East Side Review Bulletin Board November 25, 2018

Payne-Phalen meeting

The Payne-Phalen Community Council will hold its monthly board of directors meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 27 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Arlington Hills Community Center, 1200 Payne Ave. An agenda for the meeting was not available before the Review’s print deadline. For questions, contact the Payne-Phalen Community Council office by calling 651-774-5234. 


District 1 Community Council

The District 1 Community Council will hold its monthly board meeting on Monday, Nov. 26 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Battle Creek Community Recreation Center, 75 Winthrop St. S. For more information about the meeting, call the District 1 Community Council office at 651-578-7400.


East Side Elders

Elder Cafe returns on Thursday, Dec. 13, noon to 2 p.m., this time with a holiday party. The meal and social gathering will include holiday music performances by Jennifer Eckes and Christopher Stordalen. There will also be a silent auctions, raffle and goodie bags. To reserve a meal and a ride — if needed — call East Side Elders at 651-683-2326. For those with a special diet request, please make the reservation at least a week in advance. The cost of the event is $5. The event will be held at East Side Elders, 463 Maria Ave.


Help for the holiday season

East Side Elders provides many services to help local seniors. To provide those services, the nonprofit is looking for volunteers and donations. Here are some ways to help:

-Donate food for seniors in need. East Side Elders has a wishlist on Amazon where donations can be purchased. Donations can also be dropped off at the East Side Elders office located at 463 Maria Ave.

-Sign up to shovel snow. Apply online, by calling 651-683-2326 or by sending an email to volunteer@eastsideelders.org

-Collect gloves, hats, and other winter necessities. East Side Elders distributes these much-needed items at their Elder Cafe events.

- Create holiday cards for seniors — East Side Elders can provide supplies.


Get to Know NAMI 

NAMI Minnesota (National Alliance on Mental Illness) will hold a free Get to Know NAMI class on Dec. 14, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at NAMI Minnesota, 1919 University Ave., suite 400, in St. Paul.  Meet NAMI staff and volunteers and hear firsthand how NAMI’s work directly affects the lives of children and adults with mental illnesses and their families. Learn about education and support programs and how to advocate for better mental health policies. Please RSVP to: Kay King, 651-645-2948 x113 or kking@namimn.org.


Young adult mental health support group 

Young Adult NAMI Connection — for those between the ages of 18 and 30 — is a free mental health support group sponsored by NAMI Minnesota (National Alliance on Mental Illness). A group meets in St. Paul on the first and third Tuesdays of the month from 6:30 to 8 p.m., at Unity Church - Unitarian, 733 Portland Ave., in the Owl Room on the lower level. The group is facilitated by young adults living with a mental illness and doing well in recovery. For information contact Tess at 507-226-3369 or Leah at 207-272-4450.


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 on the East Side 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.


QPR - Suicide Prevention class

QPR is a free, one-hour presentation sponsored by NAMI Minnesota (National Alliance on Mental Illness) that covers the three steps anyone can learn to help prevent suicide - Question, Persuade and Refer. Just like CPR, QPR is an emergency response to someone in crisis and can save lives. QPR is the most widely taught gatekeeper training program in the United States, and more than one million adults have been trained in classroom settings in more than 48 states. The QPR classes will be offered on Dec. 3, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., and on Dec. 13, from noon to 1 p.m., at NAMI Minnesota, 1919 University Ave., W., in suite 400. For more information or to register call 651-645-2948 x198 or see “classes” at namimn.org.



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