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.


Restore Joy, Reduce Risks: Depression and Chronic Disease

Tue, Jun 2
10 to 11 a.m.
610 S. Maple Ave., Room 2000
Speaker: Alan “Tony” Amberg, MSN, APN, PMHNP-BC, psychiatric nurse practitioner

Did you know that people with depression are at high risk for chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart issues? And that people with chronic disease are at high risk of depression? Fortunately, depression is very treatable. And in addition to helping to restore joy to your life, treatment may reduce your risk of complications and lower your medication needs. Come to this lecture and learn how to identify depression as well as natural and medical ways to treat it.

Zumba Gold

Wed, Jun 3
500 S. Maple Ave., Medical Arts Building, Gymnasium
Instructor: RoseMary Spirrizzi, LCSW

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, there’s a place for you. We’ll 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 that’s right for you.

Held the first and third Wednesdays of each month. Please register for each class by calling (708) 660-4636.

Carb-Conscious Living

Wed, Jun 24
10 to 11 a.m.
610 S. Maple Ave., Room 2000
Mary Ellen Kolodiej, MS, RD, LDN, registered dietitian

Controlling your carbs can help stabilize your blood sugar levels and promote good health. So whether you are pre-diabetic or just looking to make dietary changes for healthier living, this class if for you. A dietitian from Rush Oak Park Hospital will discuss how carbs affect your body and offer practical lifestyle tips to control your carb intake.

Call (708) 660-4636 to register.

Anti-Aging Lotions: Do They Work?

Wed, Jul 22
6 to 7 p.m
610 S. Maple Ave., Room 2000
Speaker: Lady Dy, MD, dermatologist

Can anti-aging lotions really keep your skin from wrinkling and sagging? Find out from a dermatologist at Rush Oak Park Hospital what works and what doesn’t when it comes to caring for your skin as you age.

My Aching Joints!

Tue, Jul 28
6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
610 S. Maple Ave., Room 2000
Speaker: Katherine Finn, DO, rheumatologist

Does the act of writing a check hurt more than just your bank account? Do you experience morning stiffness that just doesn’t go away? Learn about osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis from a rheumatologist at Rush Oak Park Hospital.

To register, call (708) 660-4636.