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.

Personalized Financial Resource Consultation

By appointment only
Cancer not only affects your physical health, it also affects your financial well-being. Resources are available to help manage the financial impact of cancer, including federally-funded programs and private nonprofit organizations. To find out what financial resources are available to you, meet with a financial navigator virtually, by phone or in person. Call to schedule an appointment.

Technology Consultation

By appointment only
Need help connecting to virtual programs through your personal computer, laptop or tablet? Get help to set up an email or to install and use the Webex application on your device. Call today to get help over the phone or in person.

Welcome to Waterford Place Virtual Orientation

By appointment only
Omar Ramos, Program and Administrative Support Coordinator

All new participants are invited to attend an introductory orientation to discover the valuable resources available at Waterford Place. Learn more about our programs and how we can support you through your cancer journey. Orientations are available virtually, by phone or in person.

Benefits of Exercise: From Cancer Treatment to Survivorship

Monday, August 9 • 1 to 2 p.m.
Judy Siek, 500 eCYT, Certified Cancer Exercise Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor

Learn about the physical and mental benefits of exercise for those in active treatment or survivorship. Learn how to ease yourself into physical activity and exercises for a healthy lifestyle. Register Online

Integrative Oncology: What is it and Why Does it Matter in Cancer Care?

Thursday, August 19 • 1 to 2 p.m.
Angela Lorbeck, DACM, MSTOM, MPH, Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Practitioner, Rush Cancer Center

This informative and inspiring lecture will address the value of integrative medicine in cancer care. Learn what integrative medicine is, why people use it and how it may help you optimize your physical health and emotional well-being. Patients and caregivers are welcome. Register Online

Dental Changes Due to Cancer Treatment

Tuesday, August 31 • 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Soumya Padala, DDS, Orthodontist, Rush University Medical Center

Cancer treatments, such as chemotherapy and radiation, can cause uncomfortable side effects. Learn how to manage your oral health during and after treatment. A question-and-answer session will follow the presentation. Register Online

Pelvic Floor Therapy

Thursday, September 16 • 2 to 3 p.m.
Julienne Kwait, PT, MPT, CLT, Outpatient Therapy Coordinator, Rush Copley Medical Center

Learn the importance of, and ways to strengthen and support, the pelvic floor. A question-and-answer session will follow the presentation. Register Online

Introduction to HeartMath Meditation

Thursday, September 23 • 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Audrey Stoppel, RN, Rush Copley Medical Center

HeartMath Meditation is a simple yet powerful meditative technique to help bring you more clarity and balance. This technique will help you shift your emotional state and calm your mind. Register Online

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.