Health & Wellness

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
  • Strong Women/Strong Bodies™
  • Prevent Falls™
  • Living Well with Chronic Conditions
  • Healthy Living with Diabetes
  • Healthy Living with Chronic Pain
  • Mind Over Matter: Healthy Bowels, Healthy Bladder™
  • Stepping On: Falls Prevention Workshop

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.

  • New Holstein Kiwanis Community Center
    • Wednesdays, February 7-March 27
    • 10:15 am - 11:00 am
  • Calumet County Courthouse, Room 15 (Basement)
    • Mondays, Starting February 26
    • 8:45 am - 9:30 am

Registration and More Information: 
Nancy Krueger, (920) 859-1451 x4306 or email nancy.krueger@calumetcounty.org

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Strong Women/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.

  • Sherwood Village Hall Gym
    • Tuesday/Thursday
    • 9:30 am - 10:30 am
  • New Holstein Kiwanis Community Center
    • Tuesday/Thursday
    • 9:00 am - 10:00 am
  • Chilton Public Library
    • Tuesday/Thursday
    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Registration and More Information: 
Nancy Krueger, (920) 859-1451 x4306 or email nancy.krueger@calumetcounty.org

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.

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

Healthy Living with Diabetes

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.

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.

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