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Fort HealthCare
OCTOBER 2023 • VOLUME 4, ISSUE 10
Musculoskeletal Health
October is Musculoskeletal Health month. Read on to learn more being proactive about your health through preventive healthcare services that can reduce your risk for diseases.

Keep up to date on different health and wellness topics with our monthly wellness articles. Articles coincide with Fort HealthCare's employee wellness themes and are free to download and share. Spanish materials are also available.
OCTOBER: MUSCULOSKELETAL HEALTH
Mind & Body
Physical activity’s implications for significant positive effects on mental health and social well-being are enormous, impacting every facet of life.
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Keep Moving!
If you have made an effort to fit more physical activity into your day, that is great! If you need motivation to keep it going, it may help to—
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Musculoskeletal 101
Your musculoskeletal system includes bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments and soft tissues. They work together to support your body’s weight and help you move. You can keep your musculoskeletal system strong by managing your overall health.
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HEALTH UPDATES FROM JEFFERSON COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
Health Updates from Jefferson County Health Department
NEW! THIS MONTH
Meet Tricia Fellin- Public Health AmeriCorps VISTA member who will be serving with the Jefferson County Health Department!
School Influenza Clinics
Local Free Narcan Trainings
JCHD Breastfeeding Support Group-DAY CHANGED
Find out more information by clicking "Read More" below.
OUR WORKSITES
2023 Worksite Wellness Resources
Each month we feature free downloadable information that can be shared with your employees. The topic for October is Musculoskeletal Health 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 AHA Training Center or 920-568-5475.
STAY ACTIVE
Fall Virtual 5k Series
Back by popular demand! Sign up for one or all of the 2023 Fall Virtual 5k Series races presented by Fort HealthCare for FREE. Learn more at the site below!
REGISTER TODAY
Fort HealthCare is excited to announce that registration is open for in-person fitness classes October-December 2023 at the Fort Atkinson Club.
COMMUNITY EVENTS
"A Day with Lewy" Conference Registration Now OPEN! Oct. 26th
Lewy Body Dementia and the Caregiving Journey
A conference to enhance your learning and understanding of
dementia caregiving with a focus on Lewy Body.
For More Information Contact Rob Griesel at 920-386-4308 or
To Register: co.dodge.wi.gov/lewyconference
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October Memory Cafe-Dwight Foster Public Library
Music and Memory was founded in 2008 in the Greater New York Area on a simple premise: Using music to improve the lives of those living with Alzheimer’s, dementia, and other cognitive and physical challenges by enabling them to reconnect with the world through music-triggered memories.
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ADULT DODGEBALL
Adult Dodgeball (ages 18+): Tues, Oct 10 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. at Municipal Building Gym. $5 advanced registration required. Sign up by Oct 6
More information and registration here: https://fortparksandrec.activityreg.com
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October Memory Screenings
A Memory Screen is a wellness tool that helps identify possible changes in memory and cognition; it creates a baseline of where a person is at so that future changes can be monitored.
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Youth Basketball-Fort Parks & Rec
Mini Movers (ages 0-5): Wed, Oct 11 and Wed, Nov 1 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at Municipal Building Gym. $2 drop-in per child per day.
Mini Dunkers (grades 5K & 1): Saturdays, Oct 28-Nov 18 from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at Fort High School Gym. $25 includes t-shirt. Sign up by Oct 20 (or save $5 by signing up by Oct 13)
Small Fry (grades 2 & 3): Saturdays, Oct 28-Nov 18 from 8:30-9:30 a.m. at Fort High School Gym. $25 includes t-shirt. Sign up by Oct 20 (or save $5 by signing up by Oct 13)
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Fort Atkinson Community Blood Drive
Wednesday, October 11th 9:30 AM-2:30 PM
Dwight Foster Public Library
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Winter Glow Event
Winter Glow – Jefferson County October 19, 10am-6pm
The Jefferson County Winter Glow event will take place indoors at the Johnson Creek Mall. We are delighted to offer FREE coats to registered and eligible guests. Additionally, vaccines will be available for those who require them. Join us, along with other community partners, for a day of community support and togetherness.

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Dementia Caregiver Support Group
3rd Wednesday of the Month
10:30am – 11:30am
DEMENTIA CAREGIVER
SUPPORT GROUP
UW-Whitewater CEC Building
1260 W Main St, Whitewater

For more information contact Jake Sawyers at:
262-741-3273 or jsawyers@co.walworth.wi.us
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Jefferson County ADRC announces locations of countywide senior meals, menus
The Jefferson County Nutrition Program, which is facilitated through the Aging and Disability Resource Center of Jefferson County, has announced its October senior dining menu and locations at which the meals are served.
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FREE Fall Prevention Screenings
Falls can be prevented!
Come to a free fall prevention screening to learn more.
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Tech Tuesdays
Need help with your mobile device, laptop, or tablet? Drop on in at the Dwight Foster Public Library the fourth Tuesday of every month!
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Walk-In Mammograms
The month of October has long been the month of the year women are reminded to screen for breast cancer. Fort HealthCare is pleased to announce multiple walk-in mammogram screening clinic opportunities not only in October but throughout the year:

“Screening Saturdays” will take place on October 14th and 21st from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Beauty and The Bean coffee camper will be onsite both Saturdays. You will receive a same-day voucher for a free beverage with your mammogram.
“Walk-in Wednesdays” will take place the first Wednesday of every month from 8:00 AM to 5 PM.
Jefferson, WI 53549
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Caregiver Teleconnection
Presents: Our Health is our Wealth: A Health Promotion Series for Caregivers
Special Guest Speakers
Elliot Montgomery Sklar, PhD
Lucy Barylak, MSW
Caregiving is known to cause stress on a person’s mental and physical health. This series will address ways that caregivers can support their own health, while also considering respite care or ways to include your care recipient so that they benefit too.
New Friends
Pairing UW-Madison undergraduate and health professional students with individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease or other memory issues.
OUR SCHOOLS
Backpack News
Check out this month's Backpack News for Kids and Teens, in both English and Spanish.
If you would like to share opportunities or connect with others please contact Tiffany, Community Health & Wellness Coordinator (Tiffany.Pernat@forthc.com).
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