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Brain Tumor Support Group

  • 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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Facing Forward After Breast Cancer Treatment - Weymouth

  • Wed, May 27, 2015
  • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • 3rd Fl. Conf. Room - 101 Columbian Street, South Weymouth, MA 02190
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  • 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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The Weight-Cancer Connection

  • Tue, Jun 16, 2015
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • 40 Buttrick Road, Suite B, Londonderry, NH 03053
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  • What's weight got to do with it? Learn how body weight impacts cancer and recurrence risk. We'll provide strategies and tips to help you achieve and maintain a healthy weight.

    A light lunch will be served.

    Presented by Michelle Horan, RD, LD


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

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May 2015
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Monday, May 25, 2015


Zakim Center Drum Circle
11:00 AM-12:00 PM
DA110 - Dana Bldg., 1st Floor, Room DA110
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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Brain Tumor Support Group(2)
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, May 26, 2015


Dana-Farber's Mammography Van(2)
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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Artful Healing Program - Presented by the Museum of Fine Arts(2)
12:00 PM-2:00 PM
Creative Arts Studio (inside Blum Resource Center, Yawkey 1)
Event Type: Health and Wellness, Calendar
Zakim Center Presents, Museum of Fine Arts "Artful Healing Program"

Join us for a DaVinci inspired workshop by experienced art educators from the MFA, Boston. In this DaVinci inspired workshop, 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
DA110 - Dana Bldg., 1st Floor, Room DA110
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
DA110 - Dana Bldg., 1st Floor, Room DA110
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, May 27, 2015


Dana-Farber's Mammography Van(3)
All Day Event
Joseph Smith Community Health Center – Waltham
Event Type: Community Outreach, Health and Wellness, Calendar
Dana-Farber’s Mammography Van brings state-of-the-art breast cancer screening to the women of Greater Boston. To learn more or schedule an appointment, please call 617-632-1974. Visit is on the Web at www.dana-farber.org/mammographyvan.

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

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Gentle Hatha Yoga
10:00 AM-10:45 AM
DA110 - Dana Bldg., 1st Floor, Room DA110
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
DA110 - Dana Bldg., 1st Floor, Room DA110
Event Type: Health and Wellness, Calendar

This one-hour class fuses the practices of Hatha Yoga and Pilates and is open to patients who have been newly diagnosed with cancer, and receiving treatment, or are in remission. This class will work on building strength, endurance, and flexibility, while toning the deep core muscles. Yoga mats will be provided, or you may bring your own. Family and friends are welcome. 

 

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


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Level I-Level II Hatha Yoga
12:15 PM-1:00 PM
DA110 - Dana Bldg., 1st Floor, Room DA110
Event Type: Health and Wellness, Calendar

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


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

 


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Facing Forward After Breast Cancer Treatment - Weymouth(2)
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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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, May 28, 2015


Mindfulness Meditation with Elana Rosenbaum, MS, LICSW
11:30 AM-1:00 PM
DA110 - Dana Bldg., 1st Floor, Room DA110
Event Type: Community Outreach, Health and Wellness, Patient Education, Calendar
Mindfulness Meditation with Elana Rosenbaum, MS, LICSW
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Friday, May 29, 2015


Sunrise Qigong
10:00 AM-11:30 AM
DA110 - Dana Bldg., 1st Floor, Room DA110
Event Type: Health and Wellness, Calendar
Fine tune your mind/body skills and create balance among them. Open to patients and family members. Please register at 617-632-3322.
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Tai Chi for Optimal Health with Ramel Rones
11:30 AM-1:00 PM
DA110 - Dana Bldg., 1st Floor, Room DA110
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
DA110 - Dana Bldg., 1st Floor, Room DA110
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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