Community Health Promotion Calendar
We offer many events and activities such as Social & Health Talks, Blood Pressure Clinics, Tai Chi For Health, Art Classes, and a support group for Diabetes.
Mobile Photography Class
Thursday, March 14, 2:00 - 3:30 pm
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Library, 2730 East 31st Street, Minneapolis
Sharing photographs through text messages, email, and social media has become the norm- but how do you preserve these digital memories? This class will cover the basics of taking quality photos with your cell phone, and how to share, save, or print the photos you take. We will also discuss options for saving and printing the photographs that are sent digitally from friends and family. At the end of the class we will have a tech clinic to help you with individual questions about photos on your personal devices.
Register by emailing juliaockuly@LShealthyseniors.org, calling 612-729-5799, or clicking the button below
Art Classes with Anita White
Classes are held at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 2730 E 31st Street, Minneapolis. Class size is limited- register today!
Silk Painting on Hoops
Class 1: Wednesday, February 21, 2:00 - 3:30 pm
Class 2: Wednesday, February 28, 2:00 - 3:30 pm
This series of two classes offers the opportunity to learn how to paint simple or complex designs on pre-made silk hoops. Using a liquid resist we will create lines that are filled in with silk dye. It is an easy process open to many creative interpretations. The two-part class costs $8.00.
Each One in Their Own Way Finding Their Way to Beauty: Drawing and Painting in the Moment
Wednesday, March 20, 2:00 - 3:30 pm
Simple watercolor techniques are explored in order to create a painting. Our goal is to feel comfortable drawing and painting in the moment. Motifs include flowers and self portraits. Each person can find joy and beauty as we create together combining skill and imagination. Class costs $4.00.
To register, call Julia at 612-729-5799 or email juliaockuly@LShealthyseniors.org, or click the button below.
Chronic Disease Support Group
Tuesdays, December 5, February 6, March 5, and April 2
2:00 - 3:15 pm
St. Peder’s Lutheran Church, 4600 E. 42nd Street, Minneapolis
Do you struggle with chronic and/or multiple diseases? Could you use some support and new ideas on how to cope with your diseases and improve your health outcomes? Meeting are held the first Tuesday of each month. There will be no meting in January due to the New Years holiday. New members are always welcome!
Join us for our December 5 meeting to hear guest speaker Tony DelPercio’s presentation on dealing with losses in our lives. Tony is the Director of the Bradshaw Grief Resource Center and is also a member of Longfellow/Seward Healthy Seniors’ Board of Directors. Learn more about Tony here
At our February 6 meeting, we will be joined by representatives from Nura Precision Pain Management, who will discuss their approach to treating simple to complex chronic pain conditions.
To register call 612-729-5799, email maryalbrecht@LShealthyseniors.org, or click the button below
Senior Social and Health Talks occur the third Tuesday of each month and feature guest speakers on health/wellness issues, birthday celebrations and time to socialize! Refreshments are provided! A Nurse is In/Blood Pressure Clinic is also offered. No registration required.
All talks are held at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 2730 East 31st Street, Minneapolis.
Hearing Loss and Hearing Technology
Tuesday, November 21, 10:30 - 11:30 am
Gain a better understanding of hearing loss and how it affects daily life. Learn the facts about hearing aids, assistive technology, and ways in which we can work to preserve the hearing that we have. Presented by hearing and health consultant, Monique Hammond.
Tuesday, January 16, 10:30 - 11:30 am
Technology can be confusing, and worse, it can sometimes be used to scam people. Amanda Jacobson, a Technician with Free Geek Twin Cities, has a bachelor’s degree in computer Forensics, with a minor in Cybersecurity. She will help us identify signs of fraud and suspicious activity, as well as provide tips which will keep our information safe.
Understanding Loss and How it can Impact Our Lives
Tuesday, February 20, 10:30 - 11:30 am
From the time we are born until the time we die we all experience various types of loss. Anywhere from aging, loss of income, moving, independence and so much more. This talk will focus on these losses and more and how they can affect and impact our lives if not dealt with. Presenter, Tony Del Percio is the Director of Bradshaw Grief Resource Center and has been providing counseling services for 38 years.
Medical Cannabis, and Older Adults
Tuesday, March 19, 10:30 - 11:30 am
Learn about Minnesota’s Medical Cannabis program and how cannabis is utilized as medicine. Find out the possible benefits and side effects for older adults. Also find out what products are available and the safest ways to use them. Presenter, Sarah Overby, LPN, is the Director of Medical Education for Vereo Health and has served the healthcare industry for over 25 years.
Tuesday, April 16, 10:30 - 11:30 am
Meghan Burian, MPH, a Public Health Specialist with The City of Minneapolis Emergency Management Department will discuss emergency preparedness topics including best practices for personal preparedness and resources for learning more.
Online Laughter Yoga
Wednesdays, January 17, February 21 and March 20
10:30 - 11:00 am
Laughter Yoga can:
Call 612-729-5799, email juliaockuly@LShealthyseniors.org, or click the button below to register.
Diabetes Support Group
Meetings are held on 2nd Wednesdays, December 13, January 10, February 14, March 13, and April 10 from 1:30 – 2:30 pm in the Community Room at Trinity Apartments, 2800 E 31st Street, Minneapolis.
Do you have Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes? Interested in health information and a friendly community? Diabetes Support Group meetings are facilitated by Beth Peltzer, MSW. New members are always welcome!
Solos Resource Group
Meetings are on the 4th Wednesday of each month
11:00 am - 12:30 pm.
Solos are individuals who by choice or circumstance do not have the traditional family structure to help support and plan for incapacities and transitions which can occur later in life.
The Solos Resource Group was set up to help individuals develop a community of support and to craft a personal plan for health and well-being, including decisions required for creating a health care directive, power of attorney and will. Each month we will cover a different aspect of planning, as well as have time to socialize and share resources. If you feel the term solo applies to you, we invite you to join our group!
To join, call Julia at 612-729-5799 or email juliaockuly@LShealthyseniors.org