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, please go the Sign In and Register button on the homepage of this site. (follow the prompts to set up a login and password if this is your first time registering online)  

Introduction Programs

Welcome to Wellness Orientation

Wednesdays, 9:30AM

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.

Information and Education

Renew Your Reiki

Tuesday, December 1, 6:30-8:00PM Registration Required

Jane Van De Velde, DNP, RN, Reiki Master Teacher

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. 

Sponsored by the Reiko Share Project.

Look Good Feel Better

Monday, December 7   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.  

Coffee, Tea and Like What You See! Quick Steps to an Enhanced You 

Monday, December 14     2:00-3:00PM Registration Required

Gayle Perzek & Catherine McMahon

Join this small group and learn how to deal with some of the aesthetic side effects of treatment.  Watch and learn how to tie scarves, create eyebrows and some quick steps to further improve your appearance and raise your confidence.  Come be inspired in this hour-long session.  (Class registration limit is 5) 

 Healthy Living

Sidelining Side Effects

Tuesday, December 15, 4:00-5:00PM Registration Required

Designed specifically for individuals undergoing or about to begin treatment, this class will focus on nutrition and lifestyle strategies to minimize and prevent the following side effects:

  • Low Appetite or Excessive Weight Loss
  • Taste Changes or Lack of Taste
  • Nausea & Vomiting
  • Diarrhea & Constipation
  • Dry/Sore Mouth or Throat & Thick Saliva

Cooking Up Wellness

Tuesday, December 1 6:30-8:00PM Registration Required

Saturdays, December 12, 10:30AM-12:00PM 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!


Cancer Nutrition 101: Step-by-Step Program to a Cancer Fighting Diet 

Tuesdays, November 24, December 8, 15 6:00-7:00PM Registration Required

Adopting a cancer fighting diet can be confusing and overwhelming.  This four-week series will begin a step-by-step journey from eating a diet of processed and refined foods to eating clean and healthy.  This series if for cancer survivors who want to improve their eating habits but have not known where to begin. 

Pressure Cook with Ease

Thursday, December 3, 12:30-2:00PM Registration Required

Take the pressure off yourself and put it on your food.  Short on time?  Trying to simplify your meals?  Want to lock in important nutrients? Time to pull out the pressure cooker.  Health-supportive chef, Adrienne Felder, MA, LCPC, will share easy steps you can take with healthy ingredients to make delicious and nutritious meals for yourself and your family.


Stress Management  

Stress Free Saturday

Saturdays, November 28, December 12,  9:30-10:30AM Registration Required

Experience the benefits of starting your weekend stress free. Come to this class to learn about and practice mindfulness and meditation.

Wellness through Deep Hypnosis

Saturday, December 19   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

Knitting & Crocheting

Monday, December 7 1:00-2:00PM Registration Required

Whether you are experienced at crocheting or knitting or just a beginner, join us in a relaxed environment to work on projects.  Basic instruction is also available, as well as a few knitting needles, crochet hooks and some yarn to help you get started.  Come meet new friends and learn a relaxing skill.

Mixed Media Art 

Thursdays, December 3-17, 6:00-8:00PM Registration Required

A celebration of all mediums to have and experiment.  No experience necessary.

Introduction to Needle Felting

Fridays, December 4-18, 12:00-1:30PM Registration Required

Needle felting is a popular fiber craft in which wool fleece is sculpted, using a special barbed needle to stab it into shape.  using a few simple techniques, you can create many different pieced from jewelry, embellishments decor, and ornaments to toys, wool pets, sculptures and dolls.  You can also appliqué the fleece onto your favorite bag, hat, scarf, and other items. In this class you will learn a variety of needle felting techniques, create your very own broach, accessory, sculpture, or appliquéd embellishment, and go home with all the materials you need to continue felting.    

Family Matters

~ Family Wellness Activities~

Mindful Parents, Mindful Children 

Tuesday, December 1, 4:30- 6:00PM Registration Required

Children ages 6-14 and their family members will learn, experientially, the basics, benefits and beginning practices of living a more Mindful life.  Research shows, this ancient practice, continues to be a valuable, life changing, life affirming way of living.  We can teach our children, as well as ourselves how to "pay attention" and live life fully, even when facing the most challenging experiences.

Family Winter Wonderland 

Wednesday, December 16, 6:00-7:30PM Registration Required

Come warm your hearts on a cold winter night and help us create a winter wonderland.  Like the presents you open at the holidays, the treats you will be making are a surprise!  Families with children of all ages are welcome.


Kids Yoga and Relaxation

Thursday, December 10, 4:30-5:30PM Registration Required

Kids 5-12 are invited to experience your yoga and relaxation sessions.  We will try out fun activities like yoga, art, and guided imagery together.  


Couples Date Night

Thursday, December 3, 6L30-8:30PM Registration Required

Back by popular demand.  Bring your significant other and make it a date night.  Couples will spend time making and tasting delicious recipes.