Will, Grundy hospitals host health programs
Jazzercise open house: 9-10:30 a.m. Sept. 5, Joliet Jazzercise will offer a citywide free-for-all Jazzercise Open House at the Joliet First Presbyterian Church 805 Western Ave. in Joliet. Participants should come dress to exercise and can bring as many guests as they want. Refreshments will be served. Door prizes, registration discounts, and much more. For more information call 815-485-4949 or email email@example.com
Seminar: 7 p.m. first Tuesday of the month beginning Sept. 6, Protect Your Neck free seminar in the Courtside Lounge at Challenge Fitness, 2021 S. Lawrence Ave. in Lockport. Offered by TheraCORE Physical Therapy to educate the community. Receive a free 10-minute hydro-massage to all who attend. Learn how to maintain proper posture and strengthen your upper back and shoulder muscles in order to relieve stresses in the next. For more information call 815-838-3621, ext. 0 or visit www.lockportpark.org
Breastfeeding class: 6:30-9 p.m. Sept. 7, Silver Cross Hospital, 1200 Maple Road, Joliet. A certified lactation consultant will teach the basics of breastfeeding, including establishing a milk supply, breast pumps, avoiding difficulties and more. Newborns welcome. Cost is $15. To register call 1-888-660-4325 or visit www.silvercross.org
Baby basics: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sept. 8, Silver Cross Hospital, 1200 Maple Road, Joliet. Class is geared to help parents-to-be and new parents learn about their baby’s physical care and health, using child care, common problems, stress management and developing positive child guidance skills. Class is $25 per couple. Only the soon-to-be-mom needs to register. To register call 1-888-660-4325 or visit www.silvercross.org
AHA healthcare provider CPR class: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept.. 10 at Silver Cross Hospital, 1200 Maple Road in Joliet for LPNs, RNs, paramedics, EMTs and CNAs. Participants learn one and two person infant, child and adult CPR as well as rescue from choking. Cost is $60 and includes American Heart Association certification. Call 1-888-660-4325 or visit www.silvercross.org
Prepared childbirth weekend class: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 10 and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 11 at Silver Cross Hospital, 1200 Maple Road, Joliet. Participants will receive instruction from a registered nurse on breathing, relaxation floor exercise techniques and a tour of the luxurious suite. She will also review the labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum processes. Cost is $75 per couple. To register call 1-888-660-4325 or visit www.silvercross.org
Sept. 11, 18, 24
Birthing center tours: 1:30-2:30 p.m. Sept. 11, 18 and 24, Silver Cross Hospital, 1200 Maple Road in Joliet. To help new parents parent and expect the best from their birthing experience in the hospital’s luxurious birthing suites. Free. To register call 1-888-660-4325 or visit www.silvercross.org
Sept. 12, 14-15
Prostate cancer screenings: 2:30-3:30 p.m. Sept. 12, 14-15 in the Specialty Care Pavilion on the hospital’s campus, 1300 Copperfield Ave., Suite 3020, Joliet. Prostate cancer remains a leading cause of death among men. But when diagnosed early can be treatable. Silver Cross Hospital in partnership with Advanced Urology Associates will offer free prostate screenings for men. Two simple methods are often used in screening for prostate cancer—a digital rectal exam (DRE), in which a doctor feels the prostate gland through the rectal wall, and a blood test, in which a blood sample is tested for the presence of a substance called prostate specific antigen (PSA). Men should begin screening for prostate cancer at age 50, unless there is a family history of prostate cancer. Those men should be screened at age 40. To schedule an appointment, visit www.silvercross.org
or call 1-888-4325.
Intense interval training: 10-11 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday, beginning Sept. 13 at Challenge Fitness, 2021 S. Lawrence Ave. in Lockport. This is an intense one-hour class which mixes the perfect fat burning workout. Fee is $64. For more information call 815-838-3621, ext. 0 or visit www.lockportpark.org
Prenatal class: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 18, Silver Cross Hospital, 1200 Maple Road, Joliet. Participants will learn about labor, delivery, recovery, post partum and other birthing options. Class size is limited and registration is mandatory. Class is free. To register call 1-888-660-4325 or visit www.silvercross.org
Signature custom knee replacement: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 19 in the Silver Cross Hospital Conference Center, 1200 Maple Road in Joliet. Dr. Anuj Puppala, orthopedic surgeon will present information on state-of-the-art knee replacement procedures. To register call 1-888-660-4325 or visit www.silvercross.org
Sept. 24-Nov. 5
Freedom from smoking: 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays, Sept. 24-Nov. 5 at Silver Cross Hospital, 1200 Maple Road in Joliet. A five-week workshop. Participants will receive a free six-week supply of either the nicotine patch or the lozenge. Cost is $25. To register call 815-727-8769.
Meet and greet: Dr. Kristen Donigan, DO, who practices internal medicine has joined Edward Medical Group (EMG) at its office in Building B on the Edward Plainfield Campus, 127th St. and VanDyke Road in Plainfield. 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
Scoliosis screening: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Thursday in July at the Silver Cross Health Center, 12701 W. 143rd St., Homer Glen. Free. To register, call 877-694-7722. The screenings are free and available for children and adults.
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.
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, 13543 S. Route 30, Plainfield, IL 60544-1100 or fax to 815-439-7527. For more information, call Jean Edwards at 815-439-5312.