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ATTENTION SENIORS Silver & Fit/Silver Sneakers Insurance Participants Did you know your insurance could cover your membership dues? Call to schedule an appointment with us, or stop by today and get signed up! Join us for Stretch & Flex classes held at every Snap Fitness location! Cokato 320-286-0030 Dassel 320-275-2711 Delano 763-972-9000 Glencoe 320-864-5565 Howard Lake 320-543-3450 Hutchinson 320-234-7627 Montrose 763-675-6750 ZOO from Pg 12 can be super fast, traveling at up to 40 miles per hour and covering up to 25 feet in a single hop. I was not traveling anywhere near that fast by the end of our zoo adventure. We made it to every section except the Wells Fargo Family Farm. “If I want to see cows, we can go to your dad’s farm,” Scott said. Because of the heat, I agreed that part wasn’t critical to see this time. Instead, we bought an iced coffee to split, and went back to the penguin exhibit. We found a bench in the back, and were entertained not only by penguins, but also by the children watching the penguins. On our way home, Scott and I agreed that a trip to the Min- nesota Zoo is a wonderful way to spend a day. Hopefully it won’t be another 15-plus years before I can go back! Jack-o-lanterns The Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular will take place at the Minnesota Zoo Oct. 4-31. The trail features more than 5,000 illuminated pumpkins of all shapes and sizes, displayed in creative ways. Music and fog set the mood for walkers as they enjoy the scenery. For more information, go to This female white-cheeked gibbon blends in with her surroundings at the Minnesota Zoo. This species is critically endangered, and breed- ing programs are in place in Minnesota and around the world to help the population. Illegal hunting is one obstacle to their survival, along with declining habitat. Gibbons are made for life in the trees, and they use their long arms to swing from branch to branch. PHOTO BY STARRLA CRAY Time to Focus on the Joys of Life Zoo info The Minnesota Zoo is located at 13000 Zoo Blvd. in Apple Valley. It’s open 363 days a year (closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day), starting at 9 a.m. The zoo closes at 6 p.m. in the summertime. In September, it stays open until 6 p.m. on weekends, but closes at 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. From Oct. 1, 2018 through May 3, 2019, it closes at 4 p.m. every day. For ticket prices and other information, go to At Cedar Crest Estate, we believe purpose and joy should be part of your everyday. Located on the shore of Silver Lake, family owned and operated, Cedar Crest Estate continues to grow and advance in our approach to improve the lives of the elderly we serve. The gazebo at the end of this walkway provided a good view for spotting zoo “wildlife.” PHOTO BY STARRLA CRAY 14 Senior Connections HJ.COM