Events and Meetings

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Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide Course

Interested in taking the combined Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide Course?

Contact me TODAY if you are interested in becoming a Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aid!

Get work experience in the field during the course! You may qualify to start working while in the course (get paid to learn)! The course is a prerequisite for most L.P.N. and R.N. courses as well.

Home Health Aid: Provides routine individualized healthcare for the elderly, convalescents, or persons with disabilities at the patient's home or in a care facility. Monitor or report changes in health status. May also provide personal care such as bathing, dressing, and grooming of patient.

Nursing Assistant: A certified nursing assistant is responsible for a variety of duties within the medical facility. Encouraging residents with mobility and exercise, making beds, assisting patients with eating, assist with grooming and hygiene tasks, and providing emotional and support for participation in activities. He or she will also check patients' vital signs, including blood pressure and temperature.

This Lake Superior College 4-credit course begins will be offered most likely starting in January or Feb 2015. Classes will be held at the North Shore Campus and at the North Shore Care Center. The instructor is Mark Abrahamson. Fee: Roughly $800 plus books. Financial Aid Available- Loans and Scholarships! Don’t let finances stop you from inquiring about this course.

To find out more call 218-387-3411 or contact us at highered@northshorecampus.org https://www.facebook.com/CookCountyHigherEducation http://www.northshorecampus.org/



CONTACT: Cook County Higher Education
PHONE: 218-387-3411
DATE: 11/19/2014 01:02pm

November Business Networking Luncheon: Gain a Competitive Edge with Work-Life Balance Initiatives

November Business Networking Luncheon

Gain a Competitive Edge with Work-Life Balance Initiatives

A Cook Count Chamber of Commerce & Cook County Higher Education Event

Date: Thursday, Nov 20th, 2014

Time: 11:30am-1pm

Location: Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais, MN

Catered Lunch: Java Moose-Sandwiches, Soup, Side, Coffee, and Dessert

Cost: $10

RSVP: highered@northshorecampus.org or 218-387-3411 or register online at www.northshorecampus.org 

Efforts to help employees improve work-life balance can improve morale, increase job satisfaction and strengthen employees’ commitment to a business or organization.. Additionally, the business or organization may reap benefits in terms of increased productivity and reduction in absenteeism, presenteeism and employee turnover. This may be especially true with millennials 

Simply put, work/life balance initiatives are any benefits, policies, or programs that help create a better balance between the demands of the job and the healthy management (and enjoyment) of life outside work.

Emily Marshall from the YMCA will present why a workplace might consider implementing benefits, policies, or programs regarding work life balance. She will specifically speak to the corporate wellness program that the YMCA offers. The luncheon will end with a sharing of best practices regarding work life balance in the workplace.

Come network and share best practices with other business in Cook County! Perfect for businesses just starting out, well established, and larger businesses as well!

Cook County Higher Education & Cook County Chamber of Commerce’s Business Networking Luncheons are made possible thanks to the generous support of the Cook County Chamber of Commerce.



CONTACT: Cook County Higher Education
PHONE: 218-387-3411
DATE: 11/17/2014 03:57pm

KIDS: JOIN THE LUTSEN JR. ALPINE SKI TEAM! - FIRST MEETING NOVEMBER 25, 2014

KIDS, take advantage of living near the Midwest's premier alpine ski destination!  This fun program is FREE!

Important Upcoming Dates: November 25, 2014 at 6:30 p.m., Team Registration and Equipment Distribution at Lutsen Mountain Rental Shop.

November 30, 2014 (Sunday): First practice 12:30 -3:00 p.m. - meet at Rosies in main chalet.

Eligibility.  Open to Participants age 6 - 14 years.  Participants age 5 and under must have a parent with them at all times.  Participants must be able to ride the chairlift alone or have a parent with at all times.   Participants 15 years and older are welcome as space allows.

Experience.  Some prior alpine skiing experience is recommended - If your child would like to join the race program, but has had no prior experience, lessons are available (for a fee) at Lutsen Mountain’s Ski School (663-7281). www.lutsen.com/skischool

Equipment. 

Skis.  Lutsen Mountains provides junior racing skis for members of the Lutsen Mountains Junior Ski Team to use during the season at no charge (Subject to availability).

Boots and Poles.  Racers provide their own boots and poles (Boots are available on loan from the rental shop for a short period of time).

Helmet.  Racers provide their own helmet which is required to be worn at all times.

Lift Pass.  Race Program Participants must have a season Ski Lift Pass at Lutsen Mountains. Season passes are available online at www.lutsen.com/seasonPass.



CONTACT: Baiers Heeren
DATE: 11/16/2014 08:37pm

Hides for Habitat Reminder

Remember to drop your deer hides in the orange boxes in Tofte, Grand Marais and Hovland.  Help us send our local kids to camp.



CONTACT: Rich Furlong
PHONE: 387-1065
DATE: 11/14/2014 03:49pm

November Business Networking Luncheon Gain a Competitive Edge with Work-Life Balance Initiatives

November Business Networking Luncheon

Gain a Competitive Edge with Work-Life Balance Initiatives

A Cook Count Chamber of Commerce & Cook County Higher Education Event

Date: Thursday, Nov 20th, 2014

Time: 11:30am-1pm

Location: Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais, MN

Catered Lunch: Java Moose-Sandwiches, Soup, Side, Coffee, and Dessert

Cost: $10

RSVP: highered@northshorecampus.org or 218-387-3411 or register online at www.northshorecampus.org 

Efforts to help employees improve work-life balance can improve morale, increase job satisfaction and strengthen employees’ commitment to a business or organization.. Additionally, the business or organization may reap benefits in terms of increased productivity and reduction in absenteeism, presenteeism and employee turnover. This may be especially true with millennials 

 

Simply put, work/life balance initiatives are any benefits, policies, or programs that help create a better balance between the demands of the job and the healthy management (and enjoyment) of life outside work.

 

Emily Marshall from the YMCA will present why a workplace might consider implementing benefits, policies, or programs regarding work life balance. She will specifically speak to the corporate wellness program that the YMCA offers. The luncheon will end with a sharing of best practices regarding work life balance in the workplace.

Come network and share best practices with other business in Cook County! Perfect for businesses just starting out, well established, and larger businesses as well!

Cook County Higher Education & Cook County Chamber of Commerce’s Business Networking Luncheons are made possible thanks to the generous support of the Cook County Chamber of Commerce.



CONTACT: Cook County Higher Education
PHONE: 218-387-3411
DATE: 11/12/2014 02:48pm

Delicious Soup; Beautiful Bowls - Empty Bowls is tomorrow!

Empty Bowls 2014

Thursday, November 13

Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. 

Dinner: 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. 

St. John's Catholic Church lower level, 5th St and Broadway, Grand Marais

Soup meal: $5

Handcrafted bowls: $10, $20, $35 and up

Bowl necklaces: $15

Join your community members to help solve hunger in Cook County by attending the annual Empty Bowls fundraiser. Enjoy a delicious soup meal provided by local restaurants and grab a sweet treat from the bake sale. Get a jump start on your holiday shopping by perusing the silent auction (closes at 6:30 p.m., sharp) and a beautiful array of handcrafted Grand Marais Art Colony and Cook County schoolchildren bowls and bowl necklaces. All proceeds support hunger programs in Cook County. 

NEW THIS YEAR: Artist painted bowls: perfect for gifts or home decoration. Bowls pictured below were painted by Tom McCann, Dave Steckelberg, and John Franz. 



CONTACT: Empty Bowls 2014
DATE: 11/12/2014 09:36am