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Editorial: Opportunities exist for seniors

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There are still plenty of questions about a proposed senior center in Rosemount. The city council and the developer it chose for the project do not yet appear to be on the same page about what such a center should provide.

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But that doesn't mean there is a shortage of opportunities for seniors in Rosemount. Despite their lack of a permanent home -- long a sore spot for the senior community -- the Rosemount Area Seniors have done a good job over the years providing resources and activities for the city's seniors. Between card games and Bingo, painting groups and gatherings for coffee, there is often something going on at the group's Do Drop Inn room at the Rosemount Community Center or somewhere else in the community.

The Dakota County Library system has had plenty to contribute as well, and those offerings will intensify in the days ahead. The library system is offering a series of classes meant to address the interests of seniors. Several of those sessions will take place at the Robert Trail Library in Rosemount, including a session on family caregiving and health care directives.

We're sure Rosemount seniors are excited to have a place of their own, whether it is the grand facility developers have envisioned or the humbler offering described by city officials. Until that happens, though, there should be plenty to keep everyone busy.

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