The Mercer Public Library is holding a series of info sessions on the Affordable Care Act this week. Several certified health exchange navigators will be there to help explain the online marketplace.
Staff from Iron County UW Extension and area health professionals will present the explanatory sessions on Obamacare this week. Mercer Library Director Teresa Schmidt says experts will help point individuals in the right direction if they need one-on-one help.
With a cold snap hitting the Northwoods this weekend it can take some effort to keep your car and heating systems up and running.
WPS Spokesperson Leah Van Zile says outdoor maintenance is important to make sure your heating appliances are working properly…especially with newer high-efficiency furnaces that vent out the side of the house.
“For any of your vented appliances, your natural gas or vented appliances – be sure that those are kept free of ice and snow buildup.”
Quit smoking for a day, and see if you can stick with it.
That’s the message from the American Cancer Society for the Great American Smoke Out Thursday. On this day the organization encourages smokers nationwide to quit the habit for a single day…or use it to jump start their plans to quit permanently.
Spokeswoman Diane Hapka in Lake Tomahawk says it’s not easy.
“It is very difficult for people to quit. But it is something that we try to have people do at least for that one day.”
November is National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month and National Caregivers Month. Earlier this month, WXPR public radio gathered experts at its studios to talk about the disease, the warning signs, treatment and research, support services and how caregivers cope with a family member with Alzheimer's Disease. The one-hour program will be broadcast twice: Friday, November 22 at 3:00 p.m. and again Sunday, November 24 at 12:00 p.m.
WXPR is heard at 91.7 FM, 100.9 FM near Ironwood-Hurley, and 91.9 FM in central Wisconsin. More information is available at 715-362-6000.
Much was debated in Congress about mandatory across the board budget cuts called sequestration. The impacts the federal sequester made in areas such as air traffic controllers and military bands were widely reported, but the cuts are having an impact on meals delivered to senior citizens.
Ken Krall talks with Dianne Jacobson, the Director of the Oneida County Department on Aging about tough times for the Senior Nutrition Program.
Oneida County Department on Aging Director Dianne Jacobson. More information is available at the office in Rhinelander.