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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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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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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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Mile Square Health Center – Tai Chi Fundamentals

Registration Required

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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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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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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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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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

Registration Required

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

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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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Mile Square Health Center – Top Tips on Advance Care Planning

Walk-ins Welcome

Learn about planning ahead by 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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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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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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Mile Square Health Center – Mindfulness and Meditation Series

Registration Required

Stress management classes will help you relax, manage stress and express yourself.

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Chicago – Paper Valentines

Drop-ins Welcome

Create lovely valentines to give and spread some love!

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Mile Square Health Center – Celebrating Your Community

Walk-ins Welcome

Join us for a night of celebration with exercise, yoga, art, food and more!

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Mile Square Health Center – Fighting Fatigue Using Behavioral Techniques

Walk-ins Welcome

Learn practical coping strategies that will help with energy, balance and re-engaging activities.

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

Registration Required

Join this discussion group online to connect and share ideas with one another.

 

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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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Mile Square Health Center – Sobrevivientes Saludables: Tome control de su Cansancio

Bienvenidos Sin Cita

Como el primero de dos grupos para sobrevivientes de cancer que hablan Espanol, se hablara sobre estrategias y consejos sobre el manejo de la fatiga y cansancio para que usted peuda participar mas en sus actividates diarias.

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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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Mile Square Health Center – Sobrevivientes Saludables: Participando en el Dia a Dia

Bienvenidos Sin Cita

Como el segundo de dos grupos para sobrevivientes de cancer que hablan Espanol, se hablara sobre la imprtancia de mantener una rutina para que usted pueda participar en los roles mas importantes de su vida como mama/papa hija/hijo, amigo/amiga, estudiante, trabajador, y otros.

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The Art of You

Registration Required

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

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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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