RMC offers education, support

Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia is hosting a number of upcoming educational opportunities, as well as support groups. There are also volunteer opportunities available. See below for more information.

Advance Care Planning
It is important for people to have accurate information in order to make informed decisions about treatments they would or would not want for end-of-life care. Then it is important to talk about one’s wishes with family members who may need to make health care decisions, and to record your wishes in a document. All are welcome to attend an information session that will explain why advance care planning is important and the steps involved. Sessions will be held Jan. 17, 6:30 p.m.; Jan. 26, 9:30 a.m.; Feb. 28, 6:30 p.m.; and March 2, 9:30 a.m. All sessions will be held at RMC, Waconia. To register for one of these free sessions, call (952) 442-2191, 5575, or visit www.ridgeviewmedical.org/events.

Breast Cancer Support Group
The Breast Cancer Support Group will meet on Tuesday, Jan. 15 from 6 – 7:30 p.m. in Conference Rooms A&B at RMC. During each support group session, an educational topic, such as music therapy, plastic surgery or breast cancer statistics will be discussed. This support group provides an opportunity for women to ask questions, share concerns, and offer support to one another in regard to their experiences with breast cancer. For more information, or to be added to the support flyer mailing list, call Ridgeview Medical Center, Community Relations Department at (952) 442-2191, ext 6111.

Grief Support Group
The Grief Support Group: Rebuilding Hope, sponsored by RMC, will meet Monday, Jan. 14, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Ridgeview Medical Center. This support group is for those experiencing grief or anticipating a loss of someone they care about. It provides an on-going opportunity to gather helpful information, share your experiences, be supported and support others in a similar situation. For more information, call Social Services, (952) 442-2191, ext. 6190. There is no fee to attend.

Volunteer at Ridgeview Medical Center
Ridgeview Volunteer Services is recruiting volunteers 13 years and older to assist in more than 20 different areas of the hospital, our clinics and the new Two Twelve Medical Center in Chaska. If you have always wanted to volunteer but weren’t quite sure of the opportunities or the commitment level, attend this hour-long informational meeting. The next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 16, at 11 a.m., in Conference Room B of RMC. If you are not able to attend and would like more information on volunteering, call (952) 442-2191, ext. 5570.