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.

I Can Cope

Date: March 12, 2020

Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Description:

I Can Cope is a free support group for individuals facing cancer and their families and friends. This month’s topic focuses on “Finding and Paying for Treatment.”

Registration: OPEN

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: March 16, 2020

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: April 20, 2020

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

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. Please check the Morris Y fitness schedule for Prenatal Exercise class dates and times. For more information, call 815-705-7364 (Morris Hospital) or 815-513-8080 (YMCA).

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: March 2, 2020

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 – Conference Room 1 (Lower Level), 150 W. High Street, Morris

Phone: For information, call 815-942-3012

Baby Care Basics

Date: March 18, 2020

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Description:

This class covers everything parents need to know to bring their baby home with confidence, including the latest information to ease parents into the basics of caring for their newborn. Through presentation and demonstration, this program will include newborn appearance/activity, feeding, warning signs, and safety. Cost is $15 per couple.  Please register online.

Cost: $15.00

Registration: OPEN

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

Phone: For information, call 815-942-3012

CPR

American Heart Association BLS/ACLS-Combo

Date: March 5, 2020

Time: 7:00 am - 1:00 pm

Description:

This AHA class is intended for Healthcare Providers. To clarify, this would include RNs, CNAs, EMS personnel, Police and Fire Fighters. The first part of this course will provide, the skills needed to perform High Quality CPR. The second part of this will focus on ACLS. In addition, this class will teach proper use of an AED, as well as, the relief of foreign-body airway obstruction. If you are Student in the Field of Healthcare or a current Healthcare Provider, this is the class for you!

Please note: You must have a current CPR & ACLS card in order to take this class. If either of  your CPR or ACLS cards are not current, You can not take this Combo class. Please see the “BLS- Initial” or the “ACLS- Provider” Class.  If you are not a Healthcare Provider or a Student in the Field of Health, Please see the “Heartsaver” class. Each participant must have a valid email address prior to taking the course.

Cost: $225.00

Registration: OPEN

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

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

American Heart Association BLS-Renewal

Date: March 10, 2020

Time: 7:00 am - 9:00 am

Description:

This AHA class is intended for Healthcare Providers. To clarify, this would include RNs, CNAs, EMS personnel, Police and Fire Fighters. This course will provide, the skills needed to perform High Quality CPR. In addition, this class will teach proper use of an AED, as well as, the relief of foreign-body airway obstruction. If you are Student in the Field of Healthcare or a current Healthcare Provider, this is the class for you!

Please note: You must have a valid email address prior to taking the course. You must have a current AHA CPR card. Please have your CPR card present day of class. If you do not have a current CPR card, please see the “Basic Life Support- Initial” Class. If you are not a Healthcare Provider or a Student in the Field of Health, Please see the “Heartsaver” class.

Cost: $50.00

Registration: OPEN

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

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

American Heart Association BLS-Renewal

Date: March 10, 2020

Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Description:

This AHA class is intended for Healthcare Providers. To clarify, this would include RNs, CNAs, EMS personnel, Police and Fire Fighters. This course will provide, the skills needed to perform High Quality CPR. In addition, this class will teach proper use of an AED, as well as, the relief of foreign-body airway obstruction. If you are Student in the Field of Healthcare or a current Healthcare Provider, this is the class for you!

Please note: You must have a valid email address prior to taking the course. You must have a current AHA CPR card. Please have your CPR card present day of class. If you do not have a current CPR card, please see the “Basic Life Support- Initial” Class. If you are not a Healthcare Provider or a Student in the Field of Health, Please see the “Heartsaver” class.

Cost: $50.00

Registration: OPEN

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

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

Donate Blood

Date: March 16, 2020

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 Conference Rooms 2 & 3 (lower level), 150 W. High Street, Morris

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

Donate Blood

Date: May 20, 2020

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 Conference Rooms 2 & 3 (lower level), 150 W. High Street, Morris

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

Donate Blood

Date: July 21, 2020

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 Conference Rooms 2 & 3 (lower level), 150 W. High Street, Morris

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

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: March 7, 2020

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 – Conference Room 1 (Lower Level), 150 W. High Street, Morris

Phone: 815-705-7365

Babysitter’s Training Course

Date: June 12, 2020

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 – Conference Room 1 (Lower Level), 150 W. High Street, Morris

Phone: 815-705-7365

Babysitter’s Training Course

Date: July 1, 2020

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 – Conference Room 1 (Lower Level), 150 W. High Street, Morris

Phone: 815-705-7365

Nutrition

Eat Real

Date: February 11 - March 31, 2020

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 February 11-March 31, 2020.

Cost: $59.00

Registration: EVENT FULL

Registration: CLOSED

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

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

Pre-Diabetes Class

Date: March 24, 2020

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 – Conference Room 3 (Lower Level), 150 West High St., Morris

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

Carbohydrate Counting Class (Meal Provided)

Date: May 5, 2020

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! So, be sure to come hungry! 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

Pulmonary Health

Harmonica Group

Our free Harmonica Group meets every Thursday from 10:45-11:30 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: March 19, 2020

Time: 11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Description:

Beginning in 2020, our free, Breathers’ Support Group will meet the third Thursday of each month and is for anyone diagnosed with chronic lung disease including COPD, asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, and pulmonary fibrosis. Lead by registered respiratory therapists and a Pulmonary Rehabilitation RN, 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. This month’s meeting will focus on Traveling with Oxygen.

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: April 16, 2020

Time: 11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Description:

Our free, Breathers’ Support Group meets the third Thursday of each month and is for anyone diagnosed with chronic lung disease including COPD, asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, and pulmonary fibrosis. Lead by registered respiratory therapists and a Pulmonary Rehabilitation RN, 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. This month’s meeting will focus on Speaking Out.

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: May 21, 2020

Time: 11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Description:

Our free, Breathers’ Support Group meets the third Thursday of each month and is for anyone diagnosed with chronic lung disease including COPD, asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, and pulmonary fibrosis. Lead by registered respiratory therapists and a Pulmonary Rehabilitation RN, 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. This month’s meeting will focus on Deflecting Costs of Medications – Program Information.

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: March 17, 2020

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 – Education Rooms 2 & 3 (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: June 16, 2020

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 – Conference 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 15, 2020

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 Conference Rooms 2 & 3 (lower level), 150 W. High Street, Morris

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

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