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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!    While most of us enjoy the holiday season, we have to be aware of the stress it can cause. The rush of parties, gift shopping, and decorating can be overwhelming! I’ve given this information before, but I think we......

This month I want to focus on our Parkinson’s Group here at the Verona Senior Center. We meet the third Thursday of every month. I am the facilitator and am open to all ideas and speakers dealing with Parkinson’s.   At the end of August,......

Don’t forget the “flu clinic” on October 3, 9:00 AM-Noon at the Verona Senior Center Health Fair.   The “flu season” is usually from October through May.  Remember the vaccine is not effective for the first 12-14 days after receiving the shot.  The flu is caused......

September 2019 begins the preparation for Fall and Winter. This includes updating immunizations and boosters for certain infections. Vaccines and boosters are very important for our senior population and good health. Some important vaccinations for adults to be aware of are as follows: Pneumococcal (Pneumonia); Shingles;......

August 2019 – Top Summer Food Safety Tips   August is here and many of us are doing lots of outdoor cooking and picnics. There are ways you can minimize your family’s risk of food poisoning by following some simple guidelines about food safety.  ......

July 2019 – Stay Safe & Healthy this Summer   It’s July in Wisconsin, probably the most humid, hot month of summer!  This is the time of many outdoor summer activities and people need to be prepared to stay safe and healthy. The first and......

June is finally here and everyone who is able will be out and about enjoying “fun in the sun,” but we need to be cognizant of its effects on our body. Protect yourself with a hat, sunscreen and sunglasses. But awareness to skin changes is......

Stroke Awareness month     Strokes are the fifth leading cause of adult disability in the United States and all ages can be affected by strokes.  It is not just an elderly concern.  A stroke is a “brain attack” that occurs when blood flow to......

Colorectal Cancer   Cancer is a disease in which cells in the body grow out of control. When cancer starts in the colon or rectum, it is called colorectal cancer or colon cancer, for short. I’ve had several clients that are due to have a......

posted 1/20/2019 February – March Health-bits   Tips for Staying Healthy During Winter   Tread carefully: To help avoid falls, wear appropriate shoes outdoors and put road salt, sand or kitty litter on sidewalks and driveways. Avoid overwork: Find someone to handle snow shoveling and......

posted 12/20/2018 January Health-bits Happy New Year, 2019!!!   Now that we’re done with all the extra sweets for a time, (Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas) we need to concentrate how important keeping a healthy mouth is and its relationship to total body health. Make this......

posted 11/10/2018 December Health-bits December 2018 – Stress   While most of us enjoy the holiday season, we have to be aware if the STRESS in can cause. The rush of parties, gift shopping, and decorating can be overwhelming! Here are some tips for overcoming......