RE: MadMarket Double Dollars Program, Madison Police Training Ctr Open House, Walk with a Doc
Sunday, August 4
MadMarket Double Dollars Program Kicks Off Sunday
SNAP/Foodshare participants at two area farmers’ markets will have an opportunity to take advantage of the MadMarket Double Dollars program this Sunday. The program allows SNAP/FoodShare users to get a dollar for dollar match, up to $30.00 per person, redeemable at any vendor at one of four participating farmers’ markets in the city.
This Sunday the program is in effect at the Northside Farmers’ Market from 8:30-12:30 and at the South Madison Farmers’ Market at the Labor Temple from 11:00-3:00. The program will also be in effect at the Eastside Farmers’ Market at Wil-Mar on Tuesdays from 4:00- 7:00, at the South Madison Farmers’ Market at the Labor Temple on Tuesdays from 2:00-6:00 and at the Villager Mall on Fridays from 2:00-6:00.
Mayor Paul Soglin and representatives from four area health care organizations announced the program last month. The health care providers have contributed funding for the program which will be administered through the Community Action Coalition. The partners hope to bring the double dollars to every farmers’ market in Madison next year.
Tuesday, August 6
Open House @ Madison Police Training Center, 5702 Femrite Drive, 5- 8 pm
Come to the open house celebrating the completion of the Madison Police Training Center. The open house coincides with “National Night Out”: an event to strengthen community cohesiveness and crime resistance, while allowing the public to visit with local public safety officials.This is a family oriented event which will include food, facility tours, police/fire vehicles on display, representatives from the Mounted Patrol and K9 Unit, raffled prizes, and interaction with kids.
Walk with a Doc – presented by Madison Parks!
An impressive line up of topics and parks for the rest of summer and fall
Contact: Laura Whitmore, Madison Parks Community Relations, 608-266-5949
(Madison, WI) Walk with a Doc is a free program for anyone interested in taking steps for their health by enjoying a refreshing, rejuvenating walk in the park. Walk with a Doc was founded in 2005 by Columbus, Ohio cardiologist David Sabgir, as a way to encourage healthy physical activity, with the goals of reversing the consequences of a sedentary lifestyle and improving the health and well-being of our country. The Walk with a Doc program now has chapters in 19 states. The Madison Parks chapter is first in Wisconsin!
The organized walks start in a Madison Park and are led by a local doctor.
The physicians, specialists and healthcare professionals from Madison will provide:
· a 5-10 minute talk at the beginning of the event about a health topic of their choice.
· lead the walk and answer questions from participants.
Each walk will be approximately 30-45 minutes. People of all ages and abilities are invited to participate.
- Saturday, August 10, 9:00 a.m. – Topic: Parathyroids, Calcium, and YOU
Physician: Dr. David Schneider, UW Health Surgery, is a board-certified surgeon who specializes in endocrine surgery and treating diseases of the thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal glands. Join us on our walk with Dr. Schneider through Edna Taylor Conservation Park, and explore Madison’s wild side with us as we learn about the function of parathyroids and their role in our body as regulators of calcium.
- Tuesday, August 27, 6:30 p.m. – Topic: Achieving a healthy heart through the Mediterranean diet
Starting at Warner Park, followed by Madison Meet & Eat at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
Physician: Dr. Matthew Wolff, Meriter Health Cardiology, specializes in interventional cardiology, which involves minimally invasive, catheter-based treatment for heart disease. Outside his medical practice, Dr. Wolff enjoys yoga, and organic farming and boarding horses at his 36-acre farm. Join us and Dr. Wolff as we learn about the newest diet craze – the Mediterranean diet! As we walk, discover the benefits of the diet and how to achieve a healthy heart from Dr. Wolff. We will end the walk at Madison Meet and Eat to enjoy a fun night out with delicious, ethnic, and heart-healthy food at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church!
- Saturday, September 14, 9:00 a.m. – Topic: Breast cancer
Owen Conservation Park, 6021 Old Sauk Road
Physician: Dr. Lee Wilke, UW Health Breast Center, offers offer patient-centered care in a multi-disciplinary setting. From screenings to diagnostic services and treatment of breast disease, both benign and malignant, as well as prevention and survivorship plays, this team of physicians and staff offer compassion, expertise and individualized care. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, join Dr. Lee Wilke and a team of physicians for a walk at Owen Conservation Park. Dr. Wilke and other Breast Center physicians will lead a discussion on the latest in breast cancer research, signs and symptoms of breast cancer, and treatment options.
- Sunday, September 22, 10:00 a.m. – Topic: Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)
Physician: Dr. Peter Mason, UW Health Cardiovascular Medicine Clinic, is a board-certified physician with specialties in cardiovascular medicine, internal medicine, and interventional cardiology. In honor of PAD Awareness month, Dr. Mason will lead a walk through Door Creek Park. PAD stands for peripheral arterial disease, a common circulatory problem in which arteries narrow or have build-up that reduce blood flow to your limbs.
- Monday, October 7, 6:00 p.m. – Topic: How to ask your doctor effective questions
Physician: Dr. Michael Garren, UW Health Surgery and Complex Hernia Clinic, is certified by the American Board of Surgery, is a fellow in the American College of Surgeons, and member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. His clinical specialties include minimally invasive bariatric surgery as well as other advanced laparoscopic procedures, including colon, antireflux, and hernia surgery. Dr. Garren is co-medical director of the UW Health Bariatric Surgery Program. Dr. Michael Garren will be discussing how to ask your doctor effective questions that lead to the best treatment and prevention for your health.
- Walk with a Doc and a Dog –Saturday, October 19, 10:00 a.m.
Physicians: Dr. Mon L. Yee, MD, is a Meriter Health family physician, with his primary clinic in DeForest and has special interests in preventative care. Dr. Maria Verbrugge, DVM, is a UW School of Veterinary Medicine primary care physician for cats and dogs. Dr. Verbrugge also serves on the Dog Sellers Advisory Committee for Wisconsin as a technical expert, and has assisted the Dane County Humane Society with their ringworm treatment program. Join us as we learn about our own health, and our favorite pets too, at our Walk with a Doc and a Dog event. Not only will we learn from Dr. Maria Verbrugge from the UW School of Veterinary Medicine, we can find out more about our own health from Dr. Yee.
- Sunday, November 10, 10:00 a.m. – Topic: Healthcare Reform
Elver Park, 1250 McKenna Boulevard
Physician: Dr. Melissa Stiles and Dr. Laurel Mark. Dr. Stiles is a UW Health physician with special interests in geriatrics, medical student education and violence prevention. Dr. Stiles is also a professor with the UW Department of Family Medicine, in addition to being a steering committee member for the Wisconsin Chapter of Physicians for a National Health Program. Dr. Mark has 30-plus years of experience as a physician, and practices internal medicine. With health care reform as a hot topic in today’s news, Dr. Stiles and Dr. Mark will address the upcoming changes with the new health care law, the Affordable Care Act, discuss the limitations of the law, and what it means for you.