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Third Annual Decorate-A-Bra Workshop in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

  • Fri, Oct 3, 2014
  • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Yawkey Conference Center, Yawkey Building 3rd Floor, Rooms YC306 and 307
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  • Open to patients, family members, caregivers and staff. All materials are provided at no cost. Please call: 617-632-2211 for more information. Presented by Friends Place and the Zakim Center
  • Calendar: Health and Wellness, Calendar

College Bound: Transitioning from the Cancer Experience to the College Campus

  • Thu, Oct 9, 2014
  • 5:45 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Yawkey 3, Lavine Family Dining Pavillion
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  • Please join The School Liaison Program for a dinner and informational seminar for high school students and their parents.

    REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED
    Please RSVP by October 3, 2014
    (617) 632-5909
    SchoolLiaisonProgram@dfci.harvard.edu
     

  • Calendar: Patient Education, Calendar

Nutrition and Wellness for Cancer Survivorship with Stacy Kennedy

  • Fri, Oct 10, 2014
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Blum Resource Center, Yawkey Center, Floor 1
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  • A program focused on techniques and tools to help you adjust to post-treatment life.

    This program is free and open to all.  Registration is appreciated.  Webinar and conference call participation is available, prior registration required.  Contact Adult Survivorship at 617-632-4523 or DFCI_AdultSurvivors@dfci.harvard.edu.

    For more information or support, please visit our website at www.dana-farber.org/survivor.

     

  • Calendar: Patient Education, Support Groups, Calendar

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October 2014
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Today - Wednesday, October 01, 2014


Yoga at Dana-Farber(9)
12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Smith 330, Stoneman Patient Services Suite
Event Type: Community Outreach, Health and Wellness, Patient Education, Calendar

Presented by the Leonard P. Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies


Come and experience heart opening and relaxing yoga!


Join us in developing your mind, body and spirit to its fullest potential through meditation, posture, and breathing exercises.


Join instructor, Anna Dunwell, MFA, ERYT, CYT in gentle exercises that are easy on your joints and which will expand your range of motion, create mental steadiness, and overall body comfort. All levels welcome, mats and blocks are supplied. Patients, family members, caregivers and staff are welcome.


Registration required. For more information and to register, please contact the Zakim Center at 617-632-3322 or at Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu.
 


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Yoga at Dana-Farber(10)
5:00 PM-6:00 PM
Smith 330, Stoneman Patient Services Suite
Event Type: Community Outreach, Health and Wellness, Patient Education, Calendar

 Presented by the Leonard P. Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies


Come and experience heart opening and relaxing yoga!


Join us in developing your mind, body and spirit to its fullest potential through meditation, posture, and breathing exercises.


Join instructor, Anna Dunwell, MFA, ERYT, CYT in gentle exercises that are easy on your joints and which will expand your range of motion, create mental steadiness, and overall body comfort. All levels welcome, mats and blocks are supplied. Patients, family members, caregivers and staff are welcome.


Registration required. For more information and to register, please contact the Zakim Center at 617-632-3322 or at Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu.
 


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Thursday, October 02, 2014


Dana-Farber's Mammography Van(44)
All Day Event
MGH Charlestown Healthcare Center
Event Type: Community Outreach, Health and Wellness, Patient Education, 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.

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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

 Presented by the Leonard P. Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies


Mindfulness is a way to pay attention to the present moment in a way that fosters love, kindness and self-care. Join us in practicing three different meditations, all of which can be useful in daily life to soothe mind and body. No prior experience is necessary--only a willingness to be present. Patients, family members, caregivers and staff are welcome.


Registration required. For more information and to register, please contact the Zakim Center at 617-632-3322 or at Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu.
 


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Post-Transplant Telephone Support Group
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.

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


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Friday, October 03, 2014


Sunrise Qigong(6)
10:00 AM-11:30 AM
Smith 330, Stoneman Patient Services Suite
Event Type: Community Outreach, Health and Wellness, Patient Education, Calendar

 Presented by the Leonard P. Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies 

 
In this class, you will learn to stretch and strengthen your mind and body. 

 
Come relax, loosen and strengthen tired muscles, improve circulation, develop symmetry and balance and fine tune your mind/body skills. 

 
Program instructor, Ramel (Rami) Rones is on the leading edge of Mind-Body, Tai Chi and Qi Gong therapies for patients with cancer, fibromyalgia, arthritis, chronic pain and other chronic conditions. For adult patients, family members and caregivers. All levels welcome.


Registration required. For more information and to register, please contact the Zakim Center at 617-632-3322 or at Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu.
 


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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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Third Annual Decorate-A-Bra Workshop in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month
1:00 PM-3:00 PM
Yawkey Conference Center, Yawkey Building 3rd Floor, Rooms YC306 and 307
Event Type: Health and Wellness, Calendar
Open to patients, family members, caregivers and staff. All materials are provided at no cost. Please call: 617-632-2211 for more information. Presented by Friends Place and the Zakim Center
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Saturday, October 04, 2014


Dana-Farber's Mammography Van(45)
All Day Event
Harvard Street Neighborhood HC – Health Fair
Event Type: Community Outreach, Health and Wellness, Patient Education, 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.
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Monday, October 06, 2014


Sarcoma Support Group
12:30 PM-1:30 PM
Smith Building, Room 330
Event Type: Support Groups, Calendar
Sarcoma Support Group
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Tuesday, October 07, 2014


College and Cancer: Navigating Resources and Possibilities
12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Blum Resource Center, 1st Floor, Yawkey or via Telephone
Event Type: Patient Education, Support Groups, Calendar
Join us for a conversation about College and Cancer with Michele Rosenthal, Associate Director, Colleges of the Fenway Consortium. Michele will discuss strategies and resources for working with faculty, administrators and peers while undergoing treatment. She will also discuss how to take time away, secure a reduced course load and reenter the college environment post treatment. The session will provide an opportunity for you to meet other young adults and begin to navigate College and Cancer together!

Registration Appreciated. Call (617) 632-5570
Complimentary Program Open to All

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Breast Cancer and Nutrition
12:00 PM-1:00 PM
40 Buttrick Road, Suite B, Londonderry, NH 03053
Event Type: Health and Wellness, Patient Education, Support Groups, Calendar

Learn how nutrition and weight impact breast cancer and risk of recurrence. We'll provide strategies for simple diet and lifestyle changes to improve your health before, during and after breast cancer treatment.

A light lunch will be served.
Presented by Michelle Horan, RD, LD

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Lymphoma Support Group
12:30 PM-1:30 PM
Smith 335
Event Type: Support Groups, Calendar
Please join us in a monthly support group for people diagnosed with lymphoma. This is an opportunity to meet others, share experiences, comfort and support. Call-in options are available if you are unable to attend in person.

Facilitator: Kelly Drummond, MSW, LCSW

Registration is required.

Please contact Kelly Drummond with questions or to register: 617-632-5963 or kellya_drummond@dfci.harvard.edu.
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Gastrointestinal (GI) Cancer Support Group
1:00 PM-2:30 PM
Smith Building 330
Event Type: Community Outreach, Health and Wellness, Patient Education, Support Groups, Calendar, 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


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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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Living with Cancer Support Group
6:00 PM-7:00 PM
40 Buttrick Road, Suite B, Londonderry
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.

Presented by Joyce Austin, MSW, LICSW, Jo-Ann Sullivan Rn, OCN and the Elliot Radiation Program

Please call 603-552-9134 to register, as space may be limited. This program is free and includes light refreshments.

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Wednesday, October 08, 2014


Yoga at Dana-Farber(9)
12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Smith 330, Stoneman Patient Services Suite
Event Type: Community Outreach, Health and Wellness, Patient Education, Calendar

Presented by the Leonard P. Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies


Come and experience heart opening and relaxing yoga!


Join us in developing your mind, body and spirit to its fullest potential through meditation, posture, and breathing exercises.


Join instructor, Anna Dunwell, MFA, ERYT, CYT in gentle exercises that are easy on your joints and which will expand your range of motion, create mental steadiness, and overall body comfort. All levels welcome, mats and blocks are supplied. Patients, family members, caregivers and staff are welcome.


Registration required. For more information and to register, please contact the Zakim Center at 617-632-3322 or at Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu.
 


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Yoga at Dana-Farber(10)
5:00 PM-6:00 PM
Smith 330, Stoneman Patient Services Suite
Event Type: Community Outreach, Health and Wellness, Patient Education, Calendar

 Presented by the Leonard P. Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies


Come and experience heart opening and relaxing yoga!


Join us in developing your mind, body and spirit to its fullest potential through meditation, posture, and breathing exercises.


Join instructor, Anna Dunwell, MFA, ERYT, CYT in gentle exercises that are easy on your joints and which will expand your range of motion, create mental steadiness, and overall body comfort. All levels welcome, mats and blocks are supplied. Patients, family members, caregivers and staff are welcome.


Registration required. For more information and to register, please contact the Zakim Center at 617-632-3322 or at Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu.
 


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Multiple Myeloma Patient & Caregiver Education and Discussion Group
5:30 PM-7:00 PM
Yawkey 306 & 307
Event Type: Community Outreach, Health and Wellness, Patient Education, Support Groups, Calendar, Calendar
Multiple Myeloma Patient & Caregiver Education and Discussion Group
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Thursday, October 09, 2014


Dana-Farber's Mammography Van(46)
All Day Event
Neponset Health Center
Event Type: Community Outreach, Health and Wellness, Patient Education, 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.
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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

 Presented by the Leonard P. Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies


Mindfulness is a way to pay attention to the present moment in a way that fosters love, kindness and self-care. Join us in practicing three different meditations, all of which can be useful in daily life to soothe mind and body. No prior experience is necessary--only a willingness to be present. Patients, family members, caregivers and staff are welcome.


Registration required. For more information and to register, please contact the Zakim Center at 617-632-3322 or at Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu.
 


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Facing Forward After Breast Cancer Treatment - Session 1
5:30 PM-7:00 PM
Smith 330
Event Type: Health and Wellness, Patient Education, Support Groups, Calendar

A 6-session series for breast cancer patients who have recently completed treatment. Dana-Farber clinicians provide information through presentations and group discussion.

10/9 Session 1: After Cancer Treatment: Overview and Ask the Dr.
10/23 Session 2: Emotional Well-Being **(10/23 mtg occurring in Yawkey 307) **
11/6 Session 3: Coping with Uncertainty- Mindfulness
11/13 Session 4: Sexuality and Intimacy after Cancer
12/4 Session 5: Maintaining your Health: Eating Well and Exercise
12/11 Session 6: Conversation with a Survivor

A commitment to attending all 6 sessions is encouraged. Pre-registration is required. Contact Julie Salinger, LICSW at 617-582-8081 or JulieL_Salinger@dfci.harvard.edu. Parking will be validated in the Yawkey/Dana-Farber Garage. This program is offered by the Div. of Social Work and the Breast Oncology Program w/ support from the Gillette Company Survivors Initiative. 

 


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Friday, October 10, 2014


Sunrise Qigong(6)
10:00 AM-11:30 AM
Smith 330, Stoneman Patient Services Suite
Event Type: Community Outreach, Health and Wellness, Patient Education, Calendar

 Presented by the Leonard P. Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies 

 
In this class, you will learn to stretch and strengthen your mind and body. 

 
Come relax, loosen and strengthen tired muscles, improve circulation, develop symmetry and balance and fine tune your mind/body skills. 

 
Program instructor, Ramel (Rami) Rones is on the leading edge of Mind-Body, Tai Chi and Qi Gong therapies for patients with cancer, fibromyalgia, arthritis, chronic pain and other chronic conditions. For adult patients, family members and caregivers. All levels welcome.


Registration required. For more information and to register, please contact the Zakim Center at 617-632-3322 or at Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu.
 


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What to Do When Survivorship is New(4)
11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Blum Resource Center, Yawkey Center, Floor 1
Event Type: Support Groups, Calendar
An educational seminar for adult cancer patients and their family and friends who have recently finished treatment.  Patients can learn what to expect after treatment has ended, find out about services and resources to help you and your family during the transition, and connect  with other cancer survivors and their family and friends.
Registration is appreciated, but not required.  If you are interested in participating or have questions, please contact the Adult Survivorship Program at 617-632-4523 or dfci_adultsurvivors@dfci.harvard.edu.

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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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Nutrition and Wellness for Cancer Survivorship with Stacy Kennedy
12:00 PM-1:30 PM
Blum Resource Center, Yawkey Center, Floor 1
Event Type: Patient Education, Support Groups, Calendar

A program focused on techniques and tools to help you adjust to post-treatment life.

This program is free and open to all.  Registration is appreciated.  Webinar and conference call participation is available, prior registration required.  Contact Adult Survivorship at 617-632-4523 or DFCI_AdultSurvivors@dfci.harvard.edu.

For more information or support, please visit our website at www.dana-farber.org/survivor.

 


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Tuesday, October 14, 2014


Dana-Farber's Mammography Van(47)
All Day Event
Bowdoin Street Health Center
Event Type: Community Outreach, Health and Wellness, Patient Education, 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.
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Circle of Life
10:00 AM-11:30 AM
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Event Type: Community Outreach, Health and Wellness, Support Groups, Calendar, Calendar

Support group in Spanish for women with cancer. This group is for Spanish speaking women in active treatment for cancer and for cancer survivors to share their experiences.

 

Group Facilitator: Rachel Allende, LICSW 

 

If you plan to join us, please call Rachel Allende: 617-582-7339


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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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Gynecologic Cancer Support Group
5:00 PM-6:30 PM
Smith 308 and 309
Event Type: Support Groups, Calendar

This is an opportunity for women with gynecologic cancer to meet and discuss topics such as: living with uncertainty, communication with family and friends and the emotional impact of diagnosis and treatment. Registration is required. Please call Katelyn Uyehara at 617-632-6089 to register.


Provided by the Dana-Farber Divisions of Social Work & GYN Oncology. Light Dinner will be provided. Free Parking is available in the Yawkey Garage.


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“Young adults, humor, and cancer” Twitter Chat
8:00 PM-9:00 PM
Online
Event Type: Community Outreach, Patient Education, Support Groups, Calendar
The Young Adult Program at Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center (@DanaFarberYAP) is hosting a series of Twitter chats (#YAPchat) to address the challenges facing young adults with cancer and the strategies they can use to cope. The chats will feature expert Karen Fasciano, PsyD, director of the Young Adult Program.

This chat  will address how young adult use humor as a coping mechanism. Follow the conversation on Twitter through the hashtag #YAPchat. Have a question you’d like to ask during the chat? Tweet them to @DanaFarberYAP.

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014


Dana-Farber's Mammography Van(48)
All Day Event
Joseph Smith Community Health Center – Allston
Event Type: Community Outreach, Health and Wellness, Patient Education, 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.
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Yoga at Dana-Farber(9)
12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Smith 330, Stoneman Patient Services Suite
Event Type: Community Outreach, Health and Wellness, Patient Education, Calendar

Presented by the Leonard P. Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies


Come and experience heart opening and relaxing yoga!


Join us in developing your mind, body and spirit to its fullest potential through meditation, posture, and breathing exercises.


Join instructor, Anna Dunwell, MFA, ERYT, CYT in gentle exercises that are easy on your joints and which will expand your range of motion, create mental steadiness, and overall body comfort. All levels welcome, mats and blocks are supplied. Patients, family members, caregivers and staff are welcome.


Registration required. For more information and to register, please contact the Zakim Center at 617-632-3322 or at Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu.
 


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Yoga at Dana-Farber(10)
5:00 PM-6:00 PM
Smith 330, Stoneman Patient Services Suite
Event Type: Community Outreach, Health and Wellness, Patient Education, Calendar

 Presented by the Leonard P. Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies


Come and experience heart opening and relaxing yoga!


Join us in developing your mind, body and spirit to its fullest potential through meditation, posture, and breathing exercises.


Join instructor, Anna Dunwell, MFA, ERYT, CYT in gentle exercises that are easy on your joints and which will expand your range of motion, create mental steadiness, and overall body comfort. All levels welcome, mats and blocks are supplied. Patients, family members, caregivers and staff are welcome.


Registration required. For more information and to register, please contact the Zakim Center at 617-632-3322 or at Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu.
 


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Young Adults with Cancer Support Group
5:30 PM-7:00 PM
Smith Building, Room 335
Event Type: Community Outreach, Health and Wellness, Patient Education, Support Groups, Calendar, Calendar

For patients in their 20's and 30's who are in treatment or recently completed treatment.

 

This support group offers young adults a chance to talk with others who share a similar cancer experience.

This support group is free of charge and open to the public; you do not need to be a Dana-Farber patient to attend.

 

Registration is required. Contact Bruce MacDonald, LICSW at (617) 632-5657 or bmacdonal1@partners.org


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Thursday, October 16, 2014


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

 Presented by the Leonard P. Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies


Mindfulness is a way to pay attention to the present moment in a way that fosters love, kindness and self-care. Join us in practicing three different meditations, all of which can be useful in daily life to soothe mind and body. No prior experience is necessary--only a willingness to be present. Patients, family members, caregivers and staff are welcome.


Registration required. For more information and to register, please contact the Zakim Center at 617-632-3322 or at Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu.
 


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Writing Your Story: From Blog to Memoir
12:00 PM-2:00 PM
Blum Resource Center, 1st Floor, Yawkey
Event Type: Patient Education, Support Groups, Calendar

Writing can be a powerful tool. Join us when Amy Boesky, a professor of literature and creative nonfiction at Boston College and author of “What We Have,” leads a series of writing workshops. Explore the craft of personal writing and share your work in a supportive environment. We’ll do some talking, writing and sharing at each meeting. All levels welcome; no writing experience required!

Bring: Notebook, Pen and a sense of creative adventure!


Registration Appreciated by 3 days prior to each session: Call (617) 632-4235
Complimentary Program Open to All

This is a joint program of the Blum Resource Center and the
Leonard P. Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies.
 


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Post-Transplant Telephone Support Group(2)
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.

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


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Friday, October 17, 2014


Breast Cancer in Younger Women: A Forum for Patients and Survivors
7:30 AM-5:00 PM
Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, Harvard Medical School
Event Type: Community Outreach, Health and Wellness, Patient Education, Support Groups, Calendar

 BREAST CANCER IN YOUNGER WOMEN: A Forum For Patients And Survivors
This forum includes lectures and panel discussions on an array of topics relevant to younger women with breast cancer and those close to them.
• $10 registration fee includes program and refreshments.
• To register online via credit card, visit www.DFBWCC.org/BreastCancerForum
• Advance registration is required.
Registration must be completed online or postmarked by October 10, 2014.
• For more information, please call 617-632-1924.

The Joseph B. Martin Conference Center is located at 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston, MA 02115.
Directions and parking information can be found at: www.theconfcenter.hms.harvard.edu


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Sunrise Qigong(6)
10:00 AM-11:30 AM
Smith 330, Stoneman Patient Services Suite
Event Type: Community Outreach, Health and Wellness, Patient Education, Calendar

 Presented by the Leonard P. Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies 

 
In this class, you will learn to stretch and strengthen your mind and body. 

 
Come relax, loosen and strengthen tired muscles, improve circulation, develop symmetry and balance and fine tune your mind/body skills. 

 
Program instructor, Ramel (Rami) Rones is on the leading edge of Mind-Body, Tai Chi and Qi Gong therapies for patients with cancer, fibromyalgia, arthritis, chronic pain and other chronic conditions. For adult patients, family members and caregivers. All levels welcome.


Registration required. For more information and to register, please contact the Zakim Center at 617-632-3322 or at Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu.
 


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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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Saturday, October 18, 2014


Metastatic Breast Cancer Forum
9:00 AM-12:30 PM
Jimmy Fund Auditorium, 35 Binney Street
Event Type: Patient Education, Calendar
This event, sponsored by EMBRACE (Ending Metastatic Breast Cancer for Everyone), is open to all patients with metastatic or advanced breast cancer, and their families.

Topics
What's New In Metastatic Breast Cancer and Clinical Trials
Question and Answer Session with Experts
Pain and Symptom Management with Integrative Therapies (breakout session)
Coping for the Caregiver: Issues and Supportive Resources (breakout session)
Diet and Nutrition for Metastatic Breast Cancer Patients (breakout session)
Coping with Advanced Cancer (moderated patient panel)
Genomic Medicine

Please register by October 4 by contacting Sairah Mahmud at 617-632-4915 or embrace@partners.org.

Complimentary parking is provided in Dana-Farber's garage under the Yawkey Center for Cancer Care. Enter the garage from Jimmy Fund Way.
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Monday, October 20, 2014


Living with Lung Cancer(3)
2:00 PM-3:30 PM
Smith Building 330
Event Type: Community Outreach, Health and Wellness, Patient Education, Support Groups, Calendar, Calendar

For people with lung cancer and their primary caregivers. Facilitators are Allison DiBiaso, LICSW and Kitty Hooper, RN

 

Registration is required: Please call 617-632-5163 or email Allison DiBiaso at adibiaso@partners.org 

 


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Tuesday, October 21, 2014


Dana-Farber's Mammography Van(49)
All Day Event
Manet Community Health Center – Hull, MA
Event Type: Community Outreach, Health and Wellness, Patient Education, 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.
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Artful Healing Program - Museum of Fine Arts
12:00 PM-2:00 PM
Creative Arts Studio located inside the Blum Resource Center
Event Type: Health and Wellness, Patient Education, Support Groups, Calendar
Presented by the Leonard P. Zakim Center and the Museum of Fine Arts
View & explore MFA pieces through a slideshow and participate in a group hands-on activity. All materials provided. Open to patients, family members, caregivers and staff. Please call the Zakim Center to register at 617-632-3322 to register or email Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu.
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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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Wednesday, October 22, 2014


Dana-Farber's Mammography Van(50)
All Day Event
The Dimock Center
Event Type: Community Outreach, Health and Wellness, Patient Education, 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.
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Yoga at Dana-Farber(9)
12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Smith 330, Stoneman Patient Services Suite
Event Type: Community Outreach, Health and Wellness, Patient Education, Calendar

Presented by the Leonard P. Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies


Come and experience heart opening and relaxing yoga!


Join us in developing your mind, body and spirit to its fullest potential through meditation, posture, and breathing exercises.


Join instructor, Anna Dunwell, MFA, ERYT, CYT in gentle exercises that are easy on your joints and which will expand your range of motion, create mental steadiness, and overall body comfort. All levels welcome, mats and blocks are supplied. Patients, family members, caregivers and staff are welcome.


Registration required. For more information and to register, please contact the Zakim Center at 617-632-3322 or at Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu.
 


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Living with Cancer Support Group(2)
1:00 PM-2:00 PM
40 Buttrick Road, Suite B, Londonderry
Event Type: Support Groups, Calendar
Living with Cancer Support Group 40 Buttrick Road, Suite B, Londonderry 4/30/2014 1:00:00 PM
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.

Presented by Joyce Austin, MSW, LICSW, Jo-Ann Sullivan Rn, OCN and the Elliot Radiation Program

Please call 603-552-9134 to register, as space may be limited. This program is free and includes light refreshments.

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Yoga at Dana-Farber(10)
5:00 PM-6:00 PM
Smith 330, Stoneman Patient Services Suite
Event Type: Community Outreach, Health and Wellness, Patient Education, Calendar

 Presented by the Leonard P. Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies


Come and experience heart opening and relaxing yoga!


Join us in developing your mind, body and spirit to its fullest potential through meditation, posture, and breathing exercises.


Join instructor, Anna Dunwell, MFA, ERYT, CYT in gentle exercises that are easy on your joints and which will expand your range of motion, create mental steadiness, and overall body comfort. All levels welcome, mats and blocks are supplied. Patients, family members, caregivers and staff are welcome.


Registration required. For more information and to register, please contact the Zakim Center at 617-632-3322 or at Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu.
 


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Thursday, October 23, 2014


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

 Presented by the Leonard P. Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies


Mindfulness is a way to pay attention to the present moment in a way that fosters love, kindness and self-care. Join us in practicing three different meditations, all of which can be useful in daily life to soothe mind and body. No prior experience is necessary--only a willingness to be present. Patients, family members, caregivers and staff are welcome.


Registration required. For more information and to register, please contact the Zakim Center at 617-632-3322 or at Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu.
 


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Feeling Blue?
2:00 PM-3:00 PM
40 Buttrick Road, Suite B, Londonderry, NH 03053
Event Type: Health and Wellness, Patient Education, Support Groups, Calendar

Come learn about anxiety, depression and sleep difficulty that may develop when you are undergoing cancer treatment; what is "normal" and what is not.

Presented by Celia Felsenberg, LICSW, Director of Adult Services and Integrated Care, Center for Life Management


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Facing Forward After Breast Cancer Treatment - Session 2
5:30 PM-7:00 PM
Yawkey 307
Event Type: Health and Wellness, Patient Education, Support Groups, Calendar
A 6-session series for breast cancer patients who have recently completed treatment. Dana-Farber clinicians provide information through presentations and group discussion.

10/9 Session 1: After Cancer Treatment: Overview and Ask the Dr.
10/23 Session 2: Emotional Well-Being **(10/23 mtg occurring in Yawkey 307) **
11/6 Session 3: Coping with Uncertainty- Mindfulness
11/13 Session 4: Sexuality and Intimacy after Cancer
12/4 Session 5: Maintaining your Health: Eating Well and Exercise
12/11 Session 6: Conversation with a Survivor

A commitment to attending all 6 sessions is encouraged. Pre-registration is required. Contact Julie Salinger, LICSW at 617-582-8081 or JulieL_Salinger@dfci.harvard.edu. Parking will be validated in the Yawkey/Dana-Farber Garage. This program is offered by the Div. of Social Work and the Breast Oncology Program w/ support from the Gillette Company Survivors Initiative.
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Friday, October 24, 2014


Sunrise Qigong(6)
10:00 AM-11:30 AM
Smith 330, Stoneman Patient Services Suite
Event Type: Community Outreach, Health and Wellness, Patient Education, Calendar

 Presented by the Leonard P. Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies 

 
In this class, you will learn to stretch and strengthen your mind and body. 

 
Come relax, loosen and strengthen tired muscles, improve circulation, develop symmetry and balance and fine tune your mind/body skills. 

 
Program instructor, Ramel (Rami) Rones is on the leading edge of Mind-Body, Tai Chi and Qi Gong therapies for patients with cancer, fibromyalgia, arthritis, chronic pain and other chronic conditions. For adult patients, family members and caregivers. All levels welcome.


Registration required. For more information and to register, please contact the Zakim Center at 617-632-3322 or at Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu.
 


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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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Monday, October 27, 2014


Brain Tumor Support Group(6)
1:30 PM-3:00 PM
Smith 335
Event Type: Support Groups, Calendar
Support for brain tumor patients and their caregivers. Facilitated by Debra Lafrankie and Nancy Tharler. Registration is required. Please call 617-632-3634 for more information and to register.
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Facing Forward After Breast Cancer Treatment - Weymouth
6:00 PM-7:30 PM
101 Columbian Street, Weymouth
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.
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Tuesday, October 28, 2014


Dana-Farber's Mammography Van(51)
All Day Event
Bowdoin Street Health Center
Event Type: Community Outreach, Health and Wellness, Patient Education, 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.
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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
5:30 PM-7:00 PM
Smith 330
Event Type: Support Groups
When: Tuesday, October 28; Tuesday, November 25; Tuesday, December 16

Repeats: Until Tuesday, December 16, 2014 7:00 PM

Where: Smith 330

Description:

This group offers you can opportunity to develop a peer network of shared understanding and support in a setting where you can discuss;

Thought, concerns, experiences
Communicating with family, friends , co-workers
Ways of Coping
Pre-registration is required: To register or for more info: Contact Nancy Bailey at 617-632-3599

Deaconess Medical Center. Call Frank McCaffrey 617 667-3525
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Wednesday, October 29, 2014


Dana-Farber's Mammography Van(52)
All Day Event
Joseph Smith Community Health Center – Waltham
Event Type: Community Outreach, Health and Wellness, Patient Education, 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.
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Yoga at Dana-Farber(9)
12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Smith 330, Stoneman Patient Services Suite
Event Type: Community Outreach, Health and Wellness, Patient Education, Calendar

Presented by the Leonard P. Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies


Come and experience heart opening and relaxing yoga!


Join us in developing your mind, body and spirit to its fullest potential through meditation, posture, and breathing exercises.


Join instructor, Anna Dunwell, MFA, ERYT, CYT in gentle exercises that are easy on your joints and which will expand your range of motion, create mental steadiness, and overall body comfort. All levels welcome, mats and blocks are supplied. Patients, family members, caregivers and staff are welcome.


Registration required. For more information and to register, please contact the Zakim Center at 617-632-3322 or at Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu.
 


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Live Webchat: What’s New in Metastatic Breast Cancer Treatment and Research
1:00 PM-2:00 PM
Online
Event Type: Health and Wellness, Patient Education, Support Groups, Calendar

The Susan F. Smith Center for Women’s Cancers at Dana-Farber is partnering with the Metastatic Breast Cancer Network for a live video webchat on the latest treatments and research for metastatic breast cancer. Eric Winer, MD, director of the Breast Oncology Program, will answer your questions live.
Email your questions to webchats@dfci.harvard.edu and tune in live at www.dana-farber.org/webchats.

 


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Yoga at Dana-Farber(10)
5:00 PM-6:00 PM
Smith 330, Stoneman Patient Services Suite
Event Type: Community Outreach, Health and Wellness, Patient Education, Calendar

 Presented by the Leonard P. Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies


Come and experience heart opening and relaxing yoga!


Join us in developing your mind, body and spirit to its fullest potential through meditation, posture, and breathing exercises.


Join instructor, Anna Dunwell, MFA, ERYT, CYT in gentle exercises that are easy on your joints and which will expand your range of motion, create mental steadiness, and overall body comfort. All levels welcome, mats and blocks are supplied. Patients, family members, caregivers and staff are welcome.


Registration required. For more information and to register, please contact the Zakim Center at 617-632-3322 or at Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu.
 


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Thursday, October 30, 2014


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

 Presented by the Leonard P. Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies


Mindfulness is a way to pay attention to the present moment in a way that fosters love, kindness and self-care. Join us in practicing three different meditations, all of which can be useful in daily life to soothe mind and body. No prior experience is necessary--only a willingness to be present. Patients, family members, caregivers and staff are welcome.


Registration required. For more information and to register, please contact the Zakim Center at 617-632-3322 or at Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu.
 


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Caregiver Support Group(2)
12:00 PM-1:30 PM
Smith 335
Event Type: Support Groups, Calendar
Support for caregivers and family members of cancer patients.

Facilitated by Ruth Cope, Ph.D., LICSW

Registration required. Please call Ruth Cope: 617-817-6280

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