Classes & Coming Events

Prenatal breastfeeding class

May 26, 2015
August 25, 2015
October 27, 2015
December 29, 2015
7 to 9 p.m.

Location: Oak Room

This class is for expectant mothers who want to learn more about breastfeeding their babies. Fathers are welcome and encouraged to attend.                 &…

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Red Hot Mamas: An Alternative Route -- Nonhormonal Treatment Options

May 28, 2015
5:30 p.m.

Location: Blackhawk Room, lower level, Mercy Plaza

Treating menopause without hormone therapy is the topic of the fourth Red Hot Mamas program presented by Great River Health Systems. It is scheduled at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 28, in the Bla…

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Diabetes Support Group

June 2, 2015
July 7, 2015
August 4, 2015
September 1, 2015
October 6, 2015
November 3, 2015
December 1, 2015
7 p.m.

Location: Walnut Room, Garden Level, Great River Medical Center

The support group is for people who are newly diagnosed and those who have had diabetes for years, along with family members. Its purpose is to share ideas, and discuss challenges and strategies for l…

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Non-certified CPR for Infants and Children

June 2, 2015
August 4, 2015
October 6, 2015
December 1, 2015
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Location: Great River Medical Center, Oak Room

Learning cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and other lifesaving techniques is one of the best gifts you can give your child. The goal of this class is to insure adequate instruction and practice so …

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Group Diabetes Classes

June 4, 2015
June 22, 2015
July 9, 2015
July 20, 2015
August 6, 2015
August 17, 2015
September 3, 2015
September 21, 2015
October 8, 2015
October 19, 2015
November 5, 2015
November 23, 2015
December 10, 2015
December 28, 2015
Four-week sessions begin on the dates listed. Monday classes are from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday classes are from 10 a.m. to noon.

Location: Great River Wellness Center

The Great River Diabetes Education Program offers four-week group diabetes classes for people who are newly diagnosed, making a change in treatment, or having complications or concerns. A physician re…

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Baby-care Basics

June 4, 2015
August 6, 2015
October 1, 2015
December 3, 2015
6:30 to 9 p.m.

Location: Great River Medical Center, Oak Room

Baby-care Basics is a free two-session class designed to help you learn the essentials of caring for your newborn. The class includes parenting tips and car-seat safety information. There will be oppo…

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Childbirth Prep (condensed version) Prenatal Class

June 6, 2015
August 1, 2015
October 3, 2015
December 5, 2015
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Includes time for 30-minute lunch break. Hot meals available for purchase in cafeteria or bring your own.)

Location: Great River Medical Center, Oak Room

Childbirth Prep (condensed version) is a free, one-time Saturday prenatal education class designed to help take the mystery out of the birth process, to alleviate fear and the help expectant parents p…

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Cancer Survivors’ Picnic

June 7, 2015
4 p.m.

Location: Great River Medical Center, Cafeteria Patio

Cancer survivors and their families are invited to a National Cancer Survivors’ Day Picnic from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 7, on the Cafeteria patio at Great River Medical Center, 122…

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Medical Explorers

June 11, 2015
June 18, 2015
June 25, 2015
July 9, 2015
July 16, 2015
July 23, 2015
July 30, 2015

Location: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Every summer, Great River Health Systems offers Medical Explorers, a program that allows high school students to take in-depth looks at health careers. Medical Explorers will meet from 11:30 a.m.…

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Cancer Support Group

June 13, 2015
4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Location: Hickory Room

The May and June meetings of Great River Health Systems’ cancer support group have been changed. They will be at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, May 9 and Saturday, June 13, at Great River Cancer Center, 13…

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Red Hot Mamas: Bladder and Urinary Concerns at Menopause

June 25, 2015
5:30 p.m.

Location: Blackhawk Room, lower level, Mercy Plaza

This is the fifth presentation in a 10-month series. More information is coming! To sign up, please call 319-768-4070. Red Hot Mamas is the leading provider of menopause education…

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Childbirth Prep Series

July 9, 2015
September 3, 2015
November 5, 2015
6:30 to 9 p.m.

Location: Great River Medical Center, Oak Room

Childbirth Prep is a free series of prenatal education classes designed to help take the mystery out of the birth process, to alleviate fear and to help expectant parents prepare for this memorable ev…

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Big Brother and Big Sister Class

July 11, 2015
September 12, 2015
November 7, 2015
9:30 to 11 a.m.

Location: Great River Medical Center, Walnut Room

Great River Medical Center’s Big Brother and Big Sister class helps children develop realistic expectations about their new baby brother or baby sister and helps reduce the anxiety about being s…

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Red Hot Mamas: Memory Meltdown at Menopause

July 30, 2015
5:30 p.m.

Location: Blackhawk Room, lower level, Mercy Plaza

This is the sixth presentation in a 10-month series. More information will be available soon! To sign up, please call 319-768-4070. Red Hot Mamas is the leading provider of menopa…

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Red Hot Mamas: Osteoporosis and Menopause -- Boning Up on Bone Health

August 30, 2015
5:30 p.m.

Location: Blackhawk Room, lower level, Mercy Plaza

This is the seventh presentation in a 10-month series. More information is coming! To sign up, please call 319-768-4070. Red Hot Mamas is the leading provider of menopause educati…

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Red Hot Mamas: Sex and Menopause

September 24, 2015
5:30 p.m.

Location: Blackhawk Room, lower level, Mercy Plaza

This is the eighth presentation in a 10-month series. More information is coming! To sign up, please call 319-768-4070. Red Hot Mamas is the leading provider of menopause educatio…

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Red Hot Mamas: Healthy and Beautiful Skin -- Looking Terrific at Menopause and Beyond

October 29, 2015
5:30 p.m.

Location: Blackhawk Room, lower level, Mercy Plaza

This is the ninth presentation in a 10-month series. More information is coming! To sign up, please call 319-768-4070. Red Hot Mamas is the leading provider of menopause education…

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Red Hot Mamas: Sleep and Menopause -- Sleepless in Menopause City

November 17, 2015
5:30 p.m.

Location: Blackhawk Room, lower level, Mercy Plaza

This is the last presentation in a 10-month series. More information is coming! To sign up, please call 319-768-4070. Red Hot Mamas is the leading provider of menopause education …

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