Eating Disorders Support Group
Agnesian HealthCare's Eating Disorders support group is for adults 18 and older who are struggling with anorexia nervosa, binge eating disorder and/or bulimia nervosa.
In order to attend this group, members are required to see a therapist and/or dietitian regularly, and will be expected to sign a release of information at the first group so the group facilitators and treatment team can remain in contact should a safety issue arise.
Group facilitators have the right to ask individuals to leave or take a break from the group if they become inappropriate (relapse or become too ill that they would be a risk to themselves or other members).
Before admission to this group, members must contact Colleen Hanson, MS, LPC, at (920) 926-4389, or Jacalyn Wendt Coleman, MS, RDN, CD, at (920) 926-4674 to be screened. Members cannot show up to group without being screened by one of the above.
To learn more about this free support group, call Colleen Hanson or Jacalyn Wendt Coleman at the numbers listed above.
Fond du Lac- Grief Matters Adult Grief Support Group (Open)
This group is intended for individuals who are grieving the death of someone closes to them. Learn about a variety of grief topics and with opportunities to share you experience with others who understand. This group provides a safe environment to share feelings such as guilt, anger, fear, or loneliness.
Please join us at the Bereavement Center behind Twohig Flooring America, near the Kwik Trip on the west side of Fond du Lac.
Registration is not required for open groups.
Walk With a Doc at Saturday Farmers Market
Join an Agnesian HealthCare provider for an outside Walk with a Doc opportunity at the Saturday Farmers Market this summer.
Dana Vasquez, MD, Internal Medicine provider, will meet interested individuals at the corner of Macy and Fourth Street at 10 a.m. to begin the walk (weather permitting).
Preregistration not required.
Walk with a Doc is a free program held regularly at the Forest Mall in Fond du Lac. Walk with a Doc is open to the Fond du Lac and surrounding communities. Individuals are encouraged to sign up to be a Walk with a Doc member. Registration is free! Prizes are awarded quarterly based on the number of miles walked.
Adolescent Affected Family Member Program
Designed for adolescents ages 13 to 17, and 18 if still in high school, the Adolescent Affected Family Member program is designed to promote the well-being of those who live or care about a person with an alcohol or other drug issue.
Participants will learn through education and guidance:
- To be comfortable in their awareness that they are unable to change their loved one.
- To detach emotionally from the loved one's issue.
- To love the individual, care about him/her and not care for him/her AND understand, without internalizing the concern.
- Become familiar with and learn to incorporate the three Cs: cause, controla and cure.
- You can't "fix" the person, only yourself.
- Skills to help one detach from emotional pain.
- How to set healthy boundaries in relationships.
- Learn to be free to care and take responsibility for your own health and happiness.
Class dates include: Sundays, October 8 to 29.
Cost is $40 per person for each four-week program.
2017-2018 Grief Relief - Peer Support for Grieving Children & Families
Grief Relief is a peer support group for grieving children and families. We provide support for children, teens, and their families following the death of a parent, primary caregiver, sibling, family member or friend through peer support groups and education. Grief Relief's mission is to provide a safe place where children, teens, and their families can grieve openly, sharing and moving through the grief process in a supportive environment of their peers.
Family orientation is required for Grief Relief.
Walk With a Doc
Agnesian HealthCare and the Fond du Lac Family YMCA are partnering with Walk With a Doc to create a safe, walkable community.
The collaborative mission is to encourage healthy physical activity in people of all ages, and reverse the consequences of a sedentary lifestyle in order to improve the health and well-being of the country.
Join providers on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. to begin your commitment of improved health and well-being.
Step it Up! The Surgeon General of the United States recommends 150 minutes of weekly exercise to:
- Lower your risk of heart disease and stroke, type 2 diabetes, breast and colon cancers, and depression
- Maintain or lose weight
- Boost your energy
- Improve your sleep
- Reduce stress
- Redue your risk of falls
- Delay the onset of cognitive decline and dementia
- Increase sense of well-being and more!
For more information, call Journeys: a health resource center at (920) 926-4961, visit agnesian.com/walk-with-a-doc or visit walkwithadoc.org.
*Our providers do their best to be at the Forest Mall at the times indicated. However, due to emergencies or unforeseen circumstance, there might be a time where they are not present.
Ripon -Grief Matters Adult Grief Support Group (Open)
Open Bereavement Support Group (Formerly referred to as Life after Loss):Any adult experiencing the death of a loved one may attend any of the meetings and different individuals may be there each time.
Registration is not required for open groups.
Alzheimer's Support Group
The Alzheimer's support group is an open gathering of people with common needs and interests who come together to share their feelings, thoughts and experiences in a combined effort to better cope with and manage the shared challenges of dementia in a safe environment. Support groups may include persons with dementia as well as caregivers.
Associates will be available to answer questions and assist individuals in completing a HealthCare Power of Attorney and/or Living Will.
Heartsaver AED CPR
HEARTSAVER AED teaches lay rescuers CPR and use of an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) for adult and child cardiac arrest victims. Students also learn relief of choking in adults and children, infant CPR and relief of choking and child and infant safety. A course completion card is given upon successful completion of a practical and written exam.
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.