Calendar of Events

Rush Oak Park Hospital
Community Health

Registration is required for hospital events. Unless otherwise noted, programs are free and are conducted in Room 2000 of the Rush Medical Office Building, 610 S. Maple Ave. in Oak Park — immediately south of Rush Oak Park Hospital. To register, call (708) 660-INFO (4636). Free off-street parking anytime; free valet parking daytime only.


Family Matters: Battling Obesity

Mon, Feb 2
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Oak Park Public Library
834 Lake St.
Oak Park, IL 60301
Join us for a special viewing of a condensed version of HBO’s documentary “Weight of the Nation.” The screening will be followed by a panel discussion about how to combat obesity at home and in your community. Speakers will include Karen Lui, MD, a pediatrician at Rush University Medical Center, and Dominique Mocarski, RD, a dietitian at Rush Oak Park Hospital. This event is presented by Rush Oak Park Hospital in collaboration with the Oak Park Department of Public Health, Whole Foods, the Oak Park Public Library and Wild About Wellness, a community-based initiative that addresses childhood obesity. Event will include light refreshments. Registration is encouraged.
To register, call (708) 660-4636.

Berwyn Healthy Heart Fair

Wed, Feb 4
8 a.m. to noon
Berwyn Health Department
6600 W. 26th Street
Berwyn, IL
In honor of heart month, volunteers from Rush Oak Park Hospital will be participating in Berwyn's Healthy Heart Fair. They will be be checking blood pressure as well as providing BMI information. This event is for Berwyn residents only. For more information, contact the Berwyn Health Department at (708) 788-6600.

Matters of the Heart

Wed, Feb 18
12 to 1 p.m.
Belmont Village
1035 Madison St.
Oak Park, Il 60304
Phone: (708) 848-7200
Donald J. Tanis, MD, a cardiologist at Rush Oak Park Hospital, will speak at Belmont Village about diagnosis and treatment of heart disease as well as proactive ways you can reduce your chance of being susceptible to heart conditions. A heart healthy lunch will be served. RSVP to reserve your spot!
To register, call (708) 848-7200.

Zumba Gold

Wed, Feb 18
10 to 11 a.m.
500 S. Maple Ave., Medical Arts Building, Gymnasium
Zumba Gold is a dance-based exercise class, where participants learn and follow a variety of easy dance steps. Whether you are already active, haven't exercised in a long time or have physical limitations, there’s a place for you. We’ll start the first 30 minutes doing chair-based exercises followed by another 30 minutes of standing moves. Come for part or all of the class and find a pace that’s right for you.

The class begins on Feb. 18 and will then be held the first and third Wednesdays of the month.

Balancing Acts: Navigating Ice

Thu, Feb 26
10 to 11 a.m.
610 S. Maple Ave., Room 2000
Learn strategies and stretching exercises from occupational therapist Keith Klopp, OT, that will help keep you on your feet durng this icy winter season.