Program Guide

Exercise

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.

Cancer Specific Support Groups

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

Bridges Grief Group for Families

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

Information & Education
August 31st at 6:30 pm

Learn to move from tidal waves to lapping shores. Big emotions are part of the cancer experience. Learn about dysregulated emotions and how to calm the waves using DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) skills. Facilitator: Andrea Sonnie, LISW-S, OSW-C

Nutrition
September 7th at 6:00 pm

Become connected to chef Rebecca Katz’s online cooking course on nutrition and cancer. Presenter: Stephanie Hopkins, MS, RDN, LD

Information & Education
September 14th at 6:30 pm

Cancer-related fatigue is frequently experienced by patients during and after therapy. This session will explore simple ways to reduce cancer related fatigue. Resources provided. Presenter: Clare Ogonek, OTR/L

Art, Music & Meditation
September 21st at 6:30 pm

Explore what peace means to you personally in light of cancer, loss and world events. With supplies you already have at home, use art, writing and meditation to set a new peaceful intention. Presenter: Eileen Coan, MA, MLS

Information & Education
August 27th at 12:00 pm

Dancing and journaling have been shown to improve both our physical and mental health. This class, created by their company's physical therapist, helps participants explore movement to find a release for emotions, and an escape from the daily stressors and anxieties of life. No experience necessary, adaptations to movement will be available for those who are more comfortable seated. Presenter: Anna Cerveny, DPT, Director, Cleveland Dance Project

Children, Teen & Family
August 13th at 10:00 am

This interactive and creative group is designed to connect and support the entire family (caregivers, children, and siblings) in coping with the impact of cancer. Families can also connect with each other to know they are not alone in this experience. This month's theme: Mindfulness Scavenger Hunt. Facilitator: Adelle Gates, MA, CCLS

Exercise

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.