WELLNESS: Strengthen your CORE

If you want to ward off or ease lower back pain or build up your balance and stability to prevent falls, you need to strengthen your core. Stronger muscles in the trunk of your body will also give you more power for sports like running, swimming or golfing. A strong, flexible core also makes everyday […]

Thanks Aitkin Rotary Club!

In mid-July, the Aitkin Lake Rotary Club made its final pledge payment for the Riverwood Healthcare Center Better Together Campaign for a total of $25,000.  The capital campaign raised more than $1.8 million for the expansion and renovation of the hospital, which was completed in 2013.  The local Rotary chapter raises funds by organizing several […]

Geriatric practitioner joins Aitkin long-term care team

Geriatric Nurse Practitioner Lynn Gevick, A.P.R.N., recently joined Dr. David Goodwin, Cuyuna Regional Medical Center geriatrician, who took on the care of patients at Aicota Health Care Center and Aitkin Health Services in Aitkin from Dr. Chuck Schotzko when he retired from Riverwood Healthcare Center last year. In 2007, Dr. Schotzko began coordinating a new […]

Get sports physical exam at reduced rate

Students in need of sports physicals have an opportunity to get them at a reduced cost.  Riverwood Healthcare is offering sports physical exams for $50 at its Aitkin, Garrison and McGregor clinics. Choose a convenient evening appointment at these locations: McGregor clinic: Tues., July 29, 4-7 PM Aitkin clinic: Wed., July 30, 4-7 PM, and […]

Wellness: Just Move!

With the trend toward lots of online communications and many automated household conveniences, many of us spend too much time sitting. That in turn promotes weight gain. To get more active and lose some extra pounds, think in terms of moving more throughout the day. Use your break at work to take a short walk. […]

Local salon owner wins award at Komen race

On June 28 at the Brainerd Lakes Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, this year’s Ginger Brauer Breast Cancer Support Award went to Jeanie Thompson, owner of Jeanie & Co. salon in Aitkin. Amy Renner, oncology care coordinator for Riverwood Healthcare Center, nominated Jeanie and her salon team for their work supporting area cancer […]