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Updated: February 10, 2013 2:03AM


SCREENING: Free health screenings Dec. 17 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Hickory Manor Apartments, 4160 Continental Drive, Waukegan. The screenings are provided by Rosalind Franklin University Health System’s Community Care Connection (formerly known as CareCoach). The screenings include checks for blood pressure, waist measurements, diabetes, cholesterol, BMI and more. Also, Walgreens will provide flu shots. Anyone with a state-issued Medical Card will get the flu shot free of charge. Others that do not have a Medical Card may use their insurance cards or self-pay. Details, (847) 244-9696.

BLOOD DRIVE: The Antioch Fire Department will host a blood drive, as part of the Firefighters Challenge in partnership with Lifesource to meet the critical need for blood in the area, Dec. 17 from 1 to 7 p.m. at Fire Station No. 1 at 835 Holbek. Chicago Bear’s former cornerback, Shaun Gayle, will visit from 4 to 6 p.m. and will sign autographs for those who donate. To sign up call (877) 543-3768 or visit


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.


BREAST CANCER: Support group offers emotional support and networking for breast cancer survivors Dec. 18 at 6 p.m. at Advocate Condell Medical Center, 801 S. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville. Details, (847) 990-5275.

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.

MENTAL ILLNESS: Support group for friends/family with a mentally ill loved one meets Dec. 18 at 7 p.m. at Lake Villa Assessor’s Office (Old Gavin North School), 37850 N. Route 59. Details, (815) 388-9634.

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS: A group meets Dec. 13 at 6:30 p.m. at Antioch Senior Center, 817 Holbek Drive.

PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY: A support group for people with chronic pain meets Dec. 19 at 1 p.m. at St. John’s United Church of Christ, 1520 N. McAree Road, Waukegan. Details, (847) 689-8045.

REASON FOR HOPE: Cancer Support Group meets Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, corner of West Street and Martin Luther King Drive, Waukegan. For patients, survivors, caregivers and those who have lost a loved one. Details, (847) 791-7843.

R.T.S. (RESOLVE THROUGH SHARING) BEREAVEMENT: Support group for parents who have lost babies meets Dec. 18 at 7 p.m. at Hunter Family Center for Women’s Health, 660 N. Westmoreland Road, Lake Forest. Details, (847) 535-6336.

STROKE SURVIVORS: A support group meets Dec. 18 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, e-mail at, 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 Details, or

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

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