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Agnesian HealthCare offers a wide array of community education programs that help to enhance the overall health and well-being of individuals and families within its service area. Offering through Journeys: a health resource center, there are many opportunities to grow in our understanding of good health measures for the enhancement of our lives.
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Young at Art...A Parent & Child Connection
August 04, 2015
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Agnesian HealthCare, Journeys: a health resource center, Fond du Lac

It takes time and effort to nurture a parent-child relationship. Spending quality time with your child by engaging in activity can create an opportunity for collaboration and bonding. Parents and their children, ages six to 10, are invited to join Lynn Genz and Sarah Drake-Ricart, Agnesian HealthCare registered art therapists, to play, interact and capture time together in a three-week art program that focuses on plaster gauze casting and 3-D sculpture.


Class dates include Tuesdays, August 4, 11 and 18.

$25.00
Agnesian HealthCare Volunteers Book Sale
August 05, 2015
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Agnesian HealthCare Lobby Concourse, 430 E. Division Street, Fond du Lac

Agnesian HealthCare volunteers are sponsoring a book fair from Wednesday, August 5 to Friday, August 7 at Agnesian HealthCare’s lobby concourse, 430 E. Division Street, Fond du Lac. The book fair runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on August 5; from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on August 7; and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on August 7.


Proceeds will benefit the Agnesian HealthCare Volunteers Scholarship Fund.


A wide selection of quality hardcover books will be discounted 50 to 75 percent off retail prices! This sale features bestsellers, children, reference, sports, hobby, nature and wildlife, and cookbooks. All books are available for immediate purchase. Proceeds benefit the Scholarship Fund, and patient programs and services.


For more information, contact Barb VanEgtern, Volunteer Services, at (920) 926-4966.

Free
Spouse/Partner Loss Support Group (Open)
August 05, 2015
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Agnesian HealthCare Bereavement Center & Grief Relief, 1161 W. Johnson Street, Fond du Lac

Open Bereavement Support Group: Anyone experiencing the loss of a spouse/partner may attend any of the meetings and different individuals may be there each time.


Please join us at our new location on the west end of Twohig Flooring America near the Kwik Trip on the west side of Fond du Lac.


Registration is not required for open groups.

Free
Spouse/Partner Loss Support Group 1:00 pm (Open)
August 05, 2015
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Agnesian HealthCare Bereavement Center & Grief Relief, 1161 W. Johnson Street, Fond du Lac

Open Bereavement Support Group: Anyone experiencing the loss of a spouse/partner may attend any of the meetings and different individuals may be there each time.


Please join us at our new location on the west end of Twohig Flooring America near the Kwik Trip on the west side of Fond du Lac.


Registration is not required for open groups.

Free
Postpartum Depression Group
August 05, 2015
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Agnesian HealthCare Journeys: a health resource center, 430 E. Division Street, Fond du Lac

Facilitated by Colleen Zietlow, LMFT, Agnesian HealthCare Behavioral Health Services Psychotherapist, Agnesian HealthCare's Postpartum Depression group offers education and support for women who are experiencing or are at risk for postpartum depression.This group is also open to women who are struggling emotionally after childbirth and need to connect with others.


Participants will learn about adjusting to their new role as a parent, bonding with their newborn, expectations vs. reality, boundaries, social support, adjusting to relationship changes, physical demands of the newborn, emotional effects of pregnancy, childbirth and the role of hormones. This group will also give mothers the opportunity to talk, listen and share their experiences with other women experiencing similar feelings.


Mothers are invited to bring their babies to group sessions.


This support group meets the first and third Wednesday of each month from 1 to 2 p.m.


To learn more about this free group, call (920) 926-4960.

Free
Positive Parenting
August 05, 2015
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
St. Agnes Hospital Plaza Private Dining Room, 430 E. Division Street, Fond du Lac

Facilitated by Jackie Block, MFT, LMFT, LCSW, St. Agnes Hospital Behavioral Health Services psychotherapist, parents of toddlers and pre-schoolers are invited to learn how to best perform the difficult but incredibly rewarding job of parenting through a series of four sessions that will help parents discipline children and encourage them to feel positive about themselves andbecome the winners they were meant to be.


Week One - Structure and routine (consistency, family routine and house rules)


Week Two - Behavior management (positive reinforcement and time-outs)


Week Three - Bedtime


Week Four - Teaching emotional regulation


Preregistration is required. Must attend all four sessions scheduled for Wednesdays, August 5 to 26.

Free
Put Down the Salt Shaker...Healthy Seasonings & Substitutions
August 05, 2015
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Fond du Lac Regional Clinic West Demo Kitchen, 912 S. Hickory Street, Fond du Lac

A lower-sodium diet does not have to mean a lifetime of flavorless food. Before reaching for the salt shaker, join Janeah Schwarz, RD, CD, an Agnesian HealthCare registered dietitian, and Mike Wetzel, St. Agnes Hospital Nutrition & Food Services chef, for a hands-on demonstration on how to transform an everyday meal from ordinary to extraordinary through savvy seasoning with herbs, spices, citrus, vinegars or salt-free seasoning.


Participants will receive complimentary spices from The Spice Crate (in Fond du Lac).


Seating is limited. Preregistration is required. 

$5.00
Breastfeeding for Moms & Dads
August 05, 2015
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Journeys: a health resource center, 430 E. Division Street, Fond du Lac

Agnesian HealthCare's Breastfeeding for Moms & Dads class provides you and your partner with information to begin breastfeeding with confidence and a true sense of security. Topics include the advantages of breastfeeding, techniques, problem prevention, returning to work and the use of breast pumps for the nursing mother. 


Preregistration for this free class is required.

Free
Affected Family Members Group
August 06, 2015 , September 03, 2015 , October 01, 2015 , November 05, 2015 , December 03, 2015
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
St. Agnes Hospital GI Lab Conference Room, Fourth Floor, 430 E. Division Street, Fond du Lac

Domestic violence affects everyone involved, including the family and friends of the person being abused. The Affected Family Members Group provides family and friends a place of support, healing and learning to help support loved ones while they are in the abusive relationship and after thay have left the abusive relationship.


This open support group meets the first and third Thursday of each month from 5 to 6:30 p.m. 


For more information about this free support group, call (920) 923-4303. Contact with the Domestic Violence Program must be made prior to participating in this group.


Family members and friends must be at least 18 years of age to participate in this support group.

Free
Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group
August 06, 2015
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Ripon Medical Center Princeton Room, Princeton Room, Ripon

A caregiver is anyone who provides help to another person in need, whether that's an ill spouse or partner, a disabled child or an aging relative. If you're among them, you know that taking care of someone who needs your assistance can be very rewarding. But it can also exact a high toll.


Facilitated by Chaplain Pam Werth, diaconal minister, and Kathi Luker, Fountain View Care Center, Ripon, Alzheimer's disease caregivers are invited to gather with other caregivers to share concerns, discuss what does or does not work, share local resources and more.


To learn more about this free support group, call Kathi Luker at (920) 229-7621.

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Sunday
August 30, 2015
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Monday
August 31, 2015
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday
September 01, 2015
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
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September 02, 2015
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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September 03, 2015
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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September 04, 2015
Saturday
September 05, 2015
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