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Yoga Basics at Meriter Wellness Center

Apr 28, 0014 5:30-6:15pm

May 5, 0014 5:30-6:15pm

May 12, 0014 5:30-6:15pm

May 19, 0014 5:30-6:15pm

Location: Meriter Wellness Center, 2501 W Beltline Hwy, Madison, 53713
Join our certified Kundalini yoga instructor, Rebekka, for a fresh and personalized wellness retreat. Weekly from 5:30-6:15pm, you will experience a blend of breath work, movement, stretching and meditation.

Kriyas, or yoga exercise sets, are designed to gently revive bodily systems, increase energy, enhance immunity and release stress. You will learn easy-to-achieve poses for strength, flexibility, and balance

These classes are created to match each student's personal fitness level and need. Everyone is welcome!

Dates: Mondays, April 28th – May 19th, 2014
Times: 5:30-6:15pm
Location: Meriter Wellness Center, 2501 W Beltline Hwy, Madison, 53713
Cost: $32.00/4-week series (class is eligible for reimbursement through Physicians Plus and Unity Health plans)

For more information or to register visit: www.meriter.com/classes or call the Women's Health Education Department at (608)417-8446.


Mom & Baby Yoga

May 14, 0014 10:15am-11:00am

May 21, 0014 10:15am-11:00am

May 28, 0014 10:15am-11:00am

Jun 4, 0014 10:15am-11:00am

Jun 11, 0014 10:15am-11:00am

Jun 18, 0014 10:15am-11:00am

Meriter Business Center, 2650 Novation Pkwy, Madison
An interactive mom and baby class where baby is incorporated into yoga poses. Mom will experience gentle strengthening, stretching, and bonding with her baby. No experience necessary. Please bring a blanket or yoga mat. Babies are welcome to nurse, snack, nap or play with toys. Babies up to 1 year of age are welcome.

Dates: Wednesdays, May 14th – June 18th, 2014
Time: 10:15–11:00am
Location: Meriter Business Center, 2650 Novation Pkwy, Madison
Cost: $60/6-week program (includes Mom and Baby)

Class is eligible for reimbursement through Physicians Plus, Unity and GHC.

To register or for more information visit: www.meriter.com/classes or call the Women’s Health Education Department at (608)417-8446.


An Evening to Remember

May 30, 0014 5:30 - 9:00 p.m.

Concourse Hotel and Governor's Club, 1 W. Dayton Street, Madison, WI
Join the Alzheimer's and Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin for a very special evening featuring Barry Petersen, family caregiver and veteran CBS News correspondent, as he remembers the Alzheimer's journey he shared with his wife, Jan.

The evening begins with a cocktail reception featuring a petite wine tasting and silent auction, followed by an elegant dinner prepared by Chef Charles. After dinner you will hear Jan's Story by our featured speaker, Barry Peterson. Petersen will share his personal Alzheimer's journey at the event-one that will inspire you to think differently about Alzheimer's disease. Proceeds benefit the Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin - your partner along the journey since 1985.

Tickets are $130 per person or a table of eight for $1,000 and can be reserved through the ADAW website, www.alzwisc.org. RSVP by Wednesday, May 21.


Alzheimer's and Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin
608.232.3400



Electronic Medical Records: A Conversation

May 9, 0014 1:00-3:30 PM

330 N. Orchard St. Madison, WI
According to the most recent data available, 39% of office-based healthcare providers and 35% of non-federal acute care hospitals have at least a basic electronic medical record (EMR) system. But 42% of consumers in another poll didn’t even know if their doctors had EMR technology. EMRs are a challenging technology that raises many questions – about information security; patient privacy; best practices in healthcare; and impacts on the doctor-patient relationship.

On Friday, May 9, from 1 to 3:30 PM at the H.F. De Luca Forum, Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, UW-Madison, a panel of experts from academia, industry, and patient advocacy will address the general themes of questions about EMRs raised by Wisconsin’s citizens. The experts are drawn from academia (Patricia Flatley Brennan, RN, PhD; Catherine Arnott Smith, PhD; both UW-Madison); industry (Emily Barey, RN, MSN, Epic Systems); and patient advocacy (Laurie Edwards, MFA, writer, teacher, advocate). Attendance is free and there is no registration required. The panel presentations will be available via live webstreaming; check http://wid.wisc.edu/events/electronic-health-records after 9 AM CST, Friday, May 9, for instructions on accessing the webstreaming session. Submit your EMR questions via email (EMRQuestions@outlook.com) or phone (608-890-1334).


Catherine Arnott Smith EMRQuestions@outlook.com 608-890-1334


Finding Fitness After 40

May 8, 0014 5:30pm

May 15, 0014 5:30pm

May 29, 0014 5:30pm

Jun 5, 0014 5:30pm

Meriter Therapy Middleton, 2521 Allen Blvd., Middleton, WI 53562
Whether you used to exercise regularly or are new to exercise, establishing a regular fitness routine can be challenging. Life often provides numerous barriers that prevent us from sustaining a consistent routine of health and fitness. If this sounds familiar to you, then join Meriter and Harbor Athletic Club for our new exercise program “Finding Fitness After 40.” This class is designed for adults that may have stopped exercising regularly due to time constraints or an injury as well as those that may have never exercised before.

As a participant in this class you will benefit from:
• Lectures by several Meriter health care providers
• Hands on training by Harbor Athletic Club personal trainers and Meriter Therapy providers
• A FREE 1 month membership to Harbor Athletic Club for the duration of the class
• And more

Space is limited to the first 15 participants so sign up today! Visit us on-line at www.meriter.com/classes or call 417-8025 and press 0 to speak to a receptionist.

Register at meriter.com/classes or call 417-8025 and press 0 to speak to a receptionist.


Be the Match Bone Marrow Donor Drive in Honor of Mr. Dave

Apr 26, 0014 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

St. Dennis Catholic Church, Parish Center, 413 Dempsey Rd., Madison, WI 53714
Dave was diagnosed with Aplastic Anemia, a rare bone marrow failure disease. The only cure is a bone marrow transplant. There are other people just like him with bone marrow failure disease who are also in need of a bone marrow donor match. Please join us for the Dave St. John (Mr. Dave) Bone Marrow Donor Registry, St. Dennis Catholic Church Parish Center, 413 Dempsey Rd., Madison, WI, Saturday, April 26th 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information regarding registration requirements and eligibility, please contact Blood Center of Wisconsin’s Marrow Donor Program at (866) 702-HOPE or visit www.bethematch.org. Step Out On Faith! Register with Be The Match. Mr. Dave and others in need of a bone marrow donor are counting on you!

Barbara St. John, 608-320-1240, https://www.facebook.com/events/240862069452122/?notif_t=plan_user_joined


Help! I’m Falling: Balance, Dizziness and Falls

Apr 28, 0014 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Alliant Energy Center - Exhibition Hall, Mendota 5/6 Meeting Room
Do you lose your balance or fall? Does dizziness affect your ability to move? Physical therapy can help with balance training, strengthening and exercise programs. Attend this session to learn from a therapist what may be the cause of your falls and what can be done to help.

608-262-0550


2nd Annual Community Health and Wellness Fair

May 10, 0014 9:00-2:00 PM

Resilience Neighborhood Center, 501 East Badger Road, Madison, WI 53713
A community-wide, all-ages, FREE event featuring exhibitors representing local health providers, health and wellness facilities and Growing Power Madison's Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Market Basket program. Lunch will be provided as well as fun, fitness demonstrations and engaging breakout sessions on health and wellness. Door prizes and giveaways will also be available! For questions, information about become an event sponsor or an exhibitor, please contact Cora White by phone at (608) 274-9111.

For event questions or information about become an event sponsor or an exhibitor, please contact Cora White by phone at (608) 274-9111.


Maintaining Brain Health

Apr 27, 0014 9:00 a.m - 10:00 a.m.

First Baptist Church, 518 Franklin Ave., Madison
Learn about how your brain works and the latest tips on improving brain health whether you are 16, 60 or 96. In addition to some brain basics, this program features scientifically-rooted nutritional and lifestyle advice, fun brain teasers, and materials to take home for further exploration.


Alzheimer's and Dementia Alliance of WI
608-232-3400



Is it time for facility care?

Apr 21, 0014 5:30 p.m. -7:00 p.m.

Hawthorn Public Library, 2707 E. Washington Ave., Madison
Review things to consider when making the decision to move to facility care.

Alzheimer's and Dementia Alliance of WI
608-232-3400



Ladies' Night Out: Health, Beauty & Confidence

Apr 24, 0014 6:00pm-8:00pm

Olbrich Botanical Gardens
The wide variety of cosmetic treatments available is exciting, but can also be overwhelming. From Botox to vein care to body contouring, feel informed and empowered as you navigate your options for feeling beautiful and confident in your own skin.

Join Meriter for dinner, drinks and enlightening discussion on Thursday, April 24 at 6pm at Olbrich Botanical Gardens.

Those who attend will receive 25% off* Botox® Cosmetic, Juvéderm® XC, Juvéderm Voluma™ XC, and cosmetic vein care treatments at Meriter.

*Discount applies to patients who have not previously received Botox® Cosmetic, Juvéderm® XC, Juvéderm® Voluma XC, or cosmetic vein care treatments at Meriter.

www.meriter.com/cosmetic


Healthy Kids Day

Apr 26, 0014 12:00pm - 3:00pm

YMCA of Dane County, Madison
Join the YMCA of Dane County for Healthy Kids Day on April 26th from 12:00pm - 3:00pm at all 3 YMCA branches in Dane County!

Summer is the time for kids to get up, get out and grow. But for some kids, exposure to activities that stimulate the body and mind ends with the school year. Research shows that kids are prone to gain more weight and fall behind in studies. On April 26, the Y will celebrate Healthy Kids Day, our national initiative to improve the health and well-being of kids.

It's special day of fun activities meant to help build on the incredible potential inside each and every child. It's a day full of fun, active play and educational opportunities.

Locations:
West YMCA - 5515 Medical Circle, Madison
East YMCA - 711 Cottage Grove Rd, Madison
Northeast YMCA - 1470 Don Simon Drive, Sun Prairie


Kellie McGinnis, 608-664-9622


Healthy Habits Week

Apr 14, 0014 9:30am to 5:00pm

Apr 15, 0014 9:30am to 5:00pm

Apr 16, 0014 9:30am to 5:00pm

Apr 17, 0014 9:30am to 5:00pm

Apr 18, 0014 9:30am to 5:00pm

Madison Children's Museum -- 100 N Hamilton St. Madison, WI 53703
Join museum staff, health educators from Dean & St. Mary’s, and guest artists throughout Healthy Habits Week for hands-on activities and fun ways to eat well and get moving. Check back in early spring for a complete schedule of programs. Healthy Habits Week is presented by Dean & St. Mary’s, with additional support from Dane Arts.

Madison Children's Museum -- 608-256-6445


Passport to Food Allergy Awareness

May 17, 0014 10am-12pm

Madison Central Library, 201 W. Mifflin Street, Madison WI 53703
Millions of children all around the world are living with food allergies. This free event is for anyone who happens to be (or simply just knows) one of them! Siblings, classmates, friends and family members will all benefit from a variety of activities including:
• Storytime with “The BugaBees” and award-winning author Amy Recob
• “Ask the Expert” Q&A opportunities with a Meriter board certified allergist
• Kids arts & crafts activities
• Goodie bags and giveaways while supplies last!


Amy Recob, arecob@meriter.com


Mom & Baby Yoga

Apr 2, 0014 10:15am-11:00am

Apr 9, 0014 10:15am-11:00am

Apr 16, 0014 10:15am-11:00am

Apr 23, 0014 10:15am-11:00am

Apr 30, 0014 10:15am-11:00am

May 7, 0014 10:15am-11:00am

Meriter Business Center, 2650 Novation Pkwy, Madison
An interactive mom and baby class where baby is incorporated into yoga poses. Mom will experience gentle strengthening, stretching, and bonding with her baby. No experience necessary. Please bring a blanket or yoga mat. Babies are welcome to nurse, snack, nap or play with toys. Babies up to 1 year of age are welcome.
Cost: $60/6-week program (includes Mom and Baby)

To register or for more information visit: www.meriter.com/classes or call the Women’s Health Education Department at (608)417-8446.


EveryWoman's Journal

Apr 28, 0014 1:00pm-3:00pm

Meriter Business Center, 2650 Novation Pkwy, Madison
Everywoman's Journal teaches women how to use proactive health journaling techniques to increase individual awareness of mental, physical and emotional health and help guide them towards positive, effective action to improve their health and sense of personal well-being.

Sponsored by Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation and Meriter Hospital.


This workshop is free, but advanced registration is required. For more information or to register, please visit www.meriter.com/classes or call Women’s Health Education at (608)417-8446.


Demystifying Reiki

Mar 3, 0014 First Monday of the Month 6:00-7:00 pm:

Apr 7, 0014 First Monday of the Month 6:00-7:00 pm:

May 5, 0014 First Monday of the Month 6:00-7:00 pm:

Jun 2, 0014 First Monday of the Month 6:00-7:00 pm:

Jul 7, 0014 First Monday of the Month 6:00-7:00 pm:

Embrace Your Essence, 122 E. Olin Ave, Madison
Designed for people who are new to Reiki and would like to learn more about what Reiki is and the benefits of receiving and giving this healing energy. We will also discuss what to expect during a session, describe the levels of Reiki and what an attunement is, why one would want to study Reiki, a brief history, and offer a Reiki demonstration to a volunteer.
FREE. Please RSVP.

Sarah Barlow, 608-335-1934, embraceyouressence@gmail.com


Walk with a Doc

Jun 9, 0014 6:00-6:45pm

Kennedy Park 5202 Retana Dr. Madison, WI
Dr. Dipesh Navsaria is a pediatrician at American Family Children’s Hospital. He is also involved in advocacy training for residents, medical students, and practicing physicians. He is deeply involved in Reach Out and Read, an initiative that makes literacy promotion a standard part of pediatric primary care, so that children grow up with books and a love of reading. Read about this initiative and his goal to break down barriers in the medical world in this fascinating article http://www.isthmusparents.com/articles/article.php?article=41318!

Join Dr. Navsaria in an interesting discussion about early childhood brain development and then talk with him one-on-one as he leads a walk through Kennedy Park. You can learn all about your child’s brain and why your children act the way they do. You won’t want to miss out on this Walk with a Doc! The walk with occur rain or shine.




Walk with a Doc

May 18, 0014 9:00-9:45am

Cherokee Marsh-North Unit 6098 N Sherman Ave. Madison, WI
Dr. Herbert Chen is a surgeon for UW Health, and specializes in endocrine surgery, thyroid disease, hyperparathyroidism, adrenal tumors and neuroendocrine tumors. He leads a research group at the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center, which studies the development, progression, and treatment of endocrine tumors including gastrointestinal carcinoids, thyroid cancer, adrenal cancer, and pancreatic islet cell tumors.

Come to Cherokee Marsh to stroll with Dr. Chen while learning about thyroid cancer! It is the fastest increasing cancer in both men and women, so you won’t want to miss Dr. Chen’s informative discussion on it. Take advantage of this opportunity to get outside to enjoy the spring weather, while learning about a cancer that might affect you or your loved ones! The walk will be happening rain or shine!




Walk with a Doc

May 5, 0014 6:00-6:45pm

Knollwood Conservation Park 3334 Westview Ln. Madison, WI
Dr. Dawn Ley is a board certified naturopathic doctor, who cares for both acute and chronic conditions. She is the owner of Full Circle Natural Medicine in Madison. She specializes in digestive complaints, diabetes, integrative cancer care, and the management of hormonal imbalances. She utilizes nutritional analysis and physical examination in conjunction with careful review of laboratory studies to determine individualized recommendations.

Join Dr. Ley on a relaxing walk through Knollwood Conservation Park to learn about natural options for dealing with those infuriating migraines and headaches you may get. No one likes painful migraines to ruin his day, so you’ll want to hear about these natural ways to mitigate them. This is her first of a series of 5 walks in Madison in 2014, so come check out what she has to say!




Walk with a Doc

Apr 24, 0014 6:00-6:45pm

Goodman Park 1402 Wingra Creek Pathway Madison, WI
Dr. Rob Striker is an infectious disease doctor who works on improving therapies for viruses and bacteria. He is particularly interested in hidden reservoirs of HIV. He works at the UW Hospital in the Infectious Disease Clinic. He is also on faculty at UW.

Join Dr. Striker on an enjoyable spring walk through Goodman Park. He will first discuss vaccines and talk about how to minimize antibiotic use. Afterwards, he will lead the group on a walk through the park and answer any question participants may have. Come join Dr. Striker for an educational, satisfying stroll through the park.