Getting our hands dirty has multiple benefits! It’s gardening season.

Dear Wise Living, I want to include my dad in our gardening efforts this season. Gardening is my passion and I want to share it with him.  Since the passing of my mom, the love of his life, he could really benefit from a positive distraction, not to mention some fresh air.   Can you share your thoughts on this idea? Green Thumb Dear Green Thumb, I am very sorry about the loss of your mom.  …

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Beware of Scammers

Scamming can dramatically impact individuals on many levels. The damage is pervasive and is felt financially and emotionally and has a lasting effect. None of us are shielded from these tactics. Wise Living welcomes Tony Naniot, financial advisor with Edward Jones to shares some practical advice.

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Thank you to the folks at the Press Times. Beginning this month our column, Wise Living can be accessed digitally as well as in print on the fourth Friday of each month. We cover topics ranging from staying mentally sharp through continuing education to Parkinson’s Disease and staying hydrated year-round, not just the summer months! Visit the Press Times at

COVID-19 Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions

This month’s Wise Living column highlighted some Frequently Asked Questions as they relate to the COVID-19 vaccine. This is by no means conclusive nor is it a substitute for a conversation with your health care provider. Please think of it as a springboard to launch a healthy discussion with your doctor. We believe that good days are ahead! Your Ikor Team Dear Wise Living readers, This month we are going to note some frequently asked …

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Caregiver’s Concern About Parkinson’s Disease

My uncle suffers from Parkinson’s disease. I am one of his primary caregivers. Between his struggle with the disease along with the challenge that I have I caring for him, in addition to managing other life responsibilities, the stress on all fronts has reached a boiling point. We need some direction. Please help.


IKOR teamed up with our friends at the Altrusa House Green Bay to GIVE A WARM HUG to 400 healthcare workers this month. Thanks to the Notre Dame Academy ASTRA Club for assembling the treat bags. We greeted the workers on their way into work before their shifts and on their way home beginning at 5 am long before sunrise! We heard a lot of, “You made my day” remarks from the workers. Thanks to Channel 5 WFRV for the great coverage nice and early!

Worried About Winter

Dr. David Ferguson | Managing Director IKOR Midwest

The following column appeared in Green Bay’s local newspaper, The Press Times on Friday, November 27, 2020.  Ikor’s own column, Wise Living has  growing following. Dear Wise Living, I am concerned about my mom as we enter both the winter months along with the holiday season.  She is susceptible to bouts of depression and anxiety during normal times and I fear that this year’s pandemic will make matters worse. Worried about winter Dear Worried, Your …

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Life Doula Support Reduces Intensity and Anxiety for Families

Marggie Hatala IKOR Life Doula

As a Life Doula, I often walk with people throughout their aging and into their decline from many chronic diseases. I also am called to work with someone in crisis or much closer to their death. Whenever someone feels ready for support, affirmation, and a deeply compassionate and loving companion is the right time for my involvement.

Building strength can ward off falls, improve stability

Dear Wise Living, I recently took a stumble and fell. It was embarrassing, but fortunately, I didn’t get hurt. I’m still a little uncomfortable getting out and should be doing something at home to get stronger. What are some things I can do to bring back the strength that I’ve lost? Fallen Dear Fallen, As the cooler temperatures settle in and the leaves start to change colors in northeast Wisconsin, fall has arrived. You most …

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