Lectures & Workshops

Our lectures and workshops cover a wide variety of cancer related information and topics of interest presented by health care professionals and practitioners of various specialties.

Palliative Care 101

Learn what palliative medicine is and what it is not; how it can help you live a better quality of life by keeping your wishes and goals front and center. Presenter: Jennifer Savoca, MD

TGP West: Tuesday, October 8, 6:30-8:00pm | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Skin, Sun and Beauty Care

Socially trained beauty consultants will provide skincare and makeup consultations and applications along with sun care education. Presenter: Heather Peters; Certified MUA and Walgrees Beauty Consultants

TGP West: Tuesday, October 15, 2:00-4:00pm | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Healing with Humor

Learn a variety of techniques including yoga laughter.

Presenter: Karen McPherson, RN BS

TGP East: Thursday, October 17, 6:30-8:00pm | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER 

TGP West: Thursday, October 24, 5:00-6:30pm | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

After Goodbye

Adults & children welcome. A celebration honoring members of The Gathering Place community who have died in the past year. Bring a photo or special memento to share. 

TGP East: Monday, October 21, 6:30-7:30pm | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Practicing Gratitude

Throughout November, receive emails with tips and tools for practicing gratitude. Information will also be shared on our social media. 


Gift of Touch

Learn hand and foot massage. A great holiday gift and strategy for managing holiday stress. 

TGP West: Tuesday, November 5, 6:30-8:00pm | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

TGP East: Wednesday, December 4, 1:30-3:00pm | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

How to Maintain Peace During the Holiday Season

TGP East: Thursday, November 7, 6:30-7:30pm | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Horticulture Workshop: Exploring Herbal Teas

TGP West: Wednesday, November 13, 11:00am-12:30pm | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Telling Your Story

Combining the format of Story Corps and TED talks we invite you to share your story. Questions and prompts will be provided. 

TGP West: Tuesday, November 12, 11:00am-12:30pm (Presenter: Melissa O'Grady) | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

TGP East: Tuesday, November 19, 11:00am-12:30pm (Eileen Coan) | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Make up Class: Expert Tips and Tricks

Presenter: Mary Vespoli

TGP West: Thursday, November 14, 2:00-4:00pm | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Genetics and Cancer

Learn about the risks and benefits of direct to consumer genetic testing and the role of genetic counseling. For individuals with a personal and/or family history of cancer. Presenter: Emily Mazzei, MS, LGC

TGP East: Wednesday, November 20, 6:30-8:00pm | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Grief and The Holidays

Practical advice for coping with loss during the holiday season.

TGP West: Thursday, November 21, 6:30-8:00pm | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Invisible Side of Cancer

For those who have completed treatment and their support network to openly discuss what life is really like when treatment is done. 

TGP West: Thursday, December 5, 6:00-8:00pm | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Declutter Your Life

Learn "less is best" by decluttering your life, focusing your mind and creating an inspirational space. 

Presenter: Chris Lotenero

TGP West: Tuesday, December 10, 6:30-8:00pm | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Healthy Holidays

Make healthy holiday cookies and learn tips to manage holiday stress. 

TGP East: Wednesday, December 18, 12:00-2:00pm | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

TGP West: Thursday, December 19, 10:00-12:00pm | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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