Community Strength Training Program for Women and Men in Florence County

Register with Sarah Jerue at the Florence County Health Department: 1-715-528-4837

The Florence County UW-Extension, Florence County ADRC, and the Florence County Health Department will be offering the StrongBodies Program, an exercise program for middle-aged and older adults. The program is an 10 week class that meets twice a week for about 60 minutes and goes through a routine of 10 exercises using dumbbells and ankle weights (provided). Classes will be offered at the Florence County Natural Resource Center (lower level conference room), starting the week of February 4th, 2019 from 10-11 am. The classes are FREE—no cost to attend!  Classes are held twice weekly (Mondays and Wednesdays) and each class includes progressive weight training, flexibility, balance activities. Tierany Rugg, UW-Extension Human Development & Relationships Educator is teaching these county-wide programs.

All instructors have been trained in the Strong Bones program and have had personal successes participating and leading strength training.

The Strong Bones Program was developed by Miriam Nelson, Ph.D., an associate professor at the Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University. The Strong Bones Program is based upon years of research on how strength training and proper nutrition improve the health of all ages. “Strength is a critical factor in living healthier, more active lives. Our research shows that a program of strength training not only improves bone density but reduces falls, improves arthritis symptoms, and increases flexibility and strength,” states Dr. Nelson. The program is appropriate for both sedentary and active adults.

If you are interested in participating in the Strong Bones Program, please contact Sara Jerue at the Florence County Health Department for proper paperwork and equipment required for participation—1-715-528-4837. You do not have to be a resident of Florence County to participate. Remember:  the class is FREE!  We hope to see you there.



Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

These fact sheets are for you!

Over 5.7 million grandchildren lived in homes with grandparents in 200, according to the United States Census Bureau. Almost half of these families, the grandparents had primary responsibility for raising their grandchildren. As a grandparent who is raising your grandchild, you have an important responsibility. your roles as a parent are grandparent may have changed recently, or you may have taken care of the child since birth. In any case, the child you are raising faces unique challenges that you need to think about. This series of nine fact sheets is designed to help you learn more about what to expect.
These fact sheets are designed for grandparents as well as for professionals who work with grandparents. Grandparents may use the sheets to get information about relationships and child development that is hard to find in other places, Professionals may wish to use the sheets to start discussions in support groups or to give out to grandparents.
Click Here to access the Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Fact Sheets.