Programs

LAHBNP programs provide a safe and educational social environment to interact and grow.

Building Bridges Choir

The “Building Bridges Choir” exists to celebrate the potential within people living with Dementia and their care - partners. Participants will make new community connections and through the learning of familiar songs recall fond memories.

Singing music helps people recover speech and unlock memories because music activates the part of the brain last to be affected by the Alzheimer’s disease.

Through the power of music, the Building Bridges Choir will support a joyful community experience.

In so-doing help change the stigma associated with Dementia and other memory loss conditions caused by accident or stroke.  Call GF-LAH/BNP at 320-564-3235 or the GF-Senior Advocate, Jan Lerohl at 320-564-0947

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Heart 2 Heart Memory Cafe

Convenes once a month at the Granite Falls Senior Center, offering a safe, comfortable, engaging environment where people with memory loss and their care and their partners can laugh, learn and socially engage with others who are traveling the same journey.

At The Cafe

People can relax and just be themselves knowing that no one judges them. It’s a great place for a person with dementia and their care partner to have a good day!  Call GF-LAH/BNP at 320-564-3235 or the GF-Senior Advocate, Jan Lerohl at 320-564-0947

Caregiver Support

​The care giving role is very important for people who are living with chronic conditions in their own homes.  Family caregivers need support just as care receivers do. The Granite Falls Living At Home/Block Nurse Pro-gram is committed to supporting caregivers through our Caregivers Support Group.  Call GF-LAH/BNP at 320-564-3235​​

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Wellness Programs

Granite Falls Living at Home Block Nurse Program Offers a variety of wellness programs.  Phone the office at 320-564-3235 for more information on any of these programs

 

Diabetes Support Group:  Is for people living with diabetes.  It is a place to visit with others who are managing this chronic illness.  It is a place to learn tips from each other on how to live well with diabetes

 

Gentle Fitness Exercise:  chair exercise for people who wish to work on their mobility
 

Evidence Based Classes:  GF-LAH/BNP offers a variety of topics.  Call the office for information about class schedules

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Living Well with Chronic Pain

Almost everyone experiences it. But health care providers are increasingly looking past opioids to alternative methods of coping with chronic pain. 

By Kevyn Burger Special to the Star Tribune
February 24, 2021

 

Andy Oman doesn't know whether her pain can be blamed on her genetics, her age or the high heels she wore during her corporate career.

"When you've been using your feet for 70 years, you're bound to have wear and tear," said Oman, an Elk River retiree.

Oman never knew when her neuropathy would flare up. The numbness, throbbing, tingling and burning that started in her feet sometimes crawled up her legs. It not only immobilized her but also robbed her of restful sleep.

"I was brought up Norwegian Lutheran: 'Don't complain.' My mother would say, 'Just get over it,' " Oman said. "Well, sometimes I can't get over it."

As people age, few of us are free of pain, whether it is persistent or shows up in the form of intermittent aches, twinges, soreness, pinches or prickles. The Centers for Disease Control finds that eight out of 10 older adults live with one or more chronic conditions that interfere with their everyday activities; pain results from disease, injuries old and new and the general creakiness that accumulates with years.

https://www.startribune.com/how-some-older-minnesotans-are-learning-to-live-well-with-chronic-pain/600027028/