After six straight years of monthly breakfasts for people with diabetes, friends and loved ones, the Native American Community Clinic (NACC) is handing this service over to A Partnership Of Diabetics (A-POD) who will be moving the feast to the Phillips Community Center (PCC), 2323 Eleventh Avenue South. According to A-POD’s Robert Albee, “This has been a time-honored tradition for folks along Franklin Avenue and in Phillips who are diabetic. The wonderful tradition will continue with NACC initially leading the monthly presentations and planning the food selections. We see this as a hand-off, not a take-over!”
With the Grand Re-Opening of the PCC on Saturday May 12th, all of the PCC tenants will be in place and finally the vision cast as a wellness-oriented service and recreation center will be clear. There now will be the opportunity for guests to come to breakfast, stay for exercise downstairs at Running Wolf Fitness Center or sample an open A-POD Meet-up next door to the dining room. Either way, guests will get a better glimpse into how the greatest progress for diabetes self-management in the State of Minnesota is taking place right here in the Phillips Community of Minneapolis. Eventually the swimming pool will be open as well for even greater possibilities for exercise.
Dining Room doors will be open at 8:30 AM for breakfast with presentations beginning at 9:15. This gives everybody time to socialize while having breakfast, which will continue to be available until 9:30. Doors will be closed at 10:30 to provide time for Waite House to prepare for free daily lunches. The general public is invited to participate in this meal, which begins service at 11:30 AM.
A Partnership Of Diabetics is a member of, and funded in part, by the Backyard Initiative of Allina Health and Novo Nordisk, a Danish insulin manufacturer.