Upcoming Community Wellness Programs at Kish & Valley West Hospitals

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Upcoming Community Wellness Programs at Kishwaukee Hospital

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Living After Loss

A child-loss group intended for parents who have experienced the death of a child, no matter the age. Living After Loss meets June 24, July 22, & Aug. 26, from 6:30 – 8 pm at DeKalb County Hospice. Free. Registration is required and closes five days before the program date. A minimum number of participants are also required. Please call 815.756.3000 for more information or to register.

Healthy Reflecting with Thought Journals

Thought journaling, a strategy used in cognitive behavioral therapy, provides individuals the opportunity to reflect on their thinking and emotions during and after an event. Join KishHealth Counselor Mary McKinnel, LCPC, to learn how this technique can lead to more constructive thinking and healthier outcomes. Healthy Reflecting with Thought Journals is June 25, from 5:30 – 6:30 pm in the Kish Hospital Roberts Conference Center. Free. Registration is required and closes five days before the program date. A minimum number of participants are also required. Call 815.748.8962 or visit www.kishhospital.org/programs.

Upcoming Community Wellness Programs at Valley West

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Perfect Produce

Jo Cessna, Healthy Culinary Instructor, teaches how to select and care for produce, simple knife skills and basic techniques to cook any vegetable without a recipe. Perfect Produce is June 20, from 6 – 8 pm, in the Valley West Medical Office Building. $10 per person. Tasting and recipes provided. Registration is required for this program and closes three days before the program date. A minimum number of participants are required. Call 815.786.3962 or visit www.valleywest.org/programs.

Living After Loss

A bereaved parent grief support group. This is a new offering intended for parent who have experienced the death of a child and are seeking to connect with others for support and education. Free. Living After Loss meets June 24, July 22, Aug. 26, from 6:30 – 8 pm, at DeKalb County Hospice. Registration is required for this program and closes three days before the program date. A minimum number of participants are required. Please call Sue Rankin at DeKalb County Hospice for more information or to register. Call 815.786.3990 or visit www.valleywest.org/programs.

Blood Pressure Clinic

Valley West nurse volunteers offer free weekly blood pressure checks at Valley West Community Hospital every Wednesday from 9 to 11 a.m. Just walk in, no registration is required.

Safe Sitter

This 2-day internationally recognized babysitting program teaches 11 – 13 year olds the skills to provide children in their care a safe, and nurturing environment. Includes Safe Sitter backpack, manual, supplies and light refreshments. Safe Sitter is June 26 & 27, from 8:30 am – noon in the Valley West Medical Office Building. $40/child. Registration is required for this program and closes three days before the program date. A minimum number of participants are required. Call 815.786.3962 or visit www.valleywest.org/programs.

About Valley West Community Hospital

Valley West Community Hospital, part of the KishHealth System, is a 25-bed, federally designated Critical Access hospital located in Sandwich, IL. A full-service hospital, Valley West has a 24-hour Emergency Room, inpatient and ICU care, onsite laboratory and diagnostic imaging/radiology capabilities, and a Level II Nursery within the Maternity Suites. Over the past 11 years, the KishHealth System invested more than $25 million in facility and technology improvements, and recruitment of specialists to the hospital.

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