I Matter Discounts: Joliet Slammers Baseball

Posted on : 06-25-2015 | By : tsimons | In : Business Sponsors, Discounts, I Matter Benefits

Print“Take me out to the Ball Game. Take me out to the Crowd. I can buy me some more peanuts and Cracker Jacks because I am saving big bucks with my I Matter discounts!”

Okay, maybe these days it is Nachos and Dipping Dots. But the rewards are SWEET. The Joliet Slammers has made every day “Ladies Day” by offering Silver Cross I Matter members valuable discounts off all ticket purchases.

If you haven’t taken your family see the Joliet Slammers play at Silver Cross Field this year, all is good. There are plenty of games left with lots of fun activities. Here’s what’s on deck for July.

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Click here for a complete schedule of games and special events.

You can buy tickets by calling (815) 722-2287 or at the Silver Cross Field Box Office, 1 Mayor Art Schultz Dr., Joliet. Just present your I Matter membership card to get your discount. If you’re not an I Matter member, sign-up today and schedule your mammogram online or by calling (815) 300-7076. And remember, you no longer need a doctor’s order if this is your annual screening mammogram.

Chicagoland Speedway/Route 66 offers Special Pricing for I Matter Members

Posted on : 06-01-2015 | By : tsimons | In : Discounts, I Matter Benefits

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I Matter Discounts: An English Garden

Posted on : 04-27-2015 | By : tsimons | In : Business Sponsors, Discounts, Heart Health, I Matter Benefits, Mammography

corsageApril Showers bring May flowers and a trip to An English Garden where Silver Cross I Matter members save 5-10% off every purchase, every day. Located in downtown Mokena at 11210 Front Street, they specialize in weddings, parties and dances. In fact, they have several specials for Prom season:

  • Boutonnieres – Starting at $10.50
  • Corsages – starting at $27.50
  • Hand-tied Clutch bouquet – starting at $50
  • Rose Clutch Bouquet – starting at $55

All dance flowers include a trip to the customizing station to ad pearls, beads, baubles, glitter and more at no extra charge.

In addition to fresh flowers, at An English Garden, you can also find other gifts and gardening treasures such as:

  • Balloons
  • Candy & Cookie Bouquets
  • Garden Cement Statutes & Plaques
  • Planters
  • Stuffed Animals
  • Sympathy Keepsake Tapestries & Wind Chimed
  • Wooden Signs

For more information, call (708) 389-2155 or (708) 995-5523 or send an email to anenglishgarden.com. An English Garden is open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to Noon.

Has you I Matter card expired?

IMatter Discount CardThat means it is time for your annual mammogram or heart screening. Request an appointment online or call (815) 300-7076. No doctor’s order needed for either test.

If you are not an I Matter member, join today and start reaping the benefits tomorrow. It matters to us (and the one you love) that you take care of yourself!

 

I Matter: Save on Spring Styles

Posted on : 03-30-2015 | By : tsimons | In : Business Sponsors, I Matter Benefits
Briosa Boutique in Frankfort brings fresh colors

Briosa Boutique in Frankfort brings fresh colors

Spring has finally sprung. Can you say the same about your wardrobe? Now is the time to freshen-up your look and save a few bucks in the process when you use your Silver Cross I Matter™ card.

What is that you ask? Well, women who sign-up for Silver Cross Hospital’ exclusive free I Matter program receive this special card when they come in for their annual mammogram or heart test. Your I Matter card can be used at over 100 local businesses for valuable discounts every time you shop. Pretty cool, right?

Back to the matter at hand – your closet! Well, the good news is that you will save at least 5% off every purchase you make at the following boutiques and online experiences:

 

All About Me 11015 S. Kedzie Chicago, IL (815) 699-5656

Briosa Boutique 22 S. White St. Frankfort, IL (815) 464-3008

Claire A Bella Boutique 115 Kansas St. Frankfort, IL (815) 464-9690

Essential Bodywear Julie Kerns, Consultant Lemont, IL

Fringe Boutique 27 Ash St. Frankfort, IL 60423 (815) 469-0607

Generation Bliss 14184 McCarthy Rd. Lemont, IL (630) 243-0545

My Sister’s and Me 1 N. White St. Frankfort, IL 60423 (815) 464-8373

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So, what are you waiting for? What? Your I Matter card has expired? No problem. Just call (815) 300-7076 to schedule your appointment. You can also request an appointment online. And, you don’t need to worry about getting an order from your doctor if you have never had a problem or history of breast cancer. We know how busy you are and wanted to make it as easy as possible to get screened… and start shopping! Why? Because you Matter!

 

 

 

 

I Matter: Dairy Queen Blizzards

Posted on : 02-25-2015 | By : tsimons | In : Business Sponsors, I Matter Benefits

We’ve had our fair share of blizzards this winter but nothing beats the one that can be found at the Joliet Dairy Queens!  So pull out your I Matter card and head on over for this special BOGO deal!

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(same or smaller size)

Locations
2310 Essington Rd.
Joliet
815-254-0644

1410 E Washington St
Joliet
815-553-1000

Please present this offer for discount at time of purchase.  Offer expires April 15, 2015

i matter logo 2Not only does ice cream give you that reassurance that spring is just around the corner, but if you have been feeling under the weather, it has been known to smooth a sore throat and satisfy a sweet craving all at once. Take this opportunity to reward yourself for getting your annual health screening – mammogram, heart test, etc. You deserve to treat yourself and your favorite gal pal for taking care of her health too!

Pamper Your Heart, Receive a Smoothie and Chance to Win a NutriBullet

Posted on : 02-05-2015 | By : tsimons | In : Discounts, Events, Health Tips, Heart Health, I Matter Benefits, News, screening

Americans spend millions of dollars a year pampering their bodies with massages and manicures, so why not pamper the most vital body part – your heart – to ensure it’s running smoothly? With heart disease as the number one leading killer of both men and women, Silver Cross encourages area residents to pamper themselves by getting a cardiac screening during the month of February.

Strawberry smoothieFree Smoothie with Cardiac Risk Assessment
Keep your heart running smoothly with a Baseline Cardiac Risk Assessment. The $40 screening includes measurements of total cholesterol including HDL and LDL levels, blood glucose level, triglyceride level, blood pressure and body fat; 12-lead EKG, health and lifestyle evaluation, and a personal phone consultation with a registered cardiac nurse to review results and answer questions. A 12-hour fast is required.   Individuals who call (815) 300-7076 during the month of February to schedule an appointment at the Silver Cross Health Center, 12701 W. 143rd St., Homer Glen or Silver Cross Hospital,, 1900 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox will receive a heart-healthy smoothie in a keepsake cup from Café 1900 at Silver Cross Hospital, an I Matter card which can be used for valuable discounts at over 100 local businesses; and will be entered in a raffle to win a NutriBullet.  Cash, check or credit card will be accepted at time of appointment. Insurance will not be billed.

Fortunately, there are ways to lower your risks for heart disease thru these simple steps:

  • Exercise.  According to the American Heart Association, having high blood pressure is one of the major risk factors. By exercising 20 to 30 minutes several days a week can cut your blood pressure and prevent heart disease.
  • Prevent and Control High Blood Pressure and Cholesterol .  Prevention and treatments for high blood pressure and cholesterol includes eating a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol and high in fiber, keeping a healthy weight, and getting regular exercise.
  • Control Blood Sugar and Diabetes. Diabetes significantly increases your risk for heart disease. Maintaining a normal blood sugar most of the time can help reduce that risk. Be sure to check your blood sugar according to your doctor’s recommendation or daily if needed in order to keep blood-sugar levels under control.
  • Stop Smoking. Smoking increases your risk for high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke. People who smoke are four times more likely to develop coronary heart disease than nonsmokers. The good news is, no matter how long or how much you’ve smoked, if you quit, your risk for heart disease decreases soon after.
  • Maintain a Healthy Weight . People who have excess body fat-especially at the waist-are more likely to develop heart disease even if there are no other risk factors. Eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, low-fat dairy and lean protein can help you lose weight. Avoiding trans fat and limiting saturated fat can directly reduce heart disease risks.
  • De-Stress. Putting yourself on your “to do” list and finding ways to defuse stress will help slow your breathing and heart rate as you lower your blood pressure. Visit a friend, listen to mood music; all are good ways to reduce stress, you just have to come up with ways that are right or you.

Cardiac Services at Silver Cross
Silver Cross Hospital brings together advanced technology and the finest medical professionals to create an innovative and efficient approach to heart care.  From prevention programs to aftercare, Silver Cross provides patients with everything they need to maintain a healthy heart.  Cardiac patients receive expert education, diagnosis, treatment, professional consultation, and rehabilitative care. From state-of-the-art Cardiac Catheterization suites to an accredited programs for Echocardiography and Cardiac Rehab, Silver Cross offers a wide range of comprehensive services to expertly diagnose, treat, and rehabilitate heart disease. For a referral to a cardiologist on staff at Silver Cross, call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325) or click here.

Limited Time: Get a Free Smoothie with a Heart Screening

Posted on : 02-02-2015 | By : tsimons | In : Discounts, Events, Heart Health, I Matter Benefits, News, screening

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Heart Attacks Happen with No Warning Signs

Posted on : 01-28-2015 | By : tsimons | In : Events, Heart Health, I Matter Benefits, Interview, News, screening, Success Stories, Video

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As 47 year-old Mary Pat Falloon was hiking with her girlfriends in the Arizona mountains, she noticed a heaviness sensation in her chest and down both her arms.

“I was living a healthy lifestyle – I exercised regularly and my weight, blood pressure and cholesterol were in normal ranges,” said the Orland Park reisdent. “However to be safe, I had a stress test with Dr. Kathleen Drinan, who determined that I had a blockage. Then I had an angiogram that found a 95% blockage in my right coronary artery. I was treated with a coronary stent, and for several years been blessed with no further cardiac incidents.”

“Mary Pat had no significant traditional cardiac risk factors. She didn’t smoke, led a very healthy lifestyle, and had no family history of heart disease,” said Dr. Kathleen Drinan, board certified cardiologist, who is on the Silver Cross Hospital Medical Staff.

However, Mary Pat’s history of breast cancer, which occurred over 20 years earlier, alerted Dr. Drinan to investigate further. “The fact that Mary Pat’s breast cancer was treated with radiation therapy put her at risk for a coronary artery blockage,” said Dr. Drinan.  “Mary Pat’s unusual occurrence is why patients and health care professionals must continue to educate themselves on the unique presentation of heart disease in women, so they can follow a different approach when evaluating women for the disease.”

Dr. Drinan notes that younger women who had gestational diabetes, pre-eclampsia, pregnancy associated hypertension, or chronic inflammatory disease need to be evaluated for their lifetime risk of heart disease. “For years, these prior illnesses were not recognized as risks for the development of heart disease, and so many women were not diagnosed or treated with appropriate treatments,” said Dr. Drinan.

Free Lecture – Girl Talk:  Women & Heart Disease

Join Dr. Kathleen Drinan, cardiologist, on Tuesday, Feb. 10, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Silver Cross Hospital Conference Center, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox, for a special Girl Talk:  Women and Heart Disease seminar.  At this free program, participants will learn the facts about heart disease and what women need to do to prevent heart attacks.  Register to attend this free program online or by calling 1-888-660-HEAL (4325).

Free Smoothie for Getting Cardiac Risk Assessment

Keep your heart running smoothly with a Baseline Cardiac Risk Assessment. The $40 screening includes measurements of total cholesterol including HDL and LDL levels, blood glucose level, triglyceride level, blood pressure and body fat; 12-lead EKG, health and lifestyle evaluation, and a personal phone consultation with a registered cardiac nurse to review results and answer questions. A 12-hour fast is required.   Individuals who call (815) 300-7076 during the month of February to schedule an appointment at the Silver Cross Health Center, 12701 W. 143rd St., Homer Glen or Silver Cross Hospital, 1900 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox will receive a heart-healthy smoothie in a keepsake cup from Café 1900 at Silver Cross Hospital, an I Matter card which can be used for valuable discounts at over 100 local businesses; and will be entered in a raffle to win a NutriBullet.  Cash, check or credit card will be accepted at time of appointment. Insurance will not be billed.

I Matter: Give the Gift of Flowers

Posted on : 12-09-2014 | By : tsimons | In : Business Sponsors, Discounts, Heart Health, I Matter Benefits, Mammography, screening

Flowers can be a brilliant way to decorate your home during the holidays. They bring a more natural feel to a room’s décor than some ornaments and decorations. You can also use flowers to add color to the table on Christmas Day and can play a huge part in your festive decorating.

Here are 10 Christmas flowers you should have in your home this year or send to someone special.

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  2. Poinsettias
  3. Chrysanthemums
  4. Orchids
  5. Carnations
  6. Lilies
  7. Anemone
  8. Lisianthus
  9. Calla Lily
  10. Hyacinths

Now you can save 5-10% off every bouquet or arrangement with the following florists when you present your I Matter card—not only at Christmastime, but all year long. Consider it our gift to you for taking care of yourself by getting your annual mammogram and/or heart screening.

If you don’t have an I Matter card, you can sign-up for this free rewards program today. Next time you come to Silver Cross Hospital for your health screening, you will receive your card. It is that easy.

Request an appointment for a screening online or call (815) 300-7076. A physician’s order is required for a mammogram.

I Matter Discount: FnA Bicycles

Posted on : 12-02-2014 | By : tsimons | In : Discounts, I Matter Benefits

At some point, every kid (young or old) wants a shiny, new bike for Christmas. So why not make someone’s holiday and save a little cash at the same time. You can save 5-10% at FnA Bicycles in New Lenox when using your I Matter member discount. At FnA, they carry the best Felt® bicycle models for any riding style and budget including:

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  • Hybrid
  • Lifestyle
  • Mountain
  • Road
  • And Tri

Or, if your current bike needs a little TLC, FnA offers repairs and maintenance service. In fact, they sell tubes and tires for just $5 plus the cost of parts. FnA is conveniently located inside Motorcycle Medic at 1303 S. Schoolhouse Rd., New Lenox. Click for directions.

Gift that Keeps on Giving

This holiday season – and all year long, when you donate any new, used, malnourished or under-maintained bicycle, FnA will service them making them safe and ride worthy. They will then donate the bikes to families, kids or adults without means to purchase their own.

For more information on how to donate or information on bicycles in stock, call (815) 717-8599.

Need an I Matter Discount Card?

IMatter Discount CardIf you are not an I Matter member, you can sign-up for free online or by calling 1-888-660-HEAL (4325).  When you come to Silver Cross Hospital for your annual mammogram or heart screening, you will receive your I Matter discount card. It’s that easy. Plus throughout the year, you will receive valuable health information, invitations to special events, and deals and discounts at over 100 local businesses.  Taking care of yourself really is rewarding!