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My 30-Day Declutter Challenge ended in a flurry as I scrambled to complete the last three days of clutter collection.


The goal of the challenge, started on Aug. 1, was to collect one item on Day 1, two on Day 2 and so forth for 30 days. By the end, on Aug. 30, I had culled more than the requisite 465 items,...

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Declutter Challenge: What Works Best for You?

Next Avenue readers share their top tips for getting rid of junk

By Liza Kaufman Hogan for Next Avenue

I said goodbye to my beloved 20-year-old Chihuahua yesterday.


She knew everything about me and, despite that, remained my loyal companion all these years. She put up with my crazy lifestyle, my mood swings and my bad hair days.

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Ways to Cope When a Beloved Pet Dies

Rosie the Chihuahua provided unconditional love for 20 years

By Judy Pansullo for Next Avenue

Finally! The U.S. government is beginning to crack down on cramming by cell phone companies.


There’s a pretty good chance that you’ve been a victim of cramming — the practice of placing unauthorized, misleading or deceptive monthly charges of $1.99 to $19.99 on your telephone...

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How to Prevent ‘Cramming’ Fees on Your Phone Bills

By Caroline Mayer for Next Avenue

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Bone building reaches a peak during adolescence but then slows after age 25. In addition to this natural bone loss, we’re less likely to perform high-impact, bone-stimulating exercises (such as jumping) after age 50. This adds up to an increased risk of osteoporosis...

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Posted October 17, 2016


7 Easy Ways to Build Strong Bones

Jump 10 times, crush some cans and other tips to boost bone density

By Linda Melone for Next Avenue


The ability to stick with an exercise program largely lies in finding an activity you enjoy.

Extroverts and introverts each find happiness in different approaches. Forcing yourself into a workout that makes you uncomfortable isn’t likely to lead to success.

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Posted November 11, 2016


The Best Exercises for Introverts and Extroverts

Where do you get your energy? See which workout styles fit for you

By Linda Melone, CSCS for Next Avenue

Whether you took a longer walk than usual, tried a new exercise or simply spent all day on your feet, achy legs can make your whole body hurt.

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Posted January 13, 2017


Stretches and Exercises for Tired, Achy Legs

4 ways to ease leg and knee pain caused by overdoing it

By Linda Melone for Next Avenue


On March 23rd, the St. Camillus “Dream Team” took an adventure down to the Milwaukee Art Museum (MAM) to celebrate resident, Mary Dahlman. Mary is receiving our hospice services and St. Camillus wanted to help her do something special and create an amazing memory.

St. Camillus celebrates with Golden Ticket winners


St. Camillus is excited to celebrate our expansion progress with our new Golden Ticket program.

Fall prevention and balance training are two of the most important educational topics for seniors to learn about. Many older adults have extremely brief conversations with their doctors about these topics, but don’t get an in-depth screening unless they have a clinical incident that changes their baseline.

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Posted March 29, 2017


A Feast for the Eyes, a Feast for the Soul

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Posted April 4, 2017


Continuing our Tradition of Excellence - St. Camillus Campus Expansion

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Posted April 30, 2017


Preventing Falls

On April 26th, 2017, St. Camillus hosted their 2017 Annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon to celebrate all of the hard work and dedication their volunteers have put in throughout the year. St. Camillus proudly has over 200 volunteers across campus and recognizes the importance of simply saying “thank you.”

Donna Herrmann was recently nominated by Kay Ann Fiedler, St. Camillus Hospice Volunteer Coordinator, for the Inspire by Example Award which is sponsored by the Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee. Donna has been an invaluable part of the St. Camillus Hospice Volunteer Team for the past 3 years.

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Posted May 1, 2017


2017 Annual Volunteer

Appreciation Luncheon

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Posted May 1, 2017


Donna Herrmann, St. Camillus Hospice Volunteer Nominated for the Inspire by Example Award

(Photo: Michael Sears / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

“Some things are things are goals and some things are decisions.”


That’s one of Bill Lamers’ favorite sayings and in this case, this is not a goal.


This is a decision.

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Posted May 25, 2017


In Our Shoes: The Value of Volunteering

Lori Nickel  , Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Aromatherapy is a wonderful way to treat many medical conditions in seniors. Aromatherapy is the practice of using natural oils or salts to enhance physical or psychological well-being. Essential oils can

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Posted August 18, 2017


Going the extra mile:

Therapy success story

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