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Health

Local health events: Oct. 15 through Oct. 22

Oct. 15

• Podiatry Care – 8 a.m. to noon; also Oct. 22, 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. 22, 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. 22, 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. 22, Easter Seals, Joliet Region, 212 Barney Drive, Joliet. Contact Kathy Miller at 815-931-9693 or kathy21miller@gmail.com.

• Medical Cannabis Information Session – Noon to 1 p.m., White Oak Library District, 121 E. 8th St., Lockport. If unable to attend and need one-on-one assistance, contact Kimberly at 815-710-7923, or email KChilds@gtigrows.com.

• Tai Chi Advanced Class – 1 to 2 p.m., also Oct. 22, 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. 22, First Presbyterian Church, 805 Western Ave., Joliet. Call Linda at 630-877-7943.

• Birthing Center tours – 7 p.m., also Oct. 22, 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. 22, 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. 22, Healing from domestic abuse. For more information, email Joyce Frankel at joycefrankel@yahoo.com.

Oct. 16

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.

• 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. 17

• 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 CancerSupportCenter.org.

• Robotic Total Knee Replacement – 5 p.m., Conference Center, Pavilion A, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Presenter: Dr. Robert Daley, orthopedic surgeon.  Register at silvercross.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 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.

• Pink Out the Street – 7:30 to 9 p.m., Fit4Mom Oswego Plainfield Shorewood Yorkville. Join us for a fun HIIT workout (appropriate for all levels) with a live DJ and pink fire truck. Benefits Pink Heals Joliet Area Chapter. Wear pink, wear lights and glow stuff. 50/50 raffle. Survivors and those currently battling cancer receive a free admission. Send a message and let us know you’re coming. Register atfit4mom-oswego.pike13.com.

Oct. 18

• 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., and most Mondays, the Cancer Support Center, 19657 S. LaGrange Road, Mokena. For beginner fitness levels or the older active adult. Low-impact. 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.

Oct. 19

• Blood Drive –9 a.m. to p.m., Knights of Columbus, 15629 Illinois 59, Plainfield. Call 1-800-7TO-GIVE (1-800-786-4483) or visitversiti.org/Illinois.

• Balance and Fall Prevention registration deadline –  Event is 10 to 11 a.m., Mondays, Oct. 21 to Dec. 9, The Oaks Recreation & Fitness Center, 10847 La Porte Road, Mokena. 21 and up. Call 708-390-2343 or visit mokenapark.org.

Oct. 20

• 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.

Oct. 21

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.

• Hines Mobile Medical Unit – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Coal City American Legion, 1752 E Division St., Coal City. For information, call Ken Buck, superintendent of the Grundy County Veterans Assistance Commission, at 815-941-3152.

• 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., and most Mondays, the Cancer Support Center, 19657 S. LaGrange Road, Mokena. For beginner fitness levels or the older active adult. Low-impact. To register, call 708-478-3529 or visit cancersupportcenter.org.

• New Siblings Class –  10 to 11 a.m., Morris Hospital, Family Birthing Suites classroom, 150 W. High Street, Morris. $5. Register atmorrishospital.org. For more information, call 815-942-3012.

• Fitness Workshop: Intro to Progressive Exercise – 3 to 4 p.m., The Cancer Support Center, 19657 S. LaGrange Road, Mokena. 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.

• Breast Cancer Networking Group – 6 to 7:30 p.m., the Cancer Support Center, 19657 S. LaGrange Road, Mokena. For any woman diagnosed with breast cancer. Facilitated by staff therapist and Lisa Gravitt, Palos Health. Call 708-478-3529 or visit 
cancersupportcenter.org.

Oct. 22

• Clean Living: Cleaning with Essential oils and Chemical-Free Products – 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., The Cancer Support Center, 19657 S. LaGrange Road, Mokena. For information and to register,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. Offered by the American Cancer Society and Silver Cross Hospital. For breast cancer patients age 18 and older at any stage of their cancer and guest. Free. Visit silvercross.org.


 

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