Free Bicycle Helmets to be Distributed to Area Children!

Lakewood Health System Foundation offers Free Bicycle Helmets to be Distributed to Area Children

 

Staples, MN – May 11, 2015 — The Lakewood Health System Foundation will be distributing free bicycle helmets to area children as part of its an annual “Helmets Worth Wearing” program.

The program will kick off on Monday, May 18th, and will continue through Thursday, May 28th. Children of all ages will be properly fitted and given a free helmet along with instruction on the importance of wearing a helmet during activities such as bike riding, roller skating, and skateboarding.Lakewood Bike Helmet

Bicycle helmets have been shown to reduce the risk of head injury by as much as eighty-five percent and it is estimated that seventy-five percent of bicycle related fatalities among children could be prevented with a bicycle helmet. To help prevent such injuries, Lakewood’s Foundation gave more than 450 helmets to area children during last year’s Helmets Worth Wearing Clinics.

All area children are welcome to attend any one of the scheduled clinics to receive a free helmet. For more information, please contact Megan Kruse, Lakewood Health System Foundation Assistant at 218-894-8508.

Clinic locations, dates and times for this year’s event are as follows:

Lakewood Health System Eagle Bend Clinic

Monday, May 18, 2015

3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

 

Lakewood Health System Motley Clinic

Monday, May 18, 2015

3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

 

Lakewood Health System Browerville Clinic

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

 

Lakewood Health System Pillager Clinic

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

 

Lakewood Health System Staples Clinic

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

 

 

 


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Working From Home: Not For The Wimpy!

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Three years ago I had my dream of working from home realized.

I am now officially a Work At Home Mom a.k.a WAHM

It is delightful, empowering, exciting…and dang, it’s HARD!

I pretty quickly learned I need to let some things go, pick my battles, and lay down some boundaries. Here’s a list of things I have learned (and improved on) in my short time as a WAHM:

-Having set “working hours” is critical. Treat it like any other job and show up on time and get right to work.  I allow myself a 1/2 lunch break just like any employer would and during that time I rarely turn on the TV. If I do settle in to watch a little tube, I always set a timer.

-Take the steps to encourage friends and family to respect those hours. Threats of bodily harm are entirely possible, and effective. Just kidding…kinda.

-Turn a blind eye to household chores from 8-5. The dishes may need washing and laundry may be piling up, but don’t lose focus by allowing home tasks to seep into work time. Dust is not mold, people.

-Early morning work time is a gift from God (if you are a morning person). It is my most productive time so I try to accomplish my more difficult tasks then.

-Get out! I try to “get out of the house” at least once a week to have coffee or lunch with the besties. Otherwise, I swear I start getting depressed!

-Start a nest egg. A little stash of cash for emergencies is a good feeling.

-All work and no play makes Becky a dull girl. I do allow myself some “fun time”  doing some reading and conversing in one of my mastermind groups or even just mindlessly scrolling through Facebook. I liken it to my (two 15 minutes breaks) and my brain enjoys the break from work.

-Never stop prospecting.  Allow some time every day to cultivate new clients and look for additional work.

-Get up and MOVE. Unless you want a bad case of “bench butt”, get up from your computer chair and move around during the day. This is great time to schedule exercise or walks in the fresh air into your busy day.

-Count your blessings! This is a Season of Life that you will live, love, and cherish.

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Great Job Opportunity for Brainerd Lakes Moms!

job opp

This information came to me via LinkedIn and with their blessing I am posting this hot lead here:

Cheryl Goettig is helping to recruit for Ascensus in Brainerd, MN and Dresher, PA. They have part-time Client Service Associate openings which may appeal to a Mom audience. This is a permanent, direct hire job with Ascensus. The hours are 10:00am to 3:00pm Monday-Friday. It is working in a call center queue taking questions from participants on their employer 401(k) plans. There is extensive training for this position. The pay is $13.43 per hour in Brainerd. The most successful CSAs are Moms who don’t want to lose their work skills, yet still be available to their children when the bus picks up and drops off.

Anyone who is interested can contact Cheryl through Pro-Staff (who is partnering with them to handle the resume review and initial interview process)or with her via email:

Pro Staff phone:218-825-0434

Email: Cheryl.Goettig@ProStaff.com, or Cheryl@hrcheryl.com

Good luck everyone!

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Brainerd Public Library Brown Bag Lunch & Learns focuses on Mental Health & Autism

Brainerd Public Library Brown Bag Lunch & Learns in May focus on Mental Health
Monday, May 18 – Make it OK by the Local Advisory Council on Mental Health in Crow Wing County
Thursday, May 21 – The Exceptional Brain: Autism Spectrum Disorders in Adults (formerly Asperger’s Syndrome)
 
 
In recognition of May being mental health awareness month Crow Wing Energized is hosting two Brown Bag Lunch and Learn opportunities at the Brainerd Public Library, 416 S. 5th Street.
 
To kick off the week, the community is invited to an open house event hosted by the Local Advisory Council on Mental Health in Crow Wing County on Monday, May 18 from 10am to 2pm. Discussion topics include the following, please attend any or all of the day that interests you:
  • 10 – 11:30am: QPR – Question, Persuade, Refer (about Suicide Prevention) – NAMI Presentation given by Jode London of Wellness in the Woods
  • 11:30am – Noon: Break – snacks and refreshments provided
  • Noon – 1pm: Let’s Make it Okay – NAMI Presentation hosted by: Crow Wing Energized Mental Fitness Goal Group
  • 1 – 2pm: Local Advisory Council Meeting
 
Then join us again at the Brainerd Public Library on Thursday, May 21, from Noon to 1pm for a presentation on “The Exceptional Brain – Autism Spectrum Disorders in Adults (formerly Asperger’s Syndrome)” by Claribel Severson, MA, LPCC Licensure candidate, an outpatient therapist at Northern Pines Mental Health Center in Brainerd. She will lead a discussion that includes:
– Overview of Autism Spectrum Disorders
– Latest clinical research and statistics
– Diagnosis and interventions
– Autism Spectrum Disorder affects and management
 
Severson is Autism Certified by the Autism Society of Minnesota and works with adults 18 and older, specializing in late diagnosis of autism in adults (formerly Asperger’s Syndrome) and counseling couples where one individual is on the spectrum. Her approach to counseling is eclectic incorporating behavioral interventions, CBT, REBT, Gestalt, art, poetry and writing exercises tailoring treatment to meet the client’s specific needs. She is also bilingual fluent in both English and Spanish and can read and write fluently in both languages allowing her to overcome cultural barriers that sometimes exist in receiving care.
 
These presentations are part of the Making Healthy Choices noon series that is a collaboration with Brainerd Public Library, area organizations, and Crow Wing Energized that focus on various aspects of health and wellness in our community. Mark your calendar for the June topic:
Thursday, June 18 {Noon – 1:00 pm}  Healthy Activities Outdoors by Mary Corrigan of the Northland Arboretum
 
These events are free of charge and all are welcome and encouraged to bring their own healthy lunch to enjoy while learning!

 

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It’s Farmers Market Season in the Brainerd Lakes Area!

It’s Farmers Market Season in the Brainerd Lakes Area! My mouth is already watering at the thought of all of the homegrown veggies and organic goodies that will soon be at my fingertips!

The Lakes Area Growers Market offers in-season Minnesota Grown fruits and vegetables like asparagus, peas, green beans, kohlrabi, broccoli, cauliflower, peppers, cucumbers, sweet corn, cabbage, beets, carrots, onions, lettuce, garlic, tomatoes, raspberries, blueberries, grapes, strawberries, apples etc. 

In addition they offer spring bedding plants – such as heirloom tomato plants, peppers, cauliflower, broccoli, perennials, annuals, hanging baskets, cut flowers, wild rice, etc. Typically they also have cool stuff like many varieties of mushrooms, honey, jams and jellies, maple surup, home-baked treats & gouda goat cheese to the mix.

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Brainerd/Baxter Market (Lakes Area Growers Market)
info@brainerdfarmersmarket.com 
                              
Tuesdays: at the Franklin Arts Center Parking Lot  1001 KIngwood St. Brainerd, MN
Fridays: at the Gander Mountain Parking Lot  Highway 371  Baxter, MN

Find them on Facebook or visit their website.


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Spotlight on a Local Biz-Breath of Life Adult Day Service

Breath of Life

At any time in our lives we may be confronted with irreversible losses.

Loss can come in the form of job loss, loss of a loved one, or even the loss of the ability to care for ourselves and our loved ones. Breath of Life can help adults compensate for that kind of loss and cope with the many changes brought about as we age.

Established in 2001, Breath of Life Adult Day Service is a nonprofit organization that provides an encouraging, caring, Christian atmosphere for dependent loved ones.  It is a place for dependent adults to socialize with peers in a stimulating environment as well as receive daily attention to their long term health care needs.

This service is vital to helping the primary caregiver maintain their own physical and emotional well-being; thus improving the attendee and their caregiver’s quality of life. Breath of Life helps by having their long term health care needs met through a cost effective service available within their community.  The program includes daily activities, health monitoring, medication administration, assistance with personal care, nutritious meals and snacks, individualized care plans, companionship, socialization and transportation to their Buffalo Hills facility.

“We serve dependent adults; many of whom suffer from Alzheimer’s or dementia,” shared Executive Director Paul Welch. “Breath of Life provides an encouraging, caring, Christian atmosphere for dependent adults in a safe, homelike setting. We serve the senior population impacted with Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease, developmental disabilities, stroke impaired mobility, and other health issues that face the elderly. We serve participants within a 25 -30 mile radius of Brainerd, Minnesota.”

Breath of Life

The hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8:00 am through 4:00 pm and this local organization has grown from caring for one or two participants to over 18 per day currently. With the safety and stellar care of their participants always in the forefront of their minds, Breath of Life has a staff to participant ratio of one staff to every 5 participants and they attract volunteers to assist them with their program.

“We are widely recognized for our ability to care for those impacted with Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and developmental disabilities, and other traumatic health issues,” added Paul. “We are also recognized as an adult day service that provides both a medical and social model. We employ 16 employees from the Brainerd Lakes area. Our employees have been in our employ for an average of 5 years.”

This unique and loving facility offers daytime options for those in need and includes services like:

Daily Activities: The center provides cultural activities such as music, games and crafts as well as current events and devotional time. They also use different forms of exercise from range of motion to dancing to help keep joints and muscles healthy and moving.

 Companionship and socialization: Breath of Life’s aim is to engage the participants with the staff and with the other participants. Each participant is encouraged to join in the activities within their abilities. Their caring staff and well-trained staff will also just sit and visit with those in their care so everyone receives attention.

 Safe, nurturing environment: Breath of Life exceeds the health and safety standards for elderly care of the State of Minnesota. Our ratio of staff to participant exceeds the required levels and this staff enjoys engaging with the participants while they are in our care.

 Medication administration and health monitoring: A certified nursing staff is on hand daily to administer the appropriate medications as specified by the care plan. They monitor vitals, blood sugars and more as requested. Individualized care plans are documented for each participant.

 Assistance with personal care: Breath of Life staffers are trained to assist those who need help with toileting, dressing, walking, eating and other daily activities. These services also include assistance with bathing, showing, shaving and manicures. The staff has access to state of the art bathing facilities where the safety and care of the participant is high priority.

When asked what he appreciates most about his job at Breath of Life, Paul had this to say; “I love spending time with our participants!! I get quality time with them when I pick them up in the morning or take them home at the end of the day. I also spend lots of one on one time with them going on walks together, catching up on current events or talking with them about their families. We eat lunch together, read the paper and watch the Twins when they are on TV in the afternoon. Every minute I spend with our participants is precious to me!”

Breath of Life Adult Day Service is conveniently located in the heart of Brainerd, Minnesota. To learn more about this valuable local organization, to see how you can help and to discover how their services can help your loved ones, visit their website at: http://bolads.org/

Paul Welch Executive Director 218-537-0389

 

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