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Book Support

3rd Friday of the month | 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM | Virtual

Every month, Book Support selects a book to read and discuss. Please view our calendar to see this month’s book and to RSVP.

Sophie Canade, LCPC, ATR

Pet Therapy with Sherman

4th Wednesday of the month | 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Gilda’s Club Chicago Clubhouse at Advocate Christ Medical Center Outpatient Pavilion

Sherman the Shorkie is a registered Animal-Assisted Therapy dog and an American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen®.  It’s well-known (and scientifically proven) that interaction with a gentle, friendly pet has significant benefits. Animal-assisted therapy improves patients’ mental, physical, social and emotional functioning with the aid of animals. Children also respond to the unconditional love and patience provided by therapy dogs. Besides building skills, therapy dogs help children increase self-esteem and motivation.


Saturday LIVE!

Join us at the Downtown Clubhouse (537 N. Wells) on the second Saturday of each month for Saturday LIVE! programming! In-person programming typically includes movement classes, Caring Arts, kids activities, and social opportunities. 

Getting to the Clubhouse is easy:


  • Brown Line: Merchandise Mart (walk 3 blocks)
  • Pink/Green/Orange/Blue Lines: Clark & Lake (walk 6 blocks)
  • Red Line: Grand (walk 4 blocks)
  • Bus Lines: 22, 37, 65, 156


  • Street parking (metered)
  • Mart Parc Wells Self Park (401 North Wells) GCC will validate parking

Saturday LIVE! @ ACMC

Join us at the Gilda’s Club Chicago Clubhouse at Advocate Christ Medical Center Outpatient Pavilion (4440 W. 95th, Oak Lawn) on the 4th Saturday of each month for Saturday LIVE! programming! Enjoy a light breakfast, healthy lifestyle activities, and social opportunities with others impacted by cancer.

Parking is easy at ACMC! Free parking is available in Parking Lot D across from the Outpatient Pavilion.

March 2024 Saturday LIVE! @ ACMC

  • Strength, Fitness, & Fun
    9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
  • Caring Arts: Tissue Paper Mosaic
    10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Gong Meditation
    11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Thankful Thursday

Thursdays | 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM | Virtual*
On the 2nd Thursday of the month, Thankful Thursday is held at 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM as a hybrid group at both Blue Door Neighborhood Center in Morgan Park and virtually through Zoom.

Thankful Thursday is a time for individuals from all walks of life to express meaningful thanks for what you have, people you know, and events that have impacted your life. Everyone is welcome!

“Happiness is not a feeling; it is a choice. To be happy, one must choose to be happy, not respond to circumstances that now controls your happiness.” -Joyce Meyers

Kassandra Billups, MPC

Unleash Your Creativity

Fridays | 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM | Virtual

Art can be great for mind, body and spirit! Chase away the stress of the day and join us in an art group perfect for anyone new to art-making, as well as the seasoned professional. Using simple materials from around the home, we will explore creativity while connecting with others. The motto of this group: There is no wrong way to make art!

Projects will differ each week with materials and desires of the participants in mind.

Suggested materials: Pens, pencils or any drawing materials, paper (scrap paper is fine), scissors, junk mail, old magazines. We will work with whatever you are comfortable with and are inspired by.

Audra Eisin-Banazek, LCPC, ATR

Zip! Zap! Zoom! Improv

Mondays | 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM | Virtual

Through comedic improv games and exercises, attendees will delve into (online) comedy improvisation! All are welcome to tune in once a week to learn some new ideas, have fun, meet new people, and reduce stress. This course is for all experience levels. Attendance each week is highly encouraged. This Improv group is intended for adults. By registering, I am affirming I am 18 years old or over. Please contact a Program staff member by calling 312-464-9900 with any questions.

Kat Bovbjerg
Jay Sukow


If you plan to attend any of our activities, it is best to check our calendar for the most updated information and to register. Virtual programming requires registration on our website, preferably at least 24 hours in advance. In-person programming that requires a reservation, will be noted on the website calendar. For these programs, please complete the online RSVP or call the Clubhouse to sign up at least 24 hours in advance. Please note that if less than 5 people are registered 24 hours in advance, the program may be canceled.