April is National Volunteer Month! Volunteering has the power to improve your physical and mental health. Research shows that volunteering improves life satisfaction, provides a sense of purpose, increases happiness, improves social wellbeing, and reduces psychological distress. Volunteering not only benefits the community, but your overall wellbeing as well. Check out Live Well Winona’s Volunteer ... 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.
This month, everyone is invited to learn about making informed food choices and developing healthy eating and physical activity habits. National Nutrition Month was created by the American Academy of Dietetics and Nutrition. With more than 100,000 credentialed practitioners, the Academy is the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. Get involved! Here are 6 ways to get ... read more
☀ Winona's Healthy Habits highlights Winonans who have adopted healthy habits that are helping them (and others) to lead a better life. If you (or someone you know) would like to be featured, please email email@example.com. ☀ 1. What do you want our readers to know about you? My name is Diana and I’m double majoring in Social Work and Spanish at Winona State. From a very young age, ... read more
Winona's Healthy Habits Featuring Jacqueline Henderson! Winona's Healthy Habits highlights Winonans who have adopted healthy habits that are helping them (and others) to lead a better life. If you (or someone you know) would like to be featured, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Q. I understand you've recently graduated from Winona State, what did you study? I studied Public Health, ... read more
Winona's Healthy Habits Featuring Joe Tadie! Winona's Healthy Habits highlights Winonans who have adopted healthy habits that are helping them (and others) to lead a better life. If you (or someone you know) would like to be featured, please email email@example.com. Q) What do you want our readers to know about you? I am a student at Saint Mary's University, where I am studying Music ... read more
Catholic Charities has opened a Day Center to serve those without a warm place during the daytime hours. They are located at 79 W. 3rd St. They are looking for volunteers to supplement their staffing. Hours of operation are 12pm-7pm, currently and can be adjusted if we have the interest and volunteers! There will always be one staff person from Catholic Charities available, but we need two ... read more
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
Who are the Little Warriors and how did they begin? The Winona Little Warriors Drumline is a diverse group of kids that live and attend school right here in Winona. The kids range in age from 8 years old to 15 years old. Many of the kids live right around the East End Rec, however some of them come from the West end of Winona as well. A vast majority of these children come from low-income ... read more
Heather is reading Being Mortal by Atul Gawande. Description: A book that has the potential to change medicine – and lives. Medicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming the dangers of childbirth, injury, and disease from harrowing to manageable. Deb is reading The Book Women of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson. Description: The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek is a story of ... 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