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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.

Children and Family Programs

These programs are designed for families with children 18 years and younger.

Family Movie Night: The Incredibles 2

Monday, August 5 • 6 to 8 p.m.
Calling all superheroes! Bring the entire family for an indoor movie night. Wear your favorite superhero gear, bring your favorite snacks and beverages, and spend quality time with family and friends! Seating will be available, but you are welcome to bring your own chairs and blankets for a more comfortable experience. Register Online

Support Groups

Aurora Multiple Myeloma Networking Group

First Wednesday, August 7 • 6 to 8 p.m.
International Myeloma FoundationThis group is open to those diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma as well as their loved ones. A light dinner will be provided. To sign up, please call Valarie Traynham, group leader, at 630-423-6510 or aurora@IMFsupport.org. This group is affiliated with the International Myeloma Foundation.

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

Third Mondays, June 17, July 15 and August 19 • 6 to 7:30 p.m.
This group is designed for those who have been newly diagnosed, are in active treatment or are within the first years of completing treatment for breast cancer. Co-Facilitated by a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Breast Cancer Nurse Navigator. Register Online

Caregiver Support Group

Second Wednesdays, June 12, July 10 and August 14 • 6:30 to 8 p.m.
This group is designed to support loved ones of cancer patients. The group is facilitated by a Licensed Professional Counselor. Register Online

Gyne SISTERs (Sharing Inspiration and Support Through Education and
Resources)

Second Thursdays, June 13, July 11 and August 8 • 1:30 to 3 p.m.
This group is open to those who have or have had a gynecological cancer diagnosis. Co-facilitated by an Licensed Professional Counselor and a Registered Nurse. Register Online

Men’s Group

Fourth Tuesdays, June 25, July 23 and August 27 • 6:30 to 8 p.m.
This group is open to men 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 courtesy of a generous donation by Sodexo. Register Online

TLC (Together Living with Cancer) Support Group

Second and Fourth Tuesdays, June 11 and 25, July 9 and 23, August 13 and 2710 to 11:30 a.m.
This group is designed to support those living with an advanced or metastatic cancer diagnosis. Co-Facilitated by a social worker. This group will begin once five participants have registered. Register Online

Grief Support Group

First and Third Thursdays, June 20, July 18, August 1 and August 15 • 1 to 2:30 p.m.
This group is led by a hospice chaplain and is open to any adult who is coping with the death of a loved one as a result of cancer. This group is made possible through a partnership with Avalon Hospice and will begin once 5 participants have registered. Register Online

Oncology-Focused, Short-Term Counseling

By Appointment Only
Short-term counseling is provided to address cancer-related issues and is available to those diagnosed with cancer and their family. Up to five sessions are provided to address concerns such as sadness, worries, communication, returning to work, body-esteem and other similar issues as they relate to a cancer diagnosis.

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 bereavement specialist 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.

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