Partners of Crossing Rivers Health invite the public to stop by and check out the incredible prices at their Collective Goods- Book and Gift Fair on Tuesday, March 28, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Wednesday, March 29, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Crossing Rivers Health in Prairie du Chien. The two-day fundraiser will offer a diverse selection of books, cards, inspiration items, educational books, cookbooks, music, and gift items at bargain prices.
Stopping by and checking out the bargains at the Book Fair is an excellent and fun way to support Partners of Crossing Rivers Health. Proceeds from the sale will be used to support hospital projects and equipment purchases- all to improve the health and well-being of area communities.
Partners also encourage area residents to mark their calendar so they don’t miss upcoming events. An Easter Bake Sale will be held on April 13 outside Jerry’s Gift Shoppe, and in May, the volunteers will be hosting a Masquerade Jewelry Sale, Blood Drive, and their annual Geranium and Hanging Basket Sale.
“We all lead busy lives. No matter what stage of life we’re in, sometimes we need to spend a few hours helping others in some way. Being a volunteer at Crossing Rivers Health can be just what some individuals find fulfilling and rewarding. If you are interested in joining our volunteer team, please contact me at 608-357-2621,” commented Shawna Atterbury, Volunteer Services Coordinator at Crossing Rivers Health.
Programs empower individuals with Parkinson’s and other neurological conditions to keep their voice alive and stay physically active
“If you or someone you know has Parkinson’s disease or another neurological condition, you know first-hand the challenges of living with a chronic and progressive disorder that affects movement, balance and speech,” states Nicole Martin, Speech Therapy Director at Crossing Rivers Health. “The therapists in our Rehabilitation Services are pleased to offer both Speech Therapy (LSVT LOUD) and Physical/Occupational Therapy (LSVT BIG) programs to guide individuals through exercise-based therapy. Research suggests that you should not wait until you begin to experience a decline in the strength/quality of your speech or impairments in movement and balance before starting the program.”
“Communication is the foundation to every aspect of our lives. Since I became certified in Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT LOUD) over five years ago, it has been rewarding to see how patients have improved through the LSVT LOUD sessions and how it has positively impacted the quality of their daily interactions,” explains Juli Smith, Speech Language Pathologist.
LSVT LOUD is an evidence-based speech treatment program for individuals with Parkinson's disease (PD) and other neurological conditions. LSVT LOUD, named for Mrs. Lee Silverman (Lee Silverman Voice Treatment – LSVT) is administered through a total of 16 individual one hour sessions- four consecutive days a week for four weeks. The intensive LSVT LOUD therapy stimulates the motor system and incorporates sensory awareness to help patients increase and better self-monitor the volume of their voice. Research studies have also documented benefits from LSVT LOUD to include improvements with articulation, facial expression and swallowing.
LSVT BIG is a research-based exercise approach developed from principles of the effective Parkinson’s specific speech treatment LSVT LOUD. Improvements include: faster walking with bigger steps, improved balance, and increased trunk rotation. LSVT BIG is a standardized treatment protocol, consisting also of 16 individual one hour sessions- four consecutive days a week for four weeks. The program uses intensive and high effort practice to encourage bigger and stronger movements. As part of the program, patients also work at home with daily practice and exercise. LSVT BIG can help you keep your movements alive and improve the quality of your life.
Nicole Martin adds, “We encourage individuals to make the commitment today by calling us at 608-357-2216 to learn more about the LSVT LOUD and LSVT BIG programs. Information is also available by visiting our website, crossingrivers.org.”
Upcoming events and activities
Register now for the next Childbirth Education Class
at Crossing Rivers Health, Prairie du Chien
Class held on Saturday, April 8
Register by calling 608-357-2000
Tuesday, March 21
Grief Support Group, Garnavillo, 5 to 6 pm
(Held 3rd Tuesday of every month)
Garnavillo Community Center, Garnavillo
Facilitated by Haley Schroeder, Hospice Social Worker, 608-357-2000
Thursday, March 23
Family & Friends® CPR/AED Course, 6:00 to 8:00 pm
(For those interested in learning how to save a life, but not requiring credentials from the American Heart Association) Basic CPR, how to use an AED and relief of choking
George Family Education Center, Crossing Rivers Health, Prairie du Chien
Learn more or register by calling 608-357-2138
Saturday, March 25
Training Session for New Hospice Volunteers
Crossing Rivers Health, Prairie du Chien
Learn more about becoming a hospice volunteer by calling 608-357-2000
Tuesday, March 28, and Wednesday, March 29
Book and Gift Fair - Stop in and check out the bargains
Hours: Tuesday, 9 am to 5 pm; and Wednesday, 7 am to 3 pm
Crossing Rivers Health, Prairie du Chien
Sponsored by Partners; proceeds to benefit community health.