Classes & Events

At Adams Memorial Hospital, we’re committed to keeping you healthy. That’s why we offer an array of clinics, classes and support groups designed to help you live your life as fully and independently as you can.

Classes & Events

Diabetes Prevention Class

If you have prediabetes or other risk factors for type 2 diabetes, now is the time to take charge of your health and make a change. “Prevent Type 2 Diabetes” is part of a National Diabetes Prevention Program, led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The class features an approach that is proven to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. By improving food choices and increasing physical activity, you can lose 5 to 7 percent of your body weight. If you have prediabetes, these lifestyle changes can cut your risk of developing type 2 diabetes in half. Prediabetes can lead to type 2 diabetes… one out of three American adults have prediabetes, and most of them do not know it!

When:
The series starts April 10th, 2024 from 1pm -2pm

Location:
Conference Room D at Adams Memorial Hospital
1100 Mercer Avenue
Decatur, IN 46733

To register, please contact Lisa McAfee, RN and Certified Diabetes Educator and Life Coach at 260-724-2145, ext. 11107.

Navigating Medicaid Waiver & Power of Attorney

Join us for an informative in-person discussion on long-term care and estate planning and other key aspects of Elder Law! The event will take place in the Independent Living Dining Room at Adams Woodcrest. Our guest speakers, Jesica L. Thorson and Janell M. Sprinkle from Beers Mallers Attorneys At Law, Fort Wayne, Indiana, will be sharing their expertise on navigating Medicaid Waivers and Power of Attorney.

Please RSVP by April 15th, 2024 by calling 260-724-3311 or emailing Amy Hake at amy.hake@adamshealthnetwork.org.

When:
Thursday, April 18th, 2024
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Lunch will be served.

Where:
Adams Woodcrest
1300 Mercer Avenue
Decatur, IN 46733

Diabetes Support Group Meetings

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) encourages participation in diabetes support groups. Diabetes can feel like an overwhelming disease because it impacts so many areas of daily life. By sharing experiences, group members often feel part of a community and are empowered to live life to the fullest. Participating in a support group can reduce stress, depression, anxiety and fatigue and increase awareness of potential treatment options.

When:
May 21, 2024: 11am-12pm
July 16, 2024: 11am-12pm
September 17, 2024: 11am-12pm
November 19, 2024: 11am-12pm

Location:
Conference Room C at Adams Memorial Hospital
1100 Mercer Avenue
Decatur, IN 46733

No registration is needed, and there is no cost to attend.

Please contact Megan Weirrick at 260-728-3906, ext. 4434, with any questions.

Diabetes Class

AMH Diabetes Connection holds monthly diabetes classes at Adams Memorial Hospital. The classes focus on carbohydrate counting and dietary management, foot and skin care, exercise, the emotional aspect of diabetes, self-monitoring blood glucose levels, lifestyle tips to help control blood sugar, how specific drug classes prescribed for diabetes work, drug side effects and drug interactions. Please call 260-724-2145, ext. 11107, to register.

When:
April 9, 2024: 8am-1pm
May 14, 2024: 8am-1pm
June 11, 2024: 8am-1pm
August 13, 2024: 8am-1pm
September 10, 2024: 8am-1pm
October 29, 2024: 8am-1pm
December 10, 2024: 8am-1pm

Location:
Conference Room D at Adams Memorial Hospital
1100 Mercer Avenue
Decatur, IN 46733

Safe Sitter Class

Do you have what it takes to babysit or take care of yourself when your parents aren’t around? Take a Safe Sitter Class! You’ll learn skills that will make you feel good about what you know and help your parents feel confident that you can handle the responsibility. Have fun meeting other kids, learn choking rescue and CPR using manikins, and earn a completion card that shows you learned what to do and how to do it!

When:
June 20, 2024 10am-2:45pm
June 26, 2024 10am-2:45pm
July 11, 2024 10am-2:45pm

Location:
Adams Memorial Hospital
Conference Room C
1100 Mercer Avenue
Decatur, IN 46733

Cost:
$30.00 per person (scholarships available)

For more information contact Lisa McAfee, BSN, RN at 260-724-2145, ext. 11107,

*Students must be 11-14 years of age.

Events

Adams Health Network Foundation Golf Classic

Come join us for our 11th Annual Adams Health Network Foundation Golf Classic at the beautiful Wabash Valley Golf Club in Geneva, IN. Wabash Valley is an 18-hole course that spans 6,375 yards, featuring well-groomed fairways, undulating greens, and picturesque views.  A well-maintained course with several risk reward holes awaits, challenging each golfer’s skill level and ability.

When:
Friday, September 13, 2024

Location:
Wabash Valley Golf Club
207 North Drive
Geneva, IN 46740

Catch Your Breath...While You Dash for Diabetes 5K Run/Walk

Come join us for a 5K Run/Walk! The event will be conducted by the Worthman Fitness Center and the Diabetes Education Team of Adams Memorial Hospital in cooperation with the Adams County Parks and Recreation Department. The race will be chip-timed so participants will receive official finishing times quickly and efficiently.

Registration/packet pick-up will begin at Adams Memorial Hospital under the Strickler Cancer Institute terrace at 8:30am and the 5K will start at 9:00am. Awards will be presented immediately following the 5K completion, and post-race snacks will be available for all participants.

When:
Saturday, September 14, 2024

Location:
Adams Memorial Hospital
1100 Mercer Avenue
Decatur, IN 46733

Cost:
A pre-registration fee of $20 will be accepted through Friday, September 2nd with an event shirt included.
Following September 2nd, entry fees including race day registration will be $25.
A $10 no-shirt entry fee is also available.

Entry forms are available at the Worthman Fitness Center or at Adams County 5K RunWalk Challenge under “The Races” tab.

For more information contact Macy Jauregui at 260-724-2145 ext. 11036

Red Cross Blood Drive

Adams Memorial Hospital and the American Red Cross are hosting blood drives on the dates listed below. The need for blood is constant and only volunteer donors can fulfill that need for patients in our community. Nationwide, someone needs a unit of blood every 2 to 3 seconds and most of us will need blood in our lifetime. Please join our lifesaving mission and schedule an appointment today!

When:
May 10, 2024 10am-4pm
July 5, 2024 10am-4pm
September 6, 2024 10am-4pm
November 1, 2024 10am-4pm
December 27, 2024 10am-4pm

Location:
Adams Memorial Hospital
Conference Room B (Next to the Cafeteria)
1100 Mercer Avenue
Decatur, IN 46733

Pre-scheduled appointments are highly encouraged, and you may do so at the link below.
Click here to make an appointment

Caregiver Support Group Meeting

Are you feeling overwhelmed by your caregiving responsibilities especially as to how it relates to Dementia and Alzheimer’s? A Caregiver Support Group gives you the opportunity to talk with others who know exactly how you feel. Talking with others gives connection and support, reduces stress, and validates your experience. For more information, please call Brittany Taritas at 260-724-2145 ext. 13401 or Amy Hake at 260-223-0208.

When:
3rd Thursday
3pm-4pm

Location:
Adams Memorial Hospital
Conference Room C
1100 Mercer Avenue
Decatur, IN 46733

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