Community Health

Margaret Lewis reduced

Community Health - Recreation & Parks Department
Margaret Lewis, Community Health Coordinator
350 Victory Dr., Park Forest, IL 60466    
Office: 708-283-5663 / Cell Phone:  708-825-5205
Email: mlewis@vopf.com 
Website:  www.villageofparkforest.com


Community Health Services
•Wellbeing checks on residents
•Medical equipment loan closet
•Annual farmers market management
•Food service health inspections (retail food, daycare, and restaurants)
•Health monitoring of senior building residents
•Health services referrals (i.e. homemaker, primary care, immunizations, home health)
•Health information resource (diabetes, heart disease, cancer)


 


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Take Charge of Your Diabetes - Class Zero Introductory Session - 1 hour

This introductory session will discuss the Take Charge of Your Diabetes 6-week  Workshop.  

Help regain control of your life and do the  things that matter to you. Manage your diabetes in order to feel better, have more energy and get relief from pain, fatigue and other symptoms. Connect you with others. You will meet new people, share what you know and come up with new ways to address your health conditions.

Age 18 & Older     Free Program 

12613-01  Monday    10-11 am   February 25, 2019  
Park Forest Library, The Lab - 400 Lakewood Blvd.

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Take Charge of Your Diabetes Workshop  - 6 weeks
A six-week interactive workshop designed to help individuals living with pre-diabetes or diabetes learn new skills in self-management so they can continue to thrive as they age! Anyone with pre-diabetes or diabetes can attend. Sessions meet one day a week for 2 ½ hours* in a community setting. The 2 ½ hour sessions are divided into small activities and include a 20-minute break.

Congratulations on taking charge of YOUR diabetes!

Age 18 & Older     Free Program 
12613-02  Tuesdays    10:30 am- 1 pm   March 5, 2019-April  9, 2019
Park Forest Library, The Lab - 400 Lakewood Blvd.


 Weekly topics include:

Week 1 – Tuesday, March 5th
What is diabetes?
 Introduction to healthy eating
 Making action plans

Week 2 – Tuesday, March 12th
Problem solving
Menu planning
Dealing with stress
Week 3 – Tuesday, March 19th
Preventing low blood sugar
 Decision making
 Physical activity and exercise

Week 4 – Tuesday, March 26th
Dealing with difficult emotions
Food choices
Week 5 – Tuesday, April 2nd
Positive thinking
Communication skills
Relaxation body scan
Week 6 – Tuesday, April 9th
Foot care
Medication usage
Future planning




  

Rich Township Health Stop Events
Shirley Green Senior Center
297 Liberty Dr., Park Forest, IL 60466
708-748-5454

www.richtownship.org

January 24, 2019 - 10:00 am - Noon
Health information on drug and alcohol abuse.

February 28, 2019 - 9:00 am - Noon
Glucose and cholesterol screenings.
Call 708-748-5454 for reservation (fasting required).

March 28, 2019 - 10:00 am - Noon

Health information on diet, exercising and medication disposal.


HEALTH AND WELLNESS INFORMATION

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Health & Wellness Links

 
Clinic Referrals for School Physicals and/or General Services 


American Cancer Society https://www.cancer.org 

Early Detection Helps Prevent Deaths from Breast Cancer



American Heart Association  https://www.heart.org

American Heart Association Articles:  (Click on links below)

Health Threats From High Blood Pressure


American Lung Association https://www.lung.org 


Blood Pressure Information:  Basic Steps to Helping Control Your Blood Pressure


Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) https://www.cdc.gov 

Mission Possible: Achieving Health Equity through Inclusive Public Health Practice


Cholesterol Information:  Do you Know Your Cholesterol Levels?

Flu Shot Information:  https://getmyshot.org 


Health In Aging  https://www.healthinaging.org/ 

Tips for Beating the Holiday Blues 

Tips for Preventing Serious Falls


Illinois Department of Public Health   http://www.dph.illinois.gov 

Food Safety During the Holidays 


SilverSneakers  https://www.silversneakers.com 

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