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15 Years of GIST-Soft Tissue Sarcoma Symposium

  • Join us for a free educational event for patients and their families, featuring GIST and soft-tissue sarcoma experts from Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center. Our team will share updates on research advances and treatments for GIST and soft tissue sarcoma, as well as helpful ideas for managing treatment and its side effects.

    How to register

    Please register for this free event by September 4. All registered attendees will receive complimentary parking and lunch.

    You can register by calling 617-632-6563 or emailing ptobie@partners.org. When you RSVP, please be sure to include:

    1. Your name (first and last name, please)
    2. Your phone number
    3. The names of any family members or friends who will be attending with you
  • Calendar: Patient Education, Calendar

Fighting Cancer with Your Fork

  • Tue, Sep 15, 2015
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • 40 Buttrick Road, Suite B, Londonderry, NH 03053
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  • Learn about the role of nutrition and a healthy lifestyle in cancer prevention and survivorship. We will discuss phytonutrients, whole grains, soy, healthful fats, and will include a question & answer period.

    Presented by Michelle Horan, RD, LD

     

    *A light lunch will be served.*   Please call 603-552-9134 to register as space may be limited.

     

     

     

  • Calendar: Health and Wellness, Patient Education, Calendar

Gynecologic Cancer Support Group

  • Tue, Sep 15, 2015
  • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Yawkey Center, 3rd Floor, Room 308
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  • 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.

     

    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.

     

  • Calendar: Support Groups, Calendar

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Today - Friday, September 04, 2015


Sunrise Qigong
10:00 AM-11:30 AM
Smith Building, Room 330
Event Type: Health and Wellness, Calendar
In this class you will learn exercises of the mind/body through mindfulness awareness and fluid movement. These techniques will help you to relax, increase concentration, while utilizing the mind, body and spirit to help improve quality of life. This class is open to patients who have been newly diagnosed with cancer, are receiving treatment, or in remission. Family, friends and staff are welcome. Please call the Zakim Center to register at 617-632-3322 or email Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu.

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Tai Chi for Optimal Health with Ramel Rones
11:30 AM-1:00 PM
Smith Building, Room 330
Event Type: Health and Wellness, Patient Education, Support Groups, Calendar
An Internal Chinese martial art practiced for both defense training and health benefits. Learn sitting and standing techniques as well as slow moving meditation. Family, friends and staff are welcome. For more information or to register, please contact the Zakim Center at 617-632-3322 or Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu.

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

Connect to your breath, body, and joy through group singing. Discover how group singing can support relaxation, mood, sense of community, and pain management. Lyrics will be provided. Song requests and discussion are welcome, and no prior music experience is required. Family, friends and staff are welcome.  To register please call 617-692-3322 or email:  Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu. 


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Monday, September 07, 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, September 08, 2015


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

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

 

This class is open to patients who have been newly diagnosed with cancer, are receiving treatment, or are in remission. Family, friends, and staff are also welcome. 

 

Sessions are led by Patty Arcari, RN, PhD, Program Manager for Meditation and Mindfulness Programming, Zakim Center. Registration is recommended, but not required. Please contact the Zakim Center for more information at 617-632-3322 or email zakim_center@dfci.harvard.edu.

 


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Circle of Life (Círculo de Vida)
10:00 AM-11:30 AM
Smith Building, Room 335
Event Type: Patient Education, Support Groups, Calendar
Circle of Life (Círculo de Vida)
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Resiliency Lunch & Learn: Creativity as Mindfulness
12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Blum Resource Center, Yawkey Center, Floor 1
Event Type: Health and Wellness, Patient Education, Calendar

Topic: Creativity as Mindfulness

Led by Heather Smist, MT-BC

 

The Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies and the Blum Resource Center are pleased to offer bi-weekly talk series held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays focusing on a variety of strategies to manage stress, and develop resilience, through music, creative arts, and meditation. 

 

Open to DFCI patients, family members and staff. Participants are invited to bring their own lunch. To RSVP, please contact the Blum Resource Center at 617-632-4527.


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Tai Chi for Optimal Health
3:00 PM-4:30 PM
Smith Building, Room 330
Event Type: Health and Wellness, Patient Education, Support Groups, Calendar
This class will focus on gentle movements and exercises. Learn and practice sitting or standing techniques, as well as slow moving meditation focusing on deep breathing and posture to help relax the mind and strengthen the body. This class is open to patients who have been newly diagnosed with cancer, are receiving treatment, or in remission. Family, friends and staff are welcome. Please call the Zakim Center to register at 617-632-3322 or email Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu.
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Sunset Qigong
4:30 PM-6:00 PM
Smith Building, Room 330
Event Type: Health and Wellness, Support Groups, Calendar
In this class you will learn exercises of the mind/body through mindfulness awareness and fluid movement. These techniques will help you to relax, increase concentration, while utilizing the mind, body and spirit to help improve quality of life. This class is open to patients who have been newly diagnosed with cancer, are receiving treatment, or in remission. Family, friends and staff are welcome. Please call the Zakim Center to register at 617-632-3322 or email Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu.

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Wednesday, September 09, 2015


Gentle Hatha Yoga
10:00 AM-10:45 AM
Smith Building, Room 330
Event Type: Health and Wellness, Calendar

This gentle Hatha Yoga class is open to patients, families and friends that have been newly diagnosed with cancer, receiving treatment, or in remission. Instructor, Ann Marie Turo will guide you in gentle stretches and breathing techniques that will calm you and leave you feeling refreshed and relaxed. Classes are complimentary and yoga mats are provided. Please contact the Zakim Center to register at 617-632-3322 or Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu.  


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

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

 

This class is open to patients who have been newly diagnosed with cancer, are receiving treatment, or are in remission. Family, friends, and staff are also welcome. 

 

Sessions are led by Patty Arcari, RN, PhD, Program Manager for Meditation and Mindfulness Programming, Zakim Center. Registration is recommended, but not required. Please contact the Zakim Center for more information at 617-632-3322 or email zakim_center@dfci.harvard.edu.

 

 


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Yogalates
11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Smith Building, Room 330
Event Type: Health and Wellness, Calendar

This one-hour class fuses the practices of Hatha Yoga and Pilates and is open to patients who have been newly diagnosed with cancer, and receiving treatment, or are in remission. This class will work on building strength, endurance, and flexibility, while toning the deep core muscles. Yoga mats will be provided, or you may bring your own. Family, friends and staff are welcomePlease contact the Zakim Center to register at 617-632-3322 or Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu.  

 

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


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Level I-Level II Hatha Yoga
12:15 PM-1:00 PM
Smith Building, Room 330
Event Type: Health and Wellness, Calendar

This level 1 - level 2 class takes it up a notch and challenges you to the core. Learn asanas, pranayamas and a variety of yoga sequences that will challenge your body both mentally and physically. Return to your activities of daily living feeling energized and refreshed. Instructor: Ann Marie Turo. Family, friends and staff are welcome. Yoga mats are provided, or feel free to bring your own. Please contact the Zakim Center to register at 617-632-3322 or Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu. 

 


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


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Writing Towards Wellness - Session 1
12:30 PM-2:00 PM
Blum Resource Center, Yawkey Center, Floor 1
Event Type: Health and Wellness, Calendar

Our words matter. Our stories matter. Bring a pen and your journal as we build a strong supportive writing community. We will learn various writing techniques to jump start our journals, experiment with memoir writing exercises, and create written legacies for our friends and family. We will find our own unencumbered voices through written word.

 

There is considerable research suggesting that journaling 3 - 4 times a week for up to six weeks, about things that bother you, can actually improve our immune system and reduce your stress. Come and write and you will find you have more to write about than you ever imagined. You might even walk away feeling a bit lighter, clearer and happier as we begin our work together!

 

Facilitated by Claire Willis, LICSW

Author, "Lasting Words"

Facing Cancer Together 

 

Please register as space is limited. To register, call the Blum Resource Center at 617-632-5570. 

 

Attendance at all 6 sessions is not required.


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Look Good... Feel Better(2)
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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Multiple Myeloma Patient & Caregiver Education and Discussion Group(11)
5:30 PM-7:00 PM
Yawkey 306-307
Event Type: Patient Education, Support Groups, Calendar
Sponsored by the Rick Corman Multiple Myeloma Research Fund and the Division of Social Work
A monthly meeting that includes a presentation by a member of Dana-Farber’s Multiple Myeloma team, followed by discussion groups for patients and caregivers.
Facilitated by Larisa Patacchiola, LICSW and Kelly Drummond, LCSW
Registration is required.
Please contact: Larisa Patacchiola at 617-582-7576 or Kelly Drummond at 617-632-5963
Parking is validated in the Dana-Farber Yawkey Garage

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Prostate Cancer Support Group
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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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, September 10, 2015


Blood Drive(3)
9:00 AM-3:00 PM
AECOM
Event Type: Community Outreach, Calendar

Location: 66 Long Whorf, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02110 

Thank you for helping the many Dana-Farber and Brigham and Women's patients who depend upon life-saving transfusions. When you donate blood or platelets at the Kraft Family Blood Donor Center at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women's Hospital, or give blood on board the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Brigham and Women's Hospital Blood Mobile, you are making a life-saving difference for patients in need — right here in our community. All of the blood and platelets collected at the Kraft Center and on the Blood Mobile benefit patients at Dana-Farber and Brigham and Women's Hospital. 

Please contact Blood Drive Team for appointment information, questions or concerns. 

 

 


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

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

 

This class is open to patients who have been newly diagnosed with cancer, are receiving treatment, or are in remission. Family, friends, and staff are also welcome. 

 

Sessions are led by Patty Arcari, RN, PhD, Program Manager for Meditation and Mindfulness Programming, Zakim Center. Registration is recommended, but not required. Please contact the Zakim Center for more information at 617-632-3322 or email zakim_center@dfci.harvard.edu.

 

 


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Mindfulness Meditation
12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Smith Building, Room 330
Event Type: Health and Wellness, Calendar

Mindfulness meditation can help you relax, reduce anxiety, stress and negative emotions as well as increase your sense of well-being. In this one hour class, you will learn techniques to help focus your mind on the present moment to raise awareness of your thoughts with acceptance, patience and compassion. 

This class is open to patients who have been newly diagnoses with cancer, are receiving treatment, or are in remission. Family, friends, and staff are also welcome.

Sessions are led by Patty Arcari, RN, PhD, Program Manager for Meditation and Mindfulness Programming, Zakim Center. Please contact the Zakim Center for more information at 617-632-3322 or email zakim_center@dfci.harvard.edu.

 


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Coping with Cancer Support Group-Milford(1)
2:00 PM-3:30 PM
20 Prospect Street, Milford, 2nd Floor Conference
Event Type: Support Groups, Calendar

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

 

Call Ann Sullivan, LICSW for more information: 508-488-3783. Registration is not required. Family members are welcome.


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Friday, September 11, 2015


Blood Drive(4)
9:00 AM-3:00 PM
The Bank of Canton
Event Type: Community Outreach, Calendar

Location: 490 Turnpike St, Canton, MA 02021

 

Thank you for helping the many Dana-Farber and Brigham and Women's patients who depend upon life-saving transfusions. When you donate blood or platelets at the Kraft Family Blood Donor Center at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women's Hospital, or give blood on board the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Brigham and Women's Hospital Blood Mobile, you are making a life-saving difference for patients in need — right here in our community. All of the blood and platelets collected at the Kraft Center and on the Blood Mobile benefit patients at Dana-Farber and Brigham and Women's Hospital. 


Please contact Colleen Reardon for appointment information, questions or concerns.
 

 


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Sunrise Qigong
10:00 AM-11:30 AM
Smith Building, Room 330
Event Type: Health and Wellness, Calendar
In this class you will learn exercises of the mind/body through mindfulness awareness and fluid movement. These techniques will help you to relax, increase concentration, while utilizing the mind, body and spirit to help improve quality of life. This class is open to patients who have been newly diagnosed with cancer, are receiving treatment, or in remission. Family, friends and staff are welcome. Please call the Zakim Center to register at 617-632-3322 or email Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu.

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Tai Chi for Optimal Health with Ramel Rones
11:30 AM-1:00 PM
Smith Building, Room 330
Event Type: Health and Wellness, Patient Education, Support Groups, Calendar
An Internal Chinese martial art practiced for both defense training and health benefits. Learn sitting and standing techniques as well as slow moving meditation. Family, friends and staff are welcome. For more information or to register, please contact the Zakim Center at 617-632-3322 or Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu.

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

Connect to your breath, body, and joy through group singing. Discover how group singing can support relaxation, mood, sense of community, and pain management. Lyrics will be provided. Song requests and discussion are welcome, and no prior music experience is required. Family, friends and staff are welcome.  To register please call 617-692-3322 or email:  Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu. 


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Saturday, September 12, 2015


15 Years of GIST-Soft Tissue Sarcoma Symposium
7:30 AM-2:15 PM
Yawkey Center, 3rd Floor
Event Type: Patient Education, Calendar

Join us for a free educational event for patients and their families, featuring GIST and soft-tissue sarcoma experts from Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center. Our team will share updates on research advances and treatments for GIST and soft tissue sarcoma, as well as helpful ideas for managing treatment and its side effects.

How to register

Please register for this free event by September 4. All registered attendees will receive complimentary parking and lunch.

You can register by calling 617-632-6563 or emailing ptobie@partners.org. When you RSVP, please be sure to include:

  1. Your name (first and last name, please)
  2. Your phone number
  3. The names of any family members or friends who will be attending with you

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Monday, September 14, 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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Live Music and Meditation
12:15 PM-1:00 PM
Stoneham Patient Services Suite, Smith Bldg., Room 335
Event Type: Health and Wellness, Calendar

Explore how music can help you decrease stress, anxiety, and pain, as well as guide you to a place of increased relaxation.

Program led by the Leonard P. Zakim Center's Expresssive Therapies Manager, Heather Smist, MT-BC.
Open to DFCI patients, family members and staff.
To register, please contact the Zakim Center at Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu or 617-632-3322.


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Sarcoma Support Group for Patients and Family Members(2)
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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Living with Lung Cancer(6)
2:00 PM-3:30 PM
Smith 330
Event Type: Support Groups, Calendar
Sponsored by the Division of Social Work and the Lowe Center for Thoracic Oncology.

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

Facilitated by Allison DiBiaso, LICSW and Kitty Hooper, RN

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

Parking validated in Yawkey Center Garage.

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

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

 

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


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Tuesday, September 15, 2015


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

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

 

This class is open to patients who have been newly diagnosed with cancer, are receiving treatment, or are in remission. Family, friends, and staff are also welcome. 

 

Sessions are led by Patty Arcari, RN, PhD, Program Manager for Meditation and Mindfulness Programming, Zakim Center. Registration is recommended, but not required. Please contact the Zakim Center for more information at 617-632-3322 or email zakim_center@dfci.harvard.edu.

 


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

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


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


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Carcinoid & Neuroendocrine Tumor Seminar Support Group(3)
12:00 PM-2:00 PM
Smith 330
Event Type: Support Groups, Calendar

A series devoted to patients and families affected by neuroendocrine and carcinoid tumors. Patients and caregivers are invited for the 1 hour. Separate patient and caregiver discussion groups follow during the 2nd hour.

 

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm - seminar

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm - separate patient & caregiver groups

 

Facilitated by Jane Bausch, LICSW and Susan Englander, LICSW

 

Registration is required. Please call Jane Bausch at 617-632-3309 to register.

Parking validated in Yawkey Garage.

 


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Fighting Cancer with Your Fork
12:00 PM-1:30 PM
40 Buttrick Road, Suite B, Londonderry, NH 03053
Event Type: Health and Wellness, Patient Education, Calendar

Learn about the role of nutrition and a healthy lifestyle in cancer prevention and survivorship. We will discuss phytonutrients, whole grains, soy, healthful fats, and will include a question & answer period.

Presented by Michelle Horan, RD, LD

 

*A light lunch will be served.*   Please call 603-552-9134 to register as space may be limited.

 

 

 


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Tai Chi for Optimal Health
3:00 PM-4:30 PM
Smith Building, Room 330
Event Type: Health and Wellness, Patient Education, Support Groups, Calendar
This class will focus on gentle movements and exercises. Learn and practice sitting or standing techniques, as well as slow moving meditation focusing on deep breathing and posture to help relax the mind and strengthen the body. This class is open to patients who have been newly diagnosed with cancer, are receiving treatment, or in remission. Family, friends and staff are welcome. Please call the Zakim Center to register at 617-632-3322 or email Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu.
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Sunset Qigong
4:30 PM-6:00 PM
Smith Building, Room 330
Event Type: Health and Wellness, Support Groups, Calendar
In this class you will learn exercises of the mind/body through mindfulness awareness and fluid movement. These techniques will help you to relax, increase concentration, while utilizing the mind, body and spirit to help improve quality of life. This class is open to patients who have been newly diagnosed with cancer, are receiving treatment, or in remission. Family, friends and staff are welcome. Please call the Zakim Center to register at 617-632-3322 or email Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu.

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Gynecologic Cancer Support Group
5:00 PM-6:30 PM
Yawkey Center, 3rd Floor, Room 308
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.

 

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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Wednesday, September 16, 2015


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

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

 

This class is open to patients who have been newly diagnosed with cancer, are receiving treatment, or are in remission. Family, friends, and staff are also welcome. 

 

Sessions are led by Patty Arcari, RN, PhD, Program Manager for Meditation and Mindfulness Programming, Zakim Center. Registration is recommended, but not required. Please contact the Zakim Center for more information at 617-632-3322 or email zakim_center@dfci.harvard.edu.

 

 


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Gentle Hatha Yoga
10:00 AM-10:45 AM
Smith Building, Room 330
Event Type: Health and Wellness, Calendar

This gentle Hatha Yoga class is open to patients, families and friends that have been newly diagnosed with cancer, receiving treatment, or in remission. Instructor, Ann Marie Turo will guide you in gentle stretches and breathing techniques that will calm you and leave you feeling refreshed and relaxed. Classes are complimentary and yoga mats are provided. Please contact the Zakim Center to register at 617-632-3322 or Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu.  


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Yogalates
11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Smith Building, Room 330
Event Type: Health and Wellness, Calendar

This one-hour class fuses the practices of Hatha Yoga and Pilates and is open to patients who have been newly diagnosed with cancer, and receiving treatment, or are in remission. This class will work on building strength, endurance, and flexibility, while toning the deep core muscles. Yoga mats will be provided, or you may bring your own. Family, friends and staff are welcomePlease contact the Zakim Center to register at 617-632-3322 or Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu.  

 

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


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Level I-Level II Hatha Yoga
12:15 PM-1:00 PM
Smith Building, Room 330
Event Type: Health and Wellness, Calendar

This level 1 - level 2 class takes it up a notch and challenges you to the core. Learn asanas, pranayamas and a variety of yoga sequences that will challenge your body both mentally and physically. Return to your activities of daily living feeling energized and refreshed. Instructor: Ann Marie Turo. Family, friends and staff are welcome. Yoga mats are provided, or feel free to bring your own. Please contact the Zakim Center to register at 617-632-3322 or Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu. 

 


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


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Writing Towards Wellness - Session 2
12:30 PM-2:00 PM
Blum Resource Center, Yawkey Center, Floor 1
Event Type: Health and Wellness, Calendar

Our words matter. Our stories matter. Bring a pen and your journal as we build a strong supportive writing community. We will learn various writing techniques to jump start our journals, experiment with memoir writing exercises, and create written legacies for our friends and family. We will find our own unencumbered voices through written word. 

 

There is considerable research suggesting that journaling 3 - 4 times a week for up to six weeks, about things that bother you, can actually improve our immune system and reduce your stress. Come and write and you will find you have more to write about than you ever imagined. You might even walk away feeling a bit lighter, clearer and happier as we begin our work together!

 

Facilitated by Claire Willis, LICSW

Author, "Lasting Words"

Facing Cancer Together 

 

Please register as space is limited. To register, call the Blum Resource Center at 617-632-5570. 

 

Attendance at all 6 sessions is not required.


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Young Adult Support Group(6)
5:30 PM-7:00 PM
Yawkey Center, 3rd Floor, Room 306
Event Type: Support Groups, Calendar

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

This group offers young adult patients the opportunity to share their experience in a safe, confidential setting.

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

 

Facilitated by Bruce MacDonald, LICSW
Registration is required. Contact Bruce at (617)632-5657 or bmacdonald1@partners.org 

Parking validated in Yawkey Garage 


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Prostate Cancer: How to Prevent, Detect and Treat
6:00 PM-9:00 PM
Sheraton Needham Hotel, 100 Cabot Street, Needham, MA 02494
Event Type: Patient Education, Calendar

Specialists from Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center will discuss prevention, screening controversies, treatment updates, and long-term follow up and survivorship. 

This event is free but registration is required. To reserve your space, call 877-332-4294 by September 2.

 

 


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Thursday, September 17, 2015


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

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

 

This class is open to patients who have been newly diagnosed with cancer, are receiving treatment, or are in remission. Family, friends, and staff are also welcome. 

 

Sessions are led by Patty Arcari, RN, PhD, Program Manager for Meditation and Mindfulness Programming, Zakim Center. Registration is recommended, but not required. Please contact the Zakim Center for more information at 617-632-3322 or email zakim_center@dfci.harvard.edu.

 

 


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Mindfulness Meditation
12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Smith Building, Room 330
Event Type: Health and Wellness, Calendar

Mindfulness meditation can help you relax, reduce anxiety, stress and negative emotions as well as increase your sense of well-being. In this one hour class, you will learn techniques to help focus your mind on the present moment to raise awareness of your thoughts with acceptance, patience and compassion. 

This class is open to patients who have been newly diagnoses with cancer, are receiving treatment, or are in remission. Family, friends, and staff are also welcome.

Sessions are led by Patty Arcari, RN, PhD, Program Manager for Meditation and Mindfulness Programming, Zakim Center. Please contact the Zakim Center for more information at 617-632-3322 or email zakim_center@dfci.harvard.edu.

 


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

Patients with upper gastrointestinal malignancies are invited to join in a discussion of common challenges during treatment and survivorship. Family members are welcome. 

 

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

 

Refreshments provided.


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Friday, September 18, 2015


Sunrise Qigong
10:00 AM-11:30 AM
Smith Building, Room 330
Event Type: Health and Wellness, Calendar
In this class you will learn exercises of the mind/body through mindfulness awareness and fluid movement. These techniques will help you to relax, increase concentration, while utilizing the mind, body and spirit to help improve quality of life. This class is open to patients who have been newly diagnosed with cancer, are receiving treatment, or in remission. Family, friends and staff are welcome. Please call the Zakim Center to register at 617-632-3322 or email Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu.

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Tai Chi for Optimal Health with Ramel Rones
11:30 AM-1:00 PM
Smith Building, Room 330
Event Type: Health and Wellness, Patient Education, Support Groups, Calendar
An Internal Chinese martial art practiced for both defense training and health benefits. Learn sitting and standing techniques as well as slow moving meditation. Family, friends and staff are welcome. For more information or to register, please contact the Zakim Center at 617-632-3322 or Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu.

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

Connect to your breath, body, and joy through group singing. Discover how group singing can support relaxation, mood, sense of community, and pain management. Lyrics will be provided. Song requests and discussion are welcome, and no prior music experience is required. Family, friends and staff are welcome.  To register please call 617-692-3322 or email:  Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu. 


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Monday, September 21, 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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Live Music and Meditation
12:15 PM-1:00 PM
Stoneham Patient Services Suite, Smith Bldg., Room 335
Event Type: Health and Wellness, Calendar

Explore how music can help you decrease stress, anxiety, and pain, as well as guide you to a place of increased relaxation.

Program led by the Leonard P. Zakim Center's Expresssive Therapies Manager, Heather Smist, MT-BC.
Open to DFCI patients, family members and staff.
To register, please contact the Zakim Center at Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu or 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
Young Adult 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, September 22, 2015


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

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

 

This class is open to patients who have been newly diagnosed with cancer, are receiving treatment, or are in remission. Family, friends, and staff are also welcome. 

 

Sessions are led by Patty Arcari, RN, PhD, Program Manager for Meditation and Mindfulness Programming, Zakim Center. Registration is recommended, but not required. Please contact the Zakim Center for more information at 617-632-3322 or email zakim_center@dfci.harvard.edu.

 


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Resiliency Lunch & Learn: Meditation - More than Just Relaxing
12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Blum Resource Center, Yawkey Center, Floor 1
Event Type: Health and Wellness, Patient Education, Calendar

Topic: Meditation - More than Just Relaxing 

Led by Patricia Arcari, PhD, RN, AHN-BC

 

The Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies and the Blum Resource Center are pleased to offer bi-weekly talk series held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays focusing on a variety of strategies to manage stress, and develop resilience, through music, creative arts, and meditation. 

 

Open to DFCI patients, family members and staff. Participants are invited to bring their own lunch. To RSVP, please contact the Blum Resource Center at 617-632-4527.


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Tai Chi for Optimal Health
3:00 PM-4:30 PM
Smith Building, Room 330
Event Type: Health and Wellness, Patient Education, Support Groups, Calendar
This class will focus on gentle movements and exercises. Learn and practice sitting or standing techniques, as well as slow moving meditation focusing on deep breathing and posture to help relax the mind and strengthen the body. This class is open to patients who have been newly diagnosed with cancer, are receiving treatment, or in remission. Family, friends and staff are welcome. Please call the Zakim Center to register at 617-632-3322 or email Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu.
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Sunset Qigong
4:30 PM-6:00 PM
Smith Building, Room 330
Event Type: Health and Wellness, Support Groups, Calendar
In this class you will learn exercises of the mind/body through mindfulness awareness and fluid movement. These techniques will help you to relax, increase concentration, while utilizing the mind, body and spirit to help improve quality of life. This class is open to patients who have been newly diagnosed with cancer, are receiving treatment, or in remission. Family, friends and staff are welcome. Please call the Zakim Center to register at 617-632-3322 or email Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu.

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Melanoma Support Group(3)
5:30 PM-7:00 PM
Smith Building, Room 335
Event Type: Patient Education, Support Groups, Calendar

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


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


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

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

Parking validated in Dana-Farber Yawkey Garage
 


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Telephone Support Group for Young Women Diagnosed with Breast Cancer - Session 1
7:00 PM-8:15 PM
Telephone
Event Type: Support Groups, Calendar

Please join us for an eight-week telephone support group where you can connect with others who understand the impact of living with breast cancer.

This group is for women who are:

  • 43 years of age or younger
  • Within 12 months of a breast cancer diagnosis
  • Interested in talking with women in similar situations

This group is facilitated by Robin Swartz Raider, LICSW.

 

Pre-registration is required. For more information or to register contact Taylor Wensley at 617-632-3574.

 

A commitment to all 8 sessions is recommended. 

Offered through The Program for Young Women with Breast Cancer and the Division of Social Work.


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Wednesday, September 23, 2015


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

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

 

This class is open to patients who have been newly diagnosed with cancer, are receiving treatment, or are in remission. Family, friends, and staff are also welcome. 

 

Sessions are led by Patty Arcari, RN, PhD, Program Manager for Meditation and Mindfulness Programming, Zakim Center. Registration is recommended, but not required. Please contact the Zakim Center for more information at 617-632-3322 or email zakim_center@dfci.harvard.edu.

 

 


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Gentle Hatha Yoga
10:00 AM-10:45 AM
Smith Building, Room 330
Event Type: Health and Wellness, Calendar

This gentle Hatha Yoga class is open to patients, families and friends that have been newly diagnosed with cancer, receiving treatment, or in remission. Instructor, Ann Marie Turo will guide you in gentle stretches and breathing techniques that will calm you and leave you feeling refreshed and relaxed. Classes are complimentary and yoga mats are provided. Please contact the Zakim Center to register at 617-632-3322 or Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu.  


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Yogalates
11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Smith Building, Room 330
Event Type: Health and Wellness, Calendar

This one-hour class fuses the practices of Hatha Yoga and Pilates and is open to patients who have been newly diagnosed with cancer, and receiving treatment, or are in remission. This class will work on building strength, endurance, and flexibility, while toning the deep core muscles. Yoga mats will be provided, or you may bring your own. Family, friends and staff are welcomePlease contact the Zakim Center to register at 617-632-3322 or Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu.  

 

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


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Level I-Level II Hatha Yoga
12:15 PM-1:00 PM
Smith Building, Room 330
Event Type: Health and Wellness, Calendar

This level 1 - level 2 class takes it up a notch and challenges you to the core. Learn asanas, pranayamas and a variety of yoga sequences that will challenge your body both mentally and physically. Return to your activities of daily living feeling energized and refreshed. Instructor: Ann Marie Turo. Family, friends and staff are welcome. Yoga mats are provided, or feel free to bring your own. Please contact the Zakim Center to register at 617-632-3322 or Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu. 

 


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


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Writing Towards Wellness - Session 3
12:30 PM-2:00 PM
Blum Resource Center, Yawkey Center, Floor 1
Event Type: Health and Wellness, Calendar

Our words matter. Our stories matter. Bring a pen and your journal as we build a strong supportive writing community. We will learn various writing techniques to jump start our journals, experiment with memoir writing exercises, and create written legacies for our friends and family. We will find our own unencumbered voices through written word.

 

There is considerable research suggesting that journaling 3 - 4 times a week for up to six weeks, about things that bother you, can actually improve our immune system and reduce your stress. Come and write and you will find you have more to write about than you ever imagined. You might even walk away feeling a bit lighter, clearer and happier as we begin our work together!

 

Facilitated by Claire Willis, LICSW

Author, "Lasting Words"

Facing Cancer Together 

 

Please register as space is limited. To register, call the Blum Resource Center at 617-632-5570. 

 

Attendance at all 6 sessions is not required.


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Facing Forward After Breast Cancer Treatment - Weymouth
6:00 PM-7:30 PM
3rd Fl. Conf. Room - 101 Columbian Street, South Weymouth, MA 02190
Event Type: Support Groups, Calendar
Facing Forward After Breast Cancer Treatment - Weymouth
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Thursday, September 24, 2015


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

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

 

This class is open to patients who have been newly diagnosed with cancer, are receiving treatment, or are in remission. Family, friends, and staff are also welcome. 

 

Sessions are led by Patty Arcari, RN, PhD, Program Manager for Meditation and Mindfulness Programming, Zakim Center. Registration is recommended, but not required. Please contact the Zakim Center for more information at 617-632-3322 or email zakim_center@dfci.harvard.edu.

 

 


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Mindfulness Meditation
12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Smith Building, Room 330
Event Type: Health and Wellness, Calendar

Mindfulness meditation can help you relax, reduce anxiety, stress and negative emotions as well as increase your sense of well-being. In this one hour class, you will learn techniques to help focus your mind on the present moment to raise awareness of your thoughts with acceptance, patience and compassion. 

This class is open to patients who have been newly diagnoses with cancer, are receiving treatment, or are in remission. Family, friends, and staff are also welcome.

Sessions are led by Patty Arcari, RN, PhD, Program Manager for Meditation and Mindfulness Programming, Zakim Center. Please contact the Zakim Center for more information at 617-632-3322 or email zakim_center@dfci.harvard.edu.

 


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Live Webchat: The Latest in Colon Cancer Prevention
1:00 PM-2:00 PM
Webchat - link below
Event Type: Patient Education, Calendar

Tune in for a live video webchat on the latest in colon cancer prevention. 

Charles Fuchs, MD, MPH, will discuss topics including diet, exercise, genetics, screening, and more.

Watch live at http:www.dana-farber.org/coloncancerchat.

Submit your questions by emailing webchats@dfci.harvard.edu. or by tweeting them to @DanaFarber using the hashtag #DFCIwebchat.


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Coping with Cancer Support Group-Milford(2)
2:00 PM-3:30 PM
20 Prospect Street, Milford, 2nd Floor Conference
Event Type: Support Groups, Calendar
A support group for men and women living with cancer. Discuss ways to cope with fear and anxiety and share hope and meaning with others facing similar challenges.

Call Ann Sullivan, LICSW for more information: 508-488-3783. Registration is not required. Family members are welcome.

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Friday, September 25, 2015


Sunrise Qigong
10:00 AM-11:30 AM
Smith Building, Room 330
Event Type: Health and Wellness, Calendar
In this class you will learn exercises of the mind/body through mindfulness awareness and fluid movement. These techniques will help you to relax, increase concentration, while utilizing the mind, body and spirit to help improve quality of life. This class is open to patients who have been newly diagnosed with cancer, are receiving treatment, or in remission. Family, friends and staff are welcome. Please call the Zakim Center to register at 617-632-3322 or email Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu.

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Tai Chi for Optimal Health with Ramel Rones
11:30 AM-1:00 PM
Smith Building, Room 330
Event Type: Health and Wellness, Patient Education, Support Groups, Calendar
An Internal Chinese martial art practiced for both defense training and health benefits. Learn sitting and standing techniques as well as slow moving meditation. Family, friends and staff are welcome. For more information or to register, please contact the Zakim Center at 617-632-3322 or Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu.

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

Connect to your breath, body, and joy through group singing. Discover how group singing can support relaxation, mood, sense of community, and pain management. Lyrics will be provided. Song requests and discussion are welcome, and no prior music experience is required. Family, friends and staff are welcome.  To register please call 617-692-3322 or email:  Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu. 


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Saturday, September 26, 2015


Living with Brain Tumors
7:30 AM-4:00 PM
Yawkey Center, 3rd Floor
Event Type: Patient Education, Calendar

An educational event for patients and families.

Join us for our free educational event for patients and their families, which features presentations by Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center physicians, nurses, and social workers. Our team will share updates on research and treatment for brain tumors, as well as helpful ideas for managing treatment and its side effects.

Complimentary parking, light breakfast, and lunch will be provided for all registered attendees. Please register for this free event by September 18.


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Monday, September 28, 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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Live Music and Meditation
12:15 PM-1:00 PM
Stoneham Patient Services Suite, Smith Bldg., Room 335
Event Type: Health and Wellness, Calendar

Explore how music can help you decrease stress, anxiety, and pain, as well as guide you to a place of increased relaxation.

Program led by the Leonard P. Zakim Center's Expresssive Therapies Manager, Heather Smist, MT-BC.
Open to DFCI patients, family members and staff.
To register, please contact the Zakim Center at Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu or 617-632-3322.


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Inflammatory Breast Cancer Support Group(8)
1:00 PM-2:30 PM
Smith 330
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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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, September 29, 2015


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

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

 

This class is open to patients who have been newly diagnosed with cancer, are receiving treatment, or are in remission. Family, friends, and staff are also welcome. 

 

Sessions are led by Patty Arcari, RN, PhD, Program Manager for Meditation and Mindfulness Programming, Zakim Center. Registration is recommended, but not required. Please contact the Zakim Center for more information at 617-632-3322 or email zakim_center@dfci.harvard.edu.

 


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Tai Chi for Optimal Health
3:00 PM-4:30 PM
Smith Building, Room 330
Event Type: Health and Wellness, Patient Education, Support Groups, Calendar
This class will focus on gentle movements and exercises. Learn and practice sitting or standing techniques, as well as slow moving meditation focusing on deep breathing and posture to help relax the mind and strengthen the body. This class is open to patients who have been newly diagnosed with cancer, are receiving treatment, or in remission. Family, friends and staff are welcome. Please call the Zakim Center to register at 617-632-3322 or email Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu.
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Sunset Qigong
4:30 PM-6:00 PM
Smith Building, Room 330
Event Type: Health and Wellness, Support Groups, Calendar
In this class you will learn exercises of the mind/body through mindfulness awareness and fluid movement. These techniques will help you to relax, increase concentration, while utilizing the mind, body and spirit to help improve quality of life. This class is open to patients who have been newly diagnosed with cancer, are receiving treatment, or in remission. Family, friends and staff are welcome. Please call the Zakim Center to register at 617-632-3322 or email Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu.

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Telephone Support Group for Young Women Diagnosed with Breast Cancer - Session 2
7:00 PM-8:15 PM
Telephone
Event Type: Support Groups, Calendar

Please join us for an eight-week telephone support group where you can connect with others who understand the impact of living with breast cancer.

This group is for women who are:

  • 43 years of age or younger
  • Within 12 months of a breast cancer diagnosis
  • Interested in talking with women in similar situations

This group is facilitated by Robin Swartz Raider, LICSW.

 

Pre-registration is required. For more information or to register contact Taylor Wensley at 617-632-3574.

 

A commitment to all 8 sessions is recommended. 

Offered through The Program for Young Women with Breast Cancer and the Division of Social Work. 


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