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Events & Classes

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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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CHILDBIRTH & FAMILY CLASSES

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Introduction to Breastfeeding – Virtual Class

Date: January 1 - December 31, 2022

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: 815-705-7328


Online Childbirth Class

Date: January 1 - December 31, 2022

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


CPR

American Heart Association BLS-Renewal

Date: June 15, 2022

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 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: CLOSED

Location: Shabbona School, 725 School Street, Morris

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


American Heart Association BLS-Renewal

Date: June 15, 2022

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 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: CLOSED

Location: Shabbona School, 725 School Street, Morris

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


American Heart Association BLS-Initial

Date: June 28, 2022

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: CLOSED

Location: Shabbona School, 725 School Street, Morris

Phone: 815-705-7360


EXERCISE

SENIOR FITNESS CLASSES
  • 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
  • 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. You do not have to be a YMCA member to participate. Participants must receive clearance to participate from their doctor. For more information or to register, call the Morris Community YMCA at 815-513-8080.
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KIDS CLASSES

Babysitter’s Training Course

Date: June 17, 2022

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 or stuffed animal the size of a newborn infant to class, along with an email address so their certification can be sent to them by the American Red Cross upon completion of the class. Lunch is included. Face masks required.

Cost: $40.00

Registration: OPEN

Location: Morris Hospital – Conference Room 1 (Lower Level), 150 W. High Street, Morris

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


Babysitter’s Training Course

Date: July 8, 2022

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 or stuffed animal the size of a newborn infant to class, along with an email address so their certification can be sent to them by the American Red Cross upon completion of the 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: OPEN

Location: Shabbona School, 725 School Street, Morris

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


Babysitter’s Training Course

Date: August 5, 2022

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 or stuffed animal the size of a newborn infant to class, along with an email address so their certification can be sent to them by the American Red Cross upon completion of the 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: OPEN

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, 2022

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

Phone: For more information, call 815-705-7527.


SUPPORT GROUPS

Stroke Support Group

Date: June 15, 2022

Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Description:

Our FREE Stroke Support Group is for individuals who have a history of stroke or any other neurologic event and their caregivers, spouses, and loved ones. The focus is to support, educate, and bring people together who are facing similar issues. People who attend support groups often share experiences and advice in hope of helping others cope with this life changing event. The session typically includes a guest speaker who provides education and is available to answer questions. Register here or call our Speech Language Pathology department at 815-705-7440.

Registration: OPEN

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

Phone: For additional details or to register by phone, please call 815-705-7440.


Stroke Support Group

Date: September 21, 2022

Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Description:

Our FREE Stroke Support Group is for individuals who have a history of stroke or any other neurologic event and their caregivers, spouses, and loved ones. The focus is to support, educate, and bring people together who are facing similar issues. People who attend support groups often share experiences and advice in hope of helping others cope with this life changing event. The session typically includes a guest speaker who provides education and is available to answer questions. Register here or call our Speech Language Pathology department at 815-705-7440.

Registration: OPEN

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

Phone: For additional details or to register by phone, please call 815-705-7440.


Stroke Support Group

Date: December 21, 2022

Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Description:

Our FREE Stroke Support Group is for individuals who have a history of stroke or any other neurologic event and their caregivers, spouses, and loved ones. The focus is to support, educate, and bring people together who are facing similar issues. People who attend support groups often share experiences and advice in hope of helping others cope with this life changing event. The session typically includes a guest speaker who provides education and is available to answer questions. Register here or call our Speech Language Pathology department at 815-705-7440.

Registration: OPEN

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

Phone: For additional details or to register by phone, please call 815-705-7440.


Community Blood Drive

Date: July 8, 2022

Time: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Description:

In response to the ongoing blood supply shortage, Morris Hospital is hosting a blood drive in cooperation with Versiti Blood Center. Those who donate will be helping replenish the local blood supply as Versiti supplies blood products for Morris Hospital. All blood types are needed.

Blood donors must be age 17 or older, weigh at least 110 pounds, be in good health and free from cold or flu symptoms on the day of donation. In Illinois, 16-year-olds may donate with written approval from a parent or guardian. Donors will be required to wear a mask while inside Morris Hospital.

The entire process for donating blood takes about 1 hour, including registration, a brief medical screening, blood collection and refreshments. Donors should bring a photo ID with proof of age. Those planning to donate should eat a healthy meal and drink plenty of water before donating.

To schedule an appointment, call Morris Hospital at 815-705-7386. Walk-ins are welcome.

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

Phone: 815-705-7386


Community Blood Drive

Date: October 18, 2022

Time: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Description:

In response to the ongoing blood supply shortage, Morris Hospital is hosting a blood drive in cooperation with Versiti Blood Center. Those who donate will be helping replenish the local blood supply as Versiti supplies blood products for Morris Hospital. All blood types are needed.

Blood donors must be age 17 or older, weigh at least 110 pounds, be in good health and free from cold or flu symptoms on the day of donation. In Illinois, 16-year-olds may donate with written approval from a parent or guardian. Donors will be required to wear a mask while inside Morris Hospital.

The entire process for donating blood takes about 1 hour, including registration, a brief medical screening, blood collection and refreshments. Donors should bring a photo ID with proof of age. Those planning to donate should eat a healthy meal and drink plenty of water before donating.

To schedule an appointment, call Morris Hospital at 815-705-7386. Walk-ins are welcome.

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

Phone: 815-705-7386


Community Blood Drive

Date: December 14, 2022

Time: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Description:

In response to the ongoing blood supply shortage, Morris Hospital is hosting a blood drive in cooperation with Versiti Blood Center. Those who donate will be helping replenish the local blood supply as Versiti supplies blood products for Morris Hospital. All blood types are needed.

Blood donors must be age 17 or older, weigh at least 110 pounds, be in good health and free from cold or flu symptoms on the day of donation. In Illinois, 16-year-olds may donate with written approval from a parent or guardian. Donors will be required to wear a mask while inside Morris Hospital.

The entire process for donating blood takes about 1 hour, including registration, a brief medical screening, blood collection and refreshments. Donors should bring a photo ID with proof of age. Those planning to donate should eat a healthy meal and drink plenty of water before donating.

To schedule an appointment, call Morris Hospital at 815-705-7386. Walk-ins are welcome.

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

Phone: 815-705-7386


SPECIAL EVENTS

Corn Fest 5K

Date: October 1, 2022

Time: 7:30 am - 11:00 am

Description:

Our Corn Fest 5K is a 3.1 mile USATF IL-19006-WR certified course that starts 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. Shirts in unisex adult sizes will be available for the first 300 pre-registered participants. $25 for early registration (now-August 28); $28 for standard registration (Aug. 29-Sept. 27); $30 race day registration.

There is also a Youth Fun Run for children 5 and under (100 yards) and 6-10 (1/2 mile) starting at 8:15 a.m. Youth Fun Run shirts are short sleeve cotton shirts available for registered Youth Fun Run participants in unisex youth sizes. Registration is $10 per child (now-Sept 27 or on race day).

Schedule of Events:
7:30-8:45 a.m. – Race Day Registration and Packet Pick-Up
8:15 a.m. – Youth Fun Run Ages 6-10
8:30 a.m. – Youth Fun Run Ages 5 and Under
9:00 a.m. – 5K Run

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

Location: Morris Elementary School, 2001 Dupont Avenue, Morris

Phone:  For more information, call 815-705-7358