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Local health events: Dec. 3 through Dec. 10

Dec. 3

• Podiatry Care – 8 a.m. to noon, also Nov. Dec. 10, 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.; also Dec. 10, 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 Dec. 10, The Cancer Support Center, 19657 S. LaGrange Road, Mokena. For information, call 708-478-3529 or visit CancerSupportCenter.org.

• Family Caregiver Support Group – 11 a.m.; also Dec. 10, 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.; also Dec. 10, 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 Dec. 10, 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 CancerSupportCenter.org.

• Joliet TOPS – Weigh-in is from 4:15 to 4:45 p.m.. Meeting is 5 to 6 p.m.; also Dec. 10, First Presbyterian Church, 805 Western Ave., Joliet. Call Linda at 630-877-7943.

• Birthing Center tours – 7 p.m., also Dec. 10, 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 Dec. 10, 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 Dec. 10, Healing from domestic abuse. For more information, email Joyce Frankel at joycefrankel@yahoo.com.

Dec. 4

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

• 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.

• 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.

• 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.

Dec. 5

• 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 CancerSupportCenter.org.

• Spousal Loss Group – 6 to 7:30 p.m., Joliet Area Community Hospital, 250 Water Stone Circle, Joliet. For information, call 815-740-4104 ext 282.

• 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.

Dec. 6

• Zumba Toning – 9:30 to 10:15 a.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.

• 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.

Dec. 7

• Book Signing – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Book and Bean Cafe, 3395 Black Road, Joliet. Dale Hansen will sell and sign copies of 'When Life Gets Shaky: Parkinson's and Life's Trials." Visit groundedandgrowingweekly.com.

Dec. 9

• Zumba Gold – 9:30 to 10:15 a.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.

• 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.

• Colorectal Cancer Networking Group – 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., The Cancer Support Center, 19657 S. LaGrange Road, Mokena. For information and to register,call 708-478-3529 or visit CancerSupportCenter.org.

Dec. 10

Medical Assisting Program Information Session – 10 to 11 a.m., Joliet Junior College, U-3007, 1215 Houbolt Road, Joliet. Information about the medical assisting field, job outlook, program details, prerequisites and externships. Visit jjc.edu.

• 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 more information, call 815-731-9103 or email info@namiwillgrundy.org.

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