Vision for Healthy Living
Vision for Healthy Living is a partnership between Normandale Lutheran Church and the Normandale Center for Healing & Wholeness working to promote an integrative vision of health by caring for the needs of the body, mind, and spirit. For more information, read "About Vision for Healthy Living" below.
NIA @ Normandale
Tuesdays, March 12 - April 16 | 6:30-7:30pm | Studio B
Nia is a movement practice that leads to health, wellness and fitness, NIA empowers adults of all ages and ability levels. Taken barefoot to soul-stirring music, each class offers a unique combination of moves and can be adapted to individual needs and abilities by choosing your own intensity level.
FEE: $30 for entire 6-week series, $7 for drop-ins
Contact the Normandale Center for Healing & Wholeness at 952.929.1698 to register or to receive more information.
Thursday, March 28 – April 25 | 3:00–4:00pm | Studio B
The Center for Healing & Wholeness and the University of Minnesota Center for Spirituality & Healing are partnering to offer this FREE 5-week series. Gain flexibility & strength while calming the mind! Participants should wear comfortable clothing & bring a yoga mat or large towel. No registration. necessary. Questions? Contact the Center for Healing & Wholeness @ 952.929.1698.
About Vision for Healthy Living
In 2016, NLC in conjunction with the Normandale Center for Healing & Wholeness agreed to partner on the process of discerning how to promote a holistic view of health. That is, how to support individuals of all ages within the church and the broader community to lead healthier lives, not only from a physical perspective, but also socially, emotionally, and spiritually. In January 2016, a comprehensive strategic planning task force was formed, led by an independent facilitator and comprised of 12 key stakeholders.
For six months, the Healthy Living Task Force met to review community health data, interview community organizations, health care delivery, and public health service providers. In addition, over 120 individuals within the congregation and the broader community were surveyed and asked to identify health concerns which were obstacles to living healthier lives of healing and wholeness.
As a result of these efforts three key health education areas were identified as the most pressing health concerns identified for those surveyed include:
- Mental health
- Expanded services and supports for seniors
- Nutrition and exercise (i.e. obesity prevention)
Findings recommended that programs focus on prevention of health concerns rather than intervention, utilize approaches that strengthen relationships and build deeper connection between individuals and with the community.
With these findings, NLC and the Center are actively tasked with developing a joint implementation plan for the delivery of multi-generational public health programming through the Vision for Healthy Living.
Vision for Healthy Living is a partnership between Normandale Lutheran Church and the Normandale Center for Healing & Wholeness working to promote an integrative vision of health by caring for the needs of the body, mind, and spirit. Questions? Please contact Pastor Dale Howard at email@example.com or 952.929.1697.
Stay in touch with us as we continue to develop new offerings and work to promote an integrative vision of health by caring for the needs of the body, mind, and spirit.