Classes, Events & Groups

Eating Disorders Support Group

Date
Time
Location

Agnesian HealthCare Sixth Floor Meeting Room
430 E. Division Street
Fond du Lac, WI 54935
United States

Agnesian HealthCare's Eating Disorders support group is for adults 18 and older who are struggling with anorexia nervosa, binge eating disorder and/or bulimia nervosa.

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 Jacalyn Wendt Coleman, MS, RDN, CD, 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 Jacalyn Wendt Coleman at the numbers listed above.

Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group

Date
Time
Location

Ripon Medical Center
Administrative Conference Room - Second Floor
845 Parkside Street
Ripon, WI 54971
United States

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 Karen Kelm, Lincoln House, Fond du Lac, 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 Karen Kelm at (920) 229-2675.

Mom & Baby Club

Date
Time
Location

St. Agnes Hospital
Fitness Center Meeting Room
430 E. Division Street
Fond du Lac, WI 54935
United States

Agnesian HealthCare's Mom & Baby Club is designed for new 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!  

Zen Restorative Yoga

Date
Time
Location

St. Agnes Chapel
430 E. Division Street
Fond du Lac, WI 54935
United States

Follow the path to renewing, restoring and healing through Agnesian HealthCare's Zen Restorative Yoga. Join Lauren Villegas, certified yoga instructor, for a relaxing one-hour session of restorative yoga poses, aromatharapy, meditation and guided imagery. Whether you are recovering from an illness or injury, or just need to be treated with some TLC, this class is for you. Join us in this healing journey and have at least one hour a week when you are completely cared for.

Class dates include March 2 to 23.

Seating is limited. Preregistration is required.

LGBTQ Adult Group

Date
Time
Location

St. Agnes Hospital Health Resource Center
430 E. Division Street
Fond du Lac, WI 54935
United States

LGBTQ Adult is a free, confidential support group for adults 18 and older who identify with the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) community, and/or seeking support surrounding their sexual orientation.

Facilitated by Leann Vice-Reshel, MA, LPC; Paul Clark, MSE, LPC; and Michaela Ramos, BS, master's level intern, Agnesian Health Care Behavioral Health Services, this professional and peer-led group offers support to individuals anywhere in their coming out process, and includes professional education on the following:

  • Coming out
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Gender identity
  • Communication with family and friends

This group meets on the first Thursday of each month from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Health Resource Center; and the third Thursday of each month in the Finance Meeting Room. 

For more information, call Paul Clark, MSE, LPC, at (920) 926-4382 or Leann Vice-Reshel, MA, LPC, at (9920) 926-4428.


Affected Family Members Group

Date
Time
Location

Domestic Violence Services
21 S. Marr Street
Fond du Lac, WI 54935
United States

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 4 to 5 p.m. 

For more information about this free support group, call (920) 926-4207. 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.

Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group

Date
Time
Location

Ripon Medical Center
Administrative Conference Room - Second Floor
845 Parkside Street
Ripon, WI 54971
United States

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 Karen Kelm, Lincoln House, Fond du Lac, 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 Karen Kelm at (920) 229-2675.

Personal Care Items Drive

Date
March 6, 2017 - March 15, 2017
Time
Location

St. Agnes Hospital
430 E. Division Street
Fond du Lac, WI 54935
United States

The Mission Integration Committee in Fond du Lac is hosting a personal care items drive from March 6 to 15. This drive will help provide many necessities for daily living to men, women and children in need at the Solution Center in Fond du Lac. As Mother Teresa has said, “It is not how much we give, but how much Love we put into giving.”

Items requested are (but not limited to):

  • Deodorant 
  • Body wash/soap 
  • Shampoo 
  • Shave cream 
  • Razors (all items for both men and women) 
  • Toothbrushes 
  • Toothpaste 
  • Toilet paper 
  • Q-tips 
  • Paper towel

Other items being collected are Lysol spray, all-purpose cleaners, toilet bowl cleaner, dish soap (not dishwasher soap), laundry soap (HE only for new machines), aluminum foil, plastic wrap, plastic baggies (preferably freezer quart and gallon size).

Items should be collected within your department during the time frame planned, and can be dropped off at the Health Resource Center on March 15.

If you have any questions, contact Gretchen Rauls at raulsg@agnesian.com.

Prenatal Yoga

Date
Time
Location

St. Agnes Chapel
430 E. Division Street
Fond du Lac, WI 54935
United States

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, March 6 to 27.

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.

The Aging Eye: Preventing and treating eye disease

Date
Time
Location

Forest Mall
835 W. Johnson Street
Fond du Lac, WI 54935
United States

As our population is aging, vision loss from eye disease is increasing. According to the National Eye Institute (NEI), in 2012 about 3.3 million Americans age 40 and older had low vision. By 2020, that number could be 5.5 million - a 60 percent increase!

Join Adam Strittmatter, DO, ophthalmologist, to learn about the most common eye diseases that affect the general population. Topics will include age-related macular degeneration, cataracts, diabetic eye disease and glaucoma. 

Participate in free blood pressure screenings and enjoy refreshments courtesy of Panera Bread Company!

Preregistration not required.

Agenda
8 a.m. - Walk with the Doc
8:20 a.m. – The Aging Eye presentation; Questions & Answers
8:45 a.m. - Walk with the Doc

Walk with a Doc is a free program open to the Fond du Lac and surrounding communities. Individuals are encouraged to sign up to be a Walk with a Doc member. Registration is free! Prizes are awarded quarterly based on the number of miles walked.  


RMC Triathlon

This Ripon Medical Center event combines the rich history of the Green Lake Conference Center, its beautiful grounds and the deepest inland lake in Wisconsin to attract racers from all over the Midwest. The course includes an amazing lake swim, rolling hills on the bike and secluded run course making this triathlon perfect for beginners to veterans.