Self-help expert to address cancer survivors Sept. 22

Staff Report

Healing Pathways-Cancer Resource Center will hold a one-hour program called “Taking Care of Yourself During Cancer Treatment” at 7 p.m., Sept. 22.

Healing Pathways is at 2821 N. Bell School Road, in the lower level of Westminster Presbyterian Church.

The free program is presented by Stuart Pinkwater, PsyD, who serves as a consulting clinical director and program director of cancer wellness centers and hospitals in the Chicago area. Dr. Pinkwater has spent the last 14 years at the Cancer Wellness Center in Northbrook.

Dr. Pinkwater will give practical information to assist people undergoing cancer treatment. He will discuss the importance of self care for both the patient and family members, including nutrition, exercise, meditation, support groups and often counseling.

Healing Pathways offers free services to people touched by cancer, living within a 30-mile radius of the Rockford area. Programs offered include stress management and nutrition classes, gentle exercise, support groups, massage therapy and reflexology.

Visit, e-mail, or call (815) 395-5649 for details.

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