Healthcare, Housing & Services for Older Adults Since 1906



History has been made!


The Lyngblomsten Foundation hosted its first-ever virtual Spring Gala!  Many friends logged on during the event, and others continue to check out the videos (available below).  As of May 8, we have reached our $100,000 goal! 

You did it!  Actually, you SURPASSED the goal, giving $106,227!  THANK YOU!

Contributions are still encouraged because each year we need to raise $600,000 to sustain our community services through 2nd Half with Lyngblomsten.  We can’t do that without you!  Click the Donate button below and make a difference today!


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Lyngblomsten Foundation Spring Gala:
Replay of April 24, 2020, Gala Event

A long-standing annual spring-time tradition takes a fresh twist as a virtual gala in 2020!

The Lyngblomsten Foundation Spring Gala raises funds for 2nd Half with Lyngblomsten’s supportive programs and services to help older adults age well in their communities.

Program features:  KARE-11 News personality Karla Hult, Lyngblomsten President & CEO Jeff Heinecke, U of MN researcher emeritus Dr. Leslie Grant, participant Jean Browne and her daughter Cherida McCall, Gathering volunteer Myrna Carlson, caregiver services staff Carolyn Klaver and Jeanne Schuller.


2nd Half with Lyngblomsten:
Worthy of Support

Lyngblomsten President & CEO Jeff Heinecke juxtaposes the COVID-19 social distancing and stay-at-home mandates with the isolation that older adults living in the community face.  For many older adults, isolation is a long-term issue, and 2nd Half with Lyngblomsten addresses that, making this cause worthy of your support.


2nd Half with Lyngblomsten:
Evidence of Impact

Dr. Les Grant—Researcher, Aging Services Expert, and Emeritus Associate Professor from the University of Minnesota—briefly shares the findings from his 2019 study on the impact of participation in 2nd Half with Lyngblomsten programs.  Click here to read Dr. Grant's white paper.


2nd Half with Lyngblomsten:
Life-Giving Friendships

Meet 99-year-old Jean Browne and her daughter Cherida McCall.  Together they share how 2nd Half has bolstered socialization for Jean after her move from England to the United States 7 years ago.


2nd Half with Lyngblomsten:
Supporting Caregivers during the Coronavirus Pandemic

Lyngblomsten’s Community Dementia Care Specialist Carolyn Klaver and Caregiver Services Manager Jeanne Schuller, along with Gathering Lead Volunteer Myrna Carlson describe modifications made to caregiver services while COVID-19 restrictions prevent participants from gathering.


2nd Half with Lyngblomsten:
My Family's Story

Special guest and emcee for the Lyngblomsten Foundation Spring Gala, KARE-11’s Karla Hult reflects on how her family came to know 2nd Half with Lyngblomsten through The Gathering program.

Missed the gala or want to watch one of the presenters again? 

Videos from the gala are available below, and you can click here to download a copy of Dr. Les Grant's white paper on the impact of participation in 2nd Half with Lyngblomsten programs.

And be sure to share this page with your family and friends to introduce them to our critical work and invite them to support it.  Every donation makes a difference!


Thank You to Our Sponsors!


Presenting ($10,000+): Weis Builders

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Platinum ($7,500+):  Pro Rehab

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Silver ($2,500+):  Bremer Bank, CFS Interiors & Flooring, Henrick & Co., LeadingAge Minnesota Savings & Solutions Center, Northland Securities, SourceGroup and Shanghaied Henri’s


Bronze ($1,000+):  CliftonLarsonAllen, Crystal D Creations, Delta Dental of Minnesota, Grand Real Estate Advisors, Health Dimensions Group, HPC/Premier, New Horizon Foods, Total Networx, and Wold Architects and Engineers

Supporting (under $1,000):
  Allegra Eagan, Arthur J. Gallagher, PointClickCare, St. Paul Linoleum & Carpet Co., Sysco Minnesota, and Thrivent (Action Grant)