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Cancer group to meet April 8

‘Look Good ... Feel Better’ offers support to women

Published: Wednesday, March 20, 2013 6:59 a.m. CDT

The Radiation Therapy Center of Morris Hospital is offering “Look Good…Feel Better,” a free program for women undergoing cancer treatment, from 1-3 p.m.  Monday, April 8, at the Radiation Therapy Center of Morris Hospital, 1600 West U.S. 6 in Morris.

Held in cooperation with the Cosmetic, Toiletry, and Fragrance Association (CTFA) and the National Cosmetology Association, (NCA), this free American Cancer Society sponsored program is designed to teach beauty techniques to help overcome the appearance-related side effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatment.

During the program, trained, volunteer cosmetologists will teach women how to cope with skin changes and hair loss using cosmetics and skin care products donated by the cosmetic industry.

Free cosmetic kits are provided to participants, and women will also learn ways to disguise hair loss with wigs, scarves and other accessories. 

Register online at www.morrishospital.org/events, or call the Radiation Therapy Center of Morris Hospital at (815) 364-8915.

Morris Hospital offers Zumba fitness class

For anyone interested in learning more about Zumba Fitness, Morris Hospital is offering a free, introductory class from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Monday, April 3, at the Diagnostic & Rehabilitative Center, 100 W. Gore Road in Morris.

Zumba is a Latin inspired dance fitness program.

After the free, introductory session, classes will continue to meet on Mondays and Wednesdays through May 15. The cost is $44 for 11 classes. There is no class on April 8.

Walk-ins are also welcome for a $5 per class fee.

For more information or to register, 815-705-7364.

CPR classes scheduled for April

Morris Hospital & Healthcare Center is offering CPR for the Healthcare Provider from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, at the hospital.

Intended for licensed and certified healthcare professionals, this course teaches the skills of CPR for victims of all ages, use of an automated external defibrillator (AED), and relief of foreign-body airway obstruction.  The cost is $70.

A Heartsaver AED course will be offered from 4-10 p.m. Tuesday, April 9 at the hospital.

Heartsaver AED covers the basic techniques of adult, child and infant CPR, as well as use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) and first aid for choking.

The class is appropriate for anyone interested in learning skills that could save the life of a loved one, friend, coworker or citizen in the community.

The cost is $60 for the Heartsaver AED course. Participants may add first aid training for an additional $50.

Register online at www.morrishospital.org/events or call 815-942-2932, ext. 7361 or 7362. 

Diabetes education programs set for April

Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers has announced its schedule of free diabetes education programs for April.

A Diabetes Academy will be offered on Thursday, April 4 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Coal City Public Library, 85 N. Garfield St. in Coal City. This program will provide participants with a comprehensive overview of diabetes and the seven healthy lifestyle interventions that are needed for complete diabetes self care.

The Diabetes Support Group will meet on Wednesday, April 17 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Morris Hospital Ridge Road Campus, 27240 W. Saxony Drive in Channahon.

This interactive support group is intended to provide a relaxed environment where people with diabetes can learn from others who understand the unique challenges of living day-to-day life with diabetes.

Diabetes affects 25.8 million Americans. Whether a person is newly diagnosed or has been living with diabetes his or her entire life, managing diabetes is key to a healthy life.

Registration is not required for diabetes programs at Morris Hospital. All programs are free. For more information, call the hospital at (815) 705-7367.

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