Supporting Families and Caregivers Dealing with Dementia for 25 Years

Supporting Families and Caregivers

Our host, Lori La Bey talks with a wonderful panel about the Normandale Center for Healing & Wholeness who give us insights from various perspectives.  We are lucky to have with us Jennifer Monroe, Executive Director, Becky Zinn-Caulfield, Caregiver Specialist, Leaf who is 93-years-old and who was recently diagnosed with early-stage Alzheimer’s, along with Kennard Lehmann was diagnosed in 2010 with early-stage Alzheimer’s disease and his wife and care partner Mary Margaret Lehmann.

Find Healing and Wholeness Even With Illness

Kennard Lehmann and Mary Margaret Lehmann – Kennard Lehmann was diagnosed in 2010 with early-stage Alzheimer’s disease.  Since then, he and his wife, Mary Margaret, have immersed themselves in the world of research, resources, and advocacy.  They have participated in support groups and have spoken in front of the Senate Finance Committee regarding problems faced by patients living with chronic disease illnesses. Ken does weekly woodworking projects which are then donated to the Alzheimer’s Association for auctions. 

Leaf is a 93-year-old devoted Christian and longtime member of Normandale Lutheran Church. She was recently diagnosed with early-stage Alzheimer’s.

Becky Zinn-Caulfield, Caregiver Specialist at Normandale Center for Healing & Wholeness, MSW, LICSW. She has over 20 years of experience in clinical social work, including case management, palliative care, and hospice, and is passionate about supporting older adults and their families. Becky has a master’s degree in social work from the University of Denver and is trained in Caregiver coaching and consultation.

Jennifer Monroe, Executive Director, Normandale Center for Healing & Wholeness, MA, MPH. She has over 25 years of experience in prior leadership roles within the non-profit and public health sectors, including chief executive roles at philanthropic, ambulatory health care, and supportive service organizations. Jennifer is a trained yoga instructor and certified in multiple evidence-based modalities.

Supporting Families and Caregivers


  1. What organizations were part of the original coalition supporting the Normandale Center?
  2. When did the Normandale Center for Healing and Wholeness become a nonprofit organization?
  3. What does the Normandale Center for Healing and Wholeness offer families dealing with dementia?
  4. How those living with dementia and their care partners have been helped by Normandale Center.
  5.  How can the Normandale Center offer its services for free?
  6. What programs do they offer?
    1. Educational
    1. Family meetings
    1. Respite Care
    1. Support Groups
    1. Caregiver Assessments
    1. Training volunteers to help support their programs.

Find Healing and Wholeness Even With Illness

Find Healing and Wholeness Even With Illness

Contact information For Normandale Center



Phone    952-929-1698



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