“Top oncologists, radiologists, surgeons and other medical specialists give presentations designed specifically for people with cancer and their loved ones.”
Self-Hypnosis for Stress Relief & Pain Management Monday, January 8th, 6:30-8:00 pm Tuesday, March 6th, 6:30-8:00 pm Carmela Tunzi of Mind Flow Hypnosis will present a fun and informative talk about the benefits of self-hypnosis to help manage treatment symptoms, reduce stress, and help manage pain. Learn valuable skills that you can use on a daily basis for patients and family members alike.
Smoothies for Health and Well-being Tuesday, January 9, 10:30 am-12:00 pm Join Olive Kreitman, Lifestyle Educator/Nutrition Educator, to learn how to make delicious healthy morning smoothies. In this hands-on workshop, you will learn how to make nutrient dense smoothies that are tasty, healthy, and extremely satisfying. Smoothies are a wonderful way to give your body the necessary nutrients needed to protect, prevent and fight disease in all its various forms. Samples and recipes will be provided.
Breast Reconstruction Options Tuesday, January 9, 6:30-8:00 pm Women with breast cancer and their caregivers are invited to a comprehensive empowerment program that streamlines information options and tools for decision-making around breast reconstruction presented by Dr. Michael Hakimi, MD, plastic & reconstructive surgeon.
Complementary and Natural Therapies Thursdays, 5:30-6:45 pm January 18th, February 15th, & March 15th Join Dr. Robert Chu, L.Ac and learn how acupuncture, nutrition, and exercise can help reduce the side effects of cancer treatment. Dr. Chu will discuss the value of nutritional habits and explore the nutritional properties of specific foods for enhancing energy and immunity.
Bead Weaving Monday, January 22nd, 1:00-5:00 pm (Beginner) Monday, February 26th, 1:00-5:00 pm (Advanced) Come and learn the technique of bead weaving, the art of creating jewelry using a needle and thread, from Mary Holley. Bring your reading glasses and some patience to create a beautiful piece of jewelry. Class size is limited.
Armstrong™ Herb Potting Class Monday, January 29, 3:00–4:30 pm Join Armstrong Garden Centers Manager Jesse Bawsel for a ‘Make and Take’ workshop planting cool season herbs and vegetables into a decorative pot. We will discuss varieties, soils, sun tolerance, watering practices and more. Learn about the health benefits of adding herbs to your diet. We look forward to seeing you there.
Four Part Nutrition Series Mondays, 6:00-7:30 pm February 12 & 26, March 12 & 26 Join Courtney Titus, Certified Holistic Health Coach, for this four-week nutrition series to build healthy habits that work for your lifestyle. She empowers cancer patients and survivors to thrive through food, fitness, and spiritual connection as well as regain strength and confidence through cardiovascular and weight training workouts.
Quiet the Mind Meditation A Four Week Series Wednesdays, Feb 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2:00-3:00 pm Join Emily Gonzales, Chopra Center™ Certified Instructor to learn techniques for quieting the mind and shifting to a calm and balanced state of wellbeing. Learn tools to develop your own personal meditation practice.
Myths & Facts about Hospice and Palliative Care Tuesday, February 13, 6:30–8:00 pm Join Pamela Wright, LCSW, from VITAS Healthcare, to learn the differences between hospice care and palliative care. She will debunk common myths about hospice care and discuss how all cancer patients can benefit from palliative care from the date of initial diagnosis.
Beading Basics An instructional class for beginners, but veterans are always welcome! Monday, March 12, 1:00-5:00 pm Beading is an ancient art and a healing process which can help one cope with all kinds of stress and treatment. This is a basic workshop where you can learn the creative art of making beaded necklaces with Licia Ramos. Materials will be provided and loaner tools are available for use. Class size is limited so please pre-register.
Look Good, Feel Better Tuesday, March 13, 10:00 am-12:30 pm Women in active treatment learn to mitigate the appearance-related side effects of chemotherapy and radiation, demonstrated by a licensed cosmetologist sponsored by the American Cancer Society. Pre-registration required.