• September 23rd is National Falls Prevention Day Posted 08/27/2019

    National Falls Prevention Day, is a day set aside to educate others on how to prevent fall related injuries, the impact of falls, and to make the community aware of falls prevention programs in the community. Per the National Council on Aging “Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older Americans. Wisconsin has one of the highest rates of death from unintentional falls in the nation. In fact, the death rate due to unintentional falls in Wisconsin is twice the national average. Read more »
  • Wearable Tech for Increased Health Posted 07/10/2019

    The summer months have finally rolled around and it is time to get outside and soak up that vitamin D! What better way to accomplish this than walking? Did you know, there is wearable technology that can tell you how many steps you’ve taken and encourage you along the way? A recent study found that short-term pedometer-based walking interventions can help older adults to achieve not only sustained increases in physical activity but also important long-term health benefits. These pedometers can assist in goal-setting, self-monitoring, and feedback. Read more »
  • The Longest Day Posted 06/25/2019

    This past weekend we celebrated the Summer Solstice, which marked the longest hours of daylight for 2019. Often this day includes fun outdoor festivities such as a BBQ or a day on the lake, but the Summer Solstice means more than a brat washed down with a Spotted Cow. Read more »
  • Dementia Friendly Communities Posted 03/05/2019

    What is a Dementia Friendly community? A dementia friendly community is a village, town, city or county that is informed, safe and respectful of individuals with the disease, their families and caregivers and provides supportive options that foster quality of life. Joining DFA means a community is engaging in a process to become more dementia friendly. Read more »
  • From the Desk of Sally Jo Spaeni Posted 02/20/2019

    Hello Center Participants! As we head in to March and we start to witness the on-again-off again signs of Spring, I often find myself thinking about new opportunities and activities. Read more »
  • February is American Heart Month Posted 02/14/2019

    Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease. The good news? Heart disease can often be prevented when people make healthy choices and manage their health conditions. Communities, health professionals, and families can work together to create opportunities for people to make healthier choices. Make a difference in your community: Spread the word about strategies for preventing heart disease and encourage people to live heart healthy lives. Read more »
  • AMP - Aging Mastery Program Posted 01/23/2019

    Welcome to your playbook for aging well! As children, we’re taught how to be successful adults. By contrast, no one teaches us how to age well. As a result, most are unprepared for this new stage in life. Read more »
  • Aging Mastery Program Posted 12/20/2018

    Welcome to your playbook for aging well! As children, we’re taught how to be successful adults. By contrast, no one teaches us how to age well. As a result, most are unprepared for this new stage in life. Read more »
  • National Family Caregiver's Month Posted 11/15/2018

    November is National Family Caregivers Month. It is a time to recognize and honor family caregivers across the country. This year’s theme is “Caregiving Around the Clock.” This special observance enables us to do the following: Read more »
  • Positive Attitude Month Posted 10/09/2018

    Positive Attitude Month is an annual designation observed in October. A positive attitude is the best trait you can carry with you, because it makes any difficult or frustrating situation a lot easier to deal with. If you look at most scenarios as “glass half empty,” now is the time to change that! Looking at things with a “glass half full” perspective is a small thought process that makes a big difference. Research suggests there are lasting benefits to keeping a positive attitude. Read more »
  • Wise Words from MSC Director, Christine Beatty Posted 05/31/2018

    Engaging WI Seniors During Older Americans Month Read more »
  • Walk With Ease Posted 03/28/2018

    The Arthritis Foundation’s program that is proven to reduce the pain of arthritis and improve your overall health   No matter if you need relief from arthritis pain or just want to be active, the Arthritis Foundation’s six week Walk With Ease program can teach you how to safely make physical activity part of your everyday life.   Read more »
  • March is National Nutrition Month Posted 03/15/2018

    March is National Nutrition Month Read more »

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