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

Upcoming Lunch and Learns:

Exercise your New Year's Resolution
January 18
Edward Heart Hospital Lobby Conference Room, Noon, 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
Elmhurst Hospital Soukup Herter Library and Resource Center, Noon, 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

Evening Programs

What is Causing Your Back and Neck Pain?

Tuesday, November 29
7 p.m.
Free
Elmhurst Hospital, Arboretum Conference Center

Causes for back and neck pain can be the result from the obvious reasons like sports injuries or accidents but many do not know some other reasons like obesity, overuse of joints, and poor muscle tone. Take time to learn about what can be causing your back and neck pain and what you can do to help it. Please join Brian Couri, MD, physical medicine and rehabilitation physician with Elmhurst Neuroscience Institute and on staff at Elmhurst Hospital, as he speaks about what could be causing your back and neck pain and the treatment options available.

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.

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

Get Moving In The New year

December 7, 2016
10:30 am-noon
Free
177 E. Brush Hill Rd
Cancer Center Conference Room

Starting or maintaining an exercise program after a cancer diagnosis results in patients who are stronger both mentally and physically. Cancer diagnosis and its treatments are often associated with negative side effects. Come and learn how physical activity following a cancer diagnosis can have a positive effect on your quality of life. We’ll explore all the exercise and mind/body movement options offered at Wellness House.

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

 

Wellness in Season - Cooking Demonstration/Discussion

December 8, 2016
6:00 - 7:30 pm
Free
Wellness House - 131 N. County Line Road, Hinsdale or webinar

Join us for a fun evening of cooking with a focus on seasonal foods and holiday favorites. Learn how to enjoy the holidays without giving up your focus on healthy eating. You'll see how you can transform typical holiday foods to be more health-promoting by using wholesome and nutritious ingredients. (Please note that recipes prepared in class may contain common food allergens.) Presented to those affected by cancer.

Register online at wellnesshouse.org or call 630-654-5100

 

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