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Health

Local health and wellness: June 18 through June 25

Neuroendovascular surgeon Dr. Matthew Reynolds (left) and neurologist Dr. Sreepathy Kannan examine an image of a brain in the Silver Cross Hospital's angiography suite. The two will be speaking at the hospital's upcoming "Women and Stroke" panel program June 20.
Neuroendovascular surgeon Dr. Matthew Reynolds (left) and neurologist Dr. Sreepathy Kannan examine an image of a brain in the Silver Cross Hospital's angiography suite. The two will be speaking at the hospital's upcoming "Women and Stroke" panel program June 20.

Ongoing

• Group Fitness Classes – Visit romeoville.org/924/Group-Fitness-Schedule.

June 18

• Podiatry Care – 8 a.m. to noon; also June 24, 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.

• Stroke and Aphasia Support Group – 10 to 11 a.m., Morris Hospital, Whitman Assembly Room 1, 150 W. High St., Morris. Reservations not required. For information, call 815-705-7411.

• Tai Chi Beginners Class – 10 to 11 a.m., also June 24, 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 June 24, 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 June 24, 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 June 24, 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.

• Tai Chi Advanced Class – 1 to 2 p.m.; also June 24, 1090 S Cedar Road, New Lenox. For information, visit willcountyseniors.org/events or call 815-723-9713.

• 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 June 24, First Presbyterian Church, 805 Western Ave., Joliet. For information, call Linda at 630-877-7943

• Birthing Center tours – 7 p.m., also May June 24, 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 June 24, 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 June 24, Healing from domestic abuse. For more information, email Joyce Frankel at joycefrankel@yahoo.com.

June 19

Path to Recovery Foundation – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Community Christian Church , Room 156, 24035 W. Riverwalk Ct., Plainfield. Free individual family support sessions for people – or their loved one – struggling with substance abuse disorder. Call 630-962-9652 or
email shereestilwell@comcast.net.

• 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.

• 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.

• 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.

• Prepared Childbirth – Event is 6 to 9 p.m. May 2 and 9, Morris Hospital, Family Birthing Suites classroom, 150 W. High St., Morris. $60. For registration and information, call  For information, call 815-705-7301 or visit www.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.

• “Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia" – 6:30 to 8 p.m., The Timbers, at 1100 N. River Road, Shorewood. Free and open to the public. Register at 815-609-0669. For more information, visit timbersofshorewood.com.

June 20

• 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.

• Hines Mobile Medical Unit – 9 to 11:30 a.m., State Sen. Sue Rezin’s Senior Health Fair, Saratoga School 4040 N Division St., Morris. Call Ken Buck, superintendent of the Grundy County Veterans Assistance Commission, at 815-941-3152.

• 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 www.CancerSupportCenter.org.

• Women and Stroke – 5 to 7 p.m., Silver Cross Pavilion A Conference Center 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Speakers include neuroendovascular surgeon Dr. Matthew Reynolds; neurosurgeon Dr. M. Kamran Khan; neurologist Dr. Sreepathy Kannan; emergency physician Dr. Georgios Filiadis; and stroke program coordinator Penny Eriks,
Light dinner included. Register at silvercross.org or call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325).

• Evening Grief Support Group – 6 to 7:30 p.m., Joliet Area Community Hospice, 250 Water Stone Circle, Joliet. Call 815-740-4104 or visit 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

• 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.

• Trinity Triumph – 7 p.m., New Lenox Village Commons. Benefits Trinity Services. Register at trinitytriumph.com.F815-
or more information about the Trinity Triumph 5K, contact Sherry Ladislas at 717-3750 or sladislas@trinity-services.org.

June 21

• 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.

• Camp 911 Children’s Safety Program – 9 to noon, Saratoga School, 4040 N. Division St., Morris. Children third through fifth grades. $10. Register at morrishospital.org/events. For information, call 815-705-7360.

• 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.

• Zumba Toning – 9:30 to 10:15 a.m., The Cancer Support Center, 19657 S. LaGrange Road, Mokena. For beginner fitness levels or the older active adult. To register, call 708-478-3529 or visit CancerSupportCenter.org.

• Breastfeeding Support Group – 10:30 a.m., 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.

• 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.

June 22

Batinick’s Children’s Safety Expo – 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Plainfield Central High School, 24120 Fort Beggs Drive, Plainfield. Free and open to the public. Also live entertainment and Touch-A-Truck. Medical helicopter appearance at 10 a.m. Free refreshments. Call 815-254-0000.

June 23

Blood Drive, – 8 a.m. to noon, Channahon United Methodist Church, 24751 W. Eames St., Channahon. Registration encouraged, drop-ins welcome. Call 815-467-5275.

• NAMI Family Connection Support Group (Bolingbrook) – 6 p.m., AMITA Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, MACE Room, 500 Remington Blvd., Bolingbrook. For more information, call 815-731-9103 or email info@namiwillgrundy.org.

• NAMI Family Support Group (Bolingbrook) – 6 p.m., AMITA Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Inspire Room, 500 Remington Blvd., Bolingbrook. For more information, call 815-731-9103 or email info@namiwillgrundy.org.

June 24

• Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program – Visit.jolietymca.org or contact Susan Krause at 815-267-8600, ext. 214 or skrause@jolietymca.org. 

• YMCA to Offer Fitness Fun Under the Sun – Weekly at select locations in Joliet, Plainfield and Morris. 12 and up. Visit jolietymca.org.

• Zumba Gold – 9:30 to 10:15 a.m., The Cancer Support Center, 19657 S. LaGrange Road, Mokena. For beginner fitness levels or the older active adult. To register, call 708-478-3529 or visit www.CancerSupportCenter.org

• 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.

June 25

• 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.

• Breast Center Open House – 5 to 7:30 p.m., Silver Cross Center For Women's Health, 1870 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Mocktails" and hors d'oeuvres. Mingle with breast surgeons Dr. Laura Ragauskaite, Dr. Maria Rapciak, Dr. Jennifer Tseng and Dr. Alan Chen. Schedule mammogram on-site. Free. Visit 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: 1-888-660-HEAL (4325) or www.silvercross.org.

• “Long Term Care" registration deadline – Event is 6 p.m., June 27, Troy Township Community Center, 25448 Seil Road, Shorewood. Presented by David O’Dell of Delco Financial Group, Inc. For more information or to RSVP, contact Angela Scaggs at 815-744-1963 or ascaggs@troytownship.com.

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