AARP Driver SafetyAARP Driver Safety Program

Date(s): All classes for 2021 have been cancelled by AARP until further notice,

No Classes scheduled at this time.

Book Club

Date(s): Temporarily Cancelled
Location: Conference Room
Cost: Free

This group meets each month to discuss the monthly book of choice. Members only.

Bunco at Buckham West

Date(s): 2nd and 4th Thursdays
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Cost: Free
Members only.

Bunco is a fun and popular game played with dice, lots of luck and a simple set of rules.

Any fun-loving, dice-tossing person can play!

Kick off event on Thursday, October 14.

Card Games

Date(s): Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: Commons or Activity Room
Cost: No charge for members
Members only

Buckham West offers a place for its members to join in a card game. No pre-registration. Members only activity. The weekly schedule:

  • Monday and Friday– Bridge
  • Monday, Wednesday and Friday–”500″


Date(s): Thursdays
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: Commons or Activity Room
Cost: No charge for members
Members only

Come and play cribbage whether you are a regular player, if it’s been a while and you want to brush up or if you just want to come and learn about the game.  Game boards and cards will be provided. No cost or pre-registration necessary.

Family Caregiver Support Group

Date(s): Resumes in August, 2021
Time: 6:30—8:00 p.m
Location: Buckham West Commons

Are you helping an elder with daily living activities?  Then you are a caregiver.  Join us on the 4th Tuesday of the month from 6:30—8:00 p.m. at Buckham West ~ 19 Division St. W. in Faribault for conversation with other caregivers.  Open to all; no charge.

Foot Clinic

Date(s): By appointment
Time: mornings
Location: Activity Room
Cost: $20/person
Pre-registration required.

Sign up for foot care. Open to the public, no membership required. Make an appointment by calling Buckham West at 332-7357.

Health Care Directives Assistance

Date(s): By appt.
Time: By appt.
Location: Consultation Room
Cost: Free

This document describes your health care wishes.  A  volunteer will assist you in writing your health care directive. This free service is available upon request. Call 332-7357 and we can assist you in making a personal, confidential appointment that is convenient for you.

Health Insurance Counseling

Date(s): Second Tuesday of each month.
Time: By appt. between 9:00-noon
Location: Consultation Room
Cost: Free
Call to set up an appointment

Meet with a trained volunteer for help with your benefits check up, plus any health insurance and Medicare questions.  These will be virtual appointments. Open to the public.

Read more about Medicare Part D on Medicare’s website

Information and Referral Service

This valuable service provides assistance to anyone who has a question or concern about the well-being of an older adult.  Buckham West maintains networking with senior care agencies and organizations in this area, so if you have any senior-related questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to stop in or call at 332-7357.

Legal Services

Date(s): 4th Tuesday of each month
Time: by appt
Location: Conference Room
Cost: Free

Once a month staff from Southern MN Regional Legal Services (SMRLS) will be offering office hours at Buckham West. A SMRLS attorney will be available for one-on-one virtual meetings to discuss and begin the intake process on various legal situations that you might have.

In order to meet with a SMRLS staff member you must be a low-income senior or person with disability and live in the SMRLS service area. Please note that only civil legal matters will qualify, not criminal. Please call Buckham West at 507-332-7357 to make a private appointment.

Life Writing Group

Date(s): 3rd Wednesday of each month
Time: 9:00-10:30 am
Location: Conference Room
Cost: Free

Come and learn a simple technique for recording your family stories. Join us for lively discussion, fun writing exercises, and the sharing of stories. Members only.

Mah jongg

Date(s): Every Monday
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: Commons Room
Cost: Free
Members only

Mah jongg – is a game of strategy that originated in China. It uses small rectangular tiles stamped with symbols and characters. The object of the game is to be the first to assemble combinations of these tiles into specific patterns that make up a hand. These combinations are assembled by picking and discarding tiles. Once you learn the fundamentals of the game, you will understand why people love it.

Out to Lunch Bunch

Date(s): Third Tuesday of each month
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Location: Varies
Cost: Dutch Treat
Pre-registration required. Members Only.

This group is for Buckham West members who are interested in trying different restaurants in Faribault and the surrounding area.

Senior Friendship Volunteer Program

Senior Friendship Volunteers are persons 55 years of age and older who assist seniors by doing the types of things that friends do for friends, such as visiting, sharing hobbies, or assisting with errands.

Monthly volunteer meetings 4th Tuesday of each month. To volunteer or request a Senior Friend, call Jackie Glynn at 507-287-2010.

Senior Learning Network

Through a webcam and internet connection, Buckham West is introducing an educational and entertaining series of virtual classes through the Senior Learning Network (SLN). Thanks to our new conference room and its state-of-the-art technology, we are perfectly set up for this type of learning where we will meet a live presenter in the setting of their expertise.

How to enroll:

* All classes are held on Tuesdays and begin at 1:00pm.

* Pre-registration is required by stopping in or by calling 332-7357.

* The programs are open to the community.

* Cost: $3/Buckham West members, $6/non-members which is payable at the door.

September Class Schedule

October Class Schedule

November Class Schedule

December Class Schedule

The following is a list of the programs and services that you will find described on this page.
  • AARP Driver Safety Program
  • Book Club
  • Bunco
  • Card Games
  • Foot Clinic
  • Health Care Directives
  • Health Insurance Counselor
  • Life Writing Group
  • Mah Johgg
  • Meditation Practice
  • Out to Lunch Bunch