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KCH offers Community Wellness programs

Published: Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012 5:30 a.m. CDT

Kishwaukee Community Hospital will offer the following upcoming Community Wellness programs.

Conversations for the Living

While death is a difficult topic, there are conversations and actions you can take that may greatly affect your life and the decisions others may make regarding you or your estate. Planning for the future ensures your loved ones are prepared with information and tools when the time comes. This free class will be held from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Oct. 24 to Nov. 14, at DeKalb County Hospice. Registration is required and closes three days before the program date. A minimum number of participants is required. Class size is limited. Call 815-756-3000 or visit www.kishhospital.org/programs.

Knee Replacement Technology

Could total knee replacement surgery be in your future? Kish Hospital now offers a three-dimensional guide technology allowing the surgeon to be more precise in aligning the new joint with the entire limb. Join orthopedic surgeon Rajeev Jain to learn more about this innovative technology. Meal and valet service provided. This free class will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 23 in Kish Hospital’s Roberts Conference Center. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. Registration is required and closes three days before the program date. A minimum number of participants is required. Class size is limited. Call 815-748-8962 or visit www.kishhospital.org/programs.

Delicious Possibilities with Fall Cooking

Fall is bursting with delicious possibilities and you have the opportunity to learn beautiful side dishes for everyday meals and holiday entertaining. Join Jo Cessna, healthy culinary instructor, as she guides you through preparing steeped carrots with glazed apples; blueberry zucchini bread, pumpkin dumplings and more. This class is will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 24 at Hy-Vee in Sycamore. The cost is $10 per person. Registration is required and closes five days before the program date. A minimum number of participants is required. Class size is limited. Call 815-748-8962 or visit www.kishhospital.org/programs.

Caring for your Cardiac Device

Cardiologist Paul Nguyen and nurse practitioner Magdalena Kloch will discuss strategies to help patients understand their device and ongoing advancement in pacemaker and defibrillator technology. Heart healthy meal provided. A representative from Kish Hospital Heart and Vascular Services will be available for questions after the program. This free class will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 25 in Kish Hospital’s Roberts Conference Center. Registration is required and closes three days before the program date. A minimum number of participants is required. Class size is limited. Call 815-748-8962 or visit www.kishhospital.org/programs.

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