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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 six week class that aims to help caregivers take better care of themselves while caring for others.    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, A Matter of Balance, and Living Well with Chronic Conditions.

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.

Memory Collective :: Tuesday group

$175

with Carolyn Klaver, RN

Calendar Jul 12, 2022 at 10 am, runs for 8 weeks

Memory Collective :: Summer 2022 (Tuesday group)

(Tuesday group) Tuesdays, July 12 – August 30 • 10–11:30 AM

Let us know your interest or register by going to https://www.lyngblomsten.org/community-services/memorycollective/

This enrichment class can only accommodate 8 participants.

The Memory Collective is an eight-week online enrichment class for adults living with mild cognitive impairment or experiencing early skill changes with memory, language, visual perception or processing, 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 Summer 2022 quarter is Minnesota TRAVEL! 

On the eighth week, the group will come together for a tour at a local location. Week 8 will not be available on Zoom.

While the changes you are experiencing 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: 

  • There must be a minimum of 2 participants in order to start the class.
  • If class is able to start with at least 2, registration can stay open until week 4 for others to join in.
  • If class doesn't have 2 participants registered, class will be canceled on day before the start.

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

Memory Collective :: Thursday group

$175

with Carolyn Klaver, RN

Calendar Jul 14, 2022 at 1 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Memory Collective :: Summer 2022 (Thursday group)

Thursdays, July 14 –September 1 • 1–2:30 PM via Zoom

This enrichment class can only accommodate 8 participants.

The Memory Collective is an eight-week online enrichment class for adults living with mild cognitive impairment or experiencing early skill changes with memory, language, visual perception or processing, 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 Summer 2022 quarter is Minnesota TRAVEL!

On the eighth week, the group will come together for a tour at a local location. The 8th week will not be available on Zoom.

While the changes you are experiencing 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: 

  • There must be a minimum of 2 participants in order to start the class.
  • If class is able to start with at least 2, registration can stay open until week 4 for others to join in.
  • If class doesn't have 2 participants registered, class will be canceled day before the start.

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

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Volunteering with the The Gathering Information Session

Free

with Brittany Harris and Melanie Jagolino

Calendar Jul 14, 2022 at 3 pm

Volunteering with the The Gathering Information Session

Thursday, July 14 • 3–3:30 PM via Zoom

The Gathering is adding to its volunteer pool, and we want YOU to consider joining in!

Join us at an online information session 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 persons living with memory loss. Volunteers are the heart of The Gathering! With sessions of The Gathering held in the St. Paul Como Park neighborhood and in White Bear Lake, there is sure to be something in your neck of the woods.

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

If you are not able to attend but have questions about this fun and engaging volunteer opportunity, contact Melanie Jagolino, Volunteer Coordinator, at mjagolino@lyngblomsten.org or (651) 632-5499.

FREE
Registration preferred by July 13.

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Matter of Balance: Falls Prevention
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Matter of Balance: Falls Prevention

Free

with Lynn Amon

Calendar Sep 12, 2022 at 1:30 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Mondays, September 12-October 31; 1:30-3:30pm 

Redeemer Lutheran Church- Atrium ,  3770 Bellaire Ave, White Bear Lake

In this A Matter of Balance workshop, you can reduce your fear of falls and learn techniques for increasing your activity. With a group of peers in eight weekly sessions, you will learn:

Class Leaders: Lynn Amon, MSW, LSW, and Becky Hulden, RN, BSN

FREE; donations appreciated.Registration preferred by September 9.

Special Registration:  Register online at www.yourjuniper.org/Classes/Register/3393

Or by phone: 1-855-215-2174

Powerful Tools For Caregivers
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Powerful Tools For Caregivers

Free

with Lynn Amon

Calendar Sep 20, 2022 at 1 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Tuesdays• 1:00-2:30PM Living Waters Church, Lino Lakes

This weekly class aims to help caregivers take better care of themselves while caring for others. Class includes a free Caregiver HELPBook.

Improve self-care practices such as exercise, relaxation, and open communication methods

Improve your ability to manage emotions, including reducing guilt, anger, and depression

Increase your self-confidence in coping with the demands of caregiving

Class Leaders: Lynn Amon, MSW, LSW and Jessica Drecktrah,MHA, MN, RN, FCN

FREE; donations appreciated.Registration required by September16th.

Special Registration:  Register online at https://yourjuniper.org/Classes/Register/3401 

or contact Lisa Brown at caregiving@lyngblomsten.org or (651) 632-5320.





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