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!
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.
10:00 am | Treats & Conversation | Fireside Room
10:30 am | Book Club | Room 213
11:30 am | Matins Worship | Chapel
12:00 noon | Lunch | Fellowship Hall
1:00 pm | Program
Questions? Contact Janet Devine at email@example.com 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 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. Call Katie Heitzig at 952-977-9374 to reserve your spot.
For more information about these sessions and the support group that follows Saturday at 10:30, 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. 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/
Wednesday, June 6 & Thursday, June 7 | 9:00 am – 12:00 noon | Rooms 205-206
Provided by On-Site Podiatry and coordinated through the Center for Healing & Wholeness. Payments can be billed to your insurance company and most insurance plans are accepted. Medicare (Part B) typically covers 80% of your nail care every 61 days. If you have seen the ON-SITE podiatrist before, you can choose to pay a negotiated $35 out-of-pocket fee for a basic nail trim.
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.
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: http://www.normandalecenter.org/seniors-family-services/health_wellness/exercise-programs/
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 Katie Heitzig at 952.977.9374.
Caregiver Book Club | Save the date - Read ahead!
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.
Seeing Clearly with Gerry Fuzzey
TBA | 10:00-11:30am | 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.
Matter of Balance
Wednesdays, April 4 – May 23 | 1:00 – 3:00pm | Rooms 205 – 206
Don’t let the fear of falling keep you from living an active, happy life! During this weekly small-group workshop you will learn to increase your activity level, improve strength and balance, recognize fall hazards, learn to be assertive about fall prevention, and more! This workshop can help you increase your independence and quality of life. Register by contacting the Center at 952.929.1698.
Powerful Tools for Caregivers
Thursdays, April 12 – May 17 | 6:00 – 8:00pm | Rooms 212-213
If you are taking care of a loved one you should consider this program. This 6-week small-group education program will provide you with self-care tools that will help you take care of yourself while taking care of others. Learn to reduce stress, make tough decisions, and balance your life. For more information or to register, contact the Center for Healing & Wholeness at 952.929.1698.
55+ Driver Improvement Class
Next Class TBD | 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.
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.