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April Calendar

Restorative Yoga

Saturday April 12 1-2:30 pm

Rest, re-new, restore, improve sleep call 781 610-1490to register.

Do your Spring Shopping at the Vineyard Vines in the Derby Street Shoppes and support the CSC-MSS

Wednesday April 9

5-8 pm

Positive emotions have been linked with better health,longer life, and greater well-being. Join us for an evening presentation lead by Deb Toomey RN, wellness coach and owner of Ultimate Healing Journey. click here for more info

Mindfulness Meditation 6 week program

starting Monday April 28

10-11 am

 

Surviving Cancer After Surviving Cancer

Wednesday April 30 6-7 pm

Book Author Presentation and Discussion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PROGRAMS

ON GOING PROGRAMS AT THE CANCER SUPPORT COMMUNITY

 

Peoples handsPARTICIPANT SUPPORT GROUP

For people with cancer at any point in their cancer journey. Weekly group which individuals commit to; pre- screening necessary to join these groups. Call to set-up screening. Two separate groups: Wednesdays 10:30-12 & Thursdays 4-6pm.

CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP

Open to all those people who care for or about someone with cancer. No pre-screening necessary.
Meets 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month 6-8pm

MELANOMA SUPPORT GROUP

This is a drop-in group open to anyone diagnosed with melanoma. Facilitated by Frank McCaffrey, LICSW, it meets the second Thursday of every month from 6 to 7:30 pm. Frank comes from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and has extensive experience working with people who have a melanoma diagnosis. Thank you to the Melanoma Foundation of New England for supporting this program.

MEN'S CANCER SUPPORT GROUP

"Open to any man who has been diagnosed with cancer. No pre-screening necessary – just drop in.
Meets the1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month 6-8pm.

Peoples handsTAI CHI

Open to people with cancer and their families & caregivers. Focused on stretching, balancing & meditation techniques with attention paid to physical realities of those involved with cancer treatments or in post-treatment phase. No pre-screening necessary - just drop in.
Meets every Tuesday 10-11am.

YOGA

Gentle Yoga class every Friday from 10 to 11:30 am. Open to people who are diagnosed with cancer and their families or caregivers. This class will focus on simple yoga poses to increase strength, flexibility and improve over all mood. Simple breathing exercises and meditations will be taught to reduce anxiety, stress and improve sleep. This class is drop in but please call before attending first class. 781- 610-1490 "Cancer steals your breath, yoga gives it back"- Tari Prinster


Peoples handsNEWCOMERS ORIENTATION MEETING

Open to people diagnosed with cancer and their families and caregivers. We suggest that people attend a Newcomers meeting to learn about CSC-MSS – it's mission, philosophy and programs.
Meets monthly. Check our calendar or call for more information. 781-610-1490

 

Peoples handsPREPARE FOR SURGERY/CHEMOTHERAPY/RADIATION

This is a one-to-one session based on Peggy Huddleston's program. It provides physical and emotional preparation for surgery, radiation and/or chemotherapy. We have two staff members who have been personally trained by Ms Huddleston. Scheduling is set-up on an individual basis.

LOOK GOOD FEEL BETTER

American Cancer Society program -A free program that teaches beauty techniques to women who are undergoing cancer treatment, to help them combat the appearance-related side effects of radiation and chemo therapy. Trained cosmetologists will assist with skin care,make up, hair styling with wigs and accessories . Held periodically at CSC-MSS.