Education Programs

Information and 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.

Welcome to Waterford Place Virtual Orientation

Fridays: March 5 • 1 to 1:30 p.m.
All new participants are invited to attend an introductory virtual orientation to discover the valuable resources available to you at Waterford Place. Register online or call (331) 301-5280.

Personal Financial Resource Consultation

By appointment only
Cancer not only affects physical health, it also affects financial well-being. To help you manage the financial impact of cancer, several resources are available from federally funded programs to private nonprofit organizations. Schedule a virtual meeting with a financial navigator to learn what financial resources are available to you. To schedule an appointment, please email or call (331) 301-5280.

Transitioning to Plant-Based Nutrition

Tuesday, March 9 • 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Deepa Deshmukh, RD, LDN, DuPage Dietitians

Dietitian Deepa Deshmukh discusses tips on how to transition to a plant-based diet. A question-and-answer session will follow the presentation. Register Online

Strategies to Deal with the “Waiting Game”

Thursday, March 18 • 6 to 7 p.m.
Jan Litvene, ACSW, LCSW

There is a lot of waiting involved with cancer. You may be waiting for appointments, treatments, follow-ups or to feel like yourself again. Learn simple techniques to help focus on the present and spend less time worrying about the past or future. Through self-compassion and mindfulness, you can increase your capacity to deal with discomfort in your mind, body and heart. Register Online

Managing Worries for a Good Night’s Sleep

If stress or anxiety is keeping you awake at night, follow this advice from Sheila Dowd, PhD, Rush clinical psychologist. It should help you wind down your emotions and transition into sleep mode so you can get the rest you need to stay healthy.

Talking to Children and Family About Cancer

Talking to your children about your diagnosis and treatment can feel overwhelming. This recorded presentation shares tips and strategies for how to start that conversation and navigate the cancer experience together. Appropriate for parents of children 18 and younger, this presentation was written and recorded by Sara Egan, Waterford Place social work intern.

Navigating Emotions During COVID-19

The pandemic is adding strain on our emotional well-being, creating anxiety about health and finance, uncertainty about the length of the quarantine, anger over loss of control, loneliness and fear of the unknown. Help manage these emotions by practicing healthy ways to cope.

Make a Difference

Waterford Place is free of charge to participants; however it is entirely supported by philanthropy meaning that every gift matters. Learn more about ways to give.