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Health Calendar published Oct. 28, 2020

Support groups, clinics and health classes are published weekly on Wednesdays. Email submissions to news@wctrib.com by 10 a.m. at least a week in advance.

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Pacer Center

Pacer Center will have a webinar from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 2, for parents of children and youth with mental health needs. To register for the workshop “Educating Your Child with Mental Health Needs: Special Education and Distance Learning,” go to the website pacer.org/workshops .

Aging Wisely

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.

Bloodmobile

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. 2, Murdock: Noon to 6 p.m., city hall

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Nov. 3, Spicer: 1 to 7 p.m., American Legion

Nov. 3, Appleton: Noon to 6 p.m., Appleton Area Health Services

Nov. 4, Benson: 8 a.m.t o 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

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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

Home-delivered meals

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.

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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.

NAMI Western Minnesota

The National Alliance on Mental Illness and NAMI Minnesota have started online support groups and mental health classes in response to COVID-19. All are available through the Minnesota website at namimn.org .

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Donna Middleton started working at the West Central Tribune in 1975 and has been the news assistant since 1992. She compiles the arts, health, farm and community page calendars, as well as rewrites and works on the special sections.
She can be contacted at dmiddleton@wctrib.com or phone 320-214-4341.
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