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EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS

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Our Educational Workshops offer the opportunity to learn about cancer treatments, nutrition, the therapeutic relationship between the mind and body, and relaxation techniques with professionals specialized in these different fields.

Prior reservation is required to attend these workshops by calling 305-668-5900
or sending an email to Miriam@CancerSupportCommunityMiami.org



Community Talk: Current Efforts to Advance
Cancer Education and Prevention

Tuesday, September 27, 1 - 3 pm
Guest Speaker: Dorothy Parker, MHS
Manager, Community Outreach – Jay Weiss Institute for Health Equity
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
Ms. Parker will highlight the Jay Weiss Institute for Health Equity and its role in identifying the diverse needs of the cancer community in South Florida. She will discuss the progress of the Community Outreach program to address disparities in communities at increased risk of adverse outcomes. Education, prevention, screening, and access to cancer care facilities for the diverse population in the tri-County area are some of the strategies utilized. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss and ask questions. Patients/Survivors and loved ones are welcome!
Click here for a flyer about this event.

Generously sponsored by:
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

 

 

From Cancer to Health
Wednesdays, 11 am - 1 pm
Facilitator: Cynthia Mendez Tamayo, LMFT
From Cancer to Health (C2H) is an empirically supported biobehavioral intervention that educates patients about strategies for coping with cancer stress. Expert panels of health psychologists at The Ohio State University developed this manualized intervention specifically with the needs of adult cancer patients in mind using cognitive and behavioral therapeutic techniques. Our C2H would include eight 2-hour long weekly sessions and four 2-hour long maintenance monthly sessions.
Orientation and Intake required. Call Cynthia at 305-668-5900, Ext. 230, for further information and registration.

 

 

Acupuncture and Cancer Treatment
Thursday, October 6, 7 - 9 pm
Guest Speaker: Ashley Rebecca Donato, MSOM
Acupuncture Physician/Supportive Care
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

Acupuncture is used to treat many illnesses and ailments in cancer patients. Patients use it to control pain and to relieve nausea and vomiting, fatigue, hot flashes, xerostomia, neuropathy, anxiety, depression, and sleeping problems. Join us for this important presentation. Patients/survivors and loved ones are welcome!
Click here for a flyer about this event.

Generously sponsored by:
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

 


Improve Your Knowledge: Gain an Understanding of Lab Testing Specific for Leukemia & Lymphoma
Monday, October 10, 6 - 8 pm
Guest Speakers: Gloria I. Garcia, MBA, BS, MT
Administrative Director, Laboratory Services and
Maria Mercedes Rios
BMT Program Manager, Miami Cancer Institute
During this educational program, participants will learn why and when specific tests are preformed, and how the doctors use the information in care management. Patients/Survivors and loved ones are welcome!
Simultaneous language interpreting to Spanish with advanced request.
Click here for a flyer about this event.

Generously sponsored by:
Baptist Health South Florida

 


Questions and Answers on Advances in Breast Cancer
Thursday, October 13, 7 - 9 pm
Guest Speaker: Grace Wang, M.D.
Medical Oncology/Hematology
Miami Cancer Institute

Join Dr. Grace Wang for a question and answer presentation on the advances in breast cancer. Dr. Wang will highlight the benefits and possible side effects on the various types of treatments and therapies. Patients/Survivors and loved ones are welcome
Click here for a flyer about this event.

Generously sponsored by:
Baptist Health South Florida

 

Forever Fitness with Cancer
Monday, October 17, 6 - 8 pm
Guest Speaker: Marybell Padilla, PT, DPT
Physical Therapist
Orthopedic Rehabilitation Specialists

Physical activity comes in many forms and it can powerfully improve quality of life. Fatigue and other limitations can affect the ability to exercise or perform physical activities during and after cancer treatment. However, cancer patients can find ways to welcome physical activity into their life. Dr. Padilla can guide individuals on choosing appropriate activities, discuss the benefit of exercise, and explain the role of physical therapy in recovery from cancer. Patients/Survivors and loved ones are welcome!
Simultaneous language interpreting to Spanish with advanced request.
Click here for a flyer about this event.

 

 

Healing Inside Out: Creative Journaling as a Therapeutic Tool
Thursday, October 27, 7 - 9 pm
Guest Speaker: Barbara Kreisberg, M.S.
Certified Poetry Therapist
Together we will explore various writing experiences designed to awaken and nurture ourselves. Guided writing and relaxation will be used to facilitate the development of creativity and self-reflection. Patients/Survivors and loved ones are welcome!
"The power of writing is accessible to anyone who desires self-directed change. It requires no special talent, skills or experience -- only a willingness to explore moments of ecstasy and moments of despair, critical illness and crucial life choice, psychological healing and spiritual discovery." - Kathleen Adams
Click here for a flyer about this event.

 


 

Recognize and Manage Psychological Distress in Your Cancer Care
Tuesday, November 1, 1 - 3 pm
Guest Speaker: Lisa Merheb, MSW, LCSW
Acupuncture Physician/Supportive Care
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
At a point when patients and their families are facing the challenge of their lives, how does everyone manage their own psychological distress? Join Lisa Merheb for a discussion to learn ways to ease your concerns as a patient or caregiver. The presentation will also include time for a question and answer session. Patients/survivors and loved ones are welcome!
Click here for a flyer about this event.

Generously sponsored by:
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

 

 

Managing Cancer Care: Support Services, Resources, and Finances
Thursday, November 3, 7 - 9 pm
Guest Speaker: Vivien Knight, RN, MSHSA, CPBC
Oncology Patient Care Navigator
Miami Cancer Institute

Securing the best cancer care includes a wide array of issues ranging from insurance costs to support services. Join us for practical advice on how to navigate the numerous and complex challenges of managing cancer care. The session will help guide you through the health care system, direct you to health services as needed, show you how to track your medical records, and much more. Patients/Survivors and loved ones are welcome!
Simultaneous language interpreting to Spanish with advanced request.
Click here for a flyer about this event.

Generously sponsored by:
Baptist Health South Florida

 

OFFSITE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS
Reservations required. Please call 305-668-5900

WE THANK THE NACRON FAMILY CANCER SURVIVORSHIP NETWORKING GROUP FOR GENEROUSLY PRESENTING THE FOLLOWING EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS:

Healing Through Art Therapy
Wednesday, October 19, 7 - 9 pm
Guest Speaker: Catrin Bataille
Private Practice in Miami and France
Catrin Bataille is a practicing psychotherapist visiting from France whose holistic Jungian mind-body focus involves active techniques and practices. Join us to learn how the creative arts can benefit one’s emotional and psychological needs after cancer. Patients/survivors and loved ones are welcome!
Click here for a flyer about this event.



Long-Term Health Monitoring
Wednesday, November 16, 7 - 9 pm
Guest Speaker: Carmen Calfa, M.D.
Hematology/Oncology
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

Dr. Calfa will discuss the common challenges a cancer survivor may encounter after treatment, such as changes in stamina, sleep patterns, and nutritional needs, among others. Join us to learn different approaches that may improve your quality of life and empower you to live a healthier life after cancer. Patients/survivors and loved ones are welcome!
Click here for a flyer about this event.

Alper JCC

Site: The Dave and Mary Alper JCC
Building 4 , Cultural Arts Center
11155 SW 112 Avenue
Miami, FL 33176


CANCER SUPPORT COMMUNITY GREATER MIAMI AND SHARP GENERAL CONTRACTORS ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE:

The Haitian Cancer Support Program
At CSCGM we are committed to providing support services to everyone affected by cancer. The Haitian Cancer Support Program is a program designed to better address the needs of cancer survivors in the Haitian community. We now offer education, support, and healthy living groups in Creole. Meetings are held at Jackson Memorial and Jackson North hospitals. For more information, please call Pascale Denis Denizè, M.S.Ed., LMHC., at 305-668-5900, Ext 221.
konsa pèsonn pa pou kont li lè li gen kansè.

Group Sipò emosyonèl
Katriyèm jedi nan mwa a de 10 am - 12pm
Twazyèm vandredi nan mwa a de 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Pwogram Fòmasyon ak Nitrisyon
Dezyèm jedi nan mwa a de 10 am - 12 pm

Pwogram Egzèsis Tai Chi
Twazyèm vandredi nan mwa a de 5 - 5:30 pm

 

Support Group 
4th Thurs. of the month, 10 am - 12pm
Third Fri of the month, 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Educational and Nutrition Program
2nd Thursday of the month, 10 am - 12pm

Exercise Tai Chi Program
Third Friday of the month, 5 - 5:30 pm

Generously sponsored by:
Sharp General Contractors


THE FOLLOWING PROGRAMS ARE OFFERED THROUGH A GENEROUS GRANT FROM SUSAN G. KOMEN MIAMI/FT LAUDERDALE

Susan G. Komen Miami/Ft. Lauderdale

Peggy Huddleston’s Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster
Through a generous grant from Komen for the Cure the Cancer Support Community is offering this FREE workshop for low-income or uninsured breast cancer patients. During a 90-minute session, participants doing this workshop will learn relaxation techniques along with visualization exercises and behavioral changes to help reduce stress before breast cancer surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, breast reconstruction or other breast cancer related medical intervention. These techniques have been found to not only reduce anxiety but also post-operative pain and are used at major medical centers throughout United States. Sessions are facilitated by licensed mental health professionals in Spanish or in English. Reservations required. Please call Isabel Trabanco, LCSW, at 305-668-5900, Ext. 232
Click here for a flyer about this event.

 

Return to Wellness
A rehabilitation program for low-income/uninsured women diagnosed with breast cancer. It consists of a three-part series of education, exercise, and support programs aimed at helping low-income women with a diagnosis of breast cancer deal with the emotional and social concerns that accompany a diagnosis and treatment of cancer.
For more information and current schedules, please call Isabel Trabanco, LCSW, 305-668-5900, Ext. 232

Site: Jackson Memorial Hospital
Mailman Center for Child Development
1601 N.W. 12 Ave Miami, FL 33136
Room 4004-A

 

Komen Return to Wellness

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