2014 CSC-MSS provides professional programs of emotional support, education and hope for people living with cancer and their caregivers. Services are provided at no cost to participants through the generosity of individuals, corporations, small businesses & bequests. 120 Longwater Drive, Ste. 104 Norwell, MA 02061 781-610-1490 www.cancersupportcommunityma.org Mon Tue Wed Thurs Fri 1 10-11am Tai Chi (drop- in) 6-8pm Men’s Support Group (drop-in) 8 10-11am Tai Chi (drop- in) 2 10:30-12:30 pm Participant Support Group (pre-screening) 3 4:00-6:00 pm Participant Support Group (pre-screening) 4 10-11:30am YOGA (drop in) 5/6 10 4:00-6:00pm Participant Support 6-8pm Group ***This week only Caregiver’s (pre-screening) Support Group caregivers group moved 5-8 pm Shopping 6-7:30 pm Melanoma to Monday 4/7 *** at Vineyard Vines (drop-In) Support Group (dropDerby Street Shoppes in) 11 10-11:30 am YOGA (drop in) 12/13 14 Noon –1pm Newcomer’s Orientation Drop -in to see what we are all about! 21 15 10-11am Tai Chi (drop- in) 6-8pm Men’s Support Group (drop-in) 22 10-11am Tai Chi (drop in) 6-8pm Caregiver’s Support Group (drop-in) 29 16 10:30-12:30 pm Participant Support Group (pre-screening) 17 4:00-6:00 pm Participant Support Group 6-7:30 pm (pre-screening) Melanoma Support Group (drop–in) 18 10-11:30am YOGA (drop-in) 19/20 23 24 25 26/27 10:30-12:30 pm Participant Support Group (pre-screening) 4:00-6:00 pm Participant Support Group (pre-screening) 10-11:30 am YOGA (drop-in) 7 **special time 28 NEW!! Mindfulness Meditation 6 week Program 10-11 am (pre-register) 10-11 am Tai Chi (drop in) 9 10:30-12:30 pm Participant Support Group(pre-screening) Sat / Sun . Saturday 12th Restorative Yoga 1-2:30 pm (pre-register) 30 10:30-12:30 pm Participant Support Spring Shopping at 10% discount Group(pre-screening) 10 % goes to the CSC-MSS 6-7 pm- Surviving Wednesday April 9 Cancer after Surviving Cancer- Author 5-8 pm presentation Derby Street Shoppes Hingham, Ma. (pre-register) Division of the NVNA Foundation ON GOING PROGRAMS AND SPECIAL EVENTS All programs, free of charge, and will take place at the CSC-MSS 120 Longwater Drive, Suite 104, Norwell, Ma. 02061 For more information or to register call (781) 610-1490 or email i[email protected] ---------------------------------------SPECIAL EVENTS--------------------------------------------Mindfulness Meditation -6 week program- Beginning Monday April 28 10-11 am This class is open to people who have been diagnosed with cancer and their caregivers This 6 session weekly program, Mondays from 10-11am, is open to people who have been diagnosed with cancer and their caregivers. The program instructor, Liz Maillett, is a retired attorney who received her training in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction at the University Of Mass Medical School. Mindfulness can be cultivated through mindfulness meditation, a systematic method of focusing your attention. Above all, mindfulness practice involves accepting whatever arises in your awareness at each moment. It involves being kind and forgiving toward yourself. For many people, such as people impacted by cancer, the practice of mindfulness meditation (mindfulness based stress-reduction) can be a useful tool in improving one’s quality of life - both during the cancer experience and in their lives after cancer. Pre-register Surviving Cancer after Surviving Cancer - Wednesday April 30 6-7 pm We are pleased to have Kevin L. Murphy author of Surviving Cancer after Surviving Cancer with us for this evening presentation. Kevin will talk about his experience, as a husband/caregiver, moving through diagnosis, treatment and post-cancer treatment life with his wife. He will present his unique perspective on the emotional impact of cancer coming into the life of an individual and couple. He is a former truck driver, teacher and firefighter, who, since 1981, has been a courtroom lawyer. He now resides in Kentucky and is the founder of The Phyllis Foundation, a non-profit focusing on getting the word out about the emotional impact of cancer on the lives of individuals and couples. Pre-Register Restorative Yoga – Saturday April 13 1-2:30 pm What is Restorative Yoga? The antidote to stress is relaxation. To relax is to rest deeply. Relaxation is a state in which there is no movement, no effort and the brain is quiet. Restorative yoga is an active relaxation. By supporting the body with props, we alternately stimulate and relax the body to move towards balance. Restorative yoga can calm the nervous system and improve the quality of sleep. Pre-register. No experience necessary - Wear comfortable clothes - Bring mat if you have one, we will have extra mats. ------------------------------------ONGOING PROGRAMS---------------------------------------------- STRESS MANAGEMENT- Try Yoga or Tai Chi - to increase strength, flexibility and calm the mind. These programs are drop-ins. SUPPORT GROUPS- Participant Support Groups offer people living with cancer a safe place to connect, share and learn from one another. Open to people at any point in their cancer experience and facilitated by a professional/licensed therapist. Intake/screening is required. There is also a bi-weekly Men’s Support Group and Caregiver’s Support Group and a monthly Melanoma Support Group. These groups are drop in. Please call for more information (781) 610-1490. NEWCOMERS - If you are new to The Cancer Support Community, we recommend that you attend a Newcomers Orientation Meeting. Individuals with cancer, family members and friends are invited to join us for a one-hour informational meeting to learn more about our services and the variety of programs offered free of charge. A cancer survivor typically leads these meetings. Drop in or call ahead (781) 610-1490. PREPARE FOR SURGERY, CHEMO OR RADIATION - Available to those people who will be starting treatment or having surgery. Based on Peggy Huddleston’s program: “Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster,” this program provides physical and emotional preparation for surgery, chemo or radiation. Peggy’s program gives patients tools to use in the days before surgery that empower them to go from feeling very afraid to profoundly peaceful, a state of being medically proven to help people heal faster and move through their treatment in a more relaxed fashion. Individual sessions are offered by CSC-MSS staff members Ann Allegrini, RN and Gail Mitton, WHE. Call (781) 610-1490 for more info.
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