Cancer patients and families can exercise, share and learn

2013-09-15T00:00:00Z Cancer patients and families can exercise, share and learnBy Times Staff nwitimes.com
September 15, 2013 12:00 am  • 

MUNSTER | Cancer Resource Centre, 926 Ridge Road, offers free education programs, mind/body/spirit programs and support groups for those with a cancer diagnosis and their caregivers. Call (219) 836-3349 to register for all programs.

For more information about joining a support group, call or visit www.cancerresourcecentre.com.

Upcoming programs:

Yoga, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Monday and 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday — A prescription from your physician is required prior to attending.

Empowerment Drumming, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday — Can reduce stress, increase energy and well-being. A prescription from your physician is required prior to attending.

Breast Cancer Support Group, 6:30-8 p.m. Monday — All women with a breast cancer diagnosis, newly diagnosed to long-term survivors, are welcome to share their concerns, stories and experiences.

Wellness Support Group, 10-11:30 a.m. or 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday — Provides an opportunity to share feelings, receive support and learn ways to cope with the experience of having cancer.

Blood Cancers Support Group, 6-7 p.m. Tuesday — designed for adult family/friends and those with a diagnosis of leukemia, Hodgkin lymphoma, non-Hodgkin lymphoma or multiple myeloma and offered in conjunction with Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Chair Massage, 9-10:30 a.m. Wednesday — Enjoy the benefits of a 20-minute chair massage to relax the body, reduce mental stress, anxiety and may promote better sleep. A prescription from a physician is required prior to attending.

Healing Touch, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday — Hands-on, energy-based techniques balance and align human energy field. A prescription from a physician is required prior to attending.

Chi Gong, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Thursday — Learn art of breath, movement, non-movement and meditation. A prescription from your physician is required prior to attending.

Chair Yoga, 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday — Designed for those who have difficulty with the regular yoga environment, sit or use a chair for balance. A prescription from your physician is required prior to attending.

Learning the Ukulele, 3-4 p.m. Thursday — Learn how to play the ukulele from one of the region’s best. Rima Krutulis will facilitate program.

Tai Chi, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Friday — Classes emphasize balance, posture, breathing techniques, concentration and complete relaxation. A prescription from your physician is required prior to attending.

Caring for the Caregiver: Stress & the Caregiver, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday — An introduction to the six-week program focusing on compassion, fatigue and depression coping skills

Coming soon is the Cancer Resource Centre’s 10th Annual Romp & Roll, set for Oct. 6 at Munster High School football stadium. Registration is $30 and opens at noon. Jesse White Tumblers will perform at 1 p.m., Walk and Fun Run to follow. For more information, (219) 836-3349 or visit www.RompandRoll.org.

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