July 21, 2014

TOO MUCH STUFF? TOO MUCH CLUTTER? HOW TO GET ORGANIZED!



Guest:   Jill Annis, Professional Organizer and Wisconsin State Journal weekly columnist



Do you feel overwhelmed, imprisoned at times with clutter, too many papers, the need to organize but not sure where to begin or what to do?  Sometimes clutter prevents us from living life to the fullest.

On this program, Professional Organizer, Jill Annis, presents the steps to getting organized in all areas of your home and life.  For more information, go to www.simplyorganizedwithjill.com.

July 15, 2014

CLIMATE CHANGE AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT


Guest:  Dick Smith, volunteer activist, Citizens Climate Lobby


Climate scientists from around the world agree that the earth is warming and that humans are responsible. On this program, Dick Smith, volunteer with the Citizens Climate Lobby, reviews the basics of climate change and the risk it poses to the future of our planet and humanity. Learn how the Citizens Climate Lobby is spreading its voice across the country to educate people about the climate change crisis and describe their market-based solution to reducing carbon emissions.

For more information, go to www.citizensclimatelobby.org.

WHAT IT TAKES TO BECOME A U.S. NATURALIZED CITIZEN

Guests:  Jen Sell and Betty Braden, Literacy Network of Dane County; Laura Ortiz, recently became a U.S. citizen


Learn what it takes to become a United States citizen through the naturalization process.  Jen Sell, who developed and coordinates the Literacy Network of Dane County's Citizenship Program and Betty Braden, a volunteer instructor and tutor, are joined by Laura Ortiz who recently passed her citizenship test and became a U.S. citizen.

For information on becoming a U.S. naturalized citizen, contact the Literacy Network of Dane County, www.litnetwork.org.

PTSD: HOW TRAUMATIC EVENTS AFFECT MENTAL HEALTH


Guest:  Chad Wetterneck, Ph.D., psychologist, head of PTSD program, 
Rogers Memorial Hospital


On this program, Chad Wetterneck, Ph.D., psychologist at Rogers Memorial Hospital who developed and oversees their new PTSD program, describes the growing awareness of how traumatic events can haunt people and disrupt their ability to function. 

 Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that's triggered by a terrifying event - assaults, accidents or environmental disasters. Veterans experience this when returning from war zones, but PTSD is considered a specific anxiety disorder experienced by at least 8% of the general public.

For more information go to www.rogershospital.org or call 800-767-4411.

June 26, 2014

DAIS: HIGHLIGHTING TEEN DATING VIOLENCE

Guests: Jill Murray, Ph.D. national speaker, author on teen violence; Emily Barnes, Dir. of Development and Communications and Hannah Wagner Jacoby, Training & Education Coordinator of DAIS (Domestic Abuse Intervention Services)

Dr Jill Murray is the leading expert on the subject of teen dating violence. On this program, she previewed her presentation at the annual DAIS luncheon in Madison at the Concourse Hotel on Tuesday, June 24.  Building on the concept that "love is a behavior," she describes how young people can be influenced by the attention they receive and the role modeling they experience at home and through diverse and unfiltered media outlets.

Emily Barnes and Hannah Wagner Jacoby share how DAIS is working in our community to confront the growing problem of teen dating violence. Also, hear an update on the soon-to-be-announced opening of the new DAIS Shelter!

For more information, go to www.abuseintervention.org.

June 19, 2014

HOW THE MADISON COMMUNITY FOUNDATION HELPS SHAPE OUR COMMUNITY

Guest:  Bob Sorge, President, Madison Community Foundation 


The Madison Community Foundation is one of the oldest in the country, established in 1942, and the MCF intends to be here forever making a positive difference in the community.  So assures Bob Sorge who has just completed his first year as president of the Madison Community Foundation.

On this program, Bob Sorge describes how the MCF is building on the past and thoughtfully awarding new grants to meet contemporary needs that have arisen in our ever-changing society.  Clean lakes, autism, and music education are just some of the new and diverse initiatives.

Moving into the next era, the Madison Community Foundation invites the public to hear Dan Rather share stories from his career and his views on community and philanthropy at their Annual Meeting - a dinner on Tuesday, June 24 at Monona Terrace.   For event information, go to www.madisoncommunityfoundation.org, or call 608-232-1763.

June 11, 2014

ATTIC ANGEL ASSOCIATION MAKES HISTORY

Guests:  Mary Ann Drescher, Executive Director, Attic Angel Association; Diane Wilcox, Attic Angel volunteer


125 years old and still spreading its wings throughout Dane County, Attic Angel Association celebrates its long history this year by doing what it does best - generously contributing to youth, elderly and other community needs, volunteering hundreds of hours of service, and preparing for their annual Attic Sale - June 13-14 at High Point Church, 7702 Old Sauk Road - a two-day rummage sale no true bargain hunter dares to miss!

On this program, Mary Ann Drescher and Diane Wilcox reflect on the history of this remarkable volunteer-driven organization and what has sustained it for 125 years. Plus, preview the Attic Sale

Other Attic Angel scheduled events include:
Bullying Beyond the Schoolyard with UW-Eau Claire professor Dr. Justin Patchin, Thursday, July 17, 7:00 PM, Attic Angel Place, 8301 Old Sauk Road. Free and open to the public.

Attic Angel's Classic Clothing Fundraiser Sale, October 3-4, Attic Angel Association building, corner of Old Sauk and Junction Roads. 

Find more information at ww.atticangel.org, or call (608) 662-8900.




June 4, 2014

MEET THE NEW CEOS OF ST. MARY'S HOSPITAL AND SSM HEALTHCARE OF WISCONSIN

Guests:  Dr. Stewart Watson, President/CEO of Dean Clinic and Damond Boatwright, Regional President/CEO of Hospital Operations, SSM Healthcare of Wisconsin.


What are the changes taking place at Dean and St. Mary's, and what do they mean to patient care? What is the impact of becoming an integrated health care system on the medical providers and patients as well? What is an Accountable Care Organization, and how does it benefit patients? Where are we now in changes in the health care industry, and what does the future hold?

On this program, these questions and more are openly addressed by Dr. Stewart Watson and Damond Boatwright who describe the new model of patient-centered care and the philosophy of continuum of care that is evolving in the delivery of health care today.



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May 29, 2014

FOCUS: NEW TREATMENT TO HELP YOUNG ADULTS WITH MOOD DISORDERS


Guest:  Jerry Halverson, M.D., adult psychiatrist and Medical Director of Focus and Adult Services, Rogers Memorial Hospital


Graduating from high school or college is a major transitional event.  Add to that depression, bipolar or other mood disorder, and the lives of young adults suffering from these conditions can become paralyzed with fear, stress and uncertainty.  These conditions are common but treatable.

On this program, adult psychiatrist, Dr. Jerry Halverson, and Medical Director for FOCUS, a new residential treatment program at Rogers Memorial Hospital designed to help young adults ages 18-30, describes how evidence-based therapy combined with basic life skills education can change the lives of young people and help them become enthused about living again.

For more information, go to www.rogershospital.org.

May 22, 2014

PREPARING FOR THE FUTURE - FOR THE FUN OF IT

Guests:  Sandra Bonnici-Hoecherl, Associate Director of Education, Madison Children's Museum; Dolly Ledin, Adult Role Models in Science Coordinator (ARMS); Steve Goldberg, Co-Chair, Summer Palooza


What can we learn from kids? How can we turn their natural instinct for fun into learning experiences that will help them throughout life?

On this program, Sandra Bonnici-Hoecherl, Dolly Ledin, and Steve Goldberg share the creative ways our community is stimulating children to have fun learning!

From the diverse programs at the Madison Children's Museum to UW students and volunteers learning to mentor young children to "have fun with science," to Summer Palooza - the family festival inaugurated last year as the Rotary Club of Madison's gift to the Madison community - the community is coming together to maximize the benefits of play.

Enjoy Summer Palooza this year on Saturday, June 14 - Father's Day weekend from 10 am to 3:00 pm, downtown Madison at Rotary Centennial Plaza in front of the Children's Museum.

For details on volunteering in the ARMS program, contact Dolly Ledin at daledin@wisc.edu.