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Local health events: Nov. 12 through Nov. 19

Nov. 12

• 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 Nov. 11, 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 Nov. 11, Easter Seals, Joliet Region, 212 Barney Drive, Joliet. Contact Kathy Miller at 815-931-9693 or kathy21miller@gmail.com.

• 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.

• Art Therapy – 2 to 3:45 p.m., also Nov. 19, The Cancer Support Center, 19657 S. LaGrange Road, Mokena. Facilitated by Kathleen Daly, registered art therapist. No art experience necessary. For information, call 708-478-3529 or visit www.CancerSupportCenter.org.

• Joliet TOPS – Weigh-in is from 4:15 to 4:45 p.m.. Meeting is 5 to 6 p.m.; also Nov. 11, First Presbyterian Church, 805 Western Ave., Joliet. Call Linda at 630-877-7943.

• 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.

• Birthing Center tours – 7 p.m., also Nov. 11, 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 Nov. 11, 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 Nov. 11, Healing from domestic abuse. For more information, email Joyce Frankel at joycefrankel@yahoo.com.

Nov. 13

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

• Hines Mobile Medical Unit – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.. Channahon Village Hall, 24555 S. Navajo Drive, Channahon. For more information, call Ken Buck, superintendent of the Grundy County Veterans Assistance Commission at 815-941-3152.

• 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.

• Caregivers Support Group – 5 to 6 p.m., Cancer Support Center, 19657 S. LaGrange Road, Mokena. For beginner fitness levels or the older active adult. Low-impact. To register, call 708-478-3529 or visit cancersupportcenter.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 orsilvercross.org.

• Baby Care Basics – 6 to 7 p.m., Morris Hospital Boardroom, 150 W High St., Morris. $15. Register at morrishospital.org/events. For more information, call 815-942-3012.

• 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 Road, Joliet. Free addiction self-help group. Every Wednesday. Contact Angeline DiPasquale at aldwangel@sbcglobal.net or 815-409-0463.

Nov. 14

• 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 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.

• Senior Health and Wellness Expo – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Romeoville Recreation Center, 900 W. Romeo Road, Romeoville. Free health screenings for podiatry, blood pressure, cholesterol, respiratory, hearing, skin. More than 30 vendors. Workshops held on senior scams and medical cannabis. Lunch provided. Door prizes. Call 815-723-9713 or visit willcountyseniors.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.

• 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 CancerSupportCenter.org.X

• “I Can Cope” – 1 to 3 p.m., Morris Hospital Radiation Therapy Center, Morris. Topic: Taking charge of money matters. Visit morrishospital.org/events or call 815-364-8915.

• Oncology Skin Care Considerations – 4 to 5 p.m., The Cancer Support Center, 19657 S. LaGrange Road, Mokena. Skin can respond drastically to cancer treatments including radiation, chemotherapy, and surgery. Learn how to relieve symptoms. Presented by dermatological skin care specialists certified in oncology skin care, Caitlin Moyer licensed esthetician, Windy Mays licensed esthetician. For information, call 708-478-3529 or visit www.CancerSupportCenter.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 timbersofshorewood.com

• Essential Oil Roller Blends for Holiday Blues – 6:30 to 8 p.m., Three Wells Acupuncture Clinic, Inc., 105 E. Main St., Suite 304, Morris. $10. RSVP at 815-942-2580. For information, visit threewellsclinic.com/events.

• 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.

• “VAPING: Understanding the Hazards and Risks – 7 to 8 p.m., Lincoln-Way West High School, 21701 Gougar Road, New Lenox. Speakers: Dr. Aaron Weiner, director of addiction services at Linden Oaks Behavioral Health; Alpesh Patel, epidemiologist, Will County Health Department; and Ruby Johnson, parent of teen hospitalized with vaping-related illness. Information tables from 6:30 to 7 p.m. Free. For information, contact Daniel Martin at dmartin@newlenox.net or 815-462-6493.

Nov. 15

• 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 morrishospital.org or call 815-705-7837.

• Zumba Toning – 9:30 to 10:15 a.m., and most Mondays, the Cancer Support Center, 19657 S. LaGrange Road, Mokena. For beginner fitness levels or the older active adult. Low-impact. 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.

• Blood Drive – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Our Lady of Angels Retirement Home, 1201 Wyoming Ave., Joliet. Download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit tRedCrossBlood.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enable the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device to make an appointment or for more information

• “Medicare 101: Your Questions Answered” registration deadline – Event is 6 p.m., Nov. 17, Troy Township Community Center, 25448 Seil Road, Shorewood. Age 50 and up. Refreshments. To RSVP, call Angela Scaggs at 815-744-1968.

Nov. 17

• 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.

• Free Zumba Gold Class registration deadline – Classes are 10:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Nov. 19 or 10:30 to 11:45 a.m., Nov. 22, The Oaks Recreation & Fitness Center, 10847 W. La Porte Road, Mokena. Ages 16 and up. Call 708-390-2343 or visitmokenapark.com.

Nov. 18

Amplified Phone Distribution – 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., Disability Resource Center
77 N. 129th Infantry Drive, Joliet. Free hearing screenings by audiologist Karen Pastell of Prairieland Audiology of Joliet. Free phones for qualified individuals. Every third Monday of the month. Call Marie Malfatti at 815-729-0162.

• Free Diabetes Awareness Event – 9 a.m. to noon, Channahon Healthcare Center of Morris Hospital, 25259 Reed St., Channahon. Free finger-stick blood glucose screenings (12 to 14 hour fast recommended), hemoglobin A1C blood testing and retinal scans. Diabetes education and an opportunity to meet and talk with Morris Hospital’s endocrinology providers, Dr. Nuzhat Chalisa and Jennifer Greggain, nurse practitioners. Walkin-test or make appointment at 815-467-0555,. For information, visit morrishospital.org/endocrinology.

• 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.

• Zumba Gold – 9:30 to 10:15 a.m., and most Mondays, the Cancer Support Center, 19657 S. LaGrange Road, Mokena. For beginner fitness levels or the older active adult. Low-impact. To register, call 708-478-3529 or visit cancersupportcenter.org.

• Support for People with Oral and Head and Neck Cancer (SPOHNC) – 2 to 3 p.m., Morris Hospital Radiation Therapy Center, Morris. Topic: Visit morrishospital.org/events or call 815-364-8915.

• 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.

• Kettle Bell, Boxing and Suspension (KBS) registration deadline – Classes are 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. on Monday and Tuesdays, today to Jan 14, 2020, The Oaks Recreation & Fitness Center, 10847 W. La Porte Road, Mokena. Ages 16 and up. Call 708-390-2343 or visitmokenapark.com.

• Breast Cancer Networking Group – 6 to 7:30 p.m., The Cancer Support Center, 19657 S. LaGrange Road, Mokena. Co-led by a staff therapist and an oncology nurse. For information, call 708-478-3529 or visit www.CancerSupportCenter.org.

Nov. 19

• Foam Roller Technique Training registration deadline – Event is 6:45 to 7:15 p.m., Tuesdays, today to Jan. 21, The Oaks Recreation & Fitness Center, 10847 La Porte
Road, Mokena. 16 and up. Call 708-390-2343 or visitmokenapark.com.
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