Upcoming Community Wellness Programs at Valley West & Kish Hospitals

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Upcoming Community Wellness Programs at Kish Hospital

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Infant Massage

Research shows touch is essential to human development. This one-hour, hands-on class will instruct you in beginner infant massage techniques and the clinical effects of massage on your baby. Limit two adults per infant. Infant Massage appointments are at Unlimited Performance, 2111 Midlands Court, Sycamore. $15/couple. Please call 815.748.8900 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Next Level Sports Performance Clinic – Kids

Let Kishwaukee Community Hospital’s outpatient physical therapy center, Unlimited Performance, help you develop your speed, agility training, power improvement, core stability, strength and balance training, injury prevention, and stretching techniques. Next Level Sports Performance Clinics – Kids classes are at Unlimited Performance, 2111 Midlands Court, Sycamore. Meets 1 day a week for 4 weeks. $30/person. Class size is limited to 8 to allow a high level of individualized attention for children ages 10-12. Call 815.748.8900 for information, dates/times, and to register.

Next Level Sports Performance Clinic – Teens

Let Kishwaukee Community Hospital’s outpatient physical therapy center, Unlimited Performance, help you develop your speed, agility training, power improvement, core stability, strength and balance training, injury prevention, and stretching techniques. Next Level Sports Performance Clinics – Teens classes are at Unlimited Performance, 2111 Midlands Court, Sycamore. Meets 2 days a week for 5 weeks. $100/person. For ages 13-18. Call 815.748.8900 for information, dates/times, and to register.

Runner’s Gait Analysis

This program offers a screening of foot and lower extremity biomechanics, flexibility and alignment along with a video analysis and review of your running gait. We also identify proper footwear base on your foot mechanics and running style. Runner’s Gait Analysis is at Unlimited Performance, 2111 Midlands Court, Sycamore. $30/person. Call 815.748.8900 for more information or to make an appointment.

One-on-One Personal Conditioning/Training Program

This unique program offers a personalized conditioning/training program. The program emphasizes cardiovascular health, flexibility, core stability, general strength and balance, and agility and skill development based on personal goals. One-on-One Personal Conditioning is at Unlimited Performance, 2111 Midlands Court, Sycamore. $30/hour. Call 815.748.8900 for more information or to make an appointment.

Free Know Your Numbers Screening Appointments

Kishwaukee Community Hospital has enhanced the format of Know Your Numbers to be more focused on patients through individual appointments. Knowing and understanding your numbers is a component vital to good health. Heart disease and other health issues can be predicted using this information. As a service to the communication, Kish Hospital is offering the following screenings and education free of charge in the convenience of one appointment: blood test for cholesterol and blood sugar levels, blood pressure, waist measurement, body mass index (BMI), and education. Appointments are available the 2nd and 4th Thursdays each month. Registration and 12 hour fast required. Must be 20 years or older. For more information and to make an appointment, please call 815.748.8962.

Zumba

Zumba is a full body workout dancing to Latin music. Learn simple steps that help you burn calories and get in shape while having fun! Zumba is at Unlimited Performance, 2111 Midlands Court, Sycamore. Class meets on Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:45 – 6:45 p.m., for 8 weeks beginning Sept. 2. $35/once a week; $70/twice a week. Call 815.748.8900 for more information or to register.

Aquatic Exercise

This class is for individuals with back pain, joint pain including arthritis, soft tissue pain including fibromyalgia, or individuals seeking to improve cardiovascular fitness. Warm water sessions decrease pain with improved range of motion, stretching and flexibility. Aquatic Exercise is at Unlimited Performance, 2111 Midlands Court, Sycamore. Class meets once a week for 8 weeks beginning Sept. 2. $75/person. Call 815.748.8900 for more information or to register.

Fit and Fun Senior Workout

Are you looking for a fitness program tailored specifically for older adults? Unlimited Performance offers this specially designed program to help you reach your maximum physical potential through stretching, balance, light cardio, light weights, exercise bands, and core strengthening. Fit and Fun Senior Workout is at Unlimited Performance, 2111 Midlands Court, Sycamore. Class meets Monday and Wednesday for 8 weeks. $35/once a week; $70/twice a week. Call 815.748.8900 for more information or to register.

Women with Cancer Support Group

This group provides women impacted by cancer the rich opportunity to share information, develop new friendships, obtain emotional support and find a special connection with others surviving cancer. Late morning coffee and snacks provided. Free. Women with Cancer Support Group meets the first and third Tuesday each month, 10:30 a.m. – noon, at the Kish Hospital Cancer Center. Free. No registration required. For more information call 815.748.2958 or visit www.kishhospital.org/programs.

Chair Yoga

Simple yoga stretching and breathing done through yoga poses and postures in a seated position improve range of motion, flexibility, and strength. Deep relaxing breathing helps increase energy, decrease anxiety and stress. A chair also serves as support for standing yoga positions. Patients and caregivers of any age and ability level are welcome to attend. Chair Yoga is at the Kish Hospital Cancer Center, Tuesdays, from 3:45 – 4:30 p.m. Free. Registration required. Call 815.748.2958 or visit www.kishhospital.org/programs.

Pilates

Improve posture, flexibility, and stamina by isolating and training core muscles with fluid, graceful movements. Pilates is perfect for all ages and fitness levels. Pilates is at Unlimited Performance, 2111 Midlands Court, Sycamore. Classes meet Tuesday and Thursday, 6 – 7 p.m. for 8 weeks beginning Sept. 3. $35/once a week; $70 twice a week. Call 815.748.8900 for more information or to register.

Yoga

Increase your energy, feel happier and more peaceful. Yoga brings the mind and body together using breathing to improve stress management and reduce anxiety. It helps improve flexibility and relaxation. Yoga is perfect for all ages and ability levels. Yoga is at Unlimited Performance, 2111 Midlands Court, Sycamore. Class meets twice a week, 5 – 6 p.m., beginning Sept. 3. $35/once a week; $70 twice a week. Call 815.748.8900 for more information or to register.

Blood Pressure Clinic – Genoa

A Kish Hospital community wellness health professional monitors your blood pressure weekly. Each participant receives blood pressure information and a tracking card. Free. No appointment necessary. Every Wednesday, from 9 – 11 a.m.., at KishHealth Family & Specialty Care, Genoa. Call 815.748.8962, or visit www.kishhospital.org/programs.

CPR Healthcare Provider

This course is intended for participants who provide healthcare to patients in a wide variety of situations, including in and out-of-hospital settings. These healthcare providers may include (but are not limited to) nurses, paramedics, EMTs, respiratory therapists, CNAs, and other allied health personnel. The course is also designed for anyone who is required to take a healthcare provider course for employment and may be attended by laypersons. $50/person. CPR Helathcare Provider is Sept. 4, at 5:30 p.m., in the KishHealth System Building at 2727 Sycamore Road, DeKalb. Call 815.756.1521 ext. 153618 or visit www.kishhospital.org/programs.

Cancer Support Group

This group is open to anyone impacted by cancer. This weekly group provides an opportunity to learn more about cancer from fellow patients, caregivers and trained staff in a safe and encouraging environment. The group is open to patients, caregivers and community members. The Cancer Support Group meets every Thursday, from 10 – 11:30 a.m. at the Kish Hospital Cancer Center. Free. No registration required. Call 815.748.2958 or visit www.kishhospital.org/programs.

Diabetes: Self Management

Learn the latest in diabetes care with an emphasis on the positives. Take the initiative now to control your diabetes and not allow it to control you. The class meets Sept. 5, 9 – 11 a.m., and Sept. 12 & 19, from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. in Kish Hospital’s Diabetes Education Center. Registration is required for this program and closes three days before the program date. A minimum number of participants are also required. For more information about price and to register, call 815.748.8378 or visit www.kishhospital.org/programs.

New Baby Care

A class for parents, grandparents and other caregivers to learn the basics of newborn care. Bathing, diapering, feeding, sleeping and comforting techniques to soothe a crying baby are just a few of the topics explored. New Baby Care is Sept. 5, from 6:30 – 9 p.m. in the Kish Hospital Roberts Conference Center. $15 per couple. Registration is required. Call 815.748.8962 or visit www.kishhospital.org/programs.

Prepared Childbirth Refresher

For expectant parents who have attended a Prepared Childbirth class for a prior birth and wish to attend a “refresher” class. Prepared Childbirth Refresher is Aug. 24, 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in the Kish Hospital Roberts Conference Center. $35 per couple. Registration is required. Call 815.748.8963 or visit www.kishhospital.org/programs.

Prepared Childbirth Weekend Express

This condensed Prepared Childbirth class for the expectant mom and her labor companion provides the same basic information as our Prepared Childbirth class, but offers the convenience of completing it in one day. Prepared Childbirth Weekend Express is Aug. 24, from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. in the Kish Hospital Roberts Conference Center. $75 per couple. Registration is required. Call 815.748.8963 or visit www.kishhospital.org/programs.

Upcoming Community Wellness Programs at Valley West

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Think You Need a New Hip or Knee?

Dave Smith, Kish Joint Center Coordinator, takes you through the experience of hip and knee joint replacement. Learn if you are a candidate, how to prepare for this procedure, and what to expect while in the hospital and after surgery. Think You Need a New Hip or Knee? is Aug. 27, from 6:30 – 8 pm, in the Valley West Medical Office Building. Free. 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.

Do You Have Neck & Arm Pain? with Dr. Hwang

Orthopedic Surgeon and KishHealth System Spine Center Medical Director Raymond Hwang, MD, talks about neck related symptoms associated with the degenerative spine. He also discusses nonsurgical and surgical treatment options for neck and arm pain. Do You Have Neck & Arm Pain? with Dr. Hwang is Aug. 28, from 6:30 – 8 pm, in the Valley West Medical Office Building. Free. 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.

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.

Community Blood Drive

Valley West Community Hospital hosts a community blood drive on Aug. 27, from 1 – 5 p.m. in the Valley West Medical Office Building. Donating blood is completely safe, and organizations like the Heartland Blood Centers rely on volunteers for support. Help save lives by giving a meaningful gift this holiday season. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are preferred. Appointments can be made online or by calling Sue Morgan at 815.498.9467.

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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