Fall prevention workshop
Park Place, in partnership with Rosalind Franklin University Physical Therapy Department, will host a Fall Prevention Workshop on fractures/bone density and resistive exercises along with complimentary balance screenings on Feb. 6 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Park Place, 414 S. Lewis Ave., Waukegan. Free transportation will be provided for Waukegan Township resident’s age 55 and better. For transportation reservations, call three days in advance at (847) 599-2936. Details or to register call (847) 244-9242 or visit www.waukegantownship.com.
Updated: March 31, 2013 2:11AM
FITNESS: Get ready for your first 5K or reaching fitness goals in the new year. Experts from a variety of fields will help you develop a training plan, analyze your gait and evaluate your nutrition during this free half-day event presented by Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Illinois Bone and Joint Institute and Advocate Lutheran General Hospital on Feb. 2 from 8 a.m. to noon at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, 3333 Green Bay Road, North Chicago. Register at www.rosalindfranklin.edu/scholl/Run.aspx. Details, (847) 578-8410.
FUND-RAISER: Participate in Kayla Stiver’s 18th Birthday Wish. For her birthday, Kayla doesn’t want gifts. Instead, she wants to raise $1,800 to help find a cure for children’s cancer. Whoever donates the most money to Kayla’s event through St. Baldrick’s Foundation, will have the honor of shaving Kayla’s head at her Birthday Party event Feb. 2 from 7 to 11 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 128 N. Martin Luther King Ave., Waukegan. Head-shaving begins at 8 p.m. To donate, visit www.stbaldricks.org/donate, type in Kayla S in the search bar where you can donate by credit card or PayPal; or give Kayla check or cash donation and she will enter it into St. Baldrick’s for you. Checks should be made out to Tracy Stiver. Details, email Tracy Stiver at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PARENTING: Parent educator Beth Dostal says that parents can learn some easy strategies to avoid bedtime battles and other tough situations such as homework, chores and getting ready in the morning. Dostal will be teaching these strategies plus many others during a program, “Parenting the Love and Logic Way,” Tuesdays, Feb. 5 through March 12, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Warren Township Youth & Family Services, 100 S. Greenleaf, Gurnee. To register, visit www.warrentownship.net/youth-and-family-services and click Parenting Programs or call (847) 244-1101 ext. *401. The program is $15 for residents of Warren Township, a nonresident rate is available. Childcare is available.
BLOOD PRESSURE: Free blood-pressure checks are available at Advocate Condell Immediate Care Centers. Details, (800) 323-8622.
HIV: The Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center offers free HIV testing Monday through Friday at Belvidere Medical Building, 2400 Belvidere Road, Room 132, Waukegan. No appointment necessary. Details, (847) 377-8450.
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.
ALS: A group meets Feb. 5 at 6:30 p.m. at Marytown Retreat and Conference Center, 1600 W. Park Ave., Libertyville. Details, (847) 367-7800.
CANCER: A Christian Cancer Survivors group meets Feb. 4 at 7 p.m. at Advocate Condell Medical Center’s Chapel, 801 S. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville. Details, (847) 990-5295.
FIBROMYALGIA, CHRONIC FATIGUE, LUPUS, CHRONIC PAIN: Group meets Feb. 2 at 10 a.m. at 884 Main St., Antioch. The meetings are free and participants are welcome to bring spouses, friends and family members. Details, (847) 362-7807.
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.
LYME SUPPORT: Come Walk in My Shoes group meets Feb. 6 at 6:30 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, Route 134 in Ingleside. Details, (847) 833-5962.
WOMENHEART: Share thoughts, concerns and feelings with other women who have been touched by heart disease Feb. 5 at 6:30 p.m. at Advocate Condell Medical Center, 801 S. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville. Details, (847) 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.
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.