Classes at East Side Neighborhood Services
Living Well with Diabetes: Fridays, May 10-June 14, 10 am-12 pm. Living Well with Diabetes covers many topics including techniques to deal with symptoms of diabetes: fatigue, pain, hyper/hypoglycemia, stress, depression; healthy eating; exercise; medication usage; and working effectively with health care providers. Participants will set goals, share experiences, and help each other solve problems they encounter. This class meets two hours a week for six weeks.
Caregiver Support Group: Friday, May 17, 10-11:30 am. Family members, friends or neighbors who help care for an older adult, share support, understanding, tips and joy with others who are in a similar situation. Sometimes it helps to talk with someone who just gets it.
Memoirs of Memory: An Intergenerational Arts Project: Saturday, May 18, 12-3 pm. NEMAA’s Art-A-Whirl® at East Side Neighborhood Services. Research has demonstrated that art has beneficial effects on health and well-being throughout the lifespan. This includes memory, and is especially true for persons living with memory loss. Intergenerational engagement has similarly been shown to have positive impacts on quality of life for persons of all ages. The Vital Living team will visit various venues over the summer to ask community members prompts on memory such as “What words or phrases draw you into a pleasant childhood memory?” Answers will be pulled together into a chap book/zine/or other piece of art to share with the community. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-787-4086.
Tai Ji Quan: Moving For Better Balance: Mondays and Thursdays, June 3-August 22, 10-11 am. This Tai Chi class reduces risk of falls by improving balance, muscle strength, flexibility, and mobility through mindful movements in a slow, flowing motion. The class meets twice a week on Monday and Thursday mornings for 12 weeks.
Memory Café: Thursday, June 6, first Thursday of the month. 10-11:30 am. Want to meet other families who are living with memory loss? Join them for a social group at East Side for people with dementia and their care partners. No RSVP needed.
NE Day Spot: Looking for a safe, engaging and fun place for the person you’re caring for so you can take a break and get some respite? At NE Day Spot, people with early to moderate memory loss and other health conditions make new friends, exercise their bodies and engage their minds. Every Friday, 10 am-2 pm, starting June 7. Pre-assessment required to determine eligibility. Sliding fee scale, $0-$45 per day. Info: 612-787-4085.