Community Education & Activities
Education, support and fellowship are key to a thriving, healthy community. That's why Pekin Hospital offers several opportunities for individuals within the community to learn together, share joys and sorrows, and simply enjoy good times. Check out what we are doing in the community today... you might make a new friend!
What support groups are available?
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) classes are offered in the spring and in the fall. For more information about available classes for both Full Provider and Renewal classes, call Jill Wagner at (309) 353-0701, or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you're interested, ask Jill about AHA ACLS classes that are available online as well.
Alzheimer's Support Group
This group provides education and support to family members and caregivers of the Alzheimer's patient. The group meets the second Wednesday of each month from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. at Pekin Estates in the third floor community room located at 1520 El Camino Drive in Pekin. For more information, call (309) 353-1099 and ask for Lorie Lawrence.
The Compasionate Friends Group
If you've lost a child, you might feel like no one understands the pain you're going through. The Compassionate Friends (TCF) Group understands. During this group for bereaved parents, you can share your anger, guilt, sorrow - or whatever you might be feeling. TCF is for parents, siblings and grandparents of deceased children of any age, from stillbirth and up. Occasionally, TCF features a special speaker. The group meets the first Thursday of every month from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the Park Court Conference Center, Room #1. For more information, call Janet Knight at (309) 241-1553.
American Heart Association CPR classes with two-year certification cards are available at Pekin Hospital. Classes are available based on individual needs of participants and time. For more information, call Jill Wagner at (309) 353-0701, or email her at email@example.com. If you're interested, ask Jill about AHA CPR classes that are available online as well.
Diabetes Education Workshop
The classes provide information on managing adult diabetes and are designed to help diabetics learn and develop the skills of self-management of diabetes therapy. Topics covered in the sessions include the importance of diabetes control and the factors that influence this control, how to plan meals according to food selections and serving size, the possible complications associated with diabetes and why exercise will benefit your health and make you feel good. Workshop speakers include a Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian, Registered Nurse, Registered Pharmacist, Exercise Specialist, and Registered Medical Technician. Class fees are $70 per person (one guest may accompany the registrant at no extra cost). The $70 includes all three classes. Class size is limited. To register, please call (309) 353-0719.
Loss and Grief Support Group
Get help and support while dealing with the death of a spouse or loved one, and meet others who understand how you're feeling. The group meets every Tuesday evening from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Pekin. Call (309) 346-1848 with questions.
Whether you have lost a child through miscarriage or at the birth of your baby, you are invited to find hope with other women who are living with a loss. Discuss, learn, reflect, and bond with others who know your pain. The group meets the second Tuesday of the month from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Pekin Hospital in Park Court Conference Center #2. Call (309) 241-7244 with questions.
What is the Speakers' Bureau?
Through Pekin Hospital's Speakers' Bureau, physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals speak about issues such as cardiac care, childbirth, current issues in health care, healthcare careers, hospital services, pediatric/child care issues, weight control issues and more. Pekin Hospital also coordinates hospital tours and other programs for local organizations. The hospital offers these programs free of charge as a community service. For a complete topic list and to arrange programs, call the Marketing Department at (309) 353-0559.
Who should I contact for general information about education and activities?
Contact the Marketing Department at (309) 353-0559. If you are registering for a class for which a fee is due, please make check or money order payable to Pekin Hospital. Send to the Marketing Department, Pekin Hospital, 600 South 13th Street, Pekin, IL 61554. You may also bring payment on the first day of class.