Q) Who are you and what have you been doing to help our community? "My name is Jackie Larson and since March 2020 I have been sewing fabric face masks by using what I have and what has been donated to me. Masks are made from cotton fabric, bedsheets, and clothing. I’m not charging anything for them. Just making for whoever needs them." Q) What drove you to give back to the ... read more
As part of Live Well Winona’s effort to involve the community in its mission to promote health and wellness, we are inviting community members to write or submit articles about each of our health dimensions every month.
If you have written an article relating to one of our health dimensions that you would like to share through our website and newsletter, please email it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include a title, the author, and an optional photo.
The Institute of Medicine defines health literacy as “the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information needed to make appropriate health decisions”. Basic literacy skills, language, age, disability, cultural context, and emotional responses can all affect the way people receive and process information — and the way people process ... read more
Coping Tips Set a limit on media consumption, including social media, local or national news. Notice when checking on updates is helpful and productive for you, and when it’s not. Talk to others who understand and respect how you feel—family members, faith leaders, people you trust. Educate yourself on ways to help or get involved. Try to do your best in taking care of yourself ... read more
September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month—a time to share resources and stories in an effort to shed light on this highly taboo and stigmatized topic. Everyone has a role to play in suicide prevention. #BeThe1To is the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline’s message which helps spread the word about actions we can all take to prevent suicide. Ask “Are you thinking about ... read more
With the warmer temperatures rising it's important to remind yourself about those tiny pesky ticks that can latch onto you when wandering outdoors. Follow these steps to help prevent a tick-borne illness: Use a chemical repellant with DEET Wear light-colored long protective clothing Tuck pant legs into socks Avoid tick-infested areas Check yourself and pets for ticks ... read more
Here are some fun outdoor activities to keep your household busy this May! Create a backyard garden to grow your own produce and enjoy the nice weather. When caring for your garden create a compost to add nutrients to your garden. Recycling is a daily habit that can help the environment. Practice Recycling 101 this May to help the environment. Keep your kiddos busy with these fun ... read more
Local Resources: Winona COVID-19 Community info hub Facebook Group. This public Facebook group is available for locals to share information. Winona Resources Website Winona Neighbors Helping Neighbors Facebook Group. This public Facebook group is available to provide local resources and volunteers. Global Resources: Minnesota Department of Health COVID-19 ... read more
Winona Area Public Schools are closed and moved to at-home learning. Winona Area Public Schools will still be offering cold healthy breakfast and lunch services for students in the Winona County area during this time. There will be multiple sites near Winona, Mn to pick up these meals. If you would like to access this service for your kids sign up here Winona Area Public Schools are ... read more
The theme for National Nutrition Month is: "Eat Right Bite by Bite"! The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics have created a 4-week plan to help people practice healthy living. For the month of March try out these 4 steps! https://www.eatright.org/food/resources/national-nutrition-month?_ga=2.131829391.1089418614.1581356065-19220475.1581356065 ... read more
This month kicks-off with recognizing February as American Heart Month. Heart disease is a silent killer making it the 2nd leading cause of deaths in Minnesota. Prevent heart disease today by eating healthy, maintaining a healthy weight, staying active, and avoiding smoking. The National Department of Health has implemented a 28-day guideline to practice heart healthy skills. Find a friend and ... read more