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.

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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: December 16, 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

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: December 2, 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

New Siblings

Date: December 2, 2019

Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Description:

Enjoy a fun and interactive experience with you and your child as we explore expectations of a Super sibling. Through hands on activities and games, Siblings-to-be will learn how a newborn baby looks and acts and what happens while mom and baby are in the hospital. Activities, discussion, and a tour of the birthing suites helps them feel a part of the experience. Each child should bring a doll or stuffed animal. Cost is $5 per child. Please register online.

Cost: $5.00

Registration: OPEN

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

Phone: For information, call 815-942-3012

CPR

American Heart Association BLS-Renewal

Date: December 5, 2019

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 preform High Quality CPR to the Student. 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: December 5, 2019

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 preform High Quality CPR to the Student. 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: December 10, 2019

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 preform High Quality CPR to the Student. 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: December 18, 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.

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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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: December 13, 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. At this month’s meeting, there will be a Christmas potluck.

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: 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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