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Seniors at Normandale

On-Going Activities

Seniors at NLC enjoy regular on-going activities and special one-time events. Please read below and come join the community!

Second Wednesday

Second Wednesday

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 January 8:

10:00 am | Seeing Clearly, Treats, Conversation | Fireside Room
10:00 am | "Sound Advice" | Sanctuary
10:30 am | Book Club w/ Pastor Paul | Rms 212-213
11:30 am | Matins Worship with Holy Communion | Chapel
12:00pm  | Lunch: Beef Stew with Dumplings | Fellowship Hall
1:00 pm   | Program: MN Zoo will be bringing in animals | Fellowship Hall

Questions? Contact Kati Salmon at 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.

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.

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

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
Last Tuesday of Every Month | 12:30 - 2:00 pm | Room 205-206*

These no cost Caregiver Support Groups, provided by the Normandale Center for Healing & Wholeness, in partnership with community experts, 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 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.

*The December Tuesday meeting has been changed to Monday, December 30, 12:30 - 2:00 pm.

For more information, contact Mary Cordell at 952.977.9363 or visit the Center for Healing & Wholeness website:

T’ai Chi

Every Thursday  |  1:30–2:30 pm  |  Studio B (1st Floor)

Often described as meditation in motion, Tai Chi is a low impact exercise for all ages that cultivates relaxation, balance, strength, and flexibility…both in body and mind. When performed regularly tai chi may also enhance the immune system, help lower blood pressure and improve quality of sleep.  Cost is $8 per class.

For more information, contact Patti Hankes at 952.929.1698 or visit the Center for Healing & Wholeness website:


Home Respite

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.

Upcoming Events 


“Sound” Advice

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 | 10:00am | Sanctuary

Do you struggle to hear in our sanctuary? Do you avoid coming to church because you can’t hear what is going on? Then this gathering is for YOU!! We have heard from many of you that it is very difficult to hear in the sanctuary on Sunday mornings. On January 8, we are inviting a representative from our sound engineering company to perform an acoustic assessment and need your input to learn how to maximize your ability to hear in the sanctuary. Can you hear me now? We hope so! Please come and give us your sound advice! Questions? Contact Susan O’Connell at 952.977.9358/

Seeing Clearly with Gerry Fuzzey

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 | 10:00-11:00 am | 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.

Health Care Directive Workshop 2020

Health Care Directive Worshop

Wednesday, January 29 | 3:30-5:00 pm | Fireside Room
Come hear a presentation by an expert, who will be available afterward to help fill out your health care directive. Notaries will also be present. Bring the names/address/numbers of the person(s) you want to be your health care power of attorney. Questions? Contact Susan O’Connell, parish nurse at 952.977.9358/

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

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The Normandale Center for Healing & Wholeness

For more information and to access a link to the Center for Healing & Wholeness (the Center) website, click here>