Events and Classes

VIRTUAL Youth Mental Health First Aid (August 11)

Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders in youth. This 5-hour training gives adults who work with youth the skills they need to reach out and provide initial support to children and adolescents (ages 6-18) who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to the appropriate care.

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Jumpstart Your Health Informational Session (Online – August 11)

If you’re ready to commit to living a healthier, more active life, please join us (virtually) to learn about our Jumpstart Your Health program. Jumpstart Your Health is a virtual year-long, group lifestyle change program designed to help people lose weight, increase activity and prevent disease. This program utilizes Group Lifestyle Balance™, a research-based curriculum that helps individuals make lasting lifestyle changes to prevent diabetes, cardiovascular disease and develop healthy habits.

Attendance at a virtual information session is required before enrolling in Jumpstart Your Health, so you can learn more about the program and what to expect in the year ahead.

If you have questions about this class, please contact Julie Sanfilippo at jumpstart@eehealth.org

Cost: FREE Informational Session

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Living with Diabetes – Secrets to Success (August 17)

Uncontrolled diabetes puts you at increased risk for a plethora of medical conditions, including, most recently, complications from Covid-19. A diagnosis of diabetes can leave you feeling overwhelmed and vulnerable. There are many tools to help put you in control.
Please join Susan Hudec, MD, specialist in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism with Elmhurst Clinic, to learn more about new and existing treatment options as well as the importance of a healthy lifestyle.

Directions: Please watch your email in the week prior to the webinar for a link to join the event. You will also receive a "join" link the day of the webinar. Desktop or laptop computers preferred. At the time of the program, you will click that link to join the webinar. Plan to sign on at 6:50 pm, to allow time for ...

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Webinar: Is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Preventing "Carpe Diem"? (August 24)

Carpal tunnel syndrome gained a lot of press in the 1990’s when computer use became increasingly prevalent. Many workstation modifications were made, but the recent increase in work-from-home has led to rising cases. If carpal tunnel syndrome is interfering with your ability to be productive and enjoy everyday activities, please join Kushal Patel, MD, orthopedic surgeon with Edward-Elmhurst Medical Groups, to learn more about the underlying cause, symptoms, and treatments for carpal tunnel syndrome.

Directions: Please watch your email in the week prior to the webinar for a link to join the event. You will also receive a "join" link the day of the webinar. Desktop or laptop computers preferred. At the time of the program, you will click that link to join the webinar. Plan to sign on at 6:50 pm, to allow ...

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Webinar: Addiction Symposium: It’s Not Just About the Substance (Sept. 10)

Attendees should expect to learn updates in addiction treatment.
Speakers: Justin Wolfe, LCPC, CADC, CRC, Matt Littlefield, MS,LPC,CADC, Carissa Sabal, MA, LPC, CADC, and Jordyn Week, MA, BS

If you are a student or need to pay by check, contact 630-527-6363 to register. 3.0 CEU’s offered.
CEU’s available: IAODAPCA/CADC, LCPC/LPC, LCSW/MSW, LMFT, and/or Psychologist.

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Virtual Grand Parenting Class for Edward and Elmhurst Hospital (Sept. 25)

Our Grandparenting Class is now online, using WebEx. Learn what’s new and what’s changed with babycare recently. When you sign up for a class date, you’ll receive an email confirmation right away. Look for another email the day before class with an “Invite” to the class and class handouts as pdf's. With our WebEx class, you will be able to see a live instructor who will share PowerPoint slides and answer questions. We’ll also send you some links for more information about current babycare practices.

Please sign up for a date and time and you will receive an email confirmation right away (automatically generated) and a separate WebEx email a day or two prior to class with the log-in information for the class.

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Jumpstart Your Health Informational Session (Online Class, Sept. 23)

If you’re ready to commit to living a healthier, more active life, please join us (virtually) to learn about our Jumpstart Your Health program. Jumpstart Your Health is a virtual year-long, group lifestyle change program designed to help people lose weight, increase activity and prevent disease. This program utilizes Group Lifestyle Balance™, a research-based curriculum that helps individuals make lasting lifestyle changes to prevent diabetes, cardiovascular disease and develop healthy habits.

Attendance at a virtual information session is required before enrolling in Jumpstart Your Health, so you can learn more about the program and what to expect in the year ahead.

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Take a Hike! Challenge (Sept. 1 - Oct. 27)

This fall, we invite you to join the Healthy Driven Take a Hike! Challenge. For eight weeks, from Sept. 1 to Oct. 27, rediscover the healthy benefits of being active and spending time outdoors. It’s a great opportunity for all ages — from kids to seniors — to exercise in the fresh air and learn cool stuff about nature while bonding with family and friends.

This year’s Challenge has a new twist!

We are partnering with local community sponsors to bring you hiking insights and expertise, special programming and ideas to Elevate Your Hike each week!

When you complete and track 6 hikes during the 8-week Challenge period, you’ll earn the Take a Hike! Trail Blaze Award.

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Webinar: When Older Bones Break – Preventing Falls and Hip Fractures (Sept. 23)

As we age, our bones become more brittle and a simple fall can lead to debilitating, and sometimes devastating, hip fractures. Knowledge is power and can help lessen risk for you or a loved one. Please join Ryan Sullivan, MD, orthopedic surgeon with Edward-Elmhurst Medical Groups and Laura Morris, PT, NCS with Elmhurst Hospital. They will share insights on hip fracture risks and offer tips on prevention and balance improvement.

Directions: Please watch your email in the week prior to the webinar for a link to join the event. You will also receive a "join" link the day of the webinar. Desktop or laptop computers preferred. At the time of the program, you will click that link to join the webinar. Plan to sign on at 6:50 pm, to allow time for set up ...

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