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Program Guide

December 22nd at 11:30 am

Through evidence-based research, the American Institute for 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.


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


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

Information & Education

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


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

Art, Music & Meditation

Enjoy designing your own cards of thankfulness and gratitude to send to family and friends. Facilitator: Maureen B. Moses, MA , ATR-BC, Art Therapist

Information & Education

Learn about the role of dry needling for managing side effects of cancer treatment. Presenter: Michael Groesch, PT, DPT