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Submitted by Jane B McWilliams on Fri, 11/29/2013 - 1:05pm
The Northfield Community Action Center announces there are three trained and certified specialists, called navigators (including a Spanish speaker), ready to assist anyone in the community who wants to apply for health care insurance through the Minnesota version of the affordable care act, MNsure.
Kathy Bjerke, CAC administrative director, is a trained navigator who can work with interested people to explore MNsure’s marketplace for health insurance. Bjerke says the doors are open at the CAC and that she and the other navigators are ready to assist anyone needing help. People who have been seeking direction and information about enrolling in MNsure are welcome to contact the CAC, 1651 Jefferson Parkway.
If you have questions, contact Sharon Vangsness at 507.664.3550 or email@example.com.
Submitted by Jane B McWilliams on Thu, 11/21/2013 - 6:07pm
MNsure Community Outreach Liaison Jacob Grippen will join CAC Executive Director Jim Blaha and local insurance agent, Dale Ness in a discussion of the current status of the Minnesota version of the Affordable Care Act, MNsure, on Monday, November 25 at 7 p.m. at The Hideaway. The public is welcome to attend.
This event is a follow up to the forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters earlier this fall. While there has been reporting on the state level about MNsure, this is an opportunity to learn about what programs are in place in the Northfield area to help people enroll in the health care program. Insurance agents and brokers are trained play a role in assisting individuals, families and small businesses to enroll. Organizations, including non-profits, religious organizations and libraries may also be trained serve their populations to help individuals and families successfully enroll in the MNsure market place.
Submitted by Scott Richardson on Mon, 11/04/2013 - 3:58pm
Northfield Hospital’s Long Term Care Center is among the most highly ranked nursing homes in the state, according to the latest Nursing Home Report Card released earlier this year by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH).
Submitted by Jane B McWilliams on Sat, 10/26/2013 - 9:04pm
Chad Wojchik, Senior Linkage Line Specialist, will present the key elements of the Affordable Health Care Act and the Health Exchange program known as MNsure. He will explain who is affected and how, who needs to purchase health insurance and who does not, patient protections and options to reduce the costs of coverage. Learning the facts will protect you from the fiction.
For more information: Chris Ellison <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Interested in learning more about the building of the Northfield Y Community Center? Join us for Breakfast with VirginiaSubmitted by Virginia Kaczmarek on Mon, 10/21/2013 - 10:27am
Join us for Breakfast with Virginia, Friday October 25th 7:30-9:00 am at the National Guard Armory (519 Division Street).
7:30-7:45 Welcome Guests
7:45-8:00 Short presentation
8:00- ? Q&A and more opportunities to learn more
Submitted by Virginia Kaczmarek on Wed, 10/16/2013 - 6:58am
October 16, 2013 – Today, the Northfield Area Family YMCA has announced it will host its official groundbreaking celebration for its new facility, located at 1500 Honey Locust Drive, on Tuesday, November 5. Groundbreaking activities for all ages are set to take place from 4 to 6 p.m., with a formal program slated to begin at 4 p.m. More information about the groundbreaking event can be found on the Y’s website – www.northfieldymca.org/capital-campaign.
Northfield Area Family YMCA Executive Director Virginia Kaczmarek said, “This is a big day for our Y. It will be a great resource for the entire community, open to everyone. Breaking ground on a new facility is a tremendous milestone for the organization, which has been steadily building up to this moment for the past eight years. We owe a great amount of thanks to everyone – donors, members, volunteers, staff members and more – for making this day a reality.”
Submitted by Scott Richardson on Wed, 10/02/2013 - 4:18pm
Local health officials may seek your help in assessing the health of our community.
Rice County Public Health, District One Hospital, Northfield Hospital & Clinics and HealthFinders are collaborating to assess the health of Rice County. 1,200 randomly selected households will receive a health survey in the mail. Local health and wellness providers will use the information gathered to improve the health of the community. The confidential survey will ask about physical and mental health, lifestyle habits such as nutrition and exercise, smoking, alcohol use, access to health and dental care, and health care insurance coverage. More information is available at www.co.rice.mn.us.
Submitted by Zach Pruitt on Mon, 09/16/2013 - 9:08pm
At their July and August 2013 board meetings, the Northfield Healthy Community Initiative (HCI) Board approved grants to support five projects and activities designed to benefit Northfield youth. The projects are all funded through HCI’s Investing in Youth grants program.
Submitted by Scott Richardson on Thu, 09/05/2013 - 3:54pm
Northfield Hospital’s Breast Care Center is offering a “mini-spa experience” with every mammogram scheduled on10 dedicated days during Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October.
Submitted by Scott Richardson on Thu, 09/05/2013 - 2:07pm
Hans Bengtson, MD, an orthopedic surgeon, has joined the practice of Orthopaedic & Fracture Clinic of Northfield, a service of Northfield Hospital & Clinics.
Dr. Bengtson will be working with Robert Shepley, MD; Brad Wille, MD; Clint Muench, MD; and Erik Stroemer, MD. He will see a full range of patients in clinic at Orthopaedic & Fracture Clinic in Northfield and at FamilyHealth Medical Clinics in Lakeville and Farmington. He will operate at Northfield Hospital.
Dr. Bengtson’s professional association with OFC is a homecoming of sorts. He is a graduate of Northfield High School. He received his medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, performed his residency at Marshall University in Huntington, West Va. and recently completed an orthopedic sports medicine fellowship at Cincinnati Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. His physician services are provided by Orthopaedic & Fracture Clinic, P.A. of Mankato.
Submitted by Scott Richardson on Tue, 09/03/2013 - 3:19pm
Northfield Hospital & Clinics Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is offering training this fall to prepare students for emergency medical responder (EMR) or emergency medical technician (EMT) certification.
Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 17, the class will meet Tuesday and Thursday evenings and alternate Saturday afternoons throughout the fall at EMS base headquarters at 1600 Riverview Drive. The classes are designed to maximize your time and energy to position you for certification.
Submitted by Bonnie Jean Flom on Sat, 08/31/2013 - 9:39pm
Interested in learning about the options available to you under the Affordable Care Act (ACA)? Want more information about the Health Insurance Marketplace? The League of Women Voters of Northfield and Cannon Falls is pleased to announce a public forum addressing the ACA on Tuesday, September 17th at 7 pm at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Northfield.
Submitted by Rob Hardy on Fri, 07/05/2013 - 9:00am
Summer is the season for fresh, ripe fruit and berries, and there are several places around Northfield where you and your family can buy fresh strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and other fruit—or pick them yourself. Here’s a current list:
Cherry Leaf Farm. Cherries. 9697 Decker Avenue. (612) 669-4778.
Submitted by Jane B McWilliams on Fri, 06/21/2013 - 3:08pm
The city has established a pilot program for householders on the west side to compost their food waste. If successful, this may become a citywide service in the future. However, there is an opportunity for other residents to collect food wastes for composting, although it means taking a trip from time to time to the city’s Compost Site on Armstrong Road, from where, according to TJ. Heinricy, Northfield’s Street and Park Supervisor, the organic waste is taken by Waste Management to a site in Empire, to be composted.
Submitted by kathybjerke on Tue, 05/21/2013 - 11:55am
The Community Action Center is working with the USDA to provide summer lunches to children. Lunches will be provided to all children without charge under standards established by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Lunches will be available at two Northfield sites. At Jefferson Square Apartments, 1356 Jefferson Road, lunches will be served from 11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. At Emmaus Church, 712 Linden Street, lunches will be served from 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
The summer lunch program will begin at both sites on Monday, June 10. Lunches will be served on Monday - Friday until August 30, 2013, except for July 4th and 5th. The meal is available to all children under 18. All children may participate regardless of race, color, national origin, gender or disability. Complaints of discrimination can be addressed to the USDA at 866-632-9992.
For more information, call the Community Action Center at 507-664-3550.