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Submitted by Leah Rich on Thu, 03/19/2015 - 8:47am
Northfield Parkinson’s Group will meet Wednesday, March 25, at the Northfield Hospital Conference Center from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
With gratitude for Northfield Hospital support, the Parkinson’s group has been meeting on the third Wednesday of the month for many years. This will be a special meeting to welcome interested new members as well as to discuss the future of the organization. All are welcome. The group will be discussing future leadership as well as topics for future meetings. For more information, please phone Nancy Soth at 507-645-8991, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submitted by Sarah J Entenmann on Tue, 03/10/2015 - 2:27pm
WRAP, a workshop offered by the Rice County Mental Health Collective, is being presented this spring. WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Planning) is a program of peer support for anyone striving to lead a healthy life.
WRAP can be especially helpful for those going through a difficult time or living with depression, anxiety, or bipolar disorder. This cost-free workshop takes place on Sunday afternoons, April 12 through June 7, from 3:00 to 5:00, at First UCC Church, 3rd and Union streets.
To register or for more information: Send an email to email@example.com or call 664-3504. Certified WRAP leaders are Sarah Entenmann and David Entenmann. Cost: Free of charge. You do not have to be a Rice County resident. Please enter through the door at the back of the church’s Union Street parking lot.
Submitted by Virginia Kaczmarek on Fri, 02/27/2015 - 1:45pm
Northfield Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Community - Supporting our local veterans
Call to Action: Join us for our Kick-Off Event, When: Mon March 2nd 6:00-8:30 pm at the National Guard ArmoryWhat is a Yellow RibbonCommunity?
A Yellow Ribbon Community unites key areas within a community to create a comprehensivenetwork that connects and coordinates agencies, organizations, resources and employers for the purpose of creating access toresources that meet the needs at the local level of Service Members, Veterans and Military Families across the state ofMinnesota.
Why Become a Yellow Ribbon Community?
Carleton convocation features Groceryships founder Sam Polk, aiming to empower families to live healthfullySubmitted by Jessica Paxton on Fri, 02/06/2015 - 4:06pm
Groceryships founder and executive director Sam Polk will present the weekly Carleton convocation address on Friday, Feb. 13 from 10:50 to 11:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. Entitled “Redefining Ambitions,” Polk’s presentation will reflect Groceryships’ mission to empower families across the nation to live healthfully.
This event is free and open to the public. Convocations are also recorded and archived online at go.carleton.edu/convo/.
A Groceryship is a scholarship for groceries, providing families the money to buy fruits, vegetables, grains, beans and seeds for six months, along with a comprehensive program of education and support to empower them to increase health by incorporating more of these healthful foods into their diets.
Former White House pastry chef Bill Yosses brings his passion for cooking and nutrition, along with his culinary expertise, to NorthfieldSubmitted by Jessica Paxton on Wed, 01/07/2015 - 4:04pm
Bill Yosses, the official executive pastry chef at the White House from 2007 to 2014 and coauthor of the book “Desserts for Dummies,” will visit Carleton College January 15-18 to participate in a residency with the College’s Firebellies Cooking Club and to present a variety of workshops for students and community members.
During his tenure at the White House, President Barack Obama nicknamed Yosses “the Crust Master,” saying “Whatever pie you like, he will make it and it will be the best pie you have ever eaten.” At the White House, in between creating extravagant pastries, tending the White House garden, and cooking for the leaders of the world, Yosses worked closely with First Lady Michelle Obama on several initiatives promoting healthy eating for young people. These experiences piqued his interests in using cooking as a catalyst for societal change.
Submitted by Leah Rich on Mon, 12/22/2014 - 3:26pm
Senior care providers Northfield Retirement Community and Three Links have partnered to bring the acclaimed documentary film “Glen Campbell… I’ll Be Me” to Northfield for a one-time showing. The film, which chronicles Campbell’s battle with Alzheimer’s disease while on his final tour, will be shown at 7 p.m. on Thursday, January 8, 2015, at the Northfield Middle School.
Campbell was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2011 and made the decision to deal with it publicly. The film documents the legendary singer’s goodbye tour as well as his evolving relationship with his wife, Kim, and his children. It details Campbell’s amazing journey as he and his family attempt to navigate the wildly unpredictable nature of his progressing disease using love, laughter and music as their medicine of choice.
Submitted by Scott Richardson on Wed, 12/17/2014 - 4:16pm
Northfield Hospital and its Long Term Care Center are asking visitors to stay home as a precautionary measure if they have any flu-like symptoms.
Influenza can be serious and even life-threatening for the elderly and for those who are already hospitalized with an illness, and it spreads quickly, said Ann Reuter, Director of Quality at Northfield Hospital & Clinics.
Submitted by Leah Rich on Mon, 12/15/2014 - 9:34pm
Physician Assistant Carrie Gray will join FamilyHealth Medical Clinic January 5.
She will be part of the clinic’s Family Medicine practice and see a full range of patients of all ages. Her areas of professional interest include preventive medicine, women’s health and pediatrics.
Carrie comes to FamilyHealth with 15 years experience in Family Medicine. Most recently she practiced in a primary care clinic in St. Paul. Prior to that, she practiced for nine years at a clinic in Washington, Iowa. For the last five years, she has also served in an academic capacity, providing instruction to aspiring physician assistants at Augsburg College for four years and now at St. Catherine’s University.
Family medicine gives Carrie an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of her patients. She enjoys building relationships with individuals and families and helping them make informed decisions about their healthcare.
Submitted by Leah Rich on Tue, 12/09/2014 - 5:47pm
Two Northfield organizations have granted Northfield Retirement Community monies to help defray expenses associated with a career exploration program in health care nursing assistant training available to students at Northfield High School. Northfield Healthy Community Initiative (HCI) is giving $300 and the Rotary Club of Northfield, Local Donations Committee, has awarded NRC $500 in support of Launching a Nursing Assistant Career: Training with Innovation and Care. Through the program, youth can explore a career option and receive training free of charge to prepare themselves for work as a nursing assistant or residential aide – areas where jobs are available and health care professionals are needed as America’s population is aging.
Submitted by Scott Richardson on Tue, 11/18/2014 - 12:02pm
Ashley Gilland, MSN, FNP-BC, a family medicine nurse practitioner, will join FamilyHealth Medical Clinic December 1.
She will see a full range of patients of all ages. Her areas of professional interest include preventive medicine, women’s health and management of chronic diseases.
Submitted by Leah Rich on Wed, 11/12/2014 - 8:50pm
Sue Josephson, a retired nurse with Northfield Home Care & Hospice, a service of Northfield Hospital & Clinics, recently donated a handmade quilt to the department in honor of National Hospice Month.
The design contains hands representing the important work of caregivers and members of patients’ families, and different representations of the heart. Together they represent the love that is expressed through the physical care provided to those in need.
Kathy Blomquist, director of Northfield Home Care & Hospice, calls it “hearts and hands,” a perfect reflection of the service they provide to their hospice patients.
“Hearts and hands, that’s what we do,” she said.
Submitted by Leah Rich on Fri, 10/31/2014 - 4:09pm
Northfield Hospice invites you to pay tribute to someone special in your life and make the season brighter by adding lights to its “Tree of Remembrance.”
Kathy Blomquist, Director of Northfield Hospice, said a decorated tree at Northfield Hospital will symbolize gratitude for those who have meaning to us and have made a difference in our lives.
“This can serve as a memorial to someone you miss, a tribute to a special person in your life or a “thank you” for service or kindness,” she said.
Individuals and families can purchase a single light for $10 or a string of lights for $100. Funds raised from this event will be used in the hospice program to support those with life-limiting illnesses. Forms are available at Northfield Homecare & Hospice, 700 Division, or online at northfieldhospital.org/services/hospice.
Submitted by Scott Richardson on Mon, 10/20/2014 - 1:59pm
The safety of patients and staff is Northfield Hospital & Clinics’ first priority as it joins hospitals across the country in taking precautionary measures in the event an Ebola case is identified in the community.
While public health officials work to better understand the Ebola virus and to refine the most effective prevention and care protocols, Northfield Hospital is adapting its protocols to be ready should a patient present with Ebola-like symptoms.
Submitted by Scott Richardson on Fri, 10/17/2014 - 2:18pm
Guy Kalland won’t be hitting the road again anytime soon, at least not for Northfield’s Meals-On-Wheels program.
After 20 years of owning the Tuesday “Blue Route” September through May, he is rolling to a stop.
“It was always an enjoyable hour,” said the long-time varsity basketball coach at Carleton College as he reflected on his weekly regimen. “I couldn’t wait to get to Tuesdays. It was a mini-sabbatical for me, especially if we were coming off of a Monday night loss.”
Submitted by Jessica Paxton on Mon, 10/13/2014 - 4:20pm
Carleton College’s weekly convocation will be presented by Robert Paarlberg ’67, a food and agricultural researcher, on Friday, Oct. 17 at 10:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. Entitled “The Political Fight Over Food and Farming: Who Is Winning?”, Paarlberg’s presentation will address farming technologies and poverty in the developing world. Convocations are free and open to the public. They are also recorded and archived online at go.carleton.edu/convo.
Robert Paarlberg ’67 is a researcher on food and agricultural policy, with a focus on farming technologies and poverty in the developing world. This topic connects Paarlberg both to his own family history (his father grew up on a farm in Indiana) and to an important current issue in international development: how to help farmers in Africa – most of whom are women – increase their productivity to better feed their families and escape poverty.