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Connecting Kids for Community

Left to right: Dr. Janet Stutz and Melissa Strovers Learn more about the Grinnell Education Partnership at the upcoming UnityPoint Health – Grinnell Regional Medical Center Foundation’s Senior Education Program on Monday, September 9. The Grinnell Education Partnership is working to bridge educational gaps and improve educational opportunities and outcomes for all kids. Dr. Janet Stutz, Superintendent, Grinnell–Newburg School District, …

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You are the Foundation of Our Success

August Senior Education Program to feature GRMC Foundation The purpose of the UnityPoint Health®– Grinnell Regional Medical Center Foundation is to enhance philanthropic activities to ensure the UnityPoint Health – Grinnell Regional Medical Center (GRMC) mission of improving the health of the people and communities it serves. Dennis Day, GRMC Foundation Board chair, and Angelina Ahrens, director of development for …

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Psychology of Humor for Seniors

Janet Gibson, Ph.D., will speak at the UnityPoint Health®– Grinnell Regional Medical Center Foundation’s upcoming Senior Education Program on Monday, August 12. Gibson will look specifically at senior humor, what it takes for us to understand and appreciate different types of humor, and the role humor plays in our lives. Humor can be encountered daily, but not everyone finds the …

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An Inside Look at the Grinnell Farmers’ Market

Learn more about the Grinnell Farmers’ Market from Kerri Olson, owner of Olson Garden Market, at the UnityPoint Health®– Grinnell Regional Medical Center Foundation’s upcoming Senior Education Program on Monday, August 5.  Olson will share an overview of our local farmer’s market including what items are available, market hours, how to become a vendor and different special activities at the …

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Matter of Balance Meets SE•ED

On Monday, July 29th, the UnityPoint Health—Grinnell (UPH-Grinnell) weekly Senior Education Program (“SE*ED”) was presented by Anne Sunday, Independent Living Activities Coordinator for Grinnell’s Mayflower Community and Kayley Thompson, Wellness Specialist for UPH-Grinnell. Both women are certified to facilitate the Area Agency on Aging program, “Matter of Balance.  Managing Concerns about Falling.”  This eight-week class, two hours per one session each week, …

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Understanding the GRMC Chemotherapy and Infusion Suite

Learn more about the UnityPoint Health®– Grinnell Regional Medical Center (GRMC) Chemotherapy and Infusion Suite. Attend the Grinnell Regional Medical Center Foundation’s upcoming Senior Education Program on Monday, July 22. Sheryl Baarda, RN, chemotherapy manager, and Kristy Brown, RN, will share about the benefits of this quality care option, close to home.  The Chemotherapy and Infusion Suite at GRMC has …

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Making Waves: The People & Places of Iowa Broadcasting…Featuring the Story of Duane Ellett & Floppy

Return to childhood memories of days gone by with Jeff Stein of Humanities Iowa at the upcoming UnityPoint Health®– Grinnell Regional Medical Center Foundation’s Senior Education Program on Monday, July 15. Stein returns with a presentation highlighting children’s television programming – celebrating the 60th birthday of Floppy, the iconic puppet brought to life on Channel 13 by master entertainer Duane …

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Update Your Health – Intelligent Aging

Being the picture of health takes more than a yearly checkup with your primary care provider. With so many sources of stress and anxiety, it’s important to understand how the mind-body connection plays an important role on your overall health. Hear from Andy Nish, MD, medical director of the UnityPoint Health®– John Stoddard Cancer Center in Des Moines, about tuning …

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The Story of the Stars | SEED | Monday May 13th

Recycling to create a better world has been happening since the beginning of time. Listen to Bob Cadmus, professor emeritus of physics at Grinnell College, explain the process with his presentation “Gases to Gases, Dust to Dust: The Lives of Stars” at the UnityPoint Health®– Grinnell Regional Medical Center (GRMC) Senior Education Program on Monday, May 13.  Cadmus will tell how our …

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Music Planned for the Holiday Senior Education Program

Music Planned for the Holiday Senior Education Program Festive music will fill the air at the final UnityPoint Health®– Grinnell Regional Medical Center (GRMC) Senior Education Program of 2018. Rev. Dr. Kevin Emge will entertain attendees on Monday, Dec. 10, at the annual holiday SEED gathering with a discussion on the significance of different holiday songs followed by a piano …

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The Trip of a Lifetime

The Trip of a Lifetime Hear about a life-changing journey across the open roads of America at the UnityPoint Health – Grinnell Regional Medical Center Senior Education Program on Monday, Nov. 12. Will Freeman, associate professor of physical education at Grinnell College, covered over 16,000 miles this past summer driving through the 48 contiguous states. Driving the two-lane highways in …

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Making Waves: The People and Places of Iowa Broadcasting

Making Waves: The People and Places of Iowa Broadcasting   Today, we can hardly imagine a time without broadcasting. Hear more about how radio and television exploded onto the scene in the 20th century at the next UnityPoint Health – Grinnell Regional Medical Center Senior Education Program on Monday, Oct. 22. Jeff Stein of Humanities Iowa will treat listeners to …

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What is Music Therapy? Monday October 1

What is Music Therapy? Hearing your favorite song come on the radio can boost anyone’s mood, but did you know about the advanced therapeutic effects music can have? Learn more about music therapy from Kelly Robertson, MT-BC, of Music Speaks, LLCat the next UnityPoint Health – Grinnell Regional Medical Center Senior Education Program on Monday, Oct. 1 Robertson will provide …

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Bill Menner to Address First BUCKET COURSE Series of 2018/19

While it is home to an esteemed liberal arts college, a nationally recognized reinsurance company, major manufacturers and other key institutions, Grinnell remains a community deeply influenced by agriculture. That rural status brings with it challenges and opportunities.  It also allows community members to access federal programs specifically created to support small towns and rural places. At the first Bucket …

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Updates to the City of Grinnell Recycling Program

Updates to the City of Grinnell Recycling Program   Learn more about how you can do your part to help the environment in your own backyard at the next UnityPoint Health – Grinnell Regional Medical Center Senior Education Program on Monday, August 27. Hear from Duane Neff, director of public services, about the City of Grinnell’s recycling program. Neff will …

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Protect Yourself from Financial Abuse | SE•ED Monday August 20

Protect Yourself from Financial Abuse With the ever-present changes in technology, scammers are coming up with more ways to take advantage of elderly populations. Learn more about the steps you can take to protect yourself or a loved one from elder financial abuse at the next UnityPoint Health – Grinnell Regional Medical Center Senior Education program on Monday, Aug. 20. …

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Hospice to Offer End-of-Life Training Class

UnityPoint Health®–Grinnell Regional Hospice will host an end-of-life and hospice volunteer training for residents in the GRMC service area. This class is intended for people who are interested in learning more about end of life issues and care. This year, the training will be held on five Wednesday mornings, from 8 a.m. to noon. Hospice volunteer and end-of-life training will …

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Updates on the Zone of Confluence

  Working with the City of Grinnell and private investors, Grinnell College strives to bring economic and social vitality to downtown Grinnell. One initiative involves developing the Zone of Confluence – the neighborhood located between the Grinnell College campus and downtown Grinnell. Learn about this initiative with John Kalkbrenner, Grinnell College’s assistant vice president for Auxiliary Services and Economic Development, on …

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Applying the Goodness of Soy

Applying the Goodness of Soy Follow a non-GMO soybean on its journey through production in Iowa at the Monday, Sept. 18, Grinnell Regional Medical Center Senior Education Program. Dan Walker, Natural Products Operations Manager, will take the audience from the day the farmland was prepared to be planted, the growing season, the harvest and into the NPI processing plant; where …

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Giving Kids the World

Giving Kids the World Gary and Becky Downey of Grinnell will be sharing their volunteer experience at Give Kids the World Village in Kissimmee, Fla., on Monday, Sept. 11, during the Grinnell Regional Medical Center Senior Education Program. Give Kids the World Village (GKTW) is an 84-acre, nonprofit resort that creates magical memories for children with life-threatening illnesses and their …

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Detoxing, Teatoxing, and Tea Safety – SE-ED May 8th

Detoxing, Teatoxing, and Tea Safety A multitude of detox or cleansing regimens conjure up promises to cure about everything – with more seeming to come out each week. They promise to help with weight loss, removing undigested materials from the colon, and the releasing of toxins from the body, among other things. How safe are these regimens, do they work, …

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Take a Look into GRMC’s Crystal Ball

Take a Look into GRMC’s Crystal Ball Healthcare is changing at unprecedented levels and Grinnell Regional Medical Center is changing to remain viable and relevant to the needs of the community. Todd C. Linden, GRMC president and CEO, will discuss plans for the future during the Monday, Oct. 31, Senior Education Program. This presentation will focus on the greatest challenges …

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Opioid Pain Control Epidemic Examined at SE•ED June 6

         Opioid Pain Control Epidemic Examined More people died from drug overdoses in 2014 than in any year on record. The majority of drug overdose deaths (more than six out of ten) involve opioids, which are prescription pain medications. Healthcare providers play a critical role in changing this epidemic. Jennifer Paisley, MD, Grinnell Regional Internal Medicine, will present at the …

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Behrens to Share City Park Update at SEED April 25

Behrens to Share City Park Update at SEED The roar of construction has begun in Grinnell. Join Russ Behrens, Grinnell city manager, at the Monday, April 25, Senior Education Program to learn about the city park update and other projects slated for the summer and fall. The SEED program is a weekly educational program of Grinnell Regional Medical Center. Behrens …

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GRMC Explores Options For the Future

PRESS RELEASE October 30, 2015 For immediate release For more information contact: Denise Lamphier 641-236-2589   Grinnell Regional Medical Center began discussions this fall with Mercy Health Network of Iowa that focus on the potential development of a different form of alignment between the organizations. No decisions have been made at the time of this publication. The primary goal of …

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August 3rd SE*ED Topic: Aromatherapy and Your Health

Upcoming SE*ED Topic: Aromatherapy and Your Health Certain smells may bring fond memories or make people happy, but did you know that specific aromas can have health benefits? Grinnell Regional Medical Center’s Senior Education program will welcome Cassie Olson, LMT, an aroma therapist and massage therapist with GRMC’s integrated therapies center. She specializes in the use of aromas as non-traditional medicine …

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The Power of Positive Psychology Topic at SE*ED April 20

The Power of Positive Psychology Upcoming Topic at SE*ED April 20 What is positive psychology and why is it gaining mainstream attention? A definition from Psychology Today defines it as the psychology of happiness. Positive psychology is a relatively new field of study as psychology has typically focused on diagnosing and treating mental illness. Grinnell Regional Medical Center’s SE*ED program …

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What is Broadband and Why It’s Important to You Upcoming Topic at SE*ED April 13

What is Broadband and Why It’s Important to You Upcoming Topic at SE*ED April 13 Broadband is defined by the Federal Communications Commission as high speed internet access that is always on and faster than traditional dial-up access. There are several different kinds of broadband and what kind of broadband you are able to access differs by your community and …

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A Look Inside with Nuclear Medicine Topic at SE*ED February 9th

A Look Inside with Nuclear Medicine Upcoming Topic at SE*ED Grinnell Regional Medical Center’s SE*ED program welcomes Stuart Jordan, GRMC’s nuclear medicine technologist for an overview of this diagnostic procedure. Jordan will be the featured speaker on Monday, February 9. The program is free and open to the public at the Drake Community Library. Refreshments are served beginning at 9:30 …

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GRMC Facility and Equipment Upgrades Topic at SE*ED Jan. 12

GRMC Facility and Equipment Upgrades Topic at SE*ED Jan. 12 Grinnell Regional Medical Center made significant improvements to facilities and equipment upgrades over the past two years. Starting with the new GRMC Auxiliary Chemotherapy and Infusion Suite in 2013, the community hospital has added several services, equipment, and a new facility all through philanthropic efforts. Dan Agnew and Debby Pohlson, …

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