Ongoing Group Support Programs at the Cancer Support Community
PARTICIPANT SUPPORT GROUPS
For people with a cancer diagnosis who are at any point in their cancer journey, from newly diagnosed to post-treatment. Weekly 2 hour groups, commitment required. Pre-screening required. Call to set-up screening. Wednesdays 10:30 am -12:30pm or Thursdays 3:00 - 5:00 pm.
BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP
On-going weekly support group for women with a diagnosis of breast cancer. Can be newly diagnosed, in treatment or post-treatment. This 2 hour group meets on Mondays from 9:30-11:30am. Pre-screening is required.
CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP
Twice monthly drop-in group open to all who care for or about someone with cancer. Meets 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month 6:00 - 8:00 pm
MEN'S CANCER SUPPORT GROUP
Twice monthly drop-in group open to men with any cancer diagnosis. Can be newly diagnosed, in treatment or post-treatment. Meets 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month 6:00 - 8:00 pm.
MELANOMA SUPPORT GROUP
Drop-in monthly group open to anyone diagnosed with melanoma. Facilitated by Frank McCaffrey, LICSW, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, who has extensive experience working with people who have a melanoma diagnosis. Thank you to the Melanoma Foundation of New England for supporting this program. Meets 2nd Thursday of every month from 6:00 - 7:30 pm.
Stress Reduction and Healthy Living Programs
Gentle Yoga class for people who are diagnosed with cancer and their families or caregivers that focuses on simple yoga poses to increase strength, flexibility and improve overall mood. Simple breathing exercises and meditations will be taught to reduce anxiety, stress and improve sleep. This class is drop-in but please call 781- 610-1490 before attending first class."Cancer steals your breath, yoga gives it back"- Meets the second and fourth Fridays from 10 to 11:30 am and the first and third Tuesdays from 2:00-3:00 pm.
Check our calendar for additional Chair, Laughter and Restorative Yoga programs which take place periodically.
Drop-in group for people with cancer and their families and caregivers. Focused on stretching, balancing and meditation techniques with attention paid to physical realities of those involved with cancer treatments or in post-treatment phase. Meets the first and third Tuesdays 10:00 -11:00 am.