Health

Local health events: June 12 through June 19

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Dr. Rajeev Puri, orthopedic surgeon on staff at the Midwest Institute for Robotic Surgery at Silver Cross Hospital, will present “Robotic-Assisted Hip Replacement” at Silver Cross June 14.

June 12

• Active Yoga Class – 10 a.m. to noon; also June 19, Senior Services of Will County Main Office, 251 N Center St., Joliet. For information, visitwillcountyseniors.org/eventsor call 815-723-9713.

• Tai Chi Advanced Class – 10 a.m. to noon; also 1 to 2:01 p.m., June 19, Senior Services of Will County Main Office, 251 N Center St., Joliet. For information, visitwillcountyseniors.org/eventsor call 815-723-9713.

• Yoga – 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.; alsoJune19, The Cancer Support Center, 19657 S. LaGrange Road, Mokena. For information, call 708-478-3529 or visitwww.CancerSupportCenter.org.

• Family Caregiver Support Group –11 a.m.; also June 19, Easter Seals, Joliet Region, 212 Barney Drive, Joliet. Contact Kathy Miller at 815-931-9693 or kathy21miller@gmail.com.

• Clean Living: Cleaning with Essential oils and Chemical-Free Products – Noon to 3 p.m., The Cancer Support Center, 19657 S. LaGrange Road, Mokena. For information and to register,call 708-478-3529 or visitwww.CancerSupportCenter.org.

• Art therapy – Noon to 1:45 p.m.; also June12, 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 visitwww.CancerSupportCenter.org.

• Joliet TOPS – Weigh-in is from 5:45 to 6:15 p.m., meeting is at 6:30 p.m.; also June19, First Presbyterian Church, 805 Western Ave., Joliet. For information, call Linda at 630-877-7943.

• 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.

• Carbohydrate Counting Class – 6 to 7 p.m., Morris Hospital, Whitman Assembly Room 2, 150 W. High St., Morris. Free. For information, call 815-705-7527.

• Bipolar Disease Support Group – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Silver Cross Hospital’s Behavioral Health Services, 1900 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. First-time participants register at 888-660-HEAL (4325) orwww.silvercross.org.

• Sound Bath– 6:30 to 7:40 p.m., The Cancer Support Center, 19657 S. LaGrange Road, Mokena. A sound meditation, in which you bathe your body in the healing vibrations of a variety of ancient instruments, can offer therapeutic benefits. Please bring a pillow, blanket and wear loose clothing. No perfume please. For information and to register,call 708-478-3529 or visitwww.CancerSupportCenter.org

• Birthing Center tours – 7 p.m., also June 19; and 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Silver Cross Hospital, 1900 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Call 888-660-4325 or visitwww.silvercross.org/our-services/other-services/birthing-center

• NAMI Family Support Group (Morris) – 7 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.

• Parent and Tot Yoga – Event is 10 to 10:45 a.m., Thursdays, June 14 to July 19, The Oaks Recreation & Fitness Center, 10847 La Porte Road, Mokena. Register at 708-390-2343 or www.mokenapark.com.

June 13

• Podiatry Care – 8 a.m. to noon, 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, visitwillcountyseniors.org/eventsor 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.

• 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 visitwww.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).

• 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 at888-660-4325 orwww.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.

• 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 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, call815-744-4555, ext. 111.

• Breastfeeding Class – 6:30 to 9 p.m., Silver Cross Hospital, Pavilion A, Conference Center, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Taught by certified lactation consultant. Establishing a milk supply, breast pumps, avoiding difficulties. $15. Register at www.silvercross.org or 888-660-HEAL (4325).

June 14

• Annual Senior Fair - 9 a.m. to noon, Saratoga Elementary School, 4040 N. Division St., Morris. Health care, recreation, nutrition, caregiver needs, nursing home and long-term care, supportive living, I-Cash, free refreshments Hosted by State Rep. David A. Welter, R-Morris, and State Sen. Sue Rezin, R-Morris. For information, call 815-416-1475.

• 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 630-527-3957or visitwww.eehealth.org/services/pregnancy-baby/resources/cradle-talk

• C3 Martial Arts Classes – 6 to 7 p.m. Thursdays, and 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays, Judson Memorial Church Campus, 2800 Black Road, Joliet, Christ Centered Combat (C3) is a martial arts, self-defense class for those ages 7 and older. First two classes are free. Call
815-342-3538 or visitwww.fbcjoliet.org.

• Pet Loss Workshop – 6 to 8 p.m., Joliet Area Community Hospice, 250 Water Stone Circle, Joliet. Whether the animal is as large as a horse or as small as a hamster, these companions can play a huge role in our lives. Sharing your experiences and hearing the experiences of others can be very healing. Registration and donation appreciated. Whether the animal is as large as a horse or as small as a hamster, these companions can play. To register and for information, call 815-740-4104 or visit www.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 visitwww.timbersofshorewood.com.

• Robotic-Assisted Hip Replacement – 6:30 p.m., Silver Cross Hospital Pavilion A
1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Presenter: Dr. Rajeev Puri, orthopedic surgeon, Midwest Institute for Robotic Surgery. New computer-aided navigation techniques. Register at midwestroboticsurgery.org or call 1-888-660-HEAL.

June 15

• Fitness Friday – 10 a.m., Coal City Public Library District, Irving Street Annex A & B, Coal City. Grades six to 12. For more information, contact Danielle Diamond at 815-634-4552 ext. 112 or Danielle@ccpld.org

• Pieces of Peace – 10 to 11:30 a.m., The Cancer Support Center, 19657 S. LaGrange Road, Mokena. Share and discover puzzles, fabric, short readings and card games. Led by Cindy Fish, program volunteer. For information and to register,call 708-478-3529 or visitwww.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. Hosted by certified lactation consultants. Free. Infants welcome. First time participants register: www.silvercross.org or 1-888-660-HEAL (4325).

• Tai Chi Beginners Class – 11:15 a.m. to 12:16 p.m., Senior Services of Will County Main Office, 251 N Center St., Joliet. For information, visitwillcountyseniors.org/eventsor call 815-723-9713.

• 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 visitwww.timbersofshorewood.com.

June 16

• Hines Mobile Medical Unit – 1:30 to 5 p.m., Annual Motorcycle Freedom Run at the Middle East Conflict Wall in Marseilles. For information, call Ken Buck, superintendent of the Grundy County Veterans Assistance Commission, at 815-941-3152.

June 17

• 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.

June 18

• Stretch and Tone – 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., Senior Services of Will County Main Office, 251 N Center St., Joliet. For information, visitwillcountyseniors.org/eventsor call 815-723-9713.

• Free Fitness classes – 9 to 10 a.m., Joliet Route 66 Stadium, Joliet. Doors open 8:30 a.m. Every Monday through Aug. 12. Presented by ATI Physical Therapy and then Greater Joliet Area YMCA. For more information, call (815) SAY-YMCA or visit www.jolietymca.org.

• 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.

• 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 visitwww.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.

• Breast Cancer Networking Group – 6 to 7:30 p.m., The Cancer Support Center, 19657 S. LaGrange Road, Mokena. For information and to register,call 708-478-3529 or visitwww.CancerSupportCenter.org.

• Interactive Self-Defense Seminar for Women – 6 p.m., Romeoville Recreation Center, 900 W. Romeo Road, Romeoville. Taught by a trained law enforcement officer from the Illinois State Police. Free and open to the public. Hosted by State Rep. John Connor, D-Lockport. Register at 815-372-0085.

• Two-Day Prepared Childbirth Class – 6 to 9 p.m.; also June 19, Silver Cross Hospital, Pavilion A, Conference Center, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. $80 per couple. Register atwww.silvercross.org/specialdeliveries.org.