Kishwaukee Community Hospital Offers Community Wellness Programs

Weekly Blood Pressure Clinics

A community wellness health professional from Kishwaukee Community Hospital monitors your blood pressure weekly free at three area locations. You receive blood pressure information and a tracking card. On Mondays at Kish Hospital from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., on Wednesdays at KishHealth Family and Specialty Care in Genoa from 9 to 11 a.m., and on Thursdays at KishHealth Family & Specialty Care in Waterman from 9 to 11 a.m. No registration is required; just walk in.

 

Girls Only… Your Changing Body in Genoa         

This program is for 9 to 12-year-old girls and their moms. The natural physical and emotional changes a young girl experiences can be overwhelming and puzzling. Knowing what to expect can lessen anxiety and make the transition smoother. The fee for the class is $10 per family. The class is Mar. 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. at KishHealth Family & Specialty Care in Genoa. Registration is required for this program and closes three days before the program date. A minimum number of participants is also required. Call 815.748.8962 or visit www.kishhospital.org/programs.

 

Live Healthy Team Challenge

Need some motivation to get healthy? Being part of a team can help you reach your weight and fitness goals through support, accountability and education. Join us for this comprehensive health challenge where teams of ten with coaches compete to lose weight and reach their health and fitness goals. The Live Healthy Team Challenge includes weekly team workouts at the YMCA and educational programs at Kish Hospital, on Mondays, from Mar. 26 to May 14, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., including a variety of topics from portion control, to exercise, to maintaining weight loss. Weigh-ins are every Monday. Participants receive a free membership to the YMCA during this challenge. Top team, female and male winners receive various memberships to the YMCA.  Prizes will be raffled off each week. The fee to participate is $30 for a YMCA member, non-YMCA members $80. Registration is required; to register, call Sue Munz at the YMCA 815.756.9577.

 

Control Your Cholesterol in Genoa

Are you concerned about your cholesterol? Do you understand what affects cholesterol levels? Whether your levels are high or normal, there are lifestyle changes you can make to reduce or maintain healthy cholesterol. Join us to receive a variety of resources and tools to develop healthy life-long habits. If you have your cholesterol results, please bring them. The free class is Mar. 27 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at KishHealth Family & Specialty Care in Genoa. Registration is required for this program and closes three days before the program date. A minimum number of participants is also required. Call 815.748.8962 or visit www.kishhospital.org/programs.

 

Cancer Support Group

This weekly group provides an opportunity to learn more about cancer from fellow patients, caregivers and trained staff in a safe and encouraging environment. The group is open to patients, caregivers and community members. The group meets on Wednesdays of each month, until April 25, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at The Cancer Center at Kishwaukee Community Hospital. No registration is required; just walk in. For more information, call 815.748.2958 or visit www.kishhospital.org/programs.

 

Look Good… Feel Better®

Look Good… Feel Better® is presented in partnership with the American Cancer Society, Personal Care Products Council Foundation, Professional Beauty Association, and National Cosmetology Association. This free program teaches beauty techniques to women or girls who are actively undergoing cancer treatment to help combat the appearance-related side effects of radiation therapy and chemotherapy. Come learn tips for skin care, makeup, hair care and wigs. All participants receive a free kit of cosmetics. (Valued up to $200.) The free program is on Mar. 28, from 4 to 6 p.m. at The Cancer Center at Kishwaukee Community Hospital. Registration is required for this program and closes three days before the program date. A minimum number of participants is also required. Call 815.748.2958 to register or visit www.kishhospital.org/programs.

 

Facial Rejuvenation with Dr. Williams

Hauser-Ross Eye Institute now offers a fusion of medical science and aesthetics designed to refresh your look with minimal downtime. Ophthalmologist and Oculoplastic Surgeon Kenya Williams, MD, explains how the innovations in medical-grade treatments make it possible to slow down and possibly, reverse skin damage. Join us to learn about Botox, dermal fillers, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, facials, medical grade skin care products, laser surgery for brown spots, photo facials and cosmetic eyelid surgery. The free class is Mar. 29 from 6 to 7 p.m. in Kish Hospital’s Roberts Conference Center. Registration is required for this program and closes three days before the program date. A minimum number of participants is also required. Call 815.748.8962 or visit www.kishhospital.org/programs.

 

Men’s Game Night

For men impacted by cancer either as a survivor or caregiver, join us for a night of camaraderie and fun watching the final NCAA tournament on Apr. 2, starting a half hour before the NCAA basketball game starts, at The Cancer Center at Kishwaukee Community Hospital. Registration is required for this program and closes three days before the program date. A minimum number of participants is also required. Call 815.748.2958 to register or visit www.kishhospital.org/programs.

 

Diabetes: Self-Management

Individual appointments with certified KishHealth diabetes educators are available in Genoa, Waterman, and DeKalb. For more information or to schedule an appointment call 815.748.8378, or visit www.kishhospital.org/programs.

 

HeartWise Cardiac Health Evaluation

The HeartWise Cardiac Health Evaluation program utilizes a combination of screening and non-invasive tests to evaluate risk factors for heart disease including: a state-of-the-art CT heart scan to reveal extent of calcified plaque, an indication of blockage in the coronary arteries; a blood draw for cholesterol and blood sugar levels; blood pressure, BMI and waist measurement; computerized health risk assessment; and a personal consultation with a registered nurse to identify and understand your cardiac risk factors. Suggested for those 40 years or older with at least one risk factor for heart disease. The cost is $99 person. May not be covered by insurance. Appointments are required. For more information, call 815.748.2975.

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