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Multiple programs planned in October

Diabetes series to continue Oct. 10; CPR, heart programs also scheduled during month

Morris Hospital and Healthcare Centers has announced its schedule of free diabetes education programs for October.

The monthly Diabetes Support Group will meet on Wednesday, Oct. 10, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Family Birthing Suites classroom at Morris Hospital. This interactive support group is intended to provide a relaxed environment where people with diabetes can learn from others who understand the unique challenges of living day-to-day life with diabetes.

The Diabetes Management Workshop will be offered Thursday, Oct. 25 at 6 p.m. at the Morris Public Library, 604 Liberty Street in Morris. This month’s focus is “Diabetes Academy” including a comprehensive overview of diabetes and healthy lifestyle interventions.

Diabetes affects 25.8 million Americans. Whether a person is newly diagnosed or has been living with diabetes his or her entire life, managing diabetes is key to a healthy life.

Registration is not required for diabetes programs at Morris Hospital. All programs are free. For more information, call the Morris Hospital diabetes educator at (815) 942-2932.

CPR classes

Morris Hospital and Healthcare Centers has announced its schedule of CPR classes for the month of October.

The American Heart Association’s Heartsaver AED (Adult, Infant, Child) course will be offered Thursday, Oct. 11 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the hospital, 150 W. High Street in Morris. Heartsaver AED covers the basic techniques of adult, child and infant CPR, as well as use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) and first aid for choking. The class is appropriate for anyone interested in learning skills that could save the life of a loved one, friend, coworker or citizen in the community. The cost is $60 for the Heartsaver AED course. Participants may add first aid training for an additional $50.

CPR for the Healthcare Provider will be offered Monday, Oct. 29, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.  Intended for licensed and certified healthcare professionals, this course teaches the skills of CPR for victims of all ages, use of an automated external defibrillator (AED), and relief of foreign-body airway obstruction.  The cost is $70.

Register online at or call (815) 942-2932, ext. 7361 or 7362.

‘Healthy Diet, Happy Heart’ program

Morris Hospital and Healthcare Centers is offering a free program, “Healthy Diet, Happy Heart” with registered dietitian Brittney Junker on Thursday, Oct. 11 from 6 to 7 p.m. in Whitman Assembly Room 1 at the hospital, 150 W. High Street in Morris.

During the program, Junker will explain what kind of diet is best for the heart. Participants will learn which foods contain healthy fats and how diet affects cholesterol levels.

Register online at or call (815) 942-2932, ext. 7832.

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