February Festival of Health
Mark your calendars and plan to attend the year's biggest health fair in Wadena. The annual February Festival of Health is a community-wide health fair held annually the first Saturday of February in Wadena.
This free event offers more than 70 exhibits by local businesses and organizations. Each booth provides hands-on learning and an opportunity to become familiar with the many resources available for you and your family's health, well-being and safety. Several health screenings are also available, many of them free.
Lunch, local entertainment and kids activities are all part of the event.
One of the annually featured and much anticipated events is the Community Baby Shower, sponsored by Tri-County Health Care's Obstetrics Department. More than $400 in prizes are given away to expecting mothers or those who have given birth in the past year.
Men's Night Out
Every spring, Tri-County Health Care hosts a male only educational program appropriately titled "Men's Night Out." Men's Night Out is a free educational event on health, attended by more than 600 area men each year. Free health screening, informational booths on a variety of health topics pertinent to men and a light meal kick the event off.
The official program of the evening begins with an always popular panel of Tri-County Health Care's medical professionals participating in a Question and Answer session with Men's Night Out participants. The evening concludes with a keynote presentation. Past speakers have included men such as Don Shelby, renowned television news personality, Harmon Killebrew, major league baseball superstar, and John Gilardi, most winning coach in collegiate history and Superbowl Champion Ben Utecht.
TCHC Foundation Golf Classic
Every August, the Tri-County Health Care Foundation hosts its annual Golf Classic at White Tail Run Golf Course in Wadena.
This 18-hole charity golf tournament is open to anyone over the age of 18. Throughout the day, five-person teams compete for chances at prizes and proceeds from the popular event benefit the Tri-County Health Care Foundation.
Proceeds from the Golf Classic go toward the Foundation Endowment Fund, which in turn supports community health education events and programs like Women's Night Out, Men's Night Out, health care scholarships, education and technology.
Women's Day Out
Tri-County Health Care's annual women's event has a refreshed look. The Women's Day Out event, formally known as "Women's Night Out" will be held in early November. Free health screening and educational booths continue to be a highlight of the annual event.
"Women's Day Out" is a free educational event that focuses on life, health, families and relationships.
Features include: free childcare at M-State to allow moms the flexibility to bring their children if they wish; cooking demonstrations; and local experts speaking during breakout sessions on the topics important in womens health.