Events in the southwest region
April 20, 2012 3:20PM
Updated: May 24, 2012 8:05AM
Free colon cancer screening kits: Throughout the month of March. Beginning at age 50, individuals should begin regular colorectal screenings. Using the kit, you will collect a stool sample in your home and send it to the hospital’s Lab to be tested for blood. Results are mailed back for patients to share with their physician. To request a colon cancer kit, visit www.silvercross.org or call 1-888-660-4325.
Senior fit exercise class: 9-10 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at the Diagnostic and Rehabilitative Center of Morris Hospital located at 100 Gore Road, just north of Interstate 80 in Morris; 8:15-9:15 Tuesdays and Thursdays at the United Methodist annex in Minooka; 10-11 a.m. Mondays and Fridays Coal City Public Library; and 7:30-8:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Mazon Grade School. Senior fit classes are provided free of charge to individuals ages 55 and older. To register, call 815-942-2932, ext. 7364.
TB Testing, Checking: Every Monday by appointment at The Grundy County Health Department, 1320 Union St. in Morris. Testing is required for new employees of healthcare, teachers and DCFS day care facilities. Cost is $15. Call 815-941-3419 to schedule an appointment. H1N1 vaccination: 3-6 p.m. Wednesdays and 9 a.m. to noon Fridays, Grundy County Health Department is taking appointments for the H1N1 Vaccination, free at the Grundy County Administration Building 1320 Union St., Morris. Call 815-941-6130 to schedule. Walk-Ins welcome. Updates and more information are available on the Web site www.grundyhealth.com
Group fitness fall series: The Channahon Park District is now taking registrations for the group fitness fall series. The Park District is offering fitness classes that will fit most any schedule and for any age, from classes that include infants and toddlers with mom to senior classes that promote strength and fitness. Step, cardio, yoga and pilates classes are all offered on a variety of days and times. For more information, call the Channahon Park District at 815-467-PARK or go to www.channahonpark.org
TB testings/checkings: Mondays-Tuesdays TB testings; Wednesdays-Thursdays, The Grundy County Health Department, 1320 Union St., Morris. TB test checked by appointment only. Testing is required for teachers, day care workers and for day care admission, for college entrance, all health care workers and for others who are employed or do volunteer work in high risk settings. TB testing is recommended for people who have previously lived in another country where TB incidence remains high. To schedule an appointment, call 815-941-3419. Cost per TB test is $5 donation. TB test is for Grundy County residents only. Call 815-941-3419.
Hatha yoga: 5-6 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, diagnostic and rehabilitative center of Morris Hospital, 100 Gore Road in Morris. Call 815-942-2932, ext. 7364.
The Fit for life circuit Class: 7-8:15 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Class incorporates music, energy and fun and is ideal for individuals who would like to increase their physical performance and regain youthful energy and flexibility while achieving cardiovascular and bone strengthening benefits. Limited openings are available. The cost is $2.50 per session. Call 815-942-2932, ext. 7364.
Pilates: 4:45-5:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Diagnostic and Rehabilitative Center of Morris Hospital, 100 Gore Road in Morris. Designed to tone and sculpt the entire body while promoting weight loss. Cost is $2.50 per session. Call 815-942-2932, ext. 7364 to register.
Sunrise yoga: 5:45-6:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Heritage Crossing Field House, sponsored by Channahon Park District. You will stretch your mind and your body as you develop strength, flexibility and inner peace to carry you through your day. Call 815-467-7275.
Gentle yoga: 9:45-10:45 a.m. Wednesdays at the Diagnostic and Rehabilitative Center, Morris Hospital, 100 Gore Road, Morris. A modification of traditional yoga with seniors in mind. Each session involves exercise, breathing techniques, relaxation and meditation activities. Call 815-942-2932, ext. 7364 to register.
Child Immunization Clinic: Wednesdays, The Grundy County Health Department offers childhood immunizations to Grundy County residents by appointment. A $15 donations is requested. For more information, call 815-941-3419.
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