We encourage you to participate in any group or class that fits your needs. If you would like to learn more about our groups and classes, please call 630-323-5150 and ask to speak to an Oncology Support Counselor.

 

To register for these programs, click here and follow these instructions:

  • Click the Sign in and Register Button (middle of the homepage)
  • Add your first and last name to the second box that says "If you have not registered for programs in this site before, please enter HERE.
  • Follow the instructions to select a login and password 

 

Introduction Programs

Welcome to Wellness Orientation

Mondays, 12:00noon - 1:00pm

Wednesdays, 9:30-10:30am

Thursdays, 5:30-6:30pm

Saturdays,  December 10 & 17  9:30-10:30am

Drop by - No registration necessary

New to Wellness House?  Join us for this informal orientation meeting that provides an overview of programs, a tour of facility and chance to meet staff.  This meeting is an opportunity for newcomers to learn more about the ways to benefit from Wellness House.

Top Doc Lecture Series

Immunotherapy in the Treatment of Cancer

Tuesday, December 13 7:00-8:30pm Registration Required

Jay S. Dalal, MD, FACP Hematologist/Medical Oncologist

Illinois Cancer Specialists, AMITA - Hinsdale 

Information and Education

Look Good Feel Better

Monday, December 12 2:00-4:00pm Registration Required

Spend some time with others in active treatment learning how to manage hair, nail and skin changes due to cancer treatment.  

Sponsored by the American Cancer Society. 

Understanding Medicaid and Hot to Protect Your Assets

Thursday, December 1 7:00-8:30pm Registration Required

No one told you that during life's final decades one of your big concerns would be protecting your assets.  Get certain about asset protection and what your options are.  

Renew Your Reiki 

Tuesday, December 6 6:30-8:00pm Registration Required

The Reiki Share Project 

Join us to renew your Reiki practice.  This program is for students of Reiki who have taken a class at Wellness House or with other teachers.  Master Teacher Jane Van De Velde will review basic concepts, answer questions, encourage storytelling, and guide you in offering Reiki, both to yourself and to a partner.

Personal Care Basics  

Tuesday, December 6 6:30-8:30pm Registration Required

Learn the practical skills needed to support your loved one in the following areas: bathing, toileting, getting dressed, grooming, exercise, and feeding.  This course reviews the safest techniques for transferring someone from bed to a wheelchair and from a seated to standing position, and assistance with walking.  Body mechanics to protect the caregiver are also show and practiced.  A strong foundation in personal care is the best way to ensure your love one's long-term health and safety.  

Holiday Open House

Friday, December 9 4:30-6:30pm Registration Required  - Please register ALL guests attending

You and your family are invited to stop by to share the Holiday spirit at Wellness House.  Spend a few minutes with us enjoying the music, food and fun.

Vintage Book Club

Thursday, December 1510:30-11:30am Registration Required

How do we reconfigure a purpose for ourselves as we age and deal with cancer at the same time? Through the reading of classic passages and books, this club will address questions and thoughts such as these.  Each monthly group will focus on a new reading selection.  Once registered, participants will receive a reading list from Wellness House.

Healthy Living

Cooking Up Wellness

Saturday, December 10 10:30am-12:00pm Registration Required

Monday,  December 19 6:30-8:00pm Registration Required

Learn to appreciate real, fresh foods and simple culinary principles for cancer prevention and survivorship.  This class and cooking demonstration will feature recipes to help participants deliciously incorporate cancer-fighting foods into a diet for optimal health.

Each class features NEW recipes!

     

Sidelining Side Effects

Thursday, December 1 12:30-1:30pm  Registration Required

This single session class is designed specifically for individuals undergoing or about to begin treatment.  It will focus on nutrition and lifestyle strategies to minimize and prevent side effects.  

Wellness in Season

Thursday, December 8 6:00-7:30pm Registration Required 

Join us for a fun cooking event with a focus on seasonal foods and holiday favorites.  Learn how to enjoy the holidays without giving up your focus on healthy eating, and transform typical holiday foods to be more health promoting, using wholesome and nutritious ingredients. Recipes prepared in this class may contain common food allergens.'

Can't join us in person for this event?  Join us via LIVE WEBINAR from the comfort of your home.  When registering, please register for Wellness in Season - WEBINAR and you will receive a link via email to view the program one day prior to the event.   

Stress Management

Stress Free Saturday

Saturday, December 10 9:30-10:30am Registration Required

Enjoy the benefits of starting your weekend stress free.  Come to this class and experience a variety of stress reduction techniques including several forms of meditation.

Monthly Meditation

Wednesday, December 14 6:00-7:30pm Registration Required

Experience peace and serenity in the stillness of meditation and facilitate healing of mind, body and spirit.

Wellness through Deep Hypnosis

Saturday,  December 17 10:00am-12:00pm Registration Required

Dr. Scot Giles, renowned medical hypnotherapist, guides the group through self-hypnosis designed to help release pain and facilitate healing.  Space is limited. 

Expressive Arts

Saturday Art

Saturday,  December 17 10:00-11:30am Registration Required

Memory Wire Bracelet - An easy and colorful technique to make bracelets

Holiday Art

Saturday, December 3 10:30-12:30pm Registration Required

Homemade ornaments are the best.  Use to personalize your tree or give as a gift.

Clay

Tuesdays, November 29-December 20 1:00-3:00pm Registration Required

A fun and easy class to learn basic clay techniques.  This relaxing and natural medium is a great way to unwind.

Family Matters 

Polar Express Pajama Party

Wednesday, December 21 6:00-7:30pm Registration Required

Join us for a Polar Express pajama party.  We will have crafts, delicious treats, and tons of fun.  Families with kids of all ages are welcome.  Snacks will be served and may contain common allergens.