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LivingWell COVID-19 Updates

 

Tuesday, March 24

Cancellation Notice: LivingWell’s Bridge Walk and Northwestern Medicine’s West Region Survivor Celebration

The LivingWell Cancer Resource Center Bridge Walk event scheduled for Friday, May 15 is cancelled for now. We will continue to monitor guidance from national and international public health and government organizations as well as work closely with Northwestern Medicine. We will provide any event updates via email, our website at LivingWellcrc.org and Facebook page.

For resources and the latest updates on COVID-19, please visit nm.org/covid-19. If you have questions not answered there, you can call the Northwestern Medicine COVID-19 hotline at 312.47.COVID (472.6843).

Please continue to take care of yourself and your loved ones. We will get through this challenging time together!

 

Monday, March 16

In light of current medical and public concerns, we wanted to update you on the steps were taking to ensure the health and safety of all LivingWell participants and their families, staff, volunteers and guests.

At this time, we have made the difficult decision to close the LivingWell Geneva and Warrenville facilities  through Friday, April 17. 

During this time, all programming will be suspended. Individual and family counseling services will be conducted on the telephone. To schedule counseling appointments and consultations, please call 630.262.1111 or e-mail counseling@livingwellcrc.org.

We will continue to monitor guidance from national and international public health and government organizations and are working closely with Northwestern Medicine, keeping the best interest of the participants we serve at the center of all decisions we make.

Because the situation is complex and evolving rapidly, our plans may change. And if they do, we’ll let you know. During this time, we ask that you take the proactive steps to prevent illness recommended by the CDC.  

Although LivingWell will be closed to the public from March 18 to April 17, our front desk staff will be available via telephone at 630.262.1111 during our revised business hours, Monday – Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, to answer any questions.

Thank you for your patience as we take these measures to keep the community healthy and reduce the spread of COVID-19. We are committed to being as responsive as we can as new information is shared with us. Please look for updates from LivingWell via this page, our Facebook page, or by reaching us at 630.262.1111. 

 

Thursday, March 12

Our top priority at the LivingWell Cancer Resource Center is the safety and the well-being of our participants, volunteers, staff and visiting physicians and clinicians. We are continuing to closely monitor the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and collaborate with Northwestern Medicine as well as follow the guidance established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Illinois Department of Public Health.

For the well-being of all who walk through our doors, we are canceling the following programs through April 15:

  • All medical presentations
  • All culinary classes (Geneva and Kishwaukee)
  • Men’s Breakfast
  • Crystal Singing Bowls (Geneva and Warrenville)
  • Beautiful You
  • Mindful Grieving: Exploring the Benefits of Yoga, Meditation and Mindfulness-Based Concept for Grief
  • Expressive Art Adventures for Kids (canceled through Thursday, April 16)
  • Monday Handmade Mixed Media Jewelry Classes
  • Wednesday Alcohol Inks Art Classes
  • Thursday Open Studio Art Classes
  • Monday Yoga 6:00 pm Classes (Warrenville)
  • Us TOO Prostate Support Group (March 17 and April 21 meetings canceled)
  • First and Third Tuesdays: Gentle and Restorative Yoga 5:00 pm Classes at AMITA Health Saint Joseph Hospital Elgin (Canceled by AMITA through March; April tbd.)

Classes that have been canceled are marked as such on LivingWellcrc.org, and registrants are being called.

For all remaining stress management classes, support groups, individual counseling sessions, tours and wig boutique visits, we have increased our disinfectant efforts and the frequency of treating all meeting areas and frequently touched surfaces. All class participants must register as no walk-ins will be allowed in classes during this period. Please note that we are limiting the number of participants in remaining yoga/fitness and art classes to help reduce COVID-19 risk at LivingWell.

Moving forward, health authorities may issue new guidance. We will communicate via email and this website to keep you updated on any additional programming changes or cancelations.

We encourage exercising common sense and making sure to take these important proactive steps to prevent illness recommended by the CDC. Please remember to wash your hands and if you are not feeling well, please refrain from visiting LivingWell until you are fully recovered.

For additional information about COVID-19, please visit cdc.gov and Northwestern Medicine’s COVID-19 page.