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Health

Local health events: Feb. 5 through Feb. 10

Feb. 5

• Blood Drive – 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wilmington High School, 209 Wildcat Crt., Wilmington. For an appointment or more information, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) .

• Yoga – 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.; also Feb. 12, 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 Feb. 12 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 Feb. 12, 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 3:45 to 4:15. Meeting is at 4:30 p.m.; also Feb. 12, First Presbyterian Church, 805 Western Ave., Joliet. For information, call Linda at 630-877-7943.

• Celebrate Recovery – 6 p.m.; also Feb. 12, 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.

• What is Endometriosis? – 6 to 7 p.m., Silver Cross Hospital Conference Center, Pavilion A, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Presenter: Dr. Gamilah Pierre. Visit www.silvercross.org.

• Happy Back Yoga – 7 to 8 p.m., Mokena Community Public Library District, 11327 W. 195th St., Mokena. To register, call 708-479-9663 or visit the events page at www.mokenalibrary.org.

• Birthing Center tours – 7 p.m., also 1:30 p.m.; also Sunday and Feb. 12, Silver Cross Hospital, 1900 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Call 888-660-4325 or visit www.silvercross.org.

• Cancer Support Group – 7 to 8:30 p.m. also Feb. 12, 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 Feb. 12, Healing from domestic abuse. For more information, email Joyce Frankel at joycefrankel@yahoo.com.

Feb. 6

• 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.

• 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. 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 first and third Wednesdays. For more information, call 630-527-6363.

• Daytime Grief Support Group – 10:30 to 11:45 a.m., Edward Hospital Education Center, 801 S. Washington St., Naperville. Free. First-time participants may bring a guest. For information, call 630-527-5056 or visit eehealth.org.

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

• 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.

• Basics of Breastfeeding Class – 6:30 to 9 p.m., Silver Cross Hospital, Pavilion A, Conference Center, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. $15 a person. Register at www.silvercross.org or 888-660-HEAL (4325).

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

• Parent Informational Meeting on Student Vaping – 7 p.m., Lockport Township
High School Auditorium, 1333 E. Seventh St., Lockport. Presenter: Jennifer Hahs, coordinator of the Rosecrance Health Network on the associated health risks of vaping

Feb. 7

• 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

• 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.

• Spousal Loss Group – 6 to 7:30 p.m., Joliet Area Community Hospital, 250 Water Stone Circle, Joliet. For information, call Mary Ann Burns at 815-460-3282.

• 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.

• Strong by Zumba free class registration deadline – Event is 9 to 10 a.m., Feb. 9, The Oaks Recreation & Fitness Center, 10847 La Porte Road, Mokena. 16 and up. To register, call 708-390-2343 or visit www.mokenapark.com.

Feb. 8

• 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

• Free Zumba Gold demo class – 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Feb. 8, The Oaks Recreation & Fitness Center, 10847 La Porte Road, Mokena. 16 and up. to register, call 708-390-2343 or visit mokenapark.com.

• 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.

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

• 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.

• Evening Grief Support Group – 7 to 8:30 p.m., Edward Hospital Education Center, 801 S. Washington St., Naperville. Free. First-time participants may bring a guest. For information, call 630-527-5056 or visit eehealth.org.

Feb. 9

• Love Your Heart Lecture – At 8 a.m., board-certified interventional cardiologist Dr. Thomas Kason will discuss “Heart Disease Risk Factors and Prevention.” At 10 a.m., Silver Cross exercise physiologist Charles Murray will present exercise and nutrition tips in “Heart to Heart;" Silver Cross Hospital Pavilion A 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Free. For information, visit silvercross.org.

• Love Your Heart – 8:50 to 10:50 a.m., Silver Cross Hospital Pavilion A
1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Baseline cardiac assessment for $45 (requires eight to 12-hour fast). Also healthy heart breakfast, health information, lectures, giveaways. Register at silvercross.org.

Feb. 10

• 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.

• Zumba Gold registration deadline – Classes are10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., Tuesdays, Feb. 12 through April 16 or 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Fridays, Feb. 15 through April 12, The Oaks Recreation & Fitness Center, 10847 La Porte Road, Mokena. 16 and up. to register, call 708-390-2343 or visit mokenapark.com.

Feb. 11

• 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.

• 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. To register, call 708-478-3529 or visit www.CancerSupportCenter.org

• 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.

• Blood Drive – 3 p.m.; also Feb. 12, Joliet Junior College, 1215 Houbolt Road, Joliet. For an appointment or more information, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) .

• 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.

• 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/specialdeliveries or call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325).

• Colorectal Cancer Networking Group – 6 to 7 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.

Feb. 12

•  Free Prenatal Class – 9 to 9:50 a.m., Tuesdays; 5:30 to 6:20 p.m.; Wednesdays; and 10 to 10:50 a.m., starting Feb. 12, Morris YMCA. 320 Wauponsee St., Morris: Free. For more information, call Morris Hospital at 815-705-7364 or call the Y at (815) 513-8080.

• 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.

• Prediabetes Class – 3 to 4 p.m., Morris Hospital Education Room 1 (lower level), 150 W. High St., Morris. Led by a diabetes educator. To register or for more information, call 815-705-7367 or morrishospital.org.

• 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 more 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).

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