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Dana-Farber's Sun Safety and Skin Cancer Prevention Program (5)

  • Dana-Farber's Sun Safety/Skin Cancer Prevention Program works to reduce the incidence of skin cancer in Massachusetts through free education and free skin cancer screenings for the public.

    The Sun Safety Program brings Dana-Farber's mobile Blum Family Resource Center Van to beaches, health fairs, communities, and corporate events in and around Boston. At these events, the Program's health educators use an evidence-based curriculum to teach the public about skin cancer prevention and sun-safe practices.

    For more information about Dana-Farber's Sun Safety/Skin Cancer Prevention Program, please contact our program team at 617-632-2614 or blum_van@dfci.harvard.edu.

  • Calendar: Community Outreach, Health and Wellness, Patient Education, Calendar

Facing Forward After Breast Cancer Treatment - Weymouth

  • Wed, Aug 23, 2017
  • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • 3rd Fl. Conf. Room - 101 Columbian Street, South Weymouth, MA 02190
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  • Facing Forward After Breast Cancer Treatment - Weymouth

Facing Forward After Breast Cancer Treatment - Weymouth

  • Wed, Aug 23, 2017
  • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • 3rd Fl. Conf. Room - 101 Columbian Street, South Weymouth, MA 02190
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Today - Friday, August 18, 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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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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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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Monday, August 21, 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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Dana-Farber's Sun Safety and Skin Cancer Prevention Program (5)
10:00 AM-2:00 PM
Carson Beach
Event Type: Community Outreach, Health and Wellness, Patient Education, Calendar

Dana-Farber's Sun Safety/Skin Cancer Prevention Program works to reduce the incidence of skin cancer in Massachusetts through free education and free skin cancer screenings for the public.

The Sun Safety Program brings Dana-Farber's mobile Blum Family Resource Center Van to beaches, health fairs, communities, and corporate events in and around Boston. At these events, the Program's health educators use an evidence-based curriculum to teach the public about skin cancer prevention and sun-safe practices.

For more information about Dana-Farber's Sun Safety/Skin Cancer Prevention Program, please contact our program team at 617-632-2614 or blum_van@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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Gynecologic Cancer Support Group
5:00 PM-6:30 PM
Smith Building, Room 335
Event Type: Support Groups, Calendar

An open support group for patients who have been diagnosed with gynecologic cancer. Registration required. Call Bebe Nixon at 617-582-7578
For more information on adult patient/family support groups and programs or to connect with a social worker at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, call: 617-632-4235 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, August 22, 2017


Dana Farber’s Mammography Van(8)
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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Stage IV Breast Cancer Support Group
11:00 AM-12:30 PM
Smith Building, Room 335
Event Type: Support Groups, Calendar

An opportunity for those with stage IV (metastatic) breast cancer to share emotional support. Registration required. Call Liz Farrell at 617-632-5606
For more information on adult patient/family support groups and programs or to connect with a social worker at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, call: 617-632-4235 or visit www.dfci.org/supportgroups 

 


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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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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
5:30 PM-7:00 PM
Smith Building, Room 335
Event Type: Support Groups, Calendar

Support group for New England area patients dealing with melanoma. There is a Melanoma Caregiver Group at the same dates/times at BI Deaconess Medical Center.
Registration required. Call Nancy Bailey at 617-632-3599
For more information on adult patient/family support groups and programs or to connect with a social worker at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, call: 617-632-4235 or visit www.dfci.org/supportgroups 

 


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Wednesday, August 23, 2017


Dana Farber’s Mammography Van(9)
All Day Event
Latino Health Insurance Program - Saugus
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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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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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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Spirituality and Cancer Workshop Series: Spiritual and Health Value of Rest: The Sabbath is a Day of Healing
11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Blum Center
Event Type: Community Outreach, Support Groups, Calendar

Led by Dana-Farber’s Chaplain, Yaroslav Nalysnyk, MD, this group series addresses the important role of spirituality in coping with cancer.

There will be new programs and workshops coming to the Blum Center soon.

To register or learn more about any free program, call 617-632-5570 or stop by the Eleanor and Maxwell Blum Patient and Family Resource Center. The center is open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


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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-CLL Support Group
12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Smith Building, Room 335
Event Type: Support Groups, Calendar

A group for patients diagnosed with lymphoma or CLL. This is a chance to meet others, share experiences, comfort and support. Registration required. Call Kelly Giles at 617-632-5963
For more information on adult patient/family support groups and programs or to connect with a social worker at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, call: 617-632-4235 or visit www.dfci.org/supportgroups 

 


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Facing Forward After Breast Cancer Treatment - Weymouth(7)
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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Thursday, August 24, 2017


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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Coping with Cancer Support Group-Milford(2)
2:00 PM-3:30 PM
20 Prospect Street, Milford, 2nd Floor Conference
Event Type: Support Groups, Calendar
A support group for men and women living with cancer. Discuss ways to cope with fear and anxiety and share hope and meaning with others facing similar challenges.

Call Ann Sullivan, LICSW for more information: 508-488-3783. Registration is not required. Family members are welcome.

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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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Friday, August 25, 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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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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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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Monday, August 28, 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: Community Outreach, Support Groups, Calendar

Support for brain tumor patients and their caregivers. Registration required. Call Nancy Tharler at 617-632-3634

For more information on adult patient/family support groups and programs or to connect with a social worker at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, call: 617-632-4235 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, August 29, 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.
Add to Calendar   
 
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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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.


Add to Calendar   
 
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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Wednesday, August 30, 2017


Dana Farber’s Mammography Van(10)
All Day Event
Charles River Community Health - Waltham
Event Type: Community Outreach, Fundraising Events, 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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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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Spirituality and Cancer Workshop Series: Spiritual and Health Value of Silence and Solitude
11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Blum Center
Event Type: Community Outreach, Support Groups, Calendar

Led by Dana-Farber’s Chaplain, Yaroslav Nalysnyk, MD, this group series addresses the important role of spirituality in coping with cancer.

There will be new programs and workshops coming to the Blum Center soon.

To register or learn more about any free program, call 617-632-5570 or stop by the Eleanor and Maxwell Blum Patient and Family Resource Center. The center is open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


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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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Thursday, August 31, 2017


Dana Farber’s Mammography Van(11)
All Day Event
Manet Community Health Center - Taunton
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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