• Preparing to Care Posted 10/17/2019

    No one is ever prepared to become a caregiver for a loved one diagnosed with dementia. The financial and emotional strain, as well as the time commitment are significant and draining. A new educational series is designed to help you prepare and plan for the eventuality of this situation. It will also benefit individuals already immersed and trying to getting a handle on their situation. This is a series so each week builds on the previous one. It is most beneficial to attend all three. If you need respite care in order to attend, call Jane DeBroux at 240-7400. Read more »
  • 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 »
  • Crimes of the 21st Century Posted 08/14/2019

    If you search “crime of the 21st century” on the internet, what do you think would be the results? Did elder financial abuse and scams cross your mind? Unfortunately, these crimes have become so prevalent that they have earned this title. Financial scams typically go unreported, but they are incredibly devastating to many older adults and can leave them in a vulnerable position. The Dane County Financial Abuse Specialist Team (FAST) provides consultation on cases of financial abuse of older adults to professionals in the community who serve this population. Read more »
  • July is National Ice Cream Month Posted 07/15/2019

    Did you know that while there is no exact origin date of ice cream, there are counts of ice cream reaching as far back as the second century B.C.? Alexander the Great was known to enjoy ice flavored with honey and nectar, there are references showing King Solomon indulging in iced drinks during harvesting, and during the Roman Empire, Nero Claudius Caesar frequently appreciated snow flavored with fruits and juices. 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 »
  • Stonewall OutLoud Posted 06/10/2019

    When it neared just about midnight on June 28th, 1969, New York City’s public morals squad, led by Deputy Inspector Seymour Pine, pulled up to the Stonewall Inn at 7th Avenue and Christopher Street in four unmarked police cars. Targeted due to drawing a crowd of drag queens, hustlers, and minors, the Stonewall Inn became the location of a historical revolution. Read more »
  • Too many elderly people are isolated in our society Posted 03/20/2019

    Mar 7, 2019 Dear Editor: In a self-driven environment we think forward to the future, but as we’ve learned from history books, a good indication of the future is our past. For the past year, I have gotten close with five older adults ranging from the ages of 60-96. Through my conversations with them, I’ve learned about challenges they’ve faced throughout their life including divorces, deaths, and moral acceptance of issues. Read more »
  • St Patrick's Day Posted 03/14/2019

    CELEBRATED SAINT St. Patrick might be the patron saint of Ireland but he didn’t always live in Ireland. Patrick was born in Britain in the fourth century and didn’t arrive in Ireland until he was 16 years old  After he arrived in Ireland, Patrick became interested in Christianity and started teaching others about the religion. St. Patrick's Day is celebrated on the day Patrick supposedly died.   MYTHS BUSTED 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 »
  • 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 »