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!
Fort HealthCare provides a series of educational discussions related to health and wellness. Programming is free and open to the public. Registration is not required.
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.
Thursday, January 23, 2020 – 1:15 pm | Fairhaven Senior Services – 435 W Starin Rd – Whitewater, WI
Mike Wallace, President/CEO Fort HealthCare, Inc.
There is much that can be improved in the US Healthcare system. See how Fort HealthCare has organized itself to improve the communities’ health and hear the results of their efforts.
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 – 1:15 pm | Fairhaven Senior Services – 435 W Starin Rd – Whitewater, WI
Are you at risk for developing Type 2 Diabetes? If so, you may be able to do something about it. Prediabetes comes before diabetes and often gets overlooked. In this presentation, we will explore prediabetes and discuss the scope of this health challenge, how to find out if you have prediabetes and what you may be able to do right now to improve your chances of preventing or delaying the onset of Type 2 Diabetes.
Thursday, April 9, 2020 – 1:15 pm | Fairhaven Senior Services – 435 W Starin Rd – Whitewater, WI
Carrie Garity, Registered Yoga Teacher RYT 500
What is mindfulness? Join the conversation on mindfulness and learn various meditation and breathing techniques for stress reduction and better overall well-being.
Wednesday, April 29, 2020 – 1:00 pm | Seniors in the Park – 504 West Starin Rd – Whitewater, WI
Traci Wilson, Registered Dietitian
Fat is an essential nutrient that our bodies need to provide energy and to support cell growth. Fat is also important for our bodies to absorb certain nutrients and produce important hormones. A healthy eating pattern includes fats in small amounts. Learn which fats to love, those to limit, and which ones to eliminate. Also learn how to incorporate a variety of healthy oils into your daily meal plan through different foods and cooking.
Thursday, April 30, 2020 – 10:30-11:30 am | Jefferson Senior Center – 859 Collins Rd – Jefferson, WI
Lori Partoll, Medical Social Worker
Millions of conversations will happen today, but there is one few of us have had. A conversation about the care we want when seriously ill or nearing the end of life. A conversation about the person we would like to speak for us if we cannot do it ourselves. All it takes is a car accident. This conversation is important for anyone over the age of 18 years. Sharing your wishes with family members, friends and care providers now can help prevent unnecessary suffering, both for you and for the ones you love. This program will discuss the benefits of advance care planning, the process of talking about your end of life wishes and documenting them.
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 – 1:00 pm | Seniors in the Park – 504 West Starin Rd – Whitewater, WI
Ilse Fritz, PharmD, BCPS
An interactive discussion on medication safety. Learn about how drug interactions occur, what the most common over-the-counter and herbal supplement interactions are, and what to do if you have questions or concerns about your medications. After the discussion, a Q&A session will be held to answer questions received in advance as well as other questions sparked by the discussion.
Monday, June 22, 2020 – 1:00 pm | Seniors in the Park – 504 West Starin Rd – Whitewater, WI
Laura Nyquist, Occupational Therapist & Certified Hand Therapist
Learn how to identify a normal stress or ache in your hands versus when you should see a healthcare provider. You will learn about a variety of common hand conditions. You will also learn conservative care and how to protect your hands. Finally, learn when to seek care from a hand therapist or orthopedic physician.
Thursday, July 16, 2020 – 1:15 pm | Fairhaven Senior Services – 435 W Starin Rd – Whitewater, WI
Traci Wilson, Registered Dietitian
There are many age-related challenges that we must face as we get older. Many of these challenges can hinder proper nutrition which can lead to other problems. Learn about foods to focus on for better aging, tips to make nutrition easier, as well as preparing meals for one or two.
Fort HealthCare is committed to improving the health and well-being of our communities, with a vision to be the healthiest community in Wisconsin. As the leading healthcare provider in the region, it is our goal to reach as many members of the community as possible with health and wellness messages, providing tools and resources to help individuals improve their health and quality of life, while collaborating with several partners to positively improve the population’s health overall on a long term basis.