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Weekly Blood Pressure Clinics

A community wellness health professional from Kishwaukee Community Hospital monitors your blood pressure weekly free at three area locations. You receive blood pressure information and a tracking card. On Mondays at Kish Hospital from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., on Wednesdays at KishHealth Family and Specialty Care in Genoa from 9 to 11 a.m., and on Thursdays at KishHealth Family & Specialty Care in Waterman from 9 to 11 a.m. No registration is required; just walk in.

 

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. Six-week class meets once a week. Class size limited to four people. Days and times vary. Classes meet from April 23 to June 1 at Unlimited Performance Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine, Sycamore. The cost to participate is $75 per person. Registration is required for this program and closes three days before the program date. A minimum number of participants is also required. For information and to register call 815.748.8900 or visit www.kishhospital.org/programs.

 

Understanding Your Pain

Every person experiences pain at some point during their life. We would all love a quick fix to make it go away, but pain is a complex process. Understanding pain can help you manage it and find relief. Join a member of the Kish Hospital Pain Clinic to learn about the anatomy of pain and how knowledge can help you work with your doctor to determine proper treatment and medication options. The free class is April 24 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.  in Kish Hospital’s Roberts Conference Center. Registration is required for this program and closes three days before the program date. A minimum number of participants is also required. Call 815.748.8962 or visit www.kishhospital.org/programs.

 

Control Your Cholesterol in Waterman

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. The free class is April 24 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at KishHealth Family & Specialty Care in Waterman. Registration is required for this program and closes three days before the program date. A minimum number of participants is also required. Call 815.748.8962 or visit www.kishhospital.org/programs.

 

Cancer Support Group

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 group meets on Wednesdays of each month, until April 25, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at The Cancer Center at Kishwaukee Community Hospital. No registration is required; just walk in. For more information, call 815.748.2958 or visit www.kishhospital.org/programs.

 

Improve The Skin Around Your Eyes with Dr. Williams

Are you tired of having bags under your eyes? Have you ever considered eyelid surgery? Ophthalmologist and Oculoplastic Surgeon Kenya Williams, MD, discusses the treatment options for droopy, sagging eyelids and brows, and abnormal “bumps and lumps” around the eye. The free class is April 26 from 6 to 7 p.m.  in Kish Hospital’s Roberts Conference Center. Registration is required for this program and closes three days before the program date. A minimum number of participants is also required. Call 815.748.8962 or visit www.kishhospital.org/programs.

 

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. The free group meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Kishwaukee Community Hospital. No registration is required; just walk in. For more information, call 815.748.8962 or visit www.kishhospital.org/programs.

 

Tea Party and Fashion Show

The Cancer Center at Kishwaukee Community Hospital invites women who have been affected by cancer, for an afternoon of fun with a tea party, fashion show and consultations. Following the show, stay for mini manicures, hair consultations, styling tips, make-up tips, clothing consultations, and breast prosthesis consultations. The free program is on April 27, from noon to 3:30 p.m. at The Cancer Center at Kishwaukee Community Hospital. Registration is required for this program and closes three days before the program date. A minimum number of participants is also required. Call 815.748.2958 to register or visit www.kishhospital.org/programs.

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Weekly Blood Pressure Clinics

A community wellness health professional from Kishwaukee Community Hospital monitors your blood pressure weekly free at three area locations. You receive blood pressure information and a tracking card. On Mondays at Kish Hospital from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., on Wednesdays at KishHealth Family and Specialty Care in Genoa from 9 to 11 a.m., and on Thursdays at KishHealth Family & Specialty Care in Waterman from 9 to 11 a.m. No registration is required; just walk in.

 

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. The course is also designed for anyone who is required to take a healthcare provider course for employment and may be attended by laypersons. The class fee is $50 per person. The class is Apr. 16 at 5:30 in the Kishwaukee Healthcare Building. Registration is required for this program and closes three days before the program date. A minimum number of participants is also required. Call 815.756.1521, x153618 or x153626 or visit www.kishhospital.org/programs.

 

Diabetes Get Togethers

Diabetes Get Togethers offers the opportunity to learn from other’s experiences and share your own.  All persons with diabetes, their family and friends are welcome.  Free Diabetes Get Togethers at Kishwaukee Community Hospital meet on Apr. 17, 6 to 7 p.m. in the Diabetes Education Classroom, Suite 202. No registration is required; just walk in. For more information, call 815.748.8378 or visit www.kishhospital.org/programs.

 

Cancer Support Group

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 group meets on Wednesdays of each month, until April 25, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at The Cancer Center at Kishwaukee Community Hospital. No registration is required; just walk in. For more information, call 815.748.2958 or visit www.kishhospital.org/programs.

 

Laughter to Manage Pain and Stress

Did you know that repetitive laughter can have the same effect on your body as repetitive exercise? Laughter is nature’s medicine that can help manage pain while reducing stress. Laughter Yoga exercise is a simple yet powerful approach that can be done by anyone, at anytime, or anywhere regardless of what your mind has to say. Join LivingWell Cancer Resource Center and Terri Reasoner, Ph.D., CPT, for some stress reduction while you let your inner giggles shine! The free class is Apr. 18 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.  in Kish Hospital’s Roberts Conference Center. Registration is required for this program and closes three days before the program date. A minimum number of participants is also required. Call 815.748.2958 or visit www.kishhospital.org/programs.

 

Breastfeeding Class

Learn the benefits of breastfeeding for mom and baby, getting started, preventing common problems and how to pump and store breast milk. The cost is $15 per couple. The class is on Apr. 21 from 9 a.m. to noon in Kish Hospital’s Roberts Conference Center. Registration is required for this program and closes three days before the program date. A minimum number of participants is also required. Call 815.748.8962 or visit www.kishhospital.org/programs.

 

Tour of the Kish Hospital Maternity Suites

We encourage expectant parents to join us for a walking tour of the beautiful and spacious Kish Hospital Maternity Suites. The tour is free, but registration is required. This tour is also given as a part of our Prepared Childbirth classes.

The tour is on Apr. 21 from 1 to 2 p.m. Registration is required for this program and closes three days before the program date. A minimum number of participants is also required. Call 815.748.8962 or visit www.kishhospital.org/programs.

 

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. Six-week class meets once a week. Class size limited to four people. Days and times vary. Classes meet from Apr. 23 to June 1 at Unlimited Performance Rehabilitation &Sports Medicine, Sycamore. The cost to participate is $75 per person. Registration is required for this program and closes three days before the program date. A minimum number of participants is also required. For information and to register call 815.748.8900 or visit www.kishhospital.org/programs.

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Weekly Blood Pressure Clinics

A community wellness health professional from Kishwaukee Community Hospital monitors your blood pressure weekly free at three area locations. You receive blood pressure information and a tracking card. On Mondays at Kish Hospital from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., on Wednesdays at KishHealth Family and Specialty Care in Genoa from 9 to 11 a.m., and on Thursdays at KishHealth Family & Specialty Care in Waterman from 9 to 11 a.m. No registration is required; just walk in.

 

Women with Cancer Networking Group

Women with cancer are invited to engage in a time of healing discussions and connection with other women living with cancer.  This sacred time will allow opportunity to find support and share cancer related stories with new friends over late morning coffee and snacks. The group meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month, meeting next on Apr. 10 and 24, from 10:30 a.m. to noon at The Cancer Center at Kishwaukee Community Hospital. No registration is required; just walk in. For more information, call 815.748.2958 or visit www.kishhospital.org/programs.

 

New Laser Treatment for Toenail Fungus with Dr. Starkweather

Are you embarassed to let people see your feet because of toenail fungus? It’s important to treat this before it spreads to all of your toes. Join Podiatrist Tina Starkweather, DPM, for an indepth look at the pros and cons of laser treatment. The free class is Apr. 11 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.  in Kish Hospital’s Roberts Conference Center. Registration is required for this program and closes three days before the program date. A minimum number of participants is also required. Call 815.748.8962 or visit www.kishhospital.org/programs.

 

Cancer Support Group

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 group meets on Wednesdays of each month, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at The Cancer Center at Kishwaukee Community Hospital. No registration is required; just walk in. For more information, call 815.748.2958 or visit www.kishhospital.org/programs.

 

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. Must submit a copy of your current CPR card. The class fee is $40 per person. The class is Apr. 11 at 5:30 in the Kishwaukee Healthcare Building. Registration is required for this program and closes three days before the program date. A minimum number of participants is also required. Call 815.756.1521, x153618 or x153626 or visit www.kishhospital.org/programs.

 

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. The free group meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Kishwaukee Community Hospital. No registration is required; just walk in. For more information, call 815.748.8962 or visit www.kishhospital.org/programs.

 

Infant Safety & CPR

For new parents, grandparents, and caregivers. Learn about infant safety including childproofing, poison prevention, SIDS, CPR, and choking rescue for infants less than one year of age. Not a certification class. The cost is $15 per couple. The class is on Apr. 12 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in Kish Hospital’s Roberts Conference Center. Registration is required for this program and closes three days before the program date. A minimum number of participants is also required. Call 815.748.8962 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 is on Apr. 14 and 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Kish Hospital’s Diabetes Education Center. For more information about cost and to register, call 815.748.8378, 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, EMT’s, 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. The class fee is $50 per person. The class is Apr. 16 at 5:30 in the Kishwaukee Healthcare Building. Registration is required for this program and closes three days before the program date. A minimum number of participants is also required. Call 815.756.1521, x153618 or x153626 or visit www.kishhospital.org/programs.

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Weekly Blood Pressure Clinics

A community wellness health professional from Kishwaukee Community Hospital monitors your blood pressure weekly free at three area locations. You receive blood pressure information and a tracking card. On Mondays at Kish Hospital from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., on Wednesdays at KishHealth Family and Specialty Care in Genoa from 9 to 11 a.m., and on Thursdays at KishHealth Family & Specialty Care in Waterman from 9 to 11 a.m. No registration is required; just walk in.

 

Girls Only… Your Changing Body in Genoa         

This program is for 9 to 12-year-old girls and their moms. The natural physical and emotional changes a young girl experiences can be overwhelming and puzzling. Knowing what to expect can lessen anxiety and make the transition smoother. The fee for the class is $10 per family. The class is Mar. 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. at KishHealth Family & Specialty Care in Genoa. Registration is required for this program and closes three days before the program date. A minimum number of participants is also required. Call 815.748.8962 or visit www.kishhospital.org/programs.

 

Live Healthy Team Challenge

Need some motivation to get healthy? Being part of a team can help you reach your weight and fitness goals through support, accountability and education. Join us for this comprehensive health challenge where teams of ten with coaches compete to lose weight and reach their health and fitness goals. The Live Healthy Team Challenge includes weekly team workouts at the YMCA and educational programs at Kish Hospital, on Mondays, from Mar. 26 to May 14, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., including a variety of topics from portion control, to exercise, to maintaining weight loss. Weigh-ins are every Monday. Participants receive a free membership to the YMCA during this challenge. Top team, female and male winners receive various memberships to the YMCA.  Prizes will be raffled off each week. The fee to participate is $30 for a YMCA member, non-YMCA members $80. Registration is required; to register, call Sue Munz at the YMCA 815.756.9577.

 

Control Your Cholesterol in 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. The free class is Mar. 27 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at KishHealth Family & Specialty Care in Genoa. Registration is required for this program and closes three days before the program date. A minimum number of participants is also required. Call 815.748.8962 or visit www.kishhospital.org/programs.

 

Cancer Support Group

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 group meets on Wednesdays of each month, until April 25, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at The Cancer Center at Kishwaukee Community Hospital. No registration is required; just walk in. For more information, call 815.748.2958 or visit www.kishhospital.org/programs.

 

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 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 for skin care, makeup, hair care and wigs. All participants receive a free kit of cosmetics. (Valued up to $200.) The free program is on Mar. 28, from 4 to 6 p.m. at The Cancer Center at Kishwaukee Community Hospital. Registration is required for this program and closes three days before the program date. A minimum number of participants is also required. Call 815.748.2958 to register or visit www.kishhospital.org/programs.

 

Facial Rejuvenation with Dr. Williams

Hauser-Ross Eye Institute now offers a fusion of medical science and aesthetics designed to refresh your look with minimal downtime. Ophthalmologist and Oculoplastic Surgeon Kenya Williams, MD, explains how the innovations in medical-grade treatments make it possible to slow down and possibly, reverse skin damage. Join us to learn about Botox, dermal fillers, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, facials, medical grade skin care products, laser surgery for brown spots, photo facials and cosmetic eyelid surgery. The free class is Mar. 29 from 6 to 7 p.m. in Kish Hospital’s Roberts Conference Center. Registration is required for this program and closes three days before the program date. A minimum number of participants is also required. Call 815.748.8962 or visit www.kishhospital.org/programs.

 

Men’s Game Night

For men impacted by cancer either as a survivor or caregiver, join us for a night of camaraderie and fun watching the final NCAA tournament on Apr. 2, starting a half hour before the NCAA basketball game starts, at The Cancer Center at Kishwaukee Community Hospital. Registration is required for this program and closes three days before the program date. A minimum number of participants is also required. Call 815.748.2958 to register or visit www.kishhospital.org/programs.

 

Diabetes: Self-Management

Individual appointments with certified KishHealth diabetes educators are available in Genoa, Waterman, and DeKalb. For more information or to schedule an appointment call 815.748.8378, or visit www.kishhospital.org/programs.

 

HeartWise Cardiac Health Evaluation

The HeartWise Cardiac Health Evaluation program utilizes a combination of screening and non-invasive tests to evaluate risk factors for heart disease including: a state-of-the-art CT heart scan to reveal extent of calcified plaque, an indication of blockage in the coronary arteries; a blood draw for cholesterol and blood sugar levels; blood pressure, BMI and waist measurement; computerized health risk assessment; and a personal consultation with a registered nurse to identify and understand your cardiac risk factors. Suggested for those 40 years or older with at least one risk factor for heart disease. The cost is $99 person. May not be covered by insurance. Appointments are required. For more information, call 815.748.2975.

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Fit and Fun Senior Workout

Are you looking for a fitness program tailored especially 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. Class size limited to 12 people. Classes meet from Mar. 19 to May 11 from 9 to 10 a.m. or noon to 1 p.m. at Unlimited Performance Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine, Sycamore. The cost to participate is $80 for twice a week. Registration is required for this program and closes three days before the program date. A minimum number of participants is also required. For information and to register call 815.748.8900 or visit www.kishhospital.org/programs.

 

Chair Fitness

Do you sit for long hours and end up with tension in your back and shoulders? Would you like to learn simple stretching techniques to help you feel better throughout the day? Join a KishHealth certified yoga instructor to learn yoga based chair exercises that can improve your flexibility, develop core strength, reduce tension and stress, and improve posture. All ages are welcome. The free class is on Tuesdays from Mar. 20 to Apr. 10 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Kish Hospital’s Roberts Conference Center. Registration is required for this program and closes three days before the program date. A minimum number of participants is also required. Call 815.748.8962 or visit www.kishhospital.org/programs.

 

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. The class fee is $20 per couple. The class is Mar. 21 from 6 to 7 p.m. at Unlimited Performance Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine, Sycamore. Registration is required for this program and closes three days before the program date. A minimum number of participants is also required. For information and to register call 815.748.8900 or visit www.kishhospital.org/programs.

 

New Treatment Options for Cataracts with Dr. Dhaliwal

A cataract is a painless “clouding” of the eye lens. Join Ophthalmologist Jasmeet Dhaliwal, MD, from Hauser-Ross Eye Institute as he explains the diagnosis and available treatment for cataracts. The free class is Mar. 22 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in Kish Hospital’s Roberts Conference Center. Registration is required for this program and closes three days before the program date. A minimum number of participants is also required. Call 815.748.8962 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 we will explore. The class fee is $15 per couple. The class is on Mar. 22 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in Kish Hospital’s Roberts Conference Center. Registration is required for this program and closes three days before the program date. A minimum number of participants is also required. Call 815.748.8962 or visit www.kishhospital.org/programs.

Sibling Class

Children ages 2 – 7 will benefit from this class by learning how babies look, act and behave. Children tour a room in the Kish Hospital Maternity Suites, visit a newborn in the nursery, practice holding a baby and watch a video about big brothers and sisters. The class fee is $10 per family. The class is on Mar. 24 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in Kish Hospital’s Roberts Conference Center. Registration is required for this program and closes three days before the program date. A minimum number of participants is also required. Call 815.748.8962 or visit www.kishhospital.org/programs.

 

Safe Sitter Basic

This 2-day internationally recognized babysitting program teaches 11 to 13-year-olds the skills to provide children in their care a safe, nurturing environment. Includes Safe Sitter backpack, manual, supplies and light refreshments. The fee for the class is $40 per person. The class is Mar. 24 and 31 from 8:30 a.m. to noon in Kish Hospital’s Roberts Conference Center. Registration is required for this program and closes three days before the program date. A minimum number of participants is also required. Call 815.748.8962 or visit www.kishhospital.org/programs.

 

Girls Only… Your Changing Body in Genoa

This program is for 9 to 12-year-old girls and their moms. The natural physical and emotional changes a young girl experiences can be overwhelming and puzzling. Knowing what to expect can lessen anxiety and make the transition smoother. The fee for the class is $10 per family. The class is Mar. 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. at KishHealth Family & Specialty Care in Genoa. Registration is required for this program and closes three days before the program date. A minimum number of participants is also required. Call 815.748.8962 or visit www.kishhospital.org/programs.

 

Live Healthy Team Challenge

Need some motivation to get healthy? Being part of a team can help you reach your weight and fitness goals through support, accountability and education. Join us for this comprehensive health challenge where teams of ten with coaches compete to lose weight and reach their health and fitness goals. The Live Healthy Team Challenge includes weekly team workouts at the YMCA and educational programs at Kish Hospital, on Mondays, from Mar. 26 to May 14, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., including a variety of topics from portion control, to exercise, to maintaining weight loss. Weigh-ins are every Monday. Participants receive a free membership to the YMCA during this challenge. Top team, female and male winners receive various memberships to the YMCA.  Prizes will be raffled off each week. The fee to participate is $30 for a YMCA member. Registration is required; to register, call Sue Munz at the YMCA 815.756.9577.

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Positive Psychology and the Heroic Journey

Everyday stories are told of ordinary people successfully overcoming remarkable adversity.  Positive psychology helps people realize their innate optimism, resilience and strengths. Research shows an increase in life satisfaction can be achieved by taking positive action when setbacks occur. The Heroic Journey combines positive psychology with the perspective of personal heroism revealing our competence, abilities and strengths. Taught by a KishHealth System licensed therapist. The free class is Mar. 12 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Kish Hospital’s Roberts Conference Center. Registration is required for this program and closes three days before the program date. A minimum number of participants is also required. Call 815.748.8962 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. Class size limited to 15. Classes are $48 for once a week or $80 for twice a week.  Classes are offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays from Mar. 13 to May 3 from 6 to 7 p.m. at Unlimited Performance Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine, Sycamore. For more information and to register call 815.748.8900 or visit www.kishhospital.org/programs.

 

Late and Long-term Effects of Chemo with Dr. Memon

It’s a well-known fact that chemotherapy drugs cause side effects. Some of these are temporary, but there may also be long term effects or even those that occur after completing chemotherapy. Join Oncologist M. Ishaqe Memon, MD, as he discusses fatigue, memory and concentration changes, neuropathy, and heart and lung problems. The class is on Mar. 13, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at The Cancer Center at Kishwaukee Community Hospital. Registration is required for this program and closes three days before the program date. A minimum number of participants is also required. Call 815.748.2958 to register or visit www.kishhospital.org/programs.

 

Women with Cancer Networking Group

Women with cancer are invited to engage in a time of healing discussions and connection with other women living with cancer.  This sacred time will allow opportunity to find support and share cancer related stories with new friends over late morning coffee and snacks. The group meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month, from January to April, meeting next on Mar. 13 and 27, from 10:30 a.m. to noon at The Cancer Center at Kishwaukee Community Hospital. No registration is required; just walk in. For more information, call 815.748.2958 or visit www.kishhospital.org/programs.

 

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. The free class is on Tuesdays from Mar. 13 to Apr. 17 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at DeKalb County Hospice. Registration is required for this program and closes three days before the program date. A minimum number of participants is also required. Call 815.756.3000 or visit www.kishhospital.org/programs.

 

Bridge of Hope

A grief group for adults who have recently experienced the death of someone special. This group meets for 6 sessions and offers grief education and support. The free group meets on Wednesdays from Mar. 14 to Apr. 18 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at DeKalb County Hospice. Registration is required for this program and closes three days before the program date. A minimum number of participants is also required. Call 815.756.3000 or visit www.kishhospital.org/programs.

 

Cancer Support Group

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 group meets on Wednesdays of each month, until April 25, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at The Cancer Center at Kishwaukee Community Hospital. No registration is required; just walk in. For more information, call 815.748.2958 or visit www.kishhospital.org/programs.

 

Fit and Fun Senior Workout

Are you looking for a fitness program tailored especially 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. Class size limited to 12 people. Classes meet from Mar. 19 to May 11 from 9 to 10 a.m. or noon to 1 p.m. at Unlimited Performance Rehabilitation &Sports Medicine, Sycamore. The cost to participate is $80 for twice a week. Registration is required for this program and closes three days before the program date. A minimum number of participants is also required. For information and to register call 815.748.8900 or visit www.kishhospital.org/programs.

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