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 

Diabetes Awareness Fair

In honor of Diabetes Awareness Month, Elmhurst Hospital, in partnership with the Lions Club International, will be hosting a free Diabetes Awareness Fair for the community. Come and learn how to reduce your risk for diabetes.

Saturday, November 19
Elmhurst Hospital
133 E. Brush Hill Rd
Park in the Green Parking lot. Enter through the East doors

Event Agenda

9:00 am - Mais Trabolsi, MD
Ways to Reduce your Risk of Pre-Diabetes and Diabetes

10:00 am - Healthy Parfait Bar

10:30 am - Julie Sanfilippo, RD, LDN
What is the "Jumpstart your Health" Program and how might it reduce your risk for diabetes?

9:30 am - noon - Screenings and vendor tables open

  • Diabetes Retina Screenings*
  • Glycohemoglobin A1C Finger Stick*
  • Blood Pressure Screenings
  • BMI Measurement
  • Blood Glucose Finger Stick*
  • Diabetic Foot Screenings

*Glycohemoglobin A1C finger stick and Diabetes Retina Screenings limited availability first come, first served.

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

Walk & Talk

Healthy Driven Walk & Talk Series

Saturday Mornings: 8-9 am

Please join Edward-Elmhurst Health physicians and staff for our Healthy Driven Walk and Talk series.  The program will start with a 20 minute talk on the health topic for the month followed by a 30-40 minute walk.  A light snack and beverage will be provided. 

Edward Hospital Fitness Center Track 

October 29: Move for your Mood


Elmhurst Hospital East Lobby

October 1: Walk to Reduce your Risk for Cancer

Register online at or call us at 630-527-6363

Evening Programs

What is Causing Your Back and Neck Pain?

Tuesday, November 29
7 p.m.
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.

A-Fib Awareness

Tuesday, November 1
7 p.m.
Edward Hospital, Education Center Auditorium

Approximately 2.7 million Americans are living with Atrial Fibrillation or A-fib. A-fib is a condition that causes a quivering or irregular heart beat. Complications from a-fib include stroke, blood clots, heart failure, and or other heart conditions. Please join Moeen Saleem, MD, cardiac electrochysiologist with Advocate Health Midwest Heart Specialists and on staff at Edward Hospital, as he speaks about atrial fibrillation symptoms, risks, complications, and treatment options to help your heart. 

Register online at or call us at 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

ABC's of Chronic Wounds
October 12
Having a wound that won’t heal can affect your whole life. A non-healing wound that has not responded to conventional treatment within four weeks is a serious medical condition that requires specialized care. Kathleen Heckler, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, CWON, CHRN, Clinical Supervisor of Edward Hospital Wound/Ostomy and Hyperbaric Services, will explain what causes chronic wounds and how they can be treated and prevented. *This class will be held in the Edward Hospital Auditorium*

Could I have a Thyroid Disorder?
November 16
Are you always tired or experiencing unexplained weight loss? Racing heart or thinning hair? The thyroid gland plays a critical role in supporting a wide range of your bodily functions. When something goes awry, the impact can be felt in a multitude of ways. Please join Nina Lundberg, MD, internal medicine physician with Edward Medical Group and on staff at Edward Hospital, who will discuss symptoms, causes, and treatment options for hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism and thyroid nodules.

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

Secrets to Being Healthy this Winter and for Life
October 20
Research shows that certain groups of people in certain locations have an advantage to living longer and healthier. In the Midwest we have winters that can deter us from living a healthy lifestyle and put us at risk for certain health dangers. Please join Dhara Naik, MD, with Elmhurst Medical Associates and on staff at Elmhurst Hospital as she uncovers hidden secrets to being healthy this winter for a longer, healthier life.

Facts About Parkinson's Disease
November 10
Parkinson’s disease is a progressive nervous system disorder that can cause shakiness, stiffness and or slowing of body movements. It is an important disorder to identify early and begin treatment to help improve symptoms. Please join Anna Sorokin, MD, with Elmhurst Neuroscience Institute and on staff at Elmhurst Hospital talk about symptoms, screenings, and treatment options available for Parkinson’s Disease.

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

Talking to Kids About Cancer

November 2, 2016
3:30-4:30 p.m.
177 E. Brush Hill Rd
Cancer Center Conference Room

We’ll discuss the challenges of parenting while managing an illness, with particular focus on issues such as cancer being a family experience, talking with your children about cancer, establishing open communication, what children need to know, parenting tips relating to how to help children cope with family changes, common experiences of children when there is cancer in the family, and the developmental stages of children and the cancer experience. 

Get Moving In The New year

December 7, 2016
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 or call us at 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

COPD Awareness Day at Edward Hospital

November is National COPD Awareness Month.   COPD is the third leading cause of death in the United States.   According to the American Lung Association, over 11 million people have been diagnosed with COPD, and an estimated 24 million may have the disease without knowing it. The good news is that it can be treated, and the earlier it is found, the better.  Could you or a loved one have COPD? 

Please join us for COPD Awareness Day at Edward Hospital. The fair will offer the following free screenings:

  • Spirometry Education and Testing - Measures your ability to quickly empty your lungs
  • Alpha 1 Testing - Determines if you have a genetic risk factor for COPD
  • Pulse-Ox Testing - Measures the current level of oxygen in your blood

Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Free screenings
North Entrance, Edward Heart Hospital Lobby

Register online at or call us at 630-527-6363

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 or call us at 630-527-6363