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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



Conversations On Being
Mondays, starting August 15, 1- 2 pm
Facilitator: Peggy Rios, Ph.D.
Program Director, Cancer Support Community Greater Miami
On Being is a Peabody Award-winning public radio conversations and podcast. Starting Monday, August 15th, we will meet to listen to archived podcasts and share impressions about the topics featured. Participants will need to find On Being online and download the programs. Therefore a certain amount of tech savvy will be necessary. Make your reservation and leave your email. Patients/survivors and loved ones are welcome!
Click here for a flyer about this event.

 

Fighting Cancer with Your Fork
Monday, August 15, 6 - 8 pm
Guest Speaker: Lesley B. Klein, MS, RD CSO, LDN
Medical Nutrition Therapist/Clinical Dietitian Manager
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

With over 20-years’ experience in the field of oncology nutrition, Ms. Klein will highlight the link between diet and cancer. She will discuss guidelines, and how a balanced nutritional diet is important not only for cancer prevention but, more importantly, for living beyond cancer. Patients/survivors and loved ones are welcome!
Click here for a flyer about this event.

Generously sponsored by:
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

 

LGBT Networking Group New Program
Starting August 18
Third Thursday of the month, 6 - 8 pm

Facilitator: Maria Fernanda Garcia, MS.Ed.
Drop-in support group for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender cancer patients and survivors. The cancer experience for the LGBT community is colored by specific needs which may not always be addressed in general cancer support groups. This group provides a safe environment for LGBT cancer patients and survivors to discuss and process their cancer journey.
Click here for a flyer about this event.

 


Ask the Expert: Communicating with Loved Ones
After a Cancer Diagnosis

Monday, August 22, 6 - 8 pm
Guest Speaker: Maxine Hart Weinstein, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist, Miami Cancer Institute
After a cancer diagnosis, it can be very helpful for patients and their caregivers to decide how and how much to share with loved ones while managing privacy. Dr. Weinstein will discuss important things to keep in mind such as the timing for letting others know, having a designated messenger who can inform others of any significant updates; and how to talk with children, family, co-workers and friends. Patients/Survivors and loved ones are welcome!
Click here for a flyer about this event.

Generously sponsored by:
Baptist Health South Florida

 

Oral Health Care and Cancer
Thursday, August 25, 7 - 9 pm
Guest Speaker: Jennifer L. Cameron, DDS, DMD
Did you know that 1/3 of cancer patients develop complications that affect their oral health and may even cause life-threatening infections? Join Dr. Cameron to learn how your cancer treatment may be affecting your oral health. Dr. Cameron will discuss the types of side effects, causes, prevention and their management in dental and oral health care. Patients/Survivors and loved ones are welcome!
Simultaneous language interpreting to Spanish with advanced request.
Click here for a flyer about this event.

 

Getting the Right Nutrition While on Chemotherapy
Tuesday, September 6, 1 - 3 pm
Guest Speaker: Maria "Lupita" Towsend, MS, RD, CSO.
Clinical Dietitian, Miami Cancer Institute
The practice of healthy eating habits throughout cancer treatment is essential. Consuming the proper foods can reduce treatment delays, maintain good energy level and help minimize side effects of chemotherapy. Join us to learn what to eat during and after treatment, how to establish nutritional goals, and how foods help in maintaining and regaining health. 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

 

Ask the Expert: Stem Cell Transplantation
Monday, September 12, 6 - 8 pm
Guest Speaker: Denise L. Pereira, MD
Hematology/Oncology – Internal Medicine
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

Dr. Pereira will discuss the different types of stem cell transplants available for people diagnosed with leukemia or lymphoma and the source of the stem cells. With over 20 years of experience in cancer treatment, Dr. Pereira will share important facts to consider about stem cell transplantation so that patients can work with their medical team and make the best treatment decisions about their cancer care. Patients/Survivors and loved ones are welcome!
Click here for a flyer about this event.

Generously sponsored by:
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

 


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

 

 

 

CHILDREN AND TEENS PROGRAMS
A free educational workshop for parents of a child with cancer

Knowledge & Support:
Latest Treatment Options and Best Coping Strategies
Saturday, August 20, 10:30 am - 2 pm
Pediatric oncology patients and their parents will have the opportunity to listen and speak to experts about the most recent information available regarding various pediatric cancer diagnoses and their treatments. Lunch provided.

The topics to be presented are:
Brain Tumors, presented by Dr. Khatib
Blood Cancers, presented by Dr. Daghistani
Sarcomas, presented by Dr. Trucco
Psychosocial Impact of Cancer, presented by Dr. Rivero-Conil

For reservations, please call 305-668-5900 Ext. 230 or Cynthia@CancerSupportCommunityMiami.org

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:

Stress Management: The Concept of Self-Monitoring
Wednesday, August 17, 7- 9 pm
Guest Speaker: Osuni Roque, M.S.
Clinical Psychology Doctoral Candidate
Carlos Albizu University

This educational workshop will introduce individuals to the concept of self-monitoring and include techniques such as, progressive muscle relaxation and deep breathing exercises that can be used to assist when encountering stressful situations. Patients/survivors and loved ones are welcome!
Click here for a flyer about this event.



Effective Expression: Transforming Anger into Assertiveness
Wednesday, September 21, 7- 9 pm
Guest Speaker: Juliana R. Millan-Torres, M.S.
Clinical Psychology Doctoral Candidate
Carlos Albizu University

This program is for people impacted by cancer who want to learn how to effectively express their desires and feelings without infringing on the rights of others. Come learn new strategies that will help you understand what angers you and how to manage it in a healthy manner. 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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