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HM Elders plan for monthly activities

Posted on 08 March 2016 by Calvin

Hamline Midway Elders (HME) announce the following programs.

Our Souls At Night bookcoverBaby Boomers Book Club—HME is excited about a new partnership with the Hamline Midway Library on a monthly book club. The first session will be held on Sat., Mar. 19 from 1-2pm at the library and will feature a discussion on the book “Our Souls at Night” by Kent Haruf (see book cover at right). Shelly Hawkins from the library will facilitate along with Tom Fitzpatrick and Monica Gallagher from Hamline Midway Elders. The book club will also meet on Sat., Apr. 16 to discuss “The Virtues of Aging” by Jimmy Carter (and free copies of this book will be given to the first 20 individuals who commit to reading the book and attending the book club).

Exercise Class—Joni O’Connell returns to lead another eight-week series that will be held on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 2-3pm beginning Mar. 22. Classes will be held in the Community Room at Hamline Church United Methodist, 1514 Englewood Ave. New attendees are always welcome for these free classes, so if you’ve never tried a group exercise class before please consider coming.
Jody’s Documentary Series—Our partnership with the Hamline Midway Library continues Wed., Mar. 30 at 1pm with the POV film, “Tea Time,” about old friends getting together. Jody Huber will introduce the film and lead a discussion after the showing. Snacks will be provided, and all are welcome to this monthly last Wednesday series.

Monthly Luncheon, “Forever Fit”—On Tue., Apr. 12, Cathy Quinlivan from the Midway YMCA willexplain the importance of fitness and movement as well as share information on the new YMCA facility. Green Books will also be hosting another book giveaway during the luncheon. The meal begins at 11:30am at Hamline Church United Methodist (1514 Englewood Ave.) followed by the presentation at 12:15. New attendees are always welcome at these second Tuesday monthly luncheons.

Re-Defining Home—HME is excited to be partnering again with the Vital Aging Network on a workshop that explores the question “What does home and community mean to you?” This workshop will be held on Sat., Apr. 30 from 12-3:30pm at the Hamline Midway Library (1558 W. Minnehaha Ave.). The workshop leader will be Lynn Englund, Ph.D., who teaches in the Department of Family Social Science at the University of Minnesota. Due to the interactive nature of this workshop, attendance is limited to 20 individuals. Advance registration is required, and HME is asking a $10 fee to cover the cost of lunch and snacks.

Volunteers Wanted—Hamline Midway Elders operates with only two part-time staff. The majority of our services to neighborhood elders is provided by some wonderful volunteers, and we could use more. We have a variety of volunteer needs ranging from driving folks to/from medical appointments, to providing chore services, to friendly visiting, to helping out at program events. Please consider helping our program help neighborhood elders.

For more information on any of the above items, please contact Hamline Midway Elders at 651-209-6542 or info@hmelders.org.


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