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Health

Local health events: Aug 7 through Aug. 14

Aug 7

• Adult Exercise – 9 a.m.; also Aug. 14, 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 Aug. 14, 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., Aug. 14, , 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 Aug. 14, 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 Aug. 14, Easter Seals, Joliet Region, 212 Barney Drive, Joliet. Contact Kathy Miller at •

Art therapy – Noon to 1:45 p.m.; also Aug. 14, 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.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 Aug. 14, 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.

• Introductory session to Diet Free – 6 to 7 p.m., Morris Hospital, Whitman Assembly Room 1, 150 High St., Morris. Registration not required. For information, call 815-705-7358.

• Birthing Center tours – 7 p.m., also Aug. 14; 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

Aug. 8

• Podiatry Care – 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.

• Hines Mobile Medical Unit – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Minooka Village Hall, Minooka. Focus this month on PTSD. For information, call Ken Buck, superintendent of the Grundy County Veterans Assistance Commission, at 815-941-3152.

• 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.

• Memory Lane Social – 10:30 a.m. to noon, Mokena Community Public Library District, 11327 W. 195th St., Mokena. For people with Alzheimer’s (or other dementias) along with their caregivers. Contact Tracy Domzalski at tdomzalski@mokena.lib.il.us or 708-479-9663.

• Blood Drive – 2 to 6 p.m., Plainfield Fire Protection District,  23748 W. 135th St., Plainfield. To schedule an appointment, visit heartlandbc.org.

• Blood Drive – 3:30 to 7:30 p.m., State Rep. Margo McDermed (R-Mokena) office, 11032 W. Lincoln Hwy., Frankfort. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 815-277-2079 or visit heartlandbc.org.

• 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.

• Prepared Childbirth – Event is 6 to 9 p.m., Aug. 8 and Aug. 15, Morris Hospital, boardroom, 150 W. High St., Morris. $60. For registration and information, call  For information, call 815-705-7301 or visit www.morrishospital.org.

• 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.

Aug. 9

• 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

• 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.

• 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

• Nurturing Mom – 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Offered by Edward Hospital, Naperville. Weekly group for new or expectant moms who are experiencing emotional lows. Led by a licensed clinical psychologist and a therapist with extensive backgrounds in postpartum depression. For information, call 630-527-6363.

• 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.

Aug. 10

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

• 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.

• 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.

• 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.

Aug. 11

• Childbirth Express – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center,
333 N. Madison St., Joliet. $75. Class limited. For registration and information, call  877-737-4636.

Aug. 12

American Heart Association’s Family and Friends CPR course – 1 to 3 p.m., Edward Hospital campus, education center, 801 South Washington Street, Naperville. Video-based classroom course which teaches Hands-Only CPR and how to relieve choking in an adult, child or infant. This is not a certification course. $30. To register, call 630-527-6363.

• Birthing Center tours – Afternoon, Edward Hospital. Free. Registration required. Call 630-527-6363.

• AOA Gentle Yoga demo class registration deadline – Event is 10 to 11 a.m., Aug. 14, The Oaks Recreation & Fitness Center, 10847 W. La Porte Road, Mokena. 21 and up. Register at 708-390-2343 or visit www.mokenapark.com.

Aug. 13

• 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.

• 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.

• Colorectal Cancer Networking Group – 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., The Cancer Support Center, 19657 S. LaGrange Road, Mokena. For information, call 708-478-3529 or visit www.CancerSupportCenter.org.

• Breastfeeding Support Group – 6 to 7:30 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).

Aug. 14

• Carbohydrate Counting Class (no meal) – 3 to 4 p.m., Morris Hospital, Whitman Assembly Room 2, 150 W. High St., Morris. Free. For information, call 815-705-7527.

• Doula Prenatal Group (PSJMC) – 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Tuesdays, through Oct. 2, Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center, 333 N. Madison St., Joliet. To register and for more information, call 815-724-1237 or 815-724-1269

• 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.

• NAMI Family Support Group (Morris) – 6 to 7:30 p.m., Morris Hospital, 150 High St., Morris. Free. Confidential. Facilitated by trained team of family members of individuals living with mental illness. For information, call 815-731-9103 or email info@namiwillgrundy.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 888-660-HEAL (4325) or www.silvercross.org.

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