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, Apr 1
500 S. Maple Ave., Medical Arts Building, Gymnasium
RoseMary Spirrizzi
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.

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.

Protect Yourself: Vaccinations, Screenings and More

Tue, Apr 28
10 to 11 a.m.
610 S. Maple Ave., Room 2000
Beth Marshall-Bergman, DO
Vaccinations aren’t just for kids. They’re 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.

Balancing Act: Home Safety

Thu, May 7
10 to 11 a.m.
610 S. Maple Ave., Room 2000
Keith Klopp, OTR/L
A missed step, a misplaced toy: Both can lead to a serious fall. Learn from occupational therapist Keith Klopp, OTR/L, how to avoid accidents at home by maintaining your balance and developing other strategies for navigating your household.

Building Better Bones

Thu, May 14
6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
610 S. Maple Ave., Room 2000
Kathleen Weber, MD
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.