When

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 from 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM EST
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Where

This is an online event.  Following registration you will receive an email with instructions on how to join.

Contact

ReVital Cancer Rehabilitation 
revital@selectmedical.com 
 

Tips for navigating the holidays 

Holidays can be a joyful time, but they can also leave you feeling overwhelmed and a little stressed – especially when managing the challenges of cancer. In this upcoming session, Jessika Wheeler, occupational therapist and ReVital Cancer Rehabilitation Program director, will share tips and tricks to help you prepare for these busy times. 

 

Jessika will share strategies to help you with:

  • Time management
  • Energy conservation
  • Socializing and setting boundaries
  • Planning for religious traditions
  • Asking for help when you need it
  • Staying active
  • Mindfulness and feeling present

You will leave this session with a toolkit that will help to make your well-being a priority while also enjoying special traditions and time with those you love. 

Speaker: Jessika Wheeler, MOT, OTR/L, CLT

ReVital Program Director at NovaCare Rehabilitation, MN

Jessika is a program director for ReVital, Select Medical’s national cancer rehabilitation program.  She is responsible for providing support, resources, and mentorship to a multi-disciplinary team of 32 cancer rehabilitation specialists as well as developing relationships with oncology practices to increase access and utilization of cancer rehabilitation services in Minnesota.

In addition to her work with ReVital, Jessika was instrumental in the initial development and rollout of the Recovery and Reconditioning Program addressing long-haul COVID-19 and other debilitative illness issues.  She is also a mentor in Select Medical’s cognitive rehabilitation clinician development program.  Prior to joining Select Medical, Jessika worked at the Rosenberg Center, a pediatric developmental and behavioral needs clinic.

Jessika graduated with a master’s degree from the University of North Dakota in 2017 and has been interested in the role of rehabilitation in cancer care prior to this.  She completed her thesis on expanding the role of occupational therapy in oncology where she helped develop a holistic treatment guide and screening tool that she later presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association’s annual conference.