Blood Pressure Clinic – Kishwaukee Hospital
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 Monday, from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., in the Kish Hospital Roberts Conference Center. Call 815.748.8962, or visit www.kishhealthprograms.org.
What is ADHD?
Join Linda Myers, RN-BC, from the KishHealth System Child Development Clinic to understand ADHD, its causes, typical behaviors, diagnosis, and treatment options. What is ADHD? is Oct. 7, 6 – 7 p.m., in the Kish Hospital Roberts Conference Center. Free. Registration required. Call 815.748.8962 or visit www.kishhealthprograms.org.
Poker Night for Men and Women
Join us for an evening of fun, laughs and cards for me and women who have been impacted by cancer. Whether you are a patient or a caregiver, an experience card shark or a novice that does not know the difference between a bluff and flush, join us for an evening of respite and friendship around the poker table. Poker Night for Men and Women is Oct. 7, 6 – 8 p.m., at the KishHealth System Cancer Center at Kishwaukee Hospital. Free. Registration required. Call 815.748.2958 or visit www.kishhealthprograms.org.
CPR Healthcare Provider Renewal
This course is intended to renew CPR skills 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. Participants must submit a copy of current CPR card. $40/person. CPR Helathcare Provider Renewal is Oct. 7, 5:30 p.m. in the KishHealth System Building at 2727 Sycamore Road, DeKalb. Call 815.756.1521 ext. 153618 or visit www.kishhealthprograms.org.
Powerful Tools for Caregivers
If you regularly take time to help a loved one with errands, personal care, living arrangements, financial and legal concerns or activities, you are a caregiver. This six-week course is designed to give you the tools to take care of yourself as you provide care. The 90-minute sessions are especially helpful for caregivers with limited time. Powerful Tools for Caregivers is Wednesdays, beginning Oct. 8, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at KishHealth System Hospice, 2727 Bethany Road, DeKalb. Free. Registration required. Call 815.756.3000 for more information or to register.
Mary McKinnell, licensed clinical professional counselor, explains the difference between stress and burnout. Learn how to prevent, cope with, and reverse burnout. Managing Burnout is Oct. 8, 6 – 7 p.m., in the Kish Hospital Roberts Conference Center. Free. Registration required. Call 815.748.8962 or visit www.kishhealthprograms.org.
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 System Family & Specialty Care, Genoa. Call 815.748.8962, or visit www.kishhealthprograms.org.
The American Heart Association Heartsaver AED course teaches all lay rescuers when to phone 911, how to give CPR, how to use an AED (automated external defibrillator), and how to provide relief of choking. This course covers adult and child CPR and AED, and Infant CPR. This course also includes information on the signs and symptoms of a heart attack, stroke, and child and infant safety. A course completion card is given following successful completion of the course. Price also includes book. Heartsaver AED/CPR is Oct. 9, 5:30 p.m. at the KishHealth System Building, 2727 Sycamore Road, DeKalb. $45/person. Registration required. Call 815.756.1521 ext. 153618 or visit www.kishhealthprograms.org.
Control Your Cholesterol – Genoa
Are you concerned about your cholesterol? Do you understand what affects cholesterol levels? Whether your levels are high or normal, there are lifestyle changes you can make to reduce or maintain healthy cholesterol. Join us to receive a variety of resources and tools to develop healthy, life-long habits. If you have your cholesterol results, please bring them. Control Your Cholesterol is Oct. 9, 6:30 – 9 p.m. KishHealth System Family & Specialty Care, Genoa. Free. Registration required. Call 815.748.8962 or visit www.kishhealthprograms.org.
Moms Breastfeeding Group
Mothers and babies are welcome to attend this breastfeeding group to discuss the joys and challenges of breastfeeding. Drop in with your baby to meet other breastfeeding moms and receive the support and encouragement you need. Moms Breastfeeding Group meets the second and fourth Thursday every month, 10 – 11:30 a.m., in the Kish Hospital Roberts Conference Center. Free. No registration required. For more information please call 815.748.8962 or visit www.kishhealthprograms.org.
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.kishhealthprograms.org.
Learn the benefits of breastfeeding for mom and baby, getting started, preventing common problems and how to pump and store breast milk. Breastfeeding Class is Oct. 12, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. in the Kish Hospital Roberts Conference Center. $15 per couple. Registration required. Call 815.748.8962 or visit www.kishhealthprograms.org.
Tour of Kish Hospital Maternity Suites
We encourage expectant parents to join us for a walking tour of the beautiful and spacious KishHealth System Maternity Suites at Kishwaukee Hospital. Tour of Kish Hospital Maternity Suites is Oct. 12, from 1 – 2 p.m. The tour is free but registration is required. This tour is also given as part of our Prepared Childbirth class. Free. Call 815.748.8962 or visit www.kishhealthprograms.org.