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Sarah Bush Lincoln – Courses, Classes And Support Groups

Classes and support groups are offered by Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center to help provide people with similar concerns. The locations of all programs are posted daily in the Main Lobby of the Health Center. The facilitator listed at the end of each description below may be contacted for more information and for meeting locations.


Center for Healthy Living
A medical center through which participants receive a custom-designed exercise and lifestyle program to manage chronic illnesses. Provider referral is required.

First Aid for Emergencies & Adult & Pediatric CPR
Instructors certified by the American Heart Association. Scheduled periodically, $50 fee for each class.
Shirley Sherwood

Healthy Directions
A six-month community weight-management program.
6:30 pm, every Thursday at SBL
Denise Bloemer, RD, LDN

Hearing Aid Services 
Offered at Sarah Bush Lincoln, SBL Effingham Clinic, and the Paris Community Hospital.

Living with Diabetes* 
This program is for people with diabetes and focuses on managing it through nutrition and exercise.
Paula Enstrom, RN

Step in the Right Direction*  
A FREE six-month program for people with pre-diabetes.
Paula Enstrom, RN

Pulmonary Rehabilitation
This program is for people with COPD, Pulmonary Fibrosis and other respiratory conditions.
11 am, 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm every Tues. and Thurs. in the METS department.
Cathy Matheny

Tobacco Cessation Services
A program to help you quit smoking or using smokeless tobacco.
SBL Wellness Services

Weight Management Program
A clinically monitored weight management program for people of all ages.
Kristina Adams, RD

Support Groups

Open to anyone suffering from sleep disorders, primarily sleep apnea.
6 to 8 pm, first week of March, June and October
Lumpkin Family Center for Health Education at SBL
Rodney Wildman, RPSGT

Diabetic Support Group
7 pm, second Tuesday of the month in March, June and September at SBL
Cindy Foster, RD, certified diabetic educator

Hopeful Horizons
A grief and education support group open to anyone seeking support about the bereavement process.
1 to 2:30 pm, third Thursday of each month
Prairie Pavilion 2, at Lincolnland Hospice.

Ostomy Support Group
Evening meetings four times a year in Mattoon and Effingham. Call for dates, times and locations.
Jenna Kreke, BSN, RN

Pathways Through Grief
A support group open to anyone who has lost a loved one.
7 to 8:30 pm, first Wednesday of each month (Due to this date falling on July 4, July’s class will be July 11)
Lumpkin Family Center for Health Education at SBL
Lincolnland Hospice

Prepared Childbirth

Oh, Baby!
Preregistration fee: $60 per couple.
Financial assistance available.
Allison Masse, RN, CLC

Parent 2 Parent
A FREE service offering information, discussion and support about becoming a parent.
6 to 7 pm, first Tuesday of each month
Kyla Ballinger

Birth Companions
A service for expectant mothers to have a specially trained nursing student serve as a professional labor assistant.

Financial Assistance

Affordable Care Act
Navigators are available to help people in the seven-county area (Coles, Clark, Cumberland, Douglas, Edgar, Moultrie, Shelby) to enroll in health insurance. The healthcare insurance marketplace is open from Nov. 1 to Jan. 31.

Financial Assistance
If you have any questions about the SBL Financial Assistance Program, please call Patient Financial Services between 8 am and 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.
1-800-381-0040. Download a Financial Assistance form.

*Funded in part by WomenConnected, a women’s giving circle within the SBL Health Foundation.


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