Strength in the sun

Outdoor fitness equipment was installed at Riverside Park (792 Hudson Road) in Menomonie this summer. The area features cardio and lifting equipment, including a bike, chest press, pullup bar, leg press and a number of other machines. The equipment was purchased by Mayo Clinic Health System through an endowment grant.

BROCK FRITZ, Dunn County News

Mayo Clinic Health Systems locations throughout northwestern Wisconsin are offering free classes and events, including blood pressure screenings and support groups, in the month of December. The following is a list of events in Chippewa and Dunn counties.

Search "Classes & Events" at mayoclinichealthsystem.org to register online or for more information. Classes are free to attend.

Bloomer

Mayo Clinic Health System–Chippewa Valley in Bloomer, 1501 Thompson St.

  • Blood pressure screening, weekdays during regular clinic hours. Call 715-568-2000 for an appointment.
  • Chippewa Valley Breast Cancer Support Group, Thursday, Dec. 14, 6–7 p.m. Call 715-838-6072 to register.

Chippewa Falls

Mayo Clinic Health System–Chippewa Valley, 611 First Ave.

  • Blood pressure screening, weekdays during regular clinic hours. Call 715-720-4400 for an appointment.
  • Common Bonds Grief Support Group for Women, Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2–3:30 p.m. at Deb’s Café, 1120 122nd St. Call 715-464-5086 to register and for information.

Menomonie

Mayo Clinic Health System–Red Cedar in Menomonie, 2321 Stout Road.

  • Blood pressure screening, weekdays during regular clinic hours. Call 715-233-7777 to schedule an appointment.
  • Caregiver Coffee Hour, Wednesday, Dec. 6, 9:30–11 a.m. Community Services Building, 3001 U.S. Highway 12/29 E. Call 715-232-4006 for information.
  • Common Bonds Grief Support Group for Men, Thursday, Dec. 14, 10–11:30 a.m. Menomonie Family Restaurant, 2616 Hills Court. Call 715-464-5086 to register and for information.
  • Family Caregiver Support Group, Thursday, Dec. 21, 6:30–8 p.m. Community Services Building, 3001 U.S. Highway 12/29 E. Call 715-232-4006 for information.
  • Foot and Nail Clinic, Thursday, Dec. 28. $20. Call 715-233-4688 to schedule an appointment.
  • Relatives Raising Children Support Group, Thursday, Dec. 21, 10:30 a.m.–noon. Community Services Building, 3001 U.S. Highway 12/29 E. Call 715-232-4006 for information.
  • Taking Time to Care Memory Loss Support Group, Wednesday, Dec. 6, 1–2:30 p.m. United Methodist Church, 2703 Bongey Drive. Call 715-232-4006 to register.
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