Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea and Austin will award two $1000 scholarships to non-traditional students in in its Albert Lea service area and two $1000 scholarships to non-traditional students in its Austin service area who are interested in pursuing an education in health care.
"Non-traditional" students, defined as those who are pursuing post-secondary education five or more years after completing high school or receiving a GED. To be eligible, students must live within Albert Lea and Austin service areas and plan an education in the health care field.
The Mobile Open Door Health Center visits Riverland Community College in Austin on the 1st Thursday of every month. Call 507.388.2120 for more information, check upcoming dates, and to schedule an appointment. Please share within your networks with those who may be interested!
I have been a part of the Harvest Fest event for three years. We decided to have an event that would help strengthen families by letting them know of free or low cost activities to do together in Mower County, and to help them know more about Downtown Austin businesses and other services and organizations that focus on well-being.
What genuinely surprises me is the number and caliber of local businesses and organizations that jump on board to help with this event.
United Way is more than just the middle-man between community and resources – we are the go-to destination for problems to be solved. While United Way serves an important role in Mower County, it is collaborations with organizations like Mower Refreshed that really make change happen. We rely on Mower Refreshed and the Community Health Needs Assessment to inform investment decisions for health-related programs.
It was more like “45 minutes with,” but Mark Wachlin, a licensed alcohol and drug counselor, has a lot to say. “I’m passionate about what I do,” he says. Mark has been working with Mayo Clinic Health System Fountain Centers for 12 years and is currently counseling in Austin with those struggling with addiction. Take a few minutes to get to know Mark.
Fall is a great time to get active and pick your own food at local orchards, pumpkin patches, and farms. These experiences provide a great opportunity to take fresh, unprocessed produce and use them in creative ways at home.
Think outside the box and have fun experimenting! Roast pumpkin seeds, dry apple rings for a delicious and healthy snack or use spaghetti squash instead of noodles in your favorite pasta dishes.
ENGAGING in efforts making healthy choices easier in Mower County EQUIPPING communities to grow sustainable wellness solutions EMPOWERING people to create a culture of wellness where they live, work, play and learn