It’s All About Those Books …

It is an amazing time in North Idaho in that one of the most important factors for future success in life is being addressed by multiple organizations: LITERACY. The Shirley Parker Reading Program was established in 2002 by the North Idaho College wrestling program in partnership with Parker Toyota in…

Free Grief Camp for Kids and Teens

Children and teens profoundly experience grief when they experience the loss of a loved one. Thankfully, from July 13 to 15, North Idaho kids and teens will have a chance to gather together and know they are not alone. Hospice of North Idaho offers this free summer camp to help…

Preparing for Hospice Care: When is the right time to call Hospice?

Families often say that they wished they would have started Hospice’s care earlier. Hospice care typically provides direct care to patients wherever they reside, including: Prescriptions Medical Billing Management Support for caregivers with continual education Clinical care Connections with social resources Volunteer services Compassionate emotional support Hospice of North Idaho’s…

“Adulting” Part II

The Fall 2017 issue of the North Idaho Family Magazine kicked off a series on “Adulting.” This issue features “10 Tips & Tricks” compiled by guest columnist and “adulting specialist,” Ariel Mesenbrink. Heritage Health has a sliding scale based on your income. You may only end up paying $20 or…

Free CPR Training February 8

There will be a free CPR, AED, and First Aid training! Keep The Beat strives to increased number of citizens throughout the community properly trained to recognize and provide initial care for a variety of emergencies. Importantly, this training will provide attendees with life-saving knowledge to help stabilize situations to…

Don’t be SAD!

by Bill Rutherford According to NIMH, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of depression displaying a recurring seasonal pattern. To be diagnosed with SAD, people must meet full criteria for major depression coinciding with specific seasons (appearing in the winter or summer months) for at least two years. Seasonal…

The Story of Stone Soup

Once upon a time there was a great famine in which people jealously hoarded whatever food they could find, hiding it even from their friends and neighbors. One day a wandering traveler who hadn’t eaten in days arrived in a village asking for a small meal. “There’s not a bite to…

Strengthening Families through Collaboration

Navigating resources in North Idaho is getting easier. Resources abound in North Idaho, but that doesn’t guarantee people can or will find them. The North Idaho Family Group, in partnership with Strengthening Families, St. Vincent de Paul Coeur d’Alene, Community Action Partnership, Heritage Health, Idaho Department of Labor, Panhandle Health…

At a Glance – Winter 2018

New Members American Family Insurance, The Hamilton Agency The Art Spirit Gallery Wired2Learn Academy Community Library Network Coeur d’Alene Education Partnership CDA Arts & Cultural Alliance Idaho Public Television Evenson Chiropractic Renewing Members Community Library Network Other News North Idaho Family Group to represent nonprofits at COR Vision Group The…

Help for Dyslexia

It’s hard to imagine anyone can make it through school without being able to read. From filling out a medical questionnaire to reading road signs, illiteracy can be crippling. Yet, in 2018, 1 in 4 children grow up without learning to read proficiently. According to the National Center for Education…

Idaho Counties – Did Ya Know?

License Plates Most people know that Idaho license plates start with a letter and/or number & letter combination. The reason that some have numbers and some don’t is simply because if there is more than one county that starts with B (for example), then they are assigned numbers along with…

Cover Story: Making an IMPACT

Cole Turnbull is no stranger to philanthropy. In May of 1989, he watched the dedication of the Turnbull Athletic Field, dedicated in honor of his father, Bart Turnbull, who put his heart and soul into helping kids in the community of Dalton Gardens. When the opportunity to start Impact Club™…