Fort Healthcare to Introduce Free Health and Wellness Educational Discussions

Fort HealthCare will be providing a series of educational discussions related to health and wellness in the Whitewater community for 2020.  Programming is free and open to the public. Mike Wallace, President/CEO of Fort HealthCare, will kick off the educational discussions on January 23, 2020 at Fairhaven Senior Services, starting at 1:15 pm.  Mr. Wallace will share thoughts on how we can improve the US healthcare system, as well as ways that Fort HealthCare has organized itself to improve the communities’ health.  

Educational discussions are scheduled to take place at either Fairhaven Senior Services (435 W Starin Rd) or Seniors in the Park (Starin Park Building 504 W Starin Rd).  Although geared for the aging population, these discussions are meant to provide education for preventative care and anyone is welcome to attend.  Health and wellness topics may include, but are not limited to, pre-diabetes, mindfulness & meditation, conservative care to protect your hands, nutritional needs for the aging population, cognitive health and medication safety.  A list of confirmed topics and dates are as follows.

Thursday, January 23, 2020 1:15 pmFairhaven Senior Services, 435 W Starin Rd Whitewater, WI
What the health is going on? Building a Healthy Community. Mike Wallace, President/CEO Fort HealthCare, Inc.
There is much that can be improved in the US Healthcare system.  See how Fort HealthCare has organized itself to improve the communities’ health and hear the results of their efforts.
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 1:15 pmFairhaven Senior Services, 435 W Starin Rd Whitewater, WI
Pre-Diabetes: Join the conversation! Karen Woodland, Registered Dietitian & Certified Diabetes Educator
Are you at risk for developing Type 2 Diabetes?  If so, you may be able to do some- thing about it. Prediabetes comes before diabetes and often gets overlooked. In this presentation, we will explore prediabetes and discuss the scope of this health challenge, how to find out if you have prediabetes and what you may be able to do right now to improve your chances of preventing or delaying the onset of Type 2 Diabetes. 
Thursday, April 9, 2020 1:15 pmFairhaven Senior Services, 435 W Starin Rd Whitewater, WI
Mindfulness & Meditation Carrie Garity, Registered Yoga Teacher RYT 500
What is mindfulness?  Join the conversation on mindfulness and learn various meditation and breathing techniques for stress reduction and better overall well-being.  
Monday, June 22, 2020 1:00 pmSeniors in the Park, 504 W Starin Rd Whitewater, WI
Are your hands OK? Laura Nyquist, Occupational Therapist & Certified Hand Therapist
Learn how to identify a normal stress or ache in your hands versus when you should see a healthcare provider.  You will learn about a variety of common hand conditions.  You will also learn conservative care and how to protect your hands.  Finally, learn when to seek care from a hand therapist or orthopedic physician.  
Thursday, July 16, 2020 1:15 pmFairhaven Senior Services, 435 W Starin RdWhitewater, WINutritional Needs for the Aging Population Traci Wilson, Registered Dietitian
There are many age-related challenges that we must face as we get older.  Many of these challenges can hinder proper nutrition which can lead to other problems.  Learn about foods to focus on for better aging, tips to make nutrition easier, as well as pre- paring meals for one or two.
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 1:00 pmSeniors in the Park, 504 W Starin Rd Whitewater, WI
The Facts on Fats Traci Wilson, Registered Dietitian
Fat is an essential nutrient that our bodies need to provide energy and to support cell growth.  Fat is also important for our bodies to absorb certain nutrients and produce important hormones. A healthy eating pattern includes fats in small amounts. Learn which fats to love, those to limit, and which ones to eliminate.  Also learn how to in- corporate a variety of healthy oils into your daily meal plan through different foods and cooking.  

Fort HealthCare is committed to improving the health and well-being of our communities, with a vision to be the healthiest community in Wisconsin. As the leading healthcare provider in the region, it is our goal to reach as many members of the community as possible with health and wellness messages, providing tools and resources to help individuals improve their health and quality of life, while collaborating with several partners to positively improve the population’s health overall on a long term basis. For more information, visit

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