Health, Families & Finances

UW-Extension provides education promoting family strengths and help communities become positive environments for the family life. Programs respond to community needs with research-based education and partnerships that support Wisconsin families and communities.

Community Strength Training Program for Women and Men in Florence County

The Florence County UW-Extension, Florence County ADRC, and the Florence County Health Department will be offering the Strong Bones Program, an exercise program for young, middle-aged and older adults. Classes will be offered at the Florence County Library starting the week of July 11th, 2017 through August 10th, 2017. Classes are held twice weekly (Tuesdays and Thursdays) and each class includes progressive weight training, flexibility, balance activities. Jenette Gunville, UW-Extension Family Living Agent is teaching these county-wide programs. The classes are FREE—no cost to attend!  Florence County Library: Tuesday/Thursdays 1:00-2:00pm starting JULY 11th-August 10th

All instructors have been trained in the Strong Bones program and have had personal successes participating and leading strength training.

The Strong Bones Program was developed by Miriam Nelson, Ph.D., an associate professor at the Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University. The Strong Bones Program is based upon years of research on how strength training and proper nutrition improve the health of all ages. “Strength is a critical factor in living healthier, more active lives. Our research shows that a program of strength training not only improves bone density but reduces falls, improves arthritis symptoms, and increases flexibility and strength,” states Dr. Nelson.  The program is appropriate for both sedentary and active adults.

Register with Florence County Health Department: 1-715-528-4837

If you are interested in participating in the Strong Bones Program, please contact the Florence County Health Department for proper paperwork to participate—1-715-528-4837. Remember:  the class is FREE!  We hope to see you there.

Attention Parents who have children age 1 to 5!  Please see link below for information on Head Start.
Head Start






If you have any questions regarding Family Living in Florence County, please contact:

Florence, Forest & Vilas Counties
Florence Resource Center
5628 Forestry Dr
Florence, WI 54121
Phone: (715) 528-5490
Fax:(715) 528-5172

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