Intramural Football

Unfortunately yall didn’t make it in the yearly pictures, but thanks to the 4 ladies of 4S that came out and played intramural football! We won more games than we lost so I’d say we did decent! More importantly I enjoyed having fun and being active with yall the last 5 weeks! I’m a little sad that we don’t have any more games. 

Hope yall had fun the last couple weeks!

-Amanda

Camping Door Decs

It’s May people! Wow.. time flies! Today I put up your last set of door decs for the year. I made camping themed door decs because as summer approaches I start thinking about camping and how great it is to get together around the camp fire with friends. Hopefully this year you have had a chance to make some campfire friends, the kind where you can just be your athentic self in front of and just hang out with. 

Have a great day!

-Amanda

4S Cook Out

The weather wasn’t great on Saturday during our cook out, but yall made the best of it. Instead of outdoor games, we hung out inside and played board games and got henna tattoos. Hope yall enjoyed the food. Thanks for stopping down!

-Ben and Amanda

Friday Dinner

Everyone needs to eat and it’s way more fun to eat with other people! The semester is coming to an end and of you’d like to hang out with Ben and myself one last time we love to do that over dinner. On campus or off, we like to see how your semester is wrapping up or talk about any random number of things. Thanks for going to dinner on Friday ladies! I enjoyed the conversation and the laughs!

-Ben and Amanda

Dementia Awareness Event

Hello 4 South,

This past Tuesday our campus hosted a dementia awareness event. This event was put on by three of our very own Pioneer ladies. They set this event up to help our community be more aware of what dementia truly is, what we can do to recognize the signs, and how Wisconsin is here to help those with Dementia, including their loved ones. We were delighted to have the company of two speakers during this event. The first speaker was Whitney Thompson, MPH, CHES. Whitney is from the Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC). This center was created to help communities become better capable with helping those with Dementia, and to help their care givers as well. Whitney spoke about the statistics of Wisconsin, and that there are currently over 115,000 residents with Dementia. Whitney then explain that Dementia is not a specific term. She explained that using the term “Dementia” is like using the term “Cancer”. Dementia is a broad term and like cancer there are specific types of dementia, with the most widely known as Alzheimer’s.

Dementia is caused by physical damage to the brain. a brain with dementia is visually smaller than a brain that is healthy. Therefore this physical damage causes the brain not function normally. Some of the most symptoms will effect these areas; Memory, Communication and Language, Focus and Attention Span, Reasoning and Judgment, or Visual Perception.

The second speaker was named Kent. He was a school teacher for 36 years and his wife has been diagnosed with having a type of dementia. She was only 62 years old when she was diagnosed. Kent spoke about the adaptations he has made to be able to help his wife live the best life possible, along with how to deal with the difficult times. Kent told us how supportive the ADRC is and how if we ever have loved ones who are diagnosed with a form of dementia that we shouldn’t wait to talk with the center. Kent also spoke about other groups in the area who are here to help.

I have a copy of the pamphlet in my room, so if any of you would like to have a copy I will be sure to get you one, so that you can find the help that is available to all.

-Ben0427171606

Thoughts when in a Relationship

The end of the year is coming! Many of us are looking forward to this fact, however, some of us don’t like the idea of being separated from that certain someone. Whether you are currently in a steady relationship or are just beginning to know someone, you may have the thought of summer break in your mind. This means you will more than likely be making a decision of what direction to take your relationship. Some may end, while others will want to become more serious and make it an official commitment.

For either or any of these possible avenues there is some advise to be had. Although this board does not touch on every level of relationship advise it does help to keep your feelings in mind. The last thing you want from a relationship is to get hurt or to feel like you’ve made a mistake. So before you make a decision that either makes you fell like the top of the world, or has the potential to pull on your heart too hard, take a look at the new bulletin board and think of how you will feel when you make relationship decisions. Be safe when meeting others for the first time, and think about your decisions before acting.

If you ever need to talk to someone there are services on campus as well to help you through relationship difficulties or more serious instances.

https://www.uwplatt.edu/counseling-services

Use the link above to get to the student health services page for help in any case.

-Ben0425171610

10 Fitness Facts

The weather has been so nice lately! If you are anything like me, you may have been thinking about starting up working out again. This board has a few fitness facts regarding the benefits of working out and getting regular exercise.

Get out and enjoy the weather!

-Amanda