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Aphasia Conversation Group
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Aphasia Conversation Group

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Aphasia Conversation Group

Mondays, Fall Session begins September 9 - November 25

2-3:30 PM on the Lyngblomsten campus, Community Room (lower level)

Fee: $240 for all 12 sessions; partial scholarship opportunities available.

Special registration: To complete an intake form, email or call (612) 524-8802.  Inclusion is subject to space availability and intake qualifications.


Giving Voice Chorus - St. Paul
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Giving Voice Chorus - St. Paul


with Jeanie Brindley-Barnett

Fall Semester:  Mondays, September 9 - December 16

No Session: November 25.

This unique and joy-filled choral experience is for people living with Alzheimer’s and their care partners.  Sing old and new songs, learn vocal technique and ensemble skills, and share musical memories together.  No vocal experience is required, just a love of singing.  Each registration requires a partner.  For more information about Giving Voice Chorus visit 

Fee: $75/person

Special Registration:  Register online at or call MacPhail at 612-321-0100.

Laugh 'N Chat
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Laugh 'N Chat


Laugh 'N Chat


9-11 AM on the Lyngblomsten campus, Community Room (lower level)

* On November 5, meet in Anna's cafe on the Lyngblomsten campus.

Anyone can join this group for sweet treats, coffee, chatting, and laughing.  The conversation is enriching, enlightening, and sometimes hilarious.  What a great way to start the day!

Fee:  Coffee and treats provided for a small fee.

No registration required. 



500 Card Group


Join us for a game of 500!

Beginners welcome.

Please register to reserve your spot.

Creative Writing: From Prompts to Paper


with Margie O'Loughlin

Margie O'Loughlin, longtime community news reporter, will give participants a chance to write from a prompt, and to share their writing with classmates.  Atmosphere is supportive and fun.  No previous experience necessary.  Sharpen your writing skills, encourage memory recall of personal history, and make new  friends - all at the same time!

Eight-week series:  October 3 - November 21.

Fee: $21/series; scholarships available.

Class is FREE to Lyngblomsten Campus tenants and residents. 

Registration required by October 1.

Ageless Grace Exercise Class


with Pola Rest

Practiced seated and to music, Ageless Grace consists of movements that are natural and organic.  Classes provide chair exercise and cognitive and social benefits.  Teacher: Pola Rest.


Fee: $1/class

Registration preferred;  walk-ins welcome.

Exploring Art: Andrew Wyeth and Norman Rockwell


with Debbie Lyon and Renee DesJarlais

Exploring Art is a series that focuses on an historical or current artist, his or her impact on society, artistic style, time period, artistic influences, and carryover for today’s art.  Participants will create visual art project(s) using the artist's style.  Teaching artists: Art with Heart instructors, Debbie Lyon and Renee Des Jarlais.

Two-week series, November 12 & 19: Andrew Wyeth and Norman Rockwell

Week One: Andrew Wyeth, son of N.C. Wyeth, was a 20th century painter known for his realism in portraiture and pastorals, as seen in the iconic  painting "Christina's World."  Join us to hear about  the Helga pictures, kept secret for 15 years,  hear from Helga and his son Jamie as we explore this American artist.

Week Two: Norman Perceval Rockwell was a 20th-century American author, painter and illustrator.  His works enjoy a broad popular appeal in the United States for their reflection of American culture.  Over time, Rockwell's work came to reflect, and then define, an idealized vision of American life, particularly during the holidays.  Each session will be a 90 minute lecture/video presentation.

Registration required by November 9.

Fee: $20.00/series; includes supplies.  Scholarships available.

Lyngblomsten Community Sage Singers - Holiday Series


with Paula Lammers

A MacPhail Sing for Life Partnership. Come make a joyful noise with the Lyngblomsten Community Sage Singers!  Join MacPhail teaching artist Paula Lammers starting November 13 for weekly Sing for Life choir sessions that will focus on holiday music.  The holiday series will bring joy to your heart as you sing many familiar holiday tunes.  New members always welcome! 

Fee: $20/quarter; FREE for Lyngblomsten residents and tenants.

Registration required; walk-ins welcome.

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