• ‘ZUMBA GOLD’ CLASS IN MENOMONIE: Join Mayo Clinic Health System for a free “Zumba Gold” class. The class will be held Wednesdays, Sept. 18 through Dec. 18, from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m., at the Shirley Doane Senior Center, 1412 Sixth St. E. in Menomonie.

WPT, researcher produce resources for teachers: After collaborating with the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wisconsin Public Television Education has released Kindness in the Classroom, a new multi-part video series designed to give pre-K and kindergarten ed…

NEW PHYSICIAN: Brent Bjorklund, M.D., recently joined the Emergency Medicine Department at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire.

OAKLEAF CLINICS IN CHIPPEWA FALLS OPENING: OakLeaf Clinics, Inc., an OakLeaf Medical Network practice, opened their new OakLeaf Clinics–Chippewa Falls clinic on Monday.

• WOMEN’S GIVING CIRCLE HOLDS ADDICTION EVENT: Tuesday, Sept. 17, 5 to 7 p.m., at Bethesda Lutheran Church, 123 W. Hamilton Ave., Eau Claire. The public is invited to a free event held by the Women’s Giving Circle, “Addiction: Is It a Problem in Our Community?”

DONATIONS NEEDED FOR COAT, BLANKET DRIVE: HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals are collecting winter coats and blankets from Sept. 1 to Sept. 30.

• LEARN ABOUT MEDICARE: Tuesday, Sept. 10, 1 p.m. Learn the ABCs of Medicare at an upcoming educational seminar at the L.E. Phillips Senior Center, 1616 Bellinger St., Eau Claire.

NEW PHYSICIAN: Adam Hills, M.D., recently joined the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire.

NEW PHYSICIAN: Tomasz Okon, M.D., recently joined Palliative and Supportive Care Services at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire.

OLYMPIAN TO SPEAK IN EAU CLAIRE: Sept. 12 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, 1221 Whipple St. Suzy Favor-Hamilton, a former Olympic runner who became a Las Vegas escort, will present “Dismantling Shame — Moving Forward” at the Imagine Lecture.

COMMUNICABLE DISEASES: For the three-month period ending June 30, the Eau Claire City-County Health Department received reports of 108 cases of chlamydia.

NEW DOCTOR OF AUDIOLOGY: Kimberly Finlan, AuD, CCC-A, will join Prevea Health in western Wisconsin.

• HSHS VOLUNTEER PARTNERS HOLD CONCERT FOR STUDENTS: Tuesday, Sept. 10, 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Regis High School auditorium, 2100 Fenwick Ave., Eau Claire. Join the Volunteer Partners of HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals for a fun concert. Featuring local singer/songwriter Jerry Way – …

Matthew Makela of Eau Claire is a kindhearted 4-year-old who tucks in 20 stuffed animals nightly and gives his younger sister, Emily Makela, a kiss, hug and farewell message of “Bye, little girl” at day care drop-off daily. He also loves animals and playing outside.

• YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH CLASS: Aug. 15, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Sacred Heart Hospital, 900 W. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire in the Monsignor Klimek Auditorium. HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital is hosting a free all-day Youth Mental Health First Aid class, open to anyone who would like to learn the u…

NEW PHYSICAL THERAPIST: Megan Stellpflug, D.P.T., a physical therapist, recently joined the Rehabilitation Services Department at Mayo Clinic Health System—Oakridge in Osseo.

CARDIAC REHAB PROGRAM RE-CERTIFIED: HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital’s cardiac rehabilitation program has been re-certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, according to a news release.

NEW CARDIOLOGIST: Brodie Marthaler, M.D., a cardiologist, recently joined the Cardiac Center at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire.

MAYO CLINIC NAMES NEW WISCONSIN LEADER: Jason Craig recently began his new role as regional chair of administration, Northwest Wisconsin Region, Mayo Clinic Health System.

• MEDICARE AND YOU: Wednesday, Aug. 7 at 1 p.m. at the Eau Claire County Courthouse, 721 Oxford Ave., Eau Claire. An Aging & Disability Resource Center Elder Benefit Specialist will present a free seminar open to anyone new to Medicare, currently on Medicare, caregivers and families on W…

LACTATION COUNSELING: Prevea Health will provide breastfeeding counseling, education and support in Eau Claire, Chippewa Falls, Menomonie and Mondovi.

NEW PHYSICIAN: Milan Radovanovic, M.D., has joined the Hospital Medicine Department at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire.

BEHAVIOR THERAPY GROUP OFFERED: Prevea Behavioral Care, 2119 Heights Dr., Eau Claire now offers a Dialectical Behavior Therapy group for adults, 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays.

NEW PHYSICIANS: Five resident physicians have joined the Mayo Clinic Family Medicine Residency Program in Eau Claire. The physicians were selected out of 769 applicants from medical schools across the country.

SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS: Scholarship recipients were named at the HSHS Sacred Heart Foundation annual Caritas Guild dinner. The annual donor event pays tribute to individuals and organizations that provide extraordinary philanthropic support for the health care ministry of HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital.

SPORTS PHYSICALS: Prevea health centers in Eau Claire, Ladysmith and Cornell are now scheduling appointments for sports physical examinations for athletes wanting to participate in a Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association sport.

TEACHER OF THE YEAR: Dr. Terri Nordin, program director of the Mayo Clinic Family Medicine Residency Program at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, has been named the Mayo Clinic Health System Family Medicine Teacher of the Year by the Mayo Fellows Association.

JULY PROGRAMS: The Healing Place, a free service of HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital that helps anyone who has experienced a loss and is in need of spiritual and emotional support, is offering the following programs and sessions in July. All sessions will take place at The Healing Place, 2125 Heig…

SUMMER SAFETY TIPS: On Thursday, June 27, a registered nurse from HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals will be at area pools to share free summer safety tips, sunscreen, sunglasses and bottled water at 1 p.m. at Bernard F. Willi Pool, 1 Bridgewater Ave.., Chippewa Falls, and at 2:30 …

NURSES RECOGNIZED: HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals recently presented the 2019 Nurse Exemplar Awards to two registered nurses — Ann Lane and Michelle Willcutt.

SAFETY CAMP: Mayo Clinic Health System is offering Safety Camp at two locations this summer:

MEMORIAL & BURIAL SERVICES: Share of Western Wisconsin, a pregnancy and infant loss support group recently started by HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals, is hosting memorial and burial services for families who have experienced a loss due to miscarriage, stillbirth, ectopic pre…