Events & Classes

We are pleased to offer a wide range of wellness programs, support groups and health screenings to help you pursue a healthy lifestyle.

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,  or Click here to see ALL EVENTS.

Cancer Support

Look Good, Feel Better

Date: October 8, 2018

Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Description:

For women undergoing cancer treatment, this FREE program is designed to teach beauty techniques to help overcome the appearance-related side effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatment. Trained, volunteer cosmetologists teach women how to cope with skin changes and hair loss using cosmetics and skin care products donated by the cosmetic industry. Free cosmetic kits are provided to participants.

Registration: OPEN

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

Phone: To register by phone, call 815-364-8915

Head and Neck Cancer Support Group

Date: October 15, 2018

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 will provide 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: November 8, 2018

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 is celebrating life.

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

Online Childbirth Class

Date: January 1 - December 31, 2018

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 24 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: $50.00

Registration: OPEN

Phone: 815-705-7301

Introduction to Breastfeeding

Date: October 1, 2018

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, 150 West High St., Morris

Phone: For information, call 815-942-3012

Prepared Childbirth

Date: October 10, 2018

Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Description:

Designed for expectant parents during their last trimester of pregnancy, the two session 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. This class will meet on Wednesdays, October 10 & 17. Please register online in advance.

Cost: $60.00

Registration: OPEN

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

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

CPR

Basic Life Support- Initial

Date: September 25, 2018

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: CLOSED

Location: Morris Hospital – Whitman Assembly Room 1, 150 West High St., Morris

Phone: For more information, call 815-705-7357

Basic Life Support- Renewal

Date: October 16, 2018

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 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: Morris Hospital – Whitman Assembly Room 1, 150 West High St., Morris

Phone: For more information, call 815-705-7357

Basic Life Support- Initial

Date: October 22, 2018

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: Morris Hospital – Whitman Assembly Room 1, 150 West High St., Morris

Phone: For more information, call 815-705-7357

Diabetes Management

Pre-Diabetes Class

Date: October 9, 2018

Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Description:

Led by a diabetes educator, this FREE 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 – Whitman Assembly Room 2, 150 West High St., Morris

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

Carbohydrate Counting Class (no meal)

Date: November 13, 2018

Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 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. The class is FREE.

Registration: OPEN

Location: Morris Hospital – Whitman Assembly Room 2, 150 West High St., Morris

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

Donate Blood

Date: October 23, 2018

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, 150 West High St., Morris

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

Donate Blood

Date: December 19, 2018

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, 150 West High St., Morris

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

HEALTH SCREENINGS

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.

Prostate Screening

Date: October 2, 2018

Time: 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Description:

As an accredited cancer program through the Commission on Cancer of the College of American Surgeons, Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers is committed to offering early detection prostate screenings annually free of charge. The screening is intended for men ages 50 to 70 who do not have prostate cancer and are free of symptoms and includes a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test and a digital rectal exam performed by a urologist with Advanced Urology Associates. Men at high risk for prostate cancer, including African American men and men who have a close relative diagnosed with prostate cancer before age 65, should speak with their physician about beginning testing at an earlier age. Limited appointments are available. Advance registration is required by calling Morris Hospital at 815-416-6089.

Location: Advanced Urology Associates, 1401 Lakewood Dr., #3, Morris

Phone: To register, call 815-416-6089

Prostate Screening

Date: October 3, 2018

Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Description:

As an accredited cancer program through the Commission on Cancer of the College of American Surgeons, Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers is committed to offering early detection prostate screenings annually free of charge. The screening is intended for men ages 50 to 70 who do not have prostate cancer and are free of symptoms and includes a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test and a digital rectal exam performed by a urologist with Advanced Urology Associates. Men at high risk for prostate cancer, including African American men and men who have a close relative diagnosed with prostate cancer before age 65, should speak with their physician about beginning testing at an earlier age. Limited appointments are available. Advance registration is required by calling Morris Hospital at 815-416-6089.

Location: Advanced Urology Associates, 1401 Lakewood Dr., #3, Morris

Phone: To register, call 815-416-6089

Prostate Screening

Date: October 5, 2018

Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Description:

As an accredited cancer program through the Commission on Cancer of the College of American Surgeons, Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers is committed to offering early detection prostate screenings annually free of charge. The screening is intended for men ages 50 to 70 who do not have prostate cancer and are free of symptoms and includes a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test and a digital rectal exam performed by a urologist with Advanced Urology Associates. Men at high risk for prostate cancer, including African American men and men who have a close relative diagnosed with prostate cancer before age 65, should speak with their physician about beginning testing at an earlier age. Limited appointments are available. Advance registration is required by calling Morris Hospital at 815-416-6089.

Location: Advanced Urology Associates, 1401 Lakewood Dr., #3, Morris

Phone: To register, call 815-416-6089

Heart Health

Heart Failure Support Group

Date: October 2, 2018

Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Description:

These FREE meetings provide a place for anyone who has been diagnosed with heart failure to participate in general discussion about ways to manage this chronic condition, gain emotional support, and share experiences with other heart failure patients. A 15-minute educational component will be presented at each meeting. This month’s topic is “Left Ventricular Assist Device – A Patient Tells His Story.”

Registration: OPEN

Location: Morris Hospital – Family Birthing Suites Classroom, 150 West High St., Morris

Phone: To register by phone call 815-705-7832.

Heart Failure Support Group

Date: November 1, 2018

Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Description:

These FREE meetings provide a place for anyone who has been diagnosed with heart failure to participate in general discussion about ways to manage this chronic condition, gain emotional support, and share experiences with other heart failure patients. A 15-minute educational component will be presented at each meeting. This month’s topic is “Heart Transplant – A Patient Tells Her Story.”

Registration: OPEN

Location: Morris Hospital – Family Birthing Suites Classroom, 150 West High St., Morris

Phone: To register by phone call 815-705-7832.

Heart Failure Support Group

Date: December 6, 2018

Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Description:

These FREE meetings provide a place for anyone who has been diagnosed with heart failure to participate in general discussion about ways to manage this chronic condition, gain emotional support, and share experiences with other heart failure patients. A 15-minute educational component will be presented at each meeting. This month’s topic is “New Advances in Treatment.”

Registration: OPEN

Location: Morris Hospital – Family Birthing Suites Classroom, 150 West High St., Morris

Phone: To register by phone call 815-705-7832.

Pulmonary Health

Harmonica Group

Date: September 27, 2018

Time: 11:00 am - 11:30 am

Description:

Individuals with chronic pulmonary disease are invited to participate in our free Harmonica Group. Playing the harmonica encourages deep breathing, promotes pursed lip breathing exercise, strengthens the diaphragm and other breathing muscles, and increases oxygen intake. Prior harmonica playing experience is not required. Light snacks will be provided.

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

Phone: For information, call 815-705-7837

Breathers’ Support Group

Date: October 19, 2018

Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 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 “Beating the Blues.”

Registration: OPEN

Location: Morris Hospital – Family Birthing Suites Classroom, 150 West High St., Morris

Phone: For information, call 815-705-7837

Harmonica Group

Date: October 25, 2018

Time: 11:00 am - 11:30 am

Description:

Individuals with chronic pulmonary disease are invited to participate in our free Harmonica Group. Playing the harmonica encourages deep breathing, promotes pursed lip breathing exercise, strengthens the diaphragm and other breathing muscles, and increases oxygen intake. Prior harmonica playing experience is not required. Light snacks will be provided.

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

Phone: For information, call 815-705-7837

Special Events

Cornfest 5K Fun Run & Wellness Walk

Date: September 29, 2018

Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Description:

Held during Grundy County Corn Festival, the Morris Hospital 5K Fun Run & Wellness Walk is a 3.1 mile USATF IL-08046-JW certified course that starts at 9 a.m. on Dupont Avenue in front of Morris Elementary School and winds through residential neighborhoods. The Wellness Walk takes place on the same course. Awards will be given to the top 3 overall male and female finishers, as well as the top 3 male and female in each age group. Long sleeve dri-fit shirts will be available to the first 300 pre-registered participants. Pre-registration by September 25 is $25 per person. Race day registration is $30 per person.

There is also a Tot Trot for children 8 and under on the field behind the school at 8:30 a.m. Tot Trot participants will receive a cotton t-shirt and medal of participation. Registration is $8 per child.

7:30 a.m. – On site check-in and registration
8:30 a.m. – Tot Trot start
9:00 a.m. – 5K Fun Run & Wellness Walk start

Click here to pre-register through Race Roster.

Registration: RaceRoster.com

Location: Morris Elementary School, 2001 Dupont Avenue, Morris

Phone: For information, call 815-705-7364

Hip Hop for Hope

Date: October 19, 2018

Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Description:

Ladies, gather your friends and join us Friday, Oct. 19 in the gymnasium at the former Shabbona School for our annual breast cancer awareness event where you will learn hip hop moves that make exercise fun! We will have black lights, disco balls and pink ribbon décor for this awesome event in recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. All skill levels are welcome! Also featuring door prizes and breast cancer awareness educational materials. Be sure to wear something pink to show your support for breast cancer awareness. Be sure to use door #18 on the building’s south side. For more information, call 815-705-7685.

Registration: OPEN

Location: Former Shabbona School Gymnasium, 725 School Street, Morris

Phone:

Stroke Support

Stroke and Aphasia Support Group

Date: December 18, 2018

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, 150 West High St., Morris

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