By David Meyer
The phrase “nature deficit disorder” has resonated with what the staff at Ministry Door County Medical Center has observed in children as of late. In his 2005 book “Last Child in the Woods” author Richard Louv coined the phrase. Ministry Door County Medical Center’s Terry Lundahl describes the current climate that she sees kids being raised in.
As the Medical Center continues to focus on improving the life of area kids, they have big plans for 2017. In March, through a partnership with Crossroads at Big Creek, Coggin Heeringa will lead a discussion based off “Last Child in the Woods”. After the discussion has started, Ministry Door County Medical Center will launch a comprehensive program designed to help return families to the great outdoors.