Northwest suburban health and fitness

 
 
Published: 4/30/2009 12:01 AM

Events that focus on physical and mental health, well-being and fitness, including runs, walks, exercise events, classes, health screenings, mental health screenings and support information, support groups starting up, Deadline is two weeks before event date.

April 30

Diabetes Boot Camp: 7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, April 30, May 28, June 25, July 30, Aug. 27, Sept. 24, Oct. 29, Nov. 19, and Dec. 17, Community Healthcare room in the Outpatient Pavilion of Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, 450 W. Highway 22, Barrington. Designed for diabetic individuals and their support system. Free. Register at (800) 323-8622 use code 3DO3.

Tapping Away Stress workshop: 7-8:30 p.m. April 30, Cumberland Terrace at Warrington and Washington streets, Des Plaines. Learn how to deal with fears, phobias, stress and anxiety using acupressure points. $44-$55. (847) 391-5700 or desplainesparks.org.

Bollywood Blast open house: 6:6:45 p.m. Thursday, April 30, RexPlex, 420 S. Dempster, Mount Prospect. Lean about using Indian dance mixed with hip-hop, jazz, modern dance and belly dancing to get cardiovascular exercise. Free, no dance experience necessary. (847) 640-1000, ext. 250.

May 1

NAMI Connections support group: 7 p.m. Friday, May 1, Alexian Brothers Behavioral Hospital lobby, 1650 Moon Lake Drive, Hoffman Estates. For persons ages 18 and over with any mental illness. Connect with others, learn how to cope and recover. Carol, (847) 352-6708.

May 2

Treatment Options conference: 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 2, Four Points by Sheraton Chicago/O'Hare, 10249 W. Irving Park Road, Schiller Park. Conference for blood cancer patients and families. Learn about treatment options. Hosted by the Leukemia Research Foundation in cooperation with Loyola University Health System, National Marrow Donor Program and The Coleman Foundation. Free. (847) 424-0600 or leukemia-research.org.

Day of mindfulness: Saturday May 2, The Center for Spirituality, 801 W. Bartlett Road, Bartlett. Gentle retreat day centered in your "self." Includes vegetarian potluck lunch, meditation, discussions, nature walk, more. $15. (630) 830-0301.

May 3

Egg donor support group: 2 p.m. Sunday, May 3, Fertility Centers of Illinois, 3703 W. Lake Ave., #106, Glenview. A support group for those considering using donor eggs and discussion of what's involved in the process of egg donation. Free. R.S.V.P to (847) 324-4483 or fcionline.com.

May 4

Gentle Yoga: 9:30 a.m. Monday, May 4, The Center for Spirituality, 801 W. Bartlett Road, Bartlett. Beginner's level and includes modifications for those who have any physical limitations. $50 for five classes; $100 for 11 classes. (630) 830-0301.

Fitness Boot Camp: May 4-May 31, Elite Athletic Development, 12 W. College Drive, Arlington Heights. For adults of all ages, shapes and sizes. $129-$159. (847) 394-8110 or eliteathletic.com.

NAMI Connections support group: 7 p.m. Monday, May 4, Alexian Center for Mental Health, 3350 Salt Creek Lane, Arlington Heights. For persons ages 18 and over with any mental illness. Connect with others, learn how to cope and recover. Star, (847) 899-0195.

May 5

Healing Our Lost Dreams support group: 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 5, The Counseling Center of Advocate Medical Group, 1610 Luther Lane, Park Ridge. For persons who have experienced pregnancy and infant loss. (847) 795-3100.

Mental Health Rally Day family trip to Springfield: 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 5. Sign up at Alexian Center for Mental Health, Arlington Heights; Kenneth Young Center, Elk Grove Village; NAMI of DuPage, (630) 682-1919, ext. 2733.; or Leyden Family Services, Franklin Park.

NAMI Connections support group: 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, May 5, Kenneth Young Center, 1001 Rohlwing Road, Elk Grove Village. For persons ages 18 and over with any mental illness. Connect with others, learn how to cope and recover. Michelle, (847) 524-2690.

Osteoporosis seminar: 12:30-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 5, Buffalo Grove Fitness Center, 601 W. Deerfield Parkway, Buffalo Grove. Discuss the best nutrition and exercises for maintaining wellness with osteoporosis. Bring a brown bag lunch. Free. To register, call (847) 353-7501. Visit bgfitnesscenter.com.

May 6

Uncovering the Real You: 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 6, The Center for Spirituality, 801 W. Bartlett Road. Explore the thought and feeling that affect your ability to live your values consistently. $15. (630) 830-0301.

Community respite care program: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, May 6, Christus Victor Lutheran Church, Elk Grove Village. Designed to nurture older adults cognitively, physically and spiritually through structured programs and to give caregivers a respite. Sara, (847) 437-2666, ext. 24.

Bereavement Group: 1-2:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 6, Jewish Child and Family Services, 1156 W. Shure Drive, suite 180, Arlington Heights. For widows and widowers. $7 per session. Rosalie, (224) 625-2819 or jcfs.org.

May 7

Hatha Yoga: 7 p.m. Thursdays May 7-June 11, The Center for Spirituality, 801 W. Bartlett Road, Bartlett. Multilevel class improves flexibility, strength, balance and posture. $60. (630) 830-0301.

Free children's orthopedic clinic: 3:30-5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 7, Northwest Orthopedic Surgery Associates, 1120 N. Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights. Des Plaines Elks Lodge 1526 in cooperation with the Illinois Elks Children's Care program holds a free children's orthopedic diagnostic clinic for those who do not have private health insurance. For an appointment, call (800) 272-0074 between 1-4 p.m. Monday-Friday.

May 8

NAMI Connections support group: 7 p.m. Friday, May 8, Alexian Brothers Behavioral Hospital lobby, 1650 Moon Lake Drive, Hoffman Estates. For persons ages 18 and over with any mental illness. Connect with others, learn how to cope and recover. Carol, (847) 352-6708.

May 9

Walk for the Mental Health of It: May 9, Busse Woods, Elk Grove Village. kennethyoung.org for information.

Barrington Lions Club hearing test van: 9-11 a.m. Saturday, May 9, Barrington Jewel Store, on west Main St. To make a free hearing test appointment, call Glenn, (847) 381-2070

May 11

Gentle Yoga: 9:30 a.m. Monday, May 11, The Center for Spirituality, 801 W. Bartlett Road, Bartlett. Beginner's level and includes modifications for those who have any physical limitations. $50 for five classes; $100 for 11 classes. (630) 830-0301.

NAMI Connections support group: 7 p.m. Monday, May 11, Alexian Center for Mental Health, 3350 Salt Creek Lane, Arlington Heights. For persons ages 18 and over with any mental illness. Connect with others, learn how to cope and recover. Star, (847) 899-0195.

May 12

Gray Areas, Deep Discussions: 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 12, The Center for Spirituality, 801 W. Bartlett Road, Bartlett. "Keeping up with the Times." $5. (630) 830-0301.

Home Safety: 10:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 12, Addolorata Villa media room, 553 McHenry Road, Wheeling. Checking your home for hazards, keeping your home safe from fires, protection from infection and how to be prepared for emergencies will be discussed. To register, call Sheryl, (847) 253-5500, ext. 384.

NAMI Connections support group: 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, May 12, Kenneth Young Center, 1001 Rohlwing Road, Elk Grove Village. For persons ages 18 and over with any mental illness. Connect with others, learn how to cope and recover. Michelle, (847) 524-2690.

May 13

Yoga for Fertility workshop: 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 13, Pulling Down the Moon, 2010 S. Arlington Heights Road, Suite 300 B, Arlington Heights. Demonstration of fertility enhancing yoga techniques and discussion of how they can increase your chances of conception. (312) 321-0004.

Women's Lives, Women's Wisdom: 1-2:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 13, The Center for Spirituality, 801 W. Bartlett Road, Bartlett. Series meets monthly from May-August for discussion of various topics. $25 series or $8 per session. (630) 830-0301.

Community respite care program: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, May 13, Christus Victor Lutheran Church, Elk Grove Village. Designed to nurture older adults cognitively, physically and spiritually through structured programs and to give caregivers a respite. Sara, (847) 437-2666, ext. 24.

Bereavement Group: 1-2:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 13, Jewish Child and Family Services, 1156 W. Shure Drive, suite 180, Arlington Heights. For widows and widowers. $7 per session. Rosalie, (224) 625-2819 or jcfs.org.

May 15

CPR and AED Class: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, May 15, South Barrington Park District, 3 Tennis Club Lane, South Barrington. Learn the latest American Red Cross techniques in CPR, including AED. For ages 14 and up. $49- $59. (847) 381-7515 or sbpd.net

NAMI Connections support group: 7 p.m. Friday, May 15, Alexian Brothers Behavioral Hospital lobby, 1650 Moon Lake Drive, Hoffman Estates. For persons ages 18 and over with any mental illness. Connect with others, learn how to cope and recover. Carol, (847) 352-6708.

May 18

Gentle Yoga: 9:30 a.m. Monday, May 18, The Center for Spirituality, 801 W. Bartlett Road, Bartlett. Beginner's level and includes modifications for those who have any physical limitations. $50 for five classes; $100 for 11 classes. (630) 830-0301.

The Emotion Behind Money: 7:30-9 p.m. Monday, May 18, Schaumburg Township District Library, 130 S. Roselle Road. A ChicagoHealers.com practitioner discusses how to evaluate money and your emotions. Free. ChicagoHealers.com.

NAMI Connections support group: 7 p.m. Monday, May 18, Alexian Center for Mental Health, 3350 Salt Creek Lane, Arlington Heights. For persons ages 18 and over with any mental illness. Connect with others, learn how to cope and recover. Star, (847) 899-0195.

May 19

Healing Our Lost Dreams support group: 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 19, The Counseling Center of Advocate Medical Group, 1610 Luther Lane, Park Ridge. For persons who have experienced pregnancy and infant loss. (847) 795-3100.

NAMI Connections support group: 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, May 19, Kenneth Young Center, 1001 Rohlwing Road, Elk Grove Village. For persons ages 18 and over with any mental illness. Connect with others, learn how to cope and recover. Michelle, (847) 524-2690.

May 20

NAMI Northwest Suburban family support group: 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, May 20, Alexian Center for Mental Health, 3350 Salt Creek Lane, Suite 114, Arlington Heights. (847) 899-0195.

Visual impaired support group: 2-3:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 20, Schaumburg Township Disability Services, 1 Illinois Blvd., Hoffman Estates. Register with Bonnie, (847) 884-0030, ext. 2022.

Employee Fitness Walk: 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 20, Woodfield Lake Office Campus. One-mile scenic walk around the campus pond, free raffle prizes, health information, free screenings, lunch, musical entertainment in celebration of National Employee Health and Fitness Day. $10-$14. (847) 490-7020 or parkfun.com.

Community respite care program: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, May 20, Christus Victor Lutheran Church, Elk Grove Village. Designed to nurture older adults cognitively, physically and spiritually through structured programs and to give caregivers a respite. Sara, (847) 437-2666, ext. 24.

Bereavement Group: 1-2:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 20, Jewish Child and Family Services, 1156 W. Shure Drive, suite 180, Arlington Heights. For widows and widowers. $7 per session. Rosalie, (224) 625-2819 or jcfs.org.

May 22

NAMI Connections support group: 7 p.m. Friday, May 22, Alexian Brothers Behavioral Hospital lobby, 1650 Moon Lake Drive, Hoffman Estates. For persons ages 18 and over with any mental illness. Connect with others, learn how to cope and recover. Carol, (847) 352-6708.

May 25

NAMI Connections support group: 7 p.m. Monday, May 25, Alexian Center for Mental Health, 3350 Salt Creek Lane, Arlington Heights. For persons ages 18 and over with any mental illness. Connect with others, learn how to cope and recover. Star, (847) 899-0195.

May 26

Dreams: 7:30-9 p.m. Tuesday, May 26, Schaumburg Township District Library, 130 S. Roselle Road. ChicagoHealers.com Practitioner offers information about dreams and using them to an advantage. ChicagoHealers.com.

Hospice volunteer orientation: Tuesday, May 26, Midwest Palliative & Hospice CareCenter, 2050 Claire Court, Glenview. Orientation includes a brief overview of hospice and palliative care, programs and services, volunteer opportunities and a tour of the Glenview campus. R.S.V.P. to Elizabeth at (847) 556-1982.

NAMI Connections support group: 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, May 26, Kenneth Young Center, 1001 Rohlwing Road, Elk Grove Village. For persons ages 18 and over with any mental illness. Connect with others, learn how to cope and recover. Michelle, (847) 524-2690.

May 27

NAMI Northwest Suburban: 7:30-9 p.m. Wednesday, May 27, Alexian Center for Mental Health, 3350 Salt Creek Lane, Suite 114, Arlington Heights. James Reilly speaks on "Understanding the Overlap Between Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder." (847) 899-0195.

Community respite care program: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, May 27, Christus Victor Lutheran Church, Elk Grove Village. Designed to nurture older adults cognitively, physically and spiritually through structured programs and to give caregivers a respite. Sara, (847) 437-2666, ext. 24.

Bereavement Group: 1-2:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 27, Jewish Child and Family Services, 1156 W. Shure Drive, suite 180, Arlington Heights. For widows and widowers. $7 per session. Rosalie, (224) 625-2819 or jcfs.org.

May 28

Diabetes Boot Camp: 7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, May 28, June 25, July 30, Aug. 27, Sept. 24, Oct. 29, Nov. 19, and Dec. 17, Community Healthcare room in the Outpatient Pavilion of Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, 450 W. Highway 22, Barrington. Designed for diabetic individuals and their support system. Free. Register at (800) 323-8622 use code 3DO3.

May 29

NAMI Connections support group: 7 p.m. Friday, May 29, Alexian Brothers Behavioral Hospital lobby, 1650 Moon Lake Drive, Hoffman Estates. For persons ages 18 and over with any mental illness. Connect with others, learn how to cope and recover. Carol, (847) 352-6708.

June 1

Making Sense of Memory Loss: 10:30 a.m.-1:30 pm. Mondays from June 1-June 29, Addolorata Villa, 555 McHenry Road, Wheeling. Five-part educational program designed to help family members of someone in the early stages of memory loss. The topics covered include: an overview of memory loss, communication strategies, making decisions, planning for the future and effective ways of coping and caring. Lunch provided. To register, contact Kathy Peck at (847) 253-5500 ext. 375.

June 2

Healing Our Lost Dreams support group: 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 2, The Counseling Center of Advocate Medical Group, 1610 Luther Lane, Park Ridge. For persons who have experienced pregnancy and infant loss. (847) 795-3100.

June 13

Alzheimer's Association Family Forum: Saturday, June 13, Wojcik Conference Center, Harper College, 1200 Algonquin Road, Palatine. Continental breakfast, expert speakers, round table discussions, resource fair, free parking. $25. (847) 933-2413 or alz.org/Illinois.

June 16

Healing Our Lost Dreams support group: 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 16, The Counseling Center of Advocate Medical Group, 1610 Luther Lane, Park Ridge. For persons who have experienced pregnancy and infant loss. (847) 795-3100.

June 17

Visual impaired support group: 2-3:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 17, Schaumburg Township Disability Services, 1 Illinois Blvd., Hoffman Estates. Register with Bonnie, (847) 884-0030, ext. 2022.

June 23

Hospice volunteer orientation: Tuesday, June 23, Midwest Palliative & Hospice CareCenter, 2050 Claire Court, Glenview. Orientation includes a brief overview of hospice and palliative care, programs and services, volunteer opportunities and a tour of the Glenview campus. R.S.V.P. to Elizabeth at (847) 556-1982.

June 25

Diabetes Boot Camp: 7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, June 25, July 30, Aug. 27, Sept. 24, Oct. 29, Nov. 19, and Dec. 17, Community Healthcare room in the Outpatient Pavilion of Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, 450 W. Highway 22, Barrington. Designed for diabetic individuals and their support system. Free. Register at (800) 323-8622 use code 3DO3.

Ongoing

Alrington Lake Ladies Golf League: The nine-hole league has openings for both regular and subsitute players. League plays at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday mornings. Call Lynne, (847) 259-0279.

Walkers club: The Arlington Heights Walkers Club, from the Arlington Heights Senior Center, invites walkers to join them during business hours Monday-Saturday at 1801 E. Central Road, Arlington Heights. The club is co-sponsored by Northwest Community Hospital's Healthy Aging/Senior Services. For information, (847) 253-5532.

Wheeling Chapter of T.O.P.S. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly): Meets 5:30-7 p.m., Mondays; AMVETS Phillip Carpenter Post 66, 700 McHenry Road, Wheeling. Visit tops.org or call (847) 37-8666.

Drop-in Grief Support Group: Noon-1:30 p.m.; Midwest Palliative & Hospice CareCenter, 2050 Claire Court, Glenview. Grief support group is free to the general public. Call (800) 331-5484

National Alliance on Mental Illness: Support group for persons over 18 with any form of mental illness meets from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays at Alexian Center for Mental Health, 3350 Salt Creek Lane, Arlington Heights. (847) 899-0195.

National Alliance on Mental Illness: A support group for people who have a family member or friend with mental illness meets from 7-9 p.m. every second Thursday of the month at Kenneth Young Center, 1001 Rohlwing Road, Elk Grove Village. For information, (630) 529-3037 or (630) 302-2530.

Grief to Hope Group: 9:30-11 a.m., fourth Tuesday of the month; Arlington Heights Senior Center, 1801 West Central Road. The Center for Loss and Hope at Hospice of Northeastern Illinois offers regular drop-in groups to help those dealing with the death of a loved one. To register or for more information on the groups or Hospice of Northeastern Illinois' Center for Loss and Hope, call (847) 381-5599, or e-mail nbillman@HospiceAnswers.org.

Mourning to Meaning: Meets from 1 to 2:30 p.m. the first and third Monday of each month, at Hospice of Northeastern Illinois Crystal Lake workstation, 390 East Congress Parkway, Suite E in Crystal Lake. To register or for more information on hospice groups or Hospice of Northeastern Illinois' Center for Loss and Hope, call (847) 381-5599, or e-mail nbillman@HospiceAnswers.org.

NAMI Elk Grove -Schaumburg Connections group: 7-9 p.m. Fridays, Alexian Brothers Behavior Hospital, 1650 Moon Lake Dr., Hoffman Estates. An opportunity for people with any mental illness to connect with others and learn how best to cope and find recovery. Carol (847) 352-6708

Mount Prospect Jazzercise: 2354 S. Elmhurst Road, Mount Prospect. Over 30 classes per week. smbjazz.com or (773) 227-7167.

Palatine Jazzercise: 1294 E. Dundee Road, Palatine. For class schedule, visit smbjazz.com or call (773) 227-7167.

Streamwood Jazzercise: 550 S. Park Blvd., Streamwood. For information or to register, contact Jeaneen at jeaneenjazz@sbcglobal.net or call (847) 584-1969.

Hoffman Estates Jazzercise: 1685 W. Higgins Road, Hoffman Estates. For information or to register, contact Jeaneen at jeaneenjazz@sbcglobal.net or call (847) 584-1969.

Aqua Arthritis Classes: Held weekly, Buffalo Grove Fitness Center, 601 W. Deerfield Parkway, Buffalo Grove. Designed to loosen joints and relieve some of the pain associated with arthritis. Non-Member registration available. Call at (847) 353-7500

Open Yoga Practice: 6:15-7:30 p.m. Thursdays starting Jan. 15, Highland Park Hospital Health and Fitness Center, 1501 Busch Parkway, Buffalo Grove. For information, call (847) 229-0292.

Jewish Yoga: Yoga is going strong at Congregation Beth Am, 225 N. McHenry Road, Buffalo Grove. A class is offered from 11:30 to 12:45 p.m. Wednesdays. The class is open to nonmembers. Call for pricing details, (847) 459-1677. In addition, a drop-in class is offered from noon to 1:15 p.m. the first Sunday of the month. This class is free with a suggested donation for attendance.