Selected Community Events
UW Health Moving Forward, Normal Memory Loss vs. Dementia
Sep 22, 2014 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Alliant Energy Center, 1919 Alliant Energy Center Way, Madison WI
You are becoming more forgetful and, at times, confused.
What is the problem? A medication side effect?
Depression? Normal aging or dementia? Find out from Dr. Seeger what symptoms are normal with aging and what may be an indication of a more serious problem.
Ellen Schwenn, 608-262-0550
Couch to 5k Running Club Session 2
Jul 29, 0014 Tuesdays from July 29th to September 23rd, 2014
Outside of Meriter Hospital - near the corner of Brooks and Mounds Streets
Have you ever thought of running a 5K but don’t know how to train for it? Meriter–UnityPoint Health invites you to join our Couch to 5K Running Club. The Couch to 5K is a plan developed to help beginners get into running or take your current training and enhance it.
Couch to 5K works because it starts with a mix of running and walking, to gradually build up your fitness and stamina. It creates realistic expectations and makes the challenge feel achievable right from the start.
For Session 2 there are several options:
• Couch to 5K designed for those that haven’t been running but want to start
• 5K to 10K for those that can currently run/walk 5K (3.1 miles) and want to increase their distance to a 10K (6.2 miles)
• 5K walkers we encourage anyone to join us and walk the 5K
The best part of the Meriter’s Couch to 5K program is that it is FREE! In addition, if you attend 6 of the 9 sessions you will also receive a FREE entry for the Zoo Run Run on Sunday, September 28 at 9:00 am.
Dates and Times: Every Tuesday from July 29 – September 23 at 5:45 pm
Location: Outside of Meriter Hospital - near the corner of Brooks and Mounds Streets
Parking: Free at the Meriter Hospital parking lot
What to wear: comfortable workout clothes and supportive running shoes
What to bring: water bottle, running watch and car key storage
Beth Craig: 608-417-5605
Meriter's Mighty Kids Program
Jul 29, 0014 Tuesdays from July 29th to September 23rd, 2014 5:45 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.
Edward Klief Park, 1200 Milton St, Madison
In an effort to encourage healthy and active lifestyles to our youth, Meriter–UnityPoint Health invites you to register your children to become Meriter Mighty Kids!
The 9 week program is FREE and meets once a week. It focuses on fun running activities that keep kids moving and prepare them for the Roo Run Run on Sunday, September 28. Kids (ages 5-14) that attend 6 of the 9 sessions will qualify for a free entry into the Roo Run Run (distances: ¼ mile, ½ mile or 1 mile).
Wear running clothes and shoes and be sure to bring a water bottle! Parents are welcome to stay and help with the activities.
Register your kids today at: http://www.meriter.com/classes/schedule/meriter-mighty-kids
Beth Craig: 608-417-5605