A Healthier You: Cancer Institute Summer Classes, Events

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2019 Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute Summer Calendar

Heres your guide to all of our upcoming events for the remainder of the summer. We’d like to highlight two events for cancer survivors:

Celebrate Life: A Cancer Survivorship Celebration

Sept. 7 from 9:30-11:30 am

Hartford Downtown Marriott

The Helen & Harry Gray Cancer Center at Hartford Hospital invites you to its 30th annual celebration for cancer survivors, family, and friends. This year’s guest speaker will be Dr. Steve Sobel, coach, educator, and humorist. A full breakfast will be served and free parking will be provided.

To register, click here.

MidState Medical Center Annual Cancer Survivors Day

Sept. 8 from 2-4 pm

Hubbard Park, 999 West Main St, Meriden

Please join us for this celebration of life, with music, fun and and a balloonist for the kids. Hear stories from patients and caregivers.

Refreshments will be provided.

To register, call 203.694.8631 or email Denise.Jones-Gagne@hchealth.org .

The remaining schedule:

Bereavement Support Group

Aug. 28 from 2-3:30 pm

Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at Backus Hospital, 326 Washington St., Norwich, Conference Room 2

To register, call 1.855.HHC.HERE (1.855.442.4373)

Breast Cancer Support Group

Aug. 20 from 3-4 pm

Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at Backus Hospital, 330 Washington St., Norwich, Medical Office Building, Radiation Therapy Waiting Room

To register, please contact Jessica Vanase at 1.860.425.3870

Breast Cancer Support Group

Aug. 20 from 3:30-4:30 pm

Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at MidState Medical Center, 435 Lewis Ave., Meriden, Cancer Center conference room VII, 3rd Floor

Registration required. To register, please contact Erin Stocking at 1.203.694.8669

Breast Cancer Support Group

Aug. 21 from 5:30–7 pm

Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at the Hospital of Central Connecticut, 183 North Mountain Road, New Britain, Conference Room A

To register, please contact Lori Baranowski at 1.860.696.4815

Hispanic Women’s Support Group (Grupo Hispánico de Apoyo para el Cáncer de Mama)

Aug. 22 from 6-7:30 pm

Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at MidState Medical Center, 435 Lewis Ave., Meriden, Cancer Center conference room VII, 3rd Floor

To register, please contact Tina Rodriguez at  203.694.8249

General Cancer Support Groups

General Support Group

Weekly, Wednesdays, from 5:30–7 pm

Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at Windham Hospital, 112 Mansfield Ave., Willimantic, Johnson Room

To register, call 1.860.456.6766

Navigating the Cancer Journey

A free support class for newly diagnosed patients and their families

This program covers the following topics and more: communicating with your medical team, understanding your diagnosis and treatment, emotional support and complementary therapies, coping with transportation and financial issues and local resources and programs to help you in your journey.

Aug. 20 from 10-11 am

Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at Backus Hospital, 330 Washington St., Norwich, Medical Office Building, Conference Room

To register, contact Jessica Vanase at 1.860.425.3870

Ostomy

Ostomy Support Group

Aug. 21 from 6:30–7:30 pm

Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at the Hospital of Central Connecticut, 183 North Mountain Road, New Britain, 2nd floor medical oncology waiting area

To register, call 1.855.HHC.HERE (1.855.442.4373). For more information, call 1.860.224.5388.

Survivor Support

Survivorship Support Group

For patients and loved ones who have or are nearing the end of oncology treatment

Aug. 21 from 5:30-7 pm

Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at the Hospital of Central Connecticut, 183 North Mountain Road, New Britain, Conference Room C

To register, contact Pastor Will Baumgartner at 1.860.224.5900, Ext. 6103

Wellness Programs

Art Therapy Support Group

Aug. 22 from 5:30-7 pm

Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at the Hospital of Central Connecticut, 183 North Mountain Road, New Britain

This is a program to help people touched by cancer find strength and hope through creative expression. No artistic ability required.  To register, call 1.855.HHC.HERE (1.855.442.4373)

Art Therapy Support Group

Weekly, Thursdays from 6- 7 pm

Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at MidState Medical Center, 435 Lewis Ave., Meriden, Conference Room VII, 3rd floor

This is a program to help people touched by cancer find strength and hope through creative expression. No artistic ability required.  To register, call 1.855.HHC.HERE (1.855.442.4373)

Friday Midday Movement Break

Weekly, Fridays, from Noon-12:15 pm

Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at the Hospital of Central Connecticut, 183 North Mountain Road, New Britain

A gentle body toning session for all cancer patients and interested staff, led by Dr. Sheida Mani.

Healthy Steps Lebed Method

An effective therapeutic program of exercise and movement to music for anyone who has experienced breast cancer, other cancers, or chronic illnesses.  Designed to help women experience total body movement and adjustment to a new body image.

Weekly, Mondays, from 5:30-7 pm

Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at Hartford Hospital,  85 Retreat Ave. Hartford, Taylor Conference Room

To register, call 1.860.652.0868

Weekly, Mondays, from 5:15- 6:15 pm

Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at MidState Medical Center, 435 Lewis Ave., Meriden, Horwitz Conference Rooms II and III

To register, call 1.855.HHC.HERE (1.855.442.4373)

Weekly, Wednesdays from 11 am-Noon

Hartford Hospital Family Health Center, 339 West Main St., Avon

To register, call 1.860.652.0868

Pilates for Cancer Survivors

Weekly, Thursdays, from 5- 6 pm

Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at MidState Medical Center, 435 Lewis Ave., Meriden, Horwitz Conference Rooms II and III

Wear comfortable clothes.

Registration and physician’s note required. To register, call 1.855.HHC.HERE (1.855.442.4373)

Modified Pilates for Cancer Survivors

Weekly, Tuesdays, from 6-7 pm

Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at the Hospital of Central Connecticut, 183 North Mountain Road, New Britain, Radiation Oncology Waiting Room

Wear comfortable clothes. Registration and physician’s note required.

To register, call 1.855.HHC.HERE (1.855.442.4373

Prayer Group hosted by ACTIVATE THE CURE

Weekly, Tuesdays, from 10:30–11:30 am

Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at the Hospital of Central Connecticut, 183 North Mountain Road, New Britain, Conference Room 4

This is a weekly interdenominational Christian-based prayer group that gathers patients and caregivers weekly for one hour of prayer. Physical, emotional, and spiritual needs are addressed through prayer.

To register, please contact Joellen Putnam at 1.203.213.6495

Integrative Medicine

Gongs & Himalayan Singing Bowls Meditation

Aug. 27 from 6-9 pm

Hartford Hospital Family Health Center, 1290 Silas Deane Highway, Wethersfield

In a peaceful setting, experience the soothing sounds of Gongs and Himalayan Singing Bowls and float blissfully away into a deep meditative state where the tumultuous stress of everyday life are cleared, cleansed and washed away. Clinical studies have shown that soothing sounds can boost the immune system, decrease stress hormones, reduce aches and pains, and lower both heart rate and blood pressure. You may sit or lie down (bring a yoga mat, blanket, pillow, eye covering and water). Free for patients, survivors and caregivers.

Registration Required. To register, call 1.855.HHC.HERE (1.855.442.4373)

Massage for Cancer

Daily appointments

Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at Windham Hospital, Women’s Center for Wellness, 7A Ledgebrook Drive, Mansfield

To register, call 1.860.377.1472

Qigong for Cancer

Aug. 14 from 6-8 pm

Hartford HealthCare Medical Group, 339 West Main St., Avon

This is a program for people to learn powerful, evidence-based techniques, designed specifically for fighting cancer. Qigong means “Energy Work”: simple, gentle exercises everyone can do (sitting or standing), which the Chinese people have been using for thousands of years to help heal and strengthen their bodies.

Free for all patients, survivors and caregivers. Registration Required. To register, call 1.855.HHC.HERE (1.855.442.4373)

Reflexology for Cancer

Weekly, Thursdays, from 9 am-3 pm (or by appointment)

Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at Windham Hospital, 112 Mansfield Ave., Willimantic, Integrative Health Breathing Space, 2nd Floor, Hatch Entrance

First five sessions are free to oncology patients. To register, call 1.860.449.3727

Reiki for Cancer

By appointment only

Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at Windham Hospital, 112 Mansfield Ave., Willimantic, Integrative Health Breathing Space, or patient units

Free to oncology patients. To register, call 1.860.456.6955

SoulCollage

Intro: Aug. 1

Advanced: Jul. 11, Aug. 15

Time: 6-9 pm

Hartford Hospital Family Health Center, 1290 Silas Deane Highway, Wethersfield

Through a simple process known as SoulCollage, you will mix imagination and intuition using powerful images, scissors and glue to form a card that will reflect your inner self. No artistic skills needed.  Come learn the basics that will eventually form a deck that becomes your own visual journal.  Use your cards for accessing inner wisdom, for daily guidance, or simply as an avenue of self-expression. Free for all patients, survivors and caregivers.

Registration Required. To register, call 1.855.HHC.HERE (1.855.442.4373)

Therapeutic Pet Program

Available at various times and floors per Pet Team Schedule

Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at Backus Hospital and Windham Hospital

To register, call 860.425.3877 (Backus) and 860.456.6766 (Windham)

Zentangle

Intro: Aug. 3 from 9 am-noon

Hartford Hospital Family Health Center, 1290 Silas Deane Highway, Wethersfield

Advanced: Aug. 17 from 1-4 pm

Hartford Hospital Family Health Center, 1290 Silas Deane Highway, Wethersfield

Zentangle is a method of creating art through structured patterns. The relaxed focus of Zentangle provides benefits which may include reduced stress and anxiety, relaxation, and enhanced creativity. Free for all patients, survivors and caregivers.

Registration Required. To register, call 1.855.HHC.HERE (1.855.442.4373)

For more information about Integrative Medicine classes for cancer patients and caregivers,  click here.

Yoga and Cancer: Reclaiming your Life

Weekly, Mondays, from 4–5 pm

Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at the Hospital of Central Connecticut, 183 North Mountain Road, New Britain, Conference Rooms B & C

Wear comfortable clothes. Registration and physician’s note required.

To register, call 1.855.HHC.HERE (1.855.442.4373)

Weekly, Mondays, from 7–8:15 pm

Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at MidState Medical Center, 435 Lewis Ave., Meriden, Horwitz Conference Rooms II and III

Wear comfortable clothes. Registration and physician’s note required.

To register, call 1.855.HHC.HERE (1.855.442.4373)

Weekly, Tuesdays (through Aug.13), from 1:30-2:30 pm

Weekly, Wednesdays (through Aug. 14), from 4:30-5:30 pm

Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at Backus Hospital, 11 Stott Ave., Norwich, Conference Rooms

Wear comfortable clothes.

To register, call 1.855.HHC.HERE (1.855.442.4373)

Weekly, Thursdays, from 4-5 pm

Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at Windham Hospital, 112 Mansfield Ave., Willimantic, Integrative Health Breathing Space, 2nd Floor, Hatch Entrance

Wear comfortable clothes.

To register, call 1.860.617.4476

Mobile Mammography

Aug. 20 from 9 am-1:45 pm

Hartford HealthCare Newington Campus, 181 Patricia Genova Dr., Newington

Aug. 27 from 9 am-1:45 pm

Hartford City Hall, 550 Main St., Hartford

Take the Time mobile mammography coach.

Hartford Hospital’s digital mammography suite on wheels.

Dates subject to change. To schedule an appointment, call 860-972-1141. Walk- ins accepted as scheduling permits.

 


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