Health Literacy Program

Catholic Charities, in partnership with the Wisconsin Women's Health Foundation, offers a health literacy program through the GrapeVine Project.

One of Catholic Charities staff nurses, Jean Mueller, RN, conducts free health training sessions on various topics in nine rural counties served by our agency (Columbia, Grant, Green, Green Lake, Iowa, Jefferson, Lafayette, Marquette, and Sauk).

Please view Jean’s training schedule below and contact her if you have any questions or would like her to hold a session in your community.
Friday, April 15, 2016: Healthy Aging Brain

What is dementia? What are the symptoms? Is it dementia or just the normal aging process? Are there ways to delay the onset of dementia?

Learn about types of dementia and their causes, why diagnosis is important, and what can be done after diagnosis. Information about how to adopt a brain-healthy lifestyle and resources for people with dementia and their caregivers will also be available.


Cost: Free

When: Friday, April 15, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. - 12 noon

Where: Berlin Senior Center, 142 Water Street, Berlin, WI 54923

RSVP: Please call the Berlin Senior Center at (920) 361-5422 to RSVP.
Tuesday, April 19, 2016: Diabetes Prevention

What is pre-diabetes? Can I develop other health problems if I have diabetes? What are the risk factors for developing diabetes and what's the best defense against diabetes?

Learn the answers to these questions and how to reduce your family's risk of diabetes. 

Cost: Free

When: Tuesday, April 19, 2016 from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Where: Reach Out Lodi, 601 Clark Street, Lodi, WI 53555

RSVP: Please call Reach Out Lodi at (608) 592-4592 to RSVP.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016: Healthy Aging Brain

What is dementia? What are the symptoms? Is it dementia or just the normal aging process? Are there ways to delay the onset of dementia?

Learn about types of dementia and their causes, why diagnosis is important, and what can be done after diagnosis. Information about how to adopt a brain-healthy lifestyle and resources for people with dementia and their caregivers will also be available.


Cost: Free

When: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Where: Portage Municipal Building, 115 W. Pleasant Street, Portage, WI 53901

RSVP: Please call Susan Blondheim at (920) 210-4218 to RSVP.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016: Healthy Aging Brain

What is dementia? What are the symptoms? Is it dementia or just the normal aging process? Are there ways to delay the onset of dementia?

Learn about types of dementia and their causes, why diagnosis is important, and what can be done after diagnosis. Information about how to adopt a brain-healthy lifestyle and resources for people with dementia and their caregivers will also be available.


Cost: Free

When: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Where: Reach Out Lodi, 601 Clark Street, Lodi, WI 53555

RSVP: Please call Penny Schmiedlin at (608) 592-3234 to RSVP.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016: Healthy Aging Brain

What is dementia? What are the symptoms? Is it dementia or just the normal aging process? Are there ways to delay the onset of dementia?

Learn about types of dementia and their causes, why diagnosis is important, and what can be done after diagnosis. Information about how to adopt a brain-healthy lifestyle and resources for people with dementia and their caregivers will also be available.


Cost: Free

When: Wednesday, May 18, 2016 from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Where: Behring Senior Center, 1113 10th Street, Monroe, WI 53566

RSVP: Please contact Tammy Derrickson at tderrickson@cityofmonroe.org to RSVP.
Wednesday, June, 15, 2016: Healthy Aging Brain

What is dementia? What are the symptoms? Is it dementia or just the normal aging process? Are there ways to delay the onset of dementia?

Learn about types of dementia and their causes, why diagnosis is important, and what can be done after diagnosis. Information about how to adopt a brain-healthy lifestyle and resources for people with dementia and their caregivers will also be available.


Cost: Free

When: Wednesday, June 15, 2016 from 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Where: Poynette Nutrition Site, 106 S. Main Street, Poynette, WI 53955

RSVP: Please call Joelle Arentson at (608) 635-2122 ext. 435 to RSVP.

 

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Contact Info

Jean Mueller, RN
Caregiver Training, Elder Mentor, GrapeVine Project

Catholic Charities
702 S. High Point Road, Ste. 103
Madison, WI 53719
P: (608) 826-8020
F: (608) 826-8027
jmueller@ccmadison.org