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.
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.
Navigating Alzheimer's Disease
Tuesday, March 21, 10:30 – 11:30 am
Learn practical tools and what to expect when a family member has Alzheimer’s disease. Presenter Marty Jones is a retired chaplain and educator who worked in memory care. She is passionate about sharing her experiences and supporting people who are living with Alzheimer’s.
Minnesota 150: The People, Places and Things that Shape Our State
Tuesday, April 18, 10:30 – 11:30 am
To mark the 150th anniversary of Minnesota's statehood in 2008, the Minnesota Historical Society asked the public for their opinions on the people, places, things and events that have shaped our state. Thousands of submissions were winnowed down to 150 entries that resulted in an exhibit and a book. Join this conversation with Kate Roberts, Senior Exhibit Developer with the Minnesota Historical Society to learn how the MN150 were chosen, which topics made the cut, and which didn't. You'll be surprised!
The Senior LinkAge Line
Tuesday, May 16, 10:30 – 11:30 am
Learn about Medicare and health insurance options or ask questions about housing and support services in your neighborhood! A speaker from Trellis (formerly MN Metro Area Agency on Aging), explains how the Senior Linkage Line connects consumers to programs that can help you live independently longer.
Free From Clutter
Tuesday, June 20, 10: 30 – 11:30 am
Learn routines which will help reduce clutter in your home. Certified Professional Organizer, Christine Daves, will show you how to identify which items merit space in your home, and then where to place the items to make finding, and putting away, easy. Also learn how and where to pass on things you don't want any more.
Best Foot Forward
Tuesday, July 18, 10:30 -11:30 am
Our feet are one of the most often used parts of our bodies, but most of us neglect and mistreat them. Learn about preventing foot injuries, increasing circulation in your feet and toes, and what to consider in selecting the right foot care. Presented by Certified Footcare nurse, Angela Weldon.
Tai Chi for health
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
2730 E 31st St, Minneapolis MN 55406
Tuesdays from 9:30 - 10:30 am
Classes currently paused. Tai Chi will resume on March 21st.
Longfellow/Seward Healthy Seniors Program sponsors Tai Chi classes for older adults. Classes cost $5/each. (Lower income seniors may qualify for discounts.)
The instructor is Howard Root, a retired Community Education Specialist. The classes vary between sitting and standing and include slow, easy movements.
Registration required for each class. Register below, or call Longfellow/Seward Healthy Seniors at 612-729-5799
Try our free monthly Laughter Yoga class! Sustained, unconditional laughter promotes deep breathing, improved mood, and reduced stress. Volunteer & Service Coordinator, Julia Ockuly, will lead the class in some simple exercises which will have you laughing in no time. This activity can be done in a seated position and is appropriate for all fitness levels.
Classes are held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month,
Upcoming dates are April 19, May 17, June 21. Classes are held from 10:30 - 11:00 am.
Email Julia at juliaockluly@LShealthyseniors.org, or click the button below to register.
Do you have questions about your computer or cell phone? Need help with social media, sharing photos, video chatting, or internet security? Join us for a free technology clinic for older adults! Bring your device, and volunteers will be on-hand to help you with your questions.
The event will be held in the Community Room at Trinity Apartments, 2800 E 31st St., Minneapolis, May 31, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm.
Event is free, but registration is required. To register, email Rose at rjames@LShealthyseniors.org or call us at
Solos resource group
A growing portion of the 60+ population is comprised of “solos”, individuals who cannot or choose not to rely on family or friends to help them navigate life events and make health decisions. If you feel the term solo applies to you, we invite you to join our group! Share resources on creating a health decision safety net and backup plan, and join a supportive and welcoming community.
Meetings are on the 4th Wednesday of each month, from 11:00 am - 12:30 pm at the Brackett Field Park Community Center, 2728 S. 39th Ave., Minneapolis.
Upcoming meetings are March 22, April 26, May 24, and June 28.
You are welcome to join us in person, or virtually via Zoom. To join, contact Julia at juliaockuly@LShealthyseniors.org or call 612-729-5799.
Diabetes support group
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!
Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month from 1:30 – 2:30 pm in the Community Room at Trinity Apartments, 2800 E 31st St., Minneapolis.
Upcoming meetings are March 8, April 12, May 10, and June 14.
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