Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Friday, February 28, 2014
Understanding and Supporting Students with Dyslexia and Other Learning Differences 4-7-14 - Marshfield
In order to lead a healthy lifestyle, it’s important to take control of your health. Knowing your specific risks for developing heart disease and diabetes can help you be proactive in making healthier life choices. Knowing your levels of cholesterol and blood pressure, and keeping those under control, may even help to add a few more years to your life.
If you would like to learn some steps you can take to better control your wellness, be sure to attend the upcoming health fair at Mile Bluff – Delton Family Medical Center. The event will be held on Thursday, March 20 from 7 to 11 am.
Free blood pressure and blood sugar screenings will be available, along with the opportunity to discuss specific risks for developing diabetes and heart disease with Mile Bluff’s healthcare professionals. You will also have the opportunity to enjoy refreshments and win door prizes.
If you would like to have a total cholesterol test performed with no fasting required, you may do so for $10. You also have the option to have a lipid profile worked up for only $20; this test requires 12 hours of fasting.
Once your tests are completed, Mile Bluff’s healthcare professionals will review your results with you, and will provide tips on how to reduce your risks for developing diabetes and heart disease. If areas of concern are found through these screenings, resources will be provided to help you with your needs, and all results will be sent to your primary care provider.
Insurance is not needed to take advantage of the benefits these health screenings have to offer. The information you receive from these tests, along with the educational tools you will be given, are important steps in positively impacting your health. Appointments are required for all services, so call 608-254-5888 to reserve your spot today!
Workforce Resource and the West Central Wisconsin Workforce Development Board would like to invite you to attend an informational session on the second round of Fast Forward worker training grants recently announced by the Department of Workforce Development Office of Skills Development. This session will be held on:
Monday, March 3, 2014
10:00 – Noon
At your nearest West Central Wisconsin Job Center
(See Attached Job Center Location Listing)
The purpose of this session will be to inform area employers and training partners of the availability and procedures for seeking worker training funds under this grant initiative. Shelly Harkins of the Office of Skills Development will be the primary presenter.
The Grant Program Announcement information may be found at: www.wisconsinfastforward.com.
This session will be broadcast from the Dunn County Job Center, 401 Technology Drive East, Menomonie, WI, Oaklawn Conference Room. I apologize for the short notice which is necessitated by the aggressive time-line established for the submission of grant proposals (see agenda below).
Tentative Agenda as follows:
- Overview of the second round of Wisconsin Fast Forward Grants – Shelly Harkins Office of Skills Development
- Healthcare – Due April 10, 2014
- Information Technology – Due April 8, 2014
- Manufacturing – Due April 1, 2014
- Transportation and Logistics – Due April 3, 2014
- Small Manufacturing – Due April 10, 2014
- Construction Trades and Related – Due April 1, 2014
- Financial Services – Due April 3, 2014
- Small Business – Due April 10, 2014
- Alignment of Regional Industry Needs with Fast Forward Opportunities
- Review of Sector Data
- Identification of Sector Needs
- Identification Regional Assets and Practices
i. Who is engaged and should be collaborated with
ii. Who else should be engaged/invited to collaborate
iii. Identification of service/training gaps
- Strategies to address identified service gaps
- Resources, Processes and Timetables to develop competitive proposals
- Other potential funding opportunities and training alternatives
- What’s next to realize/achieve solutions and secure resources
Please contact your local Job Center as identified on the attached directory to indicate your intent to attend a local session. Please feel free to identify additional businesses for whom you think this information and participation will be relevant.
A Medicare information session will be held in Mile Bluff’s community room on Friday, March 7 from 9 am to noon. Presenters Norma Phillips, Cathy Spatola and Lisa Amerman will provide an overview of Medicare A, B, C and D, along with information regarding annual wellness visits, preventive services that will be covered by Medicare in 2014 (vaccinations, screenings, etc.), Medicare supplements, Advantage plans, Senior Care, Medicare savings programs to help pay Part B premium/prescription drug costs, and more. If you have any questions, please call the Aging & Disability Resource Center of Eagle County - Mauston office at 608-847-9371.
Volunteers area needed for the Summer Months with the Second Harvest Food Bank distribution on the 3rd Wednesday of each month.
Help is needed from 3:15 to 7 PM and is appreciated at anytime during those hours. The work varies from registration, traffic control, loading, distribution and more. Minimal lifting is involved except with unloading the truck.
For more information or to help please contact Lisa Curless at 608-339-3213 ext 1022 or Heidi at the Chamber at 608-339-6997.