Health & Wellness

Sara Swan

While Sara Swan has over two decades of experience in special education, she initially didn’t have plans to turn a one-off mentorship into a full-fledged organization.

Teenagers who are struggling can now receive help from the Calli Institute. This mental health care clinic in Maple Grove offers group and individual therapy sessions for adolescents struggling with issues like anxiety, depression, difficult relationships, suicide ideation, chemical use, etc.

Thanksgiving for Annie Waterman’s family was more than turkey, mashed potatoes, football and pumpkin pie. There also were heaping portions of Whirlyball.

Whether it’s grabbing a bite on the way to kid sports or eating between client meetings, good nutrition doesn’t have to be sacrificed during a hectic week.

You might’ve heard the recent buzz: Several Minnesota bumblebee species are in an unfortunate decline. If you’ve wondered how these bees live and what you can do to help, join Elaine Evans, a University of Minnesota entomologist, to learn more about bumblebee biology and conservation.

As Maple Grove’s self-appointed “ambassadors” to pickleball, Dan and Gail Hanka have been pleased with their stewardship in the last two years.

Each morning, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 2 p.m., 12-year-old Haley Briesch can be found on the ice. Donning her Lululemon warm-up jacket, she laces up her white skates and takes to the cool glassy surface to practice two to three hours a day.

Retired biologist Ron Refsnider introduces wide-eyed onlookers to the wonder of songbirds. He does this through educational bird banding demonstrations at Eastman Nature Center. Banding involves the safe capture of birds for identification, assessment and tracking.

Meet Landon Robert Wold. He was born May 7, 2013, at 6:59 p.m. and will forever be known as “baby 10,000” at Maple Grove Hospital. He is welcomed by parents Jessica and Nate Wold, who were surprised to find that they were part of this landmark birth.

Possibilities for outdoor recreation are more varied than you might imagine. For example, consider moving your backyard Frisbee game to a scenic golf course setting. Then eliminate the monotony of simply tossing the disc back and forth. Add a dose of competitive spirit.

School is over, spring cleaning is done. With the birds chirping and the summer breezes wafting through the windows, why not take the chance to clean up the clutter in your personal life?

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