Cancer Support Group
Upland Hills Health will host a once a month cancer support group facilitated by Gilda’s Club Madison. On the second Monday of every month at 6 pm, a representative from the well-known Gilda’s Club will be available at the Dodgeville hospital to provide support and information to people who are facing the challenges of cancer.
Grief Support Group
If you are grieving the loss of a loved one, you are welcome to attend our monthly grief support groups, held in the Center Cafe Conference Room at Upland Hills Health the second Tuesday of each month from 5:30-6:30 pm. The groups are open for anyone to attend and are facilitated by a Certified Social Worker. No reservations are required, but for more information, contact Diana at 930-7136.
Heart Building 101
This is supportive group for anyone with heart problems and their families. If you need help starting or maintaining a heart-healthy lifestyle, this is the group for you. Meets second Tuesday of every month in the Cardiac Rehab department. Call 930-7160 to register.
Local Community Support Groups
Upland Hills Health makes every effort to stay informed of support groups in our area. Below is a list of known support groups. Please feel free to call Community Relations at 930-7112 if you know of a group to add to this list.
Cancer Support: To find local cancer support groups, please call 1-800-ACS-2345 or visit The American Cancer Society's website.
Iowa County Low Vission Support Group: Meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 1:00 pm in the Health and Human Services Building at 303 W. Chapel St., Dodgeville. For more information, contact the Aging and Disability Resource Center of Southwest Wisconsin, Iowa County, at 930-9844.
Caregiver's Journey Support Group: For those caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's or Dementia. Meets the 1st Tuesday of each month at 10:30 am in the Health and Human Services Building at 303 W. Chapel St., Dodgeville. For more information, contact the Aging and Disability Resource Center of Southwest Wisconsin, Iowa County, at 930-9844.
Compassionate Friends Support Group: If you are a member (or a friend) of a family that has suffered the death of a child, The Compassionate Friends is here to help you and provide support for the family. This support group is a place where the whole family can gather with others who understand because they are walking the same path. Meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm at Grace Lutheran Church, 1105 N. Bequette St., Dodgeville. For more information, call 935-5278.
Area chambers of commerce, service groups and churches host numerous festivals, fundraisers and other special events throughout the year. Upland Hills Health encourages your participation! Visit the following websites to learn more about local, community activities:
COMMUNITY LINKS SEMINAR SERIES
These sessions provide education on a variety of topics based on the needs and interests of people living in the Upland Hills Health service area. The goal of the program is to improve wellness in our community.
CPR, FIRST AID, AND BASIC LIFE SUPPORT (BLS) CLASSES
American Heart Association classes are offered at regular intervals at Upland Hills Health and are open to the public. Skills check sessions for online courses are available; call for schedule or more information. See course descriptions below for more details.
*Corporate rates available for groups of 3 or more. Space for classes is limited. Please call 930-7165 for information.
DIABETES SELF-EDUCATION* GROUP CLASSES
The Upland Hills Health Diabetes Education Program has been Recognized by the American Diabetes Association for Quality Self-Management Education*. These group classes are open to anyone recently diagnosed with Type II diabetes, who has not had formal diabetes management education. Topics covered include: Blood Glucose Monitoring, Blood Glucose Pattern Management, Carbohydrate Counting, Diabetes Complications, Diabetes Medications, Diet, Exercise, Foot Care, Heart Health, Stress Management and much more…
You will also receive a personalized food plan from a registered dietitian. The classes are taught by a registered dietitian and are accredited by the American Diabetes Association. Most insurance companies will cover diabetes self-management education. Pre-registrations is required - please call 930-7197.
Anyone who has taken a series of group classes as described above, or has had individual diabetes education is eligible to take a Diabetes Refresher Course. This course, taught in a group setting, is designed to be a fun way to refresh and enforce diabetes self-management education.
Diabetes Prevention Classes are open to anyone wanting to learn ways to lessen their chances or a loved one's chances of developing diabetes. These classes will focus on lifestyle changes aimed at reducing the chances of developing Type II diabetes; perfect for pre-diabetics or those with high risk factors. The fee is $40 for each two-session class.
Diabetes Support Groups are open to anyone whose life is affected by diabetes. This common ailment can be very stressful, for both the patient and his or her loved ones. Support groups are held the third Tuesday of every other month (February, April, June, August, October, Dec) at 7 pm.
EXPECTANT PARENT PROGRAMS
Our Birthing Unit offers many support programs for new and expectant parents. For more information or to register for any of the programs listed below, call 930-7139.
Childbirth Education: Covers relaxation exercises, hospital routines, changes during pregnancy, labor, delivery, postpartum, breastfeeding and much more. Includes infant CPR and safety. Fee is $40 per couple.
Pre-delivery Conference: An opportunity to begin your hospital admission paperwork, assess learning needs and answer questions before your arrival for a delivery. Free.
Sibling Class: A chance for big brothers and sisters to learn more about the birth of their newest family members. Classes are held 6:30-7:15 pm on the third Tuesday of every month. Free.
Breastfeeding Support: Designed to educate and support mothers who are nursing or who plan to nurse. Free.
Breastfeeding Supplies: Rental of electric breast pumps and other breastfeeding and expression supplies are available for purchase from the Birthing Unit. Call (608) 930-7139 for details.
LOOK GOOD…FEEL BETTER®
These sessions are occasionally hosted at Upland Hills Health in Dodgeville. This FREE program teaches beauty techniques to women who are actively undergoing cancer treatment. Seating is limited to 8. Please register by calling American Cancer Society 1-866-460-6550. Visit www.lookgoodfeelbetter.org for more information.
Are you a runner, but looking to improve? Consider a Runner's Assessment--for any experience level, from the absolute beginner to the seasoned marathon runner. Call 930-7147 for more information.
SAFE SITTER® BABYSITTING TRAINING
Safe Sitter®, an up-to-date and well-rounded youth development program with a medical basis, teaches young teen babysitters everything they need to know to keep themselves and the children in their care safe. The nationally-recognized, pediatrician-developed program includes child care techniques, basic first aid, rescue techniques (like infant and child CPR and choking rescue), babysitting as a business, and online and cellphone safety. Students must be at least 11 years old.
The cost is $45. Scholarships are available for those with financial need.
Call (608) 930-7165 for more information. Advance registration is required, drop-ins not accepted.
Click to print a Registration Packet. Mail completed forms, with payment payable to Upland Hills Health, to: Upland Hills Health, Attn: Human Resources, 800 Compassion Way, Dodgeville, WI 53533.
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