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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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Beginning & Continuing Yoga
September 02, 2014
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
St. Agnes Chapel, 430 E. Division Street, Fond du Lac

Join Sigrun Columbia-Navis, certified yoga instructor with the Fond du Lac Center for Spirituality and Healing, for a six-week yoga program designed for the beginner and intermediate yoga student.


Students will utilize the techniques learned in beginning yoga as well as learn more challenging poses that are held longer to further increase strength, balance and flexibility.


Class dates include Tuesdays, September 2 to October 7.

$60.00
Breastfeeding for Moms & Dads
September 03, 2014
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
September 04, 2014 , October 02, 2014 , November 06, 2014 , December 04, 2014 , January 01, 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
September 04, 2014 , October 02, 2014 , November 06, 2014 , December 04, 2014 , January 01, 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 James Wallace, DO, Fond du Lac Regional Clinic -  Ripon family medicine physician, 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.

Free
Ripon Medical Center Blood Drive
September 04, 2014
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Ripon Medical Center, 933 Newbury Street, Ripon

Area residents are invited to join Ripon Medical Center associates, volunteers and physicians and donate an hour of time on Thursday, September 4 to give blood to The Community Blood Center.


Blood donations will be accepted from 1 to 4 p.m. at Ripon Medical Center, 933 Newbury Street, Ripon.


All blood donors will receive a free a T-shirt.


Giving blood is easy and takes about an hour. The process includes registering, giving a brief medical history, and having temperature, blood pressure and hemoglobin checked.


To donate, make an appointment by registering online at www.save3lives.org with sponsor code FD01, or call Journeys: a health resource center at (920) 926-4961. Walk-ins are also welcome.

Free
Domestic Violence Support Group (Shine)
September 04, 2014 , September 11, 2014 , September 18, 2014 , September 25, 2014 , October 02, 2014
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
St. Agnes Hospital Diagnostic & Treatment Center Fifth Floor, 430 E. Division Street, Fond du Lac

Domestic Violence's Shine support group is for women who have been abused physically, sexually, verbally and emotionaly, or who are currently involved in a domestic violence relationship.


To learn more about this free support group, call the Domestic Violence Program at (920) 926-4372.

Free
Eating Disorder Support Group
September 04, 2014
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Agnesian HealthCare Sixth Floor Meeting Room, 430 E. Division Street, Fond du Lac

Individuals 18 and older who are maintaining a healthy weight and/or compliant with their meal plan (if on one), and in recovery from an eating disorder (anorexia, bulimia or binge eating), are invited to attend this free support group to assist them during their recovery from eating disorders. This group is not intended for those struggling severely or who have relapsed.


In order to attend this group, members are required to see a therapist and/or dietitian regularly, and will be expected to sign a release of information at the first group so the group facilitators and treatment team can remain in contact should a safety issue arise.


Group facilitators have the right to ask individuals to leave or take a break from the group if they become inappropriate (relapse or become too ill that they would be a risk to themselves or other members).


Before admission to this group, members must contact Colleen Hanson, MS, LPC, at (920) 926-4389, or Alicia Jennerjohn, RD, at (920) 926-4674 to be screened. Members cannot show up to group without being screened by one of the above.


To learn more about this free support group, call Colleen Hanson or Alicia Jennerjohn at the numbers listed above.

Free
Mom & Baby Club
September 04, 2014
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
St. Agnes Hospital, Fitness Center Meeting Room, Fond du Lac

Agnesian HealthCare invites new parents to attend a free support group, "Mom & Baby Club." This group is designed for parents and their newborn (from birth to five months), to share questions and concerns about issues that arise during the unpredictable weeks and months following birth, including: infant care, expectations, exercise and diet, intimacy and more!  


Preregistration is required.

Free
Understanding Birth - Step Two
September 04, 2014
6:00 PM - 8:00 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 two-part class is for expectant parents in their late second or mid to late third trimesters of pregnancy. Class one includes 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 and more! Class two includes 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.


Class dates are September 4 & 11.

$40.00
Domestic Violence Support Group (Shine)
September 08, 2014 , September 15, 2014 , September 22, 2014 , September 29, 2014 , October 06, 2014
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
St. Agnes Hospital Diagnostic & Treatment Center Fifth Floor, 430 E. Division Street, Fond du Lac

Domestic Violence's Shine support group is for women who have been abused physically, sexually, verbally and emotionaly, or who are currently involved in a domestic violence relationship.


To learn more about this free support group, call the Domestic Violence Program at (920) 926-4372.

Free
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September 28, 2014
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September 30, 2014
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October 02, 2014
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
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