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.
[Facilitated by Kirsten Norslein, Gildas Club Madison, 608.828.8880]
Grief Support Group
Growing Through Grief: A Journey of Hope and Healing. The new grief support group at Upland Hills Health will meet on Monday evenings from 5:30 -6:30 p.m. for a six-week period between April 13 and May 18, 2015. This educational series is open to anyone who has lost someone in their life. Come join us as we support each other through our journey. The group will be facilitated by Beth Rink, with a new grief-related topic at each weekly session. The sessions will be held in the Center Cafe Conference Room. Contact Beth Rink at 930-7210 if you have questions.
Heart Building 101
This is a 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. NEW MEETING TIME: Meets second Wednesday of every month at 10 AM in the Cardiac Rehab department. Call 930-7160 to register.
[Facilitated by Becky Tank, Cardiac Rehabilitation]
Upland Hills Health Education Room, every Tuesday, 4 pm and again at 5:30 pm; 17-week series $186. Pro-rated per week.
(Please attend to sign up.)
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.
Babies Gone Too Soon: Losing a child during pregnancy or in the first year of life is a very difficult time for parents, siblings, grandparents, friends, and family. BGTS aims to help families find hope, strength, and support. All funds raised by BGTS will help fund future outreach, memorial boxes for local hospitals, health care training, and a local support group. Contact information: Email: email@example.com; Phone: (608) 341-6970; Mail: Babies Gone Too Soon, Inc., PO Box 115, Montfort, WI 53569; Connect with BGTS on facebook.
Caregiver's Group: For those caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's or Dementia. Meets the 1st Tuesday of each month, 10:30 am to noon, Room 1001 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.
Iowa County Relay for Life
May 1, 6:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Harris Park Pavilion
This is the American Cancer Society’s signature fundraising activity. The money raised helps support ACS programs in research, education, advocacy and service locally, statewide and nationally. Relay for Life is more than just a fundraiser. It’s a life-changing experience! Upland Hills Health is proud to sponsor a team and help bring awareness to this local event.
Blood Drives at Upland Hills Health American Red Cross Blood Drives are held at Upland Hills Health every 2 months. The drive is open for appointments or walk ins from 9 am to 2 pm. [Coordinated by Amber Black, HR]
• April 23
• to check on Blood Drive dates, call 608-930-7165.
COMMUNITY LINKS PROGRAM SERIES
[Coordinated by Marketing & Community Relations] 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. These presentations are FREE, but please call 930-7112 to register, because space is limited.
DIABETES SELF-EDUCATION* GROUP CLASSES
[Coordinated by Jaimee Jordan, Nutrition and Dietetics]
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. (flyer/2015 classes)
EXPECTANT PARENT PROGRAMS
[Coordinated by Obstetrics/Birthing Unit]
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.
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.
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. (flyer/2015 schedule)
Pre-delivery Conference: An opportunity to begin your hospital admission paperwork, assess learning needs and answer questions before your arrival for a delivery. Free.
LIVING WELL WITH CHRONIC CONDITIONS
[Coordinated by Patient & Family Services]
Are you an adult with an ongoing health condition? Put Life back into your life by attending the Living Well Workshop. The Aging and Disability Resource Center and Upland Hills Health are partnering to bring to you a free 6-week workshop, April 7 through May 12, Tuesdays, 1- 3:30 pm. You’ll find practical ways to feel better, and be in control of your health. Facilitators are Laura Isaacson and Kim Emerson. Laura is the Nutrition Team Facilitator and Kim is the Patient and Family Services Director at Upland Hills Health. This program has been developed and introduced to Iowa County by the Wisconsin Institute of Health Aging. You can learn more about the program at http://www.uplandhillshealth.org/proxy.php?filename=files/pdf/Living%20Well%20flyer%20April%20%202015.pdf Space is limited.
To sign up call the ADRC of Iowa County at 930-9835.
LOOK GOOD, FEEL BETTER - AN AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY PROGRAM
[Coordinated by Patient & Family Services]
A FREE program that teaches beauty techniques to women who are actively undergoing cancer treatment to help them combat the appearance-related side effects of radiation and chemotherapy will be hosted at Upland Hills Health. This program is scheduled twice in 2015: Monday, June 8 and Monday, October 12. Both programs will be from 9 to 11 a.m. For more information or to register, call 1-800-227-2345, or visit: http://lookgoodfeelbetter.org/about-lgfb/program-description
NURSE'S FUN RUN/WALK
[Coordinated by Cardiac Rehab] To celebrate National Nurses week, Upland Hills Health will host a Community Run/Walk to honor the compassion, care and generosity nurses bring to their communities. Join us on May 7th for a great evening of exercise and fun. There will be a 5K run/walk, a 10K run and also a kids run. There will be goodies, door prizes and awards after the run. Register by April 18 to receive a t-shirt. Registration form and complete time line. Proceeds will benefit the Community Connections Free Clinic and Upland Hills Health Community Wellness programs.
SAFE SITTER® BABYSITTING TRAINING
[Coordinated by Michelle Helin, Staff Education]
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 (reduces cost to $20).
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.
If you are ready to quit smoking, there are many resources available. The Wisconsin Tobacco Quit Line offers free support to those kicking the habit. Please contact the Quit Line at 1-800-QUITNOW for information and support. Other smoking cessation information is available at:
THERAPY & WELLNESS/FITNESS CLASSES
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[Coordinated by Therapy & Wellness]