University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital offers a wide range of events for patients and families who are at our hospital or clinics. Below you'll find this week's schedule as well as descriptions of some of our recurring events.
|11 a.m. to Noon||Story Time with Gopher, Therapy Dog||FRC|
|8:30 to 11 a.m.||Free Acupoint Treatments for Families and Staff||Rooms 950 & 952, East Bldg.|
|Noon to 3 p.m.||Needlework Circle||FRC|
|10 to 11 a.m.||Family Coffee Hour||FRC|
|10 to 11 a.m.||Kids' Story Time|| FRC
|2 to 3 p.m.||Free Acupoint Treatments for Families and Staff||6th Floor Family Lounge|
|Noon to 3 p.m.|| Needlework Circle
|4 to 6 p.m.||Free Dinner for Patients and Families||Lobby|
|5 to 7 p.m.||Free Hand Massage||FRC|
|1 to 3 p.m.|| Free Popcorn Day
|10:30 a.m.|| Bark Avenue Therapy Dogs
Come see Gopher, the Read With Me Therapy Dog, each Monday from 11 a.m. to Noon in the Family Resource Center. Read With Me dogs are trained to listen attentively as children practice their reading skills. All patients and families are welcome to visit!
Supervised interns from Northwestern Health Sciences University are offering free acupoint treatments (acupuncture, acupressure, etc.) to family members of patients and to staff. Thirty-minute treatments are offered on a drop-in basis Tuesdays from 8:30 to 11 a.m. in rooms 950 and 952, East Bldg., and Wednesdays from 2 to 3 p.m. in the 6th floor family lounge, South Building. Reasons for treatment include pain, fatigue, anxiety, stress, hypertension, and headaches. Stop by to try it out!
Keep your hands busy in the hospital and learn a relaxing, productive pastime. Our needlework volunteers teach knitting and crocheting in the Family Resource Center each Tuesday and Thursday from 12 to 3 p.m. Participants receive free knitting needles or crochet hooks, yarn, and a bag in which to keep their supplies.
Patients and Families are invited to the Lobby for a delicious Noodles and Company dinner and crafting fun on Thursday, Feb. 23 from 4 to 6 p.m. The evening is sponsored by Concord USA.
Free ‘M’ Technique for Hands (hand massage) treatments will be offered on a drop-in basis Thursday, Feb. 23 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Family Resource Center in the Lobby. Come enjoy a relaxing massage provided by a hospital volunteer. Massages last approximately 10 minutes.
Celebrate Friday with a cute little bag of freshly-popped popcorn! It’s free! Come to the Family Resource Center in the South Building Lobby from 1 to 3 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 24.