Activities at Eastside Neighborhood Services

 

Tax Preparation with Prepare + Prosper 
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:30 PM – Saturdays at 8:30 AM
Saturday, January 21 – April 15 at East Side
The times given are the sign-in times. Clients are asked not to arrive more than 10 minutes before the sign-in time, as assistance is NOT based on first-come, first-served. Everyone who is present at the sign-in time has an equal chance of being served. Order is determined randomly. Prepare + Prosper is for anyone with an annual income of $35,000 or less for individuals, $55,000 or less for families or those who are self-employed.

AARP Tax Assistance 
Assists people who are 55+ and/or who are disabled, by appointment only. Income guidelines are $35,000 or less for individuals, $55,000 or less for families or those who are self-employed. Please call (612) 781-6011 to make an appointment.
ServSafe® Food Safety Manager

Thursday, February 2, 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Saturday, February 18, 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

East Side Neighborhood Services’ 1-day certification class will prepare you for a career in food service preparation and safety. Call the Training Coordinator at (612) 787-4022 for more information.

Forklift and Bobcat Operator Training

February 7th – 10th at East Side

This course will provide you with industry recognized certification to operate sit-down and stand-up forklifts and Bobcat Skid Steer Loaders. Classroom training held on site at ESNS. Transportation to the off-site facility for hands on training is provided. To apply come to an information session held every Tuesday at 9:30 am or Wednesday at 3pm. Call (612) 787-4022 for more information.

A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns about Falls
Tuesdays, February 7 – March 28, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
In A Matter of Balance, you will learn how to view falls as controllable, make changes to reduce fall risks at home, perform exercises that improve strength and balance, and set goals to increase physical activity. Classes are held at East Side. The cost of these classes is based on ability to pay. No one will be turned away due to financial constraints. To register, call 612-787-4102 or email Empowering Vital Aging at eva@esns.org.

Living Well with Chronic Conditions
Wednesdays, February 8 – March 15, 12:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Gain skills to live a healthier life! Living Well with Chronic Conditions workshop covers many topics including healthy eating, exercise, medication usage, as well as managing fatigue, pain, and emotions. All participants receive a reference book. This class will be held at the Skyway Senior Center located at 950 Nicollet Mall #290, Mpls 55403. The cost of these classes is based on ability to pay. No one will be turned away due to financial constraints. To register, call 612-787-4102 or email Empowering Vital Aging at eva@esns.org.

Leadership in Hospitality
February 13 to March 23, Monday – Friday, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
This FREE program is designed for adults with experience working in the customer service, sales, food service, and hospitality fields that have the potential to move into supervisory and leadership positions. To apply attend a weekly information session Tuesday at 9:30 AM and Wednesday at 3:00 PM. Call (612) 787-4022 for more information.

Employment Orientation Meetings at East Side

February 14 and February 28, starting at 9:30 am, at East Side

ESNS’ Senior Community Service Employment Program is in search of low income seniors (55yrs+, Hennepin County residents) who are interested in paid on-the-job training in a variety of community based settings. We are seeking those with interest or experience in these types of work: janitors, office help, and kitchen workers, to name a few. Information about the program can be found at www.esns.org/SCSEP or call Macey with questions (612) 787-4090.

Senior Appreciation Valentine Luncheon
Thursday, February 16, at East Side – 11:30 AM seating
Admission with ticket only – Cost $4.00. Community members 55+ welcome. Tickets are available at East Side and the Senior Food Shelf.

Tai Ji Quan: Moving For Better Balance

Mondays and Wednesdays, February 27 – May 17, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

This Tai Chi class reduces risk of falls by improving balance, muscle strength, flexibility, and mobility through mindful movements in a slow, flowing motion. All classes are held at East Side. The cost of these classes is based on ability to pay. No one will be turned away due to financial constraints. To register, email eva@esns.org or call (612) 787-4102.

Living Well Workshop
March 23 – April 27, Thursdays, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM at East Side
Gain skills to live a healthier life! Living Well with Chronic Conditions workshop covers many topics including healthy eating, exercise, medication usage, as well as managing fatigue, pain, and emotions. All participants receive a reference book. The cost of these classes is based on ability to pay. No one will be turned away due to financial constraints. To register, call 612-787-4102 or email Empowering Vital Aging at eva@esns.org.

A Matter of Balance

Tuesdays, May 2 – June 20, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

In A Matter of Balance, you will learn how to view falls as controllable, make changes to reduce fall risks at home, perform exercises that improve strength and balance, and set goals to increase physical activity. This eight week workshop includes group discussion and exercise. Classes are held at East Side. The cost of these classes is based on ability to pay. No one will be turned away due to financial constraints. To register, call 612-787-4102 or email Empowering Vital Aging at eva@esns.org.

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