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Support Services

SUPPORT SERVICES

Support Groups are often one of the best ways that participants at Waterford Place garner strength and wisdom. Support Groups at Waterford Place are safe spaces for participants to share information while also receiving support in managing difficult experiences and celebrating successes along the way.

Family Programs

These programs are designed for families with children aged 18 or younger.

Meijer

The Healing Kitchen: Family Style

Presented by Carly Smitherman MS, RDN, LDN
The dinner table is a rich opportunity for bonding and
establishing lifelong healthy lifestyle habits. Families are invited to gather for a practical and nutritious cooking demonstration that involves every member of the household, big and small. Learn fun and creative ways of using nutritious ingredients to make dishes the whole family can enjoy.

Thursday, June 22, 6 t 7:30 p.m. • Grilling with Dad
Thursday, July 27, 6 to 7:30 p.m. • Summer Fresh Picnic Foods
Thursday, August 24, 6 to 7:30 p.m. • Fruit Pizza
Thursday, September 21, 6 to 7:30 p.m. • Taste the Rainbow!

Caring Arts FoundationFamily Fun Nights

We invite you and your entire family to share a meal together before engaging in an educational, uplifting, and bonding activity that is sure to be enjoyed by all. These programs are offered in partnership with the Caring Arts Foundation.

Tuesday, September 5, 6 to 7:30 p.m. • Family Totems and Stories
Tuesday, August 1, 6 to 7:30 p.m. • Chalk it Up and Play with a Pup

International Myeloma Foundation*NEW! Aurora Multiple Myeloma Networking Group

First Wednesdays, August 2 and September 6 (No meeting July 5), 6 to 8 p.m.
This group is open to those diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma as well as their loved ones. To sign up, please email Dede Brunson, Group Leader at aurora@IMFSupport.org or call 312.898.5204.. Affiliated with International Myeloma Foundation. A light dinner will be provided.

*NEW! TLC (Together Living with Cancer) Metastatic Cancer Support Group

Second and Fourth Wednesdays, July 12 & 26, August 9 & 23 and
September 13 & 27, 6:30 to 8 p.m
This group is designed to support those living with a metastatic cancer diagnosis.

Breast FRIENDS (First Resource in Experiencing and Navigating a Diagnosis)

Third Mondays, July 17, August 21 and September 18, 6:30 to 8 p.m
Co-Facilitated by an Oncology Social Worker and a Breast Cancer Nurse Navigator.
Women only. This group is designed for those who have been newly diagnosed, are in active treatment or are within the first year of completing treatment for breast cancer.

Breast Cancer Survivorship Networking Group

Third Tuesdays, July 18, August 15 and, September 19, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Co-facilitated by a Breast Cancer Nurse Navigator and a
breast cancer survivor.
Women only. This group is open to those who have completed treatment for and/or are dealing with residual effects from breast cancer treatment (physical and/or emotional).

Caregiver Support Group

Second and Fourth Wednesdays, June 14 and 28, July 12 & 26, August 9 & 23 and
September 13 & 27, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
This group is designed to support loved ones of cancer patients.

Gynecological Cancers Networking Group

Fourth Mondays, June 26, July 24, August 28 and September 25, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Women only. This group is open to those who have or have
had a gynecological cancer diagnosis. Co-Facilitated by an
Oncology Social Worker and a Gynecological Oncology Nurse.

West Suburban Brain Tumor Resource and Support Group

Third Wednesdays, June 21, July 19, August 16 and September 20, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
This group is open to those diagnosed with a brain tumor and
their loved ones. Individual brain tumor resource navigation and
support are available via telephone by group facilitator. If you are
interested, please call 331.301.5280 to schedule an appointment.

Men’s Group

Fourth Tuesdays, June 27, July 25, August 22 and September 26, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Men Only. This group is open to those who have or have had a cancer diagnosis. Facilitated by a Social Worker who is also a prostate cancer survivor. A light dinner will be provided.

Grief Counseling

By appointment only. Provided through a partnership with Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care of Illinois.
For many, the grief experience that results from the death of a loved one can generate a myriad of feelings, confusion and questions. Talking with a counselor one-on-one about this experience can assist in the coping process.

For more information about these programs or to register, please call 331-301-5280.

Make a Difference

Waterford Place is free of charge to participants; however it is entirely supported by philanthropy meaning that every gift matters. There are many fundraising, corporate giving, individual donation, wish list and volunteer opportunities. Learn more about ways to give -->