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Caregiver Services
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Calendar Jan 1, 2021

Caregiver Services

Being the best caregiver you can be includes caring for yourself. The 2nd Half with Lyngblomsten Caregiver Services team is here to help you on your caregiving journey. Our staff is providing support and resources remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic, including via email, on the phone, and through online meetings. Services include:

  • Telephone Support (one-time or multiple sessions): Speak over the phone with a member of our team. We will listen, provide reassurance and guidance, and/or provide resources for your caregiving journey. Participate in a one-time call or over multiple sessions.
  • Education & Access to Resources: Connect with staff for educational materials and email updates to help you on your caregiving journey, which include activity ideas to try with your care partner during this time of social isolation.
  • Memory Loss Caregiver Support Groups (online): Open to persons caring for someone experiencing Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia.
  • Caregiver Coaching: Our staff are providing caregiver-coaching support to individuals who are providing care to an adult experiencing any form of dementia.
  • Group eRespite (for persons with memory loss and their caregivers): Our online Group eRespite program provides one hour of engaging, creative programming for persons experiencing memory loss and a break for their caregivers. Multiple sessions held each week in the morning and afternoon.  We currently have openings!  To learn more, visit our website at www.lyngblomsten.org/eRespite.

For more information about any of our Caregiver Services, email us at caregiving@lyngblomsten.org or call (651) 632-5320. Additional information is available at www.lyngblomsten.org/Caregivers.

Lyngblomsten Caregiver Services is supported, in part, by gifts made to the Lyngblomsten Foundation and is funded under contract with Trellis as part of the Older Americans Act.

Juniper: Virtual Wellness Classes
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Juniper: Virtual Wellness Classes

Free
Calendar Jan 1, 2021

Stay Healthy and Fit through Juniper Online Classes

Juniper is a Minnesota-based organization that brings evidenced-based health and wellness classes to older adults, helping them stay well, improve their balance, prevent falls, and get fit! Until March 2020, these classes met face to face with groups of people and an instructor. Now these classes are being offered online, meaning a course might be offered in Paynesville and someone 90 miles away in Brainerd can take it!

2nd Half with Lyngblomsten has partnered with Juniper in the past to offer in-person classes, so we’re excited to share these online opportunities with you! If you are struggling with diabetes, chronic pain, heart disease, depression, or any other chronic condition, one of the Living Well classes might be just right for you. If you are concerned about your ability to get around safely and you want to avoid falling, check out the Tai Ji Quan or the Stay Active and Independent for Life (SAIL) class.

Visit https://yourjuniper.org to learn about opportunities and sign up. For more information, call Lynn Amon, 2nd Half with Lyngblomsten, at (651) 301-5690.

Memory Loss Caregiver Support Groups
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Memory Loss Caregiver Support Groups

Free
Calendar Jan 1, 2021

Family and friends who are caring for someone experiencing Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia are welcome to participate.  All groups are open to caregivers in the community via Zoom (online video communication tool) or telephone. Each session lasts approximately one hour.

Click here to view printable flyer.

FREE

Registration required. To sign up, contact Caregiver Services at (651) 632-5320 or caregiving@lyngblomsten.org.

Can We Talk?

Free

with Mary Deaner

Calendar Jun 22, 2021 at 9:45 am

Can We Talk?

Tuesdays, June 22-July 27 • 9:45-11 AM via Zoom

Join this lively group for conversation and shared wisdom, sprinkled with more than a few laughs! This six-week virtual series is an opportunity to come together to talk, ponder, and learn from each other. We answer the age old question, “How are you?” each week. Group size is limited to 10; participate through Zoom online or via phone.

FREE

Registration ongoing; no deadline.

Can We Talk?

Free

with Mary Deaner

Calendar Jun 22, 2021 at 9:45 am

Can We Talk?

Tuesdays, June 22–July 27 • 9:45–11 AM via Zoom

Join this lively group for conversation and shared wisdom, sprinkled with more than a few laughs! This six-week virtual series is an opportunity to come together to talk, ponder, and learn from each other. We answer the age old question, “How are you?” each week. Group size is limited to 10; participate through Zoom online or via phone.

FREE
Registration ongoing; no deadline.

Armchair Traveler: A Man, A Plan, A Canal, Panama!

Free

with Jane Phillips

Calendar Jul 8, 2021 at 1 pm

Armchair Traveler: A Man, A Plan, A Canal, Panama!

Thursday, July 8 • 1–2:30 PM via Zoom

Join me in exploring Panama and the Panama Canal based on a trip in 2018. We stayed at an all-inclusive resort taking side trips to learn more about Panama and to explore wilderness areas. We took a boat ride up the Panama Canal, one of the most impressive feats of engineering in the 20th century. We were awed by the size of the ships going by us, but were even more awed by what the ships paid, in cash, to take this short cut from the Pacific to the Atlantic Ocean! We explored the Gamboa Rainforest where we saw monkeys, crocodiles and caimans, sloths, turtles, and capybaras. And out of necessity, we visited the largest shopping mall in all of Central America in Panama City (a very different shopping experience, even though many of the shops were the same as in the Mall of America!). A fun trip.

Presenter: Jane Phillips, Lyngblomsten volunteer and retired biologist and educator, University of Minnesota.

FREE
Registration preferred by July 5.

Nature Connects Us: A Summer Series

$15

with Patty Nelson

Calendar Jul 12, 2021 at 4 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Nature Connect Us: A Summer Series

Mondays, July 12–26 • 4–5 PM via Zoom

Looking for a way to connect with others this summer? Join this small online group as we take in the abundance of summer. Together, we will:

  • Explore connections between nature and wellness.
  • Share personal nature observations.
  • Participate in experiential activities.
  • Learn new ways to reflect and restore through nature.

We will celebrate our Minnesota summer in our last session by sharing a list of nature resources and a slideshow created from nature photos taken by participants.

Presenter: Patty Nelson, Nationally Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach and nature lover.

Fee: $15
Registration required by July 8.

Living Well With Chronic Conditions
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Living Well With Chronic Conditions

Free

with Joann Arneberg

Calendar Jul 13, 2021 at 1 pm, runs for 7 weeks

Living Well with Chronic Conditions

Tuesdays, July 13–August 24 • 1–3:30 PM via Zoom

Living with a chronic health condition such as arthritis, diabetes, cancer, or a mental health condition can be a daily challenge. Take charge by joining this Living Well with Chronic Conditions workshop.

Participants in this virtual six-week class will make weekly action plans, share experiences, and help one other solve problems as they carry out their plans. Topics include nutrition, exercise, medication use, pain management, emotions, and communicating with medical providers.

This class will held via Zoom and be hosted by two nurses. There will be an introductory session on July 13 where participants can meet one another, practice using Zoom, and receive support for technical challenges. Registration is reserved for Minnesota residents ages 60 and older.

FREE, with donations accepted to the Faith Community Nurse Network.
Registration required by July 12.
Special registration: Sign up online at https://yourjuniper.org/Classes/Register/2434 or contact the Faith Community Nurse Network office at (651) 204-0904 or info@fcnntc.org.

For more information about this class and other opportunities offered through Juniper, contact Lynn Amon, 2nd Half with Lyngblomsten, at (651) 301-5690 or lamon@lyngblomsten.org.





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