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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
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 email@example.com. Be sure to include a title, the author, and an optional photo.
Catholic Charities has opened a Day Center to serve those without a warm place during the daytime hours. We are located at 79 W. 3rd St. We are looking for volunteers to supplement our 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 people to ... 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
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
By Arnie Johnston & Deborah Ann Percy, The MemoryCare Plays Anthology, A one act play about memory loss. Through 12 short scenes, the play takes you on a one-year journey with Tim and Amanda in their car, bearing witness to the early progression of dementia. This event, includes the performance and facilitated discussion to help you learn more and increase awareness, as well as provide ... read more
This month we would like to recognize the essential workers that have kept our community thriving during these uncertain times. May recognizes Nurses, Teachers, Police, and Emergency Medical Service personnel. May 5th is National Teacher Day. Teachers have adapted to online learning to teach the youth of the community. May 6th is National Nurse Day. Nurses have dedicated their lives to ... read more
March 8th recognizes International Women’s Day! Today we would like to recognize a women leader in Winona. Fatima Said is the executive director of Project FINE. She is an inspiring woman who has dedicated her life to building up the community. Not only is she a strong leader, but she is also a refugee from Bosnia & Herzegovina. Continue reading to hear Fatima’s story. What do you want our ... read more