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Health

Local health and wellness: June 26 through July 2

Ongoing

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

June 24

• Cannabis and Cancer – 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., The Cancer Support Center, 19657 S. LaGrange Road, Mokena. Brief cannabis history, application process, role of cannabis as treatment option for cancerd and in relieving the symptoms associated with traditional cancer treatments. Presented by Rick, Niksic, Greenhouse education and outreach coordinator. To register and for information, call 708-478-3529 or visit www.CancerSupportCenter.org.

June 25

• Podiatry Care – 8 a.m. to noon, 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.

• Tai Chi Beginners Class – 10 to 11 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.

• Yoga – 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.; also July 2, 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 July 2, 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 July 2, 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., 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 24, First Presbyterian Church, 805 Western Ave., Joliet. For information, call Linda at 630-877-7943.

• 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.

• 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.

• “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.

June 26

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

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. 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.

• 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 27

• 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.

• 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

• 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.

June 28

• 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.

• 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 29

NASCAR Foundation Fun Day Festival – 9 to 11:30 a.m., Chicagoland Speedway, 500 Speedway Blvd., Joliet. ASCAR activities, all focused on inspiring children to live happier, healthier lives. NASCAR drivers on-hand to participate alongside the children, and each child will receive a ‘Fit Kit’ from The NASCAR Foundation.

• 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 30

West African Drum Workshop – 1 to 2:30 p.m., Sage Bodywork and Wellness 10 Fairlane Dr, Ste 103, Joliet. Introduction to the sounds and techniques as well as parts to common and basic songs/rythyms. Presenter: Don Lindstrom is a local artist who has studied djembe music with several masters from Africa as well playing with performance ensembles across Illinois. Register at sage-bodywork.com/events.html.

July 1

• 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.

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