Calendar of Events

Healthy motivations. Education, Fitness, Support, Community

Healthy Motivations is the new name for Rush Oak Park Hospital's community wellness program, which comprises educational lectures, fitness classes, support groups and other events designed to help our community lead healthier lives. Most events are held at Rush Oak Park Hospital and require registration. Unless otherwise noted, programs are free and are conducted in Room 2000 of the Rush Medical Office Building, 610 S. Maple Ave. in Oak Park — immediately south of Rush Oak Park Hospital. To register, call (708) 660-INFO (4636). Free off-street parking anytime; free valet parking daytime only.


Free Zumba Gold

Wed, Mar 4
10 to 11 a.m.
500 S. Maple Ave., Medical Arts Building, Gymnasium
Zumba Gold is a dance-based exercise class, where participants learn and follow a variety of easy dance steps. Whether you are already active, haven't exercised in a long time or have physical limitations, thereís a place for you. Weíll start the first 30 minutes doing chair-based exercises followed by another 30 minutes of standing moves. Come for part or all of the class and find a pace thatís right for you.

As a reminder, you should consult your physician before beginning any exercise program.


The class will be held the first and third Wednesdays of the month.

Colorectal Cancer: The Power of Prevention and Treatment

Thu, Mar 12
6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
610 S. Maple Ave., Room 2000
Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S.

It doesnít have to be that way.

Thanks to screening tests and innovative treatments, colorectal cancer is not only preventable, itís survivable. Join gastroenterologist Joshua Melson, MD, and colorectal surgeon Joanne Favuzza, DO, both from Rush, for a discussion about risk factors, prevention strategies, early detection and treatment options.

Free Zumba Gold

Wed, Mar 18
500 S. Maple Ave., Medical Arts Building, Gymnasium
Zumba Gold is a dance-based exercise class, where participants learn and follow a variety of easy dance steps. Whether you are already active, haven't exercised in a long time or have physical limitations, thereís a place for you. Weíll start the first 30 minutes doing chair-based exercises followed by another 30 minutes of standing moves. Come for part or all of the class and find a pace thatís right for you.

As a reminder, you should consult your physician before beginning any exercise program.


The class will be held the first and third Wednesdays of the month.

The Truth About Medication Costs

Thu, Mar 26
10 to 11 a.m.
610 S. Maple Ave., Room 2000
Prices of some hepatitis drugs are as high as $1,000 per capsule. Generic steroids have increased 20-fold in the past year. Find out from pharmacist Thomas Gochenour, RPH, PharmD, BCPS, whatís behind these prices, what it takes to bring a drug to market and more.

Protect Yourself: Vaccinations, Screenings and More

Tue, Apr 28
10 to 11 a.m.
610 S. Maple Ave., Room 2000
Vaccinations arenít just for kids. Theyíre just one of many tools to help us grown-ups stay healthy, strong and noncontagious. Learn from primary care physician Beth Marshall-Bergman, DO, what immunizations you need and other preventive strategies, such as cancer creenings, to help you stay healthy.

Building Better Bones

Thu, May 14
6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
610 S. Maple Ave., Room 2000
Combat osteoporosis and other bone conditions by learning from Chicago Bulls team physician Kathleen Weber, MD, how to keep your bones strong through diet and exercise.