Healthy Communities Collaborative

What’s in a name? If the mission revolves around promoting activities and strategies that help residents of the community live better and longer, then a name can be instrumental in focusing people on that mission. That name can be especially helpful when it already possesses some familiarity in the community. Recently the Board of Directors [...]

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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer Members of the Live Better! Live Longer! (LBLL) initiative have been holding community gatherings around the county during the past year. Wednesday featured two such gatherings in Little Falls — one at breakfast and one at supper. The agenda included a meal followed by a short presentation about LBLL’s purpose [...]

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By Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer St. Gabriel’s Hospital is required to conduct a comprehensive health needs assessment of the county every three years. In partnership with Morrison County’s Public Health and Social Services departments, a survey was completed in 2012. “We sent 800 surveys to homes in the county,” said Pat Rioux, communications manager for [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer Robert Sweetgall, author, speaker and walker extraordinaire, spent Wednesday in Morrison County talking to residents about living healthier. The sessions were sponsored by Healthy Communities Collaborative and Live Better, Live Longer. Sweetgall’s scheduled talks included wellness at the workplace, adding years to one’s life, motivation to move and Nordic walking. While [...]

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Talks include how to add years to one’s life and life to one’s years  By Tina Snell, Staff Writer The Live Better Live Longer (LBLL) – Move Team has enticed motivational speaker Robert Sweetgall to speak in locally. The event is scheduled for Wednesday, May 15, at two venues in Morrison County. Sweetgall promotes walking, wellness [...]

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Focus to increase support for breastfeeding among employers, community  by Jennie Zeitler, Staff WriterAs part of the Live Better! Live Longer! project led by Healthy Communities Collaborative (HCC), a new initiative is being established in Morrison County to encourage and support breastfeeding. Start Strong is the initiative sponsored by HCC in partnership with Morrison County [...]

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By JENNIE ZEITLER, Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@mcrecord.com   The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is encouraging all residents who may be eligible to apply for help with their food costs. SNAP used to be called the Food Stamp Program.  Benefits are now accessed through a card called electronic benefit transfer (EBT), which is just like a debit [...]

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Alcohol and tobacco-free family event comes to downtown Little Falls Friday, May 18 There will be plenty to do at Le Bourget Park Friday, May 18, starting at 5 p.m. with local bands “Big Sweet Life” and “Sons of Knut” headlining local music talent while the concession stand and grill opens. A myriad of activities [...]

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