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Health

Local health events: March 6 through March 13

Ongoing

• Alden Courts of Shorewood Memory Care Community is offering respite care – For information, call 815-230-8600.

• Balance enhancement and fall prevention screening – 15-minute appointment, Brain and Balance Clinic, 1051 Essington Road, Joliet. Screens performed through the Shirley Ryan Ability Lab at Silver Cross Hospital. To schedule a free screening, call 815-300-6580.

• Breakfast club – Lewis University, Student Recreation and Fitness Center, 1 University Parkway, Romeoville. Ages 55 and older. For times, fees, registration and information, call Jill Siegfried at 815-836-5277.

• C3 Martial Arts Classes – 6 to 7 p.m. Thursdays, and 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays, Judson Memorial Church Campus, 2800 Black Road, Joliet, Christ Centered Combat (C3) is a martial arts, self-defense class for those ages 7 and older. There is a kids’ taekwondo class Saturday mornings at 10 a.m., and following at 11 a.m. there is a teen/adult combat hapkido class. Thursday evening is all ages. First two are classes free. Call 
815-342-3538 or visit www.fbcjoliet.org.

• Cardiac risk assessment – Outpatient Testing Center, Silver Cross Hospital,
1900 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Measures total cholesterol including HDL and LDL levels, blood glucose level, triglyceride level, blood pressure and body fat and 12-lead EKG. A 12-hour fast is required. $40. Cash, check or credit card will be accepted at the time of appointment. Insurance will not be billed. Call 815-300-7076.

• Child Abuse Hotline – 1-800-25-ABUSE (252-2873)

• Donate used eyeglasses – Through April 15 at Troy Middle School, student services office, 5800 Theodore St., Plainfield. Troy Middle School S.L.A.M. Club will give the glasses to Lions Club, where the glasses will be cleaned, sorted by prescription strength and distributed to people in need. Both children’s and adult glasses are requested.

• Flu shots –  Walk-ins: 8 to 11:30 a.m. Monday, Thursday and Friday; 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday; and 1 to 6 p.m. Wednesday. Closed fourth Friday of the month. Will County Health Department’s Immunizations office, 501 Ella Ave., Joliet. By appointment at the northern branch, 323 Quadrangle Drive, Bolingbrook; and the eastern branch, 5601 W. Monee-Manhattan Road, Monee. For appointments at either branch, residents can call 815-740-8143. Fees: Quadrivalent flu vaccine for adults and children is $40. High-dose flu vaccines for age 65 and older and egg-free flu vaccines are $65. The fee is $23.75 for ages 6 months through 18, who are eligible for the Vaccines for Children Program. For information, visit www.willcountyhealth.org.

• Free blood pressure checks – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Silver Cross Health Center, 12701 W. 143rd St., Homer Glen. Walk-ins welcome. For information, call 708-364 6337.

• Grief counseling – Available at Joliet Area Community Hospice for anyone of any age experiencing loss due to death of child, parent, sibling, grandparent, relative, friend or pet, regardless of the cause of death. Call Mary Ann Burns at 815-460-3282.

• Grundy VAC office – To learn about programs for veterans on the local, state and federal level, call 815-941-3152.

• Hospice volunteers needed – Compassus Hospice is seeking caring, dedicated volunteers. Duties may included patient and family visits, holding a hand, providing caregiver relief, reading to patients or playing music for them. For information, call Sarah Gorman, volunteer coordinator, Compassus Hospice, at 815-220-1390.

• Illinois Poison Control – 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, including holidays. Call IPC at 1-800-222-1222. For information, visit illinoispoisoncenter.org.

• LifeSource Blood Donor mobile app – Android users: Google Play. iPhone users: Apple App Store.

• Lung cancer screening – Low-dose CT scan. Annual screening recommended for adults age 55 to 74 years old who have smoked at least a pack a day for 30 years, current smokers, or you have quit within the last 15 years and are in relatively good health. Covered by Medicare and most insurance plans. Must have a doctor’s order. To schedule, call 815-300-7076.

• Morris Hospital online childbirth class – Instructive video clips, animations, interactive games and birth stories. Tours of the Family Birthing Suites at Morris Hospital scheduled upon request. $65. Register at www.morrishospital.org/events. For information, call 815-942-3012.

• Morris Hospital online health risk assessments – For heart disease, peripheral artery disease and stroke. Visit www.morrishospital.org/getcheckednow.

• Morris Hospital seeking volunteers for Youth Cardiac Screening Program – To volunteer, contact Karen Nowosielski or visit www.morrishospital.org/rhythmofour-youth.

• NAMI – Offers information about mental illness conditions, symptoms and treatment at www.namiwillgrundy.org or through its helpline at 815-731-9103.

• Postnatal physical therapy screenings – Silver Cross Health Center, 12701 W. 143rd St., Homer Glen. Free for women six weeks to one year post-delivery. 15-minute exam. Focus on posture, core and pelvic strength. For confidential appointment, call 815-300-6288.

• Silver Cross Healthy Community Commission offers Health Care Scholarships – For individuals who reside in ZIP codes 60432, 60433, 60436 and the Lockport Grade School District 89. Application deadline is April 30. For applications, visit www.silvercross.org or contact Leslie Newbon at 815-300-1096 or lnewbon@silvercross.org.

• Silver Cross online sleep disorders assessment – Visit www.silvercross.org/sleepdisorderscenter.

• Silver Cross online stroke risk assessment – Visit www.silvercross.org/neuro.

• Victims legal advice line – 9 a.m. to
1 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Call 844-388-7757 (toll free). Prairie State Legal Services will answer brief civil questions for victims of domestic violence or sexual assault. Bilingual staff or interpreters for limited English-proficient callers. For legal representation and information, visit www.pslegal.org.

• Will County Health Department walk-in Immunization Clinic – 501 Ella Ave., Joliet. For hours and information about immunization services available to children and adults, call the Will County Health Department immunizations desk at 
815-740-8143 or visit shawurl.com/34il.

• Will-Grundy Medical Clinic “Sponsor a Patient” – For information and to donate, visit shawurl.com/333h.

Upcoming

• 2nd annual Lincoln-Way Half Marathon – 7 a.m. April 22, 123 Kansas St., Frankfort. $70. Register at lincolnwayhalfmarathon.com. For information on sponsorship opportunities, visit lincolnwayhalfmarathon.

• A Matter of Balance – 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. March 12 through April 30, New Lenox VFW Post 9545, 323 Old Hickory Road, New Lenox; and 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. April 2 through May 21, New Lenox Village Hall, 1 Veterans Parkway, New Lenox. Free. To register or for information, contact Daniel Martin, public safety division chief, New Lenox Police Department, at 815-462-6128 or dmartin@newlenox.net.

• Associated Orthodontists Scholarship – Five $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to past and present patients. Application deadline is March 31. Winners will be notified in May. Apply at greatbraces.com.

• Bridging to the Future Spring Brunch – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 18, Prairie Bluff Golf Club, 19433 Renwick Road, Lockport. Easter Bunny (bring camera), raffle and silent auction. Bridges to a New Day helps children learn to deal with bullying issues through in-school programs, as well as providing domestic violence counseling to women. For sponsorships, email fund@bridgestoanewday.org. For information, visit www.bridgestoanewday.org or call 815-838-2690.

• Cancer Support Center Spring Gala – April 20, The Odyssey, 19110 S. Ridgeland Avenue, Tinley Park. Cocktail hour at 6 p.m. Dinner at 7 p.m. Award presentation at 7:30 p.m. After-party at 9 p.m. $125. $50 after-party only. Black tie optional. “Wizard of Oz” theme. Silent auction and raffles. The Cancer Support Center has locations in Mokena and Homewood. Purchase tickets at give.classy.org/2018SpringGala. For information, call 708-798-9171 or visit
www.cancersupportcenter.org.

• Derby Day Horseshoe Hunt – 10 a.m. to noon May 5, Begin and end at Carson Tap House, 823 Liberty St., Morris. $25 a two to four person team. Children older than 6 welcome with adult. Benefits Joliet Area Community Hospice. Register by April 21 at www.joliethospice.org or contact Mary Rossio at 815-641-6315 or mrossio@joliethospice.org

• Joliet Area Community Hospice 6th annual 5K Family Fun Run/Walk – May 19, New Lenox Village Commons, 1 Veterans Parkway, New Lenox. Check-in is at 8 a.m. Run/walk is at 9 a.m. All ages. Register by May 7 at www.joliethospice.org.

• Joliet Area Community Hospice annual Dinner – April 16, Bolingbrook Golf Club, 2001 Rodeo Drive, Bolingbrook. Social hour is at 5 p.m. Dinner and program is from 6 to 8 p.m., Cash bar, silent auction, raffles. $75 or $750 for 10. To register and for information, visit www.joliethospice.org.

• Joliet Area Community Hospice Peace of the Heart Kids Camp – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 18 to June 21, C.W. Avery YMCA and IRA Jones Middle School, Plainfield. Free. Lunch included. For ages 7 to 13 who had death of loved one. Limit 25 children. To register, contact Mary Ann Burns at  815-740-3282 or mburns@joliethospice.org.

• Joliet Area Community Hospice Peace of the Heart Teen Camp – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 11 to June 12, C.W. Avery YMCA and IRA Jones Middle School, Plainfield. Free. Lunch included. For ages 14 to 18 who had death of loved one. To register, contact Mary Ann Burns at  815-740-3282 or mburns@joliethospice.org.

• Mistwood Hole In Run 5K 2018 - Run/Walk for Autism – 9 a.m. to noon March 24, 1700 W. Renwick Rd., Romeoville. Portion of proceeds benefits Autism Speaks in Chicago. To register, visit mistwoodgc.com/hole-in-run. For more information, call 815-254-3333.

• NAMI Basics – Six-week course runs from 6 to 8:30 p.m. beginning April 8. Group classes for parents and family caregivers of children aged 22 and younger who are experiencing symptoms of a mental illness or already have been diagnosed. Provides critical strategies for caretaking. Register at marketing@namiwillcounty.org. For information, visit namiwillgrundy.org.

• SMI Spartan 5K Fun Run/Walk –
7:15 a.m. March 17. Kids Sparty 2K is
8 a.m. Races chip-timed. Trophies and finisher medals. For information, email Jason at jwojo1666@comcast.net.

• Will-Grundy Medical Clinic 30th anniversary Celebration Gala – March 15, Bolingbrook Golf Club, 2001 Rodeo Drive, Bolingbrook. Theme: A Pearl-fect Night of Honors. Cash bar begins 5:30 p.m. Dinner/honors/auction begins 6:15 p.m. $100. Contact Lynette Doherty at 815-726-3377 or ldoherty@wgmedclinic.org.

March 6

• Yoga – 10:30 to 11:30 a.m; also March 13, The Cancer Support Center, 19657 S. LaGrange Road, Mokena. For information, call 708-478-3529 or visit www.CancerSupportCenter.org.

• Family Caregiver Support Group –
11 a.m., also March 13, Easter Seals, Joliet Region, 212 Barney Drive, Joliet. Contact Kathy Miller at 815-931-9693 or kathy21miller@gmail.com.

• Joliet TOPS – Weigh-in is from 5:45 to 6:15 p.m., meeting is at 6:30 p.m.; also March 13, First Presbyterian Church, 805 Western Ave., Joliet. For information, call Linda 
630-877-7943.

• Stop Osteoporosis – 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Silver Cross Hospital Conference Center, Pavilion A, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Presenter: Dr. Sushma Nagabhairava. Free. Register at www.silvercross.org.

• Bosom Buddies support group – 7 to 8:30 p.m., Presence Cancer Care, 2614 W. Jefferson St., Joliet.

• Birthing Center tours – 7 p.m., also March 13, Silver Cross Hospital, 1900 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Call 888-660-4325 or visit www.silvercross.org/our-services/other-services/birthing-center.

March 7

• PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Will County Community Health Center Care Clinic. Offers a Truvada pill, to be taken once a day to prevent transmission of HIV virus. Designed for those without insurance. No one will be turned away. To make an appointment, call 815-727-8830. For information on Truvada, visit www.drugs.com/pro/truvada.html.

• Breastfeeding Mother’s Support Group at PSJMC – 10:30 a.m. to noon, Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center, Auditorium B, 333 N. Madison St., Joliet. Weekly group.

• Sit & Stay Fit Chair Exercises – 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Crest Hill Library, 20670 Len Kubinski Drive, Crest Hill. For information, call 815-552-4284 or visit www.whiteoaklibrary.org.

• Obesity and Your Health: Is Weight Loss Surgery Right for You? – 5:45 p.m. BMI Surgery, Silver Cross Hospital Pavilion A, Suite 260, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Drs. Christopher Joyce and Brian Lahmann, gastric bypass surgeons, will offer a free informational session. Register at 888-660-4325 or www.silvercross.org.

• Brain Injury Support Group – 6 p.m., Easter Seals Joliet Region, 212 Barney Drive, Joliet. Contact Kathy Miller at 815-931-9693 or kathy21miller@gmail.com.

• Basics of Breastfeeding Class – 6:30 to 9 p.m., Silver Cross Hospital, Pavilion A, Conference Center, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. $15 a person. Register at www.silvercross.org/specialdeliveries or 888-660-HEAL (4325).

• Substance Use Disorder Education – 6 p.m., Stepping Stones, 1621 Theodore St., Joliet. Topics include effects of drugs, overdose prevention, disease versus choice, Alanon and co-dependency, effect on families and needs of family members. Reservations not needed. For information, call 815-744-4555, ext. 111.

March 8

• T.O.P.S. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) – 9 to 10:45 a.m., Troy Township Community Center, 25448 Seil Road, Shorewood. For information, call Kathy at 815-210-5742 or Judy at 815-744-2068.

• 17th Annual Special Games – 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Lincoln-Way Central field house, New Lenox. Schools participating include: Bradley Bourbonnais, Bolingbrook, Andrew, Sandburg, Stagg, Homewood-Flossmoor, Joliet, Lockport, Lincoln-Way Central, Lincoln-Way East and Lincoln-Way West.

• Cradle Talk – 10 to 11 a.m., Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, 815 South Washington St., Naperville. Weekly support group for new parents and their babies, ages 0-6 months. Led by an Edward Hospital mother/baby nurse. Guest speakers. Weekly topics. Special events. Bring newborn with you. For information, call 630-527-3957 or visit www.eehealth.org/services/pregnancy-baby/resources/cradle-talk.

• Intro to Yoga – 10 to 11 a.m., Mokena Community Public Library District, 11327 W. 195th St., Mokena. Presenter: Marti Anne. To register, contact Tracy Domzalski at tdomzalski@mokena.lib.il.us or 708-479-9663.

• “I Can Cope” Cancer Support Group – 1 to 3 p.m., Radiation Therapy Center of Morris Hospital, 1600 West U.S. Route 6, Morris. Topic: “Managing Cancer Fatigue.” Register at www.morrishospital.org/events, or 815-364-8915.

• Solutions to Vaginal Atrophy, Sexuality & Intimacy – 6 to 8 p.m., The Cancer Support Center, 19657 S. LaGrange Road, Mokena. For information, call 708-478-3529 or visit www.CancerSupportCenter.org.

• Caregiver Support Group – 6:30 p.m., Timbers of Shorewood, 1100 N. River Road, Shorewood. Free to the public. For information, call 815-609-0669 or visit www.timbersofshorewood.com.

• Baby Bereavement Support Group – 7 to 8 p.m., Silver Cross Hospital’s Conference Center, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., Pavilion A, New Lenox. First-time participants register at www.silvercross.org/specialdeliveries or 888-660-HEAL (4325).

• Yoga – 7 p.m., Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

March 9

• Optimizing Brain Fitness – 3 p.m., The Timbers of Shorewood, 1100 N. River Road, Shorewood. Total of 12 lectures through June.Facilitated by Linda McCluskey. To register or for more information, call  815-609-0669 or visit www.timbersofshorewood.com.

March 10

• Channahon Community Shave Extravaganza – Skateland Recreation Center
25334 W. Eames St., Channahon. Raffles, silent auction, face painting, Irish dancers. Free admission. To be a shavee or for more information, call Matt Straley at 708-514-1899.

• Guided Imagery & Buddha Board Workshop – 10 to 11:30 a.m., he Cancer Support Center, 19657 S. LaGrange Road, Mokena. For information, call 708-478-3529 or visit www.CancerSupportCenter.org.

• Birthing Center tours – 1:30 p.m.; also 1:30 and 4 p.m. Sunday, Silver Cross Hospital, 1900 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Call 888-660-4325 or visit www.silvercross.org/our-services/other-services/birthing-center.

March 11

March 12

• New Siblings Class –  9 to 10 a.m., Morris Hospital, Family Birthing Suites classroom, 150 W. High Street, Morris. $5. Register at www.morrishospital.org/events. For more information, call 815-942-3012.

• Learn to Crochet – 11 a.m. to noon, The Cancer Support Center, 19657 S. LaGrange Road, Mokena. For information, call 708-478-3529 or visit www.CancerSupportCenter.org.

• Look Good…Feel Better – 1 to 3 p.m., Radiation Therapy Center of Morris Hospital, 1600 West U.S. Route 6 in Morris. Free program for women undergoing cancer treatment. How to cope with skin changes and hair loss. Free cosmetic kits provided. Register at www.morrishospital.org/events or 815-364-8915. 

• Tai Chi – 2:30 p.m., Timbers of Shorewood retirement community, 1100 N. River Road, Shorewood. Free and open to the public. For information, call 815-609-0669 or visit www.timbersofshorewood.com.

• Teen clinic – 3 to 6 p.m., Will County Community Health Center, 1106 Neal Ave., Joliet. Birth control, health education, and testing pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases and HIV. Ages 12 to 21. Walk-ins welcome. For information, call or text 815-685-2178.

• T.O.P.S. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) – 5:15 to 6:45 p.m., Romeoville Police Department, 900 Romeo Road, Romeoville. For more information, call Sandie at 815-886-9252.

• Breastfeeding Support Group – 6 p.m., Silver Cross Hospital’s Conference Center, Pavilion A, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Infants welcome. First time participants register at www.silvercross.org/specialdeliveries or call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325).

• Living Well with Diabetes – 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Silver Cross Hospital Conference Center, Pavilion A, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Presenter: Dr. Asiya Hussain, internal medicine physician. Free. To register, call 888-660-4325 or visit www.silvercross.org.

March 13

• Happy Back Yoga – 10 to 11 a.m., Mokena Community Public Library District, 11327 W. 195th St., Mokena. This class helps alleviate back pain and other spinal issues. Registration required. To register and for information, call 708-479-9663 or email tdomzalski@mokena.lib.il.us.

• Carbohydrate Counting Class – 3 to 4 p.m., Morris Hospital, Whitman Assembly Room 2, 150 W. High St., Morris. Taught by a diabetes educator. Free. Registration not required.For information, call 815-705-7527.

• Help Pedal 4 Preemies on Pi Day – 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. March 14, Lewis University science building atrium, Romeoville. During the 26-hour event, participants will ride a stationary bike that will rotate a 5-foot diameter wheel. Lewis students will calculate how may pi are generated at the end of the event. Demonstration shows and fun activities for children.
Benefits Loyola Medicine’s NICU. goal: $5,000. To participate, visit pedal4preemies.youcanbook.me. To donate, visit www.gofundme.com/pedal4preemies.

• Bipolar Disease Support Group – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Silver Cross Hospital’s Behavioral Health Services, 1900 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. First time participants register at 1-888-660-HEAL (4325) or visit www.silvercross.org.

• NAMI Family Support Group (Morris) – 7 p.m., Morris Hospital, 150 High St., Morris. Free. Confidential. Facilitated by trained team of family members of individuals living with mental illness. For more information, call 815-731-9103 or email info@namiwillgrundy.org.

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