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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Introduction Programs

Welcome to Wellness Orientation

Mondays, 12:00noon - 1:00pm

Wednesdays, 9:30-10:30am

Thursdays, 5:30-6:30pm

Saturdays,  February 18, 25, March 11, 18, 25  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.

Special Events

The One Life We're Given - An Evening with Mark Nepo

Thursday, April 20 7:00-8:30pm Registration Required

Join is for this special presentation with Mark Nepo, poet and philosopher who has taught in the fields of poetry, health, and spirituality for forty years.  In his 30s he was diagnosed with a rare form of lymphoma, a stuggle which helped to form his philosophy of experiencing life fully while staying in relationship to an unknowable future.  His book, The One Life We're Given - Finding the Wisdom that Waits in Your Heart affirms how precious this one life is and opens the chance we have to be fully alive and to be of use to each other and the world. Nepo's personal stories, questions, and meditations take us on a deep and uplifting journey to know our own hearts and enliven our souls. 

Information and Education

Like What You See!  Quick Steps to an Enhanced You

Tuesday, March 7 2:00-3:00pm Registration Required 

Learn how to deal with some of the aesthetic side effects of treatment.  Watch and learn how to tie scarves, quick make-up tips, and how to create eyebrows to improve your appearance and raise your confidence.  

Vintage Book Club

Thursday, March 9 10:30-11:30am 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.

Look Good Feel Better

Monday, March 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

Healthy Living

Cooking Up Wellness

Mondays, February 20, March 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!

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Sidelining Side Effects

Thursday, February 23 12:30-1:30pm Registration Required

Thursday, March 16 6:00-7:00pm Registration Required

Monday, March 27 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 the side effects.  

Food for Life

Thursdays, February 23-March 16 12:30-2:00pm Registration Required

Empower yourself with easy-to-learn skills that turn every meal into a delicious dose of healthy nutrition.  Each session focuses on a different aspect of scientifically sound basics of a cancer fighting diet.  Based on the Cancer Project's book "The Cancer Survivor's Guide: Foods that Help You Fight Back". 

Stress Management

Stress Free Saturday

Saturdays, February 25, March 11, 25  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, March 8 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, March 18 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. 

Create a Sacred Space in Your Home Series 

Wednesdays, March 1-29 (No class March 15) 5:45-6:45pm Registration Required

Whether you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer, your home plays a vital role in the healing process.  During this four-week series, Bridget will guide you through how the art of Feng Shui with the use of color and accessories can transform the personal space of your choice.

Feng Shui: Clearing Clutter Part 1 

Fridays, March 24, 31 12:00-1:30pm Registration Required

Are you surrounded only by things that make you happy?  Are you ready to move forward after cancer?  Your stuff may be holding you back.  In this interactive class, we'll discuss and apply the KonMari method of decluttering from the book Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo. Together we'll clear house and discuss the transformative effects.

Expressive Arts

Saturday Art

Saturday, March 18 10:00-11:30am Registration Required

February: Clay Plates

March: Greeting Cards 

Seasonal Art

Saturday, March 4 10:00am-12:00pm Registration Required

Egg Decorating

Family Matters 

Family Art Night

Wednesday, March 8, 5:30-7:00pm Registration Required  

Enhance your family's bond by creating a one-of-a-kind art piece.  We have the materials; all you need is to bring the family.

Teen Top Chef Challenge    

Monday, March 27, 6:900-8:00pm Registration Required

Come join us for this special cooking program just for teens.  This is a great opportunity to challenge yourself by flairing up some basic recipes-you'll also get to taste the different interpretations of the dishes.  

NEW!  Spring Break Camp  

Tuesday, March 28 & Wednesday, March 29 10:00am - 12:00pm Registration Required

Get a taste of the summer during spring break.  Kids 5-12 are invited to our mini-camp during spring break.  We will try cooking activities, practice relaxation skills, play, craft and have plenty of fun.