• INTRODUCTION TO YOGA: 7 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 9 through Feb. 13 at the Chippewa Falls Public Library, 105 W. Central St., Chippewa Falls. Free. If you’re curious about yoga and what it can do for you, then this is your class. We will be learning the basics with step-by-step instruction with…

Prevea health center in Menomonie to open Jan. 13: Prevea Health’s new health center in Menomonie, located at 2919 Stout Road, will open for patient care on Jan. 13, 2020.

• BRAIN AND BODY: Mondays and Wednesdays, Jan. 20 through April 8, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (snacks provided) at Chippewa Valley Museum, 1204 E. Half Moon Drive, Carson Park, Eau Claire. Brain and Body Fitness is a group exercise program for people living with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disea…

• BLOOD DRIVE: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Dec. 23, at the Florian Gardens Conference Center, 2340 Lorch Ave., Eau Claire. Eau Claire resident Keane Thompson, 15, is coordinating an American Red Cross blood drive Dec. 23; he will be entered in a scholarship drawing for the Leader Saves Lives campaign…

Volunteer to deliver meals in Eau Claire: The Aging and Disability Resource Center of Eau Claire County is in need of regular and substitute volunteers to deliver meals in the City of Eau Claire. Meals are delivered Monday through Friday between the hours of 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Delivery t…

NEW FAMILY MEDICINE PHYSICIAN: Richard Rapp, DO, a family medicine physician, is now seeing patients at the Prevea Rice Lake Health Center, 1051 West Ave. in Rice Lake.

North Shore Healthcare acquires 22 facilities, including Ellsworth facility: North Shore Healthcare announces the completion of its acquisition of 21 Atrium Health & Senior Living — Midwest facilities in Wisconsin and one in Michigan.

• Learn the ABC’s and D’s of Medicare at an educational seminar: Wednesday, Dec. 11, 10:30 a.m. at the L.E. Phillips Senior Center, 1616 Bellinger St., Eau Claire. This one-hour educational seminar is appropriate for people turning 65 soon and having questions on what is included in Medicare…

• LOVE LIGHTS CHRISTMAS IN CHIPPEWA FALLS: Thursday, Dec. 5, 4 p.m. in the chapel, 4:30 p.m. for tree lighting at the Chapel at HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital, 2661 Highway I, Chippewa Falls. The Volunteer Partners of HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital’s annual Love Lights Christmas Celebration will be …

Mayo Clinic Health System offering medication disposal: Mayo Clinic Health System is providing a safer and more convenient way to dispose of unused or expired prescriptions, and over-the-counter medicines.

NEW FAMILY MEDICINE PHYSICIAN: Prevea Health is pleased to welcome Lindsay Schroeder, DO, to its family of care in the Chippewa Valley.

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

• NOMINATE RICE LAKE FAMILY IN NEED FOR CHRISTMAS SURPRISE: Cambridge Senior Living, Rice Lake’s new assisted living facility, is running a “Holiday Cheer Campaign” for which they are seeking out nominations of Rice Lake families who, for whatever reason, could use some extra holiday cheer t…

Local coalition promotes smart antibiotic use: The Healthcare-Associated Infection Coalition of Eau Claire County is observing National Antibiotic Week by urging everyone to become more antibiotic aware.

Prevea warns hunters to protect hearing during gun-deer season: Prevea Health wants to remind all hunters the importance of protecting their hearing during this time.

• PARENTING TEENS IN A DIGITAL AGE: Wednesday, Nov. 20, 6 p.m., at 29 Pines/Sleep Inn & Suites Conference Center, 5872 33rd Ave. Do you have a pre-teen or teenager who zones out and tunes into his/her cellphone, iPad or tablet while ignoring you? Join HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s h…

NEW FAMILY MEDICINE PHYSICIAN: Theodore Maillette, M.D., a physician in the Mayo Clinic Family Medicine Residency Program in Eau Claire, will see patients two days per month in Family Medicine at Mayo Clinic Health System — Red Cedar in Menomonie. He also will continue to care for patients i…

• MEDICARE AND YOU: Wednesday, Nov. 13, 10 a.m. at 721 Oxford Ave., Eau Claire. An Elder Benefit Specialist will present a free seminar open to anyone new to Medicare, currently on Medicare, Caregivers and families on Get information on: Medicare Supplemental Insurance, Medicare Advantage Pl…

Mayo hospitals receive ‘A’ grades for patient safety: Eight Mayo Clinic hospitals, including Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, scored high marks for safety — earning an “A” for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group, an independent, national nonprofit run by employers and other large …

OakLeaf donates AED device to Colfax Fire Department: OakLeaf Clinics has donated an AED, or automated external defibrillator, to the Colfax Fire Department. The presentation was slated to be made at the Colfax Fire Department meeting Monday, Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. at the Colfax Fire Hall, 407 Cou…

• A CAREGIVER’S NIGHT OUT: 3:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Monday, Nov. 11 at the Florian Gardens, 2340 Lorch Ave. The Chippewa Valley Family Caregiving Alliance will host its 17th Annual Caregiver Town Hall Meeting and Resource Fair. A Caregivers’ Magical Night Out will feature a dinner, breakout sess…

NEW FAMILY NURSE PRACTITIONER: Prevea Health is pleased to welcome Carla Griggs, APNP, FNP-BC, to the family medicine team at the Prevea Chippewa Falls Health Center, 2509 County Hwy. I.

NEW PSYCHOTHERAPIST: Jessica A. Johnson recently joined Behavioral Health as a psychotherapist at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire.

• PREVENTING FALLS WORKSHOP: Mondays, Nov. 4 – Dec. 16, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 202 W. Grand Ave., Eau Claire. Stepping On falls prevention workshops meet once weekly for seven weeks. In the program you will learn simple balance and strength exercises, how medication and …

Osseo Assisted Living residence expansion complete: After breaking ground on an expansion project five months ago, Dove Healthcare–Osseo is set to open 16 one-bedroom apartments in November.

• WINTER WEAR OPEN HOUSE IN MENOMONIE: 4 to 7 p.m. Nov. 6 at Marketplace Foods, 207 Pine Ave. W., Menomonie. United Way of Dunn County is offering free winter clothing to those in need at a Winter Wear Open House from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 6. The open house is located at Marketplace…

NEW OPTHALMOLOGIST: Dany Najjar, M.D., an ophthalmologist, recently joined the Eye Care Center at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire.

New Prevea medical office in Altoona to open Nov. 11: Prevea Health’s new medical office building, 3119 Woodman Dr. in Altoona’s River Prairie development area, will open for patient care on Monday, Nov. 11.

Mayo Clinic Health System–Northland in Barron to expand birth center, pharmacy: Construction began in July on two projects at Mayo Clinic Health System – Northland in Barron, including a new Family Birth Center and expanded pharmacy.

NEW OPTOMETRISTS: Three additional optometrists now see patients at the Eye Care Center at Mayo Clinic Health System — Red Cedar in Menomonie.

• GET FLU SHOTS AT COMMUNITY CLINICS: Various times and dates in Eau Claire and Altoona. The Health Department received grant funding to offer a free flu shot to all children under 19 years old at Health Department community flu clinics. These clinics will be held at several school sites and…

NEW SURGEON: Talya Lorenz, M.D., recently joined the Surgery Department at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire.

MAYO CLINIC OFFERS EXPANDED SAME-DAY CARE: Mayo Clinic Health System’s Urgent Care Department at 733 W. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire enables patients needing same-day care to walk in, meet with a nurse and be directed to the appropriate care for their needs, the health system said in a news release.

• FREE SERIES ON TODDLER MOVEMENT: Saturdays starting Oct. 5 through Christmas, 11 a.m. at Anandaworks Wellness Education Center, 320 Putnam St., Suite 123, Eau Claire. BaredFeet is offering a free class series on toddler movement development. The series is for toddlers (aged walking to five…

• HEALTHY BOWELS, HEALTHY BLADDER: Workshop, Oct. 2, 16 and 30, 2 to 4 p.m. at St. Francis Apartments, 851 University Dr., Eau Claire. Mind Over Matter: Healthy Bowels, Healthy Bladder is designed to help women take control of their bladder and bowel symptoms. The workshop consists of three …

FIGHT THE HEROIN, OPIOID EPIDEMIC: The Eau Claire City-County Health Department urges residents to help prevent misuse of prescription drugs to prevent addiction.

• MAYO CLINIC OFFERING MORNING YOGA: On seven Mondays — Sept. 23, Oct. 7, Oct. 21, Nov. 4, Nov. 18, Dec. 2 and Dec. 16 — from 8:15 to 9 a.m. at the Barron Public Library, 10 N. Third St. Join Mayo Clinic Health System and the Barron Public Library, and start your week off right with free “Mo…

PHOENIX PARK BRIDGE TO BE LIT BLUE OCT. 3: In honor of Mayo Clinic Heritage Days, the footbridge crossing the Chippewa River at Phoenix Park will be lighted in blue Oct. 3.

NEW FAMILY MEDICINE SPECIALIST: Ascension Medical Group is pleased to welcome Family Medicine Specialist Dr. Lacmbouh Ade to Stanley. He provides primary care services to patients of all ages at 1120 Pine St., Stanley.

• ‘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 PHYSICAL THERAPIST: Physical therapist Hillary Brunner, D.P.T., recently joined the Rehabilitation Services Department at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire.

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.