September 23rd is Fall Prevention Awareness Day!

Each year in the United States, one out of three people age 65 or older fall. As a result, many experience injuries that threaten their independence and quality of life. Join invited officials, community-based organizations, members of the Minnesota Falls Prevention Coalition and the general public to learn how fall risk can be reduced. When: […]


Fall is right around the corner! Partners in Healthy Living and Local Public Health are hosting Health Forums and you are invited! Your Voice Matters! Please join us at an upcoming Community Health Forum to engage in conversation for improving the health of our community. We will also spend time identifying needs and existing community […]

Grant Provides Great Resource for Local Farmers Markets

Farmers market managers in our five-county region of Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec, Pine collaborate to expand the relationships, use and purchasing power of regional Community Supported Agriculture (CSAs) and local farmers. Their goal is to support expansion and sustainability of community gardens, local farmers and local farmers markets. The PICKM County Collaborative was developed and organized […]

Living Well with Chronic Conditions Workshop Opportunity

Take Charge of Your LifeLiving Well with Chronic Conditions Workshop During the six weekly sessions you will learn:  -Techniques to deal with problems such as frustration, fatigue, pain and isolation -Appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility and endurance -Appropriate use of medications– Communicating effectively with family, friends, and health professionals -Nutrition -Decision making -How to Evaluate New Treatments […]

A Guided Farmer’s Market Tour to Help Families Buy Healthy, Affordable Foods

Want to save money at the farmers market?Want to buy healthy foods to feed your family?Need some tasty and healthy recipes? If you said yes, join our partner, Onamia Farmers Market, for a free Cooking Matters® at the Store for Adults guided farmers market tour! Practice skills like:• buying fruits and vegetables on a budget• […]

Wellness Lounge Proves Well for Tenants

The Mora Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) implemented a full no-smoking policy for all of its properties, including 108 residents, effective January 1, 2012. Since that time, they have worked to enforce the new policy and make environmental changes to encourage and support tenants who choose to quit smoking. The $1,500 in Partners in Healthy […]

Breastfeeding Library Available for Local Child Care Center

Marlene Marohn of Marlene Marohn’s Child Care located in Mora, MN, has a children’s book library devoted to breastfeeding. As educational tools, these books provide understanding and familiarity to the children in her care about breastfeeding and its benefits.  Children who have not been around a breastfed baby or that have a younger sibling who […]

Lakes and Pines Community Action Council is Keeping Things Fresh!

Lakes and Pines Community Action Council is keeping their central office and satellite office properties smoke free thanks to a Partners in Healthy Living mini-grant. The council’s Board of Directors adopted a policy in October 2014 for a smoke free workplace and environment. With the support of management, the strategy was delivered in a consistent […]

It’s Outdoor Market Season!

Come Visit the Onamia Area FARMERS MARKET Wednesdays 2-6 pmOpening May 20th* LOCATION*In front of the Farm Market Café on Wall Street For more information contact Barb @218-839-4489, Carrie @218-251-6738 or Dawn @320-532-5775 and are Welcome! Fresh Veggies Jams & Jellies Meats & Eggs Honey Flowers Maple SyrupFruits CraftsBaked Goods Different Variety Every Week!


Join Chef Pat Root and University of Minnesota Nutrition Educator, Kam Schroeder for a FREE cooking class! RSVP – 320-532-4880