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 May 10 & 17.
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, May 14 to June 18.
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 - 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.
Join Lora Vahlsing, certified Hatha Yoga instructor, for a six-week gentle yoga experience that is well-suited for individuals who want a soft, nurturing, slow-paced, well-supported and relaxing practice. Postures may be approached in gradual steps, with time to focus on breathing and repetition so the practice is simple to do and easy to remember.
Preregistration is required.
Class dates include Tuesdays, May 15 to June 19.
Fond du Lac- Grief Matters Adult Grief Support Group (Open)
Open Bereavement Support Group: This group is intended for individuals who are grieving the death of someone closes to them, whether the death was two months or two year ago. 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.
Agnesian HealthCare Relay for Life Used Book, Uniform and Purse Sale
The Agnesian HealthCare Relay for Life team has scheduled a used book, uniform and purse sale from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, April 30 in the Agnesian HealthCare lobby concourse.
Donations of books, lightly-used uniforms and lightly-used purses are appreciated. They can be dropped off on April 30 at the sale with Ellie Baldus.
All proceeds to benefit the American Cancer Society Relay for Life.
For more information or questions, call Baldus at 926-4152.
Meditation...Calming the Mind
Join Sigi Columbia-Navis, meditation practitioner, for a four-week meditation practice that includes guided imagery, progressive muscle relaxation, breathing techniques and mantra meditation.
Preregistration is required.
Class dates include Tuesdays, May 15 to June 5.
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.
Basic Life Support (previously Healthcare Provider CPR)
Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers CPR teaches healthcare providers the skills of CPR for victims of all ages (including ventilation with a barrier device, a bag-mask device and oxygen), use of an AED and relief of foreign-body airway obstruction in responsive and non-responsive victims. 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.