Events & Classes

We have not yet returned to our usual schedule of public meetings, education classes and support groups due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please see our current offerings below and check back frequently for updates to this schedule.

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.

Childbirth & Family Classes

Online Childbirth Class

Date: January 1 - December 31, 2021

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: $60.00

Registration: OPEN

Location: Morris Hospital, 150 West High St., Morris

Phone: 815-705-7301

Introduction to Breastfeeding – Virtual Class

Date: January 1 - December 31, 2021

Time: All Day

Description:

This FREE virtual class is a basic introduction to breastfeeding and is designed to educate parents about the benefits of breastfeeding for both mothers and babies. Upon registration, you will immediately receive a link via email and can view the video at any time of your choosing. You will learn from our board-certified lactation consultant about the techniques and recommendations for having the best experience possible for you and your baby. Along with the video link, registered participants of this class are also welcome to reach out to our lactation consultant by phone or email if they have any questions about breastfeeding.

Registration: OPEN

Location: Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers – Virtual Class, www.morrishospital.org,

Phone: 815-705-7328

CPR

American Heart Association BLS-Renewal

Date: December 14, 2021

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: CLOSED

Location: Shabbona School, 725 School Street, Morris

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

American Heart Association BLS-Renewal

Date: December 14, 2021

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: CLOSED

Location: Shabbona School, 725 School Street, Morris

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

American Heart Association BLS-Initial

Date: December 16, 2021

Time: 9:00 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. 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. If you are not a Healthcare Provider or a Student in the Field of Health, Please see the “Heartsaver” class.

Cost: $70.00

Registration: CLOSED

Location: Shabbona School, 725 School Street, Morris

Phone: 815-705-7360

EXERCISE

We are pleased to offer FREE Senior Fitness classes for individuals age 55 and older that provide low impact aerobic and strength training for an overall workout. Classes are offered Monday-Friday at the Morris Community YMCA, 320 Wauponsee St., Morris, and at the Minooka United Methodist Annex, 205 Church St., Minooka. For more information, call the Morris Community YMCA at 815-513-8080. You do not have to be a YMCA member to participate.

Pedaling for Parkinson’s

Date: November 8 - December 17, 2021

Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Description:

Pedaling a bicycle at a rapid pace may change the life of someone living with Parkinson’s disease. Research conducted at the Cleveland Clinic found that patients can experience a 35% reduction in symptoms by riding an indoor, stationary bicycle for one hour three days a week. While cycling is not a cure for Parkinson’s disease, there is compelling evidence to show that it does make a real difference for many who try it. Classes are designed to empower participants by optimizing their physical function, improving their gait, balance, speech, handwriting, and overall endurance, and helping to delay the progression of symptoms.

Pedaling for Parkinson’s is a FREE program being offered by Morris Hospital and the Morris Community YMCA. Classes meet on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 1-2 p.m. at 109 E. Jefferson St., Morris. Participants must receive clearance to participate from their doctor. For more information or to register, call 815-513-8080.

Location: 109 E. Jefferson St., Morris, 109 E. Jefferson St., Morris

Phone: 815-513-8080

Pedaling for Parkinson’s

Date: January 3 - March 11, 2022

Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Description:

Pedaling a bicycle at a rapid pace may change the life of someone living with Parkinson’s disease. Research conducted at the Cleveland Clinic found that patients can experience a 35% reduction in symptoms by riding an indoor, stationary bicycle for one hour three days a week. While cycling is not a cure for Parkinson’s disease, there is compelling evidence to show that it does make a real difference for many who try it. Classes are designed to empower participants by optimizing their physical function, improving their gait, balance, speech, handwriting, and overall endurance, and helping to delay the progression of symptoms.

Pedaling for Parkinson’s is a FREE program being offered by Morris Hospital and the Morris Community YMCA. Classes meet on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 1-2 p.m. at 109 E. Jefferson St., Morris. Participants must receive clearance to participate from their doctor. For more information or to register, call 815-513-8080.

Location: 109 E. Jefferson St., Morris, 109 E. Jefferson St., Morris

Phone: 815-513-8080

Pedaling for Parkinson’s

Date: March 14 - May 27, 2022

Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Description:

Pedaling a bicycle at a rapid pace may change the life of someone living with Parkinson’s disease. Research conducted at the Cleveland Clinic found that patients can experience a 35% reduction in symptoms by riding an indoor, stationary bicycle for one hour three days a week. While cycling is not a cure for Parkinson’s disease, there is compelling evidence to show that it does make a real difference for many who try it. Classes are designed to empower participants by optimizing their physical function, improving their gait, balance, speech, handwriting, and overall endurance, and helping to delay the progression of symptoms.

Pedaling for Parkinson’s is a FREE program being offered by Morris Hospital and the Morris Community YMCA. Classes meet on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 1-2 p.m. at 109 E. Jefferson St., Morris. Participants must receive clearance to participate from their doctor. For more information or to register, call 815-513-8080.

Location: 109 E. Jefferson St., Morris, 109 E. Jefferson St., Morris

Phone: 815-513-8080

NUTRITION

Carbohydrate Counting – Virtual Class

Date: January 1 - December 31, 2021

Time: All Day

Description:

This FREE virtual class is a basic introduction to carbohydrate counting, an especially great program for people with diabetes and pre-diabetes. Upon registration, you will immediately receive a link via email and can view the video at any time of your choosing. You will learn from our registered dietitian about “foods that fit” into your lifestyle and how foods impact blood sugar control. Along with the video link, registered participants of this class are also welcome to reach out to our registered dietitian by phone or email if they have any questions about carbohydrate counting.

Registration: OPEN

Location: Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers – Virtual Class, www.morrishospital.org,

Phone: 815-705-7527

SUPPORT GROUPS

STROKE SUPPORT GROUP
  • The Stroke Support Group is offering a video that answers frequently asked questions. To view this video, simply visit our Primary Stroke Center webpage.
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Donate Blood

Date: December 15, 2021

Time: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Description:

In response to the ongoing severe blood supply shortage, Morris Hospital is hosting a blood drive in cooperation with Versiti Blood Center on Wednesday, December 15, from 12-5 p.m. in Conference Rooms 2 & 3 on the lower level of Morris Hospital, 150 W. High Street in Morris.

Those who donate will be helping replenish the local blood supply as Versiti supplies blood products for Morris Hospital. All blood types are needed, with O positive and O negative most in demand.

Blood donors must be age 17 or older, weigh at least 110 pounds, be in good health and free from cold or flu symptoms on the day of donation. In Illinois, 16-year-olds may donate with written approval from a parent or guardian. Donors will be required to wear a mask while inside Morris Hospital.

The entire process for donating blood takes about 1 hour, including registration, a brief medical screening, blood collection and refreshments. Donors should bring a photo ID with proof of age. Those planning to donate should eat a healthy meal and drink plenty of water before donating.

Appointments are recommended by calling Morris Hospital at 815-705-7386. Walk-ins are welcome.

Location: Morris Hospital, 150 West High St., Morris

Phone: For information, call 815-705-7386..

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