Elmhurst Memorial Hospital
155 E. Brush Hill Road, Elmhurst, IL
Lower Level Conference Room
Fatigue Fighting Exercise
Thursdays, July 11-August 15 6:30-7:30PM Click here to Sign Up Online!
Fatigue is a common side effect of cancer and its treatment that can remain even after treatment is completed. Join Tracy Lester MS, Exercise Physiologist and certified Cancer Exercise Trainer, to learn how exercise can help fight cancer-related fatigue. Each class will include education and gentle instructor-led exercises intended to reduce cancer-related fatigue. These classes are appropriate for cancer survivors currently undergoing treatment or those who recently completed treatment but are still experiencing fatigue. A Physician’s Medical Release and Health History is required. Please contact Tracy Lester, MS, Exercise Physiologist, ACS/ACSM, CET to register at 630-654-5193 or email@example.com.
Together on the Journey: For Couples
Thursday, September 19, 6:30-8:00PM Click here to Sign Up Online!
This program will focus on the impact cancer has on the marital relationship and will introduce tools for improving communication and intimacy. For more information, please contact Alison Graft at 630-654-5109 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
DuPage Medical Group
Lisle Medical Office Building
430 Warrenville Road, Lisle, IL
3rd floor Conference Room
Life after Cancer: Your Personal Meaning of Survivorship (4 week series)
Tuesdays, July 9-30, 6:30-8:00PM Click here to Sign Up Online!
You’re told you are a cancer survivor, but what does that mean to you? Treatment is over and everyone around you believes you are “back to normal”, but inside you know that life has changed in profound ways. Based on the book, Picking up the Pieces: Moving Forward After Surviving Cancer, by Sherri Magee, PhD and Cathy Scalzo, MS, OD. This 4 week series will guide you as you take a deeper look at physical, emotional, spiritual and relationship changes with the intention of moving forward and healing. Open to anyone who has completed treatment. Attendance each week is encouraged for the full benefit of the program.
Introduction to Stress Reduction
Stress is an unavoidable consequence of life. A cancer diagnosis along with facing everyday life stressors can be very challenging especially if you do not have a stress reduction strategy that works for you. The first step of this 4 week series involves identifying the sources of stress in your life and how you presently manage them through your behavior, attitude, and emotions. This series will help you find new ways to look at and manage stress in your life as you create a plan that works for you. Best results obtained by attending each week. For more information please contact Valerie Piazza, RN, LCPC at 630-654-5118.
How Stressed Am I? Let me Count the Ways...
Wednesday, September 4, 9:30-10:30AM Click here to Sign Up Online!
Before we can manage our stress we must first identify the sources, which isn’t always easy. Some of our stressors are very obvious while others are a result of our attitudes, behaviors or unexpressed emotion. This experiential class will help you get started in creating your own personal plan as well as introduce you to the benefits of journaling.
Relaxation Exercises: Practices that Work
Wednesday, September 11, 9:30-10:30AM Click here to Sign Up Online!
To effectively combat stress in our lives we need to activate the body’s natural relaxation response. Learn and practice a variety of relaxation techniques including deep breathing, meditation and guided imagery. Through experiential exercises and practice guidance, find a technique that will work for you.
Exercise for Stress Reduction
Wednesday, September 18, 9:30-10:30AM Click here to Sign Up Online!
Any form of exercise can relieve stress by increasing endorphins and distracting you from daily worries. Learn about the connection between exercise and stress relief and how exercise can be a part of your stress management plan. '
Reiki: A Healing Practice for Stress Relief
Wednesday, September 25, 9:30-10:30AM Click here to Sign Up Online!
Reiki is a simple, personal healing practice that can offer relaxation and inner peace on a daily basis. More people are learning this self-treatment technique that has many benefits including stress reduction, mental clarity, relief of pain and improved sleep.