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Virtual Programs and Services – Spring/Summer 2020

 

During LivingWell’s temporary COVID-19 closure, we are offering the following free online programs and teleheath services for patients with cancer and their family members and caregivers.

Facebook Live Medical Discussions

Participate in weekly cancer-related discussions with top oncology physicians and clinicians on Facebook Live.

Upcoming discussions:

Wednesday, June 3, 10:30 am
System Reactivation – How Is Northwestern Medicine keeping patients safe in cancer centers and hospitals?
Dr. Kevin Most, Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs, Chief Medical Officer, Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital

Friday, June 5, 2:00 pm
Beyond the Bowel Prep: Colon Cancer
Dr. Kevin Dawravoo, Hematology and Medical Oncology, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group

Friday, June 12, 10:00 am
Lung Cancer: Diagnosis, Treatment Principles and Screening
Dr. Linda Ferris, Hematology and Medical Oncology, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group

Friday, June 19, 12:00 pm
Metabolic Health and Cancer
Dr. Christy Kesslering, Radiation Oncology, Radiation Oncology Consultants, Northwestern Medicine

Wednesday, July 29, 4:30 pm
How Healthy is Your Prostate?
Dr. Michael Kahn, Hematology and Medical Oncology, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group

Watch previous Facebook Live discussions.

Telehealth

Make an appointment to talk to a licensed LivingWell counselor or social worker from the comfort of your home.

Tele-Counseling: To help support patients with cancer and their family members during this unprecedented time, our team of LivingWell licensed clinical professional counselors are available for telephone counseling sessions. To schedule an appointment or initial consultation with a counselor, please email counseling@livingwellcrc.org.

Tele-Social Work: LivingWell’s oncology social work team connects individuals and families impacted by cancer with financial resources, education, medication and transportation assistance, removes barriers to care, and addresses a number of other concerns that impact emotional health and well-being during a cancer journey. To contact a LivingWell oncology social worker, please e-mail info@livingwellcrc.org.

“Ask a Counselor” Series

Watch and participate in a new video series, Ask a Counselor, where LivingWell counselors address questions and concerns about life as a patient, caregiver or bereaved as well as managing the stress of the quarantine and COVID-19. Want your questions, issues or concerns addressed in future “Ask a Counselor” episodes? Submit them to counseling@livingwellcrc.org.

Support Groups

Several LivingWell support groups are now online and are facilitated by LivingWell counselors. To learn more about each group and to join one, e-mail counselors@livingwellcrc.org.

Culinary Classes

Watch cooking classes filmed in the LivingWell kitchen with Northwestern Medicine/LivingWell dietitians on our YouTube Channel.

Art Projects and Relaxation Practices

Get creative and take care of yourself at home with art and wellness projects designed by LivingWell art and wellness instructors.

Fitness and Yoga Classes

Take weekly online classes with LivingWell fitness/yoga instructors.

(To participate, you must have a current LivingWell Participant Form and Medical Release Form on file and have a cancer diagnosis date within the last three years or have a metastatic diagnosis. If you qualify, and have NOT received an e-mail invite from LivingWell to join our fitness/yoga classes, please e-mail info@livingwellcrc.org and include your name and e-mail address.)

Wig Coupon Program

While LivingWell’s Wig Boutique is temporarily closed, the American Cancer Society is still offering its Wig Coupon Program. Qualified patients with cancer can call (800) 227-2345 to receive a $70 voucher to apply toward a wig from the American Cancer Society’s TLCdirect.org wig provider. Click here for more information, including qualification criteria.