Veteran Open House - Beaver Dam
Andy Miller, Dodge County Veterans service officer, will be on-site to answer questions and assist in understanding Veteran benefits and services. Learn about employment and volunteer opportunities in your community. Refreshments will be served.
Understanding Birth - Step One - Waupun
This one-evening class is for expectant parents in their late second or mid to late third trimesters of pregnancy. Expectant parents will learn about third trimester changes in mom and baby's body; changes in mom and baby's body during labor; process of labor and fetal monitoring; signs and symptoms of labor, when to go to the hospital; stages of labor; pain control options; relaxation; comfort and distraction techniques; pushing positions; high-risk situations; and what happens after delivery. This program also includes a tour of the Women & Infants Unit birthing rooms.
Understanding Birth - Step One
This two-part class is for expectant parents in their late second or mid to late third trimesters of pregnancy. Class one includes third trimester changes in mom and baby's body; changes in mom and baby's body during labor; process of labor and fetal monitoring; signs and symptoms of labor and when to go to the hospital; stages of labor and more! Class two includes pain control options; relaxation, comfort and distraction techniques, pushing positions; high-risk situations; and what happens after delivery. This program also includes a tour of the Women & Infants Unit birthing rooms.
Class dates are September 13 & 20.
Look Good...Feel Better - Waupun Memorial Hospital
Guided by volunteer cosmetologists, the Look Good...Feel Better program is designed for female cancer patients and provides instruction on how to use make-up and skincare techniques to overcome the appearance-related effects of chemotherapy and radiation.
Participants will receive a complimentary make-up bag offered through a partnership of the American Cancer Society; the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association Foundation; and the National Cosmetology Association.
Classes and materials are provided free of charge to women in active cancer treatment.
Preregistration for this free program is required by registering on-line or calling the American Cancer Society at (800) 227-2345.
Cardiac & Stroke Support Group
Topic: Reading Food Labels
Agnesian HealthCare's Dale Michels Center for Heart Care and Primary Stroke Center offer this free support and educational opportunity for those touched by heart disease or stroke.
Guest speakers include professionals in the field of cardiac and stroke care. In addition, print materials and class discussion provide up-to-date information for patients, family and friends.
Preregistration for this free group is required.
Beginning & Continuing Yoga
Yoga is a practice that uses breath, movement and meditation to restore the body and mind to its natural healthy state. Join Lora Vahlsing, certified Hatha Yoga instructor, for a six-week yoga experience designed for the beginner and intermediate yoga student. Instruction provides modifications in each posture to meet each student's level.
Students should wear comfortable, loose fitting clothes, and bring a bottle of water.Preregistration is required.
Class dates include Mondays, September 17 to October 22.
Resolve through Sharing®- Adult Grief Support Group (Open)
Resolve through Sharing®- Educational Support Group
This group is intended for individuals who have experienced a miscarriage, stillbirth, ectopic pregnancy, or death of a child less than 1-year-old. Talking about a death can be difficult and the Resolve through Sharing® Grief Support Group gives you an opportunity to share your 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 - Tuesday
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 Monday through Friday between 8 and 9:30 a.m.; the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month between 5 and 6 p.m.; and Wednesdays between 4 to 5 p.m. to begin your commitment of improved health and well-being.
In addition, Ripon Medical Center providers will be walking at Ripon High School, 850 Tiger Drive, Ripon, the first and third Wednesdays of the month between 6 to 7 p.m.
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 (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 and Ripon High School at the times indicated. However, due to emergencies or unforeseen circumstance, there might be a time where they are not present.
Healthy Living With Diabetes - Waupun
This six-week workshop is for adults of all ages who have type 2 diabetes, pre-diabetes, or who live with someone that does.
Led by trained leaders, some of whom have diabetes, the program focuses on helping you feel better, have more control, and do the things you want to do.
Program is free - there is an option workbook purchase of $20 at the start of the program.
Workshop dates include: Tuesdays, September 18 to October 23.
Space is limited. Preregistration is required.
LGBTQ Adult Group
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
- 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.
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.