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Patriots Training Camp 2015 Blood Drive - August 6

  • The drive will take place aboard the Blood Mobile in the Gillette Stadium Fan Zone as follows: 

    Thursday, August 6, time TBD (immediately following practice)

    The New England Patriots Charitable Foundation will host the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Brigham and Women’s Hospital Blood Mobile—the traveling extension of the Kraft Family Blood Donor Center—for a series of blood drives during this year’s Patriots Training Camp.  

     

    All donors are welcome to enjoy Patriots Training Camp and Fan Zone prior to or following their appointment and each donor will receive a Patriots gift bag.

     

    The Patriots Charitable Foundation has a long history of advocating for volunteer blood and platelet donations, both at the Kraft Family Blood Donor Center and throughout the region, encouraging all eligible fans to consider making a life-saving difference. Volunteer blood and platelet donors are the only source of these blood products, which are essential for people going through cancer treatment and many other critically ill patients in need of life-saving transfusions. 

     

    All blood drives will be open to the public. Due to space and time constraints, advance appointments are strongly recommended and can be scheduled by emailing BloodDonor@partners.org with the subject heading “Patriots” andtwo preferred donation times. In general, to give blood, donors should be at least 17 years old, 110 pounds or heavier, and in good health, and must bring a valid photo ID to their appointment. To learn more about eligibility and the donation process, please call the Kraft Family Blood Donor Center at 617-632-3206 or visit www.dana-farber.org/blooddonation

     

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Patriots Training Camp 2015 Blood Drive - August 8

  • The drive will take place aboard the Blood Mobile in the Gillette Stadium Fan Zone as follows:

    Saturday, August 8, time TBD (immediately following practice)

    The New England Patriots Charitable Foundation will host the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Brigham and Women’s Hospital Blood Mobile—the traveling extension of the Kraft Family Blood Donor Center—for a series of blood drives during this year’s Patriots Training Camp. 


    All donors are welcome to enjoy Patriots Training Camp and Fan Zone prior to or following their appointment and each donor will receive a Patriots gift bag.

     

    The Patriots Charitable Foundation has a long history of advocating for volunteer blood and platelet donations, both at the Kraft Family Blood Donor Center and throughout the region, encouraging all eligible fans to consider making a life-saving difference. Volunteer blood and platelet donors are the only source of these blood products, which are essential for people going through cancer treatment and many other critically ill patients in need of life-saving transfusions. 

     

    All blood drives will be open to the public. Due to space and time constraints, advance appointments are strongly recommended and can be scheduled by emailing BloodDonor@partners.org with the subject heading “Patriots” and two preferred donation times. In general, to give blood, donors should be at least 17 years old, 110 pounds or heavier, and in good health, and must bring a valid photo ID to their appointment. To learn more about eligibility and the donation process, please call the Kraft Family Blood Donor Center at 617-632-3206 or visit www.dana-farber.org/blooddonation

     

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Bone Marrow Donor Drive

  • Sun, Aug 9, 2015
  • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • United Fisherman's Club, 639 Orchard St, New Bedford, MA 02744
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  • Approximately 30 percent of patients in need of a stem cell donor find a match within their families. The remaining 70 percent search a worldwide database of unrelated volunteer donors, who may be their "miracle match" willing to donate life-saving cells.

    Currently, many medical insurance plans (in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island only) will cover the cost of the tissue typing for registration with the marrow donor program. Please bring your insurance card to the donor drive.

    If your insurance will not cover the tissue-typing fee, we are able to cover the cost of your test. However, if you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to help our recruitment efforts, we would greatly appreciate it.
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August 2015
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Today - Tuesday, August 04, 2015


Dana-Farber's Mammography Van(10)
All Day Event
Longwood Medical Area - Boston Children's Hospital
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 us 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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Drop-In Mediation - Tuesdays
10:00 AM-10:45 AM
Smith Building, Room 330
Event Type: Health and Wellness, Calendar

Meditation is a mind-body practice that can help you relax and access a deeper awareness through connecting your mind, body and spirit. This forty-five minute class will help you learn a variety of meditation techniques, including breath and body focus, guided imagery and contemplation.

 

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. Registration is recommended, but not required. Please contact the Zakim Center for more information at 617-632-3322 or email zakim_center@dfci.harvard.edu.

 


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Earring Making Workshop
12:00 PM-2:00 PM
Creative Arts Studio (inside Blum Resource Center, Yawkey 1)
Event Type: Health and Wellness, Calendar

Come visit the Creative Arts Studio and explore how creative arts can support pain and stress management to help you feel better.

Open studio hours are Monday - Friday, 10 am - 4 pm.

Workshops are scheduled every Tuesday from 12 - 2 pm.

 

Join us this week to design your own earrings. All levels are welcome, and materials are free of charge.

 

For more information, or to register for workshops, contact the Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies at 617-632-3322 or Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu.


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Tai Chi for Optimal Health
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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Sunset 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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Gastrointestinal (GI) Cancer Support Group(3)
5:30 PM-7:00 PM
Smith Building, Room 335
Event Type: Patient Education, Support Groups, Calendar

Please join us for a monthly support group for people with GI cancers. This is an opportunity for you to:
• Connect with others with a similar diagnosis
• Share information and resources
• Gain tools to help you manage the emotional impact of diagnosis and treatment

Facilitated by : Jane Bausch, LICSW 

Registration is required.
Contact : Jane Bausch at 617-632-3309

 

* Free parking is provided in the Dana-Farber Yawkey Garage


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Wednesday, August 05, 2015


Drop-In Mediation - Wednesdays
10:00 AM-10:45 AM
Smith Building, Room 335
Event Type: Health and Wellness, Calendar

Meditation is a mind-body practice that can help you relax and access a deeper awareness through connecting your mind, body and spirit. This forty-five minute class will help you learn a variety of meditation techniques, including breath and body focus, guided imagery and contemplation.

 

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. Registration is recommended, but not required. Please contact the Zakim Center for more information at 617-632-3322 or email zakim_center@dfci.harvard.edu.

 

 


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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-12:00 PM
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 welcomePlease 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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Level I-Level II Hatha Yoga
12:15 PM-1:00 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 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. Family, friends and staff are welcome. 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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Breast Cancer Support Group-Milford
4:30 PM-5:30 PM
20 Prospect Street, Milford, 2nd Floor Conference
Event Type: Support Groups, Calendar
Breast Cancer Support Group-Milford
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Young Adult Support Group(3)
5:30 PM-7:00 PM
Yawkey Center, 3rd Floor, Room 306
Event Type: Support Groups, Calendar

For patients in their 20’s and 30’s who are in treatment or recently completed 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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Caring for the Caregiver-Milford
6:00 PM-7:00 PM
20 Prospect Street, Milford, 2nd Floor Conference
Event Type: Support Groups, Calendar

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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Thursday, August 06, 2015


Patriots Training Camp 2015 Blood Drive - August 6
All Day Event
Gillette Stadium Fan Zone
Event Type: Community Outreach, Calendar

The drive will take place aboard the Blood Mobile in the Gillette Stadium Fan Zone as follows: 

Thursday, August 6, time TBD (immediately following practice)

The New England Patriots Charitable Foundation will host the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Brigham and Women’s Hospital Blood Mobile—the traveling extension of the Kraft Family Blood Donor Center—for a series of blood drives during this year’s Patriots Training Camp.  

 

All donors are welcome to enjoy Patriots Training Camp and Fan Zone prior to or following their appointment and each donor will receive a Patriots gift bag.

 

The Patriots Charitable Foundation has a long history of advocating for volunteer blood and platelet donations, both at the Kraft Family Blood Donor Center and throughout the region, encouraging all eligible fans to consider making a life-saving difference. Volunteer blood and platelet donors are the only source of these blood products, which are essential for people going through cancer treatment and many other critically ill patients in need of life-saving transfusions. 

 

All blood drives will be open to the public. Due to space and time constraints, advance appointments are strongly recommended and can be scheduled by emailing BloodDonor@partners.org with the subject heading “Patriots” andtwo preferred donation times. In general, to give blood, donors should be at least 17 years old, 110 pounds or heavier, and in good health, and must bring a valid photo ID to their appointment. To learn more about eligibility and the donation process, please call the Kraft Family Blood Donor Center at 617-632-3206 or visit www.dana-farber.org/blooddonation

 


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Drop-In Mediation - Thursdays
10:00 AM-10:45 AM
Smith Building, Room 330
Event Type: Health and Wellness, Calendar

Meditation is a mind-body practice that can help you relax and access a deeper awareness through connecting your mind, body and spirit. This forty-five minute class will help you learn a variety of meditation techniques, including breath and body focus, guided imagery and contemplation.

 

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. Registration is recommended, but not required. Please contact the Zakim Center for more information at 617-632-3322 or email zakim_center@dfci.harvard.edu.

 

 


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Caregiver Support Group[3]
12:00 PM-1:30 PM
Smith Building, Room 335
Event Type: Support Groups, Calendar

Support for caregivers and family members of cancer patients. Facilitated by Ruth Cope, Ph.D., LICSW.  


Registration is required. Please call Ruth Cope at 617-817-6280.
 


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Mindfulness Meditation
12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Smith Building, 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 diagnoses 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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Friday, August 07, 2015


Sunrise Qigong
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 for Optimal Health with Ramel Rones
11:30 AM-1:00 PM
Smith Building, Room 330
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. Family, friends and staff are welcome. 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
Smith Building, 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. Family, friends and staff are welcome.  To register please call 617-692-3322 or email:  Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu. 


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Saturday, August 08, 2015


Patriots Training Camp 2015 Blood Drive - August 8
All Day Event
Gillette Stadium Fan Zone
Event Type: Community Outreach, Calendar

The drive will take place aboard the Blood Mobile in the Gillette Stadium Fan Zone as follows:

Saturday, August 8, time TBD (immediately following practice)

The New England Patriots Charitable Foundation will host the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Brigham and Women’s Hospital Blood Mobile—the traveling extension of the Kraft Family Blood Donor Center—for a series of blood drives during this year’s Patriots Training Camp. 


All donors are welcome to enjoy Patriots Training Camp and Fan Zone prior to or following their appointment and each donor will receive a Patriots gift bag.

 

The Patriots Charitable Foundation has a long history of advocating for volunteer blood and platelet donations, both at the Kraft Family Blood Donor Center and throughout the region, encouraging all eligible fans to consider making a life-saving difference. Volunteer blood and platelet donors are the only source of these blood products, which are essential for people going through cancer treatment and many other critically ill patients in need of life-saving transfusions. 

 

All blood drives will be open to the public. Due to space and time constraints, advance appointments are strongly recommended and can be scheduled by emailing BloodDonor@partners.org with the subject heading “Patriots” and two preferred donation times. In general, to give blood, donors should be at least 17 years old, 110 pounds or heavier, and in good health, and must bring a valid photo ID to their appointment. To learn more about eligibility and the donation process, please call the Kraft Family Blood Donor Center at 617-632-3206 or visit www.dana-farber.org/blooddonation

 


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Sunday, August 09, 2015


Bone Marrow Donor Drive
9:00 AM-1:00 PM
United Fisherman's Club, 639 Orchard St, New Bedford, MA 02744
Event Type: Community Outreach, Calendar
Approximately 30 percent of patients in need of a stem cell donor find a match within their families. The remaining 70 percent search a worldwide database of unrelated volunteer donors, who may be their "miracle match" willing to donate life-saving cells.

Currently, many medical insurance plans (in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island only) will cover the cost of the tissue typing for registration with the marrow donor program. Please bring your insurance card to the donor drive.

If your insurance will not cover the tissue-typing fee, we are able to cover the cost of your test. However, if you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to help our recruitment efforts, we would greatly appreciate it.
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Monday, August 10, 2015


Free skin cancer education and screening at area beaches(4)
11:00 AM-3:00 PM
Carson Beach, South Boston
Event Type: Community Outreach, Health and Wellness, Patient Education, Calendar

Committed to the communities we serve, the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute's Blum Van will be visiting beaches across Massachusetts to provide free skin cancer education and screenings. A dermatologist will be on board to provide free full-body examinations and address any skin cancer related concerns. Participants will receive educational materials, sunscreen, key chains with energy beads that change color in response to UV rays, and Red Sox baseball caps. 

Screenings may be cancelled if there is rain.  Call 617-632-2614 for more information! 


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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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Living with Lung Cancer(5)
2:00 PM-3:30 PM
Smith 330
Event Type: Support Groups, Calendar
Sponsored by the Division of Social Work and the Lowe Center for Thoracic Oncology.

A support group for people with lung cancer and their primary caregivers.

Facilitated by Allison DiBiaso, LICSW and Kitty Hooper, RN

Registration is required. To register, contact Allison DiBiaso at 617-632-5163 or at adibiaso@partners.org.

Parking validated in Yawkey Center Garage.

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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, August 11, 2015


Dana-Farber's Mammography Van(11)
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 us 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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Drop-In Mediation - Tuesdays
10:00 AM-10:45 AM
Smith Building, Room 330
Event Type: Health and Wellness, Calendar

Meditation is a mind-body practice that can help you relax and access a deeper awareness through connecting your mind, body and spirit. This forty-five minute class will help you learn a variety of meditation techniques, including breath and body focus, guided imagery and contemplation.

 

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. Registration is recommended, but not required. Please contact the Zakim Center for more information at 617-632-3322 or email zakim_center@dfci.harvard.edu.

 


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Circle of Life (Círculo de Vida)
10:00 AM-11:30 AM
Smith Building, Room 335
Event Type: Patient Education, Support Groups, Calendar
Circle of Life (Círculo de Vida)
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Wycinanki Inspired Paper Cutouts
12:00 PM-2:00 PM
Creative Arts Studio (inside Blum Resource Center, Yawkey 1)
Event Type: Health and Wellness, Calendar

Come visit the Creative Arts Studio and explore how creative arts can support pain and stress management to help you feel better. 

Open studio hours are Monday - Friday, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.

Workshops are scheduled every Tuesday from 12:00 - 2:00 pm.

Join us this week to design your own Wycinanki folk art inspired paper cutouts. All levels are welcome, and materials are free of charge.

For more information, or to register for workshops, contact the Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies at 617-632-3322 or Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu.


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Tai Chi for Optimal Health
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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Sunset 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 12, 2015


Dana-Farber's Mammography Van(12)
All Day Event
Joseph Smith Community Health Center – Allston
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 us 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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Drop-In Mediation - Wednesdays
10:00 AM-10:45 AM
Smith Building, Room 335
Event Type: Health and Wellness, Calendar

Meditation is a mind-body practice that can help you relax and access a deeper awareness through connecting your mind, body and spirit. This forty-five minute class will help you learn a variety of meditation techniques, including breath and body focus, guided imagery and contemplation.

 

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. Registration is recommended, but not required. Please contact the Zakim Center for more information at 617-632-3322 or email zakim_center@dfci.harvard.edu.

 

 


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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-12:00 PM
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 welcomePlease 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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Level I-Level II Hatha Yoga
12:15 PM-1:00 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 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. Family, friends and staff are welcome. 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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Look Good...Feel Better-Milford
2:00 PM-4:00 PM
20 Prospect Street, Milford, 1st Floor Conference
Event Type: Support Groups, Calendar

An American Cancer Society (ACS) program for women. Come have fun while you learn beauty tips to help you look and feel better while undergoing cancer treatment.

Provided by ACS volunteer beauticians

Call Christine Mort to register  508-488-3704

Refreshments provided

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Prostate Cancer Support Group
5:30 PM-7:30 PM
Smith Building, Room 308 & 309
Event Type: Support Groups, Calendar

The Prostate Health Education Network focuses on the needs of Black men diagnosed with prostate cancer. Facilitated by Thomas Farrington and Jacques Carter, MD.

For more information please call Athene Wilson-Glover at 617-632-4860.

 


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Multiple Myeloma Patient & Caregiver Education and Discussion Group(11)
5:30 PM-7:00 PM
Yawkey 306-307
Event Type: Patient Education, Support Groups, Calendar
Sponsored by the Rick Corman Multiple Myeloma Research Fund and the Division of Social Work
A monthly meeting that includes a presentation by a member of Dana-Farber’s Multiple Myeloma team, followed by discussion groups for patients and caregivers.
Facilitated by Larisa Patacchiola, LICSW and Kelly Drummond, LCSW
Registration is required.
Please contact: Larisa Patacchiola at 617-582-7576 or Kelly Drummond at 617-632-5963
Parking is validated in the Dana-Farber Yawkey Garage

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Prostate Cancer Support Group - Weymouth
7:00 PM-8:30 PM
1st Fl. Conf. Room - 101 Columbian Street, South Weymouth, MA 02190
Event Type: Support Groups, Calendar

This is an opportunity for men with prostate cancer to share experiences, information and resources.  

 

Facilitated by: Michael Gutierrez, Clinical Social Worker

Please call 781-624-4793 for more information.

Free parking is available in adjacent garage.


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Thursday, August 13, 2015


Drop-In Mediation - Thursdays
10:00 AM-10:45 AM
Smith Building, Room 330
Event Type: Health and Wellness, Calendar

Meditation is a mind-body practice that can help you relax and access a deeper awareness through connecting your mind, body and spirit. This forty-five minute class will help you learn a variety of meditation techniques, including breath and body focus, guided imagery and contemplation.

 

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. Registration is recommended, but not required. Please contact the Zakim Center for more information at 617-632-3322 or email zakim_center@dfci.harvard.edu.

 

 


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Mindfulness Meditation
12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Smith Building, 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 diagnoses 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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Coping with Cancer Support Group-Milford(1)
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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Friday, August 14, 2015


Sunrise Qigong
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 for Optimal Health with Ramel Rones
11:30 AM-1:00 PM
Smith Building, Room 330
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. Family, friends and staff are welcome. 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
Smith Building, 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. Family, friends and staff are welcome.  To register please call 617-692-3322 or email:  Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu. 


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Saturday, August 15, 2015


A Day for Families Parenting with Cancer
8:30 AM-12:30 PM
Smith Building, Rooms 330 & 335
Event Type: Health and Wellness, Patient Education, Support Groups, Calendar

If you're a parent being treated for cancer, join Family Connections for Navigating Cancer Together: A Day for Families Parenting with Cancer. Parents will meet together to discuss the challenges of managing a family during treatment, while their school age children (6 - 12 years old) participate in creative and fun educational activities about coping with cancer in the family.

Complementary parking and lunch will be provided. Email family_connections@dfci.harvard.edu or call 617-632-2605. Please RSVP no later than August 7th.


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Monday, August 17, 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, August 18, 2015


Dana-Farber's Mammography Van(13)
All Day Event
South End Community 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 us 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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Free skin cancer and education screening at area beaches(5)
10:00 AM-2:00 PM
Revere Beach, Revere
Event Type: Community Outreach, Health and Wellness, Patient Education, Calendar

Committed to the communities we serve, the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute's Blum Van will be visiting beaches across Massachusetts to provide free skin cancer education and screenings. A dermatologist will be on board to provide free full-body examinations and address any skin cancer related concerns. Participants will receive educational materials, sunscreen, key chains with energy beads that change color in response to UV rays, and Red Sox baseball caps. 

Screenings may be cancelled if there is rain.  Call 617-632-2614 for more information! 


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Drop-In Mediation - Tuesdays
10:00 AM-10:45 AM
Smith Building, Room 330
Event Type: Health and Wellness, Calendar

Meditation is a mind-body practice that can help you relax and access a deeper awareness through connecting your mind, body and spirit. This forty-five minute class will help you learn a variety of meditation techniques, including breath and body focus, guided imagery and contemplation.

 

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. Registration is recommended, but not required. 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
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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MFA Artful Healing Program: Watercolor Postcards, Inspired by artist John Singer Sargent's work
12:00 PM-2:00 PM
Creative Arts Studio (inside Blum Resource Center, Yawkey 1)
Event Type: Health and Wellness, Calendar

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

Come visit the Creative Arts Studio and explore how creative arts can support pain and stress management to help you feel better.

Open studio hours are Monday - Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.

Workshops are scheduled every Tuesday from 12:00 - 2:00 pm.

Join us this week to design your own Watercolor Postcards inspired by artist John Singer Sargent's watercolor paintings. All levels are welcome, and materials provided free of charge.


For more information, or to register for workshops, please contact the Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies 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 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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Sunset 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 19, 2015


Dana-Farber's Mammography Van(14)
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 us 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
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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Drop-In Mediation - Wednesdays
10:00 AM-10:45 AM
Smith Building, Room 335
Event Type: Health and Wellness, Calendar

Meditation is a mind-body practice that can help you relax and access a deeper awareness through connecting your mind, body and spirit. This forty-five minute class will help you learn a variety of meditation techniques, including breath and body focus, guided imagery and contemplation.

 

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. Registration is recommended, but not required. Please contact the Zakim Center for more information at 617-632-3322 or email zakim_center@dfci.harvard.edu.

 

 


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Yogalates
11:00 AM-12:00 PM
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 welcomePlease 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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Level I-Level II Hatha Yoga
12:15 PM-1:00 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 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. Family, friends and staff are welcome. 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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Young Adult Support Group(4)
5:30 PM-7:00 PM
Yawkey Center, 3rd Floor, Room 306
Event Type: Support Groups, Calendar

For patients in their 20’s and 30’s who are in treatment or recently completed 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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Thursday, August 20, 2015


Drop-In Mediation - Thursdays
10:00 AM-10:45 AM
Smith Building, Room 330
Event Type: Health and Wellness, Calendar

Meditation is a mind-body practice that can help you relax and access a deeper awareness through connecting your mind, body and spirit. This forty-five minute class will help you learn a variety of meditation techniques, including breath and body focus, guided imagery and contemplation.

 

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. Registration is recommended, but not required. Please contact the Zakim Center for more information at 617-632-3322 or email zakim_center@dfci.harvard.edu.

 

 


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Mindfulness Meditation
12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Smith Building, 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 diagnoses 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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Webchat: Parenting during Cancer Treatment
12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Webchat - link below
Event Type: Health and Wellness, Patient Education, Calendar

If you're a parent or guardian living with cancer, tune in for a live video webchat with social workers Allison Dibiaso, LICSW, and Kelly Drummond, LCSW, to learn tips for:

  • Telling children about a cancer diagnosis
  • Managing family life during treatment
  • Forming a support system
Dibiaso and Drummond, who work with Dana-Farber's Family Connections program, will be joined by Sarah Silvia, a patient raising three young sons during treatment.
Submit your questions by emailing webchats@dfci.harvard.edu, or by tweeting them to @DanaFarber using the hashtag #DFCIwebchat.
For more information on parenting during cancer, visit our Family Connections support program.


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GIM Discussion Group
2:00 PM-3:00 PM
20 Prospect Street, Milford, 2nd Floor Conference
Event Type: Support Groups, Calendar

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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Friday, August 21, 2015


Sunrise Qigong
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 for Optimal Health with Ramel Rones
11:30 AM-1:00 PM
Smith Building, Room 330
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. Family, friends and staff are welcome. 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
Smith Building, 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. Family, friends and staff are welcome.  To register please call 617-692-3322 or email:  Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu. 


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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
Young Adult Cancer Support Group
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Monday, August 24, 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, August 25, 2015


Dana-Farber's Mammography Van(15)
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 us 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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Drop-In Mediation - Tuesdays
10:00 AM-10:45 AM
Smith Building, Room 330
Event Type: Health and Wellness, Calendar

Meditation is a mind-body practice that can help you relax and access a deeper awareness through connecting your mind, body and spirit. This forty-five minute class will help you learn a variety of meditation techniques, including breath and body focus, guided imagery and contemplation.

 

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. Registration is recommended, but not required. Please contact the Zakim Center for more information at 617-632-3322 or email zakim_center@dfci.harvard.edu.

 


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Negative Painting: Watercolor Techniques
12:00 PM-2:00 PM
Creative Arts Studio (inside Blum Resource Center, Yawkey 1)
Event Type: Health and Wellness, Calendar

Come visit the Creative Arts Studio and explore how creative arts can support pain and stress management to help you feel better.

Open studio hours are Monday - Friday, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.

Workshops are scheduled every Tuesday from 12:00 - 2:00 pm.

Join us this week to design your own watercolor using Negative painting techniques, which focuses on the space and objects around your main subject. All levels are welcome, and materials are free of charge.

For more information, or to register for workshops, contact the Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies at 617-632-3322 or email zakim_center@dfci.harvard.edu. 


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Tai Chi for Optimal Health
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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Sunset 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(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.

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015


Dana-Farber's Mammography Van(16)
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 us 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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Drop-In Mediation - Wednesdays
10:00 AM-10:45 AM
Smith Building, Room 335
Event Type: Health and Wellness, Calendar

Meditation is a mind-body practice that can help you relax and access a deeper awareness through connecting your mind, body and spirit. This forty-five minute class will help you learn a variety of meditation techniques, including breath and body focus, guided imagery and contemplation.

 

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. Registration is recommended, but not required. Please contact the Zakim Center for more information at 617-632-3322 or email zakim_center@dfci.harvard.edu.

 

 


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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-12:00 PM
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 welcomePlease 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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Level I-Level II Hatha Yoga
12:15 PM-1:00 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 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. Family, friends and staff are welcome. 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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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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Thursday, August 27, 2015


Drop-In Mediation - Thursdays
10:00 AM-10:45 AM
Smith Building, Room 330
Event Type: Health and Wellness, Calendar

Meditation is a mind-body practice that can help you relax and access a deeper awareness through connecting your mind, body and spirit. This forty-five minute class will help you learn a variety of meditation techniques, including breath and body focus, guided imagery and contemplation.

 

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. Registration is recommended, but not required. Please contact the Zakim Center for more information at 617-632-3322 or email zakim_center@dfci.harvard.edu.

 

 


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Mindfulness Meditation
12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Smith Building, 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 diagnoses 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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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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Friday, August 28, 2015


Sunrise Qigong
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 for Optimal Health with Ramel Rones
11:30 AM-1:00 PM
Smith Building, Room 330
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. Family, friends and staff are welcome. 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
Smith Building, 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. Family, friends and staff are welcome.  To register please call 617-692-3322 or email:  Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu. 


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