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Health

Local health events: May 22 through May 29

On May 22, cardiologist Dr. Mary Gordon will present "The Ups and Downs of Controlling Blood Pressure" at Morris Hospital.
On May 22, cardiologist Dr. Mary Gordon will present "The Ups and Downs of Controlling Blood Pressure" at Morris Hospital.

Ongoing

• Abuse/Neglect of Seniors or Disabled Adults – In Grundy County, call Catholic Charities at 815-933-7791 or the 24 hour adult protective services hotline at 1-866-800-1409.

• "Courage to Quit" Smoking Cessation Program – Offered by  Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center, in partnership with the Respiratory Health Association. For information, call 877-737-4636.

• Free Amplified Phones – 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, Disability Resource Center, 77 N. 129th Infantry Drive, Joliet. Bring latest telephone bill and ID card. 

• 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 anyone 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.

• 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.

• 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.

• VA Community-Based Outpatient Clinic – 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday; and 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday. Joliet CBOC, 1201 Eagle St., Joliet. For information, call 815-740-8100 or visit www.hines.va.gov/locations/joliet.asp

May 22

• Adult Exercise – 9 a.m.; also May 24, Coal City Public Library District, 85 N. Garfield St., Coal City. For more information, call 815-634-4552 or visit www.ccpld.org.

• Register Basic Life Support – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Morris Hospital, Whitman Assembly Room 1, 150 West High St., Morris. CPR for victims of all ages, use of an automated external defibrillator (AED), and relief of foreign-body airway obstruction. $70. Must have valid email address. To register and for more information, call 815-705-7360.

• Active Yoga Class – 10 a.m. to noon, Senior Services of Will County Main Office, 251 N Center St., Joliet. For information, visit willcountyseniors.org/events or call 815-723-9713.

• Tai Chi – 10 a.m. to noon, Senior Services of Will County Main Office, 251 N Center St., Joliet. For information, visit willcountyseniors.org/events or call 815-723-9713.

• Yoga – 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.; also May 29, 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 May 29, Easter Seals, Joliet Region, 212 Barney Drive, Joliet. Contact Kathy Miller at 815-931-9693 or kathy21miller@gmail.com.

• Art therapy – Noon to 1:45 p.m.; also May 29, The Cancer Support Center, 19657 S. LaGrange Road, Mokena. Facilitated by Kathleen Daly, registered art therapist. To register and for information, call 708-478-3529 or visit www.CancerSupportCenter.org.

• Zen Coloring – 2 to 8 p.m., Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Drop-in. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

• Joliet TOPS – Weigh-in is from 5:45 to 6:15 p.m., meeting is at 6:30 p.m.; also May 29, First Presbyterian Church, 805 Western Ave., Joliet. For information, call Linda at 630-877-7943.

• Baby Care Basics – 6 to 7:30 p.m., Morris Hospital Boardroom, 150 W. High St., Morris. $15 a couple. Register at www.morrishospital.org/events. For information, call 815-942-3012.

• Bariatric Weight Loss Seminar – 6 p.m., Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center,
333 N. Madison St., Joliet. Presenter: Surgeon Dr. Brian Winkleman. For information, call 815-773-7090.

• The Ups and Downs of Controlling Blood Pressure – 6 to 7 p.m., Morris Hospital,  Whitman Assembly Room 1, 150 West High St., Morris. Free. Presenter: Dr. Mary Gordon, cardiologist. For register, call  815-705-7832 or visit www.morrishospital.org/events.

• "I Can Cope" Breast Cancer Support Group – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Silver Cross Hospital Conference Center, Pavilion A, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Free. First time participants register at: 1-888-660-HEAL (4325) or www.silvercross.org.

• 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.

• Birthing Center tours – 7 p.m., also May 29, Silver Cross Hospital, 1900 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Call 888-660-4325 or visit www.silvercross.org/our-services/other-services/birthing-center

May 23

• Active Yoga Class – 8 a.m. to noon, Senior Services of Will County Main Office, 251 N Center St., Joliet. Foot and nail assessment services. Appointment needed. Must bring Medicare Card. For information, visit willcountyseniors.org/events or call 815-723-9713.

• 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. Call the lactation line at 815-725-7133 ext. 3890.

• 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.

• Zumba Toning – 1 to 11:45 a.m., Joliet Public Library, 150 N. Ottawa st., Joliet. Bring your own 1 or 2 lb weights or purchase them at the door for $15. Registration not required. For more information, call 815-740-2660 or jolietlibrary.org.

• How to Eat Healthy – 2 to 3 p.m., Alden Courts and Estates of Shorewood,  710 W. Black Road, Shorewood. Light refreshments. To register and for more information, visit www.AldenCourtsofShorewood.com/spring.

• Positive People: 3:30 to 5 p.m., Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center, Cancer Care Center's conference room, 333 N. Madison St., Joliet. For cancer patients and family/caregivers. Free. For more information call, 877-737-INFO (4636).

• Stroke Support Group – 4 to 5 p.m. at Silver Cross Hospital, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago Inpatient Unit Dining Room, 1900 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. First-time participants register at 888-660-HEAL (4325) or www.silvercross.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.

• 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.

May 24

• Strong by Zumba – 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Annerino Community Center, 201 Recreation Dr, Bolingbrook. Hosted by Lifestyles Fitness Center. For information, call 630-739-1705.

• Stroke Awareness and Prevention Fair – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center, 333 N. Madison St., Joliet. Free screenings and assessments: sleep apnea, blood pressure, glucose and cholesterol, stroke risk assessment, balance screening and fall risk assessment. Free lectures on various health topics. For more information, visit email Sheryl.Burcenski@presencehealth.org or call 815-725-7133 ext. 3163.

• T.O.P.S. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) – 10:15 to 11:55 a.m.,White Oak Library, 20670 Len Kubinski Drive, Crest Hill. For information, call Kathy at 815-210-5742 or Judy at 815-744-2068.

• 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

• Donate Blood – 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., Morris Hospital,  Whitman Assembly Room 1, 150 West High St., Morris. Free. To register, call  815-705-7370 or visit www.morrishospital.org/events.

• 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.

• Yoga – 7 to 8 p.m., Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

May 25

• Blood Drive – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Our Lady of Angels Retirement Home, 1201 Wyoming Ave., Joliet. To make an appointment or for more information, download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information.

• Healthy Eating – 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., New Lenox Public Library, 120 Veterans Parkway,
New Lenox. Diabetes educator/clinical specialist and a dietitian from Jewel-Osco will teach how to read food labels, bring different foods to compare. For information, call 815-485-2605 or visit www.newlenoxlibrary.org.

• Tai Chi beginning class – 11:15 a.m. to 12:16 p.m., Senior Services of Will County Main Office, 251 N Center St., Joliet. For information, visit willcountyseniors.org/events or call 815-723-9713.

• 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.

May 26

• Yoga Triathlon – 9 a.m. to noon, May 26, Dellwood Park, Route 171 and Woods Drive, Lockport. Free 5K run/walk, 1 hour all-levels yoga practice and 20 minute guided meditation. Benefits NAMI Will Grundy to train counselors to assist those suffering from mental illness. For information, contact Living Water Yoga at @livingwateryoga or 815-341-7554.

May 27

• NAMI Family Support Group (Bolingbrook) – 6 p.m., Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Inspire Room, 500 Remington Blvd., Bolingbrook. For more information, call 815-731-9103 or email info@namiwillgrundy.org.

May 29

• Hines Mobile Medical Unit – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Heritage Woods of Dwight, 701 E Mazon Ave., Dwight. For more information, call Ken Buck at 815-941-3152.

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