With Thanksgiving behind us, the holiday season is about to swing into full gear. However, holidays can frequently cause stress. Reducing that stress can help us create happy and healthy experiences for others and ourselves. Dr. Rebecca Doro, a family practice physician at ThedaCare Physicians-Kimberly joins us to explain managing our expectations is the first step in preventing holiday stress. “We often add to our stress by setting expectations that are difficult to achieve,&rd...
We are once again joined by Volunteer Fox Cities to learn about a Fox Valley nonprofit. This week it's LEAVEN, an organization focusing on helping people in financial crisis. LEAVEN has helped people pay for mortgage payments, security deposits and car repairs. They've also provided gas vouchers, bus passes, diapers, and toiletries and have given referrals for clothing and furniture. They are looking for volunteer help and you can get in touch with them by visiting the Volunteer Fox ...
Dec 12, 2018
Since the 1940's, the Boys and Girls Brigade has been serving financially disadvantaged families in Neenah and Menasha with their Christmas Giving program. This year 1,100 children from 423 families will receive gifts. We talk with Wendy Mikolanz and Katie Weber about this year's program and the ways you can still help out. To find more information, you can click here. You also can call the Christmas Giving office at (920) 725-3211. More from the Focus Fox Valley Blog
Dec 11, 2018
Between the cold weather, cloudy days and snow, it can be tough to find workout motivation during winter. But... there are ways to get inspired when it comes to your health. Sue Pawlowski with the YMCA of the Fox Cities says joining a class is one easy way to continue your winter fitness journey. Registration for YMCA members is currently open for winter classes. If you're not a YMCA member, registration begins on December 20th. More from the Focus Fox Valley Blog
Dec 11, 2018
Kristal Knudtson with the Salvation Army Fox Cities stops by to talk about this year's Red Kettle Bell Campaign. Bell ringers are still needed and you can find out more by clicking here. More from the Focus Fox Valley Blog
Dec 10, 2018
Our friends with Go Valley Kids are here to share the best Christmas activities for you and your family this year. We get the scoop on Christmas light displays, where to find your tree, and see a live nativity in Northeast Wisconsin. You can find a link to the Go Valley Kids Website by clicking here. More from the Focus Fox Valley Blog
Dec 07, 2018
We are joined by Kristen Cates with Volunteer Fox Cities to talk about volunteer opportunities with CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates.) CASA advocates for abused and neglected children in our local courts, with community volunteers, to achieve placement in safe and permanent homes. CASA has an information session coming up on Monday, December 10 at noon at 1500 N. Casaloma Dr., Suite 401 Appleton. We also get some holiday gift ideas from Lamers Dairy in Appleton! You can f...
Dec 06, 2018
The Santa Cycle is once again coming to town and we're learning all about the charity bike ride from WBAY Sports Director Chris Roth and his daughter Ellie. This year's ride is Saturday, December 8 at 10 a.m. The route begins at Badger State Brewing Company. Proceeds from the ride go to Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. For more than 15 years, Children's Hospital has had a presence in the northeast region of Wisconsin. Each year, Children’s invests millions in Wisconsin commun...
Dec 05, 2018
We welcome Maria Vercimak with Catalpa Health to help us navigate through some tough situations this holiday season. As Christmas nears, many children have a list of gift ideas, but they don’t always get everything on the list -- which can be upsetting. Maria gives tips and offers conversation tools on handling some of the disappointments kids may feel during the holidays. Maria also gives an insight to handling the magic of Santa Claus. It recently made headlines -- A substitut...
Dec 04, 2018
November is diabetes awareness month, and specifically, Wednesday, Nov. 14 is World Diabetes Day. Dr. Shannon Sullivan, a Family Medicine Physician at ThedaCare Physicians-Menasha joined us to talk about diabetes, the difference between controlled vs. uncontrolled and how family support plays a factor in managing the disease. According to the International Diabetes Federation, more than 425 million people are currently living with diabetes. There are two types of diabetes, type 1 and t...
Dec 03, 2018