AARP Driver SafetyAARP Driver Safety Program

Date(s): Buckham West, along with AARP, offers their 4 hour Refresher class and also an 8 hour initial driving safety class.
Time: Click on schedule below.
Cost: Based on AARP membership. $25/AARP members, $30/non-AARP member


Date(s): Mondays and Fridays.
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: 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.


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): 4th Tuesday of the month
Time: 5:30—7:00 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 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.

Honoring Choices Advance Care Planning

Date(s): 6 two-part Sessions offered in 2022

Click here to see 2022 dates
Time: 10-11am
Location: Consultation Room
Cost: Free

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.

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: Introduction to Advance Care Planning and Your Health Care Agent

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

Using the Honoring Choices Health Care Directive as a guide, we will discuss how to identify your health care agent and start an open conversation.

  • Session 2: Completing Your Health Care Directive

Continuing the discussion with the Honoring Choices Health Care Directive, we will answer your questions and provide guidance as you complete a directive that reflects your wishes for health care decision making and treatment.

About the Instructor: Pat Heydon is the coordinator for Honoring Choices Advance Care Planning for Faribault & Owatonna.

Call 507-977-2330 or email to register. Registration will not be handled through Buckham West.

Health Insurance Counseling

For assistance with Medicare and other health insurance questions please call the Senior Linkage Line at 1-800-333-2433.

Read more about the Senior Linkage Line

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

TO GET HELP CALL 1-888-575-2954

Legal questions? Southern MN Regional Legal Services (SMRLS) may be able to help!

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.

Along with reaching them by phone, Buckham West has received a Legal Kiosk that may also be able to assist you. Call Buckham West at 507-332-7357 to make a private appointment.

Click here for more info on SMRLS

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.