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Yogalates

  • Wed, Oct 12, 2016
  • 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Smith Building, Room 330
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  • 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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Breast Cancer in Younger Women: A Forum for Patients and Survivors

  • Fri, Oct 14, 2016
  • 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, Harvard Medical School - 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, 3rd Floor, Rotunda, Boston 02115
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  • Sponsored by the Program for Young Women with Breast Cancer at the Susan F. Smith Center for Women's Cancers, this event is open to younger women with breast cancer (diagnosed at age 45 or younger), survivors, and loved ones.

    Featured Topics:

    • Life, work, and cancer
    • Fertility and pregnancy
    • Metastatic disease
    • Living healthy - emotionally and physically - after a breast cancer diagnosis
    • Imaging after breast cancer 

    Please register by Friday, October 7, 2016.

     

    Directions to the Conference Center


    We encourage you to park at the Dana-Farber garage, a 10-minute walk from the Conference Center. Additional parking is available at nearby garages. Handicap parking is available. If you have questions, please email the Young and Strong program.

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Parenting with Cancer: An Educational Forum for Individuals with Cancer Parenting Children Under 18

  • Wed, Oct 26, 2016
  • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Smith Building, Rooms 330 and 335
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  • This event features a presentation by Anna Muriel, MD, child psychiatrist and co-author of "Raising an Emotionally Healthy Child When a Parent Is Sick," followed by a group discussion with other parents with cancer. 

    Dinner will be provided.

    For more information on upcoming events, please speak with your social worker, or contact Family Connections at 617-632-2605 or family_connections@dfci.harvard.edu.

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September 2016
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Today - Monday, September 26, 2016


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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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 - 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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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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Tuesday, September 27, 2016


Dana-Farber’s Mammography Van(15)
All Day Event
Bowdoin Street Health 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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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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Mindfulness Meditation (Tuesdays)
11:00 AM-11:45 AM
Stoneham Patient Services Suite, Smith Bldg., Room 330
Event Type: 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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Panamanian Mola Inspired Art
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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Meditation with Live Music
2:15 PM-3:00 PM
Stoneham Patient Services Suite, Smith Building, Room 335
Event Type: 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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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, September 28, 2016


Dana-Farber’s Mammography Van(16)
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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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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Lymphoma Support Group
12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Smith Building, Room 335
Event Type: Support Groups, Calendar

Please join us in a monthly support group for people diagnosed with lymphoma and their caregivers. This is an opportunity to meet others, share experiences, comfort, and support. Facilitated by Kelly Giles, MSW, LICSW.

*Call-in options are available if you cannot attend in-person.

Registration required: Please call Kelly Giles at 617-632-5963.

Parking validated in the Yawkey Garage.


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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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Facing Forward After Breast Cancer Treatment - Weymouth
6:00 PM-7:30 PM
3rd Fl. Conf. Room - 101 Columbian Street, South Weymouth, MA 02190
Event Type: Support Groups, Calendar
Facing Forward After Breast Cancer Treatment - Weymouth
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Telephone Support For Young Women With Breast Cancer
7:00 PM-8:15 PM
Via Telephone
Event Type: Support Groups, Calendar

A commitment to all 6 sessions is required.

This group is for women who are:

 

  • 44 years of age or younger
  • Within 12 months of breast cancer diagnosis
  • Interested in talking with women in similar situations
Facilitated by Molly Williamson, MSW, LCSW

 

Contacted Young and Strong to register, 617-632-3916 or youngandstrong@partners.org.


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Thursday, September 29, 2016


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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o 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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Mind Body Resilience
1:30 PM-3:00 PM
Smith Building, Room 330
Event Type: Health and Wellness, Patient Education, Calendar

Patient sessions start September 7 | 1:30 - 3 PM

Staff sessions start September 8 | 4 - 5 PM

This is an eight-week program led by Patty Arcari, PhD, RN, program manager of meditation and mindfulness programs in the Zakim Center, for Dana-Farber patients and staff to learn how to manage stress and nurture resilience.

Attendance at all sessions is required.

There is an optional ninth week session on positive psychology, which involves meeting with a strength-based coach.

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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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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