Taking the occasion of their 45th annual meeting, the St. Joseph-Breese Auxiliary presented $1,000 grants-in-aid to 16 healthcare career students including Clare Chiarolanza, Elizabeth Henrichs, Alyssa Hitpas, Haley John…son, Alison Kalmer, Shannon Mensing, Sarah Pollmann, Ashley Rakers, Brooke Restoff, Alexandria Robben, Macey Smith, Paige Varel, Kari Wiegmann, Lindsey Wiegmann, Erlca Zurliene and Kayla Toennies. Each grant is given in memory or honor of an Auxiliary member or friend. Funding is from the Auxiliary’s Lights for Scholarship, donations, memorials and a benefit walk.
Category Archives: HealthPlex
Kickboxing, offering both a strength and cardio workout, will be offered from 7 to 8 p.m. Mondays, Jan. 14 through Feb. 18, at the St. Joseph-Breese HealthPlex.
A combination of kicking and boxing, Kickboxing has its background in martial arts and stand-up combat sports and is used today as a great way to get fit, said class instructor Christi Persing, a certified YogaFit instructor who also teaches Yoga classes at the HealKickboxing, offering both a strength and cardio workout, will be offered from 7 to 8 p.m. Mondays, Jan. 14 through Feb. 18, at the St. Joseph-Breese HealthPlex. thPlex.
“It’s a strength and cardio work-out that will work most of the muscles in the body during one session,” Persing said. “It’s also a great way to practice self-defense.”
Persing will teach different punching combinations and kicks, among other techniques.
Participants will need to bring a pair of boxing gloves to class.
Cost is $30 for the six sessions and class size is limited. HealthPlex membership is not required.
For more information or to register (required), contact Marion at 526-5628 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Women undergoing cancer treatments are encouraged to attend “Look Good-Feel Better” when St. Joseph’s in Breese hosts the program from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, at the hospital HealthPlex.
Following the session, the hospital’s new Wig Closet will be open.
Participants are invited to bring a female support person to share this evening of fun and education. This is the first LGFB program offered by St. Joseph’s in Breese in the New Year; future sessions are April 17, July 17 and Oct. 16.
The program is hosted by the hospital with the American Cancer Society (ACS), the Personal Care Products Council Foundation and the Professional Beauty Association/National Cosmetology Association.
During the two-hour session, those attending receive a make-over from cosmetology professionals with specialized ACS training to help with skin care, makeup application (even if cosmetics are rarely worn), nail strategies and the choice and care of wigs, scarves, turbans and hats. Free hair coverings and wigs will be available.
Participants receive makeup kits valued at $250, the opportunity to meet others going through similar experiences, refreshments, gifts and encouragement.
An ACS representative said the LGFB program can help a woman face the challenges of cancer.
“When cancer strikes, a woman has to deal with the physical and emotional trauma plus the effects of treatment on her skin, hair, nails and general appearance,” the representative said.
“Winning the battle to retain her physical appearance and self-esteem can make the war against cancer seem a little easier,” she said. “This program has been called an emotional lifesaver because it returns to them a sense of normalcy and allows them to smile at the person in the mirror again.”
For more information or to register (required), contact 526-5672 or email@example.com.
Senior Yoga, for those 55 years old and over, will be offered from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Mondays, beginning Jan. 21, and/or Wednesdays, beginning Jan. 23, at the St. Joseph-Breese HealthPlex.
Classes will feature typical Yoga poses but with modifications to allow those in an older age bracket to participate, said hospital Physical Therapy Director Lynn Rinella. Those who follow an active lifestyle or who are more sedentary are welcome to attend.
“Modifications take into account physical issues—especially heart-related concerns—that many in this age group experience,” Rinella said. “Poses and methods will focus on increasing muscular strength, endurance and flexibility as well as an increase in stamina, lung capacity and overall wellness.”
In all its forms, Yoga is also considered a great stress reliever.
Christi Persing, a certified YogaFit instructor, is the class instructor.
Cost is $30 for either the Monday or Wednesday series or $60 for both. Participants need to register for and only attend that specific day.
HealthPlex membership is not required.
Class size is limited. For more information or to register (required), contact Marion at 526-5628 or firstname.lastname@example.org