Friday, December 21, 2012

NorthShore University HealthSystem: Brain Tumor & Caregiver Support Group

If you are in the Chicagoland area, you should know that the NorthShore University HealthSystem is going to stage a terrific 2013 monthly brain tumor and caregiver support group program (see program following this note).  The program has been organized by Ms. LeAnn Gannon, LCSW. I’m particularly impressed with the breadth of topics that the group will review – from Qigong to a clinical trial update to a nutritional presentation.

As a truth-in-advertising disclosure, I will be speaking at the January 2nd meeting entitled “Coping with a brain tumor.” Here’s details on the entire program:

NorthShore University HealthSystem
Evanston Hospital

Kellogg Cancer Center -- G968 – 6 to 7:30 PM
                            Free Parking

Jan. 2, 2013 – Coping with a brain tumor  
Reflections from brain tumor patients

Feb. 6, 2013 – Qigong
A series of gentle Oriental exercises to reduce stress, build stamina and promote healing
Regina Wolgel, OTR/L; certified Qigong instructor

Mar. 6, 2013 – Cognitive challenges
Coping techniques
Tami Meyer, Licensed Speech Therapist

Apr. 3, 2013 – American Cancer Society
Update on current services
Tina Neff, ACS Volunteer

May 1, 2013 – Clinical Trials
Research  Basics and Update
Neuro Oncology Research Nurses

June 5, 2013 – Nutritional needs
Maintaining a dietary balance
Lisa Zoberman, RD, CSO, LDN

                    NO GROUP IN JULY 2013

Aug. 7, 2013 – The Spiritual Journey:
Meaning, purpose, fulfillment amidst changes
Nancy Waite, PhD, MDiv, BCC/Chaplain

                     Sept. 4, 2013 – Discussion
             Ryan Merrell, MD/Neuro Oncologist

        Oct. 2, 2013 – Discussion
     Nicholas Vick, MD/Neuro Oncologist

                   November 6, 2013 – Music therapy
The healing arts
Heather Hodorowski, Music therapist

              December 4, 2013 – Family holiday traditions
Remembering joys -- managing stresses
       LeAnn Gannon, LCSW/Neuro Oncology

              RSVP:  LeAnn Gannon, LCSW: 847-570-2043

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