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

Saturday,  January , 28 February 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.

Top Doc Lecture Series

Updates in Pancreatic Cancer 

Tuesday, January 24 7:00-8:30pm Registration Required

Faisal Saghir, MD, MBBS - Medical Oncologist

AMITA Health Hinsdale - Cancer Institute & Outpatient Center

Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) and Lung Cancer

Tuesday, January 31 7:00-8:30pm Registration Required

Arpi Thukral, MD, MPH - Medical Director -  Radiation Oncology

Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital, Radiation Oncology Consultants, Ltd.

Special Events

World Cancer Day

Tuesday, February 7 3:00-7:00pm Registration Required

Please join us for this celebration of World Cancer Day.  This is an opportunity for both new and familiar participants to get to know the staff and programs at Wellness House.  We invite new participants to become more familiar with us and encourage current participants to try something new!  We will offer samplings of some of our most popular programs including exercise, art, meditation, and nutrition.  We will also have some fun activities for kids and families.  Find out more about our additional locations, fundraising events and our community's consignment shop - The Courtyard.    

Information and Education

Like What You See!  Quick Steps to an Enhanced You

Tuesday, February 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, February 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.

Advance Care Planning Conversations

Thursday, January 19 10:00am-11:30am Registration Required

At any age, a medical crisis could leave someone too ill to make his or her own healthcare decisions.  Making healthcare plans for the future is an important step toward making sure you get the medical care you want, even when doctors and family members are making the decisions for you.  Sign up to receive personal guidance for you and your loved ones in advance care planning from Respecting Choices certified facilitators.  

Look Good Feel Better

Mondays, January 23, February 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

Preparing your Estate Plan

Thursday, January 26 6:30-8:00pm Registration Required

This seminar will help familiarize you with the basic steps of estate planning, including the function of a will and the different types of trusts.  An estate-planning attorney will be present at the event.  

Healthy Living

Cooking Up Wellness

Saturday, February 11 10:30am-12:00pm Registration Required

Monday, February 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

Monday, January 30 12:30-1:30pm Registration Required

Monday, February 6 6:00-7:00pm Registration Required

Thursday, February 23 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.  

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

Thursday, January 26 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 want to improve their eating habits but have not known where to begin.

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, January  28, February February 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, February 8 6:00-7:30pm Registration Required

Experience peace and serenity in the stillness of meditation and facilitate healing of mind, body and spirit.

Meditation for You

Mondays, January 16-February 6 12:00-1:00pm Registration Required

Join Bridget Juister, LAc. of B Holistic and learn to relax your body, still your mind and engage your spirit through meditation.  You'll learn to tailor meditation to suit your specific needs.  Whether you're looking to manage stress, create self-healing or receive inner guidance for life's challenges, meditation is the way.

Wellness through Deep Hypnosis

Saturday,  February 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. 

Expressive Arts

Saturday Art

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

February: Clay Plates

Painting a Portrait

Thursdays, January 12-26 11:00am-2:00pm Registration Required

This class will guide you through a portrait of yourself or someone you love.  Please bring a large photo from home.

Candle Making

Wednesdays, February 1-22 6:00-8:00pm Registration Required

In the darkest months, this class will bring you light.  Come and learn some simple candle making techniques.

Seasonal Art

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

Valentine Flowers

Family Matters 

Family Cooking Traditions 

Wednesday, February 1 6:00-7:30pm Registration Required

Join us for an evening of cooking a delicious, healthy family dinner and talking about all the ways that food plays a part in our family traditions.  We will be learning about the importance of family rituals and testing out new recipes to add to your collection.  This program is designed for families with children and teens.  Recipes may contain common allergens.  Please email Angela at adennison@wellnesshouse.org with dietary concerns.