Many baby-boomers worry about the care needs for an elderly parent. Their parents may live with the uncertainty of chronic illness and disability and have a whole host of planning issues. However, either caregivers are overwhelmed with conflicting information or don't know where to seek help. Such a lack of information, or the wealth of conflicting information, adds to their anxiety about caring for an elderly parent. Indeed, it takes a team to protect an elderly person and every aspect of planning should be addressed.
Sports, Health & Wellness
Join Stonecrest, Presbyterian Homes Senior Living for the annual Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s.
The END-ALZ walk will begin at 10:45am, on a paved, wheelchair/walker accessible, very short route. In case of inclement weather, the walk will be held indoors.
After the Blessing of the Caregivers and the END-ALZ Walk, stay for hot dogs and refreshments, live music, and information regarding dementia-related resources.
Well Within, a nonprofit holistic resource center in Woodbury, is hosting an educational day of inspiration, connections, and laughter plus resources for cancer survivors, caregivers, and healthcare professionals.
Spend a day intereacting with other cancer survivors, browsing the resource center, joining a free energy healing session, and learning how to cope with recurrence fears, discovering nutrition for healing, and self-care strategies for facing cancer and moving towards wellness. Conference includes a light breakfast and healthy lunch.
Aspiring and active cheerleaders alike will benefit from this four-day camp taught by Planet Spirit. Participants will shake their pom-poms and learn a variety of simple stunts, cheers, basic gymnastic moves, jumps and warm-up techniques. Ages 5-12. $75. 1-4 p.m. Field House, Bielenberg Sports Center, 4125 Radio Drive; 651.714.3583; ci.woodbury.mn.us
Beginning and intermediate yoga students will enjoy outdoor yoga classes at the Lake Elmo Park Reserve. Participants will be guided through yoga sequences designed to improve balance, breathing and flexibility, while releasing stress at the same time. Plan to arrive 10 minutes early and make sure to bring a yoga mat and water bottle. For ages 14 and up (must be accompanied by adult). $5 per class with a vehicle permit. 6 p.m. North Picnic Shelter, Lake Elmo Park Reserve, 1515 Keats Ave.
Have fun and work up a sweat with an outdoor zumba class at Lake Elmo Park Reserve. Certified Zumba instructor and local, Stephen “Kepano” Blythe, leads this one-hour, family-friendly dance workout. Make sure to wear comfortable clothes you can move in, and bring water to stay hydrated. Free with vehicle permit. Tuesdays at 6 p.m., Saturdays at 9 a.m. Swim beach, Lake Elmo Park Reserve, 1515 Keats Ave. N., Lake Elmo; 651.430.6000; co.washington.mn.us
Cheer on your kiddos from the sidelines as they complete a 2-mile bike ride and 1-mile run along the trails of Ojibway Park and Ojibway Park Drive. Prepare your kids by sending them off with their own bike, athletic shoes and a well-fitting bike helmet. Parents won’t be allowed on the course, but the routes will be well-staffed with volunteers to help kids along the way. As a reward for participating, every child will receive a t-shirt and a medal. Call Woodbury Parks & Recreation at 651.714.3583 to register. $25/person.
Another offering for those aged 50 and older, these yoga classes encourage mind-body connection while developing participants’ strength and flexibility. Stretching and yoga poses can be done with or without the aid of a chair. All classes begin and end with relaxation and breathing exercises. 9:15 a.m. $4 per class or 10-visit punch card for $38. Pay at the class. Valley Creek Room B, Central Park, 8595 Central Park Place; 651.714.3586; ci.woodbury.mn.us
Aerobic and weight training for the 50+ crowd. This class consists of alternating intervals of aerobic and weight training exercises, both seated and standing variations. 9:15 a.m. $4 per class or 10-visit punch card for $38. Pay at the class. Valley Creek Room A, Central Park, 8595 Central Park Place; (651) 714-3586; ci.woodbury.mn.us
Raise money for cancer research and honor victims and survivors with the American Cancer Society Relay for Life, an organized, overnight community fundraising walk. Start a relay team and take turns walking around the track at East Ridge High School. When it isn’t your turn to walk, take advantage of the food, games and activities provided. If starting or joining a team isn’t an option for you, you can walk as an individual or walk the survivor lap. $10. 6 p.m.