Especially for Seniors
AARP Smart Driver Course
Students learn defensive driving techniques, new traffic laws, and rules of the road. They find out how to safely adjust their driving to compensate for normal age-related changes in vision, hearing, and reaction time. There are no written tests or behind-the-wheel training. Fee: $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. Checks payable to AARP. Participants must bring their drivers license and AARP membership card to the class.
Advance Health Planning
Most people have firm ideas about the type of medical care they want, or don't want, to receive. However, if you were unable to communicate your wishes, would your family know what to do? An Advance Directive for Healthcare ensures that your wishes are carried out. Learn more about the use of Advance Directives and receive assistance in completing them. Scheduled by appointment only.
Falls are a leading cause of injury. If you experience dizziness or loss of balance, consider this 15-minute screening to assess your balance.
Cholesterol - Lipid Screening
Cholesterol is a leading indicator of heart disease. Learn your risk with this simple screening. The hospital lab at St. Nicholas offers open hours Monday-Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Appointments are not required for walk-in hours. Fees for services: Lipid profile (cholesterol, HDL, calc. LDL, and triglycerides; 12-hour fast) - $35; Cholesterol/HDL (non-fasting) - $15.
Safe Driver Assessment
One must obtain a doctor’s prescription for a driving
assessment prior to calling St. Nicholas Hospital
Rehabilitation Services at 920/459-4642 to schedule
Occupational Therapists at St. Nicholas Hospital are able to
assess skill areas that may affect your ability to drive safely. These areas include vision, perception, cognition, and motor performance. There is no over-the-road testing performed. This assessment is appropriate for clients concerned with physical changes due to age or disability, mental changes, and difficulty maintaining focus.
Wisconsin Tobacco Quit Line
The Quit Line is free, sponsored by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW