Wellness: Joint care to keep you moving

Like a tire, the more use your hip or knee joint gets the faster it wears out. This apt analogy was shared by Adam English, RN and Joint Coordinator for Minnesota Center for Orthopaedics, in a recent KKIN Radio interview. He added that the average life of an artificial hip or knee joint is 20 […]

Cummings family donates electric wheelchair

The Bill and Patsy Cummings family of Aitkin has donated a deluxe electric wheelchair to Riverwood Healthcare Center. The wheelchair is available for patients or visitors with mobility difficulties to use to navigate the clinic or hospital hallways. The wheelchair, which can be accessed at the main entrance and checked out at the front reception […]

Businesses ‘tee up’ support for hospice event

Like other charity events, Holes fore Hospice depends upon the generosity of local businesses, individuals and organizations for its fundraising success. Seventeen local businesses and organizations have signed on as sponsors for Riverwood Healthcare’s July 13 golf tournament and dinner at Cuyuna Rolling Hills Golf Club in Deerwood. The funds raised will go toward the […]

Wellness: Challenge yourself with 5Ks

Do you need a goal to keep you motivated to stay physically fit? Consider challenging yourself to participate in area 5K runs or walks. The “K” in 5K stands for kilometer, which is the equivalent of 0.62 miles—3.1 miles for a 5K race. Four upcoming 5Ks in Aitkin, Brainerd, Garrison and McGregor—all on Saturdays—include: 1) […]

Help raise funds for local hospice care

Event to feature golf tournament, dinner and program Riverwood Healthcare Center and Riverwood Foundation are hosting Holes fore Hospice, a charity event golf tournament and dinner, on Sun., July 13, at Cuyuna Rolling Hills Golf Club in Deerwood. See registration form. Holes fore Hospice is an annual fundraising event that supports hospice care and palliative […]

Advanced medical training comes to Riverwood

He blinks, he takes breaths, and has a pulse. He can simulate many real bodily functions, including fluctuation in blood pressure and other vital signs. High tech manikins such as this male, a female manikin that can simulate the birth of a baby, and an infant manikin were recently used at Riverwood Healthcare Center to […]

Learn about solutions for hip or knee pain

If chronic hip or knee pain is undermining enjoyment of life and an active lifestyle, Riverwood Healthcare is presenting an educational program that offers hope for a healthier future. Attend a lunch and learn program called “Solutions for Hip and Knee Pain” to be offered in Aitkin, Garrison and McGregor at three different times and […]

May 31 Plant sale at Riverwood

Riverwood Auxiliary will host its first plant sale on May 31, 8:00 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Riverwood Healthcare Center in Aitkin.  The plant sale will take place in the hospital parking lot near  the Healing Garden. If you have perennial plants in need of thinning and dividing this spring, consider donating them for the sale. […]

Riverwood offers lymphedema therapy

Monica Bostrom, registered physical therapist at Riverwood Healthcare Center, recently completed specialized training to become a certified lymphedema therapist. Lymphedema refers to swelling that generally occurs in the arms or legs. Although lymphedema tends to affect just one arm or leg, sometimes both arms or both legs may be swollen. Lymphedema is caused by a […]

Wellness: Walk a faster mile

Love to walk? Challenge yourself to pick up the pace. Walking has lots of benefits. It not only adds years to your life, but it can help you lose weight, boost your mood, improve your sleep, reduce your risk of heart disease and cancer, and keep your bones and your brain healthy. Plus, it’s a […]