Postpartum Depression Group
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)
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.
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 Wednesdays, September 6 to 27
Breastfeeding for Moms & Dads
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
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.
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.
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 7 & 14.
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.
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; Paul Clark, MSE, LPC; and Michaela Ramos, BS, master's level intern, 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
This group meets on the first Thursday of each month from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Health Resource Center; and the third Thursday of each month in the Finance Meeting Room.
For more information, call Paul Clark, MSE, LPC, at (920) 926-4382 or Leann Vice-Reshel, MA, LPC, at (9920) 926-4428.
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.
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.