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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.

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.

The Gathering:  A stimulating in-person program for people living with memory loss that provides four hours of respite for their family caregivers. To learn more, visit our website at www.lyngblomsten.org/thegathering.

Group eRespite:  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. 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 Lisa Brown at (651) 632-5320. Additional information is available at www.lyngblomsten.org/caregiving.

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 www.yourjuniper.org to learn about opportunities and sign up. For more information, call Lynn Amon, 2nd Half with Lyngblomsten, at (651) 301-9445.

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 Sep 14, 2021 at 9:45 am, runs for 6 weeks

Can We Talk?

Tuesdays, September 14-October 19 • 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.

My Mother's Story: Holocaust Education Program with Joni Sussman

Free

with Joni Sussman

Calendar Oct 7, 2021 at 10:30 am

My Mother's Story:  Holocaust Education Program with Joni Sussman

Thursday, October 7, 10:30-11:30 AM via Zoom

Joni Sussman says that lessons learned from the Holocaust can have an enormous impact on how we live our lives today. Growing up in a Yiddish-speaking Holocaust survivor family—her mother was a survivor of Stutthof concentration camp and her father a survivor of Dachau—Joni was raised on Holocaust stories that have inspired her throughout her life. Her presentations bring her parents’ survival stories to the world: growing up in Lithuania, life in a Lithuanian ghetto and then in concentration camps, and finally liberation and immigration to the United States.

 

These intimate stories of challenge, resilience, and courage have led to wonderful discussions at Joni’s speaking engagements in schools, universities, churches, police departments, and civic groups throughout the Midwest. A founder of CHAIM (Children of Holocaust Survivors in Minnesota) and an interviewer for the Steven Spielberg Shoah Visual History Foundation, Joni has been involved with Holocaust education throughout her life. A children’s book publisher by trade, she has also published a number of award-winning Holocaust stories for young people.  

FREE Registration preferred by October 4.

Armchair Traveler: The Fab Four-from Liverpool to Abbey Road

Free

with Jane Phillips

Calendar Oct 14, 2021 at 1 pm

Armchair Traveler

The Fab Four-from Liverpool to Abbey Road

Thursday, October 14, 1-2:30 PM via Zoom

For anyone who loves the Beatles, join me on a Fab Four trip to their roots in Liverpool.  During a wonderful trip to the United Kingdom, we took a few days to explore all things Beatles!  We had a private tour of the childhood neighborhoods and places of John, Paul, George, and Ringo, making the words to their music come alive. We were in the barbershop on Penny Lane, stood at the gates of Strawberry Field (right, no “s”), and had a beer in the Cavern Club where the band played.  We also darted across Abbey Road, a very busy intersection in London.  As an added bonus, I’ll cover a bit more about the importance of the Port of Liverpool in American history.

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

FREE Registration preferred by October 11.

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Author! Author! Marcel's Letters: A Font and the Search for One Man's Fate with author Carolyn Porter

Free

with Carolyn Porter

Calendar Oct 21, 2021 at 3 pm

Author!  Author!  Marcel's Letters:  A Font and the Search for One Man's Fate with author Carolyn Porter

Thursday, October 21, 3-4:30 PM via Zoom

During the depths of World War II, Frenchman Marcel Heuze mailed letters to his wife and three young daughters from a labor camp in Berlin.  His beautiful looping cursive carried tender words of love, along with testimony about day-to-day survival.  Sixty years later, designer Carolyn Porter found his letters at an antique store in Stillwater, Minnesota, and began to transform Marcel's handwriting into a modern computer font.  After having a letter translated, she became obsessed with finding answers to the questions:  Who was Marcel? Why had he been in Germany?  Why were his precious letters for sale halfway around the world?  Carolyn's obsessive, hope-filled quest for answers has been recounted in the book Marcel's Letters:  A Font and the Search for One Man's Fate.  The book was a finalist for a 2018 Minnesota Book Award.  During this event, Carolyn will read excerpts, talk about her quest to learn more about Marcel Heuze, and share how this story became a book.  Bring your questions and your curiosity!  

Presenter:  Author Carolyn Porter

FREE Registration preferred by October 18.

   

Can We Talk?

Free

with Lynn Amon

Calendar Oct 26, 2021 at 9:45 am, runs for 6 weeks

Can We Talk?

Tuesdays, October 26-November 30 • 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.





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