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For All Survivors

FOR ALL SURVIVORS

Through a discussion group and re-energizing forms of exercise, survivors of all cancer types can gain support and build their physical health with other members who are facing similar circumstances.

SPECIAL EVENTS

ADVANCES IN CANCER DETECTION AND HENCE SURVIVAL
Join us for an open forum with Martin Fleisher, PhD, FAACC, Emeritus in the Department of Laboratory Medicine at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Find out what happens in the lab and have your questions about cancer research answered.

Dr. Martin Fleisher is currently Emeritus in the Department of Laboratory Medicine at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. During his tenure at MSKCC he served as Chief and Director of the Clinical Chemistry Laboratory and Chair of the Department of Clinical Laboratories. Dr. Fleisher is a licensed Laboratory Director in the State of New York. He is considered an expert in diagnostic biomarker assay development and validation. Dr. Fleisher has over 200 publications, including five chapters, on his research, and has edited a book on the Clinical Biochemistry of Cancer. He holds five US patents. Advanced registration required.
Thursday, April 2
7-8:30pm
Register 

EAT. CHAT. MOVE!
Learn how to lead a healthy lifestyle in this program for women with a recent history of cancer. 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
March 2-May 18
12:15-2pm
To see if you are eligible and to register, contact Karen Berg, MS, RD, CDN, karen.berg@chsli.org 


EXERCISE CLASSES

WATER WORKOUT 
Engage in low impact movements, stretching and breathing exercises to strengthen your upper and lower body in our heated pool.
Ongoing
Tuesdays, March 3-May 19
11:45am-12:30pm
Register 

RESTORATIVE MOVEMENT FOR THOSE IN ACTIVE CANCER TREATMENT
Experience a gentle, full-body workout designed specifically for those undergoing or recently completed cancer treatment. Our cancer exercise specialist will work with you to gain muscle strength, boost energy, manage stress, increase blood flow, and enhance your quality of life.
Ongoing
Fridays, 11:15am-12pm
*For more information, contact Reisa Brafman

GENERAL EXERCISE GROUP: STRENGTH TO STRENGTH 101
Increase your strength and flexibility while working with our cancer exercise specialist.
Fridays, January 31-April 24 (No class on April 10)
12:45-1:30pm
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 to enter regular exercise classes at SJJCC.
Fridays, January 31-April 24 (No class on April 10)
12:45-1:30pm
Members free / $120 nonmembers
Register

GENTLE YOGA + MEDITATION 101
Participate in a combination of postures, rhythmic breathing, and meditation to reduce fatigue, anxiety and restore a feeling of wellness.
Ongoing
Sundays, March 8-May 24
9-10:30am
Register

YOGA + MEDITATION 201
This class will build upon the postures, rhythmic breathing and meditation learned in Gentle Yoga & Meditation  and assists in preparing you to enter regular fitness programming at the JCC.
Ongoing
Sundays, March 8-May 24
12-1:30pm
Members free / $120 nonmembers
Register

WALKING GROUP
This group offers participants the opportunity to learn pacing, build endurance, and increase energy, while uplifting spirits in a friendly and safe environment. There will be intervals of walking and some walking-specific light stretching and strengthening. Led by a cancer exercise specialist, walks will take place on the indoor track and will transition outdoors when the weather is nicer.
Thursdays, February 27-May 28 (No class on April 9, April 16)
10:30-11:30am
Register


NUTRITION

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. In partnership with The Cancer Institute at St. Francis Hospital. 
Please check back for our next session!


SUPPORT

PEER PARTNERS
This program is designed to promote peer-to-peer support for cancer survivors who are newly diagnosed, in treatment, or recovering from surgery and for those who have recently completed treatment. Your partner will help you ease into NMCWC and introduce you to the various programs, events, resources, and support that we offer.

For more information and to be connected with a partner, contact Reisa Brafman, 516.484.1545 ext. 228, rbrafman@sjjcc.org.

DISCUSSION GROUP FOR ALL

Meet with others to discuss assorted topics related to your experience. Caregivers welcome.
Ongoing
Meets the first and third Friday of each month
12-12:45pm

DISCUSSION GROUP FOR MALE CANCER SURVIVORS 
This group is designed for all male cancer survivors of any age, to form connections with others in similar circumstances. Peer lead by Scott Gassman, cancer survivor and change management practitioner.
Ongoing
Meets the first Monday of each month

DISCUSSION GROUP FOR METASTATIC, ADVANCED, OR RECURRENT CANCER SURVIVORS
This drop-in group is for those with metastatic, advanced or recurrent cancer. Together, we’ll offer support, resources and encouragement, while sharing experiences and building relationships.
Ongoing
Meets the second and fourth Friday of each month
12-12:45pm

POWER OF WORDS
Join teacher and writer Leslie Popkin and put pen to paper as you awaken the writer within. Record your thoughts, philosophies on life, and more.
Ongoing
Mondays, 2pm
To register, contact Reisa Brafman, 516.484.1545 ext. 228, rbrafman@sjjcc.org.

 

“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”