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How to Prevent ‘Cramming’ Fees on Your Phone Bills
By Caroline Mayer for Next Avenue
Finally! The U.S. government is beginning to crack down on cramming by cell phone companies.
There’s a pretty good chance that you’ve been a victim of cramming — the practice of placing unauthorized, misleading or deceptive monthly charges of $1.99 to $19.99 on your telephone...
Ways to Cope When a Beloved Pet Dies
Rosie the Chihuahua provided unconditional love for 20 years
By Judy Pansullo for Next Avenue
I said goodbye to my beloved 20-year-old Chihuahua yesterday.
She knew everything about me and, despite that, remained my loyal
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Posted October 17, 2016
7 Easy Ways to Build Strong Bones
Jump 10 times, crush some cans and other tips to boost bone density
By Linda Melone for Next Avenue
Bone building reaches a peak during adolescence but then slows after age 25. In addition to this natural bone loss, we’re less likely to perform high-impact, bone-stimulating exercises (such as jumping)
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Posted November 11, 2016
The Best Exercises for Introverts and Extroverts
Where do you get your energy? See which workout styles fit for you
By Linda Melone, CSCS for Next Avenue
The ability to stick with an exercise program largely lies in finding an activity you enjoy. Extroverts and introverts each find happiness in different approaches. Forcing yourself into a workout that makes
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Posted January 13, 2017
Stretches & Exercises for Tired, Achy Legs
4 ways to ease leg & knee pain caused by overdoing it
By Linda Melone for Next Avenue
Whether you took a longer walk than usual, tried a new exercise or simply spent all day on your feet, achy legs can make your whole body hurt.
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Posted March 29, 2017
A Feast for the Eyes, a Feast for the Soul
On March 23rd, the St. Camillus “Dream Team” took an adventure down to the Milwaukee Art Museum (MAM) to celebrate resident, Mary Dahlman. Mary is receiving our hospice services and St. Camillus wanted to help her do something special
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Posted April 4, 2017
Continuing our Tradition of Excellence - St. Camillus Campus Expansion
St. Camillus celebrates with Golden Ticket winners
St. Camillus is excited to celebrate our expansion progress with our new Golden Ticket program.
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Posted April 30, 2017
Fall prevention and balance training are two of the most important educational topics for seniors to learn about. Many older adults have extremely brief conversations with their doctors about these topics, but don’t get an in-depth
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Posted May 1, 2017
2017 Annual Volunteer
On April 26th, 2017, St. Camillus hosted their 2017 Annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon to celebrate all of the hard work and dedication their volunteers have put in throughout the year. St. Camillus proudly
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Posted May 1, 2017
Donna Herrmann, St. Camillus Hospice Volunteer Nominated for the Inspire by Example Award
Donna Herrmann was recently nominated by Kay Ann Fiedler, St. Camillus Hospice Volunteer Coordinator, for the Inspire by Example Award which is sponsored by the Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee. Donna has
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Posted May 25, 2017
In Our Shoes: The Value of Volunteering
Lori Nickel , Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
(Photo: Michael Sears / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
“Some things are things are goals and some things are decisions.”
That’s one of Bill Lamers’ favorite sayings and in this case, this is not a goal.
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Posted August 18, 2017
Going the extra mile:
Therapy success story
Aromatherapy is a wonderful way to treat many medical conditions in seniors. Aromatherapy is the practice of using natural oils or salts to enhance physical or psychological well-being. Essential oils can
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Posted August 28, 2017
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School
Corporate Work Study Program
Cristo Rey High School is making an enormous amount of progress with improving high school education for economically-disadvantaged families.
Declutter Challenge: What Works Best for You?
Next Avenue readers share their top tips for getting rid of junk
By Liza Kaufman Hogan for Next Avenue
My 30-Day Declutter Challenge ended in a flurry as I scrambled to complete the last three days of clutter collection.
The goal of the challenge, started on Aug. 1, was to collect one item on Day 1, two on Day 2 and so forth for 30 days. By the end, on Aug. 30, I had culled more than the requisite 465 items,...
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Posted September 22, 2017
With goals and grace - Celebrating a beloved Veteran and Resident
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, September 19, 2017 – St. Camillus is proud to have joined Veteran and St. Camillus resident, Ann Fritsch, on the September Honor Flight. Ann attended the Milwaukee Honor Flight
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Posted September 20, 2017
St. Camillus opens local
home health office
MOUNT PLEASANT — St. Camillus Home Health Services of Wauwatosa has opened a Racine-area satellite office at 6233 Bankers Road, Suite 2, for its expanding community-based services.
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Posted October 4, 2017
“Memory Fading, Love Enduring”
St. Camillus to host Governor Martin J. Schreiber
St. Camillus is excited to host former Wisconsin Governor Martin J. Schreiber on October 12th as he shares lessons from his decade-plus journey as a caregiver for his wife, Elaine, who lives with Alzheimer’s
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Posted October 5, 2017
Alzheimer’s Walk for the Cure
At St. Camillus, we believe a loss of memory does not mean a loss of dignity. St. Camillus understands that one’s journey with Alzheimer’s is unlike any others.
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Posted November 11, 2017
With goals and grace
Celebrating beloved Veterans & Residents
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, September 19, 2017 – St. Camillus is proud to have joined Veteran and St. Camillus resident, Ann Fritsch, on the September Honor Flight. Ann attended the...
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Posted November 24, 2017
Moving Home - Tips for an easier transition moving to St. Camillus
“I wish that I had moved in sooner.” This is the most frequent comment that we hear from our residents that have moved from their home into our Life Plan Community. We know that...
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Posted December 31, 2017
January Volunteer Spotlight!
St. Camillus is lucky enough to be blessed with an extraordinary team member that continues to go above and beyond her job description to help others and make them feel special. Leigh Tracy is one...