SPRINGFIELD—The Illinois Tobacco QUITLINE has added weekend hours for the first time and expanded its daily hours of operation until 11 p.m. to provide more opportunities for Illinoisans trying to quit smoking.
Geneva—The LivingWell Cancer Resource Center will offer a panel discussion led by five cancer survivors, who will address the issues that each one of them faced once their treatment ended and how they dealt and are still dealing with them.
Geneva—For the month of April, Delnor’s Giving Tree will collect books for all ages and donate them to both Lazarus and Hesed houses.
Study looks at Kane’s health
KANE COUNTY—The County Health Rankings, a national study released recently, show once again that Kane County residents are some of the healthiest in the state.
Geneva—On Friday, April 15, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., certified Laughter Yoga Leader Terri Reasoner will present this fun form of exercise in the main lobby of Joliet Oncology and Hematology Associates, 2614 W. Jefferson St., Joliet.
Batavia—The Batavia Mothers Club Foundation will host its annual Fox Trot 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, April 16, at the Batavia Riverwalk (Island Avenue and Houston Street in downtown Batavia).
St. Charles—TriCity Family Services will host its 22nd Annual Benefit and Auction on Saturday, April 9, at the Hilton Garden Inn in St. Charles.
Springfield—Illinoisans are now able to find more information that can help them decide where to go for medical care.
GENEVA—Imagine repairing a hip through a few small surgical incisions, or using a patient’s owned cleansed blood cells to heal damaged tissue.
SYCAMORE—The following events are held at the Kishwaukee Community Hospital Cancer Center. For more information, call (815) 748-2958 or visit www.kishhospital.org/programs.
Geneva—On Saturday, Feb. 19, Ed and Karen French hosted the 6th Annual Winter Wine Festival, benefiting the LivingWell Cancer Resource Center.
Christopher George, MD, of LaGrange Oncology Associates/Delnor Hospital, and Sandra Hunter, Registered Dietician of Delnor Hospital will present “The Truth about Vitamins and Supplements in Cancer Treatment,” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 22
GENEVA—Fox Valley Volunteer Hospice is offering Cherished Children, a support group for parents whose child has died, from March 16 to April 27, 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the FVVH offices, 200 Whitfield Drive in Geneva.
GENEVA—It’s a consensus: the majority of American adults don’t get the recommended seven to eight hours of sleep a night.
GENEVA—Fox Valley Volunteer Hospice, a nonprofit organization offering support for those with life-threatening illnesses and the bereaved, will offer a series of programs in March for those who have experienced the death of a family member or friend.
SPRINGFIELD—Some emergencies, like last week’s blizzard, come with advance warning. Others, like a tornado or earthquake, may strike with little or no warning.
KANE COUNTY—The Kane County Health Department announced the release of “Fit Kids 2020 Plan,” a 51-page document that outlines the strategies required to reverse childhood obesity in Kane County over the next decade.
ELBURN—This month’s community event, sponsored by the Elburn Lions Club on Jan. 26, featured counselors from The Center for Rural Psychology in Elburn who spoke on the subject of bullying.
MAPLE PARK—Do you know someone who could benefit from a social skills group? Blazing Prairie Stars, a therapy barn in Maple Park, is offering a Friendship Connection program to give a leg-up to children who struggle in their relationships with others. There are currently openings for new children.
SPRINGFIELD—The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is reminding snowmobile operators and riders to take extra caution this year as the snow begins to fall in Illinois.