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Submitted by Betsy Spethmann on Tue, 01/17/2017 - 8:59am
The Northfield Parkinson’s Support Group will meet on Wednesday, January 25 at Northfield Hospital. Individuals who have Parkinson’s, or those with a loved one who has Parkinson’s, are invited to attend.
Northfield Parkinson’s Support Group
Wednesday, January 25
2:00 - 3:30 pm
Northfield Hospital, Conference Center
2000 North Avenue
Guest speakers from the Social Services department of Northfield Hospital & Clinics will discuss two key topics: advance care planning, and local resources for care as health needs change.
Submitted by Joan Ennis on Sat, 01/07/2017 - 2:47pm
How can you tell if your body is doing well? Do you just go by how you "feel?" Bring your list of important markers and compare them to what some of the leading physicians in the U.S. consider to be the important markers to watch.
On Thursday, January 12, 2017, 6:00 - 7:30 pm in the meeting room at the Northfield Public Library Dr. Noel Aldrich, Licensed Nutritionist, will provide insight to the 7 keys of wellness and how to make 2017 a great year for improving your health.
This program is free and open to the public, and is cosponsored by the Northfield Public Library, Just Food Coop, and the Northfield Women's Center.
Submitted by Debby Nitz on Wed, 01/04/2017 - 10:11am
The Northfield Public Library will offer a free gentle yoga class Saturdays in January 2017, 8-9 am. (January 7,14, 21 and 28). The class will be led by Friends of the Library member and local yoga teacher Bob Bruce. Bob has been joyfully teaching yoga for 15 years after being trained at Kripalu. This class is for teens and adults. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a mat. If you have any questions call the library at 507-645-6606.
Submitted by Virginia Kaczmarek on Wed, 12/28/2016 - 3:11pm
Preschool Parents - The Y wants to hear from you.
We put together a short 5-question survey to get feedback from parents of preschoolers.
What types of programming would you like?
What days of the week and times work best in their schedules?
Submitted by Virginia Kaczmarek on Fri, 11/11/2016 - 10:02am
Effective immediately, the YMCA in partnership with the Veterans Administration is providing a $0 Joiners fee for Veteran and their families. At the Y, we understand the dedication and personal sacrifice that veterans and their families make to protect and serve our nation. As a small token of gratitude for your military service, we’re waiving the joiner fee for veterans and their families at every Y across Minnesota (monthly membership costs still apply).
“As a U.S. Marine Corp veteran, I could not be more proud of this partnership with the VA. I look forward to finding more ways to support not only those who have served our country but also their families.” Virginia Kaczmarek, Northfield Area Family YMCA, CEO.
We are here to help support your health and wellness goals.
Submitted by Betsy Spethmann on Tue, 11/08/2016 - 3:25pm
A new support group for stroke patients, their caregivers and loved ones is launching at Northfield Hospital & Clinics. The goal is to provide social, emotional and practical support for those adapting to life after a stroke. The group will meet monthly. It is free, and open to the public.
Stroke Support Group
Third Thursday of each month, 3:00 – 4:30 pm
Beginning Thursday, Nov. 17
Northfield Hospital, 2000 North Ave. (Meeting Room A)
On Dec. 15, the group will meet at Northfield Hospital in the Conference Center (lower level).
Submitted by Scott Wallace R... on Mon, 11/07/2016 - 2:48pm
This year, Northfield Rotary is taking the annual Thanksgiving Turkey Trot online.
For those who support Rotary programs, but will be out of town on Thanksgiving morning, there is now the “Free-Range Turkey Trot.” Long distance runners are invited to sign up at northfieldrotary.org/event/turkeytrot and share a photo or video of their virtual run. The cost is $20 per participant. The fee includes a T-shirt mailed in advance so out of town participants can wear them for the photos or videos they post. The most creative will be awarded a prize. The deadline for those who will be running elsewhere is Friday, Nov. 11.
“We saw an opportunity to include more people in this event,” said Rob Bierman, chair of the Rotary Turkey Trot Committee. “This gives those who cannot physically be in town an opportunity to support Rotary’s important work.”
Submitted by Betsy Spethmann on Mon, 11/07/2016 - 1:13pm
Individuals experiencing the loss of a child are invited to a ceremony of remembrance and support leading into the holiday season.
International Children’s Memorial Day Service
Sunday, December 11, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
First United Church of Christ
This is a service of remembrance for those touched by the death of a child of any age. The evening includes readings, the lighting of candles, and time for reflection. There will also be grief support resources available for families.
This event is free and open to the public. No registration is required.
This local ceremony is part of Worldwide Candle Lighting, an international commemoration on December 11 with remembrance services around the world for families that have lost a child.
Submitted by Betsy Spethmann on Mon, 09/12/2016 - 9:30am
Grief and Loss Support Group to meet weekly; plus, drop-in group begins
Individuals experiencing grief and loss have two options for support this fall: a support group that meets weekly, and a less formal drop-in group, both offered by Northfield Hospice.
As a prelude to the support group meetings, clinical counselor Naomi Mandsager Bartley will present “Grief in Community: Responding with Compassion” on Thursday, September 22, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at Northfield Hospital in the Conference Center (lower level). This event, and support group meetings, are free and open to the public.
Submitted by Virginia Kaczmarek on Wed, 09/07/2016 - 10:43am
YMCA Fun on the Run - Do you want to run but don't think you have time to fit it into your schedule? Join the Fun on the Run class, and we'll help you reach your running goals. What's the best part? You don't need to be at every class to get a great workout: we will email you the weekly updates. Whether you've never run before or love running, this support class is for you. We can help you achieve a goal of running a 5k, 10k or a half marathon.
Information Session: Sept 20th, 9:30-10:30 am (at the informational session you will learn about proper footwear, breathing techniques, hydration and nutrition and goal setting.
Classes are weekly (if you can attend) on Tuesdays, Sept 27th - Oct 25th, 9:30 - 10:30 am
$20 for Y members and $30 for community members.
Submitted by Virginia Kaczmarek on Wed, 08/24/2016 - 7:55am
Fall is often the time of year people begin to think about making healthy lifestyle changes. At the Y, we're just everyday people, your neighbors, people that shop at the same stores you do. Come take a tour and consider the Y to be one of your healthy resources.
Deb Olien, the Y's Member Coordinator is providing personalized tours to give you a chance to check-out the Y and see what we have to offer. Maybe we fit what you are looking for.
Stop in for a tour anytime - OR - stop in for a tour during one of the times below with Deb:
Weeks of Aug 22nd and Aug 29th:
Mondays at 1:00 pm
Tuesdays at 10:30 am or 6:00 pm
Thursdays at noon or 6:00 pm
Submitted by Virginia Kaczmarek on Tue, 08/16/2016 - 2:35pm
The nation's 2,700 YMCAs serve 22 million people in 10,000 communities and are spread across 50 states, plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. We work hard to serve our communities and the new Fall Brochure is now available. Take a moment to view programs and services for people of all ages. The Y is committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. We believe strong communities are possible only when we invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors.
Join the Y - as a member or community participant - we have an abundance of things to do.
Submitted by Virginia Kaczmarek on Wed, 08/03/2016 - 10:39am
We Want to Hear from You.
Y Community Needs Assessment
Survey closes August 30, 2016
In an effort to provide strong, effective programs, the Northfield Area Family YMCA is conducting a community needs assessment. We want to hear from you.
Based on this community needs assessment, the Y, in partnership with other organizations, will design and deliver new programs and services that address critical issues in the areas of youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. The focus is to identify needs that are not currently addressed in our community.
Submitted by Betsy Spethmann on Thu, 07/28/2016 - 3:30pm
It’s Carnival time! The Long Term Care Center at Northfield Hospital & Clinics held its first-ever carnival for residents, staff, families and friends on July 26. Highlights included a petting zoo, pie-baking contest, carnival games and treats (mmm, cotton candy) and a dunk tank.
Director Gretchen Murr was the first to brave the dunk tank that sunny Tuesday. Residents and staff together dressed up at the photo booth, and played with baby animals. The ringleader who organized the Carnival is Tasha Patrick, Life Enrichment Assistant at the Long Term Care Center.
Submitted by Virginia Kaczmarek on Thu, 07/28/2016 - 10:26am
YMCA’s Togetherhood Block Party
August 2nd, 4-7p
Northfield Area Family YMCA
Get to know others in the community as we celebrate summer and strengthen our commitment for a safe community. There will be food, games and prizes. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and stay awhile.