This month’s updates:
- Programs for December include our Holiday Party, Nutrition Webinar, and Intro to Mindfulness!
- Looking forward – January Programs
- Seasonal Favorites: Cook to Thrive! Survivorship Cooking Class Recording & Recipes
- Nutrition Webinar: Nutrition During Treatment Toolbox
- Hirsch Wellness Programs
- Give Back to Cancer Services!
- You Are Not Alone: Connect with us on Facebook, Youtube, via our podcast, the Triad Cancer Connection, and our new Instagram page!
DECEMBER WELLNESS PROGRAMS
Please let us know if you are interested in attending any, or ALL, of these upcoming programs, which will be held online using Zoom technology. You can use a computer, tablet or smart phone to join and we are happy to assist you!
Featured Program – Virtual Holiday Party!
December 16th 7pm – 8:30pm
Register here by Dec 11th!
Our team is planning a fun evening of games to enjoy together. Our virtual party will take the place of most of our wellness groups for the month of December. Gifts for registered attendees will be available for pick up the week of the party and all are invited!
Wear your favorite holiday attire (or ugly Christmas sweater)!
Check out all our programs for December:
- Optmizing Nutrition During Treatment: Register Here!
Wednesday, December 2nd at 2pm
In this webinar, sponsored by Enu-Nutrition, I will discuss strategies for meeting nutrition needs during treatment. We will discuss the nutritional challenges, signs of malnutrition as well as using commercial products to meet nutrition needs when food intake is difficult.
- Cancer Nutrition Q&A Session – Register here!
Thursday, December 3rd at 2pm
- Introduction to Mindfulness – Register here!
Thursday, December 10th 2-3:30pm
Join us as Sara Bridges, LCSW gives us an overview of how mindfulness can benefit our health & wellness. She will spend time offering us tools to use and guide us through a mindfulness activity. All are invited!
- Chair Yoga with Sue Evans: Every Tuesday at 5:30pm, brought to you by Wake Forest Baptist Health.
No registration needed, click here to join the class.
Sue Evans, MBA/MHA, RYT500
- Yoga for Cancer with Angela Gallagher: Every Wednesday at 9am and 5pm, brought to you by Novant Health.
Join online via facebook: https://www.facebook.com/northjoyyoga
Contact Angela Gallagher for details – NorthJoyYoga@yahoo.com or 414-5942.
For more information regarding any of the above classes by email Julie or call our office (336-760-9983)!
LOOKING FORWARD TO JANUARY
Julie will start another session of her Eat the Rainbow Fruit & Veggie Challenge in January!
THE OFFICIAL START DATE FOR THE NEXT EAT THE RAINBOW FRUIT & VEGGIE CHALLENGE IS MONDAY, JANUARY 11TH, 2021!
Here’s what past participants had to say about the program:
- You opened up so many more doors of interesting facts and science behind the importance and the why/how/myths of eating fruits and veggies for cancer survivors.
- This has been a good learning experience.
- Julie makes everything she does very interesting and exciting.
- I enjoyed learning different ways to prepare fruits and vegetables that I had never thought about.
- I liked the simple recipes.
- I learned new recipes and ideas to incorporate more veggies into our daily diet.
- This challenge has really helped me.
Julie hosted a Cook to Thrive! Survivorship Cooking Class in Novamber. It was a fun group, they asked lots of great questions and the recipes are delicious!
Thanks to Intern Courtney for helping to get Julie prepared for the class, hosting and moderating while she cooked!
WE MADE THE FOLLOWING RECIPES:
Squash is high in fiber, Vitamin A (yellow/orange color from beta-carotene), Vitamin C, some Iron, potassium, and manganese. Remember that Vit C and carotenoids are antioxidants.
This dip is predominately made with dates which are high in fiber, potassium, manganese, iron, and magnesium. They also have some antioxidant phytochemicals like flavonoids. The pumpkin has similar nutrient profile as squash (mentioned above).
- In addition to pumpkin, this smoothie gets it’s sweetness from bananas.
- Bananas are known for being high in potassium, but they are even higher in many other nutrients like Vitamin B6, vitamin C, copper, manganese and of course, fiber. All whole plant foods have fiber
- The smoothie also contain milk and yogurt, which are high in protein, vitamin D, and calcium.
We hope you enjoy!
NOVEMBER NUTRITION WEBINAR:
In this webinar Julie cover the tips and tools regarding nutrition and cancer treatment, such as prepping food for treatment and what to eat to maintain good nutrition despite the eating challenges that many side effects can cause.
Julie discuses her 5 key recommendations for anyone going through cancer treatment and also covers specific strategies related to the common side effects.
Find more information at www.cancerdietitian.com/tips!
Hirsch Wellness Network!
Hirsch would be happy to have Cancer Services’ clients join in on their classes and there are many to choose from! All are free of charge!
Hirsch Wellness Network, located in Greensboro, was founded in 2008 and offers cancer patients/survivors/caregivers a variety of wellness programs and they are currently all offered online!
Cancer Services is celebrating 65 Years this year and it has certainly been a year to remember. During this pandemic, we have continued to serve clients every day and met increases in every area of service!
We have never charged for any of our services and continue to fulfill our mission “Enhancing Health, Life, and Survivorship” because of committed donors like you. We are so grateful for any support and involvement our supporters have in our agency, and are proud to share these results for the first 9 months of 2020:
Financial & Budget Management:
Direct Services – 93%
Support Services – 4%
Fundraising – 3%
With your financial donation, you are helping Cancer Services continue to be a place of strength and compassion for cancer survivors and their families.
Cancer Services is Here to Help!
We are happy to talk with you at 336-760-9983. We are available from 9am – 4pm Monday-Thursday and 9am – 2pm on Fridays.
Is there something we can do to help you? In order to keep you and our staff safe, please call us before you come by the office so we can determine if you need to come or not. Many of our services can be delivered by phone or online!