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News briefs - May 1 edition

Day of caring postponed to May 7

Due to the weather, WDC’s Day of Caring scheduled for Wednesday, April 30 will be postponed to Wednesday, May 7.

Fish fry slated for May 9

The Wadena Lions Club will hold its annual “pre-season’ fish fry Friday, May 9 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Wadena Elks Lodge. All tickets are $10 for dine in or takeout. Pre-sale tickets are available at Rick’s Barber Shop or through club members. Proceeds will support Lions community and youth events.

Lakewood Health giving away bike helmets

The Lakewood Health System Foundation will be distributing free bicycle helmets to area children as part of its an annual “Helmets Worth Wearing” program.

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.  

The bicycle clinics will be held at Lakewood Health System Staples Clinic on Wednesday, May 14 from 12 noon to 7 p.m. and at the Staples Bicycle Rodeo on Thursday, May 15 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Jon’s Family Foods parking lot in Staples.

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.

The Pain, Injury, and Brain Centers of America, LLC Opens Clinic in Staples

The Pain, Injury and Brain Centers of America, LLC has announced its selection of Staples as the location for its new medical clinic. It opened Nov. 1, 2013. The clinic will serve patients from across the country, but predominantly the Midwest.  The Center will offer accommodations for out of town patients.  

Appointments can be made now by calling (218) 330-4496.  More information can be found by going their website at  

Lasagna Supper Fundraiser on tap May 5

The Wadena County Historical Society is hosting its annual lasagna supper fundraiser on Monday, May 5 at the Wadena Elks Lodge from 4:30 to 7 p.m.   Meat or vegetarian lasagna will be available.  Free will offerings gratefully accepted.  Proceeds support the Wadena County Museum and Research Center which maintains thousands of historical records about the people, places and events of Wadena County.

Memory loss support group for caregivers to meet May 8

Tri-County Health Care (TCHC), Fair Oaks Lodge, Legacy Home Care/Hospice and the National Alzheimer’s Association will host the next memory loss support group for caregivers meeting on Thursday, May 8 starting at 2:30 p.m. in the Wesley Conference Room, located on the lower level of Tri-County Health Care.

This is a monthly support group for caregivers of individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer's and or dementia to learn new coping skills to better care for and understand loved ones dealing with memory loss.The memory loss support group for caregivers meets the second Thursday of each month at TCHC. Please visit the front desk for conference room location. Anyone with an interest in understanding more about memory loss is invited to attend. Support group members are not expected to attend every meeting to be part of the group.

For more information, call (218) 632-8733.

Grief Support Group to meet May 6  

Tri-County Health Care (TCHC) will host its monthly grief support group on Tuesday, May 6 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Wesley Conference Room, located in the lower level of Tri-County Health Care in Wadena.

Anyone who has experienced a loss is invited to the support group. The group’s purpose is to offer understanding, suggestions for coping, support, friendship and hope to bereaved adults. The group meets the first Tuesday of each month.

For more information, contact Tri-County Health Care’s Social Services Staff, Jenny Doll or Sara Stone, at (218) 631-5228.