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  • Acupressure for Sinus Relief, Headaches & More (online)

    Acupressure is an ancient, Eastern healing technique that involves pressing or kneading key points on the body to release energy blockages and simulate energy flow through pathways called meridians. Continual sinus problems have become epidemic in both children and adults. You can find relief by stimulating the many points that relieve sinus blockages, headaches and more.
  • Advanced Health Care Planning

    This course will provide information about advanced health care planning and give you the opportunity to learn how to discuss your wishes with family, friends and healthcare providers. There will also be the opportunity to prepare written advance directives (healthcare power of attorney and living will) in accordance with Minnesota state law.
  • Are You Strong Enough?

    Exercise is a cornerstone in increasing strength and balance and decreasing falls, improving functional decline and frailty, improving mobility in Parkinson’s patients, reducing injuries, improving glycemic regulation, slowing loss of bone mineral density, constipation, fear of falling, enhanced sleep, quality of life, and decreasing incontinence.” Come learn how to ward off the slippery slope of aging with some education on how exercise can be a fun way to reverse weakness which is a natural part of aging.
  • Benefits of Exercise

    Functional abilities is the actual or potential capacity of an individual to perform the activities and tasks that can be normally expected. Loss of function can be related to normal aging as well as disease. Come learn how exercise can improve quality of life regardless of age or previous level of activity.
  • Emergency Preparedness

    Have you been in an emergency situation and not know what to expect? This class can help you plan for emergency situations and maybe even avoid them. Preparing for the unexpected is not easy but with simple tricks and tips you can help you and your family have a plan if the unexpected happens. Topics that will be covered: Emergency information What to expect from 911 What the rules are in metro area for medical emergencies How to decrease risk How to get help at home after hospitalization
  • Everything You Want To Know About Medicare

    An educational presentation for anyone who wants to know more about Medicare. Topics will include Parts A, B, C, & D of Medicare, application process, estimated costs, supplements, MAPD, and when is the right time to sign up. This is an ideal course for people that are turning 65 or over 65 and coming off their employer medical plan as well as those currently enrolled in Medicare.
  • Expand Your Horizons by Aging with Gusto

    Join us for facilitated discussions on how to ignite a positive perception of aging and to help develop pathways to create a more accurate narrative about what it means to age. Each of the three discussions in the Aging with Gusto series is interactive and engaging, with a combination of large and small group activities that help participants examine their views and actions around aging. Each discussion will focus on a specific topic: What contributes to your aging with gusto? How can you recognize and respond to ageism? How can you use your values and goals to live a life with gusto? Instructor Vital Aging Network: The 3-week program will be facilitated by Joann Ellis and Sally Brown trained facilitators from the Vital Aging Network, whose goal is to promote self-determination, civic engagement, and personal growth for people as they age.
  • Fall Risk Reduction

    Although there is always a risk of falling, 60% of falls can be prevented through simple changes to your environment, ensuring your balance systems are all working together, taking care of your health and wellness and with exercise that challenges your specific deficits. Come learn how to reduce your risk of falling and maximize your safety in and outside of your home.
  • Healthy Feet = Happy Feet

    Come learn about your feet; the foundation of your body. Just like with any structure, the foundation is critical for a stable structure. Do you have painful feet, calluses, joint pain, and questions about what can be done? This class will offer an explanation of how to keep your feet healthy as you age. How to keep moving and what tricks may help. Why do so many people have trouble with our feet as we age?
  • Holiday Lunch at the Senior Center

    Join us for a holiday luncheon. The meals will be provided by Panera. Meal Choice: No Substitutes Deli Turkey Sandwich & Wild Rice Soup Ham Sandwich & Chicken Noodle Soup Mediterranean Veggie & Creamy Tomato Soup Each meal will come with a desert, coffee or water. Lunch Is possible thanks to a grant from the Vadnais Heights Area Community Foundation.
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  • SHINRIN YOKU – Forest Bathing

    Join this 2-hour immersive and meditative forest bathing walk. We will slow down and connect our senses to the healing, stress-reducing beauty of the forest. We will slip away from our phones and revive our relationship with nature and ourselves via unique, experiential invitations. We will share what we notice with each other, incorporating our experiences into our memory to tap again when we may need them. We will re-enter the tame world, renewed and refreshed. Guests should wear boots/shoes, clothing/gear appropriate for weather. Walk will be held in the rain and snow, but not thunderstorms or negative temperatures. Please wear/bring mosquito/tick repellent and sunscreen if desired. Please bring water if you would like to have some available throughout the walk.
  • Seven Steps to Reverse or Prevent Diabesity (online)

    Diabesity is a condition in which too much belly fat leads a person to symptoms ranging from mild blood sugar imbalance to full blown diabetes. Whether you have a little extra weight around the middle, insulin resistance or type 2 diabetes, the root cause of ALL these conditions are the same - problems with our diet, lifestyle and exposure to environmental toxins. Most treatments focus on the downstream symptoms (elevated levels of glucose, cholesterol, blood pressure, triglycerides) and never get to WHY your levels are too high and how to change it. The good news is all of this can be reversed. Learn how to work with your doctor to help restore your body to health.
  • Sitting Bedside: Providing Support During the Final Months (online)

    Learn the many ways of being there for the ones you love at end of life with a focus on sitting bedside and all that includes. We will discuss signs of nearing death, options for support, signs of active dying, sitting bedside and creating a plan, acknowledging boundaries and finding ways to be supportive without sitting bedside and understanding the dying process generally. If you will sit bedside, it is incredibly helpful to learn about the signs of active death and how to be present for it, and the importance of finding your own support and boundaries amidst it all. Instructor: Aggie/Agnes studied Creative Writing at the Twin Cities public arts high school Perpich Center for Arts Education. Aggie then went on to receive a bachelors in Creative Writing with a minor in Studio Art from Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois. Throughout Aggie's studies she focused most on poetry and creative nonfiction, performing at the Loft, Patrick's Cabaret and a variety of other venues. Early in the pandemic Aggie completed a Death Doula training. Aggie has also worked as a hospice volunteer focusing mostly on sitting bedside and grief support. In the spring of 2023 Aggie headed to Washington state for an internship at a conservation burial cemetery and has returned multiple times since completing the internship. Aggie has a deep passion for studying, practicing and sharing with others the intersections of death, writing and art and continues to study and work in all of these fields. This class is offered in collaboration with Minneapolis Community Education
  • Thyroid Things You Need to Know (online)

    If you currently take thyroid medication but are still gaining weight and still have a variety of symptoms, there's more you need to know. Fatigue, weight gain, depression, anxiety, rising cholesterol levels, inability to focus, thinning hair, digestive problems, abnormal blood pressure, reduced sex drive, and heart palpitations are only some of the symptoms. In this workshop, we’ll discuss how thyroid function can make any illness worse; the 5 things that need to be measured, but usually aren’t; why the #1 thyroid replacement may not be helping you; connection between thyroid, fibromyalgia and arthritis; foods that help or hinder; commonly misunderstood rules of how and when to take thyroid meds; environmental triggers and info you need to discuss with your doctor. This workshop is a source of information only and should by no means be considered a substitute for the advice of a qualified medical professional.
  • Vitamins & Herbs: Facts & Fallacies (online)

    Confusion abounds about vitamin supplements. Do you need them? Which ones are best? How do you choose? In this workshop, you will learn the 7 guidelines that determine if a supplement is well balanced or a waste of money. (The instructor DOES NOT sell any supplements). Also, we’ll discuss what current research says about: antioxidants, phytochemicals, anti-aging nutrients, colloidal minerals, chelated minerals, sustained release formulas, as well as Collagen, Glucosamine Chondroitin, Melatonin, Ginkgo, Ginseng & Echinacea.