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Classes:

Healthy Living with Diabetes

  • 6-week workshop to assist adults with diabetes or pre-diabetes.
  • Attendees build the skills to improve blood sugar levels, decrease health distress and hypo and hyperglycemia.
  • Dates: Tuesdays, March 3, 2020 thru April 7, 2020
  • Time: 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Location: Franklin City Hall Health Wing, 9229 W. Loomis Road, Franklin, WI
  • Cost: Free, optional $20 deposit to take the book home or available for purchase.

Space is limited!! Call us at 414-425-9101 to register.

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Stepping On

  • 7-week, evidence-based workshop for seniors that helps reduce falls and increase strength and balance.
  • Attendees will learn how to reduce the risk of falls and increase self-confidence in situations where a fall risk is possible.
  • Take the Rate Your Risk of Falling Quiz to determine if this class is right for you.
  • Dates: Thursdays, April 9, 2020 thru May 21, 2020 
  • Time: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Location: Forest Hill Highlands Community Room, 8930 W. Highland Park Ave., Franklin, WI
  • Cost: $10 for workshop and $20 refundable deposit for use of an ankle weight.

Space is limited!! Call us at 414-425-9101 to register.
 


Programs:

Food & Mood Connection

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 6:30 p.m. / Franklin Public Library
To Register:  Call 414-425-9101

Have you ever wondered...If I change what I eat, does that affect my mood or will I feel less depressed or anxious? What we eat and how we feel is closely intertwined. Join registered dietitian, Heather Klug, Med, RD, CD, of the Karen Yontz Women's Cardiac Awareness Center, for a thought-provoking exploration of how food affects mood. We’ll explore the brain, the gut-brain axis, and how food choices affect these parts of the body. Learn what foods improve mood. which foods make it worse, and walk away with helpful tips to improve your mood through food.

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The Truth About CBD: Weeding Out the Fact From Fiction

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 6:30 p.m. / Franklin Public Library
To Register:  Call 414-425-9101

You may have seen or heard ads for CBD oil or noticed it sold in a number of ways in stores where you shop. Dan Zartarski, PharmD, RPh, with MD Custom Rx, will walk us through what is ECS—the endocannabinoid system in the body and why you should be concerned about it. Dan will offer a pharmacist’s perspective on the benefits of CBD oil, why not all CBD oil products are created equal, and understanding the benefits of full-spectrum Hemp oil vs. CBD isolate.

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Happiness Works!

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. / Franklin Public Library
To Register:  Call 414-425-9101

Some say that we are born happy...or not.  Actually, nothing could be further from the truth.  Happiness can be easily created through simple, easily learned activities.  In fact, we are doing a lot of it already!  Michael Rupsch, LPC, LCSW, will demonstrate the connection between happiness and success in our lives.  He will review the science of happiness and provide concrete happiness tools.  Learn the benefits of happiness, how to increase your happiness rate, and have some fun!

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Change is Inevitable. Why Are We So Determined to Fight It?

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 1 to 2 p.m. / Franklin Public Library
To Register:  Call 414-425-9101

Why is change so challenging?  Why do we prefer routine over change even when it could lead to more positive outcomes?  In this presentation by Adele Lund, Director of Community Relations with the Laureate Group, we will reflect upon the various factors that impact our receptiveness to change and the constructive approaches we can take to embrace change, instead of fear it!

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Mind Alert: Effective Techniques for Enhancing Mental Fitness

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 - 1 to 2 p.m. / Franklin Public Library
To Register:  Call 414-425-9101

Recent research shows that stimulating your brain can keep your mind healthy and active.  Join Robert Best, NHA, as he shares various techniques to keep mentally fit and cognitively alert.  You will learn how brain exercises can stimulate both sides of the brain and boost memory.

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21st Annual Adult Health & Wellness Fair

Join us for this one-day event at the Franklin Public Library on Wednesday, September 30, 2020, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Take the time to talk with local healthcare providers and businesses specializing in serving seniors. Several health screenings are available as well as flu shots from the Health Department. For flu shot appointments be sure to call 414-425-9101.

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