200 W Burnsville Pkwy Suite 100,
Burnsville, MN 55337

May 22, 2020

CHATTER E-Newsletter


Michele's Moments

So now, we don't have to Stay at Home but we need to Stay Safe. With that in mind and following a discussion with my Advisory Board last week, I have submitted a five-phase plan to re-open the Burnsville Senior Center. But before you jump in the car, please understand there are MANY considerations to be made, many people to consult and still, many more questions than answers  As we move forward, pending approval, and with social distancing in mind, groups of 10 or less will be limited. Masks will be strongly recommended and there will be NO FOOD allowed.

Registrations will be required and NO drop-ins will be allowed under this proposal. You will likely also notice new markings on the floor to assist with social distancing. Please know this means we will be learning every step of the way and will likely make a few mistakes.  As we learn more - we will allow more. Thank you in advance for your understanding and patience. 

Food needs continue to be in high demand. 
One91's Community Pantry remains available. 
Just pull up in your car and receive the items available on that day.
    Upcoming:  Diamondhead Education Center – June 2 from 3 – 4:30  

Additionally, the Burnsville YMCA partnering with Loaves and Fishes has food available every Monday - Friday, noon – 1pm.  If you are in need of further services, please call us at the Burnsville Senior Center at  952-707-4120.

Call us early June to see if the following are happening as planned:

Appointments for Hearing, Health Insurance Counseling and Foot Care after June 4th.

Shred Event on Tuesday, June 9, 10 am - noon in the lower level parking lot. 
Remember its $5 per car with 1 - 3 bags/boxes, $10 for 4 - 8 bags/boxes and $50 with 9+ bags/boxes.

Fitness, Painters and Defensive Driving classes mid- June.       

And finally, let us honor the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military.
  "All gave some and some gave all" - remember them this Memorial Day weekend.


Please enjoy the weekend and remember to: Stay home, stay safe, stay well and stay connected.


Volunteers Count

Volunteers certainly make the world go around and Burnsville is no exception. They can be seen everywhere you look, fully participating and committed. And even though there is never enough thanks to be said, I am very grateful for every volunteer hour put in. 
This thanks goes to ALL volunteers including those at Burnsville High School.  This year, over 80 students are being recognized for their service to the local, national and global community.  This amazing work put forth by the BHS students, grades 9 - 12 demonstrates their commitment to their community.  We are all so proud, just look at these numbers:

  • 429: Number of students with documented service hours

  • 18,040: Total hours of service provided to our local, national and global communities

  • Education, Health & Well-being, and Partnership for the Goals: Top 3 United Nations Global Goals for Sustainable Development in which students provided service.  


Drive-Thru for a Difference

SUCCESS!  Plenty of smiling faces and lots of food collected.Thank you to those putting in the hard work and those who came by and participated.  It was fun!  



Not a Free Lunch but a Free Breakfast

If you happen to be driving around Burnsville on Sunday, May 31, swing thru the upper level parking lot at Diamondhead Education Center between 10 am and noon. Stay in your car, follow the signage and volunteers and get a HOT BREAKFAST at no charge. Courtesy of several community partners you will be able to get a nice, hot breakfast.


Interesting websites & links

To sign up for Meals on Wheels click here

Census 2020  --  or call 1-844-330-2020 for assistance

Coronavirus Scams

MAAA COVID-19 Resources  --  Helping Older Adults MN


Senior Center Update

The Burnsville Senior Center is pending a reopen date.

The Senior Center telephone 952-707-4120 is answered Monday - Friday from 9 am - noon for any questions, concerns or needs you might have.

We continue to work on creating classes and opportunities in accordance with social distancing.

Wednesdays in the Park are still being discussed as a possibility.

To reach Michele - email mstarkey@isd191.org or call 952-707-4120.

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