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Artful Healing Program - Presented by the Museum of Fine Arts

  • Tue, Apr 21, 2015
  • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Creative Arts Studio (inside Blum Resource Center, Yawkey 1)
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  • Zakim Center Presents, Museum of Fine Arts "Artful Healing Program"

    Join us for an inspiring workshop by experienced art educators from the MFA, Boston. In this "Unique Family Portrait" workshop, utilize watercolor techniques to create a unique portrait depicting what family means to you. Open interpretation is encouraged in using color, texture, and shape. Images from the MFA will serve as inspiration in creating your work of art. All are welcome. Supplies provided at no cost.

    Please contact the Zakim Center to register at: Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu or 617-632-3322.

  • Calendar: Health and Wellness, Support Groups, Calendar

The Myths and Facts of Clinical Trials

  • Tue, Apr 21, 2015
  • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  • 40 Buttrick Road, Suite B, Londonderry, NH 03053
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  • What is a Clinical Trial and why would I want to enroll in one? Come learn the facts and dispel the myths about clinical cancer research trials and why you might want to consider one.


    Presented by Kristie Weeks, RN, DFCI Research Nurse


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

  • Calendar: Patient Education, Calendar

Earring Design Workshop

  • Thu, Apr 30, 2015
  • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Zakim Center Creative Arts Studio (Located inside Blum Resource Center) - Yawkey 1 Lobby
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April 2015
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Monday, April 20, 2015


Zakim Center Drum Circle
11:00 AM-12:00 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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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 603-670-0302 to register and for other days, times, and/or locations.


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Tuesday, April 21, 2015


Stage IV Breast Cancer Support Group
11:00 AM-12:30 PM
Call for Details
Event Type: Patient Education, Support Groups, Calendar

An opportunity for those with Stage IV (Metastatic) Breast Cancer to share emotional support.


Facilitators: Liz Farrell, LICSW and Fremonta Meyer, MD
Registration is required. To Register: Call Liz Farrell, LICSW at 617-632-5606
Parking Validated in the Yawkey/ Dana-Farber Garage
 


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Artful Healing Program - Presented by the Museum of Fine Arts
12:00 PM-2:00 PM
Creative Arts Studio (inside Blum Resource Center, Yawkey 1)
Event Type: Health and Wellness, Support Groups, Calendar

Zakim Center Presents, Museum of Fine Arts "Artful Healing Program"

Join us for an inspiring workshop by experienced art educators from the MFA, Boston. In this "Unique Family Portrait" workshop, utilize watercolor techniques to create a unique portrait depicting what family means to you. Open interpretation is encouraged in using color, texture, and shape. Images from the MFA will serve as inspiration in creating your work of art. All are welcome. Supplies provided at no cost.

Please contact the Zakim Center to register at: Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu or 617-632-3322.


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Tai Chi for Optimal Health
3:00 PM-4:30 PM
Smith Room, 330, Stoneman Patient Services Suite
Event Type: Health and Wellness, Patient Education, Support Groups, Calendar
An internal Chinese martial art practiced for both defense training and health benefits. Learn sitting and standing techniques as well as slow moving meditation. Open to patients and family members. Please register at 617-632-3322.
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The Myths and Facts of Clinical Trials
3:30 PM-4:30 PM
40 Buttrick Road, Suite B, Londonderry, NH 03053
Event Type: Patient Education, Calendar

What is a Clinical Trial and why would I want to enroll in one? Come learn the facts and dispel the myths about clinical cancer research trials and why you might want to consider one.


Presented by Kristie Weeks, RN, DFCI Research Nurse


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


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Sunset Qigong
4:30 PM-6:00 PM
Smith Room 330, Stoneman Patient Services Suite
Event Type: Health and Wellness, Support Groups, Calendar
Fine tune your mind/body skills and create balance among them. Open to patients and family members. Please register at 617-632-3322.
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Young Adult Cancer Support Group
5:30 PM-7:00 PM
Smith Building, Room 335
Event Type: Patient Education, Support Groups, Calendar

For patients ages 18-40 currently in treatment or recent;y completing treatment.


This group offers young adult patients the opportunity to share their experience in a safe, confidential setting.
The group is free and open to the public; you do not need to be a Dana-Farber patient to attend.


Facilitated by Bruce MacDonald, LICSW


Registration is required. Contact Bruce at (617)632-5657 or bmacdonald1@partners.org
Parking validated in Yawkey Garage
 


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Wednesday, April 22, 2015


Gentle Hatha Yoga
10:00 AM-10:45 AM
Stoneman Patient Services Suite, Smith 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.havard.edu.

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Yogalates
11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Stoneman Patient Services Suite, Smith 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 and friends are welcome. 

Patients in active treatment will need medical clearance from their physician prior to registration.


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Level I-Level II Hatha Yoga
12:15 PM-1:00 PM
Stoneman Patient Services Suite, Smith 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 asanas, pranayamas and 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. Classes are complimentary and open to patients, families and friends. Yoga mats are provided, or feel free to bring your own. Please contact the Zakim Center to register at 617-632-3322 or Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu.


 Patients in active treatment will need medical clearance from their physician prior to registration.

 


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Coping with Cancer Support Group-Milford
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. 

Presented by Ann Sullivan, LICSW and Adonica Racicot, RN

Call Ann Sullivan for more information 508-488-3783

Registration not required

Family members are welcome.

Refreshments provided.


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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

Barbara Schnider-Ellis, LICSW and breast cancer survivor Jean Leavitt work to empower women through education and support in facing the many challenges in moving forward in their lives.  

 

Registration is requested, but drop-ins are most welcome.  Please call 781-624-4797.

 

Free parking is available in adjacent garage.

 


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Thursday, April 23, 2015


Dana-Farber's Mammography Van(19)
All Day Event
The Dimock Center
Event Type: Community Outreach, Health and Wellness, Calendar
Dana-Farber’s Mammography Van brings state-of-the-art breast cancer screening to the women of Greater Boston. To learn more or schedule an appointment, please call 617-632-1974. Visit is on the Web at www.dana-farber.org/mammographyvan.

Dana-Farber’s Mammography Van is managed by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s Mobile Health program and possesses a valid license and certificate of inspection issued by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

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Mindfulness Meditation with Elana Rosenbaum, MS, LICSW
11:30 AM-1:00 PM
Smith 330, Stoneman Patient Services Suite
Event Type: Community Outreach, Health and Wellness, Patient Education, Calendar
Mindfulness Meditation with Elana Rosenbaum, MS, LICSW
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Post-Transplant Telephone Support Group(5)
3:00 PM-4:00 PM
Telephone
Event Type: Support Groups, Calendar

This support group provides a place for patients currently 1-2 years post-allogenic stem-cell transplant to share the impact of experiences, feelings and challenges associated with the post-transplant phase of treatment.

Facilitator: Tammy Weitzman, LICSW - Transplant Social Worker

Registration is required.  Please contact Tammy Weitzman, LICSW at 617-632-4353 to register.


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Friday, April 24, 2015


Sunrise Qigong
10:00 AM-11:30 AM
Smith 330
Event Type: Health and Wellness, Calendar
Fine tune your mind/body skills and create balance among them. Open to patients and family members. Please register at 617-632-3322.
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Tai Chi for Optimal Health with Ramel Rones
11:30 AM-1:00 PM
Smith Room, 330, Stoneman Patient Services Suite
Event Type: Health and Wellness, Patient Education, Support Groups, Calendar
An Internal Chinese martial art practiced for both defense training and health benefits. Learn sitting and standing techniques as well as slow moving meditation. Open to patients and family members. For more information or to register, please contact the Zakim Center at 617-632-3322 or Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu.
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Song Circle
2:00 PM-3:00 PM
Stoneman Patient Services Suite, Smith Room 330
Event Type: Health and Wellness, Support Groups, Calendar

Connect to your breath, body, and joy through group singing. Discover how group singing can support relaxation, mood, sense of community, and pain management. Lyrics will be provided. Song requests and discussion are welcome, and no prior music experience is required. 

To register please call 617-692-3322 or email: Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu.


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Monday, April 27, 2015


Zakim Center Drum Circle
11:00 AM-12:00 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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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 603-670-0302 to register and for other days, times, and/or locations.


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Tuesday, April 28, 2015


Dana-Farber's Mammography Van(20)
All Day Event
Bowdoin Street Health Center
Event Type: Community Outreach, Health and Wellness, Calendar
Dana-Farber’s Mammography Van brings state-of-the-art breast cancer screening to the women of Greater Boston. To learn more or schedule an appointment, please call 617-632-1974. Visit is on the Web at www.dana-farber.org/mammographyvan.

Dana-Farber’s Mammography Van is managed by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s Mobile Health program and possesses a valid license and certificate of inspection issued by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

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Tai Chi for Optimal Health
3:00 PM-4:30 PM
Smith Room, 330, Stoneman Patient Services Suite
Event Type: Health and Wellness, Patient Education, Support Groups, Calendar
An internal Chinese martial art practiced for both defense training and health benefits. Learn sitting and standing techniques as well as slow moving meditation. Open to patients and family members. Please register at 617-632-3322.
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Sunset Qigong
4:30 PM-6:00 PM
Smith Room 330, Stoneman Patient Services Suite
Event Type: Health and Wellness, Support Groups, Calendar
Fine tune your mind/body skills and create balance among them. Open to patients and family members. Please register at 617-632-3322.
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Melanoma Support Group(3)
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, April 29, 2015


Dana-Farber's Mammography Van(21)
All Day Event
Joseph Smith Community Health Center – Waltham
Event Type: Community Outreach, Health and Wellness, Calendar
Dana-Farber’s Mammography Van brings state-of-the-art breast cancer screening to the women of Greater Boston. To learn more or schedule an appointment, please call 617-632-1974. Visit is on the Web at www.dana-farber.org/mammographyvan.

Dana-Farber’s Mammography Van is managed by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s Mobile Health program and possesses a valid license and certificate of inspection issued by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

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Gentle Hatha Yoga
10:00 AM-10:45 AM
Stoneman Patient Services Suite, Smith 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.havard.edu.

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Yogalates
11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Stoneman Patient Services Suite, Smith 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 and friends are welcome. 

Patients in active treatment will need medical clearance from their physician prior to registration.


Add to Calendar   
 
Level I-Level II Hatha Yoga
12:15 PM-1:00 PM
Stoneman Patient Services Suite, Smith 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 asanas, pranayamas and 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. Classes are complimentary and open to patients, families and friends. Yoga mats are provided, or feel free to bring your own. Please contact the Zakim Center to register at 617-632-3322 or Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu.


 Patients in active treatment will need medical clearance from their physician prior to registration.

 


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Living with Cancer Support Group(8)
1:00 PM-2:00 PM
40 Buttrick Road, Suite B, Londonderry, NH 03053
Event Type: Support Groups, Calendar
A support group for people living with cancer, including families and caregivers. Come talk with others who are faced with the same challenges. Please feel free to attend any or all of these sessions.

Joyce Austin, LICSW, OSW-C
Jo-Ann Sullivan, RN, OCN, Elliot Radiation Program


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Facing Forward After Breast Cancer Treatment(4)
6:00 PM-7:30 PM
Smith 330
Event Type: Patient Education, Calendar
A 6-session series for breast cancer patients who have recently completed treatment. Dana-Farber clinicians provide information through presentations and group discussion.

Session 4: Sexuality and Intimacy After Cancer

Pre-registration is required. Contact Julie Salinger, LICSW at 617-582-8081. A commitment to attending all 6 sessions is encouraged.
Parking will be validated in the Yawkey/Dana-Farber Garage.

This program is offered by the Department of Care Coordination and the Breast Oncology Program with support from the Gillette Company Survivors Initiative.

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