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

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

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.


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