Duluth Mental Health Support & Education Group for Families – NAMI Minnesota (National Alliance on Mental Illness) sponsors free support groups for families and friends of individuals living with a mental illness. Led by trained facilitators who also have a family member with mental illness, the support groups help families develop better coping skills and find strength through sharing their experiences. A family support group meets in Duluth from 6:00-7:00 p.m., followed by an educational meeting from 7:00-8:00 p.m., on the last Tuesday of the month, at Miller Dwan Hospital, 502 E. 2nd St., in conference room 3. For information, call NAMI Duluth at 218-409-6566
Parkinson’s Dance Studio welcomes persons with Parkinson’s, other movement challenges, and their families and friends on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month, 1:00-2:15 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Duluth. Suggested donation: $3 per person or $5 per family/friend group. You may dance in your chair throughout, or dance at the barre or across the floor as class time progresses. To learn more: www.tinyurl.com/pdsduluth. Please contact teacher Jessica Roeder before your first class: firstname.lastname@example.org or 727-8286.
Juniper is a statewide network helping people manage chronic health conditions, prevent falls, and foster well-being. Low-cost classes on balance, chronic condition management, and diabetes management are starting in Duluth soon. See fliers on our bulletin board, contact Peter Hafften at email@example.com or 218-623-7800, or visit yourjuniper.org.
Celebrate the NAACP Duluth 100th anniversary in 2020!
Our annual Freedom Fund Dinner will be held on February 21, 5pm, at Clyde Iron. This year’s theme, “The Life, The Work, The Fight: Black History in Duluth” will highlight the contributions of people, past and present. We will celebrate our achievements and build energy to continue our efforts. The program will feature NAACP Duluth leaders, a film with generational conversations with Daniel Oyinloye, music by the Bell Family, artwork by UMD Graphic Design students under the direction of Terresa Moses, and the panels created by the CJMM Board documenting the history of Duluth’s African American Community.
Tickets are $65 which includes a yearly membership to the NAACP and may be purchased until Feb 13 on the website by credit card, PayPal account, as well as by check or money orders (made out to “Duluth NAACP” with “Freedom Fund Dinner” in the memo line and mailed to P.O. Box 494 Duluth, MN 55801 ATTN: Freedom Fund Committee).
Doors open at 5:00 for the art exhibition and the dinner and program begin at 6:00.
For more information, to purchase tickets, or to find other opportunities to support the Freedom Fund visit the website: duluthnaacp.org/freedomfund