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Health

Local health events: July 17 through July 24

July 17

• Gentle Yoga – 8 to 9:25 a.m., Rock Soul Love,108 MacGregor Road, Lockport. For information, contact Ellen at 815-592-5629 or emrrealty@comcast.net.

• Adult Exercise – 9 a.m.; also Mondays and Thursdays. Coal City Public Library District, 85 N. Garfield St., Coal City. Low impact aerobic workout for adults of all ages. Taught by Wendy Appl. Must bring doctor’s consent. $1 per class. For information, contact Kathy Brown at 815-634-4552 ext. 114 or kathy@ccpld.org

• Active Yoga Class – 10 a.m. to noon; also July 24, 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 Advanced Class – 10 a.m. to noon; also 1 to 2:01 p.m., July 24, 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 July 24, 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 July 24, Easter Seals, Joliet Region, 212 Barney Drive, Joliet. Contact Kathy Miller at 815-931-9693 or kathy21miller@gmail.com.

• Summer No School Open Gym –11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; also July 19, GymQuest of Plainfield 14511 S. Van Dyke Road, Plainfield. Kindergarten through fifth grade. $10 cash only. For information, call 815-609-6360 or email gymquestplnfld@comcast.net.

• Art therapy – Noon to 1:45 p.m.; also July 24, 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.

• Health Watchers Nutrition Group – 4 to 4:15 p.m., The Cancer Support Center, 19657 S. LaGrange Road, Mokena. For information, call 708-478-3529 or visit www.CancerSupportCenter.org.

• Joliet TOPS – Weigh-in is from 5:45 to 6:15 p.m., meeting is at 6:30 p.m.; also July 24, First Presbyterian Church, 805 Western Ave., Joliet. For information, call Linda at 630-877-7943.

• Birthing Center tours – 7 p.m., also July 24; and 1:30 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

• Vibrational Sound Healing with Crystal Singing Bowls during salt – 7:15 p.m., Royal Salt Cave & Spa, 20881 S. LaGrange Drive, Frankfort. $25. Reserve by calling 815-909-6004.

July 18

• 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.

• 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).

• AFTERGLOW Stroke Support Group – 5 to 6:30 p.m., Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center, Auditorium B, 333 N. Madison St., Joliet. AFTERGLOW is registered with the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association. For more information, call 815-725-7133 ext. 3163.

• 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.

July 19

• 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 815-782-7358.

• 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 – 10:30 to 11:30 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.

• 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. First two classes are free. Call 
815-342-3538 or visit www.fbcjoliet.org.

• Evening Grief Support Group – 6 to 7:30 p.m., Joliet Area Community Hospice, 250 Water Stone Circle, Joliet. Contact Mary Ann Burns at 815-460-3282 or mburns@joliethospice.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

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

July 20

• Fitness Friday – 10 a.m., Coal City Public Library District, 85 N. Garfield St., Coal City. Grades six to 12. For information, contact Danielle Diamond at 815-634-4552 ext. 112 or Danielle@ccpld.org

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

• Breastfeeding Support Group – 10:30 a.m. to noon, Silver Cross Hospital’s Conference Center, Pavilion A, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Hosted by certified lactation consultants. Free. Infants welcome. First time participants register: www.silvercross.org or 1-888-660-HEAL (4325).

• Get Fit Where You Sit – 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Mokena Community Public Library District, 11327 W. 195th St., Mokena. To register, contact Tracy Domzalski at tdomzalski@mokena.lib.il.us or 708-479-9663.

• Tai Chi Beginners 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.

• Habits of Healthy People – Noon, Timbers of Shorewood retirement community, 1100 N. River Road, Shorewood. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.timbersofshorewood.com or call 815-609-0669.

• Tai Chi Advanced Class – 1 to 2:01 p.m., 1090 S. Cedar Road, New Lenox. For information, visit willcountyseniors.org/events or call 815-723-9713.

• Stretch and Conditioning Workshop – 3 to 4:30 p.m., Momentum Dance Studio, 15760 S. Bell Road, Homer Glen. For more information, call 708-301-8181.

• Free Fitness Friday – 6 to 8 p.m., PAC in Dellwood Park. Lockport. Every Friday night through Sept. 14. For rained out alerts and schedule updates subscribe by texting Challengefitness to 84483. For more information, call 815-838-3621, ext. 0.or visit www.lockportpark.org.

July 22

• RideATAXIA Chicago – 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Central Park 24856 W. Eames St., Channahon. Fully supported one, four, 12, 27 and 50-mile cycling routes on scenic country roads plus post-ride food. For information and registration, visit http://rideataxia.org/chicago

• Community Blood Drive – 8 a.m. to noon, St. Ambrose Church Hall, 1705 Burry Circle Drive, Crest Hill. Hosted by St. Ambrose and St. Anne churches. To schedule an appointment or for more information, call Dan and Jan Staniszewski at 815-741-8058.

• 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.

July 23

• Stretch and Tone – 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., Senior Services of Will County Main Office, 251 N Center St., Joliet. For information, visit willcountyseniors.org/events or call 815-723-9713.

• Free Fitness classes – 9 to 10 a.m., Joliet Route 66 Stadium, Joliet. Doors open 8:30 a.m. Every Monday through Aug. 12. Presented by ATI Physical Therapy and then Greater Joliet Area YMCA. For more information, call (815) SAY-YMCA or visit www.jolietymca.org.

• Strides and Smoothies – 9:30 to 11 a.m., Schoolhouse Manor Park Cornell Drive, New Lenox.Sixty-minute workout that's fun for mothers and babies. For information and registration, visit frankfort.fit4mom.com/schedule.

• 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.

• 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.

• Breastfeeding Support Group – 6 p.m., Silver Cross Hospital’s Conference Center, Pavilion A, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Hosted by certified lactation consultants. Free. Infants welcome. First time participants register: www.silvercross.org or 1-888-660-HEAL (4325).

July 24

• Juicing vs. Blending – Noon to 1:30 p.m., The Cancer Support Center, 19657 S. LaGrange Road, Mokena. For information, call 708-478-3529 or visit www.CancerSupportCenter.org.

• Blood Drive – 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., Morris Hospital, Whitman Assembly Room 1, 150 W. High St., Morris. $15 a couple. For information, call 815-705-7370 or visit www.morrishospital.org.

• 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.

• 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 888-660-HEAL (4325) or www.silvercross.org.

• "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. First time participants register at 1-888-660-HEAL (4325) or www.IMatter.silvercross.org.

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