Seniors at Normandale
On-Going Activities and Events
Seniors at NLC enjoy regular on-going activities and special one-time events. Please read below and come join the community!
Join us every second Wednesday for this monthly social event!
Second Wednesday is a monthly social and spiritual program of connection for those over age 65. Second Wednesday begins at 10:00 am on the second Wednesday of each month, September through May, and features mid-morning fellowship, games, blood pressure checks, book-club discussions, lunch, and a program following lunch. Attendees are invited to take part in any or all events and can check-in at the Fireside Room for information on the various activities. There is a suggested donation of $5.00 per person to cover cost of lunch.
10:00 am | Kaffebord | Fireside Room
10:30 am | Book Club | Rooms 212-213
11:30 am | Worship | Sanctuary
12:00 noon | Lunch | Fellowship Hall
1:00 pm | Program
Questions? Contact Janet Devine at email@example.com or 952.929.1697.
Transportation Service available to Second Wednesday.
We have established a bus service to Normandale for Second Wednesday each month. This service is provided by Transit Link, a service by Metropolitan Council. Cost is $4.50 for a roundtrip ride; this price applies to anyone within 10 miles of Normandale. If you are interested in receiving a ride or have questions, call Fred Arndt at 612.275.4622 or Janet Devine at 952.929.1697.
Alzheimer’s Caregiver Education Sessions
Second Saturday of the Month | September – March | 9:00 – 10:30 am
Education sessions are presented by the Alzheimer’s Association MN/ND chapter. Respite is available during the education session and the support group immediately afterwards. For more details, see below. Let us know ahead of time if you plan to utilize the group respite.
For more information contact Mary Cordell at 952-977-9363 or visit the Center’s website http://www.normandalecenter.org/seniors-family-services/health_wellness/32-2/
Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Groups
Second Saturday of Every Month | 10:30 am – 12 Noon
Third Wednesday of Every Month | 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Caregiver Support Groups, supported by the Normandale Center for Healing & Wholeness and the Alzheimer’s Association MN/ND chapter, are an opportunity for family members and caregivers to meet and develop a mutual support system that will help maintain the health and well-being of its members. Respite is available during the Saturday support group and the education session beforehand. For more details, see below. Let us know ahead of time if you plan to utilize the group respite.
For more information, contact Mary Cordell at 952-977-9363 or visit the Center for Healing & Wholeness website: http://www.normandalecenter.org/seniors-family-services/health_wellness/32-2/
1-2 days a month | 9:00 am - Noon, Rooms 212-213
Provided by On-Site Podiatry and coordinated through the Center for Healing & Wholeness. Most insurance is accepted. Arrive 15 minutes early for a free foot soak.
For more information, visit the Center for Healing & Wholeness website: http://www.normandalecenter.org/seniors-family-services/health_wellness/podiatry-clinic/
Contact Patti Hankes at 952-929-1698 to schedule an appointment.
Every Thursday | 1:30 – 2:30 pm, Multi-Purpose North
T’ai Chi cultivates relaxation, balance, strength, and flexibility…both in body and mind. Cost is $8 per class.
For more information, contact Patti Hankes at 952-929-1698 or visit the Center for Healing & Wholeness website: http://www.normandalecenter.org/seniors-family-services/health_wellness/exercise-programs/
Strength & Serenity Alternating Exercise Series
Tuesdays, May 2 - August 1 | 10:30-11:30 am | Rooms 212-213
Gentle Yoga: May 2, 16, 30, June 20, July 11, 25
Strength & Balance: May 9, 23, June 6, 27, July 18, August 1
Join us every Tuesday for an alternating series of Gentle Yoga and Strength & Balance classes to improve your strength, balance, flexibility, and mental well-being. Participants of all ages and ability levels are welcome and yoga poses will be offered in chairs as well as on the mat. All classes will be led by Cathy O’Donnell, a local fitness instructor with years of experience. In addition to being certified as a group exercise instructor, laughter yoga teacher and personal trainer, Cathy is also a national presenter for the National Exercise Trainer Association.
Cost: $5 for drop-in or a single session,
$25 for all six Gentle Yoga OR all six Strength & Balance classes if you sign up before May 2.
$45 for all twelve classes, Gentle Yoga and Strength & Balance, if you sign up before May 2.
Contact Zach Greimann at 952.977.9374 or firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up or if you have questions.
Vision for Healthy Living | Elder Nutrition Education Lunch & Learn
Monday, June 19 | 11:30 am – 12:30 pm | Rooms 209, 210, 211
It’s no secret that we have different nutritional needs at different points in our lives, but what does that mean for those of us who are 60 years old or better? Bring a lunch and enjoy an enlightening conversation with others who want to know more about what it looks like to eat well as you age. The group will be led by Mary Lavelle, licensed dietitian, with years of experience helping people improve their health through better eating.
The topic for June 19th will be Food for Thought: Nutrition for Brain Health.
For more information or to request a certain topic, contact Zach at email@example.com or 952-977-9374.
Vision for Healthy Living – Our Blue Zone
Sunday, June 25 | 11:00 am – 2:00 pm | Sanctuary and Fellowship Hall
Don't miss this chance to see Danny Buettner from the Blue Zones organization give a dynamic presentation on the findings first published in the New York Times Bestseller The Blue Zones: 9 Lessons for Living Longer from the people who’ve lived the longest. Learn about the Blue Zones research on healthy living and longevity and how it has been, and can be, put into practice to help communities live healthier lives.
A luncheon and group discussion with a panel of local experts will follow to look at the resources for, and barriers to, healthy living available to us in the Twin Cities Metro area and what needs to be done to improve public health in our "Life Radius."
There is a $10 attendance and lunch fee with a $5 discount available for students and persons under 18 or over 60. Register or get more information by contacting Zach Greimann at firstname.lastname@example.org or 952-977-9374.
Respite group available on-site for caregivers who wish to bring their care receiver. Please RSVP for this group when registering.
55+ Driver Improvement Classes
July 11, & September 12 | 12:30 – 4:30 pm | Rooms 209, 210, 211
Driver improvement classes are being offered at Normandale in 2017. To register, call 1.888.234.1294.
The Normandale Center for Healing & Wholeness
The Center for Healing & Wholeness “walks with” with older adults in transition and their family caregivers to support health in spirit, mind, and body. As a faith-based resource, they build strengths of seniors, family caregivers, and programs through direct service, replication, and collaboration with church and community.
The Center provides friendly visitors, health education, wellness classes, screening/prevention clinics, resource consultation, foot care, loaner adaptive equipment, and other support services.