Fort Memorial Hospital
611 Sherman Avenue East
Fort Atkinson, WI 53538
(920) 568-5000 | La linea de mensajes: (920) 568-5001

Wellness Classes - Health Education & Training

Stepping On Falls Prevention Program

Stepping On is a program that empowers older adults to carry out health behaviors that reduce the risks of falls. It is a community-based workshop offered once a week for seven weeks using adult education and self-efficacy principles. In a small-group setting, older adults learn balance exercises and develop specific knowledge and skills to prevent falls. Older adults who should attend are those who: a) are at risk of falling, b) have a fear of falling, or c) who have fallen one or more times. Workshops are facilitated by two trained leaders, one who is a professional who works with older adults, and one an older adult who meets the criteria for the class.

It is the process in which the program is taught that makes it effective.  Classes are highly participative; mutual support and success build the participants’ confidence in their ability to manage their health behaviors to reduce the risk of falls and to maintain active and fulfilling lives.

Subjects covered include:

Improving balance and strength, home modifications, community safety, vision, medication review, safe footwear, sleep.

Stepping On

Movin’ and Losin’ Slimdown Edition

Are you looking for an extra push during the Slimdown Challenge, and have more than 20 lbs to lose? Join Fort HealthCare’s team of health coaches for this 8-week session that will help give you the motivation at the start of each week to make the lasting changes necessary for weight loss and health improvement.

Each class will consist of:

  • Brief discussion of weekly Slimdown Education
  • Different weekly workout with modifications if needed
  • Goal setting
  • Question/Answer session
  • Weigh-in for Slimdown and progress tracking
  • Follow-up email with health tips and workout options
  • Support from health coaches and class participants

Participants MUST be an active participant of the Slimdown Challenge.

*No discounts will be applied to this class

Speech Kids

Speech Kids is a speech, language and social skills summer enrichment program offered through Fort HealthCare. It is run by certified speech-language pathologists and assisted by UW Whitewater undergraduate students.

Each week will feature a variety of activities connected by a theme. The content is designed to be fun while building vocabulary concepts and providing more opportunities for your child to talk with peers. The classes will revolve around a consistent routine, including language strategies, art, sensory exploration, movement, and songs. The children will work on speech and language skills, as well as cooperative play, listening, and team work.

This enrichment program is designed for children ages 3 to 6. Classes meet Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday for 45 minutes at Fort Healthcare Therapy & Sport Center, 1504 Madison Avenue in Fort Atkinson.

The session will run from July 9-July 26, 2018. Further scheduling details can be found in the information flyer and will be determined by enrollment. Maximum class size of 5.

Download class flyer


If you are interested in having your child participate in Speech Kids, the registration information is below:

  • To pay by credit card, sign up online at in the Health Education & Training category. You will need to complete the 2018 Speech Kids enrollment info and email, fax, or mail it to us.
  • To pay by cash or check, complete the 2018 Speech Kids enrollment info and email, fax, or mail it to us along with your payment

Fort Healthcare Rehabilitation Services
Attn: Abbie Krueger
611 Sherman Avenue E
Fort Atkinson, WI 53538

Email (Feel free to snap a picture of form and attach)

Fax: 920-568-6039

Registrations must be received by May 4, 2018. You will be notified via email by May 18th of your class day and time. With any questions, please call 920-568-5299 or email Abbie at


Look Good…Feel Better

UW Cancer Center Johnson Creek hosts this free program that teaches beauty techniques to female cancer patients to help them combat the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment. Sponsored by the American Cancer Society and the Personal Care Products Council, the program features trained volunteer cosmetologists who teach women how to cope with skin changes using cosmetics and products donated by the cosmetics industry. Women also learn ways to disguise hair loss with wigs, scarves and other accessories.

FREE / Call (920) 699-3500 to register

Movin’ and Losin’ Families

This 8-week family fitness program is designed for families with children ages 5-16 who are looking for ways to incorporate healthy eating and a more active lifestyle into their lives. Different topics are covered each week related to nutrition and healthy eating, and the lesson is followed by fun, family fitness activities.


Brother, Sister: Sibling-to-Be

Big brothers- and sisters-to-be tour the birthing center, see a newborn baby and learn to help in the daily care of the new arrival. Children must be 3 or older to take the class. Class materials are provided by the Fort Atkinson Kiwanis Club. Parental attendance is mandatory. Please only register the child’s/children’s name.  Participants should bring a stuffed animal or doll.