Rush Oak Park Hospital promotes health and wellness through its community wellness program Healthy Motivations, which organizes health lectures, fitness classes and support groups as well as collaborates with local organizations to encourage healhty living.
Rush Oak Park Hospital is currently sponsoring the Park District of Oak Park's Fit & Fun Under the Sun program. For just $16 (or $24 if you are a not an Oak Park resisdent), you can participate in fitness and yoga classes in June and July at Cheney Mansion and Barrie Park. Learn more and register for this great -- and affordable -- program.
The hospital also publishes a health newsletter called Discover. Sign up to receive Discover.
Instructor: RoseMary Spirrizzi, LCSW
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.
Held the first and third Wednesdays of the month. Register for each session individually.
Speaker: Juan Cobo, MD, geriatrician
Gain insights on aging while maintaining vitality and mental well-being.
Speaker: Katherine Kopkash, MD, breast surgeon
Gather for lunch and conversation about mammograms, breast self-exams and other topics related to women's health.
Meets quarterly, 9 to 10 a.m.
This group meets the second Saturday of every month (except August) at Rush Oak Park Hospital in the Centennial Room.
The program is an educational and support group for both care-partners and patients. More advanced patients are welcome, though the group is not exclusive to patients at other stages. This group begins with a continental breakfast at 9:30am, followed by an hour-long education series. In the last hour, patients and care-partners split into two groups to discuss separately.
Meets the first and third Tuesdays of the month, 6 to 8 p.m.