New Richmond helps soccer score success

The fall soccer season in New Richmond is right around the corner, and we just ended another great spring/summer season where our players traveled all around and competed in many tournaments, bringing home many metals and making New Richmond proud.

The soccer landscape is in a time of change on all levels, from local to national. As a newer New Richmond Soccer Club board member, it can be challenging to understand and stay on top of it all. But the one thing that has been consistent is the support NR soccer gets from its sponsors, its incredible parent volunteers, its volunteer coaches who put in so much time, effort, and passion, and all of our parents and players who love this game. It shows.

So, before we ramp up another fall season, I want to take this opportunity to thank all the people. And special thanks to the New Richmond Parks Department for all the work at Freedom Field. They’re building a beautiful place for soccer that we can all be proud of.

People help behind the scenes, manning booths, getting the fields and goals ready, etc. Parents run the players all over the place. And, of course, players represent New Richmond so well.

Now as we begin the gall season and as we continue to grow, we look forward to continuing our community partnerships and forming new ones. We know that a local club is only as strong as its community support. Thanks for all of yours.

Scott Herron

New Richmond

We are becoming dementia friendly communities

Recently, a coalition of agencies provided forums for caregivers on a variety of topics including caregiving, ambiguous loss and grieving, resilience, and how to participate in research. Those who attended were grateful for information and affirmation that contributed to better caregiving.

The coalition would like to thank Rivertowns Media for providing ongoing support through articles and announcements throughout the region. They are a true partner in creating dementia friendly communities in St Croix County.

Many agencies provided financial and marketing support in collaboration with the New Richmond Dementia Friendly Coalition. Members include Adoray Home Care and Hospice, Alzheimer’s Association, Comfort Keepers, The Centre, The Deerfield/Presbyterian Homes, the Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources, Our House, Friday Memorial Library, St. Croix Hospice, Westfields Hospital, WITC-New Richmond, and the ADRC of St Croix County,

Those who are caregivers and those with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or other type of dementia have been “nourished” by these forums.Thank you to all who made them possible!

Nancy Abrahamson

River Falls