Fall prevention – what you can do to prevent it. Our guest this month is Green Bay chiropractor, Ty Rebedew of Precision Chiropractic

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This month, we welcome guest, Dr. Ty Rebedew of Precision Chiropractic in Green Bay. We look forward to learning more about balance and improving our own stability, as well as those for whom we care, so as to guard against falls. Join us for Midday with Marggie and Dave on Tuesday, September 21 at 11 am. Please register on Eventbrite. Here is the link for your convenience. https://www.eventbrite.com/o/dave-ferguson-md-nsca-cpt-25721346843 Dr. Ty Rebedew is a lifelong Wisconsin …

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Getting Ready for Surgery – now what?

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So, you’re going to have surgery, now what? In our most recent webinar, we talked about anticipating having an elective surgery. Here is what typically happens. We schedule the surgery, mark it on our calendar and then worry and fret about it! Not this time. There were great takeaways from this webinar. First, that patients can play a very active role during the 4-6 weeks before surgery verses having something being done to you. We …

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Writing as a healing tool….a special time to savor one’s innermost thoughts

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Today’s Midday with Marggie and Dave warmed the hearts of many participants as they were encouraged to take on this beautiful outlet for healing and personal growth as a daily practice.  Here is a brief guide to James Pennebaker, Ph.D’s  4-Day, 15-20 minute writing exercise.    Day 1 Goal – Write about your deepest thoughts and feelings regarding a particular issue.  Day 2 Goal – Try to link the problem to other parts of your life.   Day 3 Goal – Different perspective?  Day 4 Goal …

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Understanding the work of a life doula during one’s final days

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Death Doulas: Supporting Families During A Loved One’s Final Days When we hear the term “doula,” we probably most often think of a birth doula –someone who helps bring new life into the world. However, increasingly, doulas are also helping people through their final days. Our guest, Marggie Hatala, is one of approximately 400 certified end-of-life doulas in the United States. Marggie has been an end-of-life doula for six years, providing families with in-home end-of-life …

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Midday with Marggie and Dave teamed up with the Brain Center of Green Bay this month

To say that yesterday’s Midday with Marggie and Dave webinar, Food for Thought was a success may be a humble remark. There were a total of 41 attendees with a chat room full of comments and questions. We hosted two guests from the Brain Center of Green Bay, Dan Koster, MD and Chris Vanden Hoogan. Attendees were treated to some background on the Brain Center in addition to insightful takeaways from experts on brain health. …

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Taking that deeper dive into stress reduction!

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Today’s Midday with Marggie and Dave on the topic of Stress Reduction, once again left participants with a refreshed sense of self and regeneration through positive emotion. Practicing HeartMath, www.heartmath.com, on a regular basis was emphasized and that to utilize this “practice” when things might be stressful as well as when there is an inner peace and to equally capture those moments.

Legacy Circle Garners Writers and Memories

The picture is of my Uncle Darrell and his first class in 1932.

Our Legacy Circle was filled with sincere folks from not only our home state of Wisconsin, but we welcomed attendees from Vermont as Ohio as well. Meaningful and beautifully written stories were shared. Allare welcome and no writing experience needed, only an open heart ready to soak it all in. Legacy Circle dates for the rest of 2021. They are: Wednesday, May 19 Wednesday, August 18 Wednesday, November 17 As always, you may register on …

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Midday with Marggie and Dave Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction

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Thank you to all of the participants of our last Midday with Marggie and Dave. Attendees enjoyed practicing HeartMath breathing techniques that shift the focus, the body and the mind from one of stress to one of peace. The feedback was incredible and we look forward to our next webinar on Tuesday, March 16 at 11 am where we will take a deeper dive into this fascinating topic. Visit us on Eventbrite.

Midday with Marggie & Dave – Exercise as Medicine

Our first Midday with Marggie and Dave, Exercise as Medicine, offered participants practical suggestions on building effective habits around exercise. They posed this question…what do YOU think of when you hear the word, MEDICINE? This webinar was excellent and raised awareness when substituting healthy alternatives to taking a pill while maintaining that exercise is simply something that you just can’t live without! Join us for our next webinar on Tuesday, February 16 at 11 am. …

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A Shared Vision For A Positive End Of Life Experience

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Here is a recent blog post by Marggie Hatala, BSN, RN, CEOLD which appeared on the National Funeral Director Association’s website I opened my emails as I began my day. I noticed an unfamiliar email address, and quickly scanned it to find a community member reaching out, looking for guidance about how to navigate the difficult waters of her mother’s terminal disease. Not asking for medical advice; rather seeking emotional support, how to talk to …

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Are You a Baby Boomer Caregiver?

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While we are nearing the end of November, the job of baby boomer family caregiving really never ends. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) conducted an interesting study of 109,268 baby boomers who are family caregivers. One of the key conclusions revealed that more than half of baby boomer caregivers provided care for longer than 2 years, and more than one-quarter provided care for 20 hours or more per week. Previous studies have …

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Going the extra mile for seniors…even to the vet

Welcome to our Ikor blog.   We want to provide you with a snapshot of our life’s work.   We support seniors, those challenged with chronic illness as well as their family members to include everything from transportation to medical appointments, assistance with managing medications, managing medical bills and even transporting the family dog to their veterinary appointments! We meet families when they are at crossroads, and have to make big decisions about care, about a place …

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