Program Guide

Welcoming Orientation

New to The Gathering Place? Start here! Meet with a staff member to explore our FREE programs and services.

Information & Education

For families, friends and other support people for those with cancer. Learn the right things to say and avoid awkward conversations. Learn what is helpful and what is not helpful. Learn how to be of the greatest help emotionally. Presenter: Eileen Coan, MA, MLS

Nutrition

Join this monthly discussion on what a healthy lifestyle means for cancer survivors. We will share recipes and resources as we review the latest research around cancer and nutrition. Meets the first Friday of every month. Presenter: Stephanie Hopkins, MS, RDN, LD

Exercise

Tuesdays, 10:00-11:00am at The Gathering Place East or virtually and Saturdays, 9:00-10:00am, held virtually

A gentle flow class appropriate for all levels.

Yoga is a gentle, mind-body practice designed to empower participants to take an active role in managing their care and long-term health. The classes include physical postures and movement to improve strength, mobility, range of motion, balance and circulation. Breathing practices are used for better respiration, while mediation and other relaxation techniques are used to help manage stress and anxiety to enhance well-being. Each class offers modifications to meet fluctuations in physical ability and energy level throughout the cancer journey. Different positions (in chairs, on the floor and standing) and the use of props are encouraged to meet individual needs. Instructor: Lisa Thiel, MA, E-RYT500

Health and fitness screening required before attending any movement class.

Please consult your physician before beginning this, or any exercise program. As with any exercise program, if at any point you begin to feel faint, dizzy or have physical discomfort, you should stop immediately. Information is for educational purposes only.

Exercise

Mondays, 11:00-11:45am

Low intensity Zumba. Move at your own pace while dancing to Latin rhythms.
Zumba Gold® takes the Zumba formula and modifies the moves and pacing to suit the needs of the active, older participant, as well as those just starting their journey to a fit and healthy lifestyle.