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Senior nutrition programs celebrate 40 years!


Fri, Oct 18th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Health & Wellness

Across Minnesota, Senior Nutrition Programs - often referred to as “Senior Dining” and “Meals on Wheels” - are celebrating their 40th year of service in the state.

In July of 1973, the Governor’s Citizen’s Action Council on Aging awarded its first Older American’s Act grants for the purpose of establishing “nutrition programs for the elderly.” Semcac was one of the agencies to receive a grant. Senior Dining meal sites and Meals on Wheels services were established throughout Region X. By year-end, Semcac was serving 1,000 meals per week in 16 communities. Today they serve over 1,300 meals per ‘day’ in 52 locations. Across Minnesota 3.6 million meals per year are served at 600 meal sites.

The Senior Nutrition Programs are more than just a meal! In addition to the nutritious meal, the dining sites offer opportunities for socialization, volunteering, education, and are links to other community services that promote independent living.

In honor of the 40th anniversary, the local Senior Dining site in Rushford located at Tenborg Center invites the public to a “Meal of Celebration” on October 24, 2013. Meal reservations will be required. To join us or to find out more about the program, please call 507-864-2786 between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

We hope to see you there!

Additional services and more healthcare providers at Rushford Clinic

Thu, Aug 29th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Health & Wellness

Winona Health has added services at their Rushford Clinic and welcomed several new healthcare providers. “Healthcare organizations everywhere are finding it challenging to recruit healthcare providers for smaller, rural communities,” said Mart ..... 
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Rushford and Peterson to Join Cities for “America’s Night Out Against Crime”

Fri, Jul 19th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Health & Wellness

On Tuesday, August 6, neighborhoods throughout Rushford, Minn. and Peterson, Minn. are being invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the “30th Annual National Night Out” (NNO) crime and drug prevention event. National ..... 
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Free health screening offered in Rushford

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

Fillmore County Public Health (FCPH) and Semcac are partnering to host a free blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose screening on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 from 7:30 to 10: 00 AM at the Tenborg Center in Rushford. This screening is open to both Se ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson Announces 2013 Summer Meal Program

Fri, Apr 5th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Health & Wellness

This summer, all children ages birth to 18, REGARDLESS of income level, will be able to eat FREE breakfasts and lunches at school Mondays thru Fridays during designated serving times. Summer meals will be served as follows: Breakfast from 8:00am-9 ..... 
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Living with Diabetes or Pre-diabetes: new four-week program

Fri, Apr 5th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Health & Wellness

Are you or a family member at risk for developing diabetes or do you have diabetes and could benefit from a refresher course on how to manage your blood sugar? Winona Health’s Living with Diabetes or Pre-diabetes program is for you. Facilitated ..... 
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Rushford gets kids biking safely

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Jun 29th, 2012
Posted in Rushford Health & Wellness

It’s been nearly 20 years since Rushford has held a bike safety clinic for its young people. This past Wednesday, thanks to tenacious part-time Rushford police officer Chris Frick, the community once again saw kids practicing the basics on the sch ..... 
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