Classes &
Events Calendar

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We are currently offering the following classes:

September

01

Event at St Joe's Hospital

Coats, blankets collection and donation for those in need
7 AM - 5 PM | Registration is not required.
St. Joseph's Hospital
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September

02

Class at St Joe's Hospital

Car seat safety checks at SJH
8 AM - 5 PM | Registration is required.
St. Joseph's - Chippewa Falls
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Event at St Joe's Hospital

Professional Education - Treating Adolescents Using Popular Media
3 - 5 PM | Registration is not required.
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September

08

Class at St Joe's Hospital

Classes for first-time parents
6 - 8 PM | Registration is not required.
McDonald Hall, SJH
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September

10

Class at St Joe's Hospital

Joint Renew Camp
8:30 AM - 12 PM | Registration is required.
St. Joseph's - Chippewa Falls

St. Joseph's Hospital is offering a new program to educate patients who will undergo joint replacement surgery. St. Joseph's Hospital's Joint Renew Camp is designed to give knee and hip replacement patients the information they need to get back on their feet and into their home environments.

The program is free, and patients are encouraged to attend two to three weeks prior to surgery. St. Joseph's Hospital will host the program twice a month. Registration is required. The camp is set for the first and third Wednesdays of each month with some exceptions.

"Joint Renew Camp helps familiarize patients with the surgery and what they can expect afterwards," said Chris Klay, Rehabilitation Services director at St. Joseph's Hospital. "Oftentimes patients have a fair amount of anxiety before surgery, and it has to do with the unknown. They're not sure what to expect. Joint Renew Camp decreases patients' anxiety and helps them feel better about the entire process."

 The program at St. Joseph's Hospital will cover a variety of topics including:

- Preparing for surgery

- Preparing your home for post surgery

- Pain management

- Post-Anesthesia Care Unit

- Equipment used

- Physical and occupational therapy

- Mobility techniques

- Using a walker

-  Self-care techniques

Patients are invited to bring a family member or friend to Joint Renew Camp to serve as his or her "coach." Joint Renew Camp provides individuals and their coaches with an educational opportunity in a supportive group environment.

 

September

13

Event at St Joe's Hospital

Recovery Celebration and Picnic
11 AM - 2 PM | Registration is not required.
LE Phillips-Libertas Treatment Center, Chippewa Falls
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Event at St Joe's Hospital

Three Rooms, Three Stories: personal experiences with bi-polar disease
5:30 - 6:03 PM | Registration is not required.
Heyde Center for the Arts, Chippewa Falls
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September

16

Class at St Joe's Hospital

Breast Feeding Education
7 - 9 PM | Registration is required.
St. Joseph's Hospital | St. Francis Conference Room
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September

18

Class at St Joe's Hospital

Spouse Loss Support Group Series
6:30 - 8 PM | Registration is not required.
St Clare Conference Room, SJH
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September

20

Event at St Joe's Hospital

Oktrot Fun Run/Walk
9 AM - 12 PM | Registration is required.
Irvine Park
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Event at St Joe's Hospital

Yoga Tree for Birth Center
10 - 11 AM | Registration is not required.
Wissota Health Regional Vent Center, Chippewa Falls
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October

15

Class at St Joe's Hospital

Final Affairs: A guide to arranging your personal and legal affairs
8 AM - 3:30 PM | Registration is required.
Wissota Health and Regional Vent Center
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November

01

Event at St Joe's Hospital

Grief 101 - Where do I begin? Annual Grief Education Day
12 AM | Registration is not required.
Wissota Place Assisted Living
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ONGOING CLASSES

Partners Walking Club

The Partners of St. Joseph's Hospital will help motivate and encourage fitness with the start of the Partners Walking Club beginning in July. The Partners Walking Club is free and will meet every Wednesday at noon at the Duck Pond gazebo in Irvine Park, weather permitting.

Every Wednesday, a member of the Partners of St. Joseph's Hospital will meet for a walk at the Duck Pond. The walk will start as a loop around Old Bear Den Road. The group will stick together for the loop, and afterwards, participants can carry on as they desire.

"The reason we decided to start a Walking Club was not only to encourage fitness, but also to promote connections," says Diane Fish, coordinator of the Partners Walking Club.  "We know being active helps promote good mental health and it's easier to do when you have someone else to join you."   

The program is part of Chippewa Health Improvement Partnership's Compassionate City initiative.

For more information, contact St. Joseph's Hospital's Volunteer Services, 715-717-7939. For more information about CHIP's Compassionate City, visit www.chippewahealth.org.

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