Get healthy by taking a sensible approach to lifetime weight control. Register today for Riverview Medical Center's popular "Winding Your Weigh Down" class.The eight-week program will be held Thursdays, from September 13 through November 1. Classes will meet from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Riverview Medical Center's Lower Level Cafeteria. In addition to the eight classes, participants will receive

People with diabetes face unique weight control challenges. Often, weight control programs don't accommodate these specific challenges.Riverview Diabetes & Nutrition Center invites people with diabetes who wish to better control their weight to attend the "Diabetes & Weight Control" workshop. The workshop includes dietary assessment and instruction designed especially for people with diabetes. It

Riverview Diabetes & Nutrition Center invites people with diabetes to learn more about good heart health by attending the "Diabetes & Your Heart" workshop."Diabetes & Your Heart" will be held Thursday, August 16, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Riverview Diabetes & Nutrition Center, 1041 Hill Street, Wisconsin Rapids.Those attending "Diabetes & Your Heart" will learn about lipid panels, fat, sodium,

Monday - Friday Senior
Dining Locations & Serving Times:

• Cedar Rail Apartments - 601 South Cedar
Ave., Marshfield

11:45 a.m. (Sue) 715-384-9877

• Parkview Apartments - 606 S. Walnut Ave.,

11:45 a.m. (Jeff) 715-384-9877

For more information, or for reservations,
call the above

numbers, or call 888-486-9545. Reservations
are needed by

12:00 Noon ONE business day in


Thursday of each month

Lodge, 611 W. Doege St., 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Cheryl at 715-659-4540 for more info

Support Group

Last Thursday of each month

Wesley United Methodist Church Respite Room

205 E 3rd St, 6:30 pm, free respite care

Contact Tanya 715-652-2103 for more info

Support Groups

Thursday of each month


Blind & Visually Impaired Persons (VIP’s

No Meeting in August

2nd Monday of each month

Lowell Senior Center, 10:30 a.m.

Contact Carol at 715-424-1495 for more info

Diabetic Support
Last Tuesday of each month

Riverview Hospital, 7:00 p.m.

Contact Linda at 715-421-7566 for more info

Caregiver Support Group

2nd Thursday of each month

Aging & Disability Resource Center, 9:30 a.m.


Monday - Friday Senior Dining Locations:
Centralia Center 220 3rd Avenue South, Wisconsin Rapids

11:45 (Jane) - 421-0014

10th Avenue Apts 220 10th Ave. North, Wisconsin Rapids

11:45 (Pat) - 421-1292

Huntington Apts 2521 10th Street South, Wisconsin Rapids

11:45 (Liz) - 424-1094

Parkview Apts 1750 2nd Avenue South, Wisconsin Rapids

11:45 (Kari) - 424-3785

Tuesday & Thursday Senior




8/1  Wood County Public Hearing on
the Human Service Department services and
budget is scheduled for August 1st from 1:30 - 2:30 pm in the Auditorium at the
Wood County Courthouse. 400 Market Street - Wisconsin Rapids.
8/1  Wisconsin
Rapids -Dances
 6:00pm – 8:30pm -  Biron Town Hall
Bonnie - 886-3689

Grab your lunch and join us…

Tuesday, August 21st,
12:00 to 1:00

Audience: Parents, Grandparents, Foster Parents, Daycare Providers,
Head Start and Birth to Three Staff, School Counselors, Teachers and Support
Staff, Mental Health Providers, Family Resource Center Staff, and Interested
Community Members.

Tanya Husby

What: Learn about
Tanya’s personal journey as

Upcoming Events - Adams County

Posted by Mama Yauk Wednesday, July 25, 2012 0 comments

This week...


July 26 - The Blood Center of Wisconsin will be holding a Blood Drive from 11
AM to 4 PM at the Friendship Village Hall (507 W Lake Street, Friendship).
   Walk-ins are welcome.  Call Tammy at 608-339-8328 for an
appointment.  A drawing will be held for a pair of tickets to the
Wisconsin Dells Ducks for all eligible donors.  

Thursday, July 26

Alert: Emergency Burning Restrictions will be
going into effect for DNR Forest Fire Protection Areas in Wood County 7/13.

Emergency Burning Restrictions
will be going into effect for DNR Forest Fire Protection Areas throughout much
of Central Wisconsin beginning at 0001 hours on July 13, 2012 and will be in
effect until further notice. In Wood County this includes the townships of

University of Wisconsin/Wood County
8:00 am to 3:30pm

Keynote presentation: Dr. Jenna Saul, M.D. Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist.Overview of anxiety and bipolar disorder, depression, post traumatic stress, oppositional defiant and conduct disorders in adults and children*Why are diagnoses difficult to make?*Why do diagnoses cause confusion among providers?

Breakouts:Ron Diamond, MD Medical

This week...

Friday-Saturday, July 13-14 - The American Cancer Society Relay for
Life of Adams County will be held at the Adams-Friendship
Middle School Field.  Opening Ceremony at 6 PM, entertainment, food,
refreshments, silent auction and more.  Luminaria Ceremony at 10
PM.  For more information go to 

Friday-Saturday, July 13-14 - The

A Walk For Hope

Posted by Mama Yauk Tuesday, July 10, 2012 0 comments


State Officials Issue Heat-Related Public Health Advisory

Posted by Mama Yauk Tuesday, July 3, 2012 0 comments

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CONTACT: Beth Kaplan , (608) 266-1683


High Temperatures Can Cause Heat-related Illness
MADISON—State health officials have issued a public health advisory due to forecasts calling for temperatures this week in the mid to upper 90s,

Cooling Stations available during Heat Advisory. Call 715-421-6277, 715-884-6514 or 715-486-2094 or 211 for location.

Do to the heat advisory that was issued for Wood County by the national weather service, Wood County will be opening cooling stations based upon need. If you are in need of assistance please contact the following fire department in the area closest to you. In Wisconsin Rapids

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From the Office of Adams County Emergency Management

The following cooling centers in Adams County are available,
during normal business hours, to the public through Saturday, July 7, 2012. The
following locations will be closed on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.

Adams County Library (569 N. Cedar Street, Adams)


7/14-15  Fishing Has No Boundaries – Madison Area Chapter
  United Special Sportsman Alliance -Pittsville

7/22 Autism - Aspie group gathering.  12:00 at the
KASH park in Stevens Point. 

7/28 Sibshop - Marshfield   

8/1  Wisconsin Rapids -Dances
 6:00pm – 8:30pm -  Biron Town Hall
8/2   (rain
date 8/9) Kayak and Cook out!

8/9  Catholic

Wednesday, July 4 - The Adams-Friendship VFW
Post #6279 Annual Parade
& Chic Nic will be held.  Parade starts at 10 AM at
the Adams County Fairgrounds, through the Friendship & Adams Area. 
Chic nic follows at the VFW Post on Linden Street in Adams.

Wednesday, July 4  - The City
of Adams will be starting their 4-day Centennial Celebration Event. 
Wednesday activities include a Railroad

Posted by VOICE Staff on July 3, 2012 in News Briefs WR Fire Marshal: Fireworks display to continue as scheduled The City of Wisconsin Rapids wants people to know the firework display will go on as scheduled July 4. “There seems to be some rumors floating around the city that the fireworks are getting cancelled,” wrote Todd Eckes, fire marshal for the city. “We have no intentions of cancelling

Wisconsin Heat Awareness

Posted by Mama Yauk Monday, July 2, 2012 0 comments

Heat can kill. That's why Wisconsin
Emergency Management and the National Weather Service are reminding people of
the dangers associated with extreme heat and to promote safety measures.

Heat is the number one
weather-related killer in the United States. From 2000 to 2009, excessive heat
claimed an average of 162 lives a year across the country.

In 1995, two major killer heat waves