When Margit Fredrickson turned 100, her son Karl thought it would be nice to celebrate with someone who shares her birthday. So he called the Birth Center at Northfield Hospital that day to ask if any new babies had arrived.
That’s how Margit met Waylon Bouma, just hours after he was born.
“The nurse said, ‘Ihave an unusual request for you’ and asked if Margit could visit,” says Amy Bouma, Waylon’s mom. “We said ‘Yes, absolutely, that would be awesome.’”
Everyone experiences stress at times. The National Institutes of Mental Health highlights three distinct kinds of stress:
- routine stress of work or school
- sudden stress of negative life events like job loss, divorce, or illness
- traumatic stress of an accident or natural disaster
If you’re feeling stressed, don’t ignore it. Some typical signs of stress include trouble sleeping, increased alcohol and other substance use, being easily angered, feeling depressed, or having low energy.
The Northfield Parkinson’s Support Group will share music, and a personal life story, at its monthly meeting on Feb. 28 at Northfield Hospital.
The group will begin with some movement activities set to music. Then a group member and spouse will share their personal story, “The Life Journey with Parkinson’s,” followed by small-group discussion for those who have Parkinson’s, and those who live with or care for them.
Northfield Parkinson’s Support Group
Wednesday, February 28
2:00 - 3:30 pm