Groups for Family and Friend Caregivers

 

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Caregiver Support Group

  Caregivers are individuals who, along with their loved ones, are on the cancer journey. Side by side, they navigate turbulence and find comfort in one another. The Caregiver Support Group is a group for those caring for a loved one with cancer. This group includes spouses, adult children, and siblings and welcomes you to come and share your journey with other caregivers and find time to care for yourself. The group is a weekly group that focuses on the group sharing process, and sharing of educational information and materials related to caregiving and self-care.

 

Living with Recurrent or Metastatic Cancer

This group discusses the many unique issues faced by people with recurrent and/or metastatic cancer, from the life changes brought by living with cancer as a chronic illness, to existential and spiritual issues commonly experienced by people living with this stage of cancer. Life experiences, coping strategies and information are freely exchanged in this group in ways that support all members in living fully while living with cancer. Participants with cancer are welcome to attend alone or to bring family members as well.

Networking Groups

There are two types of Networking Groups, Cancer Specific and Topic Specific. Cancer specific groups are an opportunity for people experiencing the same type of cancer to gather for support, share concerns and exchange information. Adult family members are encouraged to attend. Topic specific groups benefit participants in the same ways, but focus on particular issues that have proven useful to discuss in a group in order to support members in approaching these issues in ways that are satisfying and productive for them.

All networking groups are drop in style, no pre-registration is required.

Cancer specific groups

  • Brain Tumor
  • Carcinoid
  • Colon
  • Gynecological
  • Head & Neck
  • Leukemia and Lymphoma
  • Lung Cancer 
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Pancreatic

Topic specific groups 

  • Young Adults
  • Spiritual Side of Cancer

 

Individual Support

To schedule an individual counseling session, please call a 630-323-5150 and ask to speak to an Oncology Support Counselor.

Wellness House 131 N. County Line Road Hinsdale, IL 60521   Phone: (630) 323-5150   Fax: (630) 654-5345
Hours: Monday-Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m., Friday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Saturday 8:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m.
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Wellness House Program Sponsors:

Bear Necessities
Chicago Board of Trade
The Coleman Foundation
The Donald P. and Byrd M. Kelly Foundation
The Greer Foundation
The Grover Hermann Foundation
Illinois Children's Healthcare Foundation
LiveSTRONG
The Rolfe Pancreatic Cancer Foundation
The Perlman Family Foundation