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Health

Local health events: Oct. 9 through Oct. 16

Proceeds from SHARE’s annual “A Walk to Remember” support counseling services, bereavement training and education, and the Wings of Hope Angel Garden at Edward Hospital. SHARE is a program for those who have experienced a miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth or neonatal death.
Proceeds from SHARE’s annual “A Walk to Remember” support counseling services, bereavement training and education, and the Wings of Hope Angel Garden at Edward Hospital. SHARE is a program for those who have experienced a miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth or neonatal death.

Oct. 9

• Adult Exercise – 9 a.m.; also Mondays and Thursdays. Coal City Public Library District, 85 N. Garfield St., Coal City. Low impact aerobic workout for adults of all ages. Taught by Wendy Appl. Must bring doctor’s consent. $1 per class. For information, contact Kathy Brown at 815-634-4552 ext. 114 or kathy@ccpld.org

• Blood Drive – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Joliet Junior College, 1215 Houbolt Road, Joliet. For information and appointments, download the  Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

• Active Yoga Class – 10 a.m. to noon; also Oct. 16, Senior Services of Will County Main Office, 251 N Center St., Joliet. For information, visit willcountyseniors.org/events or call 815-723-9713.

• Chronic Illness & Pain Small Group – 10 to 11:30 a.m.; also Oct. 16, Community Christian Church, 24035 Riverwalk Court, Plainfield. For more information, email Laurie Hussey at helpbringchange@yahoo.com.

• Tai Chi Advanced Class – 10 a.m. to noon; also 1 to 2:01 p.m., Oct. 16, 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 Oct. 16, 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 Oct. 16, Easter Seals, Joliet Region, 212 Barney Drive, Joliet. Contact Kathy Miller at 815-931-9693 or kathy21miller@gmail.com.

• Pre-Diabetes Class3 to 4 p.m., Morris Hospital, Whitman Assembly Room 2, 150 W. High St., Morris. Led by a diabetes educator. Free. To register and for more information, visit morrishospital.org/events or call 815-705-7367. 

• Joliet TOPS – Weigh-in is from 5:45 to 6:15 p.m., meeting is at 6:30 p.m.; also Oct. 16, First Presbyterian Church, 805 Western Ave., Joliet. For information, call Linda at 630-877-7943.

• 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 1-888-660-HEAL (4325) or visit www.silvercross.org.

• Robotic Total Knee Replacement – 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Silver Cross Hospital Conference Center, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Presenter: Dr. Robert Daley, orthopedic surgeon with The Midwest Institute for Robotic Surgery at Silver Cross Hospital. Free. Register to attend at www.midwestroboticsurgery.org

• Birthing Center tours – 7 p.m., also Oct. 16, and 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Silver Cross Hospital, 1900 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Call 888-660-4325 or visit www.silvercross.org.

• Cancer Support Group Group – 7 to 8:30 p.m.; also Oct. 16, 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 Oct. 16, Community Christian Church, 24035 Riverwalk Court, Plainfield. Healing from domestic abuse. For more information, email Joyce Frankel at joycefrankel@yahoo.com.

• Former Wisconsin Governor Martin Schreiber to Speak registration deadline – 6 p.m., Oct. 11, Senior Star at Weber Place, 605 South Edward Drive, Romeoville. Schreiber will candidly describe the lessons he has learned from his decade-plus journey as a caregiver for his wife Elaine, who lives with Alzheimer’s disease. To RSVP and for more information, call  815-439-9955.

Oct. 10

• 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.

• 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

• Breastfeeding Support Group – Follows Cradle Talk. 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.

• 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).

• Stroke Support Group – 4 to 5 p.m. at Silver Cross Hospital, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago Inpatient Unit Dining Room, 1900 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. First-time participants register at 888-660-HEAL (4325) or www.silvercross.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.

• 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.

• Caregiver Support Group – 6 to 7:30 p.m.,, Joliet Area Community Hospice, 250 Water Stone Circle, Joliet. Facilitated by JACH bereavement team members. Contact Mary Ann Burns at 815-460-3282 or mburns@joliethospice.org.

• Prepared Childbirth – 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 10 and Oct. 17, Morris Hospital, boardroom, 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.

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

Oct. 11

Free Mental Health First Aid Class – 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.,  New Lenox Community Park District’s Administrative Offices, 701 W. Haven Ave., New Lenox. Lunch provided. For behavioral health professionals, social workers, counselors, first responders and anyone wishing to learn about the warning signs of major depression and suicidal behavior. To register and for more information, contact o register, contact Daniel Martin at 815-462-6493 or dmartin@newlenox.net.

• T.O.P.S. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) – 9 to 10:45 a.m., Troy Township Community Center, 25448 Seil Road, Shorewood. For information, call Kathy at 815-210-5742 or Judy at 815-782-7358.

• 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

• 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.

• Fall Adult Grief Workshop – 6 to 8 p.m.; also Oct. 18 and Oct. 25, Joliet Area Community Hospice, 250 Water Stone Circle, Joliet. For adults who lost a loved one. 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

• 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.

• Baby Bereavement Support Group – 7 to 8 p.m., Silver Cross Hospital’s Conference Center, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., Pavilion A, New Lenox. First-time participants register at www.silvercross.org or 888-660-HEAL (4325).

Oct. 12

Free Dentistry Day – 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Family Dental of Orland Park, 11041 179th Street in Orland Park. Choice of one free cleaning, filling or extraction. First come, first serve. For more information, call 708-478-5093 or visit www.FreeDentistryDay.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.

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

Oct. 13

• ‘Woods Walk’ program – Ends Nov. 30. Participants who hike seven of 10 designated trails during that time period will receive a collector’s medal. Trail trips vary in length from 1 to 6 miles. Trail locations range from Naperville to the north, Manhattan to the south, Crete Township to the east and Channahon to the west. Guides available at four visitor centers. For more information, visit ReconnectWithNature.org

• 14th annual “A Walk to Remember” – Riverwalk Grand Pavilion, 500 Jackson Ave., west of Centennial Beach in downtown Naperville. Check-in and registration at 8:30 a.m. Memorial service featuring music, poetry and a reading of baby names at 9:30 a.m., followed by a one-and-a-half mile Walk at 10:15 a.m. To register and for more information, visit www.EEHealth.org/walktoremember.

• Shedding Event and Medication Disposal Drop Off Event – 9 to 11 a.m., Troy Township office, 25448 Seil Road in Shorewood. Not for businesses. For a list of accepted medication, www.troytownship.com. For more information, call 815-744-1968.

• Opiods – 10 to 11:30 a.m., Grace United Methodist Church, 1718 Avalon Ave., Joliet. Presenter: Lynn Stoiber, registered nurse. Public welcome. To register, call 815-725-7632.

• Bunco Breast Cancer – 1 to 4 p.m., Plainfield Moose, 16310 S. Lincoln Highway, Plainfield. $20 in advance and $25 at door. Includes game, four raffle tickets, appetizers For information call Nancy at 815-531-2395 or email NLB72@me.com.

• Silver Cross Foundation Oktöberfest Celebration – 6 to 10 p.m., Oct. 13 at Solemn Oath Brewery, 1661 Quincy Ave, Unit 179, Naperville. $100. Buy tickets at Silver Cross Foundation at 815-300-7115. You must be 21 or older to attend,

Oct. 14

Heart Haven Hustle – 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., Promenade Bolingbrook, USATF certified and chip-timed 5K winding through the mall and surrounding neighborhoods. Strollers welcome. Charity choice option. Register at runsignup.com.

• Free AOA Gentle Yoga Demo Class registration deadline – 10 to 11 a.m. Oct. 16, The Oaks Recreation and Fitness Center, 10847 La Porte Road, Mokena. Ages 21 and older. Preregistration recommended. Call 708-390-2343 or visit www.mokenapark.com.

Oct. 15

• 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.

• 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.

• 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.

• Breast Cancer Networking Group – 6 to 7:30 p.m., The Cancer Support Center, 19657 S. LaGrange Road, Mokena. This drop-in group is supportive and informative. Co-lead by a staff therapist and oncology nurse, this group is for any woman diagnosed with breast cancer. Facilitated by staff therapist and Lisa Gravitt, Palos Health. For more information, call 708-478-3529 or visit www.CancerSupportCenter.org.

Oct. 16

• Register Basic Life Support- Renewal – 9 to 11 a.m., Morris Hospital, Whitman Assembly Room 1, 150 West High St., Morris. $50. To attend this class, you must have a valid and current CPR card. To register and for more information, call 815-705-7357.

• Art therapy – Noon to 1:45 p.m., 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.  This group will build upon basic nutrition concepts in addition to progressive topics such as probiotics, immune-boosting foods and simple ways to meal plan. Support each other on the journey towards healthy eating and enjoy a 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.

• 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.

• Living Well with Diabetes – 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Silver Cross Hospital Conference Center, Pavilion A, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Speaker: Dr. Maher Mourad, internal medicine. Free. To register, visit www.silvercross.org.

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