Elder Network, MCA launch Grateful Grandparents walking group


Elder Network in Winona, and for all of Winona County, reports that the companion program continues to be strong as it supports current and new clients in their homes. Barb Parker, Winona County program coordinator, reported, “Elder Network is happy that our volunteer and companion programs continue to serve more citizens in our city during these uncertain times.”

Parker stated, “We are launching a new Grateful Grandparents walking group on Monday, August 24, 2020, at 8 a.m. Participants will meet at East Lake Winona at the boat launch parking lot off of Hamilton. We will walk for 30 minutes —15 minutes each way as we enjoy the beauty of late summer and the upcoming fall season in Winona.” All grandparents are invited, all levels of walking encouraged. The group will start slowly and provide encouragement and socialization in the fresh out of doors.  


Ongoing Elder Network offerings include


*NEW* Intentional Doodling Group in partnership with MN Conservatory for the Arts

Next class is on Tuesday, September 15, at 1:30 p.m. via Zoom.  

All you need is a fine-tipped marker and paper! This is fun and relaxing – no prior experience is needed. This class is taught by a certified MCA art instructor.


*NEW* Grateful Grandparents walking group

Meets on Mondays at 8 a.m. at East Lake Winona; park in the boat launch parking lot off Hamilton Street.


*NEW* Gratitude book study based on Nancy Leigh DeMoss’ book ‘Choosing Gratitude’

Nine-week session begins on September 14 and meets on Mondays at 1 p.m. via Zoom.


Ongoing Caregivers Support Group

This group meets on the first Wednesday of the month from 2-3 p.m. This group currently meets in person at 902 East Second Street, in the Winona Room, suite 315, Winona.


Support Group for Partners with Memory Loss

This group meets on the first and third Tuesday of the month from 1:30-3 p.m. via Zoom.


Contact Barb Parker at barbp@elder-network.org or 507-452-0580 to RSVP, ask questions, obtain information or to get the Zoom link for any of the Winona County or Olmsted County support group meetings and classes. 


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