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Agnesian HealthCare offers a wide array of community education programs that help to enhance the overall health and well-being of individuals and families within its service area. Offering through Journeys: a health resource center, there are many opportunities to grow in our understanding of good health measures for the enhancement of our lives.
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Walk With a Doc
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Forest Mall, 835 W. Johnson Street, Fond du Lac

Agnesian HealthCare is partnering with Walk With a Doc to create a safe, walkable community.

The collaborative mission is to encourage healthy physical activity in people of all ages, and reverse the consequences of a sedentary lifestyle in order to improve the health and well-being of the country.

Join Agnesian HealthCare providers on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. to begin your commitment of improved health and well-being.

Step it Up! The Surgeon General of the United States recommends 150 minutes of weekly exercise to:

  • Lower your risk of heart disease and stroke, type 2 diabetes, breast and colon cancers, and depression

  • Maintain or lose weight

  • Boost your energy

  • Improve your sleep

  • Reduce stress

  • Redue your risk of falls

  • Delay the onset of cognitive decline and dementia

  • Increase sense of well-being and more!

For more information, call Journeys: a health resource center at (920) 926-4961 or visit walkwithadoc.org.

*Our healthcare providers do their best to be at the Forest Mall at the times indicated. However, due to emergencies or unforeseen circumstance, there might be a time where they are not present.

Journeys Presents....Yoga for Children at the Treffert Academy
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Treffert Center, 371 E. First Street, Fond du Lac

Yoga can be a crucial tool to help children learn to manage transition, self-soothing and interpersonal skills. Behavior and focus, strength, flexibility, balance and self-regulation are all improved through yoga, making it an ideal practice for young children as they learn to master these skills.

Children ages three to 12 are invited to join Lauren Villegas, PsyD, psychotherapist and certified yoga instructor, for yoga practice that incorporates positive play with the use of games and songs to assist children in yoga postures, as well as in breathing and mindfulness exercises.

Handouts will be provided with instruction for parents on how to incorporate yoga skills at home. 

Preregistration and payment is required. Seating is limited.

Class dates include Tuesdays, July 26 to August 30.

Safe Sitter - Ripon Medical Center
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Ripon Medical Center Green Lake Room, 845 Parkside Street, Ripon

Agnesian HealthCare’s Safe Sitter workshop is a nationally-recognized babysitting workshop that teaches adolescent babysitters how to handle crises, and how to nurture and guide a young child. Participants of this workshop emerge as more confident, responsible compassionate teens and adults. Students will receive a manual and course completion card upon successful completion. This class is for young adults ages 11 to 14.

Students should bring a beverage and snack/lunch or dinner.

Preregistration is required.

Treffert Center Social Communication Program - 7 to 12 year-olds
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Treffert Center, 371 E. First Street, Fond du Lac

This program six-week program takes a unique approach that combines both direct teaching and child-centered activities, while incorporating gross motor and sensory experiences. Activities will provide natural opportunities for children to interact in a meaningful way with their peers.

Therapists Karen Bartelt and Beth Dardis will recognize "teachable moments" and tailor teaching methods to utilize each sutdent's individual strengths. The program is open to children ages seven to 12-year-olds. 

Social communication skills will include:

  1. Conversational Skills: Using language to take part in reciprocal and meaningful exchanges (e.g. engagement, topic maintenance, topic initiation, turn-taking and listening).

  2. Self-Regulation Skills: Managing one’s own feelings and/or sensory, motor planning and visual-spatial issues.

  3. Cooperation Skills: Problem solving, compromising, and understanding others’ perspectives to establish and maintain relationships.

  4. Generalization Skills: To communicate effectively across social situations and to adjust social behaviors to meet the listener’s needs.

Space is limited. Preregistration any payment is required.

Wautoma - Adult Grief Support Group (Open)
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Wautoma Public Library, 410 W. Main Street, Wautoma

Open Bereavement Support Group: This group is intended for individuals who are grieving the death of someone close to them, whether the death was two months or two year ago. Group provides a safe environment to share feelings such as guilt, anger, fear, or loneliness.

Please join us at Wautoma Public Library.

Registration is not required for open groups.

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