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Caring for the Caregiver-Milford

  • Wed, Jul 6, 2016
  • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • 20 Prospect Street, Milford, 2nd Floor Conference
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  • This is a support group for those who have a loved one or friend with cancer.  The program will provide practical information to support you  in your role as a caregiver, as well as offer an opportunity to meet and gain support from others coping with similar issues.                                                    

    Call Ann Sullivan LICSW to register 508-488-3783

     

    Refreshments provided

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GIM Discussion Group

  • Thu, Jul 21, 2016
  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • 20 Prospect Street, Milford, 2nd Floor Conference
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  • Patients with upper gastrointestinal malignancies are invited to join in a discussion of common challenges during treatment and survivorship. Family members are welcome. 

     

    For more information and to register please call Ann Sullivan, LICSW at 508-488-3783.

     

    Refreshments provided.

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June 2016
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Today - Monday, June 27, 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
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, June 28, 2016


Dana-Farber's Mammography Van(36)
All Day Event
Bowdoin Street Health Center
Event Type: Community Outreach, Health and Wellness, 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.


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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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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, June 29, 2016


Dana-Farber's Mammography Van(37)
All Day Event
The Dimock Center
Event Type: Community Outreach, Health and Wellness, 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.


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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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Dana-Farber's Sun Safety-Skin Cancer Prevention Program(1)
10:30 AM-2:30 PM
Nantasket Beach
Event Type: Community Outreach, Health and Wellness, Calendar
Dana-Farber’s Sun Safety/Skin Cancer Prevention Program in partnership with Brigham and Women’s Hospital will be visiting Nantasket Beach as the first of its summer beach visit event series for 2016. Beach goers can stop by the Blum Van mobile clinic to receive free skin cancer prevention/sun safety education. This involves a fun interactive quiz. Afterwards participants can see images of sun damage on their skin using the Reveal Imager digital camera and dermascan. At the end of the education program participants receive a Red Sox hat and sun safety based takeaways.

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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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Spirituality and Cancer Workshop Series: Spirituality and Principles of Mind Body Medicine
11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Eleanor and Maxwell Blum Patient and Family Resource Center, Yawkey 1
Event Type: Site Navigation, Calendar Types, Health and Wellness, Patient Education, Calendar

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

 

Participants are invited to bring their own lunch.

Participants are welcome in person or on the phone at (866) 763-0680, and use passcode 8530531. To register, please call (617) 632-5570.


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

Patient sessions start Wednesday, June 15 | 1:30 - 3:00 PM

Staff sessions start Thursday, June 16 | 4:00 - 5:30 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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Thursday, June 30, 2016


Dana-Farber's Mammography Van(38)
All Day Event
Manet Community Health center at Snug Harbor
Event Type: Community Outreach, Health and Wellness, 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.


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