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A Healthier You: Cancer Institute Fall Classes, Events

October 01, 2019

2019 Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute Fall Calendar

Here’s your guide to all of our upcoming fall events:

Community Education and Support Programs

Bereavement Support

Oct. 23,  Nov. 13&27

2- 3:30 pm

Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at Backus Hospital

326 Washington St., Norwich, Conference Room 2

To register, call 1.855.HHC.HERE (1.855.442.4373)

Brain Tumor

Brain Tumor Support: Upcoming Events and Community Resources

No meeting in November: Please attend Cohen Symposium, Nov. 1, Hartford Marriott Downtown, from 6- 7:30 pm

Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at Hartford Hospital

85 Retreat Ave., Hartford, Taylor Conference Room

To register, please contact Cindy Wasserman at 1.860.972.2744.

Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer Support Group

Oct. 15, Nov. 19

3-4 pm

Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at Backus Hospital

330 Washington St., Norwich, Medical Office Building, Radiation Therapy Waiting Room

To register, please contact Jessica Vanase at 1.860.425.3870.

Breast Cancer Support Group

Oct. 16, Nov. 20

5:30-7 pm

Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at the Hospital of Central Connecticut

183 North Mountain Rd., New Britain, Conference Room A

To register, please contact Lori Baranowski at 1.860.696.4815.

Breast Cancer Support Group

Oct. 15, Nov. 19

3:30-4:30 pm

Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at MidState Medical Center

435 Lewis Ave., Meriden, Cancer Center conference room VII, 3rd Floor

Registration required. To register, please contact Erin Stocking at 1.203.694.8669.

6th annual James Massi Lecture: Food Choices Before, During & After Cancer

Presented by Dr. Emily Tonorezos, MD, MPH, Memorial Sloan Kettering

Oct. 8, 6– 7:30 p.m.

Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at the Hospital of Central Connecticut

183 North Mountain Road (Conference Rooms A – C)

Learn more about understanding the impact of nutrition during treatment and beyond

To register, call 1.855.HHC.HERE (1.855.442.4373)

Hispanic Women’s Support Group (Grupo Hispánico de Apoyo para el Cáncer de Mama)

Oct. 17, Nov. 21

6 – 7:30 pm

Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at MidState Medical Center

435 Lewis Ave., Meriden, Cancer Center conference room VII, 3rd Floor

To register, please contact Tina Rodriguez at  203.694.8249.

General Cancer Support Groups

General Support Group

Weekly, Wednesdays

5:30-7 pm

Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at Windham Hospital

112 Mansfield Ave., Willimantic, Johnson Room

To register, call 1.860.456.6766.

Navigating the Cancer Journey

A free support class for newly diagnosed patients and their families

This program covers the following topics and more: communicating with your medical team, understanding your diagnosis and treatment, emotional support and complementary therapies, coping with transportation and financial issues, & local resources and programs to help you in your journey.

Oct. 18, Nov. 15

10-11 am

Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at Backus Hospital

330 Washington St., Norwich, Medical Office Building, Conference Room

To register, contact Jessica Vanase at 1.860.425.3870.

Gynecological Cancer

Gynecological Cancer Support Group

Oct. 7, Nov. 4

6-7:30 pm

Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at the Hospital of Central Connecticut

183 North Mountain Rd., New Britain, Conference Room C

To register, call 1.860.827.4180.

Kidney Cancer

Understanding Kidney Cancer

Speaker TBD

Oct. 24

6:30-8 pm

1060 Day Hill Rd., Windsor, Education Room

To register, contact Hartfordhealthcare.org/events and 1.855.HHC.HERE (1.855.442.4373)

Nutrition

Nutrition for Cancer Patients

Nov. 21, 5-6 pm

Nutrition tips and facts for cancer patients in active treatment or recovery

Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at Backus Hospital

330 Washington St., Norwich, Medical Office Building,   Radiation Therapy Waiting Room

To register, contact Jessica Vanase at 1.860.425.3870

Ostomy

Ostomy Support Group

Oct. 16, Nov. 20

6:30-7:30 pm

Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at the Hospital of Central Connecticut

183 North Mountain Rd., New Britain, 2nd floor medical oncology waiting area

To register, call 1.855.HHC.HERE (1.855.442.4373)

Prostate Cancer

Understanding Prostate Cancer

Speaker TBD

Oct. 8, 6:30-8 pm

Speaker 6:30-7:15 pm, followed by facilitated peer to peer discussion with men and their families about living with the diagnosis of prostate cancer

Hartford HealthCare Tallwood Men’s Health Center

10 Birdseye Rd., Farmington

To register, call 1.855.HHC.HERE (1.855.442.4373)

Understanding Prostate Cancer

Speaker TBD

Nov. 12, 6:30-8 pm

Speaker 6:30-7:15 pm  followed by facilitated peer to peer discussion with men and their families about living with the diagnosis of prostate cancer

Hartford Hospital Family Health Center

1060 Day Hill Rd., Windsor, Education Room

To register, call 1.855.HHC.HERE (1.855.442.4373)

Survivor Support

Survivorship Support Group

For patients and loved ones who have or are nearing the end of oncology treatment

Oct. 16, Nov. 20

5:30-7 pm

Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at the Hospital of Central Connecticut

183 North Mountain Rd., New Britain, Conference Room C

To register, contact Pastor Will Baumgartner at 1.860.224.5900 x6103

Wellness Programs

Art Therapy Support Group

Oct. 10 & 24, Nov. 14

5:30-7 pm

Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at the Hospital of Central Connecticut

183 North Mountain Rd., New Britain

This is a program to help people touched by cancer find strength and hope through creative expression. No artistic ability required.

To register, call 1.855.HHC.HERE (1.855.442.4373)

Art Therapy Support Group

Weekly, Thursdays (No class Nov. 28)

6- 7 pm

Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at MidState Medical Center

435 Lewis Ave., Meriden, Conference Room VII, 3rd floor

This is a program to help people touched by cancer find strength and hope through creative expression. No artistic ability required.

To register, call 1.855.HHC.HERE (1.855.442.4373)

Healthy Steps Lebed Method

An effective therapeutic program of exercise and movement to music for anyone who has experienced breast cancer, other cancers, or chronic illnesses.  Designed to help women experience total body movement and adjustment to a new body image.

Weekly, Mondays

5:30-7 pm

Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at Hartford Hospital

85 Retreat Ave. Hartford, Taylor Conference Room

To register, call 1.860.652.0868.

Weekly, Mondays

5:15- 6:15 pm

Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at MidState Medical Center

435 Lewis Ave., Meriden, Horwitz Conference Rooms II and III

To register, call 1.855.HHC.HERE (1.855.442.4373)

Weekly, Wednesdays

11 am -Noon

Hartford Hospital Family Health Center

339 West Main St., Avon

To register, call 1.860.652.0868

Pilates for Cancer Survivors

Weekly, Thursdays (no class Nov. 28)

5- 6 pm

Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at MidState Medical Center

435 Lewis Ave., Meriden, Horwitz Conference Rooms II and III

Wear comfortable clothes. Registration and physician’s note required.

To register, call 1.855.HHC.HERE (1.855.442.4373)

Modified Pilates for Cancer Survivors

Weekly, Tuesdays

6-7 pm

Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at the Hospital of Central Connecticut

183 North Mountain Rd., New Britain, Radiation Oncology Waiting Room

Wear comfortable clothes. Registration and physician’s note required.

To register, call 1.855.HHC.HERE (1.855.442.4373)

Friday Midday Movement Break

Weekly, Fridays

12- 12:15 pm

Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at the Hospital of Central Connecticut

183 North Mountain Rd., New Britain

A gentle body toning session for all cancer patients and interested staff, led by Dr. Sheida Mani.

Prayer Group hosted by ACTIVATE THE CURE

Weekly, Tuesdays

10:30-11:30 am

Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at the Hospital of Central Connecticut

183 North Mountain Rd., New Britain, Conference Room 4

This is a weekly interdenominational Christian-based prayer group that gathers patients and caregivers weekly for one hour of prayer. Physical, emotional, and spiritual needs are addressed through prayer.

To register, please contact Joellen Putnam at 1.203.213.6495

Integrative Medicine

Crystal Singing Bowls Sound Healing

Nov. 5, 6:30-9 pm

Hartford Hospital Family Health Center

1290 Silas Deane Highway, Wethersfield

Crystal Singing Bowls resonate crystalline vibration, aligning with the body’s personal crystal vibration. With balanced resonation, blood circulation is supported as well as a healthy metabolism. As frequency, vibration must align harmoniously with frequency vibration; studies have showed the profound effect of sound vibration on cancer cells as pure state of water, while an unhealthy or cancerous cell has un-geometric and disorganized water molecules. Recipients often feel more energized, balanced, reduced pain, peaceful along with gaining deeper insight and perspective along with more clarity of thought. You may sit or lie down (bring yoga mat, blanket, pillow, eye- covering and water).  Free for all patients, survivors & caregivers.

To register, call 1.855.HHC.HERE (1.855.442.4373)

Massage for Cancer

Daily appointments

Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at Windham Hospital

Women’s Center for Wellness, 7A Ledgebrook Dr., Mansfield

To register, call 1.860.377.1472

Reflexology for Cancer

Weekly, Thursdays

9 am- 3 pm (or by appointment)

Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at Windham Hospital

112 Mansfield Ave., Willimantic, Integrative Health Breathing Space, 2nd Floor, Hatch Entrance

First five sessions are free to oncology patients. To register, call 1.860.449.3727

SoulCollage

Advanced:

Oct. 24, Nov. 14

6-9 pm

Hartford Hospital Family Health Center

1290 Silas Deane Highway, Wethersfield

Through a simple process known as SoulCollage, you will mix imagination and intuition using powerful images, scissors and glue to form a card that will reflect your inner self. No artistic skills needed.  Come learn the basics that will eventually form a deck that becomes your own visual journal.  Use your cards for accessing inner wisdom, for daily guidance, or simply as an avenue of self-expression. Free for all patients, survivors & caregivers.

Registration Required. To register, call 1.855.HHC.HERE (1.855.442.4373)

Story Art

Oct. 19, Nov. 2

9am-Noon

Hartford Hospital Family Health Center

1290 Silas Deane Highway, Wethersfield

In this relaxing and explorative workshop, you will experience periods of guided meditation, followed by creative writing and art making. Channel your thoughts and visions on paper, to create a beautiful collage. No artistic skill is needed, and all materials will be provided. Come get in touch with your inner-self and de-stress while immersing yourself in expressive art. Free for all patients, survivors & caregivers.

Registration Required. To register, call 1.855.HHC.HERE (1.855.442.4373)

Therapeutic Pet Program

Available at various times and floors per Pet Team Schedule

Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at Backus Hospital & Windham Hospital

To register, call 860.425.3877 (Backus) and 860.456.6766 (Windham)

Zentangle

Intro:

Oct. 12

9am-Noon

Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at the Hospital of Central Connecticut

183 North Mountain Rd., New Britain

Advanced:

Oct. 26

Nov. 9

1-4 pm

Hartford Hospital Family Health Center

1290 Silas Deane Highway, Wethersfield

Zentangle is a method of creating art through structured patterns. The relaxed focus of Zentangle provides benefits which may include reduced stress and anxiety, relaxation, and enhanced creativity. Free for all patients, survivors & caregivers.

Registration Required. To register, call 1.855.HHC.HERE (1.855.442.4373

** For more information about Integrative Medicine classes for cancer patients and caregivers,  please visit hartfordhealthcare.org/events **

Yoga and Cancer: Reclaiming your Life

Weekly, Mondays

4– 5 pm

Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at the Hospital of Central Connecticut

183 North Mountain Rd., New Britain, Conference Rooms B & C

Wear comfortable clothes. Registration and physician’s note required.

To register, call 1.855.HHC.HERE (1.855.442.4373)

Weekly, Mondays

7 – 8:15 pm

Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at MidState Medical Center

435 Lewis Ave., Meriden, Horwitz Conference Rooms II and III

Wear comfortable clothes. Registration and physician’s note required.

To register, call 1.855.HHC.HERE (1.855.442.4373)

Weekly, Thursdays

4-5 pm

Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at Windham Hospital

112 Mansfield Ave., Willimantic, Integrative Health Breathing Space, 2nd Floor, Hatch Entrance

Wear comfortable clothes. To register, call 1.860.617.4476

Mobile Mammography

Oct. 10

9 am-2pm

Harford HealthCare Newington Campus

181 Patricia Genova Dr., Newington

Oct. 29

9 am-2pm

Hartford City Hall

550 Main St., Hartford

Nov. 26

9am- 2 pm

Hartford City Hall

550 Main St., Hartford

Take the Time mobile mammography coach. Hartford Hospital’s digital mammography suite on wheels. Dates subject to change. To schedule an appointment, call 860-972-1141. Walk-ins accepted as scheduling permits.