October Programs

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.

 

If you are already a participant at Wellness House, follow these easy instructions to register for programs online. 

To begin, go to the home page of the Wellness House website and follow these easy steps. 

  • Click on Login Here at the top right corner of the page.
  • Click Create your account Now
  • Complete the necessary personal information
  • Create your password and login
  • Register for programs  

       

Introduction Programs

New Participant Breakfast

Saturday, November 15, December 20   9:30-11:00AM Registration Required  

Join us for a light breakfast and meet other new participants.  Staff will be on hand to answer questions, give you a tour of the facility and help you register for any program.  This is an open house so feel free to come and go as fits your schedule.

 

Top Doc Lectures

Liver Cancer Treatment Update

Thursday, October 30 7:00-8:30PM Registration Required

Donald Sweet, MD, FACP

Illinois Cancer Specialists

Information and Education

Book Club: True Refuge: Finding Peace and Freedom in Your Own Awakened Heart

Thursdays, October 16 - November 20 1:00-2:00PM Drop-Ins Welcome

True Refuge is essential reading for anyone encountering hardship or crisis, anyone dedicated to a path of spiritual awakening.  The book reminds us of our own innate intelligence and goodness, making possible an enduring trust in ourselves and our lives.  A weekly reading list will be provided and can be obtained prior to class by emailing Val Piazza at vpiazza@wellnesshouse.org or call 630-654-5118.

Introduction to the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Act  

Thursday, October 23 7:00-8:30PM Registration Required

My Compassion is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit which will be providing an introduction to their mission and vision.  The panel will explain the legalities of the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis in Illinois and provide an overview on how patients are protected by the act, the process of getting a recommendation from your physician, and legal aspects of public safety while having a Medical Cannabis license.  My Compassion will also provide a short review on how medical cannabis works with cancer. 

Look Good Feel Better

Tuesday, November 18  2:00-4:00

Sponsored by the American Cancer Society

Spend some time with others in active treatment learning how to manage hair, nail and skin changes due to cancer treatment. 

 

Healthy Living

Sidelining Side Effects

Tuesday, November 11  10:30-11:30AM     Registration Required

Monday, December 8      6:00-7:00PM        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 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, October 28      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.

  

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

Monday, October 27-November 17 2:00-3:00PM 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 is for cancer survivors who want to improve their eating habits but have not known where to begin.  

Family Matters

Spooky Spectacular

Wednesday, October 29 6:00-7:30PM Registration Required

Calling all kids and families!  Come dressed in your Halloween best and create your own spooky treats.  Chef Cheryl will lead us in an evening of spectacular fun.

Stress Management  

Stress Free Saturday 

Saturday, October 25*  9:30-11:30AM Registration Required (Please call Wellness House at 630-323-5150 to schedule a start time)

*Labyrinth (The average walk takes 45 minutes)  Please join us for a Labyrinth as a special Stress Free Saturday experience.  Walking the simple path of a labyrinth is an "active" form of meditation that does not require any formal training. 

Guided Meditation for Healing

Mondays, October 27-December 1  6:30-7:30PM Registration Required

Bridget Juster, Lac., B Holistic

This 4 week series will teach specific meditations to support the healing process. Whether you're undergoing cancer treatment, currently in remission, or want to support your loved ones- meditation can empower your healing potential. In this class, you'll learn how to apply four healing powers (images, words, feelings, and beliefs) along with healing energies such as light, movement, and sound, to promote mental, emotional, and physical well-being. 

Surrealism Painting 101

Wednesday, October 8-November 12 5:30-7:00PM Registration Required

Join us for a surrealist painting series to dip into the fantastic and unbelievable with this fun and surreal painting class.

Writing towards Wellness

Monday, October 27 1:00-2:00PM Registration Required

Many studies have shown that expressive writing, such as journaling, is beneficial to both mental and physical health, especially when dealing with serious health concerns.  Join us as we use journaling in the group context to improve mood, gain a more positive outlook, strengthen your immune system, decrease your need for pain medication, and overall experience greater physical health.  No writing experience or expertise is needed.    

Off Site Programs

Elmhurst Memorial Hospital

155 E. Brush Hill Road, Elmhurst IL

Life after Cancer: Your Personal Meaning of Survivorship

Cancer Center Conference Room    

Wednesday, October 22- November 12 3:00-4:30PM Registration Required      

Based on the book, Picking Up the Pieces: Moving Forward After Cancer, this series will guide you as you take a deeper look at physical, emotional, spiritual, and relationship changes with the intention of moving forward and healing.  Open  to post-treatment cancer survivors.  Attendance at each session is beneficial, but not required.

Art in Nature & Nature in Art     

Lower Level Conference Room

Thursday, October 30-November 20 6:00-8:00PM Registration Required  

Come and explore nature's patterns through art.  We will focus on simplicity, flow and free-form.  By creating we will come closer to nature and produce beautiful art.  All skill levels are welcome.  This class is available to cancer survivors and their caregivers. 

DuPage Medical Group

Lisle Medical Office Building, 430 Warrenville Rd. Lisle IL

Watercolor 101

Lower Level Cancer Resource Center

Friday, October 31 - November 21 11:00-1:00PM Registration Required

Learn the basic techniques and tricks to paint with beautiful, colorful watercolors.  Watch as water helps the artist, and bring home finished paintings at the end of each class.  All skill levels are welcome.  This class is available to cancer survivors and their caregivers. 

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