East Side Review Bulletin Board September 16, 2018

Gubernatorial forum

The East Side Area Business Association and other east metro groups will host a forum with the candidates running in the Minnesota governor’s race on Tuesday, Sept. 18 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The forum will take place at the Wellstone Center at 179 Robie St. E. on St. Paul’s West Side.


Eastview Recreation Center mural celebration

Eastview neighbors are invited to an event to celebrate the new community mural at Eastview Recreation Center on Wednesday, Sept. 26 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. St.Paul City Council member Jane Prince, staff from the mayor’s office, St. Paul Parks and Recreation and St. Paul Urban Tennis will join the community for a short program and refreshments. 


QPR - Suicide Prevention class

QPR is a free, one-hour presentation sponsored by NAMI Minnesota (National Alliance on Mental Illness) that covers the three steps anyone can learn to help prevent suicide - Question, Persuade and Refer. Just like CPR, QPR is an emergency response to someone in crisis and can save lives. QPR is the most widely taught gatekeeper training program in the United States, and more than one million adults have been trained in classroom settings in more than 48 states. The QPR classes will be offered on Oct. 3, from noon to 1 p.m., and on Oct. 16 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., at NAMI Minnesota, 1919 University Ave., W., in Suite 400. For more information or to register call 651-645-2948 x198 or see “classes” at namimn.org.


Learn about SPPD Mental Health Unit

The East Side Freedom Library, along with Sgt. James Sipes from the Mental Health Unit of the St. Paul Police Department, invite the public to learn about the department’s new Mental Health Unit on Monday, Sept. 17, 7 p.m. at the East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier St. In an effort to work more effectively with community members, the St. Paul Police Department created the Mental Health Unit, which is made up of four officers and a social worker. Sipes has more than 18 years experience with the St. Paul Police Department. Sipes will explain this new unit, its functions, and what community members can do. 


Free Individual Medicare counseling 

North East Seniors for Better Living will be partnering with the Hayden Heights Library, 1456 White Bear Ave., and Senior Linkage Line to offer free, one-on-one Medicare counseling sessions this fall. Board members and staff who are trained as Medicare counselors will be available to answer your questions, assist with choosing a Medicare supplement and Part D plan, and help with completing applications for Medicare cost-savings programs. Dates at Hayden Heights Library include Oct. 5, Nov. 2, and Dec. 7, and appointments are available between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.. Appointments are also available at the Sun Ray Library, 2105 Wilson Ave., on Sept. 19, Oct. 17, Nov. 21, and Dec. 19, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Please contact the Senior Linkage Line at 1-800-333-2433 to schedule an appointment.


North East Seniors Oktoberfest Fundraiser

North East Seniors for Better Living invites all community members to join them for their annual Oktoberfest Fundraiser on Friday, Oct. 5 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The fundraiser will take place at the National Letter Carriers Hall, located at 1715 Van Dyke St. across from Plaza Theater. There is no cost at the door, but donations are strongly encouraged. Enjoy appetizers, a host bar serving beer, wine, martinis and soda, and live music from the Dave Kise Trio. Please call North East Seniors at 651-808-1901 or email at neseniorsforbetterliving@gmail.com with any questions about the fundraiser, volunteer opportunities, or the services and programs they provide.

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