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January, 2020 Newsletter
Welcome 2020!

Did you know we host a donation based chair yoga class every Thursday morning at 10:30am?

All you need is comfy clothes. We provide the chair. 

Everyone is Welcome!

Health Benefits of Chair Yoga

Yoga has been shown to improve overall health, prevent and (even in some cases) reverse disease when practiced regularly as a lifestyle. With this in mind, it’s no surprise that it can therefore lend its benefits to those with mobility issues. Here are some of them:

1. Improved Strength

This means that elderly people will be better able to continue with hobbies and daily activities independently for many more years to come. If they are unlucky enough to suffer a fall or injury, a strong body will be able to withstand this better and sustain fewer injuries.

2. Improved Flexibility

Chair yoga can help those with mobility issues to undertake activities that they have perhaps been unable to, such as reaching down to tie shoe laces or pick things up.

3. Improved proprioception

Proprioception is the skill of knowing where your body is in space, and coordinating your movements accurately. This is particularly important for elderly people and can prevent falls. For people with disabilities or conditions such as MS, it may mean having greater control over your body and its movements.

4. Reduced stress and improved mental clarity

Chair yoga can lessen the impact of chronic illnesses and pain. For elderly people, it may also help them cope with feelings of isolation, if this is a problem. Being calmer and more relaxed inevitably leads to a greater feeling of happiness and well-being, which everyone can benefit from!

5. Opportunities to meet people and socialize

Joining chair yoga classes for those with mobility issues and the elderly will also give them a venue to socialize and make friends. However, it’s important that you choose an appropriate class so that the instructor will have specific knowledge about what is appropriate for you to do—they’ll be able to suitably adapt the exercises.

6. Improved stress and pain management

Chair yoga (and yoga in general, really) includes breath work, which can help people not only with stress management but also for coping and managing pain. Through meditation and paying attention to your breath, you can help your body and mind to cope with the pain of an illness or condition you may suffer with.

Source: https://www.doyouyoga.com
Blood Pressure Clinics

There will be no blood pressure clinics for the month of January. For more information call Lisa at 651-642-1127
     
Monthly Health Minute by Bill Rasmussen
 
Dependent & Spousal Survivors’ Pension Benefits of Deceased Military Veterans
 
Dependent and Spouse Survivors of a deceased Military Veteran may have several benefits that they may be eligible to receive. For example, a Dependent and/or Spouse may be eligible to receive a monthly monetary benefit (e.g. Surviving spouse with no dependent children may receive up to $8,630 a year), based upon the military member’s service. There are determining factors as to the amount. To determine eligibility, the surviving Dependent and or Spouse simply needs to contact their County Veteran’s Service Office.  Ramsey County: (651) 266-2545. The Veterans’ Service Office will send a package of material, which needs to be filled out and returned for processing.
Our Mission: 
The Block Nurse Program link older adults in the Como Park/Falcon Heights area with community resources, using staff and volunteers.  Our services support independence, increase opportunities for socialization and promote safety for adults as they age.
 
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July 2016

Website: www.comobnp.org
Our Phone: 651-642-1127  
Email Inquiries: director@comobnp.org

Our mailing address is:
1376 Hoyt Ave. W.  
St. Paul, MN 55108

Our program is made possible by funding from:
MN Department of Human Services - Live Well At Home Grant
Ramsey County
City of Falcon Heights 
St Paul City Council, Ward 5 - Councilmember Amy Brendmoen
Stevens Square Grant
Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging
Community Development Block Grant
Otto Bremmer Trust
Individual/Private Donors

 






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