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Wisconsin Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Announces COVID-19 Income and Other Updates on Services, Welcomes Those Who are Furloughed to Check if They are Eligible

April 2, 2020

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and rising unemployment, Wisconsin WIC continues to serve WIC participants and encourages all eligible parents and expecting parents to sign up. All 69 WIC Local Agencies in Wisconsin are supporting WIC families at this time, but it is recommended to call your local WIC clinic before coming in…. [Read More]

Coronavirus anxiety: Coping with stress, fear, and uncertainty

April 2, 2020

Fears about COVID-19 can take an emotional toll, especially if you’re already living with an anxiety disorder. But you’re not powerless. These tips can help you get through this stressful time. Understanding your anxiety It’s a frightening time. We’re in the midst of a worldwide pandemic, with cities and even entire countries shutting down. Some… [Read More]

How to keep your peace of mind while stuck inside

March 26, 2020

So, it looks like we will be stuck inside for a while. All that time starring at the same four walls can play on your sanity. So here are some things you can do to help maintain your inner peace in this time of chaos. 1. Call and check on seniors and loved ones. 2…. [Read More]

Is it coronavirus, the flu, a cold or allergies? Here’s how to tell

March 26, 2020

If the coronavirus wasn’t enough, it’s also cold and flu season. AND…if that wasn’t enough, we are also going into allergy season (it’s a lot, I know). But don’t worry, while some of the symptoms of all four are similar, each one has distinct qualities to figure out which infection you may have. Details for… [Read More]

How to get tested for the coronavirus

March 19, 2020

The World Health Organization (WHO) has just declared the coronavirus a pandemic. That’s just a big word that means a new disease for which people do not have immunity spreads around the world beyond expectations. So now, of course, you may start to worry. People are coughing and sneezing around you and you get scared…. [Read More]

Keep it clean: How to improve your device hygiene

March 19, 2020

For all the things we touch throughout the day, we touch our phones more than anything else. And multiple studies have shown that our phones are germier than a toilet seat. Yuck. And on top of that, according to recent studies, Americans are checking their phones anywhere from about 50 to 100 times a day,… [Read More]

St. Ann Center will be closed Wednesday, March 18, through at least April 5

March 17, 2020

For your safety and the safety of our clients and children, St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care’s Stein and Bucyrus Campuses will be closed Wednesday, March 18, through at least April 6 due to concerns related to the coronavirus (COVID-19). For updates, please check our website at: www.stanncenter.org and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stanncenter/ We greatly apologize for… [Read More]

Your complete guide to traveling during the coronavirus outbreak

March 12, 2020

Traveling anytime soon? It can be a little scary now with the coronavirus going around and see ordinary people wearing masks in the airport. So what do you do to protect yourself while traveling? The World Health Organization issued some recommendations to travelers during this coronavirus outbreak. They say travelers who are sick to delay… [Read More]

Black boys want to cry…when will we let them?

February 6, 2020

He was the oldest brother of my first love. This gangly energetic boy who always had a smile on his face. Never took life too seriously, always looked out for me and made sure I felt included- no matter the game being played. He was known as “Crow” in our neighborhood and come to think… [Read More]

Three steps to protect your mental health after traumatic news

January 30, 2020

News stories and tragedies can be hard to deal with once you’ve seen them. Social media can make events feel like they’re even harder to get through. In times of sadness and traumatic news, it’s important to protect your mental health. Here are 3 steps, according to xoNecole, that you can take now to take… [Read More]