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

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 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 

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:

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:
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:

Upcoming Events 

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: 
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 to save your spot ASAP!

55+ Driver Improvement Classes

May 9 (filled), 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.

Cost:  $22

Vision for Healthy Living | Elder Nutrition Education Lunch & Learn

Mondays, May 15 & June 12  |  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.

For more information or to request a certain topic, contact Zach at or 952-977-9374.

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: 
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: 
Register by contacting Zach Greimann at 952-977-9374.

Paths to Faithful Caregiving

Saturday, 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 Memory Companions respite group which will be available during the workshop. Note: The Center's Alzheimer's Caregiver Support 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. >

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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 to sign up or if you have questions.

Vision for Healthy Living: Our Blue Zone | Save the Date

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 on the healthiest communities around the world and how the findings have been, and can be, put into practice to help communities everywhere 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 people on Earth live, and what we can do in our communities to live healthier for longer.

For more information contact Zach Greimann at 952-977-9374 or

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>