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Semcac commemorates 50 years of helping people


Mon, Apr 25th, 2016
Posted in Preston 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.

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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Hiawatha Valley Mental Health Center expands to Preston

By Morgan McManimon-Myers

Mon, Aug 3rd, 2015
Posted in Preston Health & Wellness

Hiawatha Valley Mental Health Center (HVMHC) has recently expanded its services to the Fillmore County area. These developments include providing Adult Rehabilitative Mental Health Services (ARMHS), Adult and Children Mental Health Case Management, ..... 
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Celebrating National Homecare Month

Mon, Nov 24th, 2014
Posted in Preston Health & Wellness

Good Samaritan Society Home Care of Preston is happy to be celebrating in the month of November not only National Homecare month, but also the ongoing 20 year celebration of their existence. This service which was somewhat unique in 1994 is more the ..... 
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Summer food program for kids

Fri, Jun 6th, 2014
Posted in Preston Health & Wellness

With summer here, it’s time to think about keeping children healthy while school is out. Fillmore Central Schools will be providing free meals for children this summer! Free meals for children will be served at the elementary school in Preston o ..... 
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Preston, Peterson chosen for prime bicycling event

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Jan 31st, 2014
Posted in Preston Health & Wellness

Two Fillmore County towns, eagerly awaiting news, received confirmation last week that they had been chosen as a part of a four-day, four-community bicycling event. Bicycling Around Minnesota (BAM), an eight-year tour organization, set up the event, ..... 
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Fillmore County launches new free discount prescription savings program

Fri, Apr 12th, 2013
Posted in Preston Health & Wellness

Preston, MN – Fillmore County is pleased to join the Coast2Coast Rx Card program. The new Coast2Coast Rx card will allow all County residents, regardless of income, age, or health status to participate in the program and save on the cost of thei ..... 
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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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Free car seat and booster seat check event

Fri, Oct 12th, 2012
Posted in Preston Health & Wellness

Extra seat belt enforcement activities will be taking place from October 12-26. The Minnesota Primary Seat Belt law requires drivers and all passengers to be buckled up or in the correct child restraint or booster seat. Children in Minnesota must ri ..... 
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