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: 

  • Elder Law Clinics at ESNS - Next Clinic: September 24
    Neighborhood Seniors can meet with an attorney for a half-hour consultation at no charge. Appointments begin at 10:00 am and end at 2:00 pm. To make an appointment contact Laura at (612) 781-6011 or lmurphy@esns.org. Upcoming clinic dates: September 24 and October 22. 

  • Employment Orientation Meetings at East Side
    Tuesday, September 27 at 9:30 am
    ESNS’ Senior Community Service Employment Program will host these orientation meetings in search of low income seniors (55yrs+, Hennepin County residents) who are interested in paid on-the-job training in a variety of community based settings. We are seeking those with interest or experience in these types of work: lunch room attendants, janitors, warehouse worker, security, care givers, and office workers to name a few. Information about the program can be found at www.esns.org/SCSEP or call Macey with questions (612) 787-4090. 

  • Tuesdays with EVA! Join us at East Side’s Dining Space and learn about:
    Meditation for Healthy and Joyful Living
    10:00-11:00am Tuesday, September 27
    Join us to learn breathing and meditation techniques that not only decrease stress, but increase energy and joy, leading to an overall sense of well-being. Our speaker, Jim Nelson, is a retired licensed psychologist and past Board President at the Meditation Center in Minneapolis.  He continues to teach meditation classes at the Center and is vice-president of AHYMS, an association of meditation centers throughout North and South America.  Jim travels nationally and internationally speaking on a variety of topics on maintaining health and wellbeing. There is no fee to attend this program.

  • Vital Fitness
    Tuesday, September 27, 11:00am-12:00pm
    Drop by for East Side's Vital Fitness group! The group meets weekly for a variety of exercises that improve balance, strength, and coordination. There is no cost to participate. Contact Gloria with any questions at (612) 787-4076.

  • Friendship Too: Caregiver / Loved One Support Group
    Next session September 27, 3:00 - 4:30
    September 13 - October 18, 3:00-4:30 pm at Adult Day at Friendship Center, 1717 Second Street NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413. Contact Donna at (612) 781-2052 or dkavanaugh@esns.org with questions or to register for Friendship Too. There is no fee to participate. 

  • Nursing Assistant Training
    October 3 to November 11, Monday – Thursday, 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
    This is a FREE program. Participants will be trained with the skills and tasks needed to work as a Certified Nursing Assistant! 

  • Get Ready for Medicare Open Enrollment Free Presentations!
    Saturday, October 8, 2016
    9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

    East Side Neighborhood Services - Dining Space
    Attend a free Understanding Medicare - An Overview presentation by a state-certified volunteer health insurance counselor. Call to register (651) 917-4657.

  • A Mater of Balance at East Side
    Wednesdays, October 19 - December 7, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    In this award winning eight week program, 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. 
    The cost of the class is based on ability to pay. Call to register (612) 787-4045 or eva@esns.org

    Saturday, October 22, 2016, 1-4 PM at East Side Neighborhood Services, 1700 Second Street NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413.

  • Living Well Workshop
    November 1 - December 6, Tuesdays, 9:30-11:30am at East Side.
    To reserve your spot, call (612) 787-4045 or email eva@esns.org.

Events In Progress:
  • Tai Ji Quan: Moving For Better Balance
    Mondays and Wednesdays, August 8-October 31, 1:30-2:30pm
    To register, call (612) 787-4045.

  • Living Well with Diabetes
    Thursdays, August 4- September 8, 10:00am-12:00pm
    Gain skills to live a healthier life! Living Well with Diabetes is an evidence-based, self-management workshop that covers many topics including: healthy eating, exercise, and medication usage. The class also covers techniques to deal with fatigue, pain, hyper/hypoglycemia, stress, and depression. Participants will set goals, share experiences, and help each other to solve problems they encounter. Cost is based on ability to pay. No one will be turned away due to financial constraints. Call (612) 787-4045 to register

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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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