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Municipality of Anchorage Area
Monday, Oct. 14th: Cancer Recovery Booster Classes:Recovering From Cancer:Restoring the Rhythms of Life with Integrative Medicine Approaches. Join Dr. Lyn Freeman of Mind Matters Research,as she describes which protocols and components every cancer patient and survivor should consider implementing as part of a comprehensive integrative medicine approach. 6:30 –7:30 pm. Alaska Regional Hospital Medical Plaza,Classrooms 1 &2 on the Mezzanine Level. Call 264-1113 or email audry.patrick@
Tuesday,Oct. 15th: 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,Oct. 16th: Lymphedema Education Class. Learn about lymphedema,your risks and prevention/treatment. Providence Cancer Center,2nd Floor. 1-2pm. 212-6872.
Wednesday,Oct. 16th: I Can Cope:Nutrition During Cancer Treatment. The Providence Cancer Center and the American Cancer Society brings you this cooking series. Providence BP Cancer Resource Center Artventure room,1st floor. 2-3:30pm. 212-6870 to RSVP.
Thursday,Oct. 17th: “The Well” Caregiver Support Group: Open conversation topics with family/friends for caregivers. Meets Thursdays from 2-3pm. Providence Cancer Center (1st Floor). 212-6870 to RSVP.
Thursday,Oct. 17th: Alaska Native Medical Center Cancer Support Group. Every Thursday for Native Alaskan’s only at ANMC from 4-5pm.729-1179.
Thursday, Oct. 17th: New Norm Cancer Survivorship Series Workshop #4:The Affordable Care Act and Its Benefits For Cancer Patients and Survivors in 2014. Northrim Benefits Group and their new division,Enroll Alaska,which is focused on individual health coverage for the nearly 66,000 uninsured or underinsured Alaskans,will be presenting and educating on the many benefits of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Come learn about how Enroll Alaska will help guide individuals through the new insurance marketplaces that have been created with the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and help those who may qualify for immediate tax subsidies,specifically for those who have been affected by cancer. Alaska Regional Hospital Cancer Care Center:2801 DeBarr Road,Building C,Suite 414. 6:30-8pm. (907) 264-1501 to RSVP.
Thursday,Oct. 17th: Anchorage Breast Cancer Support Group: For women and men at any stage of surviving breast cancer. Rooms U2281 and 2285. Meets the 3rd Thursday of the month,6:30 – 8pm,at Providence Alaska Medical Center Cancer Center. 212-6870.
Friday,Oct. 18th: 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, bj4wmnlisten@gmail.
Saturday,Oct. 19th: 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 kris@
Mat-Su Valley Area
Wednesday,Oct. 9th: Wednesday Night at the Museum:Oncology Rehabilitation Presentation. Join Advanced Physical Therapy on a presentation about how Oncology Rehabilitation benefits cancer survivors by assisting with side-effects from treatment. 5-7pm Dorothy G. Page Museum (323 N Main Street) http://www.
Wednesday,Oct. 16th: Palmer Senior Center Health Fair. Free Medical Screenings and Low Cost High Quality Blood Tests. 1132 S. Chugach,Palmer. 8-11:30am. (907) 278-0234, email@example.com,or http://alaskahealthfair.
Friday-Sunday,Oct. 18th,19th &20th: The Cost of Living,Revisited. A once-act play about surviving breast cancer. This is an all volunteer production. All donations will support breast cancer patients in the Mat-Su Valley in partnership with the Alaska Cancer Care Alliance. Friday &Saturday,7pm,Sunday,3pm. Alaska Club Theatre in Wasilla. Contact 376-5956 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Kenai Peninsula Area
Tuesday,Oct. 15th: 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. 283-920
Monday,Oct. 14th: 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.
Saturday,Oct. 19th: North Pole Community Health Fair. Free Medical Screenings and Low Cost High Quality Blood Tests. North Pole Plaza Mall,301 N Santa Claus Lane,North Pole. 8am-12pm. (907) 278-0234, email@example.com,or http://alaskahealthfair.
Saturday,Oct. 19th: Kodiak Community Health Fair. Free Medical Screenings and Low Cost High Quality Blood Tests. Kodiak College,117 Benny Benson Drive,Kodiak. 8am-12pm. (907) 278-0234, firstname.lastname@example.org,or http://alaskahealthfair.
Online and Teleconferences
Tuesday,Oct. 15th: Cancer Care Connect Teleconference:Caregivers:Coping with a Loved One’s Metastatic Prostate Cancer. 9:30-10:30am. www.
Wednesday,Oct. 16th: Living Beyond Breast Cancer Teleconference:Metastatic Breast Cancer Part One:A Research Update. Learn the latest in metastatic breast cancer news and disability rights. Register online @ www.lbbc.org. 8-9am.
Wednesday,Oct. 16th: How Do I Pick a Medicare Plan? Learn about Medicare basics and what approaches you can take when picking plans. 11am. To register: https://www2.
Wednesday,Oct. 16th: Cancer and Careers Teleconference: Ask The Experts:Legal and Career Advice. Teleconference addresses how to deal with the gap on your resume from taking time off for treatment,if you can use the Family and Medical Leave Act for your weekly chemo appointments,and your insurance options if you are unemployed? 2:30pm. www.cancerandcareers.
Attention Breast Cancer Survivors: Women breast cancer survivors are invited to participate in an Internet study about problems experienced after primary treatment for breast cancer. To be eligible for the study you need to (1) have completed treatment (radiation,chemotherapy,and/or surgery) between 1 day and 5 years ago,(2) be age 21 or older,(3) be diagnosed with breast cancer stage I – III,(4) have Internet access. The study will take approximately 60 minutes to complete. Compensation will be provided for your participation. To see if you are eligible for our study,please go to: https://www.surveymonkey.
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 email@example.com
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At Alaska Regional Hospital,Cancer Care Center (lunch provided): 2801 DeBarr Road,Building C,Suite 414
Workshop 1: Long-Term Physical Side Effects of Cancer Treatment
Join Oncology nurses in a presentation and discussion of long-term cancer treatment (such as surgery,chemotherapy,radiation,hormone therapy,etc.) side effects.
When: Thursday,September 20th,12-1pm
Workshop 2:The Psychological Impacts of Cancer
Come and learn about the psychological impacts that can result from a cancer diagnosis and treatment as well as some easy techniques to help reduce stress,assist mind-body harmony and thereby promote healing with Virginia Cress Parret,Ph.D.,Behavioral Scientist.
When: Thursday,September 27th,12-1pm
Learn about how exercise can help you play a vital role in your survivorship by increasing your energy,reducing risk of recurrence,boosting your immune system and by just making you feel better. Irene Jordet,BS,MBT,of Alaska Regional Hospital’s Oncology Rehabilitation Program,arms patients and survivors with knowledge and tools to kick-start and/or re-boot healthy lifestyle habits.
When: Thursday,October 4th,12-1pm
Join the Alaska Cancer Care Alliance and a Dr. Markian Babij,ND,FABNO to discuss healthy choices before,during and after cancer treatment. Learn about supporting the immune system,making lifestyle changes and the latest in research on nutrition.
New Norm Series in the Mat-Su Valley: Location:Mat Su Regional Hospital,Matanuska Room
Workshop 1: Long-Term Physical Side Effects of Cancer Treatment
Join Radiation and Medical Oncology nurses in a presentation and discussion of long-term cancer treatment (such as surgery,chemotherapy,radiation,hormone therapy,etc.) side effects.
When: Thursday,September 20th:6:30-8pm
Workshop 2: Cancer Prevention and Your Dinner Plate
What Is the Connection?
Join the Alaska Cancer Care Alliance and Rebecca J Moore RD,LD,CDE/ Assistant Director of Nutritional Services with the Mat-Su Regional Medical Center to discuss healthy choices before,during and after cancer treatment. Learn about supporting the immune system,making lifestyle changes and the latest in research on nutrition.
When: Thursday,September 27th:6:30-8pm
Learn about how exercise can help you play a vital role in your survivorship by increasing your energy,boosting your immune system and by just making you feel better. Cindy Decker,RN of Providence’s Oncology Rehabilitation Center arms patients and survivors with knowledge and tools to kick-start and/or re-boot healthy lifestyle habits.
When: Thursday,October 11th:6:30-8pm
Workshop 4:Mind/Body Connection
Come and learn some easy techniques to help reduce stress,assist mind-body harmony and thereby promote healing with Caryn Gonzales,ANP,FNP-C,PMHNP-BC,IBCLC,and a Psychiatric &Family Nurse Practitioner located in Palmer. In this class we will learn about the mind-body connection and learn different imagery and mindfulness practices being studied that are relevant to cancer.
Cancer is tough:mentally,physically,emotionally and last but not least:financially. Whether it be the lack of insurance,being underinsured,navigating what insurance covers,or organizing finances to adjust to the new burden,this aspect of the disease is a stressful one. That’s why ACCA hosted a “Financial Workshop”with experts in the field of insurance,social work,financial consulting,Medicaid,Medicare and many other resources to gather in one room for survivors to ask questions and work through some of these burdens in person at no cost. People brought their insurance papers,questions and concerns and we put our heads together to help them. If we could help 1 person we would be happy but a dozen or so had great things to say such as:
Due to the wonderful feedback from the participants and experts,we will be hosting another workshop in the near future. If you are interested and would like to give your feedback as to the kind of information you are looking to get help with,contact 264-1501 for more information.