With the ongoing and increased uncertainty that the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is causing around the world and in Jefferson County, we want to make sure we are taking the utmost precautions with the health and well-being of our participants of our classes and seminars. At this time, we will be suspending these community discussions until further notice. Thank you!
** End of Special Announcement **
Fort HealthCare provides a series of educational discussions related to health and wellness. Programming is free and open to the public.
Educational discussions are scheduled to take place at either Fairhaven Senior Services(435 W Starin Road) or Seniors in the Park (Starin Park Building, 504 W Starin Road) in Whitewater, WI. Although geared for the aging population, these discussions are meant to provide education for preventative care and anyone is welcome to attend. Health and wellness topics may include, but are not limited to, pre-diabetes, mindfulness & meditation, conservative care to protect your hands, nutritional needs for the aging population, cognitive health and medication safety.
Cancer links is a support group for all people who have had or are going through any type of cancer, and is open to yourself and/or your significant other. The group meets monthly on the 4th Thursday at 6:30pm in the Fort Hospital Rehabilitation Department.
Childcare is provided when signed up online no later thanthe Tuesday prior to the support group.
For questions, please contact the Fort Hospital Rehabilitation Department at (920) 568-5299.
With the ongoing and increased uncertainty that coronavirus is causing around the world and in Jefferson County, we want to make sure we are taking the utmost precautions with the health and well-being of our participants of our fitness/other classes. At this time, we will be suspending classes at Fort HealthCare facilities through the foreseeable future.
This class is a workshop for kids in 1st – 5th grade. The afternoon will be spent on lessons and fun activities around nutrition and gardening. Kids will learn about building a healthy plate, where food comes from and diversity in food and nutrition. Activities will include a seed planting activity, taste testing from locally grown Wisconsin foods, and more. Cost: Free (an AmeriCorps Farm to School program sponsored by Fort HealthCare). June 15 or 20, 2019 will be offered at the Dwight Foster Public Library, Fort Atkinson.
BLOOD CENTER OF WISCONSIN COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVES – JULY 2020
**Due to special COVID-19 precautions being taken at Fort HealthCare, this month’s blood drives are NOT being held at Fort Memorial Hospital. Please pay careful attention to the dates, times, and locations for each drive, and remember to register in advance at the individual event links listed below. Please also remember to bring a photo ID with you to the event, and a FACE COVERING IS REQUIRED. Thank you for donating!**
JULY 20, 2020
Fort Atkinson Club
211 South Water Street – Fort Atkinson
Sign up for available time between 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. SIGN UP HERE
JULY 21, 2020
Jefferson County Fairgrounds – Activity Center
503 North Jackson Street – Jefferson
Sign up for available time between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. SIGN UP HERE
If you need assistance registering for a blood donation event, or have any questions, please contact (call or text) Katie Kalvaitis at 920-397-8024 or email at Kathleen.Kalvaitis@forthc.com.
One out of 20 Americans will require a blood transfusion at some point in their life. When you donate blood, you are giving someone a second chance at life. The need for blood has accelerated because of numerous advances in medicine, a rapidly aging population and a reduction in eligible donors. Please help us meet this need by donating. Thank you!
Open to children in grades 4 to 6, Camp 911 is a one-day program focusing on safety, prevention techniques and health and wellness.
PLEASE NOTE: Camp 911 for 2020 is cancelled. Stay healthy!
Camp 911 partners with community agencies and Fort HealthCare staff to provide a fun, hands-on learning environment that gives children the knowledge, skills and confidence to protect themselves, react safely in emergency situations and increase awareness of health and wellness.
Camp 911 is limited to 70 participants. Campers must be entering fourth-sixth grade in the 2020-2021 school year. Registrations are based on a first-come, first-served basis. Beverages, lunch and snacks will be provided. Fee is $35 per camper. Note: The half off Fort HealthCare employee discount is not available for Camp 911. In case of rain, activities will be moved indoors.