News from Hamline Midway Elders

Posted on August 11, 2016 - 7:58am

News from Hamline Midway Elders


Jody’s Documentary Series – Our partnership with the Hamline Midway Library (1558 W Minnehaha Ave.) continues on Wednesday, August 31 at 1 pm with the POV film “From This Day Forward” directed by Sharon Shattuck as she explores the whys, the hows of her family (with sisters, a mom, and a transgender dad) staying 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.  


Life Reimagined Workshop - We’re excited to be partnering with AARP and Hamline University to  host an interactive, intergenerational workshop on Tuesday, September 6 from 9 to 11 am at Hamline Church United Methodist (1514 Englewood Ave.). Life Reimagined offers attendees a fresh, personalized approach to help navigate the next phase of their lives. Hamline University will be sending 15-20 freshmen to the workshop (as part of their LEAP Into Saint Paul project), and we’re looking for 15-20 elders to join them. We’d like the older adults to sit with the Hamline University freshmen and just be willing to share their experiences along with their interests in the years ahead. Jay Haapala from AARP will facilitate the workshop.


Exercise Class – This popular class led by Joni O’Connell begins a new 8 week series on Tuesday, September 6. Classes will be held on Tuesday & Thursday afternoons from 2 to 3 pm at Hamline Church United Methodist (1514 Englewood Ave.). New attendees are always welcome for these free classes. Joni utilizes her unique Irish sense of humor to create a welcoming and motivating atmosphere. So if you’ve never tried a group exercise class before please consider coming. 


Monthly Luncheon – “Taking Care of Your Mental Health” Natalie McNall, Psychotherapist Supervisor of the 55+ Outpatient Program at the U of M Medical Center, will present about preventing depression/anxiety, plus how to get help, if you need it. The meal begins at 11:30 am at Hamline Church United Methodist (1514 Englewood Ave.) followed by the presentation at 12:15, and new attendees are always welcome at these second Tuesday monthly luncheons. 


Annual Lasagna Dinner & Silent Auction  The entire community is invited to this annual event on Friday, September 30 from 5:00 to 7:30 pm in the Fireside Room at Hamline Church United Methodist at 1514 Englewood Ave. Feast on meat and vegetarian lasagna (along with dairy free and gluten free pasta options) prepared by Chef Erik Hendrickson, bid and purchase a variety of donated silent auction items – with all proceeds benefitting Hamline Midway Elders. Tickets are $5 for seniors and children under 10, $10 for all others in advance, and $12 at the door.

Volunteers Wanted – Hamline Midway Elders operates with only two part-time staff. The majority of our services to neighborhood elders is provided by a number of wonderful volunteers and we could use more. We have a variety of volunteer needs ranging from driving folks to/from medical appointments to spring raking 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 Tom Fitzpatrick at Hamline Midway Elders at 651-209-6542 or tom[at]hmelders[dot]org.