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Health

Local health events: Jan. 8 through Jan. 15

Jan. 8

• 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. No class Dec. 24 and Dec. 25. For information, contact Kathy Brown at 815-634-4552 ext. 114 or kathy@ccpld.org

• Active Yoga Class – 10 a.m. to noon; also Jan. 15, 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 Jan. 15, 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 Jan. 15, 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 Jan. 15, 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 Jan. 15, 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 (meal provided) – Noon to 1 p.m., Morris Hospital, Whitman Assembly Room 2, 150 W. High St., Morris. Free. To register and for more information, call 815-705-7527.

• Joliet TOPS – Weigh-in is from 3:45 to 4:15. Meeting is at 4:30 p.m.; also Jan. 15, First Presbyterian Church, 805 Western Ave., Joliet. For information, call Linda at 630-877-7943.

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

• Celebrate Recovery – 6 p.m.; also Jan. 15, Restoration Christian Church, 114 Channahon St., Shorewood. Bible-based teachings and music. Men and women in separate groups. Free and open to the public. For information, call Mike Vollmer at 815-545-6522 or visit rccnow.org.

• Introductory session to DIET FREE – 6 to 7 p.m., Morris Hospital, Whitman Assembly Room 1, 150 High St., Morris. Get information on this 10-week program. The program, which costs $69 and is refundable at the end of the program, is available online or in-person. Introductory session is in-person and free. For registration and information, call 815-705-7358.

• 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.

• Baby Basics – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Silver Cross Hospital Conference Center, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. $25 per couple. Register at www.silvercross.org or call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325).

• Birthing Center tours – 7 p.m., also 1:30 p.m.; also Sunday and Jan. 15, Silver Cross Hospital, 1900 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Call 888-660-4325 or visit www.silvercross.org.

• Cancer Support Group Group – 7 to 8:30 p.m. also Jan. 15, 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.; also Jan. 15, Healing from domestic abuse. For more information, email Joyce Frankel at joycefrankel@yahoo.com.

Jan. 9

• 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.. Channahon Village Hall, 24555 S. Navajo Drive, Channahon. For more information, call Ken Buck, superintendent of the Grundy County Veterans Assistance Commission at 815-941-3152.

• 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 – 10:30 a.m. to noon, AMITA 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., AMITA 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., First United Methodist Church, 401 East Kahler Road, Wilmington. For information, call 815-476-5474.

Jan. 10

• Breastfeeding Classes – Jan. 10, Jan. 12, Jan. 19 and Jan. 26. Edward Hospital, Naperville. A lactation specialist teaches the class. For expectant parents. $10 per couple. To register, call 630- 527-6363.

• 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.

• Shorewood TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) – Weigh-in is 9 to 9:35 a.m.. Meeting starts at 9:45 a.m., Troy Twp Community Center at 25448 Seil Road in Shorewood. For more information, call Ruth at 815-258-0858.

• Senior Services of Will County satellite office – Noon to 3 p.m., Troy Township, 25448 Seil Road, Shorewood. Every third Wednesday and every Thursday. Services include case management, Medicare assistance, Benefit Access (formerly known as Circuit Breaker), Title XX, Medicare open enrollment. For information, call 815-744-1968.

• 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

• “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.

• 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.

• 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 or 888-660-HEAL (4325).

Jan. 11

• Free Dentistry Day – 8 a.m. to noon, Hickory Creek Family Dentistry, 561 E. Lincoln Highway, New Lenox. Choice of one free cleaning, filling or extraction. First-come, first-served basis. For more information, please call 815-320-3870 or visit www.FreeDentistryDay.org

• Zumba Toning – 9:15 to 10 a.m., The Cancer Support Center, 19657 S. LaGrange Road, Mokena. For beginner fitness levels or the older active adult. To register, call 708-478-3529 or visit www.CancerSupportCenter.org.

• Get Fit Where You Sit – 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Mokena Community Public Library District, 11327 W. 195th St., Mokena. Chair yoga. Free. To register, call 708-479-9663 or visit the events page at www.mokenalibrary.org.

• 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.

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

Jan. 12

• Babycare PLUS: Not just the basics – Jan. 5, Jan. 12, Jan. 17, Jan. 26, Edward Hospital, Naperville. Learn about cord care, circumcision care, jaundice, diapering and bathing a newborn, plus a lot more! Class includes special techniques to calm a fussy baby, limit crying, promote good sleep patterns, infant CPR and take-home infant CPR manikin and instructional DVD, car seat safety (may bring own car seat). $65 per couple. To register, call 630- 527-6363.

Jan. 13

• CPR Family and Friends – 1 to 3 p.m., Edward Hospital, 801 Washington St., Naperville. Video-based course teaches hands-on only CPR. Not a certification course. $30. Register at 630-527-6363.

• Free AOA Gentle Yoga Demo Class registration deadline – Event is 10 to 11 a.m., Jan. 15, The Oaks Recreation and Fitness Center, 10847 La Porte Road, Mokena. Ages 21 and older. To register, call 708-390-2343 or visit www.mokenapark.com.

• Free Foam Roller Technique Demo Class registration deadline – Event is 7 to 7:30 p.m., Jan. 15, The Oaks Recreation and Fitness Center, 10847 La Porte Road, Mokena. Ages 16 and older. To register, call 708-390-2343 or visit www.mokenapark.com.

Jan. 14

• Zumba Gold – 9:30 to 10:15 a.m., The Cancer Support Center, 19657 S. LaGrange Road, Mokena. For beginner fitness levels or the older active adult. For information, call 708-478-3529 or visit www.CancerSupportCenter.org.

• 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.

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

• Breastfeeding Support Group – 6 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 or call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325).

• Free Mind and Body Flow Demo Class registration deadline – Event is11"30 a.m. to 12"15 p.m., Jan. 16, The Oaks Recreation and Fitness Center, 10847 La Porte Road, Mokena. Ages 18 and older. To register, call 708-390-2343 or visit www.mokenapark.com.

• Wiggles and Giggles registration deadline –  Event is 3 to 3:45 p.m., Tuesdays, Jan. 15 through Feb. 12 or 3 to 3:45 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 16 through Feb. 13, Program Center, 10925 W. La Porte Road, Mokena. For 2 and 3-years not quite ready to separate from mom or dad. To register, call 708-390-2343 or visit www.mokenapark.com.

Jan. 15

• Health Watchers Nutrition Group – 4 to 5:15 p.m., The Cancer Support Center, 19657 S. LaGrange Road, Mokena. Probiotics, immune-boosting foods and simple ways to meal plan. Sampling of a new one-pot meal each program. Presented by Chris Rosandich, nutrition educator and Beth Bogan. To register and for information, call 708-478-3529 or visit www.CancerSupportCenter.org.

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