Classes, Events, Support Groups

Events and Classes

Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 6:00pm

Age and childbirth can take their toll on a woman's body. But problems with bowel and bladder control from a weakened pelvic floor are often treatable. Learn about common pelvic floor conditions and how you can get relief.

Speakers:
Cynthia Brincat, MD, Ob-GYN

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 6:30pm

From long hikes to softball to cycling. It's common to switch from one interest to another over the years. Having to give up your favorite activities because of knee pain, however, can be heartbreaking. Learn about the latest advances in knee replacement, and how treating your knee pain can help you get back to leading a full, active life.

Speakers:
Peter McQueen, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 - 5:30pm

Let Rush help you meet your smoke-free goals. The Courage to Quit program covers topics such as addiction and withdrawal, quite smoking medications, managing cravings and avoiding triggers.

Friday, May 8, 2020 - 9:30am

Bronwyn Milliken, AuD, CCC-A, Audiologist
David Schmidt, AuD, CCC-A, Audiologist

Saturday, May 9, 2020 - 8:00am

Understanding the effects of cancer treatment on cardiovascular health
Join us to learn more about the complex relationship between cancer care and heart health - from how specific cancer treatments can affect the risk of cardiovascular issues, to the importance of physical activity and nutrition during and after cancer treatment. You'll hear from a range of experts and get a patient's perspective.

Breakfast and Meet & Greet: 8:00am - 9:55am
Presentation and Panel Discussion (Q & A): 9:00am - 12:10pm
Lunch and Networking 12:10pm - 1:00pm

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 - 6:30pm

For a stronger body and mind, join us to learn how to move on from anger and make peace - with yourself.

Speakers:
Brenda Jackson, MD, Psychiatrist

Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 5:30pm

Looking to boost your mood, build resilience or better cope with your emotions? Learn strategies for taking control of your mental health.

Speakers:
Riveredge Hospital

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - 6:00pm

Exploring your weight loss options can be confusing and overwhelming. Our weight loss specialists will explain all of the resources available at Rush - from bariatric surgery to medical management to exercise and nutrition counseling.

Speaker:
Benjamin Veenstra, MD, Bariatric Surgeon

Tuesday, August 4, 2020 - 5:30pm

Let Rush help you meet your smoke-free goals. The Courage to Quit program covers topics such as addiction and withdrawal, quite smoking medications, managing cravings and avoiding triggers.

Tuesday, November 3, 2020 - 5:30pm

Let Rush help you meet your smoke-free goals. The Courage to Quit program covers topics such as addiction and withdrawal, quite smoking medications, managing cravings and avoiding triggers.

Support Groups

Cancer Connection Support Group

Rush Oak Park Hospital and Wellness House have partnered together to provide support and information as you navigate your cancer journey. This group meets every Monday from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. and provides an opportunity for people with a cancer diagnosis and their caregivers to share information, connect with others in similar circumstances and improve coping skills.
Registration is not required and program is offered at no cost.

Location: Rush Medical Office Building, 610 S. Maple Ave., Suite 2000

For additional information, contact Sherri Wick, Oncology Social Work Navigator at 630.654.5198 or swick@wellnesshouse.org

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

Huntington's Disease Support Group
Join the Rush Huntington's Disease Support Group. This group meets every 3rd Saturday of the month, from 10:00am - Noon in the meeting room 1B, located off the main lobby of the hospital. This Rush led support group, will feature monthly presentations by Sam Lunde, LSW, Social Work and Community Health.

For more information, call (312) 942.2163 or email Samantha_R_Lunde@rush.edu

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.