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New Cancer Support Programs Now at Mile Square!

More than 40 programs a month now at Mile Square Health Center and UI Health Cancer Clinic! All Wellness House programs are FREE and for those affected by cancer. Choose the program this is right for you! All UI Health programs take place at the locations below. For more information, call 630.323.5150.

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Teen Survivors Group

Staff Registration Required

A monthly support group for teens ages 13-18 who have a cancer diagnosis.

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Beginner Chair Yoga

Drop-ins Welcome

Gentle, beginner and restorative chair-based and standing yoga postures.

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Tai Chi

Drop-ins Welcome

This ancient form of movement and exercise leads to harmony of mind and body while decreasing stress.

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Qi Gong and Tai Chi

Drop-ins Welcome

Learn a set of calming movements to enhance strength and circulation.

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Nia®

Staff Registration Required

 

Nia® is a mind-body movement practice for all ages and levels of fitness using choreography to soul-stirring music.

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Exercise for Getting Well

Staff Registration Required

Self-paced aerobic exercise followed by gentle instructor-led exercises for people experiencing physical difficulties due to cancer treatment, with focus on reducing treatment side effects, improving activities of daily living, and maintaining strength and endurance.

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Exercise for Staying Well – Level I & Level II

Staff Registration Required

Self-paced aerobic exercise followed by instructor-led exercises for increasing endurance, strength, flexibility and balance.

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Exercise for Living Well – Level I & Level II

Staff Registration Required

Aerobic warm-up followed by a new resistance plan each month designed to teach independent exercise.

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Men’s Prostate Exercise Class

Staff Registration Required

Classes consist of aerobic activity to improve cardiovascular function and promote weight loss, and exercises designed to improve strength and stability below the belt.

 

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Pink Ribbon Fitness

Staff Registration Required

Customized exercises for breast cancer survivors.

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Pilates

Staff Registration Required

Beginner mat Pilates.

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Open Gym

Drop-ins Welcome

Participants may use the exercise facilities for independent exercise.

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ALAS – Yoga for Cancer Survivors (taught in Spanish)

Drop-ins Welcome

Nurture your entire being with mind/body movement. Classes taught in Spanish; all equipment is provided.

 

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Mindfulness for Everyday Living

Drop-ins Welcome

Through practice and discussion, learn the benefits of mindfulness meditation in this group setting.

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Social Saturdays for Parents

Drop-Ins Welcome

Parents of children ages 6-12 are invited to come together to discuss a different topic each month, while sharing and getting acquainted with other parents who are managing a cancer diagnosis in the family.

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Social Saturdays for Kids

Drop-Ins Welcome

This is a special monthly group for children ages 6-12 who are impacted by cancer. This group provides an opportunity for kids to get to know one another and enjoy fun activities together.

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Young Kids Support Group

Staff Registration Required

An eight-week group designed to support kids ages 4-5 in developing social-emotional skills related to cancer.

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Flute Circle

Drop-ins Welcome

Learn to play the Native American flute and how to express yourself through music. No experience necessary.

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Sarcoma Cancers Networking

Drop-ins Welcome

This bi-monthly group is for anyone diagnosed with a sarcoma tumor and their caregivers.

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Lung Cancer Networking Group

Drop-ins Welcome

Please join us for a special topic on navigating relationships to help reduce
family and friendship stressors regarding your cancer journey.

 

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Kids Support Group

Staff Registration Required

A group designed to support kids and teens developing coping skills, clarifying misconceptions surrounding cancer, and promoting feelings of normalcy as they meet other children impacted by cancer.

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Ostomy Networking Group

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Turtles

Staff Registration Required

This is an 8-week, weekly bereavement support group for children ages 6-12.

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Teen Turtles Bereavement Group

Staff Registration Required

An eight-week bereavement support group for teens ages 13-18 who have
experienced the loss of a parent due to cancer.

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Turtles Bereavement Group for Parents

Staff Registration Required

This is an 8-week, weekly bereavement support group that will help connect you with other parents and receive support around your loss, discuss parenting concerns, and find ways to help your family heal.

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Caregiver Support Group

Staff Registration Required

Network with other caregivers in this ongoing 8-week support group meets at the same time as the Cancer Support Group.

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Mile Square Health Center – General Cancer Support Group

Walk-in or Register Online

Individual networking groups give people an opportunity to meet with others experiencing the same type of cancer as well as their caregivers.

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AMITA – Caregiver Support Group

Drop-ins Welcome

Network with other caregivers in this ongoing support group.

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Lemons of Love – Mindful Yoga

Registration requested

Nurture your entire being with mind/body movement.

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Cancer Support Group

Staff Registration Required

Ongoing 8-week support group for people with cancer to share medical information, connect with others in similar circumstances and improve their coping skills. This group meets at the same time as the Caregiver Support Group.

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Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer Support Group

Staff Registration Required

Join other women facing metastasis of their breast cancer. This weekly group will focus on the ongoing challenges that arise from dealing with treatment, relationships, and facing the future.

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Living with Recurrent or Metastatic Cancer Support Group

Drop-ins Welcome

This weekly group focuses on issues regarding recurrent and metastatic cancer and welcomes individuals diagnosed as well as family members supporting a loved one with cancer. Caregivers are welcome to attend with or without the individual with cancer.

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Spiritual Side of Cancer

Drop-ins Welcome

The focus of this monthly group is to create an environment in which people feel free to discuss the challenges and joys found in the spiritual side of the cancer journey.

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Young Adults with Cancer Networking Group

Drop-ins Welcome

This group provides emotional support and an opportunity to meet other young adults receiving treatment.

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Brain Tumor Networking

Drop-ins Welcome

Individual networking groups give people an opportunity to meet with others experiencing the same type of cancer and their caregiver.

 

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Breast Cancer Networking

Drop-ins Welcome

Individual networking groups give people an opportunity to meet with others experiencing the same type of cancer and their caregiver.

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Carcinoid Cancer Networking

Drop-ins Welcome

Individual networking groups give people an opportunity to meet with others experiencing the same type of cancer as well as their caregivers.

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Colon/Rectal Cancers Networking

Drop-ins Welcome

Individual networking groups give people an opportunity to meet with others experiencing the same type of cancer as well as their caregivers.

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Gynecologic Cancers Networking

Drop-ins Welcome

Individual networking groups give people an opportunity to meet with others experiencing the same type of cancer as well as their caregivers.

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Head & Neck Cancers Networking

Drop-ins Welcome

An opportunity for people with head and neck cancers and their caregivers to share their cancer stories, connect with others in similar circumstances and improve their coping skills.

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Leukemia & Lymphoma Cancers Networking

Drop-ins Welcome

Individual networking groups give people an opportunity to meet with others experiencing the same type of cancer as well as their caregivers.

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Multiple Myeloma Cancer Networking

Drop-ins Welcome

Individual networking groups give people an opportunity to meet with others experiencing the same type of cancer as well as their caregivers.

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Pancreatic Cancer Networking

Drop-ins Welcome

Individual networking groups give people an opportunity to meet with others experiencing the same type of cancer as well as their caregivers.

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Exercise for Getting Well Fundamentals

Staff Registration Required

Gentle instructor-led, chair-based exercises for participants experiencing physical difficulties due to cancer treatment.

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Prostate Cancer Networking

Drop-ins Welcome

Individual networking groups give people an opportunity to meet with others experiencing the same type of cancer as well as their caregivers.

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Bereavement Drop-in

Drop-ins Welcome

For recently bereaved adults who have had a cancer-related loss.

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Transitions for Spouses

Staff Registration Required

This is a committed bereavement support group to help spouses and partners develop coping techniques. The group meets twice every month.

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Transitions Alumni Networking

Alumni Drop-ins Encouraged

Join other adults who have completed the Transitions for Spouses or Turtles bereavement programs at this monthly group to continue
supporting one another.

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Melanoma Networking

Drop-ins Welcome

The purpose of this group is to exchange information and strategies for making decisions and navigating the cancer experience.

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Mile Square Health Center – Welcome to Wellness Orientation

Registration Required

This online meeting is an opportunity for newcomers to learn more about all the ways to benefit from Wellness House.

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yoga4cancer series

Registration Required


Introduction to gentle, beginner and restorative standing and
mat-based yoga postures. No prior yoga experience is needed.

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Bereaved Parents Support Group

Drop-Ins Welcome

This group welcomes all parents who have lost a child of any age to cancer within the past five years.

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Guided Meditation

Registration Required


Learn to relax your body, still your mind and engage your spirit through guided meditation. No meditation experience required.

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Bereavement Group for Parents Who Have Lost a Child to Cancer

Staff Registration Required

A weekly bereavement support group for parents who have lost a child to cancer.

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Kids Group for Parents with Advanced Illness

Staff Registration Required

A weekly support group for children ages 6-12 with a parent with metastatic
or advanced cancer.

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Restorative Yoga

Staff Registration Required

Gentle, floor-based yoga postures that utilize props for slow, passive stretching. Registration is required and space is limited to 6 participants.

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Arlington Heights – Mindful Yoga

Drop-ins Welcome

Nurture your entire being with mind/body movement.

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Chicago – Gynecologic Cancer Support Group

Drop-ins Welcome

Ongoing support group for women with gynecologic cancers to share medical information, connect with others in similar circumstances and improve their coping skills.

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Chicago – Breast Cancer Support Group

Drop-ins Welcome

Ongoing support group for women with breast cancer to share medical information, connect with others in similar circumstances and improve their coping skills.

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Palatine – Wellness Through Deep Hypnosis

Registration Required

Dr. Scot Giles, renowned medical hypnotherapist, guides the group through self-hypnosis designed to help release pain and facilitate healing.

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Oak Park (Rush) – Cancer Connections

Drop-ins Welcome

This group provides an opportunity for people with cancer and their caregivers to share information, connect with others in similar circumstances and improve coping skills.

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UI Health Cancer Clinic – Cancer Connections

Drop-ins Welcome

An opportunity for people with cancer to share their cancer stories, connect with others in similar circumstances and improve their coping skills.

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Teen Support Group

Staff Registration Required

An eight-week support group for teens ages 13-18 who have a parent with a
current cancer diagnosis.

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Siblings Bereavement Group

Staff Registration Required

A weekly bereavement support group for children ages 6-12 who have lost a sibling to cancer.

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Unique Boutique

To schedule an appointment, call 630.654.5110 or email uniqueboutique@wellnesshouse.org.

Experience personalized salon and bodywork offerings tailored specifically for people with cancer.

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Chicago – Beginner Chair Yoga

Drop-ins welcome

Gentle, beginner and restorative chair-based and standing yoga postures.
No previous yoga experience required; all equipment provided.

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UI Health Cancer Clinic – Creative Connections

for patients and caregivers in the infusion center

Using a variety of artistic materials, this is an opportunity for patients and
caregivers in the infusion center to explore and develop their own creative
centers for the purpose of healing.

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UI Health Cancer Clinic – Nutrition Connections

for patients and caregivers in the infusion center

Oncology dietitian provides individual nutrition consultations with patients
and caregivers in the infusion center. For questions, contact Angela Dennison, RD, LDN at 630.654.5196 or adennison@wellnesshouse.org.

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Wellness House Webinars and Video Series

Registration Required

Wellness House now offers webinars and videos that you can watch from the comforts of your own home.

 

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Online Welcome to Wellness Orientation

Registration Required

Join us for an online orientation and tour from the comfort of your own home. After registering, you will be provided with a link via email to join the meeting.

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Berwyn – Yoga for Cancer Survivors

Drop-ins Welcome

Nurture your entire being with mind/body movement. Classes taught in Spanish and English.

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Palatine – Reiki Clinic

Staff Registration Required

Discover this Japanese form of healing energy that helps reduce stress, promote relaxation, and balance the mind and emotions.

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Mile Square Health Center – Tai Chi Fundamentals

Walk-ins Welcome or Register Online

Tai Chi Fundamentals offers a simplified introduction to traditional Yang-style Tai Chi.

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Mile Square Health Center – Young Adult Networking Group

Walk-ins Welcome or Register Online

This group is part of an international initiative to recognize and address the unique circumstances related to lifestyle, work, school, family life, and emotional development that young adults face when living with cancer.

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Mile Square Health Center – Spirituality Group

Walk-ins Welcome or Register Online

The focus of this monthly group is to create an environment in which people feel free to discuss the challenges and joys found in the spiritual side of the cancer journey.

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Mile Square Health Center – Breast Cancer Networking

Walk-ins Welcome or Register Online

This group provides an opportunity for women with breast cancer to share your unique experience, connect with and ask questions of others in similar circumstances and improve your coping skills.

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Beginner Mat Yoga

Drop-ins Welcome


Beginner and restorative mat based and standing yoga postures.

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Welcome to Wellness Orientation

Drop-ins Welcome

New to Wellness House? Join us for an orientation that provides an overview of programs, a tour of the facility, and a chance to meet staff.

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Meaning Centered-Psychotherapy Group for Caregivers

Staff Registration Required

This is an 8-week, committed group open to caregivers who are tending emotionally and/or physically to a family member or friend with a cancer diagnosis.

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Chicago – Head and Neck Support Group

Drop-ins Welcome

Individual networking groups give people an opportunity to meet with others experiencing the same type of cancer as well as their caregivers.

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Mile Square Health Center – Exercise for Cancer

Registration Required

Instructor-led exercises for people experiencing cancer related physical
difficulties with a focus on reducing cancer related side effects, including fatigue, nausea, muscle wasting, as well as improving activities of daily living, endurance, strength, flexibility and balance.

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Mile Square Health Center – Yoga for Cancer

Walk-in or register online

Gentle, beginner and restorative yoga postures designed to reduce cancer related side effects.

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Meaning-Centered Psychotherapy Group for the Bereaved

Staff Registration Required

This is an 8-week, committed group open to participants who have lost a loved one to cancer and who have regularly attended Drop-In Bereavement Group or Transitions for Spouses.

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Mile Square Health Center – Cooking for Cancer

Registration Required

This class and cooking demonstration will feature recipes to help you deliciously incorporate cancer-fighting foods into a diet for optimal health.

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Moving Forward

Staff Registration Required
THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELLED

An 8- week experiential series for those who have completed treatment in the past year.

 

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Mile Square Health Center – Online Nutrition for Cancer Side Effects

Registration Required

The same information and support of Nutrition for Cancer Side Effects will now be offered in the comfort of your own home. After registering, you will be provided with a link via email to join the meeting.

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Knotted Up

Registration Required

Participants will create knotted bracelets using hemp.

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Community Acupuncture

Staff Registration Required

Join Bridget to experience the benefits of acupuncture in a community setting that allows 3 participants to experience acupuncture at the same time.

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Chicago – Holiday Expressive Arts

Drop-ins Welcome

Join us to explore and develop your own creative center for the purpose of healing.

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How to Keep Your Eyes Healthy During Cancer Treatment

Registration Required

This presentation will discuss common vision-related side effects,
overall ocular health, and preventative eye care measures.

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Mixed Media Art

Registration Required
Please register for each class separately.

Join Caring Arts Foundation to explore and develop your own creative center for the purpose of healing.

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Antioxidant Favorites

Registration Required

This class will focus on specific antioxidants and the foods they are
found in. Learn how these foods can reduce the risk of cancer and
tips to include them into your everyday diet.

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Sidelining Side Effects

Registration Required

This single-session class is designed specifically for individuals undergoing or about to begin treatment.

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Saturday Art

Registration Required

Create handmade holiday cards.

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IgniteHope Candle Workshop

Registration Required

In this interactive class, you will make a unique candle with messages of inspiration hidden throughout the wax.

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Berwyn (Pav YMCA) – Expressive Arts

Registration Required

Wellness House will again be facilitating holiday expressive arts during Pav’s annual LIVESTRONG holiday celebration.

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Networking Group for Bereaved Dads of Young Children and Teens

Drop-ins Welcome

Please attend this group if you are a bereaved dad of kids from newborn through college-age and would like to benefit from the opportunity to exchange experiences, single dad parenting tips and support with others in the same situation.

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Holiday Book Club: The Christmas Box

Registration Required

Through the discovery of a special Christmas Box box and the letters within, the Christmas Box reveals heartwarming lessons on parental love, healing, and the importance of spending time with family.

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Beyond the Body: Healing through the Human Energy Field

Registration Required

This presentation will describe the physical body as part of a dynamic
energy field that includes the Aura, Hara, and Core Essence.

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Monthly Meditation

Registration Required

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

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Teen Winter Bash

Registration Required

This special event for teens ages 13-17 will feature holiday themed karaoke fun, and also a gingerbread house decorating contest.

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Holiday Stress Reduction

Registration Required

Join us as we share and practice mindfulness-based strategies to identify and cope with these feelings.

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Mile Square Health Center – Nutrition for Cancer Side Effects

Registration Required

Designed specifically for those with a cancer diagnosis, this class will focus on nutrition and lifestyle strategies to minimize or prevent the following side effects: Low appetite, excessive weight loss, taste changes or lack of taste, nausea and vomiting, diarrhea and constipation, neuropathy.

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Management of BRCA1 and BRCA2 Mutations

Registration Required

Dr Bao will cover risk management for healthy patients, cancer management for diagnosed individuals, and surgical considerations.

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Holiday Open House

Registration Required

Join us for a very special evening! You and your family are invited to share the holiday spirit at Wellness House. Come enjoy the music, food and fun and bid Jeannie Cella a fond farewell.

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Stress Free Saturday for Kids

Registration Required
NOVEMBER 23 CLASS IS CANCELLED

Children ages 6-12 are invited to this class to learn a variety of stress reduction techniques designed especially for kids.

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Stress Free Saturday

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.

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Cooking Up Wellness

Registration Required

Learn to appreciate real, fresh foods and simple culinary principles for cancer prevention and survivorship.

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Mindfulness Meditation Circle

Registration Required

This class will start with a short discussion and check-in and then will be guided with breath work and meditation to help connect with your inner wisdom and calm.

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Online Sidelining Side Effects

Registration Required

This program will focus on nutrition and lifestyle strategies to minimize or even prevent side effects of treatment.

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Mile Square Health Center – Online Nutrition for Cancer Side Effects

Registration Required

The same information and support of Nutrition for Cancer Side Effects will now be offered in the comfort of your own home.

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Understanding the Grief Process

Registration Required

Join us as we learn to understand the grief process and identify resources to guide our healing and comfort following the loss of a loved one.

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Crystal Bowl Meditation

Registration Required

Come enjoy the beauty and vibration of Crystal Singing Bowls.

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Polar Express Pajama Party

Registration Required
Please register each individual in your family separately

Join us for our annual Polar Express Pajama Party! We will have crafts, delicious treats, entertainment, and tons of fun!

 

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Mile Square Health Center – Expressive Arts

Registration Required

The support offered through the escape of the arts enriches the daily lives of patients and their families, providing joy, stress release, and a reprieve from treatment.

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Wellness in Action: Hands-on Cooking Class

Registration Required

Join Angela for this hands-on learning experience in cooking your basic, but at times tricky, health-promoting foods.

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Wellness through Deep Hypnosis

Registration Required

Dr. Scot Giles, renowned medical hypnotherapist, guides the group through self-hypnosis designed to help release pain and facilitate healing.

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Happier Hour

Registration Required

This workshop will include information about happiness research and a clip from the Happiness Project podcast.

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Meaning-Centered Psychotherapy Alumni Networking Group

Staff Registration Required

Meaning-Centered Psychotherapy (MCP) course at Wellness House are invited to participate in this monthly peer networking group.

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Lemons of Love – Cancer Nutrition 101: Step-by-Step Program to a Cancer-Fighting Diet

Registration Requested

This series is for cancer survivors who want to improve their eating habits and have not known where to begin.

 

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Prostate Cancer Information Meeting and Discussion Hosted by Prostate Cancer Foundation of Chicago

Registration Required

Prostate Cancer Foundation of Chicago, will begin holding their monthly informational, support and discussion meetings at Wellness House.

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Mindfulness in the New Year

Registration Required

Begin the new year by learning mindfulness techniques to set daily intentions, enhance self-care practice, and achieve inner peace.

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Like What You See! Quick Steps to an Enhanced You

Registration Required

Learn how to deal with some of the aesthetic side effects of treatment.

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Copper Tooling

Registration Required

Participants will create images on copper foil using basic wood tools and techniques. Images will be raised above the surface for a 3D effect.

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Bereavement Networking Group for Those Who Have Lost a Parent

Drop-Ins Welcome

Join other bereaved adults (age 18 and older) who have lost a parent to cancer.

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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

Staff Registration Required

This 8-week program is designed to teach participants how to integrate and apply mindfulness in their lives and to the range of challenges arising from medical and psychological conditions.

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Self-Compassion Practice

Drop-ins Welcome

Participants will focus on increasing their capacity to appreciate the moment to help cultivate self-compassion.

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Head and Neck Cancer Updates

Registration Required

Learn about the latest developments in the treatment of head and neck
cancers. Dr. Al-Khudari and Dr. Jelinek will review current robotic surgery,
chemotherapy, and radiation options.

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Start the New Year with Gratitude and a Journal

Registration Required

Join us to learn the benefits of expressing gratitude in your life and how to incorporate it through a gratitude journal.

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Chicago – Nutrition Q & A

Drop-ins Welcome

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can be difficult; join this discussion group
to connect and share ideas with one another.

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Weigh to Go! Managing Weight after Cancer

Staff Registration Required

Both educational and experiential, this series is for cancer survivors who have completed treatment and explores the behavioral changes needed for healthy weight management.

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Eating for Energy

Registration Required

In this class, we will learn to make food choices that facilitate digestion, promote vitality, and support your natural energy-producing metabolic pathways.

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DATE NIGHT: Couple’s Cooking Class

Staff Registration Required

This hands-on class will include making two recipes with your partner
and enjoying your creation.

 

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Clay

Registration Required

Join us in using traditional ceramic hand building techniques to complete individual projects using wet clay.

 

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GIST (Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors)

 

Wellness House is hosting this group, organized by the Chicago-area chapter of the Life Raft Group, and is for anyone diagnosed with GIST and their caregivers.

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Finding Balance as a Caregiver

Registration Required

In this session, participants will learn tips for balancing their needs with the one they are caring for, communicating appropriately, setting boundaries, and finding time for self-care.

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Cooking for Energy

Registration Required

Join Bonnie to learn how to cook foods that can naturally increase energy. In this class, you will learn about food choices that facilitate digestion, promote vitality and support your natural energy-producing metabolic pathways.

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Berwyn – Nutrition Q & A

Registration Required

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can be difficult; join this discussion group
to connect and share ideas with one another.

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Practical Needs and Resources when Facing a Cancer Diagnosis

Registration Required

Come get an overview of resources that may be available, including transportation services, SSDI considerations, utility assistance
programs, homemaker services, and more.

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Easy Ingredient Swaps

Registration Required

This cooking class will focus on modifying one classic recipe to make it plant-based. Use these tips and tricks to improve your intake while meeting your dietary needs.

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Painting Cityscapes

Registration Required

Participants will create a layout of their painting on wood or canvas, then create a completed painting within the 4-week series.

 

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Nutrition Q & A: Nutrition Discussion Group

Registration Required

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can be difficult. Join this discussion group to
connect and share ideas with one another.

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Meaning-Centered Psychotherapy Group for a Cancer Diagnosis

Staff Registration Required

This is an 8-week, committed group open to anyone who has or has had a cancer diagnosis and who have regularly attended Drop-In Bereavement Group or Transitions for Spouses.

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Meaning-Centered Psychotherapy Group for Caregivers

Staff Registration Required
This program has been cancelled

Take care of yourself by exploring and restoring your sense of meaning so that you can continue to provide care for your family member or friend.

 

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Reiki Share

Registration Required

This program is for Reiki practitioners of any level who have taken Reiki For You: Level 1 class or have taken Reiki class with other teachers.

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What You Need to Know About Preventing and Treating Oral Complications of Cancer Therapy

Registration Required

In this session, Dr. Michael Morgan will discuss the risks, prevention, progression and treatment options for dental and periodontal complications.

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Some Enchanted Evening

Staff Registration Required

Celebrate your strength and commitment as a couple during your
cancer experience.

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Snack and Learn

Registration Required

Join Angela for this short, but informative, class while enjoying a healthy snack. Each class will focus on one nutrition-related topic.

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Elmhurst Hospital – Healthy Cooking for the Microbiome

Registration Required

This cooking demonstration/discussion will help you put into practice what
you learned in January’s Cancer and the Microbiome workshop.

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Curbing Side Effects: Medications and Supplements Overview

Registration Required

In this presentation, you will learn about the pros and cons of these common medications and supplements, as well as discuss probiotics and antioxidant contraindications when in treatment.

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AMITA – Cancer and the Microbiome

Registration Required

Learn practical tips and diet modifications you can make to
live in beneficial harmony with the microorganisms in you!

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Drawing with Pastels

Registration Required

Create colorful drawings with the portable medium of pastels.

 

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Chicago – Paper Valentines

Drop-ins Welcome

Create lovely valentines to give and spread some love!

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River Forest – Cancer and the Microbiome

Registration Required

Learn practical tips and diet modifications you can make to live in beneficial harmony with the microorganisms in you!

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Igniting Your Romance

Registration Required

This two-session class is designed to help you work
towards a healthy, intimate relationship during or after
a cancer diagnosis.

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Book Club: The One Life We’re Given

Registration Required

In this soulful book, Mark Nepo presents reflective questions and meditations to make sense of life’s experiences and appreciate each moment.

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Feng Shui Part 1: Commit and Clear

Registration Required

In this class, we will discuss the energy of stuff and how commitment and introspection are necessary for the process of clearing and decluttering.

 

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Benefits of Eating Organic, Sustainable Foods and Tips on Making It More Affordable

Registration Required

In this presentation, you will learn the many health benefits of buying organic vs. conventional, how to read labels, the foods you should buy organic and moneysaving tips.

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Cancer-Fighting Kitchen Series

Registration Required

Join Angela for this series based on the Cancer-Fighting Kitchen Cooking Course by Rebecca Katz.

 

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Oak Park – Hidden Scars Documentary

Registration Required

This documentary shares the stories of
a diverse group of women discussing the journey.

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Reiki for You: Level I

Registration Required

In this class, you will learn about working with Reiki energy and how to offer Reiki to yourself every day. Participation in both sessions is required.

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Sound Immersion

Registration Required

Immerse yourself with sounds that may range from gong, shaman drumming, crystal bowls, tank drum and more. Sound healing meditation allows the mind and body to step into a place of stillness.

 

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Fall Prevention and Balance Activities

Registration Required

In this presentation, you will learn how to use your “spare moments” to enhance your balance with activities that can be done almost anywhere.

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Feng Shui Part 2: The Art of Placement

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In this class, you will learn styling techniques and strategies to create calm and uplift your senses.

 

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REROUTING: Choosing Your Course After Cancer, Five-Week Post-Treatment Series

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Join us for this interactive five-week series that will provide the information you need to create your course after cancer treatment.

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Sand Painting

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Create eye popping paintings with sand. Using cardboard, glue, and a variety of colored sand, participants will create their own masterpiece using a non-traditional painting material.

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Wellness House Life Cafe

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This event is for participants to actively exchange ideas about the work you have done, or want to do, to reliably help you feel good in the midst of a cancer experience.

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Chicago – Wellness in Season

Drop-ins Welcome

In this cooking demonstration/discussion, we’ll focus on preparing for the winter holidays as we learn new recipes that contribute to the fun as well as your health. Recipes may contain common food allergens.

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Mindful Journaling

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Learn to inhabit present moments, attend to senses, and shift awareness to help decrease anxiety.

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Top Tips on Advance Care Planning

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Advance care planning involves choosing and authorizing a person you trust to fulfill your financial and medical wishes in the event that you become unable to speak for yourself.

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Faith and Spirituality During Cancer: Panel Discussion

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Join us for an interactive discussion with a multi-faith panel to address these challenges and gain ideas and inspiration to help strengthen your spiritual self.

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Balancing Act! Improve Your Balance and Help Prevent Falls

Staff Registration Required

This 4-week experiential series is designed to help keep you on your feet and prevent falls.

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Take a Walk in the Woods: The Healing Power of Nature

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Come find out why you should get outside and engage all your senses by immersing yourself in nature.

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Elmhurst Hospital – Mindful Journaling

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Join author Nancy Hill as she shares how journaling can help reduce anxiety, increase our present moment awareness, and better attend to our senses.

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Life After Treatment and Your Medical Care Plan

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Learn about what your medical care plan should look like after treatment and get your questions answered.

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Hot Topics in Colorectal Cancer

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Join the top oncologists, surgeons, and healthcare professionals in the
Chicagoland area to learn about the latest updates in the research and
treatment of colorectal cancer.

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Wellness House Death Cafe

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The practice of gathering in a “Death Café” was begun a couple of decades ago to provide a place for people to openly and respectfully exchange wonderings, worries, beliefs and support around the topic of dying and death, often providing a sense of connectedness, control and relief to its participants.

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