Diabetes Support Group

Free

Occurs: Tuesday, July 12 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM 2022-07-12T23:00:00Z

Swedish Hospital's Galter LifeCenter 5157 N. Francisco Avenue, 2nd Floor
Swedish Hospital's Galter LifeCenter 5157 N. Francisco Avenue, 2nd Floor
Chicago

Galter LifeCenter 5157 N. Francisco Avenue, 2nd Floor

 
Diabetes Support Group

Free

Occurs: Tuesday, June 07 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM 2022-06-07T23:00:00Z

Swedish Hospital's Galter LifeCenter 5157 N. Francisco Avenue, 2nd Floor
Swedish Hospital's Galter LifeCenter 5157 N. Francisco Avenue, 2nd Floor
Chicago

Galter LifeCenter 5157 N. Francisco Avenue, 2nd Floor

 
Smoking Cessation Program

Price: $150.00

Occurs: Tuesday, July 12 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM 2022-07-12T23:00:00Z

Anderson Pavilion, Conference Room 5 (2751 W. Winona St.)
Anderson Pavilion, Conference Room 5 (2751 W. Winona St.)

Phone: 773-878-6888

Note: Virtual option is also available. Instructor will confirm in advance if you are interested in attending in person or via virtual zoom link. Thank you.

There are eight weekly sessions, taking place on Tuesdays from July 12 through August 30 from 6 - 7 p.m.

Smoking Cessation Program

Learn How to Quit, Even if You Don't Want To Quit!

The Smoking Cessation Program is led by Carol Southard, RN, MSN, tobacco treatment specialist, with more than 30 years of experience helping people quit tobacco products. She has led more than 400 groups, with a 50 percent or better success rate one year following treatment.

Studies show that people who quit with the support of a program have a much better chance of success of taking control over this most difficult of all addictions.

This program consists of eight one-hour sessions and includes a comprehensive support group with individualized interventions. Rather than focus on the dangers of smoking, the curriculum outlines a strategy on how to quit smoking and offers techniques and materials to establish a systematic cessation plan for each participant. For more information, call Carol at 312-613-6286.

How Does The Program Work

The Tobacco Cessation Program provides groundwork for the quit date and thereafter emphasizes the maintenance of non-smoking behavior, which is the most important part of any cessation effort. A multitude of educational materials is distributed at each session. Throughout the program, participants are given assignments to increase awareness of their tobacco habit, assess their own motivation to quit, learn cessation techniques and accomplish behavioral changes that lead to quitting and preventing relapses. Participants assist each other throughout the program with group discussion, support and problem solving. The program facilitator provides referrals to health care providers for general health care or specialists for specific needs as appropriate.   Follow-up phone calls are made to all clients at regular intervals by the program facilitator. Relapse prevention is provided to all clients as needed via the support group network.

Smoking Cessation Medications

Information about nicotine replacement therapy, bupropion (Zyban) and Varenicline (Chantix) is presented as part of the program. 

What is Covered During the Sessions

  • A step-by-step plan on how to quit
  • Self-control techniques
  • Relaxation methods
  • Nutrition and exercise guidelines
  • Stress management strategies
  • Group support
  • Follow-up phone calls at 3 and 12-month intervals
  • Prescriptions and referrals as appropriate

Cost

The cost of the 8-week Smoking Cessation Program is $150. Financial assistance is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Additional Questions

If you have additional questions about the program, please contact the instructor, Carol Southard, at 312-613-6286. 

New Moms Group - Virtual

Free

Occurs: Tuesday, May 31 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM 2022-05-31T15:30:00Z

Virtual Event

Join us on Zoom! 

For more information, please call 773-293-5300.


New Moms Group - Virtual

Free

Occurs: Tuesday, May 24 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM 2022-05-24T15:30:00Z

Virtual Event

Join us on Zoom! 

For more information, please call 773-293-5300.


Childbirth Education Class

Price: $75.00

Occurs: Sunday, December 11 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM 2022-12-11T15:00:00Z

Swedish Hospital, Galter Medical Pavilion, 5140 N. California Ave
Swedish Hospital, Galter Medical Pavilion, 5140 N. California Ave

Note: You will be escorted to the class location.

Phone: 773-878-6888

Note: This is a one-day marathon session. 
Childbirth Education Class

Price: $75.00

Occurs: Sunday, November 20 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM 2022-11-20T15:00:00Z

Swedish Hospital, Galter Medical Pavilion, 5140 N. California Ave
Swedish Hospital, Galter Medical Pavilion, 5140 N. California Ave

Note: You will be escorted to the class location.

Phone: 773-878-6888

Note: This is a one-day marathon session. 
Childbirth Education Class

Price: $75.00

Occurs: Sunday, October 23 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM 2022-10-23T14:00:00Z

Swedish Hospital, Galter Medical Pavilion, 5140 N. California Ave
Swedish Hospital, Galter Medical Pavilion, 5140 N. California Ave

Note: You will be escorted to the class location.

Phone: 773-878-6888

Note: This is a one-day marathon session. 
Childbirth Education Class

Price: $75.00

Occurs: Sunday, September 25 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM 2022-09-25T14:00:00Z

Swedish Hospital, Galter Medical Pavilion, 5140 N. California Ave
Swedish Hospital, Galter Medical Pavilion, 5140 N. California Ave

Note: You will be escorted to the class location.

Phone: 773-878-6888

Note: This is a one-day marathon session. 
Childbirth Education Class

Price: $75.00

Occurs: Sunday, August 28 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM 2022-08-28T14:00:00Z

Swedish Hospital, Galter Medical Pavilion, 5140 N. California Ave
Swedish Hospital, Galter Medical Pavilion, 5140 N. California Ave

Note: You will be escorted to the class location.

Phone: 773-878-6888

Note: This is a one-day marathon session. 
Childbirth Education Class

Price: $75.00

Occurs: Sunday, July 24 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM 2022-07-24T14:00:00Z

Swedish Hospital, Galter Medical Pavilion, 5140 N. California Ave
Swedish Hospital, Galter Medical Pavilion, 5140 N. California Ave

Note: You will be escorted to the class location.

Phone: 773-878-6888

Note: This is a one-day marathon session. 
Baby Care and Infant CPR Class

Price: $75.00

Occurs: Sunday, December 04 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM 2022-12-04T15:00:00Z

Swedish Hospital, Galter Medical Pavilion, 5140 N. California Avenue.
Swedish Hospital, Galter Medical Pavilion, 5140 N. California Avenue.

Note: You will be escorted to the class location.

Phone: 773-878-6888

Baby Care and Infant CPR Class

Price: $75.00

Occurs: Sunday, November 13 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM 2022-11-13T15:00:00Z

Swedish Hospital, Galter Medical Pavilion, 5140 N. California Avenue.
Swedish Hospital, Galter Medical Pavilion, 5140 N. California Avenue.

Note: You will be escorted to the class location.

Phone: 773-878-6888

Baby Care and Infant CPR Class

Price: $75.00

Occurs: Sunday, October 16 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM 2022-10-16T14:00:00Z

Swedish Hospital, Galter Medical Pavilion, 5140 N. California Avenue.
Swedish Hospital, Galter Medical Pavilion, 5140 N. California Avenue.

Note: You will be escorted to the class location.

Phone: 773-878-6888

Baby Care and Infant CPR Class

Price: $75.00

Occurs: Sunday, September 18 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM 2022-09-18T14:00:00Z

Swedish Hospital, Galter Medical Pavilion, 5140 N. California Avenue.
Swedish Hospital, Galter Medical Pavilion, 5140 N. California Avenue.

Note: You will be escorted to the class location.

Phone: 773-878-6888

Baby Care and Infant CPR Class

Price: $75.00

Occurs: Sunday, August 21 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM 2022-08-21T14:00:00Z

Swedish Hospital, Galter Medical Pavilion, 5140 N. California Avenue.
Swedish Hospital, Galter Medical Pavilion, 5140 N. California Avenue.

Note: You will be escorted to the class location.

Phone: 773-878-6888

Baby Care and Infant CPR Class

Price: $75.00

Occurs: Sunday, July 17 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM 2022-07-17T14:00:00Z

Swedish Hospital, Galter Medical Pavilion, 5140 N. California Avenue.
Swedish Hospital, Galter Medical Pavilion, 5140 N. California Avenue.

Note: You will be escorted to the class location.

Phone: 773-878-6888

Breastfeeding Class

Price: $20.00

Occurs: Saturday, August 06 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM 2022-08-06T14:30:00Z

Swedish Hospital, Galter Medical Pavilion, 5140 N. California Ave
Swedish Hospital, Galter Medical Pavilion, 5140 N. California Ave

Note: You will be escorted to the class location.

Phone: 773-878-6888

Register Today!
9 slots remaining
Breastfeeding Class

Price: $20.00

Occurs: Saturday, July 09 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM 2022-07-09T14:30:00Z

Swedish Hospital, Galter Medical Pavilion, 5140 N. California Ave
Swedish Hospital, Galter Medical Pavilion, 5140 N. California Ave

Note: You will be escorted to the class location.

Phone: 773-878-6888

Breastfeeding Class

Price: $20.00

Occurs: Saturday, June 11 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM 2022-06-11T14:30:00Z

Swedish Hospital, Galter Medical Pavilion, 5140 N. California Ave
Swedish Hospital, Galter Medical Pavilion, 5140 N. California Ave

Note: You will be escorted to the class location.

Phone: 773-878-6888

Register Today!
1 slot remaining
Family Birthing Center Tour

Free

Occurs: Saturday, May 28 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM 2022-05-28T15:00:00Z

Galter Medical Pavilion, 5140 N. California Ave.
Galter Medical Pavilion, 5140 N. California Ave.

Meet in the third floor lobby

Phone: 773-878-6888

 
Register Today!
2 slots remaining
Family Birthing Center Tour

Free

Occurs: Thursday, May 19 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM 2022-05-19T23:00:00Z

Galter Medical Pavilion, 5140 N. California Ave.
Galter Medical Pavilion, 5140 N. California Ave.

Meet in the third floor lobby

Phone: 773-878-6888

 
Childbirth Education Class

Price: $75.00

Occurs: Sunday, June 12 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM 2022-06-12T14:00:00Z

Swedish Hospital, Galter Medical Pavilion, 5140 N. California Ave
Swedish Hospital, Galter Medical Pavilion, 5140 N. California Ave

Note: You will be escorted to the class location.

Phone: 773-878-6888

Note: This is a one-day marathon session. 
Register Today!
4 slots remaining
Childbirth Education Class

Price: $75.00

Occurs: Sunday, May 22 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM 2022-05-22T14:00:00Z

Swedish Hospital, Galter Medical Pavilion, 5140 N. California Ave
Swedish Hospital, Galter Medical Pavilion, 5140 N. California Ave

Note: You will be escorted to the class location.

Phone: 773-878-6888

Note: This is a one-day marathon session. 
Register Today!
4 slots remaining
Baby Care and Infant CPR Class

Price: $75.00

Occurs: Sunday, June 05 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM 2022-06-05T14:00:00Z

Swedish Hospital, Galter Medical Pavilion, 5140 N. California Avenue.
Swedish Hospital, Galter Medical Pavilion, 5140 N. California Avenue.

Note: You will be escorted to the class location.

Phone: 773-878-6888

Understanding and Treating Arthritis

Join Dr. Manish Jain, a rheumatologist at Swedish Covenant Hospital, for a discussion about diagnosing, managing and treating arthritis, and how your diet can impact the severity of this ailment.

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Free Physical Therapy Screening

Meet one-on-one with a physical therapist who will assess your joint pain, answer your questions about exercise and activity, and if needed, recommend further medical consultation.

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Heart in Hands
Peripheral Artery Disease and Treatment

Many people who have peripheral artery disease do not show any symptoms. Topics include prevention, detection and treatment options.

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Identifying Vein Issues

Dr. Mike Shao, a vascular surgeon with Swedish Covenant Medical Group, will discuss the many causes of varicose and spider veins, prevention methods and available treatment options.

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Taking a Deep Breath: Your Respiratory Health

Dr. Maribe Bangayan, a board-certified pulmonologist with Swedish Covenant Medical Group, will discuss warning signs for pulmonary issues, preventive care and treatment options.

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Learning about Natural Childbirth

Learn about natural childbirth and nurse-midwifery philosophies.

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Support for a Healthy, Natural Pregnancy and Beyond

Join Amy Graf, a certified nurse-midwife and director of nurse midwifery with Swedish Covenant Medical Group, along with a representative from Whole Foods Market Sauganash for a discussion of natural child birth.

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Healthy Kids Party

Join us for this rain or shine event where kids can tour an ambulance, explore a police squad car, visit the teddy bear clinic, participate in face painting,and more!

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Look Good...Feel Better

If you are a woman undergoing cancer treatment, join us for this free two-hour beauty workshop.

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Endometriosis Support Group

Share experiences with other women who are managing endometriosis and who understand what you are going through.

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Cooking with Arthritis

Don’t let arthritis slow you down in the kitchen!

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Too Young for College, Never Too Young for College Savings

Learn how to start saving for your child's education at this informative seminar.

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Balance Screening

Physical therapists from Swedish Covenant Hospital’s Balance Center will perform free, 20-minute screenings to evaluate your risk for a fall. You’ll go home with a printout of your results.

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A Prenatal Visit With the Pediatrician

Learn practical suggestions and tips to help expectant parents prepare for a successful transition home with their newborn.

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Meet the Midwives

Meet the team of midwives from Swedish Medical Group in a casual setting and briefly tour the Family Birthing Center.

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Stroke Club

Stroke Club is a support group for both present and past day rehab patients as well as an open forum to the community.

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Dinner: A Balanced Complexion

Join Dr. Emily Rubenstein, a dermatologist with the Swedish Skin Institute at Swedish Covenant Hospital, for a revealing look at ways to protect your skin and maintain a balanced complexion.

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Preparing for Joint Replacement
Preparing for Joint Replacement Surgery

Learn about all aspects of your upcoming joint replacement surgery along with recovery steps to promote a successful outcome after surgery. Bring a friend, family member or caregiver!

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Diabetes Support Group

Swedish Hospital’s Diabetes Community Center invites you to join a free support group for adults living with diabetes.

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Childbirth Education Class

Learn about birth options, what to expect during labor and delivery, comfort measures and more. Discounts available for Medicaid patients delivering at Swedish Hospital.

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