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Health

Local health events: May 15 through May 22

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.
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.

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