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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 | Fellowship Hall

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 9, 2017– March 10, 2018  |  9:00–10:30 am  |  Rooms 209-211

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 | 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. Please reserve a spot ahead of time if you would like to use the respite group. 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/

Yoga Exercise Series Fall 2017

Yoga Basics Exercise Series

Thursdays, September 14 - October 19 | 10:30-11:30am | 3rd Floor

Improved balance, increased strength, greater sense of peace and calm…these are just a few things you can expect to gain from this six-week yoga sampler series. Be sure to catch every class because each one has a different focus and offers new tools and strategies for improved overall well-being. Participants of all ages and abilities are welcome and modifications will be offered for every level.
 
September 14 | Week 1: Introduction + breathing and relaxation
September 21 | Week 2: Flexibility, stretching and lengthening
September 28 | Week 3: Chair/desk yoga
October 5 | Week 4: Balance
October 12 | Week 5: Restorative and meditation
October 19 | Week 6: Strength and toning

Classes are taught by Melissa Lombard, a Registered Yoga Teacher who has been teaching a wide variety of fitness classes to all levels and abilities since 2001. Melissa loves watching her students gain strength and confidence from stretching themselves - both physically and mentally. After 15 years in Texas, native Minnesotan Melissa is happy to be back "home" and spends her free time exploring all the lakes and trails this beautiful state has to offer. She also loves baking and has plans this winter to perfect her lefse recipe!
 
Cost:
$6 for drop-in or a single session
$35 for the entire series
 
To register, contact the Center at 952-929-1698 or info@normandalecenter.org.

Renewing Waters

Renewing Waters

Wednesdays, October 4 - November 8 | 1:00-3:00 pm | 3rd Floor
 
“Renewing Waters” is a six-week program designed and led by Jenita Pace, MA Ed, LPC of Three Rivers Counseling, to help people who are struggling with depression and anxiety. The study provides practical tools, built on a strong theological foundation, to help participants grow and find comfort and healing through their struggles. The Bible study is built on a study of the various ways water is used in the Bible to offer comfort and hope. 
 
Jenita graduated with a Bible & Humanities degree from Columbia International University cum laude in 2004, and then went on to earn a Masters in School Counseling from Western Carolina University in 2013. She is a member of the American Counseling Association, American Association of Christian Counselors, and the Minnesota Counseling Association.
 
“This course has helped me think on a deeper level and be intentional at noticing what I think and I respond to life situations. The Bible passages and life experiences and examples by the author have been particularly moving and life giving. It is deep and hard work, yet it’s paying off as I see God shifting my beliefs about who I see myself to be and who God wants to be for me. I would highly recommend this class to those who are seeking fresh ways to experience freedom in Christ.”
 
Cost: $30 for the series
 
To register, please call The Center for Healing and Wholeness at 952-929-1698.

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 

 

55+ Driver Improvement Class

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

Matter of Balance

Tuesdays, September 26 – November 14 | 10:00 am – 12:00 noon | Room 212-213

Are you afraid of falling? Do you avoid certain situations or turn down invitations because you’re afraid you might fall? If you said “yes” to either of these questions, then this 8-week small group workshop is perfect for you. Matter of Balance uses physical exercise, discussion and group activities to help participants build blance and strength, develop fall prevention skills, and overcome the fear of falling – which can be as dangerous as falling itself! Space is limited so contact us to reserve a spot today!

Fee:  Sliding Fee Scale - $0 - $45

To register or receive any additional information, please contact the Center at 952-929-1698 or via email at info@normandalecenter.org

This class is part of the Healthy Living As You Age Program.  Funded under contract with the Metropolitan area Agencies on Aging, Inc. as part of the Older Americans Act Program.

Seeing Clearly

Are your glasses not fitting quite right?  Stop by and let our volunteer retired optician fit, adjust and do minor repairs to your metal and wire framed eyeglasses.  The service is free of charge and there is no appointment necessary.  The clinic is held during Second Wednesday Senior Group.

Date:  November 8th, 2017, 10:00 – 11:30 am
Location:  Normandale Lutheran Church, Fireside Room

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>