Upcoming KishHealth System Community Wellness Programs

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Know Your Numbers Personal Appointments

kishhealth2Knowing and understanding your numbers is vital to good health. Heart disease and other health issues can be predicted using this information.  As a service to our community, we are 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.  Must be 20 years or older.  You can attend Know Your Numbers one time per year.  Appointments are available Thurs., March 27, at KishHealth System Physician Group, 450 Coronado Drive, Rochelle, 7:30 – 10:30 am, by calling 815.748.8962.

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.

Dealing with Perception and Judgment: Your Own and Others

It’s human nature to make judgments about ourselves and others. These judgments can negatively affect how you interact with those around you. Join Lynette Swedberg, advanced practice nurse, to learn how to recognize judgment and have compassion for yourself and others. Dealing with Perception and Judgment: Your Own and Others is Monday, March 31, 6 – 7 pm, at the Valley West Medical Office Building, Sandwich. Free. Registration required. Call 815.748.8334, or visit www.kishprograms.org.

Infant Massage

Research shows that touch is essential to human development. This hands-on class teaches beginner infant massage techniques and the clinical effects of massage on your baby. Limit 2 adults per infant. Infant Massage is an ongoing program at KishHealth System Physical Therapy Center, Sycamore. $15/couple. Registration required. Call 815.748.8900 for more information or to register, or visit www.kishprograms.org.

Next Level Sports Performance – Kids

This program works with children ages 10-12 to develop the physical components necessary for athletic and recreational activities. Kids are invited to join us to enhance their speed, agility, power, core stability, strength, balance, flexibility and injury prevention. Next Level Sports Performance: Kids meets Wednesdays, 6-7 pm, at the KishHealth System Physical Therapy Center, Sycamore. $30/4 weeks. Registration required. Call 815.748.8900 or complete the online pre-registration form at www.kishprograms.org. to arrange a start date.

Next Level Sports Performance – Teens

This program works with children ages 10-12 to develop the physical components necessary for athletic and recreational activities. Kids are invited to join us to enhance their speed, agility training, power improvement, core stability, strength and balance training, injury prevention, and stretching techniques. Next Level Sports Performance: Teens meets Mondays and Wednesdays, 5-6 pm, at the KishHealth System Physical Therapy Center, Sycamore. $100/5 weeks. Registration required. Call 815.748.8900 or complete the online pre-registration form at www.kishprograms.org. to arrange a start date.

One-on-One Personal Conditioning/Training

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 Training/Conditioning is an ongoing program at KishHealth System Physical Therapy Center, Sycamore. Free initial consultation, then $30/hour. Registration required. Call 815.748.8900 or complete the online pre-registration form at www.kishprograms.org. to arrange a start date.

Adult Anger Management

Anger is a normal emotion, yet very often it can be difficult to express in a healthy way. During this six-week educational class, learn strategies that help identify sources of anger and ways to express thoughts or feelings in order to become more effective. All participants must meet with a facilitator prior to participating. Adult Anger Management is an ongoing program. Please contact KishHealth System Behavioral Health Services at 815.748.8334 for more information, or visit www.kishprograms.org.

Anxiety Therapy Group

This six-week cognitive behavioral therapy group is intended for those who suffer from anxiety symptoms. Join Mary McKinnell, licensed clinical professional counselor, and Lynette Swedberg, advanced practice nurse, to learn about anxiety and a variety of techniques to reduce these symptoms. All participants must meet with a facilitator prior to participating. Insurance is billed and most insurance plans accepted. Anxiety Therapy Group is an ongoing program. Please contact KishHealth System Behavioral Health Services at 815.748.8334 for more information, or visit www.kishprograms.org.

Kids Connect: Therapeutic Activity Groups

These groups, for children ages 5-14, provide a relaxed, fun environment full of interactive, hands-on activities that help foster self-confidence and interpersonal skills. After an initial screening, children are matched to the group that compliments their personality best. Led by Karyn Erkfritz, licensed clinical psychologist, most sessions include time with parents to discover what their child has learned. Insurance is billed and most insurance plans accepted. Kids Connect: Therapeutic Activity Groups is an ongoing program. Please contact KishHealth System Behavioral Health Services at 815.748.8334 for more information, or visit www.kishprograms.org.

Aquatic Exercise

This class is for individuals with back pain, joint paint 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. Class meets once a week for eight weeks. Days and times vary. Aquatic Exercise is an ongoing program at KishHealth System Physical Therapy Center, Sycamore. $75/person. Call 815.748.8900 to check day, time and availability.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy Teen Group: Emotion Management

Does your teen need to replace problem behaviors with more adaptive ways of coping with distress? Emily Dienst, licensed professional counselor, and Sarah VanMeter, licensed clinical social worker, help teens integrate behavioral strategies using validation and acceptance techniques rooted in mindfulness. Teens can regulate emotions by increasing stress tolerance, decreasing self-destructive behaviors, and recognizing and changing chaotic relationships. A free assessment is required of each potential group member to ensure an appropriate group match. Insurance is bellied and most insurance plans accepted. Dialectical Behavior Therapy Teen Group: Emotion Management  is an ongoing program. Please contact KishHealth System Behavioral Health Services at 815.748.8334 for more information, or visit www.kishprograms.org.

Eat to Beat Heart Disease, Part 5: Replacing Saturated Fats with Healthy Fats

Presented by Laurie Chilton, RN, Peggy Marchini, RD, and Healthy Culinary Instructor Jo Cessna, this series explores the top researched foods that can reduce your risk of heart disease and how this information applies to daily choices. Eat to Beat Heart Disease, Part 5: Replacing Saturated Fats with Healthy Fats is Wednesday, April 2, 6 -8 pm, at Hy-Vee Club Room, Sycamore. $15/class. Registration required. Call 815.748.8962 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.

Understanding, Healing, and Preventing Traumatic Stress in Children

Children respond to traumatic stress in many ways. This stress response can be triggered by any frightening event the child encounters, such as: a car accident, violence, abuse, or loss. If you are concerned about interacting with children who have experienced trauma, this workshop provides the tools and understanding to respond and support them in a way that may minimize the negative impact of the event and promote healing and recovery. You will learn how children experience and react to the impact of traumatic events and how you can prevent trauma. Parents, grandparents, caregivers, teachers, healthcare professionals, and first responders are welcome to attend. Understanding, Healing, and Preventing Traumatic Stress in Children is Wednesday, April 2, 6 – 7 pm, in the Kish Hospital Roberts Conference Center, DeKalb. Free. Registration required. Call 815.748.8334, or 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. Women with Cancer Networking Group meets the first and third Wednesday of each month , 10 – 11 am, in the KishHealth System Cancer Center at Kishwaukee Hospital, DeKalb. Free. No registration required. Call 815.748.2958 for more information.

Heartsaver AED/CPR

The American Heart Association Heartsaver AED course teaches 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 & AED and Infant CPR.  A course completion card will be given following successful completion of the course. Heartsaver AED/CPR is Wednesday, April 2, 5:30 – 9 pm, at KishHealth System Emergency Medical Services, 2727 Sycamore Road, DeKalb. $45/person. Registration required. Call 815.748.5951.

Cancer Support Group – KH

This weekly group, open to patients, caregivers, and community members, provides an opportunity to learn more about cancer from fellow patients, caregivers, and trained staff in a safe and encouraging environment. The Cancer Support Group meets every Thursday, 9:30 – 11 am, at the KishHealth System Cancer Center at Kishwaukee Hospital, DeKalb. 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, April 2, 6:30 – 8 pm, in the Kish Hospital Roberts Conference Center, DeKalb. $15/couple. 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 Saturday, April 5, 9 am – 12 pm, in the Kish Hospital Roberts Conference Center, DeKalb. $15/couple. Registration required. Call 815.748.8962, or visit www.kishprograms.org.

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. Diabetes: Self-Management begins Saturday, April 5, 8:30 – 11:30 am, at the KishHealth System Diabetes Education Center, DeKalb. Registration required. Call 815.748.8378 for price and more information.

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 you the convenience of completing it in one day. Prepared Childbirth Weekend Express is Saturday, April 5, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, at the Valley West Medical Office Building, Sandwich. $50/couple. Registration required. Call 815.786.3962, or visit www.kishprograms.org.

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