Oct
23
9:00 AM09:00

Wabasha Bike/Walk Advocates

The advocate group launched in May 2018 with a Bicycle Friendly Community Rapid Planning Workshop. Wabasha County SHIP’s priority in hosting these quarterly meetings is to work toward becoming a Bicycle Friendly Community.

Annex Conference Room, 625 Jefferson Avenue, Wabasha, MN 55981

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Contact, SHIP Coordinator, Tina Moen email or call her at 651-565-5200 to learn how you can get involved.

Wabasha County SHIP supports our communities by increasing access to opportunities for walking and biking. We were happy to provide information about what makes Lake City a bike friendly community to BikeMN when they were seeking information for their Bicycle Friendly Community Resource Guide: A Toolkit for Minnesota. This resource contains context and a helpful workbook designed to guide communities through the process of becoming more bicycle friendly starting with an assessment of your community. An excerpt can be found below where Lake City is listed on page 20.  Read the guide

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Oct
18
1:30 AM01:30

Wabasha County Food Access Network

If you’d like to learn more about partnering with Wabasha County SHIP, email Tina Moen, SHIP Coordinator or call 651-565-5200.

 “EBT/SNAP CHAMPIONS! Let’s Unite!” wrote Sara George, Wabasha Farmers Market Manager, in 2016. The letter invited those interested to attend a meeting at Wabasha County Public Health to work on increasing EBT usage at the Farmers Market. Today this group continues to meet and work toward increasing access to healthy food across Wabasha County. 

The first meeting occurred in June 2016 with 16 participants who came ready and excited about working to find solutions to increase access to healthy foods for local underserved populations.  As needs were identified, the group decided it was important to continue meeting. Next, a presentation from U of M Extension talked about the Minnesota Food Charter and afterwards we evolved into the Wabasha County Food Access Network (WCFAN). In addition to working with our county’s farmers markets on increasing use of EBT, the group has identified the following priorities: 

  • Increasing access to healthy foods for Seniors

  • Reducing stigma attached to receiving services

  • Increasing knowledge of healthy food opportunities through outreach, and

  • Increasing access to affordable transportation.to access healthy foods.

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Oct
3
9:00 AM09:00

Worksite Wellness Collaborative

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Contact, SHIP Coordinator, Tina Moen email or call her at 651-565-5200 to learn how you can get involved.

The topic of this quarter is Support for Healthy Eating.

Any size employer is welcome to join!

Whether your organization has a wellness initiative in place or is new to the concept, we invite you to learn more and participate. Investing in the health of your employees is an important step for all employers to take. By creating a workplace wellness initiative, most of the best practice recommendations take little to no financial resources - only staff time to plan - but the benefits are many: increased productivity, improved morale and better managed health care costs.

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Sep
13
to Oct 18

Living Well with Chronic Pain

Register Today at www.wellconnectsemn.org

ABOUT:  Living Well with Chronic Pain is a group workshop designed to help you live a healthy life with your chronic pain by managing your symptoms. Participants set goals and make a personalized plan to improve their health. Workshops are interactive and focus on peer support.

TIME:  Thursdays, September 13 – October            18, 9:30-11:30am         

LOCATION:  Maple Grove Apartments

CONTACT:  To learn more about registration and class content, call Wabasha County Public Health, 651-565-5200 or check out online information at wellconnectsemn.org.

Offered in Partnership with Wabasha County Senior Action Team including representation from ACE Brain Fitness, Elder Network, Three Rivers Community Action, Saint Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Wabasha Ambulance, Wabasha County Public Health, SHIP, United Way of Wabasha County, and community citizens

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Sep
10
to Oct 22

Stepping On

A group workshop that builds confidence and empowers older adults to carry out health behaviors that reduce the risks of falls. Older adults will learn about improving strength and balance, home hazards and modifications, safe footwear, vision and falls, community safety, bone health, and medication review. Participants will also practice a series of strength and balance exercises which have been shown to reduce falls.

Mondays, September 10-October 22, 9:45-11:45am

To register, call Wabasha County Public Health, 651-565-5200 or online at wellconnectsemn.org.

Ask about scholarship and transportation assistance when registering.

 

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Apr
2
to May 14

Stepping On

A group workshop that builds confidence and empowers older adults to carry out health behaviors that reduce the risks of falls. Older adults will learn about improving strength and balance, home hazards and modifications, safe footwear, vision and falls, community safety, bone health, and medication review. Participants will also practice a series of strength and balance exercises which have been shown to reduce falls.

Mondays, 1:00-3:00 pm
April 2-May 14

Cost $15 for 7-week workshop

Register by calling Wabasha County Public Health at 651-565-5200 or online at WellConnectsemn.org.  

Ask about scholarship and transportation assistance when registering.

 

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Feb
6
to Mar 13

Living Well with Chronic Pain

Register Today at www.wellconnectsemn.org

ABOUT:  Living Well with Chronic Pain is a group workshop designed to help you live a healthy life with your chronic pain by managing your symptoms. Participants set goals and make a personalized plan to improve their health. Workshops are interactive and focus on peer support.

TIME:  Tuesdays  February 6 – March 13                9-11 a.m.         

Cost: $20

LOCATION:  Maple Grove Apartments

CONTACT:  For questions about this program call Lyn at 651-565-5200 or WellConnect at 507-251-3835

Offered in Partnership with Wabasha County Senior Action Team including representation from ACE Brain Fitness, Elder Network, Three Rivers Community Action, Saint Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Wabasha Ambulance, Wabasha County Public Health, SHIP, United Way of Wabasha County, and community citizens

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Jan
29
6:00 PM18:00

Supporting Breastfeeding in Child Care Programs

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2 FREE continuing education hours followed by 1 hour partner work with SHIP Coordinator.

This course will introduce the importance of breastfeeding to children, mothers, and child care programs. Topics will include benefits of breastfeeding, risks of not breastfeeding, breastfeeding guidelines, and safe handling and storage of breast milk. Participants will identify ways for child care providers to support breastfeeding families.

Trainer:  Caren Hoffman

When:  January 29, 6-8 p.m.
(2 hours continuing education); Partners will stay after to work with Tina Moen, SHIP Coordinator, on action planning, etc.

Where:  Plainview Area Community Center 346 W Broadway, Plainview, MN 55964

Wabasha County SHIP will be seeking to partner with attendees of this training. Reasons for child care providers to partner with SHIP include:

  • Free MNCPD approved continuing education hours
  • Help in obtaining three and four star Parent Aware Ratings (providers do not need to be part of the Parent Aware program to participate) 
  • Have a completed self-assessment and results
  • Training and an action plan for one to three of the following areas: Healthy eating, Physical activity, Breastfeeding support
  • Implementing best practices for healthy eating, breastfeeding and/or physical activity in their programs.
  • Have a completed post-implementation self-assessment and results
  • Have written policies describing their newly-adopted action plan(s)
  • Training-related tools and supplies will be provided to first 10 providers who are registered and who partner with SHIP.

The process for partnering Wabasha County SHIP is as follows:

  • SHIP provides a quick and easy pre-assessment
  • SHIP provides FREE training(s)
  • SHIP provides an action plan template
  • SHIP provides Technical Assistance
  • Policies in nutrition, breastfeeding support and physical activity are adopted by providers and/or centers
  • SHIP provides a post-assessment
  • Long-term sustainability will be reviewed
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Jan
15
9:45 AM09:45

Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance

Tai Ji Quan: Moving For Better Balance is a falls prevention program delivered in two one-hour sessions each week for 24 weeks.

Tai Ji Quan helps older adults improve their balance and reduce the likelihood of falling. Participants will learn balance skills, good body alignment and coordinated Tai Chi movements. 

Class meets on Mondays and Thursdays, 9:45-10:45 a.m., from January 15-April 5. Only $75 for 12 weeks/24 sessions.

This program is brought to you by the Wabasha County Senior Action Team.

Call Wabasha County Public Health to register 651-565-5200, or online at www.WellConnectSEMN.org.

Need help with transportation? Ask about assistance when registering.

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Nov
30
4:30 PM16:30

Southeast Minnesota Food Charter in Action Greet and Eat

SOUTHEAST MINNESOTA FOOD CHARTER IN ACTION GREET AND EAT

 

A gathering for families in Southeast MN to discuss how we can improve healthy food access in our region.  

All while enjoying a free locally grown meal!

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 30 from 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM at 

United Lutheran Church, 628 WEST 5th Street, Red Wing, MN

We want your voice at the table!  

  • Discuss our strengths and weaknesses. 
  • Share your perspective. 
  • Hear stories of success.
  • Hear what the barriers are.
  • Share ideas on how we can improve access.

$20 Kwik Trip gift cards given to the first 20 registrants

Activities will be provided for children.

Same day registration will be held from 4:00-4:30 pm 

Sponsored by MN Food Charter Network, U of M Extension Health and Nutrition, and the Statewide Health Improvement Partnership.

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Sep
20
9:00 AM09:00

FREE Home Safety Checks for Seniors, 55+

FREE Home Safety Checks are available to Wabasha homeowners aged 55+ who are living independently in their home or apartment.

The goal of this pilot project is to help you identify ways to reduce the risk of falling and provide information and resources to maintain a safe environment so you can stay independent, enjoy peace of mind, and protect your health.

Safety Checks will be conducted by Wabasha Ambulance EMTs who have received special training and will include a walk-through of your home and entryways, safety recommendations, and review what to do in case of an emergency. EMTs will also offer an optional blood pressure check. Participants will receive a free home safety kit.

Safety Checks are offered the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM in July, August and September 2017.

Call Wabasha Ambulance at 651-565-2633 to schedule your free appointment. 

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Sep
12
to Oct 31

A Matter of Balance

A group workshop designed to manage falls and increase activity levels. 

Participants will set goals for increasing activity, discuss reducing fall risks in the home, learn exercises to increase strength and balance, and view falls as controllable. Workshops are interactive and focus on peer support.

Tuesdays, September 12-October 31, 1:00-3:00PM
This program is brought to you by the Wabasha County Senior Action Team and includes a fee of $10 for 8 classes and a workbook.

To register, call Wabasha County Public Health at 651-565-5200 or WellConnect at 507-251-3835.

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Sep
12
to Nov 30

Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance

An evidence-based exercise and fall prevention program for people of all ages.

Class meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:45-10:45AM, from September 12 - November 30. Only $75 for 12 weeks/24 sessions.

This program is brought to you by the Wabasha County Senior Action Team. Call Wabasha County Public Health to register 651-565-5200, or online at www.WellConnectSEMN.org.

Need help with transportation? Ask about assistance when registering.

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Sep
12
to Nov 30

Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance

An evidence-based exercise and fall prevention program for people of all ages.

Class meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30-6:30pm, from September 12 - November 30. Only $75 for 12 weeks/24 sessions.

This program is brought to you by the Wabasha County Senior Action Team. Call Wabasha County Public Health to register 651-565-5200, or online at www.WellConnectSEMN.org.

Need help with transportation? Ask about assistance when registering.

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Sep
11
to Nov 29

Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance

An evidence-based exercise and fall prevention program for people of all ages.

Class meets on Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30pm, from September 11 - November 29. Only $75 for 12 weeks/24 sessions.

This program is brought to you by the Wabasha County Senior Action Team. Call Wabasha County Public Health to register 651-565-5200, or online at www.WellConnectSEMN.org.

Need help with transportation? Ask about assistance when registering.

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Sep
6
to Oct 11

Living Well with Chronic Conditions

Registration required for this 6 week class.

For questions about this program or to register, call Wabasha County Public Health at 651-565-5200 or register online at wellconnectsemn.org

Living well with Chronic Conditions is a proven self-management program for people living with chronic health conditions like heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, COPD, and others.  This class is designed to help you learn skills to manage these conditions on a daily basis.

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Sep
6
9:00 AM09:00

FREE Home Safety Checks for Seniors, 55+

FREE Home Safety Checks are available to Wabasha homeowners aged 55+ who are living independently in their home or apartment.

The goal of this pilot project is to help you identify ways to reduce the risk of falling and provide information and resources to maintain a safe environment so you can stay independent, enjoy peace of mind, and protect your health.

Safety Checks will be conducted by Wabasha Ambulance EMTs who have received special training and will include a walk-through of your home and entryways, safety recommendations, and review what to do in case of an emergency. EMTs will also offer an optional blood pressure check. Participants will receive a free home safety kit.

Safety Checks are offered the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM in July, August and September 2017.

Call Wabasha Ambulance at 651-565-2633 to schedule your free appointment. 

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Aug
16
9:00 AM09:00

FREE Home Safety Checks for Seniors, 55+

FREE Home Safety Checks are available to Wabasha homeowners aged 55+ who are living independently in their home or apartment.

The goal of this pilot project is to help you identify ways to reduce the risk of falling and provide information and resources to maintain a safe environment so you can stay independent, enjoy peace of mind, and protect your health.

Safety Checks will be conducted by Wabasha Ambulance EMTs who have received social training and will include a walk-through of your home and entryways, safety recommendations, and review what to do in case of an emergency. EMTs will also offer an optional blood pressure check. Participants will receive a free home safety kit.

Safety Checks are offered the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM in July, August and September 2017.

Call Wabasha Ambulance at 651-565-2633 to schedule your free appointment. 

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Aug
2
9:00 AM09:00

FREE Home Safety Checks for Seniors, 55+

FREE Home Safety Checks are available to Wabasha homeowners aged 55+ who are living independently in their home or apartment.

The goal of this pilot project is to help you identify ways to reduce the risk of falling and provide information and resources to maintain a safe environment so you can stay independent, enjoy peace of mind, and protect your health.

Safety Checks will be conducted by Wabasha Ambulance EMTs who have received social training and will include a walk-through of your home and entryways, safety recommendations, and review what to do in case of an emergency. EMTs will also offer an optional blood pressure check. Participants will receive a free home safety kit.

Safety Checks are offered the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM in July, August and September 2017.

Call Wabasha Ambulance at 651-565-2633 to schedule your free appointment.  

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Jul
19
9:00 AM09:00

FREE Home Safety Checks for Seniors, 55+

FREE Home Safety Checks are available to Wabasha homeowners aged 55+ who are living independently in their home or apartment.

The goal of this pilot project is to help you identify ways to reduce the risk of falling and provide information and resources to maintain a safe environment so you can stay independent, enjoy peace of mind, and protect your health.

Safety Checks will be conducted by Wabasha Ambulance EMTs who have received special training and will include a walk-through of your home and entryways, safety recommendations, and review what to do in case of an emergency. EMTs will also offer an optional blood pressure check. Participants will receive a free home safety kit.

Safety Checks are offered the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM in July, August and September 2017.

Call Wabasha Ambulance at 651-565-2633 to schedule your free appointment.  

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Jul
12
6:00 PM18:00

CATCH Physical Activity Training

  • Plainview Area Community Youth Center (map)
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THIS TRAINING IS FULL AND REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. 
Contact Tina at tmoen@co.wabasha.mn.us for information on future trainings.

Sponsored by the Wabasha County Statewide Health Improvement Partnership (SHIP), CATCH USA Early Childhood–Physical Activity #121852 is designed to promote children's enjoyment and participation of MVPA (moderate to vigorous physical activity) during activity time and recreation time with family and friends.

Trainer: Tina Moen, SHIP Coordinator

 

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