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 November 13:
10:00 am | Drinking and the Holidays with Parish Nurse, Treats, Conversation | Fireside Room
10:30 am | Book Club with Bud Meadley | Rms 212-213
11:30 am | Matins Worship with Holy Communion | Chapel
12:00pm | Lunch: Ham & Au Gratin Potatoes | Fellowship Hall
1:00 pm | Program: Michael Jones - musical entertainer of 50's, 60's, & 70's music | Fellowship Hall
Questions? Contact Kati Salmon at email@example.com 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.
Sunday, December 8 | 12:00 noon | Fellowship Hall
The Senior Committee sponsors this annual lutfisk dinner with all the traditional dishes. For those of you that only remember it as the lye-soaked smelly fish, there will be meatballs. Reservations can be made starting Sunday, Nov 10 through Sunday, Decemeber 1 at the Welcome Center. You may also sign up online (by clicking the link below) or call the church office at 952.929.1697. Cost: $25.00; payment due by December 2.
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.
Nov 9 | Memory Loss and Driving: A Few Things to Remember
Dec 14 | Active Engagement for People with Dementia- Susan Ryan, OTR/L, Amherst H. Wilder Foundation
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
These no cost Caregiver Support Groups, supported by the Normandale Center for Healing & Wholeness and the Alzheimer’s Association MN/ND chapter, 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 support 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)
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: 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.
Seeing Clearly with Gerry Fuzzey
TBD | 10:30-11:30am | 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
TBD | 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