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■ HEALTH INSTITUTE                     AARP Safe Driving                      Live Well Be Well
                                       This is a 2-day class. $12 for AARP    Six-week workshop to be held every
EDUCATION & SCREENINGS                 members w/card & $14 for non-          Tuesday from 9:00-11:30am from
Registration is required. Call         members, payable by check only first   April 5 through May 10. Developed by
1-866-PROVENA (1-866-776-8362).        day of class.                          Stanford University, the program has
Wed., April 6, 7-9:00am                April 25 & 26                          been proven to help adults with
Cholesterol & Blood Glucose            1:00-5:00pm (Both Days)                ongoing health conditions such as
Screening (finger stick; 12-hour       Location: 1975 Melissa Lane, Aurora    arthritis, high blood pressure, heart
fasting required) Free.                                                       disease and diabetes find practical
Location: 1975 Melissa Lane, Aurora                                           ways to deal with pain and fatigue.
                                       ■ SPECIAL EVENTS                       Register at 1-866-PROVENA
Wed., April 13, 8– 9:00am.              Maybe A Baby After 30                 April 5– May 10, 9:00am-11:30am
Blood Pressure & Diabetes              Congratulations! You’re thinking       Cost: Free
Screening. (Interview only) Free.      about starting a family. If you are    Location: General Hospital, Diabetes
Location: 1975 Melissa Lane, Aurora close to 30 or over, you may not be       Education Room (near the main
                                       prepared for the factors age may play entrance)
Parent Teen Chat                       in conceiving, pregnancy and birth.
“Can you hear me now?” The                                                    Vendor Fair
objectives of this Parent Teen chat    Provena Mercy Medial Center invites    Join us for our annual vendor fair that
include:                               you and your significant other to a    will have a wide-range of exhibits
• Helping parents really listen to     FREE evening of Appetizers, a special providing information on local
    their teenager, build              gift and great information.            healthcare services and products
    communication and connect life                                            available to patients and families.
    choices to consequences.           The First Step To A Healthy
• Encouraging parents to educate       Pregnancy                              Informational exhibits include: skilled
    with purpose, teach values, train Achieve optimum health before           nursing facilities, dialysis centers,
    for success & prevent problems.    becoming pregnant.                     hospices, adult day care and rehab
• Warning parents and teens of         Deborah J. Riddell APN CNM MS          centers, wound care and infusion
    potential legal consequences of                                           service agencies, specialist from
    the improper use of texting        Congratulations, Now What?             social security and veteran’s
    (sexting).                         Understand the joys of each trimester administration, attorneys, home
• Providing parents and teens with and what to expect during labor and        health facilities and more. All are
                                       delivery and what options are          welcome to attend.
    accurate and updated information
                                       available to you.                      Free. April 29, 11:00am-3:00pm.
    about STDs & the emotional
                                       Dr. Nizar Olabi D.O., F.A.C.O.G.       Location: 1325 North Highland Ave.
    effects of teen sexual activity.
• Assisting parents to effectively                                            General hospital, lower level.
                                       You And Me And Baby Makes
    communicate the message of         Three! Adjusting to The Wonderful      There Is Actually Such a Thing as
    abstinence to their teens.         Changes A Baby Brings To Your Life     Free Lunch– Knee and Hip Pain
Register at 1-866-PROVENA              As a Couple                            Lunch and Learn.
April 7, 7:00-8:30pm                   Carolyn Doyle, LCSW                    Is joint replacement an option for
Cost: Free
                                                                              you? Join us for lunch and receive a
Location: 1975 Melissa Lane, Aurora Register at 1-866-PROVENA (1-866-
                                                                              special gift as Dr. John Pinnello,
                                       776-8362). Free. April 12, 5:30-       Orthopedic Surgeon, discusses what
Basic Life Support (BLS) for           9:00pm .Location: 1325 North           to expect from joint replacement
Healthcare Providers                   Highland Ave. General hospital,        surgery. Register at 1-866-PROVENA
Successful Participants will receive a lower level. FREE                      (1-866-776-8362). Free. April 13,
2-year CPR/AED certification card.                                            12-1:00pm .Location: 1325 North
$69 cash or check.                     Doors open at 5:30 for registration    Highland Ave. General hospital,
April 16, 8:30-12:30pm                 and appetizers. The first presentation lower level.
Location: 1975 Melissa Lane, Aurora begins at 6:00pm.
■ SUPPORT GROUPS                       Families Anonymous                       The Beat Goes On
                                       Support group for families of narcotic   ICD (Implanted Cardioverter Defibril-
Support groups are located at
                                       addicts. Mondays, 7:30-9:00pm.           lator) Support Group led by Cardiac
Provena Mercy Medical Center, 1325
                                       Behavioral Health Building, Walsh        Nurses. April 12, 5:30pm. General
North Highland Ave. Aurora, IL
                                       room.                                    hospital, Surgical Conference room.
                                                                                Topic: “Exercise & Diet”
AA Big Book Study Group
                                       Fox Valley Ostomy Club 2nd
Friday, 9-10am, general hospital,
                                       Fridays, 6:30-9:00pm. General            Massage Therapy: State licensed
McDermott room.
                                       hospital, McAuley room.                  massage therapists provide massage
AA Meeting Fridays, 8-9:30pm                                                    for relaxation or therapeutic purposes
                                       Gamblers Anonymous                       to encourage the body’s healing
general hospital, Atrium.
                                       Mondays, 7-9:30pm or                     process. Massages are 30 minutes
Wednesdays 6-7:30pm
                                       Wednesdays, 7-9:30pm General             $40; 60 minutes $60; 90 minutes
General hospital, Bennett room
                                       hospital, lower level.                   $88. Call 630-906-3733 for
AA Penthouse Group Mondays,                                                     appointments. Gift certificates
                                       MS Support Group 2nd                     available!
7-8pm, general hospital, atrium
                                       Saturdays, 10-11:30am,
                                       Behavioral Health building, Dunleavy.
                                                                                ■ BEREAVEMENT
AA Special Group Soul                                                           Co-sponsored by Fox Valley
Steppers Saturdays, 10:30-                                                      Volunteer Hospice, Provena Hospice,
                                       NAMI (National Alliance on
11:30am, general hospital, Bennett                                              Provena Mercy Medical Center
                                       Mental Illness) Fridays,
                                       7-8:30pm. Behavioral Health
                                       building, Voris room.                    Provena Hospice – Provena
ADHD/LD Support Group for
                                                                                Hospice assists patients and families
parents 2nd Wednesday,
                                       NAMI Family Member Support               to live fully within the protection of
6-7:30pm, Behavioral Health
                                       Group 3rd Tuesdays, 7-8:30pm.            professional health care, surrounded
Building, Lower Level. Call Connie
                                       McDermott.                               by loving family and friends. For
Parr for details at 630-801-2556. No
                                                                                more information call Provena
child care provided.
                                       Narcotics Anonymous Fridays,             Hospice (847) 622-3467.
                                       7-9pm, General hospital, McAuley/
Al-Anon Wednesdays, 7:30-
                                       Buckley rooms.                           Provena Home Care- Home Care
8:30pm, general hospital,
McDermott room.                                                                 provides skilled nursing; physical,
                                       Overeaters Anonymous                     occupational and speech therapies;
                                       Thursdays, 7-9pm, General                medical social services, and
Al-Anon AFG Group Fridays,
                                       hospital, McDermott room.                assistance with personal care in the
8-9pm, general hospital, Bennett
room.                                                                           comfort and privacy of the home
                                       Providence House Alumni                  setting. We work with you and your
                                       2nd & 4th Sat, 11:30-12:30pm,            personal physician even before you
Al-Anon Serenity Group
                                       General hospital, Bennett room           are discharged from the hospital—or
Mondays 7-8pm, Behavioral Health
Building, Dunleavy room.                                                        leave your physician’s office. Provena
                                       Sunday Open AA Meeting                   Home Care is a Medicare certified
                                       Sundays, 9-10am. General                 agency. For more information, call
Ala-Teen Support Group
                                       hospital, McAuley/Buckley room.          (847) 931-5553.
Wednesdays 7:30-8:30pm
General hospital, Bennett room.
                                       ■ CARDIAC EDUCATION                      ■ FAMILY BIRTH CENTER
Bilingual Lupus Support Group          Stress Management                        Prepared Childbirth
2nd Sundays, 2-4pm, general         Join Judy Joray, RN, cardiopulmonary        Learn changes during the third
hospital, Moore room.               rehab nurse, as she teaches skills for      trimester; birth options; comfort
                                    coping with everyday stress,                measures including medications and
Cocaine Anonymous Mondays,          relaxation techniques, and                  epidurals; Cesarean birth and
6-8:30pm, general hospital, McAuley prevention of chronic stress.
                                                                                changes to consider after the baby's
room, Thursdays, 7:30-9pm,          Register at 1-866-PROVENA (1-866-           arrival. Learn relaxation, breathing
general hospital, lower level.      776-8362). Free. April 27, 12:00-           and pushing techniques to help
                                    2:00pm, Location: General hospital,         reduce the pain and stress of labor.
Compassionate Friends 2nd           lower level.                                Father/support person is required to
Fridays, 7:30-10pm. Behavioral
                                                                                attend. Bring 2 pillows and a blanket.
health building, Dunleavy room.     Mended Hearts-Cardiac Support               This class meets for 3 consecutive
                                       Group, 4th Wednesdays, 7-                Wednesday evenings. Register at 1-
DBSA Support Group Tuesdays,           8:30pm. April 27, General                866-PROVENA (1-866-776-8362).
6:30-8:30pm. Behavioral health         Hospital, Buckley Room (Lower            April 6, 13 & 20, 6-9:30pm
building, Dunleavy room.               Level) Topic: “Tour a Heart              Cost: $10. Location: 1325 North
                                       Catheterization Lab”                     Highland Ave. General hospital,
Emotions Anonymous
                                                                                lower level
Mondays, 7:30-9pm. General
hospital, Bennett.

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