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  Health and Wellness Resources
  In and Near La Grange IL

BUILDING THE 

HEALTHIEST REGION IN THE COUNTRY

TOGETHER

Visit our website for access to community health resources, 
including our behavioral health resource guide, suicide prevention 
PSA, and Regional Health and Human Services Agenda for the 
Western Suburbs.

630.654.4729  |  

cmfdn.org

COMMUNITY GRANTMAKING | REGIONAL CHANGEMAKING

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Wellness Spectrum & Tips for Improving your 

Wellbeing

Local Health and Wellness Resources 

Signature LGBA Events and Community 

Fun Runs/Walks

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MENTAL: Your Mental Health and Wellness

Sponsored by: Pillars

Mental illness is a condition that affects a person’s thinking, feel-

ing, or mood. Like a physical condition, its causes can be rooted in 

biology and genetics or may be impacted by your environment or 

experiences. 

Today 1 in 4 American adults is living with a diagnosable mental 

illness. 

The Mental Health Spectrum is much like the Physical Health 

Spectrum:

WELLNESS SPECTRUM

source: wellnology.com

Mild symptoms

Symptoms 

impacting lifestyle

Persistent symptoms 

causing a serious 

disruption / 

jeopardizing life

 Common Cold 

Asthma

Lung Cancer

The “blues”

Depression

Bipolar Disorder

Mental illness is treatable. 

If your symptoms are impacting your lifestyle (excessive worry, 

prolonged sadness, suicidal thoughts, substance abuse, etc.), reach out 

for help. Pillars is available 24 hours a day at 708.745.5277.

VOCATIONAL: 5 Ways to Improve Staff Engagement and Morale 

Sponsored by: BrightStar Care® of Chicago and La Grange

1.  Recognize employees’ birthdays- we all like to be remembered.
2.  Create organizational core values that reflect the long-term    

  goals of the organization, yet are easy to understand/embrace.
3.  Live your core values everywhere, so everyone believes it’s    

  your culture.
4.  Work with your team to establish fun, safe and immediate goals  

  that result in a celebration.
5.  Schedule team activities to re-energize employees. These    

  should include both professional and volunteer projects.

EDUCATIONAL: 5 Ways to Enhance your Educational / 

Intellectual Aptitude 

Sponsored by: Plymouth Place

1.  Learn a new language 

(take classes or rent a DVD from the library).

2.  Attend a lecture on an interesting topic 

(often free at local college,  

  library, even Plymouth Place!)

.

3.  Exercise! Try counting rotations backwards by certain   

  denominations: Ex: 96, 89, 82,75, etc.
4.  Do research on a trip you’d love to take.
5.  Take classes on something you’ve always wished to learn more  

 about

 (music, birds, art, finances, etc.)

.

ENVIRONMENTAL:  5 Steps to Make Your Home or Office More 

Environmentally Friendly  

Sponsored by: (r)evolution architecture

1.  Easy wins: use LED light bulbs; engage in yearlong recycling  

  programs; and purchase products made from recycled  

 

 materials.

2.  Optimize daylighting and advanced indoor lighting design to   

  minimize energy use and improve mood and productivity.

3.  Consider adding solar panels and green roofs to reduce air    

     conditioning and heating costs, expand your roof life, manage  

  stormwater, beautify blank space into garden space, reduce   

  carbon monoxide, and remove nitrogen pollution from rain.

4.  Explore the feasibility of using rain gardens and bioswales to  

  improve stormwater management, as well as the use of  

 

  permeable pavement to allow water to flow through and into   

  the ground below.

5.  Consider using recycled materials in the interior and exterior   

  renovation / addition or new construction of your home or       

  office.

PHYSICAL: Top 5 Reasons Why Women Need to Strength Train

Sponsored by: Get in Shape for Women

1.  Regular physical activity can improve your mood and the way  

  you feel about yourself.

2.  Regular weight-bearing exercise promotes bone formation    

  and may prevent many forms of bone loss associated with     

 aging.

3.  Physical activity helps to reduce body fat by building or  

 

  preserving muscle mass and improving the body’s ability to     

   use calories. When physical activity is combined with proper   

  nutrition, it can help control weight and prevent obesity, a        

  major risk factor for many diseases.

4.  By reducing body fat, physical activity can help to prevent and  

  control type 2 diabetes.

5.  Daily physical activity can help prevent heart disease and    

  stroke by strengthening your heart muscle and capacity,  

 

  lowering your blood pressure, raising your HDL levels  

 

  (good cholesterol), lowering LDL levels (bad cholesterol), and  

  improving blood flow.

SPIRITUAL: How to Incorporate Spirituality into Your Daily Life 

Sponsored by: Active Souls

•  Stay Positive and Laugh Often – When you laugh you secrete  

  a chemical that automatically boosts your mood and improves     

  your physical health.  And laughter is contagious.  When you  

  laugh, people around you will generally feel better and soon   

  everyone will be happier and more spiritually connected.

•  Keep a Gratitude Journal – studies have found that keeping   

  a daily gratitude journal leads to an increased sense of well-   

  being, better sleep, willingness to accept change, and helps    

  lower symptoms of physical pain.  Everyday when you wake   

  up, write down 3 things for which you are grateful.

•  Unplug and slow down – Life gets hectic.  Take some time each  

  day to slow down, enjoy a sunrise or sunset, and listen to your 

  breath. Plan daily breaks and schedule longer vacations to    

 recharge.

•  Spend time with Nature – The secrets of Life are embedded   

  in nature and if you want to increase your spiritual awareness,  

  study nature and learn how to live in harmony with it.  As your  

  connection to nature strengthens, your spiritual awareness will  

  also increase.

SOCIAL / EMOTIONAL: 5 Ways to Improve your Social and 

Emotional Intelligence

Sponsored by: La Grange Public Library

1.  Attend a library program and connect with others as well as    

  learn about the community.

2.  Educate yourself about your health through print and digital    

  resources at the library to develop a healthy lifestyle and    

  improve your social/emotional intelligence. 

3.  Cultivate self-awareness, inform yourself about your emotions,  

  and overcome obstacles in life by using library resources.

4.  Understand more about different places and cultures to  

 

  become a global citizen and get involved in the community.

5.  Receive hands-on learning on crafting, computer software, and  

  electronic books.  Get practical information to improve the    

  quality of your life including: health, business, child care, job   

  hunting, etc.

 ·  children are in school more days and are better able to learn.  

    Regular physical activity supports better learning.  Student                                                     
    fitness levels have been correlated with academic achievement,  
    including improved math, reading and writing scores.

·  adults are more productive and at work more days. Preventing      
   disease increases productivity and minimizes negative impacts of 
   asthma, high blood pressure, smoking and obesity.

·  seniors keep their independence. Support for older adults 
   who choose to remain in their homes and communities and retain 
   their independence
 (“aging in place”) helps promote and       
   maintain positive mental and emotional health.

FINANCIAL: 5 Tips on How to Prepare for College / Retirement 

Sponsored by: Horizon Wealth Management

1.  Pay Yourself First  (general rule is to save at LEAST 10% of   

  your monthly income).

2.  Create and monitor a sound, personalized roadmap roadmap   

  (without a detailed plan, the crossroads of College and  

 

  Retirement savings could be a scary one).

3.  Understand the financial aid process and how to qualify for    

  more (what mistakes to avoid and how to calculate your EFC).

4.  Save for the future while paying close attention to taxes and   

  expenses (these are the two biggest headwinds your savings  

  plan will face).

5.  Work with a professional (In this day and age with all of the    

  noise surrounding wealth management, let an experienced    

  advisor guide you).

Health and Wellness Benefits...

source: cdc.gov/Features/PreventionStrategy

(r)evolution architecture

Gioia Giannotti

P 708.582.6080

82 S. La Grange Road

Suite 206 

La Grange, IL 60525

gioia@ 

r-evolutionarchitecture.com

r-evolutionarchitecture.com

Our full service architectural and interior 

design practice looks forward to working 

with you.  We aspire to provoke thought, 

emotion, excitement or introspection through 

our work which spans 20+ years of additions, 

renovations, and new construction across 

commercial; residential; institutional (civic/

municipal; healthcare; wellness; fitness; 

cultural) and higher education.

Active Souls

Sally Head

P 708.588.6305

355 N. La Grange Road

La Grange Park, IL 60526

sally@active-souls.com

active-souls.com

We will guide you to the best fitness results 

you’ve ever had. Whether you’re an absolute 

beginner or an athlete, we can help you 

transform your body and mind in a fun, 

challenging and supportive environment.  

AMITA Health 

Adventist Medical Center 

La Grange

P 708.245.9000

5101 S Willow Springs Road

La Grange, IL 60525

Since its opening in 1955, AMITA Health 

Adventist Medical Center La Grange has 

maintained a high level of medical excellence 

in the community. The 205-bed facility 

provides outpatient and inpatient primary 

care, trauma care and wellness services to 

residents of Chicago’s western suburbs.

Anderson’s Bookshop

Sandra Law

Anderson’s Bookshop 

26 S. La Grange Road 

La Grange, IL

Sandra@

andersonsbookshop.com

Andersonsbookshop.com

An independent, locally owned bookstore 

within the Chicago Suburbs for over 50 

years.  Reading is such an integral part 

of growing as a child and an adult and 

Anderson’s takes great pride in being able to 

provide that for our communities.  We also 

take satisfaction in cultivating readers as it 

is a known source to benefit the health and 

wellness of people.

Aneta Trusner, Certified 

Integrative Nutrition 

Health Coach

P 773.914.1026

aneta@anetatrusner.com

anetatrusner.com

Empowers, educates and provides 

accountability to individuals who are ready to 

take care of their own health by incorporating 

a healthy lifestyle, listening to their own body 

and taking necessary actions. Gut - Brain - 

Mood connections. Food as medicine.

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