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Calendar Jan 1, 2022

Caregiver Services
Are you or someone you know helping an older adult who is your spouse, partner, family member, friend, or neighbor and you’re looking to connect for support? Give us a call. Our team of experienced professionals will help you navigate the journey.  Our services include:

Education & Access to Resources:  Our staff have many years’ experience supporting caregivers, so they can provide you with quality educational materials and information about local resources for your caregiving journey, as well as offer strategies for support and self-care.

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. Caregivers also have the opportunity to connect with staff for educational materials and support, as well as to form a support network with other 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.

Powerful Tools for Caregivers:  A seven-week online class that aims to help caregivers take better care of themselves while caring for others.  January 20–March 3 from 3:30–5 PM.  See the “Powerful Tools for Caregivers” entry above (under “Health, Wellness, and Spirituality”) for more details, including registration information.

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 an award 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, 2022

In partnership with the Faith Community Nurse Network of the Greater Twin Cities, 2nd Half with Lyngblomsten invites you to explore Juniper wellness classes. Juniper is a Minnesota-based organization that brings evidenced-based health and wellness classes to older adults, helping those 60+ stay well, improve their balance, prevent falls, and so much more!

Visit www.yourjuniper.org to learn about opportunities and to register for a class (or two, or three!) that interests you. This month we are highlighting Powerful Tools for Caregivers.

Memory Loss Caregiver Support Groups
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Memory Loss Caregiver Support Groups

Free
Calendar Jan 1, 2022

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.

  • 2nd Tuesday of each month at 10:30 AM
  • 3rd Thursday of each month at 10:30 AM
  • 4th Tuesday of each month at 10:30 AM

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 Lynn Amon

Calendar Jan 25, 2022 at 10 am, runs for 6 weeks

Can We Talk?

Tuesdays, January 25-March 1 • 10–11 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 12; participate through Zoom online or via phone.

FREE Registration ongoing; no deadline.

Can We Talk?

Free

with Lynn Amon

Calendar Jan 25, 2022 at 10 am, runs for 6 weeks

Can We Talk?

Tuesdays, January 25-March 1, 10-11 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.

Fee: $10 for 8 sessions

Registration required by January 24.

Memory Collective :: Thursday group

$175

with Carolyn Klaver, RN

Calendar Feb 3, 2022 at 1 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Memory Collective :: Winter 2022 (Thursday group)

Thursdays, February 3–March 24 • 1–2:30 PM

The Memory Collective is an eight-week online enrichment class for adults living with memory loss, filling a gap for those early in their diagnosis and providing meaningful connections with others on a similar journey.

For the first seven weeks, you and (if desired) a guest of your choosing (e.g., friend, family member, spouse) will gather virtually with others for a 90-minute online Zoom session facilitated by Lyngblomsten staff.  Each session will feature a variety of educational topics and activities, as well as time for you and other participants to share your life experiences as you learn from one another and build a social group.  The theme for the Winter 2022 quarter is Minnesota Fun Facts, so get ready to learn about Minnesota's rich cultures, fantastic history, musicians and artists, and much more!

On the eighth week, the group will come together for a private behind-the-scenes tour at the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul!

While memory loss can be challenging, you don’t have to face it alone.  Sign up for the Memory Collective and experience how online relationships can bring joy and laughter into your life!

Class Leader:  Carolyn Klaver, RN, Community Dementia Care Specialist for 2nd Half with Lyngblomsten

Fee:  $175 for eight sessions; covers any guests who may attend the sessions. There may be an additional small fee to cover the in-person outing.

Registration required 

For more information:  Contact Carolyn Klaver at (651) 414-5292 or cklaver@lyngblomsten.org.

Memory Collective :: Friday group

$175

with Carolyn Klaver, RN

Calendar Feb 4, 2022 at 10 am, runs for 8 weeks

Memory Collective :: Winter 2022 (Friday group)

Fridays, February 4–March 25 • 10–11:30 AM

The Memory Collective is an eight-week online enrichment class for adults living with memory loss, filling a gap for those early in their diagnosis and providing meaningful connections with others on a similar journey.

For the first seven weeks, you and (if desired) a guest of your choosing (e.g., friend, family member, spouse) will gather virtually with others for a 90-minute online Zoom session facilitated by Lyngblomsten staff.  Each session will feature a variety of educational topics and activities, as well as time for you and other participants to share your life experiences as you learn from one another and build a social group.  The theme for the Winter 2022 quarter is Minnesota Fun Facts, so get ready to learn about Minnesota's rich cultures, fantastic history, musicians and artists, and much more!

On the eighth week, the group will come together for a private behind-the-scenes tour at the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul!

While memory loss can be challenging, you don’t have to face it alone.  Sign up for the Memory Collective and experience how online relationships can bring joy and laughter into your life!

Class Leader:  Carolyn Klaver, RN, Community Dementia Care Specialist for 2nd Half with Lyngblomsten

Fee:  $175 for eight sessions; covers any guests who may attend the sessions. There may be an additional small fee to cover the in-person outing.

Registration required 

For more information:  Contact Carolyn Klaver at (651) 414-5292 or cklaver@lyngblomsten.org.

The Gathering in Como Park- A Volunteer Opportunity for You

Free

with Brittany Harris and Shelli Beck

Calendar Feb 7, 2022 at 1 pm

The Gathering is adding to their volunteer pool! 

Join us as we share with you some very unique aspects of this meaningful and fun volunteer experience. Come learn how you can share your time and talents, build new friendships and bring joy and laughter to others living with memory loss. Volunteers are the heart of The Gathering!  At this session, we will focus on volunteering for The Gathering at our Como Campus. 

The Gathering provides a family or friend who is caring for a person living with memory loss a 4-hour break while participants and volunteers enjoy time together and engage in brain-stimulating and fun activities led by Brittany Harris, Respite Coordinator.     

FREE
Registration preferred by February 6.

More information: Contact Brittany Harris, Respite Coordinator for 2nd Half with Lyngblomsten, at bharris@lyngblomsten.org or (651) 632-5335.

 

 

 

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