What’s Happening This Week in Our Cancer Community?
March 10th – March 16th
Municipality of Anchorage Area
Monday,Mar 10th:Basic Acrylic Painting (Beta). This is a beta class only open to cancer care staff. Regular classes will be open to anyone touched by cancer starting next week (March 17th). Join popular local artist Katie Sevigny as she teaches the basics of painting with acrylics on canvas. Learn how to combine colors and make your art pop on the canvas. If you are interested in attending this beta session,please email me at email@example.com. Space is limited. Alaska Regional Hospital,Building C,Suite 405,6pm-8pm
Tuesday,Mar 11th:US Too Guys Coffee and Shmoozing. Join Anchorage’s prostate and testicular support group in sharing,asking questions or just listening. It’s a great time to get to know one another and spend some time with those that probably know a thing or two about what you are going through. Every Tuesday,11am. Starbucks in the Aurora Village Carrs on Northern Lights and Minnesota. firstname.lastname@example.org or 250-6878.
Tuesday,Mar 11th:American Cancer Society Support Group. Weekly support group for cancer patients,survivors,family and caregivers. Every Tuesday,7-8:30pm at Wells Fargo Bank. 301 W. Northern Lights,second floor conference room. 258-1937.
Wednesday,Mar 12th:Encaustics 101 (Beta). This is a beta class only open to Anchorage Young Cancer Coalition. Regular classes will be open to anyone touched by cancer starting next week (March 19th). Introducing the basics of encaustic working with hot beeswax and pigments. Each week they will show you different techniques. You will have the opportunity to work on projects in your own vision. If you are interested in attending this beta session,please email me at email@example.com. Space is limited. Alaska Regional Hospital,Building C,Suite 405,6pm-8pm
Thursday,Mar 13th: Alaska Native Medical Center Cancer Support Group. Every Thursday for Native Alaskan’s only at ANMC from 4-5pm.729-1179.
Friday,Mar 14th:Women LISTEN Support Group. Any woman with any type of cancer is invited to attend. Weekly support group meetings every Friday 10—11:30AM at the Natural Pantry in the University Mall on Old Seward Hwy. All are welcome- Newly Diagnosed to Long Term Survivor. 222-6285,firstname.lastname@example.org or www.womenlisten.org.
Friday,Mar 14th:Look Good,Feel Better. Teaches women how to cope with the appearance-related side effect of treatment. Taught by professional cosmetologists,this program is open to all women undergoing cancer treatment,and it’s free. Classes held at Alaska Regional Hospital,Building C,Suite 414. Space is limited,so please call Jennifer Latva-Kiskola at 264-1431 to reserve your spot.
Saturday,Mar 15th: Socializing 101. Re-finding joy in socializing after the death of a partner. A social gathering of new beginnings—learning together how to enjoy a movie when you are afraid it will be a love story,discover a new restaurant without your best friend,dance when you don’t have a partner and laugh without feeling guilty. Contact email@example.com or call Hospice of Anchorage,561-5322 for more info. Meets 1-2:30 every 3rd Saturday of the month at varying locations.
Forget Me Not Grief Program. Grief Program for children,teens and the adults who love them. 6:30-8:00pm,twice a month at Lake Otis Elementary School. 223-9910,561-5322 or firstname.lastname@example.org to register (required) or for more info.
Mat-Su Valley Area
Friday,Mar 14th:Healing Yoga on Fridays. A gentle Immune-Restorative Class complimented with restful poses and Yogic breathing for relaxation. Poses/Asanas are gentle,compassionate,and are done in a chair. Registration necessary. Donation. No one will be turned away! 10:30-11:45a.m. 280 N. Main Street,Wasilla,99654 Located below Cederholm Insurance. Register with Linda at 373-9644 or email email@example.com. http://anjaliyogaroom.com/
Kenai Peninsula Area
Tuesday,Mar 11th: Coffee with Don. Meet with fellow prostate cancer survivors to go over any new information/resources that have been encountered,talk about how to help anyone who has contacted the Kenai Peninsula Prostate Cancer Support Group and just have fellowship and support. Available to anyone (look for blue PC baseball hats). Every Tuesday at 11am. Kenai Safeway Store in Kenai,AK. 283-9206.
Monday,Mar 10th: Team Survivor Perseverance Walk/Run Program. Monday walking group focuses on heart rate. Meets at 5:30 p.m. each week from Downtown/Valley Juneau Racquet Clubs. Call Nicki Germain (Downtown) at 907-957-0381 and Sara Peacock (Valley) at 789-7081 for more information. www.teamsurvivorak.org.
Online and Teleconferences
Thursday,Mar 13th:Ask The Experts:Legal and Career Advice. How do I deal with the gap on my resume from taking time off for treatment? Can I use the Family and Medical Leave Act for my weekly chemo appointments? What are my insurance options if I’m unemployed? Join in on one (or all!) of our 90-minute teleconferences where you can ask any and all questions you may have for a career coach or legal expert.
Our art classes are starting March 17th and are open for anyone who has been touched by cancer. Patients,survivors,caregivers,friends,and family. For more information,please visit our website! www.alaskacancercarealliance.org