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Program Guide


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 that meet monthly, either the third Monday, 2:00-3:30pm or the fourth Thursday, 6:30-8:00pm. 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. Meets the first Monday of every month, 6:30-7:30pm. Facilitator: Taylor Buss, MSW, LISW-S, OSW-C


Join this hands-on cooking class and become connected to chef Rebecca Katz' online cooking course on nutrition and cancer. Presenter: Stephanie Hopkins, MS, RDN, LD

Children, Teen & Family

Support group for parents/caregivers of a child or teen with cancer currently in or post-treatment. This group will provide a safe space to discuss the difficulties of having a child/teen dealing with cancer and its impacts, and to receive support from a community of others facing similar experiences. Facilitator: Adelle Gates, MA, CCLS

Children, Teen & Family

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. Meets the second Saturday of every month, 10:00-11:00am. Facilitator: Adelle Gates, MA, CCLS

Art, Music & Meditation

Narrative medicine in cancer care uses literary arts (i.e., poetry, film, photography) to support cancer patients and caregivers. Open to anyone impacted by cancer interested in learning more about narrative medicine. No creative writing experience required; all materials provided. Facilitator: Whitney Hadley MA, MSW, LSW.

Presenter: Marina Vladova, MEd, MPH, Narrative Medicine


Dragon Boating is a fun team sport. Paddlers work in unison along with someone who steers and another who keeps pace with a drum. Get together with the DragonFly team as we prepare for on-water training. We discuss some of our off season training, review exercise and nutrition goals, and just check in with each other. Call Sandy with any questions, 216-455-1529. Facilitator: Sandy Conochan, ATC, PTA


Join the fun and learn about this team sport for anyone in cancer treatment, finished with treatment, caregivers, or those who have lost a loved one to cancer. No experience necessary. This is a great opportunity to learn the correct paddling technique and get some more information about dragon boating. Held at Merwin's Wharf, 1785 Merwin Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44113.

Art, Music & Meditation

Community drum circle for individuals diagnosed with cancer and their family members. Children are welcome and no experience necessary. Drums are provided. Facilitator: Mary Fisher Bornstein, LISW-S