Portage Community Health & Wellness Event . . . When: January 16, 2018, 4-7 p.m. (snow date – January 25) Where: Rusch Elementary School, 117 West Franklin St. Why: Several local businesses and organizations will be available to share information with community members that may help them improve/maintain their health and wellness.
“Wellness”, as defined by the National Wellness Institute, is an active process through which people become aware of, and make choices toward, a more successful existence. This includes:
The benefits of regular physical activity, healthy eating habits, strength and vitality as well as personal responsibility, self-care, and when to seek medical attention.
Creative and stimulating mental activities, and sharing your gifts with others.
Self-esteem, self-control, and determination as a sense of direction.
How a person contributes to their environment and community.
The following businesses/organizations will have information available that can help you maintain/improve your health and wellness. - Aging & Disability Resource Center of Columbia County (services & support available to people over 60 or between 18-59 who have a disability, as well as their family) - Anytime Fitness of Portage (overall fitness, programs and services they offer) - Blau Family Chiropractic & Integrated Wellness Center (posture screening-the importance of posture to good health & how to improve it) - Costco (departments (hearing aids, optical, & pharmacy) and products available to help with health and wellness) - Divine Savior Healthcare - Community Wellness & LaVita Fitness Center (community wellness offerings & fitness programs) - Laura’s School of Dance & Tumbling (information on dance & tumbling classes in Portage) - Lions Club (Pardeeville – diabetes awareness, Portage – vision screening for kids) - Optimist Club of Portage (volunteer opportunities, Tri-Star Basketball) - Portage Parks and Recreation Department (sport & recreation programming for the spring/summer of 2018) - Portage Public Library (sign up for library cards, learn about events/services, & hands-on activity) - Portage Community School District (highlight all that the district does for staff, students, and the community) - Columbia County Health & Human Services, Division of Public Health (flu vaccine for adults 19 & older ($40 or bill Medicare) & Tdap for kids 10 & older (free), well water test kits for qualified individuals, and free gun locks from Prevent Suicide Columbia Co.) - Tobacco-Free Columbia /Dane County Coalition (tobacco-free living, secondhand smoke, e-cigs, youth prevention, etc.) - UW-Extension (available services, including nutrition information for families)
Door Prizes (donated by the following businesses) will be given away throughout the event: Costco (1 year Gold Star Membership) Anytime Fitness (1 month membership and 3 month membership) La Vita – DSH Fitness Center (1 month membership) Portage Country Club (4 golf passes & carts for 18 holes) Coldwater Canyon Golf Course (a round of golf, with cart, for 4 players) Saddle Ridge Golf Course (2 for 1 round of golf) Cascade Mountain (two 1 day/night ski lift tickets) J&J Fireball Lanes (two certificates for 3 games of bowling & shoes) Laura’s School of Dance & Tumbling (certificate for a complimentary intro to gymnastics session) Head 2 Toe Salon (gift package of products with free haircut or manicure or $15 off a service for one male and one female) Aspirations Salon & Day Spa (a free haircut and a free massage) Haareway Laser & Skin Center ($25 off a service) Mary Kay – Debbie Holland, Consultant (body skin care package) Loretta Smith, RN Foot Care Clinician (1 complimentary foot care session) Portage Plastics (variety of products related to health/wellness) Additional donations: Fishing rod & reel; Thermocell - mosquito repellent; Childsafe Alarm; 3 in 1 Sport Probe
*** Organized by the Optimist Club of Portage & Portage Area School District ***
Questions? You may contact Ann Fenley, from the Optimist Club of Portage, at (608)235-4769.