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Plum City Care Center takes dementia training

Pictured are staff who attended the dementia training: (front row, from left) Activity Director Laura Kadlec, social worker Alison Oostendorp and The Seasons Manager Carmen Bechel; (back row, from left) Dietary Manager Patricia Miara, Administrator Carla Hutter, Director of Nursing Dawn Davis and MDS Coordinator Jennifer Hass. Submitted photo

The interdisciplinary team at Plum City Care Center recently completed the Wisconsin Dementia Training Project.

The online training provides an overview of dementia including types, risk factors, symptoms, treatment and research.

The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Center for Career Development and Employability Training in partnership with Wisconsin Department of Health Services and a group of stakeholders developed dementia care guiding principles for caregivers, providers and other professionals.

• Jack Hines, longtime local auctioneer, was honored recently at the World Wide College of Auctioneering in Mason City, Iowa, and Denver, Colo., for completing 50 years of teaching No other person in the history of the organization has accomplished this fete, according to a news statement. Paul C. Behr, president of WWCA was host the event reviewing Hines' school and National Auctioneers Association accomplishments.

The school which began in 1933, has had only four owners and he has worked for all.

• Kate Stone is the new Weight Watchers leader in Red Wing. She oversees meetings at 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Thursdays at First United Methodist Church, 403 East Ave.

"Kate, like all of our leaders, has successfully lost weight on the Weight Watchers program and is dedicated to helping members find success in their own journeys," the company said in a news statement.

Local meetings use about the Weight Watchers Beyond the Scale program, which inspires and guides members to eat better, move more and shift their mindset.

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