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.
PLEASE NOTE that when driving to Wellness House, County Line Road is under contstruction until November. Please use Garfield and Walnut as an alternate route.
A World Without Cancer: The Making of a New Cure and the Real Promise of Prevention
Friday, June 14, 12:00-1:30PM Click here to Sign Up Online! Community event open to the public
Friday, June 14, 6:00-7:30PM Click here to Sign Up Online! General session for Wellness House participants and people affected by cancer
Margaret Cuomo, Board-certified Radiologist, Author
Registration required for each event
When it comes to tackling cancer and eradicating it for good, Margaret Cuomo, MD has set forth a plan to change the status quo. Having experienced the loss of many friends and members of her family to cancer, Dr. Cuomo has observed first-hand the issues related to current treatment methods. Recognizing the lack of significant progress in the prevention of cancer, she wrote A World Without Cancer, which reveals how profit, politics, and personal ambition have hindered progress in cancer research and in cancer prevention. The book is a call to action that will empower all stakeholders – the pharmaceutical industry, the government, physicians, and all concerned Americans – to transform the way we view and fight cancer.
A board certified radiologist, Dr. Cuomo’s affiliations include American Association of Women Radiologists, American College of Radiology, Long Island Radiological Society, Nassau County Medical Society, New York State Radiological Society, New York State Medical Society, and Radiological Society of North America. She is an Honoree of Association of Italian American Educators (2003, 2005), and an Honoree of National Organization of Italian American Women (2004). In 2011, Dr. Cuomo was awarded the “Commendatore dell’Ordine della Stella della Solidarieta’ Italiana” (2011), the “Commendation of the Order of the Star” conferred by the President and Prime Minister of Italy.
Hot Topics in Breast Cancer
Annual Chicago Surburban Symposium
Saturday, June 29, 8:00AM-2:30PM Click here to Sign Up Online!
Join the top oncologists, surgeons and healthcare professionals in the Chicagoland area to learn about the latest updates in the research and treatment of breast cancer.
8:00-9:00AM Registration and Breakfast
9:00-11:00AM Advances in breast cancer research and treatment panel
11:00am-12:00PM Breakout sessions
~ Reconstruction and plastic surgery
~ Lifestyle, nutrition and breast cancer
1:00-2:30PM Integrative medicine in treatment an recovery
Managing Pain & Neuropathy
Tuesday, May 21, 6:30-8:30PM Click here to Sign Up Online!
Sick or damaged nerves can occur as result of cancer and treatment. Join Dr. Judy Paice as she provides an overview of neuropathy, and discusses treatment options and strategies to manage pain and neuropathy. The Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy works to educate the public and healthcare professionals, provide state-of-the-art treatment for patients with peripheral neuropathy, and advance developments for painful neuropathies.
I Want to Have Energy Again! Managing Fatigue & Insomnia
Thursday, May 23, 7:00-8:30PM Click here to Sign Up Online!
Cancer related fatigue and insomnia are common side effects of cancer treatment. These can be distressing side-effects for people who want to feel like themselves again. In this session, Dr. Baker will discuss some of the common reasons that fatigue and insomnia develop, and strategies to help manage and decrease these side effects.
Information and Education
Look Good Feel Better C
Thursday, May 23 2:00-4:00PM Click here to Sign Up Online!
Thursday, June 20 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.
A Workshop in Energy Medicine
Tuesday, June 18, 6:30-8:00PM Click here to Sign Up Online!
While disease is diagnosed and treated, energy medicine assesses and corrects energy systems in the body that are out of balance. In this workshop, participants will learn what energy medicine is and its impact on health.
Treating Cancer Related Traumatic Stress
Fridays, May 3, 10, 14 and 24, 12:00-1:30PM Click here to Sign Up Online!
Sharon Black, LCPC, Wellness House
Cancer diagnosis and treatment has been show to produce symptoms similar to that of post-traumatic stress disorder. In this 5 week program, participants will have the opportunity to learn the symptoms of and effective therapeutic interventions for the treatment of PTSD as it relates to cancer. Space is limited for this program.
Laughing Your Way to Wellness
Thursday, June 20, 1:30-3:00PM Click here to Sign Up Online!
The Laughing Your Way to Wellness program is an energetic, interactive program where participants learn the emotional, physical, and spiritual benefits of laughter and humor in one's personal and professional life. This program focuses on the importance of laughing daily, and finding humor in small, everyday situations. Laughter yoga exercises will be demonstrated to attendees.
Quarterly Survivorship Series
Sharing the Gifts of My Journey
Tuesday, June 4, 6:30-8:00PM Click here to Sign Up Online!
Who or what inspired you in your cancer journey? Join other cancer survivors for this evening of celebrating life, with the opportunity to share the inspiration and encouragement that has helped you in your own unique journey. All interested in presenting have 5 minutes to share words, song, poetry or anything that has inspired them You do not need to present to attend. Enjoy light refreshments with family and friends.
It will be an evening to inspire and be inspired. If you would like to be a presenter, please call Valerie Piazza, LCPC at 630-654-5118 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sidelining Side Effects
Wednesday, June 19 5:30-6:30PM Click here to Sign Up Online!
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 Wight Loss
Taste Changes or Lack of Taste
Nausea & Vomiting
Diarrhea & Constipation
Dry/Sore Mouth or Throat and Thick Saliva
Cooking Up Wellness: Nutrition by the Book- Eating Outside the Box
Saturday, June 8 10:30AM-12:00NOON Click here to Sign Up Online!
Join Julie Fulton, registered and licensed dietitian, for our monthly cooking class designed to introduce participants to new ideas and suggestions for how to create healthy meals that are both nutritious and delicious.
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.
A Meal Can Heal: Best Selling Nutrition
Tuesday, May 28 6:30-8:00PM Click here to Sign Up Online!
Tuesday, June 25 6:30-8:00PM Click here to Sign Up Online!
Learn how to prepare a good-for-you, heal-the-body meal that includes functional foods that contain minerals, vitamins, antioxidants, and phytochemicals. Due to the popularity of our Nutrition Programs 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. Food for programs sponsored by Whole Foods Market TM Hinsdale.
Food for Life
Wednesday, May 22 6:00-7:30PM Click here to Sign Up Online!
Wednesday, May 29 6:00-7:30PM Click here to Sign Up Online!
Wednesday, June 5 6:00-7:30PM Click here to Sign Up Online!
Wednesday, June 19 6:00-7:30PM 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. Based on the Cancer Project's updated curriculum and book The Cancer Survivors Guide: Foods that Help You Fight Back.
Stress Free Saturday
Saturday, June 8 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.
Wellness through Deep Hypnosis
Saturday, June 15 10:00AM-12:00PM 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.
Family Pizza Making Party
Wednesday, May 22, 6:00-7:30PM Click here to Sign Up Online!
As our Family Matters Spring session comes to a close, all families are welcome to join along with Chef Cheryl as she turns our Wellness House kitchen into a pizza parlor! Families with children ages 5-12 are invited to come enjoy an evening of creating their own food and fun!
Family Picnic & Social
Wednesday, June 12, 5:30PM-7:30PM Click here to Sign Up Online!
Come kick off the summer with an evening of food and fun for the whole family with fellow Wellness House participants. Bring along children, grandchildren, and friends to grill out, play games, and watch a movie that the whole family can enjoy. We will provide dinner and entertainment for all ages - all you have to do is show up!
Off Site Programs
DuPage Medical Group (430 Warrenville Rd., Lisle)
Exercise for Getting and Staying Well
Wednesdays, June 5, 12, 19, 26, 9:30-10:30AM Click here to Sign Up Online!
Gentle instructor-led exercises for people experiencing physical difficulties due to cancer treatment and/or post treatment survivors interested in regaining fitness and improving activities of daily living. Each class will focus on muscular endurance, strength, balance, and flexibility. A PHYSICIAN'S MEDICAL RELEASE AND HEALTH HISTORY IS REQUIRED. For more information contact Tracy Lester at 630-654-5193.