Week of January 17, 2022

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Monday
January 17, 2022
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Location: Virtual

Jump into the New Year with a focus on feeling restored. Join Stephanie and Stephen for a 2-week series reviewing diet and exercise research, tips, and techniques that support feeling refreshed and ready to take on 2022. Presenters: Stephen Cerne, BS, NSCA-CPT, ACSM/ACS-CET and Stephanie Hopkins, MS, RDN, LD

Contact: Stephanie Hopkins MS, RDN, LD
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Location: Virtual

Monthly breast cancer support group for women who are newly diagnosed, in treatment and during follow up care. There are both daytime and evening groups. Facilitator: Andrea Sonnie, LISW-S, OSW-C

Contact: Andrea Sonnie LISW-S, OSW-C
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: The Gathering Place East

Group for parents, children and teens who have experienced a death of an adult loved one from cancer. Includes expressive, age specific, group activities and a concurrent support group for parents. Facilitator: Erin Rafter, CCLS, PhD

Contact: Erin Rafter PhD, CCLS
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: Virtual

New to The Gathering Place? Start here! Meet with a staff member to explore our FREE programs and services.

Contact: Eileen Coan MA, MLS
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Location: The Gathering Place West

Support group for caregivers, family members and friends of those diagnosed with cancer. Facilitated by: Susan Marinac, MSSA, LISW-S, MT-BC on Mondays & Sydney Beeman, MA, NCC, LPC on Tuesdays

Contact: Susan Marinac MSSA, LISW-S, MT-BC
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Location: Virtual

Weekly support group for people with any kind of cancer. Facilitated by:
Brittani Davis, MA, LPCC, LICDC on Mondays & Andrea Sonnie, LISW-S, OSW-C on Tuesdays

Contact: Brittani Davis MA, LPCC, LICDC
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Virtual

Comprehensive strength, endurance, balance, and flexibility routine for those in cancer treatment or dealing with side effects from treatment. Health and fitness screening required before attending any movement class.

Contact: Sandy Conochan ATC, PTA
Tuesday
January 18, 2022
5:15pm - 6:15pm
Location: The Gathering Place West

For men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer within the last six months. Facilitators: Mary Fisher-Bornstein, LISW-S and Brittani Davis, MA, LPCC, LICDC

Contact: Brittani Davis MA, LPCC, LICDC
5:30pm - 6:15pm
Location: Virtual

Learn and practice basic meditation techniques to manage stress in the comfort of your own home during these virtual sessions. Facilitators: Eileen Coan, MA, MLS (Tuesdays) and Erin Rafter, PhD, CCLS (Fridays)

Contact: Eileen Coan MA, MLS
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Location: Virtual

Group education and support for those diagnosed with prostate cancer. Family member welcome to attend. This month's topic: Prostate Cancer 101 presented by Jonathan Shoag, MD on January 13 and by Adam Calaway, MD and Jason Brown, MD on January 18.

Contact: Erin Rafter PhD, CCLS
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Location: The Gathering Place East

Monthly support group for those diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. Facilitator: Mary Fisher Bornstein, LISW-S

Contact: Mary Fisher Bornstein LISW-S
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Location: Virtual

Support group for caregivers, family members and friends of those diagnosed with cancer. Facilitated by: Susan Marinac, MSSA, LISW-S, MT-BC on Mondays & Sydney Beeman, MA, NCC, LPC on Tuesdays

Contact: Sydney Beeman MA, NCC, LPC
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Location: Virtual

Weekly support group for people with any kind of cancer. Facilitated by:
Brittani Davis, MA, LPCC, LICDC on Mondays & Andrea Sonnie, LISW-S, OSW-C on Tuesdays

Contact: Andrea Sonnie LISW-S, OSW-C
Wednesday
January 19, 2022
10:00am - 11:00am
Location: Virtual

Tuesdays, 10:00-11:00am at The Gathering Place East or virtually and Saturdays, 9:00-10:00am, held virtually

A gentle flow class appropriate for all levels.

Yoga with Lisa Thiel is a gentle, mind-body practice designed to empower participants to take an active role in managing their care and long-term health. The classes include physical postures and movement to improve strength, mobility, range of motion, balance and circulation. Breathing practices are used for better respiration, while mediation and other relaxation techniques are used to help manage stress and anxiety to enhance well-being. Each class offers modifications to meet fluctuations in physical ability and energy level throughout the cancer journey. Different positions (in chairs, on the floor and standing) and the use of props are encouraged to meet individual needs. Instructor: Lisa Thiel, MA, E-RYT500

Health and fitness screening required before attending any movement class.

Please consult your physician before beginning this, or any exercise program. As with any exercise program, if at any point you begin to feel faint, dizzy or have physical discomfort, you should stop immediately. Information is for educational purposes only.

Contact: Sandy Conochan ATC, PTA
11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: The Gathering Place East

Support group for adults who have experienced the death of a loved one from cancer more than a year ago. Facilitator: Mary Fisher Bornstein, LISW-S

Contact: Mary Fisher Bornstein LISW-S
12:30pm - 1:00pm
Location: Virtual

Wednesdays, 12:30-1:00pm

Exercise class that builds on balance, stability and body awareness.
Balance for Improved Function stresses simple, functional movements, allowing participants to move more efficiently and decrease fall risks. The focus is on building up core stability and balance simultaneously, while at the same time creating a better sense of body awareness.

Contact: Stephen Cerne BS, NSCA-CPT, ACSM/ACS-CET
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Location: Virtual

Monthly support group to support women with ovarian cancer and to provide a space to share feelings, experiences and resources. Facilitator: Susan Marinac, MSSA, LISW-S, MT-BC

Contact: Susan Marinac MSSA, LISW-S, MT-BC
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Location: Virtual

Cooking for yourself and/or family at home can be challenging day in and day out. Make it easier on yourself by meal prepping and setting up a personal menu for the week. Presenter: Stephanie Hopkins, MS, RDN, LD

Contact: Stephanie Hopkins MS, RDN, LD
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Location: Virtual

Cooking for yourself and/or family at home can be challenging day in and day out. Make it easier on yourself by meal prepping and setting up a personal menu for the week. Presenter: Stephanie Hopkins, MS, RDN, LD

Contact: Stephanie Hopkins MS, RDN, LD
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Location: Virtual

Learn the definition of lymphedema, causes, risk factors and psycho-social impacts. Complete Decongestive Therapy, which is the current standard of care, will also be covered. Participants will gain an understanding of caring for themselves and loved ones who have been diagnosed with lymphedema. Presenter: Kathy Ondak, OTD, OTR/L, CHT, CLT

Contact: Beth Bennett PT, MA, MS, RDN, LD
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: The Gathering Place West

Group for parents, children and teens who have experienced a death of an adult loved one from cancer. Includes expressive, age specific, group activities and a concurrent support group for parents. Facilitator: Erin Rafter, CCLS, PhD

Contact: Erin Rafter PhD, CCLS
Thursday
January 20, 2022
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: Virtual

Comprehensive strength, endurance, balance, and flexibility routine for those in cancer treatment or dealing with side effects from treatment. Health and fitness screening required before attending any movement class.

Contact: Sandy Conochan ATC, PTA
Friday
January 21, 2022
11:00am - 12:30pm
Location: Virtual

Individuals who are coping with a cancer diagnosis come together for mutual support and an opportunity to discuss issues important to older adults. Facilitator: Brittani Davis, MA, LPCC, LICDC

Contact: Brittani Davis MA, LPCC, LICDC
12:30pm - 1:00pm
Location: Virtual

Fridays, 12:30-1:00pm

A slow-flow stretching and yoga-based program. Health and fitness screening required before attending any movement class.

Please consult your physician before beginning this, or any exercise program. As with any exercise program, if at any point you begin to feel faint, dizzy or have physical discomfort, you should stop immediately. Information is for educational purposes only.

Contact: Stephen Cerne BS, NSCA-CPT, ACSM/ACS-CET
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Location: Virtual

Learn how to fold an origami box with a lid, then explore through writing the metaphor of what we keep hidden and when to lift the lid. Presenter: Eileen Coan, MA, MLS

Contact: Eileen Coan MA, MLS
Saturday
January 22, 2022
11:00am - 12:30pm
Location: Virtual

Cooking for yourself and/or family at home can be challenging day in and day out. Make it easier on yourself by meal prepping and setting up a personal menu for the week. Presenter: Stephanie Hopkins, MS, RDN, LD

Contact: Stephanie Hopkins MS, RDN, LD