Friday, April 23, 2010

Yoga Class Offered through GRMC

Get Up & Go Yoga is currently being offered at Grinnell Regional Medical Center’s Fly High Fitness Studio, 808 Commercial St. Starting your day with yoga will help you to feel vibrant, energized, and centered. Classes meet Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:45 to 6:45 a.m.

Increased flexibility and strength, improved posture, and improved concentration are just some of the benefits achieved through yoga. Whether you are new to yoga or a seasoned veteran, this class will help you reach your goals.

Certified instructor, Jackie Hutchinson says participants “will leave feeling blissful and aren’t always sure how that feeling got there at 6 in the morning. After a while they come to yoga for the way their days, their view of circumstances, and their life is changing as they tune in, tap in, and turn on to their own body’s wisdom.”

Other classes offered at Fly High Fitness Studio include Spinning, kickboxing, Zumba, and toning. To view a class schedule visit the GRMC website, For information on the latest fitness options, trends, and services, call the GRMC Wellness Services department at 641-236-2999.

Monday, April 5, 2010

GRMC Auxiliary to Host Spring Luncheon

The Grinnell Regional Medical Center Auxiliary invites the public to its annual spring luncheon, scheduled for Wednesday, April 21. The gathering will begin at noon in the Buckley Dining Hall, Mayflower Homes, in Grinnell.

“The Auxiliary’s spring luncheon brings together our members to celebrate spring and all the wonderful activities of our organization,” explains Maralee Kruse, GRMC Auxiliary spring luncheon committee chair. “We’ll recognize the 2010 scholarship recipients as well as our milestone anniversary service awards to volunteers.”

Door prizes will be given away. The menu features a chicken salad, roll, fruit, dessert, and drink. Tickets, $8, are available at the GRMC Glass Gift Box. For more information, call 641-236-2588.

Hancher Auditorium Brings Performance to Grinnell

Grinnell and Grinnell Regional Medical Center proudly welcome Robert and Rebecca Bluestone in their Woven Harmony performance to Grinnell. This three-day artist in residency program features performances at GRMC, Grinnell Newburg High School, Grinnell College, and two performances for community audiences. The events are part of the “Iowa Arts and Healthcare Project—A Journey through Iowa,” a collaborative effort of The University of Iowa’s Hancher Auditorium, Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center, and College of Public Health. Grinnell businesses and individuals are also partnering to make the project possible.

All residents are invited to this inspirational production by the Bluestones. Robert’s music, images of Rebecca’s woven tapestries, and beautiful images of their New Mexico home and studio set the landscape for a powerful performance on connecting art, creativity, health, and healing.

“Grinnell and GRMC were selected for this art residency program with the Bluestones because of their leadership in optimal healing initiatives and healthcare for the whole body,” explains Charles Swanson, executive director of Hancher Auditorium.

“The Bluestones have worked in hospitals and healthcare settings across the country giving audiences their message of hope in difficult times. Robert and Rebecca share a profound story and inspiration of how they faced Rebecca’s ovarian cancer. Creativity and the arts helped the couple through this difficult time. They gained strength and the desire to share their talents to help others.”

Todd Linden, GRMC CEO and president, “We’re honored and thrilled to have such brilliant performers come to Grinnell and share their talents. Robert and Rebecca articulate their personal message to the wide spectrum of guests, from cancer survivors, to high school students, to corporate CEOs. The universal message is using creativity and art to face the future, whether that’s a life-threatening condition like cancer or a life-altering condition such as unemployment, job pressures, or an uncertain future in a new job market. The Bluestones have the unique ability to connect with all. We’re excited to bring their message in Grinnell.”

The art residency program includes:

Thursday, April 29

“Caring for the Caretaker”

For GRMC Employees, Physicians and Volunteers

10 a.m. to noon – GRMC Tomasek Conference Center

“Creativity is the Currency of the 21st Century”

Open to all businesses and their workforce

4:30 to 5:30 p.m. – Grinnell College, Roberts Theater

Any business or individual may receive tickets for this program by calling 641-236-2593.

Friday, April 30

“Creativity is a 21st Century Skill”

For Grinnell Newburg High School art and music students

10:15 to 11 a.m. – Grinnell High School

“Creativity is a 21st Century Skill”

For Grinnell College students

5 p.m. – Grinnell College

Saturday, May 1

“A Celebration of Community: Getting Back to Life”

Finale performance

Open to the community.

6:30 to 8 p.m. – Grinnell Community Center, Voertman Theater, 927 4th Ave.

All events are free, thanks to our local sponsors. Grinnell Regional Medical Center Art Fund; Todd Linden; Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company; Fine Arts Council – Grinnell High School; Grinnell College; Iowa Telecom; and Mayflower Community.

The Bluestones will present in six communities during their “Journey through Iowa.” Those communities include: Spencer – April 19, 20, and 21; Algona – April 22, 23, and 24; Des Moines – April 26, 27, and 28; Grinnell – April 29, 30, and May 1; Davenport – May 3, 4, and 5; and Iowa City – May 8.

For more information call 641-236-2593.