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Education and Support Services

Get Connected To Your Community Guide | Support Groups | Classes & Seminars | Events | Fitness Classes

Visit our events calendar to see specific dates and times for the following support groups, educational classes, seminars and special events.

SUPPORT GROUPS

Support groups held at Upland Hills Health have not resumed. Please contact the phone number listed with each support group to see if the group is meeting elsewhere.

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.

Smoking Cessation
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.

Weight Watchers
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: babiesgonetoosoon@gmail.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 third Tuesday of each month from 10:30 am – noon in a private room at the Health and Human Services Building. For more information, contact the Aging and Disability Resource Center of Southwest Wisconsin, Iowa County at 608-930-9835 or toll free at 1-800-514-0066
  • 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.

CLASSES & SEMINARS

CPR, First Aid and Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Life Support Classes: The following bulleted American Red Cross classes are offered at Upland Hills Health and are open to the public.

  • Adult and Pediatric CPR AED
    This course will prepare you to recognize and care for breathing and cardiac emergencies involving adults, children and infants and meets OSHA/workplace requirements. This course is for lay responders in the workplace and community including those taking a course to fulfill employment requirements or to provide for the safety and well-being of their friends, family, and community or for personal satisfaction.  This course may be offered in either a traditional instructor-led format, or as a blended option with an online course followed by a shortened instructor-led class.
  • Other First Aid/CPR/AED courses
    The American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED program provides participants with the knowledge and skills they need to recognize and respond appropriately to cardiac, breathing and first aid emergencies.  The courses in this program teach participants the knowledge and skills needed to give immediate care to an injured or ill person and to decide whether advanced medical care is needed. This program offers a choice of first aid, CPR and AED courses to meet the various training needs of a diverse audience.  First Aid, adult-only, pediatric-only, stacked (flexible multi-course), and Skill Boosts are available and courses can easily be customized for workplace training requests.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS)
    Basic Life Support (BLS) from the American Red Cross is designed for healthcare providers and public safety professionals and meets a variety of certification and licensing requirements. Our BLS curriculum includes all standard scientific learning objectives necessary in professional resuscitation courses, but also allows students to develop their critical thinking, teamwork, and clinical decision-making skills, and work on reflection and debriefing, which serves to strengthen their overall learning and work experience. This course is offered in a blended learning approach with a flexible adaptive online course, followed by skills practice and testing on interactive manikins.  Call 608.930.7150 for more information about this option.
  • Advanced Life Support
    The Advanced Life Support (ALS) class from the American Red Cross has been designed specifically for healthcare providers and first responders – and offers ways to help streamline your training, improve your skill retention and help you better serve your patients. By building on your BLS knowledge, this training emphasizes providing high-quality patient care by integrating rhythm interpretation, electrical interventions, and pharmacologic knowledge with critical thinking, problem-solving, and in-person psychomotor skills practice to achieve the best possible patient outcomes. Throughout the Red Cross ALS course, you’ll learn advanced life support assessment, as well as how to best manage respiratory emergencies, and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) protocols for acute arrhythmias, cardiac arrest (including post-cardiac arrest care), acute coronary syndromes and acute stroke within or outside of a medical facility setting. This course is offered in a blended learning approach with a flexible adaptive online course, followed by skills practice and testing either in a shortened instructor-led class, or on interactive manikins.  Call 608.930.7150 for more information about this option.
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support
    The Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) class from the American Red Cross has been designed specifically for healthcare providers and first responders. Not only does it include the latest science-based curriculum, but with options that allow you to streamline your training and improve skill retention, it can help you better serve your smallest patients.  Throughout your PALS course, you’ll learn to assess, recognize and provide high-quality care to pediatric patients experiencing life-threatening medical emergencies, including shock, cardiac and respiratory events, as well as how to provide care after the return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) during a resuscitation effort. In addition, our course will challenge your critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, and help improve your teamwork skills to provide better patient care.  This course is offered in a blended learning approach with a flexible adaptive online course, followed by skills practice and testing either in a shortened instructor-led class, or on interactive manikins.  Call 608.930.7150 for more information about this option.

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.

QPR Training
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® is designed to prepare students in grades 6-8 to be safe when they’re home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting. The Instructor-led class is filled with fun games and role-playing exercises. Students learn safety, child care, first aid & rescue, and life & business skills.

Sports Performance Clinic

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.

EVENTS

Calendar of Events

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.

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