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Health

Local health events: Sept. 10 through Sept. 17

Those who donate blood at Versiti Blood Center of Illinois on Sept. 11 will receive a special 9/11 remembrance card that depicts the story and image of one of nearly 3,000 individuals who lost their lives.
Those who donate blood at Versiti Blood Center of Illinois on Sept. 11 will receive a special 9/11 remembrance card that depicts the story and image of one of nearly 3,000 individuals who lost their lives.

Sept. 10

• Podiatry Care – 8 a.m. to noon; also Aug., Sept 17, 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. 17, 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. 17, 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. 17, 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. 17, 1090 S Cedar Road, New Lenox. For information, visit willcountyseniors.org/events or call 815-723-9713.

• 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.

• “A Pathway to Hope and Healing” World Suicide Prevention Day Event – 4 to 8 p.m., Trinity Services, Inc., 301 Veterans Parkway, New Lenox. Break-out sessions, panel discussions, appetizers. Free. To register, contact Daniel Martin at dmartin@newlenox.net or 815-462-6493.

• Joliet TOPS – Weigh-in is from 4:15 to 4:45 p.m.. Meeting is 5 to 6 p.m.; also Sept. 17, First Presbyterian Church, 805 Western Ave., Joliet. For information, call Linda at 630-877-7943.

• 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 visitmorrishospital.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).

• Birthing Center tours – 7 p.m., also Sept. 17, 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. 17, 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. 17, Healing from domestic abuse. For more information, email Joyce Frankel at joycefrankel@yahoo.com.

• Medical Cannabis Program registration deadline – 2 to 4 p.m., Senior Star at Weber Place, 605 Edward Drive in Romeoville. Rick Niksic from the Greenhouse Group, an Illinois licensed medical cannabis dispensary, will explain the facts and misconceptions about medical cannabis, and take an in-depth look at current laws and the application process. Free. Register at 815-439-9955. For information, visit seniorstar.com/weberplace.

Sept. 11

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

• 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.

• Blood Drive – 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Louis Joliet Mall, 3340 Mall Loop Drive, Joliet. Download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enable the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device to make an appointment or for more information.

• Blood Drive – 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Versiti Blood Center of Illinois, 6296 Northwest Highway, Joliet. Those who donate blood will receive a special 9/11 remembrance card that depicts the story and image of one of nearly 3,000 individuals who lost their lives.

• 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.

• 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. Visit 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.

• 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.

• 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.

• Kettle Bell, Boxing and Suspension (KBS) registration deadline – Classes are 5:45–6:45 p.m. on Monday and Tuesdays, Sept. 23 to Nov. 12, 2019 or 6:45 to 7:45 a.m., Fridays, Sept. 13 to Nov. 1, The Oaks Recreation & Fitness Center, 10847 W. La Porte Road, Mokena. Ages 16 and up. Call 708-390-2343 or visit mokenapark.com.

Sept. 12

• 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.

• Pulmonary Support Group – 10 to 11 a.m., Silver Cross Hospital’s Conference Center, Pavilion A, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Visit silvercross.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.

• "I Can Cope" Cancer Support Group – 1 to 3 p.m., Radiation Therapy Center of Morris Hospital, 1600 West U.S. Route 6, Morris. Register at morrishospital.org/events or 815-364-8915. 

• Compression Fractures: Latest Treatment Options – 5 to 6 p.m., Silver Cross Hospital’s Conference Center, Pavilion A, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Presenters: Dr. Ashish Vyas, interventional radiologist, and Dr. M. Kamran Khan, neurosurgeon. 18 and up. Free. Visit silvercross.org.

• Cholesterol Levels and What They Mean – 6 to 7 p.m., Morris Hospital, Whitman Assembly Room 2,150 W. High Street, Morris. Presenter: Cardiologist Dr. Athar Saeed. Free. Register at morrishospital.org/events or 815-705-7832

• 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. Visit silvercross.org.

• Free Zumba Core registration deadline – Classes are 9 to 9:45 a.m., Sept. 14, The Oaks Recreation & Fitness Center, 10847 W. La Porte Road, Mokena. Ages 16 and up. Call 708-390-2343 or visit mokenapark.com.

Sept. 13

• 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.

• Afternoon Adult Grief Support Group – 1:30 to 3 p.m., Joliet Area Community Hospice 250 Water Circle Drive Joliet. Call 815-740-4104 or visitjoliethospice.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. 14

• Blood Drive – 8 a.m. to noon, Our Savior Lutheran Church, 1910 Black Road, Joliet. Bring ID and eat a good meal before donating. Walk-ins welcome. To register, call Rich at 815-439-5845 or visit versiti.org/IL.

• Community Health Fair – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Laraway School, 1715 Rowell Ave., Joliet. Door prizes, tours, raffles, healthy snacks, face painting, moonwalk, free glucose and hypertension screenings. chair massages, "Hidden in Plain Sight" trailer. For information, call 815-727-5196.

• Plainfield Suicide Awareness Walk – 6 p.m., Plainfield High School-Central Campus stadium at 24120 W. Fort Beggs St., Plainfield. Amy Henderson, a licensed clinical professional counselor, will speak about ways to support a person who has suicidal thoughts. Attendees, who are encouraged to wear yellow, will walk around the track for about an hour. Rain or shine. Concessions available. Benefits Elyssa’s Mission, an organization that administers suicide prevention programs in schools.

Sept. 15

• Grand parenting class – Baby care, car seat safety, brief tour of the OB unit. $5. For information, call Edward Hospital at 630-527-6363.

• 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.

• NAMI Family Support Group (Joliet) – 6 p.m., AMITA Health 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.

• Free Zumba Gold Classes registration deadline – Classes are 10:45 to 11:30 a.m., Sept 17 and 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Sept. 20, The Oaks Recreation & Fitness Center, 10847 W. La Porte Road, Mokena. Ages 16 and up. Call Mokena Park District at 708-390-2343 or visit mokenapark.com.

Sept. 16

Amplified Phone Distribution – 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., Disability Resource Center
77 N. 129th Infantry Drive, Joliet. Free hearing screenings by audiologist Karen Pastell of Prairieland Audiology of Joliet. Free phones for qualified individuals. Every third Monday of the month. Call Marie Malfatti at 815-729-0162.

• A Matter of Balance – 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. through Nov. 4, New Lenox VFW Post 9545, 323 Old Hickory Road, New Lenox. Fall prevention. Free. To register, contact Daniel Martin at 815-462-6493 or dmartin@newlenox.net.

• 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.

• Support for People with Oral and Head and Neck Cancer (SPOHNC) – 2 to 3 p.m., Morris Regional Oncology Center, 1600 W. US Route 6 in Morris. Free. Call 815-364-8915.

• 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.

• 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. 17

• Stroke and Aphasia Support Group – 10 to 11 a.m., Morris Hospital, Whitman Assembly Room 1, 150 W. High Street in Morris. Call 815-705-74111.

• A Matter of Balance – 1 to 3 p.m., Tuesdays, through Nov. 5, New Lenox Public Library (Meeting Room B), 120 Veterans Parkway, New Lenox,. Fall prevention. Free. To register, contact Daniel Martin at 815-462-6493 or dmartin@newlenox.net.

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