Parent Credits Newaygo County RESA Early On Service
By Nicole Skrabis NC RESA Early Childhood Consultant
Even though none of their four other children required Early On services, Alissa Hance and her husband, Joe, were already familiar with Early On® Michigan’s reputation for helping optimize children’s abilities before their son, Jackson, was born with Down syndrome.
Early On® Michigan is a Michigan Department of Education program that provides early intervention services to families of infants or toddlers (from birth to age 3) who have a developmental delay or disability. “We heard from families who told us how much early intervention meant to their kids,” Alissa said.
Five weeks after...
Gerber Memorial Hosts Nurse Networking Event
“Where do you want to work?”
FREMONT – More than a dozen people strolled into the Fremont Lake Room at Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial to learn about opportunities in nursing in a rural, community hospital on Friday. What they got was one-on-one time with Gerber Memorial’s nursing leaders, picking their brains – and tapping more than 100 years of collective experience – about what nurses do at a hospital that has been recognized as a top national rural hospital by the Leapfrog Group two years in a row, in 2015 and 2016.
Dan Powell, director of clinical nursing, medical/surgical and intensive care unit, summed up the theme for the visitors...
On The Cusp Of Spring Break Part II: Day Tripping
By N3 Spring Break Ops Team
OK Staycayers, sometime in the coming week perhaps the realization arrives that a day trip might be in order. A chance to take the fam for a short car cruise that does not involve overnight accommodations nor more than a single top off of the tank.
Our fair metropolis to the south actually has a bit more to offer than what can be found on Alpine avenue shopping emporiums and the malls.
What with the butterflies still blooming at Meijer Gardens, the zoo now open with the well-rested statue of John Ball awaiting photo ops, and the dinosaurs still roaming the halls of the Children’s Museum there are ample opportunities for some family fun.
The fun folks from the GR Public Museum ( love their carousel)sent us the following info on some of their offerings for the Spring Break crowd.
Spend this Spring Break at the Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) to enjoy intriguing exhibits, planetarium shows and hands-on activities! Visitors can...
On The Cusp Of Spring Break. Are You ReadyFor Some Local Fun?
By N3 Spring Break Ops Team
Years ago when the folks from N3 World Headquarters and Dog Dropping Depository (one of the few disadvantages of snowmelt) had children around we often spent Spring Break traveling to a variety of places. Of course, if you’ve done this you know what a great time it is to be on the road since most of the civilized (and otherwise) world seems to be heading for southern beaches or to the west for some skiing or perhaps aiming to see the cherry blossoms in DC or maybe even on a journey to New York to see….well…. to see New York, I guess.
Airports? Well, let’s just say the enhanced rudeness quotient-always at an escalated level in airports-amps up markedly due to the place just absolutely teeming with a large number of infrequent fliers. You can almost cut the collective tension with a jack-knife (if one was allowed to have one, that is).
Then there are those times when one chooses to make it a staycation. Nothing lifts the spirits like...
Good Stuff To Know About
Scavenging, Soccer, Syrup and Seasonal Jobs
By N3 Informational Team
Monday night (March 27) is the aforementioned White Cloud Rotary Jazz Festival at 7pm at the Grant Fine Arts Center which will still be echoing with the applause from this past weekend’s run of “The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe”.
This is one of those annual events that brings a number of repeat attendees, Folks who may have gone once out of curiosity or maybe because a niece or nephew was playing sax in one of the bands now return each year because the music is outstanding (and very recognizable) and the performers showcase the talent developed in our high school band programs. The staff of N3...
Area Students Promote 'Kick Butts'
By N3 News Team
The recent upsurge in efforts to impact the use of tobacco in our county includes a recent Kick Butts campaign carried out by local students.
On Wednesday March 15th an event took place in the White Cloud High School cafeteria where the efforts of the Youth Advisory Council were on display. T-shirts with tobacco related slogans lined the room, part of an initiative aimed at ‘airing big tobacco companies dirty laundry’.
“The tobacco companies gear their advertising toward young people and we wanted to showcase the ways they try to influence students toward tobacco use,” said Destiny Nelson, president of the student group.
The efforts are part of a multi-agency push by ...
Newaygo County RESA Academically Talented Youth Program (ATYP) Enrollment Now Open
NC RESA’s Academically Talented Youth Program (ATYP) is a specialized and accelerated program for middle school students funded in part by Fremont Area Community Foundation. ATYP offers classes in two disciplines: English Language Arts and Math. Successful completion in either of these two-year programs can result in students receiving up to three high school credits.
Each ATYP class meets once a week during regular school hours for four hours of instruction and classroom activities. Class size is kept small to maximize the learning process. As a result, students will be prepared to take upper-level courses during their first year of high school.
The application requires short essay responses, teacher recommendations, and a standardized assessment score. The application form and additional information can be found at www.ncresa.org/atyp.
The deadline for applications is June 1, 2017
Good Health Includes Financial Health
Gerber FCU’s Buckley to share 5 tips for financial health in free presentation at Tamarac
FREMONT – Gerber Federal Credit Union President and CEO John Buckley will share five tips and techniques for financial health at a free presentation as part of Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial’s Healthy Minds, Healthy Bodies series. Buckley’s presentation will be on Thursday, April 13, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Tamarac, 1401 West Main Street, Fremont.
“Financial health and well-being are important to families in Newaygo County as many of us strive to live within our means and save money for a rainy day,” said Josh Gustafson, Gerber Memorial’s director of community health...
Guest Article: Sexual health, A Pillar For Overall Well Being
By Amy Drilling, RN-BSN, Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial
Sexual health is something we don’t talk about much.
Yet it affects us all, and sexual dysfunction is something many women will experience at some point in their lives.
On March 18, Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial will host an event called Fit Mama for moms of all ages, where I’ll be answering questions and sharing information about sexual health.
The most common type of sexual dysfunction appears in many people as having little desire for sex. It can be a lifelong condition, or it can appear later in life. Other struggles can be with low desire, sexual responses, orgasm or even pain during sex.
Sometimes, the causes are psychological. You may have intimacy issues with your significant other. If you’re a young mom, you may be...
Gerber Memorial Expands Quit Tobacco Effort
FREMONT – Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial wants to make it easier for people who want to kick the tobacco habit get the information and support they need to succeed – by opening a new location for its tobacco cessation program in the hospital.
On Tuesday, March 14, Gerber Memorial will celebrate a new office located at the hospital specifically for tobacco cessation, with an open house from noon to 6 p.m. The public is invited to stop by. Information about quitting tobacco will be provided, as will light refreshments.
The new office is in Room 2121, on the second floor of the hospital and just around the corner from the OB/GYN clinic. Previously, Gerber Memorial’s tobacco cessation programs were located...