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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Off-Site Programs

Special Programs at Silver Cross

Bi-lingual Yoga with Marcela & Tibetan bowls with Leslie

Every Wednesday from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m.

Join us in the 2nd-floor lobby of UCM’s Comprehensive Cancer Center at Silver Cross for Bi-lingual Yoga with Marcela, followed by Tibetan Bowls with Leslie, every Wednesday night! This all-level yoga class consists of breathwork, gentle stretches, and seated and standing poses using the chair or wall for assistance and will be followed by Tibetan Bowls, a sound meditation that creates a space of peace, well-being, harmony, and balance that brings profound therapeutic benefits. Bring a pillow or blanket, and wear loose clothing.

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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. 

Brain Tumor Networking Group (Mokena)

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 12 p.m. to 1 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. 

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 fourth Tuesday of each month from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. 

Young Adult 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. 

4-Week Young Adult Affinity Series (Virtual)

November 7th & 14th from 6:30-7:30 p.m. For those between 18-40 years of age.

Special Programs

Stay tuned for next year's special programs

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..

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 Jason Kieffer 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.

Special Programs

Grieving Through the Holidays: (Virtual)

Monday, November 21 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Grieving is difficult regardless of the time of year. However, it can be especially difficult during the holidays, which are traditionally thought of as a time of gratitude and togetherness. Learn about meaningful ways to mourn and adjust traditions.

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 (Hybrid - Mokena OR Virtual)

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 or click the program title above to register on Zoom.

Soundbath (Homewood)

Every Thursday of each month from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

This program involves a sound meditation in which you bathe your body in the healing vibrations of various ancient instruments, and raise your consciousness to create a space of peace and well-being, harmony and balance. Please bring a pillow, and blanket and wear loose clothing. 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, and 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 Toning with Lori (Virtual)

Every Monday from 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.

Zumba Gold with Denise (Homewood) 

Every Monday and Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Call 708-798-9171 to register.

 

Special Programs 

*NEW*Restorative Yoga Workshops (Offered in Spanish and English)

Homewood

3rd Thursday of the month, 2-3 p.m.​​

  • December 15: Focus on Connective Tissue; ligaments, tendons, joint and bones.

Restorative yoga is low-impact to help manage pain, reduce stress and natural restoration of the body.

Movements to Manage Back & Hip Pain

Hybrid - Homewood or Virtual

Monday, November 21 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Most of us will have back pain at some point in our lives. Learn some of the mechanics that cause back pain and how to avoid having pain. This interactive workshop is not for those being treated for back pain or if you've had a spinal fusion. This program is 50 minutes long and will be limited to 4 people. Please call 708-798-9171 to register in person or click the program title above to register on Zoom.

Movements to Manage Knee & Leg Pain

Hybrid - Homewood or Virtual

Monday, December 19 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

Cooking with Chef Marcia

Hybrid - Homewood Or Virtual

Tuesdays, 10:30-12 p.m.​​

  • December 13: Empanadas

Join Chef Marcia as she teaches us how to cook with a variety of herbs, spices and amazing ingredients to create wonderful meals Please call 708.798.9171 to register.

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

Homewood: Thursday, December 8; 11-12:30 p.m.

We will explore the Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) “Guide to Healthy Cleaning” for safer alternatives and the benefits of using essential oils in your home.

Foods that Boost Immunities

Homewood

Thursday, December 1 from 1-2:15 p.m.

Chris will explore different foods and lifestyle choices including immune-boosting antimicrobial and antiviral herbs to help boost your immune system.

Women’s Wellness: Increase Energy, Support Digestion and Improve Mood

Hybrid - Mokena or Virtual

Wednesday, December 14 from 10-11:15 a.m.

Women have unique health care needs. This includes iron-rich foods, folate, calcium and vitamin D. Chris will review the best strategies to increase energy, support digestion and improve mood with diet.

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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.