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Local health events: Dec. 10 through Dec. 17

Shelby Champine of Plainfield, a patient service representative in Labor & Delivery at Edward Hospital, sets loose the butterflies at the SHARE Wings of Hope Angel Garden Blessing & Butterfly Release on June 4.  SHARE will host a Service of Remembrance on Dec. 11 in Naperville for parents who have lost a baby through miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth or early infant death. For information, visit eehealth.org/shareresources or call 630-527-3263. Must register.
Shelby Champine of Plainfield, a patient service representative in Labor & Delivery at Edward Hospital, sets loose the butterflies at the SHARE Wings of Hope Angel Garden Blessing & Butterfly Release on June 4. SHARE will host a Service of Remembrance on Dec. 11 in Naperville for parents who have lost a baby through miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth or early infant death. For information, visit eehealth.org/shareresources or call 630-527-3263. Must register.

Dec. 10

• Podiatry Care – 8 a.m. to noon, also Dec. 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 Dec. 17, Senior Services of Will County Main Office, 251 N Center St., Joliet. For information, visit willcountyseniors.org/events or call 815-723-9713.

Medical Assisting Program Information Session – 10 to 11 a.m., Joliet Junior College, U-3007, 1215 Houbolt Road, Joliet. Information about the medical assisting field, job outlook, program details, prerequisites and externships. Visit jjc.edu.

• Yoga – 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.; also Dec. 17, The Cancer Support Center, 19657 S. LaGrange Road, Mokena. For information, call 708-478-3529 or visit CancerSupportCenter.org.

• Family Caregiver Support Group – 11 a.m.; also Dec. 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 Dec. 17, 1090 S Cedar Road, New Lenox. For information, visit willcountyseniors.org/events or call 815-723-9713.

• Art Therapy – 2 to 3:45 p.m., also Dec. 17, The Cancer Support Center, 19657 S. LaGrange Road, Mokena. Facilitated by Kathleen Daly, registered art therapist. No art experience necessary. Call 708-478-3529 or visit CancerSupportCenter.org.

• Youth Art and Cancer Support – 2 to 3:45 p.m., The Cancer Support Center, 19657 S. LaGrange Road, Mokena. Create a deck of cards to help with coping. Ages 6 to 18. Call 708-478-3529 or visit CancerSupportCenter.org.

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

• Birthing Center tours – 7 p.m., also Dec. 17, Silver Cross Hospital, 1900 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Call 888-660-4325 or visit www.silvercross.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.

• Cancer Support Group – 7 to 8:30 p.m. also Dec. 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 Dec. 17, Healing from domestic abuse. For more information, email Joyce Frankel at joycefrankel@yahoo.com.

Dec. 11

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

• Hines Mobile Medical Unit – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Channahon Village Hall, For information, call Ken Buck, superintendent of the Grundy County Veterans Assistance Commission, at 815-941-3152.

• 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 orsilvercross.org.

• Prepared Childbirth – Event is 6 to 9 p.m., Morris Hospital, Family Birthing Suites classroom, 150 W. High St., Morris. $60. For registration and information, call 815-705-7301 or visit morrishospital.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.

• SHARE Service of Remembrance – 7 to 8:30 p.m., Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, 821 S. Washington St., Naperville. Share a poem or reading and bring an ornament to hang on the SHARE tree. For parents who have lost a baby through miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth or early infant death. For information, visit eehealth.org/shareresources or call 630-527-3263. Must register.

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

Dec. 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.

• 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.

• Dance Movement Workshop: holiday Stress – 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., The Cancer Support Center, 19657 S. LaGrange Road, Mokena. No dancing experience necessary. Call 708-478-3529 or visit CancerSupportCenter.org.

• 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.

• Grieving through the Holidays – 5 to 6 p.m., The Cancer Support Center, 19657 S. LaGrange Road, Mokena. No dancing experience necessary. Call 708-478-3529 or visit 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.

Dec. 13

• 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., 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.

• 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 visit joliethospice.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.

Dec. 15

• 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.

Dec. 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.

• 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.

• Zumba Gold – 9:30 to 10:15 a.m., 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.

• Support for People with Oral and Head and Neck Cancer (SPOHNC) – 2 to 3 p.m., Morris Hospital Radiation Therapy Center, Morris. Topic: Visit morrishospital.org/events or 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.

• Breast Cancer Networking Group – 6 to 7:30 p.m., The Cancer Support Center, 19657 S. LaGrange Road, Mokena. This drop-in group is supportive and informative. Co-lead by a staff therapist and oncology nurse, this group is for any woman diagnosed with breast cancer. Facilitated by staff therapist and Lisa Gravitt, Palos Health. For more information, call 708-478-3529 or visit 
www.CancerSupportCenter.org.

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