Sunday, October 22, 2023
Monday, August 21, 2023
Please save the date for the 2023 Fair, taking place Saturday, October 14, again at Keefe Tech School in Framingham.
We look forward to seeing you on October 14, 2023.
RSVP online at -> https://karenspilka.com/fair2023
|Senator Spilka's 55+ Health and Wellness Fair - Oct 14, 2023|
Sunday, August 20, 2023
Friday, June 23, 2023
June is Men's Health Month! Men die an average of 5 years earlier than women. Many diseases that disproportionately impact men, like heart disease and cancer, are preventable through regular doctor's visits and healthy lifestyle choices.
- Get screened
- Eat a healthy meal
- Get regular medical checkups
- Avoid smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke
- Limit alcohol consumption
- Manage stress
|Town of Franklin: Wellness Update - Men's Health Month|
Friday, June 16, 2023
June is Headache and Migraine Awareness Month!
The WHO places migraines as one of the 10 most disabling medical illness but fewer than 5% of suffers have been seen by a health care provider. Consult with your primary care provider if your headaches are increasing in frequency or severity, or are interfering with your usual activities so they can help create a treatment plan or refer you to a specialist.
Seek immediate medical attention if you're experiencing the worst headache you've ever had, lose vision or consciousness, have uncontrollable vomiting, or if your headache lasts more than 72 hours with less than 4 hours pain-free.
For more information visit: https://www.ninds.nih.gov/health-information/disorders/migraine
|Franklin, MA: Wellness Update - June is Headache and Migraine Awareness Month|
Friday, May 26, 2023
It's health and safety swimming week!
Recreational water illnesses (RWIs) affect 10 million people annually. They are are often linked to swimming in pools, hot tubs/spas, water parks, and splash parks. RWI's include gastrointestinal, skin, ear, respiratory, eye, neurologic and wound infections.
Help prevent recreational water illnesses (RWIs) with the Steps of Healthy Swimming: http://go.usa.gov/cuV4W
|Franklin: Weekly Wellness Update - Help prevent recreational water illnesses|
Friday, May 12, 2023
It's Melanoma Awareness Month. Schedule regular skin exams & if you see anything that looks suspicious, contact your doctor.
|Franklin Health Department: Wellness Update - Melanoma Awareness Month|
Thursday, April 27, 2023
The Critical Conversations - Perspectives on Student Wellbeing event was held on Wednesday, April 26 at Franklin high School. The Franklin TV video recording of the event is available for replay -> https://www.youtube.com/live/eaqwLofciGY?feature=share
Saturday, April 22, 2023
Join us on 4/26/2023 @ 7 PM in the @FranklinHS Auditorium for our Critical Conversations event.
Engage with our Keynote Nicole Clermont and our panel of community members as they reflect and offer various perspectives on managing stressors.
Event details -> https://t.co/9KZMd6mrIL or https://www.franklinps.net/district/events/93856
Shared from -> https://t.co/0D1Et4ldDV
|Critical Conversations - Perspectives on Student Wellbeing|
|Critical Conversations - Perspectives on Student Wellbeing - Apr 26 at 7 PM|
Friday, March 10, 2023
It's National Sleep Awareness Week!
Lack of sleep can lead to chronic disease and conditions—such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and depression.
Learn more at: https://www.cdc.gov/sleep
|Franklin Health Department: Wellness Update - Sleep Awareness Week|
Friday, March 3, 2023
It is National Nutrition Month.
Fill your plate with 50% veggies, 25% whole grains, and 25% lean protein.
Visit MyPlate.gov to learn more.
Friday, November 25, 2022
"November is Healthy Skin Month.
Wear at least SPF 30 all year long. Ultraviolet rays can penetrate skin in any kind of weather.
Learn more: www.americanskin.org"
|American Skin Association|
Friday, November 11, 2022
November is Diabetes Awareness Month. Over ⅓ of US Adults have prediabetes & more than 8 in 10 of them don't know they have it.
Lean more: diabetes.org
|American Diabetes Association|
Thursday, October 13, 2022
Have a fun filled night and learn about health resources at the Franklin Fall Health Fair on Wednesday October 19th from 3 PM - 6 PM at the Franklin Public Library!
- Arcadia Dental
- Balanced Path Wellness Center
- Feet in Motion
- Franklin Fire Department
- Franklin Food Pantry
- Franklin Foot Care
- Franklin Police Department with Ben Franklin
- Franklin Senior Center
- Families in Bloom
- MCR Chiropractic
- Metacomet Public Health Alliance
- Milford Regional Hospital
- Moxie Mobility Training
- Neighbor Brigade
- Night Owl Farm
- Personal Best Physical Therapy of Norfolk
- Professional Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine
- Safe Coalition
- SELF Aesthetics and Therapeutic Specialists
- Sense of Balance
- Timeless CrossFit and Fitness
|Did you hear that the Health Department is holding a Fall Health Fair at the Library - Oct 19|
Thursday, October 6, 2022
THIS MONTH: Senate President Karen Spilka's Health and Wellness Fair
Return to in-person fair includes fun and informative activities for residents aged 55+
State Senate President Karen E. Spilka, a resident of Ashland, has held an annual health and wellness fair in the fall for over a decade. This fun and informative event returns to an in-person format this month with a revised name, a broadened focus that includes active older adults, a streamlined registration process, and an invitation for younger generations to accompany older family members.
The fair will be held on Saturday, October 22, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Keefe Regional Technical School (Keefe Tech), located at 750 Winter Street in Framingham, Massachusetts. All who wish to attend are encouraged to register at karenspilka.com/fair to reserve a free lunch.
Called the Senior Health & Wellness Fair since its 2011 inception, the event has been renamed Senate President Spilka's 55+ Fair: Health and Wellness for Active Agers and Those Who Love Them. The popular event, open to all residents of the MetroWest region, will offer fun and informative activities as well as food, live music, vendors, and prize drawings.
"A significant percentage of our residents now aged 55 and older, and a large number of families are facing decisions about how to care for aging loved ones," said Senate President Karen E. Spilka (D-Ashland). "I am proud to offer this comprehensive event, which will combine our traditional offerings of free health screenings, workshops and socialization with expanded offerings for active seniors and the family members of older adults. We know that fostering connection and staying active are two effective tools for healthy aging, and I'm excited to convene members of our community to provide strategies for both."
Workshops and other activities will focus on all aspects of wellness, such as outdoor recreation, mental health resources, job-searching, and family decision-making, including estate planning and senior housing options. "Attendees can join in interactive fitness, art, and music activities."
Residents of Senate President Spilka's district and their family members are encouraged to register on karenspilka.com and learn about the workshops they may choose to attend on the day of the event. Registration is not mandatory, but meals and workshop seating are not guaranteed for those who don't register for this popular event. Residents are encouraged to call the office of Senate President Spilka at (617) 722-1500 with questions.
Tuesday, September 13, 2022
Don't Be Left Out. Register Today