EV/Watkins Senior Dining – Sept. 28-Oct. 1

Please call at least one day in advance. Meals may be picked up. For Eden Valley Senior Dining, please call at least one day in advance. Meals are delivered in your home by volunteers. Congregate dining is no longer available in Eden Valley. Please call Mary Lou Niewind at (320) 453-4407 to order Meals on…

Dock and lift removal is an important time to check for invasive species

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reminds lake property owners to check boats and trailers, docks, and boat lifts, and all other water-related equipment for invasive species when removing equipment for seasonal storage. While it’s always important to look for invasive species on boats, docks, and other equipment, it is especially important at this time…

LSS of Minnesota achieves Person-Centered Excellence Accreditation With Distinction

Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota (LSS) was awarded the Person-Centered Excellence Accreditation, With Distinction, from The Council on Quality and Leadership (CQL). This accreditation confirms the organization’s commitment to person-centered solutions to improve the quality of life for people supported by LSS Personal Support Services. Lutheran Social Service supports 2,600 individuals throughout Minnesota, empowering them…

Hunters encouraged to collect spruce grouse feathers for genetics study

Grouse season opens Sept. 19 Spruce grouse hunters in northern Minnesota’s boreal forests are being asked to voluntarily submit feather samples for a genetics research project being conducted by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources in partnership with the University of Minnesota. “Hunters who enjoy pursuing these birds are critical to the success of this…

How to keep a watchful eye on an aging parent

By Jim Miller Dear Savvy Senior, Can you recommend any services or technology that help me monitor my elderly mother who lives alone? Since the coronavirus pandemic started last March, my sister and I have noticed that my mom’s health has slipped a bit, so we would like to find something that helps us keep…

Vitamin D and COVID-19

Leanne McCrate, RD, LD, CNSC Dear Readers As scientists work tirelessly to find a treatment and a vaccine for the coronavirus, a common supplement has come to light as a possible aid in the COVID-19 pandemic. It may be in your medicine cabinet, and your kitchen almost certainly contains a food that is fortified with…

EV/Watkins Senior Dining – Sept. 21-25

Please call at least one day in advance. Meals may be picked up. For Eden Valley Senior Dining, please call at least one day in advance. Meals are delivered in your home by volunteers. Congregate dining is no longer available in Eden Valley. Please call Mary Lou Niewind at (320) 453-4407 to order Meals on…

What are you for?

By Pastor David Buchs Concordia Evangelical Lutheran Church, Fair Haven One of the ways we stem the tide of mischief in our house of raucous boys is to remind everyone that things have a purpose. What’s that baseball bat for? It’s not for sword-fighting. It’s for hitting baseballs. What’s that pillow for? It’s not for…

CentraCare offering drive-thru flu vaccination clinics

While it is important to get a flu vaccination every year, this year it is especially important to reduce the spread of flu-like illness in our community. Since COVID-19 and influenza symptoms may seem similar, getting a flu vaccination will give people a better understanding of what to do if they start having symptoms. To…

EV/Watkins Senior Dining – Sept. 7-11

Please call at least one day in advance. Meals may be picked up. For Eden Valley Senior Dining, please call at least one day in advance. Meals are delivered in your home by volunteers. Congregate dining is no longer available in Eden Valley. Please call Mary Lou Niewind at (320) 453-4407 to order Meals on…

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