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.
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Speaker: Michael Bowen, podiatrist
Don't let the pain and stiffness of ankle arthritis keep you from enjoying life to the fullest; come learn about treatment options.
Join women's heart experts at Rush for an informative program that will outline your individual risk factors based on your ethnicity and explain how to be proactive about your heart health. The group is together for an initial discussion, and then separate into breakout sessions based on ethnicity. At the event, you'll also have the chance to learn more about WomenHeart, an organization dedicated to early detection, accurate diagnosis and proper treatment of heart disease.
Director of the Rush Heart Center for Women, Annabelle Volgman, MD, will provide welcoming remarks. Speakers will include cardiologists Ewa Dembowski, MD, and Karolina Marinescu, MD, as well as a panel of experts from Rush.
Learn how your inner ear, or your vestibular system, contributes to your balance and what a physical therapist can do to keep you steady on your feet.
Speaker: Carrie Landsman, PT, physical therapist
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.