East Side Review Bulletin Board November 2, 2018

Elder Cafe

The monthly Elder Cafe event returns on Thursday, Nov. 8 from noon to 2 p.m. In addition to a lunch, this month’s speaker will be local author Ron Peterson. Peterson will talk about his new book, “An Introvert Learns to Fly” and copies will be available for purchase. To RSVP for the event, request a ride, or have a special diet request, call East Side Elders at 651-683-2326 or send an email to info@eastsideelders.org. The cost for the event is $5 per person. The event is held at 463 Maria Ave.


Volunteers needed

East Side Elders is looking for volunteers to help seniors in the community with fall cleanup. Fall is a beautiful time in Minnesota, but the end of the season brings a cascade of leaves that need to be cleared from sidewalks and yards.  If you would like to help with fall cleanup, contact East Side Elders at 651-683-2413 or Volunteer@EastSideElders.org.


Holiday Wish List

Help East Side Elders provide food for seniors in the community this holiday season. East Side Elders has a wish list on Amazon.com where donors can order food that can be delivered directly to the East Side Elders’ office.  If you prefer to shop locally, East Side Elders accepts all donations of non-perishable, non-expired food. The office is located at 463 Maria Ave.




Mental Health 101 for multicultural communities 

NAMI Minnesota (National Alliance on Mental Illness) will hold a free class that provides families and individuals with information about mental wellness, mental illnesses, diagnostic assessments and treatment plans. This workshop is presented in English and is designed for multicultural communities interested in learning more about mental health. The class will be held at Golden Thyme Coffee on Selby, 921 Selby Avenue, in St. Paul on Nov. 12, from 6 to 8 p.m. For information or to register call 651-645-2948 or see “classes” at namimn.org.




Star party

Meteorologist and newspaper columnist, Mike Lynch, will host three, free Star Party events in St. Paul in November sponsored by St. Paul Public Library and Metro State University. Lynch invites the public to come and watch the great celestial show in the skies. Each event begins with a short presentation indoors followed by time outside. Participants will have a chance to use large reflecting telescopes, including 20-inch reflectors, to view planets, star clusters, nebulae, galaxies, and other wonders of the winter skies. Everyone should be sure to wear warm clothing and can bring a lawn chair, if they would like. The upcoming dates and locations are:

• Nov. 14, 6:30 to 8 p.m., St. Anthony Park Library, 2245 Como Ave.

• Nov. 15, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Hamline Midway Library, 1558 Minnehaha Ave. W.

• Nov. 19, 6 to 8 p.m., Dayton’s Bluff Library, 645 East Seventh St.


Support group for families dealing with mental illness

NAMI Minnesota (National Alliance on Mental Illness) sponsors free support groups for families and friends of individuals living with a mental illness. Led by trained facilitators who also have a family member with mental illness, the support groups help families develop better coping skills and find strength through sharing their experiences. A family support group meets in St. Paul on the fourth Monday of the month from 6:30 to 8 p.m., at the Wilder Foundation, 451 Lexington Parkway. Free parking in the ramp. For more information, call Jennifer at 507-254-5524.


Anxiety Support group 

NAMI Minnesota (National Alliance on Mental Illness) sponsors free support groups for persons with anxiety disorders. The groups help individuals develop better coping skills and find strength through sharing their experiences. An Open Door Anxiety and Panic support group meets in East St. Paul from 6:30 to 8 p.m., on the first and third Thursday of the month, at Woodland Hills Church, 1740 Van Dyke St. For information, call NAMI at 651-645-2948.



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