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AUGUST 2021 • VOLUME 2, ISSUE 8
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).
WELLNESS ARTICLES
Keep up to date on different health and wellness topics with our monthly wellness articles. August is financial health month. Articles coincide with Fort HealthCare's employee wellness themes and are free to download and share. Enjoy a different article and activity each month. Spanish materials also available.
GET ACTIVE
Virtual 5k Series
Join participants from the USA and the world in a free Virtual 5k Series which includes 5 different "races" held once per month between May & September.
Digital Fitness Class Series
Try one class or all digital fitness classes through Fort HealthCare. Cost: $20 per month for ALL classes (or $10.00-$12.50 per class).
Wednesday Walks with ADRC
The "Wednesday Walks" program offers a wonderful way to get fresh air, feel the sun, exercise, meet new people and enjoy many unique attractions in Jefferson County. The next walk with be held August 18th at the Dr. J.S. Garman Nature Preserve at 9:00 a.m. Reservations are required. Please call to register or if you need a ride: 920-675-4049.
Park and Play in Jefferson
This community-based initiative reignites localized free play in a safe and supervised manner. With no fee and no registration, this drop in style program is ideal for kids, families & babysitters alike. Tuesdays 9:30-11:30 a.m. and Thursdays 1:00-3:00 p.m. in different parks throughout Jefferson. For questions contact 920-674-7720 or follow on Facebook.
Explore the Bark River Trail
Fort Healthy, with support from the United Way of Jefferson and North Walworth Counties and the Fort Atkinson Community Foundation, designed and installed a new series of signs along the Bark River Trail at Haumerson’s Pond. Visitors to Haumerson’s Pond and the Bark River Nature Park now have a new way to enjoy nature. Signs along the trail teach about the wildlife and ecosystem in the area, include images from local artists, can be read in English or Spanish, and encourage people of all ages to get out into nature and be well.
HEALTH EQUITY FOR OUR COMMUNITY
Conexiones Latinas
The primary mission of Conexiones Latinas is to inform and educate the Hispanic community regarding services and resources in Jefferson, Walworth, Rock and Dodge counties. Please visit their website to learn more and to sign up for their newsletter, or follow them on Facebook @conexioneslat.
Rock River Health Care Network
The purpose of the Rock River Health Care Network (RRHCN) is to increase health equity in Jefferson and Dodge Counties, specifically focusing on low-income individuals’ (target population) access to primary care through a value-based approach that provides improved care and health at a lower cost. The RRHCN was formed in 2019 and the first area of focus has been to support patient care at the Rock River Community Clinic (RRCC), a community clinic formed by the merger of the area’s free and reduced care clinics.
Rock River Community Clinic
The Rock River Community Clinic is four area clinics teamed together to offer care to eligible residents of our region. Offices are located in Whitewater (health care), Fort Atkinson (dental care), Jefferson (health care) and Watertown (health care). Working together, the Rock River Community Clinic offers the same quality care patients have come to experience at each clinic, as well as being able to offer those services to even more of the most vulnerable within our communities. Visit the Rock River Community Clinic website to learn more.
OUR COMMUNITY
Caregiver Support
Did you know that the Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) of Jefferson County provides multiple resources and support for caregivers? You are a caregiver if you routinely provide supervision and/or assistance to another individual who is elderly, disabled, chronically or terminally ill. Things such as dementia training, support groups and a caregiver newsletter are just a few of the resources available through the ADRC.
Humor and Caregiving with Teepa Snow
Join Teepa Snow in her presentation on Humor and Caregiving on November 18th 9-11 am. Snow is one of the world’s leading advocates and educators for individuals living with dementia. She is an Occupational Therapist with over 40 years of clinical and academic experience. Register at 920-675-4035 or HeatherJ@jeffersoncountywi.gov
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. Please visit our page regularly to sign up for a blood drive near you.
OUR WORKSITES
Worksite Wellness
Each month we feature free downloadable wellness challenges and information that can be shared with your employees. New topics for July and August include Environmental Awareness and Financial Health. Previous months are also archived on this page.
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
School's out for the summer! Check out the editions from previous months, and don't forget to schedule your child's well-visit. 
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