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Health

Local health events: Oct. 1 through Oct. 8

The New Lenox Community Blood Drive on Oct. 5 is sponsored by Kevin Molloy State Farm, Nelson Ridge Family Dental and Pizza Mia New Lenox. Pictured is last year's event.
The New Lenox Community Blood Drive on Oct. 5 is sponsored by Kevin Molloy State Farm, Nelson Ridge Family Dental and Pizza Mia New Lenox. Pictured is last year's event.

Oct. 1

• Podiatry Care – 8 a.m. to noon; also Oct. 8, 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 Oct. 1, 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 Oct. 8, 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 Oct. 8, 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 Oct. 8, 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 Oct. 8, First Presbyterian Church, 805 Western Ave., Joliet. Call Linda at 630-877-7943.

• Medicare Made Clear – 6 to 8 p.m., NuMark Credit Union, 2380 Caton Farm Road, Crest Hill. Free. Register at 815-729-3211 or numarkcu.org.

• Birthing Center tours – 7 p.m., also Oct. 8, 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 Oct. 8, 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 Oct. 1, Healing from domestic abuse. For more information, email Joyce Frankel at joycefrankel@yahoo.com.

Oct. 2

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

• 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.

• 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 per person. Visit 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.

Oct. 3

• 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.

• Break Free – 5 to 7 p.m., Gatto's Italian Restaurant & Bar, 1938 E. Lincoln Hwy, New Lenox. Join leading physician Dr. Nahla Merhi, board-certified urogynecologist at Silver Cross hospital for expert advice about pelvic floor disorder signs, symptoms and treatment options. Also pelvic prolapse, incontinence, pelvic pain, and chronic UTI. Free. 18 and up. visit silvercross.org.

• Total Joint Replacement - Risk Before & After Surgery – 5 to 6 p.m., Silver Cross Pavilion A Conference Center, 1890 Silver Cross Boulevard, New Lenox. Presenter: Dr. Rajeev Puri, orthopedic surgeon with the Midwest Institute for Robotic Surgery. Free. Visit silvercross.org.

• Fall Adult Grief Workshop – 6 to 8 p.m.; also Oct. 10, Oct. 17, Oct. 24, Joliet Area Community Hospice, 250 Water Stone Circle, Joliet. For adults who lost a loved one. Registration requested. Contact Patrice Martin, director of bereavement services, at 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.

Oct. 4

• 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.

• Baby Bereavement Support Group – 10:30 a.m., Silver Cross Hospital’s Conference Center, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., Pavilion A, New Lenox. Visit silvercross.org.

• Breast Cancer Awareness Fair – 2 to 4 p.m., Presence Cancer Care, 2614 W. Jefferson Street, Joliet. 2614 W. Jefferson St., Joliet. Free breast exams and mammograms for first 50 registrants To register, call 815-725-1355.

• 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.

Oct. 5

• Blood Drive – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Laraway Ridge Plaza parking lot, New Lenox. This blood drive is sponsored by Kevin Molloy State Farm, Nelson Ridge Family Dental and Pizza Mia New Lenox. Call 815-463-5800 or visit versiti.org.

• First Aid Basics –12:30 to 4 p.m., Edward Hospital Education Center, 801 S. Washington St., Naperville. Class will cover how to recognize and care for victims of sudden illness and injuries such as bleeding, shock, and poisoning and heat related illness. Upon successful completion of the course requirements, students receive a Heartsaver First Aid card valid for two years. $35. To register, call 630-527-6363.

• Gluten Free Support Group – 10 a.m. to noon, Edward Plainfield Outpatient Center, 24160 127th St. Plainfield. Monthly meetings for those living with celiac disease and gluten intolerance. Free. For information, visit glutenfreewikaduke.blogspot.com.

Oct. 6

• Blood Drive – 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., St. Mary Catholic Church, 19515 115th Ave., Mokena. Call 1-800-7TO-GIVE (1-800-786-4483) or visit versiti.org/Illinois.

• 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.

Oct. 7

• 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.

• Fitness Workshop: Intro to Progressive Exercise – 3 to 4 p.m., The Cancer Support Center, 19657 S. LaGrange Road, Mokena. Learn how the different types of exercises affect your body. Get an in-depth look at what the machines, bands, tubes, dumbbells, barbells and body weight exercises can and cannot. Get hands on instruction on pushing, pulling and rotational movements, as well as the American College of Sports Medicine's 5 components of fitness. Work at own pace and comfort level. Facilitated by Roy Alfonso, fitness and medical exercise Specialist. 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.

Oct. 8

• Prediabetes Education Class – 3 to 4 p.m., Morris Hospital, Education Room 1, 150 W. High St., Morris. To register for the free class, visit morrishospital.org/eventsor call 815-705-7527.

• Endoscopic Management of Reflux & Heartburn – 5 to 6 p.m., Silver Cross Pavilion A Conference Center, 1890 Silver Cross Boulevard, New Lenox. Learn about the risks and treatment options for heartburn, acid reflux or GERD, Barrett's esophagus and esophageal cancer from Dr. Kamran Ayub, medical director of the Advanced Endoscopy Center at Silver Cross. 18 and up. Free. Visit silvercross.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 silvercross.org.

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