• Word Origin
a prefix, occurring originally in loanwords from Latin, used with the meaning “again” or “again and again” to indicate repetition, or with the meaning “back” or “backward” to indicate withdrawal or backward motion:
regenerate; refurbish; retype; retrace; revert.

At the beginning of every year, it’s common to hear people consider what they want to restart, redo, recover, reconsider in relation to their wellbeing. Organizations or teams within an organization that want to remain relevant are wise to pause long enough to reflect on what has been accomplished (hopefully celebrate with their team) and possibly reevaluate what next steps need to be based on the past year.

Mower Refreshed is continually reassessing initiatives we pilot or efforts we are partnering with community groups to foster environments that reflect wellness. This means we adapt, change, keep fluid with how we do things and what we do…but the why remains the same: a drive to create a culture in the Mower County area that focuses on “health, not healthcare,” Dr. David Agerter.

We are moving towards mid-year and it’s a perfect time to recalibrate, make sure we are not about being busy, but focused on being purposeful with the time, energy, and wisdom of those many volunteers who connect regularly to experiment and engage. We’re seeking intentionally to build capacity in the communities Mayo Clinic Health System Albert Lea -Austin serves, not just talk at and expect behavior changes but engage, equip, and empower folks to experience what living well can look and feel like. Think about how those two little letters, “re” might change the rest of your 2017!

Growing Mower Good with You,
Sandy Anderson, MS | Mower Refreshed | Community Engagement Coordinator
Mayo Clinic Health System Albert Lea – Austin