Seniors at Normandale
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, Sept - May, for this monthly social event!
Second Wednesday is a monthly social and spiritual program of connection for those over age 65. The event 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. NLC’s Parish Nurse, Susan O’Connell will present interesting health topics during coffee time. Topics will vary month to month. Blood Pressure Screening will be offered each month as well. There is a suggested donation of $5.00 per person to cover cost of lunch.
Events Schedule for April 22* | 10:00 am - 2:00 pm | Fireside Room
*Not 2nd Wednesday, due to Holy Week.
10:00 am | Treats, Conversation, Reducing Unwanted Calls/Emails with Parish Nurse | Fireside Room
10:30 am | Book Club with Jennifer Monroe - No Ordinary Time - Franklin & Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II by Doris Kearns Goodwin | Rms 212-213
11:30 am | Matins Worship with Holy Communion | Chapel
12:00pm | Lunch: Chicken & Potato Bar | Fellowship Hall
1:00 pm | Program: Mary Hall - Musical Program
Questions? Contact Kati Salmon at firstname.lastname@example.org or 952.929.1697.
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 Kati Salmon at 952.929.1697.
Caregiver Education Sessions
Second Saturday of the Month | 9:00–10:30 am | Rooms 205-206
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.
Mar 14 | Cancelled
For more information about these sessions and the support group that follows Saturday at 10:30 am, contact Mary Cordell at 952.977.9363 or visit the Center’s website https://www.normandalecenter.org/.
Caregiver Support Groups*
Second Saturday of Every Month | 10:30 am – 12 Noon | Room 205-206
Third Wednesday of Every Month | 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm | Room 205-206
Last Tuesday of Every Month | 12:30 - 2:00 pm | Room 205-206*
*Temporarily suspended due to COVID-19 outbreak.
These no cost Caregiver Support Groups, provided by the Normandale Center for Healing & Wholeness, in partnership with community experts, provide a time for caregivers of all ages to meet others in the same situation, learn from each other and develop a mutual support system. Choose the group that best fits your schedule. A respite group is available during the support group on Saturday. Call the Center at 952.977.9374 to reserve your spot. For more details, click here.
For more information, contact Mary Cordell at 952.977.9363 or visit the Center for Healing & Wholeness website: https://www.normandalecenter.org/
Every Thursday | 1:30–2:30 pm | Studio B (1st Floor)
Often described as meditation in motion, Tai Chi is a low impact exercise for all ages that cultivates relaxation, balance, strength, and flexibility…both in body and mind. When performed regularly tai chi may also enhance the immune system, help lower blood pressure and improve quality of sleep. Cost is $8 per class.
For more information, contact Patti Hankes at 952.929.1698 or visit the Center for Healing & Wholeness website: https://www.normandalecenter.org
Could your elderly loved one benefit from time with others? Do you help care for a loved one and could use some time to yourself? The Center offers home respite for all aging members of the congregation as well as members of the community. We will meet with you and work to match a volunteer to your loved one, taking into consideration their needs and hobbies.
To start home respite, or for more information on this, contact our volunteer coordinator Cheryl Nickelson at 952.977.9374.
Powerful Tools for Caregivers
Tuesdays, March 18 - April 22, 2020 | 1:00 - 3:00 pm | Normandale Lutheran Church
In this workshop, you will come together with other caregivers in a small group setting to gain knowledge and self-care tools to help you take care of yourself, while caring for the ones you love. Participants receive a copy of the Caregiver Help Book developed specifically for this class.
Cost: Sliding Fee Available - $45 max; Register early - class size limited.
To register, please call 952-929-1698 or email email@example.com.
Seeing Clearly with Gerry Fuzzey
TBD | 10:00-11:00 am | Fireside Room
Gerry Fuzzey, a volunteer retired optician can fit, adjust, and do minor repairs on most eyeglasses. No fee and no appointment needed! Stop by his table and have him take a look at your glasses.
55+ Driver Improvement Class
Tuesday, April 21 | 12:00 – 4:00 pm | Rooms 209-211
Driver improvement classes are being offered at Normandale. To register, call 1.888.234.1294. Cost: $22
The Normandale Center for Healing & Wholeness