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Caregiver Services
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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 e-Respite (for persons with memory loss and their caregivers): Our online Group e-Respite 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 the Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging, Inc., 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 us at (651) 632-5331.

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.

Sudoku Fun with Jay Frazier

Free

with Jay Frazier

Calendar Mar 4, 2021 at 10:30 am, runs for 8 weeks

Sudoku Fun with Jay Frazier

Thursdays, March 4-April 22 • 10:30-11:30 AM

Some say solving puzzles can help reduce the impact of intellectual aging. Jay will teach Sudoku solving fundamentals and his Sudoku solving technique will allow you to solve beginning to medium Sudoku puzzles.  

FREE

Registration preferred by March 1.

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Armchair Traveler: Where the West Begins, Medora North Dakota

Free

with Janet Byrnes

Calendar Mar 11, 2021 at 1 pm

Armchair Traveler:  Where the West BeginsMedora, North Dakota

Thursday, March 11 • 1-2:30 PM

Janet Byrnes will share the stories of her road trip to Medora, North Dakota, where she, her partner Kevin Odefey, and his parents took in all that Medora has to offer. This weeklong adventure included hiking and driving through Theodore Roosevelt National Park, testing the local restaurants, and enjoying the famous Medora Musical. They stayed in beautiful Airbnbs in Medora and in Jamestown on the way there and in Fargo on the way back. This was a relaxing vacation and one that was filled with amazing sites in often overlooked North Dakota.

FREE

Registration preferred by March 8.

Books-Cheese-Wine with Author Jonathan C. Slaght: Owls of the Eastern Ice

Free

with Jonathan C. Slaght

Calendar Mar 18, 2021 at 3 pm

Books-Cheese-Wine with Author Jonathan C. Slaght:  Owls of the Eastern Ice

Thursday, March 18 • 3-4:30 PM via Zoom

The Blakiston's fish owl is as tall as a fire hydrant and has wings that unfold to more than six feet. It is the largest owl in the world. Minneapolis wildlife biologist Jonathan C. Slaght spent five winters in far eastern Russia, studying the owl's habitat and working to determine what it needs to survive. Slaught examines how those needs can be balanced by the needs of the loggers and fisherman who also live there and, like the owls, depend on the trees and rivers for their livelihood. Laurie Hertzel from the Star Tribune says, "Slaght's beautifully written book—longlisted for the National Book Award—is a tremendous read, a book that entertains and thrills as well as teaches." Join us for time with an engaging author and lively conversation!

FREE

Registration preferred by March 15.

Can We Talk?

Free

with Mary Deaner

Calendar Mar 30, 2021 at 9:45 am

Can We Talk?

Tuesdays, March 30-May 4 • 9:45-11 AM via Zoom

There have been many unprecedented events that have impacted our lives in so many ways since March 2020. Having the opportunity to share with others helps to sort out our feelings, needs, and possible responses to such events. This four-week virtual/phone series is an opportunity to come together to talk, ponder, and learn from each other as well as the collective wisdom of the group while building relationships too. Join us for the chance to share. Group size is limited to ten; participate through Zoom either online or via phone.

FREE

Registration ongoing; no deadline.





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