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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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Understanding Birth - Step Two
October 10, 2015
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Agnesian HealthCare Plaza Level Conference Center, 430 E Division St, Fond du Lac

Thank you for your interest in Step Two of Agnesian HealthCare's Prepared Childbirth Journey.

Register for Steps One through Four for $140 (originally $160). Use promotional code PACKAGE when registering. 

Individual classes - as priced.

Step 1 - Understanding Pregnancy

Step 2 - Understanding Birth

Step 3 - Understanding Mom & Baby: Postpartum Care

Step 4 - Family & Friends CPR for Expectant Parents

This one-day class is for expectant parents in their late second or mid to late third trimesters of pregnancy. Participants will learn about third trimester changes in mom and baby's body; changes in mom and baby's body during labor; process of labor and fetal monitoring; signs and symptoms of labor and when to go to the hospital; stages of labor; pain control options; relaxation, comfort and distraction techniques, pushing positions; high-risk situations; and what happens after delivery. This program also includes a tour of the Women & Infants Unit birthing rooms.

Look Good...Feel Better
October 12, 2015
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Waupun Memorial Hospital St. Francis Room, 620 West Brown Street, Waupun

Guided by volunteer cosmetologists, the Look Good...Feel Better program is designed for female cancer patients and provides instruction on how to use make-up and skincare techniques to overcome the appearance-related effects of chemotherapy and radiation.

Participants will receive a complimentary make-up bag offered through a partnership of the American Cancer Society; the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association Foundation; and the National Cosmetology Association.

Classes and materials are provided free of charge to women in active cancer treatment.

Preregistration for this free program is required by registering on-line or calling the American Cancer Society at (800) 227-2345.

Prenatal Yoga
October 12, 2015
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
St. Agnes Chapel, 430 E. Division Street, Fond du Lac

Designed to both nurture and challenge your body, prenatal yoga inspires trust in birthing through meditation, breathing and movement. Expectant mothers will benefit from much-needed relaxation, while strengthening the muscles that support baby during pregnancy adn labor.

Join Lora Vahlsing, certified Hatha Yoga instructor, for a four-week mixed level prenatal yoga class for all levels and any trimester of pregnancy. This is a great opportunity to reconnect with your body's natural wisdom about birth and bond with baby.

Class dates include Mondays, October 12 to November 2. 

Individuals should bring a yoga mat to each class.

Pre-registration is required.

Enroll in three consecutive months of prenatal yoga classes and receive 10 percent off (savings of $15!). Call (920) 926-4961 for promotional code.

Depression & Bipolar Support Group
October 12, 2015
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Agnesian HealthCare Sixth Floor Meeting Room, 430 E. Division Street, Fond du Lac

This peer-led support and education group is open to people with depression or bipolar disorders. To learn more about this free support group, call Larry Berg at (920) 979-3435. 

Advance Directive Workshop
October 13, 2015
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Ripon Medical Center Princeton Room, 845 Parkside Street, Ripon

Associates will be available to answer questions and assist individuals in completing a Health Care Power of Attorney and/or Living Will. 

For more information on this free workshop, call Linda Powell at (920) 745-3763.

Gentle Yoga
October 13, 2015
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Agnesian HealthCare Journeys: a health resource center, 430 E. Division Street, Fond du Lac

Centering on breath control and coordination of breath and movement, gentle yoga can be deeply therapeutic, helping address health issues that are structural, physiological, energetic or psycho-emotional.

Join Suzanne Boyle, a certified Viniyoga instructor with the Fond du Lac Center for Spirituality and Healing for a six-week gentle yoga program that will deepen your existing knowledge of yoga with meditation and visualization techniques to strengthen mental focus, relieve stress and anxiety, and awaken to the inner peace and joy that is your birthright.

Class dates include Tuesdays, October 13 to November 17.

Alzheimer's Support Group
October 13, 2015
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Adult Day Services, Adult Day Services Conference Room, Fond du Lac

The Alzheimer's support group is an open gathering of people with common needs and interests who come together to share their feelings, thoughts and experiences in a combined effort to better cope with and manage the shared challenges of dementia in a safe environment. Support groups may include persons with dementia as well as caregivers.

Heartsaver AED CPR
October 13, 2015
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Agnesian HealthCare Journeys: a health resource center, 430 E. Division Street, Fond du Lac

HEARTSAVER AED teaches lay rescuers CPR and use of an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) for adult and child cardiac arrest victims. Students also learn relief of choking in adults and children, infant CPR and relief of choking and child and infant safety. A course completion card is given upon successful completion of a practical and written exam. 

Breastfeeding Support Group
October 14, 2015
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Agnesian HealthCare Journeys: a health resource center, 430 E. Division Street, Fond du Lac

Agnesian HealthCare's Breastfeeding Support Group is a free community service facilitated by Jodi DeMaa, RN-C, IBCLC, and Rita Parker, RN, IBCLC, St. Agnes Hospital Women & Infants Unit lactation consultants.

Classes are held on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month.

Registration is not required. 

Affected Family Members Group
October 15, 2015 , November 19, 2015 , December 17, 2015 , January 21, 2016 , February 18, 2016
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.

October 04, 2015
October 05, 2015
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
October 06, 2015
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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October 10, 2015
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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