Health

Local health events: May 15 through May 22

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More than 300 people took part in the 2017 Candlelight Vigil for those with eating disorders. The 2018 event is scheduled for 5 to 8 p.m. May 21 at Linden Oaks Behavioral Health on the campus of Edward Hospital in Naperville.

May 15

• Register Basic Life Support- Renewal – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Morris Hospital, Whitman Assembly Room 1, 150 West High St., Morris. $70. To attend this class, you must have a valid and current CPR card. To register and for more information, call 815-705-7360.

• Yoga – 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.; also May 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 May 22, Easter Seals, Joliet Region, 212 Barney Drive, Joliet. Contact Kathy Miller at 815-931-9693 or kathy21miller@gmail.com.

• Art therapy – Noon to 1:45 p.m.; also May 22, The Cancer Support Center, 19657 S. LaGrange Road, Mokena. Facilitated by Kathleen Daly, registered art therapist. To register and for information, call 708-478-3529 or visit www.CancerSupportCenter.org.

• Health Watchers Nutrition Group – 4 to 5:15 p.m., The Cancer Support Center, 19657 S. LaGrange Road, Mokena.  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 5:45 to 6:15 p.m., meeting is at 6:30 p.m.; also May 22, First Presbyterian Church, 805 Western Ave., Joliet. For information, call Linda at 630-877-7943.

• Solutions to Sinus & Allergy – 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Silver Cross Hospital Conference Center, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Presenter: Dr. Ankit Patel, ear, nose, throat, head and neck surgeon. Topic: latest treatments for allergies and chronic sinusitis, including image-guided endoscopic sinus surgery. Register at www.silvercross.org.

• Birthing Center tours – 7 p.m., also May 22, Silver Cross Hospital, 1900 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Call 888-660-4325 or visit www.silvercross.org/our-services/other-services/birthing-center

May 16

• 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.

• Breastfeeding Mother’s Support Group at PSJMC – 10:30 a.m. to noon, Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center, Auditorium B, 333 N. Madison St., Joliet. Weekly group. Call the lactation line at 815-725-7133 ext. 3890.

• Sit & Stay Fit Chair Exercises – 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Crest Hill Library, 20670 Len Kubinski Drive, Crest Hill. For information, call 815-552-4284 or visit www.whiteoaklibrary.org.

• Positive People: 3:30 to 5 p.m., Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center, Cancer Care Center's conference room, 333 N. Madison St., Joliet. For cancer patients and family/caregivers. Free. For more information call, 877-737-INFO (4636).

• Free Stroke Survivors Support Group – 5 to 6:30 p.m., Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center, Auditorium B, 333 Madison St., Joliet. For information, call 815-725-7133 ext. 3163.

• 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.

• Brain Injury Support Group – 6 p.m., Easter Seals Joliet Region, 212 Barney Drive, Joliet. Contact Kathy Miller at 815-931-9693 or kathy21miller@gmail.com.

• 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.

• Yoga – 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Comprehensive Pain & Wellness, 3525 State Route 47, Morris. Yoga class with instructor Robyn Bumgarner. Complimentary glass of wine after class. $10. For information, contact Robyn Bumgarner at 815-942-8399 or comprehensivepainandwellness@gmail.com, or visit comprehensivepainwellness.com.

May 17

• T.O.P.S. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) – 10:15 to 11:55 a.m.,White Oak Library, 20670 Len Kubinski Drive, Crest Hill. For information, call Kathy at 815-210-5742 or Judy at 815-744-2068.

• 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. Guest speakers. Weekly topics. Special events. Bring newborn with you. For information, call 630-527-3957 or visit www.eehealth.org/services/pregnancy-baby/resources/cradle-talk

• Intro to Yoga – 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Mokena Community Public Library District, 11327 W. 195th St., Mokena. Presenter: Marti Anne. To register, contact Tracy Domzalski at tdomzalski@mokena.lib.il.us or 708-479-9663.

• Evening Grief Support Group – 6 to 7:30 p.m., Joliet Area Community Hospice, 250 Water Stone Circle, Joliet. Contact Mary Ann Burns at 815-460-3282 or mburns@joliethospice.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.

• Fierce Fiesta 5K registration deadline – Race is May 18. Check in at 4 p.m. Race and post-race party begins 6 p.m., Heritage Bluffs Public Golf Club, Channahon. Must preregister. Limit 250 runners. Refreshments. Visit www.channahonpark.org/fierce-fiesta-5k.

May 18

Blood Drive 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., The Promenade Bolingbrook, 631 E. Boughton Road, Bolingbrook. To make an appointment or for more information, download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

• Breathers’ Support Group – 10 to 11 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 www.morrishospital.org/events or call 815-705-7837.

• Breastfeeding Support Group – 10:30 a.m. to noon, Silver Cross Hospital’s Conference Center, Pavilion A, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Hosted by certified lactation consultants. Free. Infants welcome. First-time participants register at www.silvercross.org or 888-660-HEAL (4325).

• Optimizing Brain Fitness – 3 p.m., The Timbers of Shorewood, 1100 N. River Road, Shorewood. Total of 12 lectures through June.Facilitated by Linda McCluskey. To register or for more information, call  815-609-0669 or visit www.timbersofshorewood.com.

May 19

• Blood Drive – Noon to 4 p.m., Mount Zion, 402 Singleton Place, Joliet. To make an appointment or for more information, download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Joliet Slammers Host Stroke Awareness Night – 6:05 p.m., Joliet Route 66 Stadium, 1 Mayor Art Schultz Drive, Joliet. $10. Admission includes blood pressure screenings, cholesterol and blood sugar screenings, stroke education and screening, smoking cessation and nutrition education. For tickets, contact Sheryl Burcenski at 815-725-7133 ext. 3163 or e-mail Sheryl.burcenski@presencehealth.org.

May 20

Medical Marijuana Education Event – 1 to 3 p.m., Top Fuel Saloon, 275 S Hickory St, Braidwood .Experts will be on hand to lecture, take questions and assist in obtaining a medical marijuana card. For information, visit www.midwestcompassion.org
or call 630-359-3213.

• 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.

May 21

• Hines Mobile Medical Unit – 10 a.m. to 1 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.

• Support for People with Oral and Head and Neck Cancer (SPOHNC) – 2 to 3 p.m., Radiation Therapy Center of Morris Hospital, 1600 West U.S. Route 6 in Morris. for information, call 815-364-8915.

•  15th annual Candlelight Vigil – 5 to 8 p.m, Edward Hospital healing garden, 801 S. Washington St., Naperville. Theme: “Weaving the Tapestry of Recovery.” For more information, visit www.eehealth.org/services/behavioral-health/specialties/eating-disorders. For a free assessment, call the Linden Oaks Help Line at 630-305-5027.

• 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.

• Heartsaver First Aid – 5:30 to 9 p.m. at Silver Cross Hospital, Pavilion A, Conference Center, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Required for staff of day care facilities. $50 Includes American Heart Association certification. Not for health professionals. Register at www.silvercross.org or call 888-660-HEAL (4325).

• Breastfeeding Support Group – 6 to 7:30 p.m., Silver Cross Hospital’s Conference Center, Pavilion A, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Infants welcome. First-time participants register at www.silvercross.org/specialdeliveries or call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325).

• Colorectal Cancer Networking Group – 6 to 7 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.

• Two-Part Prepared Childbirth Class – 6 p.m.; also May 22, Silver Cross Hospital, Pavilion A, Conference Center, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. $80 per couple. Register at www.silvercross.org/specialdeliveries.org.

May 22

• Register Basic Life Support – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Morris Hospital, Whitman Assembly Room 1, 150 West High St., Morris. CPR for victims of all ages, use of an automated external defibrillator (AED), and relief of foreign-body airway obstruction. $70. Must have valid email address. To register and for more information, call 815-705-7360.

• Baby Care Basics – 6 to 7:30 p.m., Morris Hospital Boardroom, 150 W. High St., Morris. $15 a couple. Register at www.morrishospital.org/events. For information, call 815-942-3012.

• Bariatric Weight Loss Seminar – 6 p.m., Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center,
333 N. Madison St., Joliet. Presenter: Surgeon Dr. Brian Winkleman. For information, call 815-773-7090.