Will, Grundy hospitals host health programs
September 11, 2012 1:28PM
Updated: October 13, 2012 6:02AM
Friday, Sept. 28,
Oct. 12, Oct. 26
Free blood pressure check: 9-10 a.m. Sept. 14 and 28 and Oct. 12 and 26 at Provena Saint Joseph Medical Center West Tower Lobby (outside Jazzman’s Café). 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 PSJMC. Call 815-725-9438.
Dental cleaning fundraiser: 3-7 p.m. Sept. 21, Shorewood Family Dental Care, 607 W. Jefferson St., Shorewood. Donate in advance to hold your appointment. Professional cleaning for a minimum $30 donation. Call 815-725-5991 or visit www.shorewoodfamilydentalcare.com
Ongoing throughout fall
Adult and children’s flu vaccine: From 8:30-11:30 a.m. Mondays and Tuesdays, the Will County Health Department Immunization Clinic is offering walk-in seasonal flu vaccinations for adults and children at its location at 1106 Neal Ave. Walk-in shots are available. Vaccine is also available from 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays and 1-6 p.m. Fridays except for the fourth Friday of the month. Flu vaccine is also available by appointment at Health Department office locations in Bolingbrook (323 Quadrangle), and University Park (44 Town Center). To schedule an appointment, call 815-740-8143. The seasonal flu vaccine is available for infants 6-35 months old, children 3-18 years of age and for adults 19 and older. Adult flu shots cost $30, and the vaccine for children costs $16.75. No one will be turned away due to a true inability to pay. Medicare Part B will cover vaccine costs. Medicaid is accepted. Pregnant women must present with a written order from their OB physician. People with HMO coverage must go to their primary care physician for the shot to be covered.
Nov. 9, 30; Dec. 14, 28
Free blood pressure check: 9-10 a.m. Nov. 9 and 30 and Dec. 14 and 28 at the Provena Saint Joseph Medical Center West Tower Lobby (outside Jazzman’s Café). 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 PSJMC. Call 815-725-9438.
Walk with a doc program: 6:30 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. Meet at the Springfield Avenue entrance of Provena Saint Joseph Medical Center, 333 N. Madison St., Joliet. Get the day started on the right foot with a 1- to 2-mile walk around the Provena Saint Joseph Medical Center campus. Join cardiologist Dennis Killian for this free health program.
Weight loss surgery program: Silver Cross Hospital is offering Obesity and Your Health: Is Weight Loss Surgery Right for You? with Drs. Christopher Joyce and Brian Lahmann, experienced gastric bypass surgeons at Silver Cross Hospital. This free program is held every Wednesday at 5:45 p.m. 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. Register to attend this free informational session online at www.silvercross.org or call 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 Donigan in person, call 815-731-9000 to schedule a 15-minute meet-and-greet session. To view a full-length video profile of 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. in Homer Glen. Walk-ins welcomed. 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 the Challenge Fitness Pool, 2021 S. Lawrence Ave., Lockport. The program is geared toward 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. The fee is $3 for residents and $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.