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Community Wellness Classes

Members of the community are invited to join us for classes and presentations that focus on topics related to health and wellness. Most classes are offered free of charge unless otherwise indicated. Registration is required for all classes.

Returning to an Active Life After an Amputation

When a physician recommends an amputation, often the patient's immediate reaction is fear of uncertainty and potential limitations with mobility. However, in most cases, many patients are finding that the advancements in the field of prosthetics improve their function and mobility in everyday life, including recreational activities.

Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital, part of Northwestern Medicine, is hosting an event for anyone facing amputation or for those individuals who have already experienced one.

This presentation will help individuals understand:

  • The causes of amputations
  • What to expect following an amputation
  • Selection and proper fit of prostheses
  • Why rehabilitation with a prosthesis is important
  • The importance of recognizing skin issues, and the need for ongoing medical care

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When: Wednesday, October 9
Times: 1-2 pm
Cost: There is no cost to attend

Space is limited, and registration is required. To register or for more information, please call 630.909.7102 or TTY for the hearing impaired 630.909.8015.

I Have Something to Say

Join Marianjoy speech-language pathologists for our pragmatic organization dynamic display (PODD) groups designed for children, teens and adults. Groups offer communication opportunities for persons with complex communication needs.

Participants will learn the importance of language modeling and families, siblings and caregivers, who are encouraged to attend, can learn how to best support communication for persons who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC).

Cost: $320 for initial enrollment, which includes the materials, printing and assembly of a PODD book for each participant. The cost for subsequent group registration is $170.

Dates/Times: Each group runs for eight weeks. Please contact Stephanie Bay at 630.909.6182 or for more details.

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Yoga Core

Yoga is the perfect exercise to help calm your mind, stretch your body and firm your core. All physical ability levels are welcome, and modifications to the poses will be shown.

When: Classes take place every Monday and Thursday for five weeks. Sessions are ongoing. Call to find out when the next session begins.
Time: 5:45-6:45 p.m.
Where: The Marianjoy Conference and Education Center
Cost: $60 per five-week session. Payment can be made the first evening of class. Checks are accepted.
To register: call 630.909.7102

Marianjoy's Center for Emerging Fitness — Group Classes

Whether you are an experienced athlete, new to exercise, or have physical limitations, join us in Marianjoy's Emerging Fitness Center for a variety of group exercise classes. We welcome all fitness and ability levels and can modify exercises for your individual needs. For more information, please contact Ashley Davis at 630.909.8626 or

When: Monday through Friday.
Times: Call for class meeting times
Where: Marianjoy Outpatient Pavilion, lower level
Cost: Each seven-week class costs $70 for the same class.
To register: Call 630.909.7150

Marianjoy's Center for Emerging Fitness — Personal Training

Formulate, meet and reach beyond your fitness goal with Marianjoy's personal trainer, Ashley Davis. Whether you are new to exercise, have physical limitations, or are an experienced fitness enthusiast, Ashley will work with you to set your goals and develop a personalized exercise routine. Ashley has more than six years of experience helping children, teens, adults and seniors reach their fitness goals. She is specially trained in modifying exercise programs for individuals with arthritis, osteoporosis, knee replacements, multiple sclerosis and spinal stenosis. For more information, please contact Ashley Davis at 630.909.8626 or

When: Monday through Friday
Times: Morning, afternoon and evening times are available
Where: Marianjoy Outpatient Pavilion, lower level
Cost: Personal training packages available. Please refer to flier for details.
To register: Call 630.909.7150

Adult Self-Conditioning Pool Program

Created for patients who have previously received aquatic therapy at Marianjoy, this program allows participants to independently perform the aquatic exercise home programs prescribed by their therapist. A Marianjoy therapist is in the pool to answer questions and provide assistance as needed. Participants must be fully continent, have intact skin with no open areas or wounds, and be medically able to exercise in a warm-water environment. For more information on class dates, times, or to register, please call 630.909.7150. Current Community Pool Group schedule.


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