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: 815-705-7366

CPR

American Heart Association BLS-Renewal

Date: September 28, 2021

Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 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 School, 725 School Street, Morris

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

American Heart Association BLS-Renewal

Date: September 28, 2021

Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 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 School, 725 School Street, Morris

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

American Heart Association BLS-Initial

Date: September 30, 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: OPEN

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: August 30 - October 1, 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: October 4 - November 5, 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

KIDS CLASSES

Babysitter’s Training Course

Date: September 18, 2021

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. Please use Door #18 on the south side of the building near the gym. Face masks required.

Cost: $40.00

Registration: CLOSED

Location: Shabbona School, 725 School Street, Morris

Phone: 815-705-7365 or 815-705-7360

Babysitter’s Training Course

Date: October 11, 2021

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. Please use Door #18 on the south side of the building near the gym. Face masks required.

Cost: $40.00

Registration: EVENT FULL

Registration: CLOSED

Location: Shabbona School, 725 School Street, Morris

Phone: 815-705-7365 or 815-705-7360

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.

Epilepsy Support Group

Date: October 6, 2021

Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Description:

The Illinois Valley Epilepsy Advocacy Network holds a free Epilepsy Support Group in Conference Room 3 on the lower level of Morris Hospital from 6:30-7:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of every month through November 2021. The support group is open to anyone who has epilepsy, as well as friends, family, and community members. Guest speakers are provided every other month. For more information, contact Erika Fleck, Directory of Epilepsy Services, Illinois Valley Epilepsy Advocacy Network, at 815.414.8655, email lasalleean@gmail.com, or visit epilepsyadvocacynetwork.org. Face masks are required regardless of vaccination status.

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

Phone: For information, call 815-414-8655

Epilepsy Support Group

Date: November 3, 2021

Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Description:

The Illinois Valley Epilepsy Advocacy Network holds a free Epilepsy Support Group in Conference Room 3 on the lower level of Morris Hospital from 6:30-7:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of every month through November 2021. The support group is open to anyone who has epilepsy, as well as friends, family, and community members. Guest speakers are provided every other month. For more information, contact Erika Fleck, Directory of Epilepsy Services, Illinois Valley Epilepsy Advocacy Network, at 815.414.8655, email lasalleean@gmail.com, or visit epilepsyadvocacynetwork.org. Face masks are required regardless of vaccination status.

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

Phone: For information, call 815-414-8655

SPECIAL EVENTS

Corn Fest 5K Virtual

Date: September 25 - October 2, 2021

Time: All Day

Description:

Due to the increased incidence of COVID in the community, our Corn Fest 5K has been changed to a virtual event. Participants will run or walk a 5K course or route of their choice anytime during the week of Sept 25-Oct 2. After completing the 5K, you can submit your time online following instructions provided at the time of registration. Race results will be posted online after Oct. 2. Awards will not be issued due to course variation. Registration is $20 per person and includes an adult, unisex, short sleeve running shirt. The last day to register is Sept. 19. Race packet pickup  information is provided when you register through Race Roster, along with a map of the Corn Fest 5K course for those who would like to use the traditional course that starts at Morris Elementary School.

Click here to pre-register through Race Roster. (if you have difficulties registering using Internet Explorer, please use a different browser) 

Phone: For information, call 815-705-7364

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