Will, Grundy hospitals host health programs
May 22, 2012 2:02PM
Updated: July 1, 2012 12:11PM
EFT to stop smoking: From 6:30-9 p.m. May 23, Challenge Fitness, 2021 S. Lawrence Ave., Lockport, is offering the EFT to Stop Smoking program for people ages 16 years and older. Students are taught the self-applied acupressure technique that assists in eliminating the emotional components of addictive habits. The fee is $35 for residents or $40 for non-residents. For more information, go to www.lockportpark.org or call 815-838-3621, Ext. 0.
Blood drive: You can donate blood from 2:30-5 p.m. May 24 at Chiro One Wellness Centers, 2217 Route 59, Plainfield, courtesy of Heartland Blood Centers’ Mobile Coach. To donate blood, call Chiro One of Plainfield at 815-676-3090 to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins are welcome.
Free back pain talk and spine consultations: 6 p.m. May 24, Provena St. Joseph Medical Center Madison Medical Plaza (third floor), 301 N. Madison St., Joliet. The event will include a free 30-minute talk on the causes and treatments of back pain. Physical therapists will also offer free spine consultations. Call 815-725-9438 to register.
Prepared childbirth class: 6:30-9 p.m. May 24 at Silver Cross Hospital, Pavilion A, Conference Center Room 2AB, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Participants will receive instruction from a registered nurse on breathing, relaxation and floor exercise techniques. She will also review the labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum process. The cost is $75. To register, visit www.silvercross.org or call 1-888-660-4325.
Skin cancer screenings: From 5-6:30 p.m. May 24 and 9-10:10 a.m. May 25, in recognition of National Skin Cancer Awareness month, Silver Cross will offer free full-body skin cancer screenings Thursday with Dr. Aaron Cetner, a dermatologist, and Friday with Dr. Gregory Bezanis, a dermatologist, at the Silver Cross Center for Women’s Health, 1870 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. People of all ages are welcome, but children younger than age 18 must be accompanied by an adult. To register, call 1-888-660-4325 or visit www.silvercross.org.
Scoliosis screening: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 25, offered by Dr. Anthony Rinella, a spine surgeon at Silver Cross Health Center, 12701 W. 143rd St., Homer Glen. To register, call 877-694-7722. The screenings are free and available for children and adults.
Free blood pressure checks: 9-10 a.m. May 25, Provena Saint Joseph Medical Center’s West Tower Lobby (outside Jazzman’s Cafe). This free service allows you to keep up with your health and monitor your blood pressure. It is sponsored by the Senior Spirit Department of Provena Saint Joseph Medical Center. For information, call 815-725-9438.
Birthing center tours: 1:30 p.m. May 26 at the Silver Cross Hospital campus, 1900 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Tours are to help new parents prepare and expect the best from their birthing experience in the hospital’s birthing suites. To register, visit www.silvercross.org or call 1-888-660-4325.
Speech screenings: Throughout the month of May, in recognition of Better Speech and Hearing Month, speech pathologists with The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago at Silver Cross Hospital will offer free 15-minute pediatric speech and language screenings. Call 815-300-7110 and mention “speech” to schedule an appointment. The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago at Silver Cross is located in Pavilion A, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox.
Colleen Kapsch blood drive: Colleen McEvilly-Kapsch was diagnosed with leukemia in November and has received more than 65 blood transfusions. From 7:30 a.m. to noon June 2, donate blood and help Kapsch and other residents like her who need life-saving blood transfusions. The blood drive is sponsored by The Our Lady of Knock Council #12882 Minooka Knights of Columbus and will be held at Minooka Junior High School, 333 McEvilly Road, Minooka. Enter through the east-side doors. Technicians from Heartland Blood Center will take donations. All in the community are invited to donate. Although walk-ins are welcome, donors are encouraged to call for an appointment time to avoid long wait times. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call John at 815-521-1970. Donors will receive a $5 Dunkin Donuts gift card.
Weight-loss surgery program: Silver Cross Hospital is offering Obesity and Your Health: Is Weight Loss Surgery Right for You? Join Drs. Christopher Joyce and Brian Lahmann, experienced gastric bypass surgeons with bariatric and minimally invasive surgery at Silver Cross Hospital, for a free informational session The program is held at 5:45 p.m. every Wednesday in the Specialty Care Pavilion on the Silver Cross Hospital Campus, 1300 Copperfield Ave., Joliet. Participants will learn about the advantages and risks of traditional and laparoscopic bariatric weight loss surgery, find out who is a candidate for the procedure and hear from area patients about their experiences. Silver Cross has been named as Bariatric Center of Excellence by the American Society of Bariatric Surgery and a Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois Blue Distinction Center for Bariatric Surgery. Register to attend this free informational session online at www.silvercross.org or by calling 1-888-660-4325.
Meet and greet: Dr. Kristen Donigan, who practices internal medicine, has joined Edward Medical Group at its office in Building B on the Edward Plainfield Campus, 127th Street and Van Dyke Road in Plainfield. To meet Dr. Donigan in person, call 815-731-9000 to schedule a 15-minute meet-and-greet session. To view a full-length video profile of Dr. Donigan visit www.edwardmedicalgroup.org.
Blood pressure checks: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily at the Silver Cross Health Center, 12701 W. 143rd St., Homer Glen. Walk-ins are welcome. For more information, call 708-364-6337.
Joint tune-up/arthritis program: 10:15-11:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and 7-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays for seniors at Challenge Fitness Pool, 2021 S. Lawrence Ave., Lockport. The program is geared for those people suffering from arthritis or who need physical rehab in warm water. The program is included in the Challenge Fitness Premium Membership and is free for SilverSneakers members. For others, the fee is $3 for residents or $4 For non-residents. For more information, visit www.lockportpark.org or call 815-838-3621, Ext. 0.
Zumba: 7-7:45 p.m. Tuesdays at the Legion located on South Cedar Road in New Lenox. The cost is $5 per person. No reservations are needed.
Calcium artery scoring: Silver Cross Hospital offers a quick and painless test using a high-speed CT scanner that can measure calcium deposits in the coronary arteries to determine a person’s risk of having a heart attack. Calcium artery scoring is ideal for men 45 and older and women 55 and older who smoke, have high blood pressure, high cholesterol or a family history of premature coronary artery disease. The scan is available for $200. Call 815-740-7076 for an appointment.
Items for the health/fitness calendars must be submitted in writing 10 days prior to the Wednesday on which they should run. We prefer all items e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also send them to: Health/Fitness Roundup, 2175 Oneida St., Joliet, IL 60435 or fax to 815-773-7950. For more information call Jean Edwards at 815-773-7172.