Healthcare for Heroes – Self-Care Training for Senior Workers

NAMI Minnesota (National Alliance on Mental Illness) in collaboration with McCubbin Training and LeadingAge Minnesota has created a free, online training on Healthcare for Heroes – Self-Care Training for Senior Workers. The training helps caregivers develop personal strategies for managing stress and practicing self-care as they continue to provide care for others. The training, which…

Vaccine arrives at Hilltop
Residents and staff at Hilltop Health Care Center and Garden View Apartments received COVID-19 vaccinations Monday morning, Jan. 4, at the facility. A total of 97 were vaccinated with the Moderna vaccine. The second-dose vaccine has been scheduled to be administered in February. Submitted photos. Hilltop activities coordinator Linda Faber receiving her vaccine. None of…
Meeker Memorial delivers first doses of COVID-19 vaccine to frontline workers

Meeker Memorial Hospital & Clinics received its first allotment of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine and began administering the vaccine to frontline health care workers early Tuesday morning, Dec. 22. Until the vaccine becomes widely available, Meeker Memorial is urging community members to be patient, continue to wear masks, and social distance while initial doses of…

Kimball blood drive Jan. 21

Kimball Fire & Rescue are sponsoring the American Red Cross Blood Drive from 1-7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, at St. Anne’s Church. 

Eden Valley blood drive Jan. 26

The American Red Cross will be in Eden Valley from 1-7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church (852 Stearns Ave. W, Eden Valley). An appointment is needed – schedule yours today by calling 1-800-Red Cross or going to or on the Blood Donor App or, if you prefer, contact Bonnie at…

Talking holiday loneliness and how to cope with U of M

A national survey shows that loneliness is higher than ever before – of 20,000 United States adults surveyed, more than half report they either sometimes or always feel alone. Compound that statistic with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and mental health experts will agree that this holiday season will be the toughest part of 2020 for…

Help is available for hungry Minnesotans

Since COVID-19 pandemic hit, food needs and support have increased Minnesotans who have recently lost their jobs and watched their incomes drop have less to spend on necessities, including food. As the struggle to put healthy food on the table has increased, there is more help available from state and local sources. 

CentraCare reinstating visitor restrictions due to increase in COVID-19 cases

Due to our hospitals reaching capacity and the current surge in positive COVID-19 cases in our communities, CentraCare is once again implementing a no visitor policy at several facilities. The restrictions will go into effect Tuesday, Nov. 24. At hospitals, visitors will be allowed for patients experiencing specific situations including: 

Red Cross blood drive in Watkins

The Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 1-7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 29, at the Church of St. Anthony Social Hall in Watkins. Appointments can be made at or by calling 1-800-Red Cross.

What happens to Medicare if Obamacare is overturned?

By Jim Miller Dear Savvy Senior, Will my Medicare benefits be affected if Obamacare is overturned by the Supreme Court? – Concerned Beneficiary Dear Concerned, Unfortunately, yes. If the Affordable Care Act (ACA) – also known as Obamacare – gets repealed by the Supreme Court next year, it will weaken Medicare and increase costs for…

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