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

This is part of the Wellness Passport Program.

Bring a bag lunch and learn the definition of lymphedema, causes, risk factors, and treatment options. Presenter: Shelley Albert, PT, DPT, MHS

Information & Education

This is part of the Wellness Passport Program.

Knowing how to budget to handle medical bills during and after cancer treatment can be challenging and confusing. Learn how to best manage your finances and anticipate costs when possible. Presenter: Amanda Goodstadt, ESQ., Triage Cancer Staff Attorney & Whitney Hadley, MA, MSW, LSW, OSW-C

Information & Education

Join others with a recent diagnosis of cancer. Get support and gain knowledge. Caregivers are welcome to attend. Facilitator: Susan Marinac, MSSA, LISW-S

Information & Education

This is a 2-part series. In part 1, join prominent ostomy professionals to hear their cancer and ostomy stories and suggestions for new ostomates followed by a Q&A driven discussion. In part 2, you will learn from our Dietician about dietary recommendation with an ostomy, how to troubleshoot issues with output, and ways to restore a diverse and balanced diet.

Cancer Specific Support Groups

For those who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer within the last twelve months. Meets the second Thursday of every month, 5:15-6:15pm before each monthly Prostate Partners Group. Facilitators: Mary Fisher-Bornstein, LISW-S & Brittani Davis, MA, LPCC-S, LICDC

Information & Education

Explore the power of the sand tray in this experiential workshop using sand play, meditation, and journaling. For adults 18+. Facilitator: Susan Marinac, MSSA, LISW-S

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Procedures, radiation, and surgeries in your cancer treatment plan may result in discomfort at the incision site and surrounding area. Join this virtual program to learn from an occupational therapist about at-home techniques and stretches to relieve scar and surgery incision tightness and pain. Presenter: Maria Pickston, OT

Information & Education

This 2-part series will focus on the power of self-forgiveness. In part one we will explore the ways self-forgiveness can allow you to let go, take back your power and redirect your energy. Part two will address nutrition and exercise as a means of promoting self-forgiveness through self-care. Presenter: Mary Fisher Bornstein, LISW-S

Children, Teen & Family

This is part of the Wellness Passport Program.

Educational sessions for participants with children and teens in their lives. Topics surround the unique challenges participants face when navigating cancer and family.

Creating Connection Through Hard Days- Bonding and connecting with your child is crucial for their emotional well-being. When you are living with cancer, it can be difficult to find ways to connect and bond on the days you aren't feeling well. Join our Child Life Specialist, Adelle Gates, to hear how you can create moments of connection, even when feeling unwell. Facilitator: Adelle Gates, MA, CCLS

Children, Teen & Family

This is part of the Wellness Passport Program.

Educational sessions for participants with children and teens in their lives. Topics surround the unique challenges participants face when navigating cancer and family.

Cumulative Loss and Impact on Family Coping: We experience grief throughout our lives as the result of losing something (emotional or physical). These losses throughout our lives impact how we cope with grief and loss today. For this Tuesday Talk, you will learn about the different types of losses, how they impact each new loss, and steps you can take to ensure healthy coping among the family. Facilitator: Adelle Gates, MA, CCLS | 216-455-1523