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Health

Local health events: Sept. 3 through Sept. 10

Meditate with nature all around you during the Forest Preserve District of Will County’s “Nature Meditation” program on Sept. 6 at Four Rivers Environmental Education Program in Channahon.
Meditate with nature all around you during the Forest Preserve District of Will County’s “Nature Meditation” program on Sept. 6 at Four Rivers Environmental Education Program in Channahon.

Sept. 3

• Edward Hospital’s “Lifestyle Under Construction” program – Through Sept. 19, 12-week session, Edward Heart Hospital ground floor conference room, 801 S. Washington St., Naperville. Medically supervised program. Recommended for those at risk for metabolic syndrome. For information and to register, call 630-527-2825.

• Podiatry Care – 8 a.m. to noon; also Aug., Sept 10, 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 Sept. 10, 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. 10, 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. 10, Easter Seals, Joliet Region, 212 Barney Drive, Joliet. Contact Kathy Miller at 815-931-9693 or kathy21miller@gmail.com.

• Tai Chi Advanced Class – 1 to 2 p.m., also Sept. 10, 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 Sept. 10, First Presbyterian Church, 805 Western Ave., Joliet. For information, call Linda at 630-877-7943.

• Birthing Center tours – 7 p.m., also Sept. 10, 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 Sept. 10, 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 Sept. 10, Healing from domestic abuse. For more information, email Joyce Frankel at joycefrankel@yahoo.com.

Sept. 4

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 visitwww.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.

• Free Prenatal Exercise Class on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30 to 6:20 p.m. and Fridays from 9 to 9:50 a.m. at the Morris Community YMCA, 320 Wauponsee St., Morris. Register at morrishospital.org/events. For more information, call 815-942-3012.

• 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.

• Epilepsy Support Group – 6 to 7 p.m., Morris Hospital, 150 W. High St., Morris. Contact Erika Fleck at 815-414-8655 or efleck@efncil.org or visit epilepsyheartland.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.

• 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 silvercross.org.

• SMART Recovery – 7 p.m., 1620 Plainfield Rd., Joliet. Free addiction self-help group. Every Wednesday. Contact Angeline DiPasquale at aldwangel@sbcglobal.net or 815-409-0463.

“Nature Meditation" registration deadline – Event is 6:30-8: a.m., Sept. 6, Four Rivers Environmental Education Center, Channahon. Try three different types of meditation: sitting, walking 1 to 2 miles and nature journaling. Bring nature journal, a camp chair and wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. Free; ages 18 and older. Register at ReconnectWithNature.org or call 815-722-9470.

Sept. 5

• 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.

• Tibetan Sound Bowl – 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., The Cancer Support Center, 19657 S. LaGrange Road, Mokena. Bring a pillow and blanket. No perfume. Presented by Jayne Hayes, reiki master. To register, call 708-478-3529 or visit CancerSupportCenter.org.

• 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.

• Spousal Loss Group – 6 to 7:30 p.m., Joliet Area Community Hospital, 250 Water Stone Circle, Joliet. For information, call 815-740-4104 ext 282.

• 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.

• Walking Meditation with Tom Kens – 6:30 to 8 p.m., Mokena Community Public Library District, 11327 W 195th St, Mokena. To register, call 708-479-9663 or visit mokenalibrary.org.

• 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. Get breastfeeding class for free if you sign up for this class.

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

Sept. 6

• 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 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 CancerSupportCenter.org.

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

Sept. 7

• Babysitter’s Training Course – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Morris Hospital, Whitman Assembly Room,150 W. High Street in Morris. 11 and up. $40. Includes lunch. Bring doll. Register at morrishospital.org or call 815-705-7365.

• Sensory Yoga – 11:30 to 12:30 p.m., Mokena Community Public Library District, 11327 W 195th St, Mokena. For children with sensory issues and a parent. Ages 3 through 9. Limit 10 children. To register, call 708-479-9663 or visit mokenalibrary.org.

• Childbirth Express class – Edward Hospital. Overview at fast pace, booklet with online login, tour of maternity unity unit. Bring mat or blanket and two pillows. $90 per couple. To register, call 630- 527-6363.

• Daddy Boot Camp – Edward Hospital, Education Center, 801 S. Washington St., Naperville. $15. (no charge if also taking the Babycare PLUS class). Register at 630-527-6363.

Sept. 8

• 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.

Sept. 9

• Introduction to Breastfeeding – 9 to 10 a.m., Morris Hospital, Family Birthing Suites classroom, 150 W. High Street, Morris. Taught by an obstetrical nurse/certified lactation consultant. Nursing mothers may bring infants. Free. Register at morrishospital.org. For more information, call 815-942-3012.

• 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 CancerSupportCenter.org.

• 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.

• No Colorectal Cancers Networking Group – 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., The Cancer Support Center, 19657 S. LaGrange Road, Mokena. For patients with colon, rectal or anal cancers and caregivers. Call 708-478-3529 or visit CancerSupportCenter.org.

• NAMI Connection Support Group – 6 p.m.,AMITA Health 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.

Sept. 10

• Prostate Screening – 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. with Dr. Gregory Lewis; also 10:30 a.m. to noon, Sept. 13 with Dr. Peter Tek; and 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., Sept., 24 with Dr. Luke Cho, Advanced Urology Associates, 1401 Lakewood Drive, Unit 3, Morris. For men ages 50 to 70 who do not have prostate cancer and are free of symptoms. Includes a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test and a digital rectal exam performed by a urologist with Advanced Urology Associates. To register, call 815-416-6089.

• Carbohydrate Counting Class (meal provided) – 5 to 6 p.m., Morris Hospital, Whitman Assembly Room 2, 150 W. High St., Morris. Free. To register and for more information, call 815-705-7527 or visit morrishospital.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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