Selected Community Events
Quit Smoking / Tobacco Cessation Group
May 7, 2013 Noon – 1 p.m. Tuesdays starting May 7
May 14, 2013 Noon – 1 p.m. Tuesdays starting May 7
May 21, 2013 Noon – 1 p.m. Tuesdays starting May 7
May 28, 2013 Noon – 1 p.m. Tuesdays starting May 7
Jun 4, 2013 Noon – 1 p.m. Tuesdays starting May 7
Jun 11, 2013 Noon – 1 p.m. Tuesdays starting May 7
Jun 18, 2013 Noon – 1 p.m. Tuesdays starting May 7
FHN Memorial Hospital in Freeport
The Quit Smoking / Tobacco Cessation Group offers help for those who want to go through the experience of quitting with others. Each group (at least one new group will organize each quarter) meets for six consecutive weeks, with a different focus for each meeting.
The next 2013 Quit Smoking / Tobacco Cessation Group will meet from noon – 1 p.m. Tuesdays starting May 7 at FHN Memorial Hospital in Freeport. The cost of the group is $60 and must be paid at the time of enrollment. Space is limited to 20 participants. To enroll in the May group, call 815-599-7300.
Smokebrakers is an individualized program that begins with an assessment of your smoking or tobacco use patterns, and can be used along with popular stop-smoking techniques like gum, the graduated nicotine patch or medication. It does not employ guilt or shocking images in its approach; it helps participants create and stick to a solid plan for success in quitting smoking for good.
Smokebrakers is $60.
For more information on health and wellness programs at FHN or to find a healthcare provider, visit www.fhn.org.
For more information on the Smokebrakers program, call FHN Community Services at 815-599-7437.
Alzheimer's Learning to Connect: Relating to the Person with Alzheimer's
May 23, 2013 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Julia Hull District Library, 100 Library Lane, Stillman Valley, IL 61084
As Alzheimer’s disease and other, related dementias progress, friends and family members may find it difficult to spend time visiting with the person with dementia. This program will provide insight into dementia and its effect on communication and behavior, and will introduce participants to techniques that can be used to make visits more comfortable and meaningful for all concerned.
Alzheimer's Memory Loss, Dementia & Alzheimer's Disease: The Basics
Aug 15, 2013 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
OSF-St. Anthony Hospital-Foundation Room, 5666 E. State St. Rockford, IL
This program is designed to help you understand the difference between normal age-related memory changes and more serious memory problems that should be evaluated by a medical professional. Other topics that will be covered include the common causes of memory loss, risk factors, and the importance of an accurate diagnosis