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Flag Making Workshop

  • Thu, Apr 2, 2015
  • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Zakim Center Creative Arts Studio (Located inside Blum Resource Center) - Yawkey 1 Lobby
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Progress in the Treatment of Multiple Myeloma

  • Thu, Apr 2, 2015
  • 1:15 PM - 2:45 PM
  • 40 Buttrick Road, Suite B, Londonderry, NH 03053
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  • Come join us as we listen to a live national telephone conference about treating and living with multiple myeloma presented by experts in the field.


    Kaitlin Chesnulevich, RN, DFCI Program Nurse, will join us at the end to answer your questions. 


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

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Explore Dana-Farber’s Integrative Therapies

  • Ease your mind, body, and spirit at the Integrative Therapies Fair hosted by Dana-Farber’s Leonard P. Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies and our Perini Family Survivors’ Center. 

    The two centers will host free demonstrations of massage and acupuncture (Yawkey 306), creative arts classes (Yawkey 307), and workshops on stress and sleep management (Yawkey 308). Exercise classes and music therapy will also be available throughout the day in the nearby Smith building, in rooms 330 and 335. All classes and demonstrations will be open to patients and their loved ones, and no advance registration is required.
     

     

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April 2015
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Today - Thursday, April 02, 2015


Mindfulness Meditation with Elana Rosenbaum, MS, LICSW
11:30 AM-1:00 PM
Smith 330, Stoneman Patient Services Suite
Event Type: Community Outreach, Health and Wellness, Patient Education, Calendar
Mindfulness Meditation with Elana Rosenbaum, MS, LICSW
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Flag Making Workshop
12:00 PM-2:00 PM
Zakim Center Creative Arts Studio (Located inside Blum Resource Center) - Yawkey 1 Lobby
Event Type: Health and Wellness, Calendar

Bring your art, spirit and creativity to design and decorate your own flag. 

Materials provided at no cost. To register please call 617-692-3322 or email: Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu.

 

 


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

Support for caregivers and family members of cancer patients. 

 

Registration is required. Please call Ruth Cope, PhD, LICSW, to register at 617-817-6280.

 

For more information on adult patient/family support groups and 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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Progress in the Treatment of Multiple Myeloma
1:15 PM-2:45 PM
40 Buttrick Road, Suite B, Londonderry, NH 03053
Event Type: Patient Education, Calendar

Come join us as we listen to a live national telephone conference about treating and living with multiple myeloma presented by experts in the field.


Kaitlin Chesnulevich, RN, DFCI Program Nurse, will join us at the end to answer your questions. 


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


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Friday, April 03, 2015


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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Song Circle
2:00 PM-3:00 PM
Stoneman Patient Services Suite, Smith Room 330
Event Type: Health and Wellness, Support Groups, Calendar

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

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


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Monday, April 06, 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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Sarcoma Support Group
12:30 PM-1:30 PM
Smith Building, Room 330
Event Type: Support Groups, Calendar

This groups comes together with the purpose of providing mutual support and education for sarcoma patients and their loved ones. The group serves to foster connection between patients in order to decrease feelings of isolation.

Registration is required. Please register by calling Larissa Hewitt at 617-582-7548.


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Sarcoma Support Group for Patients and Family Members
12:30 PM-1:30 PM
Smith 330
Event Type: Patient Education, Support Groups, Calendar

This group is an opportunity to share information, coping skills, and network with others with Sarcoma and their caregivers.
Facilitated by: Larissa Hewitt, LICSW
**Dial in options are available if you cannot attend in person

Registration required: Call Larissa Hewitt: 617-582-7548
Parking will be validated in the Dana-Farber Yawkey 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, April 07, 2015


Lymphoma Support Group
12:30 PM-1:30 PM
Smith Building, Room 335
Event Type: Patient Education, Support Groups, Calendar

Please join us in a monthly support group for people diagnosed with lymphoma and their caregivers. This is an opportunity to meet others, share experiences, comfort, and support.

 

Facilitator: Kelly Drummond, MSW, LCSW

 

Registration required: Please contact Kelly Drummond at 617-632-5963 or kellya_drummond@dfci.harvard.edu
Please note: a minimum of 5 participants per session are needed for this group to meet
Parking validated in the DFCI Yawkey Garage
*Call-in options are available if you cannot attend in-person
 


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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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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, April 08, 2015


Young Women with Breast Cancer Telephone Support Group
All Day Event
Dial-in info provided upon request
Event Type: Support Groups, Calendar

A telephone support group offered through the Program for Young Women with Breast Cancer. For patients 43 years and younger.

Facilitated by Irene Goss-Werner, LICSW
Registration is required. Please call Julie Lonardo 617-632-3916.

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Gentle Hatha Yoga
10:00 AM-10:45 AM
Stoneman Patient Services Suite, Smith Room 330
Event Type: Health and Wellness, Calendar
This gentle Hatha Yoga class is open to patients, families and friends that have been newly diagnosed with cancer, receiving treatment, or in remission. Instructor, Ann Marie Turo will guide you in gentle stretches and breathing techniques that will calm you and leave you feeling refreshed and relaxed. Classes are complimentary and yoga mats are provided. Please contact the Zakim Center to register at 617-632-3322 or Zakim_Center@dfci.havard.edu.

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Yogalates
11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Stoneman Patient Services Suite, Smith Room 330
Event Type: Health and Wellness, Calendar
This one-hour class fuses the practices of Hatha Yoga and Pilates and is open to patients who have been newly diagnosed with cancer, and receiving treatment, or are in remission. This class will work on building strength, endurance, and flexibility, while toning the deep core muscles. Yoga mats will be provided, or you may bring your own. Family and friends are welcome.
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Level I-Level II Hatha Yoga
12:15 PM-1:00 PM
Stoneman Patient Services Suite, Smith Room 330
Event Type: Health and Wellness, Calendar
This level 1 - level 2 class takes it up a notch and challenges you to the core. Learn asanas, pranayamas and a variety of yoga sequences that will challenge your body both mentally and physically. Return to your activities of daily living feeling energized and refreshed. Instructor: Ann Marie Turo. Classes are complimentary and open to patients, families and friends. Yoga mats are provided, or feel free to bring your own. Please contact the Zakim Center to register at 617-632-3322 or Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu.

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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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Look Good... Feel Better
2:00 PM-4:00 PM
Dana-Farber Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center at Milford Regional Medical Center 20 Prospect Street, Milford, MA 01757
Event Type: Community Outreach, Health and Wellness, Patient Education, 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. To register, call Christine Mort at (508) 488-3704.

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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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Coping with Cancer Support Group-Milford
2:00 PM-3:30 PM
20 Prospect Street, Milford, 2nd Floor Conference
Event Type: Support Groups, Calendar

A support group for men and women living with cancer. Discuss ways to cope with fear and anxiety and  share hope and meaning with others facing similar challenges. 

Presented by Ann Sullivan, LICSW and Adonica Racicot, RN

Call Ann Sullivan for more information 508-488-3783

Registration not required

Family members are welcome.

Refreshments provided.


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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(9)
5:30 PM-7:00 PM
Yawkey Center, 3rd Floor, Room 306-307
Event Type: Patient Education, Support Groups, Calendar
Multiple Myeloma Patient & Caregiver Education and Discussion Group
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Facing Forward After Breast Cancer Treatment(2)
6:00 PM-7:30 PM
Smith 330
Event Type: Patient Education, Calendar
A 6-session series for breast cancer patients who have recently completed treatment. Dana-Farber clinicians provide information through presentations and group discussion.

Session 2: Emotional Well-Being

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

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

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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, April 09, 2015


Dana-Farber's Mammography Van(15)
All Day Event
Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center
Event Type: Community Outreach, Health and Wellness, Calendar
Dana-Farber’s Mammography Van brings state-of-the-art breast cancer screening to the women of Greater Boston. To learn more or schedule an appointment, please call 617-632-1974. Visit is on the Web at www.dana-farber.org/mammographyvan.

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

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

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

Facilitator: Tammy Weitzman, LICSW - Transplant Social Worker

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


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Friday, April 10, 2015


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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Song Circle
2:00 PM-3:00 PM
Stoneman Patient Services Suite, Smith Room 330
Event Type: Health and Wellness, Support Groups, Calendar

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

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


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Monday, April 13, 2015


Explore Dana-Farber’s Integrative Therapies
10:00 AM-2:00 PM
Yawkey Center, 3rd Floor
Event Type: Health and Wellness, Calendar

Ease your mind, body, and spirit at the Integrative Therapies Fair hosted by Dana-Farber’s Leonard P. Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies and our Perini Family Survivors’ Center. 

The two centers will host free demonstrations of massage and acupuncture (Yawkey 306), creative arts classes (Yawkey 307), and workshops on stress and sleep management (Yawkey 308). Exercise classes and music therapy will also be available throughout the day in the nearby Smith building, in rooms 330 and 335. All classes and demonstrations will be open to patients and their loved ones, and no advance registration is required.
 

 


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Zakim Center Drum Circle - CLASS CANCELED
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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Inflammatory Breast Cancer Support Group(3)
1:00 PM-2:30 PM
Smith Building, Room 335
Event Type: Support Groups, Calendar

This support group provides a safe, supportive environment to share experiences and build relationships with others with inflammatory breast cancer.

The goal is to offer an opportunity to establish a peer network to:
 

  • Reduce isolation associated with having a rare, serious illness 
  • Improve coping mechanisms 
  • Share emotions 

Facilitated by: Julie Salinger, LICSW
For more information, please call 617-582-8081 or email JulieL_Salinger@dfci.harvard.edu

Free parking will be offered in the Dana-Farber Yawkey Garage
Sponsored by the Div. of Social Work & the Dept. of Breast Oncology
 


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Lung Cancer Support Group
2:00 PM-3:30 PM
Smith Building, Room 330
Event Type: Patient Education, Calendar
Lung Cancer Support Group
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Thriving with Yoga - Londonderry
5:30 PM-6:30 PM
40 Buttrick Road, Londonderry
Event Type: Health and Wellness, Calendar

Presented in cooperation with YogaCaps, Inc.  Open to those with a current or past cancer diagnosis.  Beginners or people experienced in yoga are welcome.  Caregivers may also attend.

 

Please call 603-670-0302 to register and for other days, times, and/or locations.


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Tuesday, April 14, 2015


Dana-Farber's Mammography Van(16)
All Day Event
Bowdoin Street Health Center
Event Type: Community Outreach, Health and Wellness, Calendar
Dana-Farber’s Mammography Van brings state-of-the-art breast cancer screening to the women of Greater Boston. To learn more or schedule an appointment, please call 617-632-1974. Visit is on the Web at www.dana-farber.org/mammographyvan.

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

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Circle of Life (Círculo de Vida)
10:00 AM-11:30 AM
Smith Building, Room 335
Event Type: Patient Education, Support Groups, Calendar

Support for Spanish-speaking patients with all cancer diagnoses. Women only.

Facilitated by Rachel Allende, LICSW. Registration is required. Please call Rachel to register at 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.
Add to Calendar   
 
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(4)
5:00 PM-6:30 PM
Blum Resource Center, Yawkey 1
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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Living with Cancer Support Group(7)
6:00 PM-7:00 PM
40 Buttrick Road, Suite B, Londonderry, NH 03053
Event Type: Support Groups, Calendar

A support group for people living with cancer, including families and caregivers.  Come talk with others who are faced with the same challenges.  Please feel free to attend any or all of these sessions.

 

Joyce Austin, LICSW, OSW-C

Jo-Ann Sullivan, RN, OCN, Elliot Radiation Program


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Wednesday, April 15, 2015


Young Women with Breast Cancer Telephone Support Group
All Day Event
Dial-in info provided upon request
Event Type: Support Groups, Calendar

A telephone support group offered through the Program for Young Women with Breast Cancer. For patients 43 years and younger.

Facilitated by Irene Goss-Werner, LICSW
Registration is required. Please call Julie Lonardo 617-632-3916.

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Dana-Farber's Mammography Van(17)
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 is on the Web at www.dana-farber.org/mammographyvan.

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

Add to Calendar   
 
Gentle Hatha Yoga
10:00 AM-10:45 AM
Stoneman Patient Services Suite, Smith Room 330
Event Type: Health and Wellness, Calendar
This gentle Hatha Yoga class is open to patients, families and friends that have been newly diagnosed with cancer, receiving treatment, or in remission. Instructor, Ann Marie Turo will guide you in gentle stretches and breathing techniques that will calm you and leave you feeling refreshed and relaxed. Classes are complimentary and yoga mats are provided. Please contact the Zakim Center to register at 617-632-3322 or Zakim_Center@dfci.havard.edu.

Add to Calendar   
 
Yogalates
11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Stoneman Patient Services Suite, Smith Room 330
Event Type: Health and Wellness, Calendar
This one-hour class fuses the practices of Hatha Yoga and Pilates and is open to patients who have been newly diagnosed with cancer, and receiving treatment, or are in remission. This class will work on building strength, endurance, and flexibility, while toning the deep core muscles. Yoga mats will be provided, or you may bring your own. Family and friends are welcome.
Add to Calendar   
 
Level I-Level II Hatha Yoga
12:15 PM-1:00 PM
Stoneman Patient Services Suite, Smith Room 330
Event Type: Health and Wellness, Calendar
This level 1 - level 2 class takes it up a notch and challenges you to the core. Learn asanas, pranayamas and a variety of yoga sequences that will challenge your body both mentally and physically. Return to your activities of daily living feeling energized and refreshed. Instructor: Ann Marie Turo. Classes are complimentary and open to patients, families and friends. Yoga mats are provided, or feel free to bring your own. Please contact the Zakim Center to register at 617-632-3322 or Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu.

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Young Adult Cancer Support Group(4)
5:30 PM-7:00 PM
Dana 2001A
Event Type: Patient Education, 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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Facing Forward After Breast Cancer Treatment(3)
6:00 PM-7:30 PM
Smith 330
Event Type: Patient Education, Calendar
A 6-session series for breast cancer patients who have recently completed treatment. Dana-Farber clinicians provide information through presentations and group discussion.

Session 3: Coping Strategies

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

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

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Thursday, April 16, 2015


Dana-Farber's Mammography Van(18)
All Day Event
Neponset Health Center
Event Type: Community Outreach, Health and Wellness, Calendar
Dana-Farber’s Mammography Van brings state-of-the-art breast cancer screening to the women of Greater Boston. To learn more or schedule an appointment, please call 617-632-1974. Visit is on the Web at www.dana-farber.org/mammographyvan.

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

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Mindfulness Meditation with Elana Rosenbaum, MS, LICSW
11:30 AM-1:00 PM
Smith 330, Stoneman Patient Services Suite
Event Type: Community Outreach, Health and Wellness, Patient Education, Calendar
Mindfulness Meditation with Elana Rosenbaum, MS, LICSW
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Friday, April 17, 2015


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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Song Circle - CLASS CANCELED
2:00 PM-3:00 PM
Stoneman Patient Services Suite, Smith Room 330
Event Type: Health and Wellness, Support Groups, Calendar

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

 

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


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Monday, April 20, 2015


Zakim Center Drum Circle
11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Smith Building, Room 330
Event Type: Health and Wellness, Calendar

Explore, express, and experience the empowering effects of drum circles with music therapist Heather Smist as your guide. We'll learn how drumming can reduce stress and increase self-awareness, then practice it ourselves. Drums provided. No experience necessary. Call 617-632-3322 or email Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu to register. Open to patients, family members and staff.

 


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Thriving with Yoga - Londonderry
5:30 PM-6:30 PM
40 Buttrick Road, Londonderry
Event Type: Health and Wellness, Calendar

Presented in cooperation with YogaCaps, Inc.  Open to those with a current or past cancer diagnosis.  Beginners or people experienced in yoga are welcome.  Caregivers may also attend.

 

Please call 603-670-0302 to register and for other days, times, and/or locations.


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Tuesday, April 21, 2015


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

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


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


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

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

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

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


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

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


Presented by Kristie Weeks, RN, DFCI Research Nurse


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


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

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


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


Facilitated by Bruce MacDonald, LICSW


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


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Wednesday, April 22, 2015


Young Women with Breast Cancer Telephone Support Group
All Day Event
Dial-in info provided upon request
Event Type: Support Groups, Calendar

A telephone support group offered through the Program for Young Women with Breast Cancer. For patients 43 years and younger.

Facilitated by Irene Goss-Werner, LICSW
Registration is required. Please call Julie Lonardo 617-632-3916.

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Gentle Hatha Yoga
10:00 AM-10:45 AM
Stoneman Patient Services Suite, Smith Room 330
Event Type: Health and Wellness, Calendar
This gentle Hatha Yoga class is open to patients, families and friends that have been newly diagnosed with cancer, receiving treatment, or in remission. Instructor, Ann Marie Turo will guide you in gentle stretches and breathing techniques that will calm you and leave you feeling refreshed and relaxed. Classes are complimentary and yoga mats are provided. Please contact the Zakim Center to register at 617-632-3322 or Zakim_Center@dfci.havard.edu.

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Yogalates
11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Stoneman Patient Services Suite, Smith Room 330
Event Type: Health and Wellness, Calendar
This one-hour class fuses the practices of Hatha Yoga and Pilates and is open to patients who have been newly diagnosed with cancer, and receiving treatment, or are in remission. This class will work on building strength, endurance, and flexibility, while toning the deep core muscles. Yoga mats will be provided, or you may bring your own. Family and friends are welcome.
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Level I-Level II Hatha Yoga
12:15 PM-1:00 PM
Stoneman Patient Services Suite, Smith Room 330
Event Type: Health and Wellness, Calendar
This level 1 - level 2 class takes it up a notch and challenges you to the core. Learn asanas, pranayamas and a variety of yoga sequences that will challenge your body both mentally and physically. Return to your activities of daily living feeling energized and refreshed. Instructor: Ann Marie Turo. Classes are complimentary and open to patients, families and friends. Yoga mats are provided, or feel free to bring your own. Please contact the Zakim Center to register at 617-632-3322 or Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu.

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Coping with Cancer Support Group-Milford
2:00 PM-3:30 PM
20 Prospect Street, Milford, 2nd Floor Conference
Event Type: Support Groups, Calendar

A support group for men and women living with cancer. Discuss ways to cope with fear and anxiety and  share hope and meaning with others facing similar challenges. 

Presented by Ann Sullivan, LICSW and Adonica Racicot, RN

Call Ann Sullivan for more information 508-488-3783

Registration not required

Family members are welcome.

Refreshments provided.


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Facing Forward After Breast Cancer Treatment - Weymouth
6:00 PM-7:30 PM
3rd Fl. Conf. Room - 101 Columbian Street, South Weymouth, MA 02190
Event Type: Support Groups, Calendar

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

 

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

 

Free parking is available in adjacent garage.

 


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Thursday, April 23, 2015


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

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

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

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

Facilitator: Tammy Weitzman, LICSW - Transplant Social Worker

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


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Friday, April 24, 2015


Sunrise Qigong(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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Song Circle
2:00 PM-3:00 PM
Stoneman Patient Services Suite, Smith Room 330
Event Type: Health and Wellness, Support Groups, Calendar

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

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


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Monday, April 27, 2015


Zakim Center Drum Circle
11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Smith Building, Room 330
Event Type: Health and Wellness, Calendar

Explore, express, and experience the empowering effects of drum circles with music therapist Heather Smist as your guide. We'll learn how drumming can reduce stress and increase self-awareness, then practice it ourselves. Drums provided. No experience necessary. Call 617-632-3322 or email Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu to register. Open to patients, family members and staff.

 


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Brain Tumor Support Group
1:30 PM-3:00 PM
Smith Building, Room 335
Event Type: Support Groups, Calendar

Support for brain tumor patients and their caregivers facilitated by Debra LaFrankie, RN, OCN and Nancy Tharler, LICSW.


Registration is required. Please call Nancy Tharler to register at 617-632-3634. 


For more information on adult patient/family support groups & programs or to connect with a social worker at Dana-Farber/Brigham & Women’s Cancer Center call: (617) 632-3301 or visit www.dfci.org/supportgroups  

 


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Thriving with Yoga - Londonderry
5:30 PM-6:30 PM
40 Buttrick Road, Londonderry
Event Type: Health and Wellness, Calendar

Presented in cooperation with YogaCaps, Inc.  Open to those with a current or past cancer diagnosis.  Beginners or people experienced in yoga are welcome.  Caregivers may also attend.

 

Please call 603-670-0302 to register and for other days, times, and/or locations.


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Tuesday, April 28, 2015


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

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

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Tai Chi for Optimal Health
3:00 PM-4:30 PM
Smith Room, 330, Stoneman Patient Services Suite
Event Type: Health and Wellness, Patient Education, Support Groups, Calendar
An internal Chinese martial art practiced for both defense training and health benefits. Learn sitting and standing techniques as well as slow moving meditation. Open to patients and family members. Please register at 617-632-3322.
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Sunset Qigong
4:30 PM-6:00 PM
Smith Room 330, Stoneman Patient Services Suite
Event Type: Health and Wellness, Support Groups, Calendar
Fine tune your mind/body skills and create balance among them. Open to patients and family members. Please register at 617-632-3322.
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Melanoma Support Group(3)
5:30 PM-7:00 PM
Smith Building, Room 335
Event Type: Patient Education, Support Groups, Calendar

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


-Thoughts, concerns, experiences
-Communicating w/ loved ones
-Coping Strategies


Pre-registration is required:
To register or for more info: Contact Nancy Bailey at 617-632-3599
Facilitator: Nancy Bailey, RN

The Melanoma Caregiver Group meets at the same time at
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Call Frank McCaffrey 617 667-3525 for information.

Parking validated in Dana-Farber Yawkey Garage
 


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Wednesday, April 29, 2015


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

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

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Young Women with Breast Cancer Telephone Support Group
All Day Event
Dial-in info provided upon request
Event Type: Support Groups, Calendar

A telephone support group offered through the Program for Young Women with Breast Cancer. For patients 43 years and younger.

Facilitated by Irene Goss-Werner, LICSW
Registration is required. Please call Julie Lonardo 617-632-3916.

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Gentle Hatha Yoga
10:00 AM-10:45 AM
Stoneman Patient Services Suite, Smith Room 330
Event Type: Health and Wellness, Calendar
This gentle Hatha Yoga class is open to patients, families and friends that have been newly diagnosed with cancer, receiving treatment, or in remission. Instructor, Ann Marie Turo will guide you in gentle stretches and breathing techniques that will calm you and leave you feeling refreshed and relaxed. Classes are complimentary and yoga mats are provided. Please contact the Zakim Center to register at 617-632-3322 or Zakim_Center@dfci.havard.edu.

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Yogalates
11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Stoneman Patient Services Suite, Smith Room 330
Event Type: Health and Wellness, Calendar
This one-hour class fuses the practices of Hatha Yoga and Pilates and is open to patients who have been newly diagnosed with cancer, and receiving treatment, or are in remission. This class will work on building strength, endurance, and flexibility, while toning the deep core muscles. Yoga mats will be provided, or you may bring your own. Family and friends are welcome.
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Level I-Level II Hatha Yoga
12:15 PM-1:00 PM
Stoneman Patient Services Suite, Smith Room 330
Event Type: Health and Wellness, Calendar
This level 1 - level 2 class takes it up a notch and challenges you to the core. Learn asanas, pranayamas and a variety of yoga sequences that will challenge your body both mentally and physically. Return to your activities of daily living feeling energized and refreshed. Instructor: Ann Marie Turo. Classes are complimentary and open to patients, families and friends. Yoga mats are provided, or feel free to bring your own. Please contact the Zakim Center to register at 617-632-3322 or Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu.

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

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


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

Session 4: Sexuality and Intimacy After Cancer

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

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

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