Programs

Complete our Program Participant Form to start receiving supportive care to complement your clinical cancer care. Click here to view our Privacy Policy & Program Participant Statement. Upon receipt of your Program Participant Form, a member of our support team will contact you to schedule an orientation.  All programs and services are offered at no cost to you.  Our programs are positive-focused and promote a proactive approach to whole person wellness.  Our intention is to inspire, educate and empower every program participant.

Your Cancer Support, Lymphedema & Wellness Connection so that no one journeys cancer alone!

Cancer Concierge Service

The cancer journey is a personal and often unpleasant experience that impacts each person differently, including the whole family.  Hotels refer to “concierge” as a specialty service to ensure their guests have a personalized and pleasant experience.  This concept inspired our Cancer Concierge ServiceWith the guidance from our professional support team, a initial assessment, and diverse menu of programs, individuals receive a tailored cancer support plan to meet his/her personal needs and comfort levels for the best possible positive experience throughout this very personal journey.  Contact us at (828) 771-0885 to schedule your confidential intake interview with a member of our support team.

Navigating the Journey Ahead Portfolio

An organization and communication tool.  Newly diagnosed patients receive a personal portfolio to keep medical information and appointments organized to help stay in control and feel less overwhelmed during a stressful time.  This portfolio contains pre-printed forms and designated sections to keep personal data, treatment plan and reports, survivorship care plan, appointment list, medication list, questions to ask, medical bill summary, lab and test results, digital imaging, and follow-up care instructions in one location to best navigate the cancer journey through treatment and recovery.  Patients embrace a positive proactive approach toward self-advocacy which can help reduce fears, anxiety, and distress.  This organizer is also a powerful tool to streamline communication between healthcare providers.  Contact us at (828) 771-0885 to schedule an appointment to receive your portfolio.

2017 Weekend Retreat for Women Facing Cancer 

Date: Friday, October 27 Sunday, October 29
Retreat begins a 3:00 p.m. on Friday and ends 11:00 a.m. on Sunday

Location:
Lutheridge Camp and Conference Center, 2049 Upper Laurel Drive, Arden GPS address is 2511 Hendersonville Road, Arden

Register today to reserve your spot as space is limited to 8 women.  A signed Release by your physician is required if you are currently in treatment.  This overnight retreat offers women facing any type of cancer a weekend to relax, reflect, be FREE from the stresses of daily life with cancer in a nurturing environment, and connect with others going through a similar situation. Participants experience the benefits of gentle yoga, meditation, stress release, sound healing, healthy meals, Healthy-Steps™, walking in nature on groomed trails, and sharing around an outdoor fire.  There will be guest presenters to help us create a memorable experience throughout the weekend.   NOTE:  Participants must be ambulatory, able to care for themselves, and well enough to stay the whole weekend.

Cancer Support Community Online Support and Resources

Through the Cancer Support Community’s Cancer Support Helpline, you can speak with a licensed mental health professional free of charge. 

Frankly Speaking About Cancer®cancer-related information and literature you can trust.  Frankly Speaking About Cancer® provides innovative health education through print and digital publications, eLearning courses, online materials, webinars, and a radio show.

Join the Cancer Support Community’s Cancer Experience Registry and help others by sharing your experience. This is a unique online community that allows people facing cancer an opportunity to share their experiences, identify the issues that impact their lives, take surveys, access resources, and learn from each other. There is no cost. It is confidential and open to anyone who has been diagnosed with cancer or provides care to a cancer patient.

2018 program calendar coming soon. NOW RECRUITING GROUP MEMBERS!  Complete our Program Participant Form to let us know which programs you are interested in attending. You will be notified once dates and times have been determined. 

Thanks in part to Pardee Hospital, programs will begin January 2018 at the Mission Pardee Health Campus, 2775 Hendersonville Road in Fletcher, 2nd Floor Conference Center above the YMCA.  Next door to Ingles Market.

Cancer Support & Networking Connection     

A cancer diagnosis is a challenging experience. Sometimes it is difficult for family and friends to fully understand the rollercoaster of emotions you are feeling.  This professionally-facilitated monthly group offers men and women diagnosed with any type of cancer a safe and supportive space to find strength, support and connection with others facing a similar situation. Participants share common concerns, fears and coping strategies with one another under the guidance of a licensed professional counselor.  Each month, a healthcare professional will share his/her expertise and answer questions relating to cancer concerns.

Support Person Networking Connection      

A monthly group providing support to anyone caring for a loved one with cancer. Connect with others who are going through a similar situation.  Share emotions and concerns in a safe and supportive environment.  Learn coping and stress release strategies to care for yourself while caring for your loved one.  As a support person, you can find strength and encouragement through peer support. 

Cancer Transitions: Moving Beyond Treatment® 

This Cancer Support Community and LIVESTRONG five-week structured post-treatment program is the next step to help survivors of any cancer diagnosis who have completed treatment within 24 months (although survivors beyond 24 months are invited to participate) successfully move forward after cancer treatment and live well.  Support persons are also invited to attend.  Participants receive peer support, education, and resources on topics relating to emotional well-being, long-term medical management, nutrition, exercise, relaxation, and stress management. Please complete our registration form to be added to the wait list and then be notified of program dates and time.  Space is limited to 15 participants.

“Surthrivorship” Connection – From Surviving Cancer to Thriving in Life    

This monthly post-treatment group offers research-proven strategies to help men and women transition from surviving cancer to thriving in a healthier, happier life – “surthriving”.  Whether approaching the end of treatment, have completed treatment, or continuing with maintenance therapy, this program can help survivors navigate their journey to wellness and thrive in body, mind, spirit, and life one action step at a time. This is an opportunity to connect with others living with similar experiences and to talk about issues and concerns.  “Surthrivors” receive peer support, education, tools, resources, and a personalized iTHRIVE Wellness Plan to help adopt an anticancer way of life to reduce the risk of recurrence and achieve optimal health. 

Lymphedema Support & Networking Connection   

Secondary lymphedema is a common side effect that impacts some patients who undergo surgery or radiation therapy.  Lymphedema is the “silent side effect” that is an incurable and irreversible life-long condition associated with lymph-involved cancer treatments, which can develop shortly after treatment or years later.  This professionally-facilitated monthly group provides men and women an opportunity to connect with others living with lymphedema.  Participants receive self-management practices, healthy lifestyle education, movement, and peer support to help live a full and enriched “normal” life with lymphedema. 

Wellness Connection  

This community education program promotes whole person wellness and the adoption of an anticancer way of lifeExperiential education workshops are led by skilled professionals on topics relating to cancer prevention, health and wellness promotion, stress reduction, nutrition education, healthy meals preparation, creative expression, etc. It is this program’s intention to inspire, educate, and empower individuals to be proactively engaged in their health and the prevention of cancer.  The goal is  to improve physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual well-being to thrive in a healthy, happy cancer FREE life. 

journey hOMe™ 

This weekly mind/body movement program offers those impacted by cancer a safe space to exercise with ease, find freedom through a moving meditation practice, and be surrounded by a supportive community. Participants can experience the positive impact and healing benefits of Gentle Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Yoga for Lymphedema, Partner Yoga, and Yoga for Breast Cancer Recovery and Beyond©. All yoga classes include pose modifications, meditation, breathing techniques, and final relaxation.  Healthy-Steps™ is a fun and easy therapeutic exercise to help reduce many of the symptoms of lymphedema and is good for all physical abilities.  A one-time signed Waiver is required to participate in all movement classes. 

Social Connection 

We all need a break from day-to-day stresses, worries and concerns.  This is true more so for those facing the extra stresses and daily struggles associated with a cancer diagnosis, treatment, recovery, and survivorship. Social gatherings present opportunities to connect, laugh, make new friends, and belong to a tight-knit community.

It is our purpose to provide a diverse menu of programs and services to best support you and your family along your cancer journey. Providing support and community so that no one journeys cancer alone is the heart and soul of what we do.  You are not alone!  

If you have questions or would like to learn how you can help support these much-needed programs, please contact Catherine Desfosses at 828-771-0885 or email cathy@cancersupportwnc.org

 

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