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Healthy Communities Magazine
Unity Hospital is highly involved in improving the health of the community we serve. As part of our efforts to care for patients and their families, we form community partnerships to improve the health of the community around the hospital.
A dedicated staff works regularly with a wide range of organizations on a variety of activities that reach outside our hospital and into the community. Through these activities, we not only improve the quality of life in our communities, we also help prevent medical problems from becoming serious.
Together, as neighbors and partners, we work to make our community a healthier place to live.
Faith Community Nurse Program
This daytime, out-of-home respite program is for caregivers and their care receivers, age 55 and older, who live in Anoka and Northwest Hennepin counties.
While their caregivers enjoy time away from caregiving, persons with long-term care needs can enjoy fellowship, lunch and activities at locations in the Anoka, Brooklyn Center, Coon Rapids, New Hope and St. Anthony communities.
The Faith Community Nurse Program provides care for the spiritual, emotional and physical dimensions of healthcare for individuals and families. The program is a partnership of Unity Hospital and faith communities in the north metro area. Participation is open to all faiths.
The Faith Community Nurse Program offers:
For more about the Faith Community Nurse Program, please e-mail Lyla Pagels, RN, coordinator, or call 763-236-4342.
What is a faith community nurse?
A faith community nurse is an experienced registered nurse who understands and is committed to wholeness as it relates to health. Combining ministry and nursing, faith community nurses work with clergy, congregational staff, the health committee and other ministries in the faith community to address and respond to the unique needs within that community.
Our mission is to improve the health of our community by leading collaborative activities involving faith communities, county or community agencies and hospitals.
Unity Community Gardens
The May to October 2012 growing season has started at Unity Community Gardens.
Enjoy the outdoors, connect with your community and bring freshly grown, healthy food into your home.
Unity Hospital is pleased to offer community garden plots for local residents and hospital employees. The Unity Community Gardens has 62 plots, measuring 15 feet by 20 feet each. It is available to gardeners from late-May until October.
The gardens are not-for-profit. Rental fees collected are used to till the land every spring, pay for water and pay for the irrigation system that was installed when the gardens were created. Fees for the 2012 growing season are:
For questions about the Unity Community Gardens, e-mail UnityGardens@allina.com, or call 763-236-3282.