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Fort HealthCare
JANUARY 2021 • VOLUME 2, ISSUE 1
Welcome to Our Healthy Community! The purpose of this newsletter is to share resources and connect partners who help drive the health of our community. It takes all of us to come together through our worksites, schools and community groups to become the healthiest community in Wisconsin. Thank you for all you do! We encourage you to review, download and share any resources provided here with your groups and contacts. If you would like to share your opportunities here or connect with others please contact Traci Wilson, Community Health Coordinator (920-568-5244 or Traci.Wilson@forthc.com).
MONTHLY INSIGHTS
February is Heart Health Month
Wisconsin's leading cause of death is heart disease. Help us to raise awareness and share resources to help improve heart health. #HeartMonth #HealthiestCommunity
COVID-19 Vaccine Updates
Updates on the COVID-19 vaccination program will be listed at Fort HealthCare.com/covid. As with all vaccinations, please contact your primary care clinic to schedule an appointment when appropriate.
OUR COMMUNITY
Mindfulness Challenge
Organized through six libraries in Jefferson County, participants may join anytime between Jan 1st - Feb 28th. Participate at your own pace and earn badges as you learn about mindfulness. To register, visit participating libraries' Beanstack site or contact your local library.
Virtual 5K Series
There is one more opportunity to participate in Fort HealthCare's Winter Virtual 5K series in February. These opportunities are free for all community members. Stay tuned for our Spring & Summer Virtual 5K series.
Digital Fitness Class Series
Try one class or all of the digital fitness classes through Fort HealthCare. $5-$10 per class per month or $20 per month for ALL classes. 
Free Midday Movement Classes
Join Fort HealthCare with FREE low-impact movement and stretch classes, offer Monday, Thursday and Friday at various times through the lunch hour. To register a group, please contact Tiffany (920) 568-5475 or Tiffany.Pernat@forthc.com.
Local Blood Drives
Local blood drive dates and locations are continually updated, as well as information related to the Covid-19 vaccine and donations, on our website . Pre-registration is required. The Blood Center of Wisconsin (Versiti) offers the SARS CoV-2 antibody test on all successful donations at every Versiti blood center and blood drive.
The Aging Mastery Program is coming to Jefferson County
The Aging Mastery Program is being offered by the National Council on Aging, the Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources, the Aging and Disability Resource Center of Jefferson County and the South-Central Area Health Education Center. This no-cost program is designed to help seniors engage in wellness activities. The topics covered include: Creativity and Learning, Connections and Community, Finances and Future Planning, Health and Well-Being, Gratitude and Mindfulness, and Legacy and Purpose. To sign up, please contact the Jefferson County Senior Center closest to you.
Loving Someone Who Has Dementia Book Club
Virtual Book Club begins February 3rd from 10-11 am on Zoom (with call-in option). Book Club led by Dementia Care Specialists of the Aging and Disability Resource Center of Jefferson and LaCrosse counties. To register call: 920-675-4035. Click below to download the flyer. For more information and resources related to Dementia Care & Caregivers, please contact Heather Janes at the ADRC of Jefferson County HeatherJ@jeffersoncountywi.gov.
Monthly Recipe
Check out the monthly recipe provided by Fort HealthCare's Food Service Manager and Chef Sally Behling. These recipes are not only delicious, but focus on providing good nutrition and eye-catching presentation.
OUR WORKSITES
Worksite Wellness
Each month we feature free downloadable wellness challenges and information that can be shared with your employees. February is all about Heart Health. The "Healthy Heart" challenge  encourages participants to focus on involving different heart-healthy daily habits, and is a great way to have a little fun. Read more to download this and other employee wellness resources for February.
Consider Becoming a Mental Health First Aider
New training opportunities are available through UW-Madison Extension to become a Mental Health First Aider. Classes are designed for adult or youth mental health first aid and include a 2-hour self-paced online class plus a 6-hour, instructor-led Zoom meeting. Download the flyer today for more details or visit wirose.wisc.edu/mental-health-first-aid.
American Heart Association for Worksites
Fort HealthCare is an American Heart Association Training Center. We offer Heartsaver First Aid and CPR/AED training in your facility. For more information on classes please contact Katie at Kathleen.Kalvaitis@forthc.com or 920-568-5248.
OUR SCHOOLS
Backpack News
February's edition covers topics including heart health, dental health, how to handle an emergency and training your temper. There are two versions available for you to download—Kids and Teens. 
Grandpa and Lucy - An intergenerational program to help children better understand dementia.
Schools, libraries and organizations located in Jefferson County may access "Grandpa and Lucy" free of charge thanks to the ADRC of Jefferson County. This program offers a learning curriculum and activities for children in our community (kindergarten through 6th grade). To learn more, please contact Heather Janes (920) 675-4035 or HeatherJ@jeffersoncountywi.gov.
Become a Youth Mental Health First Aider
Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, and others how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Training opportunities are now available through UW-Madison Extension. Download the flyer today for more details or visit wirose.wisc.edu/mental-health-first-aid.
Parent Survey - PLEASE SHARE
The Jefferson County Drug Free Coalition launched a NEW Parent Survey to find out about parents’ perceptions and behaviors around youth substance use. This information will help the coalition find better strategies to reach youth and parents with prevention messages and programming. The survey is available in both ENGLISH & SPANISH. Thank you!
COMMUNITY PARTNER OPPORTUNITIES
Community Health Network
We are committed to keeping our partners connected. Help us to build our network in Jefferson County by providing your contact information and interests in community health.
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