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Carnival Fun at Northfield Hospital

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.  


Y Togetherhood Block Party, Aug 2nd - Night to Unite (everyone welcome)

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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.

Local Bikers Ride for a Cause

Habitat 500 Riders: Dave Wolf, Tim Hanson and Jon Otto

Three Northfield residents will be riding in the Habitat 500, a 500-mile bike ride hosted by Habitat for Humanity MN, from July 10-16.

Tim Hanson, Jon Otto and Dave Wolf will all participate in the weeklong ride beginning Sunday. Hanson and Otto will each ride the second leg of the Habitat 500 for 3 days, and Wolf will ride the entire week.

The Habitat 500 is an annual fundraiser in its 24th year of existence. More than 100 riders will be participating to help raise money and awareness Habitat for Humanity. The ride begins and ends in Proctor, Minn.

Wolf, who regularly volunteers for Rice County Habitat, said this ride is a way to support his local affiliate while doing something he’s passionate about.

A serious biker of 11 years, Wolf is frequently seen out on the local build sites. He said he enjoys the workdays every time.

“It’s always been a rewarding experience,” he said.


Keith Nohava and Will Howard Awarded HCI June 2016 Marking a Difference Award

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Cheryl Strike announces that Northfield Healthy Community Initiative (HCI) recently recognized Keith Nohava and Will Howard, custodians at Greenvale Park elementary School with the June 2016 “Making a Difference” Award. The award is given monthly to community members or organizations that help to make Northfield an even better place for young people.Keith and Will were already working incredibly hard as elementary school custodians, yet since the start of the Greenvale Park Community School in the fall of 2014, their jobs have taken on a new meaning.“ The new community school model has definitely increased the workload of the custodians, and even chan


WINGS Awards More Than $70,000 to Area Agencies

WINGS Awards More Than $70,000 to Area Agencies

WINGS (Women in Northfield Giving Support) honored its 2016 grant recipients at a celebration last Thursday at the St. Olaf Sun Ballroom.

Over 100 people attended the event to hear about the work of the 27 organizations that received $70,400 in grants from WINGS. The group also presented a $10,000 Dare to Dream award to Growing Up Healthy, which will be used to create a Latino Childcare Providers Network that builds the capacity of Latino childcare providers and offers monthly trainings in Spanish. WINGS 2016 grant recipients can be viewed at http://www.wings-mn.org/current-grant-recipients


Parkinson’s Support Group meets June 22

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The Northfield Parkinson’s Support Group meet on Wednesday, June 22 at Northfield Hospital. Guest speaker will be Maria Bohl, a physical therapist at the Center for Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation in Northfield. She will discuss the benefits of exercise for individuals with Parkinson’s. Individuals will have a chance to participate in Music n' Motion and be trained in a simple home exercise program.

 

Northfield Parkinson’s Support Group

Wednesday, June 22

2:00 - 3:30 pm

Northfield Hospital, Conference Center (lower level)

2000 North Avenue

 


YMCA Men's Drop in Basketball

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MEN’S DROP IN BASKETBALL

Each week pick-up teams will be formed from those who are in attendance and games are played.

Locker room facilities are available to Community Members.

Wednesdays; 7:15-8:45p Saturdays; 7:15-8:45a »

Northfield Y Gym Y Members: Free • Community Members: $3/week

For more information please visit our website or contact us at the Y 507-645-0088

At the Northfield Area Family YMCA, we’ve made it our mission

to build strong kids, strong families, and a strong community.

YMCA Co-Ed Drop in Volleyball

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ADULT CO-ED DROP IN VOLLEYBALL

Each week teams will be formed from those who are in attendance and games are played.

Locker room facilities are available to Community Members.

Wednesdays, 5:30-7p » Northfield Y Gym Y Members: Free • Community Members: $3/week

For more information click here or contact the Y at 507-645-0088

At the Northfield Area Family YMCA, we’ve made it our mission
to build strong kids, strong families, and a strong community.

YMCA Self-Guided Biathlon

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SELF-GUIDED BIATHLON (ages 10+)

Stay connected to the Y this summer! You can complete the biathlon indoor, outdoor, or a combination of both!

Run and swim wherever you prefer! Once you finish, stop in to Member Services and receive a prize! »

Inside or outside or at the Y; Jun 20- Aug 1 Y Members: Free

 

At the Northfield Area Family YMCA, we’ve made it our mission


YMCA Personal Training Fitness and Nutrition

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PERSONAL TRAINING

Want to get more fit but not sure how to go about it?

Personal training offers you one on one experience working with a Certified Personal Trainer.

You will receive workouts based on you and your goals. The schedule is completely based on what works for you and your trainer.

We are here to motivate and help you succeed! Available all year (packages available)

Y Members: $25 per ½ hour, $40 per 1 hour • Community Members: $30 per ½ hour, $45 per 1 hour

PERSONAL NUTRITION TRAINING

Eating well has its rewards.

Fueling your body properly helps you feel better, improve performance and productivity, resist chronic disease, boost energy, b u i l d immunity, age well and control your weight.

Meet one-on-one with a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist.


YMCA SWIM Endurance Course

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SWIM ENDURANCE COURSE (grades 5-8)

Need some help building up your endurance?

Join us for a course that focuses directly on building your endurance in the pool.

Tues & Thurs Jun 14-30; 7-7:45p

» Northfield Y pool Y Member: Free • Community Member: $35

Still plenty of time to register click here

At the Northfield Area Family YMCA, we’ve made it our mission
to build strong kids, strong families, and a strong community.


YMCA GOLF

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GOLF (ages 6-10) PEEWEE GOLF (ages 3-5)

This is an awesome opportunity for your child to participate in this life-long sport.

Kids will learn the basic skills of putting, chipping and driving.

Come join us outside this summer for some heart-healthy fun.

Ages 6-10: Mon-Fri, June 20-24; 10–10:45a or 7–7:45p 

Ages 3-5: Mon-Fri, June 20-24 9:15–9:45a or 6:15–6:45p

Twin Oaks Driving Range Y Members: Free • Community Members: $40

For further information and to register for programs click here.


YMCA Teen Health & Fitness Camp (ages 11-14) - A few spots still available (June 27 - July 1)

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Our new Specialty Camps are packed with adventures and opportunities.  Whether you are looking for an adrenaline rush, wanting to learn a new skill or just be a part of something bigger than yourself, we've got a camp for you.  Grab some friends for these half-day, hands-on camps. 

Y Teen Health & Fitness Camp (ages 11-14).  The Y has a couple more openings yet for you to complete your own fitness assessment, learn about healthy snacks, swim in our pool and get to work with a Y certified personal trainer. Develop skills and form using stability balls, resistance bands, Bosu balls and more!  Click to register.

2016 YMCA Teen Camps are Monday-Thursday, 1-5pm:


Susan Hvistendahl to Talk about Anna Dickie Olesen Thursday Evening

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The name of Anna Dickie Olesen was once known coast to coast in political circles. She was praised nationwide by the press for her oratorical skills and was the first woman ever endorsed by a major party for the U.S. Senate. She gave fiery speeches throughout Minnesota on her goal of representing the common people, accompanied by renowned orator and three-times candidate for president Williams Jennings Bryan.

On Thursday, June 9, at 6 pm, local historian Susan Hvistendahl will speak at the Northfield Historical Society about Olesen's life as a politician before and during her time living in Northfield and about her strange second marriage to a Georgia man, Chester Burge, who was the subject of Richard Jay Hutto's book "A Peculiar Tribe of People: Murder and Madness in the Heart of Georgia." Burge's life and murder trial were featured in the recent Investigation Discovery "Crime to Remember" series.


Mayo oncologist joins Cancer Care & Infusion Center at Northfield Hospital

Dr. Sarah Kratz takes a personal approach to treating cancer – right down to the cellular level.

“So much progress is being made in treatment that’s much more directed to cancer cells with much less collateral damage,” says Dr. Kratz. “Our ability to personalize care by analyzing the actual cancer cells and treatments that might affect them has made it possible to highly personalize the treatment for each individual patient.”Dr. Sarah Kratz

Dr. Kratz joins Northfield Hospital & Clinics through a partnership with the Mayo Clinic. She sees patients at the Cancer Care & Infusion Center at Northfield Hospital.


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