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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.

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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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 award ..... 
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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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