Senior Support

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Activities at Easter Lutheran

  • Easter’s Dementia Caregiver Support Group
    If you have a loved one or are caring for a loved one living with dementia/Alzheimer’s, attend this support group to share about your own struggles and needs, identify and reduce personal stress, learn communication skills for challenging situations and much more. This confidential group is facilitated by two capable Easter members, Angie and Shirl, and is open to anyone. Learn more
  • Understanding Dementia
    Learn more about the symptoms and struggles of people living with Dementia, explore ways to communicate, and other helpful advice for those caring for someone with Dementia. Led by Easter member and local expert Angie Swetland.  Angie served seniors for over 40 years in faith-based not-for-profit settings. This included 19 years at Presbyterian Homes and Services where she oversaw Dementia Care education and programs. She has received the Lifetime Achievement Award from Leading Age of MN for contributions to the areas of senior housing, assisted living, and Dementia services. Angie has also helped develop and teach the Dementia Care Specialist certificate program offered by the Alzheimer’s Association of MN/ND. Invite others and RSVP to pastorbrandon@easter.org
  • Vital Aging 4-Part Series
    As you age are you wondering what resources are available to help you stay in your home or what to do after leaving your home? Or are you currently providing care for your mom or dad or another beloved adult? This free series will explore helpful resources available to caregivers and older adults, equip individuals and households to have difficult conversations, and give information on long-term care and senior housing.

    The Summer 2018 series is completed. Watch for future dates.

Other Resources

  • Caregivers Support Group
    2nd Tuesday of the Month, 5:30-7 p.m.
    Arbors Memory Care, Ebenezer Ridges Campus
    13897 Community Drive, Burnsville (map)
    This free caregiver support group is co-facilitated by Laura Matuska, LSW Housing Social Worker, Ebenezer Ridges Campus and Victoria Sliva, Director, Ebenezer Ridges Adult Day Program, the caregiver support group meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month (except December and July) to provide information and a collegial environment for discussing the challenges of being a caregiver in the community. Questions? Call 952-898-4005.]
  • DARTS
    DARTS is a community-based nonprofit that connects people to services and partnerships that improve their quality of life, help them age well, and enable them to engage in their community.
  • Senior Guidance
    Providing comprehensive resources on various senior living options, including: assisted living facilities, senior living communities, nursing homes, independent living communities, continuing care retirement communities (CCRC) and all other long term senior care options, including memory care such as Alzheimer’s or Dementia.
  • Senior LinkAge Line
    Free help finding resources in Minnesota
  • Aging in Place
    Aging In Place connects seniors, families, and caretakers with the information and professional support they need to make the best decisions for their physical, emotional, and financial well being. Our resources and network of experts help ensure your home evolves to best accommodate your changing budget, mobility, and health.