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.
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Welcome to Wellness Orientation
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
Updates in Melanomas with a Focus on Immune Oncology
Thursday, May 26, 7:00-8:30pm Registration Required
Jon Richards, MD, PhD - Oncologist, Hematologist
Oncology Specialists, S.C.
Information and Education
Sidelining Side Effects with Acupuncture
Monday, May 23, 6:30-8:00pm Registration Required
Join Bridget Juister from B Holistic for a presentation on how acupuncture can reduce common side effects of cancer and its treatments. She will also explain how acupuncture creates an inner balance to keep you centered through any situation, and will provide practical tips and strategies to change the way you cope with stress in your life.
A Taste of Mindfulness
Tuesday, May 31, 5:00-6:30pm Registration Required
Participants and family members alike are invited to join us for a relaxing dinner coupled with the groundbreaking effects mindfulness offers in stress reduction and improvement in quality of life. This experience will revitalize your appreciation for food as something to be cherished by intentionally and mindfully noticing the fullness of sustenance using all five senses. The agenda will include a short mindfulness exercise to begin dinner, followed by open round table conversation, and end with another short mindfulness exercise. Whether you are brand new to mindfulness or have been practicing for years, this event will bring a new appreciation to the present moment.
Cancer + Career
Thursday, June 2, 7:00-8:30pm Registration Required
Cancer can be a powerful impetus to rethink our priorities, including those around career. As you contemplate your preferences and passions around your work, executive coach Howard Fox will equip you with powerful tools for building your professional brand and effectively navigating your work life.
Medical Cannabis, the Future of Treating Cancer in a Safe and Natural Way
Tuesday, June 7, 7:00-8:30pm Registration Required
Join Feliza Castro, medical cannabis advocate and owner of The Healing Clinic, as she discusses the potential benefits of cannabinoids for cancer patients. Her presentation will cover the latest research that has emerged on the subject, including recent claims that "cannabis kills cancer." Feliza will also share testimonies and real experiences of cancer patients who she has helped at The Healing Clinic. The presentation will also include a brief history of medical cannabis in the U.S., an overview of the current laws and the rights of cannabis patients in Illinois.
The Benefits of Physical Activity after a Cancer Diagnosis
Saturday, June 18, 11:45-1:00pm Registration Required
Starting or maintaining an exercise program after a cancer diagnosis results in patients who are stronger both mentally and physically. Cancer diagnosis and its treatment are often associated with negative side effects. Come and learn how physical activity following a cancer diagnosis can have a positive effect on your quality of life.
Starting the Conversation - Defining Your Values and Goals at the End of Life
Thursday, June 30, 7:00-8:30pm Registration Required
This interactive introduction to end of life decision making will initiate a dialogue about why this topic is so imperative to discuss, address common barriers many face when attempting to address these issues, inform attendees about the multiple components of comprehensive dialogue and identify values and goals essential to communicating care preferences. At this presentation, participants will be able to sign up to attend a one-on-one follow-up session the following week.
Look Good Feel Better
Monday, June 13, 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
Sidelining Side Effects
Monday, May 23, 11:00am-12:00pm Registration Required
Tuesday, June 21, 1:00-2:00pm 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, May 24, 12:30-2:00pm Registration Required
Monday, June 20, 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!
Spring Kitchen Makeover
Meal Improv Thursday, June 23, 12:30-2:00pm
Adrienne Felder, MA, LCPC, Professional Chef, The Whole Bite
If you are ready to freshen up your kitchen, join Adrienne to learn how to update your pantry staples and food storage, prepare a variety of recipes with greens, and prepare meals on the fly.
Cancer Nutrition 101: Step-by-Step Program to a Cancer Fighting Diet
Mondays, June 6-27, 6:30-7:30pm 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 is for cancer survivors who wan to improve their eating habits but have not known where to begin.
Spring Garden Walk
Tuesday, June 28, 1:00-3:00pm Registration Required
Garden Walks are a wonderful way to appreciate the beauty of nature while walking, relaxing and enjoying good company. Susan Beard guides participants on the garden walks and takes them through many of Hinsdale's finest gardens.
Intro to Drawing
Tuesdays, May 10-May 31, 2:00-4:00pm Registration Required
Come and learn all the drawing basics. This simple and traditional technique can help you depict the world around you.
Assemblage - Holding It All Together
Wednesdays, June 8-29, 6:00pm - 8:00pm Registration Required
Learn the techniques of embellishments needed for this type of sculpture. A fun and interesting way to collect and beautify objects.
Intro to Painting
Fridays, June 3-24, 12:00-2:00pm Registration Required
This program is based upon learning the elemental basics of studio painting. Explores theories in composition, value and light, and color mixing.
Kids Yoga and Relaxation
Thursday, June 9, 4:30-5:30pm Registration Required
Kids 5-12 are invited to experience our yoga and relaxation sessions. We will try out fun activities like yoga, art and guided imagery together.