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HEALTH AND WELLNESS
 

Helping you stay active and healthy is important to us. It’s one way we can help you maintain your independence and live the most healthy life. We offer a variety of health and wellness programs that are for anyone, regardless of age or ability.

Strong Women/Strong Bodies™
Living Well with Chronic Condition

Healthy Living with Diabetes
Stepping On: Falls Prevention Workshop

Prevent Falls

Unintentional falls are a threat to the lives, independence and health of older adults.  Falls are not an inevitable part of aging, however.  One strategy that can reduce falls is to complete a Home Assessment .  Complete this checklist and learn more about staying safe at home.


 

Strong Women™ (AKA Strong Bodies)
Strong Women™ is a program designed to help women become or stay strong, fit and healthy. It is an evidence-based, strength-training program from Tufts University proven to prevent osteoporosis, build muscle and improve balance, as well as decrease depression and arthritis symptoms.

Dates: Tuesdays/Thursdays-THIS CLASS IS FULL

Location: First Congregational UCC, Appleton

Time: 9:00am-10:00am       

Registration and More Information: Contact Nancy Krueger at (920) 740-9572 or nkrueger@vpind.com

Dates: Tuesday/Thursday

Location: Kiwanis Park Community Center, New Holstein

Time: 9:00- 10:00am

Registration and More Information:Nancy Krueger at (920) 740-9572 or nkrueger@vpind.com

Dates: Tuesday/Thursday

Location: Kiwanis Park Community Center, New Holstein

Time: 5:30- 6:30pm

Registration and More Information: Nancy Krueger at (920) 740-9572 or nkrueger@vpind.com

Dates: Tuesday/Thursday

Location: Sherwood Village Hall Gym, Sherwood, WI

Time: 9:30am-10:30am

Registration and More Information:Nancy Krueger at (920) 740-9572 or nkrueger@vpind.com

Dates: Monday/Wednesday

Location: Hilbert Community Centerl, Hilbert

Time: 6:30- 7:30pm

Registration and More Information:Nancy Krueger at (920) 740-9572 or nkrueger@vpind.com

Dates: Monday/Thursday

Location: Calumet County Courthouse- Chilton

Time: 12:00pm- 1:00pm-

Registration and More Information: Contact Vicki Halbach at (920) 849-1611

Dates: Mondays/Thursdays

Location: First United Methodist Church

Time: 5:00pm-6:00pm

Registration and More Information:Contact Nancy Krueger at (920) 740-9572 or nkrueger@vpind.com

Dates: Mondays/Wednesdays

Location: First United Methodist Church of Appleton

Time: 9:30am-10:30am

Registration and More Information:Contact Nancy Krueger at (920) 740-9572 or nkrueger@vpind.com

Dates: Mondays/Wednesdays-THIS CLASS IS FULL

Location: First United Methodist Church of Appleton

Time: 1:00pm-2:00pm

Registration and More Information:Contact Nancy Krueger at (920) 740-9572 or nkrueger@vpind.com

 

Dates: Monday/Friday

Location: Thompson Center on Lourdes

Time: 10:30am-11:30am

Registration and More Information:Contact Nancy Krueger at (920) 740-9572 or nkrueger@vpind.com

 

Dates: Tuesday/Thursday -

Location: First Congregational UCC, Appleton

Time: 7:00am-8:00am- THIS IS AN ADVANCED CLASS

Registration and More Information:Contact Nancy Krueger at (920) 740-9572 or nkrueger@vpind.com

Dates: Tuesday/Thursday

Location:St. Peter and Paul Church- Hortonville

Time: 11:00am-12:00pm

Registration and More Information:Contact Nancy Krueger at (920) 740-9572 or nkrueger@vpind.com

Dates: Tuesday/Thursday

Location: Kaukauna Town Hall- W780 Greiner Rd.

Time: 8:00am-9:00am

Registration and More Information:Contact Nancy Krueger at (920) 740-9572 or nkrueger@vpind.com

Dates: Tuesday/Thursday

Location: Kaukauna Recreation Dept- Old Library Bldg.

Time: 8:30am-9:30am

Registration and More Information: Contact the Kaukauna Recreation Dept at 920-766-6335

Dates: Tuesday/Thursday

Location: Willowdale Nursing and Rehabilitation, New Holstein

Time: 3:00pm-4:00pm

Registration and More Information: Contact Wendy Jacobs at (920) 898-5706

Dates: Mondays/Wednesdays

Location: Waupaca Senior Center, Waupaca, WI

Time: 1230-130pm

Registration and More Information: Contact Sara Reybrock at the Waupaca Senior Center at (715) 258-4437

Dates: Monday/Wednesdays

Location: Washington Center, New London, WI

Time: 1030am-1130am

Registration and More Information: Contact Kim Ebert at (920) 982-8522

Dates: Mondays/Thursdays

Time: 1pm-2pm

Location: Clintonville Community Center

Registration and More Information: Contact Clintonville Rec Dept. at (715) 823-7667

Dates: Mondays/Wednesdays or Tuesdays/Thursday

Time: CALL FOR TIMES

Location: Iola-Scandinavia Community Fitness and Aquatic Center

Registration and More Information: Contact Tim Welch at (715) 281-4745

 

 


For a complete list of programs, call your county or visit their website.

 



Living Well with Chronic Conditions
This six-week program teaches new strategies that will give participants the confidence and skills needed to manage the challenges of living with a chronic health condition. Topics include:

- how to develop a suitable exercise program
- management of symptoms, nutrition and medication
- breathing exercises and stress management
- how to deal with emotions such as anger and depression
- problem-solving skills
- and more!

Dates: Thursdays 4/25/2019-5/30/2019

Time: 9:00am-11:30am

Location: Thompson Center on Lourdes

Registration and More Information: Contact Nancy Krueger at (920) 740-9572 or nkrueger@vpind.com

 

Healthy Living with Diabetes

Dates: Tuesdays- February 12th- March 19th, 2019

Time: 1:00pm-3:30pm

Location: ThedaCare Lifestyle Building, 1602 N. Meade St, Appleton

Registration and More Information: Contact Kathy Schweitzer at 920-716-6832

Dates: Wednesdays- March 13th- April 16th, 2019

Time: 12:30pm-3:00pm

Location: Seymour Municipal Building, Seymour, WI

Registration and More Information: Contact Kathy Schweitzer at 920-716-6832


For a complete listof programs, call your county or visit their website.


Stepping On: Falls Prevention Workshop

It's estimated that one in three people age 65 and older fall at least once a year. Many of these falls result in broken bones and other disabilities, hospitalizations, and in some cases, even death. In addition to physical injury, victims of falls often lose their sense of confidence and become less independent. Falls among the elderly is a serious problem, especially right here in Wisconsin as our state ranks #2 for falls among older adults. The good news is that falls CAN be prevented!

Stepping On is a seven-week workshop using adult education to develop the knowledge and skills needed to help older adults prevent falls. It focuses on how strength and balancing exercises, medication management, home safety, footwear, vision, and mobility all play an important in fall prevention. The workshop:

- Increases awareness of fall risks
- Helps participants be more informed about the factors that contribute to their risk of falling
- Includes guest experts on certain topics
- Follows through on the use of prevention strategies after the workshop is completed
- Includes a follow-up "booster" class to review achievements

Wednesdays: January 16th-February 17th, 2019

Location: Oneida Heights, 525 N. Oneida St., Appleton, 54911

Time: 1:30pm-3:30pm

 

Mondays: February 4th-March 18th, 2019

Location: Linwood Place, 425 N. Linwood Avenue, Appleton, 54914

Time: 10:00am-12:00pm

 

Tuesdays: March 5th- April 16th, 2019

Location: Ridgeview Highlands, 640 W. Ridgeview Dr., Appleton, 54911

Time: 1:00pm-3:00pm

Thursdays: March 7th- April 18th, 2019

Location: Courtyard Grand Chute, 3600 Woodman Dr., Appleton, 54914

Time: 9:30am-11:30am

Thursdays: April 4th-May 16th, 2019

Location: Heart of the Valley YMCA, 225 W. Kennedy Ave, Kimberly, 54136

Time: 1:00pm-3:00pm

 

Tuesdays: April 9th-May 21st, 2019

Location: Thompson Center on Lourdes- 2331 E. Lourdes Dr., Appleton

Time: 1:00pm-3:00pm

 

Registration and More Information: Kathy Schweitzer at

920-716-6832

 

 

 

 

 

 



For a complete list of programs, call your county or visit their website.

 

 
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