EMPLOYEE NEWSLETTER | JANUARY 27, 2020
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FEATURED DOC-U-MENTARY:

Riverside Doc-u-mentary: Ekua Gilbert-Baffoe, MD

FREE CT HEART SCANS IN FEBRUARY

Know Your Risk for Heart Disease 

Free CT Heart Scan 
during the month of February 
with a referral from a Riverside Medical Group provider 

Who should get a CT Heart Scan? Schedule your CT Heart Scan if you are 35 years or older, have not been previously diagnosed with heart disease, do not have a pacemaker and have at least two of the following risk factors: 

  • Men over age 45 
  • Women over age 55 
  • Family history of heart disease 
  • High blood pressure 
  • High cholesterol 
  • Physical inactivity 
  • Diabetes 
  • Obesity 
CT Heart Scans are available in Coal City, Frankfort and Kankakee. Call Riverside Outpatient Scheduling at (815) 935-7531 to schedule your CT Heart Scan. Limited appointments available. Offer valid 2/1/2020-2/29/2020. 
ALZHEIMER'S EDUCATIONAL EVENTS COMING TO RIVERSIDE SENIOR LIFE

As a community expert in dementia care, services, and education, Riverside Senior Life Communities have partnered with the Alzheimer's Association to bring some hot topics to Kankakee County.

Reserve your seat today! Call: (815) 935-3332

10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's

Thursday, January 9th

9:00 am

Riverside Independent Living Community Room 100

Westwood Oaks Ct. Kankakee, IL 60901

Understanding Alzheimer's & Dementia

Tuesday, Febraruary 19th

3:00 pm

Riverside Independent Living Community Room 100

Westwood Oaks Ct. Kankakee, IL 60901

Living With Middle Stage Alzheimer's Designed for the Care Partner- Part 1

Tuesday, March 10th

5:30 pm

Riverside Assisted Living Community Room

85 E. Burns Rd. Bourbonnais, IL

Living With Middle Stage Alzheimer's Designed for the Care Partner- Part 2

Tuesday, April 14th

5:30 pm

Riverside Assisted Living Community Room

85 E. Burns Rd. Bourbonnais, IL

MEMORY CAFE PRESENTED BY RIVERSIDE SENIOR LIFE COMMUNITIES

A Memory Cafe is a safe, comfortable space where caregivers and their loved ones with memory loss can socialize and enjoy one another.

Celebrating Love in our Life through the Years

Join us for a fun morning of reminiscing and celebrating those that we have loved. Please bring five different photos of loved ones throughout the years.  

Tuesday, January 28th

10am to 11:30am

Join us at GatheringPoint Church:
897 W. Bourbonnais Pkwy,  Bourbonnais, IL 60914

For more information or to RSVP call (815) 935-3273

This is a free event. 

LIVE TO LEARN!

Live to Learn!

Live to Learn is an educational program by Riverside Senior Life Communities. Join us to learn about the Aid & Attendance Benefits that Veterans are eligible for.

Presenter: Karen Smietanski, Assistant Superintendent of Kankakee County Veterans Assistance Commission

Date: February 13th, 2020

Time: 9:00 a.m.

Location: Independent Living Community Room

100 Westwood Oaks Ct. Kankakee, IL 

RSVP: 815-935-3273

Donuts and coffee will be served!

MENTAL HEALTH ROUNDTABLE THIS FRIDAY!

The Mental Health Network will be hosting a roundtable discussion and netoworking strategy regarding managing holiday stress and substance abuse. This month will focus on stratgeic planning training for yourself, your family, your business, and your mental health.

Friday, January 31

8 a.m. - 9 a.m.

Riverside Medical Center Cafeteria 

7:45 a.m.- Coffee

8:00 a.m.- Mental Health Network Mission and Events

8:15 a.m.- Justin Caldwell, Ed.D.

8:45 a.m.- Networking

Hear from mental health professionals, take away strategies and techniques to pracitce in your mental health experience, and discover providers and support services available in Kankakee County. This is a great opportunity to build your network and help amplify the message to end the sigma around mental health. 

WEIGHT WATCHER’S REIMBURSEMENT DEADLINE JANUARY 27TH

Weight Watcher’s Reimbursement Deadline for Session 2 of 2019 is January 27th!

For reimbursement details and forms, go to Resources on the REACH Portal or contact Megan at mbyarley@rhc.net

NEW WEIGHT WATCHERS REIMAGINED PROGRAM

Get started with Weight Watchers today! Employees can join WW Workshops in the workplace on January 14. 

26-week Workshop Series: Quality for a 10% discount making the cost on $217.80 per person. Attendance is required at the kick-off (January 21 or 28) to qualify. 20 participants required 

To sign up or learn more, contact Megan mbyarley@rhc.net or Lynn lchristian@rhc.net.

THE GOOD NIGHT, SLEEP RIGHT CHALLENGE BEGINS MARCH 2

Wake up feeling rejuvenated and refreshed! 

The Good Night, Sleep Right Challenge Begins March 2 

REACH is excited to provide you with the opportunity to challenge yourself to getting a better night's rest by participating in this four-week challenge from March 2-29. 

To complete the challenge, and earn 25 Healthy Habit Points, you need to report at least 75 activities before the challenge ends. Registration is not required to participate. You will be able to back report your activities one week prior for the duration of the challenge, please plan accordingly. Complete each of the following daily activities: 

  • Sleep seven to nine hours each night 
  • Turn off electronics two hours before bed
  • Avoid caffeine after noon 
  • Avoid eating within an hour before bed 
  • Get 20 minutes of relaxation or physical activity 
Earn a bonus activity for each day you complete all 5 of the activities above!  You will have until April 5 to finish reporting your activities. You can record your Good Night, Sleep Right activities on your desktop or mobile device. Visit riversidehealthcare.org/reach to log in and begin recording your activities on March 2! Employees can access the challenge by clicking on the REACH icon found on Rivernet or the Employee Self Service Portal from the Riverside network.
COMING SOON TO ROOM OF MAGIC: ABOMINABLE

Friday, January 31 | 6 p.m. 

Room of Magic, Riverside Medical Center

Abominable
With the help of two friends, Yi who encounters a young Yeti, Everest, on the roof of her apartment building in Shanghai, and embarks on an epic quest to reunite the magical creature with his family at the highest point on Earth. While on this journey the trio of friends fight to stay one-step ahead and avoid a wealthy man and zoologist who are intend on capturing a Yeti. Rated PG.

Popcorn and drink will be provided. RSVP to Patient Care Services at (815) 935-7506 or ext 5631.

EVENTS
Friday, February 7th
1:00 am - 11:45 pm
We're kicking off heart month on National Wear Red Day by painting the Riverside Healthcare region red! This national movement spreads awareness of cardiovascular disease so we can all live longer, healthlier lives. Join our entire staff and wear red on Friday, February 7. 
Thursday, February 13th
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Join us at the Riverside Heart Care Fair for everything you need to keep your heart healthy. You'll love the heart healthy information, cooking and art demonstrations! 
Wednesday, February 19th
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Featuring Dr. Abhimanyu Beri & Dr. Vikas Patel 
At least 2.7 million Americans are living with a common type of heart arrythmia called atrial fibrillation, or A-fib, according to the American Heart Association. Learn how a new and innovative treatment, the Watchman procedure, can help to manage your A-fib from Riverside's heart doctors. Register online at riversidehealthcare.org/events. 
Thursday, February 27th
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Explore the journey to a healthy heart through the artist's eye. This unique event features artwork submissions from nearly 20 area high schools, all on display. We'll have refreshments, music and art... for your heart! 
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