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Feb
21

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Tai Ji Quan:  Moving for Better Balance®  (TJQMBB)

Is a research-based balance training regimen designed for older adults (60+) and people with balance disorders.  TJQMBB is an adapted 8 form Tai Chi routine that is intended to address common and potentially debilitating movement and balance issues.

Session consists of 24 classes – meeting twice a week for 12 weeks

Advanced registration is suggested

Next session :

First Class:  April 4, 2017

Date / Time:  Tuesday and Thursday 10am – 11am

Location:  Ely Recreational Center – 1034 Main Street

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Sep
30

Legal Aid Senior Law Project – October 13, 2016

Legal Aid Senior Law Project,  Ely Outreach

Attorney Robin Raplinger will be available on Thursday, October 13th, between 9 AM and 2 PM at  the Government Service Building, 320 Miners Dr.,  Ely. The Senior Law Project serves people 60 and over. There is no charge. There is no income or asset maximum or limits for seniors. Walk-ins will be accepted, however appointments are preferred and will be given priority. If you want to set up an appointment, or have other questions, contact Mr. Raplinger at 218 749-3270 extension 405 or Toll-Free 1-800-886-3270 ext. 405.

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Aug
29

Tai Ji Quan

Tai Ji Quan:  Moving for Better Balance®  (TJQMBB)

Is a research-based balance training regimen designed for older adults (60+) and people with balance disorders.  TJQMBB is an adapted 8 form Tai Chi routine that is intended to address common and potentially debilitating movement and balance issues.

Session consists of 24 classes – meeting twice a week for 12 weeks

Advanced registration is suggested

Next session :

First Class:  September 27th

Date / Time:  Tuesday and Thursday 10am – 11am

Location:  Ely Recreational Center – 1034 Main Street

Call NP to register:  218-365-8019

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Aug
29

Elder Expo 2016

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Elder Expo Ely is an event dedicated to Senior Adults’ Healthy Lifestyles, Education and Caregiver Support.

The Expo will be held on Thursday, September 15, 2016 from 10:00 am – 3:30 pm at Amici’s Event Center at 10 West Pattison Street in Ely.

This year’s Elder Expo keynote speakers will be Dr. Terry Barclay, Neuropsychologist and Michelle Barclay, Executive Co-Lead Act on Alzheimer’s.

The schedule is as follows:

  • 10:00 -10:30 Coffee & Vendor Table Viewing
  • 10:30 -11:00 Jill Dickinson, Respiratory Equipment Specialist, Essentia  ‘Know your options:  Home Medical Products and Solutions to staying in your own home’
  • 11:00 -11:30 Samantha Singer, Lighthouse Center for Vision Loss  ‘Living with Vision Loss’
  • 11:30 -12:00 Erica Chopskie, Falls Care Mgr., Essentia Institute of Rural Health  ‘STRIDE Falls Prevention Program’
  • 12:00 -12:20 Marjori Bottila, Senior Linkage Line  ‘What we can do for Consumers’
  • 12:20 – 1:00 LUNCH & Vendor Table Viewing
  • 1:00 – 1:30 Sandee Carlson, ACP Program Coordinator  ‘Advanced Healthcare Directive’
  • 1:30 – 2:00 Lisa Porthan, Executive Director Northwoods Partners  ‘ACT on Ely’
  • 2:00 – 2:30 Michelle Barclay, Executive Co-Lead Act on Alzheimer’s  ‘Creating Dementia Friendly Communities’
  • 2:30 – 3:30 Dr. Terry Barclay, Clinical Director, Center for Memory and Aging  ‘Living Well with Memory Loss:  Brain Health, Communication, and Resources’

Cost for the Expo is $5.00, which includes a light lunch.

Call Northwoods Partners at 218-365-8019 to reserve your spot.

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Feb
10

Feeling Stretched as a Caregiver?

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is an educational series designed to provide you with the tools you need to take care of yourself.

This program helps family caregivers reduce stress, improve self-confidence, communicate feelings better, balance their lives, increase their ability to make tough decisions and locate helpful resources.

Classes consist of six sessions held once a week.  Two experienced Class Leaders conduct the series (Lisa and Anne~Marie are experienced caregivers themselves, who have successfully applied the techniques they teach).  Interactive lessons, discussions and brainstorming will help you take the “tools” you choose and put them into action for your life.

You will receive a book, The Caregiver Helpbook, developed specifically for the class.  Classes will be FREE, thanks to support from Spiritwood Foundation and Hoops for Hope.

Classes will be held at Ely Bloomenson Hospital-Conference Room B from 10 am to noon.  Sessions are held every Wednesday and begin on March 4th.  For more information or to register, contact Lisa at Northwoods Partners at 365-8019.  Class size is limited and pre-registration is required.

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Mar
22

Memory Support Groups in Ely & Babbitt

Northwoods Partners sponsors Memory Care Support Groups in Ely and Babbitt.

  • The Ely group meets the fourth (4th) Monday of each month from 10:00-11:30 am, usually in Conference Room B, across from the Hospital Cafeteria.
  • The Babbitt Support Group meets the third (3rd) Monday of each month from 6:00-7:30 pm at Carefree Living Babbitt.

Both support groups provide supervised care for the care receiver.

If you have any questions about these groups, please contact us.

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Mar
06

NCP Certified by Charities Review Council

Northwoods Partners (NP) is proud to announce that it has been certified in accountability and awarded the Charities Review Council Meets All Standards Seal. The Certification and Seal indicate that NP meets all twenty-seven of the Council’s Accountability Standards.

NCP Executive Commitee (l-r): Trudy Staubitz, Susan Germek, Exec. Dir. Lisa Porthan, Debbie Mackie, and Jim Nicholas. Not pictured: Lora DeWeese & Jeanne Tomlinson.

“The Charities Review Council‘s certification process was a wonderful opportunity for NP to review its operations and make them even more transparent and accountable to our donors, partners, and clients” said Lisa Porthan, Executive Director of NP.  “We are proud to be officially recognized for the practices we have implemented and look forward to the positive future of NP and its work in Ely and nearby communities.”

The purpose of the Accountability Standards is to strengthen nonprofits’ commitment to accountable practices and provide meaningful information to the public so they can make informed decisions for their charitable giving and to help identify the most trustworthy organizations. The Accountability Standards were developed by a diverse group of donors, nonprofit leaders, grantmakers, academics and community representatives. Additionally, the general public helped shape the Standards through focus groups and town hall forums. Nonprofit organizations such as NP earn the Seal by voluntarily participating in the Council’s online Accountability Wizard which is available to all nonprofit organizations. It addresses a nonprofit organization’s performance in four critical areasPublic DisclosureGovernanceFinancial Activity and Fundraising.

By participating in the Accountability Wizard, NP and other nonprofit organizations can demonstrate responsibilityintegrity and transparency and encourage greater confidence and public trust in their organizations. NP is now listed as a reviewed organization on the online Giving Guide of the Charities Review Council found at www.smartgivers.org. The Council’s Smart Givers site is a source of unbiased information where smart givers come for help and resources on informed giving. The giving public can investigate an organization’s mission statement and programs, so they can be sure of what their money supports and be sure that the organization meets widely accepted standards.

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Jul
26

Northwoods Partners Has a New Location

Northwoods Partners has moved to the old waiting room of the Ely Bloomenson Hospital.

In the fall of 2009, the Northwoods Partners moved offices back to the Ely Bloomenson Hospital after most of the renovations were completed there. The office can be found by entering through the Duluth Clinic-Ely front doors and take the corridor to the left towards the hospital. The office is right before the turn going into the hospital.

The new telephone number at the office is: 218-365-8019. Please contact us if you have any questions.

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