Sudden cardiac arrest program
A sudden cardiac arrest program will be held during the Sartell Senior Connection at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12 in the Sartell Senior Center. It will be moderated by Suzie Osaki-Holm of the Central Minnesota Heart Center. Two survivors will tell their story of being saved by bystanders who provided cardiopulmonary resuscitation and paramedics who gave them several shocks with an automated external defibrillator. They will educate about sudden cardiac arrest and how it differs from a heart attack. There will be a CPR and AED demonstration as well as time for questions. Refreshments will be served. No registration is required. Visit the Sartell Senior Connection website at Sartell Senior Connection.com or call 320-260-4817 for more information.
Listening session set for school-related issues
An informal listening session regarding school-district issues is slated for 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6 at Liquid Assets coffee shop, 1019 2nd St. S., Sartell.
All are invited to attend to share questions, concerns and ideas with Sartell-St. Stephen School Board member Michelle Meyer and possibly some other board members. Meyer is one of four board members who was elected in the November election. She served on the school board before for two terms, from 2000 until 2007. She was elected Nov. 6 to fill out two years of a term held by Julie Zupfer Anderson, who had resigned.
Meyer and others on the board want to hear from the public and to extend the lines of communication to all who live in the district.
Sue Borgeson benefit
A taco bar benefit and silent auction will be held for Sue Borgeson, a paraprofessional at Apollo High School and a Sartell resident, from 4:30- 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8 at Westside Learning Center, 1001 2nd St. S., Sartell. Organizers are requesting those attending to pick up food tickets in advance to plan for the amount of people attending. Sue Borgeson, a paraprofessional at Apollo High School and a Sartell resident, has battled breast cancer for the past year and won, and now has been diagnosed with colon cancer. She had surgery on Jan. 16 and is recovering. Family and friends are trying to aid her family with their medical costs. St. Cloud Chapter of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans will match funds up to $2,000. Cash donations may be dropped off at Liberty Savings Bank, Sartell. Comments or donations may be directed to Jen Fox at 612-719-2707 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Living with Parkinson’s under the age of 60
A newly formed support group for those under 60 who have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease will meet the second Tuesday of each month from 6-7:30 p.m. at Saron Lutheran Church in Big Lake, Minn. Specific topics will be scheduled along with an open forum. Caregivers welcome! No Children please. Any questions, please call Camille Johnson at 763-350-7401.