Archive for March, 2011

Service of renewal April 12

       A service of inspiration and renewal for caregivers, featuring music, scripture and guided meditation led by Henry Emmons, MD, will be Tuesday, April 12, 7 p.m. at Bethel Lutheran Church in Northfield.

      Called “Restore, Replenish, Renew,” this service is designed for anyone who is providing care or services to persons in need. This includes family caregivers, nurses, physicians, healthcare workers, therapists, clergy and volunteers. The service will include the traditional anointing of the hands and Native American drumming.

     Dr. Emmons, a psychiatrist who uses mind-body and alternative therapies in his clinical work, has been asked to expand the guided meditation session he offered last year. A resident of Northfield, he is the author of The Chemistry of Joy and The Chemistry of Calm.  

   Meg Fearing will provide the Native American drumming, and Julia Uleberg will provide a Tibetan bowl reading. Nancy Baldwin, Trondhjem Lutheran Church; Sherri Bunch Quaas, Barb Holm, Bethel Lutheran Church; and Chaplain Neale Thompson of Northfield Hospital & Clinics will serve as anointers.

     Following the service there will be refreshments and time for fellowship.  Seven local masseuses will provide massage at no charge.

     Northfield Area Interfaith Association, Northfield Retirement Community, Northfield Hospital & Clinics, and Three Links Care Center are sponsoring the service.

Car seat clinic March 12

Northfield Hospital, in cooperation with its partner, CarTime Auto Service Center, is conducting its monthly Car Seat Safety Clinic on Saturday, March 12, at CarTime’s Auto Center on South Highway 3. A certified technician from Northfield Hospital will check the child safety seat, including boosters, to insure that it is a safe product, fits the child, and is properly installed.

Parents and anyone else who transport children can report between 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. with the child, car seat, and the owner’s manual. Expectant parents also are welcome to check their car seat installation. This free service is offered on the second Saturday of the month. Appointments are preferred but not required. Call Mamie at 507-663-7087.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among children in the United States. Most of the injuries can be prevented. The rate of serious and fatal injuries goes down by one-half when children are placed in age-appropriate restraints.

Contact Nancy at Northfield Hospital’s Education Office, 507-646-1035, for more information.

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