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.

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Cancer Support

Head and Neck Cancer Support Group

Date: November 19, 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

Head and Neck Cancer Support Group

Date: December 17, 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

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

New Siblings

Date: November 19, 2018

Time: 9:00 am - 10:00 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, 150 West High St., Morris

Phone: For information, call 815-942-3012

Introduction to Breastfeeding

Date: December 10, 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

CPR

Basic Life Support- Initial

Date: November 19, 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

Basic Life Support- Renewal

Date: December 13, 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: December 18, 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

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.

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Heart Health

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

Breathers’ Support Group

Date: November 16, 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 “Healthy Eating for the Holidays.”

Registration: OPEN

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

Phone: For information, call 815-705-7837

Harmonica Group

Date: November 29, 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: December 21, 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 “Holiday Potluck.”

Registration: OPEN

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

Phone: For information, call 815-705-7837

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.