Health Calendar published Nov. 4, 2020
Support groups, clinics and health classes are published weekly on Wednesdays. Email submissions to email@example.com by 10 a.m. at least a week in advance.
WILLMAR — Aging Wisely: Finding New Confidence and Purpose will meet at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, at the Willmar Community Center. The program is part of a series to help support the educational, social and nutritional needs of older adults. Memory Café volunteers will speak on the concept of the Memory Café, present information on dementia and more. Social distancing, wearing masks, etc. required. For more information and to make a reservation, call Carrie at 320-231-2598.
WILLMAR — The Grief Care support group will meet at 5:15 p.m. every Monday at Calvary Lutheran Church in Willmar. For more information, call 320-235-2508.
WILLMAR — Heartbeat, a support group for those who have lost a loved one through suicide, will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, at New Directions/Knutson Counseling, 1809 19th Ave. S.W. in Willmar (across from Roosevelt school) with social distancing and masks are recommended. If you are in need of someone to speak to or meet with due to a suicide loss, please feel free to call Diane at 320-894-0182, Kay at 320-262-6162 or Ray and Kim at 320-235-0030 or 320-295-6000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or Heartbeatwillmar@gmail.com .
NAMI Western Minnesota
The National Alliance on Mental Illness and NAMI Minnesota offer a variety of free online peer support groups for adults and young adults living with a mental illness, their families, friends, spouses/partners, as well as parents of children and teens. Led by trained peer facilitators, the support groups help individuals and families learn coping skills and find strength through sharing their experiences. Find a complete listing of group meetings and how to join in by going to namimn.org and clicking on “Support Groups.”
The American Red Cross conducts blood drives in the west central area. To give blood you must be at least 17 years old, weigh 110 pounds or more and be in good health. Sixteen-year-olds may if they have a signed Red Cross parental/guardian consent form. You can give blood every 56 days. Double red cells can be donated every 112 days. While all blood types are needed, type O and type B-negative donors are especially encouraged to give.
Appointments can be made at 1-800-RED-CROSS or online at www.redcrossblood.org unless otherwise noted. All donors need acceptable identification. The preferred form is a government-issued picture identification, such as a driver’s license, or a Red Cross blood donor card. Otherwise you will need to provide two other forms of identification, such as a work identification, Social Security card, personal check or credit card. Personalized mail such as a utility bill will not be accepted. Blood drives scheduled for the Tribune area are:
Nov. 4, Benson: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
Nov. 5, Prinsburg: 1 to 7 p.m., United Christian Reformed Church
Nov. 5, Benson: 12:30 to 6:30 p.m., Benson Armory
Nov. 6, Benson: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Benson Armory
Nov. 9, Willmar: 12:30 to 5:30 p.m., Assembly of God Church
Nov. 9, Raymond: 1 to 6 p.m., St. John’s Lutheran Church
Nov. 12, Madison: 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Lac qui Parle Valley High School
Nov. 13, Redwood Falls: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Redwood County building
Nov. 17, Willmar: 1 to 7 p.m., Calvary Lutheran Church
Nov. 17, Willmar: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Ridgewater College
Nov. 17, Sunburg: 2 to 8 p.m., Hope Lutheran Church
Nov. 17, Granite Falls: 1 to 7 p.m., Kilowatt Center
Nov. 20, Willmar: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Living Hope Church
Nov. 23, Grove City: 1 to 7 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church
Nov. 24, Clarkfield: Noon to 6 p.m., Clarkfield Lutheran Church
Willmar Meals on Wheels: Instead of volunteers, CCT bus drivers are delivering Meals on Wheels on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. On these three days, the meal is hot but a frozen meal for the following day or the weekend can also be included.
The meals are available for persons who are unable to cook for themselves due to their age, disability, illness or recent release from the hospital.
Along with the regular meal, three special diet meals are available. The cost is $6.81 and includes all the side dishes (including dessert) and either milk or juice.
Order by 1 p.m. the weekday before the delivery day by calling 320-235-5310 ext. 219 or 320-894-7401.
The menu is available on West Central Industries website, www.wcimn.org under Business Solutions.
Willmar Senior Dining: The meals will be available for curbside pickup at the Community Center between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. weekdays. Frozen meals are available.
The meals are open to those who are 60 years of age and older. Suggested donation of $5 a meal, one-time registration is required by calling 1-800-488-4146.
To reserve a meal call 320-262-5288 by noon the day before and leave a message.
The menu is available on the city of Willmar website www.willmarmn.gov under Community Center.