Nancy Marx Cancer Wellness Center

We are here to support you body, mind and spirit by providing services to survivors who are newly diagnosed, in treatment or have recently completed treatment.

By forming connections with one another, cancer survivors gain the sense of hope needed to endure any stage of survivorship. Our cancer wellness specialists provide participants the compassion and support, holistic care and profound understanding that promotes health and wellness.

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

 

March Program Calendar

“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.”

 

Exercise
Programs

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.
Begins Tuesday, April 25
11:45am-12:30pm

GENERAL EXERCISE GROUP
Increase your strength and flexibility while working with our cancer exercise specialist.
Begins Friday, April 28
12:45-1:30pm

GENTLE YOGA
Participate in a combination of postures, rhythmic breathing and meditation to reduce fatigue, anxiety and restore a feeling of wellness.
Begins Sunday, April 23
9:30-10:00am

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 AND GYNECOLOGICAL EXERCISE GROUP
Exercise designed to the specific needs of women with breast and other gynecological cancers.
Begins Monday, April 24
1:00-1:45pm

EAT. CHAT. MOVE!
Learn how to lead a healthy lifestyle in this free 12 week program for women with breast and gynecological cancers. Participate in exercise with a Certified Cancer Exercise Specialist and discuss positive nutrition habits with Registered Oncology Dietitians. Physician’s clearance required. In partnership with The Cancer Institute at St. Francis Hospital
12 sessions
Begins Monday, April 24
6:00pm
Register

BREAST CANCER SWIM 
Engage in low impact movements, stretching and breathing exercises to strengthen your upper and lower body in our heated pool.
Begins in April

BREAST CANCER GENTLE YOGA
Participate in a combination of postures, rhythmic breathing and meditation to reduce fatigue, anxiety and to restore a feeling of wellness.
Begins in April

Discussion
Groups

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

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

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
March 

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, 7:00-8:30pm
Wednesdays, 12:00-2:00pm

Community
Partners

 


EAT. CHAT. MOVE!

Learn how to lead a healthy lifestyle in this free 12 week program for women with breast and gynecological cancers. Participate in exercise with a Certified Cancer Exercise Specialist and discuss positive nutrition habits with Registered Oncology Dietitians. Physician’s clearance required. In partnership with The Cancer Institute at St. Francis Hospital
12 sessions
Begins Monday, April 24
6:00pm
Register

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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