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Letters to the editor for March 16
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March 21, 2013
St. Croix Dinner Theatre trip is set
The Hastings Area YMCA is sponsoring a trip to the St. Croix Dinner Theatre Saturday, April 20. The production, "Life Could be a Dream," features some favorite hits including "Earth Angel," "Unchained Melody," "Only You," and 20 more doo-wop hits. The bus leaves at 11 a.m. and returns...
March 21, 2013 - 11:53am
Apollo discussion is set
"Apollo: Why We went to the Moon" will be the topic at 1 p.m. Monday, April 20, at the Senior Center. David Jones will lead the presentation and will take a non-technical look at mankind's greatest technological achievement. The cost is $5. Register at the Senior Center, 310 River...
March 21, 2013 - 11:47am
Want to tell a story?
Do you have a story to tell? For the past six months, we have been following Beth's caregiver journey. Many have commented on how insightful and encouraging Beth's reflections have been. What about your story? Perhaps others would benefit by hearing snippets of your caregiver journey....
March 21, 2013 - 11:39am
March 14, 2013
Focus group seeks input
A metro-wide focus group is looking for caregiver input. The Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging is teaming up with Wilder Research to host a series of focus groups across the metro area over the next six weeks. If you are an adult who provides care to a family member or friend over...
March 14, 2013 - 9:32am
March 7, 2013
Home modification services are available
Home Modifications: Access Solutions provides home modification services to promote safety and independent living for seniors and the physically challenged to enable them to continue to live in their own homes. They serve the entire Metro area and can be reached at 612-238-5429. Additional...
March 7, 2013 - 10:05am
February 28, 2013
Augustana residents do their part
March is the month to restock the food shelves around the area, including the emergency food shelf at Hastings Family Service. Each year MN FoodShare Month provides awareness and education about the ongoing need for assistance, and the opportunity to provide help through food and/or...
February 28, 2013 - 1:29pm
February 21, 2013
Caregivers' resources are available here
Here are some resources for caregivers who need answers regarding a specific situation: DARTS Information & Assistance, 651-455-1560 Dakota County Veterans' Services, 651-554-5601 Disability Linkage Line, 1-866-333-2466 Senior Linkage Line, 1-800-333-2433 Veterans Linkage Line,...
February 21, 2013 - 10:02am
February 7, 2013
Caregivers and agencies work together for strong bond
Thank You, caregivers! Last evening, Hastings caregivers met with the 11 Hastings agencies that are here to support them and together we imagined how we might create an even stronger community of support. The conversation was informative to caregivers and service providers alike....
February 7, 2013 - 9:55am
January 31, 2013
Caregivers are invited to sharing session Feb. 6
Caring for an older adult can be difficult and challenging. A group of area agencies and organizations are working together to offer resources and support. As part of that continuing support, a "Let's Talk about Caregiving" session will be held from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday,...
January 31, 2013 - 10:31am
January 24, 2013
Look to Caregiver Monday for assistance
Caregiver Mondays is an initiative of The Monday Campaigns, a nonprofit organization in association with Johns Hopkins, Columbia and Syracuse universities. Here is tip No. 2 for 2013: Look to caregiving experts for advice on how to handle stress. In Hastings, you can connect with...
January 24, 2013 - 10:50am
January 17, 2013
Caregiver Mondays is an initiative of The Monday Campaigns, a nonprofit organization in association with Johns Hopkins, Columbia and Syracuse universities. They will offer tips for caregivers to try out every Monday. If a tip works for you, keep it; if not, try the next tip the following...
January 17, 2013 - 9:29am
January 10, 2013
Caregivers, do you look for help online? Here's a caregiver resource we've come across that gives caregivers an opportunity to reflect and share. http://www.caregiving.com/ articles/blogged/community-caregiving-journal/. Like our "Caring Reflections" below, some of the content is...
January 10, 2013 - 9:34am
January 3, 2013
Area agencies are available to help caregivers
As one year closes and another begins, we want to wish all the caregivers out there the best for the New Year. May the wonderful moments of the year past fill you with peace as you move forward on your caregiver journey. Please never forget we are here to help.
January 3, 2013 - 9:50am
December 27, 2012
Coffee and Conversation continues with 'Retirement - Is Every Day a Saturday?'
The Boomers and Better program of Hastings Community Education is continuing its second season of "Coffee and Conversation" by talking about retirement next month and all interested are invited. The Jan. 17 topic is "Retirement: Is Every Day a Saturday?" and will be presented by...
December 27, 2012 - 11:17am
December 20, 2012
Caregiver session is planned for February
Upcoming caregiver information: Please plan to join us Wednesday, Feb. 6. Last winter, 10 Hastings-serving agencies met with a group of Hastings caregivers to talk about how we, as a community, could better support the caregivers among us. Now, we'd like to invite caregivers to meet...
December 20, 2012 - 9:38am