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 a Program Associate.
First time visitors, please click HERE to complete our Participant Information form.
Monday, December 23 Wellness House is open but no programs are available
Tuesday, December 24 Closed
Wednesday, December 25 Closed
Thursday, December 26 Wellness House is open but no programs are available
Friday, December 27 Wellness House is open but no programs are available
Monday, December 30 Wellness House is open but no programs are available
Tuesday, December 31 Wellness House is open but no programs are available
Wednesday, January 1 Closed
Thursday, January 2 Wellness House is open but no programs are available
Friday, January 3 Wellness House is open but no programs are available
Saturday, January 4 Regular programs resume
Understanding Lab Results and Blood Work
Tuesday, December 17, 6:30-8:00PM Click here to Sign Up Online!
Cancer is a complex disease requiring various laboratory tests and blood work. In this session, Dr. Sweet will provide an overview of the most common tests run, the significance of each test, what your doctors look for and how better to understand your test results.
Acupuncture for Your Health
Thursday, January 23, 6:30-8:00PM Click her to Sign Up Online!
Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years in traditional Chinese medicine. Dr. DiNunno currently utilizes acupuncture in his oncology practice. In this workshop, Dr. DiNunno will provide an overview of the uses and benefits of acupuncture for cancer patients and survivors, as well as addressing safety concerns.
Information and Education
Renew Your Reiki
Tuesday, December 3 6:30-8:00PM Click here to Sign Up Online!
The purpose of this class is to review the basic concepts and techniques taught in a Level 1 Reiki class. Participants will have the opportunity to share their Reiki experiences and ask questions about their own practice. There will be time to self-treat and share Reiki with others.
Holiday Open House
Friday, December 13, 4:30-6:30PM Click here to Sign Up Online!
You and your family are invited to share the holiday spirit at Wellness House. Drop by for some light refreshments, crafts and music.
Healing Sound Circle
Thursday, January 16, 6:30-8:00PM Click here to Sign Up Online!
Creating sound and vibration using Himalayan singing bowls to deeply relax, release stuck energy and to help focus one's intentions. The multiple overtones of the singing bowl are well known for their health benefits. This group will help relieve stress and tension and give a sense of happiness and well-being.
Book Club: The Exquisite Risk: Daring to Live an Authentic Life
Thursdays, January 6-March 6, 1:30-2:30PM Click here to Sign Up Online!
In The Exquisite Risk, poet and teacher Mark Nepo encourages readers to become quiet enough and open enough to listen to what truly matters- our own hearts, our loved ones, the wonders of nature- in order to live a life with nothing held back. Nepo shares his own spiritual path; including his battle with cancer that helped him understand how daring to embrace all that life has to offer can bring us to a deeper appreciation of its meaning and beauty.
A weekly reading list will be provided and can be obtained prior to class by emailing facilitator Valerie Piazza, LCPC at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Books will be available for purchase through Wellness House.
Look Good Feel Better C
Tuesday, December 10 2:00-4:00PM Click here to Sign Up Online!
Tuesday, January 21 2:00-4:00PM Click here to Sign Up Online!
Spend some time with others in active treatment learning how to manage hair, nail and skin changes due to cancer treatment. Please RSVP with complexion type. Space is limited.
Sidelining Side Effects
Tuesday, December 10 5:30-7:00PM Click here to Sign Up Online!
Monday, January 20 6:30-7:30PM Click here to Sign Up Online!
Designed specifically for individuals undergoing or about to begin treatment, this 4 week class series will focus on nutrition and lifestyle strategies to minimize and prevent side effects.
• Week One: Low Appetite or Excessive Weight Loss
• Week Two: Taste Changes or Lack of Taste; Nausea & Vomiting
• Week Three: Diarrhea & Constipation
• Week Four: Dry/Sore Mouth or Throat & Thick Saliva
Cooking Up Wellness
Saturday, December 14 10:30AM-12:00NOON Click here to Sign Up Online!
Saturday, January 11 10:30AM-12:00Noon Click here to Sign Up Online!
Learn to appreciate feal, 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.
A Meal Can Heal
Tuesday, January 28 6:30-8:00PM Click here to Sign Up Online!
During cancer treatment, eating can quickly go from a pleasure to a chore. This cooking class is designed specifically for individuals undergoing or about to begin treatment and will feature recipes to combat eating difficulties and keep you eating well. Due to the popularity of our Nutrition Programs all participants will be waited listed. This helps us make sure there is room for new participants. Confirmations will be sent via email one week prior to the event.
Food for Life
Thursday, January 16 12:30-2:00PM Click here to Sign Up Online!
Thursday, January 23 12:30-2:00PM Click here to Sign Up Online!
Thursday, January 30 12:30-2:00PM Click here to Sign Up Online!
Empower yourself with easy-to-learn cooking skills that turn every meal into a delicious dose of healthy nutrition. Each cooking demonstration focuses on a different aspect of scientifically sound basics of a cancer-fighting diet. Newly updated curriculum developed and sponsored by The Cancer Project.
Yoga for Improved Sleep
Tuesdays, January 14-February 4 1:00-2:00PM Click here to Sign Up Online!
Explore the many tools that yoga offers from improving your ability to fall asleep as well as the quality of your rest. Practices will include breath work, gentle physical movement, meditative techniques and an introduction to yoga's understanding of developing peacefulness and reducing agitation.
Introduction to Stress Reduction: 12 Week Sampler Series
Thursdays, January 9-March 27 1:00-2:00PM Click here to Sign Up Online!
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 12 week series involves identifying the sources of stress in your life and how you presently manage them through your behavior, attitude and emotions. Each week you will have the opportunity to learn about and experience a variety of techniques that include meditation, art, exercise, yoga, journaling, biofield therapy, guided imagery and breath work. This series will help you find new ways to look at and mange stress in your life as you create a plan that works for you. Best results obtained by attending each week.
Stress Free Saturday
Saturday, December 14 9:30-10:30AM Click here to Sign Up Online!
Saturday, January 11 9:30-10:30AM Click here to Sign Up Online!
Saturday, January 25 9:30-10:30AM Click here to Sign Up Online!
Experience the benefits of starting your weekend stress free. Come to this class to learn about and practice mindfulness and meditation.
Mondays, January 20-February 4 6:30-7:30PM Click here to Sign Up Online!
Let go and relax with guided meditations tailored to awaken the heart, quiet the mind, and engage the spirit for self-empowerment and healing. Please join us for any or all of the 6 sessions. No previous experience is necessary.
Wellness through Deep Hypnosis
Saturday, December 21 10:00AM-12:00NOON Click here to Sign Up Online!
Saturday, January 18 10:00AM-12:00NOON Click here to Sign Up Online!
Dr. Scot Giles, renowned medical hypnotherapist, guides the group through self-hypnosis designed to help release pain and facilitate healing. Due to the popularity of this program all participants will be wait listed. This helps us make sure there is room for new participants. Confirmations will be sent via email one week prior to the event.
Stress Management Expressive Arts Programs
Introduction to Soul Collage: Discover Your Wisdom, Change your World
Wednesdays, November 20-December 11 12:30-2:30PM Click here to Sign Up Online!
In these creative and playful sessions, you will learn to let your soul speak to you through the language of images. Using your intuition and imagination, you will create a beautiful deck of collaged cards with deep personal meaning that can offer guidance for life’s challenges and questions. Come be surprised and enhanced by the wisdom that lies inside you waiting to be accessed and heard. No artistic talent required! Learn more at www.TendYourSoul.com.
Saturday, December 14 12:30-2:30PM Click here to Sign Up Online!
We love the winter, so let it show (and snow)! At this fun winter workshop, we will make extra-large window snowflakes to hang in the window. The whole family will have fun making these eye-catching decorations.
Chef Cheryl's Holiday Cooking Club
Wednesday, December 18, 6:00-7:30PM Click here to Sign Up Online!
Get into the spirit of the season with everyone in your family by decorating holiday themed desserts here at Wellness House. Like the presents you open at the holidays, the treats you will be baking are a surprise? All you have to do is come participate to find out what's in store!