Events & Classes

Online registration is available for many of our classes and events. Please look for the Register symbol to the right of the class name. When registering online, you will receive an email from WordPress confirming that your registration was received.

Telephone registration may also be available for certain classes. Please refer to the registration number for the specific program you are registering for.

Please search by Category below.

Cancer Support

Low Intensity Functional Training (LIFT) Exercise Class

Exercise has numerous benefits following surgical, chemotherapy, or radiation cancer treatment. Our free, LIFT exercise class is taught by Morris Hospital Wellness staff and includes stretching movements using elastic bands or light weights that can be performed while standing or sitting in a chair. Individuals of all ages are welcome regardless of where they received their cancer treatment. Classes are held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9-9:30 a.m. at the Radiation Therapy Center of Morris Hospital, 1600 W. U.S. Route 6 in Morris. To register, call 815-705-7370.

Head and Neck Cancer Support Group

Date: May 20, 2019

Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Description:

This FREE support group is for people with head and neck cancer or a history of head and neck cancer. The support group meets the third Monday of every month and provides an opportunity to meet people with similar challenges. The group is lead by a Morris Hospital speech pathologist and oncology nurse who can offer assistance with navigating through the illness and the rehabilitation process.

Location: Radiation Therapy Center of Morris Hospital, 1600 W. US Route 6., Morris

Phone: For information, call 815-364-8915

Head and Neck Cancer Support Group

Date: June 17, 2019

Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Description:

This FREE support group is for people with head and neck cancer or a history of head and neck cancer. The support group meets the third Monday of every month and provides an opportunity to meet people with similar challenges. The group is lead by a Morris Hospital speech pathologist and oncology nurse who can offer assistance with navigating through the illness and the rehabilitation process.

Location: Radiation Therapy Center of Morris Hospital, 1600 W. US Route 6., Morris

Phone: For information, call 815-364-8915

I Can Cope

Date: July 11, 2019

Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Description:

I Can Cope is a free support group for people facing cancer and their families and friends. This month’s topic focuses on “Communicating Concerns and Feelings.”

Registration: OPEN

Location: Radiation Therapy Center of Morris Hospital, 1600 W. US Route 6., Morris

Phone: For information, call 815-364-8915

Childbirth & Family Classes

Prenatal Exercise Class

According to the American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists, regular exercise during pregnancy benefits both mom and baby by reducing back pain, easing constipation, promoting healthy weight gain during pregnancy, improving overall general fitness, and helping you lose baby weight after your baby is born. Join us for our free prenatal exercise class held at the Morris Community YMCA, 320 Wauponsee St., Morris, on Tuesdays from 9-9:50 a.m., Wednesdays from 5:30-6:20 p.m., and Thursdays from 10-10:50 a.m. You do not have to be a YMCA member to participate. For more information, call 815-705-7364 (Morris Hospital) or 815-513-8080 (YMCA). PLEASE NOTE OUR SUMMER SCHEDULE! From June 3-August 11, classes will be held Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30-6:20 p.m. and Fridays from 9:00-9:50 a.m.

Online Childbirth Class

Date: January 1 - December 31, 2019

Time: All Day

Description:

Our online childbirth class is ideal for expectant parents who can’t attend our Prepared Childbirth class due to work schedules, time constraints or medical conditions. The eight-chapter program is an interactive, web-based class that uses videos, personal birth stories, animations, activities and games to teach all the essential information parents need to know to prepare for their baby’s birth. Our online class will help you understand pregnancy, learn about labor, see how the stages of labor unfold, and discover helpful comfort techniques during labor. Your eClass registration includes online access for six weeks. Within 72 hours after registering, you will receive an email with instructions for accessing the online class. After you pay, you will receive instruction for accessing the class.

Cost: $65.00

Registration: OPEN

Phone: 815-705-7301

Introduction to Breastfeeding

Date: June 3, 2019

Time: 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Description:

We are committed to providing breastfeeding moms with all the education and support they need to have a successful breastfeeding experience. This FREE class focuses on the benefits of breastfeeding, pumping, and going back to work. Breastfeeding moms will also get advice to help solve problems related to breastfeeding. The class is taught by a certified lactation consultant. Nursing mothers are welcome to bring their infants.

Registration: OPEN

Location: Morris Hospital – Family Birthing Suites Classroom (Lower Level), 150 West High St., Morris

Phone: For information, call 815-942-3012

Prepared Childbirth

Date: June 19, 2019

Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Description:

Designed for expectant parents during their last trimester of pregnancy, the Prepared Childbirth class covers labor, comfort measures, relaxation and medical interventions. Pain management options will also be discussed, along with vaginal and cesarean birth. The class concludes with a tour of Morris Hospital’s Family Birthing Suites, along with an explanation of delivery and post partum care. Please register online in advance.

Cost: $60.00

Registration: OPEN

Location: Morris Hospital – Family Birthing Suites Classroom (Lower Level), 150 West High St., Morris

Phone: For information, call 815-705-7301.

CPR

Basic Life Support- Renewal

Date: May 21, 2019

Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Description:

This American Heart Association class is intended for individuals who provide or could potentially provide healthcare, including RNs, CNAs, EMS personnel, police and fire fighters. The course teaches the skills of CPR for victims of all ages, use of an automated external defibrillator (AED), and relief of foreign-body airway obstruction. We can accommodate 1 registration per transaction for BLS class. Each participant must have a valid email address prior to taking the course.

Please note: This class is intended for those participants who currently have a valid BLS CPR card and are looking to renew it. You must have a current CPR card in order to take this class.  If your CPR card is not valid or current, please see the ” Basic Life Support- Initial” Class.

Cost: $50.00

Registration: CLOSED

Location: Shabbona Annex (Former Shabbona School), 725 School Street, Morris

Phone: For more information, call 815-705-7360

Basic Life Support- Initial

Date: May 29, 2019

Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Description:

This American Heart Association class is intended for individuals who provide or could potentially provide healthcare, including RNs, CNAs, EMS personnel, police and fire fighters. The course teaches the skills of CPR for victims of all ages, use of an automated external defibrillator (AED), and relief of foreign-body airway obstruction. We can accommodate 1 registration per transaction for BLS class. Each participant must have a valid email address prior to taking the course.

Cost: $70.00

Registration: OPEN

Location: Shabbona Annex (Former Shabbona School), 725 School Street, Morris

Phone: 815-705-7360

Basic Life Support- Renewal

Date: June 6, 2019

Time: 7:00 am - 9:00 am

Description:

This American Heart Association class is intended for individuals who provide or could potentially provide healthcare, including RNs, CNAs, EMS personnel, police and fire fighters. The course teaches the skills of CPR for victims of all ages, use of an automated external defibrillator (AED), and relief of foreign-body airway obstruction. We can accommodate 1 registration per transaction for BLS class. Each participant must have a valid email address prior to taking the course.

Please note: This class is intended for those participants who currently have a valid BLS CPR card and are looking to renew it. You must have a current CPR card in order to take this class.  If your CPR card is not valid or current, please see the ” Basic Life Support- Initial” Class.

Cost: $50.00

Registration: OPEN

Location: Shabbona Annex (Former Shabbona School), 725 School Street, Morris

Phone: For more information, call 815-705-7360

Diabetes Management

Carbohydrate Counting Class (no meal)

Date: June 11, 2019

Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Description:

This is a basic introduction to carbohydrate counting that is especially recommended for individuals with diabetes and pre-diabetes. Join us for information on healthful eating about “foods that fit” and how this impacts blood sugar control.

Registration: OPEN

Location: Morris Hospital – Education Room 1 (Lower Level), 150 W. High Street, Morris

Phone: To register by phone, call 815-705-7527

Pre-Diabetes Class

Date: August 13, 2019

Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Description:

Led by a diabetes educator, this class will focus on healthy eating, physical activity and lifestyle behaviors that help prevent or delay the development of diabetes. Everyone is welcome to attend the class, as more than 1 in every 3 Americans has prediabetes, which places an individual at increased risk of developing heart disease, stroke and diabetes. Of those with prediabetes, 90 percent don’t know they have it.

Registration: OPEN

Location: Morris Hospital – Education Room 1 (Lower Level), 150 W. High Street, Morris

Phone: To register by phone, call 815-705-7367

Carbohydrate Counting Class (Meal Provided)

Date: September 10, 2019

Time: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Description:

This is a basic introduction to carbohydrate counting and is an especially great program for people with diabetes and pre-diabetes. Join us for information on healthful eating about “foods that fit” and how this impacts blood sugar control. Participants will be guided in putting an appropriate meal together and will then be able to eat! The class is FREE.

Registration: OPEN

Location: Morris Hospital – Education Rooms 2 & 3 (Lower Level), 150 W. High Street, Morris

Phone: To register by phone, call 815-705-7527

Donate Blood

Date: May 22, 2019

Time: 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Description:

Give the gift of life by donating blood. Donors must be at least 17 years old or 16 with written parental permission, weigh at least 110 pounds, be symptom free of cold, flu and allergies, and be in general good health. Walk-ins are welcome.

Location: Morris Hospital – Whitman Assembly Room 1 (Lower Level), 150 W. High Street, Morris

Phone: For information, call 815-705-7370.

Donate Blood

Date: July 23, 2019

Time: 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Description:

Give the gift of life by donating blood. Donors must be at least 17 years old or 16 with written parental permission, weigh at least 110 pounds, be symptom free of cold, flu and allergies, and be in general good health. Walk-ins are welcome.

Location: Morris Hospital – Whitman Assembly Room 1 (Lower Level), 150 W. High Street, Morris

Phone: For information, call 815-705-7370.

Donate Blood

Date: October 22, 2019

Time: 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Description:

Give the gift of life by donating blood. Donors must be at least 17 years old or 16 with written parental permission, weigh at least 110 pounds, be symptom free of cold, flu and allergies, and be in general good health. Walk-ins are welcome.

Location: Morris Hospital – Whitman Assembly Room 1 (Lower Level), 150 W. High Street, Morris

Phone: For information, call 815-705-7370.

General Health

Eat Real

Date: June 4 - July 23, 2019

Time: 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Description:

Diet is such a big part of our health, yet often we don’t take the time to prepare healthy meals. Eat Real focuses on recipes and meal planning using real food instead of convenience foods.It’s for anyone who wants to eat healthier and improve their health, gain confidence in the grocery store and kitchen, and look forward to being asked, ‘What’s for dinner tonight?’ Classes will include nutrition education with a focus on snacking, breakfast, salads, chocolate, Mediterranean foods, spices, and plant based recipes. There’s even one week devoted to making healthy pizza. Participants will get to sample a different recipe each week and will have weekly assignments to complete.Eat Real classes will meet from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays from June 4-July 23, 2019.

Cost: $59.00

Registration: OPEN

Location: Morris Hospital – Whitman Assembly Room 1 (Lower Level), 150 W. High Street, Morris

Phone: For information, call 815-705-7364.

HEALTH SCREENINGS

Wellness Wednesdays

Take a step toward living a longer, healthier life with our Wellness Wednesday screenings, offered every Wednesday at Morris Hospital.  Easy to understand results are available within one week!  For more information about this opportunity and how to schedule an appointment, please visit our Wellness Wednesdays page.

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Kids Classes

Babysitter’s Training Course

Date: June 13, 2019

Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Description:

Designed for youths age 11 and older, this course can help babysitters: interview for a babysitting job, choose safe and age-appropriate toys and games, perform first aid, learn diapering and feeding techniques, handle bedtime issues, and learn tips for having a safe babysitting experience. Participants should bring a doll to class. Lunch is included.

Cost: $40.00

Registration: OPEN

Location: Morris Hospital – Whitman Assembly Room 1 (Lower Level), 150 W. High Street, Morris

Phone: 815-705-7365

Camp 911

Date: June 21, 2019

Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Description:

Through the support of many local agencies and volunteers, the Camp 911 safety program will provide students a morning of fun and interactive activities that help teach them about 911, first aid and what to do in case of an emergency. Camp 911 is offered to children entering 3rd through 5th grades in Fall 2019.

Registration begins at 8:45 a.m. with camp starting promptly at 9 a.m. Please note this year’s new location: Saratoga School, 4040 N. Division St., Morris. Camp 911 is held rain or shine. Send your child prepared for indoor and outdoor activities. Gym/Tennis Shoes preferred, No open-toed shoes. Water will be provided. Registration closes at 3 p.m. on June 17.

Cost: $10.00

Registration: OPEN

Location: Saratoga School, 4040 N. Division St., Morris

Phone: 815-705-7360

Babysitter’s Training Course

Date: July 12, 2019

Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Description:

Designed for youths age 11 and older, this course can help babysitters: interview for a babysitting job, choose safe and age-appropriate toys and games, perform first aid, learn diapering and feeding techniques, handle bedtime issues, and learn tips for having a safe babysitting experience. Participants should bring a doll to class. Lunch is included.

Cost: $40.00

Registration: OPEN

Location: Morris Hospital – Whitman Assembly Room 1 (Lower Level), 150 W. High Street, Morris

Phone: 815-705-7365

Pulmonary Health

Harmonica Group

Our free Harmonica Group meets every Thursday from 11-11:30 a.m. at our Diagnostic & Rehabilitative Center, 100 W. Gore Rd., Morris. Harmonica playing is beneficial for individuals with lung disease by encouraging deep breathing, promoting pursed lip breathing exercise, strengthening the diaphragm and other breathing muscles, and increasing oxygen intake. Prior harmonica playing experience is not required. Join us! For information, call 815-705-7837.

Breathers’ Support Group

Date: June 21, 2019

Time: 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Description:

Our free, Breathers’ Support Group meets the third Friday of each month and is for anyone diagnosed with chronic lung disease including COPD, asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, and pulmonary fibrosis. Lead by respiratory therapists, the group gives people with chronic lung disease an opportunity to participate in general discussions about ways to manage their condition, gain emotional support, and share their experiences with others. A 20 minute educational topic is presented at each meeting, with this month’s topic focusing on “Lung Transplants.”

Registration: OPEN

Location: Diagnostic & Rehabilitative Center of Morris Hospital, 100 Gore Road, Suite H, Morris

Phone: For information, call 815-705-7837

Breathers’ Support Group

Date: July 19, 2019

Time: 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Description:

Our free, Breathers’ Support Group meets the third Friday of each month and is for anyone diagnosed with chronic lung disease including COPD, asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, and pulmonary fibrosis. Lead by respiratory therapists, the group gives people with chronic lung disease an opportunity to participate in general discussions about ways to manage their condition, gain emotional support, and share their experiences with others. A 20 minute educational topic is presented at each meeting, with this month’s topic focusing on “Updates in Pulmonary Roundtable.”

Registration: OPEN

Location: Diagnostic & Rehabilitative Center of Morris Hospital, 100 Gore Road, Suite H, Morris

Phone: For information, call 815-705-7837

Breathers’ Support Group

Date: August 16, 2019

Time: 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Description:

Our free, Breathers’ Support Group meets the third Friday of each month and is for anyone diagnosed with chronic lung disease including COPD, asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, and pulmonary fibrosis. Lead by respiratory therapists, the group gives people with chronic lung disease an opportunity to participate in general discussions about ways to manage their condition, gain emotional support, and share their experiences with others. A 20 minute educational topic is presented at each meeting, with this month’s topic focusing on “Airway Clearance Techniques.”

Registration: OPEN

Location: Diagnostic & Rehabilitative Center of Morris Hospital, 100 Gore Road, Suite H, Morris

Phone: For information, call 815-705-7837

Stroke Support

Stroke and Aphasia Support Group

Date: June 18, 2019

Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Description:

Our FREE Stroke & Aphasia Support Group is for individuals and their loved ones who have experienced the loss of physical function or communication due to a stroke or other neurological event. Discussion will focus on strategies for managing chronic pain or disabilities resulting from a stroke. Registration is not required.

Location: Morris Hospital – Whitman Assembly Room 1 (Lower Level), 150 W. High Street, Morris

Phone: For additional details, please call Speech Therapy at 815-705-7411.

Stroke and Aphasia Support Group

Date: September 17, 2019

Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Description:

Our FREE Stroke & Aphasia Support Group is for individuals and their loved ones who have experienced the loss of physical function or communication due to a stroke or other neurological event. Discussion will focus on strategies for managing chronic pain or disabilities resulting from a stroke. Registration is not required.

Location: Morris Hospital – Whitman Assembly Room 2 (Lower Level), 150 West High St., Morris

Phone: For additional details, please call Speech Therapy at 815-705-7411.

Stroke and Aphasia Support Group

Date: December 17, 2019

Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Description:

Our FREE Stroke & Aphasia Support Group is for individuals and their loved ones who have experienced the loss of physical function or communication due to a stroke or other neurological event. Discussion will focus on strategies for managing chronic pain or disabilities resulting from a stroke. Registration is not required.

Location: Morris Hospital – Whitman Assembly Room 1 (Lower Level), 150 W. High Street, Morris

Phone: For additional details, please call Speech Therapy at 815-705-7411.

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