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Health

Local health events: Sept. 17 through Sept. 24

Sept. 17

• Podiatry Care – 8 a.m. to noon; also Sept 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 Street in Morris. Call 815-705-74111.

• Tai Chi Beginners Class – 10 to 11 a.m., also Sept. 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 Sept. 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 Sept. 24, Easter Seals, Joliet Region, 212 Barney Drive, Joliet. Contact Kathy Miller at 815-931-9693 or kathy21miller@gmail.com.

• A Matter of Balance – 1 to 3 p.m., Tuesdays, through Nov. 5, New Lenox Public Library (Meeting Room B), 120 Veterans Parkway, New Lenox,. Fall prevention. Free. To register, contact Daniel Martin at 815-462-6493 or dmartin@newlenox.net.

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

• Joliet TOPS – Weigh-in is from 4:15 to 4:45 p.m.. Meeting is 5 to 6 p.m.; also Sept. 24, First Presbyterian Church, 805 Western Ave., Joliet. For information, call Linda at 630-877-7943.

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

Sept. 18

Robotic & Minimally Invasive Surgery, Back & Neck – 8 to 9 a.m., Silver Cross Pavilion A Conference Center, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Speaker: Dr. Chintan Sampat, orthopedic spine surgeon. Adults. Free. Visit silvercross.org.

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

• 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 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, call 815-744-4555, ext. 111.

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

Sept. 19

• 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.

• Pulmonary Support Group – 10 to 11 a.m., Silver Cross Hospital’s Conference Center, Pavilion A, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Visitsilvercross.org.

• 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.

Free Prostate DRE Screenings – 3 to 6 p.m., Presence Cancer Care, 2614 W. Jefferson St., Joliet. Register at 815-725-1355.

• 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.

• Evening Adult Grief Support Group – 6 to 7:30 p.m., Joliet Area Community Hospice, 250 Water Circle Drive, Joliet. Contact Patrice Martin at 815-460-3282 or e-mail pmartin@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.

Sept. 20

• 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.orgor 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. Visitsilvercross.org.

• 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.

• 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.

Sept. 21

Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Rock Run Forest Preserve in Joliet. For information or to join a team, visit act.alz.org

Sept. 22

• 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.

Sept. 23

• 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 CancerSupportCenter.org.

• 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.

Sept. 24

Medicare Informational Seminar – 10 to 11:30 a.m., Homer Township Public Library, 14320 W. 151st St., Homer Glen. Hosted by State Sen. John Curran (R-Downers Grove). Learn who is eligible, what it covers, getting help with out-of-pocket costs and open enrollment.

• “Introduction to Chair Yoga” – 11 a.m. to noon, White Oak Library District, 121 E. 8th St., Lockport. Adults. Register at whiteoaklibrary.org or 815-552-4260.

• "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.

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