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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.”

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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Bloodmobile in Harmony on July 15

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

Harmony will be hosting a bloodmobile at the Harmony Community Center from 1-7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 15, 2014. All donors will be required to provide identification before donating, so please remember your donor card or driver’s license. Typica ..... 
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Fifth annual Harmony Hustle sustains “A Brush with Kindness” projects

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, Jun 27th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Health & Wellness

“We’ve raised more than $18,000 in support of Habitat,” said Harmony Hustle co-organizer Ralph Beastrom who helps organize the Harmony Hustle, a 10K run, 5K run/walk, and a 1K Kid’s Challenge all part of Harmony’s Fourth of July celebratio ..... 
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Harmony receives ACT on Alzheimer’s Grant to advance dementia-friendly work

Fri, Jun 20th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Health & Wellness

HARMONY, Minn. - Harmony recently received a Grant through ACT on Alzheimer’s to help make Harmony a more dementia-friendly community. Harmony is one of 12 new action communities to commit towards preparing Minnesota for the growing number of p ..... 
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Harmony bloodmobile exceeds goal by nine

Fri, Apr 18th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Health & Wellness

The blood drive held in Harmony on April 1, 2014, succeeded in collecting 47 units of blood, exceeding its goal by nine. There were 48 presenting donors and one first-time participant. Congratulations to these donors who reached the following milest ..... 
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Harmony bloodmobile collects 34 units

Fri, Dec 13th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Health & Wellness

The blood drive held in Harmony on December 3, 2013, succeeded in collecting 34 units of blood. The bloodmobile is sponsored by the Harmony American Legion Auxiliary, and many of the volunteers are Auxiliary members. However, numerous volunteer ..... 
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Free health screening at Harmony Santa Day

Fri, Nov 22nd, 2013
Posted in Harmony Health & Wellness

Fillmore County Public Health is partnering with the Harmony Lions to host a free blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose screening at Santa Day on Saturday, December 7, 2013 from 7:30 to 9:30 AM. Breakfast with Santa will take place at the Communi ..... 
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Bloodmobile in Harmony on December 3

Fri, Nov 22nd, 2013
Posted in Harmony Health & Wellness

Harmony will be hosting a bloodmobile at the Harmony Community Center from 1-7 p.m. on Tuesday, December 3, 2013. All donors will be required to provide identification before donating, so please remember your donor card or driver’s license. Typi ..... 
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