In the News: Rare Disease that Strikes Young Children

A spike in the number of cases of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) over the past year has been in the headlines, and it is indeed very scary news.

January 30th

Fall Prevention Speaker Series

Join podiatrists Dr. Roland Tolliver and Dr. Richard Bell in a discussion about what you can do to keep your tootsies in top condition and prevent slips and falls this winter, as well as when to seek professional help if something seems awry or if you take a tumble anyway.

This event was postponed from wednesday the 23rd due to inclement weather.

Fall Prevention Speaker Series
February 9th

Heartsaver® First Aid, CPR & AED

If you want to be prepared in the event of an emergency, this course is for you. By taking this course, you will learn the critical skills needed to respond to and manage an emergency until medical services arrive. This is hands-on program is based on the American Heart Association (AHA) guidelines.

Heartsaver First Aid, CPR and AED
Classes & Events
JAN24 Blood Pressure Screening - Freeport, 9 a.m. – noon Salvation Army, 106 W. Exchange Street, Freeport
Blood Pressure Screening - Freeport, 9 a.m. – noon
Salvation Army, 106 W. Exchange Street, Freeport
Open to the public; no cost or registration required.
JAN24 Memory Cafe, 1 – 3 p.m. Senior Resource Center, 216 E. Stephenson Street, Freeport
Memory Cafe, 1 – 3 p.m.
Senior Resource Center, 216 E. Stephenson Street, Freeport
No cost or registration required; open to the public.
JAN25 Talk, 1 – 2 p.m. Prairie View Assisted Living, 500 E. McNair Road, Winnebago
Talk, 1 – 2 p.m.
Prairie View Assisted Living, 500 E. McNair Road, Winnebago
This talk on a healthcare-related subject is open to the public; no cost or registration is required.
JAN26 Blood Pressure Screening - Freeport, 10 a.m. – noon Mt. Calvary Church of God in Christ, 420 Challenge Street, Freeport
Blood Pressure Screening - Freeport, 10 a.m. – noon
Mt. Calvary Church of God in Christ, 420 Challenge Street, Freeport
Open to the public; no cost or registration required.
JAN28 Living Through Grief, 6 – 7:30 p.m. FHN Memorial Hospital, 1045 West Stephenson Street, Freeport
Living Through Grief, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
FHN Memorial Hospital Cafeteria Dining Rooms – Lower Level
For more information, call 815-599-7240.
JAN30 FHN Speaker Series: Stay on Sound Footing!, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. FHN Family Healthcare Center – Burchard Hills, 1010 W. Fairway Drive, Freeport
FHN Speaker Series: Stay on Sound Footing!, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
FHN Family Healthcare Center – Burchard Hills, 1010 W. Fairway Drive, Freeport
FHN podiatrists Roland Tolliver, DPM, and Richard Bell, DPM, will talk about how you can keep your feet healthy and prevent slips and falls this winter. Registration requested; register online at www.fhn.org/footing or by calling toll-free 1-877-6000-FHN (1-877-600-0346) ext. 901. Free of charge and open to the public.
FEB05 Adult Diabetes Support Group, 1 – 2 p.m. FHN Memorial Hospital, 1045 West Stephenson Street, Freeport
Adult Diabetes Support Group, 1 – 2 p.m.
FHN Memorial Hospital Globe Room – Lower Level
No charge; registration not required. For more information, call 815-599-6253.
FEB05 Breastfeeding Class, 7 – 9 p.m. FHN Memorial Hospital, 1045 West Stephenson Street, Freeport
Breastfeeding Class, 7 – 9 p.m.
FHN Memorial Hospital, 1045 W. Stephenson Street – Conference Dining Room
Instructor is Annette Gielenfeldt. Registration is required; for more information or to register, call 815-599-6221.
FEB08 Blood Pressure, Glucose, and Foot Health Screening, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Golden Meals, 524 W. Stephenson Street, rear entrance, lower level, Freeport
Blood Pressure, Glucose, and Foot Health Screening, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Golden Meals, 524 W. Stephenson Street, rear entrance, lower level, Freeport
Open to the public; no cost or registration required. Please do not eat or drink anything other than water for 8 hours prior to the glucose screening.