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

Look Good, Feel Better

Date: June 11, 2018

Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Description:

For women undergoing cancer treatment, this special 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.

Cost: FREE

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: June 18, 2018

Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Description:

This 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.

Cost: FREE

Registration: Not Required

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

Phone: For information, call 815-364-8915

I Can Cope

Date: July 12, 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 focuses on keeping well in mind, body and spirit.

Cost: FREE

Registration: OPEN

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: July 16, 2018

Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Description:

This 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.

Cost: FREE

Registration: Not Required

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

Phone: For information, call 815-364-8915

Look Good, Feel Better

Date: August 13, 2018

Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Description:

For women undergoing cancer treatment, this special 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.

Cost: FREE

Registration: OPEN

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

Phone: To register by phone, 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

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Phone: 815-705-7301

Baby Care Basics

Date: June 6, 2018

Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Description:

This class covers everything parents need to know to bring their baby home with confidence, including the latest information to ease parents into the basics of caring for their newborn. Through presentation and demonstration, this program will include newborn appearance/activity, feeding, warning signs, and safety. Cost is $15 per couple.  Please register online.

Cost: $15.00

Registration: OPEN

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

Phone: For information, call 815-942-3012

Prepared Childbirth

Date: June 13, 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 that will meet on Wednesdays, June 13 & 20. 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.

Introduction to Breastfeeding

Date: June 18, 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 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.

Cost: FREE

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: July 9, 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 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.

Cost: FREE

Registration: OPEN

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

Phone: For information, call 815-942-3012

CPR

HeartSaver CPR and AED

Date: June 7, 2018

Time: 8:00 am - 11:00 am

Description:

Participants will learn adult, child and infant CPR, rescue from choking, and how to properly use an automated external defibrillator (AED). American Heart Association certification is provided upon completion. Each participant must provide a valid email address at the start of the class. Please note: This class is NOT for healthcare providers (RN, LPN, Certified Nurse Assistants, Paramedics, EMT’s or students entering school). Healthcare Providers should register for the Basic Life Support class. If you are a business or organization looking to register a group of 8 or more students, please call 815-705-7360 to make special arrangements.

Cost: $60.00

Registration: OPEN

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

Phone: 815-705-7360

Basic Life Support- Renewal

Date: June 14, 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.

 

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: $70.00

Registration: OPEN

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

Phone: 815-705-7360

Basic Life Support- Initial

Date: June 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: 815-705-7360

Basic Life Support- Renewal

Date: July 12, 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.

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: $70.00

Registration: OPEN

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

Phone: 815-705-7360

Basic Life Support- Initial

Date: July 23, 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: 815-705-7360

Diabetes Management

Carbohydrate Counting Class (no meal)

Date: June 12, 2018

Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 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.

Cost: FREE

Registration: OPEN

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

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

Carbohydrate Counting Class (no meal)

Date: August 14, 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.

Cost: FREE

Registration: OPEN

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

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

Carbohydrate Counting Class (Meal Provided)

Date: September 11, 2018

Time: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Description:

This is a basic introduction to carbohydrate counting and is an especially great program for people with diabetes and pre-diabetes. Join us for information on healthful eating about “foods that fit” and how this impacts blood sugar control. Participants will be guided in putting an appropriate meal together and will then be able to eat!

Cost: FREE

Registration: OPEN

Location: Morris Hospital Education Rooms 2 & 3 (lower level), 150 W. High Street, Morris

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

Pre-Diabetes Class

Date: October 9, 2018

Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Description:

Led by a diabetes educator, this 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.

Cost: FREE

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.

Cost: 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: July 24, 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.

Cost: FREE

Registration: Not Required

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

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

Donate Blood

Date: October 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.

Cost: FREE

Registration: Not Required

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.

Cost: FREE

Registration: Not Required

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

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

General Health

Diet Free (Introductory Class)

Date: August 7, 2018

Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Description:

At last, here’s a way to lose weight without being on a diet. DIET FREE is a life-changing nutrition and fitness program. In just 10 weeks, you will learn 8 simple habits that lead to weight loss and overall better health for life. You can participate online or come to the weekly group sessions at Morris Hospital from 6-7 p.m. on Tuesdays, August 7-October 9, 2018. Learn more about DIET FREE at our free introductory session on August 7. If you choose to enroll, the fee is $69 but fully refundable upon completion of the program. (Completion is defined as attending 8 of the 10 in person or online sessions.) Come and get the facts so you can decide if DIET FREE is for you.

Cost: FREE

Registration: OPEN

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

Phone: For phone registration, call 815-705-7358.

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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Kids Classes

Babysitter’s Training Course

Date: June 15, 2018

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.

Cost: $40.00

Registration: OPEN

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

Phone: 815-705-7365

Camp 911

Date: June 21, 2018

Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Description:

Through the support of many local agencies and volunteers, the Camp 911 safety program will provide students a morning of fun and interactive activities that help teach them about 911, first aid and what to do in case of an emergency. Camp 911 is offered to children entering 3rd through 5th grades in Fall 2018.

Registration begins at 8:45 a.m. with camp starting promptly at 9 a.m. Camp 911 is held rain or shine. Send your child prepared for indoor and outdoor activities. Gym/Tennis Shoes preferred, No open-toed shoes. Water and goldfish snack are provided. Registration ends June 18, 2018.

Camp 911 community partners include EPIC Group, Morris EMS, Morris Fire Protection and Ambulance District, Grundy County Sheriff’s Department, Morris Police Department, Minooka Fire Protection District, Morris Lions Club, Will County SWAT, Coal City Search and Rescue, Will County 911, MABAS 15 Water Rescue Team, independent physicians and Morris Hospital.

Cost: $10.00

Registration: EVENT FULL

Registration: CLOSED

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

Phone: 815-705-7357

Babysitter’s Training Course

Date: July 6, 2018

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.

Cost: $40.00

Registration: OPEN

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

Phone: 815-705-7365

Babysitter’s Training Course

Date: August 3, 2018

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.

Cost: $40.00

Registration: OPEN

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

Phone: 815-705-7365

Babysitter’s Training Course

Date: September 8, 2018

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.

Cost: $40.00

Registration: OPEN

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

Phone: 815-705-7365

Pulmonary Health

Harmonica Group

Date: May 31, 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.

Cost: FREE

Registration: Not Required

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

Phone: For information, call 815-705-7837

Breathers’ Support Group

Date: June 15, 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 “Summer Exercise Tips.”

Cost: FREE

Registration: OPEN

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

Phone: For information, call 815-705-7837

Harmonica Group

Date: June 28, 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.

Cost: FREE

Registration: Not Required

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

Phone: For information, call 815-705-7837

Breathers’ Support Group

Date: July 20, 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 “Pulmonary Pharmacology.”

Cost: FREE

Registration: OPEN

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

Phone: For information, call 815-705-7837

Harmonica Group

Date: July 26, 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.

Cost: FREE

Registration: Not Required

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

Phone: For information, call 815-705-7837

Support Groups

Heart Failure Support Group

Date: June 7, 2018

Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Description:

These 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 “Exercise and Heart Failure.”

Cost: FREE

Registration: OPEN

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

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

Stroke and Aphasia Support Group

Date: June 19, 2018

Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Description:

Our 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.

Cost: FREE

Registration: 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.

Heart Failure Support Group

Date: August 2, 2018

Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Description:

These 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 guest speaker is a representative from Bost speaking on “Low Sodium Eating Plan.”

Cost: FREE

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: September 6, 2018

Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Description:

These 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 “Pacemakers, CRT, Life Vests and Defibrillators.”

Cost: FREE

Registration: OPEN

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

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

Stroke and Aphasia Support Group

Date: September 18, 2018

Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Description:

Our 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.

Cost: FREE

Registration: Not Required

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

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

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.