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Portage Health Hospice presents “Medicare’s Best Kept Secret”

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Learn about a treatment choice that provides medications and medical equipment, on-call nurse availability 24 hours a day seven days a week all at no cost to you or your loved one, and in the comfort of your own home.

Attend one of two presentations by Portage Health Hospice on Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 6 p.m. at GardenView Assisted Living & Memory Care in Calumet, or on Thursday, Nov. 14 at 6 p.m. at The Bluffs Senior Community in Houghton.

“Hospice is never an easy choice,” said Marianne Berghefer, hospice volunteer and bereavement coordinator. “Our goal is to help our patients control their terminal illness. No one can control when they die, but with hospice, we work with patients and families to control how.”

Both presentations are free to the public, and will include light refreshments. Any questions should be directed to Berghefer at (906) 483-1160. Learn more about Portage Health Hospice at

Free Zumba classes offered Saturday at Fitness Center

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The Portage Health Fitness Center is welcoming in the community to try Zumba for free on Saturday, with newly hired Zumba instructor Cindy Crabtree.

Free Zumba DayClasses are being offered at 10 a.m. and noon on Saturday, Nov. 9. Space is limited. Call (906) 483-1149 to reserve your spot.

“This is a great opportunity for people in our community to come out and try one of the most popular fitness classes we offer,” said Angela Luskin, community health coordinator at Portage Health. “It’s also a chance to meet Cindy, a highly motivated and high spirited new instructor at the fitness center.”

Cindy joined the Portage Health team in October as a licensed Zumba instructor. She is also an aqua Zumba instructor, and beach body coach who is working towards becoming a certified personal trainer.

For more information on the fitness center, visit


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