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All Cancer Wellness Services

Nancy Marx Cancer Wellness Center Programs

Effective Jan 1, 2022 – Dec 31, 2024

WELLNESS SERVICES FOR ALL SURVIVORS
Through virtual discussion groups and re-energizing forms of exercise, survivors of all cancer types can gain support and build their physical health with other members facing similar circumstances.

If you are new to Nancy Marx Cancer Wellness Center, please contact Joy Rubel, LMSW, 516.484.1545 ext. 293 jrubel@sjjcc.org. For a description of each class, see below the calendar. Please note certain discussion groups meet twice a month, not weekly, as noted in the below descriptions.

FEATURED EVENTS

EXERCISE FOR WOMEN WITH BREAST/GYNECOLOGIC CANCER
Full-body conditioning tailored to meet the needs of breast/gynecologic cancer survivors. Lace-up your sneakers and join us for a 45-minute workout and 10-minute post-class discussion.
Mondays (virtual)
10-10:45am

POWER OF WORDS WRITING WORKSHOP
People benefit from connecting with their thoughts and feelings; writing is a way to achieve that. Our weekly sessions – comprised of writers of all levels, are a space to form friendships and share what is on their minds easily.
Mondays (virtual)
2:30pm

BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS
Meet with other breast/gynecologic cancer survivors in a safe space to share information and support one another throughout your journey. This group will meet in person.
Tuesdays
10-11am

BALANCE. ALIGNMENT. MOVEMENT
Join this class to learn slow, gentle movements and physical postures, a meditative state of mind, and controlled breathing.
Tuesdays
11:15am-12pm

STRENGTH + STRETCH 
A blended session of Pilates and yoga with a focus on breath-to-movement flow.
Wednesdays
10-10:45am

DISCUSSION GROUP FOR CAREGIVERS OF SURVIVORS WITH METASTATIC, RECURRENT, OR ADVANCED CANCER
Open to caregivers of cancer survivors with any type of cancer. This is specifically for spouses and partners. Join us to connect with others, receive and share support and resources. Facilitated by Randy Hight, LCSW.
Held every first and third Wednesday of the month
7-8pm

YOGA
Spend your morning by participating in a combination of postures, rhythmic breathing, and meditation to reduce fatigue, anxiety, and restore a feeling of wellness.
Thursdays
11am-12pm

DISCUSSION GROUP FOR MALE CANCER SURVIVORS
This group is designed for male cancer survivors of any age to form connections, share resources, and support each other. Peer-led by Scott Gassman, cancer survivor, facilitator, and change management practitioner.
Held the second and fourth Thursday of the month
3-4pm

WALKING GROUP FOR ALL SURVIVORS
Get your steps in while walking with our social worker and others at the Nassau County Museum of Art or on our indoor track at SJJCC.
Thursdays
10am

HOPE AND HEALING TOGETHER GENERAL CANCER DISCUSSION GROUP
Connect with fellow cancer survivors in a supportive environment to share experiences, gain valuable insights, and discover empowering strategies throughout your journey. This discussion group is open to all cancer diagnoses.
Fridays
10-11:15am

RESTORATIVE SEATED EXERCISE 
Full Body Conditioning tailored to meet the needs of all cancer survivors.
Fridays
10:30-11:15am

DISCUSSION GROUP FOR METASTATIC, ADVANCED, OR RECURRENT CANCER SURVIVORS
Open to those with metastatic, advanced, or recurrent cancer. Offers a safe space to connect with others, and receive and share support and resources.
Fridays
1:30-2:15pm

EAT. CHAT. MOVE!
Breast and gynecologic cancer survivors exercise and discuss positive nutrition habits in a safe and supportive environment. In partnership with The Cancer Institute at St. Francis Hospital.

 

MEET THE INSTRUCTORS

Joy Rubel, LMSW

Cancer Wellness Social Worker

(516) 484-1545 x293

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Susan Stein, LMSW, JD

Cancer Wellness Social Worker

(516) 484-1545 x232

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