Program Guide

Information & Education
November 18th at 6:30 pm

A memorial tribute for individuals who have had a loved one die from cancer in the last two years. Facilitators: Mary Fisher-Bornstein, LISW-S & Andrea Sonnie, LISW-S, OSW-C

September 29th at 6:00 pm

Through evidence-based research, the American Institute of Cancer Research has developed recommendations on lifestyle behaviors for cancer prevention and cancer survivorship. Review how you can put AICR recommendations into action through programming and support at The Gathering Place now and next quarter when The Gathering Place offers a passport program. Join to learn more. Presenter: Stephanie Hopkins, MS, RDN, LD


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. This class is appropriate for those experiencing symptoms such as muscle weakness, fatigue and neuropathy.

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.

November 15th at 12:30 pm

Exercise and nutrition are two components of a healthy lifestyle that can also be used as tools to help manage stress. Presenters: Stephen Cerne NSCA-CPT, ACSM/ACS-CET, Stephanie Hopkins MS, RDN, LD

Cancer Specific Support Groups

Monthly support group for those diagnosed with breast cancer. Facilitator: Andrea Sonnie, LISW-S, OSW-C

Children, Teen & Family

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
October 29th at 6:00 pm

Are you curious about the impact of COVID, variants, vaccines and boosters for the cancer community? Bring your questions and join us for a discussion on these important updates. Presenter: David Kamp, MD

Art, Music & Meditation
October 7th at 6:30 pm

How to personalize guided imagery to make it work for you. Facilitator: Eileen Coan, MA, MLS

Information & Education
November 11th at 6:30 pm

Discussion and practical tips for coping with the loss of a loved one to cancer over the holidays. Facilitator: Susan Marinac, MSSA, LISW-S, MT-BC

October 13th at 1:15 pm

Learn about the muscle groups that make up and control your core.