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Classes, Events, Support Groups

Events and Classes

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 5:30pm

Participants must attend all three to complete the program. Let Rush Oak Park Hospital and the Respiratory Health Association help you meet your smoke-free goals.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 6:30pm

Speaker: Ewa Dembowski, MD - cardiologist; Proddutur Reddy, MD - cardiologist; Barbara A. Soltes, MD - OB-GYN

Learn about the signs of heart disease in men and women. And get advice on how to deal with issues - including heart disease - that can impact your sex life as you age. Light refreshments will be served.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 10:00am

A dance-based exercise class for all levels.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 10:00AM

Speaker: Anu Roa, MD - cardiologist

After menopause, heart disease risk tends to increase significantly. Come learn how to manage and even reduce your risk.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 10:00am

A dance-based exercise class for all levels.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 9:30am

If you have heart disease or have had a heart attack, cardiac rehabilitation can help protect your heart.
Learn how at this event.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 6:30pm

Speaker: Nicole Boniquit, MD - primary care sports medicine physician
Find out how to recognize the symptoms of concussion and protect yourself form getting one.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 10:00am

A dance-based exercise class for all levels.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 11:00am

Speaker: Elizabeth Page, RD, LDN - clinical dietitian
Get an expert opinion on popular diets and fads, and learn how to maintain a diet that's healthy and effective.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 6:30pm

Speakers: Benjamin Veenstra, MD, bariatric surgeon and Catherine Hertl, MD, plastic surgeon
Learn about the latest weight loss procedures, as well as skin removal and body contouring after weight loss.


Support Groups

Join us every 3rd Tuesday of each month for a Family Members with Diabetes Support Group.

Speaker: Community member - Mary Ann Debruin

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

This support group is for women affected by heart disease as well as women interested in heart disease prevention. It is run by WomenHeart, a national organization dedicated to advancing women's heart health through advocacy, community education and patient support.