Valley City, ND CHI Mercy Health is excited to announce it will begin holding monthly, free, community health workshops at the Gaukler Family Wellness Center beginning Wednesday, February 15.

The first workshop entitled “Organ and Blood Donation” will be held on February 15 beginning at 7pm in the 1st Floor Conference Room at the Wellness Center. It will feature Lifesource Liason, Barb Nelson-Agnew speaking about the importance and process of organ donation. We will also have on hand, CHI Mercy Health ER manager Alana Wendel and Lab manager Susan Kringlie to talk about the importance of local blood and organ donations. We will also help people sign up to be Organ Donors if they choose to be and have some organ donation awareness gifts for all in attendance.

The second workshop will be held on February 22 in Room 156 at the Wellness Center. It is called “Heart Health and Fitness” as February is Heart Health Month. Join CHI Mercy Health’s Sharon Buhr and VCSU Assistant Professor of Kinesiology & Human Performance, Sarah Milner for a complimentary Body Composition Test ($20 value) and find out what your test results mean to your health and how to create fitness goals to strengthen your heart. This class is limited to the first 20 people who register by calling: 845-6456.

The third workshop will be on March 23 in the Party Room at the Wellness Center. It will be called “Healthy Heart Tips and Tastes” and will feature a live, healthy cooking demonstration and samples! In addition, all registrants will receive a complimentary cookbook ($25 value) called “America’s Test Kitchen Healthy Family Cookbook”. Please register by calling 845-6456.

It is the mission of CHI Mercy Health to “…create healthier communities.” and we are bringing these monthly, free to the community workshops to help local individuals lead healthier lives. Part of these workshops is funded through a Center for Rural Health Flex Collaboration Grant that CHI Mercy Health was awarded. Please contact Stephanie Mayfield in the CHI Mercy Health Foundation/Mission office (direct #845-6557 or with any questions you have regarding any of the workshops.