Health Briefs For July 10
July 9, 2013 4:22PM
Updated: August 11, 2013 6:18AM
Stroke Support Group: Stroke survivors and their caregivers can attend Silver Cross Neuroscience Institute’s stroke support group meeting 4 to 5 p.m. July 10 at Silver Cross Hospital, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Registration: (888) 660-4325 or www.silvercross.org.
Total Lipid Testing: Orland Township is hosting total lipid profile testing from 8:30 to 11 a.m. July 18 at 14807 S. Ravinia Ave., Orland Park. Residents can have total cholesterol levels read as well as triglycerides, LDL and HDL cholesterol. A 9- to 12-hour fast is required, however participants should drink water prior to the lipid test. The cost is $25 for residents and $30 for non-residents. Appointments: (708) 403-4222.
Buncolicious: Franciscan St. James Health will host Buncolicious at 5:30 p.m. July 19 at the Glenwoodie Golf Course clubhouse, 19301 S. State St., Glenwood. Hundreds of bunco players dressed in pink, breast cancer-themed attire will help raise money to promote greater awareness of the advantages of early breast cancer detection. Buncolicious will include a cash bar, featuring the “bunco-tini,” a cash raffle and basket auctions. The $25 registration fee includes hors d’oeuvres, gourmet desserts, four games of play and a chance to win cash prizes. Information: (707) 747-4000, Ext. 85470 or email Joanna.Voorhees@FranciscanAlliance.org.
Sibling Class: Silver Cross Hospital will offer a sibling class for 3- to 6-year-old children who are about to become a brother or sister from 10 to 11 a.m. July 21 at Silver Cross Hospital, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Children will learn about what to expect including how to handle their feelings toward their new sibling. Participants will practice interacting with a baby. Cost is $20. Information: (888) 660-4325.
Breast Cancer Support Group: The American Cancer Society and Silver Cross Hospital will host I Can Cope, an educational program for women facing breast cancer from 7 to 9 p.m. July 23 in the Silver Cross Center for Women’s Health library, 1870 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Registration: (888) 660-4325 or www.IMatter.silvercross.org.
Bipolar Disease Support Group: Silver Cross Hospital will host a free bipolar disease support group for people and their families coping with bipolar disease at 6:30 p.m. July 23 at Silver Cross Hospital, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Registration: (888) 660-4325 or www.silvercross.org.
KidsFest: Ingalls Memorial Hospital and Family Christian Health Center will offer heavily discounted school physicals and dental screenings, and free immunizations at KidFest 2013 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 27 at Family Christian Health Center, 155th and Paulina streets, Harvey. School physicals will be offered for $10 and dental screenings for $5. Both are free for participants with a current medical card. Free immunizations will be available for infants and children; previous immunization records are required. Other highlights of the annual event include music, entertainment, games, prizes, face-painting and refreshments. A flea market will be open 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Information: (708) 915-2273. Family Christian Health Center is located at.
Autism Conference: The Arc of Illinois “Living with Autism” conference will be taking place Sept. 24 at the Tinley Park Convention Center, 18451 Convention Center Drive. The conference will bring together experts from across the country to discuss and examine topics relating to a variety of issues aimed at helping families living with autism in their everyday life. Information: (815) 464-1832.