The Empower Youth Program

I would like to announce that WIN has received a scholarship that gives us the license to offer this program for a year.  We want to bring as many members of the community together as possible and bring the education coordinator for the iEmpathize organization to Rome to conduct the program.  Organizations can then apply …

Hidden in Plain Sight

While reading the Rome News Tribune several weeks ago, and then almost daily, I became very angry, then very sad.  Unfortunately, it convinced me that a project I am working on with the Women’s Information Network, Inc. (WIN) is even more urgent than I had originally thought. What did I read?  First I came to …

Thinking About The Unthinkable

By Sharon Baker, BSN, MN, CWHNP President & Founder, Women’s Information Network, Inc. This year I read a book entitled, “Being Mortal” by Dr. Atul Gwande.  I don’t remember who recommended it to me, but it articulated many of my observations, experiences, and feelings based on my decision to pursue a career in nursing.  When …

Life: The Final Chapter – Write Your Own Ending

  By Sharon Baker, BSN, MN, CWHNP President & Founder, Women’s Information Network, Inc.   More people in the baby boomer generation are reaching age 65 – some 10,000 a day until 2030 (Pew Research Center, 2010). I happen to be one of those this year. As usual, each milestone for my generation causes social …

WIN IS COMING BACK TO TOWN

Twenty-five years ago, I was compelled and challenged to initiate a dialogue about menopause. Why you ask? I was entering that phase of life and so were many of my patients. There was much controversy about the risks and benefits of various regimens for treating symptoms and lots of jokes.  I set out to bring …

WIN Becoming Active

W.I.N. was formed to provide information on a variety of issues, including educating women about health issues, providing a forum for information exchange, determining women’s health needs and empowering them to seek holistic, individualized health care services. Now 25 years later, W.I.N. holds seminars, lectures, and meetings for and about women’s health issues.  The Women’s …