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Health

Local health events: April 16 through April 23

Ongoing

• The Troy Middle School S.L.A.M. Club is accepting donations of eyeglasses for community service projects. Bring eyeglasses to 5800 W. Theodore St., Plainfield, during normal school hours through May 6.

April 16

Yoga with Ellen – 9:30 to 10:45 a.m., Tuesdays; and 7 to 8:15 p.m., Thursdays, Rock Soul Love, 108 MacGregor Road, Lockport. To register, visit this event on Facebook. For information, contact 815-592-5629 or emrrealty@comcast.net.

• Complete Health Care Power of Attorney Documents – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Silver Cross Hospital Sangmeister Library, 1900 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox Call Barbara Manning at 815-300-7602.

• Yoga – 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.; also April 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 April 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 April 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. Probiotics, immune-boosting foods and simple ways to meal plan. Sampling of a new one-pot meal each program. 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 4:15 to 4:45 p.m.. Meeting is 5 to 6 p.m.; also April 22, First Presbyterian Church, 805 Western Ave., Joliet. For information, call Linda at 630-877-7943.

• Get H.I.P. - Holistic, Integrative Practices with Brandon Sanders – 6 to 7 p.m., Shorewood-Troy Library, 650 Deerwood Drive, Shorewood. Call 815-725-1715 or visit shorewoodtroylibrary.org.

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

April 17

• 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, visit willcountyseniors.org/events or call 815-723-9713.

• 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 visit www.eehealth.org/services/pregnancy-baby/resources/cradle-talk.

• Breastfeeding Support Group – Follows Cradle Talk first and third Wednesdays. For more information, call 630-527-6363.

• 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.

• Daytime Grief Support Group – 10:30 to 11:45 a.m., Edward Hospital Education Center, 801 S. Washington St., Naperville. Free. First-time participants may bring a guest. For information, call 630-527-5056 or visit eehealth.org.

• Free Tai Chi Qigong Demo Class – 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., The Oaks Recreation & Fitness Center, 10847 La Porte Road, Mokena. Ages 18 and older. Register at 708-390-2343 or www.mokenapark.com.

• 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 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.

• Alcoholics Anonymous – 7 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 401 East Kahler Road, Wilmington. For information, call 815-476-5474.

• Medical Cannabis Seminar: New Patient Card Assistance – 4 to 5 p.m., Naperville Public Library, 2035 S. Naper Blvd.,Naperville. Visit 3CDispensary.com. For a consultation, contact BWhiltey@gtigrows.com or call 630-694-6946.

• Babycare PLUS: Not just the basics – Edward Hospital, Naperville. Learn about cord care, circumcision care, jaundice, diapering and bathing a newborn, plus a lot more! Class includes special techniques to calm a fussy baby, limit crying, promote good sleep patterns, infant CPR and take-home infant CPR manikin and instructional DVD, car seat safety (may bring own car seat). $65 per couple. Breastfeeding class when sign up for this one. To register, call 630- 527-6363.

April 18

• 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.

• Breastfeeding Support Group – 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., C.W. Avery Family YMCA
15120 W Wallin Drive, Plainfield. Hosted by AMITA Health Saint Joseph Medical Center in Joliet. Bring baby. Free. All participants welcome to walk on track with strollers from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Healthy siblings and other supportive loved ones are welcome. Call 815-267-8600.

• Senior Services of Will County satellite office – Noon to 3 p.m., Troy Township, 25448 Seil Road, Shorewood. Every third Wednesday and every Thursday. Services include case management, Medicare assistance, Benefit Access (formerly known as Circuit Breaker), Title XX, Medicare open enrollment. For information, call 815-744-1968.

• 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.

• Road to Reality – 5 to 9 p.m., Plainfield North High School, 12005 S. 248th St., Plainfield.. Free. Light refreshments.Contact Tami Curry at 815-609-8506 or tcurry@psd202.org.

• 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 visit www.fbcjoliet.org.

• 18th Annual Road to Reality – 6 to 8 p.m., Lockport Township High School East Campus, 1333 E. 7th St., Lockport. Different scenes showing potential physical, emotional and legal consequences of drugs and underage alcohol. Check "driving abilities" while "driving" drunk. “Hidden in Plain Sight” trailer available for age 21 and up. Free. Call Sue Hudders at 815-588-8365.

• 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.

• Evening Adult Grief Support Group – 6 to 7:30 p.m., Joliet Area Community Hospice, 250 Water Circle Drive, Joliet. Call 815-.740.4104 ext 282.

• Breastfeeding Classes – Edward Hospital, Naperville. A lactation specialist teaches the class. For expectant parents. $10 per couple. To register, call 630- 527-6363.

• Heartburn and Reflux Disease – 6 to 7 p.m., Silver Cross Hospital Conference Center, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Presenter: Dr. Kamran Ayub, board certified gastroenterologist and medical director of the Advanced Endoscopy Center at Silver Cross Hospital. Free. Register online at silvercross.org.

April 19

• 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 www.morrishospital.org/events or call 815-705-7837.

• Breastfeeding Support Group – 10:30 a.m., Silver Cross Hospital’s Conference Center, Pavilion A, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Infants welcome. First time participants register at silvercross.org.

• 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, visit willcountyseniors.org/events or call 815-723-9713.

• Tai Chi Advanced Class – 1 to 2:01 p.m., 1090 S. Cedar Road, New Lenox. For information, visit willcountyseniors.org/events or call 815-723-9713.

• People with Arthritis (P.A.C.E.) – 2 to 3 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.

• Heroin Anonymous – 7 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 401 East Kahler Road, Wilmington. For information, call 815-476-5474.

• Evening Grief Support Group – 7 to 8:30 p.m., Edward Hospital Education Center, 801 S. Washington St., Naperville. Free. First-time participants may bring a guest. For information, call 630-527-5056 or visit eehealth.org.

April 20

April 21

• NAMI Connection Support Group –  6 p.m.; also 6 p.m. Monday, 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.

April 22

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

• Basic Life Support: Initial – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.,Former Shabbona School Gymnasium, 725 School Street, Morris. For individuals who provide or could potentially provide health care, including RNs, CNAs, EMS personnel, police and fire fighters. The course teaches the skills of CPR for victims of all ages, use of an automated external defibrillator (AED), and relief of foreign-body airway obstruction. $70. To attend this class, you must have a valid email address. To register and for more information, call 815-705-7360.

• 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.

• Breastfeeding Support Group – 6 p.m., Silver Cross Hospital’s Conference Center, Pavilion A, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Infants welcome. First time participants register at silvercross.org.

• Tai Chi Qigong registration deadline – Event is 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Wednesdays, April 24 through June 12, The Oaks Recreation & Fitness Center, 10847 La Porte Road, Mokena. Age 18 and up. Register at 708-390-2343 or www.mokenapark.com.

April 23

• Minimally Invasive Treatments for the Spine – 8 to 9 a.m., Silver Cross Hospital Conference Center, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Presenter: Dr. Chintan Sampat, orthopedic surgeon. Free. Register at silvercross.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. "I Can Cope," offered by the American Cancer Society and Silver Cross Hospital, is an educational program for women facing breast cancer. Topics are relevant to the cancer experience and offers practical help in coping with some of the emotional issues resulting from a cancer diagnosis. For breast cancer patients age 18 and up at any stage of their cancer and guest. Free. First time participants register at Register at silvercross.org.

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