Cancer has a tremendous impact on patients, survivors and those they love, affecting their health and happiness in many ways. A free seven-week virtual workshop series, “Cancer: Thriving & Surviving” is being offered to help them have the best outcome and improve their quality of life beginning Tuesday, October 13. The series is facilitated by regional coalitions through the NJ Office of Cancer Control and Prevention. Shore Medical Center is the lead agency for the Cape Atlantic Coalition for Health.
“Cancer: Thriving and Surviving” is an evidence-based program originally developed by Stanford University and is being offered throughout the country. The workshop series focuses how to manage the many challenges faced by people battling cancer, survivors and caregivers. Topics include fatigue management; exercise and fitness; managing pain; healthy sleep; living with uncertainty; problem solving; communication; and dealing with difficult emotions. Each session builds upon the previous session, so it is recommended that participants attend as many as possible.
“Cancer: Thriving and Surviving” begins October 13 and will be held every Tuesday through November 24, from 9:30 am to noon. The first session will be brief, as that week will be for introductions and to make sure all participants can access the platform.
To participate, please register in advance with Angela Bailey, manager of community cancer outreach, at 609-653-3484 or by email. You can also register online at https://bit.ly/2G44yok. Space is limited.