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Health

Local health events: Sept. 11 through Sept. 18

Sept. 11

• 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 Sept.11, Senior Services of Will County Main Office, 251 N Center St., Joliet. For information, visit willcountyseniors.org/events or call 815-723-9713.

• Chronic Illness & Pain Small Group – 10 to 11:30 a.m., Community Christian Church, 24035 Riverwalk Court, Plainfield. For more information, email Laurie Hussey at helpbringchange@yahoo.com.

• Tai Chi Advanced Class – 10 a.m. to noon; also 1 to 2:01 p.m., Sept. 18, 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 Sept.18, 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 Sept.18, 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 Sept. 18, 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.

• Joliet TOPS – Weigh-in is from 5:45 to 6:15 p.m., meeting is at 6:30 p.m.; also Sept. 18, First Presbyterian Church, 805 Western Ave., Joliet. For information, call Linda at 630-877-7943.

• Carbohydrate Counting Class (meal provided) – 6 to 7 p.m., Morris Hospital, Whitman Assembly Room 2, 150 W. High St., Morris. Free. To register and for more information, call 815-705-7527.

• 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 Sept. 18, 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

• Cancer Support Group Group – 7 to 8:30 p.m., Community Christian Church, 24035 Riverwalk Court, Plainfield. For more information, call Pam Kurzawa at 779-227-0002.

• Together We Stand – 7 to 8:30 p.m., Community Christian Church, 24035 Riverwalk Court, Plainfield. Healing from domestic abuse. For more information, email Joyce Frankel at joycefrankel@yahoo.com.

Sept. 12

• Hines Mobile Medical Unit – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Channahon Village Hall, 24555 S. Navajo Drive, Channahon. For information, call Ken Buck 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.

• Blood Drive – 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Joliet Job Corps, 1101 Mills Road, Joliet. For information, download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

• 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.

• Senior Informational Presentation – 10 a.m., Romeoville Village Hall Board Room located at 1050 W Romeo Road, Romeoville. Presenter: Barry Kolanowski, executive director of Senior Services of Will County. Topics: navigating Medicare enrollment, home maintenance, tax preparation, the Grandparents raising Grandchildren food program, respite care for family caregivers. RSVP at 815-725-2741 or email repmanley@gmail.com.

• 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).

• 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.

• Alcoholics Anonymous – 7 p.m.; also Saturday, First United Methodist Church
401 East Kahler Road, Wilmington. For information, call 815-476-5474.

Sept. 13

• Register Basic Life Support- Renewal – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Morris Hospital, Whitman Assembly Room 1, 150 West High St., Morris. $70. To attend this class, you must have a valid and current CPR card. To register and for more information, call 815-705-7357.

• 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.

• Pulmonary Support Group – 10 to 11 a.m., Silver Cross Hospital’s Conference Center, Pavilion A, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Family members welcome. First-time participants register at 888-660-HEAL (4325) or www.silvercross.org.

• Men's Discussion Group – 12:30 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.

• A Matter of Balance – 1 to 3 p.m., Thursdays, Sept. 13 through Nov. 1, New Lenox Public Library, 120 Veterans Parkway, New Lenox; and 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Mondays, Sept. 17 through Nov. 5, New Lenox VFW Post 9545, 323 Old Hickory Road, 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.

• “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.

• 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.

• “A Pathway to Hope and Healing,” in support of World Suicide Prevention Day – 6 to 8 p.m., New Lenox Village Hall, Community Room, New Lenox. Information tables and panelists. To register or for information, contact Daniel Martin at dmartin@newlenox.net or 815-462-6493.

• 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.

Sept. 14

• 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.

• Afternoon Grief Support Group – 1:30 to 3 p.m., Joliet Area Community Hospice, 250 Water Stone Circle, Joliet. Contact Mary Ann Burns at 815-460-3282 or mburns@joliethospice.org.

• Free Fitness Friday – 6 to 8 p.m., PAC in Dellwood Park. Lockport. Last Friday night for this event. 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.

• Senior Star at Weber Place Trivia Night6 p.m., VFW Cantigny Post 367, 826 Horseshoe Drive, Joliet. Proceeds benefit Senior Star’s team at the Will County Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Oct. 6. For tickets and information, contact Jina Pendry at 815-439-9955 or jpendry@seniorstar.com.

• Heroin Anonymous – 7 p.m.; also Saturday, First United Methodist Church
401 East Kahler Road, Wilmington. For information, call 815-476-5474.

Sept. 15

• ‘Woods Walk’ program – Ends Nov. 30. Participants who hike seven of 10 designated trails during that time period will receive a collector’s medal. Trail trips vary in length from 1 to 6 miles. Trail locations range from Naperville to the north, Manhattan to the south, Crete Township to the east and Channahon to the west. Guides available at four visitor centers. For more information, visit ReconnectWithNature.org.

• Run for Recovery 5K – 8 a.m. at Waubonsie Lake Park, 988 Kautz Road, Aurora. Presented by Linden Oaks Behavioral Health and Breaking Free. $40. For more information or to register, visit: raceroster.com/events/2018/18906/run-for-recovery.

• Baby Safety – 9 a.m., Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center, 333 N. Madison St., Joliet. $30 per couple and $5 for the book. To register and for more information, call 877-737-4636.

Sept. 16

• C.W. Avery Family YMCA Community Open House – 1 to 4 p.m., 15120 Wallin Drive, Plainfield. Program information, wellness screenings. For more information,  visit www.jolietymca.org or contact Lisa Behounek at 815267-8600, ext. 206 or lbehounek@jolietymca.org.

• 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.

Sept. 17

• 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.

• Hines Mobile Medical Unit – 9 a.m. to 2 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.

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

• 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.

• 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 more information, call 708-478-3529 or visit 
www.CancerSupportCenter.org.

Sept. 18

Free Health Screenings – 9:30 a.m. to noon, Plainfield Public Library District,  15025 S. Illinois St.,Plainfield. Blood pressure, diabetes (must fast for eights hours) and body mass index readings. Medicaid application assistance. For more information, visit www.plainfieldpubliclibrary.org or www.vnahealth.com.

• Stroke and Aphasia Support Group – 10 to 11 a.m., Morris Hospital, Whitman Assembly Room 1, 150 W. High St., Morris. Reservations not required. For information, call 815-705-7411.

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