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Health

Local health events: Aug. 14 through Aug. 21

Aug. 14

• 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 Aug. 21, 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. 21, 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. 21, 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. 21, 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 Aug. 21, 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.

• 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.

• Joliet TOPS – Weigh-in is from 5:45 to 6:15 p.m., meeting is at 6:30 p.m.; also Aug. 21, First Presbyterian Church, 805 Western Ave., Joliet. For information, call Linda at 630-877-7943.

• 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.

• Birthing Center tours – 7 p.m., also Aug. 21, 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. 15

• 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.

• 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

• Breastfeeding Support Group – Follows Cradle Talk. For more information, call 630-527-6363.

• 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.

Aug. 16

• 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.

• Senior Fair and SOS Mobile Unit – 10 a.m. to noon,  Oaks Recreation and Fitness Center, 10847 W La Porte Road, Mokena. Hosted by State Rep. Margo McDermed (R-Mokena). Free and open to the public. for information, call 815-277-2079.

• Blood Drive – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Lakewood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 14716 S. Eastern Ave., Plainfield. Download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767)

• 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

• 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.

• “Surviving an Active Shooter Event” – 7 to 9 p.m., New Lenox Village Hall, community room, New Lenox. Free. For information and registration, contact Daniel Martin at 815-462-6493 or dmartin@newlenox.net. Or register online.

Aug. 17

• Breathers’ Support Group – 10 to 11 a.m., Morris Hospital, 150 W. High Street, Morris. For individuals with chronic lung disease, including COPD, asthma, emphysema, bronchitis and pulmonary fibrosis. Register at www.morrishospital.org/events or call 815-705-7837.

• 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

• 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 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. 18

• Daddy Boot CampThree hour father-to-father workshop. Discussion of labor, delivery and postpartum. Hands-on opportunities to comfort a real baby, change a diaper and swaddle and much more. Hosted by Edward hospital. $15. Call 630-527-6363.

Aug. 19

• Annual Memorial Service and Balloon Release – 2 p.m., Joliet Junior College, J. Building,
1215 Houbolt Road, Joliet. A time to remember loved ones who have died in hospice
July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018 and any community bereaved who have attended hospice programs. Must preregister. Visit www.joliethospice.org or call Mary Ann Burns at 815-460-3282.

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

• NAMI Connection Support Group –  6 p.m., Presence St. Joseph Medical Center, LDRP Classroom, 222 Madison St., Joliet. For adults living with mental illness. Free. Contact NAMI Will Grundy at 815-731-9103 or info@namiwillgrundy.org.

• NAMI Family Support Group (Joliet) – 6 p.m., Presence St. Joseph Medical Center, LDRP Classroom, 222 Madison St., Joliet. Free. 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.

• AOA Gentle Yoga registration deadline – Event is 10 to 11 a.m., Tuesdays, Aug. 21 to Oct. 9, The Oaks Recreation & Fitness Center, 10847 W. La Porte Road, Mokena. Ages 21 and up. To register, call  708-390-2343 or visit www.mokenapark.com.

Aug. 20

• 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.

• Register Basic Life Support: Initial – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Morris Hospital, Whitman Assembly Room 1, 150 West High St., Morris. For individuals who provide or could potentially provide healthcare, including RNs, CNAs, EMS personnel, police and fire fighters. The course teaches the skills of CPR for victims of all ages, use of an automated external defibrillator (AED), and relief of foreign-body airway obstruction. $70. To attend this class, you must have a valid email address. To register and for more information, call 815-705-7360.

• Hines Mobile Medical Unit – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Coal City American Legion, 1752 E Division St., Coal City. For information, call Ken Buck, superintendent of the Grundy County Veterans Assistance Commission, at 815-941-3152.

• Support for People with Oral and Head and Neck Cancer (SPOHNC) – 2 to 3 p.m., Radiation Therapy Center of Morris Hospital, 1600 West U.S. Route 6 in Morris. for information, call 815-364-8915.

• Mended Hearts – 2 to 3:30 p.m., Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center, 333 N. Madison St., Joliet. Support group for heart patients. To register and for more information, call 877.737.INFO.

• 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.

• Breast Cancer Networking Group – 6 to 7:30 p.m., The Cancer Support Center, 19657 S. LaGrange Road, Mokena. For information, call 708-478-3529 or visit www.CancerSupportCenter.org.

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