Upcoming Events

We will offer educational sessions for patients, caregivers and families either in-person or via Zoom. View our upcoming events for details.

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Mindful Presence: Compassionate Care for Self and Others

Being fully present to those in our lives with whom we care for, love, and interact can be a challenge, particularly in these stressful times. Compassionate care for self and others requires that we operate from a place of balance so that we can fully present to those with whom we interact.

This new, six-week workshop focuses on two parts of the mindful presence process: personal stress management and compassionate care. Each week we will explore an aspect of the Mindful Presence Model with hands-on practices designed to manage stress and, most importantly, develop the skills to be deeply compassionate to others in our lives.

This workshop is offered via Zoom jointly by: Whitney Senior Center and Central MN Council on Aging.

Dates: Mondays January 4 – February 8, 2021, 6pm – 7:30 pm.
Register: https://form.jotform.com/whitneysc/MindfulPresence
More information contact: Paula.woischke@ci.stcloud.mn.us or 320-255-7265

This workshop is facilitated by Dr. Steve Hoover, CMCOA Healthy Aging Coordinator. Dr. Hoover has taught mindfulness for over 10 years as well as, stress management while a professor at St. Cloud State University. The Mindful Presence: Compassionate Care for Self and Others model has been designed by Dr. Hoover to incorporate both the stress management components of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and the latest research on compassion.

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Social Connect

Social Connect is a facilitated, small group gathering. You’ll do gentle movements, learn about ways to reduce stress and feel your best, and connect with others. 

Join the 45-minute session by phone or live video. Register to receive detailed instructions. All participants must have audio and visual technology capabilities. To register call 1-855-215-2174 or go to www.yourjuniper.org/Register/2213

Session Schedule: 

Session 0 – Monday, December 7th
Session 1 – Monday, December 14th
Session 2 – Monday, December 21st
Session 3 – Monday, January 4th
Session 4 – Monday, January 11th
Session 5 – Monday, January 18th
Session 6 – Monday, January 25th

Time: 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Online, HIPPA secure Zoom.

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Driving Transition-Resources & Strategies in Rural Minnesota

Date: Feb 10, 2021 1-2:15pm. 

Presenter: Catherine Sullivan, Ph. D. OTR, St. Catherine University Department of Occupational Therapy


  • Strengths, challenges, & medical conditions that impact older drivers
  • Identify driving risks
  • Ethical & other issues in decision-making
  • Recognizing the emotional toll for driver and caregiver
  • Professional services & supports
  • Life enriching activities going forth

Registration by February 8th:  https://form.jotform.com/210054225514139
Questions contact Ben Byker: ben.byker@cmcoa.org.

Space is limited so register soon.

Whitney Center reopening

Whitney Senior Center

Re-opening Monday, January 11th. 

Building hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. 

Register for events: https://schedulesplus.com/whitney/kiosk/ or call the front desk at 320-255-7245.

Central MN Dementia Community Action Network

7447 River Bend CT NW
Sauk Rapids, MN 56379
(320) 492-8207

All content on this website is intended to be informational only and does not create a patient-client relationship and does not intend to constitute medical advice.

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