Health and wellness officials talk about the challenges and strengths of healthy living in Manitowoc County.
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HFM to host monthlong community health, fitness challenge in May
Holy Family Memorial invites Manitowoc County organizations to participate in Move Manitowoc — a community step challenge to improve employee health and raise money for a good cause. The monthlong challenge runs during May Global Health & Fitness Month with each team competing to achieve the highest average daily steps.
“Move Manitowoc is a great opportunity for local organizations to invest in their employees’ health while raising money for a good cause,” said Brett Norell, president and CEO at HFM. “It’s a monthlong challenge that we hope leads to lasting improvements in our community’s health.”
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends individuals get at least 150 minutes of moderate exercise or 75 minutes of vigorous exercise per week. Striving for 10,000 steps a day can help individuals reduce their risk for chronic health conditions such as heart disease, high blood pressure, obesity and diabetes.
“People spend a good portion of their time at work, so it’s important for employers to promote and encourage healthy habits in the workplace,” Norell said. “Incorporating more movement at work can have a positive impact on employees’ health, energy levels, efficiency and engagement. And employers can also expect more productive and happier employees.”
Organizations can register a team through April 15 at hfmhealth.org/MoveManitowoc. Each team donates $250 to enter the challenge. All proceeds from the challenge will be donated to the winning team’s local nonprofit of choice. Fitness tracker devices from Fitbit, Garmin and Apple will be used to track team steps.
Manitowoc police Sgt. Andy Trilling to talk scams at River’s Bend chat
River’s Bend Health Services will host a Fireside Chat on avoiding scams with Sgt. Andy Trilling, Manitowoc Police Department and TRIAD, from 8:30 to 10 a.m. March 20.
Trilling will discuss current scams impacting senior citizens and how they can stay safe. He will also discuss TRIAD, a local group to reduce crime against seniors.
The program is free. Refreshments will be served. Register at 920-684-1144.
River’s Bend, 960 S. Rapids Road, Manitowoc, is a skilled nursing facility specializing in short-term rehabilitation, long-term care, hospice and respite care.
Historical Society offers behind-the-scenes archives tour
Manitowoc County Historical Society, 924 Pinecrest Road, Manitowoc, is holding a behind-the-scenes “White Gloves Archives Tour” of the museum’s archives from 5 to 6:30 p.m. March 21.
Participants will follow MCHS staff into the archives to learn the story behind items in the collection. The tour will focus on the archives of the Aluminum Goods Manufacturing Company.
Advanced registration is required. Space is limited. The society notes the collection area is not ADA accessible and involves steep stairs. Accommodations can be made for those needing assistance.
The tour is $20, and proceeds will benefit the Society’s Collection Preservation Fund.
More details: 920-684-4445 or ManitowocCountyHistory.org.
Felician Village offers therapeutic touch class
Felician Village will host a free caregiver class, “Therapeutic Touch,” as part of its Caregiver College at 2 p.m. March 19 in the Village Hall at Felician Village, 1635 S. 21st St., Manitowoc.
Leah Strutz, LMT, of Take Time Therapeutic Massage, will discuss the following:
- What is positive touch and why is it important?
- What are the health benefits of positive touch?
- Learn techniques to provide positive touch that benefit both the caregiver and care receiver.
To register, call 920-684-7171, ext. 329, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Health Matters presentations set for March 13, 28 at YMCA
Prevea Health will host two Health Matters presentations at the Manitowoc-Two Rivers YMCA in March.
Health Matters features presentations from Prevea providers on a variety of topics such as weight loss, stress management and nutrition health. All are welcome to attend and a YMCA membership is not needed to participate. Light snacks are provided and free child care is available through the Manitowoc-Two Rivers YMCA.
The first presentation is an Ideal Weigh weight-loss workshop March 13. The session is led by Tomi Genske, Ideal Weigh coach, who will explain how the Ideal Weigh weight-loss program works using a meal plan low in simple carbohydrates and rich in healthy proteins.
The second presentation focuses on stress management March 28. It will be led by Tina Ozbeki, M.D., family medicine physician, and Ann Rojaz, APNP, family medicine nurse practitioner. They will discuss how to recognize stress in yourself and your children, and offer tips on how to reduce and manage stress.
The presentations both run 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Manitowoc-Two Rivers YMCA is at 205 Maritime Drive, Manitowoc. Pre-registration is requested by calling 920-272-3355.
Pre-registration can also be completed and a full schedule of Health Matters presentations can be viewed at www.prevea.com/YMCA.
Free Dairy Revenue Protection Program meeting March 20
A free Dairy Revenue Protection Program meeting is set for 10 a.m.-noon March 20 at the Brillion Community Center, 120 Center St., Brillion.
Area dairy farmers and agri-business professionals are welcome to attend the informational meeting. UW-Extension Center for Dairy Profitability Director & Dairy Policy Specialist Mark Stephenson, Ph.D., will discuss an overview of the Dairy Revenue Protection Program, updates to the Margin Protection Program, overview of Dairy Program (MPP and LGM), FSA implementation and expected returns, decision-making tools and calculations. Refreshments are included.
RSVP by March 15 to Scott Gunderson, UW-Extension Manitowoc County agriculture agent, at email@example.com or 920-683-4175.
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