Start off your week on a healthy note at St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care-Bucyrus Campus. Starting on Monday, October 3, the center’s medical clinic will sponsor a free Healthy Mondays Speakers Series. Focusing on a variety of health-related topics, the series will run weekly, 4 to 5 p.m., at 2450 West North Avenue.
The primary focus of St. Ann Center’s new medical clinic is providing comprehensive care and health education to Milwaukee’s north side community. The speakers series was developed based on surveys assessing neighborhood health concerns.
Topics for October include:
October 3: The Silent Killer: High Blood Pressure. DeDe Williams lost her father to high blood pressure and now works with the American Heart & Stroke Association to help others avoid losing loved ones to hypertension, a chronic condition for one in three American adults.
October 10: Preventing Fatigue. Running on fumes? About 20% of Americans claim to have fatigue intense enough to interfere with living a normal life. As we head into the hibernation season, Hayat Pharmacies will discuss the causes of fatigue and simple ways to boost energy.
October 17: Have a Healthy Heart. Learn about heart disease and your personal risk for developing this serious illness, the leading cause of death among American men and women. Lisa Neal, R.N., a clinical nurse educator in the Intensive Care Unit at Aurora Sinai Medical Center, will lead the session, including goals for making heart-healthy life changes.
October 24: Advance Care Planning. At any age, a medical crisis could leave you too ill to make your own healthcare decisions. Marcia Isherwood, R.N., and Aurora parish nurse, will review points to cover regarding the care you’d want to receive if you were unable to speak for yourself, how to discuss the subject with loved ones, and creating your plan.
October 31: Healthy Eating. Learning to make healthy food choices is vital to achieving a healthy lifestyle. This session, offering simple steps to good nutrition, will be presented by Samuel L. Thurman, assistant manager at Fondy Food Market, the largest farmers market in Milwaukee.
The Healthy Mondays Speakers Series is co-sponsored by the Medical College of Wisconsin’s Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute, Outpost Natural Foods, the American Heart Association, Fondy Food Center, Hayat Pharmacies, and the Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation’s GrapeVine Project.