The Emily, Outing, 50 Lakes Lions are collecting used eye glasses to be recycled for foreign mission projects, used hearing aids to be recycled for our Hearing Foundation Projects, used cell phones to go to battered woman’s shelters, and used ink cartridges to be recycled for Pediatric cancer patients. If you have any of these items you would like to donate to the cause, please deposit these items in our donation boxes at these locations: Outing—Village Inn and Outing Station. Emily—Pine River State Bank, Ace Hardware, Kut & Kurl, Granny’s Bar and Grill, and the Emily Wesleyan Church
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Donate your used eyeglasses
Crosslake Ideal Lions are collecting used eyeglasses to donate to the visually impaired. Drop off sites are located at Crosslake Drug, Crosslake Community Center, Black Ridge Bank, First National Bank, Crosslake Clinic, Reeds,and Crosslake Lutheran Church.Pine River-Backus Free Community Meals
The Free Weekly Community Meals initiative in the Pine River and Backus communities began on April 22, 2019. The overarching goal is to connect families with weekly access to restaurant quality food, prepared by area Chefs, and be a catalyst to continue building the solid network of support within our community.
Free Weekly CommUnity Meals are provided every Monday, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm, at the Riverside Church, located at 310 Norway Ave, in Pine River, and every Tuesday, 5:00-6:00 pm, at the Pine Mountaineer Senior Citizens Club, located at 131 Front Street North, in Backus.
These healthy meals are Chef prepared and open to the public. If you are interested in providing a monetary donation to support the CommUnity Meals they may either be mailed to: CommUnity Meals, P.O. Box 1, Pine River, MN or dropped off in person at the Pine River-Backus Family Center, located at 245 Barclay Avenue, Pine River. Your support and financial contributions to this valuable community resource are both respected and deeply appreciated.CRMC Advance Care Planning One-on-one Consultations Suspended
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Cuyuna Regional Medical Center Advance Care Planning one-on-one consultations to answer questions and assist in completing a healthcare directive are suspended during April.
Information is available at www.honoringchoice.org
. To have a directive mailed, call Mary Novotny at 218-546-700, ext. 4222. For any questions, Facilitators Debra Bergsnev and Novotny are available to assist. Reach them through email at: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
The facilitators assist in determining wishes for end-of-life care and who will make medical care decisions for you if you cannot speak for yourself. The sessions are being provided to encourage everyone to make their healthcare wishes known to their family members and physician. The advanced care planning process involves conversations about values, beliefs, and goals for future health care. The document helps prepare for the unexpected by outlining values and priorities for future medical treatment and identifies a health care agent.Outing Seniors revised schedule
The Outing Seniors board has been reviewing the Club’s normal activities. In light of the continuing COVID 19 restrictions and social distancing all normal Club activities are canceled until further notice. As a most vulnerable age group and with realistically thinking the Board believes this is the correct decision. Should there be a positive change to this most fluid health matter, fall or winter seasonal activities may be considered. The Board has also made the decision to wave dues for the coming year. We thank you for your understanding as the Board has the health and safety of all citizens in mind.Walk with Us
Why..walking is the best exercise for your entire body and mind!
Where do we meet..Crafts and Cones parking lot
How long do we walk..we have a couple of routes and we walk according to our abilities. Approximately 45 minutes.
What time and days..we will try to walk every day starting at 11:00 a.m. Except for weekends.
We work on distancing and wearing gloves and masks (optional). We will be saving you a spot!!
Please call Donna Keiffer, Senior Fitness Instructor at 218-821-1158...if you are interested. Crosslake Community Center, Crosslake.More Healthy Meals available to older Minnesotans during COVID-19
Through a new federal grant that is part of the CARES Act, Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota is now able to provide older Minnesotans ages 60+ two meals a day, seven days a week through its LSS Meals service – up from one daily meal.
Since the start of the pandemic, Lutheran Social Service has experienced a dramatic increase in meals requested. More than 120,000 meals have been served since mid-March, an increase of 30 percent over the same period last year.
The availability of additional meals comes at a time of increased demand when many older adults are facing more difficulties securing healthy nutrition.
“While social distancing measures are important for our safety and health, they also have an impact on older adults and nutrition,” explained Kristin Schurrer, senior director of LSS Meals. “It’s a risk for them to go to the grocery store. And adult children or neighbors who might have helped them with shopping or cooking may not be leaving their homes, because of underlying health conditions.”
Lutheran Social Service provides home-delivered and curb-side meals to Minnesotans age 60 or older in 39 counties in Minnesota. Federal and community funding allows Lutheran Social Service to provide meals for a suggested donation of $5 per meal. No diner will be turned away because they can’t afford a meal.
Lutheran Social Service also offers Meals to Go, which ships healthy, affordable frozen meals anywhere in Minnesota. A generous donation from Dr. Donald Nelson of Northfield recently helped Lutheran Social Service renovate its kitchen in Waterville, Minnesota near Faribault. The newly-refurbished kitchen is also helping to meet a growing need for shipped meals.
Lutheran Social Service will continue offering meals for curbside pickup as well as home-delivered Meals on Wheels left at diners’ doors to limit contact.
To order meals or find an LSS Meals location near you, please visit lssmn.org/meals
.Food Opportunities for Children During COVID-19
The Crow Wing County Public Health Team has compiled a list of locations that will offer free meals for all children 18 years and under during the COVID-19 school break.Baxter/ Brainerd: Brainerd Public Schools:
Free breakfast and lunch pick-up will be available from 11am-12:30 pm, March 18-27, 2020 to all children 18 years and under. See additional details including locations here: http://ow.ly/JBiH50yOm6I
Follow facebook page for current updates. Facebook: @OperationSandwich (218) 825-7682The Burn:
Offering free nutritional shakes to children. Facebook: @TheBurnShakeBar (218) 454-2077Prairie Bay:
Free meal to all kids Facebook: @prairie.grill (218) 824-6444The Outreach Program of the Brainerd Lakes:
Info on where meals are being distributed: Facebook: @Outreachprogrambla 218-961-0055Soup Kitchen:
Still operating, now doing take-out meals. Facebook: @brainerdsoupkitchen (218) 829-4203Sweet Sinsations:
Free meal to all kids (11:00-2:00) Facebook: @SweetSinsationsLLC (218) 203-9468Crosby/ Ironton/ Deerwood:
Ironton American Legion:
Free lunches for kids K-12 11am-2pm, Monday-Friday 218-546-5975Iron Range Eatery:
Free meal to all kids Facebook: @ironrangeeatery 218-545-5444
North Country Cafe:
Boxed lunch for kids Facebook: @northcountrycafe Please call ahead: 218-820-6528Nisswa/Pequot Lakes:
Free bag lunch for kids between hours of 10:30-11:30 Facebook:@APineFamilyRestaurant 218-568-8353
Mainstreet Ale House:
Free meal to all kids (Opens at 11:00AM) Facebook: @MainStreetAleHouse
Please call ahead: 218-961-6724Pequot Lakes Schools:
Starting Wednesday, March 18th PequotLakes Schools will provide a breakfast and lunch bagged together for students. A bagged meal can be picked up at either the High School or Eagle View between 7 – 8:30 a.m. or 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. daily.
Please contact your child’s school office with the full name of the student(s) requesting meals for planning purposes.
HS: 218-568-9210Pine River Backus Schools:
Take & Go Lunches will be available to those who need starting Monday, March 16 from 11-1 in the Commons Area. Lunches are free to anyone 18 and under. Offered Monday-Friday. 218-587-8000Sherwood Forest:
Free meal to all kids Facebook: @sherwoodforestmn (218) 963-6261Crosslake Community School:
During the School shutdown ordered by the MN Governor, we will provide the following MEALS to all children 18 and under. Meals will be delivered by afternoon school bus routes on Mondays and Thursdays only. or you can pick them up at the School.
On Monday you will receive Lunch for Monday, Breakfast and Lunch for Tuesday and Wednesday, Breakfast for Thursday.
On Thursday you will receive Lunch for Thursday, Breakfast and Lunch for Friday, Breakfast for Monday.
Please let us know as soon as possible - at least 24 hours if you need to change your meal delivery.
This is crucial, so we do not make meals that are not needed, or we do not get you the meals you do need. To sign up you can email email@example.com or call 218-692-5437 – School Office.