Media Advisory

November 20, 2013

UPCOMING HEALTH CLASSES AND EVENTS AT WESTLAKE HOSPITAL AND WEST SUBURBAN MEDICAL CENTER
LIHEAP Assistance Progra For many Illinois households, energy costs place a severe and continuing stress on a senior’s budget. The o! Income "ome #nergy $ssistance %rogram & I"#$%' is designed to help eligible lo! income households pay (or !inter energy service. #li)abeth *)ilagyi (rom +est *uburban *enior *ervices !ill be available to help individuals determine their eligibility (or I"#$% and to complete applications. Monday, December 2, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. +estla,e *enior -enter, 122. +. a,e *treet, %ro(essional /((ice 0uilding 11st Floor, 2elrose %ar, !REE -all 3445633572.4 (or more in(ormation or to register (or this F8## program. Accessing Ser"ices #or Seniors %ro(essional sta(( (rom +est *uburban *enior *ervices !ill be available every 2onday morning at the +estla,e *enior -enter to provide in(ormation and assist !ith applications (or (ederal, state, and local programs available to seniors. Monday, December 2 and 16 6900 a.m. 5 11900 a.m. Monday, December 9, 23, and 30 6900 a.m. to 12900 p.m. +estla,e *enior -enter, 122. +. a,e *treet, %ro(essional /((ice 0uilding 11st Floor, 2elrose %ar, !REE -all 3445633572.4 (or more in(ormation or to register (or these F8## programs. West S$%$r%an Me&ica' Center A'ternati"e Birt(ing Center Orientation C'ass Find out more about choices in childbirth. The homeli,e setting o( the $lternative 0irthing -enter is designed to support !omen during !ater birth and other non5interventive births. This class is a re:uirement (or using the $lternative 0irthing -enter. !REE) +est *uburban 2edical -enter, ;8% -lassroom &*i<th Floor', 3 #rie -ourt, /a, %ar, Mondays, 7:30–8:30 p.m ;ec. 2, ;ec. 14 Saturdays, 11:00 a.m.–12:00 noon ;ec. 21 -all 3445633572.4 (or more in(ormation or to register (or these programs. West S$%$r%an Me&ica' Center Ir"in * Margaret Ho$c+ !a i', Birt(-'ace To$rs Tours o( the Irvin = 2argaret "ouc, Family 0irthplace are available every Tuesday and the third *aturday o( each month. Registration is re.$ire&) Family 0irthplace &*i<th Floor' 5 2eet in the 2ain obby
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uesdays, 7:30 p.m. ;ec. 3, ;ec. 10, ;ec. 17 Saturdays !3rd Saturday o" eac# mont#$, 3:00 p.m. ;ec. 21, >an. 13 -all 3445633572.4 (or more in(ormation or to register (or these programs. Me&icare O-en Enro'' ent Assistance +ondering i( your 2edicare %art ; plan !ill change (or 201? or !ant to compare other 2edicare $dvantage %lans@ $ll 2edicare bene(iciaries are invited to consult !ith certi(ied *"I% counselor, >a)min ope) (rom *olutions (or -are to help you determine !hat plan is the best (or your circumstances. -ounseling and enrollment assistance !ill be available. %ednesday, December &, 8:30–11:00 a.m. +estla,e "ospital, *enior -enter, 122. +. a,e *treet, 2elrose %ar, !REE -all 3445633572.4 (or more in(ormation or to register (or this F8## program. Me&ica' Bi''ing Assistance ;o you have :uestions about your medical bills@ et +estla,e "ospital’s %atient $ccess ;epartment help during a F8## 2edical 0illing $ssistance session. 0ring your bills so !e can help you get the ans!ers you need regarding payment methods, (inancial assistance and charity care options. Ta,e advantage o( this opportunity to have your :uestions ans!ered. %ednesday, December & "rom 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. +estla,e "ospital, 122. +. a,e *treet, 2elrose %ar, !REE/B0 APPOINTMENT ONL0 -all 3445633572.4 (or more in(ormation or to register (or this F8## program. West'a+e Hos-ita' Breast#ee&ing C'asses 1S-anis(2 earn breast(eeding techni:ues, ans!ers to commonly as,ed :uestions, and in(ormation on the bene(its o( breast(eeding (or mom and baby. $ support person is encouraged to attend. -lasses are o((ered in #nglish and *panish. #ere 's no c(ass "ee. -lasses ta,e place in -on(erence rooms $50 at +estla,e "ospital, 122. +. a,e *treet, 2elrose %ar, Span's# )reast"eed'n* +(asses December ,, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. 0reast(eeding support also available by appointment. To (ind out more about available breast(eeding support, please call The Family 0irthplace at +estla,e "ospital at 70356335713.. -all 3445633572.4 (or more in(ormation or to register (or these F8## programs. To schedule a (ree tour o( the Family 0irthplace, please call 70356335713.. Dece %er Birt(&a, Ce'e%ration #ach month the +estla,e *enior -enter !ill cut a ca,e in honor o( all the *enior -enter members !ho celebrate their birthdays in that month. I( your birthday is in ;ecember, Aoin us as !e celebrate you and your li(e. 0ring a (riend.
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-r'day, December 6, 11:00 a.m. - .oon +estla,e *enior -enter, 122. +. a,e *treet, %ro(essional /((ice 0uilding 11st Floor, 2elrose %ar, !REE -all 3445633572.4 (or more in(ormation or to register (or this F8## program. West S$%$r%an Me&ica' Center Pre-are& C(i'&%irt( This series teaches the stages o( labor, slo! breathing techni:ues, com(ort measures, positions (or coping !ith labor and developing con(idence in your body’s ability to birth. *essions include a a t!o5day condensed !ee,end series and a (ive5!ee, 2onday series. !ee3 456 -er series. +est *uburban 2edical -enter, -lassrooms $5; &located on the lo!er level', 3 #rie -ourt, /a, %ar, Saturdays and Sundays, 1:00–,:1, pm. *essions start ;ec. 753, >an. ?5., Feb. 356, 2arch 356 Mondays, 7:00–9:00 p.m. *essions start >an. 4, Feb. 10, 2arch 17 -all 3445633572.4 (or more in(ormation or to register (or these programs. West S$%$r%an Me&ica' Center Breast#ee&ing C'ass earn breast(eeding techni:ues, ans!ers to commonly as,ed :uestions, and in(ormation on the bene(its o( breast(eeding (or mom and baby. $ support person is encouraged to attend. There is no charge (or the e<tra person, but registration is re:uired &due to limited seating'. !ee3 476) +est *uburban 2edical -enter, 8oom 27?, 3 #rie -ourt, /a, %ar, Mondays !2nd Monday o" eac# mont#$, 7:00–10:00 p.m. ;ec. 6 -all 3445633572.4 (or more in(ormation or to register (or these programs. Learning Ca#83 A Re"ie9 o# Osteoart(ritis 9it( Dr) Brent C$tro /steoarthritis is erosion or thinning o( the cartilage in the body’s Aoints. +ithout cartilage, bone sur(aces become e<posed and damaged. This leads to discom(ort and pain, and o(ten a decreased mobility that a((ects millions o( $mericansB lives, especially in their later years. +e !ill revie! some o( the causes, diagnosis methods, and treatment options to help you ,eep movingC uesday, December 10, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. +est *uburban 2edical -enter, o!er evel -lassrooms, 3 #rie -ourt, /a, %ar, !REE -all 3445633572.4 (or more in(ormation or to register (or this F8## program. Bene#it Access A--'ications 1#or er', Circ$it Brea+er2 "ave you Aust turned 4. or are you a person !ith disabilities and income less than D27,410@ I( so, you may be eligible to receive transportation assistance. #ligible applicants receive a E8ide FreeF transit card and a D7. license plate discount. >a)min ope) (rom *olutions (or -are can assist you in completing the 0ene(it $ccess &(ormerly -ircuit 0rea,er' application (orm. Those !ho need to re5apply to ,eep their current transit bene(its can also receive assistance. %ednesday, December 11 and 18, 8:30 - 11:00 a.m.
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+estla,e "ospital, *enior -enter, 122. +. a,e *treet, 2elrose %ar, -all 3445633572.4 (or more in(ormation or to register (or these F8## programs. T(e !i"e Wis(es 1S-anis( Session2 $ (avorite song. *pecial poems. *pecial people. ;ignity. 8espect. $ll o( these things are important to you, but ho! do you tell your (amily about the place you !ant them to play in your care@ >oin *ta(( (rom *eason’s "ospice and %alliative -are to learn about the bene(its o( advance care planning by creating $dvance ;irectives. Illinois *tate a! !ill be e<amined and acceptable advance care planning options !ill be discussed at length. -ase e<amples !ill be provided. %lease call &344' 633572.4 to register. This session !ill be in *panish. #ursday, December 12, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. +estla,e "ospital, *enior -enter, 122. +. a,e *treet, 2elrose %ar, !REE -all 3445633572.4 (or more in(ormation or to register (or this F8## program. La&ies Nig(t O$t3 C(ronic Pe'"ic Pain #nAoy a glass o( !ine and learn about the causes and treatments (or chronic pelvic pain. #ursday, December 12, 7 p.m. 8iver Forest 2edical -ampus, 7?11 +. a,e *t, 8iver Forest 0uilding $, -ommunity -enter !REE -all 3445633572.4 (or more in(ormation or to register (or this F8## program. Learning Ca#83 :Na"igating t(e Ho'i&a,s; -heer(ul music (ills the air. The !orld is alight !ith holiday decorations and as the saying goes, Eit’s the happiest time o( the year.F Get (or some, the holidays are not the happiest time o( the year. Instead the holidays bring (eelings o( sadness, stress, an<iety, depression and regret. Navigating the "olidays is about practical ideas, encouragement, and insights that !ill help you cope !ith the holiday blues. >oin Hlenda Hleason, *+ (rom *eason’s "ospice and %alliative -are (or this in(ormative and use(ul presentation. ight lunch !ill be provided. -r'day, December 13, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. +estla,e "ospital, -on(erence 8ooms $5;, 122. +. a,e *treet, 2elrose %ar, !REE -all 3445633572.4 (or more in(ormation or to register (or this F8## program. Hea't(, Mea's to Kee- ,o$ War t(is Winter -hoosing healthy (oods is important all year long. ;uring the !inter, access to (resh (ruits and vegetables is a little more di((icult. >oin +estla,e "ospital’s -ommunity "ealth ;ietitian, 2ary ;’$n)a, (or a discussion on !ays to incorporate healthy (oods into your meals. $lso included !ill be recipes (or hearty meals !ithout all the sodium and ho! a slo! coo,er can help ma,e meal times easier. uesday, December 17, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. +estla,e *enior -enter, 122. +. a,e *treet, %ro(essional /((ice 0uilding 11st Floor, 2elrose %ar,
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!REE -all 3445633572.4 (or more in(ormation or to register (or this F8## program. C(rist as Concert Gou are invited to Aoin us (or a special -hristmas concert per(ormed by *enior -enter member, 0lanche 0an,s, accompanied by pro(essional guitarist Hlen Nelson. They !ill be per(orming traditional -hristmas carols and (avorite -hristmas songs. Gou !ill even have an opportunity to Aoin in the singing. It !ill be a !onder(ul !ay to get into the -hristmas spirit. %ednesday, December 18, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. +estla,e *enior -enter, 122. +. a,e *treet, %ro(essional /((ice 0uilding 11st Floor, 2elrose %ar, !REE) 8e(reshments !ill be served. -all 3445633572.4 (or more in(ormation or to register (or this F8## program. Stro+e an& Heart Attac+ *tro,eC "eart $ttac,C +hat is the di((erence bet!een these t!o@ %lease Aoin >enni(er *mith, 8.N. (or this discussion on understanding stro,es and heart attac,s. Gou !ill also learn about ris, (actors (or both and ho! to prevent the occurrence o( these in your o!n li(e. #ursday, December 19, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. +estla,e *enior -enter, 122. +. a,e *treet, %ro(essional /((ice 0uilding 11st Floor, 2elrose %ar, !REE -all 3445633572.4 (or more in(ormation or to register (or this F8## program. West'a+e Hos-ita' Prenata' C'asses 1S-anis(2 +estla,e "ospital’s ?5!ee, prenatal program is led by a childbirth educator and prepares e<pectant parents (or childbirth. The program is designed to e<plain the process o( labor and delivery, give advice on pain management and ans!er :uestions about !hat to e<pect during labor. It also includes breathing and rela<ation e<ercises, post5partum care in(ormation, in(ant child sa(ety tips and a tour o( The Family 0irthplace. -lasses are o((ered in #nglish and *panish. T(ere is no c'ass #ee) -lasses ta,e place in -on(erence rooms $50 at +estla,e "ospital, 122. +. a,e *treet, 2elrose %ar, Span's# /renata( +(asses Saturdays0 sess'on start'n* December 28, 9 a.m. -all 3445633572.4 (or more in(ormation or to register (or these F8## programs. To schedule a (ree tour o( the Family 0irthplace, please call 70356335713.. Wii Bo9'ing *ociali)e and get in some physical activity !ith the (un and interactive +ii 0o!lingC For individuals 40I. 12ery Monday, 11 a.m. +est *uburban 2edical -enter, *enior -enter, 3 #rie -ourt, /a, %ar, !REE -all 3445633572.4 (or more in(ormation or to register (or these F8## programs. !REE 7<Point Dia%etes Screenings
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;id you ,no! you can prevent or delay Type 2 ;iabetes through early screening@ 0ecause there are (e! symptoms in the early stages o( development, diabetes can go undiagnosed (or up to 10 years, !hile rising blood glucose levels begin to cause damage to the body. The -enter (or ;iabetes = Nutrition #ducation at +est *uburban 2edical -enter o((ers (ree 35point screenings every month, including blood pressure, (asting blood5glucose and 0ody 2ass Inde< &02I'. -'rst uesday o" 12ery Mont#, 8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m. +est *uburban 2edical -enter, -enter (or ;iabetes = Nutrition #ducation %ro(essional /((ice 0uilding, *uite 300, 3 #rie -ourt, /a, %ar, F8## and no appointment is necessary. -all 3445633572.4 (or more in(ormation or to register (or these F8## programs. !REE Weig(t Loss In#or ation Sessions +ith help (rom our bariatric e<perts li(e5changing !eight loss is possible. I( your !eight is ,eeping you (rom enAoying li(e, bariatric surgery may be the ans!er. /ne o( -hicagoland’s only (ully accredited bariatric programs, designated a -enter o( #<cellence, is right here in the !estern suburbs. earn more about minimally invasive surgical options by attending one o( our (ree in(ormational sessions. -'rst Monday o" 12ery Mont#, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. #'rd Saturday o" 12ery Mont#, 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. 8iver Forest 2edical -ampus, 7?11 +. a,e *treet, -ommunity 8oom, 8iver Forest 8egister today by calling 70357435N#+J &4363' or visiting !!!.livelightertoday.com. Disco$nte& Trans-ortation #or Seniors The *enior 8ide programs at +estla,e "ospital and +est *uburban 2edical -enter o((er D2 curb5to5curb service (or those over 40 and living in the program boundaries. Service is offered for two drop-off locations for Westlake Hospital: +estla,e "ospital, 122. +. a,e *treet, 2elrose %ar, 8iver Forest 2edical -ampus, 7?11 +. a,e *treet, 8iver Forest Service is offered for four drop-off locations for West Suburban Medical Center: +est *uburban 2edical -enter, 3 #rie -ourt, /a, %ar, 8iver Forest 2edical -ampus, 7?11 +. a,e *treet, 8iver Forest %-- a,e *treet Family "ealth -enter, 1? +. a,e *treet, /a, %ar, %-- $ustin Family "ealth -enter, .?2. +. a,e *treet, -hicago -all 703574358I;# &7?33', 7930 a.m. to ? p.m. ?35hour advance registration is re:uired.

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