Women’s Fund seeks solutions to isolation with first-of-its-kind JAM event - March 19 2014

OSHKOSH, Wis. ? The Women's Fund of the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation is hosting a Community JAM session, a first-of-its-kind experience in Oshkosh aimed at finding solutions to end isolation and its devastating effects in our community.

The free event will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, March 21, at The Waters, 1393 Washington St. (map) Register by calling 920-426-3993.

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More than 60 people are expected to participate in the JAM, a process led by professional facilitators to develop concepts that can be supported through the Women's Fund or other donors that create real and lasting change to help end isolation in our community.

"This past year has been phenomenal for building awareness and a community of support around this issue," said Karlene Grabner, Women's Fund director. "Isolation is a community-wide problem that no one organization can fix. We're pulling people together for a brainstorming session like no other. We're really excited to see what comes of this."

Thanks to generous donors and supporters, the Women's Fund has been working diligently over the past year to raise awareness through its Campaign to End Isolation. Isolation can hit home for people in all age groups and across all demographics. It is often triggered by life events and it is a precursor for many health and psychological issues we struggle with in our community such as depression, addictions, heart disease, immune system disorders and death.

Since 1998, the Women's Fund has provided more than $800,000 in grants to make resources available for causes of interest to women; foster among women a sense of empowerment and philanthropy; and increase awareness of women's issues. For more information, please call 920-426-3993 or go to http://Women.OshkoshAreaCF.org.

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