Message from the Buckham West Board of Directors:

At the January Board of Directors meeting, the group was presented with a letter of retirement from its Executive Director, Mona Kaiser. Excerpts from that letter are below:

Dear Members of the Board of Directors,

            Please accept this letter as official notice of my retirement as the Executive Director of Buckham West effective Friday, March 24, 2023. My time at Buckham West has filled me with a sense of accomplishment and purpose that I am extremely grateful for.

            During the 20 years that I have been employed at Buckham West, I have spent my time here with the best co-workers that anyone could ask for. What a joy this has been!

            Accomplishments that I am pleased to note include increasing our paid membership, implementing many new programs, updating Fashions on Central, creating strong partnerships in the community, surviving a global pandemic and most of all, raising the funds and constructing our building addition!  I am immensely proud of completing this large undertaking and it is my hope that Faribault’s older adults will benefit from and enjoy this building for years to come. When my last day arrives and I walk out these doors, I will look back with pride on what we have accomplished. My time at Buckham West has filled me with a sense of accomplishment and purpose that I am extremely grateful for.

With sincere gratitude,

Mona Kaiser


In order to recognize the time and work that Mona has given us in the last 20 years, we would like to invite the community to a celebration in her honor. This event will be held on Tuesday, February 28th from 9-11am and again from 4-6pm.  Come for morning coffee or afternoon snacks and help us recognize Mona’s time at Buckham West!


Job Opening

Buckham West, is looking to hire its next Executive Director. This position’s objective is to plan, organize, and supervise all functions of Buckham West, including facility, program, financial, and staffing operations. For a full job description and instructions on how to apply, go to


Estate and Will Advice

Buckham West will be sponsoring an Estate and Will Advice Clinic on Wednesday, March 8 from 1:00-4:00 p.m.  For this clinic, Ms. Jessica Hafemeyer, Attorney at Law, will be available to provide senior citizens with information and direction in the area of wills and other estate planning issues.  No wills will be prepared at this clinic. Appointments are required by calling 332-7357. You do not need to be a Buckham West member to access this free service.


Coffee Shop

Do you enjoy spending time with others over a cup of coffee? Then consider adding Buckham West’s Coffee Shop to your list of places to meet. Enjoy a delicious cup of great coffee and fresh baked treats at a reasonable price. No Buckham West membership is ever required to visit the Coffee Shop, so you are always welcome to stop in.


Volunteers Needed

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.

Fashions on Central, located at 325 Central Ave, sells high quality, gently-used clothing for women at bargain prices with 100% of the proceeds from sales used to support Buckham West.


Health Insurance Help

The Senior Linkage Line is a free, statewide service designed to help older adults and caregivers find answers and connect to the service and support they need.  If you have questions regarding insurance or other benefits that you might qualify for, Senior Linkage Line staff member, Cea Grass will have office hours in our building on the second Wednesday of each month. Please call to make an appointment to meet with her.


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. 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        

  • Buckham West will not be hosting the free tax preparation service in 2023. If you have questions, please check out their website at
  • Aging Eyes Support Group meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month at Buckham West from 10-11:00am.
  • 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. Call us at 332-7357 with your questions or to sign up.