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Support Groups

Breast Cancer Support Group

The Breast Cancer Support Group invites people living with breast cancer, as well as family members and supporters, to join our monthly peer support group and discover inspiration, hope and encouragement. Connect with others who understand the challenges of living with breast cancer.

Rush-Copley Heart Institute
Heart Institute Conference Room
Third Tuesday of each month, 6:30 p.m.

For more information, please call Peggy at 630-499-1302 or Mira at 630-898-3633.

Cancer Care Support Group

The Cancer Care Support Group is for individuals affected by cancer including patients, survivors, family members or caregivers. This group provides a safe place to talk about many of the emotions experienced by cancer patients and their families.  The group is facilitated by a Cancer Care social worker.

Rush-Copley Medical Center
Cancer Care Conference Room
Second Thursday of each month, 1 to 3 p.m.

For more information, please call Laura Rollins at 630-375-2869.

Essential Tremor Support Group

The Essential Tremor Support Group is a place where people talk openly about the challenges of living with ET and exchange ideas in a comfortable and safe environment.  In addition to information about ET and helpful resources, you will find support and fellowship among others who are just like you.

Rush-Copley Heart Institute Conference Room
4th Monday of each month, 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Call 630-499-6619 for more information.

Heart Sisters/Fox Valley Chapter

Connecting sisters, mothers, daughters, friends-Women…one beat at a time…

You’ve had all the procedures and medications necessary to begin healing physically after your heart incident, but how do you recover emotionally? It is normal to have conflicting emotions and feelings of anger, fear, depression and anxiety.  Anger that this has happened to you or at the way friends and family are reacting.  Fear of dying or that life will never be the same. Depression and anxiety because you feel a loss of control over your own life or worry about how your family is coping.

Heart Sisters offer support, comfort and hope and even find the humor in dealing with heart disease. No charges or insurance claims to file.  Just a relaxed atmosphere to exchange thoughts, feelings and information as only women can. We welcome any women who feel the need to share heart-related concerns.

Join us on the first Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. For location and agenda, please call Jody at 630-499-7078. 

Pathway to Healing

Coping with the loss of a spouse to cancer or other serious illness can be a slow, painful journey.   The Pathway to Healing group addresses issues faced by those grieving the loss of a spouse or life partner.  Emotional support is provided by the facilitator and by peers who are grieving a similar loss.  The group is facilitated by a cancer care social worker.  Light refreshments will be served.

Rush-Copley Heart Institute
Heart Institute Conference Room
First Monday of each month, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

For more information, please call Laura Rollins at 630-375-2869.

Parkinson's Disease Support Group

The Parkinson’s Support Group provides you, your family and your caregiver information about living with Parkinson’s disease. You’ll learn about resources and programs that can help enhance your quality of life. You’ll have the opportunity to share your experiences with others and be part of a comforting community of people who understand what you are going through. For more information, please call 630-499-6619.

Rush-Copley Heart Institute, 2088 Ogden Avenue, Aurora
Conference Room
First Wednesday of every month, 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Rush-Copley Healthcare Center, 1100 W. Veterans Parkway, Yorkville
Community Room
Third Wednesday of every month, 1:30 to 3 p.m.

Share Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support Group

Coping with a perinatal loss is difficult. Gain support by joining other families who are experiencing a similar loss through miscarriage, stillbirth or newborn period. This Pregnancy and Loss Support Group offers a brief and informative presentation each session on a topic of interest followed by an open forum to ask questions and share experiences, photos and memories. Please call 630-499-4702 for more information.

A nursing specialist with Women’s Health facilitates this group.

Share Pregnancy and Hope Support Group

Coping with a perinatal loss is a difficult and long process.  Anticipating a new pregnancy and becoming pregnant again can bring new anxieties and challenges.  This support group will offer an open forum for discussion on the issues that can arise with pregnancy following a perinatal loss.  This group meets monthly.  For more information, call 630-499-4702.

West Suburban Brain Tumor Support Group

The West Suburban Brain Tumor Resource and Support Group provides you, your family and your friends with information about brain tumors and treatments, available resources, and the opportunity to meet other people in circumstances like your own. A nursing specialist in neuroscience services and a hospital chaplain facilitate this group.  After a short presentation, there are opportunities to ask questions, share experiences and address any issues or concerns. For more information, please call 630-499-2343. 2014 Dates

Living Well Cancer Resource Center
1803 W. State Street (Route 38)
Geneva, Illinois 60134

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West Suburban Stroke Support Group

The west Suburban Stroke Support Group provides you, your family and your caregivers information about stroke, offers the opportunity to share your experience with others and gives you access to available resources. Each session includes a presentation from a healthcare professional followed by a question and answer session. 2014 Dates

For more information, please call 630-898-6480.

 

Support Groups