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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.

Individualized Resource Consultation

By appointment only
If you’ve experienced changes in your situation, are feeling distress or would like to know what resources are available to you,schedule a meeting to design a personalized plan to better address the unique needs related to your cancer diagnosis. To schedule an appointment, please email or call 331-301-5280.

Personal Financial Resource Consultation

By appointment only
Cancer not only affects physical health, it also affects financial well-being. To help you manage the financial impact of cancer, several resources are available from federally funded programs to private nonprofit organizations. Schedule a virtual meeting with a financial navigator to learn what financial resources are available to you. To schedule an appointment, please email or call 331-301-5280.

Breast Cancer and Lymphedema: Causes, Effects and Management

Tuesday, July 7 • 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Julienne Kwait, PT, MPT, CLT, Rush Copley Medical Center
Swelling in the extremities following cancer treatment or surgery is common for many cancer patients. Learn about the causes of lymphedema, how to prevent and manage the effects, and tips on how to safely return to physical activity in this live Webex presentation. Register online or call 331-301-5280.

Managing Anxiety During COVID-19

Tuesday, July 14 • 2 to 3 p.m.
Sumita Bhatia, MD, Radiation Oncologist, and Audrey Stoppel, RN, Radiation Oncology, Rush Copley Medical Center
As we navigate through these unprecedented times, feelings of stress and anxiety may be difficult to manage. Join this live Webex presentation to learn simple strategies to help cope with these feelings. Register online or call 331-301-5280.

Estate Planning 101

Tuesday, July 21 • 2 to 3 p.m.
W. David Weiner, President, Weiner Insurance
This workshop will stress the importance of making sure your family and loved ones are protected with propr legal documents.  Learn the ABCs of a will and the importance of legal planning. Proper planning now prevents hassles later. To register, call 331-301-5280.

Managing Treatment-Related Side Effects

Wednesday, July 22 • 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Jeanne Oelerich, MSN, APN-BC, AOCNP, Rush Copley Medical Center
Dealing with treatment-related side effects can be challenging, especially when you don’t know what to expect. Learn about different side effects and how to manage them in this live Webex presentation. Register online or call 331-301-5280.

Achieve Financial Freedom

Wednesday, July 29 • 1 to 2 p.m.
David Blancas, Program Manager, Aurora Financial Empowerment Center
The Aurora Financial Empowerment Center offers FREE one-on-one financial counceling to help manage finances, reduce debt and increase savings. Join us to learn more about their services and find out how to get started. Call 331-301-5280 to register.

Managing Worries for a Good Night’s Sleep

If stress or anxiety is keeping you awake at night, follow this advice from Sheila Dowd, PhD, Rush clinical psychologist. It should help you wind down your emotions and transition into sleep mode so you can get the rest you need to stay healthy.

Talking to Children and Family About Cancer

Talking to your children about your diagnosis and treatment can feel overwhelming. This recorded presentation shares tips and strategies for how to start that conversation and navigate the cancer experience together. Appropriate for parents of children 18 and younger, this presentation was written and recorded by Sara Egan, Waterford Place social work intern.

Navigating Emotions During COVID-19

The pandemic is adding strain on our emotional well-being, creating anxiety about health and finance, uncertainty about the length of the quarantine, anger over loss of control, loneliness and fear of the unknown. Help manage these emotions by practicing healthy ways to cope.

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.