Nancy Marx Cancer Wellness Center

Our expert cancer wellness specialists are here to support your overall quality of life by providing services and holistic care to ALL cancer survivors throughout all phases of treatment.

  • Participants are encouraged to attend group classes for mind, body and health – such as yoga, meditation and swimming – which help manage stress, emotional well-being and the side effects/symptoms of cancer.
  • By forming connections with one another through our discussion and support groups, cancer survivors gain the sense of hope with compassionate like-minded people.
  • Special workshops (on topics such as journaling and nutrition), an annual retreat and more are scheduled throughout the year.

Registration and a telephone intake are required prior to participation. Programs run for 12 weeks, with an assessment done at the conclusion of the program.

“There are no words to fully express my gratitude for the JCC Cancer Wellness program, for you as the director of this program and for all the participants I met in the discussion group. It has helped me grow stronger physically and emotionally. When I entered the program I was so depressed, but slowly my strength and spirit started to return. I am learning acceptance of uncertainty and finding ways to make life meaningful again. For all these blessings, I am filled with gratitude.”

“The Retreat today way perfect, warm and friendly and a pleasure to attend. Thank you for hosting such a fine event. Thanks for all you do at JCC.”

“Thanks for all you do for us. Your programs have given me true boosts.”

“I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate attending the water exercise class every Tuesday. I feel so much better since I have been attending class. A year ago I would not have believed just what this therapy has done for me. Thank you Randy.”

 

Here at Sid Jacobson JCC, we’ve come to realize that everyone has been affected by cancer in one way or another. Perhaps you have been diagnosed.  If not, chances are that a family member, a friend, a teacher, a colleague or a neighbor has had to beat – or is in the process of – beating the battle. With hope and help from professionals, such as the specialists at the Nancy Marx Cancer Wellness Center, those touched by cancer should know that they are not alone.

If you have been affected by cancer in any way, this is the place for you. We invite you to share your thoughts, feelings, frustrations, challenges, dreams, hopes. Or, let someone you care about know that you are thinking about them and will remain in their corner every step of the way.

Regardless of whether you are a program participant or not, we invite you to share your story with us (anonymously if you wish).

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Exercise
Programs

ALL 2017 EXERCISE PROGRAMS RUN FOR 12 WEEKS, WITH AN ASSESSMENT DONE AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE PROGRAM. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR EXERCISE CLASSES.  

Click HERE for the September Class + Event Schedule

CLASSES ARE FREE UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED.

Physician’s clearance is required to participate in exercise programs.


FOR ALL CANCER SURVIVORS

SWIM PROGRAM FOR STRENGTH + WELLNESS
Engage in low impact movements, stretching and breathing exercises to strengthen your upper and lower body in our heated pool.
Tuesdays, 11:45am-12:30pm
Fall/Winter Sessions Begin November 14
Register

GENERAL EXERCISE GROUP * STRENGTH TO STRENGTH 101
Increase your strength and flexibility while working with out cancer exercise specialist.
Fridays, 12:45-1:30pm
Fall/Winter Sessions Begin November 10
Register

GENERAL EXERCISE GROUP * STRENGTH TO STRENGTH 201
For clients who have completed General Exercise STS 101 and have received the approval of the social worker and cancer exercise specialist to move to a transitional exercise class.  STS 201 will reinforce your increased strength & stamina, and will assist you in preparing you to enter regular programming at SJJCC!
Fridays, 12:45-1:30pm
Fall/Winter Sessions Begin November 10
$120 / members free
Register

GENTLE YOGA
Participate in a combination of postures, rhythmic breathing and meditation to reduce fatigue, anxiety and restore a feeling of wellness.
Sundays, 9:30am-10:30am
October 22-January 7
Register

CALM YOUR SPIRIT
Learn how to calm your mind and keep fears at bay through mindful meditation instruction.
Thursdays, 12:30-1:30pm
Ongoing
No pre-registration required


FOR BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS
Programs funded in part by Manhasset Women’s Coalition Against Breast Cancer, Beth C. Tortolani Foundation and the New York State Department of Health

BREAST CANCER EXERCISE GROUP * STRENGTH TO STRENGTH 101
Exercise designed to the specific needs of women with breast and other gynecologic cancers.
Mondays, 1-1:45pm
Fall/Winter Sessions Begin November 20 (*No class on Monday, January 1  – New Year’s Day.)
Register

BREAST CANCER EXERCISE GROUP * STRENGTH TO STRENGTH 201
For clients who have completed Breast Cancer STS 101 and have received the approval of the social worker and cancer exercise specialist to move to a transitional exercise class.  We’ll help you reinforce your increased strength & stamina, as you segue into regular programming at SJJCC!
Mondays, 11:30am-12:15pm
Fall/Winter Sessions Begin November 20 (*No class on Monday, January 1 – New Year’s Day.)
$120 / members free
Register

Discussion
Groups

Click HERE for the September Class + Event Schedule

DISCUSSION GROUP FOR BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS
Meet with other survivors to discuss topics related to treatment, wellness, survivorship, relationships and body image. Funded in part by Manhasset Women’s Coalition Against Breast Cancer and Beth C. Tortolani Foundation.
Mondays, 12:15-1:00pm
Ongoing

 

DISCUSSION GROUP FOR ALL
Meet with others to discuss assorted topics related to your experience. Caregivers welcome.
Fridays, 1:30-2:15pm
Ongoing

Family
Support

WE’VE GOT YOUR BACK — FAMILY CANCER SUPPORT
Designed to help children experience a semblance of normalcy when a parent or sibling undergoes cancer treatment. Funded in part by Go With Courage and Sid Jacobson JCC’s New Leadership Group. Open to families in the Town of North Hempstead.

SPEAK WITH A PROFESSIONAL
An oncology social worker is available for counseling information and referral services.

For more information, contact Randy Hight, LCSW, OSW-C, 516-484-1545 etc. 213, rhight@sjjcc.org

Calendar
& Events

PROGRAM CALENDAR
October 

THE BUSINESS OF LIFE AFTER CANCER: CAREER PLANNING STRATEGIES TO HELP IGNITE YOUR FUTURE

This series is aimed at those either returning to work, or entering the workplace after a cancer diagnosis. Participants will have the opportunity to formulate a plan of action promoting success and fulfillment in their professional lives. Attendees are welcome to sign up for as many workshops as they’d like!

Registration is required, using the links below. Please contact Randy Hight at 516.484.1545 ext. 213, or RHight@SJJCC.org with any questions.

Funded in part by New York State Department of Health.

Working Through Treatment And Returning To Work
Wednesday, November 8
1-3pm
Focus on gaps in employment
Facilitator: Guest speaker Nicole Jarvis, LMSW, Manager of Programs, Cancer and Careers

REGISTER

Body Confidence, Self-Confidence in the Workplace (Webinar)
Wednesday, December 13
1-3pm
Facilitators: Career>Connect Long Island Career Service Specialists Linda Samet, M.Ed. and Heather Rottmund, MHA. Also, Randy Hight, LCSW, OSW-C.
REGISTER

Resume Writing, Cover Letters and ATS
Wednesday, January 10
1-3pm
Facilitator: Linda Samet, M.Ed., Career Services Specialist, Career>Connect Long Island
REGISTER

Career Change And Networking
Wednesday, February 14
1-3pm
Facilitator: Heather Rottmund, MHA, Career Services Specialist, Career>Connect Long Island
REGISTER


KNITZVAH – KNITTING FOR A CAUSE

Knit or crochet 8×8 inch squares to be made into lap blankets for the infusion center of The Cancer Institute at St. Francis Hospital. All ages and levels welcome, instruction provided. Please bring your own materials.
Tuesdays, 7-8:30pm
Wednesdays, 12-2pm

Community
Partners

 


4 YOUR HEALTH
Cancer survivors will gain a better understanding about nutrition and healthy eating. Registered dietitians from the Cancer Institute at St. Francis Hospital will help you make the best choices when it comes to a balanced diet.
4 sessions
Begins Friday, October 20
1:30-2:15pm

THE BUSINESS OF LIFE AFTER CANCER: Career Planning Strategies To Help Ignite Your Future!
This workshop series us perfect for those returning to work, or entering the workplace after a cancer diagnosis. Open to everyone – no matter what your career path, position, industry or education. Please visit our ‘Calendar & Events’ section for detailed information and online registration links.
4 sessions
Wednesdays from 1-3pm
November 8, December 13, January 10 and February 14 (you may attend as many or as few sessions as you’d like)

 

 

Looking for more information?

Randy Hight, LCSW, OSW-C, Director of Cancer Wellness Center, 516.484.1545 ext. 213, rhight@sjjcc.org

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