Spouses, children, and other family members in caregiver relationships with those living with Alzheimer's and Dementia are invited to join this support group. The support needs of family members caring for loved ones with Alzheimer’s is important to our community. Caring for loved ones as their lives meet new challenges of disease is a holy journey. Sharing this experience with others and finding encouragement along the way is life-giving for our care givers. Questions? Contact Mary Cordell at firstname.lastname@example.org or 952.977.9363.
Caregiver Book Club | Loving Someone Who Has Dementia
Saturday, July 14 | 9:00 – 10:30 am | Rooms 205-206
Join us this summer for our Caregiver Book Club facilitated by Mary Cordell, LSW. We will read and discuss Loving Someone Who Has Dementia: How to Find Hope While Coping with Stress and Grief by Pauline Boss. Come ready to discuss insights, concerns, and your experiences. Caregivers are responsible for purchasing or downloading the book. The Center has a few copies available or can help those interested locate copies if needed. Even if you don’t get a chance to read the book, please join us for a lively, interactive discussion around an important topic! For questions or help locating the book contact Mary Cordell at 952.977.9363.
Alzheimer’s 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. A respite group is available during the support group on Saturday. If you would like to utilize the respite, the deadline for reservations for the May session is May 4. Call Katie Heitzig at 952.977.9374 to reserve your spot.
Topic for June 14: Book Club
Caregiving is a demanding and often stressful role. Marie Alexander, Yoga Instructor with the Center for Spirituality & Healing, University of Minnesota will provide education on body awareness, breath work, relaxation and stretching with chair-based options. These are all aimed at stress reduction, meditation and anxiety release. For more information about the session and the support group that follows, 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 | 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. If you would like to utilize the respite, the deadline for reservations for the June session is June 1. Call Katie Heitzig 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: http://www.normandalecenter.org/seniors-family-services/health_wellness/32-2/.
Alzheimer’s Association Minnesota-North Dakota Chapter
ACT on Alzheimer's
The Normandale Center for Healing and Wholeness is part of the Edina ACTion Team for the ACT on Alzheimer's intiative in our community. ACT on Alzheimer's brings education to communities and caregivers on how we can work together to improve the lives of those with Alzheimer's and their caregivers. If you live, work, worship, or attend school in Edina, please consider joining in this important community process. For more information, contact Patti Hankes at 952.929.1698 or visit www.ACTonAlz.org.