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AUG22 Talk: Healthy Eating, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. New Jerusalem Church of God Food Pantry, 4 E, Iroquois Street, Freeport
Talk: Healthy Eating, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
New Jerusalem Church of God Food Pantry, 4 E, Iroquois Street, Freeport
Barb Curry from the University of Illinois Extension Office will talk about the importance of a healthy diet, and give tips, ideas, and recipes.
AUG23 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.
AUG25 Blood Pressure Screening - Freeport, 10 a.m. – noon Mt. Calvary Church of God in Christ Food Pantry, 420 Challenge Street, Freeport
Blood Pressure Screening - Freeport, 10 a.m. – noon
Mt. Calvary Church of God in Christ Food Pantry, 420 Challenge Street, Freeport
Open to the public; no cost or registration required.
AUG25 Blood Pressure Screening - Pearl City, 9 – 11 a.m. Pearl City Methodist Church, 411 S. Main, Pearl City
Blood Pressure Screening - Pearl City, 9 – 11 a.m.
Pearl City Methodist Church, 411 S. Main, Pearl City
Open to the public; no cost or registration required.
AUG27 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.
AUG27 FHN Hospice Volunteer Training - Session 1 of 7, 2:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. FHN Hospice, 773 W. Lincoln Boulevard - Suite 403, Freeport
FHN Hospice Volunteer Training - Session 1 of 7, 2:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
FHN Hospice Office, 773 West Lincoln, Freeport
First of seven sessions. Free training provided by FHN Hospice for anyone interested in becoming a hospice volunteer. There is no obligation to volunteer, however those who wish to volunteer must attend all 7 sessions. For more information, call toll-free 1-877-6000-FHN (1-877-600-0346) ext. 960.
AUG28 Blood Pressure Screening - Pecatonica, 10 a.m. – noon Pecatonica United Methodist Church Food Pantry, 528 Washington Street, Pecatonica
Blood Pressure Screening - Pecatonica, 10 a.m. – noon
Pecatonica United Methodist Church Food Pantry, 528 Washington Street, Pecatonica
Open to the public; no cost or registration required.
AUG28 Free Vein Screening, 3 – 6 p.m. FHN Memorial Hospital, 1045 West Stephenson Street, Freeport
Free Vein Screening, 3 – 6 p.m.
FHN Memorial Hospital, 1045 W. Stephenson Street, Freeport
Achy, tired legs can be a symptom of venous disease. Schedule a free screening at the FHN Vein Center to see if our experts can help. Non-cosmetic treatment options are covered by most insurance carriers, including Medicaid. For an appointment, call 815-599-VEIN (8346).
AUG30 Greater Freeport Partnership: Chamber Golf Outing, 10 a.m. Park Hills Golf Course, 3240 W. Stephenson Street, Freeport
Greater Freeport Partnership: Chamber Golf Outing, 10 a.m.
Park Hills Golf Course, 3240 W. Stephenson Street, Freeport
FHN is proud to be a Double Eagle sponsor of this year's event. Registration begins at 10 a.m.; shot gun start is at 11 a.m. For more information or to reserve your place, visit www.greaterfreeport.com/chamber or call 815-233-1350.
SEP01 Blood Pressure Screening - Freeport, 9 – 11 a.m. Gospel Outreach Food Pantry, 211 W. Spring Street, Freeport
Blood Pressure Screening - Freeport, 9 – 11 a.m.
Gospel Outreach Food Pantry, 211 W. Spring Street, Freeport
Open to the public; no cost or registration required.
SEP02 Art in the Park, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Krape Park, 1799 S. Park Boulevard, Freeport
Art in the Park, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Krape Park, 1799 S. Park Boulevard, Freeport
FHN is proud to sponsor and be a part of this fun, family-friendly annual event. While you're exploring the displays and activities, make sure to stop by the FHN booth and say hi!
SEP03 FHN Hospice Volunteer Training - Session 2 of 7, 2:30 – 5 p.m. FHN Hospice, 773 W. Lincoln Boulevard - Suite 403, Freeport
FHN Hospice Volunteer Training - Session 2 of 7, 2:30 – 5 p.m.
FHN Hospice Office, 773 West Lincoln, Freeport
Second of seven sessions. Free training provided by FHN Hospice for anyone interested in becoming a hospice volunteer. There is no obligation to volunteer, however those who wish to volunteer must attend all 7 sessions. For more information, call toll-free 1-877-6000-FHN (1-877-600-0346) ext. 960.
SEP03 Shannon 99th Homecoming Parade, 10 a.m. Downtown Shannon
Shannon 99th Homecoming Parade, 10 a.m.
Downtown Shannon
FHN is proud to participate in this great event. Watch for your friends and neighbors from FHN in our blue shirts!
SEP05 Sibling Class, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. FHN Memorial Hospital, 1045 West Stephenson Street, Freeport
Sibling Class, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
FHN Memorial Hospital, 1045 W. Stephenson Street, Freeport – Conference Dining Room
Designed to help siblings adjust to a new baby in the family. Instructor is Danielle Wittig. Registration required; for more information or to register, call 815-599-6221.
SEP08 Blood Pressure Screening - Pearl City, 9 – 11 a.m. Pearl City Methodist Church, 411 S. Main,
Blood Pressure Screening - Pearl City, 9 – 11 a.m.
Pearl City Methodist Church, 411 S. Main,
Open to the public; no cost or registration required.
SEP08 Lena Fall Festival Parade, Noon FHN Family Healthcare Center – Lena, 160 West Main Street, Lena
Lena Fall Festival Parade, Noon
Downtown Lena
FHN is proud to participate in this great annual event. Watch for your friends and neighbors from FHN in our blue shirts!
SEP10 Parkinson's Support Group, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 118 E. Mason Street, Lena
Parkinson's Support Group, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 118 E. Mason Street, Lena
Brandy Travis from Midland States Bank will talk about identity theft. Open to the public; no cost or registration is required.
SEP10 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.
SEP10 FHN Hospice Volunteer Training - Session 3 of 7, 2:30 – 5 p.m. FHN Hospice, 773 W. Lincoln Boulevard - Suite 403, Freeport
FHN Hospice Volunteer Training - Session 3 of 7, 2:30 – 5 p.m.
FHN Hospice Office, 773 West Lincoln, Freeport
Third of seven sessions. Free training provided by FHN Hospice for anyone interested in becoming a hospice volunteer. There is no obligation to volunteer, however those who wish to volunteer must attend all 7 sessions. For more information, call toll-free 1-877-6000-FHN (1-877-600-0346) ext. 960.
SEP11 Blood Pressure Screening - Freeport, 10:30 a.m. – noon Golden Meals, 524 W. Stephenson Street, rear entrance, lower level, Freeport
Blood Pressure Screening - Freeport, 10:30 a.m. – noon
Golden Meals, 524 W. Stephenson Street, rear entrance, lower level, Freeport
Open to the public; no cost or registration required
SEP12 JoDaviess County Parent Focus Group, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Galena Middle School, 1230 Franklin Street, Galena
JoDaviess County Parent Focus Group, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Galena Middle School, 1230 Franklin Street, Galena
FHN Family Counseling Center would like your opinion on a campaign to reach the parents of 8th – 12th grade students in JoDaviess County regarding underage drinking, peer pressure, building healthy relationships, and obtaining future success. Call Joanne Muzzey at 815-599-8123 to reserve your seat today or register online at www.fhn.org/JDCparent.
SEP12 Community Health Forum: The ABCs of EDCs, 6:30 p.m. Freeport Public Library, 100 E. Douglas Street, Freeport
Community Health Forum: The ABCs of EDCs, 6:30 p.m.
Freeport Public Library, 100 E. Douglas Street, Freeport

The monthly Community Health Forum events, presented by the Stephenson County Health Department and FHN, continue in September with a program on how exposure to chemicals in our environments can make us sick.

Dr. Jack Hermann will talk about how exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals can result in ailments ranging from endocrine (hormone) abnormalities and cancer to obesity and reproductive failure.

The forum is free and open to the public. It begins at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12 at the Freeport Public Library, 100 E. Douglas Street in Freeport. Refreshments will be served, and no registration is necessary. The session will be moderated by Alan Wenzel, and participants are encouraged to participate in the discussion.

For more information on the Community Health Forum series and the program presenters, visit Community Health Forums.
SEP12 Diabetes Education Class, Part 1, 9 a.m. – noon FHN Memorial Hospital, 1045 West Stephenson Street, Freeport
Diabetes Education Class, Part 1, 9 a.m. – noon
FHN Memorial Hospital, 1045 W. Stephenson Street, Freeport
First of two classes. Classes are available only through physician referral and there is a charge to participate; call 815-599-6253 for more information.
SEP12 Blood Pressure Screening - Freeport, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Liberty Village Estates, 2140 Navajo Drive, Freeport
Blood Pressure Screening - Freeport, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Liberty Village Estates, 2140 Navajo Drive, Freeport
Open to the public; no cost or registration required.
SEP12 Blood Pressure Screening - Lena, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. St. John's Lutheran Church, 625 Country Lane, Lena
Blood Pressure Screening - Lena, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
St. John's Lutheran Church, 625 Country Lane, Lena
Open to the public; no cost or registration required.
SEP12 FHN Speaker Series: Maybe It's Just Heartburn. Maybe It's Not., 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. FHN Family Healthcare Center – Burchard Hills, 1010 W. Fairway Drive, Freeport
FHN Speaker Series: Maybe It's Just Heartburn. Maybe It's Not., 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
FHN Family Healthcare Center – Burchard Hills, 1010 W. Fairway Drive, Freeport
Heartburn can be a simple problem – or it can be a symptom of GERD or even heart problems. FHN Gastroenterologist Timothy Laurie, MD, will talk about the differences and what you can do. Refreshments will be served; no cost to attend. Register online at www.fhn.org/heartburn or by calling toll-free 1-877-6000-FHN (1-877-600-0346) ext. 901.
SEP13 Diabetes Education Class, Part 2, 9 a.m. – noon FHN Memorial Hospital, 1045 West Stephenson Street, Freeport
Diabetes Education Class, Part 2, 9 a.m. – noon
FHN Memorial Hospital, 1045 W. Stephenson Street, Freeport
Second of two classes. Classes are available only through physician referral and there is a charge to participate; call 815-599-6253 for more information.
SEP13 Blood Pressure and Glucose Screening, 8 a.m. – noon Salvation Army, 106 W. Exchange Street, Freeport
Blood Pressure and Glucose Screening, 8 a.m. – noon
Salvation Army, 106 W. Exchange Street, 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 blood glucose testing. Glucose testing ends at 10:30 a.m.
SEP17 FHN Hospice Volunteer Training - Session 4 of 7, 2:30 – 5 p.m. FHN Hospice, 773 W. Lincoln Boulevard - Suite 403, Freeport
FHN Hospice Volunteer Training - Session 4 of 7, 2:30 – 5 p.m.
FHN Hospice Office, 773 West Lincoln, Freeport
Fourth of seven sessions. Free training provided by FHN Hospice for anyone interested in becoming a hospice volunteer. There is no obligation to volunteer, however those who wish to volunteer must attend all 7 sessions. For more information, call toll-free 1-877-6000-FHN (1-877-600-0346) ext. 960.
SEP18 Prenatal Class, 5 – 9 p.m. FHN Memorial Hospital, 1045 West Stephenson Street, Freeport
Prenatal Class, 5 – 9 p.m.
FHN Memorial Hospital, 1045 W. Stephenson Street, Freeport – Conference Dining Room
This class provides information about pregnancy, labor, delivery, cesarean sections and postpartum recovery. Registration is required; for more information or to register call 815-599-6221.
SEP18 The First Steps Grief Support Group, 10 – 11:30 a.m. FHN Memorial Hospital, 1045 West Stephenson Street, Freeport
The First Steps Grief Support Group, 10 – 11:30 a.m.
FHN Memorial Hospital cafeteria meeting rooms – Lower Level
No charge; registration not required. For more information, call FHN Spiritual Care Coordinator Sean Huguenin at 815-599-6160.
SEP18 Blood Pressure Screening - Freeport, 4 – 6 p.m. Joseph's Pantry – Faith Center, 203 W. Pleasant, Freeport
Blood Pressure Screening - Freeport, 4 – 6 p.m.
Joseph's Pantry – Faith Center, 203 W. Pleasant, Freeport
Open to the public; no cost or registration required.
SEP18 Small Steps. Big Rewards., 5 – 7 p.m. FHN Memorial Hospital, 1045 West Stephenson Street, Freeport
Small Steps. Big Rewards., 5 – 7 p.m.
FHN Memorial Hospital Globe Room – Lower Level
This pre-diabetes class, a joint program of the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, helps individuals at risk for Type 2 diabetes take the first step toward preventing diabetes and living a healthier, longer life. No charge; registration is required. To register or for more information, call 815-599-6253.
SEP19 Managing Early Grief: The First Nine Months After a Loss, 6 – 8 p.m. FHN Hospice, 773 W. Lincoln Boulevard - Suite 403, Freeport
Managing Early Grief: The First Nine Months After a Loss, 6 – 8 p.m.
FHN Hospice, 773 W. Lincoln Boulevard, Suite 403, Freeport
This 9-week support group is designed for anyone who has lost a loved one during the past nine months. There is no charge, but registration is required to attend. For more information or to register, call FHN Hospice at 815-599-7240.
SEP20 Blood Pressure Screening - Freeport, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. New Jerusalem Church of God, 4 E. Iroquois Street, Freeport
Blood Pressure Screening - Freeport, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
New Jerusalem Church of God, 4 E. Iroquois Street, Freeport
Open to the public; no cost or registration required.
SEP20 Perinatal Loss Support Group, 6:30 – 8 p.m. FHN Memorial Hospital, 1045 West Stephenson Street, Freeport
Perinatal Loss Support Group, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
FHN Memorial Hospital Private Dining Rooms 1 & 2 – lower level
A safe and supportive space for parents who have lost a child through miscarriage, stillbirth or shortly after birth to cope with and share their emotions. Sessions include a short video, discussion and other activities; morning and evening sessions available every 3rd Thursday of the month. Call 815-599-6160 for more information or to register.
SEP20 Perinatal Loss Support Group, 10 – 11:30 a.m. FHN Memorial Hospital, 1045 West Stephenson Street, Freeport
Perinatal Loss Support Group, 10 – 11:30 a.m.
FHN Memorial Hospital Globe Room – lower level
A safe and supportive space for parents who have lost a child through miscarriage, stillbirth or shortly after birth to cope with and share their emotions. Sessions include a short video, discussion and other activities; morning and evening sessions available every 3rd Thursday of the month. Call 815-599-6160 for more information or to register.
SEP21 Paint the Port, 4 – 8 p.m. Downtown Freeport
Paint the Port, 4 – 8 p.m.
Downtown Freeport
FHN is proud to be a sponsor of this fun, family-friendly street party to raise funds for downtown beautification. Paint a 4x4 square downtown for $20 (special $15 registration through August 18). For more information, visit www.painttheport.com.
SEP22 Tour de Freeport, 9 a.m. Tutty's Crossing, 250 E. Stephenson Street, Freeport
Tour de Freeport, 9 a.m.
Tutty's Crossing, 250 E. Stephenson Street, Freeport
FHN is proud to be a sponsor of this family-friendly bike ride with several public art displays along the way. Registration begins at 9 a.m.; the ride begins at 10 a.m. No charge to participate; more information at www.painttheport.com/destination-weekend.
SEP22 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.
SEP24 FHN Hospice Volunteer Training - Session 5 of 7, 2:30 – 5 p.m. FHN Hospice, 773 W. Lincoln Boulevard - Suite 403, Freeport
FHN Hospice Volunteer Training - Session 5 of 7, 2:30 – 5 p.m.
FHN Hospice Office, 773 West Lincoln, Freeport
Fifth of seven sessions. Free training provided by FHN Hospice for anyone interested in becoming a hospice volunteer. There is no obligation to volunteer, however those who wish to volunteer must attend all 7 sessions. For more information, call toll-free 1-877-6000-FHN (1-877-600-0346) ext. 960.
SEP24 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.
SEP25 JoDaviess County Parent Focus Group, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Elizabeth Village Hall, 310 N. West Street, Elizabeth
JoDaviess County Parent Focus Group, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Elizabeth Village Hall, 310 N. West Street, Elizabeth
FHN Family Counseling Center would like your opinion on a campaign to reach the parents of 8th - 12th grade students in JoDaviess County regarding underage drinking, peer pressure, building healthy relationships, and obtaining future success. Call Joanne Muzzey at 815-599-8123 to reserve your seat today or register online at www.fhn.org/JDCparent.
SEP25 Free Vein Screening, 3 – 6 p.m. FHN Memorial Hospital, 1045 West Stephenson Street, Freeport
Free Vein Screening, 3 – 6 p.m.
FHN Memorial Hospital, 1045 W. Stephenson Street, Freeport
Achy, tired legs can be a symptom of venous disease. Schedule a free screening at the FHN Vein Center to see if our experts can help. Non-cosmetic treatment options are covered by most insurance carriers, including Medicaid. For an appointment, call 815-599-VEIN (8346).
SEP25 Blood Pressure Screening - Pecatonica, 10 a.m. – noon Pecatonica United Methodist Church Food Pantry, 528 Washington Street, Pecatonica
Blood Pressure Screening - Pecatonica, 10 a.m. – noon
Pecatonica United Methodist Church Food Pantry, 528 Washington Street, Pecatonica
Open to the public; no cost or registration required.
SEP26 Managing Early Grief: The First Nine Months After a Loss, 6 – 8 p.m. FHN Hospice, 773 W. Lincoln Boulevard - Suite 403, Freeport
Managing Early Grief: The First Nine Months After a Loss, 6 – 8 p.m.
FHN Hospice, 773 W. Lincoln Boulevard, Suite 403, Freeport
Session 2 of this 9-week support group designed for anyone who has lost a loved one during the past nine months. There is no charge, but registration is required to attend. For more information or to register, call FHN Hospice at 815-599-7240.
SEP26 Walk-Up Flu Shot Clinic at HCC Farmers Market, 3 – 6 p.m. Walk-Up Flu Shot Clinic at HCC Farmers Market
Walk-Up Flu Shot Clinic at HCC Farmers Market, 3 – 6 p.m.
Walk-Up Flu Shot Clinic at HCC Farmers Market
Highland Community College, 2998 W Pearl City Road – south parking lot C
Make your trip to the farmers market even healthier and get a flu shot! Adult-only clinic is $28 (quadrivalent for adults under age 65) or $62 (high-dose for 65+) cash, credit card or check payable to FHN. No out-of-pocket expense if you are over 65 and covered by Medicare Part B (please present Medicare card) or a Medicare HMO accepted by FHN (covered persons MUST present the Medicare HMO card instead of the Medicare card for billing process). No other insurance coverage can be processed. Per government regulations, no Medicaid cards can be accepted.
SEP27 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.
SEP27 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
Open to the public; no cost or registration required.
SEP28 Talk: Flu or Cold?, 1 – 2 p.m. Prairie View Assisted Living, 500 E. McNair Road, Winnebago
Talk: Flu or Cold?, 1 – 2 p.m.
Prairie View Assisted Living, 500 E. McNair Road, Winnebago
This informative program on a health topic is open to the public. There is no cost or registration required to attend.
SEP29 Drive-Through Flu Shot Clinic, 8 – 10 a.m. FHN Family Healthcare Center – Burchard Hills, 1010 W. Fairway Drive, Freeport
Drive-Through Flu Shot Clinic, 8 – 10 a.m.
FHN Family Healthcare Center - Burchard Hills
No need to get out of the car - we'll help you fill in your paperwork, take your payment, and give you your shot curbside! Adult-only clinic is $28 (quadrivalent for adults under age 65) or $62 (high-dose for 65+) cash, credit card or check payable to FHN. No out-of-pocket expense if you are over 65 and covered by Medicare Part B (please present Medicare card) or a Medicare HMO accepted by FHN (covered persons MUST present the Medicare HMO card instead of the Medicare card for billing process). No other insurance coverage can be processed. Per government regulations, no Medicaid cards can be accepted.