Living With Cancer, Member Support Group
10:00 –11:30am at CSC
Facilitated by Jamie Nolan-Dunn, LMFT & Katie Boucher, LMFTi
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.
Family & Caregiver Support Group
3:30 – 4:30pm
Facilitated by Katie Boucher, MFTi
Family members, friends and caregivers, enjoy a place to share concerns, ask questions, learn communication skills and get help while supporting your loved one with cancer. It is important that caregivers also practice self-care and balance during a challenging time.
Grief After Cancer Loss Support Group
3:30 – 4:30pm
Facilitated by Katie Boucher, MFTi
In this group you will have the opportunity to gain valuable insight and information about 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. Please join us to listen, learn and share if you like, among others who can relate to your loss.
Life After Cancer, Member Support Group
Every other Thursday
2:00 - 3:00pm
Co-facilitated by Shannon D'Acquisto and Jamie Nolan-Dunn
This new 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 call Jamie.
Young Survivors Peer Gathering
2nd Tuesday Evening
6:00 – 7:30pm
With Shannon D'Acquisto
This monthly peer gathering is 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.
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.
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 -
Alternating Months - Check the calendar
Art Classes for the Cancer Journey
Survivorship and Community Education Series
A Cancer Support Community educational program provided by local experts. Focus is on survivorship and post-treatment cancer care and challenges. 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.
Navigate with Shannon
Thursdays by Appointment
Find assistance and resources during the overwhelming aspects of managing care, advocating for yourself, and dealing with insurance during treatment & recovery. Shannon D’Acquisto has been a Patient Navigator in the medical field for many years, and is an 11 year breast cancer survivor.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beautification Boutique Resources at CSC
By appointment at Cancer Support Community - visit our office to view a selection of wigs, hats, scarves, mastectomy supplies and prosthetics. We also have connections to lots of great outside vendors who can fit you for custom mastectomy bras or prosthetics.
4th Thursday of the Month
With Kathy Henderson
10 - 11am
Experience stress reduction for all levels. This yoga class is held at our center for easy access to our participants.
RSVP Required. Coffee Chat to follow at 11:15am.
Look Good Feel Better®
Periodic Mondays 10:00am-12:00pm - check the calendar
Step by step, hands on makeup skills, led by a cosmetology professional. Receive your own makeup bag, learn about skin care and makeup application, nail care, advice about hair loss, using wigs, scarves, hats, hairpieces, and other accessories. Register ASAP with American Cancer Society to hold your spot 800-227-2345.
Meditation / Guided Relaxation
Will return later in the 2017
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.
Intro to Tai Chi Chih
Check the calendar for the next intro class or call the office.
The intro class explains the practice, the moves, and gives you a chance to understand Tai Chi Chih. **Beginners Welcome**
Therapeutic Yoga - held at Dharma Yoga (1329 Spring St., Paso Robles)
With Sue Larson
Therapeutic yoga designed for cancer patients. Poses can be modified to accommodate various needs and abililities. All levels welcome.
Extra Support Items
Available Upon Request
• Cancer Care Kits - Sponsored by Heritage Oaks Bank. 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.
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