Finishing cancer treatment can bring on a full range of emotions including excitement, hope, happiness, uncertainty, and even fear. Many who have completed treatment report a transition period in which they must learn to cope with a “new normal”. This transition may include changes in the way you eat and exercise, changes in the way you view relationships, and changes in the way you manage stressors in your life.
With more than 11 million cancer survivors in the US, you are not alone. While it is good to rejoice in the completion of treatment, we know that for many, the need for support does not immediately subside. We also know that the completion of treatment brings new opportunities to make healthy lifestyle changes. We invite you to consider participating in any of these groups to address the challenges and embrace the opportunities you now face.
Weigh to Go! Managing Weight after Cancer
Mondays, January 14 -February 18, 1:00-2:30PM Click here to Sign Up Online!
Both educational and experiential, this six week series is for cancer survivors who have completed treatment. Many cancer survivors struggle with weight related issues following treatments. Learn simple tips to improve diet and increase physical activity. Each session will provide a supportive group environment where individuals will be guided to understand their readiness to change and use their interests, goals, and needs to create a personal "Lifestyle Change Plan". Facilitated by Tracy Lester, MS, Exercise Physiologist and Lifestyle and Weight Management Coach.
Survivors Speak-Dinner & Discussion
Tuesday, February 12, 6:30-8:30PM Click here to Sign Up Online!
When cancer treatment is completed, survivors commonly experience a variety of mixed thoughts and emotions. Moving forward can be challenging as you face the physical and emotional changes that have become a part of your “new normal”. Join other survivors at this open forum that includes a light dinner, networking and sharing of ideas that will help Wellness House plan future survivorship programming. Open to anyone who has completed treatment. Come with your ideas! Facilitated by Valerie Piazza, LCPC.
On the Mend (4 week committed group)
Mondays, March 4-March 25, 1:00-2:30PM Click here to Sign Up Online!
A support group for indivuals who have completed treatment and are adjusting to life after cancer. This group can be a meaningful adjunct if you have attended Time to Thrive but not a required prerequisite. Consider this group to learn more about the new challenges and emotions of recovery.