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

Wednesdays, 9:30am

Thursdays, 5:30pm

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

 Healthy Living

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.

  

Stress Management

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.

Expressive Arts

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. 

Family Matters

~Kids~

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.