Wege Grant To Provide TM To Vets
The Wege Foundation has awarded a $61,000 grant to teach Transcendental Meditation to veterans in West Michigan.The goal of the grant is to help veterans overcome the ravages of elevated stress and Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSD) that have resulted from their service to our country. This is the second grant from the Wege Foundation to provide TM for veteran’s.
Recognizing that additional avenues of community support are welcome and needed by our veterans the Wege Foundation is supporting instruction in TM which has been shown to provide effective self-help for...
Tamarac kicks off Outdoor Bootcamp May 1
Physical activities to boost strength, agility
FREMONT – Tamarac is kicking off its 2017 Outdoor Bootcamp on May 1, a program designed to help participants increase strength and agility through high-intensity, functional strength training that’s geared toward real life physical obstacle.
“Outdoor Bootcamp will help prepare participants for physical challenges, from taking part in outdoor obstacle course races to improving overall sports performance,” said Tamarac fitness specialist Dean Ford. “At the end of the day, Outdoor Bootcamp is a way to have fun, challenge yourself and...
Mobile Mammogram Coming To Croton May 5
Fremont, Mich- Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial will bring a mobile mammogram unit to Croton Township on May 5 in an effort to encourage women to get screened for breast cancer, especially women in the Croton area who may face challenges getting to the hospital in Fremont.
A service of Spectrum Health Betty Ford Breast Care Services, the mobile unit will be parked at the location of the former Independent Bank, 7389 South Croton Hardy Drive from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Because the mobile unit can take a limited number of patients, women are asked to make an appointment to reserve a spot, by calling 616.774.7998, option 1. Walk-ins will be accepted if space is available. Women who schedule appointments are asked to bring insurance information.
Free mammograms will be available for uninsured or under-insured women. For women who want to see if they qualify, call 616.486.6050.
Breast cancer will affect one in eight women during her lifetime, according to the American Cancer Society. When detected early, breast cancer can be treated and cured. The American Cancer Society recommends women 40 years and older have a mammogram once a year.
GERBER MEMORIAL NURSE RECEIVES ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR AWARD
As a community nurse educator, Sally Wagoner is proud to provide care and support for those with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers
Muskegon, MI - Sally Wagoner recently received the distinction of being named the Alzheimer’s Association’s 2017 Volunteer of the Year in the Michigan Great Lakes Chapter’s West Shore Region. Sally received the award during a Volunteer Recognition Night on April 19, where she was honored for her outstanding contributions to furthering the mission of the Alzheimer’s Association.
Sally is a community nurse educator at Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial Hospital. When she saw how beneficial a peer support group can be for people who face the challenges of a life changing event or diagnosis, she promoted the initiation of an Alzheimer’s support group to her employers. Sally has been volunteering with the Alzheimer’s Association for...
Home & Garden Show Coming Saturday
By N3 Feature Squad
Is it Spring yet?
Have you gotten outside and dirtied those hands a bit? Maybe assessed the winter damage to lawn and limb? Scoped out a few possibilities of sprucing up the old homestead?
Then you are ready for Saturday’s Home & Garden Show coming to the Newaygo Middle School courtesy of the River Country Chamber of Commerce and a most agreeable array of sponsors who help bring this annual event to our area.
This free event goes beyond just offering up ideas for home improvement with giveaways, door prizes, information and...
OPTIFAST Weight Management Program Participant Triumphs Through Tragedy
Sitting sedentary behind a desk as a Customer Service Representative for the past 12 years, Paulette Maxson is all too familiar with how easy it is to snack your day away.
“When you sit for eight hours a day you tend to feel lethargic and eating is a natural cue to liven your spirits,” Maxson says.
She isn’t alone.
Most American workers sit for eight to 10 hours a day. Yet this prolonged sitting has been linked to a range of illnesses, from increased hunger and...
Help Plant Trees, Help Mother Earth
Volunteers are needed to help the earth and plant trees at Sandy Beach County Park on Saturday, April 22, from 9am to 1pm
Global Youth Service Day is a National Day of Service that the Volunteer Resource Center is recognizing through a service event in partnership with the Newaygo County Parks Department.
This effort is made possible through...
Gerber Memorial Spotlights Free Advance Care Planning
FREMONT – Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial is shining a spotlight on the importance of advance care planning as the nation observes a week devoted to educating people about expressing their healthcare wishes through preemptive planning.
National Healthcare Decisions Day, observed for a week this year from April 16-22, raises awareness among people and healthcare professionals about clearly identifying patients’ wishes and their advocates, who will ensure those wishes are respected.
Gerber Memorial’s Geralyn Merkey, RN, is one of..
Guest Article: Community Steps Up To Raise Awareness About Autism
By Carrie Miller-TerVeer, co-founder of Newaygo County Autism Community
Mental health and wellness are critical to the overall wellbeing of our community.
Here in Newaygo County, we are identifying and providing resources that can help adults and kids who are living with autism.
As a co-founder and board member of Newaygo County Autism Community, I see firsthand what families go through when a loved one has autism. We also understand what it will take to support these families. Though the challenge is great for these families and for our community, we are taking action together to...