Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University

Healthy Lifestyle Activities

Afternoon with Music

Free music concert offered by Caring Arts musicians.

Art as Relaxation

An art instructor is going from room to room in the infusion clinics with art supplies and suggestions.  Learn and be surprised by the sense of accomplishment after making your own art. Check below to find out when we will be on your floor.

Infusion at Galter, 21st floor, and Infusion at Prentice, 4th floor, and Infusion at Arkes, 21st floor.

Artist-in-Residence

Relax by painting, drawing, and tracing. An art instructor is going from room to room on the inpatient floors with art  supplies and suggestions. Check below to find out when we will be on your floor.

Prentice Inpatient, 14th , 15th and 16th  floors.

Chair Yoga

Give yourself the benefit of deep breathing and a comfortable stretch. This gentle yoga can be done while seated. It’s your chance to try yoga for the first time or to keep up your practice. 

"Come As You Are" Yoga

This class, led by a certified yoga instructor, is designed for beginners and  those with physical challenges, or for those who just want a gentle stretching class.  This activity may be done seated in a chair or standing.

Crafts

Relax by engaging in a crafty project. Activities include beading, tracing, and painting. Supplies provided. All skill levels are welcome.                                                               

Jewelry Making

Here you will learn ways to create original accessories like earrings, necklaces, bracelets and more! The classes will offer an atmosphere of learning and support for those seeking to be creative.   

Journal Writing

Journaling can be a form of meditation and stress relief, while also allowing the individual to express themselves. This class incorporates drawing, mark making, collage, and creative writing techniques to give participants the tools and inspiration to explore their creative side.         

Knitting

Explore the wonderful world of handcrafted fibers as you learn how to knit in the European style           

Music Tuesdays

Relax and heal by listening to calming live music offered by Northwestern University medical students and their friends.

Spiritual Awakenings

A weekly space for patients, families, and staff to enjoy 30 minutes of music, meditation, or inspirational literary works. Each Thursday holds something special and be sure not to miss the second Thursday of the month when we feature something extra-special! Stop by to rejuvenate, relax, and restore!

T'ai Chi Chih® 

T’ai Chi Chih is a mix of meditation and movement that has been shown to reduce stress.  It can be done while sitting or standing and is fun to learn! For all ages and physical conditions. No special clothing required.

Support Groups

Caregiver Support Group

This group offers an opportunity to meet with other family members or caregivers to share experiences and learn from others.

Polish Support Group

This group offers an opportunity for patients, caregivers, family members, and friends to share information and experiences related to living with a cancer diagnosis. The group is open to those who themselves have cancer or are supporting a loved one with cancer.

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