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CPR/First Aid/AED Classes
Silver Cross Hospital Conference Center
Cost: Fees vary.
Silver Cross teaches classes for infant, child and adult CPR, rescue from choking, first aid and AED training. American Heart Association certification provided.

Baseline Cardiac Risk Assessment
Silver Cross Hospital Outpatient Testing Center
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. If you are not sure if you are at risk for heart disease, now is the time to find out. This 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. A 12-hour fast is required. To schedule an appointment, call (815) 300-7076.  $40.

Bipolar Support Group
2nd & 4th Tuesday of the Month
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Silver Cross Hospital Behavioral Services, 1st Floor
1900 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox
Cost: Free
Individuals who have been diagnosed and are living with bipolar disease and their adult family members are welcome.  Click for more information or to register to attend.

Breast Cancer Support Group
Every 4th Tuesday of the Month
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Silver Cross Hospital Conference Center, Pavilion A, 2B
Cost: Free
The American Cancer Society (ACS) and Silver Cross Hospital offers an I Can Cope, an educational program for women facing breast cancer. This program covers topics that offer practical help in coping with some emotional and practical issues resulting from a cancer diagnosis. Click for more information or to register to attend.

Breast Cancer Survivors Support Group
Every 4th Tuesday of the Month
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Silver Cross Hospital Conference Center, Pavilion A, 2A
Cost: Free
Silver Cross Hospital offers an educational program for spouses, adult children, family and friends of women facing breast cancer. This program covers topics that offer practical help in coping with some of the emotional and practical issues resulting from a cancer diagnosis.  Click for more information or to register to attend.

Colorectal Cancer Screening Kit
Cost: Free
Beginning at age 50, individuals should begin regular colorectal screenings. Using the kit, you will collect a stool sample in your home and send it to the hospital’s Lab to be tested for blood. Results are mailed back for patients to share with their physician. Request a free colon cancer screening kit.

Obesity & Your Health: Is Weight Loss Surgery Right for You
Every Wednesday, 5:45-7 p.m.
Silver Cross Hospital, Pavilion A, Suite 260, New Lenox
Cost: Free
Join Drs. Christopher Joyce and Brian Lahmann, experienced bariatric surgeons, to learn about the advantages and risks of weight loss surgery including the REALIZE™, Lap -Band ™ Sleeve procedures and Gastric Balloon. Click for more information or to register to attend.

Balance Screenings for Active Adults
The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) at Silver Cross, 1051 Essington Rd, Joliet
Cost: Free
Don’t let a sense of unsteadiness, weakness in the legs, or a recent fall slow you down. RIC physical therapists will determine your strength, balance, and ultimately your risk for falling as
well as provide educational information and recommendations to help you stay healthy and active. Call (815) 300-6580 to schedule an appointment.

Stroke Awareness Kit
Cost: Free
Each year, nearly 800,000 Americans suffer a new or recurrent stroke. That means on average, a stroke occurs every 40 seconds. Knowing how to prevent a stroke is important. Knowing where to go can save your life. Request your free Stroke Awareness Kit.

Senior Advantage Health Fair
Monday, Oct. 30
Time: 9 .am.-Noon
Silver Cross Hospital Conference Center, Pavilion A
Cost: Free
Free Blood Pressure, Diabetes, Fall & Balance, Pulse Oximetry Screenings, and Colon Cancer Screening Kits.  Medicare Made Clear Presentation.  Medicare Advantage-Blue Cross Blue Shield, Humana and United Health Care. Flu & Pneumonia shots provided by Walgreens  (Insurance billed).  Silver Cross Service vendors, Snacks, and Door Prize Drawing.  Advanced registration not required.

Diabetes Fest
Saturday, Nov.4
Time: 9:00-12 noon.
Silver Cross Hospital Conference Center, Pavilion A
Cost: Free
Diabetes Fest is sponsored by the Silver Cross Diabetes Center and will include the following: blood pressure screenings, ask a pharmacist, diabetes presentations and exhibits.  Click for more information or to register to attend.

Breast Diseases and How to Manage Them
Tuesday, Nov. 7
Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Silver Cross Hospital Conference Center, Pavilion A
Cost: Free
No matter your age, to keep your breasts healthy it helps to learn what’s normal and what’s not.  For many women, breast health includes concerns about breast lumps, breast pain or nipple discharge. Join Dr. Laura Raguastaite, general surgeon, as she discusses options along with additional procedures used to improve the health of your breasts. Register to attend at silvercross.org.

Genetic Testing and Counseling
Tuesday, Nov. 14
Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Silver Cross Hospital Conference Center, Pavilion A
Cost: Free
Cancer is never an easy topic to discuss. Patients can now take an active role in preventing the disease.  Join Dr. Brooke Phillips, medical oncologists, as she discusses genetic testing and counselling for breast, ovarian, colorectal, and other cancers.   Register to attend at silvercross.org.

Heavy Periods Bringing You Down?  Treatment options to improve your quality of life.
Tuesday, Nov. 16
Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Silver Cross Hospital Conference Center, Pavilion A
Cost: Free
About 1 in 3 women describe their periods as heavy. For many women, heavy menstrual bleeding is a huge obstacle to their lifestyles. Dr. Gamilah Pierre, gynecologist, will discuss new options including robotic-assisted surgery that can help with menstrual cycle problems.  Click for more information or to register to attend.