￭ 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
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
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, 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
Behavioral Health building, Dunleavy.
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.
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,
Mondays, 7:30-9pm. General