Upcoming events

    • 08 Aug 2016
    • 31 Oct 2016
    • 24 sessions
    • East Side Neighborhood Services, 1700 Second Street NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413


    Tai Ji Quan: Moving For Better Balance 

    Mondays and Wednesdays
    August 8-October 31
    1:30-2:30pm 

    This Tai Chi class reduces risk of falls by improving balance, muscle strength, flexibility, and mobility through mindful movements in a slow, flowing motion. This exercise class meets twice a week on Monday and Wednesday afternoons for 12-weeks. No class will be held on Labor Day.

    All classes are held at East Side Neighborhood Services  (1700 Second St NE, Minneapolis 55413). The cost of these classes is based on ability to pay. No one will be turned away due to financial constraints. To register, call (612) 787-4045.



    • 13 Sep 2016
    • 18 Oct 2016
    • 6 sessions
    • Adult Day at Friendship Center, 1717 Second Street NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413


    Friendship Too:
    Caregiver / Loved One Support Group

    Friendship Too is for anyone serving as a Care Partner for a loved one. The Care Recipient is invited to participate in the Adult Day program while their Care Partner attends the 90 minute support group. 

    Tuesdays, 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. 

    • 23 Sep 2016
    • 18 Nov 2016
    • 9 sessions
    • Logan Recreation Center, 690 13th Avenue NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413


    Maintain Your Independence
    and Improve Balance!

    Join us at Logan Recreation Center for this award winning program. In A Matter of Balance, 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.

    Don’t let fear rule your life!

    The cost of the class is based on ability to pay.

    Fridays, September 23 - November 18, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Call Echo to register (612) 781-5096.

    A Matter of Balance is sponsored by the 
    Metropolitan Area Agency on Agency. Empowering Vital Aging is supported in part by a Live Well at Home Grant from the Minnesota Department of Human Services.


    • 24 Sep 2016
    • 22 Oct 2016
    • 2 sessions
    • East Side Neighborhood Services, 1700 Second Street NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413

    Elder Law Clinics at East Side

    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 call (612) 781-6011 or email lmurphy@esns.org. Upcoming clinic dates: September 24 and October 22. 


    • 03 Oct 2016
    • 11 Nov 2016
    • 25 sessions
    • East Side, 1700 Second Street NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413


    Nursing Assistant Training

    October 3 to November 11
    Monday – Thursday
    9:00 AM – 3:30 PM

    In this FREE program, participants will be trained with skills and tasks needed to work as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) in a healthcare setting. Participants will take the state exam to become certified as a nursing assistant. This program is in partnership with Minneapolis Community and Technical College (MCTC) and Augustana Feeney Manor.

    What does a CNA do? Certified Nursing Assistants assist children, adults or seniors in a variety of settings, such as nursing homes and hospitals providing a variety of services to their clients. Program participants will receive instruction from professors at MCTC and professionals at Augustana. ESNS will provide supportive services to all participants in the areas of transportation assistance, resume and cover letter review, and job placement assistance. This is a paid training opportunity!

    Eligibility requirements:
    Age 18+
    High School Diploma or GED
    No Criminal Background 

    Application Requirements

    1. Attend a one-hour information session at ESNS: Tuesday’s at 9:30 a.m. or Wednesdays at 3:00 p.m.
    2. Complete the basic reading and math assessment at ESNS. This can be done after the information session and will take about an hour.
    3. Register at MCTC online: http://www.minneapolis.edu/Admissions/How-to-Apply
    4. Take the accuplacer at MCTC. The testing center has open hours posted on MCTC’s website; they are walk in hours – no appointment is necessary. After taking the accuplacer, call the Training Coordinator at 612-787-4068.
    5. Attend the staff interview. This interview is to get to know you and what your goals for starting this program are. Interview questions will be asked as well as questions regarding any barriers you have to employment or attending this program. Please bring a photo ID and social security card.
    6. Class orientation. This will happen up to one week before the start date of the program.


    • 08 Oct 2016
    • 2 sessions
    • East Side, 1700 Second Street NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413

    Get Ready for Medicare Open Enrollment
    Free Presentations!

    Attend a free Understanding Medicare - An Overview presentation by a state-certified volunteer health insurance counselor from the Metro Area Agency on Aging Senior LinkAge Line® service. Two identical and objective Medicare presentations will be offered on:

    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
    1700 Second St. NE Minneapolis, MN 55413

    Content covered:

    • What Medicare Parts A, B, C, and D cover
    • Who is eligible for Medicare
    • When and how to enroll in Medicare
    • What the donut hole is
    • What help is available to lower prescription drug costs
    • How the Senior LinkAge Line® can answer Medicare questions
    Call to register: (651) 917-4657

    Sponsored in partnership with:





    Northeast
    Seniors


    • 11 Oct 2016
    • 25 Oct 2016
    • 2 sessions
    • East Side Neighborhood Services, 1700 Second Street NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413

    Employment Orientation Meetings at East Side
    October 11 and October 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.


    • 11 Oct 2016
    • 25 Oct 2016
    • 2 sessions
    • East Side Dining Space, 1700 Second Street NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413


    East Side Neighborhood Services’
    Empowering Vital Aging (EVA) Program Presents: 
    Tuesdays with EVA!

    Join us at East Side’s Dining Space and learn about:

    DON’T WAIT, CHECK THE DATE!
    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, October 9-15. Do you know how old your smoke alarms are? Did you know that smoke alarms have an expiration date? Minneapolis Fire Department Staff Captain Casidy Anderson will tell us about the importance of home smoke alarms, and the FREE smoke alarm program that Minneapolis Fire and the Red Cross are offering! Also included in the discussion will be information on the top causes of fires, how to prevent them, and the risks and special considerations for older adults.

    SET GOALS, TAKE ACTION FOR YOUR HEALTH!
    Tuesday, October 25, 10:00am        
    Did you know that East Side Neighborhood Services’ 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? A Matter of Balance, Tai Ji Quan, Living Well with Chronic Conditions and Living Well with Diabetes classes empower participants to make changes that can enhance their health and wellbeing. 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 for these two educational programs. 612-787-4045


    While you’re here, join us for:

    VITAL FITNESS
    Tuesdays, 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.

    SENIOR DINING
    Monday-Friday, 12:00-12:30pm
    Join friends for a warm, nutritious meal hosted by Volunteers of America. $4.00 suggested donation for Seniors 60+. Please make your reservation three days in advance by calling Dawn at (612) 787-4093.

    BINGO!
    Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:30-1:30pm
    Prizes available. No registration required.                       

    East Side Neighborhood Services
    1700 Second Street NE
    Minneapolis, MN 55413
    (612) 781-6011


    • 19 Oct 2016
    • 07 Dec 2016
    • 8 sessions
    • East Side Neighborhood Services, 1700 Second Street NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413


    Maintain Your Independence
    and Improve Balance!

    Join us at East Side Neighborhood Services for this award winning eight week program. In A Matter of Balance, 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.

    Don’t let fear rule your life!

    The cost of the class is based on ability to pay.

    Wednesdays, October 19 - December 7, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Call to register (612) 787-4045 or eva@esns.org

    A Matter of Balance is sponsored by the 
    Metropolitan Area Agency on Agency. Empowering Vital Aging is supported in part by a Live Well at Home Grant from the Minnesota Department of Human Services.


    • 22 Oct 2016
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (CDT)
    • East Side Neighborhood Services, 1700 Second Street NE, Minneapolis, 55413



    Join us for the 6th Annual

    NORDEAST BIG RIVER
    BREW FEST!

     

     

    Saturday, October 22, 2016, 1-4 PM

    East Side Neighborhood Services

    1700 Second Street NE
    Minneapolis, MN 55413


    $25 advanced tickets or $30 at the door

    (includes commemorative event mug)
    Designated Driver tickets available for $10!

     

    East Side Neighborhood Services is hosting the 6th annual Nordeast Big River Brew Fest! All proceeds will benefit the programs of East Side Neighborhood Services.

    Join us in sampling from an exciting and diverse array of micro and craft brews. Plus samples from local food vendors. These are some of the brewers you can look for at Brew Fest:
     
    2 Towns Ciders
    56 Brewing
    Able Seedhouse & Brewery
    Ace Cider
    Alaskan Brewing Company
    Alesmith Brewing Company
    August Schell Brewing
    Barley Johns Brewing Company
    Bent Brewstillery
    Bent Paddle Brewing Co.
    Clown Shoes Beer
    Crispin Cider
    Dangerous Man
    Empyrean Brewing
    Evil Twin Brewing
    Finnegans
    Fulton Brewing
    Indeed Brewing Company
    Insight Brewing
    Keweenaw Brewing Company
    Lagunitas Brewing Company
    Lake Monster Brewing
    Lakes & Legends Brewing Company
    Leinenkugel’s
    Lionheart Cider
    Mankato Brewery
    Nectar Creek Meadery
    New Belgium
    Nordeast Brewers Alliance Homebrew Club
    NorthGate Brewing
    Number 12 Cider House
    Oskar Blues
    Rush River
    Schilling
    Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
    Social Enjoyments
    Summit Brewing Company
    Third Street Brewhouse
    Tin Whiskers Brewing Company
    Wander North Distillery
    Wyndfall Cyder

    Great beer, great food, great friends and support for our community!

    Thank you to ALL the
    Big River Brew Fest Sponsors!

    Chowgirls Killer Catering
    Surdyk's Liquor & Cheese Shop
    Press Sure Print
    River Liquor Store
    Northeast Bank
    Union Bank & Trust


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    Note: Tickets purchased after 2:00 pm Friday, October 21 will be held at East Side rather than mailed. We'd appreciate it if you could pick them up at East Side, otherwise all tickets not picked up will be held at will call at the event.

    • 01 Nov 2016
    • 06 Dec 2016
    • 6 sessions
    • East Side Neighborhood Services, 1700 Second Street NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413


    Living Well Workshop
    November 1 - December 6
    Tuesdays, 1:30-3:30pm

    Feel better about your health! Living Well with Chronic Conditions workshop has empowered people around the nation to make the changes in their life that they want to make. The group is discussion-based with topics including pain management, physical activity, healthy eating, communicating with health care professionals, and more. A chronic condition is any ongoing health issue such as diabetes, arthritis, chronic pain, depression, and vision or hearing loss.

    This program has been designed by the Stanford University Patient Education Research Center. This program is funded under contract with the Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging Inc. as part of the Older Americans Act Program funding. Presented in partnership with the Wilder Foundation. 

    It helps participants to:

    • Find better ways of dealing with pain and fatigue
    • Discover easy exercises to help improve or maintain strength and energy
    • Learn the appropriate use of medications
    • Improve nutrition
    • Talk effectively with family, friends and health professionals
    • Understand new treatment choices
    • Feel better about life

    “I now have a new sense of being in control,” said Doris, “The Workshop has really helped me put life back in my life.”

    The workshop meets every week, for two hours, for six weeks. It is led by specially trained volunteer leaders, some who have health conditions themselves. The program covers new topics each week and provides opportunities for interaction and group problem solving. The leaders are more like coaches who guide participants through the topics. The answer to someone’s question is usually in the room from another participant who has gone or is going through a similar situation.

    The program serves those who are 60 years of age or better who are living with a chronic condition themselves or are caring for someone who is.  Everyone who participates will receive a, “Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions” reference book.  A sliding fee scale is used to determine the fee of the program; however no one will be turned away for an inability to pay.

    Call to register: (612) 787-4045 or eva@esns.org 

    This program has been designed by the Stanford University Patient Education Research Center. This program is funded under contract with the Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging Inc. as part of the Older Americans Act Program funding.  Presented in partnership with the Wilder Foundation. Empowering Vital Aging is supported in part by a Live Well at Home Grant from the Minnesota Department of Human Services. 


Past events

17 Sep 2016 Walk to End Alzheimer's
15 Sep 2016 ServSafe Food Safety Manager Training
13 Sep 2016 Tuesdays with EVA!
13 Sep 2016 Your Community for a Lifetime Health & Wellness Expo 2016
06 Sep 2016 Vital Fitness
01 Sep 2016 Mill City Charity Golf Tournament
23 Aug 2016 Tuesdays with EVA!
16 Aug 2016 Internet Job Search: How to Workshops
15 Aug 2016 Forklift and Bobcat Operator Training
09 Aug 2016 Vital Fitness
08 Aug 2016 Basic Computer Training
04 Aug 2016 Living Well With Diabetes Workshop
25 Jul 2016 Clases De Computacion
20 Jul 2016 ServSafe Food Safety Manager Training
19 Jul 2016 Internet Job Search: How to Workshops
12 Jul 2016 A Matter of Balance
12 Jul 2016 Tuesdays with EVA!
12 Jul 2016 Senior Community Service Employment Program Orientation Meetings
11 Jul 2016 Basic Computer Training
06 Jul 2016 Friendship Too: A Caregiver/Loved One Support Group
28 Jun 2016 Adult Day at Friendship Center Open House
27 Jun 2016 ServSafe Food Safety Manager Training
14 Jun 2016 Internet Job Search: How to Workshops
06 Jun 2016 Basic Computer Training
31 May 2016 Art Exhibit and Reception at MCAD
26 May 2016 ServSafe Food Safety Manager Training
23 May 2016 Money Management: Creating a Rainy Day Fund on a Low Budget
23 May 2016 Clases De Computacion
21 May 2016 Send a Kid to Camp Craft Sale
19 May 2016 Internet Job Search: How to Workshops
17 May 2016 Senior Community Service Employment Program Orientation Meetings
12 May 2016 20th Annual East Side Wine Tasting
09 May 2016 Basic Computer Training
02 May 2016 Tai Ji Quan: Moving For Better Balance
01 May 2016 Older Americans Month
25 Apr 2016 Leadership In Hospitality Training
01 Mar 2016 Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign
16 Feb 2016 Living Well with Chronic Conditions
11 Feb 2016 40th Annual Senior Appreciation Valentine Luncheon
06 Feb 2016 11th Annual Twin Cities Snowshoe Shuffle
10 Dec 2015 2015 Canadian Pacific Holiday Train
10 Oct 2015 Nordeast Big River Brew Fest
24 Sep 2015 Centennial Gala
15 Sep 2015 Health & Wellness Expo 2015
23 Jul 2015 20th Annual Mill City Charity Golf Tournament
28 May 2015 Yard Sale at the Friendship Center
16 May 2015 Community Open House - Centennial Celebration
14 May 2015 19th Annual East Side Wine Tasting
01 Mar 2015 Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign
12 Feb 2015 39th Annual Senior Appreciation Valentine Luncheon
07 Feb 2015 10th Annual Twin Cities Snowshoe Shuffle
18 Oct 2014 Nordeast Big River Brew Fest
17 Jul 2014 19th Annual Mill City Golf Tournament
08 May 2014 18th Annual East Side Wine Tasting
23 Apr 2014 Your Life Your Legacy Seminar
19 Mar 2014 Matter of Balance Series
13 Feb 2014 38th Annual Senior Appreciation Valentine Luncheon
01 Feb 2014 9th Annual Twin Cities Snowshoe Shuffle
23 Jan 2014 Free Tax Preparation at ESNS
12 Dec 2013 2013 Canadian Pacific Holiday Train
11 Dec 2013 Understanding MNsure
14 Nov 2013 Give to the Max and send kids to camp!
01 Nov 2013 Public Health in Public Schools
09 May 2013 17th Annual East Side Wine Tasting
06 Apr 2013 Feel the VIBE
11 Feb 2013 ServSafe Food Safety Manager Training
07 Feb 2013 2013 Senior Appreciation Valentine Luncheon
07 Feb 2013 Leadership and Management Training
02 Feb 2013 8th Annual Twin Cities Snowshoe Shuffle
17 Jan 2013 Personal & Home Care Aide Training
12 Dec 2012 Early Childhood Screening
11 Dec 2012 2012 Canadian Pacific Holiday Train
03 Dec 2012 Forklift (Sit Down/Stand Up) Training Class
15 Nov 2012 Give to the Max Day 2012
16 Oct 2012 2012 Health & Wellness Expo
28 Sep 2012 Nordeast Big River Homebrew Competition
19 Sep 2012 Guest Speaker at Menlo
18 Sep 2012 Adult Employment Services Orientation Meeting
17 Sep 2012 Personal & Home Care Aide Training
07 Sep 2012 Mill City Charity Golf Tournament
22 Aug 2012 Student Orientation
15 Aug 2012 Bobcat® Skid-Steer Loader
13 Aug 2012 Forklift (Sit Down/Stand Up) Training Class
09 Aug 2012 Orientation for Forklift and Bobcat training
02 Aug 2012 Community Garden and Family Engagement Event
31 Jul 2012 Hennepin County Office of Multi-Cultural Services
26 Jul 2012 Friendship Center Pool Time
26 Jul 2012 Friendship Center Adult Day!
24 Jul 2012 Hennepin County Office of Multi-Cultural Services
21 Jul 2012 Band in the window at the East Side Thrift Store!
19 Jul 2012 Friendship Center Pool Time
18 Jul 2012 Preschool Screening
17 Jul 2012 Hennepin County Office of Multi-Cultural Services
17 Jul 2012 Friendship Center Adult Day!
12 Jul 2012 Free Blood Pressure Screening
12 Jul 2012 Friendship Center Pool Time
09 Jul 2012 Matter of Balance Series
05 Jul 2012 Free Blood Pressure Screening
02 Jul 2012 Summer Residential Camp
01 Jul 2012 Open Your Heart
25 Jun 2012 Sheridan Neighborhood Organization Meeting
25 Jun 2012 Free Blood Pressure Screening
18 Jun 2012 Summer School for youth in grades K-8
06 Jun 2012 Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting
01 Jun 2012 Narcotics Anonymous Meeting
31 May 2012 Free Blood Pressure Screening
30 May 2012 Friendship Center Annual Yard Sale
04 Feb 2012 7th Annual Twin Cities Snowshoe Shuffle
15 Oct 2011 Nordeast Big River Brew Fest
09 Sep 2011 16th Annual Mill City Golf Tournament
04 Feb 2011 Camp Bovey Alumni & Pre-Race Spaghetti Dinner

                                                             

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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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