Compassionate Care: Anger

As we process the past year and address current conditions, you may be feeling angry.  Anger is normal, but it is critical that you find healthy ways to manage these intense feelings.  Things to consider: Remember that anger shows up in people in different ways, different things make different people angry, and behind the anger […]

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COVID Vaccine Appointments Available NOW!

The COVID-19 vaccine eligibility is now opened up the rest of Phase 1b for the Winnebago County community (this includes those age 65 and up, individuals enrolled in Medicaid long-term care programs as well as many occupations that provide direct service to the public such as: health care, educators & child care workers, congregative living […]

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Holiday Food Safety in the Time of COVID-19

With COVID-19 concerns, the holidays will look a little different this year.  One part of the holidays that remains the same is the need for food safety.  Check out the following information and resources for planning your holiday meals. Health Precautions, from Dr. Barbara Ingham, University of Wisconsin Professor of Food Science and Division of […]

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Experts Affirm: Coronavirus ‘Highly Unlikely’ Food Risk

An international group of scientists has declared that it is highly unlikely that SARS-CoV-2 is a food safety risk.  The International Commission for Microbiological Specifications of Foods (ICMSF) is a non-governmental organization and represents top food safety experts from around the globe.  The ICMSF members believe it is highly unlikely that ingestion of SARS-CoV-2 will result […]

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Living Your Purpose

The only thing constant is change. During the pandemic, many of us have lost the opportunity to work within our purpose. The good news is that with some thoughtful examination, you can continue to live within your values and either redefine or hold steady with your purpose. View/download a PDF version of Tip 21 – […]

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Building Your Resilience in the time of Covid-19

During this current period of uncertainty, the need to build our resilience is critical. Research shows an ongoing need to build and keep building our own resiliency. Over the course of 8 weeks, UW-Madison Division of Extension educators will lead you through helpful information and reflective exercises; and support you in creating a personalized toolkit for […]

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Safe Preserving Tips in the Time of COVID-19

Whether you are new to canning, returning to canning because of the pandemic, or have always canned the bounty of your harvest, there are certain tips that will help ensure that your time and efforts lead to safe, healthy food for your family.  Use recipes that are up to date.  Some canning recommendations have changed […]

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Pandemic Parenting in Wisconsin

New research from the Kerr Parent Lab in the School of Human Ecology details the challenges and opportunities to mental health and well-being that parents have found as they navigate the COVID-19 pandemic with their families. Drawing from a survey of 1,009 parents in late April, when most schools across the U.S. had closed and […]

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Caring for Your Well-Being

What parts of your pre-COVID-life are you missing? Allow yourself to reflect on and grieve the things you miss. You may find you need to be more intentional about caring for your well-being, especially if your daily schedule has shifted drastically. Take time to create a plan to make sure your needs are met. View/download […]

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