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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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Parent Support Group

Registration Required

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

Registration Required

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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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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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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Mile Square Health Center – Yoga for Cancer

Registration Required

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

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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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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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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-ins Welcome 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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Lemons of Love – yoga4cancer

Registration requested

Introduction to gentle, beginner and restorative standing and mat-based yoga postures.

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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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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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Oak Park (Rush) – Breast Cancer Support Group

Drop-ins Welcome

This group provides an opportunity for breast cancer survivors to come together to exchange information and strategies for making decisions and navigating the breast cancer experience.

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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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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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Teen Connections Support Group

Staff Registration Required

A monthly support group with discussion and hands-on activities for teens ages 13-18 who have a loved one with a current cancer diagnosis.

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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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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 – yoga4cancer

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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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 – Yoga for Cancer

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 – yoga4cancer Spanish language class

Drop-ins Welcome

In partnership with ALAS-Wings, this class is an introduction to gentle,
beginner and restorative standing and mat-based yoga postures.

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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 – 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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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 Group for those with a Cancer Diagnosis and Caregivers

Staff Registration Required
This group will begin February 11

This is an 8-week, committed group open to anyone who has or has had a cancer diagnosis, and also to anyone who is tending emotionally and/or physically to a loved one with a cancer diagnosis.

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Meaning-Centered Psychotherapy Group for the Bereaved

Staff Registration Required
THIS PROGRAM IS CANCELLED

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

Registration Required

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Faith and Spirituality During Cancer: Panel Discussion

Registration Required

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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Wellness in Action: Cooking with Minimal Ingredients

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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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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Snack and Learn

Registration Required

Join Angela for this short, but informative, class while enjoying a healthy snack.

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AMITA – Healthy Cooking for the Microbiome

Registration Required

In this cooking demonstration/discussion, we’ll learn practical tips and diet modifications you can make to live in beneficial harmony with the microorganisms in you!

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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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Chicago – The Art of You

Registration Required

Join us of a very special event featuring inspiring speakers and activities!

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Young Adults: Day of Renewal

Registration Required

This virtual program will provide opportunities to learn about coping strategies related to social isolation, yoga, and cooking skills with Wellness House experts!

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Children’s Spring Day of Renewal

Staff Registration Required

Alongside our virtual Young Adult Day of Renewal, we are offering kids ages 5-12 a chance to kick-off spring with fun mind-body activities

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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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Mile Square Health Center – Online Cancer Nutrition Q & A Discussion

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 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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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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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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Knotted Up

Staff Registration Required

Participants will create knotted bracelets using hemp.

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Mile Square Health Center – Cooking for Cancer: Meal Prepping Class

Registration Required

During this class you will meal prep, package and take home the food you make to enjoy throughout the week. Freezer friendly containers will be provided.

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Mile Square Health Center – Planning for Your Care Needs

Walk-ins Welcome or Register Online

Join is for a workshop incorporating financial and insurance lessons.

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Managing Radiation Side Effects

Registration Required

We will cover what to expect when getting radiation, side effect management, and the long-term side effects of radiation.

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Mindful Journaling

Registration Required

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

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River Forest – Healthy Cooking for the Microbiome

Registration Required

In this cooking demonstration/discussion, we’ll learn practical tips and diet
modifications you can make to live in beneficial harmony with the
microorganisms in you!

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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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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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Cancer 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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Updates in Treatment of Metastatic Prostate Cancer

Registration Required

This presentation will cover treatment and symptom management of metastatic prostate cancer and the importance of early detection.

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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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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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IgniteHope Candle Workshop

Registration Required

Please join IgniteHope for this interactive class where you will make your own unique candle with messages of inspiration hidden throughout the wax.

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Mile Square HC – Cancer Nutrition 101: Step-by-Step Program to a Cancer-Fighting Diet

Registration Required

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Spring Kitchen Makeover Series

Registration Required

Cooking demonstration and discussion.

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Mile Square Health Center – Sound Meditation

Registration Required

Sound meditation helps to create peace, harmony and balance in your physical body.

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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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Easy Ingredient Swaps

Registration Required

This cooking class will focus on modifying one classic recipe to make it plant-based.

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Arlington Heights – Empowering You: Breakthroughs in Breast Cancer Treatment

Registration Required

A morning full of expert insights, discussion, classes, resources and much more.

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Hat Creations

Registration Required

Join Issabelle Lott, hat designer, to see how to make easy-to-sew hats. They are designed to flatter, cover and keep your head warm, and most of all help you feel comfortable.

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Introduction to Music Therapy

Registration Required

Learn the benefits of music therapy and how to use it as another tool to help navigate through one’s cancer journey.

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Elmhurst Hospital – Cooking for Energy

Registration Required

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

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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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Reiki for You: Level II

Registration Required

Learn to use three Reiki symbols, more fully explore the concept of distant healing, conduct a full Reiki session using the symbols, and consider the professional and ethical aspects of Reiki practice.

 

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Gardening Safely and Sensibly During Survivorship

Registration Required

You will learn tips for sensible garden planning, smart digging and lifting, friendly tools and gardening warm-ups, as well as ideas on how to prevent common injuries to the back, knees, and hands as we continue to heal.

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Reduce Stress with Your Breath

Registration Required

Dealing with a cancer diagnosis can be stressful. Learn the science behind how our bodies interpret different breathing patterns, and how you can reduce stress and aid sleep by diaphragmatically breathing.

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Berwyn – Cooking Up Wellness

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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Lemons of Love – 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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Chicago – Women’s Cancer Support Group

Drop-ins Welcome

This support group provides an open environment for women in the community to discuss their cancer diagnoses, share ideas and support one another during and after their cancer treatment.

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Helpful Tips for Ostomy Care

Registration Required

Attend this presentation to learn more about what an ostomy is, tips for living with an ostomy, as well as product choices and resources. Support from a caregiver’s perspective will also be discussed.

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Copper Tooling

Staff 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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Meditation for Better Sleep

Registration Required

Learn how meditating before you go to bed can increase relaxation and help you sleep better and deeper.

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Moving Forward

Staff Registration Required

An 8-week experiential series for those who have completed treatment in the past year. Includes commitment to weekly exercise classes, a weekly support group, and healthy cooking classes designed to explore the range of emotions, physical concerns and questions that may arise following cancer treatment to support participants, as they move forward.

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Spring Teen Celebration

Staff Registration Required

Calling all teens for a special spring event to connect with other teens impacted by cancer, and featuring a creative arts sand painting project and spring treats.

 

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Stress-Less Breathing Techniques

Registration Required

In this experiential program. Practice the art of diaphragmatic breathing to reduce stress and aid sleep, among several additional health benefits.

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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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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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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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Happier Hour

Registration Required

Come enjoy a healthier happy hour with mocktails while you share and learn from others.

 

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

Registration Required

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

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Food for Life

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.

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Drawing with Pastels

Registration Required

Create colorful drawings with the portable medium of pastels.

 

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Mile Square Health Center – Essential Oils to Help Ease the Side Effects of Treatment

Walk-ins Welcome or Register Online.

Join us to learn more about the use and benefits of essential oils.

 

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Clay

Staff Registration Required

Join us in using traditional ceramic hand-building techniques to complete individual projects using wet clay. Creations will be professionally fired by a generous donor and returned to Wellness House for pick-up.

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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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GIST (Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors)

Drop-ins Welcome

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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The Top 5 Factors for Maintaining Good Health

Registration Required

Learn about the “5 Factors of Health,” making intentional choices to support your well-being, and why overlooking any of them can be damaging to your health.

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Book Club: Living Downstream: An Ecologist’s Personal Investigation of Cancer and the Environment

Registration Required

In her second edition of Living Downstream, Sandra Steingraber investigates the links between cancer and environmental toxins.

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Women’s Pelvic Floor After Cancer

Registration Required

Come and learn about changes to one’s body, with a special focus on the pelvic floor, following cancer treatments.

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Berwyn – Candle-Making

Registration Required

Please join IgniteHope as they teach you how to make a unique candle with
messages of inspiration hidden throughout the wax.

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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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Tratamientos Actuales: Cáncer de Seno

Se requiere registración

Conozca las últimas actualizaciones en el tratamiento del cáncer de seno. Se discutirán los nuevos avances en la quimioterapia, las opciones de tratamiento quirúrgico y de radiación, así como el manejo de síntomas y efectos secundarios.

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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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Sound Meditation: Immerse Yourself in Healing Vibration

Registration Required

A sound meditation can raise your consciousness to a space of peace, well-being, harmony, and balance.

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Cooking During Treatment

Staff Registration Required

This cooking class is specifically designed for anyone experiencing side effects from treatment that are causing poor appetite and dehydration.

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Foods to Fight Inflammation

Registration Required

Join us in this lecture and associated cooking class to explore the most powerful foods to fight inflammation and restore balance to the body.

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Watercolor Pencil

Staff Registration Required

Create watercolor paintings using traditional color pencil drawing techniques to be transformed into watercolor using a variety of wet brush applications. Participants are encouraged to bring a simple picture or photograph to enlarge, draw and complete using watercolor pencils.

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Elmhurst Hospital – Foods to Fight Inflammation

Registration Required

Join us in this lecture and associated cooking class to explore the most powerful foods to fight inflammation and restore balance to the body.

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Lemons of Love – Healthy Cooking for the Microbiome

Registration Required

In this cooking demonstration/discussion, we’ll learn practical tips and diet modifications you can make to live in beneficial harmony with the microorganisms in you!

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Mile Square Health Center – Managing Scanxiety using Calming Techniques

Walk-ins Welcome or Register Online

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Cooking for Inflammation

Registration Required

Join Bonnie and learn how to cook foods that naturally fight inflammation and restore balance to the body. Recipes may contain common food allergens.

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Medical Cannabis and Cancer

Registration Required

An overview of medical cannabis, the different types of cannabis and how it relates to patients with cancer.

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Film Viewing: Living Downstream

Registration Required

This film follows Sandra during one pivotal year as she travels across North America, working to break the silence about cancer and its environmental links.

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Saturday Art

Registration Required

Use colorful glazes to decorate your choice from a selection of figurines, dishware and household pottery items.

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Wellness House Death Cafe

Registration Required

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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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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Cancer & The Environment

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This program will be held off-site -check back for details

Join us for an evening with Dr. Sandra Steingraber, a bladder cancer survivor, biologist, and author of Living Downstream: An Ecologist’s Personal Investigation of Cancer and the Environment as she speaks about what is known between cancer and environmental toxins.

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Chicago – Expressive Arts

Drop-ins Welcome

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

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Summerfest Family Picnic

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Come kick off the summer with an evening of food and fun for the whole family, with fellow Wellness House families.

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Managing Peripheral Neuropathy

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In this presentation you will learn how peripheral neuropathy is diagnosed and managed.

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Reiki Share

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For Reiki practitioners of any level who have taken the Reiki For You: Level 1 class or a similar class elsewhere. We will review basic concepts and hand position, and offer Reiki sessions to each other.

 

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Updates in the Treatment of Bladder Cancer

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Dr. Patel and Dr. Kadow will share new innovations in treatment of bladder cancer, symptom management and patient outcomes.

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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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Mile Square Health Center – Caregiving: Self-Care and Nutrition

Walk-ins Welcome or Register Online

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Understanding How to Navigate Your Insurance

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Learn how to advocate for yourself and accurately determine the level of your insurance coverage, best practices for speaking to carriers, what to do if a claim is denied, and ways of dealing with specialized treatments.

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Berwyn – Antioxidant Favorites

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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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Hot Topics in Breast Cancer

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If you have been diagnosed with breast cancer or care about someone who has, Wellness House welcomes you to the annual Hot Topics in Breast Cancer. 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

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