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Issue Date: November 24, 2021

Editor:

Thanks to the generous support of community partners, a successful "Stepping On" workshop was recently completed in Marinette County. Fellowship Bible Church in Pound hosted this valuable workshop held weekly Oct. 6th through Nov. 17th.

Marinette County Elderly Services provided the certified leader, required supplies and staff time. Community professionals who gave of their time and expertise include Dawn Janiak, PTA from The Bay Health and Rehab Center, Suring; Ken Caebe, Village Pharmacy in Coleman, Curt Tisler from Coleman Rescue Squad, and Angie Zalig, Wisconsin Office for the Blind and Visually Impaired.

The volunteer Peer Leader for this workshop, Pam Duddek, deserves a BIG thank you for sharing her time. And thanks to a generous donation from the Coleman Piggly Wiggly, snacks were provided each week.

"Stepping On" is Evidence-Based, meaning it was well-researched and proven to build confidence and reduce falls in community-dwelling older adults, leading to fewer injuries, less pain, and better- quality independent living. Topics from A to Z are all covered in the 7 weekly sessions, and learning with peers is FUN!

Locations and dates for future workshops are yet to be determined. A waiting list helps to see where the most interest lies. You are not committed to attend by being on the waiting list, but you will hear about the workshop dates before the general public. If you have questions, or would like to be added to the waiting list for future workshops, please contact Carol Jean Luebeck RN at 920-373-1441 or email caroljluebeck.rnbsn@yahoo.com.

Carol Luebeck



Editor:

Heads up, did you know? 

Over 280,000 Wisconsin homes and another 23,000 Upper Peninsula homes rely on propane to provide heat when the weather gets cold. But, if regulators at the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources don't put Wisconsin families ahead of a small group of agitators, it could soon be extremely hard for these 300,000 plus families to find and afford the propane they need to get through the winter.

 The Wisconsin DNR is currently considering the approval of a relocation of the Enbridge Line 5 pipeline. At the request of a Wisconsin Indian tribe, this pipeline is being moved onto property where landowners support this critical supply of energy to our area. Carrying 540,000 barrels of oil and natural gas liquids that are turned into gas, propane, and other products, shutting down Line 5 could literally put families in our area out in the cold.

 Sadly, this simple project has been drawn into a national effort by some to choke off our supply of affordable energy, putting at risk this vital supply of propane to heat Wisconsin and UP homes. The DNR needs to keep our hard-working families in mind as they consider this important project and quickly approve the Line 5 relocation.

Gerald Wrench,

Marinette


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