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Health

Local health events: July 23 through July 30

Ongoing

• Free Fitness Classes –. Local sponsored established gyms have partnered with the MAPP (Mobilizing for Action Through Planning and Partnerships). Available through August at various times and location. View schedule at bit.ly/2O0Iez6.

July 23

• Podiatry Care – 8 a.m. to noon; also July 23, 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 23, 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 23, 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 23, Easter Seals, Joliet Region, 212 Barney Drive, Joliet. Contact Kathy Miller at 815-931-9693 or kathy21miller@gmail.com.

• 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.

• Summer Blood Drive – 1 to 5 p.m., Joliet West High School cafeteria, 401 N. Larkin Ave., Joliet. Walk-ins welcome. Or schedule at ht.heartlandbc.org/donor.

• Tai Chi Advanced Class – 1 to 2 p.m., also July 23, 1090 S Cedar Road, New Lenox. For information, visit willcountyseniors.org/events or call 815-723-9713.

• 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.

• Joliet TOPS – Weigh-in is from 4:15 to 4:45 p.m.. Meeting is 5 to 6 p.m.; also July 23, First Presbyterian Church, 805 Western Ave., Joliet. For information, call Linda at 630-877-7943.

• "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.

• Birthing Center tours – 7 p.m., also July 123 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 23, 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 23, Healing from domestic abuse. For more information, email Joyce Frankel at joycefrankel@yahoo.com.

July 24

• AMITA Health Free Preschool Screenings – 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., C.W. Avery Family YMCA, 15120 Wallin Drive, Plainfield. Ages 2 to 5. Visit jolietymca.org.

Wellness Wednesday – Morris Hospital offers affordable health and wellness screenings. For details and locations, visit morrishospital.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.

• Stroke Support Group – 4 to 5 p.m., Silver Cross Hospital, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago Inpatient Unit Dining Room, 1900 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. First time participants register at: 1-888-660-HEAL (4325) or 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.

• Baby Care Basics – 6 to 8 p.m., Morris Hospital Boardroom, 150 W. High St., Morris. $15 a couple. Register at morrishospital.org/events. For information, call 815-942-3012.

• 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.

July 25

• 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.

• Free Senior Fair – 9 a.m. to noon, St. Mary’s Immaculate Church in Plainfield, 15629 Route 59, Plainfield. Vendors, state agencies, health screenings, door prizes, refreshments. Hosted by State Rep. Mark Batinick (R-Plainfield). Call 815-254-0000.

• 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.

Nursing Program Information Session – Noon to 1 p.m., Joliet Junior College, U-Building Auditorium, 1215 Houbolt Road, Joliet. Free. Registration not required. Open to all residents of JJC District 525. 

• 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.

• 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.

July 26

• 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.

• 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.

July 27

July 28

• NAMI Family Connection Support Group (Bolingbrook) – 6 p.m., AMITA Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, MACE Room, 500 Remington Blvd., Bolingbrook. For more information, call 815-731-9103 or email info@namiwillgrundy.org.

• NAMI Family Support Group (Bolingbrook) – 6 p.m., AMITA Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Inspire Room, 500 Remington Blvd., Bolingbrook. For more information, call 815-731-9103 or email info@namiwillgrundy.org.

July 29

• Basic Life Support: Initial – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.,Former Shabbona School Gymnasium, 725 School Street, Morris. For individuals who provide or could potentially provide health care, including RNs, CNAs, EMS personnel, police and fire fighters. The course teaches the skills of CPR for victims of all ages, use of an automated external defibrillator (AED), and relief of foreign-body airway obstruction. $70. To attend this class, you must have a valid email address. To register and for more information, call 815-705-7360.

• 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.

• 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.

July 30

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