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American Heart Association Classes (CPR, BLS, etc.);
American Cancer Society's Look Good Feel Better Program;
Blood Drives;
Community Forums (Meet CEO Lisa Schnedler);
Crop for a Cause;
Diabetes Classes;
Grocery Store Tours;
Hospice Volunteer Training
Living Well Workshop;
New Parent Classes
Therapy & Wellness Classes;
Walk with a Doc;
Support Groups

SUPPORT GROUPS

Cancer Support Group
Upland Hills Health will host a once a month cancer support group facilitated by Gilda’s Club Madison. On the second Monday of every month at 6 pm, a representative from the well-known Gilda’s Club will be available at the Dodgeville hospital to provide support and information to people who are facing the challenges of cancer.

Grief Support Group
If you are grieving the loss of a loved one, you are welcome to attend our monthly grief support groups, held in the Center Cafe Conference Room at Upland Hills Health the second Tuesday of each month from 5:30-6:30 pm. The groups are open for anyone to attend and are facilitated by a Certified Social Worker. No reservations are required, but for more information, contact Diana at 930-7136.

Heart Building 101
This is supportive group for anyone with heart problems and their families. If you need help starting or maintaining a heart-healthy lifestyle, this is the group for you. NEW MEETING TIME: Meets second Wednesday of every month at 10 AM in the Cardiac Rehab department. Call 930-7160 to register.

Local Community Support Groups
Upland Hills Health makes every effort to stay informed of support groups in our area.  Below is a list of known support groups.  Please feel free to call Community Relations at 930-7112 if you know of a group to add to this list.

Babies Gone Too Soon: Losing a child during pregnancy or in the first year of life is a very difficult time for parents, siblings, grandparents, friends, and family. BGTS aims to help families find hope, strength, and support. All funds raised by BGTS will help fund future outreach, memorial boxes for local hospitals, health care training, and a local support group. Contact information: Email: babiesgonetoosoon@gmail.com; Phone: (608) 341-6970; Mail: Babies Gone Too Soon, Inc., PO Box 115, Montfort, WI 53569; Connect with BGTS on facebook.

Caregiver's Group: For those caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's or Dementia.  Meets the 1st Tuesday of each month, 10:30 am to noon, Room 1001 in the Health and Human Services Building at 303 W. Chapel St., Dodgeville.  For more information, contact the Aging and Disability Resource Center of Southwest Wisconsin, Iowa County, at 930-9844.

Compassionate Friends Support Group: If you are a member (or a friend) of a family that has suffered the death of a child, The Compassionate Friends is here to help you and provide support for the family. This support group is a place where the whole family can gather with others who understand because they are walking the same path.  Meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm at Grace Lutheran Church, 1105 N. Bequette St., Dodgeville.  For more information, call 935-5278.

Dementia Specific Group: Meets the 3rd Monday of each month from 6:00-7:30 pm in Room 1001 in the Health & Human Services Building at 303 W. Chapel St., Dodgeville.

Iowa County Low Vision Support Group: Meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 1:00 pm in the Health and Human Services Building at 303 W. Chapel St., Dodgeville. For more information, contact the Aging and Disability Resource Center of Southwest Wisconsin, Iowa County, at 930-9844.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Blood Drives at Upland Hills health 
American Red Cross Blood Drives are held at Upland Hills Health every 2 months. The drive is open for appointments or walk ins from 9 am to 2 pm. For the next Blood Drive date, call 608-930-7147.

Community Forums -- Coming to your town!  Meet Lisa Schnedler, President & CEO of Upland Hills Health 
Lisa Schnedler is coming to your community to share the progress being made at Upland Hills Health and to hear your views on local healthcare. Please join the conversation at one of the local forums listed below.
There are two community forums remaining. Feel free to attend even if you are not from the community listed below.
Hollandale -- Wednesday, August 20 -- 7:00 pm, Hollandale Village Office
Montfort -- Tuesday, August 26 -- 7:00 pm, Montfort Fire Station

Crop for a Cause -- held each Spring and Fall by the Upland Hills Health Auxiliary -
This is a scrapbooking event to help raise funds for the Upland Hills Health Dialysis Center. It is a great day of fun and idea sharing for people who love the craft.  

Grocery Store Tours - 2014
Join Upland Hills Health Registered dietitians as they tour your local grocery store.  Learn how to shop to optimize nutrition and your budget!  The tour is free, but please sign up so that we know how many participants to expect. Email Laura Isaacson at isaacsonl@uplandhillshealth.org or call 930-8000 and ask for ext. 3750 

Walk with a Doc! Join Dr. Aaron Dunn to take a steps toward a healthier lifestyle with a 30 minute walk. Wednesday, September 3rd at noon -- at the Upland Hills Health main entrance. To order a brown bag lunch for $5.00 from Upland Hills Health Center Cafe, contact Laura Knutson by August 29th (930-8000 ext 3720).

Other Community Events
Area chambers of commerce, service groups and churches host numerous festivals, fundraisers and other special events throughout the year. Upland Hills Health encourages your participation! Visit the following websites to learn more about local, community activities:

CLASSES, SEMINARS and WORKSHOPS

THERAPY & WELLNESS/FITNESS CLASSES
Click here to see a current listing.

COMMUNITY LINKS SEMINAR SERIES
These sessions provide education on a variety of topics based on the needs and interests of people living in the Upland Hills Health service area.  The goal of the program is to improve wellness in our community. All seminars are held 5-6 pm at Upland Hills Health, in Conference Room A/B. Seminars are FREE, but please call 930-7147 to register, because space is sometimes limited.

  • Medicare Benefit Explanation - September 17 (Details coming soon.)
  • Retirement Income Optimization - October 15 (Details coming soon.)
  • Estate Planning - November 12 (Details coming soon.)


CPR, FIRST AID, AND BASIC LIFE SUPPORT (BLS) CLASSES

American Heart Association classes are offered at regular intervals at Upland Hills Health and are open to the public. Skills check sessions for online courses are available; call for schedule or more information. See course descriptions below for more details.
*Corporate rates available for groups of 3 or more. Space for classes is limited. Please call 930-7165 for information.

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers Classes
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  • Heartsaver® Classes*
    • CPR AED - August 20, 2014  8 am - 11 am
    • First Aid - August 20, 2014 11 am - 2 pm

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS:

  • American Heart Association (AHA) Courses
    The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in all AHA courses and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the AHA. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials, do not represent income to the AHA.
  • Family & Friends® CPR
    This AHA course is designed to teach the skills of CPR for victims of all ages and relief of choking. For family members, friends and members of the general community who want to learn CPR but do not need a course completion card.
  • Heartsaver® CPR AED
    This AHA course is designed to teach the skills of CPR for victims of all ages, use of an automated external defibrillator and relief of choking. For employees and/or designated first responders who have a duty to respond to a cardiac emergency and must have a credential (card) documenting successful completion of a CPR course.
  • Heartsaver® First Aid with CPR & AED
    This AHA course is designed to teach the skills of adult first aid, CPR for victims of all ages, use of an automated external defibrillator and relief of choking. For employees and/or designated first responders who have a duty to respond to a first aid or cardiac emergency and must have a credential (card) documenting successful completion of a CPR course.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers
    This course is designed to teach the skills of CPR for victims of all ages, use of an automated external defibrillator and relief of choking. For healthcare providers who must have a credential (card) documenting successful completion of a CPR course.
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
    This course is for healthcare professionals who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest or other
    cardiovascular emergencies. This includes personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units such as physicians, nurses, and paramedics, as well as others who need an ACLS course completion card for job or other requirements.

DIABETES SELF-EDUCATION* GROUP CLASSES
The Upland Hills Health Diabetes Education Program has been Recognized by the American Diabetes Association for Quality Self-Management Education*. These group classes are open to anyone recently diagnosed with Type II diabetes, who has not had formal diabetes management education. Topics covered include: Blood Glucose Monitoring, Blood Glucose Pattern Management, Carbohydrate Counting, Diabetes Complications, Diabetes Medications, Diet, Exercise, Foot Care, Heart Health, Stress Management and much more…

You will also receive a personalized food plan from a registered dietitian. The classes are taught by a registered dietitian and are accredited by the American Diabetes Association. Most insurance companies will cover diabetes self-management education. Pre-registrations is required - please call 930-7197.

Anyone who has taken a series of group classes as described above, or has had individual diabetes education is eligible to take a Diabetes Refresher Course. This course, taught in a group setting, is designed to be a fun way to refresh and enforce diabetes self-management education.

Diabetes Prevention Classes are open to anyone wanting to learn ways to lessen their chances or a loved one's chances of developing diabetes. These classes will focus on lifestyle changes aimed at reducing the chances of developing Type II diabetes; perfect for pre-diabetics or those with high risk factors. The fee is $40 for each two-session class.

Diabetes Support Groups are open to anyone whose life is affected by diabetes. This common ailment can be very stressful, for both the patient and his or her loved ones. Support groups are held the third Tuesday of every other month (February, April, June, August, October, Dec) at 7 pm.

EXPECTANT PARENT PROGRAMS
Our Birthing Unit offers many support programs for new and expectant parents. For more information or to register for any of the programs listed below, call 930-7139.

Breastfeeding Support: Designed to educate and support mothers who are nursing or who plan to nurse. Free.  (flyer/2014 schedule)

Breastfeeding Supplies: Rental of electric breast pumps and other breastfeeding and expression supplies are available for purchase from the Birthing Unit. Call (608) 930-7139 for details.

Childbirth Education: Covers relaxation exercises, hospital routines, changes during pregnancy, labor, delivery, postpartum, breastfeeding and much more. Includes infant CPR and safety. Fee is $40 per couple. (flyer/2014 schedule)

Pre-delivery Conference: An opportunity to begin your hospital admission paperwork, assess learning needs and answer questions before your arrival for a delivery. Free.

Sibling Class: A chance for big brothers and sisters to learn more about the birth of their newest family members. Classes are held 6:30-7:15 pm on the third Tuesday of every month. Free. (flyer/2014 schedule)

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY'S LOOK GOOD…FEEL BETTER® Program 
These sessions are occasionally hosted at Upland Hills Health in Dodgeville. This FREE program teaches beauty techniques to women who are actively undergoing cancer treatment. Seating is limited to 8. Please register by calling American Cancer Society 1-866-460-6550. Visit www.lookgoodfeelbetter.org for more information.

HOSPICE VOLUNTEER TRAINING
Monroe Clinic Hospice and Upland Hills Hospice invite you to become a hospice volunteer. A free (3-day) hospice training program will be held Sept. 10, 17 and Oct. 1,  9 am to 3 pm at Memorial Hospital of Lafayette County in Darlington. Hospice volunteers provide comfort and support to individuals and families facing the end of life. To sign up, call 608-930-7210.

LIVING WELL WITH CHRONIC CONDITIONS
Are you an adult with an ongoing health condition? Put Life back into your life by attending the Living Well Workshop.  The Aging and Disability Resource Center and Upland Hills Health are partnering to bring to you a free 6-week workshop,  September 3 through October 8, Wednesdays 1- 3:30 pm. You’ll find practical ways to feel better, and be in control of your health. Facilitators are Laura Isaacson and Kim Emerson. Laura is the Nutrition Team Facilitator and Kim is the Patient and Family Services Director at Upland Hills Health. This program has been developed and introduced to Iowa County by the Wisconsin Institute of Health Aging.  You can learn more about the program at https://wihealthyaging.org/living-well   Space is limited.
To sign up call the ADRC of Iowa County at 930-9835.

SAFE SITTER® BABYSITTING TRAINING
Safe Sitter®, an up-to-date and well-rounded youth development program with a medical basis, teaches young teen babysitters everything they need to know to keep themselves and the children in their care safe. The nationally-recognized, pediatrician-developed program includes child care techniques, basic first aid, rescue techniques (like infant and child CPR and choking rescue), babysitting as a business, and online and cellphone safety. Students must be at least 11 years old.

Registration Information:
The cost is $45.  Scholarships are available for those with financial need (reduces cost to $20). 
Call (608) 930-7165 for more information.  Advance registration is required, drop-ins not accepted.

  • August 25, 2014 - 8 am-3 pm

Click to print a Registration Packet.  Mail completed forms, with payment payable to Upland Hills Health, to:   Upland Hills Health, Attn:  Human Resources, 800 Compassion Way, Dodgeville, WI  53533.

SMOKING CESSATION
If you are ready to quit smoking, there are many resources available. The Wisconsin Tobacco Quit Line offers free support to those kicking the habit. Please contact the Quit Line at 1-800-QUITNOW for information and support. Other smoking cessation information is available at: