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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

Introduction to Breastfeeding – Virtual Class

Date: January 1 - December 31, 2024

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, 2024

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. 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 25, 2024

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: OPEN

Location: Shabbona School, 725 School Street, Morris

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


American Heart Association BLS-Renewal

Date: June 25, 2024

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: OPEN

Location: Shabbona School, 725 School Street, Morris

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


American Heart Association BLS-Initial

Date: June 27, 2024

Time: 7:00 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 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: OPEN

Location: Shabbona School, 725 School Street, Morris

Phone: 815-705-7360


Community Blood Drive

Date: July 15, 2024

Time: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Description:

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.

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 14, 2024

Time: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Description:

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.

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 11, 2024

Time: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Description:

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.

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


EXERCISE

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.
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:

  • at the Village of Minooka (Community Room), 121 McEvilly Road, Minooka on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8:30 & 9:30 a.m.. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of class as class size is limited to 20 participants on a first come, first serve basis.
  • at the Morris Community YMCA, 320 Wauponsee St., Morris at a variety of times throughout the week (please see YMCA website for Senior Fitness class schedule and choose Morris Community YMCA). Please arrive 15-30 minutes prior to the start of class as class size is limited to 20 participants on a first come, first serve basis. You do not have to be a YMCA member to participate. For more information on senior fitness classes, call the Morris Community YMCA at 815-513-8080.

HEART FAILURE

Living with Heart Failure

Date: September 27, 2024

Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Description:

Heart failure is a serious chronic condition that develops over time as your heart becomes weaker and less able to pump the blood that your body needs. This Heart Failure Management class is for individuals living with heart failure. Family members and caregivers are also welcome and encouraged to attend. Please join Cardiologist Dr. Mary Menz with Morris Hospital Cardiovascular Specialist to learn about specialized care and support for lifestyle management including medications, diet, fluid intake, and exercise. The class will be held in the Wellness Room at the Diagnostic & Rehabilitative Center of Morris Hospital located just north of Interstate 80 at 100 W. Gore Rd., Morris. Doors open at 2:45 p.m.

Registration: OPEN

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

Phone: 815-705-7691


KIDS CLASSES

Camp 911

Date: June 14, 2024

Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Description:

Through the support of 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 2024.

Check-in begins at 8:45 a.m. with camp starting promptly at 9 a.m. at Saratoga School, 4040 N. Division St., Morris. 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 will be provided. If your child requires special help/care due to medical conditions, please plan to stay through the duration of camp so you can assist your child. Registration closes on May 30.

Cost: $20.00

Registration: EVENT FULL

Registration: CLOSED

Location: Saratoga School, 4040 N. Division St., Morris

Phone: 815-705-7358


Babysitter’s Training Course

Date: July 12, 2024

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. The course is held in the Morris Hospital training classroom located on the southwest corner of the building. Please enter using door #22.

Cost: $40.00

Registration: OPEN

Location: Shabbona School, 725 School Street, Morris

Phone: 815-705-7360


Babysitter’s Training Course

Date: August 2, 2024

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. The course is held in the Morris Hospital training classroom located on the southwest corner of the building. Please enter using door #22.

Cost: $40.00

Registration: OPEN

Location: Shabbona School, 725 School Street, Morris

Phone: 815-705-7360


NUTRITION

Carbohydrate Counting – Virtual Class

Date: January 1 - December 31, 2024

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 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 one of our registered dietitians by phone if they have any questions about carbohydrate counting.

Registration: OPEN

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


SUPPORT GROUPS

Stroke Support Group

Date: September 10, 2024

Time: 5:30 pm - 6:30 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 support group meets the second Tuesday of March, June, September, and December 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 10, 2024

Time: 11:30 am - 12:30 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 support group meets the second Tuesday of March, June, September, and December 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.


EPILEPSY SUPPORT GROUP
  • The Illinois Valley Epilepsy Advocacy Network holds a free Epilepsy Support Group at Morris Hospital from 6:00-7:00 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month during the months March-November (The group does not meet in December, January or February). The support group is open to anyone who has epilepsy, as well as friends, family, and community members. Guest speakers are provided every other month. For more information, contact Erika Fleck, Directory of Epilepsy Services, Illinois Valley Epilepsy Advocacy Network, at 815.414.8655, email erika@epilepsyadvocacynetwork.org or visit epilepsyadvocacynetwork.org.

YMCA HEALTHY HAPPENS HERE

Technology Safety for Seniors

Date: August 20, 2024

Time: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Description:

Technology is a part of everyone’s lives: at home, at work, and in the community. In partnership with the Morris Community YMCA, a representative from the Morris Police Department will offer tips to help keep you safe from scams through your phone and the internet. You will also learn about services available through Morris Hospital that enable individuals to live independently at home with peace-of-mind.

The Healthy Happens Here programs are open to the public, ages 18 and older, and non-YMCA members are welcome to attend! To register, call the Morris YMCA at (815) 513-8080 or click here to be redirected to the YMCA event page. If you are not a current YMCA member, you will be required to “sign up” to register for the class. Please select the Community Member options to ensure you will not be prompted to pay the monthly membership fee to attend the free sessions.

Location: Morris Community YMCA, 320 Wauponsee St, Morris

Phone: For more information, call (815) 513-8080


Fall Prevention: A Guide for All

Date: September 12, 2024

Time: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Description:

More than one in four people ages 65 or older fall each year. It doesn’t have to be you! Join Morris Hospital Physical Therapist Sarah Whiteside to learn what you can do to prevent accidental falls in order to keep yourself safe at home and active in the community.

The Healthy Happens Here programs are open to the public, ages 18 and older, and non-YMCA members are welcome to attend! To register, call the Morris YMCA at (815) 513-8080 or click here to be redirected to the YMCA event page. If you are not a current YMCA member, you will be required to “sign up” to register for the class. Please select the Community Member options to ensure you will not be prompted to pay the monthly membership fee to attend the free sessions.

Location: Morris Community YMCA, 320 Wauponsee St, Morris

Phone: For more information, call (815) 513-8080


Time is on the Brain…Act Fast for Stroke

Date: September 17, 2024

Time: 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Description:

Early identification and intervention is critical to the survival and outcome for someone experiencing a stroke. This seminar will help you learn more about the different types of stroke, signs and symptoms, intervention, treatment, and things you can do to prevent a stroke from occurring. The presenter is Brenda Walsh, a registered nurse and general educator at Morris Hospital.

The Healthy Happens Here programs are open to the public, ages 18 and older, and non-YMCA members are welcome to attend! To register, call the Morris YMCA at (815) 513-8080 or click here to be redirected to the YMCA event page. If you are not a current YMCA member, you will be required to “sign up” to register for the class. Please select the Community Member options to ensure you will not be prompted to pay the monthly membership fee to attend the free sessions.

Location: Morris Community YMCA, 320 Wauponsee St, Morris

Phone: For more information, call (815) 513-8080