Wednesdays, June 7, 14, 21, & July 5, 2023 with a refresher session on July 26th - all 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Franklin Meadows Senior Apartments Community Room, 7704 S. 51st Street. To Register: Call the Franklin Health Department at 414-425-9101.
What do we know about sedentary behavior (or sitting time)? Sedentary activities are things like sitting watching TV, reading, using a computer, eating, talking on the phone, and riding in a car. Long periods of sitting, 6 hours or more per day, have been associated with serious health consequences, including increased risk for cardiovascular disease, Diabetes, some cancers, and early death.
Stand Up and Move More is a 4-session workshop with one booster session that will help you find ways to incorporate more standing time into your day. Standing and moving more throughout the day can have important health benefits. Former participants have said they have more energy and even getting out of a chair is easier. See flyer.
Thursdays, April 13 through May 25, 2023 - 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Franklin City Hall Hearing Room, 9229 W. Loomis Road. To Register: Call Carol Sibilski at 414-427-7535. Leave your name and phone number; your call will be returned.
$10 workshop fee; you will receive a free ankle weight to use and keep. You are encouraged to attend all sessions for greatest benefit.
Residents 60 and older are invited to participate in a 7-week workshop, “Stepping On.” This workshop can help seniors avoid a dangerous and costly fall so they can keep doing the things they love. Our guest experts include a Physical Therapist, Pharmacist, Vision expert, and Franklin Safety Officer. Seniors will learn how to identify and remove or avoid fall hazards in the home and outside, how vision, medication, and how footwear affect your risk of falling. Simple strength and balance exercises will increase self-confidence and enhance your sense of independence.
Falls are not an inevitable part of aging. If you feel you have lost some strength and balance from limited activity during the past 2 years of COVID, this may be “just the ticket”. See flyer.
Franklin Health Dept.
9229 W. Loomis Road
M-F, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Board of Health