Month: March 2023


You’re not a fan of flossing

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Do you roll your eyes when your dentist tells you to floss? You may want to give it a whirl. “Poor oral hygiene can lead to the buildup of bacteria in the mouth, leading to inflammation of the gums [gingivitis], which if left untreated can lead to a chronic infection called periodontitis,” says Hara. A 2022 study found that poor periodontal health and tooth loss appear to increase the risk of both cognitive decline and dementia. “Bacteria and the inflammatory mediators can make their way from the mouth into the bloodstream and into the brain,” says Hara. Additional research found that people missing many teeth have a 48 percent higher risk of cognitive impairment and a 28 percent higher risk of dementia. The American Dental Association recommends brushing your teeth twice per day with a fluoride toothpaste for two minutes per session, flossing daily, limiting sugary beverages and snacks, and keeping up with dentist appointments.

Faith in Action of Marathon County provides transportation to medical appointments. Call us at 715-848-8783 or download an Application from our website: to get set up as a Care-Receiver or Volunteer for our transportation services – today. 

Faith in Action of Marathon County, Inc. is a non-profit organization that provides supportive services, at NO CHARGE, to Marathon County residents age 60 and over, regardless of income, religious belief, race, or ethnic background.


Wausau Outlet Store Donation

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We want to thank the Wausau Outlet store as they donated a portion of their proceeds from February to Faith in Action of Marathon County. Please take a look at what Wausau Outlet offers and support their business. Businesses like Wausau Outlet Store and many others in our community help Faith in Action continue serving our seniors in Marathon County.

Are you 60 or older and need rides to the doctor or grocery store? Are you lonely and want to chat or play cards with someone? You can call us at 715-848-8783 to get connected with our NO CHARGE services. 



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Even if genetics put you at risk for a stroke, maintaining a few healthy lifestyle choices can significantly lower your chances of experiencing one. That’s the finding of a recent study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

People who have maintained good cardiovascular health “could potentially slash that risk [of stroke] by a significant amount,” says Myriam Fornage, an author of the paper and a professor at the Center for Human Genetics at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston.

Specifically, the study looked at the effect of following life’s simple 7, the American Heart Association’s (AHA) prescription for heart health:

1. Stop smoking
2. Eat better
3. Get active
4. Lose weight
5. Manage blood pressure
6. Control cholesterol
7. Reduce Blood Sugar

Did you know Faith in Action of Marathon County provides  NO CHARGE RIDES to those who qualify? Give our office a call at 715-848-8783.