The following events are planned: • Bloomer American Legion Post 295 fundraising 5K fun run, 9 a.m. Saturday, June 2, Bloomer Fairgrounds, 1609 Ninth Ave. The event raises funds for the post’s baseball team. Information: Cathy Weber, 715-568-4968, or Jim Hudacek, 715-568-5854. • Booster Shot, Saturday, June 9, old Baldwin Area Medical Center, 730 10th Ave. The 10K begins at 7 a.m.; 5K run/walk, 8:15 a.m.; and kids fun run, 9 a.m. Information: tinyurl.com/y8t5enrp. •
SPECIAL EVENTS • Dementia Live, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, May 31, Dove Healthcare-Rutledge Home, 300 Bridgewater Ave., Chippewa Falls. The program will allow people to experience the challenges and struggles of someone living with dementia. Registration: Ashley Leick, 715-577-4036 or email@example.com. • Train With the Eau Claire Express, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Friday, June 1, Carson Park, 1110 Carson Park Drive. Kids 7 to 12 can work out with the Eau Claire Express, the local
Despite some fluctuating oxygen levels at birth, Lauren Hoel went home from Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire as a healthy baby in November 2011. Four days later, however, her parents brought her back to the hospital for a routine well-baby visit and requested that her oxygen levels be tested again. “As first-time parents, we had no idea what normal babies do,” Lauren’s mom, Anne Hoel, says. “But because Lauren had low oxygen levels in the hospital and liked to sleep a lot, we asked them
JUNE PROGRAMMING: The Healing Place, a community outreach service of HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital that provides free services to anyone who has experienced a loss and is in need of spiritual and emotional support, is offering the following programs and sessions in June. All sessions are free and will take place at The Healing Place, 2125 Heights Drive, unless otherwise noted. For more information, call 715-717-6028. • 6:30 p.m. Mondays, June 4 and 18, parent grief support group.
Days after giving birth to a baby boy, a woman got the news nobody wants. She had been diagnosed with cancer. Worse yet, the doctors found evidence of cancer on the placenta, which meant her then 5-day-old baby was also at risk of having the disease. It was a dire diagnosis, but Birgit Corey did not face it alone. The Chapin, S.C., resident has her husband, Rocky Corey, an Army veteran who recently joined the Richland County sheriff’s office, and her parents, who flew from her native
MIDWIFERY CARE: Prevea Health now offers midwifery care in four locations throughout western Wisconsin: HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in Chippewa Falls, the Prevea Hamilton Health Center in Eau Claire, the Prevea Mondovi Health Center in Mondovi and now the Prevea Menomonie Health Center in Menomonie. Prevea Midwifery Care is provided by certified nurse-midwives, Annie Bailey and Karen Johnson. A certified nurse-midwife is a licensed health care professional with a master’s degree in
SPECIAL EVENTS • “Medicare and You,” 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 23, Eau Claire County Courthouse, Room 1277, 721 Oxford Ave. The free seminar is open to anyone new to Medicare, on Medicare, caregivers and families. Registration: adrcevents.org, 715-839-4735 or 888-338-4636. • Foot and nail clinic, Thursday, May 24, Mayo Clinic Health System-Red Cedar in Glenwood City, 219 E. Oak St. Those attending can get their toenails clipped and feet examined. Cost: 20. Appointment:
The following are planned: • Thorp Fun Run, Saturday, June 2, Thorp High School, 605 S. Clark St. The 200-yard kids run begins at 8:20 a.m.; 8:30 a.m., half-mile kids fun run; and 9 a.m., 5K and 10K runs. Information: tinyurl.com/yargzjbu. • Haley’s Comet, Saturday, June 2, Cameron Elementary School, 919 Second St. The 1-mile youth fun run begins at 8:30 a.m., and the 5K and 10K runs begin at 8:45 a.m. Information: tinyurl.com/yaayo9ve. • Zayvier’s Chicken Chase,
PSYCHIATRY RESIDENCY: To address the nationwide shortage of mental health care providers, the Mayo Clinic Psychiatry Residency Program in Rochester, Minn., will expand to include Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire. The Psychiatry Residency Program is a part of Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education, one of the largest and most established graduate medical education programs for residents and fellows in the nation. “Across the nation, there is significant need for more
SPECIAL EVENTS • “Medicare and You,” 1 p.m. Friday, Eau Claire County Courthouse, Room 1277, 721 Oxford Ave. The free seminar is open to anyone new to Medicare, on Medicare, caregivers and families. Registration: adrcevents.org, 715-839-4735 or 888-338-4636. • “Mental Health First Aid for Older Adults and Those With Later-Life Issues,” 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, May 15 and 22, HSHS Sacred Heart Hosptial, Monsignor Klimek Auditorium, 900 W.