Programs for Hope and Healing

Programs for Hope and Healing



programs for hope and healingKennedy's Center for Hope and Healing promotes an optimum life experience for people with cancer, their family members and medical caregivers.

Through individual and group sessions, self expression through interaction with others, physical activities and various arts - is introduced and encouraged as an effective tool for coping with cancer.

Programs such as these are offered at some of the leading cancer centers in the country, including the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and Duke University.  Kennedy is proud to offer these programs at no cost to those with cancer and their caregivers who entrust their care to us.

The following classes and support programs are offered:

Classes and Events

Tai Chi - 07/23/2014
Tai Chi is a Chinese slow motion exercise designed to promote good health and longevity by circulating internal energy or 'chi.' Benefits include promoting relaxation and reducing stress. Anyone can do it regardless of age or condition.

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Well-Being Yoga - Afternoon - 07/24/2014
Yoga, which increases flexibility, range of motion and strength, may bring additional benefits both during and after cancer treatments. When tension is released, energy flows more easily in the body, allowing participants to experience a sense of well-being.

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After Breast Cancer: Survivor Education Session - 07/24/2014
During this free program, Dr. Kathryn Schmitz, a noted expert, will cover issues that your doctor may have told you during cancer treatment that may seem more relevant now that you are a survivor. Free health screenings are also featured!

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Well-Being Yoga - Evening - 07/24/2014
Yoga, which increases flexibility, range of motion and strength, may bring additional benefits both during and after cancer treatments. When tension is released, energy flows more easily in the body, allowing participants to experience a sense of well-being.

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Hope and Healing Stitchers - Knitting and Crocheting Club - 07/25/2014
Join fellow community knitters and/or crocheters on an ongoing basis. Share and learn new skills, while working on community projects that will benefit Kennedy Cancer Center patients and their families. Please bring your own supplies and materials.

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HOPE - Helping Oncology Patients Exercise - 07/28/2014
Open to adult cancer patients of all ages and fitness levels. Research suggests exercise can help cancer patients reduce pain, nausea, anxiety and fatigue, improve ability to perform daily activities and enhance mood.

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Well-Being Yoga - Afternoon - 07/29/2014
Yoga, which increases flexibility, range of motion and strength, may bring additional benefits both during and after cancer treatments. When tension is released, energy flows more easily in the body, allowing participants to experience a sense of well-being.

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Well-Being Yoga - Afternoon - 07/31/2014
Yoga, which increases flexibility, range of motion and strength, may bring additional benefits both during and after cancer treatments. When tension is released, energy flows more easily in the body, allowing participants to experience a sense of well-being.

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Well-Being Yoga - Evening - 07/31/2014
Yoga, which increases flexibility, range of motion and strength, may bring additional benefits both during and after cancer treatments. When tension is released, energy flows more easily in the body, allowing participants to experience a sense of well-being.

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Hope and Healing Stitchers - Knitting and Crocheting Club - 08/01/2014
Join fellow community knitters and/or crocheters on an ongoing basis. Share and learn new skills, while working on community projects that will benefit Kennedy Cancer Center patients and their families. Please bring your own supplies and materials.

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HOPE - Helping Oncology Patients Exercise - 08/04/2014
Open to adult cancer patients of all ages and fitness levels. Research suggests exercise can help cancer patients reduce pain, nausea, anxiety and fatigue, improve ability to perform daily activities and enhance mood.

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Well-Being Yoga - Afternoon - 08/05/2014
Yoga, which increases flexibility, range of motion and strength, may bring additional benefits both during and after cancer treatments. When tension is released, energy flows more easily in the body, allowing participants to experience a sense of well-being.

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Mindfulness and Meditation - 08/05/2014
This class will not meet during the summer. It will resume in the fall on the 1st & 3rd Mondays of the month.

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Chair Yoga - 08/06/2014
Chair Yoga is ideal for the person who finds it difficult to participate in traditional yoga class due to physical limitations or joint issues. All poses are performed seated or standing, using a chair as support.

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Reflexology - 08/07/2014
Reflexology is a popular alternative therapy. It promotes relaxation, improves circulation, reduces pain, soothes tired feet, and encourages overall healing. It is also used for post-operative or palliative care. Reflexology is recommended as a complementary therapy and should not replace medical treatment.

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Well-Being Yoga - Afternoon - 08/07/2014
Yoga, which increases flexibility, range of motion and strength, may bring additional benefits both during and after cancer treatments. When tension is released, energy flows more easily in the body, allowing participants to experience a sense of well-being.

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Well-Being Yoga - Evening - 08/07/2014
Yoga, which increases flexibility, range of motion and strength, may bring additional benefits both during and after cancer treatments. When tension is released, energy flows more easily in the body, allowing participants to experience a sense of well-being.

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Hope and Healing Stitchers - Knitting and Crocheting Club - 08/08/2014
Join fellow community knitters and/or crocheters on an ongoing basis. Share and learn new skills, while working on community projects that will benefit Kennedy Cancer Center patients and their families. Please bring your own supplies and materials.

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HOPE - Helping Oncology Patients Exercise - 08/11/2014
Open to adult cancer patients of all ages and fitness levels. Research suggests exercise can help cancer patients reduce pain, nausea, anxiety and fatigue, improve ability to perform daily activities and enhance mood.

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Well-Being Yoga - Afternoon - 08/12/2014
Yoga, which increases flexibility, range of motion and strength, may bring additional benefits both during and after cancer treatments. When tension is released, energy flows more easily in the body, allowing participants to experience a sense of well-being.

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Tai Chi - 08/13/2014
Tai Chi is a Chinese slow motion exercise designed to promote good health and longevity by circulating internal energy or 'chi.' Benefits include promoting relaxation and reducing stress. Anyone can do it regardless of age or condition.

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Well-Being Yoga - Afternoon - 08/14/2014
Yoga, which increases flexibility, range of motion and strength, may bring additional benefits both during and after cancer treatments. When tension is released, energy flows more easily in the body, allowing participants to experience a sense of well-being.

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Well-Being Yoga - Evening - 08/14/2014
Yoga, which increases flexibility, range of motion and strength, may bring additional benefits both during and after cancer treatments. When tension is released, energy flows more easily in the body, allowing participants to experience a sense of well-being.

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Hope and Healing Stitchers - Knitting and Crocheting Club - 08/15/2014
Join fellow community knitters and/or crocheters on an ongoing basis. Share and learn new skills, while working on community projects that will benefit Kennedy Cancer Center patients and their families. Please bring your own supplies and materials.

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HOPE - Helping Oncology Patients Exercise - 08/18/2014
Open to adult cancer patients of all ages and fitness levels. Research suggests exercise can help cancer patients reduce pain, nausea, anxiety and fatigue, improve ability to perform daily activities and enhance mood.

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Well-Being Yoga - Afternoon - 08/19/2014
Yoga, which increases flexibility, range of motion and strength, may bring additional benefits both during and after cancer treatments. When tension is released, energy flows more easily in the body, allowing participants to experience a sense of well-being.

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Mindfulness and Meditation - 08/19/2014
This class will not meet during the summer. It will resume in the fall on the 1st & 3rd Mondays of the month.

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The Healing Touch of Reiki Therapy - 08/20/2014
Reiki, called "touch therapy", involves placing the hands on or very near to a person's body. The Reiki practitioner attempts to transmit or deliver enrgy. Some people call this therapy "Healing Touch."

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Chair Yoga - 08/20/2014
Chair Yoga is ideal for the person who finds it difficult to participate in traditional yoga class due to physical limitations or joint issues. All poses are performed seated or standing, using a chair as support.

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Reflexology - 08/21/2014
Reflexology is a popular alternative therapy. It promotes relaxation, improves circulation, reduces pain, soothes tired feet, and encourages overall healing. It is also used for post-operative or palliative care. Reflexology is recommended as a complementary therapy and should not replace medical treatment.

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Well-Being Yoga - Afternoon - 08/21/2014
Yoga, which increases flexibility, range of motion and strength, may bring additional benefits both during and after cancer treatments. When tension is released, energy flows more easily in the body, allowing participants to experience a sense of well-being.

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Well-Being Yoga - Evening - 08/21/2014
Yoga, which increases flexibility, range of motion and strength, may bring additional benefits both during and after cancer treatments. When tension is released, energy flows more easily in the body, allowing participants to experience a sense of well-being.

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Hope and Healing Stitchers - Knitting and Crocheting Club - 08/22/2014
Join fellow community knitters and/or crocheters on an ongoing basis. Share and learn new skills, while working on community projects that will benefit Kennedy Cancer Center patients and their families. Please bring your own supplies and materials.

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HOPE - Helping Oncology Patients Exercise - 08/25/2014
Open to adult cancer patients of all ages and fitness levels. Research suggests exercise can help cancer patients reduce pain, nausea, anxiety and fatigue, improve ability to perform daily activities and enhance mood.

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Well-Being Yoga - Afternoon - 08/26/2014
Yoga, which increases flexibility, range of motion and strength, may bring additional benefits both during and after cancer treatments. When tension is released, energy flows more easily in the body, allowing participants to experience a sense of well-being.

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Tai Chi - 08/27/2014
Tai Chi is a Chinese slow motion exercise designed to promote good health and longevity by circulating internal energy or 'chi.' Benefits include promoting relaxation and reducing stress. Anyone can do it regardless of age or condition.

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Well-Being Yoga - Afternoon - 08/28/2014
Yoga, which increases flexibility, range of motion and strength, may bring additional benefits both during and after cancer treatments. When tension is released, energy flows more easily in the body, allowing participants to experience a sense of well-being.

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Well-Being Yoga - Evening - 08/28/2014
Yoga, which increases flexibility, range of motion and strength, may bring additional benefits both during and after cancer treatments. When tension is released, energy flows more easily in the body, allowing participants to experience a sense of well-being.

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Hope and Healing Stitchers - Knitting and Crocheting Club - 08/29/2014
Join fellow community knitters and/or crocheters on an ongoing basis. Share and learn new skills, while working on community projects that will benefit Kennedy Cancer Center patients and their families. Please bring your own supplies and materials.

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Well-Being Yoga - Afternoon - 09/02/2014
Yoga, which increases flexibility, range of motion and strength, may bring additional benefits both during and after cancer treatments. When tension is released, energy flows more easily in the body, allowing participants to experience a sense of well-being.

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Chair Yoga - 09/03/2014
Chair Yoga is ideal for the person who finds it difficult to participate in traditional yoga class due to physical limitations or joint issues. All poses are performed seated or standing, using a chair as support.

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Reflexology - 09/04/2014
Reflexology is a popular alternative therapy. It promotes relaxation, improves circulation, reduces pain, soothes tired feet, and encourages overall healing. It is also used for post-operative or palliative care. Reflexology is recommended as a complementary therapy and should not replace medical treatment.

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Well-Being Yoga - Afternoon - 09/04/2014
Yoga, which increases flexibility, range of motion and strength, may bring additional benefits both during and after cancer treatments. When tension is released, energy flows more easily in the body, allowing participants to experience a sense of well-being.

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Well-Being Yoga - Evening - 09/04/2014
Yoga, which increases flexibility, range of motion and strength, may bring additional benefits both during and after cancer treatments. When tension is released, energy flows more easily in the body, allowing participants to experience a sense of well-being.

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Hope and Healing Stitchers - Knitting and Crocheting Club - 09/05/2014
Join fellow community knitters and/or crocheters on an ongoing basis. Share and learn new skills, while working on community projects that will benefit Kennedy Cancer Center patients and their families. Please bring your own supplies and materials.

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HOPE - Helping Oncology Patients Exercise - 09/08/2014
Open to adult cancer patients of all ages and fitness levels. Research suggests exercise can help cancer patients reduce pain, nausea, anxiety and fatigue, improve ability to perform daily activities and enhance mood.

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Well-Being Yoga - Afternoon - 09/09/2014
Yoga, which increases flexibility, range of motion and strength, may bring additional benefits both during and after cancer treatments. When tension is released, energy flows more easily in the body, allowing participants to experience a sense of well-being.

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Tai Chi - 09/10/2014
Tai Chi is a Chinese slow motion exercise designed to promote good health and longevity by circulating internal energy or 'chi.' Benefits include promoting relaxation and reducing stress. Anyone can do it regardless of age or condition.

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Chair Yoga - 09/10/2014
Chair Yoga is ideal for the person who finds it difficult to participate in traditional yoga class due to physical limitations or joint issues. All poses are performed seated or standing, using a chair as support.

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Well-Being Yoga - Afternoon - 09/11/2014
Yoga, which increases flexibility, range of motion and strength, may bring additional benefits both during and after cancer treatments. When tension is released, energy flows more easily in the body, allowing participants to experience a sense of well-being.

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Well-Being Yoga - Evening - 09/11/2014
Yoga, which increases flexibility, range of motion and strength, may bring additional benefits both during and after cancer treatments. When tension is released, energy flows more easily in the body, allowing participants to experience a sense of well-being.

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Hope and Healing Stitchers - Knitting and Crocheting Club - 09/12/2014
Join fellow community knitters and/or crocheters on an ongoing basis. Share and learn new skills, while working on community projects that will benefit Kennedy Cancer Center patients and their families. Please bring your own supplies and materials.

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HOPE - Helping Oncology Patients Exercise - 09/15/2014
Open to adult cancer patients of all ages and fitness levels. Research suggests exercise can help cancer patients reduce pain, nausea, anxiety and fatigue, improve ability to perform daily activities and enhance mood.

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Well-Being Yoga - Afternoon - 09/16/2014
Yoga, which increases flexibility, range of motion and strength, may bring additional benefits both during and after cancer treatments. When tension is released, energy flows more easily in the body, allowing participants to experience a sense of well-being.

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The Healing Touch of Reiki Therapy - 09/17/2014
Reiki, called "touch therapy", involves placing the hands on or very near to a person's body. The Reiki practitioner attempts to transmit or deliver enrgy. Some people call this therapy "Healing Touch."

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Chair Yoga - 09/17/2014
Chair Yoga is ideal for the person who finds it difficult to participate in traditional yoga class due to physical limitations or joint issues. All poses are performed seated or standing, using a chair as support.

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Reflexology - 09/18/2014
Reflexology is a popular alternative therapy. It promotes relaxation, improves circulation, reduces pain, soothes tired feet, and encourages overall healing. It is also used for post-operative or palliative care. Reflexology is recommended as a complementary therapy and should not replace medical treatment.

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Well-Being Yoga - Afternoon - 09/18/2014
Yoga, which increases flexibility, range of motion and strength, may bring additional benefits both during and after cancer treatments. When tension is released, energy flows more easily in the body, allowing participants to experience a sense of well-being.

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Well-Being Yoga - Evening - 09/18/2014
Yoga, which increases flexibility, range of motion and strength, may bring additional benefits both during and after cancer treatments. When tension is released, energy flows more easily in the body, allowing participants to experience a sense of well-being.

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Hope and Healing Stitchers - Knitting and Crocheting Club - 09/19/2014
Join fellow community knitters and/or crocheters on an ongoing basis. Share and learn new skills, while working on community projects that will benefit Kennedy Cancer Center patients and their families. Please bring your own supplies and materials.

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HOPE - Helping Oncology Patients Exercise - 09/22/2014
Open to adult cancer patients of all ages and fitness levels. Research suggests exercise can help cancer patients reduce pain, nausea, anxiety and fatigue, improve ability to perform daily activities and enhance mood.

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Well-Being Yoga - Afternoon - 09/23/2014
Yoga, which increases flexibility, range of motion and strength, may bring additional benefits both during and after cancer treatments. When tension is released, energy flows more easily in the body, allowing participants to experience a sense of well-being.

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Tai Chi - 09/24/2014
Tai Chi is a Chinese slow motion exercise designed to promote good health and longevity by circulating internal energy or 'chi.' Benefits include promoting relaxation and reducing stress. Anyone can do it regardless of age or condition.

logo

 

Chair Yoga - 09/24/2014
Chair Yoga is ideal for the person who finds it difficult to participate in traditional yoga class due to physical limitations or joint issues. All poses are performed seated or standing, using a chair as support.

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Well-Being Yoga - Afternoon - 09/25/2014
Yoga, which increases flexibility, range of motion and strength, may bring additional benefits both during and after cancer treatments. When tension is released, energy flows more easily in the body, allowing participants to experience a sense of well-being.

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Well-Being Yoga - Evening - 09/25/2014
Yoga, which increases flexibility, range of motion and strength, may bring additional benefits both during and after cancer treatments. When tension is released, energy flows more easily in the body, allowing participants to experience a sense of well-being.

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Hope and Healing Stitchers - Knitting and Crocheting Club - 09/26/2014
Join fellow community knitters and/or crocheters on an ongoing basis. Share and learn new skills, while working on community projects that will benefit Kennedy Cancer Center patients and their families. Please bring your own supplies and materials.

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HOPE - Helping Oncology Patients Exercise - 09/29/2014
Open to adult cancer patients of all ages and fitness levels. Research suggests exercise can help cancer patients reduce pain, nausea, anxiety and fatigue, improve ability to perform daily activities and enhance mood.

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Well-Being Yoga - Afternoon - 09/30/2014
Yoga, which increases flexibility, range of motion and strength, may bring additional benefits both during and after cancer treatments. When tension is released, energy flows more easily in the body, allowing participants to experience a sense of well-being.

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5th Annual Tree of Lights Remembrance Celebration - 11/18/2014
Remember Those Who Have Passed...Honor Those Who Have Survived...Honor, remember and celebrate the lives of loved ones by symbolically illuminating a light on the Kennedy Cancer Center Tree of Lights.

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Support Programs

Fighting Men-Fighting Cancer Prostate Support Group - 08/05/2014
For men coping with prostate cancer, this confidential education and support group provides helpful information to patients and caregivers.

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Breast Cancer Support Group - 08/07/2014
If you are facing breast cancer, at any phase of treatment, join this support group and share your experiences with otheres who face the same issues. Receive valuable information and emotional support.

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Living with Cancer - 08/20/2014
This program will help cancer survivors and caregivers adjust to everyday life once treatment is completed. We will discuss issues, such as body changes, long-term treatment effects, emotional and symptom management, legal rights, and proper follow-up care.

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Breast Cancer Support Group - 09/04/2014
If you are facing breast cancer, at any phase of treatment, join this support group and share your experiences with otheres who face the same issues. Receive valuable information and emotional support.

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Living with Cancer - 09/17/2014
This program will help cancer survivors and caregivers adjust to everyday life once treatment is completed. We will discuss issues, such as body changes, long-term treatment effects, emotional and symptom management, legal rights, and proper follow-up care.

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Breast Cancer Support Group - 10/02/2014
If you are facing breast cancer, at any phase of treatment, join this support group and share your experiences with otheres who face the same issues. Receive valuable information and emotional support.

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Living with Cancer - 10/15/2014
This program will help cancer survivors and caregivers adjust to everyday life once treatment is completed. We will discuss issues, such as body changes, long-term treatment effects, emotional and symptom management, legal rights, and proper follow-up care.

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Breast Cancer Support Group - 11/06/2014
If you are facing breast cancer, at any phase of treatment, join this support group and share your experiences with otheres who face the same issues. Receive valuable information and emotional support.

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Living with Cancer - 11/19/2014
This program will help cancer survivors and caregivers adjust to everyday life once treatment is completed. We will discuss issues, such as body changes, long-term treatment effects, emotional and symptom management, legal rights, and proper follow-up care.

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Breast Cancer Support Group - 12/04/2014
If you are facing breast cancer, at any phase of treatment, join this support group and share your experiences with otheres who face the same issues. Receive valuable information and emotional support.

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Living with Cancer - 12/17/2014
This program will help cancer survivors and caregivers adjust to everyday life once treatment is completed. We will discuss issues, such as body changes, long-term treatment effects, emotional and symptom management, legal rights, and proper follow-up care.

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Key Patient Contacts

Louise M. Baca RN MSN - Cancer Center Administrator
856-218-5321

Eric Gonzalez, RN, OCN - Nurse Navigator
Appointment scheduling and treatment navigation.
856-218-5324

Abigale Hassel, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C - Social Worker
Patient support and information.
856-218-5322

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Upcoming Classes

Tai Chi - 07/23/2014
Tai Chi is a Chinese slow motion exercise designed to promote good health and longevity by circulating internal energy or 'chi.' Benefits include promoting relaxation and reducing stress. Anyone can do it regardless of age or condition.

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Well-Being Yoga - Afternoon - 07/24/2014
Yoga, which increases flexibility, range of motion and strength, may bring additional benefits both during and after cancer treatments. When tension is released, energy flows more easily in the body, allowing participants to experience a sense of well-being.

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