Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research


Get insights into how to make lifestyle choices that may help you keep your brain and body healthy as you age. Learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging.   Presenter: Rita Ussatis, MS, Family and Community Wellness, NDSU Extension/Cass County

The Daily Work of Grief: Reflections and Healing


A virtual presentation for care partners and professionals who support those living with dementia. Care partners going through the journey of caring for someone with dementia often experience different kinds of grief and loss. Many people may not be aware that there is a name for what they are feeling and that there are strategies to help cope with these feelings. Join this healing discussion with real-world examples and practical techniques to navigate the complicated emotions of grief and loss. In this presentation you will learn: • What ambiguous loss and anticipatory grief look like in caring for someone with dementia • How grief, bereavement and depression can overlap • Common themes of loss with older adults and family caregivers • Coping strategies for significant loss • Practical self-care strategies in the midst of our own experiences with grief • Alzheimer’s Association resources that can help you

Race For Parkinson’s

The 14th Annual Race For Parkinson's is set to take place on April 27th, 2024 at Sertoma Park. Make our largest fundraiser a priority by adding it to your calendar. We're on the lookout for financial sponsors, and if you are interested in supporting this meaningful event, please reach out to our Race Coordinator, Deidre Hillman at or call her at 701 400-2598. Sponsors start at just $200 and it helps us offset the expenses of the event but also helps us raise more dollars to use throughout the year on our programming. If you can’t join us the day of the race, you can register for a virtual run/walk also! We hope you'll join us in making the Race for Parkinson's Fundraiser a memorable and impactful event. Your participation, sponsorship and volunteer efforts contribute to the ongoing fight against Parkinson's disease.

Person-Centered Dementia Care: Recommendations for Professionals


Learn how to implement person-centered care in all aspects of dementia care as well as learn appropriate dementia care techniques in line with nationally recognized Alzheimer’s Association Dementia Care Practice Recommendations.