Health Programs

2014 Adult Education Programs

Living Well With Chronic Conditions (Flyer)
Six (6) Wednesdays, March 5 - April 9, 2014 - 1-3:30 p.m.
Franklin Public Library, Fadrow Room B, 9151 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 by the Franklin Health Department. To register or receive more information, call 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.)

Improve Your Movement/Improve Your Golf Game (Flyer)

Thursday, March 27 - 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Presented By: Carla Larson, ATC, PAS, CSCS - Accelerated Rehabilitation
Franklin Public Library, 9151 W. Loomis Road, Franklin
To Register: Call 425-8214

Body alignment is important to prevent injuries and improve your game whether it is golf or some other activity or hobby. You will learn how the body is supposed to move to improve consistency in your golf game from the “first tee” through the “last putt”. With an increase in mobility, flexibility, strength, and endurance, you will enjoy your time on the “green” whether it is a golf course or your backyard.

Feldenkrais & The Healing Power of Breath (Flyer)
Tuesday, April 1 - 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Presented By: Eleanor Nowacki, PT, Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner
Franklin Public Library, 9151 W. Loomis Road, Franklin
To Register: Call 425-8214

The breath has been used throughout history as a tool for healing, transformation, and spiritual growth. Feldenkrais’ viewpoint on breathing is that there is no one correct way of breathing; however, restricted breathing can impact one’s health and well-being. Learn about the dynamics of the pulmonary system and how imagery, sound, and whole body movement can increase the ability to accommodate one’s breath to the demand of activity.

Meeting the Challenge
Wednesday, May 21 - 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Presented By: Ruth Silver, Author
Franklin Public Library, 9151 W. Loomis Road, Franklin
To Register: Call 425-8214

Join Ruth Silver, author of Invisible: My Journey through Vision and Hearing Loss, who will talk about the challenges of life, compounded by vision and hearing loss. Ruth is a native of Milwaukee, a local author, founder of the Center for Deaf-Blind Persons, and a true inspiration. Her story, filled with heartache and humor, demonstrates how a resilient spirit can propel a profoundly disabled person forward toward a happy, productive life. (Jointly sponsored by the Franklin Health Department and the Franklin Public Library.)

Arthritis Remedies Expo 2014
Thursday, May 15 - 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Innovative Health & Fitness, 8800 S. 102nd Street, Franklin
More information and how to register for this event will be noted as soon as known.


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.