SENIORS, two senior women outside

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!

Second Wednesday

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.

Events Schedule for April 5

10:00 am | Kaffebord | Fireside Room
10:30 am | Book Club | Rooms 212-213 | A House Called Askival by Merryn Glover led by Pastor Dale
11:30 am | Worship | Sanctuary
12:00 noon | Lunch | Fellowship Hall | Spaghetti & Meatballs
1:00 pm | Program | Fardosa Hassan, Muslim Student Program Associate, Campus Ministries at Augsburg College

Questions? Contact Janet Devine at janet@normluth.org 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
Room 205-206

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/

Podiatry Clinic

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.

T’ai Chi

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/
 

Upcoming Events 

Vision for Healthy Living  |  Senior Nutrition Lunch-and-Learn

Mondays, March 27 | 11:30 am – 1:00 pm | Lower Level Conference Room

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? Come share a meal with other seniors to talk over what your diet should look like now, ways to eat healthy in your everyday life, and how to avoid food-borne illnesses.

The group will be led by Jan Johnson and Mary Lavelle, two licensed dietitians with years of experience teaching people how to improve their health through better eating. Healthy lunches will be provided by the Vision for Healthy Living, please register beforehand so we have enough for everyone.

Contact Zach Greimann at 952-977-9374 or zach@normandalecenter.org to register or receive more information.

Matter of Balance

Tuesdays, March 7 – April 25 | 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Richfield Lutheran Church, 8 West 60th Street, Minneapolis

Every 11 seconds, an older adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall. What’s more, the fear of falling can be just as dangerous as falling itself! This 8-week workshop has been designed to reduce fall risk and the fear of falling while also improving balance, strength and flexibility. Open to people of all levels of physical ability, this program can help you improve your quality of life and increase your independence.

For more information, visit the Center for Healing & Wholeness website: http://www.normandalecenter.org/seniors-family-services/health_wellness/courses-events/ 
Register by contacting Zach Greimann at 952-977-9374.

Senior Hatha Yoga

Tuesdays, March 28 – April 25 | 9:30 am – 10:30 am | Multi-Purpose Room North

The Normandale Center for Healing & Wholeness, in partnership with the University of Minnesota, is excited to offer this FREE 5-week Hatha Yoga class to anyone over the age of 55. Led by a U of M student, this class will be a gentle introduction to the basic yoga postures and breathing techniques. All ability and experience levels are welcome, participants need only bring a mat, towel, or small blanket!

Space is limited so contact Zach at 952-977-9374 or zach@normandalecenter.com to save your spot ASAP!

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Tuesdays, March 28 – May 2 | 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 4801 France Ave, Mpls.

If you are caring for a loved one, this 6-week small-group education program may be just what you need.  The program is designed to provide you with a wealth of self-care tools that will help you take care of yourself while taking care of others. 

For more information, visit the Center for Healing & Wholeness website: http://www.normandalecenter.org/seniors-family-services/health_wellness/courses-events/ 
Register by contacting Mary Cordell at 952-977-9363. 

Living Well with Chronic Conditions

Tuesdays, April 4 – May 9 | 12:30 – 3:00 pm
The Pines Senior & Assisted Living Community, 400 W. 67th St., Richfield 

The Normandale Center for Healing & Wholeness, along with community partner The Pines Senior & Assisted Living, is offering this workshop designed for those 60 years or older and living with a chronic condition such as arthritis, heart disease, diabetes, chronic pain and more, this 6-week program helps build confidence and increase skills in managing care for yourself.

For more information, visit the Center for Healing & Wholeness website: http://www.normandalecenter.org/seniors-family-services/health_wellness/courses-events/ 
Register by contacting Zach Greimann at 952-977-9374.

Paths to Faithful Caregiving

Saturdays, April 8th & May 13th | 9:00 - 10:30 am  |  Rooms 209-211

The Normandale Center for Healing & Wholeness has recently added a faith-based caregiver workshop to our offerings! Paths to Faithful Caregiving teaches a variety of skills necessary to navigate caregiving situations and also supports participants in considering how their spirituality affects, and is affected by, their caregiving. We will be offering two of the five sessions on the second Saturdays of April and May. While participants attend the workshop, their care receivers are welcome to join our free respite group which will be available during the workshop. Note: The Center's Alzheimer's Caregiver Suport Group will take place immediately afterwards for those who wish to stay and participate. Caregivers must register ahead, so click here to send your registration in today. >

Save the Date: Our Blue Zone

Sunday, June 25 | 11:00 am | Room TBD

Don't miss this chance to hear Danny Buettner from the Blue Zones organization talk about their research into healthy living and how it has been, and can be, put into practice to help communities live healthier lives. A luncheon and group discussion will follow to look at the healthy living resources available to us in the Twin Cities Metro area and what needs to be done to improve public health in our "Life Radius." Come learn how the healthiest communities from around the world live, and what you can do to live healthier for longer. Questions? Contact Zach Greimann at 952-977-9374 or zach@normandalecenter.org for more information.

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.

For more upcoming events and to learn more about the Center for Healing and Wholeness, click here>