Hamline Midway Elders is here to support our neighbors 60+ in the Hamline Midway and western Frogtown area. Our service area is within Dale Street on the east; University Avenue to the south; Transfer Rd to the west and Pierce Butler Route to the north. Call, email, or make an appointment at our office, a coffee shop, or your home for any of the following. There is no charge for our staff’s time, although donations are always gratefully accepted. We promise to keep your business just that, and maintain confidentiality.
Volunteer Coordination: Request a prescreened volunteer for simple home repair, chore help, or friendly visiting – one-time or ongoing, individual or group as we are able.
Rides: First, call or visit and introduce yourself so we can get to know you and your ride needs. Then call 3 working days’ in advance (with exceptions for sudden needs) to schedule a ride by a volunteer, or staff. Drivers can provide extra TLC in the form of managing walkers, dropping you at the door, etc.
Resource and Referral: We know some great people and organizations. If our staff or volunteers don’t do a service (such as electrical, Meals on Wheels, providing a wheelchair loan, cleaning or taxes), we very well may know someone in the neighborhood who does, affordably. We maintain our Aging Well Resource List available upon request for just this reason. We have helped people obtain no-cost ramps, home repairs, and work with Trellis to select their Medicare plan, for example.
Caregiver Support: Caregiving is important, and challenging. Let us help you identify the resources you or your loved one may need, and/or provide some encouragement for you as well. Tasks such as applying for County or VA support can feel overwhelming without some support.
Office/Clerical Tasks: Not everyone has a “home office.” Let us help you use the internet to apply for programs, shop for something special, fill out paperwork, fax something, or make up to 10 copies at a time. Our staff, and resources, are available to help individuals.
Shopping Help: Our volunteers can shop for, or with, elders, up to twice a month.
Navigating Homecare Options: If you or your loved one is homebound and has need for homemaking, home health aides, skilled nursing, or PT, we can help you start the process of pursuing the homecare you need. Did you know that a fall, with or without injuries, may qualify you for a round of Medicare-funded physical therapy in your home to work on strength and balance?
Try Us! Let us know what has you worrying at 3 a.m. Chances are you’re not the first, or only neighbor to deal with whatever it is. If we can’t help, we’ll work with you to identify who can.
Documentary series returns
Filmmaker: Joanna Rudnick (Total running time: 31 min.)
Wednesday, Jan. 26 at 1 p.m.
Jody Huber, film aficionado and all-around great person, hosts this monthly group with a curated short documentary, and discussion after. All ages are welcome, so bring your friends, family, and neighbors.
High-end fashion photographer, Rick Guidotti, puts his money where his mouth is, when he ups and leaves the industry, because of their model-esque standards. Instead, he redefines what is beauty by photographing – with dignity and respect – those who’d never fall within a model’s guidelines. And in fact, routinely endure cold hard stares or are ostracized. Find out how much this single act changed their lives
This program is offered by Hamline Midway Elders and the St. Paul Public Libraries.
• Knitting & Crochet: In-Person & Zoom, Mondays, 1-3 p.m.
• Chair Yoga with Karen Little, Thursdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m., In-person and on Zoom, Jan. 13 - March 17
• Tai Chi for Health with Carl Wilson, Mondays, 11 a.m. to noon, In-person and on Zoom, Jan. 24 - March 21
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