6/28/2016 | 6 pm | Meeting Room 4

Effective Communication Strategies for Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease, community education The RiverView Care Center will host “Effective Communication Strategies’’, Tuesday, June 28th, in Meeting Room 4, from 6 to 7:30 PM.

This session is designed to provide practical information and resources to help dementia caregivers learn to decode verbal and behavioral messages from people with dementia. The goals of the program are for participants to better understand the changes in communication that occur with the disease progression and how they manifest in the person with dementia, and to be able to identify ways to connect at each stage of the disease.

For more information, call RiverView Care Center Activities Director and Social Services Designee Kalie Crayton at 218-281-9458.

6/28/2016 | 4:30 pm | Meeting Room 4

Tai Chi Easy outdoors - weather permitting This class is free and open to anyone interested in improving their health. The class is held Tuesdays at 4:30 pm in Meeting Room 4. Use the Rehab Entrance on the south side of the RiverView campus in Crookston. The class is led by RiverView Acupuncturist, Megan R. Scott. more

6/30/2016 | Noon | Meeting Room 1

Health Luncheon

Do you want to more closely track your health? If so, RiverView Health’s Direct Laboratory Access (DLA) program might be for you.

DLA is offered to anyone who desires to further monitor lab values between regular healthcare provider visits. If you have found that your insurance or Medicare coverage does not pay for a screening test or you want testing for a personal condition, DLA may offer that option. While DLA is not a substitute for ongoing health care with your designated provider, it does provide the opportunity to take a more active role in healthcare decisions by enabling you to select laboratory testing from a limited test menu.

For more information on DLA and what tests are available, attend RiverView’s Thursday, June 30th Health Luncheon “Direct Laboratory Access: Choosing What’s Right for You’’. RiverView’s Laboratory Director Emily Nelson will present.

The luncheon will be held in Meeting Room #1 beginning at noon. Meeting Room #1 is located near the RiverView Clinic entrance on the north side of the hospital and across from the elevators on first floor.

The luncheon series is in its 18th year of sponsorship by RiverView Health. All men and women interested in improving their health are invited to attend. Each luncheon starts a few minutes past noon and luncheons are kept under one hour so those needing to return to work can attend. Pre-registration is required. A boxed lunch can be purchased for $3, but must be ordered while pre-registering for the event. Call Holly Anderson at 218-281-9745 for additional information and to pre-register.