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Eyeglasses

I have an ongoing collection of old eyeglasses in Room 116 for donation. Please drop then off and give the gift of sight to those in need. Go to onesight.org for information on the charity. 

Information

Community health and general health information can be found on the bulletin board across from the Nurses office. Also, check under “Connecting” on our website. I also have many informational pamphlets and flyers located in the Nurse’s office. Room 116. Any staff member can open the room, so you can peruse the information and take home, if you wish.  

 
CTK also has a Community Health Facebook page – Click on the link and like us if you would like to receive updates.

Health Cabinet Openings

We have openings to join the Health Cabinet. We meet monthly on Wednesdays at 7:30pm. If you have any interest in the Wellness Wheel (Spiritual, Social, Emotional, Physical, Financial, Vocational, Intellectual), this is a great committee to be on.   You do not have to be “Magazine Healthy” to join us. We are all struggling. 

The Nurse Is In
 

Lenten Project

During Lent, The Health Cabinet is doing a daily Lenten project called Fast, Pray, Give. We will have calendars and stickers in the Commons available to you, to help you participate in a visual way. You are asked to focus on something each day whether it is the Fast, Pray or Give or all three. You may surprise yourself. You will probably find something on this list that you can carry out every day of your life that helps you become a healthier person in body, mind and spirit. On Easter Sunday, everybody that brings in their calendar with at least 7 stickers on it will get a plastic egg with a blessing in it. Actually anyone can get the “egg blessing”, but you might get a high 5 with it, if you have your calendar!
 

 

Vision Loss

Are you concerned about a parent of loved one who may be showing signs of vision loss?  Go to Visionlossresources.org.  You do not need a referral to receive their many services including vision rehabilitation. They do complimentary in-home assessments.  They serve anyone in the 9 county metro region. You may also call 1-877-567-4944 for more information. 

Community Food Partnership

I am working with the newly formed Community Food Partnership with Bloomington, Richfield, and Edina.  This is a program focusing on food disparity.  I am pushing promotion of our Community Garden and our Healthy Cooking on a Budget Classes. Thus, we need more people on our Community Garden Committee. Please contact me or Jane Bishop, if you are interested. 

Depression Support Coalition Spring Speaker Series

This series is geared for anyone who lives or works with children or youth. The flyer with more information is on the Bulletin Board across from my office. All forums are on Tuesdays from 7:00-8:30pm at St. Richard’s Church in Richfield
 
March 14th  “ADHD in Youth” presented by Josh Stein MD 
April 11th “Depression in Youth” presented by Linda Skillingstad LICSW, LADC

May 9th “Anxiety in Youth” presented by Gerald Schwanke, LMFT

June 13th “Autism Spectrum Disorders” presented by Lindsay Narayan, LMFT, BCBA and Mallory Andreasson, LPCC