Category: Health and Wellness

  • Improve Yoga Practice with Yoga Mat Makeover

    Give your yoga practice a boost during a Yoga Mat Makeover workshop, to be held virtually April 15, 7:15-8 pm. During free, monthly yoga-posture clinics, instructor Jodi Rose Gonzales helps participants to safely explore the alignment involved in a variety of popular yoga poses.  During this session, Gonzales will explore tree pose, and participants will […]

  • DCMC Algoma Clinic Sponsors Weekly Walks

    Do you want to get your heart rate up by walking with other community members?  Ellen Knipfer of Door County Medical Center’s (DCMC) Algoma Clinic will lead group walks every Wednesday, 6 pm, May 5 – Sept. 8, starting at the Algoma Wellness Center, 1715 Division St. In inclement weather, the walks will take place […]

  • Free, Virtual Strong Bodies Course to Teach Strength Training

    UW-Madison Extension’s Health and Wellbeing and FoodWise program is hosting Strong Bodies: free, online classes held April 12 – June 10. Classes in this evidence-based strength-training program will be offered weekly on either Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday, 9 am. No experience is necessary.  Strength training has been shown to reduce the risk of chronic diseases such […]

  • Celebrate Creativity and Nature through Art-Therapy Workshop

    Spring is the time to celebrate creativity, nature and you, so join the Circle Artemis virtual workshop to explore a fun, nature-themed art-therapy prompt April 9, 7-9 pm. No artistic skill is needed to benefit from this event.  Jodi Rose Gonzales, a credentialed art therapist and environmental artist, offers Circle Artemis every six weeks. The […]

  • Together, Apart

    Home-workout innovations provide connections Finding time to work out can be a challenge. Do I schedule gym time before or after work? I’m no stranger to hitting the YMCA at 5:30 am, but then when do I sleep? Add a young child to the mix, and sometimes it seems like the exercise puzzle piece was […]

  • Gain Clarity through Free Creative Mastermind Event

    Art-therapy journaling can help you to clarify your goals, define your next steps and manage your time. Learn how during a free, virtual Creative Mastermind event April 1, 7-8 pm. Facilitator Jodi Rose Gonzales will share an art-therapy journal technique to use for a variety of goals, including health, financial, business, relationship and more. Gonzales […]

  • Gonzales to Offer Free, Virtual Creative Mastermind Event

    Learn how art journaling can help restore your work/life balance during Creative Mastermind, a free virtual event to be held March 18, 7-8 pm. Artistic skill is not needed to benefit from this experience. Facilitator Jodi Rose Gonzales will share an art-journaling technique that can be used for self-discovery intentions including connection, calmness, clarity and […]

  • Monthly Discussions Address ‘Our Final Chapter’

    Join registered nurse and life doula Marggie Hatala to share concerns and questions and feel the support of the community during free, monthly discussions about “our final chapter.” These discussions welcome adult children, aging parents, those facing terminal disease and all interested others to gain support from one another. The first discussion will be held […]

  • New Webinar Series to Discuss Health, Mental Well-Being

    Life doula and RN Marggie Hatala and Dr. Dave Ferguson will host Midday with Marggie and Dave – a free, monthly webinar series sponsored by Ikor Life Care Management – to discuss health and mental well-being. Upcoming programs, all held 11 am – 12 pm, will include Exercise as Medicine on Jan. 19, Introduction to Mindfulness-based Stress […]

  • Junction Center Yoga to Offer Classes via Zoom

    Junction Center Yoga Studio will offer live yoga classes via Zoom: Restorative Yoga on Tuesdays, 10-11:15 am; Level 1 Yoga on Wednesdays, 9-10:15 am; and Level 2 Yoga on Saturdays, 9-10:30 am.  Access the classes at; then attend from the safety and comfort of your home. Momoyoga enables you to book and cancel your […]

  • Hike This: Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal Nature Preserve

    If you’re in Sturgeon Bay, you really don’t have to go far to find an ecologically diverse area to hike. Head over to the Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal Nature Preserve – located within the city limits – to discover a diverse landscape of sand dunes, lush forest, ancient shorelines, a creek, wetlands and views of […]

  • Hike This: Ellison Bluff County Park

    Photos by Aleah Kidd Although Ellison Bluff County Park is on the shoreline of Green Bay just south of Ellison Bay, there’s no access to the water because the bluffs facing the lake soar 100 feet high. There is, however, a wonderful lookout and picnic area complete with a stairway that takes visitors to the […]

  • Group-Therapy Program at DCMC

    Door County Medical Center (DCMC) is partnering with Senior Life Solutions to offer an intensive, outpatient group-therapy program on DCMC’s main campus, 323 S. 18th Ave. in Sturgeon Bay. This program is designed to assist senior adults who are experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety, stress from age-related health concerns or difficult life transitions such as […]

  • Neighbor to Neighbor Receives Grants

    The local nonprofit Neighbor to Neighbor has recently received three grants to support its medical-equipment loan program.  The Green Bay Packers Foundation has awarded a grant of $3,000. The Door County Community Foundation has also awarded one grant for $7,286 through the Connolly Family Charitable Fund, the Bob and Connie Erickson Charitable Fund, the Bernice […]

  • Healthcare Heroes Program

    To show support and appreciation for the frontline health care professionals who have been working nonstop throughout the pandemic, the Community Blood Center (, CBC) has created a Healthcare Heroes program. Community members are encouraged to donate blood at a donor center or select blood drives in honor of local health care heroes, then share […]

  • Annual Angel Ball Canceled

    Because of concerns for the health and welfare of the community, the Door County Medical Center Auxiliary has canceled its annual December Angel Ball – one of its main fundraising events. The auxiliary awards 100 percent of the donations from this popular event to graduating high school students who are planning to pursue a health care […]

  • Public Health Offering Virtual Meeting for Business Owners

    Door County Public Health will host a second virtual meeting Oct. 27, 4-5 pm, via WebEx to offer guidance to business owners about handling a positive COVID-19 test result among employees. The meeting will include information about isolation and quarantine to prevent the disease from spreading to other staff members.

  • Mollie Petersen Joins Surgical Team at DCMC

    Mollie Petersen – who’s originally from Door County – has joined the Door County Medical Center (DCMC) surgical team and is committed to patient-centered care and attention to detail.   In 2006, Petersen received the DCMC Auxiliary Scholarship. She earned her bachelor of science degree in biomedical sciences and her master of physician assistant studies at Marquette […]

  • DCMC Offers Online COVID-19 Screening Form

    To accommodate increased testing for the coronavirus, Door County Medical Center (DCMC) has established an online COVID-19 screening form.  Starting Oct. 13, patients who are concerned about exposure to or are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 should visit to fill out the form. After submission, DCMC staff members will contact patients as soon as possible […]

  • The Hand Angels

    Certified aromatherapist Linda Donovan and her group of volunteers shine their lights in some of the scariest places in the world by Julie Ricks McClintic This year – this 2020 – has been an ugly nightmare of a year for everyone. Fires, quarantine, economic instability, quarantine, protests and rioting, quarantine – all of it. But in […]