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.

Beating Metabolic Syndrome
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
7:00 - 8:30 pm

Metabolic Syndrome is a group of conditions that can put you at risk for heart disease, stroke and diabetes. Losing even a modest amount of weight can greatly reduce the risk factors that combine to form metabolic syndrome, improving health and well-being. Please join Neha Shah, MD, board certified in internal and obesity medicine and with Endeavor Health Weight Management, who will speak about the latest weight loss strategies and support available to help you maintain a healthy weight and feel great.

Be Breast Aware

Wednesday, October 10, 2018       
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm                                           
Edward Hospital, Naperville                        
Education Center Auditorium                     

Wednesday, October 17, 2018
7:00 – 8:30 pm
Elmhurst Hospital, Elmhurst
Arboretum Conference Center, Oak Room

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Please join Christine Gresik, MD, board-certified breast surgeon with Edward Surgical Oncology Group and on staff at both Elmhurst and Edward Hospitals. She will provide education on prevention, early detection, breast cancer risk factors, and the latest breast imaging technologies.  She will be joined by Darius Gilvydis, MD, board-certified radiologist and medical director of Women’s Imaging at Edward Hospital, who will share exciting information about the newest technology in breast imaging: Molecular Breast Imaging.

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

Beating Metabolic Syndrome
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
7:00 - 8:30 pm

Metabolic Syndrome is a group of conditions that can put you at risk for heart disease, stroke and diabetes. Losing even a modest amount of weight can greatly reduce the risk factors that combine to form metabolic syndrome, improving health and well-being. Please join Neha Shah, MD, board certified in internal and obesity medicine and with Endeavor Health Weight Management, who will speak about the latest weight loss strategies and support available to help you maintain a healthy weight and feel great.

Be Breast Aware

Wednesday, October 10, 2018       
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm                                           
Edward Hospital, Naperville                        
Education Center Auditorium

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Please join Christine Gresik, MD, board-certified breast surgeon with Edward Surgical Oncology Group and on staff at both Elmhurst and Edward Hospitals. She will provide education on prevention, early detection, breast cancer risk factors, and the latest breast imaging technologies.  She will be joined by Darius Gilvydis, MD, board-certified radiologist and medical director of Women’s Imaging at Edward Hospital, who will share exciting information about the newest technology in breast imaging: Molecular Breast Imaging.

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

Be Breast Aware

Wednesday, October 17, 2018       
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm                                           
Elmhurst Hospital, Elmhurst                        
Arboretum Conference Center, Oak Room

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Please join Christine Gresik, MD, board-certified breast surgeon with Edward Surgical Oncology Group and on staff at both Elmhurst and Edward Hospitals. She will provide education on prevention, early detection, breast cancer risk factors, and the latest breast imaging technologies.  She will be joined by Darius Gilvydis, MD, board-certified radiologist and medical director of Women’s Imaging at Edward Hospital, who will share exciting information about the newest technology in breast imaging: Molecular Breast Imaging.

Elmhurst Evening Conversation: Total Joint Replacement: Is it right for you?
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
7:00 pm
Elmhurst Hospital Arboretum Conference Center

Have you been suffering with osteoarthritis, also known as degenerative joint disease? Ideally, symptoms can be managed with physical therapy, lifestyle changes and medication, but when is enough, enough? If you feel you are reaching that point or just want to be educated about your options for total joint replacement, please join us. Scott Sporer, MD, orthopedic surgeon with Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush and on staff at Elmhurst and Edward Hospitals, will provide a comprehensive overview of hip and knee replacement.

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

 

Integrative Medicine

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
$345

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 September 4, 2018. 
Initial evaluations begin in August 2018.
Edward Hospital, Heart Hospital Main Conference Room, 801 S. Washington, Naperville

This medically-supervised, 12-week program will help you trim your waist and lower your risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes. Weekly sessions are taught by a member of our professional team which includes a cardiac nurse, registered dietitian, exercise physiologist and clinical psychologist. The program meets on Tuesdays from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and Thursdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Advanced Registration is required and an initial, one-time 90 minute evaluation (20-30 minute 1:1 appointment with each of the four clinicians involved in the program) will be scheduled in August. The $400 fee covers the initial evaluation, pre- and post-program lab work, 12 weeks of professional lectures, weekly review and guidance on food intake by a registered dietitian and two hours of supervised exercise per week in the Cardiac Rehab gym. Call 630-527-2825 to register or for more information email heartinfo@EEHealth.org.

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

The Facts about Blood Pressure and Cholesterol
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Noon – 1:00 pm                
Edward Hospital Heart Hospital Conference Room

Blood Pressure and cholesterol are two of the most frequently measured data points in our medical records. Why are they so important, what are the risks associated with elevated numbers and when should you consider treatment? Fayeza Mohammed, DO with Edward Medical Group and on staff at Edward Hospital will share insights into these questions as well as lifestyle modifications that can be made to improve your numbers.

Holiday Eating: No Need to Tip the Scale
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Noon – 1:00 pm
Edward Hospital Heart Hospital Conference Room

Picture yourself starting out the New Year without unwanted holiday weight gain: a feeling of success! Please join Christine Doshi, registered dietitian and nutritionist with Endeavor Health Weight Management, as she shares tips, strategies and recipe ideas to make your holidays healthier and minimize food stress.

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

Prostate Cancer: What you should Know
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Noon – 1:00 pm
Elmhurst Hospital Arboretum Conference Center

Prostate cancer is very treatable when found in the early stages and, according to the Prostate Cancer Foundation, it is estimated that over 3 million American men are living with prostate cancer. Please join Zuhair Hussaini, MD, urologist with Elmhurst Clinic and on staff at Elmhurst Hospital to learn about your risk, symptoms, screening and available treatments for prostate cancer.

Living with Pre-Diabetes and Diabetes
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Noon-1:00 pm
Elmhurst Hospital Arboretum Conference Center

A diagnosis of pre-diabetes or diabetes can leave you feeling helpless and confused. With the proper education and tools, you can once again feel in control of your life and regain your health. Please join Joseph Abraham, MD, internist with the Elmhurst Clinic and on staff at Elmhurst Hospital, to gain insight into pre-diabetes and diabetes: causes and symptoms, glucose and A1C and what they tell us, and how medications and lifestyle changes can help.

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

 

 

Meditation and Deep Breathing for Relaxation and Wellness

We live in a busy world. Everybody feels stressed. Taking time to be still, to deep breath and to drop thoughts of the outside world is a valuable skill to have.Through this meditation and deep breathing class you will learn essential skills to manage stress and improve mood. These skills will support your ability to manage life and health issues with grace and ease.

September 24, October 29, November 26, or December 17
6:00 - 6:45 pm
Elmhurst Hospital - Green parking
Clinical Education Room, lower level

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.

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.

 

Create a Pretty Paper Pumpkin Patch
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
10-11:30 am
Elmhurst Hospital Cancer Center Conference Room

Expressive Arts for Cancer Patients and Their Loved Ones: Create a beautiful pumpkin from paper for fall decorating.  Guidance and all materials provided.  This program is available at no cost to people directly impacted by cancer - diagnosed individuals and their loved ones.

Self-Care and Nutrition for Cancer Caregivers
Friday, November 30, 2018
10-11:30 am
Elmhurst Hospital, Arboretum Conference Center, Maple Room

Come together with others who are caring for their loved ones during a cancer diagnosis.  This class presents practical ways to manage self-care and nutrition while navigating the complexities of a caregiving experience.  

Wellness in Season
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
10-11:30 am
Elmhurst Hospital, Arboretum Conference Center, Maple Room
         
In this workshop, we'll focus on preparing for the winter holidays as we learn new recipes that contribute to the fun as well as your health.  Please note that recipes prepared in this class may contain common food allergens.  This program is available at no cost to people directly impacted by cancer - diagnosed individuals and their loved ones. 

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 programs are being offered in partnership with Wellness House.


 

Reiki Level I

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 & anxiety
-Improved sleep & mental clarity
-Sense of well-being

Upon completion of the Reiki Level 1 class, participants will be able to offer Reiki to themselves as well as family and friends.

Monday, October 15th or Saturday, November 17th
9:00 am-5:00 pm
Elmhurst Memorial Hospital, Center for Health, Conference Room E
$120

To register call: (630) 527-6363 or register online at www.eehealth.org/classes-events/