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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 331-301-5280.
Getting Financially Organized
Wednesday, August 12 • 1 to 2 p.m.
Omar Ramos, Certified Oncology Financial Navigator
You’re invited to set up an easy-to-use system for managing the “paper trail” of your cancer journey. This system can help reduce your feelings of stress by keeping your papers and bills organized so that you don’t lose track of unpaid bills. Utilizing this system will also simplify locating documents at tax time, if you plan to take deductions for cancer-related expenses. Register online for this live Webex presentation or call 331-301-5280.
Eating Healthy on a Budget
Wednesday, August 19 • 3 to 4 p.m.
Michelle Zepeda, MPH
Eating healthy doesn’t have to be expensive. By following a few simple strategies, you can eat a balanced diet. Learn about community resources and how to plan meals, save at the grocery store and decrease food waste. Register online for this live Webex presentation or call 331-301-5280.
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.