Selected Community Events
Butter Ball Belly Blaster
4th Annual Event to support the RESCUED TAILS ANIMAL SANCTUARY located in Shell Lake, WI
It's that time again to PAWS and GIVE THANKS for our health, fitness, friends, and family while supporting a great cause. Join us for a great total body workout to get Thanksgiving started out right.
Benji's Chain Reaction Fitness
2217 Brackett Ave
Eau Claire, WI 54701
$10 per adult
$5 per child
"The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them. That's the essence of inhumanity."~George Bernard Shaw
About Rescued Tails Animal Sanctuary:
Rescued Tails Animal Sanctuary is a non-profit, all volunteer organization dedicated to rescuing, caring for and placing homeless animals. We promote positive people / animal relationships through our adoption and educational programs advocating humane treatment of all animals, including the importance of spaying and neutering. Some of the animals that come to Rescued Tails Animal Sanctuary are older, sick or have suffered from severe neglect or cruelty.
Benji Williford 715-379-4249
Fad Diets and HEALTHY Weight Loss
Frances L. Simek Memorial Library, 400 N. Main, Medford WI
Presentation by Kate Sandbakken, R.D., L.D.- Registered Dietitian. Healthy snacks will be provided. Sponsored by Friends of the Medford Public Library.
Chris Finkler, 715 748-6848
Flu Shot Clinics
Augusta Senior & Community Center 601 Main St Augusta WI 54722
Oct. 16th ▪ 11:30 –1:00 pm.
Oct 21, Nov 18 and Dec 16 ▪ 11:00 –12:00 pm.
Eau Claire County Health Department Flu Shot clinic Cost: $39.00 Medicare and/or Medicare Advantage Plans accepted as payment. Must show Medicare and/or Advantage Plan cards.
Wellness Survey to Create a Healthier Chippewa Valley
You can take the survey online (see link), and at the Eau Claire and Chippewa County Public libraries.
Starting October 6th, members of the community are encouraged to fill out a survey.
It has 14 questions and covers a variety of topics surrounding health issues in the Chippewa Valley.
You can take in online, and at the Eau Claire and Chippewa County Public libraries.
Healthy Holiday Cooking
Family Resource Center, Oakwood Mall, Sears Wing
Turn your family’s favorite holiday recipes into healthier recipes! We will discuss ways you can maker the foods your family already enjoys healthier by using ingredient swaps and different preparation techniques. Bring your favorite recipes to discuss and take home new ones to try. Register online at www.frcec.org or call 715-833-1735. Free child care will be available upon request when registering.
Family Resource Center
A recent mayo clinic study found skin cancer increased nearly eightfold between 1970 and 2009 among middle aged men and women.
So, the Mayo Clinic Health System is trying to combat the issue.
The Care Awareness, Resources, & Education Fair will be doing free skin cancer checks, blood pressure, weight control, breast and testicular self-examinations, palliative and hospice care and healthy recipes.
Sep 8, 2011 8 a.m. to noon
Sep 22, 2011 8 a.m. to noon
Mayo Clinic Health System Cardiac Center, third floor, 1400 Bellinger St.
Free screening to help determine your risk for a heart attack and vascular disease includes: a full lipid panel (triglycerides, LDL, HDL and total cholesterol), blood sugar, blood pressure, circulation test of the legs, BMI (body mass index), waist/hip ratio and exercise evaluation. Fasting after midnight and a small blood draw are necessary. A nurse will go over the results. A packet of educational information will be provided. The screenings are held 8 a.m. to noon, the second and fourth Thursdays of each month, except holidays. This month’s screening are Sept. 8 and 22 in the Mayo Clinic Health System Cardiac Center, third floor, 1400 Bellinger St. This is a free service. For an appointment, call 715-838-5672. Space is limited.