August 2019 Newsletter
Mission Statement
Connecting older adults and caregivers to services that support healthy aging and independence
The Art of Aging Event Details

PBS Almanac North

Upcoming Health Classes

Recipe of the Month:Flat Bread Pizza

American Adventure Month

Introducing Grocery Coordinator Jayne Petrich

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The Art of Aging fundraiser is September 26th at the Northland Country Club and will feature local artists of all ages and all mediums. Healthy aging will be celebrated through the artwork displayed at the event! Pieces have been collected and will be available for purchase during the live and silent auction during the evening. Age Well Arrowhead is currently selling tickets for the event and can be purchased by contacting Mary Bovee at 218-623-7807 or Kim Hileman at 218-623-7805.
Thank you to our partners for your support of the first annual The Art of Aging Fundraiser!
Title Sponsor

Thank you to our generous donors in August. We appreciate your support of Age Well Arrowhead and those we serve.
Current needs at Age Well Arrowhead:


Groceries to Go Order Takers
Monday or Tuesday as available

Remote Groceries to Go Order Taker
Monday or Tuesday as available

Groceries to Go Shoppers
Kenwood- Wednesday

Cloquet- Wednesday
West Duluth- Thursday

Superior- Thursday

Subs For ALL Positions Needed
Join us in welcoming our new volunteers!

Kennedy A.
Matt C.
Grace K.
Bernadine L.
Evan W.
Age Well would like to thank the following volunteers for their years of dedication.
Happy Anniversary!

Monica H.
Angela R.
Morgan S.
Robin B.
Nick C.
Sharon L.

Age Well Arrowhead would like to recognize the following volunteers as they reach high milestones for the number of hours they have volunteered since 2017.
Thank you for your contribution!

50 or more hours
Francine S.

100 or more hours
Pat L.
Robin B.

150 or more hours
Morgan S.

300 or more hours
Youth In Action
David W.
Jane W.
Carol C.

Mandy H.
Monica H.
Taylor K.
Anna K.
Kurt K.
Michael R.
Eliana R.
Try this great Pizza Recipe!
Triple-tomato Flatbread


1 tube (13.8 ounces) refrigerated pizza crust

Cooking spray

3 plum tomatoes, finely chopped (about 2 cups)

1/2 cup soft sun-dried tomato halves (not packed in oil), julienned

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 tablespoon dried basil

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

1 cup shredded Asiago cheese

2 cups yellow and/or red cherry tomatoes, halved


Unroll and press dough into a 15x10-in. rectangle. Transfer dough to an 18x12-in. piece of heavy-duty foil coated with cooking spray; spritz dough with cooking spray.

In a large bowl, toss plum tomatoes and sun-dried tomatoes with oil and seasonings.
Carefully invert dough onto grill rack; remove foil.

Grill, covered, over medium heat 2-3 minutes or until bottom is golden brown. Turn; grill 1-2 minutes longer or until second side begins to brown.

Remove from grill. Spoon plum tomato mixture over crust; top with cheese and cherry tomatoes. Return flatbread to grill. Grill, covered, 2-4 minutes or until crust is golden brown and cheese is melted.

To bake flatbread:  Preheat oven to 425°. Unroll and press dough onto bottom of a 15x10x1-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake 6-8 minutes or until lightly browned. Assemble flatbread as directed. Bake 8-10 minutes longer or until crust is golden and cheese is melted.
Get a Smoke Alarm
The American Red Cross and their partners will install free smoke alarms for those who cannot afford their own or physically unable to install an alarm. A limited number of specialized bedside alarms are also available for those who are deaf or hard of hearing. Keep your family safe by installing smoke alarms or updating the ones in your home.

Visit for more information.
A few topics we are working on for the next newsletter...
Fall Activities

Celebrating Apples

Art of Aging
Got an idea for the newsletter?

Is there a topic you would like to learn more about? Would you like to write something in the next issue?

Let us know! We would love to hear from you!
Age Well Arrowhead featured on PBS show Almanac North
DULUTH, Minn. – Age Well Arrowhead was recently featured on the WDSE PBS program Almanac North to discuss aging services, volunteer opportunities and the upcoming Art of Aging Fundraiser.

Kim Hileman and Peter Hafften of Age Well Arrowhead joined hosts Julie Zenner and Dennis Anderson to describe the importance of supporting aging family members and older adults in the community. Hileman shared that this can be done by providing grocery shopping, transportation services, chore services, and even transition's for those needing help planning a move.

The group also discussed the importance of volunteers and what opportunities are available at Age Well Arrowhead. Some of the volunteer positions discussed include driving older adults to medical appointments, becoming an Evidence Based Workshop Leader to help improve other's health, and helping grocery shop for the Grocery's-To-Go program.

Click on the link above to watch the entire interview!

If you’re interested in volunteering at Age Well, call
(218)-623–7800 or visit our website at
 Thank you to our generous donors in August. We appreciate your support of Age Well Arrowhead and those we serve.

Julie Zenner
Tim Spangenberg
Mimi Stender
Essentia Health

Health Class!
Living Well with Chronic Pain
This class is designed for people who have a diagnosis of chronic pain offering strategies for dealing with their symptoms. Topics include: techniques to deal with frustration, fatigue, isolation, and poor sleep, appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength, appropriate use of medications, communicating effectively with family, friends, and health professionals, nutrition, pacing activity and rest, and how to evaluate new treatments. Join the class this week! Starts August 27th 9:00am-11:30am at Essentia Health Hermantown.
Register by calling Peter Hafften at 218-623-7800
The beautiful views of Lake Superior.
American Adventures Month!
Age Well Arrowhead Team
August is American Adventures Month

August is American Adventures month to celebrate and encourage travel and vacationing in North, South, and Central America. As much as we’d all like to spend a day on the beach in the Bahamas, visit the ruins of Machu Pichu, or hike the vast wilderness of Yellowstone National Park, it is often more affordable and feasible to explore your own backyard- and it can be just as rewarding!

Did you know Duluth offers 11,000 acres of green space with 129 Parks, 12 miles of paved, accessible trails, 85 miles of bike-optimized, multi-use trails, 150 miles of unpaved hiking trails? That means there are likely many unique spaces you still have to explore!

We looked to our staff to get an idea of some places to adventure in and near Duluth:

Kim H., Program Director enjoys going to Brighton Beach or any beach along the North Shore to look for sea glass and driftwood. Perhaps it is the thrill of the search, or the creative opportunity that can follow; but regardless of why you are out, this is a classic way to explore the unique landscape that we live in. Fortunately, for those who have difficulty scrambling down the shoreline to a beach or for those who may want a change of scenery from our beautiful Park Point or Brighton Beach, check out Black Beach near Silver Bay, MN (open to the public as of 2015). This beach offers accessible parking near one of the three beaches. The sand is made of dark gray/black taconite tailings which make for a stunning shoreline. You’ll be sure to find some driftwood and a beautiful view. There is no website so be sure to do your research in advance!

Mary B., Executive Director likes to explore the hills and forests of southern Minnesota and Iowa looking for morel mushrooms. Don’t expect her to give you the coordinates of the prized findings she greatly enjoys! Instead, try visiting Moose Mountain Scenic Natural Area just off Lester River Road. Berry Picking and Mushroom hunting are allowed. Be sure to know what you are looking for and don’t pick anything you are uncertain of! ( Here is a short guide: For those that may have difficulty hiking but want to choose their own adventure, visiting local farms to pick your own berries as great alternative: Moose Mountain is also a great spot to hike and see wildlife as it is “along one of the nation's most traveled migratory bird routes".   Even more accessible is Hawk's Ridge Bird Observatory on Skyline Parkway near Lester Park. This ridge offers great views of the city, lake, and birds. All of which can be enjoyed from the convenience of your vehicle!

Jayne P., Grocery-to-Go Coordinator enjoys exploring Duluth’s art and culture by attending the City on the Hill Music Festival at Bayfront Festival Park. This Park is home to a number of local festivals, concerts, and fairs such as the Reggae and World Music Festival, Blues Festival, All Pints North, seasonal art shows and more! Duluth is filled with culture and events. For other unique and more intimate concert venues, be sure to hike, bike, or drive to the Chester Park concert series or grab your kayak and paddle over to the Glensheen Concert and Kayak experience! No matter the venue or means of transportation, everyone will be sure to have a great time. For more arts and culture, be sure to check out:

Peter H., Training Coordinator enjoys all kinds of adventures through his love for fishing. The fishing he enjoys most is traveling up the North Shore during the Spring to the Baptism River in pursuit of Steelhead Trout. The Steelhead Trout is an elusive and powerful fish that requires many angling hours and a refined technique to successfully catch. Peter has enjoyed this type of fishing for nearly ten years and has learned patience and perseverance along the way. He’s often up before sunrise to drive to Tettegouche State Park located near Silver Bay, MN. Along the drive he often spots Whitetail Deer, Bald Eagles, Northern Raven and the occasional Timber Wolf. The scenic drive up HWY 61 is an accessible way to explore northern MN. If driving is not an option, a scenic train ride with the North Shore Scenic Railroad could offer vistas and views of the shore not often seen from the road: If fishing is an adventure you would like to try join Peter in Catching an Adventure! He’ll be sure to take you to the best spots and teach you a thing-or-two that he’s learned from all of his early morning adventures:

Introducing Grocery Coordinator Jayne Petrich

Jayne Petrich’s career and educational background has been working with people with physical disabilities. She has worked coordinating Courage Kenny’s adaptive ski program at Spirit Mt, worked with at-risk kids and families in ISD 709 as a support staff, Northwoods Children Service as a foster home, and worked with people who have Alzheimer’s Disease and their families at the Alzheimer Association in both Minnesota and Wisconsin. She holds a dual bachelor’s degree in Social Work and Education.

As the new Grocery Coordinator, Jayne’s job is to work with volunteers who take grocery orders and shop for Age Well Arrowhead clients who are unable to shop for themselves. The Groceries-To-Go program serves different locations and including Duluth, Cloquet, Proctor, Hermantown and Superior, WI. Age Well Arrowhead’s goal is to grow the program in the Northland and surrounding areas.

As a native to Duluth MN, Jayne enjoys the different seasons by doing a lot of outdoor activities; camping, skiing, biking, exercising with her dogs and yard work. She also loves to read, journal, attend plays and watch movies.  

Welcome Jayne to our team at 218-623-7800 or email at


Congratulations to the YMCA for completing Dementia Friendly at Work Training.
If you are interested in learning more about how your business can become dementia friendly, contact Peter Hafften at 218-623-7800

Thank You Essentia Health!
Age Well Arrowhead recently received support from Essentia Health to help grow our transportation program. This is a key partnership that will help provide more rides for our customers medical appointments.
Age Well Arrowhead connects older adults and caregivers to services that support healthy aging and independence.

We are passionate about serving the older adults and caregivers of our community. For this reason, Age Well Arrowhead was founded in 2014 as a local non-profit. We are funded by a Live Well at Home grant from the Minnesota Department of Human Services, Title III funding administered by the Arrowhead Area Agency on Aging, a grant from the Minnesota Board on Aging, contributions, and service fees. These grants allow us to provide services that are easily accessible and affordable.

Mary Bovee, Executive Director

Kim Hileman, Program Director

Karina Krosbakken, Care Consultant

Peter Hafften, Training Coordinator

Jayne Petrich , Groceries to Go Coordinator

Kevin Pillsbury, President

Joe Sandbulte, Secretary

Jennifer Smith, Treasurer

Stacy Foster, Board Member

Travis Hill, Board Member