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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 Aug 3, 2021 at 9:45 am, runs for 6 weeks

Can We Talk?

Tuesdays, August 3–September 7 • 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.

Meet the Minnesota Attorney General

Free

with Attorney General Keith Ellison

Calendar Aug 5, 2021 at 10:30 am

Meet the Minnesota Attorney General

Thursday, August 5 • 10:3011:30 AM via Zoom

The Attorney General is the chief legal officer of the State of Minnesota. The Office provides legal representation to more than 100 state agencies, boards, and commissions and represents the State of Minnesota in state and federal court and administrative hearings.

Keith Ellison was sworn in as Minnesota’s 30th attorney general on January 7, 2019. As the People’s Lawyer, Attorney General Ellison’s job is to help Minnesotans afford their lives and live with dignity, safety, and respect. His guiding values are generosity and inclusion.

From 2007 to 2019, Keith Ellison represented Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. Before being elected to congress, Attorney General Ellison served four years in the Minnesota House of Representatives.

Prior to entering elective office, he spent 16 years as an attorney specializing in civil-rights and defense law, including five years as executive director of the Legal Rights Center. He was also a noted community activist. Attorney General Ellison received his law degree from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1990.

He is the proud father of four adult children: Isaiah, Jeremiah, Elijah, and Amirah. He is the first African American and the first Muslim American to be elected to statewide office in Minnesota. 

Come meet Keith Ellison. This will be an opportunity to get to know our attorney general, find out the latest activities going on in his office, and have time to ask a question or two. Please join us!

FREE
Registration preferred
by August 2.

Armchair Traveler: Central Europe and the Foothills of the Alps

Free

with John Sweeney

Calendar Aug 12, 2021 at 1 pm

Armchair Traveler: Central Europe and the Foothills of the Alps

Thursday, August 12 • 12:30 PM via Zoom

Join John and Virginia Sweeney as they tour central Europe by train, bus, and private car, visiting historic sites dating back more than a millennium. Thorsten, a German born-family member, toured with them and shares his experience of living as a child during his teens under the Cold War. Visit the somber Holocaust museum along with the Dachau death camp and see some of the exhibits that depict the horror experienced by victims of the WWII inhumanity. See beautiful historic villages with their flower-draped half-timber buildings, and see a Germany and other European sites that have beauty that contrasts with what many Americans remember from newsreels of WWII and the Cold War.

Presenter: John Sweeney is a former John Deere dealer in Cambridge, MN. He and his wife, Virginia, traveled for more than 40 years until Virginia's Alzheimer's disease put an end to their travels. The Sweeneys will have been married 71 years in 2021. They raised five children and have eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. John still enjoys telling stories about their travels even at the age of 92!

FREE
Registration preferred
 by August 9

Author! Author! The Journalist: Life and Loss in America's Secret War with author Lucy Rose Fischer

Free

with Lucy Rose Fischer

Calendar Aug 19, 2021 at 3 pm

Author! Author!
The Journalist: Life and Loss in America's Secret War with author Lucy Rose Fischer

Thursday, August 19 • 34:30 PM via Zoom

My book, The Journalist: Life and Loss in America’s Secret War, tells the story of my late brother, Jerry Rose, who was a journalist in Vietnam in the early 1960s. Through his articles and photographs published in the major news media, he exposed the secret beginnings of America’s Vietnam War at a time when most Americans had not yet heard of Vietnam.

I have written this unusual memoir in “collaboration” with my late brother, based on his journals, letters, and other writings—giving the term “ghostwritten” a whole new meaning.

My presentation, “Journalist in Vietnam: My Brother’s Story,” resonates especially with people who are now 55+ and who came of age watching the Vietnam War on their TV sets. My presentation has two themes: a 1960s story about a young journalist in Vietnam and a brother-sister story.

The Journalist just received an Independent Publishers Gold Award and is also a winner of a Foreward INDIES Book Award.

Presenter: Author Lucy Rose Fischer.

FREE
Registration preferred 
by August 16.

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