Updated: March 24, 2013 1:16AM
WEIGHT MANAGEMENT: “Taking Charge of Your Weight,” a free community education program on weight management, will be presented Jan. 28 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Advocate Condell Medical’s Conference Center, 800 Garfield Ave., Libertyville. Dr. Jennifer Debruler, internal medicine and medical director of the center’s Weight Management Program, will talk about weight management and give tips on how to find the right program. Dr. Aras Tijunelis, plastic and reconstructive surgery, will talk about surgical options for weight loss and cosmetic procedures after the pounds come off. The program is free, but registration is required. Details, (800) 323-8622. Code is 5N32.
DISORDERS: Psychiatrist Dr. Smita Reddy will present a free public education program detailing what Seasonal Affective Disorder is and how it can be treated Jan. 30 from 7 to 8 p.m. at 830 West End Court, Suite 400, Vernon Hills. This program is free of charge and open to all. Registration required. Details, (847) 247-6910.
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.
DIABETES: Support group for diabetes patients and their families or caregivers that offers education and support to help manage diabetes meets Jan. 28 at 6:30 p.m. at Advocate Condell’s West Tower Education Room, 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.
LOSS (Loving Outreach to Survivors of Suicide): A group meets Jan. 24 from 5-7 p.m. to provide services for those who are grieving a death by suicide of a family member or close friend at Carmel High School, One Carmel Parkway, Mundelein. Details, (312) 655-7283.
REASON FOR HOPE: Cancer Support Group meets Jan. 24 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.
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, email 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.
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.
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.
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.