We are interested in resuming our book club at Buckham West and we be holding an organizational meeting on Tuesday, January 31st at 10:00 a.m.   Please join us as we make plans for future meetings. If you have questions or comments ahead of time, give Brenda a call.


Housekeepers Ready to Help

The Neighbors Helping Neighbors program is to help you stay in your own home for as long as possible.  We are excited to let you know that we have housekeepers ready to provide services in the Faribault area.  If you are interested in more information, you can call Buckham West Senior Center at 507-332-7357 and make an appointment with Anne Pleskonko, Senior Service Coordinator for Rice County.

If you would like to volunteer with companionship, grocery shopping, transportation you can call the Rochester number at 507-287-2010 to sign up or their website at www.familyservicerochester.org


Staying Warm

If you are still in need of a new sweater, scarf or gloves to help you get through this dreaded cold snap, why not make a stop at Fashions on Central? Our store, located at 325 Central Ave, sells high quality, gently-used clothing for women at bargain prices with lots of inventory still available. Remember that 100% of the proceeds from sales at Fashion on Central are used to support Buckham West. Stop in today and see what is new! Our store is now open Tuesday through Friday each week from 11am-5pm.

If you are looking for something to do, consider volunteering at Fashions on Central. We are currently looking for volunteers for 3 hours at a time with the option of working one shift a week or less. The job entails a variety of tasks which may include sorting, ironing or pricing the clothing. You also may choose to help with displays or work at the cash register. Please call 332-7357 for more information.


Author Program

Author Elsie Slinger moved to Faribault in the 1980’s and worked in a variety of positions that took advantage of her writing skills.  Elsie has combined her journalism experience with her interest in local history, writing her first book “Murder, Mysteries and Misfortune in Rice County” and second book “Faribault’s Forgotten Gems”.

On Wednesday, January 25th at 1:30pm, Elsie will join us at Buckham West to talk about her books. This author program is free and open to the public, but we ask that you sign up in advance by calling Buckham West at 332-7357. There will be books available for purchase at this event.


Plastic Recycling

The Faribault Lions Club will be at Buckham West to accept your donation of household plastic bags. Today, January 18th between 9:30-11:00am, volunteers from their group will be on hand to accept a variety of household plastics.  This Plastic Recycling Project is a fund-raiser for community projects.

The plastics must be clean, dry and free from food and another residue. Please do not bring bags in on other days, as we will not be storing them here


Stay in touch

If you would like to keep receiving our e-newsletter, we are now asking for all current members to please renew their membership for 2023. All those that have paid their dues by February 1st will then continue to have their name on our current mailing list. If you aren’t sure that your membership is up-to-date, please stop in and we will check into it.  Dues for 2023 are $40 per person.


Nice to Know         

  • We are sorry to announce that Buckham West will not be hosting the free tax preparation service in 2023. If you have questions, please check out their website at www.org/taxaide.
  • Aging Eyes Support Group for individuals who are searching for assistance in dealing with their vision concerns will be meeting on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month at Buckham West from 10-11:00am.


Family Caregiver Support Group

Are you helping an adult or elder with daily living tasks? Then you are a caregiver. On the 4th Tuesday of each month from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m., you are invited to gather with other caregivers for a time of learning, sharing, and friendly discussion. This free group is open to anyone who is helping a family member or friend and we ask you to contact us prior to attending at 332-7357. Taking care of yourself is just as important as the care you give to another.