Classes and wellness events for you

Edward-Elmhurst Health offers you an expansive range of healthy driven programs. To register for these programs, please call 630-527-6363 or register online at EEHealth.org/classes-events

Start Out the New Year Right: Understanding How to Navigate Your Insurance
The Wellness House for Living with Cancer
January 18
1 pm - 2 pm
Elmhurst Hospital
Willow Room (lower level), East Entrance
Arboretum Conference Center
Free
You’ve selected your insurance for the new year. Now learn how to advocate for yourself and leverage your resources. Learn how to accurately determine the level of your insurance coverage, best practices for speaking to and corresponding with carriers, what to do if a claim is denied and ways of dealing with specialized treatments and drug regimes. Bring a recent Explanation of Benefits and/or medical bill and let our expert walk you through it.

No cost, but registration is required. To register, please call 630-527-6363.

Upcoming Lunch and Learns:

Exercise your New Year's Resolution
January 18
12 pm - 1 pm
Edward Heart Hospital, Lobby Conference Room
Free
It’s easy enough to resolve to exercise more in the New Year, but what steps can you take to ensure success this year? Carol Teteak, M.S., NASM-PES, ACE-CPT and Fitness Coordinator at Edward-Elmhurst Health & Fitness will walk you through all the necessary steps from making a plan to getting started, establishing a routine and providing important tips to help your new habits stick well beyond January into future years.


Family Health for the New Year
January 19
12 pm - 1 pm
Elmhurst Hospital, Soukup Herter Library and Resource Center
Free
New Year’s Resolutions are a great way to improve you and your family’s lives. Whether it is creating healthier eating goals, increasing your physical activity as a family, or spending quality time together, each goal can impact your overall health. Please join Yolanda Co, M.D., internal medicine physician with Elmhurst Memorial Medical Group and on staff at Elmhurst Hospital as she speaks about setting healthy goals for you and your family for the new year. 

Registration is required for all programs and events.
To register, please call 630-527-6363 or visit EEHealth.org/classes-events

The Neurosciences Institute Series: Treatment Options for Chronic Neck & Back Pain

The majority of people will experience neck or back pain at some time in their lives. You do not have to live each day in pain. There are non-surgical and surgical solutions that can truly improve your quality of life. This program will feature insights from both an Edward Neurosciences Institute clinician and an Edward Physical Therapist on treatment options and how clinicians determine the best approach for each individual patient.

Please choose the date and location that work best for you:

The class is free but registration is required.
To register, please call 630-527-6363 or visit EEHealth.org/classes-events

Community Education Series

Encouraging Natural Development from Infancy through Preschool

The pediatric occupational therapist, physical therapists, and speech-language pathologists from the Edward-Elmhurst Health Department of Rehab and Sports Medicine invite you to join us to learn more about how you can promote and support natural childhood development. 

During this class, participants will learn more about age appropriate progression of gross motor, fine motor, language, cognitive and self-help skills, how to identify when your child would benefit from more support for key developmental skills, and learn about strategies  to promote optimal development and address areas of concern

This class is open to parents, grandparents, caregivers and health professionals interested in learning more about strategies to support optimal childhood development    

Please choose the date and location that works best for you:

  • Tuesday, February 28, 2017
    12:30 – 1:30 pm
    Edward Heart Hospital Ground Floor Conference Room 
    801 S. Washington Street, Naperville
  • Thursday March 2, 2017
    7:00 – 8:00 pm
    Edward Hospital Education Center Auditorium
    801 S. Washington Street, Naperville 

The class is free but registration is required. 
Online at www.EEHealth.org/classes-events or by phone at 630-527-6363

Smoking Cessation

Freedom from Smoking

Elmhurst Hospital 
Elm/Maple Conference Rooms
January 23 - March 6 2017, noon-1:00pm
April 3 - May 15 2017, 7-8:00pm
June 5 - July 17 2017, noon-1:00pm

Edward Hospital 
Edward Heart Hospital, Ground Floor Conference Room
January 11 – February 22 2017, 7:00 -8:30pm
April 5 – May 10 2017, 7:00 -8:30pm
August 2 – September 13 2017 7:00-8:30pm

7-weekly sessions taught by American Lung Association trained instructors, this program provides a supportive and structured approach to quitting smoking with the ultimate goal of helping individuals overcome their addiction and enjoy better health. Class size is limited. $25 fee includes all course materials. 

Please call (630) 527-6363 for more information and to register or register online at eehealth.org/classes-events

Elmhurst location: Please park in Green Parking Lot and enter through East Entrance of main hospital. Take elevators to lower level conference center.

Edward location: Park in the North Parking Garage and enter through the North Entrance of the main hospital. The conference room is just beyond the Heart Hospital Lobby to the left of the main staircase. 

 
In the event of adverse weather conditions and possible class cancellation, please check the Class Status Line; 630-527-5183.

 

 

 

Evening Programs

Changing Health Needs for Women at Mid-Life and Beyond

Wednesday, February 22
7 p.m.
Free
Elmhurst Hospital, Arboretum Conference Center

Staying healthy at every age is important for women. This can be challenging when dealing with midlife issues such as perimenopause or menopause that can have you feeling out of control of your mood, body, and health. Please join Shirley Moore, APN, CNM, with the Elmhurst Memorial Elmhurst Clinic and on staff at Elmhurst Hospital as she explains common body changes that occur during mid-life and beyond as well as provide tips to staying healthy while aging wisely.

Park and enter by East Entrance of Main Hospital. Take East Lobby Elevators to Lower Level.

Registration required for all programs. To register or for cancellations please call 630-527-6363.

Lunch and Learn

Bring your lunch, enjoy a complimentary beverage card and listen to Edward-Elmhurst physicians and staff present a variety of interesting Healthy Driven topics.

Edward Heart Hospital Lobby Conference Room, Wednesdays, Noon, Free

Exercise your New Year's Resolution
January 18
It’s easy enough to resolve to exercise more in the New Year, but what steps can you take to ensure success this year? Carol Teteak, M.S., NASM-PES, ACE-CPT and Fitness Coordinator at Edward-Elmhurst Health & Fitness will walk you through all the necessary steps from making a plan to getting started, establishing a routine and providing important tips to help your new habits stick well beyond January into future years.

Breathe Easier Knowing the Facts about Lung Disease
February 15
Allergies and viruses are so common that people might easily dismiss a nagging cough or slight shortness of breath. Sometimes these develop so slowly that they become a part of the norm. But they could be a sign of something more serious like COPD, asthma or even lung cancer. Please join David McElligott, MD, pulmonologist with Suburban Lung Associates and on staff at Edward Hospital, to learn about lung disease, warning signs and symptoms. 

Facts about Diabetes and How to Prevent It
March 14
Diabetes puts you at increased risk for a plethora of medical conditions. Luckily, if heeded, a diagnosis of prediabetes can be a red flag to make changes. Alyssa Papuga, MD, with Edward Medical Group and on staff at Edward Hospital will share information on prediabetes and diabetes diagnosis and steps you can take to help you avoid diabetes.

 

Elmhurst Hospital Soukup Herter Library and Resource Center, Thursdays, Noon, Free

Family Health for the New Year
January 19
New Year’s Resolutions are a great way to improve you and your family’s lives. Whether it is creating healthier eating goals, increasing your physical activity as a family, or spending quality time together, each goal can impact your overall health. Please join Yolanda Co, M.D., internal medicine physician with Elmhurst Memorial Medical Group and on staff at Elmhurst Hospital as she speaks about setting healthy goals for you and your family for the new year. 

Stress and Health: How to Balance the Two
February 16
Stress is a common response when faced with challenges throughout the day. Although common, too much stress repeatedly, can cause negative mind and body consequences some of which include feeling fatigued, difficulty concentrating and even increased risk for heart disease. Please join Gary Cianci, M.D., family medicine and immediate care physician with the Elmhurst Memorial Medical Group and on staff at Elmhurst Hospital to learn about the many ways stress affects your body and how to balance your stress to live healthier. 


Choosing the Right Food for You

March 16
Having a healthy balanced diet is important to control your weight and improve your health but with so many food and drink choices it can be overwhelming choosing a healthy option that is right for you. Please join Heather Bautista, ND, CNS, LDN, naturopathic health coach with the Integrative Medicine Center at Elmhurst Hospital speak about healthier dietary options that will have you feeling more confident and in control of the foods and drinks you choose to consume.

What is Your Joint Pain Telling You?
April 20
Many people are familiar with knee and hip joint pain but do not understand what is causing their aches. Please join Thomas Smith, D.O., orthopedic surgeon with DuPage Medical Group and on staff at Elmhurst Hospital as he explains common causes for joint pain and how to create a plan to find relief.

Registration is required for all programs and events.
Online registration
Register here (enter keyword "Lunch and Learn") or call 630-527-6363 to register.

 

 

Wellness House/Cancer Center

Start Out the New Year Right: Understanding How to Navigate Your Insurance

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free
Elmhurst Hospital, Willow Room (lower level), East Entrance
Arboretum Conference Center

You’ve selected your insurance for the new year. Now learn how to advocate for yourself and leverage your resources. Learn how to accurately determine the level of your insurance coverage, best practices for speaking to and corresponding with carriers, what to do if a claim is denied and ways of dealing with specialized treatments and drug regimes. Bring a recent Explanation of Benefits and/or medical bill and let our expert walk you through it.

Registration required. To register, please call 630-527-6363

Children's Resources

Program Kits for Kids

Cost: Free
Edward-Elmhurst Health has program kits for your children’s group. You teach the class, we provide the syllabus and materials. The following topics are available:

  • Bicycle Safety (Preschool, grade school)
  • First Aid and Safety (Preschool, grade school)
  • Germs Make Me Sick (Preschool, grade school)
  • Taking Care When Home Alone (Ages 9-12)

Call 331-221-6762 for more information or to schedule your kit.

Community Screenings

Know Your Numbers

Get a head start on your health for the New Year! Know Your Numbers is a wellness screening that includes a total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, triglycerides and glucose measurement. The screening is a cholestech finger-stick. Results are available within 10 minutes and will be discussed with each participant following the screening. A light breakfast will be provided. Fasting 12 hours is required. Note: Do not apply lotion to hands prior to the screening.

8-11 a.m., Saturday, November 19, $15, Edward Hospital, Heart Hospital Conference Room

Blood Pressure Screening

Meet with a Registered Nurse for a free blood pressure screening. No appointments necessary.

10-Noon, 4th Thursday of every month (excluding November and December), Free
Elmhurst Hospital Soukup Herter Library and Resource Center

Register online at EEHealth.org/classes-events or call us at 630-527-6363