mindfulnessIntroduction to Reiki
Tuesdays, October 8 & November 12, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Reiki is a Japanese practice with a name meaning “universal life energy.” It is a stress reduction and relaxation technique. Reiki can also be used to encourage healing and provide other benefits. The energy that flows through the Reiki practitioner, Susan Locatell, will strengthen the body by releasing blocked energy pathways, thus decreasing pain and enhancing the body’s natural ability to heal.
 
department of laborDepartment of Labor EBSA and Social Security Administration & Covered California
Tuesday, October 15, 3:00 – 4:30 pm
Representatives from the Department of Labor, Social Security Administration AND Covered California will provide information and education focusing on federal health benefit laws including ERISA, COBRA, HIPAA as well as qualification for Social Security benefits including SSDI and SSI. Learn about health insurance options for the uninsured.
 
breast reconstructionBreast Reconstruction Options
Tuesday, October 15, 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. Nima Naghshineh MD MSc, plastic & reconstructive surgeon.
 
mind mappingMind Mapping
Tuesday, October 29, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Join Joana Breckner and Janet Solie for this hands-on workshop where participants are introduced to Mind Mapping, a problem-solving tool used for centuries by writers, scientists, educators, and psychologists. Through creative brainstorming, each person will build an individualized “game plan” and will take home this personalized mind map as a valuable resource and reminder of the power each of us possesses to manage the chaos of cancer and overcome everyday obstacles.
 
notecard designNote Card Design – Holiday Edition
Tuesday, November 5, 10:00 am – 12:00 noon
Join art instructor and cancer survivor, Sharon Palmiter. Learn how to make creative note cards for the holidays using a variety of media including stamps, stickers, colored pencils, and more. Materials will be provided. Space is limited.
 
doctorMedicare Overview
Tuesday, November 5, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Join a representative from the Center for Health Care Rights to learn about Medicare eligibility, when and how to apply, benefits, and costs. They will discuss how Medicare Advantage Plans and Medicare Supplemental Insurance help supplement Medicare coverage to close the gaps.
 
prostate cancerProstate Cancer Basics
Tuesday, November 12, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Join Dr. Haris Zahoor, MD, USC Norris Cancer Hospital, for a frank discussion about the symptoms, causes, diagnosis, staging, and treatment options for prostate cancer. Learn about treatment plans that gives the greatest chance of longer life, while managing side effects and preserving prostate function.
 
hereditary riskHereditary Risk
Tuesday, November 19, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
A hereditary cancer risk assessment is the key to identifying patients and families who may be at increased risk of developing certain types of cancer.  This assessment should be performed by all health care providers on a routine basis.  Dr. Dorcas Chi, MD, UCLA oncologist, will focus on the understanding of hereditary breast ovarian cancer syndrome, as well as various hereditary GI cancer syndromes.
 
stretchingWhat's So Great About Stretching?
Wednesdays in October & November, 10:00 – 11:00 am
Learn about the importance of stretching as a practice and discipline with Dr. Catherine Budincich, D.C. This daily practice connects your mind to your body, build strength, help joints to articulate smoothly reducing joint pain, and to feel younger and healthier. Wear comfortable clothing.
 
bead weavingBeginning Bead Weaving
Mondays, October 21 & November 18, 1 – 5 pm
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. Pre-register as class size is limited
 
therapyComplementary and Natural Therapies
Thursdays: October 17, November 21, and December 19 5:30 – 6:45 pm.
Join Dr. Robert Chu, L.Ac and learn how acupuncture, nutrition and exercise can be integrated with standard medical protocols to help reduce the side effects of cancer treatment and improve overall health and vitality.
 
beading basicsBeading Basics
An instructional class for beginners, but veterans are always welcome!
Mondays, October 10, November 14,  & November 18, 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 jewelry with Karla Barron. Materials will be provided and loaner tools are available for use. Class size is limited so please pre-register.