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HEALTH AND WELLNESS
 

SPECIAL NOTICE:
We are happy to announce that we are slowly working our way back to in-person classes, but still offering virtual options as well. Getting everyone back to in-person will take some time. If you do have interest in ANY of these classes, please reach out to Nancy Krueger at 920-740-9572 or nkrueger@vpind.com.

Helping you stay active and healthy is important to us. It’s one way we can help you maintain your independence and live the most healthy life. We offer a variety of health and wellness programs that are for anyone, regardless of age or ability.


Tai Chi
Tai Chi consists of fluid, gentle, and relaxed movements that are suitable for anyone and can be practiced anywhere. Learn what Tai Chi is all about, the basic principles, in a fun and friendly environment.

‣ Dates: Wednesdays, starting January 12, 2022

Time: 10:15am

Location: New Holstein Community Center

Registration and More Information: Contact Nancy Krueger, 920-740-9572 or email nkrueger@vpind.com

‣ Dates: Mondays/Wednesdays, starting January 10, 2022

Time: 1:00pm

Location: Thompson Center on Lourdes (This class is more appropriate for people with Tai Chi experience)

Registration and More Information: Contact Nancy Krueger, 920-740-9572 or email nkrueger@vpind.com

‣ Dates: Tuesdays/Thursdays, starting January 11, 2022

Time: 11:00am

Location: Thompson Center on Lourdes (This class is appropriate for beginners)

Registration and More Information: Contact Nancy Krueger, 920-740-9572 or email nkrueger@vpind.com

‣ Dates: Wednesdays, starting January 19, 2022

Time: 10:00am

Location: Kimberly Municipal Building

Registration and More Information: Contact Nancy Krueger, 920-740-9572 or email nkrueger@vpind.com

‣ Dates: Wednesdays, starting January 12, 2022

Time: 10:00am

Location: First United Methodist Church, Appleton

Registration and More Information: Contact Nancy Krueger, 920-740-9572 or email nkrueger@vpind.com

‣ Dates: Wednesdays, starting January 12, 2022

Time: 8:45am

Location: Immanuel Church, Greenville

Registration and More Information: Contact Nancy Krueger, 920-740-9572 or email nkrueger@vpind.com

‣ Dates: Mondays/Wednesdays (ongoing)

Time: 11:00am

Location: Waupaca Senior Center

Registration and More Information: Contact the Waupaca Senior Center at 715-258-4437

For a complete listof programs, call your county or visit their website.


Prevent Falls

Unintentional falls are a threat to the lives, independence and health of older adults.  Falls are not an inevitable part of aging, however.  One strategy that can reduce falls is to complete a Home Assessment .  Complete this checklist and learn more about staying safe at home.


Strong Women™ (AKA Strong Bodies)
Strong Women™ is a program designed to help women become or stay strong, fit and healthy. It is an evidence-based, strength-training program from Tufts University proven to prevent osteoporosis, build muscle and improve balance, as well as decrease depression and arthritis symptoms.

This class is available in a virtual option, as well. Please contact Nancy Krueger, 920-740-9572 or email nkrueger@vpind.com for more information about upcoming dates and times.

‣ Dates: Tuesdays/Thursdays-THIS CLASS IS FULL

Location: First Congregational UCC, Appleton
This class is currently available only virtually.

Time: 9:00am-10:00am       

Registration and More Information: Contact Nancy Krueger at (920) 740-9572

‣ Dates: Tuesday/Thursday

Location: Kiwanis Park Community Center, New Holstein

Time: 9:00- 10:00am

Registration and More Information: Contact Nancy Krueger at (920) 740-9572

‣ Dates: Tuesday/Thursday

Location: Kiwanis Park Community Center, New Holstein

Time: 5:30- 6:30pm

Registration and More Information: Contact Nancy Krueger at (920) 740-9572

‣ Dates: Tuesday/Thursday

Location: Sherwood Village Hall Gym, Sherwood, WI

Time: 9:30am-10:30am

Registration and More Information: Contact Nancy Krueger at (920) 740-9572

‣ Dates: Monday/Wednesday

Location: Hilbert Community Centerl, Hilbert
This class is currently available only virtually.

Time: 6:30- 7:30pm

Registration and More Information: Contact Nancy Krueger at (920) 740-9572

‣ Dates: Mondays/Thursdays

Location: First United Methodist Church

Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm

Registration and More Information: Contact Nancy Krueger at (920) 740-9572

‣ Dates: Mondays/Wednesdays-THIS CLASS IS FULL

Location: First United Methodist Church of Appleton

Time: 1:00pm-2:00pm

Registration and More Information: Contact Nancy Krueger at (920) 740-9572

‣ Dates: Tuesday/Friday

Location: Thompson Center on Lourdes

Time: 9:30am-10:30am

Registration and More Information: Contact Nancy Krueger at (920) 740-9572

 

‣ Dates: Tuesday/Thursday -

Location: First Congregational UCC, Appleton
This class is currently available only virtually.

Time: 7:00am-8:00am- THIS IS AN ADVANCED CLASS

Registration and More Information: Contact Nancy Krueger at (920) 740-9572

‣ Dates: Tuesday/Thursday

Location: Hortonville Municipal Building, 531 Nash St. - Hortonville

Time: 10:00am-11:00am

Registration and More Information: Contact Nancy Krueger at (920) 740-9572

‣ Dates: Tuesday/Thursday

Location: Kaukauna Town Hall- W780 Greiner Rd.
This class is currently available only virtually.

Time: 8:00am-9:00am

Registration and More Information: Contact Nancy Krueger at (920) 740-9572

‣ Dates: Tuesday/Thursday

Location: Kaukauna Recreation Dept- SpAr Building- 207 Reaume Ave. - Kaukauna

Time: 8:30am-9:30am

Registration and More Information: Contact the Kaukauna Recreation Dept at 920-766-6335

‣ Dates: Mondays/Wednesdays

Location: Waupaca Senior Center, Waupaca, WI

Time: 1230-130pm

Registration and More Information: Contact Sara Reybrock at the Waupaca Senior Center at (715) 258-4437

‣ Dates: Monday/Wednesdays

Location: Washington Center, New London, WI

Time: 10:30am-11:30am

Registration and More Information: Call (920) 982-8522

‣ Dates: Mondays/Thursdays

Time: 9:30am-10:30am

Location: Clintonville Community Center

Registration and More Information: Contact Clintonville Rec Dept. at (715) 823-7667

‣ Dates: Mondays/Wednesdays or Tuesdays/Thursday

Time: CALL FOR TIMES

Location: Iola-Scandinavia Community Fitness and Aquatic Center

Registration and More Information: Contact Tim Welch at (715) 281-4745

For a complete list of programs, call your county or visit their website.


Living Well with Chronic Conditions
This six-week program teaches new strategies that will give participants the confidence and skills needed to manage the challenges of living with a chronic health condition. Topics include:

- how to develop a suitable exercise program
- management of symptoms, nutrition and medication
- breathing exercises and stress management
- how to deal with emotions such as anger and depression
- problem-solving skills
- and more!

‣ Dates: To Be Announced (TBA)

Time: TBA

Location: Grand Chute - TBA

Registration and More Information: Contact Nancy Krueger at (920) 740-9572

‣ Dates: To Be Announced (TBA)

Time: TBA

Location: Waupaca - TBA

Registration and More Information: Contact Sara Reybrock at (715) 258-4437

For a complete listof programs, call your county or visit their website.


Healthy Living with Diabetes

‣ Dates: Wednesdays, February 16 - March 23, 2022

Time: 12:30pm-3:00pm

Location: Thompson Center on Lourdes

Registration and More Information: Contact Nancy Krueger at (920) 740-9572 or nkrueger@vpind.com

For a complete listof programs, call your county or visit their website.


Healthy Living with Chronic Pain (HLCP)
Research shows that the mind and the body are connected when it comes to pain. Emotions, feelings and thoughts directly influence how pain affects us. Pain management strategies will not necessarily eliminate your pain, but they will help you to better manage the pain so you can become more active. Healthy Living with Chronic Pain (HLCP) teaches these strategies and helps you determine which tools and techniques work best for you.

Join a HLCP workshop to explore ways to better manage your chronic pain. Take the time to make the changes you want to make. Build your "pain management toolbox", practice new concepts, and share your experience with others. Set your own goals and priorities. Week-by-week, you'll see what works for you and take steps toward healthier living.

‣ Dates: Thursdays, January 13 - February 17, 2022

Time: 9:00am - 11:30am

Location: Uptown Commons, Chilton

Registration and More Information: Contact Nancy Krueger, 920-740-9572 or email nkrueger@vpind.com

‣ Dates: TBD

Time: TBD

Location: Greenville, WI

PLEASE CALL IF YOU ARE INTERESTED: Contact Nancy Krueger, 920-740-9572 or email nkrueger@vpind.com

For a complete listof programs, call your county or visit their website.


Mind Over Matter: Healthy Bowels, Healthy Bladder
"Mind Over Matter: Healthy Bowels, Healthy Bladder" is an evidence-based educational program designed to give women the tools they need to prevent or control bladder and bowel symptoms. Scientific studies showed that attending this program in-person reduced or even cured symptoms for many Wisconsin women.

‣ Dates: Mondays, January 31, Feb. 14 and Feb. 28, 2022

Time: 12:30pm-2:30pm

Location: Kaukauna Recreation Dept.

Registration and More Information: Contact Nancy Krueger, 920-740-9572 or email nkrueger@vpind.com

‣ Dates: TBD - likely starting in February

Time: TBD - Likely afternoon

Location: Waupaca Senior Center

PLEASE CALL IF YOU ARE INTERESTED: Contact Nancy Krueger, 920-740-9572 or email nkrueger@vpind.com

For a complete listof programs, call your county or visit their website.


Stepping On: Falls Prevention Workshop

It's estimated that one in three people age 65 and older fall at least once a year. Many of these falls result in broken bones and other disabilities, hospitalizations, and in some cases, even death. In addition to physical injury, victims of falls often lose their sense of confidence and become less independent. Falls among the elderly is a serious problem, especially right here in Wisconsin as our state ranks #2 for falls among older adults. The good news is that falls CAN be prevented!

Stepping On is a seven-week workshop using adult education to develop the knowledge and skills needed to help older adults prevent falls. It focuses on how strength and balancing exercises, medication management, home safety, footwear, vision, and mobility all play an important in fall prevention. The workshop:

- Increases awareness of fall risks
- Helps participants be more informed about the factors that contribute to their risk of falling
- Includes guest experts on certain topics
- Follows through on the use of prevention strategies after the workshop is completed
- Includes a follow-up "booster" class to review achievements

‣ Dates: Thursdays, February 10 - March 24, 2022

Time: 1:30pm-3:30pm

Location: Eagle Point, Appleton

Registration and More Information: Contact Nancy Krueger, 920-740-9572 or email nkrueger@vpind.com

For a complete listof programs, call your county or visit their website.