Category Archives: Community Event

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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What You Need to Know About Osteoarthritis and Osteoporosis

Spine_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, March 3 at 4 p.m. with a discussion entitled “What You Need to Know About Osteoarthritis and Osteoporosis.” Osteoarthritis, which occurs when protective bone cartilage wears down over time, is the most common form of arthritis. Osteoporosis, which causes bones to become weak, commonly occurs in the hips, wrist or spine. Both cause pain and difficulty with daily activities. Join Tami Kucia, PA-C, RD, LDN, a physician assistant who specializes in rheumatology at Rockford Health System, who will discuss how you can prevent and treat these diseases so you can live a healthy life.

Urinary Incontinence: The Newest Treatments

bike2Although 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.

On Wednesday, February 24, Thomas Toussaint, M.D., a urogynecologist at the Women’s Center, will discuss the newest techniques available to treat the issues so you can live a healthy life. The event will be held at the Women’s Center, located at 7180 Spring Brook Road [map], from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Please RSVP to the Rockford Health System Information Line at (815) 971-1999 if you plan to attend.

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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A.W.A.K.E. Group Meeting at Rockford Memorial Hospital on August 11

sleepJoin us for an A.W.A.K.E. (Alert, Well, and Keeping Energetic) Group meeting at Rockford Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, August 11, in Café 2400 Dining Rooms 2-9 at 6 p.m. Neurologist Mohsin Khan, M.D., who is board certified in sleep medicine, will present on “Headaches and Sleep.” The group is sponsored by RHS Sleep Disorders Clinic, SwedishAmerican Sleep Disorders Center, and OSF Sleep Disorders Center. The public is welcome to attend this free event.

Join RHS for the Health and Safety Station on July 25

Health and Safety Station for Face bookJoin Rockford Health System for the Health and Safety Station on Saturday, July 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Activities include the IL-Child Identification Program, hand washing germ scan, growth charts, and more! Visit all the stops and receive FREE school supplies. Visit the REACT helicopter, ambulance, fire truck with smoke trailer and the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile. Mr. Steve joins us from 12 – 1 p.m. for music, magic and fun! The event will be held at 2300 N. Rockton Avenue in the back parking lot. Visit our website for more information.

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“Consider the Conversation” Returns to Rockford on April 16

considerConsider the Conversation is a powerful and inspiring 60-minute documentary examining multiple perspectives on end-of-life conversations and care. This thought provoking film includes intimate accounts from patients, family members, doctors, nurses, clergy, social workers and national experts. OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center, Rockford Health System and SwedishAmerican are partnering to bring this important event to our community.

Learn more about the importance of advance care planning for all ages; emotional, physical and social burdens of dying; and talking with others about end-of-life wishes.

Join us for this free event on Thursday, April 16 from 6-8 p.m. at Heartland Community Church, which is located at 1280 South Alpine Road. Refreshments available at 6 p.m. with the film and discussion to follow from 6:30 – 8 p.m. There is no pre-registration needed and resources for Advance Care Planning will be available. If you have questions, please call (779) 696-3898.