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Immerse Yourself in Music

  • Immerse Yourself in Music to Celebrate National Music Therapy Month

    Music Therapy is an evidence-based intervention that is used in cancer centers around the country. Studies show music therapy can support pain and stress management, engage mindfulness skills, improve relaxation, and increase quality of life. You don't need to have any musical experience to benefit from therapy. Join us to learn about and experience the benefits of music therapy! For more information, please call 617-632-3322, or email Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu.

  • Calendar: Health and Wellness, Calendar

Diet and Nutrition for Brain Tumor Patients Webinar

  • Brain tumors and their associated treatments have the potential for a number of side effects such as fatigue, nausea and vomiting, to taste changes and difficulty swallowing. Engaging in healthy diet and nutrition habits can play an integral, complementary role with traditional cancer therapies and for the management of symptoms resulting from those treatments. Join us for an interactive webinar that focuses on strategies for optimal nutrition before, during and after cancer treatment. 

    Hear from Hannah Dalpiaz, RD, LDN, CNSC, discuss foods that will help alleviate symptoms and side effects or those that can support optima health, including certain diets and supplements. Webinar participants will have the opportunity to ask questions of the expert in question and answer session. Please click here to register online.

  • Calendar: Health and Wellness, Patient Education, Calendar

Annual Young Adult Cancer Conference

  • Sat, Apr 1, 2017
  • 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Yawkey Center for Cancer Care, Third Floor Conference Center
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  • The Young Adult Program (YAP) at Dana-Farber will host its annual conference for young adult patients and their caregivers to learn strategies for coping with cancer as a young adult, and meet other patients facing similar challenges. This conference is open to patients treated at Dana-Farber and beyond, as well as their families and supporters. Workshops include how to talk to your care team, yoga and knitting sessions, planning for the unknown, and more.

    Learn more about the conference, and email yap@dfci.harvard.edu by Friday, March 17 to register.

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March 2017
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Today - Friday, March 24, 2017


Qigong(1)
10:00 AM-11:30 AM
Smith Building, Room 330
Event Type: Health and Wellness, Calendar

In this class you will learn exercises of the mind/body through mindfulness awareness and fluid movement. These techniques will help you to relax, increase concentration, while utilizing the mind, body and spirit to help improve quality of life. This class is open to patients who have been newly diagnosed with cancer, are receiving treatment, or in remission. Family, friends and staff are welcome. Please call the Zakim Center to register at 617-632-3322 or email Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu.


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Tai Chi(1)
11:30 AM-1:00 PM
Smith Building, Room 330
Event Type: Health and Wellness, Patient Education, Support Groups, Calendar
This class will focus on gentle movements and exercises. Learn and practice sitting or standing techniques, as well as slow moving meditation focusing on deep breathing and posture to help relax the mind and strengthen the body. This class is open to patients who have been newly diagnosed with cancer, are receiving treatment, or in remission. Family, friends and staff are welcome. Please call the Zakim Center to register at 617-632-3322 or email Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu.
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Women's Exercise Class (Fridays)
1:30 PM-2:30 PM
BodyScapes, 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur
Event Type: Health and Wellness, Calendar
Women's exercise classes are for female patients only and require consultation prior to participation. Please call 617-632-4523 to book a consultation and to receive more information about class participation. 
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Music Recording Studio for Beginners
1:30 PM-2:30 PM
Smith Building, Room 330
Event Type: Health and Wellness, Calendar
Experience the new Mobile Music Studio, and explore how creativity through music is a therapeutic and enriching tool for stress and pain management. Using the technology of a fully functioning recording studio, patients can learn studio basics during our drop-in hours or schedule studio time to write and record your own music. No experience is necessary. This program is led by the Zakim Center's Expressive Therapies manager, Heather Woods, MT-BC. Contact the Leonard P. Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies for any questions: 617-632-3322 or email Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu.
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Monday, March 27, 2017


Energize Your Feet
9:30 AM-10:00 AM
Smith Building, Room 330
Event Type: Site Navigation, Calendar Types, Health and Wellness, Patient Education, Calendar

This is a 30 minute class that focuses on your feet and calf muscles. Learn how to stretch and strengthen these muscles and walk out feeling grounded and lighter on your feet.

Contact the Leonard P. Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies for any questions: 617-632-3322 or Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu.


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Chair Pilates
10:15 AM-11:00 AM
Smith Building, Room 330
Event Type: Site Navigation, Calendar Types, Health and Wellness, Patient Education, Calendar

This is a 45 minute class where you will experience Pilates using a chair. This class is open to all cancer patients, family members and staff. If you are unable to get to the floor, or want to learn core strengthening exercises that can be done at your desk, this class is for you.

Contact the Leonard P. Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies for any questions: 617-632-3322 or email Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu.


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Pilates Mat Class
11:15 AM-12:00 PM
Smith Building, Room 330
Event Type: Health and Wellness, Patient Education, Calendar
This is a 45 minute class where you can learn how to strengthen your core using the basic principles of Pilates. The class is open to all cancer patients, families and staff. No sneakers for this class. 

Registration is required for this class. Contact the Leonard P. Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies to register, or for any questions: 617-632-3322 or email Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu.


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Creative Arts Workshop
12:00 PM-2:00 PM
Blum Resource Center, 1st Floor, Yawkey Center
Event Type: Health and Wellness, Calendar

Patients, family, caregivers, and staff are invited to stop by the Creative Arts Studio to create with artists and art therapists, and explore how expressive arts can support stress and pain management. 

All levels are welcome, no experience is required, and an array of materials is provided free of charge. For more information and to register, please contact the Zakim Center at 617-632-3322 or email Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu.


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Brain Tumor Support Group
1:30 PM-3:00 PM
Smith Building, Room 335
Event Type: Support Groups, Calendar

Support for brain tumor patients and their caregivers facilitated by Debra LaFrankie, RN, OCN and Nancy Tharler, LICSW.


Registration is required. Please call Nancy Tharler to register at 617-632-3634. 


For more information on adult patient/family support groups & programs or to connect with a social worker at Dana-Farber/Brigham & Women’s Cancer Center call: (617) 632-3301 or visit www.dfci.org/supportgroups  

 


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Thriving with yoga
5:30 PM-6:30 PM
40 Buttrick Road, Londonderry, NH 03053
Event Type: Site Navigation, Calendar Types, Health and Wellness, Calendar

Presented in cooperation with YogaCaps, inc. Open to those with a current or past cancer diagnosis. Beginners or people experienced in yoga are welcome. Caregivers may also attend.

Please call 603-552-9134 to register as space may be limited!


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Thriving with Yoga - Londonderry
5:30 PM-6:30 PM
40 Buttrick Road, Londonderry
Event Type: Health and Wellness, Calendar

Presented in cooperation with YogaCaps, Inc.  Open to those with a current or past cancer diagnosis.  Beginners or people experienced in yoga are welcome.  Caregivers may also attend.

 

Please call 603-674-3770 to register and for other days, times, and/or locations.


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Tuesday, March 28, 2017


Women's Exercise Class (Tuesdays)
10:00 AM-11:00 AM
BodyScapes, 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur
Event Type: Health and Wellness, Calendar
Women's exercise classes are for female patients only and require consultation prior to participation. Please call 617-632-4523 to book a consultation and to receive more information about class participation.
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Immerse Yourself in Music
11:00 AM-1:00 PM
Smith Building, Room 330
Event Type: Health and Wellness, Calendar

Immerse Yourself in Music to Celebrate National Music Therapy Month

Music Therapy is an evidence-based intervention that is used in cancer centers around the country. Studies show music therapy can support pain and stress management, engage mindfulness skills, improve relaxation, and increase quality of life. You don't need to have any musical experience to benefit from therapy. Join us to learn about and experience the benefits of music therapy! For more information, please call 617-632-3322, or email Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu.


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Creative Arts Workshop
12:00 PM-2:00 PM
Blum Resource Center, 1st Floor, Yawkey Center
Event Type: Health and Wellness, Calendar

Patients, family, caregivers, and staff are invited to stop by the Creative Arts Studio to create with artists and art therapists, and explore how expressive arts can support stress and pain management. 

All levels are welcome, no experience is required, and an array of materials is provided free of charge. For more information and to register, please contact the Zakim Center at 617-632-3322 or email Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu.


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Tai Chi
3:00 PM-4:30 PM
Smith Building, Room 330
Event Type: Health and Wellness, Patient Education, Support Groups, Calendar
This class will focus on gentle movements and exercises. Learn and practice sitting or standing techniques, as well as slow moving meditation focusing on deep breathing and posture to help relax the mind and strengthen the body. This class is open to patients who have been newly diagnosed with cancer, are receiving treatment, or in remission. Family, friends and staff are welcome. Please call the Zakim Center to register at 617-632-3322 or email Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu.
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Qigong
4:30 PM-6:00 PM
Smith Building, Room 330
Event Type: Health and Wellness, Support Groups, Calendar
In this class you will learn exercises of the mind/body through mindfulness awareness and fluid movement. These techniques will help you to relax, increase concentration, while utilizing the mind, body and spirit to help improve quality of life. This class is open to patients who have been newly diagnosed with cancer, are receiving treatment, or in remission. Family, friends and staff are welcome. Please call the Zakim Center to register at 617-632-3322 or email Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu.

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Melanoma Support Group(1)
5:30 PM-7:00 PM
Smith Building, Room 335
Event Type: Patient Education, Support Groups, Calendar

This group offers you an opportunity to develop a peer network of shared understanding and support in a setting where you can discuss:


-Thoughts, concerns, experiences
-Communicating w/ loved ones
-Coping Strategies


Pre-registration is required:
To register or for more info: Contact Nancy Bailey at 617-632-3599
Facilitator: Nancy Bailey, RN

The Melanoma Caregiver Group meets at the same time at
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Call Frank McCaffrey 617 667-3525 for information.

Parking validated in Dana-Farber Yawkey Garage


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Wednesday, March 29, 2017


Dana-Farber’s Mammography Van(14)
All Day Event
Charles River Community Health Center – Waltham
Event Type: Community Outreach, Health and Wellness, Patient Education, Calendar

The Van provides digital screening mammography to the women of Greater Boston. To learn more or schedule an appointment, please call us at 617-632-1974 or visit www.dana-farber.org/mammographyvan.

 

Unable to make one of the scheduled van dates? Come in for your mammogram at Dana-Farber’s Mammography Suite at Whittier Street Health Center. Call 617-989.3200 for more information.

 

Most forms of insurance are accepted.


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Beginners Ukelele
10:00 AM-10:45 AM
Smith Building, Room 335
Event Type: Health and Wellness, Calendar
Have you ever wanted to play an instrument, but don't know where to start? Come join our Beginners Ukelele Group, and experience the relaxation and fun of playing an instrument. Playing music can reduce pain, increase quality of life, and is a great way to manage stress. Ukeleles are simple to play for any age, easy to transport, and great for playing many styles of music. This class is limited to 5 students per week. Instruments are provided, and no prior music experience is necessary. This program is led by Zakim Center's Expressive Therapies Manager, Heather Woods, MT-BC. Open to DFCI patients, family members, and staff. To register, please contact the Zakim Center at Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu, or 617-632-3322.
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Gentle Hatha Yoga
10:00 AM-10:45 AM
Smith Building, Room 330
Event Type: Health and Wellness, Calendar

This gentle Hatha Yoga class is open to patients, families and friends that have been newly diagnosed with cancer, receiving treatment, or in remission. Instructor, Ann Marie Turo will guide you in gentle stretches and breathing techniques that will calm you and leave you feeling refreshed and relaxed. Classes are complimentary and yoga mats are provided. Please contact the Zakim Center to register at 617-632-3322 or Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu.  


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Yogalates
11:00 AM-11:45 AM
Smith Building, Room 330
Event Type: Health and Wellness, Calendar

This one-hour class fuses the practices of Hatha Yoga and Pilates and is open to patients who have been newly diagnosed with cancer, and receiving treatment, or are in remission. This class will work on building strength, endurance, and flexibility, while toning the deep core muscles. Yoga mats will be provided, or you may bring your own. Family, friends and staff are welcome. Registration is required for this class. Please contact the Zakim Center to register at 617-632-3322 or Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu. 

 

 


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Mindfulness Meditation (Wednesdays)
11:00 AM-11:45 AM
Stoneham Patient Services Suite, Smith Bldg., Room 335
Event Type: Site Navigation, Calendar Types, Health and Wellness, Calendar

Mindfulness meditation can help you relax, reduce anxiety, stress and negative emotions as well as increase your sense of well-being. In this one hour class, you will learn techniques to help focus your mind on the present moment to raise awareness of your thoughts with acceptance, patience, and compassion.

 

This class is open to patients who have been newly diagnosed with cancer, are receiving treatment, or are in remission. Family, friends, and staff are also welcome.


Sessions are led by Patty Arcari, RN, PhD, Program Manager for Meditation and Mindfulness Programming, Zakim Center. Please contact the Zakim Center for more information at 617-632-3322 or email zakim_center@dfci.harvard.edu


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Level 1-Level 2 Hatha Yoga
12:00 PM-12:45 PM
Smith Building, Room 330
Event Type: Health and Wellness, Calendar
This Level 1 - Level 2 class takes it up a notch and challenges you to the core. Learn a variety of yoga sequences that will challenge your body both mentally and physically. Return to your activities of daily living feeling energized and refreshed. Instructor: Ann Marie Turo. Family, Friends, and staff are welcome. Yoga mats are provided, or feel free to bring your own. Registration is required for this class. This class features live music on the last Wednesday of each month. please contact Zakim Center to register at Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu or 617-632-3322.
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Young Adult Cancer Support Group
5:30 PM-7:00 PM
For room location, please contact group facilitator Bruce MacDonald at 617-632-5657
Event Type: Patient Education, Support Groups, Calendar
Support for patients aged 18-40 who are currently in treatment or have recently completed treatment.
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Thursday, March 30, 2017


Dana-Farber’s Mammography Van(15)
All Day Event
The Dimock Center
Event Type: Community Outreach, Health and Wellness, Patient Education, Calendar

The Van provides digital screening mammography to the women of Greater Boston. To learn more or schedule an appointment, please call us at 617-632-1974 or visit www.dana-farber.org/mammographyvan.

 

Unable to make one of the scheduled van dates? Come in for your mammogram at Dana-Farber’s Mammography Suite at Whittier Street Health Center. Call 617-989.3200 for more information.

 

Most forms of insurance are accepted.


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Mindfulness Meditation (Thursdays)
11:00 AM-11:45 AM
Stoneham Patients Services Suite, Smith Bldg., Room 330
Event Type: Site Navigation, Calendar Types, Health and Wellness, Calendar

Mindfulness meditation can help you relax, reduce anxiety, stress and negative emotions as well as increase your sense of well-being. In this one hour class, you will learn techniques to help focus your mind on the present moment to raise awareness of your thoughts with acceptance, patience, and compassion.

 

This class is open to patients who have been newly diagnosed with cancer, are receiving treatment, or are in remission. Family, friends, and staff are also welcome.


Sessions are led by Patty Arcari, RN, PhD, Program Manager for Meditation and Mindfulness Programming, Zakim Center. Please contact the Zakim Center for more information at 617-632-3322 or email zakim_center@dfci.harvard.edu


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Drum Circle for Beginners
1:00 PM-1:45 PM
Smith Building, Room 330
Event Type: Health and Wellness, Calendar

Explore, express, and experience the empowering effects of drum circles with music therapist Heather Smist as your guide. We'll learn how drumming can reduce stress and increase self-awareness, then practice it ourselves. Drums provided. No experience necessary. Call 617-632-3322 or email Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu to register. Open to patients, family members and staff.

 


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Diet and Nutrition for Brain Tumor Patients Webinar
2:00 PM-3:00 PM
Webinar - Register online
Event Type: Health and Wellness, Patient Education, Calendar

Brain tumors and their associated treatments have the potential for a number of side effects such as fatigue, nausea and vomiting, to taste changes and difficulty swallowing. Engaging in healthy diet and nutrition habits can play an integral, complementary role with traditional cancer therapies and for the management of symptoms resulting from those treatments. Join us for an interactive webinar that focuses on strategies for optimal nutrition before, during and after cancer treatment. 

Hear from Hannah Dalpiaz, RD, LDN, CNSC, discuss foods that will help alleviate symptoms and side effects or those that can support optima health, including certain diets and supplements. Webinar participants will have the opportunity to ask questions of the expert in question and answer session. Please click here to register online.


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Live Music and Meditation (Thursdays)
2:15 PM-3:00 PM
Stoneham Patient Services Suite, Smith Bldg., Room 330
Event Type: Site Navigation, Calendar Types, Health and Wellness, Calendar

Explore how music can help you decrease stress, anxiety, and pain, as well as guide you to a place of increased relaxation.

Program led by the Leonard P. Zakim Center's Expressive Therapies Manager, Heather Woods, MT-BC. Open to DFCI patients, family members and staff.

To register, please contact the Zakim Center at Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu or 617-632-3322


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