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Week of June 13, 2022

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Monday
June 13, 2022
11:00am - 11:45am
Location: Virtual

Mondays, 11:00-11:45am

Low intensity Zumba. Move at your own pace while dancing to Latin rhythms.
Zumba Gold® takes the Zumba formula and modifies the moves and pacing to suit the needs of the active, older participant, as well as those just starting their journey to a fit and healthy lifestyle.

Contact: Sandy Conochan ATC, PTA
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: The Gathering Place East

Come meet a PT! Physical therapists work with cancer patients to help relieve pain, improve strength, balance, movement and restore function. Sign up to meet one-on-one for a 30-minute screen to assess your physical function, fall risk, and address any other individual questions or concerns related to physical health. Recommendations and resources provided. Presenters: Michael Groesch, PT, DPT, Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy (OCS), Shelley Albert, PT, DPT, Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy

Contact: Sandy Conochan ATC, PTA
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Location: Virtual

Monthly support group for people with oral, head and neck cancer. Facilitator: Sydney Beeman, MA, NCC, LPC

Contact: Sydney Beeman MA, NCC, LPC
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: Virtual

Workshop for children and teens who have an adult family member with cancer. Utilizing art, play and discussion, children, teens and their parents interact with families in similar situations. This month's theme: Summer Transformation

Contact: Erin Rafter PhD, CCLS
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Location: Virtual

Weekly support group for people with any kind of cancer. Facilitated by:
Ellen Heyman, MSN, RN on Mondays & Andrea Sonnie, LISW-S, OSW-C on Tuesdays

Contact: Ellen Heyman MSN, RN
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: Susan Marinac MSSA, LISW-S, MT-BC
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
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
June 14, 2022
12:30pm - 1:15pm
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: Stephen Cerne BS, NSCA-CPT, ACSM/ACS-CET
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Location: Virtual

Support group for adults and families, to help cope with the impact of grief. Facilitated by:
Mary Fisher Bornstein, LISW-S or Erin Rafter, PhD, CCLS

Contact: Erin Rafter PhD, CCLS
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Location: Virtual

Weekly support group for people with any kind of cancer. Facilitated by:
Ellen Heyman, MSN, RN on Mondays & Andrea Sonnie, LISW-S, OSW-C on Tuesdays

Contact: Andrea Sonnie LISW-S, OSW-C
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: The Gathering Place East

Support group for adults and families, to help cope with the impact of grief. Facilitated by:
Mary Fisher Bornstein, LISW-S or Erin Rafter, PhD, CCLS

Contact: Mary Fisher Bornstein LISW-S
Wednesday
June 15, 2022
10:00am - 11:00am
Location: Virtual

Wednesdays, 10:00-11:00am through June

*New days beginning in July: Tuesdays, 10:00-11:00am at The Gathering Place East and Saturdays, 9:00-10:00am, held virtually

A gentle flow class appropriate for all levels.

Yoga for Cancer 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
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Location: North Chagrin Reservation Nature Center

Expand your exercise beyond your home or gym and try movement outside. Hiking is a great way to be physically active while also taking the opportunity to calm the mind with fresh air. After hiking, and even during long hikes, it’s important to refuel with proper nutrition. Join Stephanie and Stephen for a hike and snack session. Presenters: Stephen Cerne, BS, NSCA-CPT, ACSM-CET and Stephanie Hopkins, MS, RDN, LD

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

Learn how cancer or cancer treatment may affect sexual health in men and women, and how to initiate a conversation about sexual health with your medical team. Learn how a physical therapist can help improve sexual function through pelvic floor therapy. Resources provided. Presenter: Lauren Mercurio, PT, DPT

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
June 16, 2022
12:00pm - 12:45pm
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
12:30pm - 1:15pm
Location: Wellness Center

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: Stephen Cerne BS, NSCA-CPT, ACSM/ACS-CET
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Location: The Gathering Place East

Experience the joy of creating a tree and colorful background filled with poems, verse and sayings that are a representation of what is unique to your life’s journey. Facilitator: Maureen B. Moses, MA, ATR-BC

Contact: Maureen Moses MA, ATR-BC
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: Virtual

Learn new ways to advocate for yourself, learn coping skills, and stay healthy while managing cancer and earning a living.
Presenter: Sydney Beeman, MA, NCC, LPC

Contact: Sydney Beeman MA, NCC, LPC
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
June 17, 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: Erin Rafter, PhD, CCLS

Contact: Erin Rafter PhD, CCLS
12:30pm - 1:30pm
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
Saturday
June 18, 2022
10:00am - 11:00am
Location: Virtual

Saturdays, 10:00-11:00am

QiGong-Tai Chi integrates physical exercises, breathing techniques and mindfulness into one practice.

QiGong-Tai Chi is a holistic health practice integrating a sequence of gentle movements, breathing techniques, acupressure self-massage, and mindfulness.The classes are designed to reduce stress and increase vitality, improve flexibility, balance and circulation, and strengthen muscles. QiGong-Tai Chi can be done sitting or standing and is easily modified and adapted for all abilities and fitness levels. Instructor: Jeannie Koran

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
10:30am - 11:30am
Location: Virtual

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

Contact: Andrea Sonnie LISW-S, OSW-C
11:00am - 12:30pm
Location: Geauga West Public Library

For families, friends and other support people for those with cancer. Learn the right things to say and avoid awkward conversations. Learn what is helpful and what is not helpful. Learn how to be of the greatest help emotionally. Presenter: Eileen Coan, MA, MLS

Contact: Eileen Coan MA, MLS
12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: Merwin's Wharf

Join the fun and learn the basics of dragon boating, a fun team sport for anyone in treatment, finished with treatment or caregivers. No experience required. Weekly practice sessions begin Wednesday, July 13th, 6:30-8:00PM in preparation for the 12th Annual Cleveland Dragon Boat Association Festival which will be held on Sunday, September 18, 2022.

Contact: Beth Bennett PT, MA, MS, RDN, LD