Riverside Medical Center Hosts Community Classes

December 15, 2011

Courses Help Those with Memory Loss and Chronic Conditions

Riverside Medical Center (RMC) is hosting a six-week workshop for people living with chronic conditions, along with weekly classes designed to help those with memory loss.

Meeting of the Minds

This memory enhancement program, held each Wednesday from 9-11 a.m. at RMC’s Maasch Education Center, is designed for people with mild memory loss. The class is ongoing, and participants are encouraged to attend as many sessions as they like. There is a $5 fee per class.

Each class features stimulating activities, intellectual exercises, and tai chi or other gentle exercises. The goal is to help people who are experiencing memory impairment make a positive impact in their lives, offering education, support and engaging activities that promote brain health. The classes are designed to be fun, relaxed and social.

Living with Chronic Conditions

This six-week workshop, designed for people with chronic health conditions, teaches participants how to maintain a positive outlook and develop coping strategies for their specific disease. The workshop builds confidence around managing health, staying active, and enjoying life. Classes are social and interactive, and participants are encouraged to share their successes and support one another.

The classes are planned for six consecutive Tuesdays from Jan. 3 to Feb. 7, 2012. Each class will run from 9 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. at the Maasch Education Center. A $10 fee covers all six sessions.

Registration is required for both programs, which are offered by Bethany Outreach Services of Waupaca. To register or to find out more information, call Debra Brunner at (715) 942-1437.

Riverside Medical Center is a 25-bed acute-care, critical access hospital located in Waupaca. Riverside Medical Center has previously been rated among the “100 Top Hospitals™” in the United States by Solucient, Inc. Riverside Medical Center was founded in 1955 and employs more than 300 people, making it one of the five largest employers in the area.

ThedaCare™ is a community health system consisting of five hospitals: Appleton Medical Center, Theda Clark Medical Center, New London Family Medical Center, Shawano Medical Center, and Riverside Medical Center in Waupaca. ThedaCare also includes ThedaCare Physicians, ThedaCare Behavioral Health, and ThedaCare at Home. ThedaCare is the largest employer in Northeast Wisconsin with more than 6,175 employees. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

For more information, media may contact Megan Wilcox (megan.wilcox@thedacare.org), APR, corporate and public relations specialist for ThedaCare, at (920) 830-5847.