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Classes & Events

​​​​​Community Education Classes​​

​StrongWomen™​ Class

This 12-week strength training program is designed for middle-aged and older women. The program is based on research focusing on how strength training improves bone density, reduces falls, improves arthritis symptoms, increases strength and improves flexibility. These exercises are safe and effective for all ages, including those who are not in perfect health. The StrongWomen™ Program meets twice weekly for one hour over the 12-week period.

When: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10:30 - 11:30 am
For more information and to register, call 608-373-8903.

Family Birthing Center Classes

For a full list of the classes offered by our Family Birthing Center, please click here​

Support Groups

Cardiac Support Group

These free, monthly meetings offer keynote presentations on a variety of heart-related topics plus discussions and networking opportunities. Bringing a support person is encouraged.

Meetings are held the third Wednesday of the month from 4:30 pm to 6 pm on the Garden Level of SSM Health Dean Medical Group. For more information, contact SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital - Janesville's cardiac rehab department at 608-373-8350 or email Katy O'Brien

​​Chronic Lung Disease Support Group

This free support group, led by a respiratory therapist, will provide education on all aspects of lung disease, hone your management skills and improve your quality of life. Smoking cessation support for the entire family is available. Please bring a one-hour supply of oxygen with you if needed.

The group meets from 4 - 5 pm the first Wednesday of the month in the Garden Level at SSM Health Dean Medical Group.​ For more information, please contact us at 608-373-8360 or at

WomenHeart Support Group

Led by trained patient volunteers, WomenHeart's local support groups meet monthly to provide women living with heart disease critical peer-to-peer support, information and encouragement. WomenHeart has more than 70 community support groups in the country.

When: First Thursday of each month
Time: 12:30 pm – 2 pm
Where: Garden Level of SSM Health Dean Medical Group
Contact: 608-373-8903
Cost: Free ​