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Support Groups

Living With Cancer Support Group

Every Wednesday

10:00am –11:00pm at CSC

Facilitated by Jamie Dunn, LMFT & Katie Boucher, LMFTi

This group is designed for newly diagnosed through 2 years from diagnosis.  Enjoy a safe place to share among peers. Being diagnosed can be scary and confusing. Meet peers going through similar experiences and discover the comfort of participating in a group. Call Jamie at 805-238-4411 to join this great group.

To Join please register with Jamie: 805-238-4411.

Life After Cancer Support Group

First Wednesday of each month

11:00 - 12:30pm 

Facilitated by Jamie Dunn, LMFT and Katie Boucher, MFTi

This group is aimed at providing an open space for those who have come through cancer treatment or are in a place where they are discovering how to re-engage in life, both physically and emotionally, in a fulfilling way again. Cancer diagnosis and treatment can be traumatizing and have lasting impacts long after the medical appointments stop. We recognize there is a need for support and empowerment in this transitional stage towards survivorship. This is a group open to any age or diagnosis and will be most beneficial for those who identify with the transition away from treatment and into discovering their new sense of "normalcy" in life after cancer.

To join, please register with Jamie: 805-238-4411.

Advanced Cancer Support Group

2nd Thursday of each Month

11am-12:30pm

This group is to support the needs of patients with stage 4 and metestatic disease.

To join please register with Jamie: 805-238-4411.

Young Survivors Peer Support

These monthly peer gatherings are for ages 25 to 50ish - with any cancer diagnosis, at any stage of treatment or recovery. Share your feelings and experiences, exchange practical information, develop friendships and share in a safe environment.

Templeton - at the CSC office

Facilitated by Katie Boucher, MFTi; Jamie Dunn, LMFT and Shannon D'Acquisto, Survivor

2nd Tuesday or Wednesday Evening, alternating

6:00-7:30pm

San Luis Obispo - 2nd Floor Conference Room, Sierra Vista Hospital

Facilitated by: Lindsey Levenson, LMFT, survivor

3rd Wednesday of each month,

6:00-7:30pm

New Support Groups Forming: 

  • Family & Caregiver Support

Family members, friends and caregivers. It is important that caregivers also practice self-care and balance during a challenging time.

  • Grief After Cancer Loss Support

Learn how to understaand and cope with grief after the death of someone you've lost to cancer. This can be a recent loss or one from long ago. 

Social Events

Grupo Fuerza Y Esperanza 

With Luz Lujano

Alternating Fridays at CSC,

6:00–8:00pm

This bilingual group is a part of our Latino Outreach Program and open to cancer patients, caregivers and family. CSC continues to be a safe place for many hispanic families in the community effected by cancer to meet. Call Luz Lujano at 805-423-7171.

Apoyo fratis para pacientes de cancer Y sus familias. Ven a conversar a este lugar segurao.Porque tu vales mucho. Servirte es nuestra mision. Para obtener más información y para inscribirse, Luz Lujano 805-423-7171.

Coffee Chat 

Tuesdays at 10:05am - following Tai Chi Chih

Enjoy coffee, tea and homemade goodies in the comfort of our center – stay awhile to share conversation, get to know other members, and get peer support. All welcome.

Potluck Social -   

Usually the 3rd Wednesday of each month at Noon - Check the calendar

Art Time with Katie - periodic Wednesdays - Check the calendar for next class

Soul Collage ® - 1st Wednesday on Alternting Months 12:15pm

KIDS Programs

Support for children who are affected by cancer in the family

  • Surfing for Hope Camps (May - October)
  • Valentine's Party - February 13, 2018
  • Family Pizza and Game Night - May 2018
  • Walk 'n Rock - Summer 2018
  • Halloween Spooktackular - October 26, 2018
  • Kid's Art Class - check calendar
  • Musical Expressions for Kids - check calendar
  • Latino Outreach group - children always welcome
  • Cooking with kids - to be updated when schedule becomes available
  • Camp Kesem - sleep-away camp in Santa Barbara - August 2018, hosted by Cal Poly SLO team


Education

Survivorship and Community Education Series

Cancer Support Community educational program series are taught by local experts. Focus may be on survivorship, post-treatment cancer care and challenges, current treatment strategies. Topics range from treatment side effects, emotional and cognitive impacts, relationships, family, ongoing health and self-care. Check our calendar for latest topics and dates.

Healthy Lifestyle

Navigate with Niki

Thursdays by Appointment

Find assistance and resources during the overwhelming aspects of managing care, advocating for yourself, and dealing with insurance during treatment & recovery. Call to schedule: 805-238-4411.

Cancer Well-Fit® Sponsored by Cancer Support Community

Held at Paso Robles Sports Club

2975 Union Road, Paso Robles

This is a FREE, small-group, 10-week exercise program to help the first-year survivor restore strength and endurance, at each members’ own pace. Call Kathy Thomas directly to sign up 805-610-6486 or kathythomas10@hotmail.com.

Beautification Boutique Resources at CSC

By appointment at Cancer Support Community - we offer a selection of free wigs, hats, scarves, mastectomy support and knitted knockers ®. We also have connections to lots of great outside vendors who can fit you for custom mastectomy bras or prosthetics. Call to make an appointment: 805-238-4411.

Mindfulness / Guided Relaxation

with Katie Boucher, MFTi

Last Wednesday of each month,

11:15am 

The practical result may be a moderation of the effects of anxiety and discomfort, and a way toward greater feelings of appreciation, and deeper gratitude in your daily life. Open to patients & caregivers. RSVP Required.

Tai Chi Chih

with MaryPat George

Tuesdays at CSC, 9:00–10:00am

Move, breathe, focus, and let go, while learning to master the flow of energy in your own body.

Tai Chi Chih for Patients only

with MaryPat George

Thursdays @ CSC, 9:00-10:00am

Therapeutic Yoga - held at Dharma Yoga (1329 Spring St., Paso Robles)

with Sue Larson

Mondays, 11:30am–12:45pm

Therapeutic yoga designed for cancer patients. Poses can be modified to accommodate various needs and abililities. All levels welcome.

Gentle Yoga

With Kathy Henderson

Check calendar

Experience stress reduction for all levels. This yoga class is held at our center for easy access to our participants. Beginners welcome!

RSVP Required. 

Extra Support Items

Available Upon Request

Cancer Care Kits - Sponsored by Heritage Oaks Bank, water bottles from Paso Bike Tours. Enjoy a reusable bag, and stuff it with resources to help with your cancer care.

Kindles for Chemo- Sponsored by Laura Coats and Thom Schulz. Borrow one of our Kindles for reading while doing treatment.

Lending Library - We have a large stock of educational as well as fun books to help you pass the time through treatment.

Cancer HelpLine - mental health professionals available on the phone, at no cost, Monday-Friday 6am-6pm


Resources

Click to link to online resource links

So That No One Faces Cancer Alone!