This free educational series is open to current cancer patients and survivors as well as their caregivers. Each month a different topic on how to live with and survive cancer will be discussed. Previous topics include the benefits of yoga, creating a wellness plan, life beyond cancer, stress management and wills and advance directives.
A licensed clinical social worker facilitates this group with help from a variety of guest speakers such as dietitians, physicians and pharmacists. A question-and-answer period is also included.
Lunch is provided and registration is preferred.
To register and to find out if this support group is right for you, please contact the program manager by providing your name and email address in the "Learn More" box above. Someone will contact you within two business days.
Free parking is available for this workshop in the visitor parking structure (No. 2) on Health Center Circle. Please bring your parking ticket to the meeting and it will be validated by the facilitator.
Linda Hutkin-Slade, MSW, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker at Sharp Grossmont Hospital's Center for Cancer Treatment. She has an extensive background in programming for cancer patients and their loved ones.
2019 Schedule of Topics
January - Approaching Survivorship With Confidence
February - Mind Games for Cancer Patients and Survivors
March - Relaxation and Body Awareness: Chair Exercises for Patients
April - Advance Care Planning with Teressa Vaughn
May - Immunotherapy with Dr. Reema Batra
June - Integrative Healing for Self Care with Lisa Goodman
July - Reconnect to Your Body Through Mindful Eating with Ursula Ridens
August - LIVESTRONG at the YMCA!
September - Managing Sleep, Fatigue and Insomnia
October - Communication Boot Camp
November - Tips for a Cancer Prevention Lifestyle with Laury Ellingson
December - Finding Joy and Gratitude in Difficult Times