Grundy County Memorial Hospital | Live Well | Spring 2019

All classes and events are in the GCMH Education Room unless otherwise noted. Use Entrance #3 on the west side of the hospital. Pre-registration is requested for programs. Enroll at , by emailing or by calling 319-824-5085 . Classes and events Just What the Dr. Ordered—Summer Farmer’s Market Series Eating more fresh vegetables and fruit has a positive impact on your health! Introduce fresh, local foods onto your dinner table with help from our dietitian-nutritionists. Join GCMH for recipe demonstrations and tasting samples at these Farmers Market locations: ●   ● Thursday, June 20, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Grundy Center Farmer’s Market (Brother’s Market parking lot, Grundy Center) ●   ● Thursday, July 18, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Grundy County Fair Farmer’s Market (Fairgrounds) ●   ● Thursday, Aug. 15, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Grundy Center Farmer’s Market Diabetes Prevention Program—Free Preview Session Did you know you can prevent or delay type 2 diabetes by eating better, being more active and losing weight? If your doctor has told you that you have pre- diabetes or you are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes, this program is for you. At the free preview session, you’ll learn the life-changing impact of diabetes, and why it’s so important to prevent or delay diabetes. You’ll also receive an overview of the prevention program, a sample class schedule and hear testimonials from people who have completed the program. The cost of the program may be covered by health insurance or Medicare benefits. Call 319-824-4154 for more information or to enroll for the preview session. Class dates and times will be determined to fit program participant needs. ●   ● FREE PREVIEWWednesday, Aug. 7, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Safe Sitter This daylong class provides parents peace of mind that their children, sixth through eighth grade or older, are able to stay home alone safely or babysit for other families. The program is part of the national Safe Sitter ® program, developed by a health professional to include choking and first aid skills, CPR, basic caregiving skills, and the knowledge of what to do in an emergency— such as during a storm or power outage. Build confidence and provide essential safety knowledge to your young teen— enroll in Safe Sitter today! Cost is $35. Students need to have completed the fifth grade in order to enroll in Safe Sitter. ●   ● Thursday, June 13, 8:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. ●   ● Thursday, Aug. 15, 8:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. CPR and First Aid Class Learn CPR for adults, infants and children, including defibrillator use. The class also includes choking and first aid skills. Cost is $65 to cover materials and certification card. ●   ● Saturdays: June 15, July 13, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Live Well Healthy Lifestyle Challenge This popular class returns this fall with a new schedule and new learning materials! Mark your calendar for Aug. 26 at 5:30 p.m. and plan to attend a free, no-obligation preview session. The class will run Monday, Sept. 9, through early December. How the challenge works: Each participant will receive pre-program measurements that are good indicators of health. Each participant works with a health coach to choose health-related goals and determine actions to take. As a group, class members exercise, learn new skills and complete the Intuitive Eating Workbook throughout the next 12 weeks. Wrap up the challenge with individual post-program measurements and a review of your progress with a health coach. If you want to be healthy...learn to do what healthy people do! ●   ● Monday, Aug. 26, 5:30 p.m.— Healthy Lifestyle Challenge preview Diabetes Self- Management Education The Diabetes Education program at Grundy County Memorial Hospital provides the expertise of licensed and registered dietitian nutritionist Wendy Brewer, to provide optimal care and education to those who are managing diabetes. The program cost is covered by many health insurance companies and Medicare upon physician referral. Whether you’re newly diagnosed with diabetes or wish to have an annual follow-up session to review nutrition and disease management, this program can meet your needs. Education takes place in an individual or small group setting. The GCMH program is accredited by the American Diabetes Association. Topics Include: ●   ● A dopting healthy eating habits, reading food labels, and consistent carbohydrate counting ●   ● The importance of physical activity in controlling blood sugar ●   ● Various medications used to control diabetes ●   ● Blood glucose monitoring/pattern control ●   ● Hypoglycemia prevention and treatment ●   ● Risk reduction measures/preventive care ●   ● Goal setting ●   ● Insulin start/adjustment To schedule an appointment, call: 319-824-5081 or 888-824-5081 GCMH Support Groups: Cardiac Support Group ●   ● Monday, June 3, 5 p.m. Pulmonary Support Group ●   ● Monday, July 1, 5 p.m. Diabetes/Prediabetes Support Group Monday, Aug. 5, 5 p.m. 4