Monday: 9am - 5pm
Tues-Thu: 9am - 7pm
Friday: 9am - 3pm
Wildwood Presbyterian Church
18630 W. Old Gages Lake Rd.
Grayslake, IL 60030
Tuesday: 3pm - 7pm
The Cancer Wellness Center offers a variety of physician lectures and education & special events throughout the year. A new calendar of events is available every quarter.
Our Northbrook location is
Information about upcoming programs at our Northbrook location can be found in our calendar and on our program registration site. A new calendar is published quarterly, with new programs and events included in each edition.
ALL PROGRAMS REQUIRE REGISTRATION UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED.
Joseph L. Feldman, MD, CLT- LANA, North Shore University Health System and Staff
Lymphedema is an abnormal accumulation of lymph fluid in the arm or leg tissues, caused by the failure of the lymph system to transport the lymph fluid. This condition presents as limb swelling. Lymphedema can present after various treatments for cancer. Dr. Feldman and his lymphedema therapist will introduce participants to the lymph system, lymphedema treatments and risk reduction practices to prevent flair up.
Presenter: Rabbi Dr. Joseph S. Ozarowski, BCC
Have you ever wondered what Judaism has to say to those of us who struggle with chronic illness such as cancer? Please join Rabbi Joe Ozarowski, Rabbinic Counselor and Chaplain at Jewish Child and Family Services as we look at some classic Jewish texts, explore Jewish spirituality at times of illness, as well as discuss our own experiences. This program is co-sponsored by CWC and Jewish Healing Network of Chicago at JCFS.
Presenter: Kimberly Matthews, MA, LCPC
Research demonstrates that outdoor exercise, such as hiking, offers health and well-being benefits. Join us at Heller Nature Center, 636 Ridge Road, Highland Park for a nature meditation followed by a two mile hike. Meet outside the Nature Center entrance by 10:00 – promptness is important. Please wear comfortable hiking or running shoes, bring a water bottle and dress for the weather. The hiking terrain will not be paved and we may encounter irregular surface paths – all part of the beauty and joy of the hike! The Heller hiking trail offers the opportunity to return to the Nature Center parking lot after 1 mile, if you would prefer to shorten your hike. Hike will be cancelled in the event of rain.
Presenters: Carol A. Rosenberg, MD, FACP, Director, Living in the Future (LIFE) Cancer Survivorship Program, NorthShore University HealthSystem, Erin Baurle, PsyD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Deborah Kronenberger, MA, LCPC, Wellness Program Coordinator, Cancer Wellness Center, Linda Sizemore, PhD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist
The LIFE Program and the Cancer Wellness Center present an “Evening of Survivorship.” The evening will include lectures, interactive discussions and demonstrations. Survivorship topics include “Cognitive Dysfunction: Is it Chemobrain?” “Food Facts & Myths for Survivors,” “Reestablishing Sexual Intimacy,” “Stress Reduction Techniques” and “Healthy Thinking for Peaceful Living.” Breakout sessions include:
Cognitive Dysfunction: Is it Chemobrain? Presenter - Dr. Carol Rosenberg. Lecture on chemobrain and ways to cope.
Food Facts & Myths for Survivors: Presenter - Dr. Carol Rosenberg. Lecture separating fact from fiction regarding the healthful nutritional components for the diet of cancer survivors.
Healthy Thinking for Peaceful Living: Presenter – Erin Baurle, PsyD. Interactive discussion about anxious thoughts and feelings following cancer treatment and the experience of refocusing one’s life while in survivorship.
Reestablishing Intimacy: Presenters - Linda Sizemore. Lecture for men and women on the tools and language that can help with the process of reestablishing intimacy following a cancer diagnosis and/or treatment.
Stress Reduction Techniques: Presenter - Debby Kronenberger, MA, LCPC. Presentation on stress reduction methods with an experiential portion to the session.
Presenters: Chicago News Personalty and Co-Founder of Life Matters Media, Randi Bellisomo, Mary Mulcahey, MD, Co-Founder of Life Matters Media, Paul Hutchison, MD, MA
Join Drs. Hutchison and Mulcahey and WGN’s Randi Bellisomo for the second program of this series. This program will include information to empower attendees to spell out and safeguard care preferences in the form of an advance directive. They will also help audience members consider the best proxy-decision maker for their care decisions, as well as how to complete, legalize and store their own care directive.
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