Classes, Events & Groups

LGBTQ Adult Group

Date
Time
Location

St. Agnes Hospital Health Resource Center
430 E. Division Street
Fond du Lac, WI 54935
United States

LGBTQ Adult is a free, confidential support group for adults 18 and older who identify with the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) community, and/or seeking support surrounding their sexual orientation.

Facilitated by Leann Vice-Reshel, MA, LPC, and Paul Clark, MSE, LPC, Agnesian Health Care Behavioral Health Services, this professional and peer-led group offers support to individuals anywhere in their coming out process, and includes professional education on the following:

  • Coming out
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Gender identity
  • Communication with family and friends
  • Mindfulness
  • Emotion regulation

This group meets the first and third Tuesdays of each month from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

For more information, call Paul Clark, MSE, LPC, at (920) 926-4382 or Leann Vice-Reshel, MA, LPC, at (9920) 926-4428.

Mindful Living Through Meditation

Date
Time
Location

Ripon Medical Center Princeton Room
845 Parkside Street
Ripon, WI 54971
United States

Join Jenni Borell, E-RYT, meditation practitioner, to release tension, relax and counteract the effects of stress. Sessions will also include a gentle yoga practice. 

Individuals should bring a yoga mat or towel, and blanket to each class.

Preregistration is required.

Class dates include Tuesdays, October 3 to 24.

Heartsaver First Aid

Date
Time
Location

Agnesian HealthCare Staff & Organizational Development
430 E. Division Street
Fond du Lac, WI 54935
United States

Heartsaver First Aid teaches students critical skills to respond to and manage an emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical services (EMS) arrives. Skills iniclude how to treat bleeding, sprains, broken bones, shock and other first aid emergencies. This course is for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in first aid to meet job, regulatory or other requirements.

Positive Parenting

Date
Time
Location

St. Agnes Hospital Plaza Private Dining Room
430 E. Division Street
Fond du Lac, WI 54935
United States

Facilitated by Jackie Block, MFT, LMFT, LCSW, Agnesian HealthCare Behavioral Health Services psychotherapist, parents are invited to learn how to best perform the difficult but incredibly rewarding job of parenting through a series of four sessions that will help parents discipline children and encourage them to feel positive about themselves andbecome the winners they were meant to be.

This two-part educational offering will focus on basic parenting for two to five-year-old chldren.

Preregistration is required. Class dates include October 3 & 17. 

Community Drumming Circle

Date
Time
Location

St. Agnes Chapel
430 E. Division Street
Fond du Lac, WI 54935
United States

Drum Circle: “ A gathering at which people use hand drums from many cultures and various percussion elements to create in-the-moment musical masterpieces. No previous musical experience required.”

Drum circles are places where we explore possibilities. As we create music together we experience feelings of accomplishment for ourselves while contributing to something larger than ourselves.

In the circle we learn from each other and the music we make transcends artificial differences and labels of age, ethnicity, gender and ability. The unity of the drum circle is spiritual, healing and therapeutic!

Event is sponsored by Spiritual Care Services and the Agnesian HealthCare Foundation.

Postpartum Depression Group

Date
Time
Location

Agnesian HealthCare Journeys: a health resource center
430 E. Division Street
Fond du Lac, WI 54935
United States

Facilitated by Colleen Zietlow, LMFT, Agnesian HealthCare Behavioral Health Services Psychotherapist, Agnesian HealthCare's Postpartum Depression group offers education and support for women who are experiencing or are at risk for postpartum depression.This group is also open to women who are struggling emotionally after childbirth and need to connect with others.

Participants will learn about adjusting to their new role as a parent, bonding with their newborn, expectations vs. reality, boundaries, social support, adjusting to relationship changes, physical demands of the newborn, emotional effects of pregnancy, childbirth and the role of hormones. This group will also give mothers the opportunity to talk, listen and share their experiences with other women experiencing similar feelings.

Mothers are invited to bring their babies to group sessions.

This support group meets the first and third Wednesday of each month from 1 to 2 p.m.

To learn more about this free group, call (920) 926-4960.

Spouse/Partner Grief Support Group (Open)

Date
Time
Location

Agnesian HealthCare Bereavement Center
1161 W. Johnson Street
Fond du Lac, WI 54937
United States

Open Bereavement Support Group: Anyone experiencing the death of a spouse/partner may attend any of the meetings and different individuals may be there each time.

Please join us at Agnesian HealthCare Bereavement Center on the west end of Twohig Flooring America near the Kwik Trip on the west side of Fond du Lac.

Registration is not required for open groups.

Mindfulness Meditation...Living In the Moment

Date
Time
Location

St. Agnes Chapel
430 E. Division Street
Fond du Lac, WI 54935
United States

Join Jennifer Norden, MD, an integrative health physician, for a four-week interactive gathering that explores a variety of meditation practices, including body scans, mindfulness of the breath and loving kindness meditation.

Participants will receive the book and CD "Real Happiness - The Power of Meditation" by Sharon Salzberg, a foremost expert on meditation.

Preregistration and payment is required before to reserve your spot in this class. Payments can be made online or in person. 

Breastfeeding for Moms & Dads

Date
Time
Location

St. Agnes Hospital Health Resource Center
430 E. Division Street
Fond du Lac, WI 54935
United States

Agnesian HealthCare's Breastfeeding for Moms & Dads class provides you and your partner with information to begin breastfeeding with confidence and a true sense of security. Topics include the advantages of breastfeeding, techniques, problem prevention, returning to work and the use of breast pumps for the nursing mother. 

Preregistration for this free class is required.

Affected Family Members Group

Date
Time
Location

Domestic Violence Services
21 S. Marr Street
Fond du Lac, WI 54935
United States

Domestic violence affects everyone involved, including the family and friends of the person being abused. The Affected Family Members Group provides family and friends a place of support, healing and learning to help support loved ones while they are in the abusive relationship and after thay have left the abusive relationship.

This open support group meets the first and third Thursday of each month from 4 to 5 p.m. 

For more information about this free support group, call (920) 926-4207. Contact with the Domestic Violence Program must be made prior to participating in this group.

Family members and friends must be at least 18 years of age to participate in this support group.

RMC Triathlon

This Ripon Medical Center event combines the rich history of the Green Lake Conference Center, its beautiful grounds and the deepest inland lake in Wisconsin to attract racers from all over the Midwest. The course includes an amazing lake swim, rolling hills on the bike and secluded run course making this triathlon perfect for beginners to veterans.