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Kick Your 2021 Fitness Resolutions Into Gear with Two Great New Exercise Videos from New Ulm Park and Recreation and HONU!
Video #1: Instructor Sandy leads you through some simple exercises you can do at home to stretch, improve your posture, relax tight muscles and rejuvenate -- many you can do with just a chair!
Video #2: Instructor Sandy walks you through a wide range of stretching exercises you can do without any equipment, as well as some with a ball and foam roller.
Our 2020 Highlights

Working off our three-year action plan for 2020-2022, HONU in 2020 continued its focus on three key areas:
1) Healthy lifestyles
2) Mental health
3) Addiction and risky use of substances

You can find our 2021-2022 Community Health Action Plan at www.heartofnewulm.com.

Thank you to the many community volunteers who served on the HONU leadership and action teams in 2020!

Volunteer Opportunity: HONU Action Teams are Looking for New Members!
Are you interested in lending a hand to HONU’s efforts to support health and well-being in the New Um community? We encourage you to join us on an action team!

Action teams generally meet monthly (virtually for now) and you can choose your personal level of involvement and time commitment for specific projects. No matter your age, background, skill set or interests, there’s an action team that would love to have you!

Action teams include:
  • Brown County Chemical Health Action Team
  • Coalition for Active, Safe and Healthy Streets (CASHS)
  • Downtown Action Team
  • Food Environment Action Team
  • Long-Term Sustainable Funding
  • Mental Health Action Team
  • New Ulm Bike Group
  • Safe Routes to School Action Team
  • Worksite Wellness and Community Health Challenge Action Team

For more information on volunteering, contact Jen Maurer at 507-217-5226 or Jennifer.Maurer@allina.com.
Have Fun, Stay Connected, Stay Sober with These Winter Activity Ideas

It's not hard to have fun in the winter when you’re sober — check out these suggested activities! It’s important to not isolate yourself during the cold winter months so, with these ideas, take time to engage in some self-care and have fun with your loved ones, too.

Thank You to Our Leadership Team!

As a community-owned and driven health improvement initiative, the Heart of New Ulm maintains a diverse group of community leaders and residents to oversee the decision making and work of the project. The Leadership Team is educating community leaders about the status of health equity in New Ulm and working to encourage decision makers to address health equity during their organizations’ decision making processes. The team also manages HONU’s communications strategy and information.

Members of the Leadership Team are:
  • Ashley Aukes, Community representative
  • Jeff Bertrang, New Ulm Public Schools
  • John Brownfield, New Ulm Medical Center Foundation Board
  • Carisa Buegler, New Ulm Medical Center
  • Chris Dalton, City of New Ulm
  • Lydia Drexler, Windings, Inc.
  • Nate Groebner, New Ulm Medical Center
  • Sarah Leslie, Community representative
  • Michael Looft, New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Karen Moritz, Brown County Public Health
  • Les Schultz, Brown County
  • Jessie Weisbrich, Oak Hills Living Center