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Support Groups & Classes

Support Groups & Classes

Check back often to find information on blood pressure and diabetes screenings as well as educational information to maintain your health!

Support Groups

Due to State of Illinois restrictions regarding COVID-19 effective November 20, 2020, support groups will no longer be able to meet in person at RCH until further notice. 

Alcoholics Anonymous - suspended

Auxiliary Room (lower level)

Sundays at 7 p.m. (closed meeting)

"Compassionate Healing" Grief Support - suspended

Meets the third Tuesday of the Month from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Auxiliary Room. 

Providing individuals with the tools in coping with life at this difficult time in a setting of group sharing. Members will be able to understand the seven stages of grief, and they will allow each person the ability to share ways in which they are personally dealing with their loss.

For more information, call our chaplain at 815-562-2181, ext. 2684.


Group Hope - suspended

Meeting in the Health & Wellness Center Conference Room every Monday at 6:30 p.m. 

Provides support with depression and bi-polar disorder. Affiliated with the Rock River Valley Mental Health Association. For more information go to


Diabetic Support

Free Monthly newsletter

RCH offers a free monthly newsletter for area diabetics via email or regular mail which includes information on upcoming RCH events, including monthly community presentations and diabetic friendly recipes. Email or call 815-561-3113 to be added to the mailing list.


Community Education Classes

Click here to register for upcoming classes and events.

Questions? Please contact Michelle LaPage, Community and Organizational Development Manager at 815-561-3110 or email


Community Blood Drives

at RCH with Rock River Valley Blood Center, noon-6:00 p.m. Make an appointment with Michelle at 815-561-3110. Walk-ins are welcome, appointments preferred. Please bring a valid ID and drink plenty of fluids before donating.

2020 Dates, All Tuesdays: December 8.


Community Heartsaver CPR, AED & First Aid Class - Suspended

Cost: $50, includes book & card (American Heart Association curriculum)
Location: RCH Training Room, lower level
All classes are on Saturdays and meet from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Remaining 2020 Date: Saturday, November 21

You will receive an electronic certification card good for 2 years after completion. Please note: This is a community class, not a BLS class for healthcare providers.


Safe Sitter Class

2021 Class Dates: Suspended until further notice due to COVID-19

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $35, includes materials
Location: RCH Training Room, lower level
You MUST Pre-register for this class. Please call our instructor, Donna Trout, at 815-562-2181, ext. 1550 or e-mail to register. Class limit: 15 students.

Young children are not always able to communicate their needs and protect themselves. That's why babysitters must be able to handle whatever situation arises and react appropriately. These classes teach boys and girls, ages 11-14, how to handle emergencies when caring for younger children.

SAFE SITTERS will learn: