St. Cloud doctor to speak on hip/knee replacement
District Service Center hosts St. Patrick’s Day potluck
At 12:30 p.m. Friday, March 13 at the District Service Center, 212 3rd Ave. N., Sartell, the Sartell Senior Connection will host a St. Patrick’s themed potluck. The community will have the opportunity to acquaint themselves with the many programs Sartell Senior Connection offers while enjoying an array of delicious homemade cooking.
Daylight Saving Time begins
Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday, March 8 at 2 a.m. Clocks should be moved forward one hour, giving us more daylight in the evening, and less in the morning. Cable boxes, computers, cell phones and other high-tech devices will likely spring forward without you having to do a thing. Other clocks will need to be manually adjusted.
Volunteers needed for Faith in Action
Rural Stearns Faith in Action is looking for volunteers in the St. Joseph and rural Stearns County areas. Volunteers perform tasks such as transportation, housekeeping, simple home repairs, friendly visiting, chores and respite care for older adults to help keep them in their homes as long as safely possible. Call Mary Rademacher at Assumption Community at 320-348-2316 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Make positive changes at Women’s Health 101
Mark your calendar for a day of fun and information about women’s health. Women’s Health 101 will be held from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 14 at CentraCare Health Plaza, 1900 CentraCare Circle, St. Cloud. Advanced registration is encouraged, but not required, at centracare.com.
From 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., attendants can participate in more than 15 health screenings, a variety of presentations and visit more than 45 educational booths. Free glucose, cholesterol and HDL screenings are available until 10:30 a.m. or to the first 225 people. Presentations by area health-care providers include a variety of women’s health topics, such as weight loss, memory, stress, balance, healthy eating and more, covered in 45-minute sessions.
At 1 p.m., national speaker and trainer Willow Sweeney will help participants understand how positive or negative thoughts can impact life situations. By recognizing when we go “below the line,” we can learn how to handle these experiences with more grace and dignity and bounce back “above the line.”
Women’s Health 101 is free, but a suggested $10 donation is encouraged at the door to support ongoing women’s health education. The event is sponsored in part by St. Cloud Hospital Volunteer Auxiliary.
Participants can come and go as they please. Breakfast/lunch is available for purchase at the Plaza Café.
For more information, visit centracare.com or call 320-229-4980.
United Way Volunteer Opportunities
March is Food Share Month
March is Food Share Month in Minnesota where donations are matched during the month. During this time of economic distress, many area families are using local food shelves more than ever before. Consider leveraging the match by running a food drive within your work place, church or service club and donate to your local food shelf. Contact Catholic Charities Emergency Services at (320) 229-4560, C.R.O.S.S. Center of Benton County at (320) 968-7012, or The Salvation Army at (320) 252-4552.
Team Up to Mentor a Youth
Big Brothers Big Sisters is looking for Big Couples. Two adults can team up to mentor a youth. “Couples” may be a spouse, significant other or close friend. As a Big Couple, the two mentors provide a child with a team of support. Big Couples will be enrolled in the community-based program to provide friendship, emotional support and hope to young people with whom they are matched. The volunteers will meet with their Little 3 – 4 times a month for 12 months. Contact Rachel Bogenrief, Big Brothers Big Sisters at (320) 258-4537
Donation Needs for Catholic Charities
Catholic Charities Emergency Services is in need of household items for families. Suggested donations include bedding (sheets/blankets) for queen and king beds, pots and pans, dish sets and silverware. Contact Catholic Charities Emergency Services at (320) 229-4560
Central MN Sexual Assault Center is a 24-hour crisis-intervention agency that provides direct services to people affected by any form of sexual violence. The center’s purpose is to offer non-judgmental, confidential, free, direct services to victims of sexual assault and to their partners, families, coworkers and friends. Volunteer sexual-assault advocates provide information and guidance to sexual assault victims on the 24-hour crisis phone line, at medical facilities and at law-enforcement centers. Shifts fall on evenings and weekends. Forty-hour training is required prior to volunteering as an advocate. The next forty-hour training will start on Monday, March 16 and will consist of Monday evenings and two Saturdays. Contact Central MN Sexual Assault Center at 320-251-4357 or visit cmsac.org for an application and more details.
Board Member Needed
Community Grassroots Solutions is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization based in Central Minnesota. The mission of CGS is to improve the lives of low-income families, specifically displaced immigrants and refugee families. Programs include academic support and mentoring programs for students, job placement for parents and encouraging small business-and-community collaboration. They are seeking board members to attend meetings, contribute time and expertise about governing and policy-making, advocacy and to be an ambassador for the organization. Contact Abdiaziz Odiriye, executive director at email@example.com or at (612) 986-0906
For more information, contact Mary Krippner, United Way volunteer engagement coordinator at (320) 223-7991 or firstname.lastname@example.org