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NOVEMBER 2021 • VOLUME 2, ISSUE 11
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. If you would like to share opportunities or connect with others please contact Traci Wilson, Community Health Coordinator (920-568-5244 or Traci.Wilson@forthc.com).
Keep up to date on different health and wellness topics with our monthly wellness articles. November is work-life integration 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.
NOVEMBER IS DIABETES AWARENESS MONTH
Show us your blue!
Help us to bring awareness to diabetes by wearing blue during the month of November! Choose something blue to wear then gather your family, friends, or co-workers for a group photo and share it with us. Photos will be shared as an album on social media. Email photos to wellness.advisor@forthc.com before November 10th.
HEALTHY FOOD PANTRIES
Healthy Food Pantries
Food pantries need donations all year long, but they look for extra support around the holidays. If you are considering donating to your local pantry or hosting a food drive, HealthyShelves.org has many resources to help guide you with donations and food drives that will ensure our food pantries can meet the nutritional needs of different people. Healthy food pantries makes it easier for people with chronic diseases, such as diabetes and hypertension, to manage their disease. Follow the link to learn more.
NOVEMBER IS FAMILY CAREGIVERS MONTH
Humor and Caregiving with Teepa Snow
NOVEMBER 18th at 9 am (Virtual with a Call-In Option). Snow is one of the world's leading advocates and educators for individuals living with dementia. To learn more about her presentation and to REGISTER, follow the link to learn more.
ADRC Celebrates National Family Caregiver Month
In the month of November, the Aging & Disability Resource Center of Jefferson County is hosting a number of events. Follow the link to learn more or contact Heather Janes, Dementia Care Specialist at 920-675-4035.
Do I need an elder law attorney or a financial advisor?
The ADRC of Jefferson County and Alzheimer's Association are offering two learning sessions (Nov. 4th and Nov. 11th) on the difference between an Elder Law Attorney and a Financial Advisor including what documents are needed when meeting with both and tips for successful conversations. Follow the link to learn more.
Memory/Cognitive Screening Events
These free 15-minute screening sessions, offered by the ADRC of Jefferson County, helps to identify possible changes in memory and cognition; it creates a baseline of where a person is at so that future changes can be monitored. Screening sessions continue through December throughout Jefferson County.
GET ACTIVE
Winter Virtual 5k Series
Join participants from the USA and the world in a free Virtual 5k Series which includes 6 different "races" held once or twice per month between October 2021 and February 2022.
Learn More ›
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).
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2021 Slimdown Challenge
Join us for Fort HealthCare's Annual Slimdown Challenge! A free community health challenge that will empower you to focus on your health and maintain or lose weight during the holiday season. This year's theme is “Health for the Holidays”. Register now!
Learn More ›
OUR COMMUNITY
CAC's Winter Glow
Winter Glow started in 2021 and offers a verity of resources including free winter coats, vaccinations, a pop-up food pantry, and more. In JEFFERSON COUNTY, Winter Glow will take place on Nov 12th at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Watertown and on Nov 14th at Country Inn in Fort Atkinson. Follow the link to learn more.
Community Partners of Jefferson County
Community Partners of Jefferson County would like your opinion! They are collecting info to help strengthen community connections with Spanish speaking/LatinX/Hispanic families throughout Jefferson County. Please complete (and share) the survey if you are willing. Thank you!
Are you looking to make a difference?
Join one of the many healthy community coalitions throughout Jefferson County! Many groups are planning to work on mental well-being for their communities. If you are interested in learning more, please email Traci.Wilson@forthc.com (or call 920-568-5244).
OUR WORKSITES
Worksite Wellness Resources
Each month we feature free downloadable wellness challenges and information that can be shared with your employees. The topic for November is Work-Life Integration. Previous months are also archived on this page.
CPR Training 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.
Business Health Services
Fort HealthCare Business Health is designed to meet the occupational healthcare needs of our business community and its employees. Follow the link to learn more about our Business Health Services.
OUR SCHOOLS
Backpack News
Check out the newest edition of Backpack News for November in both English & Spanish. Previous months are also archived on this page.
Join the Wisconsin Chili Lunch
Join K-12 schools, early care and education programs, hospitals, and colleges in celebrating local foods by cooking and serving a chili recipe made with local ingredients on National Chili Day—Thursday, February 24th, 2022! Follow the link to learn more and to register your event.
WORLD KINDNESS DAY IS NOVEMBER 13TH
Loving-Kindness Meditation
No act of kindness, no matter how small was ever wasted. - Aesop

Try a new way of spreading kindness! Loving-kindness meditation is a way to practice feeling unconditional compassion for ourselves and all beings. Some studies suggest it can help boost your empathy and feelings of connection and reduce bias, anger, depression and anxiety.

Rx: Daily loving-kindness meditation + random acts of kindness!
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