Welcome to our Virtual Community!

We Are Here for You! Our Classes are Now Open to All! 

Now more than ever, everyone needs to be embraced by community and Cancer Support Community can help.

 

Effective immediately anyone, no matter who you are, can participate in our virtual programs that are provided at no cost.

 

We have implemented NEW procedures to assure that all our virtual programming through Zoom is safe and secure.

Check out the schedule below and join us. We welcome you!

 

This Week's Programs
(July 11 - July 18)

To register for any program below, please click ‘Register here,’ located under each program.

For weekly schedules of classes, please email us at info@cancersupportohio.org

Go to our full program calendar to see what’s coming up.

Click here for a message from our CEO

Saturday, July 11

Gentle exercise, breathing and meditation help improve alignment and blood flow, reduce stress and induce relaxation. The class can be taken at any fitness level, even in the midst of treatment. Our instructor will help you modify movements for your current physical ability.

Register here 

Monday, July 13

Gentle Yoga can refer to a variety of types of yoga classes taught by teachers from various styles of yoga. Gentle Yoga is less intense, non-strenuous, minimalistic, quiet, meditative, or restorative. Gentle Yoga is offered three times weekly.

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Join us for our weekly Tai Chi classes! Tai chi combines slow, deliberate movements, meditation, and breathing exercises. The routines were not designed to burn calories or raise your heart rate. Instead, tai chi is a martial art that can help your circulation, balance, and alignment. It can also help restore your energy!

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Tuesday, July 14

Join us for a workout with friends! This program is led by participants with an emphasis on strengthbuilding. Grab your friends and become healthier and stronger together!

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This is a one-time orientation for all newcomers to Cancer Support Community. In this 45-minute session we introduce our programs and create an Individual Wellness Plan to help you make the most of all Cancer Support Community has to offer. Registration is required. When registering please provide: name, date of birth and email address.

Call 614.884.4673 to schedule

This group is an opportunity to get support and network with others who have been diagnosed with ovarian or other gynecological cancers. This group is appropriate for those newly diagnosed as well as those who are cancer free and want to share the hope of living after cancer: Come and find help and hope. This group is led by Jen Troyer, MSW, LSW.

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Wednesday, July 15

Each session will include a blend of practices for beginners and experienced practitioners, including breath awareness, bodyscan, meditation and mindful movement. We will also contemplate wisdom from leading mindfulness teachers and explore how applied mindfulness can enhance our lives. No experience necessary – all are welcome!

Register here

Gentle Yoga can refer to a variety of types of yoga classes taught by teachers from various styles of yoga. Gentle Yoga is less intense, non-strenuous, minimalistic, quiet, meditative, or restorative. Gentle Yoga is offered three times weekly.

Register here.

This is a one-time orientation for all newcomers to Cancer Support Community. In this 45-minute session we introduce our programs and create an Individual Wellness Plan to help you make the most of all Cancer Support Community has to offer. Registration is required. When registering please provide: name, date of birth and email address.

Call 614.884.4673 to schedule

This free workshop offers information on making treatment decisions. We discuss various treatment options, the cost of care, and navigating the decision-making process.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to recognize your treatment needs and how to respond.
  • Be knowledgeable about your diagnosis and treatment options.
  • Learn how to build your support system.
  • Ask questions and advocate for what you need.
  • Information for Caregivers & Making Treatment Decisions
  • Make choices that are right for you.

Register here

Thursday, July 16

Restore your health, increase your energy and prolong your life with this ancient art. The secrets of Tai Chi are profound, but easy to learn by anyone regardless of age, experience or physical condition. Find out why millions of people around the world include Tai Chi every day as part of an overall wellness plan. Every Thursday at 10 AM. 

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Qi means “life energy” and gong means “daily effort”; Qigong focuses life energy for different purposes, including self-healing. Zhineng Qigong consists of an easy-flowing series of movements combined with “intention” to gently open the power of the mind and heart to induce healing, cultivate wisdom and balance our physical and energetic systems to invite joy into our lives. 

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We will begin our discussion with Chapter 6: “Just As It Is,” of the book Welcoming the Unwelcome by Pema Chodron. Discussion led by Dennis Fuhr. 

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This group is for anyone who has been diagnosed with metastatic cancer. Metastatic cancer is cancer that has spread from the place where it first started to another place in the body. The type of progression with cancer diagnosis can bring up a distinctive set of issues. Members are encouraged to share their experiences and gain strength and hope from each other. The group is open to any type of metastatic cancer. Anyone living with metastatic cancer and their support persons are welcome.

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Friday, July 17

This group is an opportunity to get support and network with others who have been diagnosed with lung cancer. This group is appropriate for those newly diagnosed as well as those who are cancer free and want to share the hope of living after cancer: Come and find help and hope. This group is led by Darlene Honigford, LSW

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Chair yoga is a practices that modify yoga poses so they can be done while seated in a chair. These modifications make yoga accessible to people who cannot stand, lack the mobility to move easily from standing to seated to supine positions, or want a quick break from working at home.

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Restore your health, increase your energy and prolong your life with this ancient art. The secrets of Tai Chi are profound, but easy to learn by anyone regardless of age, experience or physical condition. Find out why millions of people around the world include Tai Chi every day as part of an overall wellness plan. With instructor John Carnes

Register here 

Saturday, July 18

Gentle exercise, breathing and meditation help improve alignment and blood flow, reduce stress and induce relaxation. The class can be taken at any fitness level, even in the midst of treatment. Our instructor will help you modify movements for your current physical ability.

Register here 

Also called yogic sleep, or sleep with awareness, it is a systemic method that supports complete relaxation of mind and body. One hour of yoga nidra is said to be the equivalent of four hours of regular sleep. In the stress of daily life, we accumulate physical, emotional and mental tension that we may not even be aware of. The practice of yoga nidra helps us to release these tensions and we experience a deeply relaxed state of restoration and renewal.

Register here

Videos on Demand

Important Program Updates

March 24, 2020: Cancer Support Programs Now Open to Entire Community

Click here for a message from the CEO welcoming our entire program to participate.

Zoom Instructions: Zoom is a very user-friendly platform with the highest security and HIPAA compliance. To participate in the classes, you will need to download Zoom on your mobile device or computer. It’s safe and very easy to use! You can learn about Zoom here and watch this quick introduction video. *Please note: The meeting ID and password are only necessary if you are not using the link provided

Zoom Pro Meeting Control Feature Instructions here.

  • Newcomer Welcome: This is a one-time orientation introducing cancer patients, survivors, caregivers and family members to our programs, and providing an Individual Wellness Plan for survivors and caregivers. Registration is required. Please call 614-884-HOPE (4673) to register. 
  • One-on-One Counseling: Persons seeking help for cancer-related distress or seeking individual counseling can contact Angie Santangelo at (614) 884.HOPE (4673). This is reserved for anyone living in the state of Ohio and will take place via Zoom, a video platform that provides Telehealth, or via phone.
  • MyLifeLine.Org: Cancer patients and caregivers can build an online support community of family and friends to foster connections, inspiration, and healing through free, personalized websites on MyLifeLine.org. You can also develop a calendar so your loved ones can help with your meals, rides to appointments, and more. And, if you can’t make it to our virtual Coffee and Connections or other virtual support groups, you can join one of the discussion boards for virtual sharing and support. These boards are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and cover a variety of topics. Receive advice, support and offer tips to other people going through similar cancer experiences. 
  • Frankly Speaking About Cancer®Attend a Frankly Speaking About Cancer Education via webinar, listen to our weekly radio show or print material on a variety of topics.

Other Programs and Resources

  • 20s & 30s with Cancer: A safe Facebook Group place to discuss and share issues, concerns and victories with like-minded young adults.
  • Webinars: We are currently offering our Lunch and Learn Series and Natural Living Series virtually. To register, please click here and select the desired date.
  • Manage Stress Videos: Stress and anxiety go hand-in-hand with a cancer diagnosis. Click here to find inspirational videos as well as tips to manage stress brought on by a cancer diagnosis.
 

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