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ACT on Alzheimer’s Community Forum to be held


Mon, Aug 25th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Health & Wellness

ACT on Alzheimer’s Community Forum to be held Wednesday, August 27 at 7pm, the ACT on Alzheimer’s-Harmony Action Committee is hosting a meeting in the Community Room at Clara House (formerly Heritage Grove). All are invited to come hear about Alzheimer’s awareness and the steps the ACT on Alzheimer’s-Harmony Action Committee are taking to make our community a more dementia friendly place.

The ACT on Alzheimer’s-Harmony Action Committee began in May after Harmony was named as one of the first round of communities (and definitely the smallest community) to receiving grant funding through the statewide ACT on Alzheimer’s organization which has been created to better help meet needs of people with Alzheimer’s disease.

The need is great, currently 1 in 9 people age 65 and older have Alzheimer’s in Minnesota. Total numbers will increase as our population ages so that the need for awareness and support for those impacted by Alzheimer’s and other dementias is growing rapidly. Using the census demographics in the Harmony area alone, at a ratio of 1 in 9 persons having the disease, over 80 people have Alzheimer’s disease. Many of these folks still live at home and some of them live alone.

At this forum, ACT on Alzheimer’s-Harmony Action Committee members will discuss various related Alzheimer’s topics and have informational materials available.

If you have questions, contact one of the ACT on Alzheimer’s-Harmony Action Committee members: Tim Samuelson-Gundersen Harmony Care Center, Diana Nelson-Gundersen Harmony Medical Clinic, Theresa Knutson-Clara House Harmony, Cliff Johannessen-community advisor, Pastor Betsy Dartt-Greenfield Lutheran Church, Linda Kastantin-Gundersen Minnesota Clinics Manager or Lori Slindee-ACT on Alzheimer’s-Harmony Community Coordinator.

Tim Samuelson, ACT on Alzheimer’s-Harmony Action Committee member says, “Like so many diseases each of us have or will experience Alzheimer’s among our family or friends. If you have at any time encountered this disease attending the ACT on Alzheimer’s forum will benefit you with accurate information and resources for you to ACT on a dementia friendly outcome.”

American Red Cross encourages blood donations

Fri, Aug 8th, 2014
Posted in All Health & Wellness

ST. PAUL, Minn. - The American Red Cross continues to have an urgent need for blood donors of all blood types to give before the Labor Day holiday, even after many more donors stepped up to give following an urgent call issued in late July. Donors w ..... 
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Nominees being accepted for Paula J. Tower Memorial Award

Fri, Aug 1st, 2014
Posted in All Health & Wellness

The Norma J. Vinger Center for Breast Care at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse is currently accepting nominations for the annual Paula J. Tower Memorial Award. This award was established to honor Paula Tower’s legacy and to remember the diff ..... 
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Western Days Stampede registration opens

Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Health & Wellness

Registration is now open for the 20th running of the Chatfield Western Days Stampede. Online registration is available at stampede.zapevent.com. The race will once again offer four-person team competition in addition to individual competition. Dis ..... 
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Second annual Mud/Trail Run hosted by Live Well Winona

Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
Posted in All Health & Wellness

If you are looking for your next challenge and really don’t mind getting a little dirty, this course is for you. Registration is now open for the “individual wave” of the mud/trail run. This event takes place on September 6 at 10:30 a.m. ..... 
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Harmony bloodmobile collects 35 units

Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Health & Wellness

The blood drive held in Harmony on July 15, 2014, succeeded in collecting 35 units of blood. This number was achieved by two donors giving two units, as there were only 34 donors who presented, and two first-time participants. Congratulations to the ..... 
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The American Red Cross calls on eligible donors with all blood types to help maintain a sufficient blood supply this summer

Thu, Jul 17th, 2014
Posted in All Health & Wellness

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The American Red Cross encourages all eligible blood donors to make an appointment to donate blood soon to help prevent a shortage. During the summer months, on average, about two fewer donors give blood at each Red Cross bloo ..... 
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Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation awarded grant through the Blue Cross Foundation

Thu, Jul 10th, 2014
Posted in All Health & Wellness

OWATONNA, Minn. - Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF) received a $100,000 grant from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation to help more children be better prepared for kindergarten in Martin, Faribault, Fillmore and Hous ..... 
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A quarter million Minnesotans enrolled through MNsure Total enrollment now stands at 251,592

Mon, Jul 7th, 2014
Posted in All Health & Wellness

ST. PAUL, Minn.— MNsure announced more than a quarter of a million Minnesotans are now enrolled in quality, affordable health insurance coverage through the state’s health insurance marketplace. To date, 251,592 Minnesotans have enrolled through ..... 
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