Updated: November 24, 2011 3:34AM
Seated exercise classes for older adults will be held 1-2 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at The Community House, 415 W. Eighth St., Hinsdale. Seated classes are for people who want to stay active and mobile but want something gentle on the body and easy to do. Increase range of motion, circulation, flexibility, balance and strength with easy to follow moves. Call Kate Vogts at (630) 323-7500, Ext. 225.
Fitness Program for people of all ages and at all levels of fitness will be offered at 7 a.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday at Highlands Presbyterian Church, 1901 W. 58th Place, La Grange and 9:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday at Christ Church of Oak Brook, York Road and 31st Street. Call Connie Livingston (708) 246-3253.
Yoga classes are offered 9-10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at The Community House, 415 W. Eighth St., Hinsdale. Both yoga instructors are certified through Moksha yoga and have combined 20 years of yoga experience. Call Kate Vogts at (630) 323-7500, Ext. 225 or visit www.thecommunityhouse.org.
Cardio Dance Class for beginners will take place 10:30-11:30 a.m. Fridays and for intermediate level 9:30-10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Fridays at Hinsdale Center for the Arts, 5903 S. County Line Road. Call (630) 887-0203.
SavvyHinsdale.com and the Hinsdale Hospital Foundation will co-host a special Infant/Child CPR and Choking Safety Class from 7:30-9 p.m. May 18 at Hinsdale Hospital fifth Floor Regional Board Room, 120 N Oak St., Hinsdale. This free class is appropriate for anyone who takes care of children under the age of 12. Demonstrations and a question and answer session will be included. Seating is limited. To reserve a spot, email Christine@savvyhinsdale.com. Feel free to bring nannies, sitters, grandmas, anyone who watches your children. For details visit www.SavvyHinsdale.com.
The Hinsdale Hospital Foundation invites community members to share their vision for a joint outpatient cancer and outpatient treatment center at one of four upcoming focus group meetings: 6-7:30 p.m. May 16; 10-11:30 a.m. May 25; and 6-7:30 p.m. June 16 at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, 120 N. Oak St., Hinsdale. There wil also be a session from 5:30-7 p.m. June 23 at Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, 5101 S. Willow Springs Road. Interested participants should call (630) 856-2001 or email Darlene.firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Mita Majmundar, director of breast imaging and intervention at Adventist Midwest Health, will present a program on advances in breast cancer detection from 6-8 p.m. May 12 at the hospital, 5101 S. Willow Springs Road, La Grange. The event is free, but seats are limited. To register, call (630) 856-7525. After the presentation, visitors are invited to tour the hospital’s newly renovated Women’s Imaging Center.
Aging Care Connections, La Grange, will offer the Take Charge of Your Health program for people managing chronic illnesses. The program will be held from 9:30 a.m. - noon on Tuesdays beginning May 17-June 21 at the Bridgeview Community Center, 7900 S. Oketa Ave., Bridgeview. The program is free, but registration is required. Call (708) 354-1323, to register. The Chronic Disease Self-Management Program created by Stanford University is a series of six sessions taught by two trained class leaders. To learn more, visit www.agingcareconnections.org.
The Oak Brook Park District has partnered with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital to offer a series of free health and wellness screenings and seminars. To register for these events, call (630) 856-7525 or visit www.keepingyouwell.com/ahh.
Tips to Keep Children Safe will be presented from 6:30-8 p.m. May 25 at the Oak Brook Park District Family Recreation Center | 1450 Forest Gate Road. Dr. Fred Rothenberger, an emergency medical physician that will speak on tips to keeping children safe during the summer months.
Free “Eating Healthy with Diabetes” tours covering topics such as reading food labels and identifying better food options are offered at participating Jewel-Osco stores. To register for tours and learn about various diabetes education services available, talk with a Jewel-Osco pharmacist, call 1-800-783-0458 or visit www.jeweloscopharmacies.com.
Wellness House is seeking area residents to serve as team captains and/or team members to step up and raise money in the fight against cancer. The exciting, new Power Walkers rewards program celebrates the individual success of all walker/runners raising $500 or more for this year’s Walk for Wellness House which will be held May 15 when supporters can participate in a 3K/5K walk or run through Hinsdale’s beautiful neighborhoods. Participants will be presented with an exclusive, high quality fashion-focused “hoodie” sweatshirt, to be proudly worn on the day of the event, and thereafter, as a tribute to their commitment.
Join Wellness House on May 15 for the Annual Walk/Run to Raise Funds for Wellness Services. The organization hosts the annual Walk for Wellness House to raise funds so it can continue to offer all of these services for free to cancer patients and their families. Supporters can participate in a 3K/5K walk or run through Hinsdale neighborhoods. The event will include a 10-Step Walk for cancer patients who are unable to walk the longer distances, but want to contribute symbolically to the day’s events. Each race will begin and end at Wellness House, 131 N. County Line Road in Hinsdale. This race will be a “fun run” and timing chips will not be provided; a large clock will display times for those interested. The events begin at the following times: 10-Step Walk: 8:29 a.m.; 3K Run: 8:30 a.m.; 5K Run: 8:31 a.m.; 3K Walk: 8:35 a.m.; and 5K Walk: 8:40 a.m. Visit wellnesshouse.donorpages.com/WalkRun2011, to register by May 13. The $25 registration fee includes a long-sleeved T-shirt, entertainment and refreshments.
The DuPage Community Clinic and the DuPage County Health Department have opened The Southeast DuPage Health Initiative, whose mission is to connect low-income residents to a full range of health services. The Initiative is located at 422 N. Cass Ave., in Westmont. The initiative will provide
critical health services to about 1,000 people this year and hopes to increase that number to 4,000 in three years.
Mothers of Preschoolers meets at 9:15 a.m. the second and fourth Wednesday at Christ Church of Oak Brook, 31st Street and York Road. This group offers mothers of children under age six the opportunity to grow and learn together. The group offers fellowship and presentations from parenting experts on a variety of topics. Call Katie Mulcrone at (630) 321-3900, Ext. 296.
Jurik Chiropractic, 120 E. Ogden Ave., Suite 202, Hinsdale, offers free infant and child wellness checks. (630) 655-9480.