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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.

Freedom from Smoking®

April 2, 9, 16, 23, 26 & 30 and May 7 • 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Facilitated by Terri Horton

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 challenges of quitting. The cost of the program is $20, which is refundable upon successful completion of the program. To register, call 866-426-7539 or 630-978-6700 or sign up at online.

CANCELLED From Cancer to Health™: A Stress Management and Coping Program

Thursdays, April 12, 19 & 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 and June 7, 14, 21 & 28 • 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Facilitated by Kelly Huggins, LCSW

From Cancer to Health™ is a twelve-week program designed with the specific needs of people with cancer in mind. Participants in this program will learn:

  • Strategies to help manage stress
  • Ways to lessen the impact of physical symptoms of cancer
  • Skills to cope with common problems faced by people with cancer

From Cancer to Health™ is for people recently diagnosed with cancer including those in treatment. *Group will continue to meet once a month, as needed, upon completion of the 12-week series.

Managing Health Anxiety

Fridays, April 13, May 11 and June 8 • 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Led by Jill Setork, 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. This is a six-part session that is offered twice per year.

Giving Back Society

Friday, April 20, May 18 and June 15 • 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Chaired by Lisa Lapinski

Are you looking for opportunities to pay it forward by helping other cancer patients on the journey? Join the Waterford Place Giving Back Society where each month you and other members of the club will work on brainstorming and participating in ways that make a difference in the cancer community.

Medical Cannabis and Cancer

Wednesday, April 25 • 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Led by Mahja Sulemanjee and Rick Niksic, Green House Group

Learn more about what medical cannabis is, potential benefits for cancer patients, safety recommendations, eligibility and requirements as well as dispensary information. Bring your questions because there will be a Q&A session to follow.

All About Clinical Trials

Wednesday, May 2 • 2 to 3:30 p.m.
Led by Amanda N. Baker, CCRP, Oncology Research Coordinator, Rush Copley Cancer Care Center

Clinical trials look at new ways to treat cancer and improve quality of life for those living with a cancer diagnosis. Come learn about how clinical trials are conducted and what it means to participate. Caregivers welcome!

Am I Normal? Understanding Sexual Desire After Treatment for Cancer

Tuesday, May 8 • 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Led by Britt Hermann, LCSW and Certified Sex Therapist, Cancer Treatment Centers of America®

Join Britt to discuss how cancer can impact sexuality. The focus of this presentation will be understanding how desire works, learning mindfulness practices to increase arousal and dispelling myths around sexuality that hold us back from being our authentic sexual selves.

Estate Planning 101

Wednesday, May 9 • 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Led by W. David Weiner, President of Weiner Insurance

This workshop will share with you the importance of making sure your family and loved ones are protected with the proper legal documents. Please plan on attending so you can learn the ABC’s of a will and importance of legal planning. Do the proper planning now so you can avoid any hassles later.

An Introduction to Genetic Counseling

Wednesday, May 16 • 1 to 2:30 p.m. and Thursday, June 7 • 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Presented by Cory McHale, MS, LCGC, Genetic Testing Specialist, GeneDx

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about how genetic testing might be helpful to understanding and personalizing cancer management for you or your family members. Cory will explain basic genetics, walk you through the goals of a genetic counseling appointment, and share examples of inherited syndromes. Light refreshments will be served. The same presentation is being offered at two separate days/times in an effort to accommodate for different schedules.

What is Vibrational Sound Therapy?

Thursday, May 17 • 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Led by Sandy LaBianco-Brown

Want to know more about vibrational sound therapy? Register to attend this discussion to learn more about the benefits of this technique, listen and feel the difference between different instruments and enjoy a sample of the experience.

Stress Reduction, Mindfulness and Emotional Empowerment

Friday, May 25 • 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Led by Jenna Fash, LCPC, Fash Counseling

Join Jenna Fash, for an evening discussion on tools and concepts that can help participants live in the present moment with less stress and greater enjoyment! Participants can expect this to be both educational and experiential and leave feeling better equipped to cope with stress. Caregivers are welcomed and encourage to attend.

Cancer Survivor's Day

Sunday, June 3 • 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Rush Copley is proud to sponsor this special celebration of life. We salute the strength of patients and the support of their family and friends. Registration is required. Register online or call 866-426-7539.

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

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 -->