Welcome to our Neighborhood!

Organized in 1915, East Side Neighborhood Services is a nonprofit human service agency that provides social and other services to individuals, families and the communities of primarily Northeast and Southeast Minneapolis. Our purpose is to assist people of all ages and backgrounds in realizing a higher quality of life.

Upcoming Events: 

    • Friendship Too: Caregiver / Loved One Support Group
      Next session October 4, 3:00 - 4:30
      September 13 - October 18, 3:00-4:30 pm at Adult Day at Friendship Center, 1717 Second Street NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413. Contact Donna at (612) 781-2052 or dkavanaugh@esns.org with questions or to register for Friendship Too. There is no fee to participate. 

    • Nursing Assistant Training
      October 3 to November 11, Monday – Thursday, 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
      This is a FREE program. Participants will be trained with the skills and tasks needed to work as a Certified Nursing Assistant! 

    • Vital Fitness
      Tuesdays, October 4, 11, 18, and 25, 11:00am-12:00pm
      Drop by for East Side's Vital Fitness group! The group meets weekly for a variety of exercises that improve balance, strength, and coordination. There is no cost to participate. Contact Gloria with any questions at (612) 787-4076.

    • Get Ready for Medicare Open Enrollment Free Presentations!
      Saturday, October 8, 2016
      9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

      East Side Neighborhood Services - Dining Space
      Attend a free Understanding Medicare - An Overview presentation by a state-certified volunteer health insurance counselor. Call to register (651) 917-4657.

    • Employment Orientation Meetings at East Side
      Tuesday, October 11 and 25, at 9:30 am
      ESNS’ Senior Community Service Employment Program will host these orientation meetings in search of low income seniors (55yrs+, Hennepin County residents) who are interested in paid on-the-job training in a variety of community based settings. We are seeking those with interest or experience in these types of work: payroll and financial  skills and/or experiences, lunch room attendants, janitors, warehouse worker, security, care givers, and office workers to name a few. Information about the program can be found at www.esns.org/SCSEP or call Macey with questions (612) 787-4090. 

    • Tuesdays with EVA! Join us at East Side’s Dining Space and learn about:
      Tuesday, October 11, 10:00am
      “Don’t Wait, Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years” is the official theme for this year's Fire Prevention Week campaign. Please contact us to reserve a spot (612) 787-4045.

    • A Matter of Balance at East Side
      Wednesdays, October 19 - December 7, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

      In this award winning eight week program, you will learn how to view falls as controllable, make changes to reduce fall risks at home, perform exercises that improve strength and balance, and set goals to increase physical activity. 
      The cost of the class is based on ability to pay. Call to register (612) 787-4045 or eva@esns.org

    • Elder Law Clinics at ESNS - Next Clinic: October 22
      Neighborhood Seniors can meet with an attorney for a half-hour consultation at no charge. Appointments begin at 10:00 am and end at 2:00 pm. To make an appointment contact Laura at (612) 781-6011 or lmurphy@esns.org. Upcoming clinic dates: October 22. 

      Saturday, October 22, 2016, 1-4 PM at East Side Neighborhood Services, 1700 Second Street NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413.

      Tuesday, October 25, 10:00am
      Did you know that East Side's Empowering Vital Aging program sponsors four evidence-based health and wellness classes in partnership with the Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging and the Wilder Foundation? Activities and Outreach Specialist Gloria Coles will demonstrate how participating in these classes can help you learn techniques that reduce your risk of falls and the fear of falling and how to manage conditions such as diabetes, arthritis, chronic pain, depression and vision or hearing loss. Please contact us to reserve a spot 612-787-4045.

    • Living Well Workshop
      November 1 - December 6, Tuesdays, 9:30-11:30am at East Side.
      To reserve your spot, call (612) 787-4045 or email eva@esns.org.

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                East Side Neighborhood Services, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Service Provider
                1700 Second Street NE • Minneapolis, MN 55413 • 612-781-6011

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