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Sue Ann Says Column

February: Dementia 

 

January: Pursue Healthy Habits in the New Year 

 

December: Community Health Grants

WWHF Blog

Winter Exercise 

 

What Can YOU Do to Keep a Healthy Mouth? 

 

Join Us! Well Expo, Feb. 7 and 8

Comings and Goings
Welcome to Ann Terrill from Sun Prairie in Dane County!  Ann attended a GrapeVine Project Orientation in Madison.
 
Recently resigned from the GrapeVine Project
   Karen Marshall, Lodi
 
Thank you Karen, you will be missed.
Save the Date
Women & Heart Disease
  (Part of Heart Fair 2014)
Saturday, February 8
Saint Joseph School Gym
310 Second Street
Baraboo, WI  53913
Contact:  Lori Rudolph 
 
Madison Area Builders Association's Dream Home Showcase
Friday, Feb. 28 through Sunday, March 2
Alliant Energy Center, Madison
WWHF  is the nonprofit partner this year and will receive a portion of the event's proceeds.
 
15th Annual Spring Gala
Saturday, May 3, 2014
State Capitol Rotunda
Madison, WI
  
13th Annual Gathering
Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014
Saint Joseph's Hospital
Marshfield, WI
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If only using part of the column, use the words "in part" after the word reprinted in the above sentence.
February 5, 2014

This winter has been something else with the freezing rains, snowfalls and extremely cold weather. I can honestly say I am thankful that it is light out longer and am looking forward to Spring which is only 42 days away!!
Program Updates
GrapeVine Sessions
In December, three sessions were held reaching 52 women.  They were:
  • Green County - Kris Wisnefske
  • Waukesha County - Leann Panek (2)

Thank you for educating individuals in your communities!

 

If you presented in January, please be sure your paperwork has been sent in so that the information is available for future newsletters.

If you have not already done so, please send in your Memorandum of Understanding and Contact Information Sheet.

Didn't receive your mailing?Email me to request a copy or if you have any questions.
GrapeVine Website

We have updated the GrapeVine website, so please check it out.

Please note that there is a page specifically for you, as partners of the GrapeVine Project.

At this time, we have loaded copies of the participant group log, report form, participant surveys and order forms.  You can also find copies of the previous GrapeVine newsletters.

Later this year, we will add presentations and training webinars/videos to this site.

Participant Comments from December Sessions - Have you taken any action or made changes to improve your health?      

 
12/03/13 (Healthy Aging Brain) - "Eating better, more exercise, word games, etc."
  
12/10/13 (Healthy Aging Brain) - "Crossword puzzles, group discussions, more socialization."
  
12/10/13 (Healthy Aging Brain) - "I am doing neuro testing."
Health Information
New Year's Resolutions - Several people make New Year's Resolutions. Do you know the most popular resolutions, whether people accomplish them, or what steps to take to increase your odds of success? For this and other information, check out this article.

Alzheimer's Disease and Blood Vessel Health - We know that what is good for heart health is also good for your brain health.  A recent study by researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania looked at vascular health across a wide range of brain ailments. They found additional evidence that blood vessel disease likely plays an important role in many cases of Alzheimer's as well.  Read the complete article.
 
Music & Memory - Included in the Healthy Aging Brain Unit was part of a documentary film entitled Alive Inside: The Story of Music & Memory. They sent a letter providing us with information that I wanted to share with you.
 
Adult ADHD  - When you hear attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) you usually picture rowdy kids who can't sit still and pay attention. However, many people who were never diagnosed as kids may develop more obvious symptoms in adulthood, causing trouble on the job or in relationships. WebMD notes 10 symptoms which could signal adult ADHD.
Awards and Scholarships
Faith Community Nursing Scholarships
 
DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL MARCH 1, 2014
  
Application Guidelines are now available for our 2014 Faith Community Scholarships. Two scholarships for up to $750 will be awarded.
 
Please share with any nurses you feel would benefit from the course.
Health Observances

March Observances

 

Please see last month's newsletter for information on the following March observances or click on the links below: 

 

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April Observances

 

Click on the observance to go to a website with more information.

 

National Alcohol Awareness Month - The United States Department of Health and Family Services has a toolkit regarding this observance.

 

National Autism Awareness Month - Autism is a developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of life and affects a person's ability to communicate and interact with others.

 

National Child Abuse Prevention Month - Prevention is the best hope for reducing child abuse and neglect and improving the lives of children and families.

 

National Donate Life Month - One organ donor can save up to eight lives. No one is too old or young to donate, newborns and senior citizens have been organ donors.

 

National Minority Health Month - Raises awareness about health disparities that continue to affect racial and ethnic minorities.

 

Occupational Therapy Month - This year's theme is Occupational Therapy: Living Life To Its Fullest®. Occupational Therapy is the use of treatments to develop, recover, or maintain the daily living and work skills of people with a physical, mental or developmental condition.

 

National Sarcoidosis Awareness Month - Sarcoidosis is a disorder of the immune system, with some people vulnerable to getting the disease while the majority of the population remains healthy and unaffected. Infections like tuberculosis, and certain cancers, such as lymphomas, can mimic many of the signs and symptoms of Sarcoidosis. 

 

National STDs/Family Planning Awareness Month - The American Social Health Association's website contains reliable information on sexual health and sexually transmitted diseases/infections. 

 

Sexual Assault Awareness Month - Learn about the different types of sexual assault, how to reduce your risk and ways to stay safe online.

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Thank you for all you do for the GrapeVine Project. 
  
Sincerely, 
 
Nora Miller
Program Manager, EveryWoman's Journal/GrapeVine Project
Grants and Awards Coordinator
Wisconsin Women's Health Foundation | 800-448-5148 
2503 Todd Drive, Madison, WI 53713

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