List of Programs

No matter where you are on your cancer journey, The Cancer Support Center has a program that can help you enhance your life, boost your mood, form new relationships with those who are on their cancer journey, and improve your overall quality of life. Read on to learn about each of our current programs offerings, including dates, times, locations, and links to register for Zoom programs. Participants will see benefits from any singular program, but it is encouraged to combine programs from multiple areas to get the most from your time at The Center. To attend programs in person at our Homewood or Mokena locations, please call 708-798-9171 or email us. To attend programs virtually, click the underlined program name in blue to be redirected to Zoom registration.

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Education & Networking

Recurring Groups

Bereavement Group (Virtual)

The first and third Thursday of the month from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Blood Cancer Networking Group (Virtual)

The final Thursday of the month from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. 

*Resuming in Sept.* Brain Tumor Networking Group (Homewood)

The second Thursday of the month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Call 708-798-9171 to register.  

Breast Cancer Networking Group (Virtual)

The first Wednesday of the month from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 

Caregivers Networking Group (Virtual)

The third Tuesday of the month from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. 

Colorectal Cancers Group (Virtual)

The second Monday of the month from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. 

Gynecological Cancer Networking Group (Virtual)

The third Wednesday of each month from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Lung Cancer Networking Group (Virtual)

The final Wednesday of each month from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. 

Men’s Discussion Group (Virtual)

Every Thursday from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Metastatic Breast Cancer Networking (Virtual)

The First Wednesday of each month from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. 

Metastatic Cancer Networking (Virtual)

The final Tuesday of each month from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Mother’s Grief Group (Virtual)

The last Thursday of each month from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Sistas of Hope (Virtual)

The third Wednesday of every month from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Young Adult Breast Cancer Networking Group (Virtual)

The second Wednesday of each month from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. 

*NEW* Young Adult Cancer Networking Group (Virtual)

The second Tuesday of each month from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., starting May 10, 2022.

For those between 18-40 years of age.

Support & networking groups are open to Illinois residents only. 

Special Programs

Boosting Mood Through Mindful Movement (Virtual)

Friday, June 10 from 10 to 11 a.m.

It can be tough to stay active no matter the time of year. This can be problematic because activity influences mood. Define mindful movement and find personal motivation for engaging in physical activity. Facilitated by Dr. Rachel Boutte, Psychosocial Oncology Fellow at Rush University. Please call 708-478-3529 or 708-798-9171 to register or click the program title above to register on Zoom.

Counseling & Stress Management

Recurring Programs

Art Journaling (Virtual)

Email Kelly to receive a prompt each Thursday in your inbox. 

Art Open Studio (Hybrid - Homewood OR Virtual)

Every Wednesday from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Art (Hybrid - Homewood OR Virtual)

Every Monday from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Art (Hybrid - Mokena OR Virtual)

Every Tuesday from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Guided Imagery (Virtual)

Every Friday from 12 p.m. to 12:45 p.m.

Journeying Inward: Deep Relaxation for Well-Being & Stress Relief (Virtual)

The third Wednesday of each month from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Individual, Family, or Couples Counseling* (In-Person or Virtual)

Contact Kathleen Daly for more information. 

*Counseling may only be for residents of Illinois. Please register if you have any questions. 

 

Monday Meditation with Cecily (Virtual)

Every Monday from 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Fitness & Physical Wellness

Recurring Programs

Chair Yoga with Cecily (Virtual)

Every Monday from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Join us to participate in this ancient tradition done in the comfort and safety of a chair.

Participants have said, "Yoga has helped me deepen awareness of body, mind, and spirit,” and that this program has helped them find balance in peace in life. Please call 708-798-9171 or 708-478-3529 to register in person or click the program title above to register on Zoom.

Gentle Floor Yoga Nidra with Karen (Hybrid - Mokena OR Virtual)

Every Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Gentle Yoga with Marcela (Hybrid - Homewood OR Virtual)

Every Tuesday from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Moves That Matter (Hybrid - Homewood OR Virtual)

Every Tuesday from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Techniques to Reduce Muscle Tightness, Improve Balance & Flexibility (Mokena)

The first Thursday of each month from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. 

Muscle Activation Techniques (MAT) is a powerful muscular assessment tool that analyzes and corrects muscular imbalances. Rob Cuttle, Personal Trainer will share core exercises that train the muscles in your pelvis, lower back, hips, and abdomen to work in harmony to better support stability and strength. Call 708-478-3529 to register for this program.

Soundbath (Homewood)

Every 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Thursday of each month from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Our physical bodies are composed of atoms vibrating at various rates; illness and the stress it can create lower that rate. A sound meditation, in which you bathe your body in the healing vibrations of a variety of ancient instruments, can raise your consciousness to create a space of peace and well-being, of harmony and balance, in which you open to profound therapeutic benefits. Join us for this healing reconnection. Please bring a pillow, blanket and wear loose clothing. Class is limited to 7 participants and registration is required. For more information please call 708-798-9171.

Tibetan Bowl (Mokena)

Every other Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

This sound meditation creates a space of peace, well-being, harmony, balance, and brings profound therapeutic benefits. Bring a pillow or blanket, and wear loose clothing. The class is limited to 7 participants. Call 708-478-3529 to register.

Yoga for Healthy Movement (Mokena)​

Every Thursday from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Call 708-478-3529 to register. 

Zumba Gold with Lori (Virtual)

Every Monday from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Zumba Gold with Denise (Homewood) 

Every Monday and Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Call 708-478-3529 to register.

Zumba on Demand (Virtual)

Every Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 a.m. the following day. Use code "cscgld" to access class.

 

Special Programs 

Movements to Manage Knee & Leg Pain

Hybrid - Homewood or Virtual

Monday, June 20 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

This is a small class in which participants will receive personalized movements to help with knee and leg pain. The instructor will give each individual specific movements based on their presenting issues. Registration is required and space is limited. Facilitated by Roy Alfonso, Fitness & Medical Exercise Specialist. Please call 708-798-9171 to register in person or click the title above to register on Zoom.

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Nutrition Education

Special Programs

Healthy Lifestyle Nutrition & Fitness Program

Hybrid - Mokena Or Virtual

Tuesdays & Wednesdays from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. thru March 23

SPRING SESSION starting April 12!

Healthy Lifestyle is an 8-week program designed to help support, empower and challenge you towards achieving your goals. Each week, you will meet online or in person for one hour with a nutrition educator and a fitness instructor. This is the perfect time to focus on a healthier you! Facilitated by Chris Rosandich, MS, Nutrition Educator, and Rob Cuttle, Personal Trainer. Call 708-478-3529 to register in person or click the program title above to register on Zoom.

Clean Living: Cleaning with Essential Oils & Chemical-Free Products

Homewood or Virtual on Thursday, May 26 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

We use products every day on our bodies and in our homes that contain harmful ingredients. Explore the Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) "Guide to Healthy Cleaning” and review all of the benefits when using essential oils in your home. Presented by Chris Rosandich, Nutrition Educator, MS, and Jayne Hayes, Reiki Master and Sound Healing Practitioner. Please call 708-798-9171 or 708-478-3529 to register in person or click the program date and location above to register on Zoom for either session.

Eating Well After a Cancer Diagnosis: 10 Ways to Regain Energy

Hybrid - Homewood or Virtual

Thursday, May 19 from 1 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.

This program will empower you to make lifelong changes to feeling better, step-by-step. Combat fatigue and get your energy back by following simple daily strategies. Please call 708-798-9171 to register in person or click the program title above to register on Zoom.

Easy Cooking for 1 or 2: Falling in Love with Salads Again!

Hybrid - Mokena or Virtual

Wednesday, June 15 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

It's possible to eat fresh, home-cooked meals, even if you live alone or with one other person. Join Chris as she shares tips, tricks, and recipes to make cooking fun, easy, and healthy. Please call 708-478-3529 to register in person or click the program title above to register on Zoom.

Control & Track Your Salt, Sugar, and Fat Intake

Hybrid - Homewood or Virtual

Thursday, June 16 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Did you know that eating large amounts of fat, sugar and salty foods alter the brain’s chemistry which in turn can increase cravings? If you are compelled to eat these foods, you are not alone. Examine how to break this cycle by learning to replace fat, sugar, and salt with foods that do not trigger the brain or body in a negative way. Please call 708-798-9171 to register in person or click the program title above to register on Zoom.

15 Superfoods to Keep Your Body & Mind Strong

Hybrid - Mokena or Virtual

Wednesday, June 22 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

We have all heard how ‘superfoods’, packed with essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, can help us improve our health. But which foods can help keep the mind sharp and boost memory? Discover the top 15 superfoods that can help support both the brain and body. Please call 708-478-3529 to register in person or click the program title above to register on Zoom.

Managing Stress & Anxiety Through Diet & Lifestyle: Healthy Snacks Served

Hybrid - Homewood or Virtual

Thursday, June 30 from 11 a.m. to 12:15 a.m.

Stress can affect your body, your thoughts, and feelings and, left unchecked, can contribute to many health problems lik3 high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, and diabetes. Learn to recognize common stress symptoms and learn simple strategies that can help you better manage stress, feel calmer and more relaxed. Please call 708-798-9171 to register in person or click the program title above to register on Zoom.

Body Image

Skincare Workshop

Virtual

Monday, May 23 from 4 to 5 p.m.

This workshop will go over basic skincare considerations for anyone undergoing treatment. Facilitated by Kathy McCarthy, Cosmetologist, Oncology Esthetics Trained. Please call 708-478-3529 or 708-798-9171 to register or click the program title above to register on Zoom.

CSC's Wig Boutique

The Cancer Support Center wig boutique provides high-quality wigs in a wide range of styles, colors, and textures to those undergoing chemo and experiencing hair loss. Contact us via email or by phone at 708-798-9171 or 708-478-3529 to schedule a fitting.