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Health

Local health events: July 16 through July 23

July 16

• Podiatry Care – 8 a.m. to noon; also July 16, 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.

• Low Intensity Functional Training (LIFT) class – 9 to 9:30 a.m., every Tuesday and Thursday, The Radiation Therapy Center of Morris Hospital, 1600 W. U.S. Route 6, Morris. Taught by Morris Hospital wellness staff. For people undergoing – or who have completed – cancer treatment. To register, call 815-705-7370.

• Tai Chi Beginners Class – 10 to 11 a.m., also July 16, 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 July 16, 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 July 16, 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 July 16, 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.

• Medical Cannabis Informational Seminar – Noon to 1 p.m.; also 10 to 11 a.m., and noon to 1 p.m., July 23, July 20; and American Legion Joliet Post 1080, 2625 Ingalls Ave., Joliet. Free. Hosted by 3C Compassionate Care Center of Joliet. Contact Kimberly at 815-710-7923, or email KChilds@gtigrows.com.

• Tai Chi Advanced Class – 1 to 2 p.m., also July 16, 1090 S Cedar Road, New Lenox. For information, visit willcountyseniors.org/events or call 815-723-9713.

• Joliet TOPS – Weigh-in is from 4:15 to 4:45 p.m.. Meeting is 5 to 6 p.m.; also July 9, First Presbyterian Church, 805 Western Ave., Joliet. For information, call Linda at 630-877-7943.

• Birthing Center tours – 7 p.m., also July 16, 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 July 16, 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 July 16, Healing from domestic abuse. For more information, email Joyce Frankel at joycefrankel@yahoo.com.

July 17

Wellness Wednesday – Morris Hospital offers affordable health and wellness screenings. For details and locations, visitmorrishospital.org/resources/wellness-wednesdays.

Path to Recovery Foundation – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Community Christian Church , Room 156, 24035 W. Riverwalk Ct., Plainfield. Free individual family support sessions for people – or their loved one – struggling with substance abuse disorder. Call 630-962-9652 or
email shereestilwell@comcast.net.

• 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.

• 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.

• 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.

• 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.

• “Nature Meditation" registration deadline Event is – 6:30 to 8 a.m., July 19 and Aug. 2, Four Rivers Environmental Education Center, Channahon. Hike 1-2 miles and then spend time meditating in nature. Bring a nature journal/notebook for reflection. Ages 18 or older; free. Register at ReconnectWithNature.org or call 815-722-9470.

• Kettle Bell,Boxing and Suspension registration deadline – Event is 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. on
Monday and Tuesdays, July 22 to September 16, 2019 or 6:45 to 7:45 a.m., Fridays, July 19 to Sept. 6, 2019 from 6:45–7:45 The Oaks Recreation & Fitness Center, 10847 La Porte Road, Mokena. 16 and up. Call 708-390-2343 or visit mokenapark.com.

July 18

• Weight Control Group – 8 to 9:30 a.m. Senior Services of Will County, 251 N Center St., Joliet. Low impact toning and stretching class. For information, visit willcountyseniors.org/events or call 815-723-9713.

• 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.

• Free Harmonica Group – 11 to 11:30 a.m., Diagnostic & Rehabilitative Center, Morris Hospital, 100 W. Gore Road, Morris. For individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, emphysema, bronchitis and pulmonary fibrosis. For information, call 815-705-7837.

• 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.

• Evening Adult Grief Support Group – 6 to 7:30 p.m., Joliet Area Community Hospice, 250 Water Circle Drive, Joliet. Contact Patrice Martin at 815-460-3282 or e-mail pmartin@joliethospice.org

• Free Self Defense Workshop – 6 to 9 p.m., New Lenox Village Hall, 1 Veterans Pkwy., New Lenox. 12 and up. Free. Donations to One Light Self-Defense appreciated. Hosted by State Rep. Margo McDermed (R-Mokena). Registration encouraged. To register or for more information,  email mcdermed@ilhousegop.org or call 815-277-2079.

• 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.

• Zumba Core registration deadline – Event is 9 to 10 a.m., July 20 through Sept. 7, The Oaks Recreation & Fitness Center, 10847 La Porte Road, Mokena. 16 and up. Call 708-390-2343 or visit mokenapark.com.

July 19

• 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.

• Breathers’ Support Group – 9:30 to 10:30 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 morrishospital.org or call 815-705-7837.

• Zumba Toning – 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.

• Breastfeeding Support Group – 10:30 a.m., Silver Cross Hospital’s Conference Center, Pavilion A, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Infants welcome. Visitsilvercross.org.

• People with Arthritis (P.A.C.E.) – 2 to 4 p.m., Senior Services of Will County, 251 N Center St., Joliet. Low impact toning and stretching class. For information, visit willcountyseniors.org/events or call 815-723-9713.

• 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.

• Tabata and Foam Core Roller registration deadline – Event is 7:45 to 8:45 a.m., Sundays, July 21 to Sept. 8, The Oaks Recreation & Fitness Center, 10847 La Porte Road, Mokena. 16 and up. Call 708-390-2343 or visit mokenapark.com.

July 20

• Free Yoga in the Park – 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Paul E. Briese Park, Ingalls Ave., Joliet. Bring own mat. Class cancelled in the event of inclement weather. Hosted by Will County MAPP Collaborative.

July 21

• 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.

July 22

• Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program – Visit.jolietymca.org or contact Susan Krause at 815-267-8600, ext. 214 or skrause@jolietymca.org. 

• YMCA to Offer Fitness Fun Under the Sun – Weekly at select locations in Joliet, Plainfield and Morris. 12 and up. Visit jolietymca.org.

• Basic Life Support- Renewal – 9 to 11 a.m., Former Shabbona School, 725 School St., Morris. $50. To attend this class, you must have a valid and current CPR card. To register and for more information, call 815-705-7357.

• Kids Camp 2019 – 9 a.m. to noon, through July 26, The Cancer Support Center, 19657 S. LaGrange Road, Mokena. Outdoor team-building, creative expression, therapy dogs. To register, call 708-478-3529 or visit www.CancerSupportCenter.org

• Survivor Support Group – 11 a.m. to noon, The Cancer Support Center, 19657 S. LaGrange Road, Mokena. For any individual who has cancer (in-treatment or post-treatment). To register and for information, 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.

• 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.

• “Happy Mornings Yoga and Hike" registration deadline – Event is 9 to 10:30 a.m., July 25, Four Rivers Environmental Education Center, Channahon. Take part in a 30 to 40 minute yoga session and a 30 to 40 minute hike along scenic trails. Bring a yoga mat, water and a journal/notebook. Ages 5 or older; free. Register at ReconnectWithNature.org or call 815-722-9470.

July 23

• Donate Blood – 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., Morris Hospital, Whitman Assembly Room 1, 150 West High St., Morris. Walk-ins welcome. For information, call 815-705-7370.

• 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.

• "I Can Cope" Breast Cancer Support Group – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Silver Cross Hospital Conference Center, Pavilion A, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. "I Can Cope," offered by the American Cancer Society and Silver Cross Hospital, is an educational program for women facing breast cancer. Topics are relevant to the cancer experience and offers practical help in coping with some of the emotional issues resulting from a cancer diagnosis. For breast cancer patients age 18 and up at any stage of their cancer and guest. Free. First time participants register at Register at silvercross.org.

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