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MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS: AN ON-GOING PUZZLE

Guests: Colleen Hayes, Ph.D., UW researcher Shelley Peterman Schwartz, living with MS Wisconsin has one of the highest incidences of MS in the United States – one in 500. Multiple Sclerosis is a progressive disease for which no cure has yet been found. UW professor Colleen Hayes shares her research on Vitamin D’s role in… Read more »

BRAIN FITNESS FOR MEMORY IMPAIRMENT

Guests: Jody Curley, Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin Jean Bachhuber, Oak Park Place As growing numbers of people are being diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment and early stage Alzheimer’s, there is a new focus on maximizing their mental capabilities and quality of life. One of the most innovative programs in our area is the… Read more »

HOMELESS ANIMALS FIND REFUGE AT DANE COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY

Guest: Gayle Viney, Public Relations Coordinator DCHS It’s not just about the animals. It’s how the breadth of programs at Dane County Humane Society matches the stream of homeless animals under its roof with people from all segments of society. And all are better for it. From bringing unconditional joy to the elderly and infirmed… Read more »

MARCH FOR MEALS

Guests: Julie Hitt, R.N., Home Health United, Mgr., Homemaker Companion Linda Lane, Registered Dietitician, COO, Independent Living, Inc. Michael Baer, 17-year ILI Meals on Wheels volunteer With a drum roll from the UW Marching Band, the community celebrates the MEALS ON WHEELS program in March that delivers daily meals to elderly and disabled individuals throughout… Read more »

PORCHLIGHT: SHEDDING LIGHT ON HOMELESSNESS

GUESTS: Steve Schooler, Executive Director, Porchlight Diane Ballweg, Chair, Madison Cares Capital Campaign Who cares about the homeless? Porchlight does and is tackling the chronic issue of homelessness and mental illness with renewed vigor. Porchlight is our community’s link to the homeless, providing emergency shelter, food, employment services, counseling and affordable transitional and permanent housing… Read more »