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Health & Wellness

Your health and well-being are important to Rush Oak Park Hospital. That’s why hospital staff and physicians at ROPH provide valuable resources to help you manage your health throughout your life. 

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.


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Sep 7

Zumba Gold - 9/7/2016

10:00am - 11:00am

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.

Sep 27

The Secrets to Aging Well

6:00pm - 7:00pm

Speaker: Juan Cobo, MD, geriatrician

Gain insights on aging while maintaining vitality and mental well-being.

Oct 18

Woman to Woman: Breast Health and More

12:00pm - 1:30pm

Speaker: Katherine Kopkash, MD, breast surgeon

Gather for lunch and conversation about mammograms, breast self-exams and other topics related to women's health.

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Diabetes Education/Support Group

Meets quarterly, 9 to 10 a.m.

Parkinson's Disease Support Group

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.

Epilepsy Support Group

Meets the first and third Tuesdays of the month, 6 to 8 p.m.

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