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Join our effort to raise awareness and fight the stigma of memory loss. This virtual Remember Project event for the Greater Clay County Region is part of our Summer 2022 tour. Watch the short play “Fortune Cookies,” participate in the Dementia-Friendly Communities movement, learn about resources in the Greater Clay County Region, and meet with others who are interested in learning more while supporting those who live with dementia.

Join together with others for a shared screening OR participate from home/office by using your own computer or iPad.

In-person Viewing Locations:

Barnesville Senior Community Center | 501 2nd Ave NE | (218) 354-7090

Hjemkomst Center | 202 1st Ave N, Moorhead MN | (701) 404-6712

MAHUBE-OTWA Community Action | 1125 W River Rd, Detroit Lakes | (218) 745-9117

Western Prairie Human Services | 15 Central Ave N, Elbow Lake | (218) 685-8220

Our Savior’s Lutheran Church | 302 3rd St NE, Barnesville | (218) 354-7090

MAHUBE-OTWA Community Action | 128 W Cavour Ave, Fergus Falls | (218) 998-8371

For additional assistance call: (218) 354-7090\

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People with physical, cognitive, emotional, behavioral or mental health needs will have an opportunity to gain self-confidence, strength, mindfulness and independence through partnering with horses during the fall sessions of Bison Strides.

Bison Strides is North Dakota State University’s equine-assisted services program offered through the Department of Animal Sciences. Three types of programs are available – adapted horseback riding, equine assisted learning, and military and veteran’s horsemanship.

Registration is now open for two six-week fall sessions. The first session runs from Sept. 11 through Oct. 21, and the second session runs from Oct. 23 to Dec. 2. Adapted riding is offered Mondays 6-8 p.m. and Tuesdays 9-11 a.m., equine assisted learning is held Sundays 5-7 p.m., and military and veteran’s horsemanship is offered Fridays 8:30-9:30 a.m. Each class lasts for one hour per week.

The cost for one six-week session of adapted riding or equine assisted learning is $300. Financial assistance of up to 75% is available for qualified participants. There is no cost for the military and veteran’s horsemanship classes. The registration deadline is Aug. 30 for the first session and Oct. 15 for the second session. Sessions will be held at the NDSU Equine Center, 5140 19th Ave. N., Fargo.

Individuals must have a physician’s release and be evaluated by the Bison Strides director prior to taking part in the program. Participants are matched with horses depending on their needs and the amount of volunteer support required.

A training for volunteers who would like to be involved in this program will be held Monday, Aug. 29 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the NDSU Equine Center.

For more information about Bison Strides, the types of programs offered, registration or volunteer opportunities, please email or call 701-231-9611.

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