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Aitkin County Community Forum: COVID-19 Vaccines and Vaccination

The University of Minnesota Extension Office and College of Pharmacy have partnered with Aitkin County Public Health, Riverwood Healthcare Center, and GuidePoint Pharmacy—local providers of COVID-19 vaccine—to host a virtual forum on COVID-19 vaccines and vaccination. The event will be held April 22, 3:00-4:00 p.m. Anyone who is interested may register online at: https://z.umn.edu/AitkinForum4_22 If […]

Vaccine eligibility opens to wider group of Minnesotans

There is more good news on the Covid-19 vaccine front. On March 9, Gov. Walz announced that the state will expand Covid-19 vaccine eligibility to the next two phases for Minnesotans. Among those now eligible to receive the vaccine in Phase 1b Tier 2 populations include Minnesotans of any age with specific underlying health conditions, […]

COVID-19 vaccination begins at Riverwood

On Dec. 18, Riverwood Healthcare Center received its first shipment of 100 doses of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine. Per federal guidelines, Riverwood is offering the vaccine initially to its frontline healthcare workers. “We are happy to begin distributing the vaccine to our staff,” said Dr. David Taylor, chief medical officer. “The side effects are minimal […]

McGregor Community Health and Wellness Fair

Treat yourself to a fun way to support your health on Wed., Sept. 26, 3-6 pm. With the feel of fall in the air and all the back-to-school hoopla, we start adjusting our schedules to include the everyday and, sometime, more important issues of our lives, our health and well-being. Put September 26th on your […]

Health and Wellness Fair coming

By Sarah Libbon, Voyageur Press of McGregor Five local organizations are joining together to host a first-of-its-kind Health & Wellness Fair in McGregor on Wed., Sept. 27, 3-6 p.m., at the McGregor Community Center. Riverwood Healthcare Center, ANGELS of McGregor, McGregor Community Education, McGregor Lions, and Aitkin County Public Health are sponsors of the free […]

KBJR 6 TV puts spotlight on Farm2Riverwood program

KBJR 6 TV (Duluth) aired a story on the new Farm2Riverwoodprogram at Riverwood Healthcare Center in Aitkin on the 6 PM newscast on April 27. Riverwood food service manager Lou Ann Carlson was interviewed along with Jodi Olson, local farmer who provided chicken from Ole’s Acres, about this unique partnership offering healthy, local food to […]

Flu clinics to open in October

Influenza or flu is a contagious disease, which is spread by coughing, sneezing or nasal secretions. The best protection is a seasonal flu shot. You can get the flu at any time but influenza outbreaks most often occur from November through May. Beginning in early October Riverwood Healthcare Center will offer vaccinations for the seasonal […]

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 […]

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