Community Education & Support Groups

Childbirth, Breastfeeding Education & Support

Visit our Family Birthplace page for information on classes and our Lactation Support Group.

Stepping On

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.

2017/2018 Diabetes Support Group Topics Include:

November 7th  – Stress Reduction and Diabetes/Healthy Coping
December 5th  – Holiday:  Bring Your Healthy Recipe
January – The support group will not meet this month.
February 6th – Pathophysiology of Diabetes
March 6th – Eating Well with Diabetes
April 3rd – A1C and Blood Sugar Targets
May 1st – Importance of Diabetes Health Care Check-Ups
June 5th – Diabetes and Body Weight – Benefits of Weight Reduction
July 3rd – Bring Your Diabetes Questions/Concerns for Discussion
August 7th – Prevention of Acute and Chronic Complications of Diabetes
September 4th – Diabetes and Lipid Panel Goals
October 2nd – Diabetes Medications and Glycemic Control
November 6th – Stress Reduction and Diabetes/Healthy Coping
December 4th – Healthy Eating During the Holidays

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.

Grief Support Group
provided by Regional Hospice Services 

Regional Hospice Services sponsors a monthly Grief Support Group that is free and open to everyone. The group meets the second Thursday of the month from 1:00 – 3:00 PM at First Lutheran Church in Hayward. http://www.regionalhospice.org/grief-support.aspx

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