Uck! The stomach flu is here!

Aitkin County has had an increase in Norovirus, often dubbed the “stomach flu” during the past few weeks. Students were affected during the holidays. Care centers have recently had widespread outbreaks. Norovirus is actually not a flu or influenza and is not covered by your flu shot. Norovirus is a gastroenteritis illness.  Inflammation of the […]

WELLNESS: Try Coconut Oil, a Healthy FAT

Did you know that coconut oil is good for you? It promotes a healthy immune system, increased energy and heart health. Coconut oil is derived from plants, so it’s different from saturated fats derived from animals. Coconut oil is a SUPER food with all sorts of benefits to your body, including: • Boosts your thyroid […]

Riverwood welcomes two new board members

Riverwood Healthcare Center is pleased to announce the appointment of David W. Meyer and Kathleen Ryan to the Governing Board of Directors. “On behalf of our governing board, I’m pleased to welcome David and Kathleen, two long-term Aitkin area residents whose familiarity with the communities we serve is a great asset,” says Riverwood CEO Chad […]

Grief group to meet in Aitkin

Are you grieving the loss of a loved one?  You can find information and help at a grief support group being held in Aitkin this spring. The 6-week grief group series will be held Thursdays from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m., March 20 and 27, April 3, 10, 24 and May 1 at Riverwood Healthcare Center, […]