Information & Education

Throughout the month, we offer information and education for anyone on their cancer journey. From lectures hosted by top doctors to spirituality and self-care, our information and education programs can help participants and families prepare for difficult times while providing much needed support.

Please refrain from wearing perfumes and scented lotions while a The Gathering Place. Many people undergoing treatment are sensitive to smells and find it makes them feel ill. Thank you.

Information & Education

Join us to discuss a different topic each month in a relaxed setting.

Information & Education

Maintaining connection can be challenging when cancer care becomes priority. Grab your partner, join us for the evening for a beginner's dance class and learn some new moves together. Have children? Check out our TGP Kids Dance Party that meets at the same time. Presenter: Margie Colon, Pura Salsa

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When cancer enters your life, you may feel the need to get organized. This can include dealing with all the things you have accumulated over the years. This program will teach you ways to declutter and organize your life. Presenters: Chris Lotenero, BA & Peg Shumate, BA

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Learn the role genetics play in breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. We will explore the use of genetic testing including measuring your risk through polygenic risk scores. Presenter: Holly Pederson, MD, Director of Medical Breast Services in the Breast Center, Cleveland Clinic

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Receiving a diagnosis does not mean letting go of hope. Join us for a discussion on how our perspective on hope can change in the face of serious illness. Speaker: Heidi Barham, CT, CDP Manager of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Hospice of the Western Reserve

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Learn about updates on wound care and the use of hyperbaric medicine after cancer surgery. Bring a bag lunch. Presenter: Toni Majer, Westlake Wound Center

Cancer Specific Support Groups

For those who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer. Meets at our Beachwood location on the second Thursday of every month, 5:15-6:15pm and on Tuesday, July 9th, 5:15-6:15pm, at our Westlake location. This group is held before each Prostate Partners: Topic-Based Support/Education Session. Facilitators: Mary Fisher-Bornstein, LISW-S & Brittani Davis, MA, LPCC-S, LICDC

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How do you see cancer? Is it a war that you are attacking with weapons? Or could it be a wound you are healing, a hurt you are wanting to comfort? With no right answers, let's explore what metaphor works for you. Facilitator: Eileen Coan, MA, MLS