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Semcac commemorates 50 years of helping people


Mon, Apr 25th, 2016
Posted in Rushford Health & Wellness

Semcac is a nonprofit, Community Action organization that was founded in 1966. Community Action Agencies were established under the Economic Opportunity Act to fight America’s “War on Poverty”. Semcac assists people to achieve or maintain independence and self-reliance utilizing community resources. The governing board is tripartite, consisting of equal representation from each of the seven designated counties including 1/3 consumer members; 1/3 public officials; 1/3 private community organizations.

Semcac is designed to serve the southeastern Minnesota counties of Dodge, Fillmore, Freeborn, Houston, Mower, Steele and Winona; there are Semcac contact offices located in each of these seven counties. Semcac also offers limited services in the five counties of Olmsted, Goodhue, Rice, Wabasha and Waseca. Semcac operates over 25 programs within the departments of Head Start, Senior Services, Outreach & Emergency Services, Community Development, Family Planning and Transportation. Some of these programs include Meals on Wheels, Semcac Clinic Community Education, Homelessness Prevention, Food Shelves (located in Preston, Rushford, Caledonia and Kasson), Energy Assistance Program, Weatherization, Rolling Hills Transit, Early Head Start, and many more!

On May 20, 2016, approximately 230 staff and board members will gather at the RCTC Heintz Center in Rochester for an afternoon event, including training and exhibits. Semcac would like to thank all of their generous event sponsors. Visit www.semcac.org for more information about Semcac and Semcac’s programs. Follow @Semcac and Like Semcac on social media.

Harmony bloodmobile collects 52 units

Mon, Apr 25th, 2016
Posted in Harmony Health & Wellness

The blood drive held in Harmony on April 5, 2016, succeeded in collecting 52 units of blood. There were 62 donors that presented and two first-time participants. Congratulations to these four donors who reached the following milestones: Kathy Boi ..... 
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Winning teams announce in SSC’s wellness challenge

Mon, Apr 11th, 2016
Posted in All Health & Wellness

ROCHESTER, MN, March 4, 2016 - Winning teams have been announced in Southeast Service Cooperative’s (SSC) Walking Challenge, in which over 700 individuals from 24 SSC member organizations competed. Fifteen Southeastern Minnesota School Districts a ..... 
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Red Cross has significant need for type O negative blood Type O negative is often needed in trauma situations

Mon, Apr 4th, 2016
Posted in All Health & Wellness

ST. PAUL, MN, March 23, 2016 — The American Red Cross has a significant need for type O negative blood donors to donate blood for patients. Type O negative blood can be transfused to patients with any blood type and is often used in emergency s ..... 
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Be a hero and donate blood during Red Cross Month

Mon, Mar 7th, 2016
Posted in All Health & Wellness

During Red Cross Month in March, the American Red Cross invites individuals to become everyday heroes by giving blood. March has been recognized as Red Cross Month by every U.S. president since 1943. Red Cross Month is a celebration of supporters ..... 
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March is Minnesota Food Share month

Mon, Feb 22nd, 2016
Posted in Preston Health & Wellness

The effects of hunger for an individual or family can range from poor health and slowed recovery from injury or illness to poor performance at school or work. During 2015, Semcac Food Shelves in Rushford, Preston, Caledonia, and Kasson had 8,215 vi ..... 
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March is Minnesota Food Share month

Mon, Feb 22nd, 2016
Posted in Rushford Health & Wellness

The effects of hunger for an individual or family can range from poor health and slowed recovery from injury or illness to poor performance at school or work. During 2015, Semcac Food Shelves in Rushford, Preston, Caledonia, and Kasson had 8,215 vi ..... 
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Staying young while getting older

Mon, Feb 15th, 2016
Posted in All Health & Wellness

Our house has recently undergone a significant change that I could have never predicted. I used to be the only runner in the family. My wife started running a couple of years ago. So, there were two of us vying for treadmill time. Now, our da ..... 
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Simple ways to get a more restful night’s sleep

Mon, Feb 15th, 2016
Posted in All Health & Wellness

A good night's sleep can benefit the human body in various ways, including increasing alertness and improving mood and productivity. But according to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, chronic insomnia disorders, which are defined as insomnia t ..... 
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