Upcoming Classes

 Lunch & Learn – Elder Nutrition Education

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, a licensed dietitian with years of experience teaching people how to improve their health through better eating.

When:  Mondays, May 15 & June 12, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Where:  Normandale Lutheran Church, 6100 Normandale Road, Edina

Cost: Free – Participants should bring a bag lunch.

For more information or to request a certain topic, contact Zach Greimann at 952-977-9374 or via email at zach@normandalecenter.org.

Our Blue Zone

Don’t miss this chance to hear Danny Buettner from the Blue Zones organization talk about their research into healthy living and how it has been, and can be put into practice to help communities 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 communities from around the world live, and what you can do to live healthier for longer.

When:  Sunday, June 25, 11:00 am

Where:  Normandale Lutheran Church, 6100 Normandale Road, Edina

For more information contact Zach Greimann at 952-977-9374 or via email at Zach@normandalecenter.org.

A Matter of Balance

Have you turned down a chance to go out with family or friends because you were concerned about falling?  This 8-week program may be just what you need!

Designed for anyone concerned about falls or simply interested in improving balance, flexibility and strength, this program can help improve your quality of life and increase your independence.

When:  Tuesdays, March 7 – April 25, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Where:  Richfield Lutheran Church, 8 W. 60th St., Minneapolis

Cost:  Sliding Fee Scale

Contact Zach Greimann at 952-977-9374 or via email at zach@normandalecenter.org for registration and information.

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Are you feeling stretched caring for a loved one? This 6-week small-group education 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. You will learn to reduce stress, improve your self-confidence, balance your life, better communicate your feelings, increase your ability to make tough decisions, and locate helpful resources. Print out the Powerful Tools for Caregivers flier and share it with your friends.

When:  Tuesdays, March 28 – May 2, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Where:  Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 4801 France Ave., Minneapolis, MN

Cost:  Sliding Fee Scale

Contact Mary Cordell at 952-977-9363 or via email at mary@normandalecenter.org for registration and information.

This program is available with limited funding support under Title III-E of the Older Americans Act.

Better Choices, Better Health

Intended for those 60 years old or older and living with a chronic condition such as heart disease, arthritis, diabetes, asthma, bronchitis, chronic pain, high blood pressure and more, this workshop teaches a holistic approach to effectively managing chronic disease. Coping with pain and fatigue, eating healthy, managing sleep and more topics are covered to increase confidence, develop skills, and help participants manage their health.

When:  Tuesdays, April 4 – May 9, 12:30 – 3:00 pm

Where:  The Pines Senior & Assisted Living Community, 400 W. 67th St., Richfield MN

Cost:  Sliding Fee Scale

Contact Zach Greimann at 952-977-9374 or via email at zach@normandalecenter.org for registration and information.

Paths to Faithful Caregiving

If your spirituality is an important part of your life, we invite you to come together with other caregivers to gain helpful knowledge and tools as well as talk about the ways that your faith affects, and is affected by your caregiving. Over the course of the two workshops you will learn to:

  • Recognize and manage the stress that comes with caregiving
  • Lean on the spiritual support of friends and family
  • Identify and accept the changes in caregiving relationships
  • Identify ways that families can work together and support each other
  • Use your faith to ground you in the transitions that come with caregiving

Workshop Topic:  Caregivers Need Care Too                                                          When:  Saturday, April 8, 9:00 – 10:30 am

Workshop Topic:  Relationships in Caregiving                                                       When:  Saturday, May 13, 9:00 – 10:30 am

Where:  Normandale Lutheran Church, 6100 Normandale Road, Edina, Rooms 209-211

Cost:  $9 per workshop – Sliding Fee Scale available

Contact Zach Greimann at 952-977-9374 or via email at zach@normandalecenter.org for registration and information.

Living Well with Diabetes

If you have type 2 diabetes and you want to learn more about managing your disease, this workshop is for you!  This 6-week class builds on your existing strengths to take control of your health in a welcoming and supportive environment. Caregivers and family members are encouraged to attend also!

For information on upcoming classes, contact the Center at 952-929-1698 or via email at info@normandalecenter.org

*Our program fees are based on 50% of the total cost to provide these services.  A sliding fee scale is available!  Many individuals qualify for a reduced rate, based on income.  Please inquire.
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