AHS students begin Health Careers course

On January 21, 14 Aitkin High School (AHS) students met at Riverwood Healthcare Center for an orientation to the Health Career Exploration curriculum, a joint partnership between Riverwood Healthcare Center and Aitkin High School. AHS juniors and seniors who participate in the program learn firsthand what career opportunities await them in the healthcare field. Students […]

Speech therapist joins Riverwood rehab team

Karley Sykora, speech therapist, has recently joined the rehabilitation staff at Riverwood Healthcare Center. “Karley is very excited to begin building professional relationships and expanding the speech and language services here at Riverwood,” says Jean Chouanard, rehabilitation manager. “She is passionate about helping individuals improve their speech, cognitive and communication skills, including guidance for swallowing […]

Tragic loss of Tony Sundholm, ER manager

Memorial arrangements to honor the life of Tony Sundholm will be held on Mon., Feb. 2. 12:00 – 1:30 pm       Informal Gathering, Westside Church, Hwy 210 West, Aitkin 1:30 – 1:45  pm         Military Honors, LifeLink Helicopter Fly-by, Westside Church Parking Lot 1:45 pm                      Time of Sharing with food served   All of us here at Riverwood are extremely […]

Learn about gynecologic cancers

Gynecologic cancers are not always easy to detect. Knowing the facts can help women recognize sometimes silent symptoms so treatment can begin in the earlier stages. Learn more at a lunch and learn program called “Preventing and Recognizing Gynecologic Cancers” on Wed., Feb. 11, 12 to 1 p.m. at Riverwood Healthcare Center, conference room C/D, […]

Learn about Mindful Eating

Riverwood Healthcare will host a program called “Mindful Eating” on Wed., Feb. 11, 12 to 1 p.m. at the Y Club in Garrison. Join Julie Anne Larkin, mindfulness coach, to experience mindful eating and explore our complex relationship with food. Using all of the senses – taste, touch, smell, hearing, body and mind – participants […]

Simply Good Cooking class in McGregor

For those who want to prepare more nutritious meals while stretching their food dollar a helpful resource is available locally. Sign up for a 6-week Simply Good Cooking class to be held on Thursdays, 6 to 8 p.m., Feb. 5, 12, 19 and 26 and March 5 and 12. Classes will be held at the […]

Belly Fat lunch and learn

A trim tummy is good for many things like fitting into a favorite pair of jeans or feeling more confident in your appearance. But an even more important reason to lose belly fat is to improve your overall health and reduce the risk for heart disease, diabetes and some cancers. Join Riverwood Healthcare for a […]

Learn how to prevent diabetes

Riverwood offers a national prevention program called I CAN Prevent Diabetes. This community-based, lifestyle change program offers diabetes prevention education for people with pre-diabetes or who are at risk for diabetes. The next 16-week class series will be offered on Tuesdays, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Feb. 3 through May19, at Riverwood Healthcare Center in Aitkin. […]

Hospital visitors restricted to adults only

Due to continued high incidence of flu illness, including influenza and norovirus in Aitkin County and statewide, Riverwood Healthcare Center has further extended its hospital visitor restrictions to not allow children under 18 to visit its Aitkin campus, effective Jan. 8. Riverwood implemented its hospital visitor restrictions in mid-December and encourages local residents to NOT […]

First 2015 baby born at Riverwood

It’s a boy! The first baby of the year, Mason Earl Lindberg, was born to parents Brittany Harp and Dan Lindberg of Isle on Jan. 1 at 8:30 p.m. at Riverwood Healthcare Center. Weighing 6 lbs., 4 oz., and 21 inches long, he was delivered by Nurse Midwife Megan Workman, who presented the family with […]