partnering with the Owatonna Senior Center for all day trips, you may sign up by calling 507-444-4321.

  • MN Twins Baseball game on Wednesday, August 3; Register by July 8th.
  • “The Elvis Show” at the Ives Auditorium in Bloomington on Sunday, Sept. 11; Register by Aug. 24.
  • The Church Basement Ladies in “Plowin’ Thru” on Wednesday, Sept. 28; Register by Sept. 6.



  • All senior dining meals, whether they are in the dining room or curbside pickup, require a 24-hour advance registration and can be done by calling 332-7357.
  • Fashions on Central, our second-hand clothing store in downtown Faribault, has a fresh new look! Have you seen it yet? There is so much to offer, please come in and check it out. The store is open Tuesdays- Saturdays from 11:00am-5:00pm.