Local Cancer Center Offers Programs for All

Jun 26, 2012 No Comments by

A number of programs are being offered this summer by the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute at the Dana-Farber/New Hampshire Oncology-Hematology Center in Londonderry. The programs range from support groups and yoga sessions to workshops for families and caregivers of cancer patients. All are offered at no cost and are open to the public.

Program Date and Time Description
Living with Cancer Support Group Tue July 17, 6-7 PM
Wed July 25, 1-2 PM
Tue Aug 14, 6-7 PM
Wed Aug 29, 1-2 PM
Tue Sept 11, 6-7 PM
Wed Sept 26, 1-2 PM
A support group for people living with cancer, including families and caregivers. Come talk with others who are facing the same challenges. Please feel free to attend any or all of these sessions. Joyce Austin, MSW, LICSW & Kristie Weeks, RN, OCN


Fighting Cancer Fatigue Wed July 18, 10:30 AM-12 PM Learn about strategies for increasing and managing your energy. Join us at Dana-Farber/NHOH for a teleconference presentation in cooperation with Dana-Farber/Boston. Presented by Sarah Reed, MSW


Time for Spouses, Families and Caregivers
Either Session:
Tue July 31, 6-7 PM OR
Wed Sept 5, 1-2 PM
Family members and caregivers often face their own challenges in caring for patients with cancer. Come connect with others, learn coping strategies and obtain resources.
Joyce Austin, MSW, LICSW & Kristie Weeks, RN, OCN


Look Good… Feel Better Tue Aug 7, 2-4 PM An American Cancer Society program for women. Come have fun while you learn beauty tips to help you look and feel better while undergoing cancer treatment.


Fighting Cancer with Your Fork Tue Sept 18, 12-1:30 PM Separating Fact from Fiction: Learn about the role of nutrition and a healthy lifestyle in cancer prevention and survivorship. Michelle Horan, RD, LD, Dietitian
*Light lunch will be served.


Thriving with Yoga*
Mondays 4:30-5:30 PM A free program in partnership with YogaCaps, Inc. Open to those with a current or past cancer diagnosis who are beginners or experienced in yoga. *Held at Elliot Regional Cancer Center, 40 Buttrick Road, Londonderry. Call 603-670-0302 to register.


Making Your Wishes Known
No July Session
Thur Aug 2, 10-11 AM
Thur Sept 6, 10-11 AM
Who would you want to make your medical decisions if you couldn’t make them yourself? This session offers information and assistance on completing advanced medical directives. Joyce Austin, MSW, LICSW

About the author

Jacklynn has been a resident in Londonderry since the age of 5. She grew up in a quiet neighborhood and went through the great school system. She has fond memories of bike riding through town in the spring and summer, sledding in the winter, and apple and pumpkin picking in the fall. She now has children of her own and looks forward to raising them in the same town she enjoyed so much as a youth.
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