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Senior Socials and Health Talks

Senior Socials and Health Talks are held the third Tuesday of each month at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 2730 E. 31st St., Minneapolis. The program begins at 10:30 a.m. and the doors open at 10:00 a.m.

Free blood pressure checks are conducted afterwards.

Everyone is welcome!!! Check out our Events Calendar for upcoming topics!

Co-sponsored by: Longfellow/Seward Healthy Seniors, Minneapolis Public Schools Community Education and Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.

Support Groups

Longfellow Diabetes Support Group

Second Wednesday of each month, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. (except December) Hiawatha School Park Recreation Center, 4305 E. 42nd St., Mpls

For adults of all ages, Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes

Contact: Carol Engelhart, RN, 612-437-8003, carolengelhart@gmail.com, or Healthy Seniors at 612-729-5799 or info@lshealthyseniors.org

Low Vision Support Group for Seniors

Second Tuesday of each month, 1:30 p.m.  Upcoming dates for 2016: Oct. 11, Nov. 8 and Dec. 13.

Dates for 2017: Jan. 10, Feb. 14, Mar. 14, Apr. 11 and May 9.  (No meetings during the summer.)

Trinity Apartments Dining Room, 2730 E. 31st St., Mpls Facilitated by Vision Loss Resources staff

Contact: Healthy Seniors at 612-729-5799 or info@lshealthyseniors.org

Tai Chi Easy Classes

Everyone welcome! No age or ability restrictions! Taught by: Jan Cummings, certified Tai Chi Easy instructor

Mondays from 10:30 to 11:30 am, from April 24 through June 26 (except May 29)

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 2730 E. 31st Street, Minneapolis, in the Bartsch room

$5 per class (lower income seniors over 65 who live in the Longfellow/Seward neighborhood may qualify for discounted classes, based on their income) -- Registration is not required

Tai Chi is often described as "meditation in motion" but it might be better called "medication in motion."  There is growing evidence that Tai Chi has value in treating or preventing many health problems.  It is low-impact, slow-motion exercise.  Movements are never forced and the muscles are relaxed rather than tensed.  Tai Chi Easy is readily adaptable to anyone's abilities.  The classes will vary between sitting and standing, and include slow, easy movements aimed at quieting the mind, and improving breathing, coordination, flexibility and strength.  The class is designed for beginners.  Come and try it!

Wellness Services


  • Blood Pressure & "Nurse is In" Clinics at ten community locations
  • In-home nursing support
  • Foot Care Clinics
  • Gentle Yoga
  • Volunteer in-home visits for isolated seniors
  • Senior Social/Health Talks (monthly)
  • Diabetes Support Group
  • Low-Vision Support Group
  • Rapid Screen assessments
  • Information and referrals
  • Advocacy for securing services


Transportation to local medical appointments (limited)