Education & Community

Blood Drive

Become a hero and save three lives at Wayzata’s National Honor Society Blood Drive. Through the Memorial Blood Center, you can help sustain lives in the community by just donating blood once per season. All blood types are needed, especially O negative and O positive. Ages 16+. Free. Open through school day. Wayzata High School, 4955 Peony Lane N.; 763.745.6600; wayzata.k12.mn.us Read more about Blood Drive

Plymouth Day of Service

Volunteer with Westside Communities in Action’s first Plymouth Day of Service along with Plymouth on Parade. WCIA is a nonprofit charitable organization that serves suburbs in need on the west side of Minneapolis. The city of Plymouth Day of Service provides families with active participation in charitable work for the year. Visit WCIA outside of Life Time Fitness to help participate at the events after the parade. Free. 1–3 p.m. Life Time Fitness, 3600 Plymouth Blvd.; 612.567.9242; westsidecia.org Read more about Plymouth Day of Service

Plymouth on Parade

Bring a chair to Plymouth Boulevard, and get ready to enjoy music, food, fun and marching bands at the 17th annual Plymouth on Parade. The parade will run down Plymouth Boulevard from 34th to 39th Avenues. Stay for ice skating, swimming, open gym, face painting, pony rides, a petting zoo, musical entertainment and inflatables. Free. Parade at 11:30 a.m.; festivities 1–3 p.m. Plymouth City Center, Plymouth Boulevard; 763.509.5000; plymouthmn.gov Read more about Plymouth on Parade

The Meaning of Empowerment: The Slippery Slope of Incapacity

Many baby-boomers worry about the care needs for an elderly parent.  Their parents may live with the uncertainty of chronic illness and disability and have a whole host of planning issues.  However, either caregivers are overwhelmed with conflicting information or don't know where to seek help.  Such a lack of information, or the wealth of conflicting information, adds to their anxiety about caring for an elderly parent.  Indeed, it takes a team to protect an elderly person and every aspect of planning should be addressed. Read more about The Meaning of Empowerment: The Slippery Slope of Incapacity

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