After being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis over 30 years ago, Shelley turned her disability into a positive force to help others cope with life’s ups and downs. As a columnist, author, television guest expert, internet radio host, and motivational speaker, Shelley inspires people with disabilities and personal challenges to take charge of their lives and focus on their strengths. Her tips tell people how they can make life easier.
Many people become caregivers overnight without having the basic skills or training to take on such a responsibility. Through Catholic Charities, Jean Mueller will present free four-hour comprehensive training sessions overs four Saturdays in July on the substantive skills required to care of another person. Skills such as falls prevention, lifting, medication safety, tolieting and dressing, dealing with incontinence and communicating effectively with health professionals, family members and the person receiving care.
Sessions will be held at the Waunakee Senior Center, July 10, 17, 24, and 31. For more information go to www.ccmadison.org or call Diane Walder at 442.7248.
The popular Attic Angel re-sale (Thursday, June 17 at High Point Church) and their House and Garden Tour (Monday, June 21 in Middleton Hills) not only provide attendees with great bargains and a glimpse of homes in the community living environment of Middleton Hills, the vision of the late Marshall Erdman, but proceeds benefit area organizations. This year’s recipients are The Respite Center, SAIL, and the Attic Angel Resident Aid Fund. For more details, go to www.atticangel.org or call 662-8900.
Meg Miller of The Respite Center awakens our awareness to the need for support for children and families who have no where else to turn. The Respite Center offers a fun, safe place for children and a time out for families who are dealing with stress and life challenges. Through real life stories, the unique and expert services of The Respite Center are highlighted. For more information, go to www.respitecenter.org. or call 244-5730.
Promoting Wisconsin’s $59.16 billion agricultural industry is big business, and one of agriculture’s most recognizable spokespersons is Alice in Dairyland, a full-time public relations professional with the Wisconsin Dept. of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection. Behind the wheel of a Flex Fuel Tahoe, Cheryl O’Brien has covered the state and beyond this past year, educating the media, youth and audiences of all ages about the many facets of the economic and health impact of our state’s agricultural and dairy industry. Hear her tips for Drinking Healthy, Eating Local, Going Green and Boosting Wisconsin’s Economy.
Honoring Vietnam veterans would not be complete without recognizing the important role of Hmong veterans who fought on the side of the United States in The Secret War in Laos. Wisconsin is now home to the third largest population of Hmong people in the United States. Enlightening us on the Hmong history and culture and how Hmong soldiers were secretly enlisted to help the United States along the critical Ho Chi Minh Trail is Yer Vang.