newssun
ALOOF 
Weather Updates

Health Calendar

Updated: February 3, 2013 1:15AM



EVENTS

BENEFIT: Yong’s Tae Kwon Do Center will hold a “Break-A-Thon” fund-raiser Dec. 7 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at 2175 N. Route 83, Round Lake Beach. Yong’s has partnered with the village of Round Lake Beach and Nicasa to establish a “Single Mother in Crisis” fund to help families in need this holiday season. All proceeds from this fund-raiser will be donated directly to this fund. Details, (847) 543-9621.

BENEFIT: Stellar Award Nominee Malcolm Williams will host a cancer benefit musical for the Rev. Jeff Phillips on Dec. 9 at 4 p.m. at First Corinthian Missionary Baptist Church, 1529 Elizabeth Ave., North Chicago. The event will feature gospel recording artist Deborah Vaughn Biddle, The Vessels of Praise, The Voices of Corinthian and more. Details, (224) 419-5310.

MOBILE HEALTH: Rosalind Franklin University Health System’s mobile health unit, Community Care Connection, will visit Dec. 10 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at Central Lake YMCA, 700 Lakeview Parkway, Vernon Hills. Blood pressure, blood sugar/diabetes and cholesterol screenings plus BMI (body mass index) and waist measurements will be available to persons of all ages free of charge. The Community Care Connection takes its last patient 15 minutes before the close of each site, if space is still available. Screenings are provided on a first-come, first-served basis, and the available spaces can fill up quickly. Details, (847) 578-8670 or visit www.rfuhealthsystem.com.

PREVENTION: Park Place in partnership with Rosalind Franklin University Physical Therapy Department will host a Fall Prevention Screening Clinic Dec. 12 from 1 to 3 p.m. at 414 S. Lewis Ave., Waukegan. Complimentary screenings will include posture, range of motion, strength of extremities, vital signs, sensory/reflex testing and functional assessments. Transportation will be provided for Waukegan Township resident’s age 55 and better at no cost. For transportation reservations, call three days in advance at (847) 599-2936. Complimentary refreshments will be served. To register, call (847) 244-9242 or www.waukegantownship.com.

SCREENINGS

BLOOD PRESSURE: Free blood-pressure checks are available at Advocate Condell Immediate Care Centers. Details, (800) 323-8622.

IMMUNIZATIONS: Child immunization clinic hours are by appointment at the Health Department’s Immunizations Clinic, 2303 Dodge Ave., Waukegan, on Mondays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; on Tuesday, and Friday from 1 to 3 p.m.; on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.; and the second Saturday of each month from 9 to 11 a.m. Also, the Health Department is offering flu and pneumonia vaccinations to the general public by appointment only at the Health Department’s Immunizations Clinic. Details, call (847) 377-8470.

SUPPORT

ALZHEIMER’S: Support group meets Dec. 6 at 6:30 p.m., Westmoreland Nursing Center, 660 N. Westmoreland Road, Lake Forest. Details, (847) 535-6764.

CAREGIVER: A group for family, neighbors or friends caring for a senior will be held Dec. 6 at 2 p.m. at Antioch Senior Center, 817 Holbek Drive. Details, (847) 903-5604.

GRANDPARENTS SUPPORT: A group for grandparents raising grandchildren meets Dec. 12 at 5:30 p.m. at Park Place Senior Center, Waukegan. Dinner will be served. Details, (847) 244-9242.

HUNTINGTON’S DISEASE: A group for anyone affected by this hereditary, degenerative brain disorder meets Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. Advocate Condell Medical Center, 801 S. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville. Details, (847) 990-5275.

IMPRISONED FAMILIES LIMITED: A group meets Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Libertyville, 219 W. Maple Ave. The group is a non-denominational small group which meets in a confidential setting to provide support, share experiences, discuss coping strategies and assistance to progress through the process and emotions involved in having a family member facing incarceration or already in prison. Details, (847) 615-8220.

LOOKING UP: Support group for anyone experiencing a loss meets Wednesdays at 7 p.m., Advocate Condell Day Center, 700 Garfield Ave., Libertyville. Details, (847) 990-5275.

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS: Self-help groups will meet Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. at Libertyville Civic Center, 135 W. Church St. Details, (847) 651-7841.

STROKE SURVIVORS: A support group meets Dec. 12 at 6:30 p.m. at Advocate Condell Medical Center, Libertyville. Details, (800) 990-5275.

NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS OF LAKE COUNTY: The mission is to provide support, education, advocacy, and resources to those who suffer from neurobiological brain disorders and their families. NAMI of Lake County has various support and education groups available. Visit www.NamiLake-IL.org, e-mail at NamiSupport@hotmail.com, or call (847) 249-1515.

CHAT NIGHT: Open Chat Night is open to all those who are deaf or hard of hearing, audiologists, teachers, ASL interpreters and students from 8 to 10 p.m. Wednesdays at www.OpenChatNight.com. Details, www.DeafandHoH.com or http://facebookdeafandhoh.com.

CAREGIVER: A support group for caregivers of people 60 and older is held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Warren Township Senior Center, 17801 W. Washington St., Gurnee. Details, (847) 244-1101.

MOST EXCELLENT WAY: Restoration program for those addicted to drugs, alcohol, tobacco, pornography, sex, gambling, food disorders, anger, behavior problems and other life-controlling problems meets at 7 p.m. Fridays at Calvary Chapel Church, 38451 N. Fairfield Road, Lake Villa. Also for family and friends. Details, (847) 814-3911.

MILITARY AND VETERANS: Support group for military and families who are dealing with the overwhelming stresses from the military and veteran lifestyle meets Tuesdays at 6 p.m. at One Hope United, 2115 Ernie Krueger Circle, Waukegan. The Wednesday morning support group meets at 11:30 a.m. at One Hope United’s Richardson House, 215 N. Milwaukee Ave., Lake Villa. The groups are made possible by a partnership with One Hope United and the Lake County Health Department. The groups share infor­mation and ideas about how to care for themselves and their families. Details, (847) 245-6826 (847) 377-8386 or visit www.onehopeunited.org.



© 2014 Sun-Times Media, LLC. All rights reserved. This material may not be copied or distributed without permission. For more information about reprints and permissions, visit www.suntimesreprints.com. To order a reprint of this article, click here.