Welcome to our Neighborhood!

Organized in 1915, East Side Neighborhood Services is a nonprofit human service agency that provides social and other services to individuals, families and the communities of primarily Northeast and Southeast Minneapolis. Our purpose is to assist people of all ages and backgrounds in realizing a higher quality of life.


Upcoming Events: 

  • Forklift and Bobcat Operator Training
    March 7th - March 10th at East Side
    8:30 am – 4:00 pm daily
    Class fee is $325. Must be 18 years or older. To apply come to an information session held every Tuesday at 9:30 am or Wednesday at 3pm. Call (612) 787-4022 with questions. 

  • Friendship Too: Caregiver / Loved One Support Group
    Tuesdays, March 14 - April 18, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    East Side is hosting a Caregiver Support Group at Adult Day at Friendship Center, 1717 Second Street NE (across the street from East Side's main building) for anyone serving as a Care Partner for a loved one. The Care Receiver is invited to participate in the Adult Day program while their Care Partner attends the 90 minute support group. For more information and to register, please contact Donna at dkavanaugh@esns.org or (612) 781-2052.

  • Aging with GUSTO: Community discussion on aging
    Thursday, March 23, 2017, 10:00 am to 2:30 pm at East Side
    Open to everyone! 
    East Side Neighborhood Services will provide complimentary lunch for this session. Registration required by March 16. Call (612) 787-4045 to register or eva@esns.org.

  • Living Well Workshop
    March 30 - May 4, Thursdays, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM at East Side
    Gain skills to live a healthier life! Living Well with Chronic Conditions workshop covers many topics including healthy eating, exercise, medication usage, as well as managing fatigue, pain, and emotions. All participants receive a reference book. The cost of these classes is based on ability to pay. No one will be turned away due to financial constraints. To register, call 612-787-4102 or email Empowering Vital Aging at eva@esns.org.

  • A Matter of Balance
    Tuesdays, 
    May 2 - June 20, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    In A Matter of Balance, you will learn how to view falls as controllable, make changes to reduce fall risks at home, perform exercises that improve strength and balance, and set goals to increase physical activity. This eight week workshop includes group discussion and exercise. Classes are held at East Side. The cost of these classes is based on ability to pay. No one will be turned away due to financial constraints. To register, call 612-787-4102 or email Empowering Vital Aging at eva@esns.org

  • East Side Wine Tasting
    Thursday, May 11 at the Nicollet Island Pavilion 
    Join us for the 21st Annual East Side Wine Tasting! An evening of wine, food, spectacular views and entertainment!
    Tickets and proceeds benefit the many programs of East Side Neighborhood Services. Tickets will be available in early spring. 

      Events In Progress:
      • Tax Preparation with Prepare + Prosper 
        Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:30 PM - 
        Saturdays at 8:30 AM
        Saturday, January 21 - April 15 at East Side

        The times given are the sign-in times. Clients are asked not to arrive more than 10 minutes before the sign-in time, as assistance is NOT based on first-come, first-served. Everyone who is present at the sign-in time has an equal chance of being served. Order is determined randomly.
         Prepare + Prosper is for anyone with an annual income of $35,000 or less for individuals, $55,000 or less for families or those who are self-employed. 

      • AARP Tax Assistance 
        Assists people who are 55+ and/or who are disabled, by appointment only. Income guidelines are $35,000 or less for individuals, $55,000 or less for families or those who are self-employed. Appointments are currently all full. If you would like to be added to the waiting list, call (612) 781-6011. You can also try the Prepare + Prosper service which is first-come, first-served. 

      • Tai Ji Quan: Moving For Better Balance
        Mondays and Wednesdays, February 27 - May 17, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM 
        This Tai Chi class reduces risk of falls by improving balance, muscle strength, flexibility, and mobility through mindful movements in a slow, flowing motion. All classes are held at East Side. The cost of these classes is based on ability to pay. No one will be turned away due to financial constraints. To register, email eva@esns.org or call (612) 787-4102.

      • Leadership in Hospitality
        February 13 to March 23, Monday - Friday, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM 
        This FREE program is designed for adults with experience working in the customer service, sales, food service, and hospitality fields that have the potential to move into supervisory and leadership positions. To apply attend a weekly information session Tuesday at 9:30 AM and Wednesday at 3:00 PM. Call (612) 787-4022 for more information. 

      • Living Well with Chronic Conditions
        Wednesdays, February 8 - March 15, 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
        Gain skills to live a healthier life! Living Well with Chronic Conditions workshop covers many topics including healthy eating, exercise, medication usage, as well as managing fatigue, pain, and emotions. All participants receive a reference book. This class will be held at the Skyway Senior Center located at 950 Nicollet Mall #290, Mpls 55403. The cost of these classes is based on ability to pay. No one will be turned away due to financial constraints. To register, call 612-787-4102 or email Empowering Vital Aging at eva@esns.org.

      • A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns about Falls
        Tuesdays, February 7 - March 28, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
        In A Matter of Balance, you will learn how to view falls as controllable, make changes to reduce fall risks at home, perform exercises that improve strength and balance, and set goals to increase physical activity. Classes are held at East Side. The cost of these classes is based on ability to pay. No one will be turned away due to financial constraints. To register, call 612-787-4102 or email Empowering Vital Aging at eva@esns.org









































                     






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                    East Side Neighborhood Services, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Service Provider
                    1700 Second Street NE • Minneapolis, MN 55413 • 612-781-6011

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