Health Programs


2016 Adult Education Programs 
 

Fixing Type II Diabetes for Good! New Guidelines, New Methods, New Success  (See Flyer)
Tuesday, March 8 - 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Franklin Public Library, 9151 W. Loomis Road, Franklin
TO REGISTER:  Call the Franklin Health Department at 425-9101

We are understanding diabetes after years of frustrating research. Come and understand the new program that gets you on track within a month. Learn how to use new lab tests to get yourself on track and stay on track. Find out how you can get your Hemoglobin A1c down to normal.  Presented by John Whitcomb, MD, Board Certified in Holistic and Integrative Medicine, Brookfield Longevity.

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Memory loss is a major concern for the aging population.  Alzheimer’s disease affects 5.4 million Americans and the potential numbers are expected to increase as the “baby-boom” generation ages.  The next 4 listed programs is a 4-part series on brain health; memory loss/dementia, communication, and how people with dementia respond and communicate to caregivers and others. Get practical tips you can use now. 

Healthy Living For Your Brain and Body: Tips From the Latest Research
Wednesday, April 13 - 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Franklin Public Library, 9151 W. Loomis Road, Franklin
TO REGISTER: Call the Franklin Health Department at 425-9101

We know the body and brain are connected. Now science is able to provide insights into how to optimize our physical and cognitive health as we age. Join us to learn about research in the areas of diet, nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity, and social engagement and the use of hands-on-tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for a healthy lifestyle.  Presented by Gail Morgan, Community Outreach Coordinator, Alzheimer’s Association.

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The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer's Disease
Thursday, May 5 - 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Franklin Public Library, 9151 W. Loomis Road, Franklin
TO REGISTER: Call the Franklin Health Department at 425-9101

This program provides information that everyone should know about memory loss and what that means for all of us. Explore memory loss, dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease. Learn about risk factors, research, treatments, and steps to a proper diagnosis/assessment. Presented by Krista Scheel, Program Director, Alzheimer’s Association.

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Effective Communication Strategies
Tuesday, May 17 - 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Franklin Public Library, 9151 W. Loomis Road, Franklin
TO REGISTER: Call the Franklin Health Department at 425-9101

Communication is more than just talking and listening—it’s about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions, and body language. As people with Alzheimer’s and other dementia progress in their journey and the ability to use words is lost, families need new ways to connect. Learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.  Presented by Virginia Zerpa, Community Outreach Coordinator, Alzheimer’s Association.

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Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior
Tuesday, June 7 - 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Franklin Public Library, 9151 W. Loomis Road, Franklin
TO REGISTER: Call the Franklin Health Department at 425-9101

Behavior is a powerful form of communication and is one of the primary ways for people with dementia to communicate their needs and feelings as the ability of language is lost. Sometimes behaviors can present real challenges for caregivers to manage. Learn to decode the behavioral triggers and strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer’s disease.  Presented by Virginia Zerpa, Community Outreach Coordinator, Alzheimer’s Association.

 

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.