Classes and wellness events for you

Edward-Elmhurst Health offers numerous classes and wellness events to help you meet your personal Healthy Driven goals. Check out the many fitness classes and programs we offer at our medically-based fitness centers, pre- and post-natal education/exercise classes for new moms and moms-to-be, heart healthy classes and events so you and your loved ones can stay heart smart, and much more. View all classes.

Lunch & Learn: Living your Best Life with Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes: Medical and Lifestyle Approaches for Control and Prevention
Are you struggling to gain control over your escalating or erratic blood sugars? A diagnosis of diabetes or pre-diabetes can leave you feeling vulnerable and powerless. We can help. There are medications and lifestyle changes that can put you back in the driver’s seat. Please join Stacy Centeno, APN with Edward Medical Group, to learn about these approaches and how they can improve your quality of life.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Noon – 1pm
Edward Hospital, 801 S. Washington, Naperville
Heart Hospital Conference Room

Register online or call 630-527-6363.

Diabetes Type II Support Group
The Diabetes Support Group meets the first Thursday of every other month and 
provides information on varying diabetic topics. 

Caring for Your Diabetic Feet
Bob Weil, DPM, Podiatrist
“Sports Doctor Radio” 
Thursday, March 1, 2018
6:30 – 8:30 pm
Edward Plainfield, Lower Level
24600 W. 127th Street, Plainfield

RSVP by Friday, February 23rd 
Barb Kopelman, RN, CDE
bkopelman@edward.org
815-731-3147

Evening Conversation: Social Media Use and Cyberbullying in Teens: The Unrecognized Links & Disconnects

The average teenager spends several hours a day on social media, which can have negative consequences for their emotional well-being. These consequences can include feeling cyberbullied, as well as feelings of disconnect and anxiety. Adults are invited to learn tips and tools for helping the teenagers in their life. Join Taaha Shakir, M.D., pediatric hospitalist with Edward Hospital, who will lead the discussion.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
7–8:30 pm
Edward Hospital, Education Center Auditorium, 801 S. Washington, Naperville

Register online or call 630-527-6363.

Fierce Warrior Yoga
Fierce Warrior Yoga (FWY) acknowledges the unique journey many undertake when they receive a cancer diagnosis, chart a path through various therapies, and celebrate Life beyond cancer. FWY is a series which invites students into a 45-minute exploration of the Body, Breath, and Mind to cultivate the qualities of Strength and Surrender, Focus and Balance, all of which support students seeking a Path through cancer and into an abundant and vibrant life on the other side.

Serving as Guide for this 6 Week Series is Rev. Adrienne Ann Ilseman, CYT who herself journeyed through a cancer diagnosis in 2013. Adrienne Ann draws on both foundational and advanced yoga training to offer practices that can be adapted to support all students in their quests for personal healing.

February 28 – April 4, 2018 (6 week series)  
3:30 – 4:15 p.m.
Edward-Elmhurst Health & Fitness - Seven Bridges
Members: $72, Non-members: $95

Register online or call 630-646-7913.

Evening Conversation

Please attend our Healthy Driven Evening Conversations with Edward-Elmhurst Health physicians and staff as they present current trends in healthcare and important hot topics in the community.

Edward Hospital, Education Center Auditorium, 7:00 pm, Free

Social Media Use and Cyberbullying in Teens: The Unrecognized Links & Disconnects

The average teenager spends several hours a day on social media, which can have negative consequences for their emotional well-being. These consequences can include feeling cyberbullied, as well as feelings of disconnect and anxiety. Adults are invited to learn tips and tools for helping the teenagers in their life. Join Taaha Shakir, M.D., pediatric hospitalist with Edward Hospital, who will lead the discussion.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
7–8:30 pm
Edward Hospital, Education Center Auditorium, 801 S. Washington, Naperville

Register online or call 630-527-6363.

Low Back Pain Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment
Almost everyone has experienced low back pain at some time in their lives. It can be temporary, the result of mild muscle strain, but often it is chronic and a daily barrier to comfort and productivity. Please join Drew Spencer, MD, neurological surgeon with Edward Neurosciences Institute and on staff at Edward Hospital, to learn about low back pain symptoms, causes, and diagnosis and treatment options that may help you or your family member.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
7-8:30 pm
Edward Hospital, 801 S. Washington, Naperville
Education Center Auditorium

Register online or call 630-527-6363.

Elmhurst Hospital, Arboretum Conference Center, 7:00 pm, Free

Colon Cancer Awareness and Screening
March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Did you know that colon cancer is the third most common cancer in the US, and the second leading cause of cancer deaths? The good news is that with screenings, many cancers can be prevented or caught early. Please join Michael Greenspan, MD, gastroenterologist with Elmhurst Clinic and on staff at Elmhurst Hospital, to learn the facts about colon cancer and screening options. This program will be held at our new Edward-Elmhurst Health Center, 755 York Road, Elmhurst and will include a brief tour of the facility. An at home screening test for colon cancer will be made available to eligible participants (between the ages of 50 and 75). 

Wednesday, March 7, 2018
7-8:30p
Edward-Elmhurst Health Center, 755 York Road, Elmhurst

Register online or call 630-527-6363.

Physiatry and Pain Management: What’s it all about?
A physiatrist, or Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation physician, is uniquely qualified to address chronic musculo-skeletal, low back or neck pain. Because it is their primary area focus, they have time to really listen and explore the possible sources of pain while employing conservative, non-invasive approaches. They can help you develop a clear, personalized plan for addressing your chronic pain. Please join Henry Legaspi, DO, physiatrist with Elmhurst Neurosciences Institute and on staff at Elmhurst Hospital, to better understand physiatry and if it might be a good option for you or a loved one.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018
7-8:30p
Elmhurst Hospital, 155 E. Brush Hill Road, Elmhurst
Arboretum Conference Center Oak Room (Lower Level)

Registration is required for all programs and events. Visit www.EEHealth.org/classes-events or call 630 527-6363

 

Integrative Medicine

Reiki Level 1

Classes offered: Saturday, February 24, March 12, or April 14
9:00am-5:00pm
Elmhurst Hospital
1200 S. York St
Center for Health, Conference Room E
$120

Reiki is a complementary, holistic healing practice that promotes balance in body, mind, and spirit. Reiki supports the body’s own natural healing abilities.  The benefits of Reiki include relaxation; release of stress and anxiety; improved sleep; mental clarity; and a sense of well-being. Upon completion of this one day class, participants will be able to offer Reiki to themselves as well as family and friends. To register, please call 630-527-6363 or click here to register online

 

Reiki for Self-Care

Class options:
-March 8, 1:00pm-5:00pm
-April 20, 9:00am-1:00pm
Elmhurst Hospital
1200 S. York St
Center for Health, Conference Room E
$75

Reiki is a holistic healing practice that promotes balance in body, mind, and spirit. Reiki supports the body’s own natural healing abilities.  Benefits of Reiki include relaxation; release of stress; improved sleep; mental clarity; and a sense of well-being. Upon completion of this 4-hour class, participants will be able to offer Reiki to themselves on a daily basis. “Reiki for Self-Care” is NOT equivalent to a Level I Reiki class. To register, please call 630-527-6363 or click here to register online

Smoking Cessation (Hypnosis & One-on-One Counseling)

On-going 4 week program
Wednesdays 9 am – 12 pm; 5 pm – 6 pm on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month
$195

Smoking is a strong, complicated addiction. You need the best tools to help with the physical and emotional symptoms. Hypnosis and acupuncture are great resources to help you succeed. During hypnosis for smoking cessation, a patient is often asked to imagine unpleasant outcomes from smoking, which can help later when the desire to smoke occurs. Acupuncture can help stop jitters, curb cravings, lessen irritability and restlessness, increase relaxation and detoxify the body. The Integrative Medicine Clinic, located at Elmhurst Hospital, offers a four-week smoking cessation program by hypnosis, counseling and acupuncture (if you wish). The program can give you the support you need to kick the habit for good. Learn more and call 331-221-6135 to register (sessions available by appointment, at your convenience).

Lifestyle Under Construction

12 week session begins February 6, 2018. 
Initial evaluations begin in January 2018.
Edward Hospital, Heart Hospital Main Conference Room, 801 S. Washington, Naperville

Next session begins February 6th, Scheduling initial evaluations for January. If you are at risk for Metabolic Syndrome and want to change the way you think about food and exercise, this medically supervised program will equip you for long-term success! The program includes an initial 90 minute evaluation with a cardiac nurse, dietitian and exercise physiologist followed by 12 one hour group meetings plus two 60-minute exercise sessions each week. For more information and/or to register, please call (630) 527-2825.

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, 801 S. Washington, Naperville, Noon-1:00 pm

Living your Best Life with Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes: Medical and Lifestyle Approaches for Control and Prevention
Are you struggling to gain control over your escalating or erratic blood sugars? A diagnosis of diabetes or pre-diabetes can leave you feeling vulnerable and powerless. We can help. There are medications and lifestyle changes that can put you back in the driver’s seat. Please join Stacy Centeno, APN with Edward Medical Group, to learn about these approaches and how they can improve your quality of life.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Noon – 1pm
Edward Hospital, 801 S. Washington, Naperville
Heart Hospital Conference Room

Lunch & Learn: Osteoporosis: How Dense are You?
When it comes to bone, it is good to be dense! Osteoporosis is a crippling and painful disease that afflicts 15-20 million people in the US alone. It can cause painful micro fractures in the spine and dramatically increase a person’s risk for fracture and the related complications. It is a disease that is both reversible and preventable. Learn more about osteoporosis, its development, detection, prevention and treatment with Monica Martens, MD, family medicine physician with Edward Medical Group and on staff at Edward Hospital.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Noon-1pm
Edward Hospital, 801 S. Washington, Naperville
Education Center, 3rd floor, Room 301
Register online or call 630-527-6363

Elmhurst Hospital, Arboretum Conference Center, Lower Level, 155 E. Brush Hill Rd, Noon-1:00 pm

Lunch & Learn: Serious Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore
As we age, we all experience the odd ache or pain from time to time. But when is it something that “will pass” and when should you seek prompt medical attention? Please join Kimberly McKinnon, DO, with Elmhurst Memorial Medical Group and on staff at Elmhurst Hospital, as she highlights symptoms of life- threatening conditions that you should take seriously and act on immediately.

Thursday, March 8, 2018
Noon-1pm
Elmhurst Hospital, 155 E. Brush Hill Road, Elmhurst
Arboretum Conference Center (lower level)
Register online or call 630-527-6363

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

 

 

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.

Delicious Meets Nutritious 2018

Edward Hospital, Heart Hospital, 801 S. Washington, Naperville
2018 Evening Sessions begin January 4 and morning sessions begin January 23. There are multiple start dates available. This two week series will meet weekly from either 7pm-8:30 pm or 10am-11:30am. It focuses on flavorful food choices that you can make while still maintaining a well-balanced diet. Learn smart shopping secrets and the best choices for snacking and restaurant eating. A recipe demonstration is included in the series. Register online or call 630-527-6363.

CPR/First Aid Classes

Do you know what to do in case of an emergency? 80% of cardiac arrests happen in the home and are witnessed by a family member. Chance of survival for these individuals is doubled when bystander CPR is initiated. Course offerings include CPR for Family and Friends, Heartsaver CPR/AED and Heartsaver First Aid Basics. For complete class listings in our Naperville, Elmhurst and Lombard locations, and to register, please visit our CPR Course Information/Registration Page: Edward.enrollware.com/schedule

Wellness House

All workshops offered at no cost, but registration is required. To register, please call 630-527-6363.
Wellness House offers ongoing programs that help you cope with a cancer diagnosis and live life to its fullest. Whether you want to connect socially with others or gain knowledge about living with cancer, Wellness House offers several programs for you and your family members.

Mindfulness Meditation
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
10-11:30 am
Elmhurst Hospital Cancer Center Conference Room

Learn through practice and discussion the benefits of Mindfulness Meditation in this group setting.  Discover ways to live life more effectively in the present moment, even through difficult times. No previous meditation experience is required.

Classes are offered for people directly impacted by cancer. 
There is no cost. Registration is required. 
Please call 630-527-6363 to register or online at www.wellnesshouse.org
The programsare being offered in partnership with Wellness House.