Health Programs


2015 Adult Education Programs 
 

Sitting is the New Cigarette 
Thursday, September 17 - 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Franklin Public Library, 9151 W. Loomis Road, Franklin
TO REGISTER: Call the Franklin Health Department at 425-9101

Understand the negative effects of today's culture of "sitting" and how it impacts the body internally and externally.  Learn why movement is so important and how you can incorporate it into your daily schedule.  You will learn specific movement exercises to improve circulation, nerve function, breathing, digestion, and joint health. Presented by Carla Larson, Certified Postural Alignment Therapist, Certified Athletic Trainer, and Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist.

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Clearing Up the Carb Confusion 

Tuesday, October 13 - 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Franklin Public Library, 9151 W. Loomis Road, Franklin
TO REGISTER: Call the Franklin Health Department at 425-9101

Confused about which carbohydrates to eat and how much of them to eat?  Heather Klug, registered dietition, returns for an informative and engaging talk about whether or not low carb/no carb diets are really better, do they help with weight loss, and how do carbohydrates affect overall health. We’ll discuss the difference between “healthy carbs” and “not-so-healthy carbs” from a nutrition, digestion, and health standpoint and the recommended amounts to consume for various calorie needs. Ancient grains will be explored as well as gluten-free grains. Come and taste samples of a few whole grain side dishes and learn simple ways to incorporate “healthy carbs” into your meals.  Presented by Heather Klug, Ned, RN, The Karen Yontz Women's Cardiac Awareness Center.

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Living Well With Chronic Conditions
(See Flyer)
Free 6-Week Workshop
Tuesdays, October 13 thru November 17, 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Franklin City Hall Hearing Room, 9229 W. Loomis Road, Franklin
TO REGISTER: Call the Franklin Health Department at 425-9101

Put life back in your life by participating in a Living Well workshop! If you or someone you care about has a chronic condition such as, diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, heart problems, chronic pain, depression, or fibromyalgia, this workshop can help you take charge of your life. You’ll get the support you need, find practical ways to deal with pain and fatigue, discover better nutrition and exercise choices, and learn better ways to talk with your doctor and family about your health.

This free, six-week workshop will be offered at City Hall in the Hearing Room on Tuesdays, October 13th thru November 17, from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. To register or receive more information, call the Franklin Health Department 414-425-9101. (There will be a $20.00 deposit for the use of the book which will be refunded if you return the book.)

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Franklin Health Department
9229 W. Loomis Road
M-F, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
 
Phone:  414-425-9101
Fax:  414-427-7539

 

Health Programs


The City of Franklin does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability in its programs or activities.