Head to cancer center for support groups, exercise and education

2014-03-13T00:00:00Z 2014-04-08T17:14:21Z Head to cancer center for support groups, exercise and educationBy Times Staff nwitimes.com
March 13, 2014 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 programs.

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

Next week's programs:

Yoga, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Monday and 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday — Breathe and stretch your body and mind fr stress management. 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, 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday  — Open to all cancer patients, Milennium The Takeda Oncology Company ambassador will explain lab and pathology results so patients have a better understanding of what they mean.

Chair Massage, 10-11:30 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.

Healing Hearts Grief Support Group, 1:30-3 p.m. Wednesday — Facilitated by Dorothy Poma of Hospice of the Calumet Area, join others who have lost a loved one to share experiences, struggles, feelings and triumphs.

Chi Gong, 9:30-10:30 a.m. March 20 — Learn the 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. March 20 — 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.

Ukulele, 3:15-4:45 p.m. March 20 — Instruction presented by Rima Krutulis.

Tai Chi, 9:30-10:30 a.m. March 21 — Classes emphasize balance, posture, breathing techniques, concentration and complete relaxation. A prescription from your physician is required prior to attending.

Webcast from Cancercare, 12:30-1:30 p.m. March 21 — "Managing Cancer Pain – What You Need to Know," offers and overview of pain, how to talk to your health care team, barriers to pain management, medications to treat pain, coping with side effects and quality of life concerns.

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