Education and Support Services
Visit our events calendar to see specific dates and times for the following support groups, educational classes, seminars and special events.
Cancer Support Group
On the second Monday of every month at 2 pm, a representative from the well-known Gilda’s Club Madison will be available at the Upland Hills Health 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
Transforming your grief. Finding hope and strength. The Grief Support Group is a free, confidential place to talk with other people who know how it feels to lose a loved one. Each six-week series meets once a week, covering a different topic each week. Come as you are able. Call 930.7112 to find out when the next series starts.
Heart Building 101
If you need help starting or maintaining a heart-healthy lifestyle, this is the group for you. Meets the second Wednesday of every month at 11 am in the Cardiac Rehab department. Call (608) 930-7160 to register.
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:
Iowa County Veterans and First Responders Community Group
This is a drop-in group for Veterans from all branches of service. Attend as you are able. Make connections. Discussing topics of relevance as they come up. Casual atmosphere. The group is also open to area EMS, Fire and Police department members. It meets the 3rd Thursday of every month, beginning at 8:00 a.m. at Cobblestone Coffee House, 239 N. Iowa St., Dodgeville.
Meets in the Upland Hills Health NRC Activity Room, every Tuesday at 5:30 pm; The leader is Sue Phillips; The UHH Contact is Toni Rochon. The Weight Watchers program is not managed by UHH, so please attend a meeting and speak with Sue Phillips, if you have questions regarding the program.
Community Support Groups:
Upland Hills Health makes every effort to stay informed of support groups in our area. Please feel free to call Community Relations at (608) 930-7112 if you would like to suggest 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
If you are a family member or friend who is taking care of an older adult or other loved one, it is important to also take care of yourself. The Caregiver Support Group provides a forum to seek out information and gain support from others who are in a similar situation. Join us for light refreshments and friendly dialogue on the thirdTuesday of each month from 10:30 am - noon in a private room Dodgeville Public Library (139 S. Iowal St., Dodgeville). For more information, contact the Aging and Disability Resource Center of Southwest Wisconsin, Iowa County at (608) 930-9835 or toll free at 1-877-794-2372.
- 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. Meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm at Grace Lutheran Church, 1105 N. Bequette St., Dodgeville. For more information, call (608) 935-5278.
- Family & Friends® CPR
This course teaches the lifesaving skills of adult Hands-Only CPR, adult CPR with breaths, child CPR with breaths, adult and child AED use, infant CPR, and mild and severe airway block for adults, children, and infants. Skills are taught in a dynamic group environment using the AHA’s research-proven practice-while-watching technique, which provides students with the most hands-on CPR practice time possible. Family & Friends CPR is for people who want to learn CPR but do not need a CPR course completion card to meet a job requirement. This course is ideal for community groups, new parents, grandparents, babysitters, and others interested in learning how to save a life.
- Heartsaver® CPR AED
This is a video-based, instructor-led course that teaches adult and child CPR and AED use, infant CPR, and how to relieve choking in adults, children, and infants. This course teaches skills with the AHA’s research-proven practice-while-watching technique, which allows instructors to observe the students, provide feedback, and guide the students’ learning of skills. This course is for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in CPR and AED use to meet job, regulatory, or other requirements.
- Heartsaver® First Aid
This is a video-based, instructor-led course that teaches students critical skills to respond to and manage an emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical services arrives. Students learn duties and responsibilities of first aid rescuers; first aid actions for medical emergencies, including severe choking, heart attack, and stroke; and skills for handling injury and environmental emergencies, including external bleeding, broken bones and sprains, and bites and stings. This course is for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in first aid to meet job, regulatory, or other requirements.
- Basic Life Support (BLS)
This course teaches both single-rescuer and team basic life support skills for application in both prehospital and in-facility environments, with a focus on High-Quality CPR and team dynamics. The course is offered in both traditional instructor-led classroom format, or a blended learning approach with online training and in-person skills practice and testing. This course is for healthcare or medical workers who need a course completion card for BLS or professional rescuer CPR to meet job, regulatory or other requirements.
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support
This advanced course highlights the importance of high-performance team dynamics and communication, systems of care, recognition and intervention of cardiopulmonary arrest, immediate post-cardiac arrest, acute dysrhythmia, stroke, and acute coronary syndromes (ACS). This course is for healthcare professionals who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest or other cardiovascular emergencies. This includes personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units, such as physicians, nurses and paramedics as well as others who need an ACLS course completion card for job or other requirements.
Diabetes Self-Education Group Classes
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. Participants 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 (608) 930-7197.
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 (608) 930-7139.
- 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.
- 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.
Fitness Classes Click here to see a current listing.
Learn how to Question, Persuade and Refer someone who may be suicidal. Suicide takes over 800 lives in the Wisconsin each year. Suicide takes the life of a young person every two hours; Suicide affects a whole community…Suicide is Preventable! Training is FREE for all! Offered once a month in Dodgeville throughout 2019. To register: http://www.suicide-iowacountywi.org or via e-mail at SPCICWI@gmail.com. See flyer for session dates, times and location: 2019 Class Schedule.
Safe Sitter® Babysitting Training
Safe Sitter® prepares students in grades 6-8 to be safe when they’re home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting. Students learn life-saving skills such as how to rescue someone who’s choking, and helpful information like what to do if there’s severe weather. The lessons are filled with fun activities and role-playing exercises. Students even get to use CPR manikins to practice CPR and choking rescue!
This intensive athletic training and performance enhancement course is designed for student athletes who are at least 12 years old. It focuses on balance training, agility and quickness, core strength and injury prevention. Small class size promotes individual attention and personalized development strategies. Taught by fitness experts and athletic trainers. For more information call 930-7147.
Blood Drives at Upland Hills Health American Red Cross blood drives are held at Upland Hills Health every two months. The drive is open for appointments or walk ins from 9 am - 2 pm. To check on blood drive dates, call (608) 930-7165.
Healthy Hoe-Downs at Folklore Village, Sponsored by Upland Hills Health
Upland Hills Health has ‘jumped into the dance’ sponsoring these events! Healthy Hoe-Downs are fun-filled evenings of traditional American dances, including old-time squares and Midwestern big circles. No experience or special costume is required. Connect the thread between healthy eating and a social, community-building form of exercise! Come on…it’s time to Do-Si-Do!
Look Good, Feel Better
A FREE American Cancer Society 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. Click here for more information or call 1-800-227-2345.
Upland Hills Health Community Run/Walk
Upland Hills Health hosts a fun run/walk celebrating health care and raises funds for a community cause.