Art 4 Life, MnemeTherapy® program offered at Hilltop Health Care Center
Mneme®. It’s a strange-looking word, but one that produces beautiful results.
What is Mneme (pronounced NEMMA) Therapy? It’s a cutting-edge process which uses everyday pleasures such as singing, movement, painting, storytelling and praise in a unique combination to induce Whole Brain Synchronization. Thanks to a beginning grant through the MN Department of Human Services, and further donations from the Eden Valley Lions and family members, and the talents of Certified Mneme® Therapist Suzy Volden, many residents at Hilltop Health Care Center, Watkins are blooming with creativity like never before.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Minnesota sponsors free support groups for families who have a relative with a mental illness. Led by trained facilitators who also have a family member with mental illness, the support groups help families develop better coping skills and find strength through sharing their experiences. A family support group meets in Sartell at
6:30 p.m., on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month, at Unity Spiritual Center,
931 5th Ave. N. For information, call Chuck at (320) 290-7713.
Lake Maria State Park will present its annual maple-syruping demonstrations on March 23 and 24 (Saturday and Sunday) beginning at 11 a.m. and ending at 2 p.m. on both days at the nature center.
Tree tapping techniques will be described, followed by a hike into the woods to identify maple trees, tap a tree and collect the sap. The cooking process and syrup preparation also can be examined.
Hilltop Health Care Center in Watkins continues to work on fulfilling residents’ dreams. Several residents had a dream to go on a horse and sleigh ride. In cooperation with Wind River Percherons, operated by Erv & Doreen Brugger, located in rural Kimball area, the residents’ dreams were fulfilled. Residents Bernice Kuechle and Loretta Brutger enjoyed their dream outing, along with another resident and staff on March 3rd. Bernice stated “I wish my husband was alive to be with me, he loved his work horses and harnesses.” Loretta also reminisced about working with horses years ago.
The Resource Center Program has a networking group planned in two locations, in Willmar Tuesday, march 12, and in Litchfield March 19.
Are you an adult caring for a child with autism, Asperger’s, ADHD, or other life challenges? Then this is for you. It’s also for professionals serving your child.
This is a question and answer night, so bring your burning questions. Come share, learn, and go home with new ideas.