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AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY SIGNATURE PROGRAMS
Free programs, registration required at 1-800-227-2345
Wig Program - In need of a free wig and/or head covering due to cancer treatment? Register for an appointment at HopeClub's Serenity Salon (sponsored by Complexions Day Spa) or at select treatment facilities.
Look Good Feel Better - A free program that promotes healthy skin while going through cancer treatment. Receive free makeup and skin care products. Facilitated by a licensed beauty professional and presented in partnership with the Personal Care Products Council Foundation and Personal Beauty Association.
Wellness Group - Weekly support group for adults with a cancer diagnosis. Members meet weekly to share thoughts, feelings and experiences.
Family and Friends Group - Weekly support group for family and friends of those with a cancer diagnosis. Members meet weekly to share thoughts, feelings and experiences. This group is separate from the Wellness Group.
Recurrence - For anyone who has experienced a recurrence of their cancer. Join us and share laughter, tears, feelings, hopes, and fears with members walking in the same shoes.
Living with Loss Group - Weekly support group for adults who have lost a loved one or a friend to cancer.
Men to Men - A peer run support group for men living with prostate cancer that meets the third Wednesday of each month.
Networking groups meet to discuss common issues. Open to all who have an interest.
Blood Cancer (Leukemia, Lymphoma and Myeloma) - Second Wednesday of each month 5-7pm in association with The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. For more information: 518-438-3583.
Breast Cancer- First Thursday of each month, 6-8pm.
Ovarian Cancer - Second Wednesday of each month in association with Caring Together. 6:30-8:30pm.
Young Adult Network - First Thursday of each month 6-8pm in association with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Registration Required - 518-438-3583
SPOHNC - For persons with head and neck cancers. Third Thursday of each month. 7-9pm
Bladder Cancer Awareness Group - Last Monday of each month. 6:30 - 8:30pm.
Hope in the Boat - A dragon boat in the Capital Region comprised of breast cancer survivors. Meetings are the 2nd Monday of the month. Oct-May at 6:30pm. For more information visit www.hopeintheboat.org.
Capital Region Ostomy Assoc. of NYS - Meets the second Thursday of the month. For more information call Maria Engler-Rodden at 518-785-0025
Knitting - Drop in and enjoy friendly conversations while doing your own projects. We’ll happily get you started and help along the way.
Quilting – Sew easy-make friends. Create a masterpiece! No quilting experience necessary, but use of the sewing machine is required.
Yoga - This Gentle Yoga class incorporates gentle stretching, postures and stress-reducing breathing techniques. You will develop balance, flexibility and become aware of your inner strength in the midst of challenges. The class ends with a seated meditation and a deeply-nourishing relaxation.
Canasta Players - Come and play canasta with seasoned players. Learn the game or some new tricks to winning it!
Exercise your core - Exercise your “core” to build balance and stability, stamina and back strength while connecting with others touched by cancer.
Massage - Available on alternating Mondays and Fridays in half hour appointments for persons touched by cancer. Call for a time @220-6960
Reiki – Reiki, a technique for stress reduction and relaxation, promotes healing. Administered by “laying on hands”, it is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. Appointments are available on select Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. Call for a time @220-6960.
Zentangle Club – A method of drawing that is easy to learn, relaxing and fun! No experience is necessary. Class limit of 12.
Donna's Vegan Delights – Curious about vegan food and preparation or do you have experience and are looking for new recipes? Either way come experience Donna’s Class where working with grains, beans, vegetables and fruits are second nature.
HopeClub programs for children and teens whose lives have been touched by cancer. Includes circle time, expressive arts, cooking, playtime and snack time for children ages 4 - 18.
LET'S JUST GET TOGETHER
Bon Appetit – Lunch is prepared by volunteers for members and guests. Registration required at 518-220 - 6960
Brown Bag Lunch– The kitchen is open to members who want to eat before or after an activity, or just hang out and enjoy the company. Bring your lunch or dinner and we'll provide tea and coffee (Except on Donna's Vegan cooking dates, please see calendar.)