Category Archives: Active Aging Series

Active Aging Series – Incontinence: The Silent Epidemic

wwRockford Health System and Wesley Willows are proud to present the Active Aging series of educational topics for your healthy life. Active Aging presentations will be offered the first Thursday of every month. The events, held at 4142 Johns Farm Road in the Town Center of Wesley Willows, are free and the public is welcome to attend.

The series continues on Thursday, May 5 at 4 p.m. with a discussion entitled “Incontinence: The Silent Epidemic.” Although many women are bothered by a loss of bladder control and pelvic discomfort they are often not aware that these problems have a name, much less how common they really are. Incontinence and pelvic floor problems are remarkably common but many women are reluctant to seek help because of the stigma associated with these conditions. Thomas Toussaint, M.D., a urogynecologist at the Women’s Center at Rockford Health System, will discuss the newest techniques available to treat the issues so you can live a healthy life.

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Active Aging Series: Beating Heart Surgery

beatingRockford Health System and Wesley Willows are proud to present the Active Aging series of educational topics for your healthy life. Active Aging presentations will be offered the first Thursday of every month. The events, held at 4142 Johns Farm Road in the Town Center of Wesley Willows, are free and the public is welcome to attend.

The series continues on Thursday, April 7 at 4 p.m. with a discussion entitled “Beating Heart Surgery.” As medicine advances, new techniques that reduce the risk for complications are adopted. One such advancement is beating heart surgery. After surgery on a beating heart, there is generally a quicker recovery, shorter hospital stay and less chance for complications. Join Timothy Swain, MD, a cardiothoracic surgery at Rockford Health System, who will discuss how this procedure can help you get back to your healthy life.

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Active Aging Series: What Young Doctors Need to Know to Treat Seniors

 

WW_DecRockford Health System and Wesley Willows are proud to present the Active Aging series of educational topics for your healthy life. Active Aging presentations will be offered the first Thursday of every month. The events, held at 4142 Johns Farm Road in the Town Center of Wesley Willows, are free and the public is welcome to attend.

The series continues on Thursday, December 3 at 4 p.m. with a discussion entitled, “What Young Doctors Need to Know to Treat Seniors.” Medical students learn a wide variety of topics from books. However, the best doctors learn what their patients need by listening to them. Different people need different treatment and seniors have a unique set of health challenges. Craig Rogers, M.D., who specializes in internal medicine at Rockford Health System, teaches students at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Rockford how to provide the best care for seniors. Join in the conversation with Dr. Rogers and Linda Chang, Pharm.D., a professor at UIC-Rockford and a Wesley Willows Board member, plus a panel of medical students, as they discuss the needs of the senior patient.

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Active Aging Series – Wellness: It’s Not Just for the Young

ww_nov2015Rockford Health System and Wesley Willows are proud to present the Active Aging series of educational topics for your healthy life. Active Aging presentations will be offered the first Thursday of every month. The events, held at 4142 Johns Farm Road in the Town Center of Wesley Willows, are free and the public is welcome to attend.

The series continues on Thursday, November 5 at 4 p.m. with a discussion entitled, “Wellness: It’s Not Just for the Young.” The choices we make on a daily basis determine the health we will have over time. Wellness must be a lifelong goal and part of our overall plan for life. Join John Dorsey, M.D., Vice President of Physician Services and Chief Medical Officer at Rockford Health System, who will discuss how wellness and preventive care are impacted by the recent health care reform.

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Active Aging Series: What is Palliative Care? What is Hospice?

Rwwockford Health System and Wesley Willows are proud to present the Active Aging series of educational topics for your healthy life. Active Aging presentations will be offered the first Thursday of every month. The events, held at 4142 Johns Farm Road in the Town Center of Wesley Willows, are free and the public is welcome to attend.

The series continues on Thursday, August 6, at 4 p.m. with a discussion entitled, “What is Palliative Care? What is Hospice?” People tend to confuse palliative care and hospice care. Whether at home or in assisted living facilities, the ultimate goal for both is to provide excellent patient care and arrange appropriate services for the patients and their families.  Join Mohammed Ahmed Khan, M.D., the director of Palliative Care and Advanced Illness Management Services at Rockford Memorial Hospital, as he discusses both options to help you have the best quality of life.

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Active Aging Series: Robotic Assisted General Surgery

DaVinciRobot2_WEB_328Rockford Health System and Wesley Willows are proud to present the Active Aging series of educational topics for your healthy life. Active Aging presentations will be offered the first Thursday of every month. The events, held at 4142 Johns Farm Road in the Town Center of Wesley Willows, are free and the public is welcome to attend.

The series continues on March 5 at 4 p.m. with a discussion on “Robotic Assisted General Surgery.” When you need surgery, you want to heal quickly so you can resume your active lifestyle. With the use of robotic-assisted surgery, surgeons operate through a few small incisions. Join Anthony Zappia, M.D., as he discusses using the da Vinci Robotic Surgery System to perform minimally invasive surgeries for procedures such as gallbladder removal, colon surgery and hernia repairs.

If you plan to attend, please RSVP to (815) 971-1999.

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Active Aging Series – The Beat Goes On: Atrial Fibrillation, the Most Common Irregular Heart Rhythm

WW_February2015Rockford Health System and Wesley Willows are proud to present the Active Aging series of educational topics for your healthy life. Active Aging presentations will be offered the first Thursday of every month. The events, held at 4142 Johns Farm Road in the Town Center of Wesley Willows, are free and the public is welcome to attend.

The series continues on February 5 at 4 p.m. with a discussion on “The Beat Goes On: Atrial Fibrillation, the Most Common Irregular Heart Rhythm.” Atrial fibrillation is the most common abnormal heart rhythm, the odds increasing with age. Symptoms include feeling dizzy, out of breath, weak and tired. Or sometimes, there are no symptoms at all. Join cardiologist/electrophysiologist Jeffrey Smith, M.D. as he discusses what you need to know so you can live a healthy, active life.

If you plan to attend, please RSVP to (815) 971-1999.

To learn more about the Active Aging Series and future events, please visit our website.