Education

Education Programs

Waterford Transitioning to Virtual Programming

Due to an increase of COVID-19 in the community, Waterford Place will shift to virtual only programming (no in-person programs) beginning December 29. You may join programs virtually to stay connected for education and support. Please contact us if you have any questions or need assistance to join us virtually.

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. Several resources are available to manage the financial impact of cancer,
including federally-funded programs and private nonprofit organizations. Schedule a virtual meeting with a financial navigator to learn what financial resources are
available to you.

Welcome to Waterford Place Orientation

By appointment only
All new participants are invited to attend an introductory orientation to discover the valuable resources available at Waterford Place.

Technology Consultation

By appointment only
Need help connecting to virtual programs through your personal computer, laptop or tablet? Schedule a virtual or phone consultation for assistance with setting up
an email or installing and using the Webex application on your device.

Introduction to Medical Cannabis

Wednesday, January 26 • 1 to 2 p.m.
Rick Niksic, Community Outreach Coordinator, Curaleaf

Learn about the medical cannabis program in Illinois, including the science behind cannabis as a safe alternative to many prescription medicines, the misconceptions about cannabis in general and the role of cannabinoids in relieving symptoms associated with traditional cancer treatments. The application for a medical cannabis card will also be covered. The same class is offered twice to accommodate different schedules. Register online

Survivorship Essentials

Tuesday, February 15 • 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Rebecca Buttrum, BSN, RN, OCN, Yorkville Outpatient Oncology

Nurse Rebecca Buttrum will present essential survivorship information from the start of diagnosis through follow-up. She will review possible long-term symptoms
and ways to manage them. Register online 

Advance Directives

Wednesday, February 16 • 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Lyndsey Craig, LSW, Apex Hospice and Palliative Care

Learn about the different types of advance directives and their purposes. Register online

Hospice and Palliative Care: Knowing the Difference

Wednesday, March 16 • 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Shelley Cartwright, CEO, Apex Hospice and Palliative Care

Learn the differences between hospice and palliative care to make the health care decision that’s right for you. 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.