Calendar – Community Programs

In accordance with Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) guidelines, FHN is postponing or cancelling all larger nonessential events until further notice.

Please refer to the calendar below for more information.


Classes & Events
OCT05 FHN Hospice Information Session, 1 p.m. Prince of Peace Church, 2700 W. Stephenson Street, Freeport
FHN Hospice Information Session, 1 p.m.
Prince of Peace Church, 2700 W. Stephenson Street, Freeport

Learn more about the FHN Hospice team of caregivers and how we help people at the end of life focus not on dying but living well and with dignity. Our team includes registered nurses, social workers, certified nursing assistants, chaplain, and volunteers. Information and assistance with Advance Directives will be available at this free event, open to the public.
OCT05 Breastfeeding Class, 7 – 9 p.m.
Breastfeeding Class, 7 – 9 p.m.
Instructor is Annette Gielenfeldt. Register online, or for more information, call 815-599-6221.
OCT13 Rx Mobile Pantry Program Pickup & Blood Pressure Screening, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Lincoln Mall, 1255 W. Galena Avenue, Freeport
Rx Mobile Pantry Program Pickup & Blood Pressure Screening, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Lincoln Mall, 1255 W. Galena Avenue, Freeport

Participants can pick up their supply of produce, milk, eggs, and frozen and canned meats from the Mobile Rx Pantry program, a partnership between FHN's Connect the D.O.T.S. (Doors of Team Support) and the Northern Illinois Food Bank.
Free blood pressure screenings are available inside the mall from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. during each event. Social distancing will be practiced. Volunteers will prepare baskets and deliver directly to participant vehicle trunks. No vouchers will be needed. For more information, call 815-599-6317.
OCT23 National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Freeport Police Department, 320 W. Exchange Street, Freeport
National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Freeport Police Department, 320 W. Exchange Street, Freeport
The FHN Family Counseling Center is working with the State of Illinois and local and national law enforcement to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs and educate the public about the potential for abuse of medications.
OCT27 Rx Mobile Pantry Program Pickup, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Lincoln Mall, 1255 W. Galena Avenue, Freeport
Rx Mobile Pantry Program Pickup, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Lincoln Mall, 1255 W. Galena Avenue, Freeport

Participants can pick up their supply of produce, milk, eggs, and frozen and canned meats from the Mobile Rx Pantry program, a partnership between FHN's Connect the D.O.T.S. (Doors of Team Support) and the Northern Illinois Food Bank.
Social distancing will be practiced. Volunteers will prepare baskets and deliver directly to participant vehicle trunks. No vouchers will be needed. For more information, call 815-599-6317.
NOV06 BLS for Healthcare Professionals, 8 a.m. – noon Globe Room, Lower Level FHN Memorial Hospital, 1045 W. Stephenson Street, Freeport
BLS for Healthcare Professionals, 8 a.m. – noon
Globe Room, Lower Level FHN Memorial Hospital, 1045 W. Stephenson Street, Freeport

Hands-on course designed to teach healthcare professionals how to perform high-quality CPR individually or as part of a team. Basic Life Support (BLS) skills are applicable to any healthcare setting. Course is $40, which includes BLS provider manual and certification card valid for 2 years. Open only to healthcare professionals; registration is required. Instructor is Shelby Logemann. For more information you can call 815-599-6707 or email coil@fhn.org.
NOV10 Rx Mobile Pantry Program Pickup, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Lincoln Mall, 1255 W. Galena Avenue, Freeport
Rx Mobile Pantry Program Pickup, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Lincoln Mall, 1255 W. Galena Avenue, Freeport

Participants can pick up their supply of produce, milk, eggs, and frozen and canned meats from the Mobile Rx Pantry program, a partnership between FHN's Connect the D.O.T.S. (Doors of Team Support) and the Northern Illinois Food Bank.
Social distancing will be practiced. Volunteers will prepare baskets and deliver directly to participant vehicle trunks. No vouchers will be needed. For more information, call 815-599-6317.
NOV21 Community Holiday Tree Lighting, 5 p.m.
Community Holiday Tree Lighting, 5 p.m.
Enjoy the first lighting of Freeport’s new holiday tree donated by Dr. and Mrs. Michael Perry and sing along with us as we “flip the switch” to unofficially begin the season!
NOV24 FHN Experts: Please Do Your Part to Fight COVID-19
FHN Experts: Please Do Your Part to Fight COVID-19
FHN Memorial Hospital in Freeport is seeing a record number of COVID-19 patients recently, and FHN President and CEO Mark Gridley MBA, FACHE calls it an “all-hands-on-deck” situation.

“We are now seeing the highest number of COVID-19 positive patients since the pandemic began,” Gridley said, noting that more than 30 COVID-19 patients were being cared for at the hospital right before Thanksgiving.

The influx of patients, he said, is putting extra stress on FHN team members, who have been working tirelessly during the pandemic.

“We’re working hard to stop the spread of this virus, and we’re asking the public to help us, so we can continue to care for all of the patients who come through our doors,” Gridley said. The hospital is utilizing screening protocols and limitations on visitors, strict personal protective equipment requirements, and increased cleaning to help keep patients, visitors, and staff safe.

FHN Memorial Hospital is not limiting elective procedures and all locations are open and safe for patients to visit, he said.

“When the pandemic began, we saw that, when we delay care, people’s illnesses or chronic conditions continue to get worse,” Gridley said. “Often, an elective procedure is done to alleviate suffering or pain, and we don’t want to disrupt that or prolong any hardship on our patients and their families.”

“We are asking the public to please do their part to help all of us through this pandemic,” Gridley said. “Wear your mask correctly, avoid large gatherings, and please, if you haven’t gotten your COVID-19 vaccine yet, get vaccinated. If you’re already fully vaccinated and it has been six months since your last shot, get a booster shot.”

COVID-19 vaccines are free and available to nearly anyone who wants them, said FHN Infection Preventionist Margie Kochsmier, MSN, RN, CMSRN, CIC.

“Pfizer vaccine is the only vaccine available for children ages 5 – 11,” she said, noting that the pediatric dose is 1/3 of the adult dose of vaccine, which is available for all people ages 12 and over.

Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are available for all adults 18 and over.

Booster shots are available to anyone who was fully vaccinated with Moderna or Pfizer vaccine more than 6 months ago. (People who received the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine are eligible for a booster shot 2 months after their first vaccination.)

“With just those age restrictions, anyone is eligible to get a vaccine or a booster shot,” Kochsmier said. It’s free and simple to schedule; visit www.fhn.org for the latest information on booster shot and pediatric vaccination clinics.

View this COVID-19 video update and learn more about how FHN is working to help stop the spread of COVID-19 at www.fhn.org/coronavirus.
NOV24 Rx Mobile Pantry Program Pickup, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. FREEPORT FIRE STATION #1, 904 S. Park Blvd
Rx Mobile Pantry Program Pickup, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
FREEPORT FIRE STATION #1, 904 S. Park Blvd

Participants can pick up their supply of produce, milk, eggs, and frozen and canned meats from the Mobile Rx Pantry program, a partnership between FHN's Connect the D.O.T.S. (Doors of Team Support) and the Northern Illinois Food Bank.
Social distancing will be practiced. Volunteers will prepare baskets and deliver directly to participant vehicle trunks. No vouchers will be needed. For more information, call 815-599-6317.