Your Welia Health Update: September 9, 2021

It’s back to school, and back to healthy habits

Opening a bag of chips or popcorn after school is easy. So is grabbing a few cookies. But creating homemade, healthy after-school snacks is easy, too. Learn how to PowerUp and reinvent after-school snacks for your kids.

▶️ Get easy, healthy recipes

Get the answers you deserve

The team at Welia Health answers your questions and concerns about the COVID-19 vaccines. We encourage you to watch, and share, this 5-part video series. 

Hear from our doctors »

Loneliness and our health

Human beings are social creatures and need to feel connected to others for their wellbeing. When we find ourselves isolated and lonely, our health can suffer.   

Learn how to reduce loneliness »

The right birth control for you

What’s the best birth control? That answer is entirely dependent on you. Having accurate, up-to-date information is the first step to making the right choice.

Get the information you need »

Safe fruits and veggies

We think of fruits and vegetables as some of the healthiest things we can eat. Unfortunately, chemical pesticides found on produce are potentially harmful. 

Limit your pesticide exposure »

Save the date

9/11, 20 years later

You are invited to an outdoor moment of silence, at 7:46am on Saturday, September 11, at the Welia Health Mora campus. The Kanabec County Sheriff’s office, Mora Fire Department and Welia Health EMS services will be displayed.

The Goldie Classic

The Mora Lion’s Club presents the 25th annual Goldie Classic golf tournament on Saturday, September 11 at Spring Brook Golf Club. The event supports the fight against cancer, having donated $326,677 to date! For more information, call 320.679.2317.

Mora Bike Tour

The 41st annual Mora Bike Tour takes place on Saturday, September 18. The Tour begins and ends at the beautiful Vasaloppet Nordic Center and traverses country roads in Kanabec County. Choose from 25-mile or 50-mile tours. Learn more and register today.

In case you missed it

Dr. Peter Donner recognized for his service

Congratulations to Welia Health’s Dr. Peter Donner on being recognized by the University of Minnesota Medical School’s Rural Physician Associate Program (RPAP) for his years of dedication and service to the program. Dr. Donner has been a family physician in our care system since 1987, and has mentored 21 medical students through RPAP in that time. Read more from his students and colleagues.

The Welia Center

The Welia Center is undergoing construction to enhance access for community members and students alike. Beginning Tuesday, September 7, walking track members will enter through door D2, a secure entrance with access to the walking track. Please note the elevator will not be operational until next spring. In addition, the gym will remain locked until further notice.

Walking track hours

COVID-19 precautions

  • Masks are highly recommended regardless of vaccination status
  • Social distancing is strongly encouraged


During school hours, please park in the bus parking lot except during morning drop-off (7:30-am–8:30am) and afternoon pick-up (2:30pm–3:30pm).