For more than 30 years, AARP Driver Safety has helped to keep millions of older drivers safe and confident while on the road. Now, you can experience the NEW AARP Smart Driver Course - the latest from AARP Driver Safety.

The new course is based on the latest driver safety research and insights. When you take it, you will learn defensive driving methods and safety strategies to help refresh your
[...]

If you are new to Medicare, or will be soon, consider attending a Medicare Basics Class in Marshfield or Wisconsin ADRC office locations.

Wisconsin Rapids Medicare Basics Class meeting dates and times:
January 15, 9 - 11 a.m.
March 19, 1 - 3 p.m.

Wisconsin Rapids ADRC office
220 3rd Ave South Suite 1
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495
715-421-0014

Marshfield Medicare Basics Class meeting dates and
[...]


Event Name:Parent to Parent
Description:Raising a child mostly on your own? Meet other parents in the same boat. Once a month parents can meet, take a breath, and enjoy each other’s company. It’s entirely free, and child care is provided. Open to anyone who is raising a child (children) mostly on their own – including parents whose partner works long hours, is gone a lot, or is incarcerated.
[...]


Event Name:Home, Safe & Warm - Housing Resources Fair
Description:5-6 Free Family Meal at Lighted Schoolhouse 5:30 - 6:30 Housing Resources Fair & Fun Family Activity: Build a House with Blocks! Information Provided: * Energy assistance & weatherization * How to apply for low-income housing * Home buying... and much more!
Event Date:11-25-13
Event Time:05:30 PM - 06:30 PM Central
Location:AF
[...]

Prevent misuse and protect the environment.

Bring
all your unwanted, unneeded or outdated prescriptions, and
over-the-counter medicines. Please leave the medications in their
original containers. The patients name may be crossed out.

Accepted

Pills
Syrups
Salves
Creams
Capsules

Not Accepted

Inhalers
Oxygen tanks
Nebulizers
Sharps
Radioactive cancer medicines


Friday, October 25, 2013
9:
[...]

Prevent misuse and protect the environment.

Bring all your unwanted, unneeded or outdated prescriptions, and over-the-counter medicines. Please leave the medications in their original containers. The patients name may be crossed out.

Accepted

Pills
Syrups
Salves
Creams
Capsules

Not Accepted

Inhalers
Oxygen tanks
Nebulizers
Sharps
Radioactive cancer medicines

Locations in Wood County

[...]



Click on picture for larger image.

[...]



Click on picture for larger image.

[...]



Click on picture for larger image.

[...]


A “Free Community Wellness Clinic &
Health Fair” is scheduled for Saturday, October 12, 2013 from 9 a.m. – 1
p.m. at the Adams-Friendship Elementary School.  The event is sponsored
and organized by Moundview Memorial Hospital & Clinics and Adams
County’s Faith in Action.

 

"Everyone is welcome to attend this
event," said Tammy Lowrey, Communications & Public Relations
Director at
[...]


Influenza Vaccine is now recommended for all children 6 months through 18 years
of age. The Wood County Health Department has a limited supply of free flu vaccine
for children. Children's flu vaccine can be received at the Health Department (call
for appointment).





Upcoming Flu
[...]



Please click on picture for larger image.

[...]



Click on picture for larger image.

[...]

Monday, October 7, 2013, 8:30 am until 4:30 pm

Riverview has relied on volunteer blood donors to provide a safe and adequate
blood supply for area patients for more than 50 years. Only with your support
can we provide this lifesaving service to our local friends and neighbors!


The blood donation process takes less than an hour, with the actual donation
taking just 7 to 10 minutes.


Even
[...]


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 October 3 through November 21. 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
[...]



Click on picture for larger image.

[...]



Click on picture for larger image.

[...]



Click on picture for larger image.




[...]




Click on image for larger view.

0 comments


DATE CHANGE!!


0 comments




Tips on planning, preparing and ordering delicious, heart healthy meals will be shared in a free Heart Healthy Eating class to be held Wednesday, October 9, from 10 to 11 a.m. in Riverview Medical Center's Lower Level Conference Center.The Heart Healthy Eating class was developed by Riverview's Food & Nutrition and Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation departments. The class
[...]




Riverview Medical Center will offer a Grief Support Group Program for adults experiencing grief following the death of a loved one.Intended as a source of support and hope, the seven-week, facilitated, small-group program will be held on Thursdays, September 26 through November 7. The group will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Riverview Medical Center.While participation in Riverview's Grief
[...]



























Other Upcoming Events


0 comments



[...]


As a parent,
questions continually come up about how to best raise your children.  To assist you during the first year of your
baby’s life, Mile Bluff offers the Hand-in-Hand parenting program.  It is designed to help provide you with answers
for dealing with some of the most common situations that arise during your
child’s first 12 months of life.



The
Hand-in-Hand program is held the second
[...]



The
Juneau County Fair is coming to town and Mile Bluff Medical Center wishes the
best of health to all who attend.  Stop
by Mile Bluff’s booth at the fair Friday, August 16 from 4 to 9 pm and
Saturday, August 17 from 1 to 6 pm. 
Healthcare providers will be offering free blood pressure screenings,
free blood sugar screenings and free risk factor assessments for heart disease
and diabetes.




[...]

Health Fair- Learn How to Take Control of You Wellness

Posted by Mama Yauk Friday, August 2, 2013 0 comments



[...]

American Red Cross New App

Posted by Mama Yauk Monday, July 29, 2013 0 comments






[...]



If you’re
a new parent, you already know that there is a lot to learn about babies.  You can’t prepare for everything, but Mile
Bluff can answer some of your questions.




What do I
do if my child is choking?


How should
I handle all of the advice others give me about parenting?


Should I
communicate with my baby using sign-language?


To assist
you during the first year of your baby’s
[...]





By
attending the upcoming blood drive at Mile Bluff Medical Center in Mauston, you
will be able to directly change the lives of up to three people in your
community through a donation.


The
next drive at the medical center is scheduled for Monday, July 29 and Tuesday,
July 30 from 9 am to 2 pm.  The event is
a partnership between Mile Bluff and the Blood Center of Wisconsin - the only
[...]



In
order to lead a healthy lifestyle in hopes to live a longer life, it’s
important to take control of your health. 
Knowing your specific risks for developing heart disease, diabetes and
hearing loss can help you be proactive in making healthier life choices.  Knowing your levels of cholesterol and blood
pressure, and keeping those under control, may even help to add a few more
years to your
[...]

Safe Routes To School for Children, The Walking School Bus

Posted by Mama Yauk Tuesday, July 23, 2013 0 comments



[...]

Marshfield Clinic Blood Drive

Posted by Mama Yauk Monday, July 22, 2013 0 comments

Summer is heating up
again - and that's why we need your help! The temperatures, as well as summer
vacations, are keeping donors away from our blood
drives. That means there's an even greater need for your life-saving
gift. To help encourage donations, everyone who
attempts to donate will receive a free one day ticket to the Central WI State
Fair!



Donations of all blood types
are important to
[...]





Female
cancer patients have the opportunity to


‘Look
Good…Feel Better’® at Mile Bluff


 The
healthcare professionals at Mile Bluff have teamed up with area cosmetologists
to offer a program to ladies who are undergoing cancer treatments.  On Monday, August 5, Mile Bluff will hold its
next ‘Look Good…Feel Better’® group training session.

The
event is a two-hour, hands-on workshop with a ‘
[...]

Last Day to Register!! Excel Basic Course

Posted by Mama Yauk Wednesday, July 17, 2013 0 comments



[...]



On July 18, 2013, the
Marshfield Public Library will host a Red Cross Day. Two programs will be
offered to the Marshfield Community in areas where the American Red Cross
shines as leaders of education and support. Both of these programs prepare you
for potential disasters and other emergencies.


The first program is at 4 p.m. in the General Meeting
Room and is on the subject of preventing
[...]

Throughout
the year, Mile Bluff Medical Center hosts a number of community blood drives.  The events are a partnership between the medical
center and the Blood Center of Wisconsin - the sole supplier of blood products
to Mile Bluff. 



Join
your friends, family, co-workers and neighbors, and do your part to help save
lives by coming to the next blood drive at Mile
Bluff.  The event is scheduled
[...]

Support Groups

Posted by Mama Yauk Wednesday, July 10, 2013 0 comments



Women’s Sexual Assault
Support Group




Facilitated by Cheeia Lo and
Mary Galliford

Date: Thursdays
Time: 6:30-8:00
p.m.
Location:
The Family Center, 500 25th Street North, Wisconsin Rapids
Purpose:
This is a group for female survivors of sexual assault. Topics that will
be covered include: safety; coping & self-care; boundaries,
relationships & intimacy; guilt, shame
[...]





Cancer
care program provides much more than treatment




by Kathy Behnke



Juggling
the responsibilities of work, home, children and budgets is enough to keep most
people busy.  When an illness like cancer
is added to the mix, new challenges arise, and oftentimes financial and
emotional worries increase.  One person
who makes it her mission to step in and offer help is Mile Bluff social
[...]



New courses scheduled: last chance for summer offerings  


Forklift
Train-the-Trainer


Deadline
to register is Thursday, July 11!


July 18, 2013


8 AM-3PM


$160/person

 


OSHA 10
General Industry Certification


August 6, 2013;
8 AM-3 PM and


August 7, 2013;
8-11 AM


$175/person


Click here for registration and course information or call
1-800-547-2882.


  

Lead Safe Renovator
[...]





Software Application Training at CVTC


Neillsville Area businesses--don't miss out on training in your
area!
 




Click here for full course information: Summer classes are
now available!


Registration
deadlines are always one week prior to course date. 


Microsoft
Excel 2010 Basic Course (choose one date)


July 24,
2013, Neillsville Center


August 8, 2013,
River Falls Campus


8 AM-4
[...]



UNITED WAY OF INNER WISCONSIN
SEEKS POINT IN TIME SURVEY VOLUNTEERS


United Way of Inner Wisconsin Seek Volunteers

Volunteers are needed for a Homeless Point-in-Time (PIT) Count that will be
held July 31, 2013 from 11pm to 3am. Volunteers will be assigned an area in
Wisconsin Rapids and the surrounding area and will travel in groups of three
volunteers (one volunteer will be an auxiliary or
[...]



No
smoking = better surgical outcomes




by Travis
Baumgarten 




To help your body recover properly
after surgery, it takes a team effort between you and your healthcare
provider.  One of the best things you can
do if you smoke, is to quit.  Studies
have found that smoking increases your risk of complications during and after
an operation. If you smoke and are scheduled for surgery, it is
[...]

Free Blood Pressure Screening

Posted by Mama Yauk Tuesday, July 2, 2013 0 comments





Every
month, Mile Bluff Medical Center offers free blood pressure screenings at two
Bank of Mauston locations - the branch on Highway 82 in Mauston and the branch
in Lyndon Station. 


When
attending any of the free events, people have the opportunity to meet with a
healthcare professional to discuss their current blood pressure as well as their
personal blood pressure goals. Everyone
[...]













 







Monday July 1, 2013, 11:56 AM





Wisconsin Rapids Police Department

We pledge to
value and protect people, property and the rights of all; with respect,
honor, courage and integrity.



















Advisory: City of Wisconsin Rapids
Provides Information
[...]





Parenting program
available to those with children 12 months, younger


As a parent,
questions continually come up about how to best raise your children.  To assist you during the first year of your
baby’s life, Mile Bluff offers the Hand-in-Hand parenting program.  It is designed to help provide you with
answers for dealing with some of the most common situations that arise during
your
[...]

Sun Safety

Posted by Mama Yauk 0 comments



Mile Bluff Medical
Center encourages sun safety


Now
that it is July, some of you may have already spent time on the beach listening
to the peaceful sound of waves crashing on the lakeshore. Maybe you have
enjoyed the smell of a charcoal grill while sipping a glass of ice cold
lemonade, as a cool breeze crosses your face and the hot sun warms your skin.
Yes, summer is finally here!



While
[...]



[...]





On
Sunday, June 30, starting at 1 pm, it will be raining golf balls at Veterans
Memorial Park during Mauston’s Summer Smash. 



Three
hundred raffle tickets will be sold for the foundation’s Golf Ball Crash for
Cash.  For just $20, you could purchase a
winner!  Tickets are available at Mile
Bluff Medical Center and its clinics in Mauston, New Lisbon, Elroy, Lake Delton
and Necedah.  Tickets
[...]





Receive
free blood pressure and blood sugar testing, and learn what your risk factors
are for developing heart disease and diabetes by reserving your space at the
upcoming health fair being held at Mile Bluff – Delton Family Medical Center in
Wisconsin Dells.


In
addition to these services, you will have the opportunity to receive a free
hearing test; and cholesterol screenings will be
[...]

Upcoming Events - Adams County

Posted by Mama Yauk Wednesday, June 12, 2013 0 comments



[...]



[...]



[...]



[...]

Rapids Family Backpacks

Posted by Mama Yauk 0 comments



[...]



[...]

Upcoming Events - Adams County

Posted by Mama Yauk Wednesday, May 29, 2013 0 comments



[...]

Wood County ARES/RACES Technician workshop

Posted by Mama Yauk Wednesday, May 15, 2013 0 comments



[...]



[...]

Vox Rox the Community

Posted by Mama Yauk Friday, May 10, 2013 0 comments