Survive & Thrive March E-Newsletter!

Willonda Thomas Clients & Family

March Special Events:

Ask the Cancer Dietitian Q& A Session: Thur. March. 12 – 11am. Bring your questions to get answered by our board certified specialist in oncology nutrition. Caregivers are welcome. Meets at Cancer Services. Email us or call 336-760-9983 to reserve a spot.

Survivorship Seminar: Honoring the Caregivers Journey. Thur. Mar. 26 – 6pm – Meets at Cancer Services.  Email us or call 336-760-9983 to reserve a spot. 

 

Based on feedback from clients and groups, we are hosting a seminar called Honoring the Caregivers Journey on Thursday, March 26th at 6pm at Cancer Services. This is an event for you and/or your caregiver. The session will include the following:

– Discuss the challenges that caregivers face, and the changes it can have on relationships
– Have a time for breakout sessions where people with cancer can talk with each other and the caregivers can talk with each other
– Participate in an activity that you do to thank your caregiver for how they’ve cared for you.

The session will be lead by June Foss, LMFT and oncology counselor at Novant and Leah Smith, oncology chaplain at Novant. Feel free to come with or without your caregiver. Caregivers are invited to come with or without their loved one as well!

 

Lung Cancer Luncheon: Wed Mar 11th at Noon at Novant Health Cancer Center. Lunch is provided and there is no charge for this event. Call Cancer Services at 336-760-9983 to RSVP or for more information.

Wellness Groups
Join a group for the opportunity to meet with other survivors. Locations for meetings listed below. Call 336-760-9983 for more information unless noted below.

BLOOD CANCER: Tue. Mar 17- Noon- Includes leukemia, lymphoma & myeloma- Meets at Cancer Services.
BREAST (Evening Group): Tue. Mar 10-6pm-Meets at Cancer Services.
BREAST (Daytime Group): Thur. Mar 19-Noon-Meets at Cancer Services.
GASTROINTESTINAL: Tue. Mar 10 – 6pm Includes colon, rectal, pancreatic, stomach & liver- Meets at Novant Health Cancer Center- Contact Julie Pope @ 336-718-5499 for more information.
GYNECOLOGIC: Tue. Mar 3 -6 pm – Includes ovarian, cervical, endometrium, uterine, vaginal.
HISPANIC ADULTS: Call 336-760-9983 for information.
LARYNGECTOMEE: Sun. Mar 1- 3pm – Laryngectomee Group – Meets at Novant Health Cancer Center.
LUNG: Wed. Mar 11-Noon – SPECIAL EVENT! SPECIAL LOCATION! Meets at Novant Health Cancer Center. Lung Cancer Luncheon. No Charge. Call Cancer Services at 336-760-9983 to reserve a spot.
PROSTATE: Tues. Mar 10 – 6:30pm – Meets at Novant Derrick Davis Cancer Center. For men diagnosed with prostate cancer and their caregivers. Contact 336-718-8457 for more information.
SIP ‘N STITCH: Fri. Mar 13 & Fri. Mar 27 – Noon to 3pm – Meets at Cancer Services.

Healing Hand Programs

Programs are beneficial for helping with anxiety, stress, sleep &  pain and are open to cancer survivors & their caregivers. All sessions held at Cancer Services unless noted. Call 336-760-9983 to reserve a slot.

Tues. Mar 3– 2 to 4pm – Massage Therapy
Wed. Mar 4– 2 to 4pm – Healing Touch
Thur. Mar 5– 10am to 1pm Facials & Skin Consultation
Mon. Mar 9 – 9:15 to 11am – Reiki & Foot Massage
Thur. Mar 12 – 12:30 to 2:30pm- Reiki Therapy
Mon. Mar 16 – 12 to 4pm- Healing Touch
Tues. Mar 17 – 9:15 to 11am – Scar Therapy
Wed. Mar 18 – 2 to 4pm – Healing Touch
Mon. Mar 23 – 2 to 4pm Reiki & Foot Massage
Thur. Mar 26 – 12:30 to 2:30pm – Reiki Therapy
Fri. Mar 27 – 1 to 4pm- Kernersville Spa Day – Held at Novant Health Oncology Specialists in Kernersville at 1710 Kernersville Medical Parkway

Other Events

Feel Good Friday: Fri. Mar. 6th – 10 am to 2pm – Held at Novant Health Cancer Center. Call 336-718-8485 for more information.
Get Your Rear in Gear: Sat. Mar 7th 2pm- 5K walk/run. Register here. Scholarships available for survivors!
GYN Retreat: Fri. Mar 20th and 21st. Call 336-760-9983 to reserve a spot.
That Cancer Show: Sundays 8 pm – Listen on WSJS AM 600
Yoga for Cancer Patients: Wed. 9am Meets at Novant Health Cancer Center. Call 336-718-8485 for more information.
Chair Yoga for Cancer Patients: Tues. 5:30-6:30pm – Meets at WFBH Comprehensive Cancer in 2nd floor Meditation Room. Call 336-655-7047
Livestrong at the YMCA: Local branches offering cancer exercise for recovery after treatment. Call 336-760-9983 for information.

Wellness Tip: Make Your Breakfast Overnight!

Don’t have time in the morning to cook a hot meal? Try Oatmeal in a Jar.

  1. Place 1/2 cup old fashioned oats and 1 cup of water or milk in an airtight container.
  2. Sweeten with 1-2 tsp brown sugar or maple syrup and add your choice of dried fruit.

Leave in the fridge overnight, then microwave for 1 minute 30 seconds the next morning and you have a hot meal!

oatmeal