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Off Campus Programs

LivingWell Cancer Resource Center, part of Northwestern Medicine, is proud to partner with our local cancer care centers to bring a variety of LivingWell programs closer to home.

Registration is required for all programs unless otherwise noted. Early registration is suggested as classes may either fill quickly or be cancelled due to low registration. Priority registration may be given to those who have not previously attended our programs.

 

DeKalb

KishHealth Cancer Center
10 Health Services Drive, DeKalb, IL 60115

Chairside Art
LivingWell art instructor, Cheri Hunt will provide chairside art at the Northwestern Medicine KishHealth Cancer Center.

 

DeKalb Cancer Support Group
Thursdays, 9:30 – 11:00 am

If you have been impacted by cancer, this is an opportunity to share experiences and learn from fellow patients, caregivers and trained staff in a safe and encouraging environment. Open to patients, caregivers and community members. Facilitated by Vickie Peyton, LCSW. Advanced registration not required.

 

Caring for the Caregiver Support Group
Second and Fourth Tuesdays of each month, 4:30 – 6:00 pm

Find support, and practical steps to cope effectively with the unique issues of caregiving. Whether you are a spouse, partner, family member or friend you are welcome. Refreshments will be provided. Facilitated by Vickie Peyton, LCSW.

 

Women With Cancer Networking Group
First and Third Wednesdays of each month, 9:30 – 11:00 am

Women impacted by cancer have the opportunity to share information, find emotional support and connect with others impacted by cancer. Refreshments will be provided. Facilitated by Vickie Peyton, LCSW.

 

Dietitian’s Dish
Fourth Thursday of each month, 9:45 – 11:00 am

Learn nourishing healthy eating strategies for living with cancer and enjoy food demonstrations. Presented by Becky Sisler, RD, Cancer Center Clinical Dietitian.

 

DeKalb Look Good…Feel Better®
Monday, March 6, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Learn how to use wigs, scarves, hats, and other accessories after hair loss. Education on nail care and a 12 step skin care and makeup program will be shared. This program is offered in partnership with the American Cancer Society and includes a complimentary cosmetic kit provided by the American Cancer Society. Call 815.748.2958 to register.

 

Elgin

Advocate Sherman Cancer Care Center
1425 North Randall Road

Reiki Energy Work
Advocate Sherman Cancer Care Center, 1425 North Randall Road

Reiki (pronounced ray-kee) is a gentle relaxation therapy. Reiki supports the body’s own healing process, promoting deep relaxation, well-being and inner calm. A physician’s release and a health history form are required to be on file at LivingWell prior to scheduling your appointment. Please call LivingWell at 630.262.1111 to set up an appointment.

 

LivingWell Massage
Advocate Sherman Cancer Care Center, 1425 North Randall Road.

Massage appointments are available for those living with cancer. A physician’s release and a health history form are required to be on file at LivingWell prior to scheduling your appointment. Please call LivingWell at 630.262.1111 to set up an appointment.

 

Elgin

Presence Saint Joseph Hospital
77 N. Airlite Street

LivingWell Yoga
Fridays, 6:00 – 7:15 pm, located in the Auditorium

Yoga helps increase flexibility, reduce anxiety and stress, support the immune system and enhance overall well-being. Classes are modified to adapt to all levels. A physician’s release and a health history form are required to be on file at LivingWell prior to taking this class. Registration is required at 630.262.1111.

 

Lisle

DuPage Medical Group
430 Warrenville Road

LivingWell Massage
Massage appointments are available for those living with cancer. A physician’s release and a health history form are required to be on file at LivingWell prior to scheduling your appointment. Please call LivingWell at 630.262.1111 to set up an appointment.

 

Lisle

Prairie Yoga
4701 Auvergne Avenue, #104

LivingWell Yoga
Wednesdays, 9:30 am – 10:30 am

 

Sandwich

Valley West Medical Office Building
1310 N. Main Street

Sandwich Cancer Support Group
Fourth Thursday of every month, 9:30 – 10:30 am

If you have been impacted by cancer you are welcome to share experiences and learn from others in the group. Healthcare professionals will periodically present on topics such as nutrition, exercise, medication, care, and more. This group is facilitated by Ben Mullineaux, LCSW. Refreshments will be provided. To register please call 815.786.9198.

 

Winfield

Ronald McDonald House® near Central DuPage Hospital
0N150 Winfield Rd

Bi-monthly LivingWell art classes are offered to residents of the house. LivingWell Yoga classes are available upon request.

*A physician’s release and a health history form are required to be on file at LivingWell PRIOR TO SCHEDULING YOUR APPOINTMENT OR PRIOR TO TAKING ONE OF THE YOGA CLASSES.

 

 

CANCER PARTNERSHIPS

Northwestern Medicine Keystone Building
4525 Weaver Parkway, Warrenville, IL 60555

Lymphedema Support Group
Monday, March 13, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Multi-purpose Room

Share experiences and information with other individuals with lymphedema. This quarterly group will be facilitated by a licensed clinical professional.

 

Warrenville Cancer Support Groups
Second Tuesday of each month, 3:00 – 4:00 pm
Garden Conference Room

Network and connect with other people impacted by cancer, caregivers welcome. No registration required.

 

American Cancer Society Wig Boutique
By appointment only
Keystone Building

An individual diagnosed with cancer may receive one complimentary wig through the American Cancer Society’s wig program. An appointment can be scheduled by calling the American Cancer Society at 1.800.227.2345.

 

Warrenville Look Good…Feel Better®
Tuesday, January 24, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Tuesday, February 28, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Tuesday, March 28, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Tuesday, April 18, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Multi-purpose Room

Learn how to use wigs, scarves, hats, and other accessories after hair loss. Education on nail care and a 12 step skin care and makeup program will be shared. This program is offered in partnership with the American Cancer Society and includes a complimentary cosmetic kit provided by the American Cancer Society.

 

LivingWell Exercise Workshops
Wednesdays, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Multi-purpose Room

Learn and practice exercises targeting different areas each month. The first hour is educational and the second hour is exercise practice. Attendance at both is encouraged, but not required. Presented by Sheri Minnick, MS, LivingWell Yoga Instructor. Sheri has been trained to teach cancer patients through Duke Integrative Medicine.

  • January – Osteoporosis
  • February – Pelvic Floor
  • March – Lymphedema
  • April – Neuropathy

 

NEW! Club Courageous
Tuesdays, January 10 – April 25, 3:30 – 4:30 pm
Multi-purpose Room

Club Courageous is a support group for children in cancer treatment and their siblings, ages 7–12. Attendees will participate in a variety of activities to help process their cancer experience. Facilitated by Christine McMinn, LCPC, LivingWell.

 

Northwestern Medicine Warrenville Cancer Center
4405 Weaver Parkway, Warrenville, IL 60555
Patient Resource Room

Counseling Services
For many the emotional experience of going through cancer can be as challenging as the physical aspects. Patients and caregivers experience worry, shock, anger, sadness, denial, fear and guilt, which are normal and common reactions to cancer. LivingWell’s counselors provide an opportunity to learn valuable coping skills that can make the experience less stressful. Services are available at LivingWell, and at Northwestern Medicine Cancer Center in Warrenville.

 

Brain Tumor Resource and Support Group
Second Wednesday of the month, 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Located in the first floor waiting room. Caregivers welcome.