Prevea Rice Lake Health Center to begin offering COVID-19 vaccines by appointment starting Wednesday, March 17
Rice Lake – The Prevea Rice Lake Health Center, 1051 West Ave. in Rice Lake, will be Prevea’s newest community COVID-19 vaccination site starting March 17. A select number of appointments will be available each day for community members eligible for vaccination under the vaccination prioritization guidelines set by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS).
Appointments are required for vaccinations, and appointment availability is dependent on available vaccine supply.
How to make an appointment
The fastest way to get an appointment scheduled is with MyPrevea; all available appointments will be current in MyPrevea. Visit www.myprevea.com to set up an account at no cost. You do not have to be a Prevea patient to sign up for a MyPrevea account. MyPrevea is also available as an app on any smartphone or other device.
Having trouble, or still have questions?
Visit www.prevea.com/vaccine for information on Prevea Community COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic locations, how to create a MyPrevea account, how to schedule a COVID-19 vaccination and more. If you do not have access or are unable to use the internet, please call 1 (833) 344-4373.
The Prevea Rice Lake Health Center will continue to provide other health care services as regularly scheduled, as it also hosts the community COVID-19 vaccination clinic.
Prevea Health also currently operates community COVID-19 vaccination clinics in Chippewa Falls at Jacob’s Well Church; in Green Bay at UW-Green Bay; in Sheboygan at UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus; at HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital in Oconto Falls; and in Marinette at UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus Fieldhouse. Again, appointments are required at all locations and appointment availability is dependent on available vaccine supply provided by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.
Five tips for safely returning to an active, outdoor lifestyle in Spring
Altoona – Wisconsin’s weather is bringing a welcome spring to people’s steps as they get outside to enjoy warmer conditions.
“Exercise has all kinds of health benefits including controlling weight, lowering risk of chronic disease, strengthening bones and even improving mental health and mood,” said Dr. Berkin Ulgen, a board-certified primary care provider specializing in sports medicine and family medicine with Prevea Health. “However, when jumping back into an outdoor routine, it’s easy to push yourself too hard and put yourself at risk for injury.”
Prevea Health offers the following five tips to help you safely return to an active, outdoor lifestyle this Spring:
1. If you were sedentary this winter, consider your health before you start exercising outdoors. COVID-19 kept many of us indoors this winter. It’s recommended that you ease into outdoor exercise to prevent overexertion or injury. If you have existing health conditions, such as high blood pressure, diabetes or a history of heart disease it is important you make an appointment with your primary care provider to ensure you are ready for vigorous activity.
2. Make sure you have good quality, well-fitted athletic shoes and proper clothing that will allow heat to dissipate. It is recommended to change running shoes every 300 to 400 miles, so look at those treads before pounding the pavement. Click here for more information about proper shoe fittings.
3. If you are just beginning an exercise regiment, remember to plan balanced workouts that include cardiovascular, strength and flexibility training. Ideally, throughout the week you should complete aerobic exercise (walking, jogging or swimming) three times per week and anaerobic exercises (short duration and high intensity such as weightlifting, push-ups, sprints or intervals) two to three times per week. The duration of each should be 30 to 60 minutes.
4. To maintain proper mechanics and keep the body healthy, it is crucial to include exercises that strengthen the core and hips as well as maintain flexibility in the legs. Lower extremity injuries are often connected to weak hips, back and abdominal muscles. Yoga, Pilates and simple exercises such as bridges, planks, crunches, leg lifts, and donkey kicks can be done at home in little time and all keep the muscles strong. Completing hamstring and calf stretches or working in a brief stretching routine after a 5-minute warm up, such as jogging in place will allow you to sustain or improve flexibility and decrease the chances of chronic aches and pains.
5. If, at any point during your physical activity, you believe you might have a sports-related injury, make an appointment with your primary care provider. He or she can help you troubleshoot the issue or refer you to a specialist if needed.
Dr. Ulgen cares for patients at the Prevea Altoona Medical Office Building, 3119 Woodman Dr. and at the Prevea Chippewa Falls Health Center, 2509 County Hwy I. Appointments with Dr. Ulgen can be made by calling (715) 717-3375 or online at prevea.com.
About Prevea Health
Founded in Green Bay, Wis. in 1996, Prevea Health is a health care organization that provides high-quality, primary and specialty health care in 80+ locations across Northern, Eastern and Western Wisconsin in clinic and hospital settings. It is partnered with six Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS) hospitals across Wisconsin to provide patients a system of highly-coordinated care, close to home: HSHS St. Vincent Hospital and HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center in Green Bay; HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital in Sheboygan; HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital in Oconto Falls; HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire; and HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in Chippewa Falls. For more information, visit www.prevea.com.
Birds Of Western Wisconsin On Wisconsin Public Radio’s “The West Side”
Eau Claire, Wis. - Whether they overwinter or migrate, the birds of western Wisconsin land on “The West Side” at 10 a.m. Friday, Mar. 19 on The Ideas Network stations of Wisconsin Public Radio: 88.3/Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7/River Falls.
Host Dean Kallenbach welcomes video journalist, author and birder Steve Betchkal and Jeanette Kelly, director of the Citizen Science Center of the Beaver Creek Reserve, to the program. They’ll discuss the wide variety of birds found throughout the Chippewa Valley, as well as ways humans can keep these populations safe and healthy.
“The West Side” is broadcast each Friday at 10 a.m. on The Ideas Network stations 88.3/Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7/River Falls and live streamed at wrfw887.com/listen-live.html. Listeners may call in with questions and comments during the program at (800) 228-5615, or email the show at firstname.lastname@example.org. Archives of “The West Side” are available at wpr.org/programs/west-side.
About Wisconsin Public Radio
For over 100 years, Wisconsin Public Radio has served the people of Wisconsin with quality news, music, talk and entertainment. On air, online and in the community - we work for Wisconsin. WPR is a service of the Educational Communications Board and University of Wisconsin-Madison. Listen, learn more and donate at www.wpr.org.
CENTURY 21 Affiliated Sales Team Recognized for Outstanding Production with GRAND CENTURION® Team Award
Altoona, Wis. (Grassroots Newswire) March 15, 2021 - Daniel Kruse, broker/owner of CENTURY 21 Affiliated is pleased to announce that Century 21 Real Estate LLC recently recognized its Raven Team sales team with the GRAND CENTURION Team award following 2020 sales totals.
The GRAND CENTURION Team award is presented to those independent CENTURY 21® franchise sales teams that earn $1,194,000 in sales production or 300 closed transaction sides within a calendar year.
"The outstanding success that CENTURY 21 Affiliated and the Raven Team have enjoyed is testament to how teamwork, dedication and a common pursuit for operational excellence can and will drive productivity and profitability in the real estate industry," said Michael Miedler, president and chief executive officer, Century 21 Real Estate LLC.
"The receipt of this award is a great honor for CENTURY 21 Affiliated," stated broker/owner Daniel Kruse. "The hard work and diligence displayed by Raven Team is truly exemplary of the spirit guiding our company."
CENTURY 21 Affiliated is a full-service brokerage located at 3149 Meadowlark Lane Suite 10 in Altoona.
About CENTURY 21 Affiliated
CENTURY 21 Affiliated is an independently owned and operated franchise affiliate of Century 21 Real Estate LLC (century21.com), franchisor of the iconic CENTURY 21® brand. Century 21 Real Estate LLC is comprised of approximately 13,000 independently owned and operated franchised broker offices in 84 countries and territories worldwide with more than 146,000 independent sales professionals. Century 21 Real Estate has numerous websites to help answer specific consumer needs. They are century21.com, century21Global.com, commercial.century21.com, century21.com/finehomes, and century21espanol.com.
CVTC and UWEC News
CVTC Offers Virtual Sessions on Employee Development: Learn, Grow, Lead Series starts April 6
Eau Claire, WI - Chippewa Valley Technical College is offering business leaders and employees the opportunity to learn more about a variety of workplace topics during the annual Learn, Grow, Lead series of seminars April 6-29.
The event is designed for administrative and business professionals who want to develop themselves, both personally and professionally.
The series covers topics of Ergonomics on April 6, Social Media for Business on April 8, Cybersecurity on April 12, Building Confidence on April 14, Diversity Basics on April 20, Working from Home on April 21, Tips on Microsoft Outlook on April 26 and Active Threats in the Workplace on April 29. For more on each one-hour session, including times offered and to register, go to cvtc.edu/events/workplace-enrichment-seminar.
Sessions are taught by highly qualified CVTC experts. Costs are $39 for one session, $59 for two, $69 for three and $99 for four or more sessions.
All sessions are held via Microsoft Teams. Participants do not need to have this application on their computers. Sessions can be joined via web browser. Having a webcam is preferred, but not required.
With over 115 programs offered both online and on-campus, Chippewa Valley Technical College delivers superior, progressive technical education which improves the lives of students, meets the workforce needs of the region, and strengthens the community. CVTC programs are designed with input of business and industry to prepare graduates for today’s jobs, with 95 percent employed within six months of graduation and associate degree graduates earning an average annual salary of $47,452.
Students help Blugold Brain Injury Group members tell their stories to health care providers
Several Chippewa Valley community members — all part of the Blugold Brain Injury Group (BBIG), a support group through the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire communication sciences and disorders department — recently shared personal stories with area health care providers about the day-to-day realities they face as they live with traumatic brain injuries.
In their presentation, they described how, after falls and accidents, they are leading “different but mostly normal lives” while coping with their own distinct challenges, including issues like memory loss, cognitive challenges and physical limitations.
They also shared with the more than 60 Mayo Clinic Health System providers attending the Mayo Academic Rounds presentation their ideas for improving care for patients who are living with brain injuries, such as connecting them to support groups like theirs at UW-Eau Claire and the Mayo Traumatic Brain Injury Group of Eau Claire.
UW-Eau Claire to celebrate National TRIO Day April 7
The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will recognize National TRIO Day with a virtual program from 3:30-4:30 p.m. April 7 via Zoom.
This event will feature remarks from U.S. Rep. Ron Kind along with a presentation and awards ceremony. Awards will be presented to outstanding TRIO students and to UW-Eau Claire staff members who have provided exceptional service for the TRIO programs.
TRIO programs are funded through the U.S. Department of Education to promote the academic achievement of eligible students. The programs serve students whose parents do not have a college degree, students from families of limited income and students with disabilities. Program participants range in age from sixth graders to adults.
UW-Eau Claire currently operates four TRIO projects: Upward Bound, Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program, Student Support Services and Student Support Services-Disabilities (Project AIM). These projects receive more than $1.3 million in federal funding and serve 500 students annually.
Royal Credit Union Announces New Small Business Lending Officer
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. – Royal Credit Union (Royal) announces Tony Willkom as Small Business Lending Officer. Willkom is responsible for building relationships with new and existing business Members by identifying and serving their financial needs with appropriate products and services.
Willkom began working as a teller for Royal in August of 2009 and worked in Royal branches before he moved into the business department in 2012. In 2018, Willkom completed the Leadership Chippewa Falls program through the Chippewa Falls Chamber of Commerce and his Supervisory Management Certificate from UW-Eau Claire. Willkom holds a bachelor’s degree from UW – Eau Claire with a major in finance and a minor in management.
Willkom actively volunteers with Royal’s F.U.S.E program and other events that Royal sponsors. Outside of volunteering with Royal, Willkom is a board member for WestCap. Willkom also has volunteered at a number of Chamber of Commerce events such as Chippewa Falls Oktoberfest, the Chippewa Valley Rally, and Chippewa Valley YP. Willkom resides in Chippewa Falls with his wife and two kids.
About Royal Credit Union
Royal Credit Union is a federally insured credit union proudly serving over 230,000 Members in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Royal is driven by a core ideology built on a strong purpose and values. You can open an account or apply for a low-rate loan at Royal Credit Union if you live or work in 26 counties in western Wisconsin or 16 counties in Minnesota. Counties served in Wisconsin include Adams, Ashland, Bayfield, Barron, Buffalo, Burnett, Chippewa, Clark, Douglas, Dunn, Eau Claire, Jackson, Lincoln, Marathon, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, Portage, Price, Rusk, Sawyer, St. Croix, Taylor, Trempealeau, Washburn, and Wood. Counties served in Minnesota include Anoka, Carver, Chisago, Dakota, Goodhue, Hennepin, Isanti, Olmsted, Pine, Ramsey, Scott, Sherburne, Wabasha, Washington, Winona and Wright. Realtors in the state of Wisconsin or Minnesota are also eligible to join the credit union. Visit rcu.org or call Royal Credit Union at 800-341-9911 for more information.
Eau Claire Chamber
The Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce has more than 1,200 members.