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Well being Calendar printed Jan. 25, 2023 – West Central Tribune

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WILLMAR — Ageing Properly: Discovering New Confidence and Objective will meet at 1:30 pm Thursday, Feb. 2, on the Willmar Group Heart. Todd Stoeberl of CentraCare Listening to Clinic will speak about listening to, listening to aids and indicators of listening to harm. This system is a part of a collection to assist help the tutorial, social and dietary wants of older adults. For extra info and to make a reservation, name Britta at 320-262-5288 by 4 pm Wednesday, Feb. 1.

WILLMAR — The annual Give Children a Smile charity dental care occasion will likely be held between 8:30 am and 12:30 pm Friday, Feb. 2, on the CentraCare Dental Clinic at Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar. Qualifying people (low-income kids ages 0-17 who aren’t at present sufferers at one other dental workplace) ought to name CentraCare Dental Clinic at 320-214-2620. Appointments will refill rapidly.

WILLMAR — NAMI Western Minnesota psychological well being help teams for households and peer-to-peer help will meet from 6:30 to 7:30 pm Thursday, Feb. 2, on the Willmar Public Library. Household teams are led by educated facilitators who even have a member of the family with psychological sickness. The group helps households develop higher coping expertise and power via sharing. It’s sponsored by the Nationwide Alliance on Psychological Sickness. For extra info, name 320-368-8319.

Hearts+Minds: Tuesdays, Jan. 31-Feb. 28, 3 to 4:30 pm, through Zoom, free. Developed by NAMI Nationwide, the wellness program is designed to coach and empower people to handle their psychological and bodily well being. Register at

Dealing with suicide, hope for the agricultural group: Feb. 6, 3 to five:30 pm, free, CentraCare foremost clinic in Willmar. Suicide is an pressing well being care disaster touching far too many Minnesotans within the agricultural group annually. This “Dealing with Suicide” occasion options the Query, Persuade, Reply (QPR) class taught by College of Minnesota Farm Security & Well being Extension Educator Emily Krekelberg, a screening of excerpts from Twin Ciites Public Televisoin’s new documentary “Dealing with Suicide”, and a query -and-answer session with NAMI (Nationwide Affiliation on Psychological Sickness) Minnesota suicide prevention employees. For questions, name Michelle Kiefer at 320-251-2700 ext. 55171 or e-mail ..

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The Minnesota River Space Company on Ageing supplies advocacy, info, sources and help in order that older adults can keep the life-style of their selection. To be taught extra about this and different displays and trainings MNRAAA has to supply, go to

Dwell chat with a specialist can be accessed on-line at

New to Medicare: Jan. 26, 8:30 to 10:30 am, on-line; for individuals who will likely be new to Medicare and want to find out about Medicare Elements A, B, C and D. Matters will embrace a complete introduction to Medicare together with what Medicare covers, supplemental insurance coverage and Half D prescription protection. Through the class you’ll be taught the Medicare enrollment particulars, find out how to get essentially the most out of your advantages and find out how to analysis your Medicare plan choices utilizing the website. Enroll at / . For extra info name 1-800-333-2433, house is proscribed.

SAIL: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:15 to 11:15 am, Willmar Group Heart, free, all talent ranges. The Staying Lively & Unbiased for Life program relieves upon weight coaching and steadiness workout routines to guard in opposition to fractures brought on by osteoporosis by growing muscular power, steadiness and bone density.

55+ Driver programs: This class supplied via the Minnesota Freeway Security & Analysis Heart will prevent as much as 10 % in your auto insurance coverage. Completion of an eight-hour course qualifies you for the low cost. To keep up the low cost, it’s essential to full a four-hour refresher each three years. The course covers defensive-driving suggestions, modifications in legal guidelines, car expertise, and visitors security. It’s also accessible on-line at Advance registration required, on-line at or name 1-888-234-1294. Lessons set within the West Central Tribune space embrace:

  • Refresher programs, 12:30 to 4:30 pm, Feb. 9, Feb. 16, March 9 or April 17, $24, Jefferson Studying Heart, Willmar.
  • Refresher programs, 5 to 9 pm, Feb. 16 or April 17, $24, Jefferson Studying Heart, Willmar.
  • Refresher course, March 4, 1 to five pm, $24, Emden Church, Renville.
  • First-time course: 5 to 9 pm, two days, March 9 and March 20, $28, Jefferson Studying Heart, Willmar,

Senior LinkAge Line: A free service of the Minnesota Board on Ageing, the Senior LinkAge Line is the State Well being Insurance coverage Help Program and Senior Medicare Patrol for Minnesota. Older adults can contact the Senior LinkAge Line at 1-800-333-2433 between 8 am and 4:30 pm weekdays to obtain assist with questions involving Medicare and medical insurance, assist discovering companies to remain in a single’s residence or assist to afford medicine. Remember to have a whole record of pharmaceuticals and dosages.

Incapacity Hub MN: A free statewide useful resource community that helps clear up issues, navigate the system and plan for the long run. The crew is aware of the ins and outs of group sources and authorities applications, and has years of expertise serving to folks match them collectively. Name 1-866-333-2466 from 8:30 am to five pm Monday via Friday or discover e-mail and stay chat choices at

Espresso Speak: This statewide telephone chat line for older adults is open from 8 am to midday weekdays. Name toll-free at 877-238-2282. It’s staffed by volunteers who perceive the older grownup inhabitants’s wants and challenges and is devoted to easing loneliness and social isolation amongst older adults. Volunteers can supply phrases of encouragement and understanding and supply details about help and sources accessible within the particular person’s group. Calls are free. The caller’s privateness is a precedence, and the one info requested will likely be first title. Customers of the road might name as typically as they want.

LSS Meals on Wheels: Sizzling Meals on Wheels are delivered on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. A frozen meal is on the market for the next day or the weekend. The meals can be found for people who find themselves unable to cook dinner for themselves resulting from their age, incapacity, sickness or current launch from the hospital. Together with the common meal, two particular food regimen meals can be found. The associated fee is $8.75 and contains milk. These 60 and over might contact LSS to see in the event that they qualify for a lowered value. Order by midday the weekday earlier than the supply day by calling 320-737-0985. The menu is on the market on the web site

Willmar Senior Eating: The meals are served at 11:30 am weekdays and are additionally accessible for curbside pickup on the Group Heart. The meals are open to those that are 60 years of age and older. Prompt donation of $5 a meal. Name 320-262-5288 by midday the day earlier than and go away a message. The menu is on the market on the town of Willmar web site below Group Heart.

Lutheran Social Providers: Frozen, shipped meals can be found for older adults statewide via the LSS Meals to Go service. Every cargo contains 14 frozen meals and the associated fee is about $9 per meal, which incorporates the delivery price. The associated fee is roofed for Minnesotans who use one in every of 5 waiver applications. Meals are additionally accessible to anybody in Minnesota who may benefit from wholesome meals shipped on to their houses. Order meals on the web site or name 800-488-4146.

The American Purple Cross conducts blood drives within the west central space. To offer blood you should be no less than 17 years outdated, weigh 110 kilos or extra and be in good well being. You may give blood each 56 days. Double purple cells may be donated each 112 days. Whereas all blood varieties are wanted, kind O and kind B-negative donors are particularly inspired to present.

Appointments may be made at 1-800-RED-CROSS or on-line at All donors want acceptable identification. The popular kind is a government-issued image identification, equivalent to a driver’s license, or a Purple Cross blood donor card. In any other case you have to to supply two different types of identification, equivalent to a piece identification, Social Safety card, private test or bank card. Customized mail equivalent to a utility invoice is not going to be accepted.

Blood drives scheduled for the Tribune space are:

Jan. 25, Granite Falls: 9 a.m. to three p.m., Kilowatt Heart

Jan. 25, Clara Metropolis: 12:30 p.m. to six:30 p.m., Group Heart

Jan 25, Hancock: Midday to six pm, Hancock College

Jan. 26, Atwater: 1 to 7 p.m., Group Heart

Jan. 26, Danube: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Group Heart

Jan. 26, Morris: Midday to six pm, Hosanna Worship Heart

Jan. 26, Montevideo: 12:30 p.m. to six:30 p.m., Coaching and Group Heart

Jan. 27, Willmar: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., YMCA

Jan. 30, Willmar: 1 to six p.m., Vinje Lutheran Church

Jan. 31, Milan: 11 a.m. to five p.m., Kviteseid Lutheran Church

Feb. 1, Clara Metropolis: 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., MACCRAY Excessive College

Feb 2, Morris: Midday to six pm, College of Minnesota

Feb 2, Benson: Midday to six pm, St. Mark’s Lutheran Church

Feb 3, Benson: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., St. Mark’s Lutheran Church

Feb 6, Grove Metropolis: 1 to 7 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church

Feb 7, Lake Lillian: 1 to 7 p.m., United Lutheran Church

Feb 9, Belgrade: Midday to six pm, St. Francis De Gross sales Church

Feb 13, Willmar: 12:30 p.m. to five:30 p.m., Meeting of God Church

Feb 14, Willmar: 9 a.m. to three p.m., Kandiyohi County Historic Society

Feb 15, Grove Metropolis: 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Atwater-Cosmos-Grove Metropolis Excessive College

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