Upcoming Events at Westlake Hospital and West Suburban Medical Center

| September 30, 2013

UPCOMING HEALTH CLASSES AND EVENTS

AT WESTLAKE HOSPITAL AND WEST SUBURBAN MEDICAL CENTER

 FREE Weight Loss Information Sessions

With help from our bariatric experts life-changing weight loss is possible. If your weight is keeping you from enjoying life, bariatric surgery may be the answer. One of Chicagolands’s only fully accredited bariatric programs, designated a Center of Excellence, is right here in the western suburbs. Learn more about minimally invasive surgical options by attending one of our free informational sessions. Register today by calling 708-763-NEWU (6398) or visiting www.livelightertoday.com.

First Monday of Every Month, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Third Saturday of Every Month, 9 and 11 a.m.

River Forest Medical Campus, 7411 W. Lake Street, Community Room, River Forest

 

FREE 3-Point Diabetes Screenings

Did you know you can prevent or delay Type 2 Diabetes through early screening? Because there are few symptoms in the early stages of development, diabetes can go undiagnosed for up to 10 years, while rising blood glucose levels begin to cause damage to the body. The Center for Diabetes & Nutrition Education at West Suburban Medical Center offers free 3-point screenings every month, including blood pressure, fasting blood-glucose and Body Mass Index (BMI).

The First Tuesday of Every Month, 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.

West Suburban Medical Center, Center for Diabetes & Nutrition Education

Professional Office Building, Suite L300, 3 Erie Court, Oak Park, IL 60302

Cost is FREE and no appointment is necessary.

 

Westlake Fitness Center Aqua Exercise Class

Enjoy refreshing exercises that will trim and tone, improve flexibility and build endurance while moving to music in the water.  Participants do not need to know how to swim but should feel comfortable in the water.

8-week session

Classes run Monday/Wednesday and Tuesday/Thursday, August 19-October 10, 2013

Westlake Fitness Center, 1225 W. Lake Street, Professional Office Building, Lower Level, Melrose Park, Call 708-938-7412 to register.

Westlake Fitness Center members, $10/Non-members $55

 

Westlake Senior Fitness Class

Get moving with a variety of exercises for senior citizens.  Improve your strength, endurance, mobility, flexibility, and balance in an easy-to-follow workout that meets the needs of virtually any senior citizen.  It’s never too late!

8-week session

Classes run Monday and Wednesday, August 19-October 10, 2013

Westlake Fitness Center, 1225 W. Lake Street, Professional Office Building, Lower Level, Melrose Park

Call 708-938-7412 to register.

Westlake Fitness Center members, $10/Non-members $55

 

Discounted Transportation for Seniors

The Senior Ride programs at Westlake Hospital and West Suburban Medical Center offer $2 curb-to-curb service for those over 60 and living in the program boundaries.

Service is offered for two drop-off locations for Westlake Hospital:

Westlake Hospital, 1225 W. Lake Street, Melrose Park

River Forest Medical Campus, 7411 W. Lake Street, River Forest

Service is offered for four drop-off locations for West Suburban Medical Center:

West Suburban Medical Center, 3 Erie Court, Oak Park

River Forest Medical Campus, 7411 W. Lake Street, River Forest

PCC Lake Street Family Health Center, 14 W. Lake Street, Oak Park

PCC Austin Family Health Center, 5425 W. Lake Street, Chicago

Call 708-763-RIDE (7433), 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

48-hour advance registration is required.

 

Westlake Hospital Prenatal Classes

Westlake Hospital’s 4-week prenatal program is led by a childbirth educator and prepares expectant parents for childbirth. The program is designed to explain the process of labor and delivery, give advice on pain management and answer questions about what to expect during labor. It also includes breathing and relaxation exercises, post-partum care information, infant child safety tips and a tour of The Family Birthplace. Classes are offered in English and Spanish. There is no class fee.

Classes take place in Conference rooms A-B at Westlake Hospital, 1225 W. Lake Street, Melrose Park

English Prenatal Classes

Tuesdays; session starting November 5, 7 p.m.

Spanish Prenatal Classes

Saturdays; sessions starting October 1 and December 28, 9 a.m.

Call 866-938-7256 for more information or to register for these FREE programs,

To schedule a free tour of the Family Birthplace, please call 708-938-7135.

 

Westlake Hospital Breastfeeding Classes

Learn breastfeeding techniques, answers to commonly asked questions, and information on the benefits of breastfeeding for mom and baby. A support person is encouraged to attend. Classes are offered in English and Spanish. There is no class fee.

Classes take place in Conference rooms A-B at Westlake Hospital, 1225 W. Lake Street, Melrose Park

English Breastfeeding Classes

November 7, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Spanish Breastfeeding Classes

October 3, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

December 5, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Breastfeeding support also available by appointment. To find out more about available breastfeeding support, please call The Family Birthplace at Westlake Hospital at 708-938-7135.

Call 866-938-7256 for more information or to register for these FREE programs,

To schedule a free tour of the Family Birthplace, please call 708-938-7135.

 

West Suburban Medical Center Alternative Birthing Center Orientation Class

Find out more about choices in childbirth. The homelike setting of the Alternative Birthing Center is designed to support women during water birth and other non-interventive births. This class is a requirement for using the Alternative Birthing Center. Free.

This class will be offered in the LDRP Classroom on the sixth floor at West Suburban Medical Center, 3 Erie Court, Oak Park.

Mondays, 7:30–8:30 p.m

Oct. 7, Oct. 21, Nov. 4, Nov. 18, Dec. 2, Dec. 16

Saturdays, 11:00 a.m.–12:00 noon

Oct. 19, Nov. 23, Dec. 21

Call 866-938-7256 for more information or to register for these programs.

 

West Suburban Medical Center Breastfeeding Class

Learn breastfeeding techniques, answers to commonly asked questions, and information on the benefits of breastfeeding for mom and baby. A support person is encouraged to attend. There is no charge for the extra person, but registration is required (due to limited seating). Fee: $30.

This class will be offered in Room 274 at West Suburban Medical Center, 3 Erie Court, Oak Park.

Mondays (2nd Monday of each month), 7:00–10:00 p.m.

Oct. 14, Nov. 11, Dec. 9

Call 866-938-7256 for more information or to register for these programs.

 

West Suburban Medical Center Prepared Childbirth

This series teaches the stages of labor, slow breathing techniques, comfort measures, positions for coping with labor and developing confidence in your body’s ability to birth. Sessions include a five-week Wednesday series and a two-day condensed weekend series. Fee: $80 per series.

This class will be offered in Classrooms A-D, located on the lower level at West Suburban Medical Center, 3 Erie Court, Oak Park.

Wednesdays, 7:00–9:00 p.m.

Session starts Oct. 30

Saturdays and Sundays, 1:00–5:15 pm.

Oct. 5-6, Nov. 9-10, Dec. 7-8

Call 866-938-7256 for more information or to register for these programs.

 

West Suburban Medical Center Irvin & Margaret Houck Family Birthplace Tours

Tours of the Irvin & Margaret Houck Family Birthplace are available every Tuesday and the third Saturday of each month. Registration is required.

Family Birthplace (Sixth Floor) – Meet in the Main Lobby

Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m.

Saturdays (3rd Saturday of each month), 3:00 p.m.

Oct. 19, Nov. 16, Dec. 21

Call 866-938-7256 for more information or to register for these programs.

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