Upcoming KishHealth System Community Wellness Programs

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Blood Pressure Clinic

A KishHealth System health professional monitors your blood pressure weekly. Each participant receives blood pressure information and a tracking card. Free. No appointment necessary. Every Monday, 9 – 11 am, at KishHealth System Physician Group, 12700 US Highway 34, Plano, or 10:30 am – 12:30 pm, at Kishwaukee Hospital, DeKalb.  For more information, or other times and locations, visit www.kishprograms.org.

Preventing Falls

A fall can be very traumatic and lead to serious injury. While there are many factors that contribute to falls, aging does not have to be one of them. Join KishHealth System Physical Therapy staff as they explore the common causes of falling and how to reduce risk. This program is open to caregivers, family members and friends. Preventing Falls is Monday, Feb. 3, 12 – 1 pm, at KishHealth System Physical Therapy Center, Sycamore. Free. Registration required. For more information or to register call 815.748.8900, or visit www.kishprograms.org.

Look Good…Feel  Better

Look Good…Feel Better is presented in partnership with the American Cancer Society, Personal Care Products Council Foundation, Professional Beauty Association, and the National Cosmetology Association.  This free program teaches beauty techniques to women or girls who are actively undergoing cancer treatment to help combat the appearance-related side effects of radiation therapy and chemotherapy. Come learn tips skin care, makeup hair care and wigs. All participants receive free kit of cosmetics. Look Good…Feel Better is Monday, Feb. 3, 6 – 8 pm, at KishHealth System Cancer Center, DeKalb. Free. Registration required. For more information or to register, please call 815.748.2958.

Diabetes: Self-Management, Kish – Feb. 3, Valley West – Feb. 7

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. Diabetes: Self Management is Mondays, beginning Feb. 3, 9 am – 12 pm, at the KishHealth System Diabetes Education Center, DeKalb, or Mondays, beginning Feb. 3, 6 -9 pm, at the KishHealth System Diabetes Education Center, Sandwich. Registration required. Please call the KishHealth System Diabetes Education Center at 815.786.3684 in Sandwich, or 815.748.8378 in DeKalb for cost or to register.

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, EMT’s, respiratory therapists, CNAs, and other allied health personnel. A course completion card will be issued upon successful completion of the course. Price includes book. CPR Healthcare Provider is Monday, Feb. 3, 5:30 – 9:30 pm, at KishHealth System Emergency Medical Services, DeKalb. $50/person. Registration required. Call 815.748.5951 to register.

Group Conditioning

This program is designed to give a small group of individuals a more personalized approach to conditioning. The program emphasizes cardiovascular health, flexibility, core stability, general strength, and balance. Group Conditioning meets Monday, Wednesday and Fridays, 6 – 7 am, for three months, at KishHealth System Physical Therapy Center, Sycamore. $100/person. Registration required. Call 815.748.8900 or visit. www.kishprograms.org.

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 we will explore. New Baby Care is Monday, Feb. 3, 7:30 – 9:30 pm, in the Valley West Medical Office Building, Sandwich. $15/couple. Call 815.789.3962 or visit www.kishprograms.org.

Super Siblings

Children ages 3 – 5 will benefit from this class by learning how babies look, act, and behave. Children also tour a room in the KishHealth System Maternity Suites. Super Siblings is Monday, Feb. 3, 6 – 7 pm, at the Valley West Medical Office Building, Sandwich. $10/family. Registration required. Call 815.786.3962 or visit www.kishprograms.org.

Chair Yoga

Simple yoga stretching and breathing done through yoga poses and postures in a seated position improves range of motion, flexibility, and strength. Deep relaxing breathing helps increase energy, and decrease stress and anxiety. A chair also serves as support for standing yoga postures. Patients and caregivers of any age and ability level are welcome to attend. Chair Yoga is Tuesdays and Fridays, beginning Feb. 4, 9:30 – 10:15 am, at the KishHealth System Cancer Center, DeKalb. Free. Registration required. Call 815.748.2958 for more information or to register.

REACH program

This engaging series consists of three classes offered quarterly at the KishHealth System Cancer Center to provide support and education around the unique needs of individuals and caregivers after cancer treatment. These programs focus on three areas of cancer survivorship: nutritional health, emotional and social well-being, and physical fitness and activity. REACH program is Tuesdays, beginning Feb. 4, 1 – 2 pm, at the KishHealth System Cancer Center, DeKalb. Free. Registration required. Call 815.748.2858 for more information or to register.

Ingredients for Healthy Living: 4-Part Kitchen Skills Series

Jo Cessna, Healthy Culinary Instructor, introduces a variety of topics to help you improve your kitchen skills in this 4 part series. Register once to attend all sessions. “Getting Started” teaches participants about key kitchen elements including kitchen tools and language, basic ingredients, and how to build a natural shopping list. During “Perfect Produce” learn how to select and care for produce, simple knife skills and basic techniques to cook any vegetable without a recipe. “Spices and Herbs” covers spice blends and purchasing, storing, and drying essential spices and herbs. Make your own convenience items like: taco seasoning, breading, chai, pesto and more. And the last session, “Fortify Your Fridge” participants learn simple techniques to fill the fridge once per week and still create wonderful breakfasts, lunches and dinners. Recipes and tastings provided. Ingredients for Healthy Living: 4-Part Kitchen Skills Series is Tuesdays, beginning Feb. 4, 6 – 8 pm, at the Hy-Vee Club Room, Sycamore. $40/person. Registration required. Call 815.748.8962 or visit www.kishprograms.org.

Breastfeeding Success

Getting off to a good start is vital to breastfeeding success. This program provides guidance for moms-to-be on the importance of breastfeeding; where to find the evidence-based information and support; and how labor decisions can impact your breastfeeding experience. Spouses are strongly encouraged to attend. Breastfeeding Success is Tuesday, Feb. 4, 7 – 9 pm, at the Valley West Medical Office Building, Sandwich. $15/couple. Registration required. Call 815.786.3962, or visit www.kishprograms.org.

C-Section Expectations

A cesarean section (c-section) is the delivery of a baby through an incision in the mother’s abdomen and uterus. A certified childbirth educator explains this procedure beginning with when to schedule it through what happens after you get home. If you know you’re having a c-section, even if it’s a repeat, setting expectations and understanding the process can ease some of the anxiety you may be experiencing. C-Section Expectations is Tuesday, Feb. 4, 5 – 6 pm, at the Valley West Medical Office Building, Sandwich. Free. Registration required. Call 815.786.3962, or visit www.kishprograms.org.

Blood Pressure Clinic

A KishHealth System health professional monitors your blood pressure weekly. Each participant receives blood pressure information and a tracking card. Free. No appointment necessary. Every Wednesday, 9-11 am, at KishHealth System Physician Group, 599 Pearson Drive, Genoa, or Valley West Hospital, Sandwich.  For more information, or other times and locations, visit www.kishprograms.org.

Women with Cancer Networking 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. The next meeting of the Women with Cancer Networking Group is Wednesday, Feb. 5, 10 – 11 am, at the KishHealth System Cancer Center, DeKalb. Free. No registration required. Call 815.748.2958 for more information.

Ingredients for Healthy Living: Quick Gluten Free/Dairy Free Meals

Gluten free and dairy free cooking is not hard when we focus on the foods we CAN enjoy.  Facilitated by Jo Cessna, healthy culinary instructor, recipes created in this class are wonderful for any style of eater.  Join us to learn techniques that make quick work out of everyday meals. Ingredients for Healthy Living: Quick Gluten Free/Dairy Free Meals meets Thursday, Feb. 6, 6 – 8 pm, at the Valley West Medical Office Building.  $10/person. Registration required. Call 815.786.3962, or visit www.kishprograms.org.

Cancer Support Group – KishHealth System

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 next meeting of the Cancer Support Group is Thursday, Feb. 6, 9:30 – 11 am, at the KishHealth System Cancer Center at Kishwaukee Hospital. Free. No registration required. Call 815.748.2958 for more information.

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 we will explore. New Baby Care is Thursday, Feb. 6, 6:30 – 8 pm, at Kish Hospital Roberts Conference Center, DeKalb. $15/couple. Registration required. Call 815.748.8962 or visit www.kishprograms.org.

Safe Sitter

This internationally recognized babysitting program teaches 11 – 13 year olds the skills to provide children in their care a safe, nurturing environment. Includes Safe Sitter backpack, manual, supplies and light refreshments. Safe Sitter is Saturday, Feb. 8, 8:30 am – 2:30, at the Kish Hospital Roberts Conference Center, DeKalb. $40/person. Registration required. Please bring a sack lunch. Call 815.748.8962 or visit www.kishprograms.org.

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