Tri-County Health Care's monthly Parents Who Have Lost a Child Support Group, which helps area residents affected by the loss of a child, will meet on Monday, Jan. 8, at 5:30 p.m. in the Wesley Conference Room at Tri-County Health Care in Wadena. Whether the child was lost to miscarriage, stillbirth, cancer, suicide or an accident, the purpose of this group is to provide long-term support to parents and a confidential setting where they can share their story and learn ways to cope. Many find it comforting to talk with others who have suffered a similar loss.
Due to rising reports of local influenza activity, Tri-County Health Care is restricting visitors to immediate family older than 18, effective Friday, Dec. 29, at 3 p.m. until further notice. The restriction is a precautionary measure to protect patients and local communities from the spread of the virus. "We at Tri-County have a responsibility to protect our patients and communities from preventable illnesses like influenza," said Ben Hess, M.D., Tri-County chief medical officer. "This restriction will help us continue to keep everyone safe and healthy."
Tri-County Health Care will host its monthly Diabetes Support Group on Wednesday, Jan. 17, from 10 to 11 a.m. at Maslowski Wellness and Research Center in Wadena. Anyone with an interest in learning more about diabetes is invited to attend for a brief walk followed by a conversation focused on diabetes self-management. The support group meets the third Wednesday of each month. For more information, contact Pam Doebbeling, RN, diabetes educator, at (218) 631-3510, ext. 5376, or visit TCHC.org.
Tri-County Health Care and the National Alzheimer's Association will host the next Memory Loss Support Group for Caregivers meeting on Thursday, Jan. 11, at 2:30 p.m. in the Wesley Conference Room in the lower level of Tri-County Hospital in Wadena. This support group seeks to show caregivers of individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer's or other types of dementia that they are not alone. At the group, they will learn new coping skills to better care for and understand their loved ones dealing with memory loss.
Tri-County Health Care's monthly Adult Survivors of Suicide Loss Support Group, which helps area residents affected by suicide, will meet on Tuesday, Jan. 16, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Wesley Conference Room at Tri-County Health Care in Wadena.
Dec. 15 • A Wadena police officer received a report of a semi crossing the road 5-6 times. The truck was speeding as it entered Wadena at 12:35 a.m. The semi was stopped. The driver said he was coming from Bemidji and heading for Verndale. He had a low front tire and admitted to being fatigued. • A Wadena County deputy assisted the Staples Police Department with handling a gas leak. The owner of the vehicle was notified and absorbent was used. Dec. 16
Hostad has the right idea Thomas Hostad has had very uplifting posts to the editor columns, speaking about how Wadena will be different, how Wadena can be great again and the joys in the fall season. Yes, it depends on each of us to have a great city and county. If only the last couple generations could of seen Wadena when a BOOMING town and still had many places of business. Times and things change.
The Tri-County Health Care Foundation recently awarded scholarships to six area students pursuing a healthcare career. One student received a $500 Auxiliary Scholarship. This scholarship was established to encourage and promote qualified individuals from the hospital's service area to pursue a healthcare career. The recipient must be entering the second year of schooling for a health-related career. • Jennifer Stifter of Aitkin, formerly Menahga, is the 2017 Auxiliary Scholarship recipient. She is pursuing a pharmacy degree at North Dakota State University in Fargo, N. D.
Tri-County Health Care will host its monthly Grief Support Group on Tuesday, Jan. 2, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Wesley Conference Room at Tri-County Health Care in Wadena. The group's purpose is to offer understanding, suggestions for coping, support, friendship and hope to bereaved adults. Anyone who has experienced a loss is invited to attend. The group meets the first Tuesday of each month. For more information, contact Tri-County Health Care's Medical Social Services at (218) 631-5228 or visit TCHC.org.
Soup and Bread Class set for Jan. 6 There's nothing like the taste of a warm soup on a cold winter night. Come in for this tasty class that will leave you with two new soups and breads that you can take home with you that night. Recipes include Lasagna Soup, Potato and Ham Chowder, Whole Wheat Garlic Herb Bread and Buttermilk Quick Bread. Work together with others in the class to make a delicious meal that you can take home! The class will be held Jan. 6 at 6 p.m. at the Sebeka School Home Ec. room. Cost is $30 per person.