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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Loyola Medicine and Gilda’s Club Chicago offering free workshop for cancer survivors

Six-week program helps cancer survivors transition from active treatment to post-treatment care

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MAYWOOD, Ill.  –  Loyola Medicine and Gilda’s Club Chicago are offering a free, six-week workshop to help cancer survivors transition from active treatment to post-treatment care.

The Cancer Transitions program is targeted to patients who have completed treatments in the last three to 24 months; however it may benefit survivors at any time in their survivorship.

At six Monday sessions, beginning Sept. 21, physicians, nutritionists, fitness trainers and other experts will discuss relaxation and stress management techniques, exercise tailored to your abilities and tips for nutritious eating.

The workshops will be presented from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, second floor auditorium, 2160 S. First Ave., Maywood. Light refreshments will be served.

Here are the topics:

  • Sept. 21: Get Back to Wellness: Take Control of Your Survivorship
  • Sept. 28: Exercise for Wellness: Customized Exercise
  • Oct. 5: Emotional Health and Well-Being: From Patient to Survivor
  • Oct. 12: Nutrition Beyond Cancer
  • Oct. 19: Medical Management Beyond Cancer: What You Need to Know
  • Oct. 26: Life Beyond Cancer

Space is limited. Please reserve a place before Sept. 14 by calling 708-327-2248.

Twelve million cancer survivors in the U.S. face heavy physical and psychological burdens as they transition from patients to survivors. The Cancer Support Community and Livestrong Foundation developed Cancer Transitions to address their needs. Gilda’s Club Chicago is an affiliate of the Cancer Support Community.

About Loyola Medicine and Trinity Health

Loyola Medicine, a member of Trinity Health, is a quaternary care system based in the western suburbs of Chicago that includes Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC), Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, MacNeal Hospital and convenient locations offering primary and specialty care services from 1,877 physicians throughout Cook, Will and DuPage counties. LUMC is a 547-licensed-bed hospital in Maywood that includes the William G. and Mary A. Ryan Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, a Level 1 trauma center, Illinois's largest burn center, a certified comprehensive stroke center and a children’s hospital. Having delivered compassionate care for over 50 years, Loyola also trains the next generation of caregivers through its teaching affiliation with Loyola University Chicago’s Stritch School of Medicine and Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing. Gottlieb is a 247-licensed-bed community hospital in Melrose Park with 150 physician offices, an adult day care program, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, the Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery and Bariatric Care and the Loyola Cancer Care & Research at the Marjorie G. Weinberg Cancer Center at Melrose Park. MacNeal Hospital is a 374-bed teaching hospital in Berwyn with advanced inpatient and outpatient medical, surgical and psychiatric services, advanced diagnostics and treatments. MacNeal has a 12-bed acute rehabilitation unit, a 25-bed inpatient skilled nursing facility, and a 68-bed behavioral health program and community clinics. MacNeal has provided quality, patient-centered care to the near west suburbs since 1919.

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic healthcare systems in the nation, serving diverse communities that include more than 30 million people across 22 states. Trinity Health includes 92 hospitals, as well as 109 continuing care locations that include PACE programs, senior living facilities and home care and hospice services. Its continuing care programs provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually. Based in Livonia, Mich., and with annual operating revenues of $18.3 billion and assets of $26.2 billion, the organization returns $1.1 billion to its communities annually in the form of charity care and other community benefit programs. Trinity employs about 129,000 colleagues, including 7,800 employed physicians and clinicians. Committed to those who are poor and underserved in its communities, Trinity is known for its focus on the country's aging population. As a single, unified ministry, the organization is the innovator of Senior Emergency Departments, the largest not-for-profit provider of home health care services—ranked by number of visits—in the nation, as well as the nation’s leading provider of PACE (Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly) based on the number of available programs.