Dateline October - December 2018 - Page 5

Creating a Dementia Friendly Community District 622 Community Education Adult Programs continues to collaborate with the CLASS organization (Consortium of Lakes Area Senior Sevices) on an initiative to create more dementia friendly communities in the Northeast Metro by changing the way people think, act, and talk about dementia. Attend one of these engaging, educational FREE or low cost events and join a growing global movement of people helping fellow community members live with dementia! Caregiver Resources Becoming a Dementia Friend Learn the five key messages about dementia, what it’s like to live with the disease, and how to turn your understanding into action that supports living with dementia. Tue, Oct 23, 2:00–3:00 pm Vadnais Heights City Hall FREE, call to preregister: 651-204-6000 Class # AEW9 Tue, Jan 15 10:30–11:30 am WBL Senior Center FREE, call to preregister: 651-653-3121 Healthy Brain Can your brain span match your lifespan? Discover strategies to help ensure a healthier brain based on four things you can do for mental fitness. Carolyn Klaver, RN, Wed, Nov 14 6–7:30 pm Gladstone, 105 FREE, call to preregister: 651-748-7250 Fri, Nov 16 10:00–11:30 am Mahtomedi Distict Education Center FREE, call to preregister: 651-407-2018 Do you know a caregiver or care partner who is looking for resources and support? Hear more about resources that are available through Lyngblomsten including caregiver coaching, day respite and caregiver support groups. Fri, Dec 14, 10:00 am–noon Redeemer Lutheran Church, WBL FREE, call to preregister: 651-748-7250 or 651-407-2018 Gimme a Break! How to Help Friends and Family Caring for People with Memory Loss Have you ever uttered the words, “let me know if there’s anything I can do” but lacked the confidence to pitch in and help care for a person with Alzheimer’s or other forms of memory loss? Learn what “respite care” is, why it is important, and what you can do to give a caregiver a break - a break so they can attend to matters other than caring for their loved ones. Carolyn Healy and Jeanne Schuller Sat, Nov 3, 10:30 am–noon White Bear Lake High School, South Campus 607 FREE, call to preregister: 651-653-3121 Staying Sharp—Brain Games The risk of memory loss and serious cognitive decline advance with age. However, there are many steps we can take to stay mentally sharp and it takes a holistic approach with exercise, learning, stress management, diet and connecting with others. We’ll discuss the five pillars of brain health and play some challenging brain teasers to get our neurons firing. Jay Haapala Date: Tue, Oct 23 Time: 2:00–3:00 pm Cost: $5 Class #: AEW11A Location: Gladstone, 105 Date: Wed, Nov 28 Time: 2:00–3:00 pm Cost: $5 Class #: AEW11B Location: Gladstone, 105 Let Us do the Cooking! Meals on Wheels is a neighborhood service that delivers nutritious noon- time meals made from scratch, using locally sourced ingredients, directly to your home. So many meal options: • Hot meals 1–5 days /week • Daily hot meals plus an additional cold meal delivered on Thursday and Friday, to be reheated on the weekend • Cold meal deliveries 1–5 days/week to be heated later in the day when you are ready to eat • Once a week Frozen meal delivery of 1–7 meals for you to heat during the week. Enjoy seeing a friendly face each day when your meal is delivered by a volunteer. Advanced registration is required to start. Meals are affordably priced and your income influences how much you pay. Call Gladstone at 651-748-7250 for more information. District 622 Community Education • Gladstone 55+ Center • www.isd622.org/seniors • 651-748-7250 5