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Summer Health Bargains
Take advantage of low- and no-cost classes now and reap the health benefits year-round.

 This article originally appeared in the June 2011 issue of Milwaukee Magazine.

by Caroline Goyette

Most of us think of hospitals as the place to go when our health has gone awry. But local hospitals and health care systems offer far more than care for our illnesses; they can also help us maintain (or even improve) our health. Case in point: the bevy of low- and no-cost classes available throughout the summer in Milwaukee. Whether you’re interested in losing weight, learning how to better manage an existing health problem, becoming certified in CPR or preparing for a new baby (or grandbaby), experts at local hospitals can give you the skills you need with minimal impact on your wallet. But remember, the information provided here is subject to change, so confirm class details well in advance.

CPR

Healthcare Provider CPR and AED
For health care providers. Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital Ozaukee, June 15, July 21 or Aug. 15, 6-10:30 p.m., $75, 414-963-9355, columbia-stmarys.org.

Heartsaver CPR and AED for Adult, Child and Infant CPR
Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital Ozaukee, June 7, July 13 or Aug. 11, 6-10 p.m., $65 per person, $100 per couple, 414-963-9355, 
columbia-stmarys.org.

Heartsaver CPR & AED For All Ages
Froedtert Health Community Memorial Hospital, Aug. 6, 8 a.m.-noon, $40, 262-251-1001, communitymemorial.com.

Infant, Child and Adult CPR
Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare-Elmbrook Memorial, June 23, July 28 or Aug. 25, 6-8:30 p.m., $25, 888-994-3286, mywheaton.org/patients.

Noncertification course. Aurora West Allis Medical Center, June 6, July 14 or Aug. 11, 7-9 p.m.; July 30 or Aug. 27, 12:30-2:30 p.m., $25, 414-328-7788, aurorahealthcare.org.

DIET AND WEIGHT LOSS

May the Fiber be with You
Feith Family YMCA, 465 Northwoods Rd., Port Washington, June 21, 2-3 p.m., free, 414-963-9355, 
columbia-stmarys.org.

Vitamins and Supplements
ProHealth Care Medical Associates-Menomonee Falls, W165 N5595 Creekwood Crossing, Menomonee Falls, July 21, 6:30-7:30 p.m., free, 262-928-2745, prohealthcare.org/classes-events.

Weight Loss Surgery Seminar
CSM Hospital Milwaukee, June 20, July 18 or Aug. 15, 7-8 p.m., free, 414-963-9355, 
columbia-stmarys.org.

DISEASE EDUCATION AND MANAGEMENT

Cardiovascular Wellness Series
Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare-All Saints, June 9, July 14 or Aug. 11, 5-6 p.m., free, 888-994-3286, mywheaton.org/patients.

Caring for a Heart in Crisis
Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital Ozaukee, June 21, 6:30-7:30 p.m., free, 414-963-9355, columbia-stmarys.org.

Do’s & Don’ts for Diabetics
Port Washington Senior Center, 403 W. Foster St., Port Washington, June 8, 12:45-1:45 p.m., free, 414-963-9355, columbia-stmarys.org.

Hypertension: Diagnosis, Consequences and Treatment
Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin Springdale Primary Care Clinic, 21700 Intertech Dr., Brookfield, June 8, 6:30-8 p.m., free, 414-805-3666 or 800-272-3666.

Knee Pain? Hip Pain? Free Seminars!
Mequon-Thiensville Recreation Department, 11040 N. Range Line Rd., Mequon, June 7, 10:30-11:30 a.m.; Wilson Park Senior Center, 2601 W. Howard Ave., Milwaukee, June 7, 10:30-11:30 a.m.; Brookfield Senior Center, 2000 N. Calhoun Rd., July 12; 12:45-1:45 p.m., free, 414-963-9355, columbia-stmarys.org.

Living with Dementia & Alzheimer’s
Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital Ozaukee, June 14, 6:30-7:30 p.m., free, 414-963-9355, columbia-stmarys.org.

The Metabolic Syndrome
Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital Ozaukee, June 29, 6:30-7:30 p.m., free, 414-963-9355, columbia-stmarys.org.

“My Feet are Killing Me!” Q&A with the Podiatrist 
Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital Ozaukee, June 8, 6:30-7:30 p.m., free, 414-963-9355, columbia-stmarys.org.

Prevention and Early Detection of Cancer
Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital Ozaukee, June 21, 5:30-6:30 p.m., free, 414-963-9355, columbia-stmarys.org.

Taking Control of Cholesterol with Diet and Exercise
Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital Ozaukee, June 23, 6:30-7:30 p.m., free, 414-963-9355, columbia-stmarys.org.

EXERCISE CLASSES

Balance, Power and Core Strength for Every Body
Aurora Women’s Pavilion, Mondays, June 20-Aug. 1, 4:45-5:30 p.m., $36, 888-863-5502, 
aurorahealthcare.org.

Pilates-Intermediate
Aurora West Allis Medical Center, Mondays, June 20-Aug. 1, 6-7 p.m., $55, 414-329-5605, 
aurorahealthcare.org.

Sneaker Camp
Women’s Pavilion of West Allis Medical Center, Wednesdays, June 22-July 27, 4:45-5:30 p.m., $36, 888-863-5502, 
aurorahealthcare.org.

Yoga for Healing: Mind, Body & Spirit for Multiple Sclerosis Patients
Oak Creek Community Center, Tuesdays, June 7-July 12, Aug. 9-Sept. 13, chair-based yoga: 5:30-6:30 p.m.; floor-based yoga: 6:45-7:45 p.m.; $10/session, 888-863-5502, 
aurorahealthcare.org.

Yoga/Pilates
Aurora West Allis Medical Center, Wednesdays, June 22-July 27, 5:45-6:45 p.m., $55, 414-329-5605, 
aurorahealthcare.org.

KIDS AND TEENS

Babysitting Class
Froedtert Health Community Memorial Hospital, June 22, July 12, Aug. 1, Aug. 24, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $48, 262-251-1001, communitymemorial.com.

Sports Medicine for Adolescents
Port Washington Family Medical Clinic, 1317 W. Grand Ave., Port Washington, June 14, 6-7 p.m., free, 414-963-9355, columbia-stmarys.org.

MISCELLANEOUS

2011 Celebration of Life Event for Cancer Survivors and Their Families and Friends
Oconomowoc Arts Center, 641 E. Forest St., Oconomowoc, June 7, 10-11:30 a.m.; Country Springs Hotel, 2810 Golf Rd., Pewaukee, June 7, 7-8:30 p.m., free, 262-928-2745, prohealthcare.org/classes-events.

Advance Directives & Living Wills
Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital Ozaukee, June 21, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., free, 414-963-9355, columbia-stmarys.org.

Botox and Beyond

Columbia St. Mary’s Germantown Clinic, N112 W15415 Mequon Rd., June 28, 6:30-7:30 p.m., free, 414-963-9355, columbia-stmarys.org.

Breathe Better, Live Better: A Class on Quitting Tobacco
Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare-All Saints, July 11, 13, 18 and 20, 8:30-9:30 a.m., $20/four sessions, 888-994-3286, mywheaton.org/patients.

Finding Reliable Health Information: A Library Class
Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center, June 6, 5-6 p.m.; Aug. 25, 3-4 p.m.; West Allis Memorial Hospital, June 22, 1-2 p.m., free, 414-649-7356, 
aurorahealthcare.org.

Power of Attorney for Health Care

Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare-All Saints, June 14, 3-4 p.m., free, 888-994-3286, mywheaton.org/patients.

Summertime Perils

Marsho Family Medical Group, 1703 N. Taylor Dr., Sheboygan, June 7, 6-7 p.m., free, 414-963-9355, columbia-stmarys.org.

What’s New in Skin Care

ProHealth Care Medical Associates-Menomonee Falls, W165 N5595 Creekwood Crossing, Menomonee Falls, Aug. 4, 5-8 p.m., free, 262-928-2745, prohealthcare.org/classes.

Why Am I So Tired? Relief With the Use of Integrative Therapies
Franklin Public Library, June 7, 6-8:15 p.m., free, 888-863-5502, aurorahealthcare.org.

PARENTS AND BABIES

Another Time Around: Your Birth Experience Update
Aurora Women’s Pavilion of West Allis Medical Center, July 5, 6:30-8:30 p.m., free, 414-328-7788, 
aurorahealthcare.org.

The Baby Connection
New parenting topics each week; discussion led by a lactation consultant. Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare-Elmbrook Memorial, Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.-noon, free, 888-994-3286, mywheaton.org/patients.

Baby Signs
Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare-All Saints, June 9 or Aug. 11, 6-8 p.m., $50/family, 888-994-3286, 
mywheaton.org/patients.

Becoming a Big Brother or Sister
Wheaton Franciscan-St. Joseph Campus, June 4 or Aug. 6, 10-11:15 a.m., $12/child, 888-994-3286, 
mywheaton.org/patients.

Big Kids & New Baby
Aurora Women’s Pavilion of West Allis Medical Center, June 15, July 12 or Aug. 8, 6-7:30 p.m., $15, 414-328-7788, aurorahealthcare.org.

Breastfeeding with Confidence
Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare-St. Joseph Campus, June 27, July 19 or Aug. 22; St. Francis, July 12; Elmbrook Memorial, July 26, 6:30-9 p.m., $25/couple, 888-994-3286, 
mywheaton.org/patients.

Breastfeeding Your Baby: Basics/Pumping and Storing
Aurora Sinai Medical Center, Milwaukee Heart Institute, June 18, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Aug. 14, 3-7:30 p.m., $40; Aurora Women’s Pavilion of West Allis Medical Center, June 4, 25, July 9, 17, Aug. 6, 27, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., $35, June 14, 6-9:30 p.m., $35, 414-328-7788, 
aurorahealthcare.org.

Bringing Baby Home
Aurora Medical Center Grafton, June 4, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m., $15; Aurora Sinai Medical Center, Milwaukee Heart Institute, Aug. 21, 3-7 p.m., $30; Aurora Women’s Pavilion of West Allis Medical Center, June 5, July 16 or Aug. 13, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., $30, 414-328-7788, 
aurorahealthcare.org.

Childbirth Classes for Teens & Young Adults
Aurora Sinai Medical Center, Milwaukee Heart Institute, Thursdays, June 9, 16, 23 and 30; July 7, 14, 21 and 28; or Aug. 4, 11, 18 and 25, 4:30-6:30 p.m., $20, 414-328-7788, aurorahealthcare.org.

Expecting Twins or More!
Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare-Wauwatosa, Aug. 9, 6:30-9 p.m., $25/couple, 888-994-3286, 
mywheaton.org/patients.

Fitness After the Birth of Your Baby
Aurora Sinai Medical Center, Milwaukee Heart Institute, Aug. 6, 9-10:30 a.m., free, 414-328-7788, aurorahealthcare.org.

Grandparents Class
Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare-Wauwatosa, Aug. 13, 10 a.m.-noon, $15/person, 888-994-3286, 
mywheaton.org/patients.

Happiest Baby on the Block
Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare-Wauwatosa, July 16, 10 a.m.-noon, $40/family, 888-994-3286, 
mywheaton.org/patients.

Hello Baby
Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare-All Saints, June 4, July 2, Aug. 6 or Sept. 3, 10 a.m.-11:45 a.m., $10/couple, 888-994-3286, 
mywheaton.org/patients.

Infant Massage
Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare-All Saints, July 5 and 19, 6-7:30 p.m., $40, 888-994-3286, 
mywheaton.org/patients.

Labor and Birth Comfort Measures
Aurora Medical Center Grafton, June 27, 6:30-8 p.m., $10; Aurora Women’s Pavilion of West Allis Medical Center, June 29, July 27 or Aug. 31, 6:30-8 p.m., $15, 414-328-7788, 
aurorahealthcare.org.

Moms Chat
Discussion led by an RN/lactation consultant. Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare-Brown Deer, Tuesdays, 10-11:30 a.m., free, 888-994-3286, 
mywheaton.org/patients.

Planning for Your Newborn:

Financial Baby Steps
Aurora Women’s Pavilion of West Allis Medical Center, July 21, 6:30-7:30 p.m., free, 414-328-7788, aurorahealthcare.org.

Pregnancy Refresher
Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare-All Saints, June 2 or Aug. 4, 6-8:30 p.m., $10/family, 888-994-3286, 
mywheaton.org/patients.

Prenatal Massage
Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare-All Saints, June 7, June 14, Aug. 2 or Aug. 9, 6-7:30 p.m., $40/couple, 888-994-3286, 
mywheaton.org/patients.

Preparing for Labor & Birth
Aurora Medical Center Grafton, June 13 and 20, 6-9 p.m., $35; Aurora Women’s Pavilion of West Allis Medical Center, June 8, 15 and 22; July 6, 13 and 20; Aug. 17, 24 and 31, 6-9 p.m., $80;,414-328-7788, aurorahealthcare.org.

Preparing for Labor & Birth – One Day Express Class
Aurora Medical Center Grafton, June 25, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., $35; Aurora Sinai Medical Center, Milwaukee Heart Institute, June 4, Aug. 20, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., $75; Aurora Women’s Pavilion of West Allis Medical Center, June 11, 12, 18, 25, July 16, 23, Aug. 13, 28, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., $75, 414-328-7788, aurorahealthcare.org.

Potty Training Survival Tactics
Cedar Mills Medical Group, N143 W6515 Pioneer Rd., Cedarburg, June 23, 6-7:30 p.m., free, 414-963-9355, columbia-stmarys.org.

Relaxation Techniques
For moms-to-be and partners. Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare-All Saints, July 21, 6:30-8 p.m., $10/couple, 888-994-3286, 
mywheaton.org/patients.

Returning to Work or School and Breastfeeding
Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare-All Saints, June 14, July 12 or Aug. 9, 10 a.m.-noon, $10, 888-994-3286, 
mywheaton.org/patients.

Toddlerhood: The Bumpy Years
Aurora Women’s Pavilion of West Allis Medical Center, Aug. 21, 2-3:30 p.m., free, 414-328-7788, aurorahealthcare.org.

Twins and More
Aurora Women’s Pavilion of West Allis Medical Center, Mondays, July 11, 18, 25 and Aug. 1, 6:30-9 p.m., $85, 414-328-7788, 
aurorahealthcare.org.

Young and Pregnant
Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare-St. Joseph Campus, June 23 and 30, 6-9 p.m., $20, 888-994-3286, 
mywheaton.org/patients.

SUPPORT GROUPS

All About Living: A Cancer Support Group for Women
Women’s Pavilion at West Allis Memorial Hospital, second Tuesday of each month, 6-7:30 p.m., free, aurorahealthcare.org.

Amputee Support Group
West Allis Memorial Hospital, first Wednesday of each month, 2-4 p.m., free, 888-863-5502, 
aurorahealthcare.org.

Aphasia Group
Aurora Sinai Medical Center, third Wednesday of each month, 2-3 p.m., free, 414-219-3842, aurorahealthcare.org.

Breast Cancer: Living Beyond
Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center, Cancer Counseling Center, last Tuesday of every month, 6-7:30 p.m., free, 414-649-7605, aurorahealthcare.org.

Diabetes Support Group
Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare-All Saints, July 19, 1-2 p.m., free, 888-994-3286, 
mywheaton.org/patients.

Family Education and Support Group – Eating Disorder Services
Aurora Psychiatric Hospital, Tuesdays, 5-6 p.m., free, 414-454-6617, 
aurorahealthcare.org.

Grief Support for Adults
Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare-Wauwatosa, June 16, July 21 or Aug. 18, 6:30-8:30 p.m., free, 888-994-3286, 
mywheaton.org/patients.

Grieving the Death of a Partner
Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center, Tuesdays, July 19-Sept. 6, free, 414-649-6567, 
aurorahealthcare.org.

Heart Transplant Support Group
Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center, third Tuesday of every month, 6:30-8:30 p.m., free, 414-649-6125, aurorahealthcare.org.

Infant Loss Support Group
Aurora Women’s Pavilion of West Allis Medical Center, first Wednesday of every month, 7-8:30 p.m., free, 414-329-5908, aurorahealthcare.org.

My Morning with Mom Support Group
Aurora Women’s Pavilion of West Allis Medical Center, Thursdays, 10-11:30 a.m., free, 888-863-5502, aurorahealthcare.org.

Overeaters Anonymous
Aurora Psychiatric Hospital, Tuesdays, 7-8 p.m., free, 414-454-6600, aurorahealthcare.org.

Stroke Club
Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center, second Thursday of every month, 2-4 p.m., free, 414-649-7060, aurorahealthcare.org.

Stroke at Midlife Support Group
Aurora West Allis Medical Center, fourth Thursday of every month, 6-7:30 p.m., free, 888-863-5502, aurorahealthcare.org.

Us Too! Prostate Cancer Support Group
Aurora St. Luke’s Health Center in New Berlin, first Wednesday of every month, 7-8:30 p.m., free, 414-649-7200, aurorahealthcare.org.

WOMEN’S HEALTH

Health After Hysterectomy
Women’s Pavilion of Aurora West Allis Medical Center, June 1, 6:30-8:30 p.m., free, 888-863-5502, aurorahealthcare.org.

Look Good, Feel Better
Offers guidance (makeup, accessories) to help patients undergoing cancer treatment. Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center, July 11, 1-4 p.m.; Aurora St. Luke’s South Shore, July 26, 10 a.m.-noon; Aurora Women’s Pavilion of West Allis Medical Center, Aug. 8, 1-2:30 p.m., free, 800-227-2345, aurorahealthcare.org.

A Woman’s Heart: Caring for Your Heart at Every Stage of Life
Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital Ozaukee, June 7, 10-11 a.m., free, 414-963-9355, columbia-stmarys.org. 





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