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“Help Our Neighbors” helps senior citizens in the their homes


Fri, Dec 28th, 2012
Posted in Chatfield Health & Wellness

An organization called Help Our Neighbors can be the key to helping Senior Citizens stay in their homes and active in the community by providing services they need to stay independent. The services that the Help Our Neighbors organization assists with make the life of a senior citizen easier and less worrisome.

Help Our Neighbors serves the city of Chatfield and the surrounding area including any area serviced by the Chatfield Ambulance Service. Help Our Neighbors’ trained volunteers can assist with many activities. One such activity which is desperately needed this time of year is snow removal. Other times of the year outdoor chores are offered including lawn mowing, raking leaves, washing windows, gardening and gutter cleaning.

Transportation services are offered by Help Our Neighbors which can be in town or out of town trips for appointments, errands, or social events. Light housekeeping, vacuuming, dusting, and laundry services are available from Help Our Neighbors volunteers to help senior citizens with their daily chores in their home.

An important service offered by Help Our Neighbors is a Home Safety Check. This service includes a furnace filter check, smoke alarm check, extension cord use, safety practices in kitchens, keeping window blind and drapery cords secured, determining if there is chipping or peeling paint in the home, using safe furniture, and assessing general safety precautions to prevent accidents and injuries.

Additionally, Help Our Neighbors offers Caregiver Support services, which can give caretakers a short break from the responsibilities of caring for a loved one. Respite care is also offered for help during times of emergencies or crisis.

Help Our Neighbors also provides Friendly Visitor services including phone calls and in person visits to socialize. According to its website, www.honseniorpartners.org, “friendly visitor is a service for seniors who are socially isolated and live alone or are homebound.” All of the Help Our Neighbor volunteers have gone through a background check so a senior citizen can feel comfortable having a volunteer visit them in their home to play cards, talk, or anything else that interests the homebound person. Maintenance and Repair service is also available through Help Our Neighbors which includes light bulb replacement, painting, furnace filter change, et .....
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Harmony Blood drive collects 40 units

Fri, Dec 21st, 2012
Posted in Harmony Health & Wellness

The blood drive held in Harmony on December 11, 2012, succeeded in collecting 40 units of blood. There were 44 donors that presented and three first-time participants. Congratulations to these four donors who reached the following milestones: Jill ..... 
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Shape up Fillmore County

Fri, Dec 21st, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Health & Wellness

New owner Melinda Lutes will take over ownership of Coffee Street Fitness and Dance in Lanesboro, Minn. on January 1, 2013, just in time to help everyone in Fillmore County with their New Year’s resolutions. Melinda is very excited about her new ..... 
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A ribbon cutting

Fri, Dec 14th, 2012
Posted in Preston Health & Wellness

A ribbon cutting and open house was held at Traditions of Preston on Friday, December 7, and members of the Preston Area Chamber of Commerce were there to help celebrate. Front row from left to right are Scott Springer, resident Violet Olson, Andrea ..... 
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Melinda Lutes, new owner of Coffee Street Fitness in Lanesboro

Fri, Dec 14th, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Health & Wellness

Cottage House, LLC of Lanesboro, MN is pleased to introduce Melinda Lutes as the new owner of Coffee Street Fitness and Dance located in downtown Lanesboro. The sale of the property and business occurred November 20 with Ms. Lutes taking possession, ..... 
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Ban the bug week- it’s not too late to get the influenza vaccination!

Fri, Nov 30th, 2012
Posted in All Health & Wellness

December 2-8 is National Influenza Vaccination Week and the statewide Ban the Bug effort to encourage Minnesotans to get vaccinated against influenza. Fillmore County Public Health (FCPH) is promoting these efforts by offering flu vaccinations via ..... 
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FC gives back

Fri, Nov 30th, 2012
Posted in All Health & Wellness

During the month of December bring a non-perishable food item, new or gently used hats, mittens or gloves, non-wrapped Christmas gift item for a toddler through teen, to any home Fillmore Central basketball game or wrestling meet and receive $1.00 o ..... 
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Bloodmobile in Harmony on December 11

Fri, Nov 30th, 2012
Posted in Harmony Health & Wellness

Harmony will be hosting a bloodmobile at the Harmony Community Center from 1-7 p.m. on Tuesday, December 11, 2012. All donors will be required to provide identification before donating, so please remember your donor card or driver’s license. Typ ..... 
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A View From The Woods

By Loni Kemp

Fri, Nov 9th, 2012
Posted in All Health & Wellness

Holiday Shopping to Vote for Community You’re going to shop for presents, so why not support our local economy and buy locally? We’ve all just been through a rigorous election where carrying out our personal civic opportunity to vote makes us f ..... 
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