Community Education & Support
Childbirth, Breastfeeding Education & Support
Learn more about pregnancy and childbirth from our skilled nurses. These classes are offered at no charge to those who are interested.
Childbirth Education Classes are taught in three session units. These classes help families prepare for the birth and care of the infant. Time is 6:00 to 9:00 PM.
2017 Class Schedule
- November 28 & December 5, 12
2018 Class Schedule
- January 16, 23, 30
- March 6, 13, 20
- May 8, 15, 22
- July 3, 10, 17
- September 4, 11, 18
- November 6, 13, 20
Breastfeeding Classes are taught in one session. The class helps women learn successful breastfeeding techniques and the benefits of breastfeeding. Time is 6:00 to 9:00 PM.
2017 Class Schedule is:
- December 19
2018 Class Schedule is:
- February 6
- March 27
- May 29
- July 24
- September 25
- November 27
Call 715-934-4200 for more information or to sign up for childbirth education classes.
Lactation Support Group
A special support group created for lactating mothers. The support group will meet the 4th Thursday of every month from 11:00 AM to Noon beginning on Sept. 28, 2017. Enter at the front of the hospital and watch for signs. For more information call 715-934-4211.
Stepping On is an evidence based program that has been proven to reduce the risk of falls for older people. By successfully taking the class, following instructions and guidelines, participants’ risk of falling is reduced by 50%. The class is open to people who are 60 years of age or older, who have fallen, have a fear of falling, and who are currently living independently. The goal of the program is to build confidence and re-establish independence.
More about Stepping On https://wihealthyaging.org/wiha-debuts-stepping-on-video
2017 Class Schedule:
Classes will be held every Monday from 3:00-5:00pm in the Moose Lake Conference Room at the hospital.
- October 16th
- October 23rd
- October 30th
- November 6th
- November 13th
- November 20th
- November 27th
Diabetes Support & Education
Diabetes Education Classes are designed to teach people with diabetes how to manage this complex illness. Classes and consultations are available through Certified Diabetes Educators and approved by the American Diabetes Association.
Diabetes Support/Education Group Meetings
When: First Tuesday of Each Month
Time: 3:00-4:00 pm
Where: Hayward Area Memorial Hospital, Lake Hayward Room
Presented By: Kerrie Gamboni, RD, CDE
Everyone who would like information on the disease is welcome to attend. There is no charge for this event. Call 715-934-4311 for more information on diabetes education, consultation or meeting times for the support group.
This year’s Diabetes Support Group Topics Include:
January 3rd – Self-Management of Diabetes and You
February 7th – Pathophysiology of Diabetes
March 7th – Nutrition and Diabetes
April 4th – Blood Glucose Targets
May 2nd – Health Care Check-up for Diabetes
June 6th – Diabetes and Healthy Body Weight
July 4th – No Meeting – Holiday
August 8th – Acute and Chronic Complications and Diabetes
September 5th – Your Lipid Panel and Diabetes
October 3rd – Diabetes Medications and Diabetes Control
November 7th – Stress Reduction and Diabetes/Healthy Coping
December 5th – Holiday: Bring Your Healthy Recipe
Grocery Store Tours
Join HAMH’s Registered Dietician, Kerri Gamboni, on a tour of a grocery store. Learn about label reading, healthy eating on a budget and making better food choices. The tour is interactive and fun! Stay tuned for 2018 Tour Schedule.
For more information call Kerrie at 715-934-4311. Tours are limited to six people.
Parkinson’s Support Group
The Parkinson’s Support Group encourages patients to maximize strengths, minimize impediments and to achieve and maintain full potential. Parkinson’s patients, family and friends are invited to attend these free meetings to find support, strength and hope for today! The groups meets in the Hayward Area Memorial Conference Room the first Wednesday of every month at 1:30 PM. For more information contact group leader, Barbara Peickert at 715-634-3952
Stroke Support Group
The Stroke Support Group is for those who have experiences communication challenges resulting from a stroke or head injury. The support group will offer education on aphasia, support, social time and language activities. Call 715-934-4215 for more information. There is no charge for those who participate in this group.
Alzheimer’s Support Group
The Alzheimer’s Support Group meets the second Tuesday of every month from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. at the Hayward Senior Center. The group is intended to provide support and education for those suffering from Alzheimer’s and their family members. For more information Alzheimer’s Support Group call the Senior Center at 715-934-4680.