Workshops & Events
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Talking With Our ChildrenWednesday, February 20, 2019 12:00 pm
If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with cancer, one of your first thoughts may be: How do I tell the children?
Adults often fear telling children that cancer has come into the family. We all want to keep the children we love happy and it’s hard to think of talking to them about something that will make them—and us—upset.
The thing is, children are very sensitive to what is happening around them. They can sense when something is wrong and the adults they love aren’t talking to them about it. Children also have very active imaginations. Not telling a child what the family is facing leaves them to imagine situations that are often worse than things really are. Young children may also believe that something they have done has caused the problem. Not being able to talk about their concerns can leave them feeling isolated, alone, sad or worried. Although telling your children about a cancer diagnosis is hard, it is important and necessary. Presented by Cancer Support Community.
Tips to Reducing Cost of CareWednesday, February 27, 2019 12:00 pm
Dealing with a cancer diagnosis can bring on several unexpected expenses. Watch the webinar, Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Tips for Reducing Cost of Care, to learn more about how you can manage these costs. You will hear from a financial counselor and a consultant well versed in how practices can best support patients. This webinar includes both a slide presentation and Q&A session with the speakers. Presented by Cancer Support Community.
Cancer Nutrition Tips & TruthsFriday, March 1, 2019 11:00 am
Are you confused about what is fact when it comes to nutrition and cancer? Everyone seems to have an opinion on what you should eat but you wonder which suggestions actually have evidence. In this session, we will cover topics including popular nutrition myths, 5 core truths about nutrition and cancer, nutrition tips for managing side effects, and what to eat for optimal well-being for cancer survivors during and after treatment. Get your questions answered as Julie coaches you through facts, truths and practical methods to decide what’s right for you! Presented by TriageCancer.org.
Coping with Common Side Effects: Hormone Therapy Side EffectsWednesday, March 6, 2019 12:00 pm
Strategies for Eating Well on the JobWednesday, March 13, 2019 12:00 pm
Maintaining a balanced diet while juggling work and cancer is often key for keeping up energy levels, managing symptoms at work and feeling better overall. However, between treatment-related challenges (such as restricted diets, medication schedules, etc.) and workplace challenges (such as limited time, stress and unreliable storage options) often make that easier said than done. This session explores some of the unique nutritional needs of working cancer survivors and practical solutions for health eating during the work day. Topics discussed include:
- How proper nutrition and eating habits can help you manage treatment side-effects on the job
- Best practices for planning and preparing meals for your workdays
- Tips for getting around obstacles to eating healthy at the office
- And more!
Presented by Suzanne Gerdes, MS, RD, CDN, Clinical Outpatient Dietitian-Nutritionist, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and Holly Mills, MS, RD, CSO, Oncology Dietitian, John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center.
Presented by Cancer & Careers.
Don’t Drown in Medical DebtWednesday, March 20, 2019 12:00 pm
If you’re a young adult with a cancer history, you probably know that feeling in your stomach that you get each time a medical bill shows up, or the phone rings with a collections agency on the other end. As most of us already know well, medical debt can have wide-ranging consequences that negatively impact your credit and your future. While you may be struggling today, there are steps you can take to reduce and hopefully eventually eliminate that debt entirely! In this Webinar, Monica Bryant, Esq., COO at Triage Cancer will share strategies to: avoid medical debt before you find yourself in over your head, reduce medical debt once it starts to add up, and shift and prioritize your regular expenses. Additionally, you’ll learn more about resources available to help negotiate medical bills, how credit counseling agencies can be helpful, and why self-advocacy is such an important part of recovering from debt.
Presented by TriageCancer.org.
You and Your Body: Cancer, Intimacy and SexualityWednesday, March 27, 2019 12:00 pm
This webinar will explore how cancer diagnosis and treatments affect intimacy, body image and sexual function. Learn about sexual response; how cancer treatment impacts sexual response; and lots of tools to build bridges back to intimacy and sexual pleasure.
Presented by TriageCancer.org.
Working Through TreatmentWednesday, April 10, 2019 12:00 pm
Once you have decided to work through treatment, it’s important to create a plan and think through the various steps that you can take to make the process as smooth as possible. During this webinar we will discuss how to do this, covering topics that include:
- What and whom to tell when disclosing a cancer diagnosis in the workplace
- Workplace laws that protect patients at both the federal and state levels and how to use them
- How to arrange reasonable accommodations in the workplace under the ADA
- Practical strategies to manage treatment side effects and modify their schedule in the workplace
Presented by Cancer & Careers.
Coping with Common Side Effects: Managing Bone HealthWednesday, April 17, 2019 12:00 pm
Presented by Cancer Support Community.
Managing Immunotherapy Side EffectsWednesday, April 24, 2019 12:00 pm
Watch the webinar, Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Managing Immunotherapy Side Effects to learn about common short- and long-term side effects experienced by patients on immunotherapy, as well as tips to cope and manage these side effects. The webinar consists of presentations from panelists, followed by an interactive discussion where the panelists answer questions. Presented by Cancer Support Community.
Feel Good FridaysFriday, February 22, 2019Friday, March 15, 2019Friday, April 12, 2019 11:00 am
An opportunity to DIY and tap into your creative side while spending time with friends. Materials provided.
January- Create decorative seasonal decor for your home or for a friend.
February- Relax and sip coffee while you color and socialize with friends.
March- Survivorship Sustainability Foods full of nutritional value to boost healing and overall health.
April- Mindful Mandalas using creative colors and craft supplies.
Scarf-Tying WorkshopTuesday, February 19, 2019 5:30 am
Presented by Best Bib & Tucker. Come to Stewart’s for a fun new workshop that teaches the many different ways to tie and wear scarves, not just for your head.
Natural Health: Natural Solutions to Better SleepMonday, February 25, 2019 6:00 pm
Struggling to get to sleep or issues staying asleep can negatively affect all aspects of your life. Battling an illness, taking medications, and nutritional deficiencies can all play a factor in getting a good night’s rest. Join Dr. Amanda Weeks Hirz of Whole Body Health and discover the reasons why your body isn’t letting you rest and learn tips and tricks to getting better sleep.
BeautyCounterFriday, March 1, 2019 10:00 am
Spring is here and we want to make sure that we feel confident and beautiful for all of the seasons festivities. Come enjoy some light snacks and refreshments while we learn about the best ways to pamper ourselves throughout spring & summer.
Stress ManagementMonday, March 25, 2019 6:00 pm
Stress is everywhere! This program examines different types of stress, treatments and interventions for stress and a participatory activity at the end designed to promote laughter and stress reduction.
Presented by Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care.
Essential Oils Series: Green Cleaning with Essential OilsThursday, March 28, 2019 6:00 pm
Come learn about getting hands-on with doTerra Essential Oils and Green Cleaning methods. Rid your home and workplace of toxic chemicals and learn how to make effective and safe cleaning products.
No more gasping-reach for oil while cleaning the shower! There are many reasons to go natural with your cleaning methods and this class will teach you about essential oils, how they kill bacteria and are antimicrobial without all of the nasty and dangerous side effects from everyday household cleaning supplies.
What’s under your sink?
Presented by doTerra Diamond Wellness.
Essential Oils Series: Aromatouch InfusedThursday, April 4, 2019 6:00 pm
Join us as we learn about the “Aromatouch Method” of relaxation and how to bring the body back into homeostatis using oils. The AromaTouch Technique is an essential oil application applied to the back and the feet to create a feeling of overall wellness. We will provide an example of the benefits of aromatouch using the Hand Technique this evening for a guest.
Presented by doTerra Diamond Wellness.
BFF’s with Your BraMonday, April 29, 2019 6:00 pm
It is a constant struggle to find the perfect bra but with some tips and tricks, it can be easy and stress free! You can bring along your BFF and relax with us while we learn about what to look for in a bra. This workshop is intended for all.
Hope WalkSaturday, May 11, 2019 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Registration starts at 9:00am. The walk will begin at 10:00am.
Hustle for the Hope Walk
Bring a friend and join us as we hustle to prepare for the annual Stewart’s Hope Walk in May. We will meet each week in April at designated parks for guided walking. Weather permitting. Registration is Requested.
Friday, April 5th at 12:30pm at Croghan Park
Friday, April 12th at 12:30pm at Nature Realm
Friday, April 19th at 12:30pm at Copley Park
Friday, April 26th at 12:30pm at Nature Realm
University Hospital Speaker EventMonday, April 15, 2019 6:00 pm
Dr. Lee, of University Hospital, oversees the clinical, research and educational programs related to supportive and integrative oncology. At this informative event, he will be providing this insight and answering questions for the participants at Stewart’s.
Hula Hoop Flow WorkshopFriday, April 26, 2019 10:00 am
In this special workshop with Anne Laing, we will be using special hula-hoops that make it easier to use while we learn simple tricks, moves and insert some yoga to create a fun exercise experience. Registration Requested.
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