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October 17, 2014
Blustery winds didn’t stop Tom Meium, field representative for U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, left, from taking advantage of the photo opportunity during a groundbreaking ceremony on Friday morning for the Bethesda Health and Housing project. Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny
Celebrating start of Bethesda project
October 17, 2014 - 11:56pm
January 13, 2014
Innovation in programs and responsiveness to community needs are priorities for Michelle Haefner, who recently became the president and chief executive officer of Bethesda Health and Housing. The organization serves 600-some older adults each day across a continuum of care that ranges from skilled nursing to housing, home health care and wellness. Tribune photo by Anne Polta
New CEO takes over Bethesda
January 13, 2014 - 11:22pm
April 3, 2013
Jerrie Dodge, center right, coaches a water aerobics class at Club Bethesda in Willmar. The club, open to people age 50 and over, has more than 500 members. The fitness programs are part of Bethesda’s wellness center. People in their 50s and 60s who’ve never set foot in a nursing home come to Bethesda’s Wellness Center every week to use the customized exercise equipment or swim in the heated therapeutic pool. Tribune photo by Ron Adams
Bethesda at forefront of aging demographics, new expectations
April 3, 2013 - 6:00am
Jim Dahl tries an exercise during a class designed for people with Parkinson's disease. The classes at Bethesda Wellness Center in Willmar, in addition to physical therapy, help preserve strength, balance and range of motion. The program uses the "big" principle of large, amplified movements, a concept developed two decades ago to address the types of neurological issues seen in Parkinson's disease. (Tribune photo by Gary Miller)
Bethesda in Willmar, Minn., develops pilot project specializing in Parkinson's disease
December 3, 2012 - 12:00am
November 16, 2012
Myrtle and Marvin Mahn pose for a photo Thursday during the Movember Happy Hour at Bethesda Heritage in Willmar. Residents had their pictures taken for the bulletin board during the mustache social held for increasing awareness of men's health issues. Tribune photo by Ron Adams
Movember Happy Hour
November 16, 2012 - 12:00am
February 11, 2012
Elsie Bestge, left, a resident at Bethesda Heritage Center, listens Friday as kindergarten students Lexi Owens, 6, from left, Caleb McCrory, 6, and Noah Starkenburg, 5, explain how they made their Valentine placemats. All of the kindergarten students from Sarah Owens' class at Willmar Community Christian School made placemats which were given to Bethesda residents Valentine gifts. Tribune photo by Ron Adams
Bethesda Valentine
February 11, 2012 - 12:00am
October 22, 2011
Josh Dahlke, in pool, visits with Irma Arneson, center, Bonnie Kraemer, both residents of Bethesda Sunrise Village, during a pool open house Friday at the Bethesda Wellness Center. The center hosted the open house to give people a chance to see the recently completed warm-water therapy pool. Tribune photo by Ron Adams
Open house features new pool
October 22, 2011 - 12:00am
May 3, 2011
Dale Evenson, left, of Spicer, and Leonard Walter of Willmar paint flower pot holding benches they built during their Monday woodworking session at the Bethesda Day Break program. Fifteen men take part in the woodworking class at the Bethesda Wellness Center in Willmar. Tribune photo by Ron Adams
Adding some color
May 3, 2011 - 12:00am
March 8, 2011
Kris Johnson, left, and Becki Kallevig are the admission coordinators who staff the new Welcome Center at Bethesda Health and Housing. The Welcome Center was launched two months ago to create a smoother process for handling referrals and helping families find services that meet their needs. (Tribune photo by Anne Polta)
Bethesda's new Welcome Center offers 'one-stop shop' for senior services info
March 8, 2011 - 12:00am
December 21, 2010
Fern Euling, left, of Willmar learns about the art of stamping from Andrea Garvick on Monday at Bethesda Day Break. Garvick came from Unity Stamp Company in New London to help with the activity at the adult day service held at the Bethesda Wellness Center.
Tribune photo by Ron Adams
Stamping as an art
December 21, 2010 - 12:00am
October 30, 2010
Alice Sandboe, left, tries out exercise equipment Friday at the new Bethesda Wellness Center with help from Tiffany Krogstad, wellness director, during an open house. Tribune photo by Ron Adams
Open house
October 30, 2010 - 12:00am
October 22, 2010
The exterior of the new Bethesda Wellness Center in Willmar. Tribune photo by Gary Miller
Bethesda to unveil new digs
October 22, 2010 - 12:00am
April 2, 2010
Keith Olson, left, of Willmar and Todd Van Buren of Spicer fasten the roof sheathing Thursday at the new Bethesda Wellness Center opposite Bethesda Pleasantview. According to Tribune archives, Bethesda Health and Housing broke ground last fall for the $6 million center that will incorporate state-of-the-art exercise equipment and a warm-water therapeutic pool. Designed for older adults, it will be open to seniors in the community as well as to Bethesda residents, with the goal of fostering health and phy...
Bethesda center coming along
April 2, 2010 - 12:00am
March 3, 2010
Mary Jane Stredde, left, received the District E Volunteer of the Year  Tuesday from the Aging Service Minnesota Institute. Stredde was the guest of honor during a ceremony at Centennial Square in Willmar where Bethesda Health and Housing CEO Doug Dewane presented the award. Tribune photo by Gary Miller
'Something to live for': Bethesda volunteer, 75, presented award from Aging Services of Minn.
March 3, 2010 - 12:00am
March 2, 2010
Kenny Fransen, left, and Forrest Foster close a hole Monday after spotting and repairing gas lines at the intersection of Willmar Avenue and 10th Street Southeast. The two employees with Midwest Underground of Willmar were part of a crew that located gas lines in preparation of the installation of a sewer line for Bethesda Health and Housing's new senior wellness center.
Tribune photo by Gary Miller
Buried deep
March 2, 2010 - 12:00am