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Health Briefs For Oct. 31

Updated: December 1, 2012 4:40PM



Health Fair: Autumn Leaves, 8021 W. 151st St., Orland Park, is hosting a health fair 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 2 to focus on care for people with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia and financial tools and resources to help caregivers. There will be free blood pressure and glucose tests and a light breakfast and lunch. Information: (708) 403-2400.

Encore Shop Opening: The Encore Shop, Silver Cross Hospital’s resale shop, will host its Christmas opening 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 2 and 3 at 1301 Copperfield Ave., Joliet. Items available for purchase include holiday decorations, adult and children’s seasonal clothing, toys, household items, books and jewelry. Information: (815) 300-7642.

Knee Arthritis Seminar: An orthopedic surgeon will host a free seminar on knee arthritis and treatment options at 6 p.m. Nov. 5 at the Tony Bettenhausen Recreation Center, 8125 W. 171st St., Tinley Park. Reservations: (800) 221-2199.

Community Health Fair: The fourth annual Blue Island Community Health Fair will be 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 5 and 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 6 in the gymnasium at Veterans Memorial Middle School, 12320 S. Greenwood Ave. Admission and all screenings are free. Health screenings, environmental health awareness, lead screenings, healthy food tastings and giveaways are planned. Information: (708) 385-6630, Ext. 7316 or email rzylman@district130.org.

CPR and AED Class: Silver Cross Hospital will offer the American Heart Association’s Heartsaver cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillator course 5:30 to 9 p.m. Nov. 5 at the hospital, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Participants will learn adult, child and infant CPR, rescue from choking and how to use an automated external defibrillator. Fee is $45. Registration: (888) 660-4325 or www.silvercross.org.

Diabetes Lectures: A free lecture on the ABCs of Diabetes will be presented at 2 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Oak Lawn Public Library, 9427 S. Raymond Ave. This is one of several lectures that will be given by medical professionals from Advocate Christ Medical Center. Other upcoming diabetes lectures include Medications for Diabetes at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 7 in the Palos Park Library, 12330 Forest Glen Blvd.; Complications That Diabetes Poses For The Nervous System at 6 p.m. Nov. 8 in the Advocate Christ Medical Center Conference Center, 4440 W. 95th St., Oak Lawn; Living With Diabetes at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 27 in the Merrionette Park Medical Center, 11600 S. Kedzie Ave.; Peripheral Vascular Disease at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 28 in the Advocate Christ Medical Center Conference Center, 4440 W. 95th St., Oak Lawn. Information: (800) 323-8622 code 1D23, or www.advocatehealth.com/cmc.

Children’s Orthopedic Clinic: Oak Lawn Elks Lodge 2254 and Chicago South Lodge 1596 in cooperation with the Illinois Elks Children’s Care Program will have a free children’s orthopedic assessment clinic 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 7 at Parkview Musculoskeletal Institute, 7600 W. College Drive, Palos Heights. Appointments: (800) 272-0074.

Foot Screening: Learn more about treatment options for plantar fasciitis at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 7 in the Silver Cross Hospital Conference Center, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. The free program is titled, “Feet First: Running and the Injured Athlete.” Registration: (888) 660-4325 or www.silvercross.org.

Prostate Health Seminar: A free seminar about prostate cancer and treatment options will be at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 8 at WellGroup Health Partners, 10043 Lincoln Highway, Frankfort. Information: (800) 785-2637 or franciscanstjames.org.

Thyroid Health Seminar: Thyroid problems and what to do to feel and live better will be discussed at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 8 at Franciscan St. James Health, 20201 S. Crawford Ave., Olympia Fields. Information: (800) 785-2637 or franciscanstjames.org.

Senior Health Fair: Franciscan St. James Health will host a free senior health fair 9 to 11 a.m. Nov. 10 at the Franciscan St. James professional office building, 30 E. 15th St., Chicago Heights. The fair will feature free educational sessions. Topics will include palliative care, advanced directives, home health services and hospice care. Information about late stage of life health issues including joint health, heart health, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and nutrition will be available at exhibit booths. There also will be free screenings for blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol, peripheral artery disease and bone density. Seating for the educational sessions will be limited. Reservations: (800) 782-2637 or franciscanstjames.org.

Diabetes Fall Fest: In honor of National Diabetes Awareness Month, Silver Cross Hospital Diabetes Center, 1200 Maple Road, Joliet, will host its annual Diabetes Fall Fest 8 a.m. to noon Nov. 10. Free cooking demonstrations, presentations, health seminars and screenings will be available. Registration: (888) 660-4325 or www.silvercross.org.

Medicare Seminar: Orland Township is hosting a free Medicare seminar 1 to 3 p.m. Nov. 13 in the activity center, 14807 S. Ravinia Ave., Orland Park. The seminar will cover most aspects of Medicare including enrollment periods, Medicare Part A and B benefits, deductibles and benefit periods, Medicare Part D prescription drug assistance, assignment and non-assignment, home health care and hospice care, skilled nursing facilities, managed care, supplemental insurance policies, low-income programs and Senior Health Insurance Program. Information: (708) 403-4222.

Weight Loss Surgery Seminar: Get information about obesity treatment options at a free seminar at 6 p.m. Nov. 13 at the St. James Center for Bariatric Surgery, 20201 S. Crawford Ave., Olympia Fields. Information: (800) 785-2637 or franciscanstjames.org.

Rheumatoid Arthritis: A rheumatologist will discuss the differences between rheumatoid arthritis and osteoporosis including causes and symptoms and treatment options from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13 at Silver Cross Hospital, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Registration: (888) 660-4325 or www.silvercross.org.

Memory Screenings: Arden Courts of Hazel Crest will offer free memory screening as part of National Memory Screening Day 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 13 at Arden Courts, 3701 W. 183rd St., Hazel Crest. Appointments: (708) 799-7099 or e-mail hazelcrest@arden-courts.com.

COPD Awareness Class: People age 35 and older who experience coughing, shortness of breath, wheezing or chest tightness can attend a free program from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Nov. 14 at Silver Cross Hospital, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. A registered respiratory therapist will share information about chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and rehabilitation therapy. Participants will receive a free spirometry screening. Information: (888) 660-4325.

Colon Cancer Lecture: A gastroenterologist will give a lecture on “Take Charge: Control Your Colon” at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 14 in the Silver Cross Hospital Conference Center, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. He will discuss colon cancer risk factors, the latest treatment options and the importance of screening. Free colon cancer home screening kits will be available. Registration: (888) 660-4325 or www.silvercross.org.

Heel and Foot Screenings: The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago at Silver Cross will offer free heel and foot screenings to determine the cause of plantar fascia pain Nov. 14 in the Silver Cross Professional Building, 250 Maple St., New Lenox. Participants will receive a home exercise program and tips for preventing plantar fasciitis. Appointments: (815) 463-6123.

Multiple Sclerosis Support: Mission Possible, a multiple sclerosis support group offered by Franciscan St. James Health, shares knowledge and support for the unpredictability and wide-ranging effects of multiple sclerosis. The group will meet to discuss drug therapies at 6 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Franciscan St. James Olympia Fields Campus, 20201 Crawford Ave, Olympia Fields. Registration: (800) 785-2637.

Influenza Vaccine: The Palos Township Health Service gives immunizations during clinic hours 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday and Friday, 2 to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday and 2 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the facility, 10802 S. Roberts Road, Palos Hills. Appointments: (708) 598-2441.

Blood Pressure: Silver Cross Hospital offers free blood pressure checks 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily at Silver Cross Health Center, 12701 W. 143rd St., Homer Glen. Information: (708) 364-6337.



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