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Supportive Groups & Programs

Primary and Metastatic Ocular Melanoma (OM) Support Groups (Online/Telephone)

Aug 4th 1:00 PM virtual program Virtual Program

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This group, in partnership with the Melanoma Research Foundation’s CURE OM, provides irtual support to individuals diagnosed with primary and metastatic ocular melanoma (OM). These groups are held via a virtual platform so that individuals from across the country can join either by phone or online. Information: Lauren Johnston, CURE OM Program Manager, ljohnston@melanoma.org

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2021-08-04T13:00:00-0400

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Description: This group, in partnership with the Melanoma Research Foundation’s CURE OM, provides irtual support to individuals diagnosed with primary and metastatic ocular melanoma (OM). These groups are held via a virtual platform so that individuals from across the country can join either by phone or online. Information: Lauren Johnston, CURE OM Program Manager, ljohnston@melanoma.org

Supportive Groups & Programs

Young Adult Group

Aug 4th 5:30 PM virtual program Virtual Program

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Facilitators: Jodi Sandos, MSW, LCSW and Miriam Pomerantz, MSW, LSW. This is not your grandmother’s support group. Topics include dating, employment, fertility, and everything else that affects people in the 18-45 age range. Registration requested: 215-503-7711 or Jodi.Sandos@jefferson.edu.

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2021-08-04T17:30:00-0400

2021-08-04T19:00:00-0400

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Description: Facilitators: Jodi Sandos, MSW, LCSW and Miriam Pomerantz, MSW, LSW. This is not your grandmother’s support group. Topics include dating, employment, fertility, and everything else that affects people in the 18-45 age range. Registration requested: 215-503-7711 or Jodi.Sandos@jefferson.edu.

Wellness Program

Mindfulness Practice with Dr. Handley

Aug 6th 12:30 PM virtual program Virtual Program

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Join us for a 20 to 30 minute mindfulness practice and exercise with Dr. Nate Handley. Mindfulness meditation is the most widely studied and utilized variation of meditation within medical settings. Mindfulness based interventions hold a great deal of promise for helping people with cancer cope across a broad range of symptoms and issues, both during and after active treatment. Dr. Handley will guide us through a variety of experiences throughout these sessions.

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2021-08-06T12:30:00-0400

2021-08-06T13:00:00-0400

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Description: Join us for a 20 to 30 minute mindfulness practice and exercise with Dr. Nate Handley. Mindfulness meditation is the most widely studied and utilized variation of meditation within medical settings. Mindfulness based interventions hold a great deal of promise for helping people with cancer cope across a broad range of symptoms and issues, both during and after active treatment. Dr. Handley will guide us through a variety of experiences throughout these sessions.

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Educational Class

Let’s Talk About Prostate Cancer

Aug 9th 6:00 PM virtual program Virtual Program

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A unique opportunity to ask questions and speak directly with the recognized experts in all areas of prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment from the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center. Each month program prostate cancer experts Drs. Leonard Gomella, Adam Dicker and Kevin Kelly will invite one expert to give a brief 10-15 minute update on a timely topic in prostate cancer care. The rest of the hour is dedicated to answering questions about this type of cancer. Examples of some topics to be discussed: • Family history and prostate cancer risk • Active surveillance • Latest treatments for advanced prostate cancer • Different types of radiation for prostate cancer • Robotic radical prostatectomy vs. standard surgery

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2021-08-09T18:00:00-0400

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Description: A unique opportunity to ask questions and speak directly with the recognized experts in all areas of prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment from the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center. Each month program prostate cancer experts Drs. Leonard Gomella, Adam Dicker and Kevin Kelly will invite one expert to give a brief 10-15 minute update on a timely topic in prostate cancer care. The rest of the hour is dedicated to answering questions about this type of cancer. Examples of some topics to be discussed: • Family history and prostate cancer risk • Active surveillance • Latest treatments for advanced prostate cancer • Different types of radiation for prostate cancer • Robotic radical prostatectomy vs. standard surgery

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Wellness Program

Mindful Movement & Breathing

Aug 10th 12:00 PM virtual program Virtual Program

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Facilitated by: Roni Finkelstein, 200 hr RYT and MSW Student Bring awareness to your body and breath during a gentle thirty-minute movement session followed by a short discussion about mindfulness. Mindful movement is shown to help manage pain, increase energy, and stabilize mood. We will cover techniques that can be used both on and off of our mats. All levels and abilities are welcome, and participants are invited to use a chair instead of sitting on a mat.

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2021-08-10T12:00:00-0400

2021-08-10T12:45:00-0400

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Description: Facilitated by: Roni Finkelstein, 200 hr RYT and MSW Student Bring awareness to your body and breath during a gentle thirty-minute movement session followed by a short discussion about mindfulness. Mindful movement is shown to help manage pain, increase energy, and stabilize mood. We will cover techniques that can be used both on and off of our mats. All levels and abilities are welcome, and participants are invited to use a chair instead of sitting on a mat.

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Supportive Groups & Programs

Bereavement Support Group

Aug 10th 4:30 PM virtual program Virtual Program

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Going through a loss is difficult and personally challenging. This eight-session group is for adults 18 and older who are grieving the loss of a loved one who has died from cancer. Please join us as we share in experiences of grief in a safe and supportive environment and help you move toward healing. Registration is required. For more information and to register, contact us at 215-955-1800 or email at cancersupportcenter@jefferson.edu.

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2021-08-10T16:30:00-0400

2021-08-10T18:00:00-0400

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Description: Going through a loss is difficult and personally challenging. This eight-session group is for adults 18 and older who are grieving the loss of a loved one who has died from cancer. Please join us as we share in experiences of grief in a safe and supportive environment and help you move toward healing. Registration is required. For more information and to register, contact us at 215-955-1800 or email at cancersupportcenter@jefferson.edu.

Educational Class

New Oncology Patient Nutrition Class

Aug 11th 12:00 PM virtual program Virtual Program

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Facilitated by: Melissa Denton, RDN, CNSC, LDN Digging through all the nutrition information after a cancer diagnosis can be confusing and frustrating. Join us for an overview of evidence-based nutrition guidelines for during treatment and to get answers to your questions.

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2021-08-11T12:00:00-0400

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Description: Facilitated by: Melissa Denton, RDN, CNSC, LDN Digging through all the nutrition information after a cancer diagnosis can be confusing and frustrating. Join us for an overview of evidence-based nutrition guidelines for during treatment and to get answers to your questions.

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Supportive Groups & Programs

Supportive and Palliative Care: Helping Patients and Families During Serious Illness

Aug 11th 12:00 PM virtual program Virtual Program

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Join us for a presentation about palliative care and for a roundtable discussion about how it can help, when it can be utilized, and overall symptom management. Members from the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center Supportive Medicine Team will lead the talk: Elizabeth Collins, MD, Emily Hajjar; PharmD, BCPS, BCACP, BCGP; Denise Young, MSW, LCSW, Gillian Love, MD.

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2021-08-11T12:00:00-0400

2021-08-11T13:00:00-0400

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Description: Join us for a presentation about palliative care and for a roundtable discussion about how it can help, when it can be utilized, and overall symptom management. Members from the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center Supportive Medicine Team will lead the talk: Elizabeth Collins, MD, Emily Hajjar; PharmD, BCPS, BCACP, BCGP; Denise Young, MSW, LCSW, Gillian Love, MD.

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Special Event

Virtual Drop-In Support with a Buddy

Aug 11th 3:00 PM virtual program Virtual Program

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In this program, cancer survivors in the Buddy Program will share their stories in a setting where you will be able to share in hope, common experiences, and ways to cope through your cancer experience.

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2021-08-11T15:00:00-0400

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Description: In this program, cancer survivors in the Buddy Program will share their stories in a setting where you will be able to share in hope, common experiences, and ways to cope through your cancer experience.

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Supportive Groups & Programs

Esophagectomy Survivorship and Support Group

Aug 11th 4:00 PM virtual program Virtual Program

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From newly diagnosed patients toveteran survivors, all patients and caregivers are welcome in our Esophagectomy Support Group to share messages of hope for life before and after esophagectomy. The concept of a major surgery such as an esophagectomy can be intimidating and overwhelming. At this quarterly meeting, confusion and frustration are met with solid answers, new hope, and confidence. For more information, contact: Sung.Whang@jefferson.edu

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2021-08-11T16:00:00-0400

2021-08-11T17:30:00-0400

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Description: From newly diagnosed patients toveteran survivors, all patients and caregivers are welcome in our Esophagectomy Support Group to share messages of hope for life before and after esophagectomy. The concept of a major surgery such as an esophagectomy can be intimidating and overwhelming. At this quarterly meeting, confusion and frustration are met with solid answers, new hope, and confidence. For more information, contact: Sung.Whang@jefferson.edu

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Wellness Program

Radiant Warrior Vinyasa Flow Yoga

Aug 11th 5:00 PM virtual program Virtual Program

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Facilitated by: Felicia Greenfield-Blau, LPT, CCE Managing Partner at Reboot IWC Vinyasa flow yoga is a creative form of yoga. Yoga poses are linked together with the breath in a flowing sequence. Instructions will be provided and all levels are welcome. Feel free to have a yoga mat, blocks, and straps to assist with stretches. Benefits of a regular Vinyasa yoga practice include: · The steady cycle of inhales and exhales provides a calming, mental focal point · The continual movements give an added cardiovascular benefit and create internal heat · Increased strength and flexibility

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2021-08-11T17:00:00-0400

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Description: Facilitated by: Felicia Greenfield-Blau, LPT, CCE Managing Partner at Reboot IWC Vinyasa flow yoga is a creative form of yoga. Yoga poses are linked together with the breath in a flowing sequence. Instructions will be provided and all levels are welcome. Feel free to have a yoga mat, blocks, and straps to assist with stretches. Benefits of a regular Vinyasa yoga practice include: · The steady cycle of inhales and exhales provides a calming, mental focal point · The continual movements give an added cardiovascular benefit and create internal heat · Increased strength and flexibility

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Whether it’s yours or a loved one’s, coping with a cancer diagnosis is deeply personal. But you don’t have to go it alone. Our Cancer Support and Welcome Center offers a range of programs for patients and caregivers.

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