9/26/2016 | 2 pm | Meeting Room 4

Author Daniel Maurer to speak on recovery

In recognition of September as National Recovery Month, the RiverView Recovery Center will host author and speaker Daniel Maurer in Meeting Room 4 of RiverView Health, 323 S. Minnesota Street, from 2 to 4 pm on Monday, Sept. 26th. Please use the Rehab Services entrance on the South side of the building.

Maurer is an award winning author and nationally acclaimed speaker. He will share how human beings frame their world around an assumed narrative, and that people are essentially “storied creatures’’. He will share the message that people in recovery can challenge and reshape that narrative through Twelve Step recovery. This not only gives people purpose and meaning, but also conveys a force to push a person’s sober life through low points.

This event is sponsored by the Glenmore Foundation, and will include two continuing education hours. Maurer will sign books, and refreshments will be served.

For more information on this event or recovery programs, call the RiverView Recovery Center at 218-281-9511.


9/27/2016 | 7 PM | Meeting Room 4

Childbirth Classes RiverView Health is again sponsoring classes for expecting parents. The course includes four two-hour classes offered on four consecutive Tuesdays. The sessions will be held Sept. 6, 13, 20, and 27.  The first and second classes will focus on the stages of labor, breathing and relaxation techniques during labor and delivery, coaching instructions and a tour of hospital rooms. The later classes will focus on baby care, breastfeeding and CPR.  All area physicians encourage their obstetrics patients to attend all four classes, with a support coach, to better understand what to expect during pregnancy and childbirth; and to help ease the fear of the unknown and make for a more enjoyable childbirth experience.
The course instructors for all sessions will be labor/delivery nurses at RiverView Health. The sessions each start at 7:00 PM and last until 9:00 PM and will be held in Meeting Room 4 of RiverView.  Twenty-five dollars is the fee if you are not delivering at RiverView. For more information or to pre-register, call the obstetrics department at RiverView at 218-281-9300 or 1-800-743-6551, extension 300 or register on-line under the “events’’ category at

10/17/2016 | 1 pm | Meeting Room 4

A Matter of Balance classes begin RiverView Health Rehab Services will be holding “A Matter of Balance’’ classes for anyone who has fallen in the past, has restricted activities because of falling concerns or is worried about falls. The classes will teach skills in improving balance flexibility and strength.

“A Matter of Balance’’ is an award-winning program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels. Eight two-hour sessions will be led by certified coaches each Monday and Wednesday, Oct. 17th through Nov. 9th, from 1 pm – 3 pm in RiverView’s Meeting Room 4. Please use the Rehab Entrance on the south side of the building for easiest access.

During the sessions, participants will learn to view falls as controllable, set goals for increasing activity, make changes to reduce fall risks at home and exercise to increase strength and balance. The classes are taught by RiverView Occupational Therapist Madeline Graff and Physical Therapist Assistant LueRae Geihsler.

The class is free, but class size is limited, so early registration is stressed. For more information, or to register, call 281-9463.