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Health

Local health events June 11 through June 18

June 11

• Podiatry Care – 8 a.m. to noon; also June 18, 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.

• Nursing Exploration Day – 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Joliet Junior College, U-1024, 1215 Houbolt Road, Joliet. $20. Register at jjc.edu/nursing-exploration-day-0.

• 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.

• Tai Chi Beginners Class – 10 to 11 a.m., also June 18, 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 18, 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 18, 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 18, 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 18, 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 June 18, First Presbyterian Church, 805 Western Ave., Joliet. For information, call Linda at 630-877-7943.

• Carbohydrate Counting Class (no meal) – 6 to 7 p.m., Morris Hospital, Whitman Assembly Room 2, 150 W. High St., Morris. Free. Call 815-705-7527.

• NAMI Family Support Group (Morris) – 6 to 7:30 p.m., Morris Hospital, 150 High St., Morris. Free. Confidential. Facilitated by trained team of family members of individuals living with mental illness. For information, call 815-731-9103 or email info@namiwillgrundy.org.

• Baby Basics – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Silver Cross Hospital Conference Center, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. $25 per couple. Register at www.silvercross.org or call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325).

The Journey Back to You: Moving from Codependency to Interdependency in Relationships – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Mokena Community Public Library District, 11327 W 195th St., Mokena. Call 708-479-9663 or visit mokenalibrary.org.

• Birthing Center tours – 7 p.m., also May June 18, 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 18, 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 18, Healing from domestic abuse. For more information, email Joyce Frankel at joycefrankel@yahoo.com.

June 12

• Hines Mobile Medical Unit – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Minooka Village Hall, Minooka. Focus this month on PTSD. For information, call Ken Buck, superintendent of the Grundy County Veterans Assistance Commission, at 815-941-3152.

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.

• 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. Visit 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.

• 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.

June 13

• 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. Visit silvercross.org.

• Intro to Yoga – 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Mokena Community Public Library District, 11327 W. 195th St., Mokena. To register, call 708-479-9663 or visit mokenalibrary.org.

• 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.

• 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.

• Essential Oils – 6:30 p.m., Three Wells Acupuncture Clinic, Morris. Go through your oils to see which ones you haven't used and either bring them to class with you, or write them down and bring in the list. RSVP by calling the clinic at 815-942-2580.

• 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. Visit silvercross.org.

June 14

• 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.

• 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.

• Afternoon Adult Grief Support Group – 1:30 to 3 p.m., Joliet Area Community Hospice 250 Water Circle Drive Joliet. Call 815-740-4104 or visit joliethospice.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 15

• Free Yoga in the Park – 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Paul E. Briese Park, Ingalls Ave., Joliet. Bring own mat. Class cancelled in the event of inclement weather. Hosted by Will County MAPP Collaborative.

June 16

• 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.

June 17

• 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.

• 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.

June 17

• Hines Mobile Medical Unit – 9 a.m. to 2 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.

• Head and Neck Cancer Support Group – 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.

• "Too Soon to Forget" registration deadline – Event is 6 p.m., June 18, Senior Star at Weber Place, 605 South Edward Drive, Romeoville. Presenter: Susan Frick, who has worked at Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center for more than 20 years, and is the executive producer of the documentary for PBS “Too Soon to Forget: The Journey Through Younger Onset Alzheimer’s Disease,” a program that describes the experiences of nine families who were faced with early onset Alzheimer’s. RSVP at 815-439-9955. For information, visit seniorstar.com/weberplace.

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