Information & Education programs focus on the practical, from what to expect from treatment to how to balance practical concerns such as finances, working, health insurance as well as the emotional side of the disease.
Managing Health Anxiety: Sessions 4, 5, 6
Fridays, July 20, Aug. 17, Sept. 21, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Led by Jill Setork, MS, LCPC
Learn new ways to keep health fears in check by joining in on this educational discussion that aims at helping to control unwanted thoughts and increase the enjoyment of everyday life. Although the first three sessions were previously offered, participants are welcomed to attend as each session is unique. Please, register for each date that you plan to attend.
Cancer and Bone Health
Wednesday, August 1 • 10 to 11:30 a.m. and Wednesday, August 29 • 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Presented by Jan Smith, BSN, RN, ONC
Rush Copley Medical Center Cancer and its treatment can sometimes increase the risk for bone loss. Join Jan to learn more about this topic and how to keep your bones strong and healthy. Bring your questions for the Q&A portion! The same presentation is being offered at two separate times.
What is Urban Zen Integrative Therapy?
Thursday, July 26 • 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Provided by Pam Riley-Valesh R.N., Certified Clinical Aromatherapist, Reflexologist, Healing Touch Spiritual Ministry Practitioner
Urban Zen Integrative Therapy (UZIT) is a program that utilizes a variety of complementary therapy modalities to ease symptoms of discomfort while aiding with comfort and relaxation. If you would like to know more about this innovative and comprehensive therapy, join Pam Riley-Valesh, for an introduction to UZIT, ask questions and experience a sample of the technique firsthand.
Thursday, August 2 • 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Presented by Julienne Kwait, MPT, CLT, Rush Copley Medical Center
Learn about the causes, effects and prevention of lymphedema. Julie will explain the treatments that are available and how to return to exercise safely.
“Chemo-Brain:” It’s Not All in Your Head
Thursday, August 16 • 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Presented by Elizabeth Miller, M.A, CCC-SLP-L, Rush Copley Medical Center
Find out how chemotherapy can affect attention, memory and concentration during and after treatment. Elizabeth will provide practical tips and resources on how to cope with chemo brain.
Living with Uncertainty: Coping with the Fear of Recurrence
Thursday, August 30 • 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Led by Kelly Huggins, MSW, LCSW
Anxiety about recurrence is a common experience among those who have completed cancer treatment. Often times this anxiety can be overwhelming. The focus of this presentation will be on concrete strategies to help manage these fears.
Freedom from Smoking®
September 10, 17 & 24, October 1, 4, 8, 15 & 22 • 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Facilitated by Terri Horton, Rush Copley Medical Center
Freedom from Smoking® is a seven-week workshop sponsored by the American Lung Association designed to provide support and skills needed to quit smoking. Sessions are led by an experienced facilitator who understands the unique challenges of quitting. The cost of the program is $20, which is refundable upon successful completion of the program. Register online or call 866-426-7539.
Prostate Cancer: Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment Options
Wednesday, September 19 • 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Join Rush Copley urologist, Dr. Jonathan Huang and radiation oncologist, Dr. Sea Chen, as they present information on screening, diagnosis and treatment options for prostate cancer. Men and/or their loved ones are welcome to attend. Dinner will be served at the program. Registration is required. Please call 866-426-7539.
Thursday, September 20 • 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Presented by Sandy Pastore, MSW, Executive Director of Oswego Senior Center
Do you have questions or want to learn more about Medicare basics? Join Sandy for more information as well as a Q&A session.
Managing Peripheral Neuropathy
Thursday, September 27 • 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Presented by Lou Velasco, PT, Rush Copley Medical Center
Join us for a discussion on symptoms of neuropathy, how it affects balance, daily activities and functional mobility. Lou will be sharing strategies on how to avoid or prevent worsening of symptoms as well as neuropathy management.
Survivorship Symposium NEW!
Saturday, September 29, 8:30 a.m to 12:30 p.m.
The experience of post treatment life is a unique aspect of the cancer journey. This program is designed to assist each person in creating a healthy “new normal” mind, body and spirit. Through education and guided discussion groups, participants can expect to learn more about nutrition and movement recommendations for those in survivorship along with tips for dealing with common late and long-term side effects from cancer treatment and gain tools to manage stress and other emotions that come along the way. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided. Space is limited.
For more information about these programs or to register, please call 331-301-5280 unless otherwise noted.
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