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    February 2021      

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12:00pm

Breast Surgery Pre (Zoom)

Breast Surgery Pre-Op Class, ISCI (Zoom)

Learn what you need to know before, during and after breast cancer surgery: lymph node biopsy, managing drains and discomfort, showering, moving comfortably, bra/prosthesis options, and more. Family/friends welcome. Registration is required. Facilitator: Laura Kaminski, RN, BSN, OCN.

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1:00pm

Cardio & Core (Zoom)

Cardio & Core 2021 (Zoom)

Using your own body weight and light resistance, this class will help build endurance, and stamina, whilst strengthening all the muscles that make up your core. If you’re looking to get your heart and total body stronger, this class is for you! If you do not have weights at home you may substitute with water bottles, canned, goods, bags of dried beans or rice. Registration is required

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1:00pm

Art Therapy/Long-t (Zoom)

Art Therapy for Long-Term Survivors (Zoom)

Experience the power of your creativity through art therapy, relaxation, and mindfulness using our virtual platform! Join us as we engage in the creative process and stay connected during quarantine. No prior artistic experience is necessary, just a willingness to explore and be a part of a supportive and creative community. Consider compiling any of the following materials in preparation for the group: paper, drawing/writing utensils, and any preferred art medium, such as paint, colored pencils, pastels, or collage materials. * This group is for those off treatment or bereaved for more than 2 years. Facilitator: Jane Woo, MA, ATR-BC. Registration is required to receive Zoom invite.

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2:30pm

Gentle Yoga -Zoom (Zoom)

Gentle Yoga - Zoom (Zoom)

Blending gentle movement to increase flexibility and stamina, breath work and guided relaxation to help restore balance and harmony to your body and mind. You'll learn movements that stretch, strengthen and relax muscles. Registration is required.

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FULL class. Check back for possible openings.

10:00am

Legacy Writing (Zoom)

Legacy Writing: Harvesting Our Life Experience (Zoom)

Legacy writing brings forth our beliefs, values, principles, hopes, dreams and the wisdom of our life experience.   Also known as an Ethical Will, this kind of writing looks at the past with an eye toward the future and can help us live more intentionally and with greater purpose in the present.  Join Deborah Ross, LPC, Certified Journal Therapist for this new offering at LWC.   Trained by Rachael Freed, the creator of this program, Deborah will guide you through the writing process and no prior writing experience is required. Regaistration required.  

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Part of a series--automatically signs you up for all dates in series.

10:00am

Music Therapy (Zoom)

Music Therapy Jan - Feb 2021 (Zoom)

Music Therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music to further development, emotional, physical, and social goals in an individual. Music therapy can help support the physical and psycho-social needs of patients and family members who are dealing with cancer. This series will offer the opportunity to discover how the healing nature of rhythm and sound can be integrated into your cancer experience. Sessions may include music meditation, guided visualization, live improvisation, drumming, toning, song writing and song sensation. No past music experience is necessary, just a willingness to explore and be a part of a supportive, creative community. Registration is required, and attendance at each session is recommended as each week will build on the week prior. Facilitated by: Raymond Leone, MMT, MT-BC.

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11:00am

Meditation (Zoom)

Meditation &Guided Imagery - 2021 (Zoom)

This class is appropriate for all fitness levels. Using bolsters, blocks, and blankets to support your body, you will easily melt into a pose. Gentle stretches, breath work, and guided meditation deepen your practice. If you do not have these props at home, pillows, blankets and towels can be substituted. . Registration is required..

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11:00am

Drop in MBCR AM (Zoom)

Drop In Mindfulness Based Cancer Recovery Meditation 2021 - AM (Zoom)

For those that completed the 6-session Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recovery Program. This monthly meditation group is designed to support continued learning from MBCR Series. Registration is required. Facilitator: Michelle Ferretti, LCSW, OSW-C.

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1:00pm

Yoga Sculpt - AM (Zoom)

Yoga Sculpt - Daytime (Zoom)

Yoga Sculpt combines yoga, light weight training, core work and cardio, for a full body wor kout. It is designed to help tone and strengthen muscles, and improve balance and overall fitness.Have a small towel and water available. Registration is required.

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FULL class. Check back for possible openings.

2:00pm

Mind over Matter (Zoom)

Mind over Matter Jan 12 - Feb. 9, 2021 (Zoom)

This 5-session program uses evidenced-based strategies to help decrease feelings of anxiety and depression; and, increase a sense of well-being. Each week new tools using cognitive and behavioral approaches and mind/body strategies will be introduced and practiced, therefore weekly attendance is expected. Facilitators: David McGinness, LCSW, OSW-C & Lauren Broschak, LCSW, OSW-C. Registeration is required.

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Part of a series--automatically signs you up for all dates in series.

2:30pm

StayStrong AM (Zoom)

StayStrong - Daytime (Zoom)

Need to build muscle and strength as well as maintain your cardio fitness? StayStrong is what you’re looking for. This all level class builds muscle and strength by incorporating weights and body weight to get and keep you strong. You may substitute water bottles, canned, goods, bags of dried beans or rice for weights. Registration is required.

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5:30pm

Young Women MBC (Zoom)

Young Women with Metastatic Breast Cancer 2021 (Zoom)

Women in their 20s, 30s and 40s with metastatic breast cancer are invited to meet with others in a supportive environment to learn how to best navigate survivorship. If attending for the first time call Maureen Broderick 703-391-4180 or Shairna Curtis 703-391-4575. Registration required.

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6:00pm

Breast CA Rehab (Zoom)

Breast Cancer Rehab Program 2021 (Zoom)

During this six-week series, women who have completed treatment for breast cancer will learn what to expect while transitioning from breast cancer treatment to survivorship. Participants must be out of active treatment.For questions, please call: 571-472 -0744. Experts in the field will present on: Survivorship & Surveillance - Learn what to expect as you transition from breast cancer treatment to survivorship. An oncology nurse navigator will review active surveillance, scan criteria, and follow up guidelines. Discussion of endocrine therapy & tips for managing associated side effects. Facilitated by Laura Kaminski, BSN, RN, OCN Survivorship Nutrition: Registered Dietitian Lauren Fay, will review the latest evidence, based on the American Institute for Cancer Research's recommendations for survivorship nutrition, and provide ideas and resources on how to adjust your own diet to help decrease the risk of cancer recurrence. Brain Fog: "If you have experienced changes in thinking, memory, or attention since being diagnosed with cancer, you may be experiencing Brain Fog. This presentation will help you gain an understanding of the symptoms of, factors that can contribute to, and practical advice for how you can manage Brain Fog. Facilitated by Tyler Pudleiner, MS. Coping with Emotional Impact of Survivorship: Survivorship can bring on unanticipated emotional reactions, including anxiety. Through this interactive experience, you will gain further insight and understanding into emotions many experience when transitioning into survivorship, factors that contribute, and techniques to help manage and cope. Facilitated by Lauren Broschak, MSW, LCSW. PT/OT/SLP in your Recover/Survivorship: Do feel you are “living with the side effects” of your cancer and the effects of all the treatments you have had? Do you have pain, peripheral neuropathy, lymphedema, loss of range of motion and/or strength, impaired coordination, balance, or cognition? This presentation will help you gain a better understanding of therapy options available to you to help you return to your best self. Facilitated by Theresa Bell, MSPT, CLT-LANA. Sexual Health: This session was added because of the feedback we heard from you! Most women diagnosed with breast cancer experience some type of change in their sexual health. You will learn from an oncology nurse navigator about changes in sexual health and sexuality after a cancer diagnosis, interventions and resources available, and how to take the first steps in advocating for your sexual health care needs. We will also explore how sexual health is an important component of quality of life (QOL). Facilitated by Rebecca DiPatri, BSN, RN, OCN.

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Part of a series--automatically signs you up for all dates in series.

7:00pm

Look Good,,. Feel

Look Good... Feel Better - Virtual Class

Look Good Feel Better Live! Virtual Workshops provide live instruction, tips, and tricks for dealing with appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment during a free one-hour, online workshop with a licensed beauty professional. Please select one ONE workshop date and sign up right away to ensure a spot. Once you sign up through Life with Cancer you will be sent a link to register for the class. Skin care and makeup kits will be mailed prior to the class, so you must register at least TWO WEEKS IN ADVANCE.

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7:00pm

Zumba -Zoom (Zoom)

Zumba - Zoom (Zoom)

Zumba combines slow and fasat rhythms with resistance training, while toning the body and cardiovascular system. Adding some Latin flavor and enthusiasm to the mix, it can help to lift your mood and improve your general sense of wellbeing. Registration is required.

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FULL class. Check back for possible openings.

7:15pm

Good Grief (Zoom)

Good Grief Jan 19 - March 9, 2021 (Zoom)

This eight-week series provides an opportunity to join with others who have experienced the loss of a loved one with cancer within the past two years. We will discuss and explore the grieving process, accepting and expressing emotions, supporting children and other family members, changes in role and lifestyle, and coping with special dates. Facilitator: Sarah Brooks, LPC. Registration is required. For information contact Sarah Brooks, LPC, 703.472,4963 sarah.brooks@inova.org

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Part of a series--automatically signs you up for all dates in series.

 
11:00am

Barre Tone - Zoom (Zoom)

Barre Tone - Zoom (Zoom)

Jazz up your routine and have fun with the latest trend in a full body workout. Barre Tone is ideal for those who want to sculpt, strengthen, and increase flexibility, while enjoying the infusion of dance. Please have a sturdy chair and a mat available. Small ball or weights optional. Registration is required.

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1:00pm

Launch into Fitnes (Zoom)

Launch into Fitness-ZOOM (Zoom)

(Jan 6-27, 2021) An energizing workout combining cardio, strength and flexibility all modified to accommodate anyone with balance issues, recent surgeries or are just getting back into exercise. Participants move at their own pace. The class can be done while seated or standing. If you don't have weights at home you may substitute with water bottles, canned, goods, bags of dried beans or rice. Registration is required.

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1:00pm

Pancreatic CA Grou (Zoom)

Pancreatic Cancer Support Group 2021 (Zoom)

Join us as we explore ways to learn to live with pancreatic cancer and the many questions and challenges that come along with diagnosis and treatment. For patients only. Facilitators:  Karen Archer, MSW, LCSW and Shairna Curtis, RN, BSN, OCN

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2:30pm

Yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra Mindfulness Meditation

Experience deeper levels of relaxation with this meditative practice that can be done lying down or seated. This meditation is for all levels and no experience is required. Blankets, pillows, and towels may be used as supportive props. Registration is required.

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3:00pm

Colorectal Surgery (Zoom)

Colorectal Surgery Pre-op Education - Loudoun (Zoom)

If you are scheduled for colorectal surgery at Inova Loudoun Hospital, this class will help you prepare. An oncology nurse navigator, an ostomy nurse, and a registered dietitian will present an overview of what to expect. Family members may attend without registration. Facilitator: Mary Kay Mecca RN, BSN, OCN. Questions? Contact MaryKay.Mecca@Inova.org or call 703.858-6615.

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5:00pm

Ask a Dietitian (Zoom)

Ask a Dietitian - Zoom (Zoom)

Nutrition can be a complicated science, and confusion surrounding what you choose to eat can become stressful! Registered Dietitian, Lauren Fay, will be available to answer your nutrition-related questions. She will provide evidence-based answers to clarify any confusion you may have. Registration is required.

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5:30pm

Breast Surgery Pre (Zoom)

Breast Surgery Pre-Op Class, FO (Zoom)

Learn what you need to know before, during and after breast cancer surgery: node biopsy, managing drains and discomfort, bathing, moving comfortably, prostheses, and more. Family/friends welcome. Registration required.

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6:00pm

EZ Tai Chi (Zoom)

EZ Tai Chi - Zoom (Zoom)

Paired with a tai-chi-based warm-up and cool down exercise EZ Tai Chi addresses the key components of fitness while relieving tension, stress and improving balance. Using the "Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi" protocol, you’ll learn 5 easy-to-remember movements that can be practiced at home, work or while traveling. Registration is required

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6:00pm

FO Young Women BC (Zoom)

Young Women with Breast Cancer 2021, FO (Zoom)

Women in their 20s, 30s and 40s with non-metastatic breast cancer and from diagnosis up to two years completion of active treatment, are invited to meet with others in a supportive environment to learn how to best navigate survivorship. If attending for the first time call Maureen Broderick 703-391-4180 or Shairna Curtis 703-391-4575. Registration required.

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6:30pm

Lung Cancer (Zoom)

Lung Cancer Support Group 2021 (Zoom)

Join other patients, survivors, family members and friends to discuss the challenges of living with lung cancer and lung cancer treatments. Facilitators: Carrie Friedman, RN, BSN, OCN, and David McGinness, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C. Registration is required.

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6:30pm

FC Breast CA Group (Zoom)

Breast Cancer Support Group, Fairfax Area, 2021 (Zoom)

For women with stage 0-3 breast cancer who are no more than two years out of active treatment. Meet with others to gather information and learn how to best navigate survivorship. Register is required. Facilitators: Laura Kaminski, BSN, RN, OCN & Tyler Pudleiner, MSW.

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11:00am

Cardio Drumming (Zoom)

Cardio Drumming - Zoom (Zoom)

An energetic, full-body workout that’s just plain fun! You don’t need drum sticks or drums, just enthusiasm, and a willingness to move! Plan to substitute plastic kitchen utensils in lieu of drumsticks or, just use your arms. Registration is required.

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1:00pm

Buff Bones (Zoom)

Buff Bones - Daytime (Zoom)

Fun and functional, this workout helps build stronger bones as well as tone and fine-tune major muscle groups for strength and total-body conditioning. You’ll build strength by performing different types of movements using hand weights, bands, exercise balls and body weight. You may substitute water bottles, canned, goods, bags of dried beans or rice for weights. Registration is required.

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2:30pm

Restorative Yoga (Zoom)

Restorative Yoga - Zoom (Zoom)

This class is appropriate for all fitness levels. Using bolsters, blocks and blankets to support your body, you'll easily melt into a pose. Gentle stretches, breath work and guided meditation deepen your practice. If you don't have these props at home, pillows, blankets and towels can be substituted. . Registration is required..

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Call 703-698-2526 to register.
5:00pm

Mind over Matter (Zoom)

Mind Over Matter Jan 21 - Feb. 18,2021 (Zoom)

This 5-session program uses evidenced-based strategies to help decrease feelings of anxiety and depression; and, increase a sense of well-being. Each week new tools using cognitive and behavioral approaches and mind/body strategies will be introduced and practiced, therefore weekly attendance is expected. Facilitators: Karen Archer, LCSW, OSW-C & Sarah Bremen, MSW. Registration is required.

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Part of a series--automatically signs you up for all dates in series.

6:30pm

Melanoma (Zoom)

Melanoma Support Group 2021 (Zoom)

Patient and family members are invited to come together to discuss the challenges, and experiences following a Melanoma diagnosis. Registration is required. This group is facilitated by Kelly Conen Jablonski, MSW.

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00:00pm

Coalesce (Zoom)

Coalesce: An Advanced Breast Cancer Group (Zoom)

Meet with women of all ages to share life's joys and sorrows. This group has limited enrollment. For more information and to register, contact facilitator, Sarah Brooks MA, LPC at Sarah.Brooks@inova.org or call 703.698.2526.

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10:30am

Zumba Gold (Zoom)

Zumba Gold (Zoom)

Easy to follow choreography that promotes balance, range of motion, and coordination. Come prepared to sweat! Registration is required.

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1:30pm

Tai Chi (Zoom)

Tai Chi - Zoom (Zoom)

This ancient practice embodies China's most profound concepts and principles of health and movement. Based on softness and awareness (rather than force and resistance) it has been recognized for thousands of years as both a method of self-cultivation and form of self-defense. Practiced at a slow and even speed, Tai Chi promotes relaxation, straight posture, and balance. This class will teach basic movements. Registration is required.

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FULL class. Check back for possible openings.

9:00am

Energy Therapy

Distance Energy Therapy - Virtual

NEW! Our certified Reiki practitioners and Healing Touch providers are now offering distance energy therapy sessions. With focus and intent the providers will conduct the energy work. During your session time, it is desirable for you to sit or lie in a relaxed position, with your eyes closed, and just be open to receiving. Sign up today for a 30 minute session. PLEASE ONLY SIGN UP FOR ONE SESSION PER MONTH. LIMITED AVAILABILITY.

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FULL class. Check back for possible openings.

9:45am

Energy Therapy

Distance Energy Therapy - Virtual

NEW! Our certified Reiki practitioners and Healing Touch providers are now offering distance energy therapy sessions. With focus and intent the providers will conduct the energy work. During your session time, it is desirable for you to sit or lie in a relaxed position, with your eyes closed, and just be open to receiving. Sign up today for a 30 minute session. PLEASE ONLY SIGN UP FOR ONE SESSION PER MONTH. LIMITED AVAILABILITY.

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FULL class. Check back for possible openings.

10:30am

Energy Therapy

Distance Energy Therapy - Virtual

NEW! Our certified Reiki practitioners and Healing Touch providers are now offering distance energy therapy sessions. With focus and intent the providers will conduct the energy work. During your session time, it is desirable for you to sit or lie in a relaxed position, with your eyes closed, and just be open to receiving. Sign up today for a 30 minute session. PLEASE ONLY SIGN UP FOR ONE SESSION PER MONTH. LIMITED AVAILABILITY.

CLASS Details...>>


1:00pm

Cardio & Core (Zoom)

Cardio & Core 2021 (Zoom)

Using your own body weight and light resistance, this class will help build endurance, and stamina, whilst strengthening all the muscles that make up your core. If you’re looking to get your heart and total body stronger, this class is for you! If you do not have weights at home you may substitute with water bottles, canned, goods, bags of dried beans or rice. Registration is required

CLASS Details...>>


1:00pm

Art Therapy-Zoom (Zoom)

Healing Through Art Therapy - Zoom (Zoom)

Experience the power of art therapy, relaxation, and mindfulness using our virtual platform! Join us to embrace the creative process and stay connected during quarantine. No prior artistic experience is necessary, just a willingness to explore and be a part of a supportive and creative community. This group will provide opportunities for reflection, personal growth, and moving deeper than words. Consider compiling any of the following materials in preparation for the group: Paper, drawing/writing utensils, scissors, something to bind paper (ie: stapler, paperclip, string), magazine or personal pictures, fabric, meaningful 2-D items, etc. *This group is for those currently in treatment, out of treatment within 2 years, caregiver and bereaved within 2 years. Facilitator: Kelly Kuchinov MA, ATR-BC. Registration begins on the 1st of each month, and is required to receive Zoom invite.*

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2:30pm

Gentle Yoga -Zoom (Zoom)

Gentle Yoga - Zoom (Zoom)

Blending gentle movement to increase flexibility and stamina, breath work and guided relaxation to help restore balance and harmony to your body and mind. You'll learn movements that stretch, strengthen and relax muscles. Registration is required.

CLASS Details...>>


7:00pm

FC Caregiver (Zoom)

Caregiver Connection, FC (Zoom)

Meet for ongoing support in dealing with the challenges of caring for a loved one with cancer. Learn coping strategies and information related to cancer and its treatments. Facilitators: Rebecca H. DiPatri, BSN, RN, OCN and Tyler Pudleiner, MS. Registration required 48 hours in advance.

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FULL class. Check back for possible openings.

10:00am

Legacy Writing (Zoom)

Legacy Writing: Harvesting Our Life Experience (Zoom)

Legacy writing brings forth our beliefs, values, principles, hopes, dreams and the wisdom of our life experience.   Also known as an Ethical Will, this kind of writing looks at the past with an eye toward the future and can help us live more intentionally and with greater purpose in the present.  Join Deborah Ross, LPC, Certified Journal Therapist for this new offering at LWC.   Trained by Rachael Freed, the creator of this program, Deborah will guide you through the writing process and no prior writing experience is required. Regaistration required.  

CLASS Details...>>

Part of a series--automatically signs you up for all dates in series.

10:00am

Music Therapy (Zoom)

Music Therapy Jan - Feb 2021 (Zoom)

Music Therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music to further development, emotional, physical, and social goals in an individual. Music therapy can help support the physical and psycho-social needs of patients and family members who are dealing with cancer. This series will offer the opportunity to discover how the healing nature of rhythm and sound can be integrated into your cancer experience. Sessions may include music meditation, guided visualization, live improvisation, drumming, toning, song writing and song sensation. No past music experience is necessary, just a willingness to explore and be a part of a supportive, creative community. Registration is required, and attendance at each session is recommended as each week will build on the week prior. Facilitated by: Raymond Leone, MMT, MT-BC.

CLASS Details...>>


10:30am

Spirituality Quest (Zoom)

Spirituality Quest - Feb. 2021 (Zoom)

"Celebration of Love and Life, the discipline of self-love We often look externally for love, looking or searching for others to love or give us love. Often times we are not mindful of the thoughts that take up space in our minds and heart. This month, I would like challenge each of you to pause, and switch from the external to the internal; looking within your own heart for the love you crave. Ask yourself how is your heart today? “Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.”- Lucille Ball "

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10:30am

Coalesce II (Zoom)

Coalesce II: An Advanced Breast Cancer Group 2nd Tuesday (Zoom)

Meet with women of all ages to share life's joys and sorrows. This group has limited enrollment. For more information and to register, contact facilitator, Micheline Toussaint, LCSW, RYT, OSW-C: micheline.toussaint@inova.org, 703.698.2521 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

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11:00am

Meditation (Zoom)

Meditation &Guided Imagery - 2021 (Zoom)

This class is appropriate for all fitness levels. Using bolsters, blocks, and blankets to support your body, you will easily melt into a pose. Gentle stretches, breath work, and guided meditation deepen your practice. If you do not have these props at home, pillows, blankets and towels can be substituted. . Registration is required..

CLASS Details...>>


1:00pm

Yoga Sculpt - AM (Zoom)

Yoga Sculpt - Daytime (Zoom)

Yoga Sculpt combines yoga, light weight training, core work and cardio, for a full body wor kout. It is designed to help tone and strengthen muscles, and improve balance and overall fitness.Have a small towel and water available. Registration is required.

CLASS Details...>>


FULL class. Check back for possible openings.

2:00pm

Mind over Matter (Zoom)

Mind over Matter Jan 12 - Feb. 9, 2021 (Zoom)

This 5-session program uses evidenced-based strategies to help decrease feelings of anxiety and depression; and, increase a sense of well-being. Each week new tools using cognitive and behavioral approaches and mind/body strategies will be introduced and practiced, therefore weekly attendance is expected. Facilitators: David McGinness, LCSW, OSW-C & Lauren Broschak, LCSW, OSW-C. Registeration is required.

CLASS Details...>>

Part of a series--automatically signs you up for all dates in series.

2:00pm

Breast Surgery Pre (Zoom)

Breast Surgery Pre-Op Class, FO (Zoom)

Learn what you need to know before, during and after breast cancer surgery: node biopsy, managing drains and discomfort, bathing, moving comfortably, prostheses, and more. Family/friends welcome. Registration required.

CLASS Details...>>


2:30pm

StayStrong AM (Zoom)

StayStrong - Daytime (Zoom)

Need to build muscle and strength as well as maintain your cardio fitness? StayStrong is what you’re looking for. This all level class builds muscle and strength by incorporating weights and body weight to get and keep you strong. You may substitute water bottles, canned, goods, bags of dried beans or rice for weights. Registration is required.

CLASS Details...>>


6:00pm

Breast CA Rehab (Zoom)

Breast Cancer Rehab Program 2021 (Zoom)

During this six-week series, women who have completed treatment for breast cancer will learn what to expect while transitioning from breast cancer treatment to survivorship. Participants must be out of active treatment.For questions, please call: 571-472 -0744. Experts in the field will present on: Survivorship & Surveillance - Learn what to expect as you transition from breast cancer treatment to survivorship. An oncology nurse navigator will review active surveillance, scan criteria, and follow up guidelines. Discussion of endocrine therapy & tips for managing associated side effects. Facilitated by Laura Kaminski, BSN, RN, OCN Survivorship Nutrition: Registered Dietitian Lauren Fay, will review the latest evidence, based on the American Institute for Cancer Research's recommendations for survivorship nutrition, and provide ideas and resources on how to adjust your own diet to help decrease the risk of cancer recurrence. Brain Fog: "If you have experienced changes in thinking, memory, or attention since being diagnosed with cancer, you may be experiencing Brain Fog. This presentation will help you gain an understanding of the symptoms of, factors that can contribute to, and practical advice for how you can manage Brain Fog. Facilitated by Tyler Pudleiner, MS. Coping with Emotional Impact of Survivorship: Survivorship can bring on unanticipated emotional reactions, including anxiety. Through this interactive experience, you will gain further insight and understanding into emotions many experience when transitioning into survivorship, factors that contribute, and techniques to help manage and cope. Facilitated by Lauren Broschak, MSW, LCSW. PT/OT/SLP in your Recover/Survivorship: Do feel you are “living with the side effects” of your cancer and the effects of all the treatments you have had? Do you have pain, peripheral neuropathy, lymphedema, loss of range of motion and/or strength, impaired coordination, balance, or cognition? This presentation will help you gain a better understanding of therapy options available to you to help you return to your best self. Facilitated by Theresa Bell, MSPT, CLT-LANA. Sexual Health: This session was added because of the feedback we heard from you! Most women diagnosed with breast cancer experience some type of change in their sexual health. You will learn from an oncology nurse navigator about changes in sexual health and sexuality after a cancer diagnosis, interventions and resources available, and how to take the first steps in advocating for your sexual health care needs. We will also explore how sexual health is an important component of quality of life (QOL). Facilitated by Rebecca DiPatri, BSN, RN, OCN.

CLASS Details...>>

Part of a series--automatically signs you up for all dates in series.

6:00pm

Parent Young Adult

Parents of Young Adults Brain Tumor Survivors

Online support group for parents of older adolescents and young adult brain tumor survivors -in partnership with Children Brain Tumor Foundation Kate Shafer. Register with Kate at kshafer@cbtf.org

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6:30pm

ILH Prostate Group (Zoom)

US Too Prostate Support Group - Loudoun 2021 (Zoom)

Join other men for an opportunity to network and learn about valuable prostate cancer information and resources. Facillitated by volunteer and survivor Joel Blanchette. Registration required.

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6:30pm

IAH Young Women BC (Zoom)

Young Women with Breast Cancer Group, 2021, IAH (Zoom)

Women in their 20s, 30s and 40s with non-metastatic breast cancer are invited to meet with others in a supportive environment to gather information and learn how to best navigate survivorship. Registration is required. Facilitators: Karen Sachse, MSN, RN, CNS-BC, and Jenna Sangastiano, LPC.

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7:00pm

Zumba -Zoom (Zoom)

Zumba - Zoom (Zoom)

Zumba combines slow and fasat rhythms with resistance training, while toning the body and cardiovascular system. Adding some Latin flavor and enthusiasm to the mix, it can help to lift your mood and improve your general sense of wellbeing. Registration is required.

CLASS Details...>>


7:00pm

Drop In MBCR - PM (Zoom)

Drop In Mindfulness Based Cancer Recovery Meditation 2021 - PM (Zoom)

For those that completed the 6-session Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recovery Program. This monthly meditation group is designed to support continued learning from MBCR Series. Registration is required. Facilitator: Micheline Toussaint, LCSW, RYT, OSW-C

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FULL class. Check back for possible openings.

7:15pm

Good Grief (Zoom)

Good Grief Jan 19 - March 9, 2021 (Zoom)

This eight-week series provides an opportunity to join with others who have experienced the loss of a loved one with cancer within the past two years. We will discuss and explore the grieving process, accepting and expressing emotions, supporting children and other family members, changes in role and lifestyle, and coping with special dates. Facilitator: Sarah Brooks, LPC. Registration is required. For information contact Sarah Brooks, LPC, 703.472,4963 sarah.brooks@inova.org

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Part of a series--automatically signs you up for all dates in series.

7:30pm

US Too Prostate FC (Zoom)

US Too Prostate Support Group FC 2021 (Zoom)

This monthly group provides an opportunity to share and learn from other survivors both in and out of treatment. Spouses/Partners/Loves Ones are welcome. Registration is required. For additional information or questions, please contact Us Too Coordinator Steve Haracznak at steveh5pit@aol.com.

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11:00am

Joyful Belly Dance (Zoom)

Joyful Belly Dance (Zoom)

Immerse yourself in the music, rhythms, patterns, and pure joy of Middle Eastern belly dance! Learn shimmies, belly rolls, undulations, isolations, and more as you feel your body getting stronger, more relaxed, and more limber. Belly dance is an amazing workout, a ton of fun, and absolutely beautiful! Wear comfortable clothing and bare feet. Registration is required.

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1:00pm

Launch into Fitnes (Zoom)

Launch into Fitness-ZOOM (Zoom)

(Jan 6-27, 2021) An energizing workout combining cardio, strength and flexibility all modified to accommodate anyone with balance issues, recent surgeries or are just getting back into exercise. Participants move at their own pace. The class can be done while seated or standing. If you don't have weights at home you may substitute with water bottles, canned, goods, bags of dried beans or rice. Registration is required.

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2:30pm

Yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra Mindfulness Meditation

Experience deeper levels of relaxation with this meditative practice that can be done lying down or seated. This meditation is for all levels and no experience is required. Blankets, pillows, and towels may be used as supportive props. Registration is required.

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5:30pm

FO Breast CA Group

Breast Cancer Support Group Fair Oaks Area 2021

For women with stage 0-3 breast cancer who are no more than 2 years out of active treatment. Meet with others to gather information and learn how to best navigate survivorship. Facilitator: Maureen Broderick, MSW, LCSW & Kaitlyn Hegarty, RN, BSN, OCN. Registration required.

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5:30pm

FC Head and Neck (Zoom)

Head and Neck Cancers Group, FC (Zoom)

This support group is open to patients, survivors and loved ones impacted by a diagnosis of head and neck cancer. Join us to connect with and learn from one another while discussing the challenges of diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship. Facilitators: Lauren Broschak, MSW, LCSW, and Zenaida Ferguson, RN, BSN. Registration is required.

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6:00pm

EZ Tai Chi (Zoom)

EZ Tai Chi - Zoom (Zoom)

Paired with a tai-chi-based warm-up and cool down exercise EZ Tai Chi addresses the key components of fitness while relieving tension, stress and improving balance. Using the "Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi" protocol, you’ll learn 5 easy-to-remember movements that can be practiced at home, work or while traveling. Registration is required

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6:00pm

Weight Mgmt after

Weight Management after Breast Cancer Support Group

Achieving a healthy weight after your diagnosis and treatment for breast cancer can be challenging. Meet with others who share a similar challenge, learn strategies and gain support to help you achieve your goals. Registration is required through lauren.fay@inova.org. No online registration.

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7:00pm

LGBTQIA+ Group (Zoom)

LGBTQIA+ Support Group (Zoom)

"This group is for individuals living with cancer or survivors who identify as members of the LGBTQIA+ community. Our monthly meeting will be a safe, inclusive place for individuals within this community to receive support, encouragement, and connection. Please register to join us! Facilitator: Kaitlyn O’Donnell, LCSW (she/they), 571-472-0748, kaitlyn.odonnell@inova.org

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11:00am

Cardio Drumming (Zoom)

Cardio Drumming - Zoom (Zoom)

An energetic, full-body workout that’s just plain fun! You don’t need drum sticks or drums, just enthusiasm, and a willingness to move! Plan to substitute plastic kitchen utensils in lieu of drumsticks or, just use your arms. Registration is required.

CLASS Details...>>


1:00pm

Buff Bones (Zoom)

Buff Bones - Daytime (Zoom)

Fun and functional, this workout helps build stronger bones as well as tone and fine-tune major muscle groups for strength and total-body conditioning. You’ll build strength by performing different types of movements using hand weights, bands, exercise balls and body weight. You may substitute water bottles, canned, goods, bags of dried beans or rice for weights. Registration is required.

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1:00pm

Advanced Cancer FO (Zoom)

Living Well With Advanced Cancer 2021 FO (Zoom)

Join us as we explore ways to learn to live with advanced cancer and the many questions and life decisions that come along with an advanced cancer diagnosis. Meets the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month. Facilitator: Karen Archer, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C & Kaitlyn Hegarty, RN, BSN, OCN. Registration required.

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2:30pm

Restorative Yoga (Zoom)

Restorative Yoga - Zoom (Zoom)

This class is appropriate for all fitness levels. Using bolsters, blocks and blankets to support your body, you'll easily melt into a pose. Gentle stretches, breath work and guided meditation deepen your practice. If you don't have these props at home, pillows, blankets and towels can be substituted. . Registration is required..

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Call 703-698-2526 to register.
5:00pm

Mind over Matter (Zoom)

Mind Over Matter Jan 21 - Feb. 18,2021 (Zoom)

This 5-session program uses evidenced-based strategies to help decrease feelings of anxiety and depression; and, increase a sense of well-being. Each week new tools using cognitive and behavioral approaches and mind/body strategies will be introduced and practiced, therefore weekly attendance is expected. Facilitators: Karen Archer, LCSW, OSW-C & Sarah Bremen, MSW. Registration is required.

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Part of a series--automatically signs you up for all dates in series.

5:00pm

Women Survivorship (Zoom)

Women Cancer Survivors Group, Less than 3 yrs., Loudoun 2021 (Zoom)

For women in maintenance therapy or completed treatment within the last 3 years: Many women who have completed treatment find it difficult to resume life as they knew it prior to cancer. Facilitated by oncology therapist, Julie Ackerman and Oncology Nurse Navigator, Christine Stone, this group is designed to help you gain insight and balance in your life through discussion, problem-solving and various other modalities. Registration is required.

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5:00pm

Breast Surgery Pre (Zoom)

Breast Surgery Pre-Op Class, ISCI (Zoom)

Learn what you need to know before, during and after breast cancer surgery: lymph node biopsy, managing drains and discomfort, showering, moving comfortably, bra/prosthesis options, and more. Family/friends welcome. Registration is required. Facilitator: Laura Kaminski, RN, BSN, OCN.

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6:00pm

IAH Prostate Group (Zoom)

Us Too, Prostate Cancer Group, Alexandria Area (Zoom)

This monthly group provides an opportunity to share and learn from other survivors both in and out of treatment. Spouses/Partners/Loved ones welcome! Registration is required

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6:30pm

Yoga Sculpt - PM (Zoom)

Yoga Sculpt - Evening (Zoom)

Yoga Sculpt combines yoga, light weight training, core work and cardio, for a full body wor kout. It is designed to help tone and strengthen muscles, and improve balance and overall fitness.Have a small towel and water available. Registration is required.

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00:00pm

Coalesce (Zoom)

Coalesce: An Advanced Breast Cancer Group (Zoom)

Meet with women of all ages to share life's joys and sorrows. This group has limited enrollment. For more information and to register, contact facilitator, Sarah Brooks MA, LPC at Sarah.Brooks@inova.org or call 703.698.2526.

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10:30am

Zumba Gold (Zoom)

Zumba Gold (Zoom)

Easy to follow choreography that promotes balance, range of motion, and coordination. Come prepared to sweat! Registration is required.

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1:30pm

Tai Chi (Zoom)

Tai Chi - Zoom (Zoom)

This ancient practice embodies China's most profound concepts and principles of health and movement. Based on softness and awareness (rather than force and resistance) it has been recognized for thousands of years as both a method of self-cultivation and form of self-defense. Practiced at a slow and even speed, Tai Chi promotes relaxation, straight posture, and balance. This class will teach basic movements. Registration is required.

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4:00pm

Look Good,,. Feel

Look Good... Feel Better - Virtual Class

Look Good Feel Better Live! Virtual Workshops provide live instruction, tips, and tricks for dealing with appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment during a free one-hour, online workshop with a licensed beauty professional. Please select one ONE workshop date and sign up right away to ensure a spot. Once you sign up through Life with Cancer you will be sent a link to register for the class. Skin care and makeup kits will be mailed prior to the class, so you must register at least TWO WEEKS IN ADVANCE.

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10:00am

Carcinoid Cancer

Carcinoid/Neuroendocrine Cancer Support Group 2021

Meet with other patients and their adult loved ones to share experiences and learn from one another in this patient-led monthly meeting for those with carcinoid tumors, a type of neuroendocrine tumors. For more information email cacsnets@gmail.com.

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10:30am

Myelodysplastic

Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS) Support Group

This patient-led support group provides patients, caregivers, and families a safe place to explore the emotional aspects of MDS, share with others, and to hear from local MDS-related healthcare professionals. Light refreshments. To register email Brian.S.Anderson65@gmail.com or call 703.984.9379.

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10:00am

Leukemia and Lymph (Zoom)

Leukemia and Lymphoma Support Group (Zoom)

Patient and/or their caregivers are invited to meet for ongoing support in dealing with the challenges of caring for a loved one with cancer. Learn coping strategies and information related to cancer and its treatments. Facilitators: Sarah Brooks, LCSW, and Jillian Powers, BSN, RN, OCN. Registration is required by previous Friday.

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1:00pm

Cardio & Core (Zoom)

Cardio & Core 2021 (Zoom)

Using your own body weight and light resistance, this class will help build endurance, and stamina, whilst strengthening all the muscles that make up your core. If you’re looking to get your heart and total body stronger, this class is for you! If you do not have weights at home you may substitute with water bottles, canned, goods, bags of dried beans or rice. Registration is required

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2:30pm

Gentle Yoga -Zoom (Zoom)

Gentle Yoga - Zoom (Zoom)

Blending gentle movement to increase flexibility and stamina, breath work and guided relaxation to help restore balance and harmony to your body and mind. You'll learn movements that stretch, strengthen and relax muscles. Registration is required.

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5:30pm

IAH Breast Cancer (Zoom)

Breast Cancer Support Group 2021 Alexandria Area (Zoom)

Current and former breast cancer patients and survivors are invited to learn, share and discuss ways of meeting the challenges of breast cancer. Registration is required. Karen Sachse, MSN, RN, CNS-BC, and Jenna Sangastiano, LPC.

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10:00am

Music Therapy (Zoom)

Music Therapy Jan - Feb 2021 (Zoom)

Music Therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music to further development, emotional, physical, and social goals in an individual. Music therapy can help support the physical and psycho-social needs of patients and family members who are dealing with cancer. This series will offer the opportunity to discover how the healing nature of rhythm and sound can be integrated into your cancer experience. Sessions may include music meditation, guided visualization, live improvisation, drumming, toning, song writing and song sensation. No past music experience is necessary, just a willingness to explore and be a part of a supportive, creative community. Registration is required, and attendance at each session is recommended as each week will build on the week prior. Facilitated by: Raymond Leone, MMT, MT-BC.

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11:00am

Meditation (Zoom)

Meditation &Guided Imagery - 2021 (Zoom)

This class is appropriate for all fitness levels. Using bolsters, blocks, and blankets to support your body, you will easily melt into a pose. Gentle stretches, breath work, and guided meditation deepen your practice. If you do not have these props at home, pillows, blankets and towels can be substituted. . Registration is required..

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12:00pm

Fighting Cancer (Zoom)

Fighting Cancer with a Fork- Fair Oaks (Zoom)

A Registered Dietitian and certified specialist in oncology nutrition will provide an overview of nutritional recommendations for cancer patients and survivors. Registration required.

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12:00pm

Multiple Myeloma (Zoom)

2021 Multiple Myeloma Open Discussion (Zoom)

This monthly meeting is designed for patients and families to get together to discuss, learn, and share the challenges of living with multiple myeloma. Facilitator: Rebecca H. DiPatri, BSN, RN, OCN®, Oncology Nurse Navigator. Co-sponsored with Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Registration is required for this virtual meeting and the Zoom link will be emailed the day before the meeting.

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1:00pm

Yoga Sculpt - AM (Zoom)

Yoga Sculpt - Daytime (Zoom)

Yoga Sculpt combines yoga, light weight training, core work and cardio, for a full body wor kout. It is designed to help tone and strengthen muscles, and improve balance and overall fitness.Have a small towel and water available. Registration is required.

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2:30pm

StayStrong AM (Zoom)

StayStrong - Daytime (Zoom)

Need to build muscle and strength as well as maintain your cardio fitness? StayStrong is what you’re looking for. This all level class builds muscle and strength by incorporating weights and body weight to get and keep you strong. You may substitute water bottles, canned, goods, bags of dried beans or rice for weights. Registration is required.

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5:30pm

Young Women MBC (Zoom)

Young Women with Metastatic Breast Cancer 2021 (Zoom)

Women in their 20s, 30s and 40s with metastatic breast cancer are invited to meet with others in a supportive environment to learn how to best navigate survivorship. If attending for the first time call Maureen Broderick 703-391-4180 or Shairna Curtis 703-391-4575. Registration required.

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6:00pm

Breast CA Rehab (Zoom)

Breast Cancer Rehab Program 2021 (Zoom)

During this six-week series, women who have completed treatment for breast cancer will learn what to expect while transitioning from breast cancer treatment to survivorship. Participants must be out of active treatment.For questions, please call: 571-472 -0744. Experts in the field will present on: Survivorship & Surveillance - Learn what to expect as you transition from breast cancer treatment to survivorship. An oncology nurse navigator will review active surveillance, scan criteria, and follow up guidelines. Discussion of endocrine therapy & tips for managing associated side effects. Facilitated by Laura Kaminski, BSN, RN, OCN Survivorship Nutrition: Registered Dietitian Lauren Fay, will review the latest evidence, based on the American Institute for Cancer Research's recommendations for survivorship nutrition, and provide ideas and resources on how to adjust your own diet to help decrease the risk of cancer recurrence. Brain Fog: "If you have experienced changes in thinking, memory, or attention since being diagnosed with cancer, you may be experiencing Brain Fog. This presentation will help you gain an understanding of the symptoms of, factors that can contribute to, and practical advice for how you can manage Brain Fog. Facilitated by Tyler Pudleiner, MS. Coping with Emotional Impact of Survivorship: Survivorship can bring on unanticipated emotional reactions, including anxiety. Through this interactive experience, you will gain further insight and understanding into emotions many experience when transitioning into survivorship, factors that contribute, and techniques to help manage and cope. Facilitated by Lauren Broschak, MSW, LCSW. PT/OT/SLP in your Recover/Survivorship: Do feel you are “living with the side effects” of your cancer and the effects of all the treatments you have had? Do you have pain, peripheral neuropathy, lymphedema, loss of range of motion and/or strength, impaired coordination, balance, or cognition? This presentation will help you gain a better understanding of therapy options available to you to help you return to your best self. Facilitated by Theresa Bell, MSPT, CLT-LANA. Sexual Health: This session was added because of the feedback we heard from you! Most women diagnosed with breast cancer experience some type of change in their sexual health. You will learn from an oncology nurse navigator about changes in sexual health and sexuality after a cancer diagnosis, interventions and resources available, and how to take the first steps in advocating for your sexual health care needs. We will also explore how sexual health is an important component of quality of life (QOL). Facilitated by Rebecca DiPatri, BSN, RN, OCN.

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Part of a series--automatically signs you up for all dates in series.

6:00pm

Look Good,,. Feel

Look Good... Feel Better - Virtual Class

Look Good Feel Better Live! Virtual Workshops provide live instruction, tips, and tricks for dealing with appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment during a free one-hour, online workshop with a licensed beauty professional. Please select one ONE workshop date and sign up right away to ensure a spot. Once you sign up through Life with Cancer you will be sent a link to register for the class. Skin care and makeup kits will be mailed prior to the class, so you must register at least TWO WEEKS IN ADVANCE.

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6:30pm

FC Young Women BC (Zoom)

Young Women with Breast Cancer 2021-FC (Zoom)

Women in their 20s, 30s and 40s with non-metastatic breast cancer are invited to meet with others in a supportive environment to gather information and learn how to best navigate survivorship. Registration is required. If attending for the first time, please call 703.698.2526.

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7:00pm

Zumba -Zoom (Zoom)

Zumba - Zoom (Zoom)

Zumba combines slow and fasat rhythms with resistance training, while toning the body and cardiovascular system. Adding some Latin flavor and enthusiasm to the mix, it can help to lift your mood and improve your general sense of wellbeing. Registration is required.

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FULL class. Check back for possible openings.

7:15pm

Good Grief (Zoom)

Good Grief Jan 19 - March 9, 2021 (Zoom)

This eight-week series provides an opportunity to join with others who have experienced the loss of a loved one with cancer within the past two years. We will discuss and explore the grieving process, accepting and expressing emotions, supporting children and other family members, changes in role and lifestyle, and coping with special dates. Facilitator: Sarah Brooks, LPC. Registration is required. For information contact Sarah Brooks, LPC, 703.472,4963 sarah.brooks@inova.org

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Part of a series--automatically signs you up for all dates in series.

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11:00am

Barre Tone - Zoom (Zoom)

Barre Tone - Zoom (Zoom)

Jazz up your routine and have fun with the latest trend in a full body workout. Barre Tone is ideal for those who want to sculpt, strengthen, and increase flexibility, while enjoying the infusion of dance. Please have a sturdy chair and a mat available. Small ball or weights optional. Registration is required.

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1:00pm

Launch into Fitnes (Zoom)

Launch into Fitness-ZOOM (Zoom)

(Jan 6-27, 2021) An energizing workout combining cardio, strength and flexibility all modified to accommodate anyone with balance issues, recent surgeries or are just getting back into exercise. Participants move at their own pace. The class can be done while seated or standing. If you don't have weights at home you may substitute with water bottles, canned, goods, bags of dried beans or rice. Registration is required.

CLASS Details...>>


2:00pm

Breast Surgery Pre (Zoom)

Breast Surgery Pre-Op Class, ISCI (Zoom)

Learn what you need to know before, during and after breast cancer surgery: lymph node biopsy, managing drains and discomfort, showering, moving comfortably, bra/prosthesis options, and more. Family/friends welcome. Registration is required. Facilitator: Laura Kaminski, RN, BSN, OCN.

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2:30pm

Yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra Mindfulness Meditation

Experience deeper levels of relaxation with this meditative practice that can be done lying down or seated. This meditation is for all levels and no experience is required. Blankets, pillows, and towels may be used as supportive props. Registration is required.

CLASS Details...>>


6:00pm

EZ Tai Chi (Zoom)

EZ Tai Chi - Zoom (Zoom)

Paired with a tai-chi-based warm-up and cool down exercise EZ Tai Chi addresses the key components of fitness while relieving tension, stress and improving balance. Using the "Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi" protocol, you’ll learn 5 easy-to-remember movements that can be practiced at home, work or while traveling. Registration is required

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6:00pm

Veterans w/ CA (Zoom)

Veterans with Cancer (Zoom)

Meet for ongoing support and to learn coping skills in dealing with challenges of being a veteran or military member with cancer. Open to veterans and active duty military. Facilitated by Courtney Weaver, MSW, LCSW & Kaitlyn Hegarty, RN, BSN, OCN.

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6:00pm

Brain Tumor Suppor (Zoom)

Brain Tumor Support Group (Zoom)

Adult patients and family members are invited to share and learn ways to meet the challenges of living with primary malignant or benign brain tumors at this monthly meeting. Registration is required. Facilitators: Alicia Gray, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C and Ashley Thompson, BSN, RN, OCN. Registration is required.

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11:00am

Cardio Drumming (Zoom)

Cardio Drumming - Zoom (Zoom)

An energetic, full-body workout that’s just plain fun! You don’t need drum sticks or drums, just enthusiasm, and a willingness to move! Plan to substitute plastic kitchen utensils in lieu of drumsticks or, just use your arms. Registration is required.

CLASS Details...>>


1:00pm

Buff Bones (Zoom)

Buff Bones - Daytime (Zoom)

Fun and functional, this workout helps build stronger bones as well as tone and fine-tune major muscle groups for strength and total-body conditioning. You’ll build strength by performing different types of movements using hand weights, bands, exercise balls and body weight. You may substitute water bottles, canned, goods, bags of dried beans or rice for weights. Registration is required.

CLASS Details...>>


2:30pm

Restorative Yoga (Zoom)

Restorative Yoga - Zoom (Zoom)

This class is appropriate for all fitness levels. Using bolsters, blocks and blankets to support your body, you'll easily melt into a pose. Gentle stretches, breath work and guided meditation deepen your practice. If you don't have these props at home, pillows, blankets and towels can be substituted. . Registration is required..

CLASS Details...>>


Call 703-698-2526 to register.
5:00pm

Mind over Matter (Zoom)

Mind Over Matter Jan 21 - Feb. 18,2021 (Zoom)

This 5-session program uses evidenced-based strategies to help decrease feelings of anxiety and depression; and, increase a sense of well-being. Each week new tools using cognitive and behavioral approaches and mind/body strategies will be introduced and practiced, therefore weekly attendance is expected. Facilitators: Karen Archer, LCSW, OSW-C & Sarah Bremen, MSW. Registration is required.

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Part of a series--automatically signs you up for all dates in series.

FULL class. Check back for possible openings.

6:00pm

Energy Therapy

Distance Energy Therapy - Virtual

NEW! Our certified Reiki practitioners and Healing Touch providers are now offering distance energy therapy sessions. With focus and intent the providers will conduct the energy work. During your session time, it is desirable for you to sit or lie in a relaxed position, with your eyes closed, and just be open to receiving. Sign up today for a 30 minute session. PLEASE ONLY SIGN UP FOR ONE SESSION PER MONTH. LIMITED AVAILABILITY.

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6:00pm

Just for the Guys

Just for the Guys Support Group 2021

Cancer impacts relationships, work, self-image, and so much more – and some things are better kept between us guys. Join us in a place where you will be among brothers who truly understand. Note this group is for men with cancer not caregivers. Facilitator: David McGinness, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C. Registration is required.

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6:00pm

Colorectal Ca/Adv (Zoom)

Colorectal Cancer Support Group, Advanced Stage 2021 (Zoom)

This support group is for any patient living with metastatic colorectal cancer and/or their family caregivers. Join us as we explore how to live well with an advanced cancer diagnosis and cope with associated challenges. Facilitator: Lauren Broschak, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C

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6:30pm

StayStrong PM (Zoom)

StayStrong- Evening (Zoom)

Need to build muscle and strength as well as maintain your cardio fitness? StayStrong is what you’re looking for. This all level class builds muscle and strength by incorporating weights and body weight to get and keep you strong. You may substitute water bottles, canned, goods, bags of dried beans or rice for weights. Registration is required.

CLASS Details...>>


FULL class. Check back for possible openings.

6:45pm

Energy Therapy

Distance Energy Therapy - Virtual

NEW! Our certified Reiki practitioners and Healing Touch providers are now offering distance energy therapy sessions. With focus and intent the providers will conduct the energy work. During your session time, it is desirable for you to sit or lie in a relaxed position, with your eyes closed, and just be open to receiving. Sign up today for a 30 minute session. PLEASE ONLY SIGN UP FOR ONE SESSION PER MONTH. LIMITED AVAILABILITY.

CLASS Details...>>


FULL class. Check back for possible openings.

7:30pm

Energy Therapy

Distance Energy Therapy - Virtual

NEW! Our certified Reiki practitioners and Healing Touch providers are now offering distance energy therapy sessions. With focus and intent the providers will conduct the energy work. During your session time, it is desirable for you to sit or lie in a relaxed position, with your eyes closed, and just be open to receiving. Sign up today for a 30 minute session. PLEASE ONLY SIGN UP FOR ONE SESSION PER MONTH. LIMITED AVAILABILITY.

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6:00pm

Just for the Guys (IAH-LWC)

Just for the Guys Group. 2019, Alexandria (IAH-LWC)

Cancer impacts relationships, work, self-image, and so much more – and some things are better kept between us guys. Join us in a place where you will be among brothers who truly understand. Note this group is for men with cancer not caregivers. Facilitator: David McGinness, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C. Registration is required.

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00:00pm

Coalesce (Zoom)

Coalesce: An Advanced Breast Cancer Group (Zoom)

Meet with women of all ages to share life's joys and sorrows. This group has limited enrollment. For more information and to register, contact facilitator, Sarah Brooks MA, LPC at Sarah.Brooks@inova.org or call 703.698.2526.

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10:30am

Zumba Gold (Zoom)

Zumba Gold (Zoom)

Easy to follow choreography that promotes balance, range of motion, and coordination. Come prepared to sweat! Registration is required.

CLASS Details...>>


1:30pm

Tai Chi (Zoom)

Tai Chi - Zoom (Zoom)

This ancient practice embodies China's most profound concepts and principles of health and movement. Based on softness and awareness (rather than force and resistance) it has been recognized for thousands of years as both a method of self-cultivation and form of self-defense. Practiced at a slow and even speed, Tai Chi promotes relaxation, straight posture, and balance. This class will teach basic movements. Registration is required.

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1:00pm

Cardio & Core (Zoom)

Cardio & Core 2021 (Zoom)

Using your own body weight and light resistance, this class will help build endurance, and stamina, whilst strengthening all the muscles that make up your core. If you’re looking to get your heart and total body stronger, this class is for you! If you do not have weights at home you may substitute with water bottles, canned, goods, bags of dried beans or rice. Registration is required

CLASS Details...>>


2:30pm

Gentle Yoga -Zoom (Zoom)

Gentle Yoga - Zoom (Zoom)

Blending gentle movement to increase flexibility and stamina, breath work and guided relaxation to help restore balance and harmony to your body and mind. You'll learn movements that stretch, strengthen and relax muscles. Registration is required.

CLASS Details...>>


4:00pm

Teen Art Therapy (Zoom)

Art Therapy for Teens in Treatment - 2021 (Zoom)

Connect virtually with other teens who are also impacted by cancer, while making intentional art. Artistic ability is not necessary – just a willingness to explore your creative side! Facilitator: Jane Woo, MA, ATR-BC. Register by sending email to the instructor: jane.woo@inova.org

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5:30pm

ILH Breast CA Grp (Zoom)

Breast Cancer Support Group 2021 Loudoun (Zoom)

This group is for women diagnosed with stage 0-3 breast cancer, no more than 2 years out of active treatment. Join others who are sharing information, making decisions about treatment, and learning how to best navigate survivorship. Facilitators: Christine Stone RN, 703-858-8867 and Sarah Bremen, MSW. Registration is required.

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10:30am

Coalesce II, 4th T (Zoom)

Coalesce II, 4th Tue 2020 (Zoom)

Meet with women of all ages who are living with Advanced/Metastatic Breast Cancer to share life's joys and challenges. Registration is required. Facilitator: Micheline Toussaint, LCSW, RYT, OSW-C, 703-698-2521.

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11:00am

Meditation (Zoom)

Meditation &Guided Imagery - 2021 (Zoom)

This class is appropriate for all fitness levels. Using bolsters, blocks, and blankets to support your body, you will easily melt into a pose. Gentle stretches, breath work, and guided meditation deepen your practice. If you do not have these props at home, pillows, blankets and towels can be substituted. . Registration is required..

CLASS Details...>>


1:00pm

Yoga Sculpt - AM (Zoom)

Yoga Sculpt - Daytime (Zoom)

Yoga Sculpt combines yoga, light weight training, core work and cardio, for a full body wor kout. It is designed to help tone and strengthen muscles, and improve balance and overall fitness.Have a small towel and water available. Registration is required.

CLASS Details...>>


2:00pm

Breast Surgery Pre (Zoom)

Breast Surgery Pre-Op Class, FO (Zoom)

Learn what you need to know before, during and after breast cancer surgery: node biopsy, managing drains and discomfort, bathing, moving comfortably, prostheses, and more. Family/friends welcome. Registration required.

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2:00pm

Bladder CA Group (Zoom)

Bladder Cancer Support Group (Zoom)

This group is open to all bladder cancer patients as well as their caregivers to provide connection and support for the community of bladder cancer patients, as well as provide psychoeducation for bladder cancer patients and their families on both local and national resources, treatment changes and clinical trials. Facilitators: Karen Sachse, MSN, RN, CNS-BC, and Jenna Sangastiano, LPC.

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2:00pm

Bladder CA Group (Zoom)

Bladder Cancer Support Group (Zoom)

This group is open to all bladder cancer patients as well as their caregivers to provide connection and support for the community of bladder cancer patients, as well as provide psychoeducation for bladder cancer patients and their families on both local and national resources, treatment changes and clinical trials. Facilitators: Karen Sachse, MSN, RN, CNS-BC, and Jenna Sangastiano, LPC.

CLASS Details...>>


2:30pm

StayStrong AM (Zoom)

StayStrong - Daytime (Zoom)

Need to build muscle and strength as well as maintain your cardio fitness? StayStrong is what you’re looking for. This all level class builds muscle and strength by incorporating weights and body weight to get and keep you strong. You may substitute water bottles, canned, goods, bags of dried beans or rice for weights. Registration is required.

CLASS Details...>>


5:00pm

Nutrition: Survivo

Survivorship Nutrition

Are you familiar with the latest evidence based recommendations for survivorship nutrition? Registered Dietitian, Lauren Fay, will review the latest evidence, and provide ideas and resources on how to adjust your own diet to help decrease the risk of cancer recurrence. Registration is required.

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FULL class. Check back for possible openings.

6:00pm

Energy Therapy

Distance Energy Therapy - Virtual

NEW! Our certified Reiki practitioners and Healing Touch providers are now offering distance energy therapy sessions. With focus and intent the providers will conduct the energy work. During your session time, it is desirable for you to sit or lie in a relaxed position, with your eyes closed, and just be open to receiving. Sign up today for a 30 minute session. PLEASE ONLY SIGN UP FOR ONE SESSION PER MONTH. LIMITED AVAILABILITY.

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FULL class. Check back for possible openings.

6:45pm

Energy Therapy

Distance Energy Therapy - Virtual

NEW! Our certified Reiki practitioners and Healing Touch providers are now offering distance energy therapy sessions. With focus and intent the providers will conduct the energy work. During your session time, it is desirable for you to sit or lie in a relaxed position, with your eyes closed, and just be open to receiving. Sign up today for a 30 minute session. PLEASE ONLY SIGN UP FOR ONE SESSION PER MONTH. LIMITED AVAILABILITY.

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7:00pm

Zumba -Zoom (Zoom)

Zumba - Zoom (Zoom)

Zumba combines slow and fasat rhythms with resistance training, while toning the body and cardiovascular system. Adding some Latin flavor and enthusiasm to the mix, it can help to lift your mood and improve your general sense of wellbeing. Registration is required.

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7:00pm

Young Adult Group (Zoom)

Young Adult Group (Zoom)

This is not your grandmother's support group! We talk about the things that no one else wants to talk about: dating, employment, fertility, and anything else that affects people in the 18-39 age range. Facilitators: Jennifer Bires, LCSW, OSW-C and Eric Cohen, RN, BSN, OCN. Registration is required.

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FULL class. Check back for possible openings.

7:15pm

Good Grief (Zoom)

Good Grief Jan 19 - March 9, 2021 (Zoom)

This eight-week series provides an opportunity to join with others who have experienced the loss of a loved one with cancer within the past two years. We will discuss and explore the grieving process, accepting and expressing emotions, supporting children and other family members, changes in role and lifestyle, and coping with special dates. Facilitator: Sarah Brooks, LPC. Registration is required. For information contact Sarah Brooks, LPC, 703.472,4963 sarah.brooks@inova.org

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Part of a series--automatically signs you up for all dates in series.

FULL class. Check back for possible openings.

7:30pm

Energy Therapy

Distance Energy Therapy - Virtual

NEW! Our certified Reiki practitioners and Healing Touch providers are now offering distance energy therapy sessions. With focus and intent the providers will conduct the energy work. During your session time, it is desirable for you to sit or lie in a relaxed position, with your eyes closed, and just be open to receiving. Sign up today for a 30 minute session. PLEASE ONLY SIGN UP FOR ONE SESSION PER MONTH. LIMITED AVAILABILITY.

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11:00am

Joyful Belly Dance (Zoom)

Joyful Belly Dance (Zoom)

Immerse yourself in the music, rhythms, patterns, and pure joy of Middle Eastern belly dance! Learn shimmies, belly rolls, undulations, isolations, and more as you feel your body getting stronger, more relaxed, and more limber. Belly dance is an amazing workout, a ton of fun, and absolutely beautiful! Wear comfortable clothing and bare feet. Registration is required.

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1:00pm

Launch into Fitnes (Zoom)

Launch into Fitness-ZOOM (Zoom)

(Jan 6-27, 2021) An energizing workout combining cardio, strength and flexibility all modified to accommodate anyone with balance issues, recent surgeries or are just getting back into exercise. Participants move at their own pace. The class can be done while seated or standing. If you don't have weights at home you may substitute with water bottles, canned, goods, bags of dried beans or rice. Registration is required.

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2:30pm

Yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra Mindfulness Meditation

Experience deeper levels of relaxation with this meditative practice that can be done lying down or seated. This meditation is for all levels and no experience is required. Blankets, pillows, and towels may be used as supportive props. Registration is required.

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5:30pm

Caregiver FO & ILH

Caregiver Connection - FO & ILH

Meet for ongoing support in dealing with the challenges of caring for a loved one with cancer. Learn coping strategies and information related to cancer and its treatments. Facilitator: Karen Archer, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C & Shairna Curtis, RN, BSN, OCN. Registration required.

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5:30pm

BrCa Navigation (Zoom)

Breast Cancer Navigation - FO (Zoom)

Have you recently been diagnosed with Breast Cancer? If so, come learn breast cancer terminology, how doctors determine your treatment plan, what kind of questions to ask your doctor, and how to organize medical information. This class will leave you feeling informed and empowered to be an active participant in your treatment planning process. Facilitator: Kaitlyn Hegarty, RN, BSN, OCN. Registration Required.

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5:30pm

GYN Group (Zoom)

Gynecologic Cancer Support Group (Zoom)

Women diagnosed with ovarian, cervical, and endometrial cancers are invited to this monthly group to share experiences and learn from one another. Facilitators: Teassa Eddy, LCSW and Emily Hirsch, BSN, RN, OCN. Registration is required.

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6:00pm

EZ Tai Chi (Zoom)

EZ Tai Chi - Zoom (Zoom)

Paired with a tai-chi-based warm-up and cool down exercise EZ Tai Chi addresses the key components of fitness while relieving tension, stress and improving balance. Using the "Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi" protocol, you’ll learn 5 easy-to-remember movements that can be practiced at home, work or while traveling. Registration is required

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6:00pm

San Antonio BrCA (Zoom)

San Antonio Breast Cancer Conference Update-2021 (Zoom)

Please join Dr. Angela Pennisi, INOVA medical oncologist, as she discusses the latest research findings from the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium held in December 2020. Registration required.

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6:00pm

FO Head and Neck (Zoom)

Head and Neck Group-FO (Zoom)

This support group is open to patients, survivors and loved ones impacted by a diagnosis of head and neck cancer. Join us to connect with and learn from one another while discussing the challenges of diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship. Facilitators: Maureen Broderick, LCSW, and Amy Bohnslav, BSN,RN,OCN. Registration is required.

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11:00am

Cardio Drumming (Zoom)

Cardio Drumming - Zoom (Zoom)

An energetic, full-body workout that’s just plain fun! You don’t need drum sticks or drums, just enthusiasm, and a willingness to move! Plan to substitute plastic kitchen utensils in lieu of drumsticks or, just use your arms. Registration is required.

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1:00pm

Buff Bones (Zoom)

Buff Bones - Daytime (Zoom)

Fun and functional, this workout helps build stronger bones as well as tone and fine-tune major muscle groups for strength and total-body conditioning. You’ll build strength by performing different types of movements using hand weights, bands, exercise balls and body weight. You may substitute water bottles, canned, goods, bags of dried beans or rice for weights. Registration is required.

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1:00pm

Advanced Cancer FO

Living Well With Advanced Cancer 2021 FO

Join us as we explore ways to learn to live with advanced cancer and the many questions and life decisions that come along with an advanced cancer diagnosis. Meets the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month. Facilitator: Karen Archer, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C & Kaitlyn Hegarty, RN, BSN, OCN. Registration required.

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2:30pm

Restorative Yoga (Zoom)

Restorative Yoga - Zoom (Zoom)

This class is appropriate for all fitness levels. Using bolsters, blocks and blankets to support your body, you'll easily melt into a pose. Gentle stretches, breath work and guided meditation deepen your practice. If you don't have these props at home, pillows, blankets and towels can be substituted. . Registration is required..

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6:00pm

Buff Bones (Zoom)

Buff Bones - Evening (Zoom)

Fun and functional, this workout helps build stronger bones as well as tone and fine-tune major muscle groups for strength and total-body conditioning. You’ll build strength by performing different types of movements using hand weights, bands, exercise balls and body weight. You may substitute water bottles, canned, goods, bags of dried beans or rice for weights. Registration is required.

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00:00pm

Coalesce (Zoom)

Coalesce: An Advanced Breast Cancer Group (Zoom)

Meet with women of all ages to share life's joys and sorrows. This group has limited enrollment. For more information and to register, contact facilitator, Sarah Brooks MA, LPC at Sarah.Brooks@inova.org or call 703.698.2526.

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10:30am

Zumba Gold (Zoom)

Zumba Gold (Zoom)

Easy to follow choreography that promotes balance, range of motion, and coordination. Come prepared to sweat! Registration is required.

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1:30pm

Tai Chi (Zoom)

Tai Chi - Zoom (Zoom)

This ancient practice embodies China's most profound concepts and principles of health and movement. Based on softness and awareness (rather than force and resistance) it has been recognized for thousands of years as both a method of self-cultivation and form of self-defense. Practiced at a slow and even speed, Tai Chi promotes relaxation, straight posture, and balance. This class will teach basic movements. Registration is required.

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10:00pm

Breast Surgery Pre (Zoom)

Breast Surgery Pre-Op Class, ISCI (Zoom)

Learn what you need to know before, during and after breast cancer surgery: lymph node biopsy, managing drains and discomfort, showering, moving comfortably, bra/prosthesis options, and more. Family/friends welcome. Registration is required. Facilitator: Laura Kaminski, RN, BSN, OCN.

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Location Key:


 IAH-LWC:
  Inova Alexandria Hospital- Life with Cancer Office, 4320 Seminary Road, Ste 1.NE.5.4, Alexandria, VA, 22304    Map It

 Zoom:
  Zoom, Metro DC Area, --, 00000


CLASS/GROUP REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Our calendar goes to the printer two months before it's published. If program updates or cancellations occur after it goes to the printer, the updates or cancellations will not be printed. You will find the most accurate program listing in the online calendar which is updated as soon as changes occur.

LWC programs are designed for patients and their loved ones. Interested professionals should contact Drucilla.Brethwaite@invoa.org.

-Classes, groups & counseling are FREE

-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL GROUPS & CLASSES. Registration enables us to appropriately plan for materials and to contact you in case the class is cancelled or postponed.

-If you cannot attend a class/group for which you are registered, CANCEL your registration as soon as possible by completing the online cancellation form or calling 703.698.2526; this will allow another person to attend.