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    March 2019      

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00:00pm

Coalesce (FC)

Coalesce 2019: An Advance Breast Cancer Group (FC)

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, Shara Sosa, LCSW, OSW-C: shara.sosa@inova.org, 703.698.2522, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

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1:00pm

Yin Yoga for Pati (FO-LWC)

Yin Yoga for Those in Treatment (FO-LWC)

Appropriate for all levels. Incorporating gentle movement and supported positions, Yin Yoga targets the deepest tissues of the body allowing increases in range of motion and promoting optimal health and vitality. Props and mats are provided. Please dress comfortably; bring a light blanket and water. Registration and a signed Physical Activity Waiver is required for each previously unattended class (go to lifewithcancer.org and hover over the "Register for a Class" Tab. Click on the third item down (Class Forms, then physical-activity-waiver-fill-in). Participants who are more than 2 years out of completing active treatment (chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, targeted therapies, and immunotherapies) are encouraged to consider making a donation of $5 per class. If you cannot attend a class/group for which you are registered, CANCEL your registration as soon as possible by calling 703.698.2526; this will allow another person to attend.

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10:15am

Restorative Yoga (FC)

Restorative Yoga, FC (FC)

You’ll learn how to use yoga props such as bolsters, blocks and blankets to support your body while in restful yoga poses. Each pose is held 2-10 minutes allowing time to drop deeper into the relaxation experience. Gentle stretches, breath work and guided meditation deepen your practice. Please bring a blanket. Registration and a signed Physical Activity Waiver is required for each previously unattended class (go to lifewithcancer.org and hover over the "Register for a Class" Tab. Click on the third item down (Class Forms, then physical-activity-waiver-fill-in). Participants who are more than 2 years out of completing active treatment (chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, targeted therapies, and immunotherapies) are encouraged to consider making a donation of $5 per class. If you cannot attend a class/group for which you are registered, CANCEL your registration as soon as possible by calling 703.698.2526; this will allow another person to attend.

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10:30am

Zumba Gold, ILH, J (44084 RP)

Zumba Gold (44084 RP)

Come party to a fusion of Latin and International music/dance themes that create a dynamic, exciting, easy to do and FUN workout. The routines feature aerobic/fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body. Registration and a signed Physical Activity Waiver is required for each previously unattended class (go to lifewithcancer.org and hover over the "Register for a Class" Tab. Click on the third item down (Class Forms, then physical-activity-waiver-fill-in). Participants who are more than 2 years out of completing active treatment (chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, targeted therapies, and immunotherapies) are encouraged to consider making a donation of $5 per class. If you cannot attend a class/group for which you are registered, CANCEL your registration as soon as possible by calling 703.698.2526; this will allow another person to attend.

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10:00am

Total Body Conditi (44084 RP)

Total Body Conditioning Monday (44084 RP)

An energizing workout combining cardio, strengthening, balance and core in one workout. Registration and a signed Physical Activity Waiver is required for each previously unattended class (go to lifewithcancer.org and hover over the "Register for a Class" Tab. Click on the third item down (Class Forms, then physical-activity-waiver-fill-in). Participants who are more than 2 years out of completing active treatment (chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, targeted therapies, and immunotherapies) are encouraged to consider making a donation of $5 per class. If you cannot attend a class/group for which you are registered, CANCEL your registration as soon as possible by calling 703.698.2526; this will allow another person to attend.

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2:00pm

Chair-Based Exerci (FC)

Chair-Based Exercise, Monday (FC)

Designed for people with limited mobility, you'll increase your stamina, aerobic endurance, core strength, flexibility and balance through the use of resistance equipment and body weight exercises.Registration and a signed Physical Activity Waiver is required for each previously unattended class (go to lifewithcancer.org and hover over the "Register for a Class" Tab. Click on the third item down (Class Forms, then physical-activity-waiver-fill-in). Participants who are more than 2 years out of completing active treatment (chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, targeted therapies, and immunotherapies) are encouraged to consider making a donation of $5 per class. If you cannot attend a class/group for which you are registered, CANCEL your registration as soon as possible by calling 703.698.2526; this will allow another person to attend.

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3:00pm

Keeping Fit (FC)

Keeping Fit (FC)

If you love to dance, this is the class for you! Moving to energizing music, you'll build strength and balance. Add in resistance equipment and you've got the perfect class! Registration and a signed 2019 Physical Activity Waiver is required for each previously unattended class (go to lifewithcancer.org and hover over the "Register for a Class" Tab. Click on the third item down (Class Forms, then physical-activity-waiver-fill-in). Participants who are more than 2 years out of completing active treatment (chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, targeted therapies, and immunotherapies) are encouraged to consider making a donation of $5 per class. If you cannot attend a class/group for which you are registered, CANCEL your registration as soon as possible by calling 703.698.2526; this will allow another person to attend.

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7:00pm

Zumba (IAH-HEC 3-5)

Zumba! IAH (IAH-HEC 3-5)

Come party to a fusion of Latin and International music/dance themes that create a dynamic, exciting, easy to do and FUN workout. The routines feature aerobic/fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body. Registration and a signed Physical Activity Waiver is required for each previously unattended class (go to lifewithcancer.org and hover over the "Register for a Class" Tab. Click on the third item down (Class Forms, then physical-activity-waiver-fill-in). Participants who are more than 2 years out of completing active treatment (chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, targeted therapies, and immunotherapies) are encouraged to consider making a donation of $5 per class. If you cannot attend a class/group for which you are registered, CANCEL your registration as soon as possible by calling 703.698.2526; this will allow another person to attend.

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10:00am

Functional Fitness (FO-LWC)

Functional Fitness (FO-LWC)

Using resistance equipment, body weight and different movement patterns you'll build strength, cardio, flexibility and balance. Registration and a signed Physical Activity Waiver is required for each previously unattended class (go to lifewithcancer.org and hover over the "Register for a Class" Tab. Click on the third item down (Class Forms, then physical-activity-waiver-fill-in). Participants who are more than 2 years out of completing active treatment (chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, targeted therapies, and immunotherapies) are encouraged to consider making a donation of $5 per class. If you cannot attend a class/group for which you are registered, CANCEL your registration as soon as possible by calling 703.698.2526; this will allow another person to attend.

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4:00pm

Gentle Yoga (IAH-HEC 3-5)

Gentle Yoga, IAH, (IAH-HEC 3-5)

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. Bring a blanket. Registration and a signed Physical Activity Waiver is required for each previously unattended class (go to lifewithcancer.org and hover over the "Register for a Class" Tab. Click on the third item down (Class Forms, then physical-activity-waiver-fill-in). Participants who are more than 2 years out of completing active treatment (chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, targeted therapies, and immunotherapies) are encouraged to consider making a donation of $5 per class. If you cannot attend a class/group for which you are registered, CANCEL your registration as soon as possible by calling 703.698.2526; this will allow another person to attend.

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5:00pm

Breast Surgery Pre (FC)

Breast Surgery Pre-Op Class, Fairfax (FC)

A nurse navigator will explain what you need to know before, during and after mastectomy surgery: node biopsy, managing drains and discomfort, bathing, moving comfortably, prostheses, undergarments, and more. Registration is required (family member/friend may attend without registration). Class facilitated by Laura Kaminski, RN, BSN, OCN. Registration is required.

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7:00pm

Evening Gentle Yog (FC)

Evening Gentle Yoga, FC (FC)

* No class June 10. Blending gentle movement, breathing and relaxation you'll learn movements that stretch, strengthen, relax muscles and increase stamina and flexibility. Instructor: Jenn Fay, RYT, MA, RScP. Please bring a blanket and a small towel. Registration and a signed Physical Activity Waiver is required for each previously unattended class (go to lifewithcancer.org and hover over the "Register for a Class" Tab. Click on the third item down (Class Forms, then physical-activity-waiver-fill-in). Participants who are more than 2 years out of completing active treatment (chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, targeted therapies, and immunotherapies) are encouraged to consider making a donation of $5 per class. If you cannot attend a class/group for which you are registered, CANCEL your registration as soon as possible by calling 703.698.2526; this will allow another person to attend.

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7:00pm

Evening Gentle Yog (FO-LWC)

Evening Gentle Yoga, FO (FO-LWC)

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. Bring a blanket. Registration and a signed Physical Activity Waiver is required for each previously unattended class (go to lifewithcancer.org and hover over the "Register for a Class" Tab. Click on the third item down (Class Forms, then physical-activity-waiver-fill-in). Participants who are more than 2 years out of completing active treatment (chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, targeted therapies, and immunotherapies) are encouraged to consider making a donation of $5 per class. If you cannot attend a class/group for which you are registered, CANCEL your registration as soon as possible by calling 703.698.2526; this will allow another person to attend.

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1:00pm

Yoga Sculpt (FO-LWC)

Yoga Sculpt (FO-LWC)

Yoga Sculpt combines yoga, light weight training, core work and cardio, for a full body workout. It is designed to help tone and strengthen muscles, and improve balance and overall fitness. Bring a small towel and water. Registration and a signed Physical Activity Waiver is required for each previously unattended class (go to lifewithcancer.org and hover over the "Register for a Class" Tab. Click on the third item down (Class Forms, then physical-activity-waiver-fill-in). Participants who are more than 2 years out of completing active treatment (chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, targeted therapies, and immunotherapies) are encouraged to consider making a donation of $5 per class. If you cannot attend a class/group for which you are registered, CANCEL your registration as soon as possible by calling 703.698.2526; this will allow another person to attend.

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12:00pm

EZ Tai Chi (FC)

EZ Tai Chi (FC)

Using the protocols developed in the "Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi", you will learn 5 basic movements that are easy to learn and can be practiced at home. This protocol does not feature the fluid movements of Yang Style Tai Chi but provides many of the health benefits and may encourage pursuing further studies of the complete form. Registration and a signed 2019 Physical Activity Waiver is required for each previously unattended class (go to lifewithcancer.org and hover over the "Register for a Class" Tab. Click on the third item down (Class Forms, then physical-activity-waiver-fill-in). Participants who are more than 2 years out of completing active treatment (chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, targeted therapies, and immunotherapies) are encouraged to consider making a donation of $5 per class. If you cannot attend a class/group for which you are registered, CANCEL your registration as soon as possible by calling 703.698.2526; this will allow another person to attend.

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2:00pm

Writing through Tr (ILH-PER )

Writing through Transitions: A 5-week Course (ILH-PER )

Change is a part of life and brings questions, challenges and the opportunity to create deeper meaning. This is particularly true when cancer is the change that demands our attention. Regardless of where you are in the process, whether you are a patient, caregiver, or both, there is a structured writing process that can safely serve as a beacon and guide as you navigate. Wisdom, meaning, strength and resilience are often positive outcomes and learning the process is a skill that can transfer to future changes and challenges. Facilitator: Deborah Ross, LPC and Certified Journal Therapist. Published guided journals costs $15, please bring cash to first session to receive necessary class materials.

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

6:30pm

Cardio & Core (IAH-HEC 3-5)

Cardio & Core (IAH-HEC 3-5)

Target your core muscles using variations of familiar moves, while increasing cardio endurance by adding interval training exercises. Registration and a signed Physical Activity Waiver is required for each previously unattended class (go to lifewithcancer.org and hover over the "Register for a Class" Tab. Click on the third item down (Class Forms, then physical-activity-waiver-fill-in). Participants who are more than 2 years out of completing active treatment (chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, targeted therapies, and immunotherapies) are encouraged to consider making a donation of $5 per class. If you cannot attend a class/group for which you are registered, CANCEL your registration as soon as possible by calling 703.698.2526; this will allow another person to attend.

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11:00am

Food and Fitness: (IAH-LWC)

Food and Fitness: How to Achieve Your Best Self 2019 (IAH-LWC)

This 3-week series will introduce you to healthy concepts of survivorship nutrition, with a trip to a local grocery store to learn how to fully understand food labels, and will incorporate how exercise is important for the body and brain. Led by our Oncology Dietitians and Oncology Exercise Therapist. Registration is required and participation in full program is highly recommended.

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1:00pm

Art: Deeper than (FC)

Art Therapy Series: Going Deeper than Words, 2019 (FC)

Discover the power of your creativity, intuition, and resilience through this 6 week art therapy group for those currently in treatment or out of treatment within 2 years. This group provides opportunities for mindfulness, reflection and personal growth while creating with a variety of art media and approaches. Attendance at each session is recommended as each week will build on the week prior. No experience is necessary, just a willingness to explore and be a part of a supportive, creative community. Facilitator: Jean McCaw, ATR-BC, LCPAT.

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

6:00pm

Survivorship Serie (FO-LWC)

Survivorship Series for Young Women with Breast Cancer-Fair Oaks (FO-LWC)

As a young woman impacted by breast cancer, you may desire tailored information to address your specific needs and improve your quality of life during and after breast cancer treatment. The Survivorship Series for Young Women Affected by Breast Cancer is a 4-part program that will provide information and support for women diagnosed with breast cancer before age 45. The program will cover topics such as sex and intimacy, early menopause, the late effects of treatment and genetic risks. Life with Cancer is proud to partner with Living Beyond Breast Cancer on this program series. Facilitator: Shairna Bluesteen, RN, BSN, OCN. Registration is required.

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

6:30pm

Cardio & Core (IAH-HEC 3-5)

Cardio & Core 2019 HEC 3-5 (IAH-HEC 3-5)

Use own body weight and light resistance, this class will help build endurance, stamina, while strengthening all the muscles that make up your core. If looking to get your heat and body stronger, this class is for you! Registration and a signed Physical Activity Waiver is required for each previously unattended class (go to lifewithcancer.org and hover over the "Register for a Class" Tab. Click on the third item down (Class Forms, then physical-activity-waiver-fill-in). Participants who are more than 2 years out of completing active treatment (chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, targeted therapies, and immunotherapies) are encouraged to consider making a donation of $5 per class. If you cannot attend a class/group for which you are registered, CANCEL your registration as soon as possible by calling 703.698.2526; this will allow another person to attend.

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7:00pm

Zumba (FC)

Zumba, FC (FC)

Come party to a fusion of Latin and International music/dance themes that create a dynamic, exciting, easy to do and FUN workout. The routines feature aerobic/fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body. Registration and a signed Physical Activity Waiver is required for each previously unattended class (go to lifewithcancer.org and hover over the "Register for a Class" Tab. Click on the third item down (Class Forms, then physical-activity-waiver-fill-in). Participants who are more than 2 years out of completing active treatment (chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, targeted therapies, and immunotherapies) are encouraged to consider making a donation of $5 per class. If you cannot attend a class/group for which you are registered, CANCEL your registration as soon as possible by calling 703.698.2526; this will allow another person to attend.

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7:15pm

Good Grief, FC, 20 (FC)

Good Grief, FC, 2019 (FC)

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, dealing with children, family and friends, changes in role and lifestyle, and coping with special dates. No new enrollment after January 22. Facilitator: Sarah Brooks, LPC. Registration is required.

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

11:00am

Minfulness Drop In (FC)

Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recovery Drop-In Group (FC)

For those that completed the 6-session Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recovery Program this monthly drop-in group is designed to support your practice. Stop by and see former group members, engage in some meditation and guided imagery; and talk about the benefits and challenges of maintaining "mindful-awareness" in your daily life. Registration is required. Facilitator: Tuesday- Michelle Ferretti, LCSW, OSW-C; Thursday- Micheline Toussaint, LCSW, RYT, OSW-C.

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10:00am

Cardio & Core (44084 RP)

Cardio & Core (44084 RP)

Target your core muscles using variations of familiar moves, while increasing cardio endurance by adding interval training exercises. Registration and a signed Physical Activity Waiver is required for each previously unattended class (go to lifewithcancer.org and hover over the "Register for a Class" Tab. Click on the third item down (Class Forms, then physical-activity-waiver-fill-in). Participants who are more than 2 years out of completing active treatment (chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, targeted therapies, and immunotherapies) are encouraged to consider making a donation of $5 per class. If you cannot attend a class/group for which you are registered, CANCEL your registration as soon as possible by calling 703.698.2526; this will allow another person to attend.

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3:00pm

Cross-Train Challe (FC)

Cross-Train Challenge (FC)

If you crave variety this is the class for you! Fusing together different intensities and types of movement we'll keep your body guessing as you get stronger. You must be able to get up and down from the floor and be two months post-surgery. Registration and a signed Physical Activity Waiver is required for each previously unattended class (go to lifewithcancer.org and hover over the "Register for a Class" Tab. Click on the third item down (Class Forms, then physical-activity-waiver-fill-in). Participants who are more than 2 years out of completing active treatment (chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, targeted therapies, and immunotherapies) are encouraged to consider making a donation of $5 per class. If you cannot attend a class/group for which you are registered, CANCEL your registration as soon as possible by calling 703.698.2526; this will allow another person to attend.

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6:00pm

Touchstone-Grief S (FC)

Touchstone-Grief Support for Children, Jan 2019 (FC)

This 6 week group is for children ages 6-12 (1st grade-6th grade) who are grieving the loss of a family member due to cancer. Through age appropriate discussion, art therapy and other meaningful activities children will learn ways to manage the emotions, challenges and many changes that often occur as a child is grieving the death of a loved one. To register or for more information contact Jean McCaw MA, ATR-BC, LCPAT Child & Adolescent Program Coordinator at 703-698-2537 or jean.mccaw@inova.org. No online registration.

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

10:30am

Cardio & Core (FO-LWC)

Cardio & Core (FO-LWC)

Target your core muscles using variations of familiar moves, while increasing cardio endurance by adding interval training exercises. Registration and a signed Physical Activity Waiver is required for each previously unattended class (go to lifewithcancer.org and hover over the "Register for a Class" Tab. Click on the third item down (Class Forms, then physical-activity-waiver-fill-in). Participants who are more than 2 years out of completing active treatment (chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, targeted therapies, and immunotherapies) are encouraged to consider making a donation of $5 per class. If you cannot attend a class/group for which you are registered, CANCEL your registration as soon as possible by calling 703.698.2526; this will allow another person to attend.

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1:00pm

Cultivating Compas (FC)

Cultivating Compassion, Feb 2019 (FC)

Note: Feb 27 is the required class orientation. This class will skip April 17. This 8-series series follows the Stanford University-based curriculum on Cultivating Compassion. This class is open to patients and caregivers who have completed the Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recovery (MBCR) series of classes. Expectation is that participants commit to regular attendance for eight weeks, as skills build on each other each week. Commitment to assigned home practice/meditation is expected. Facilitator: Dr. Lolak, MD, FAPM, and others.

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2:00pm

Chair-Based Exerci (FC)

Chair-Based Exercise, Wednesday (FC)

Designed for people with limited mobility, you'll increase your stamina, aerobic endurance, core strength, flexibility and balance through the use of resistance equipment and body weight exercises. Registration and a signed Physical Activity Waiver is required for each previously unattended class (go to lifewithcancer.org and hover over the "Register for a Class" Tab. Click on the third item down (Class Forms, then physical-activity-waiver-fill-in). Participants who are more than 2 years out of completing active treatment (chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, targeted therapies, and immunotherapies) are encouraged to consider making a donation of $5 per class. If you cannot attend a class/group for which you are registered, CANCEL your registration as soon as possible by calling 703.698.2526; this will allow another person to attend.

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6:00pm

Parenting Alone (FC)

Parenting Alone (FC)

This 6 week group is for parents of children and teens who are navigating the death of a spouse or partner due to cancer. Meet other parents, learn about resources and gain guidance in how to better understand and support your child or teen in their grief, share ideas, challenges and helpful solutions. Participants are encouraged to attend all 6 sessions. No online registration. To register or for more information contact Jean McCaw, MA, ATR-BC, LCPAT at 703-698-2537 or jean.mccaw@inova.org.

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6:00pm

Breast Cancer Grou (FC)

Breast Cancer Support Group, FC (FC)

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: Lauren Kaminski, RN, BSN, OCN and Tyler Pudleiner, MSW. Registration required.

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6:00pm

Young Women with (FO-LWC)

Young Women with Breast Cancer, FO (FO-LWC)

Women with stage 0-3 breast cancer who are no more than 2 years post-treatment are invited to meet with others in their 20s, 30s and 40s to gather information and learn how to best navigate survivorship. Facilitators: Maureen Broderick, LCSW and Shairna Bluesteen, RN, BSN, OCN. If attending for the first time call Maureen Broderick, LCSW, 703-391-4180. Registration required.

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6:30pm

Lung Cancer Group (FC)

Lung Cancer Group (FC)

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

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7:00pm

Cutaneous Lymphoma (FC)

Cutaneous Lymphoma Group, Wed 2019 (FC)

Individuals with all forms and stages of cutaneous lymphoma, and their support partners, are welcome to attend our monthly meetings to connect with and learn from others who share this disease. To register go to http://www.clfoundation.org/CLF-DC.

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10:00am

02-2019 Parent: Jo (FC)

02-2019 Parent: Journaling 101 (FC)



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11:30am

Strengthen w Barre (FO-LWC)

Strengthen with Barre and Pilates (FO-LWC)

You'll combine barre and Pilates movements set to motivating music to create an invigorating workout. Registration and a signed Physical Activity Waiver is required for each previously unattended class (go to lifewithcancer.org and hover over the "Register for a Class" Tab. Click on the third item down (Class Forms, then physical-activity-waiver-fill-in). Participants who are more than 2 years out of completing active treatment (chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, targeted therapies, and immunotherapies) are encouraged to consider making a donation of $5 per class. If you cannot attend a class/group for which you are registered, CANCEL your registration as soon as possible by calling 703.698.2526; this will allow another person to attend.

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1:00pm

Gentle Yoga (FC)

Gentle Yoga, FC (FC)

This class is appropriate for all fitness levels. Blending gentle movement, breathing and relaxation you'll increase stamina and flexibility. You'll learn movements that stretch, strengthen and relax muscles. Registration and a signed Physical Activity Waiver is required for each previously unattended class (go to lifewithcancer.org and hover over the "Register for a Class" Tab. Click on the third item down (Class Forms, then physical-activity-waiver-fill-in). Participants who are more than 2 years out of completing active treatment (chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, targeted therapies, and immunotherapies) are encouraged to consider making a donation of $5 per class. If you cannot attend a class/group for which you are registered, CANCEL your registration as soon as possible by calling 703.698.2526; this will allow another person to attend.

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4:30pm

Acupuncture (FC)

Acupuncture Appointments (FC)

Life with Cancer and the Inova Traditional Chinese Medicine Center (TCM) are partnering to provide acupuncture at our Family Center. A naturopathic physician and licensed acupuncturist provides this service which involves the insertion of ultra-fine, sterile needles into specific points in the body to achieve a certain therapeutic effect. Acupuncture has been shown to help with: chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, pain, depression and anxiety, hot Flashes, fatigue, neuropathy, insomnia, radiation-induced xerostomia (dry mouth), and dyspnea (difficult or labored breathing). The fee for this service is $50. To schedule your appointment go to www.inova.org/TCM. Please click the green button - "Book Appointment", and then choose LWC at location on the right side corner. Additionally, select Life with Cancer under the "Choose a Service" drop down. Please direct any questions regarding your appointment to TCM at 571.665.6700.

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5:30pm

Brain Fog (FC)

Brain Fog: Strategies to Manage Cancer-Related Cognitive Impairment (FC)

Understand the factors involved in the potential cognitive impacts of cancer and cancer treatments. Learn strategies that can help manage the impact on day to day functioning. Please register for all four sessions. Facilitators: Sam Lolak, MD, Drucilla Brethwaite, MSW, LCSW, and Michelle Ferretti, LCSW, OSW-C, and Tyler Pudleiner, MSW.

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9:00am

Acupuncture Appoin (FO-LWC)

Acupuncture Appointments-Fair Oaks (FO-LWC)

Life with Cancer and the Inova Traditional Chinese Medicine Center (TCM) are partnering to provide acupuncture at our Family Center. A naturopathic physician and licensed acupuncturist provides this service which involves the insertion of ultra-fine, sterile needles into specific points in the body to achieve a certain therapeutic effect. Acupuncture has been shown to help with: chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, pain, depression and anxiety, hot Flashes, fatigue, neuropathy, insomnia, radiation-induced xerostomia (dry mouth), and dyspnea (difficult or labored breathing). The fee for this service is $50. To schedule your appointment go to www.inova.org/TCM. Please click the green button - "Book Appointment", then choose LWC at location on the right side corner. Additionally, select Life with Cancer under the "Choose a Service" drop down. Please direct any questions regarding your appointment to TCM at 571.665.6700.

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10:00am

Journaling 101 (FC)

Journaling 101, Feb-Mar (FC)

Based on the landmark work, "Journal to the Self", this is the workshop that will bust some common journaling myths (you don't have to write daily) and teach you the 18 techniques that equip you to create a journal that serves your goals, healing, creativity, resilience and more. Taught by Deborah Ross, LPC, Certified Journal Therapist and co-author of, "Your Brain on Ink," some neuro nuggets are also included. You do not have to share your journal entries, a safe sharing process will be taught. $15 material fee paid directly to the instructor for the JTTS workbook. Please bring a pen and journal/notebook if you don't want to write in the workbook. Registration is required.

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10:30am

Cardio Drumming (FC)

Cardio Drumming (FC)

Combining drumming, cardio and strength training, Cardio Drumming is an energetic, get lost in the music, full body, 45 minute workout. Registration and a signed Physical Activity Waiver is required for each previously unattended class (go to lifewithcancer.org and hover over the "Register for a Class" Tab. Click on the third item down (Class Forms, then physical-activity-waiver-fill-in). Participants who are more than 2 years out of completing active treatment (chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, targeted therapies, and immunotherapies) are encouraged to consider making a donation of $5 per class. If you cannot attend a class/group for which you are registered, CANCEL your registration as soon as possible by calling 703.698.2526; this will allow another person to attend.

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2:00pm

Laughter Yoga (FC)

Laughter Yoga (FC)

Laughter Yoga uses a combination of rhythmic clapping, simulated laughter and yoga-like breathing exercises that have a number of benefits including improved oxygen levels in the body, improved lung capacity, reduced stress and an enhanced feeling of well-being. No need to get on the floor; laughter yoga can be done seated in a chair. Registration is required.

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6:30pm

Melanoma Support (FC)

Melanoma Support & Networking Quarterly Meeting (FC)

Come for an evening of open discussion and networking with Co-Facilitators David McGinness, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C and Rebecca Babb, RN. Registration is required.

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10:15am

Restorative Yoga (FC)

Restorative Yoga, FC (FC)

You’ll learn how to use yoga props such as bolsters, blocks and blankets to support your body while in restful yoga poses. Each pose is held 2-10 minutes allowing time to drop deeper into the relaxation experience. Gentle stretches, breath work and guided meditation deepen your practice. Please bring a blanket. Registration and a signed Physical Activity Waiver is required for each previously unattended class (go to lifewithcancer.org and hover over the "Register for a Class" Tab. Click on the third item down (Class Forms, then physical-activity-waiver-fill-in). Participants who are more than 2 years out of completing active treatment (chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, targeted therapies, and immunotherapies) are encouraged to consider making a donation of $5 per class. If you cannot attend a class/group for which you are registered, CANCEL your registration as soon as possible by calling 703.698.2526; this will allow another person to attend.

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00:00pm

Coalesce (FC)

Coalesce 2019: An Advance Breast Cancer Group (FC)

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, Shara Sosa, LCSW, OSW-C: shara.sosa@inova.org, 703.698.2522, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

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1:00pm

Yin Yoga for Pati (FO-LWC)

Yin Yoga for Those in Treatment (FO-LWC)

Appropriate for all levels. Incorporating gentle movement and supported positions, Yin Yoga targets the deepest tissues of the body allowing increases in range of motion and promoting optimal health and vitality. Props and mats are provided. Please dress comfortably; bring a light blanket and water. Registration and a signed Physical Activity Waiver is required for each previously unattended class (go to lifewithcancer.org and hover over the "Register for a Class" Tab. Click on the third item down (Class Forms, then physical-activity-waiver-fill-in). Participants who are more than 2 years out of completing active treatment (chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, targeted therapies, and immunotherapies) are encouraged to consider making a donation of $5 per class. If you cannot attend a class/group for which you are registered, CANCEL your registration as soon as possible by calling 703.698.2526; this will allow another person to attend.

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10:30am

Zumba Gold, ILH, J (44084 RP)

Zumba Gold (44084 RP)

Come party to a fusion of Latin and International music/dance themes that create a dynamic, exciting, easy to do and FUN workout. The routines feature aerobic/fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body. Registration and a signed Physical Activity Waiver is required for each previously unattended class (go to lifewithcancer.org and hover over the "Register for a Class" Tab. Click on the third item down (Class Forms, then physical-activity-waiver-fill-in). Participants who are more than 2 years out of completing active treatment (chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, targeted therapies, and immunotherapies) are encouraged to consider making a donation of $5 per class. If you cannot attend a class/group for which you are registered, CANCEL your registration as soon as possible by calling 703.698.2526; this will allow another person to attend.

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12:00pm

Restorative Yoga (44084 RP)

Restorative Yoga, FC (44084 RP)

You’ll learn how to use yoga props such as bolsters, blocks and blankets to support your body while in restful yoga poses. Each pose is held 2-10 minutes allowing time to drop deeper into the relaxation experience. Gentle stretches, breath work and guided meditation deepen your practice. Please bring a blanket. Registration and a signed Physical Activity Waiver is required for each previously unattended class (go to lifewithcancer.org and hover over the "Register for a Class" Tab. Click on the third item down (Class Forms, then physical-activity-waiver-fill-in). Participants who are more than 2 years out of completing active treatment (chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, targeted therapies, and immunotherapies) are encouraged to consider making a donation of $5 per class. If you cannot attend a class/group for which you are registered, CANCEL your registration as soon as possible by calling 703.698.2526; this will allow another person to attend.

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10:30am

Myelodysplastic (FC)

Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS) Support Group (FC)

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

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10:00am

Carcinoid Cancer G (FC)

Carcinoid Cancer Group (FC)

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 neuroendocrine tumors. For more information email mitchmberger@msn.com.

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6:00pm

Healing Touch (44084 RP)

Healing Touch, Loudoun (44084 RP)

Registration begins on the first business day of the month by 9:15. Returning clients, please sign up every other month to give new clients a chance to experience Healing Touch. Healing touch providers employ the hands, placed just above the body or with actual light touch, to clear, energize, and balance the human and environmental energy fields, thus affecting physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health. Dress comfortably and bring a sheet, blanket and pillow. Space is limited; registration is required. Questions? Call 703.858.8867, M-Th.

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6:00pm

Reiki, FC, Mon 6pm (FC)

Reiki, FC, Mon, 6pm (FC)

Registration opens on the first business day of the month by 9:15am for patients only (sorry, no caregivers). Reiki is an ancient practice that involves positioning the hands along the body to direct energy, release tension and discomfort, and enhance well-being. Dress comfortably and bring a blanket. If you cannot come to an appointment for which you are registered, please call 703.698.2526 to CANCEL as soon as possible; this will allow another person to take your place. If you miss two appointments without prior notice we may need to refer you to Reiki practitioners in the community.

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7:00pm

Reiki, FC, Mon, 7p (FC)

Reiki, FC, Mon, 7pm (FC)

Registration opens on the first business day of the month by 9:15am for patients only (sorry, no caregivers). Reiki is an ancient practice that involves positioning the hands along the body to direct energy, release tension and discomfort, and enhance well-being. Dress comfortably and bring a blanket. If you cannot come to an appointment for which you are registered, please call 703.698.2526 to CANCEL as soon as possible; this will allow another person to take your place. If you miss two appointments without prior notice we may need to refer you to Reiki practitioners in the community.

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5:30pm

Teens Art Therapy (FC)

Art Therapy Group for Teens in Treatment (FC)

Explore your creative side using a variety of techniques and materials. Artistic ability is NOT necessary - just a willingness to have some fun and make art with other teens who are also impacted by cancer. To register contact Sarah.Schmidt@inova.org or call 703.776-2403. Registration is required. If you cannot attend a class/group for which you are registered, CANCEL your registration as soon as possible by calling 703.698.2526; this will allow another person to attend.

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7:00pm

FC Caregiver (FC)

Caregiver Connection, FC (FC)

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 Babb, MSN, RN, CPNP-AC LSW, and Tyler Pudleiner, MSW. Registration required by previous Friday.

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2:00pm

Writing through Tr (ILH-PER )

Writing through Transitions: A 5-week Course (ILH-PER )

Change is a part of life and brings questions, challenges and the opportunity to create deeper meaning. This is particularly true when cancer is the change that demands our attention. Regardless of where you are in the process, whether you are a patient, caregiver, or both, there is a structured writing process that can safely serve as a beacon and guide as you navigate. Wisdom, meaning, strength and resilience are often positive outcomes and learning the process is a skill that can transfer to future changes and challenges. Facilitator: Deborah Ross, LPC and Certified Journal Therapist. Published guided journals costs $15, please bring cash to first session to receive necessary class materials.

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10:30am

Spirituality Quest (FC)

Spirituality Quest, 03.2019 (FC)

Join us on the second Tuesday of the month as we explore our spiritual paths. The topic this month is "Spiritual Lessons from the Ides of March: Beware or Aware?"  Learn about the spiritual meaning of Ides and how it can offer insight to our spiritual journey. Facilitators Marsha Komandt, RN, OCN and Enyonam-Enya Tetteh. Please register by the preceding day.

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6:00pm

Women's Surviv (Fairfax)

Women's Survivorship- More than 3 years (Fairfax)

This group is for women who completed treatment, for any type of cancer, more than 3 years ago. Many women who have completed treatment find that they can experience challenges well into survivorship. This group is designed to help you gain insight and balance in your life through discussion, problem-solving and various other modalities. Facilitated by oncology therapist, Drucilla Brethwaite, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C. Registration is required.

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6:00pm

Survivorship Serie (FO-LWC)

Survivorship Series for Young Women with Breast Cancer-Fair Oaks (FO-LWC)

As a young woman impacted by breast cancer, you may desire tailored information to address your specific needs and improve your quality of life during and after breast cancer treatment. The Survivorship Series for Young Women Affected by Breast Cancer is a 4-part program that will provide information and support for women diagnosed with breast cancer before age 45. The program will cover topics such as sex and intimacy, early menopause, the late effects of treatment and genetic risks. Life with Cancer is proud to partner with Living Beyond Breast Cancer on this program series. Facilitator: Shairna Bluesteen, RN, BSN, OCN. Registration is required.

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6:30pm

IAH Young Women (IAH-LWC)

Young Women with Breast Cancer, IAH (IAH-LWC)

Women in their 20s, 30s, and 40s with non-metastatic breast cancer from diagnosis to one year post-treatment are invited to meet with others in a supportive environment to gather information and learn how to best navigate survivorship. If attending for the first time call, 703.698.2522. Facilitators: Shara Sosa, LCSW, OSW-C, and Carrie Friedman, RN, BS, OCN. Registration required.

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7:15pm

Good Grief, FC, 20 (FC)

Good Grief, FC, 2019 (FC)

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, dealing with children, family and friends, changes in role and lifestyle, and coping with special dates. No new enrollment after January 22. Facilitator: Sarah Brooks, LPC. Registration is required.

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7:30pm

Prostate Group (FC)

Us Too Prostate Group, FX/FC (FC)

Eric Cohen, RN, will present on "Nutrition and Prostate Cancer: What's the Best Diet?" Registration is required

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00:00pm

Coalesce II (FC)

Coalesce II: An Advance Breast Cancer Group (FC)

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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1:30pm

Zentangle 201 (44084 RP)

Zentangle, ILH (44084 RP)

Take a mental vacation from cancer and enjoy Zentangle. It’s is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns, and can increase focus and creativity, and provide artistic satisfaction along with an increased sense of well-being. A new theme is explored in each monthly class. Supplies are provided, but if you have attended this class in the past, please bring your kit. Registration is required. Instructor: Roberta Hughes, CZT. If you cannot attend a class/group for which you are registered, CANCEL your registration as soon as possible by calling 703.698.2526; this will allow another person to attend.

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4:00pm

Breast Surgery Pre (ILH-PER )

Breast Surgery Pre-Op Class, Inova Loudoun Hospital (ILH-PER )

If you are scheduled for a mastectomy or lumpectomy with reconstruction at Inova Loudoun Hospital, this educational class will help you prepare for surgery. You will receive an overview of what to expect from our oncology nurse navigator, physical and occupational therapists and oncology social worker. Family member may attend without registration. Instructor: Christine Stone RN, MSN, OCN. Registration is required; no exceptions.

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6:00pm

Prostate Group Lou (LCSC)

Us Too Prostate Cancer Group, ILH (LCSC)

Join others for an opportunity to network and learn about valuable prostate cancer information and resources. If you have any questions, contact Courtney Weaver, 703.858.8857. Registration is required.

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6:00pm

Parenting Alone (FC)

Parenting Alone (FC)

This 6 week group is for parents of children and teens who are navigating the death of a spouse or partner due to cancer. Meet other parents, learn about resources and gain guidance in how to better understand and support your child or teen in their grief, share ideas, challenges and helpful solutions. Participants are encouraged to attend all 6 sessions. No online registration. To register or for more information contact Jean McCaw, MA, ATR-BC, LCPAT at 703-698-2537 or jean.mccaw@inova.org.

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6:00pm

Touchstone-Grief S (FC)

Touchstone-Grief Support for Children, Jan 2019 (FC)

This 6 week group is for children ages 6-12 (1st grade-6th grade) who are grieving the loss of a family member due to cancer. Through age appropriate discussion, art therapy and other meaningful activities children will learn ways to manage the emotions, challenges and many changes that often occur as a child is grieving the death of a loved one. To register or for more information contact Jean McCaw MA, ATR-BC, LCPAT Child & Adolescent Program Coordinator at 703-698-2537 or jean.mccaw@inova.org. No online registration.

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11:00am

Joyful Belly Dance (FC)

Joyful Belly Dance (FC)

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 and a signed 2019 Physical Activity Waiver is required for each previously unattended class (go to lifewithcancer.org and hover over the "Register for a Class" Tab. Click on the third item down (Class Forms, then physical-activity-waiver-fill-in). Participants who are more than 2 years out of completing active treatment (chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, targeted therapies, and immunotherapies) are encouraged to consider making a donation of $5 per class. If you cannot attend a class/group for which you are registered, CANCEL your registration as soon as possible by calling 703.698.2526; this will allow another person to attend.

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12:30pm

Breast Surgery Pre (FO-LWC)

Breast Surgery Pre-Op Class at Fair Oaks (FO-LWC)

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 is required.

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1:00pm

Cultivating Compas (FC)

Cultivating Compassion, Feb 2019 (FC)

Note: Feb 27 is the required class orientation. This class will skip April 17. This 8-series series follows the Stanford University-based curriculum on Cultivating Compassion. This class is open to patients and caregivers who have completed the Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recovery (MBCR) series of classes. Expectation is that participants commit to regular attendance for eight weeks, as skills build on each other each week. Commitment to assigned home practice/meditation is expected. Facilitator: Dr. Lolak, MD, FAPM, and others.

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2:00pm

Breast Surgery Pre (FC)

Breast Surgery Pre-Op Class, Fairfax (FC)

A nurse navigator will explain what you need to know before, during and after mastectomy surgery: node biopsy, managing drains and discomfort, bathing, moving comfortably, prostheses, undergarments, and more. Registration is required (family member/friend may attend without registration). Class facilitated by Laura Kaminski, RN, BSN, OCN. Registration is required.

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5:30pm

Caregiver Connecti (FO-D)

Caregiver Connection, FO (FO-D)

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: Karen Archer, LCSW and Shairna Bluesteen, RN, BSN, OCN. Registration required.

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6:00pm

Mind over Matter, (ILH-RO)

Mind over Matter, ILH (ILH-RO)

This 5-session program uses evidence-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. Registration is required and no new registrations after March 13.

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6:30pm

Latinos Unidos (IAH-LWC)

Latinos Unidos (IAH-LWC)

Aprenderás técnicas y ejercicios para favorecer tu auto-sanación y crecimiento personal, manejar mejor el estrés y los efectos del tratamiento y mejorar tu calidad de vida. Todo esto en un ambiente de confianza, positivismo y amistad. Llamar a David McGinness al 703-698-2529 para mas informacion.

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5:30pm

Head and Neck Canc (FC)

Head and Neck Cancers Group (FC)

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: Alexandra Russo, LCSW and Kate Skoczylas, RN, BSN, OCN. Registration is required.

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5:30pm

Breast Cancer Grou (FO-LWC)

Breast Cancer Support Group, FO (FO-LWC)

This group is for women diagnosed with stage 0-3 breast cancer, up to 2 years out of active treatment. Join others who are sharing information, making decisions about treatment, and learning how to best navigate survivorship. Facilitators: Karen Archer, MSW 703.391.3691 and Shairna Bluesteen, RN, BSN, OCN, 703.391.4673. Registration Required.

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10:00am

02-2019 Parent: Jo (FC)

02-2019 Parent: Journaling 101 (FC)



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9:00am

Acupuncture Appoin (FO-LWC)

Acupuncture Appointments-Fair Oaks (FO-LWC)

Life with Cancer and the Inova Traditional Chinese Medicine Center (TCM) are partnering to provide acupuncture at our Family Center. A naturopathic physician and licensed acupuncturist provides this service which involves the insertion of ultra-fine, sterile needles into specific points in the body to achieve a certain therapeutic effect. Acupuncture has been shown to help with: chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, pain, depression and anxiety, hot Flashes, fatigue, neuropathy, insomnia, radiation-induced xerostomia (dry mouth), and dyspnea (difficult or labored breathing). The fee for this service is $50. To schedule your appointment go to www.inova.org/TCM. Please click the green button - "Book Appointment", then choose LWC at location on the right side corner. Additionally, select Life with Cancer under the "Choose a Service" drop down. Please direct any questions regarding your appointment to TCM at 571.665.6700.

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4:30pm

Acupuncture (FC)

Acupuncture Appointments (FC)

Life with Cancer and the Inova Traditional Chinese Medicine Center (TCM) are partnering to provide acupuncture at our Family Center. A naturopathic physician and licensed acupuncturist provides this service which involves the insertion of ultra-fine, sterile needles into specific points in the body to achieve a certain therapeutic effect. Acupuncture has been shown to help with: chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, pain, depression and anxiety, hot Flashes, fatigue, neuropathy, insomnia, radiation-induced xerostomia (dry mouth), and dyspnea (difficult or labored breathing). The fee for this service is $50. To schedule your appointment go to www.inova.org/TCM. Please click the green button - "Book Appointment", and then choose LWC at location on the right side corner. Additionally, select Life with Cancer under the "Choose a Service" drop down. Please direct any questions regarding your appointment to TCM at 571.665.6700.

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5:30pm

Brain Fog (FC)

Brain Fog: Strategies to Manage Cancer-Related Cognitive Impairment (FC)

Understand the factors involved in the potential cognitive impacts of cancer and cancer treatments. Learn strategies that can help manage the impact on day to day functioning. Please register for all four sessions. Facilitators: Sam Lolak, MD, Drucilla Brethwaite, MSW, LCSW, and Michelle Ferretti, LCSW, OSW-C, and Tyler Pudleiner, MSW.

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10:00am

Journaling 101 (FC)

Journaling 101, Feb-Mar (FC)

Based on the landmark work, "Journal to the Self", this is the workshop that will bust some common journaling myths (you don't have to write daily) and teach you the 18 techniques that equip you to create a journal that serves your goals, healing, creativity, resilience and more. Taught by Deborah Ross, LPC, Certified Journal Therapist and co-author of, "Your Brain on Ink," some neuro nuggets are also included. You do not have to share your journal entries, a safe sharing process will be taught. $15 material fee paid directly to the instructor for the JTTS workbook. Please bring a pen and journal/notebook if you don't want to write in the workbook. Registration is required.

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5:00pm

Diet and Inflammat (FC)

Diet and Inflammation (FC)

Have you heard of an "anti-inflammatory" diet? This class, taught by Registered Dietitian Lauren Fay, will review how diet can impact inflammation in your body, and how this has the ability to impact your disease risk and overall health.

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11:00am

Orientation, Thurs (FC)

Orientation, Thurs AM (FC)

Take a tour of our Family Center and learn about our many programs, classes, groups and services for children and adults. Registration is required. Can't make a scheduled orientation? Call us at 703.698.2534 to arrange a personal session.

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1:00pm

Advanced Disease (FO-LWC)

Living with Advanced Disease, Fair Oaks (FO-LWC)

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. Facilitator: Karen Archer, LCSW. Registration is required.

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10:15am

Restorative Yoga (FC)

Restorative Yoga, FC (FC)

You’ll learn how to use yoga props such as bolsters, blocks and blankets to support your body while in restful yoga poses. Each pose is held 2-10 minutes allowing time to drop deeper into the relaxation experience. Gentle stretches, breath work and guided meditation deepen your practice. Please bring a blanket. Registration and a signed Physical Activity Waiver is required for each previously unattended class (go to lifewithcancer.org and hover over the "Register for a Class" Tab. Click on the third item down (Class Forms, then physical-activity-waiver-fill-in). Participants who are more than 2 years out of completing active treatment (chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, targeted therapies, and immunotherapies) are encouraged to consider making a donation of $5 per class. If you cannot attend a class/group for which you are registered, CANCEL your registration as soon as possible by calling 703.698.2526; this will allow another person to attend.

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00:00pm

Coalesce (FC)

Coalesce 2019: An Advance Breast Cancer Group (FC)

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, Shara Sosa, LCSW, OSW-C: shara.sosa@inova.org, 703.698.2522, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

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1:00pm

Knit and Crochet (FC)

Knitting & Crocheting Circle (FC)

Past, new, experienced and inexperienced participants are welcome to join us to work on your own project or one to donate. All supplies will be provided. Facilitator: Carolyn Sam, M.Ed. Registration is required. If you cannot attend a class/group for which you are registered, CANCEL your registration as soon as possible by calling 703.698.2526; this will allow another person to attend.

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3:30pm

Triple Negative Br (FC)

Triple Negative Breast Cancer Tea (TNBC) (FC)

Those with Triple Negative Breast Cancer are invited to join us for an afternoon tea to learn more about TNBC. Medical oncologist Anne Favret, MD, will share the latest research findings, and TNBC survivor, Tracy Bunch, will share information about the TNBC Foundation and other resources. Please register by March 13. Refreshments provided by AstraZeneca.

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2:30pm

Writing Your Life (FC)

Writing Your Life Stories Monthly Drop-In Group (FC)

This writing group is for those who previously completed the 4 week series, giving you the opportunity to continue writing about the significant events in your life as a legacy for your family, expression of feelings about an experience or to process an event. No writing experience needed. Writing exercises will help get you started and classmates feedback will enhance your efforts. Facilitator: Lynn Magrum, MSN, CANP, AOCN.

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7:00pm

Evening Gentle Yog (FC)

Evening Gentle Yoga, FC (FC)

* No class June 10. Blending gentle movement, breathing and relaxation you'll learn movements that stretch, strengthen, relax muscles and increase stamina and flexibility. Instructor: Jenn Fay, RYT, MA, RScP. Please bring a blanket and a small towel. Registration and a signed Physical Activity Waiver is required for each previously unattended class (go to lifewithcancer.org and hover over the "Register for a Class" Tab. Click on the third item down (Class Forms, then physical-activity-waiver-fill-in). Participants who are more than 2 years out of completing active treatment (chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, targeted therapies, and immunotherapies) are encouraged to consider making a donation of $5 per class. If you cannot attend a class/group for which you are registered, CANCEL your registration as soon as possible by calling 703.698.2526; this will allow another person to attend.

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10:00am

Functional Fitness (FO-LWC)

Functional Fitness (FO-LWC)

Using resistance equipment, body weight and different movement patterns you'll build strength, cardio, flexibility and balance. Registration and a signed Physical Activity Waiver is required for each previously unattended class (go to lifewithcancer.org and hover over the "Register for a Class" Tab. Click on the third item down (Class Forms, then physical-activity-waiver-fill-in). Participants who are more than 2 years out of completing active treatment (chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, targeted therapies, and immunotherapies) are encouraged to consider making a donation of $5 per class. If you cannot attend a class/group for which you are registered, CANCEL your registration as soon as possible by calling 703.698.2526; this will allow another person to attend.

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10:00am

Total Body Conditi (44084 RP)

Total Body Conditioning Monday (44084 RP)

An energizing workout combining cardio, strengthening, balance and core in one workout. Registration and a signed Physical Activity Waiver is required for each previously unattended class (go to lifewithcancer.org and hover over the "Register for a Class" Tab. Click on the third item down (Class Forms, then physical-activity-waiver-fill-in). Participants who are more than 2 years out of completing active treatment (chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, targeted therapies, and immunotherapies) are encouraged to consider making a donation of $5 per class. If you cannot attend a class/group for which you are registered, CANCEL your registration as soon as possible by calling 703.698.2526; this will allow another person to attend.

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2:00pm

Chair-Based Exerci (FC)

Chair-Based Exercise, Monday (FC)

Designed for people with limited mobility, you'll increase your stamina, aerobic endurance, core strength, flexibility and balance through the use of resistance equipment and body weight exercises.Registration and a signed Physical Activity Waiver is required for each previously unattended class (go to lifewithcancer.org and hover over the "Register for a Class" Tab. Click on the third item down (Class Forms, then physical-activity-waiver-fill-in). Participants who are more than 2 years out of completing active treatment (chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, targeted therapies, and immunotherapies) are encouraged to consider making a donation of $5 per class. If you cannot attend a class/group for which you are registered, CANCEL your registration as soon as possible by calling 703.698.2526; this will allow another person to attend.

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3:00pm

Keeping Fit (FC)

Keeping Fit (FC)

If you love to dance, this is the class for you! Moving to energizing music, you'll build strength and balance. Add in resistance equipment and you've got the perfect class! Registration and a signed 2019 Physical Activity Waiver is required for each previously unattended class (go to lifewithcancer.org and hover over the "Register for a Class" Tab. Click on the third item down (Class Forms, then physical-activity-waiver-fill-in). Participants who are more than 2 years out of completing active treatment (chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, targeted therapies, and immunotherapies) are encouraged to consider making a donation of $5 per class. If you cannot attend a class/group for which you are registered, CANCEL your registration as soon as possible by calling 703.698.2526; this will allow another person to attend.

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4:00pm

Gentle Yoga (IAH-HEC 3-5)

Gentle Yoga, IAH, (IAH-HEC 3-5)

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. Bring a blanket. Registration and a signed Physical Activity Waiver is required for each previously unattended class (go to lifewithcancer.org and hover over the "Register for a Class" Tab. Click on the third item down (Class Forms, then physical-activity-waiver-fill-in). Participants who are more than 2 years out of completing active treatment (chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, targeted therapies, and immunotherapies) are encouraged to consider making a donation of $5 per class. If you cannot attend a class/group for which you are registered, CANCEL your registration as soon as possible by calling 703.698.2526; this will allow another person to attend.

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7:00pm

Zumba (IAH-HEC 3-5)

Zumba! IAH (IAH-HEC 3-5)

Come party to a fusion of Latin and International music/dance themes that create a dynamic, exciting, easy to do and FUN workout. The routines feature aerobic/fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body. Registration and a signed Physical Activity Waiver is required for each previously unattended class (go to lifewithcancer.org and hover over the "Register for a Class" Tab. Click on the third item down (Class Forms, then physical-activity-waiver-fill-in). Participants who are more than 2 years out of completing active treatment (chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, targeted therapies, and immunotherapies) are encouraged to consider making a donation of $5 per class. If you cannot attend a class/group for which you are registered, CANCEL your registration as soon as possible by calling 703.698.2526; this will allow another person to attend.

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7:00pm

Evening Gentle Yog (44084 RP)

Evening Gentle Yoga, 44084, (44084 RP)

Best for those in active treatment or recovering from surgery. Blending gentle movement, breathing and relaxation you'll learn movements that stretch, strengthen, relax muscles and increase stamina and flexibility. Please bring a blanket and a small towel. Registration and a signed Physical Activity Waiver is required for each previously unattended class (go to lifewithcancer.org and hover over the "Register for a Class" Tab. Click on the third item down (Class Forms, then physical-activity-waiver-fill-in). Participants who are more than 2 years out of completing active treatment (chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, targeted therapies, and immunotherapies) are encouraged to consider making a donation of $5 per class. If you cannot attend a class/group for which you are registered, CANCEL your registration as soon as possible by calling 703.698.2526; this will allow another person to attend.

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7:00pm

Evening Gentle Yog (FO-LWC)

Evening Gentle Yoga, FO (FO-LWC)

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. Bring a blanket. Registration and a signed Physical Activity Waiver is required for each previously unattended class (go to lifewithcancer.org and hover over the "Register for a Class" Tab. Click on the third item down (Class Forms, then physical-activity-waiver-fill-in). Participants who are more than 2 years out of completing active treatment (chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, targeted therapies, and immunotherapies) are encouraged to consider making a donation of $5 per class. If you cannot attend a class/group for which you are registered, CANCEL your registration as soon as possible by calling 703.698.2526; this will allow another person to attend.

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10:00am

Leukemia and Lymph (FC)

Leukemia and Lymphoma Support Group (FC)

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 it treatments. Facilitator: Sarah Brooks, LCSW, and Lynn Magrum, MSN, CANP, AOCN. Registration is required by previous Friday.

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5:30pm

IAH Breast Ca Grou (IAH-LWC)

Breast Cancer Support Group, IAH (IAH-LWC)

This group is for women diagnosed with stage 0-3 breast cancer, up to 2 years out of active treatment. Join others who are sharing information, making decisions about treatment, and learning how to best navigate survivorship. Registration is required. Facilitators: Michelle Ferretti, MSW, LCSW and Maria Ramirez, RN, BSN, OCN.

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2:00pm

Writing through Tr (ILH-PER )

Writing through Transitions: A 5-week Course (ILH-PER )

Change is a part of life and brings questions, challenges and the opportunity to create deeper meaning. This is particularly true when cancer is the change that demands our attention. Regardless of where you are in the process, whether you are a patient, caregiver, or both, there is a structured writing process that can safely serve as a beacon and guide as you navigate. Wisdom, meaning, strength and resilience are often positive outcomes and learning the process is a skill that can transfer to future changes and challenges. Facilitator: Deborah Ross, LPC and Certified Journal Therapist. Published guided journals costs $15, please bring cash to first session to receive necessary class materials.

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11:45am

Multiple Myeloma, (FC)

Multiple Myeloma, Special Speaker (FC)

This monthly meeting is designed for patients and families to get together to discuss, learn, and share the challenges of living with multiple myeloma. Check the website for special guest speaker. Please check back. Facilitators: Drucilla Brethwaite, LCSW, Rebecca DiPatri RN, BSN OCN and Susan Carlson, RN. Co-sponsored with Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Light lunch. Registration is required.

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12:00pm

EZ Tai Chi (FC)

EZ Tai Chi (FC)

Using the protocols developed in the "Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi", you will learn 5 basic movements that are easy to learn and can be practiced at home. This protocol does not feature the fluid movements of Yang Style Tai Chi but provides many of the health benefits and may encourage pursuing further studies of the complete form. Registration and a signed 2019 Physical Activity Waiver is required for each previously unattended class (go to lifewithcancer.org and hover over the "Register for a Class" Tab. Click on the third item down (Class Forms, then physical-activity-waiver-fill-in). Participants who are more than 2 years out of completing active treatment (chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, targeted therapies, and immunotherapies) are encouraged to consider making a donation of $5 per class. If you cannot attend a class/group for which you are registered, CANCEL your registration as soon as possible by calling 703.698.2526; this will allow another person to attend.

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1:00pm

Yoga Sculpt (FO-LWC)

Yoga Sculpt (FO-LWC)

Yoga Sculpt combines yoga, light weight training, core work and cardio, for a full body workout. It is designed to help tone and strengthen muscles, and improve balance and overall fitness. Bring a small towel and water. Registration and a signed Physical Activity Waiver is required for each previously unattended class (go to lifewithcancer.org and hover over the "Register for a Class" Tab. Click on the third item down (Class Forms, then physical-activity-waiver-fill-in). Participants who are more than 2 years out of completing active treatment (chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, targeted therapies, and immunotherapies) are encouraged to consider making a donation of $5 per class. If you cannot attend a class/group for which you are registered, CANCEL your registration as soon as possible by calling 703.698.2526; this will allow another person to attend.

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6:30pm

FC Young Women (FC)

Young Women with Breast Cancer, FC (FC)

Women in their 20s, 30s, and 40s with non-metastatic breast cancer from diagnosis to one year post-treatment are invited to meet with others in a supportive environment to gather information and learn how to best navigate survivorship. If attending for the first time, please call 703.698.2522. Registration is required. If attending for the first time, please call 703.698.2522. Facilitators: Shara Sosa, LCSW and Miranda Gingerich, RN, BSN, OCN. Registration required.

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6:30pm

Cardio & Core (IAH-HEC 3-5)

Cardio & Core 2019 HEC 3-5 (IAH-HEC 3-5)

Use own body weight and light resistance, this class will help build endurance, stamina, while strengthening all the muscles that make up your core. If looking to get your heat and body stronger, this class is for you! Registration and a signed Physical Activity Waiver is required for each previously unattended class (go to lifewithcancer.org and hover over the "Register for a Class" Tab. Click on the third item down (Class Forms, then physical-activity-waiver-fill-in). Participants who are more than 2 years out of completing active treatment (chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, targeted therapies, and immunotherapies) are encouraged to consider making a donation of $5 per class. If you cannot attend a class/group for which you are registered, CANCEL your registration as soon as possible by calling 703.698.2526; this will allow another person to attend.

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7:00pm

Zumba (FC)

Zumba, FC (FC)

Come party to a fusion of Latin and International music/dance themes that create a dynamic, exciting, easy to do and FUN workout. The routines feature aerobic/fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body. Registration and a signed Physical Activity Waiver is required for each previously unattended class (go to lifewithcancer.org and hover over the "Register for a Class" Tab. Click on the third item down (Class Forms, then physical-activity-waiver-fill-in). Participants who are more than 2 years out of completing active treatment (chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, targeted therapies, and immunotherapies) are encouraged to consider making a donation of $5 per class. If you cannot attend a class/group for which you are registered, CANCEL your registration as soon as possible by calling 703.698.2526; this will allow another person to attend.

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12:00pm

Fighting Cancer wi (FO-LWC)

Fighting Cancer with a Fork- Fair Oaks (FO-LWC)

Registered Dietitian, Sara Negron, MS, RD, CSO, will provide an overview of nutritional recommendations for cancer patients and survivors. Registration is required. If you cannot attend a class/group for which you are registered, CANCEL your registration as soon as possible by calling 703.698.2526; this will allow another person to attend.

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6:00pm

Colorectal Cancer (FC)

Colorectal Cancer Support Group, Advanced Stage (FC)

This 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. Facilitators: Michelle Bronzo, MA, LPC, CT, and Amy Siegel, RN, BSN. Registration is required.

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6:00pm

Parenting Alone (FC)

Parenting Alone (FC)

This 6 week group is for parents of children and teens who are navigating the death of a spouse or partner due to cancer. Meet other parents, learn about resources and gain guidance in how to better understand and support your child or teen in their grief, share ideas, challenges and helpful solutions. Participants are encouraged to attend all 6 sessions. No online registration. To register or for more information contact Jean McCaw, MA, ATR-BC, LCPAT at 703-698-2537 or jean.mccaw@inova.org.

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6:00pm

Touchstone-Grief S (FC)

Touchstone-Grief Support for Children, Jan 2019 (FC)

This 6 week group is for children ages 6-12 (1st grade-6th grade) who are grieving the loss of a family member due to cancer. Through age appropriate discussion, art therapy and other meaningful activities children will learn ways to manage the emotions, challenges and many changes that often occur as a child is grieving the death of a loved one. To register or for more information contact Jean McCaw MA, ATR-BC, LCPAT Child & Adolescent Program Coordinator at 703-698-2537 or jean.mccaw@inova.org. No online registration.

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10:00am

Cardio & Core (44084 RP)

Cardio & Core, ILH (44084 RP)

Using your 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 body stronger, this class is for you! Registration is required.

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10:30am

Cardio & Core (FO-LWC)

Cardio & Core (FO-LWC)

Target your core muscles using variations of familiar moves, while increasing cardio endurance by adding interval training exercises. Registration and a signed Physical Activity Waiver is required for each previously unattended class (go to lifewithcancer.org and hover over the "Register for a Class" Tab. Click on the third item down (Class Forms, then physical-activity-waiver-fill-in). Participants who are more than 2 years out of completing active treatment (chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, targeted therapies, and immunotherapies) are encouraged to consider making a donation of $5 per class. If you cannot attend a class/group for which you are registered, CANCEL your registration as soon as possible by calling 703.698.2526; this will allow another person to attend.

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1:00pm

Cultivating Compas (FC)

Cultivating Compassion, Feb 2019 (FC)

Note: Feb 27 is the required class orientation. This class will skip April 17. This 8-series series follows the Stanford University-based curriculum on Cultivating Compassion. This class is open to patients and caregivers who have completed the Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recovery (MBCR) series of classes. Expectation is that participants commit to regular attendance for eight weeks, as skills build on each other each week. Commitment to assigned home practice/meditation is expected. Facilitator: Dr. Lolak, MD, FAPM, and others.

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2:00pm

Breast Surgery Pre (FC)

Breast Surgery Pre-Op Class, Fairfax (FC)

A nurse navigator will explain what you need to know before, during and after mastectomy surgery: node biopsy, managing drains and discomfort, bathing, moving comfortably, prostheses, undergarments, and more. Registration is required (family member/friend may attend without registration). Class facilitated by Laura Kaminski, RN, BSN, OCN. Registration is required.

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2:00pm

Chair-Based Exerci (FC)

Chair-Based Exercise, Wednesday (FC)

Designed for people with limited mobility, you'll increase your stamina, aerobic endurance, core strength, flexibility and balance through the use of resistance equipment and body weight exercises. Registration and a signed Physical Activity Waiver is required for each previously unattended class (go to lifewithcancer.org and hover over the "Register for a Class" Tab. Click on the third item down (Class Forms, then physical-activity-waiver-fill-in). Participants who are more than 2 years out of completing active treatment (chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, targeted therapies, and immunotherapies) are encouraged to consider making a donation of $5 per class. If you cannot attend a class/group for which you are registered, CANCEL your registration as soon as possible by calling 703.698.2526; this will allow another person to attend.

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3:00pm

Cross-Train Challe (FC)

Cross-Train Challenge (FC)

If you crave variety this is the class for you! Fusing together different intensities and types of movement we'll keep your body guessing as you get stronger. You must be able to get up and down from the floor and be two months post-surgery. Registration and a signed Physical Activity Waiver is required for each previously unattended class (go to lifewithcancer.org and hover over the "Register for a Class" Tab. Click on the third item down (Class Forms, then physical-activity-waiver-fill-in). Participants who are more than 2 years out of completing active treatment (chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, targeted therapies, and immunotherapies) are encouraged to consider making a donation of $5 per class. If you cannot attend a class/group for which you are registered, CANCEL your registration as soon as possible by calling 703.698.2526; this will allow another person to attend.

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6:00pm

Mind over Matter, (ILH-RO)

Mind over Matter, ILH (ILH-RO)

This 5-session program uses evidence-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. Registration is required and no new registrations after March 13.

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6:00pm

Book Group, Antic (FO-LWC)

Book Group, Anticancer: A New Way of Life (FO-LWC)

Written by David Servan-Schreiber, this book has been a bestselling phenomenon since it was first published in 2008. This new edition addresses current developments in cancer research and offers more tips on how people living with cancer can fight it and how healthy people can prevent it. Registered Dietitian Sara Negron will join our discussion.

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5:30pm

Women’s Survivor (FC)

Women’s Survivorship Group–less than 3 years, FC (FC)

The Women's Breast or GYN Survivorship Group has been renamed! We are now Women's Survivorship Group-less than 3 years. This group is for women in maintenance therapy or who have completed treatment for any type of cancer within the last 3 years. Many women encounter challenges as they transition from active cancer treatments into survivorship. This support group is designed to help you gain insight and balance in your life through discussion and problem-solving. Facilitated by Oncology Clinical Therapist, Alexandra Russo, LCSW and Oncology Nurse Navigator, Rebecca DiPatri, RN. Registration is required.

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10:00am

02-2019 Parent: Jo (FC)

02-2019 Parent: Journaling 101 (FC)



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9:00am

Acupuncture Appoin (FO-LWC)

Acupuncture Appointments-Fair Oaks (FO-LWC)

Life with Cancer and the Inova Traditional Chinese Medicine Center (TCM) are partnering to provide acupuncture at our Family Center. A naturopathic physician and licensed acupuncturist provides this service which involves the insertion of ultra-fine, sterile needles into specific points in the body to achieve a certain therapeutic effect. Acupuncture has been shown to help with: chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, pain, depression and anxiety, hot Flashes, fatigue, neuropathy, insomnia, radiation-induced xerostomia (dry mouth), and dyspnea (difficult or labored breathing). The fee for this service is $50. To schedule your appointment go to www.inova.org/TCM. Please click the green button - "Book Appointment", then choose LWC at location on the right side corner. Additionally, select Life with Cancer under the "Choose a Service" drop down. Please direct any questions regarding your appointment to TCM at 571.665.6700.

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4:30pm

Acupuncture (FC)

Acupuncture Appointments (FC)

Life with Cancer and the Inova Traditional Chinese Medicine Center (TCM) are partnering to provide acupuncture at our Family Center. A naturopathic physician and licensed acupuncturist provides this service which involves the insertion of ultra-fine, sterile needles into specific points in the body to achieve a certain therapeutic effect. Acupuncture has been shown to help with: chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, pain, depression and anxiety, hot Flashes, fatigue, neuropathy, insomnia, radiation-induced xerostomia (dry mouth), and dyspnea (difficult or labored breathing). The fee for this service is $50. To schedule your appointment go to www.inova.org/TCM. Please click the green button - "Book Appointment", and then choose LWC at location on the right side corner. Additionally, select Life with Cancer under the "Choose a Service" drop down. Please direct any questions regarding your appointment to TCM at 571.665.6700.

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10:00am

Total Body Conditi (44084 RP)

Total Body Conditioning, Thursday (44084 RP)

An energizing  workout combining cardio, strengthening, balance and core in one workout. Registration and a signed Physical Activity Waiver is required for each previously unattended class (go to lifewithcancer.org and hover over the "Register for a Class" Tab. Click on the third item down (Class Forms, then physical-activity-waiver-fill-in). Participants who are more than 2 years out of completing active treatment (chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, targeted therapies, and immunotherapies) are encouraged to consider making a donation of $5 per class. If you cannot attend a class/group for which you are registered, CANCEL your registration as soon as possible by calling 703.698.2526; this will allow another person to attend.

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10:00am

Journaling 101 (FC)

Journaling 101, Feb-Mar (FC)

Based on the landmark work, "Journal to the Self", this is the workshop that will bust some common journaling myths (you don't have to write daily) and teach you the 18 techniques that equip you to create a journal that serves your goals, healing, creativity, resilience and more. Taught by Deborah Ross, LPC, Certified Journal Therapist and co-author of, "Your Brain on Ink," some neuro nuggets are also included. You do not have to share your journal entries, a safe sharing process will be taught. $15 material fee paid directly to the instructor for the JTTS workbook. Please bring a pen and journal/notebook if you don't want to write in the workbook. Registration is required.

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10:30am

Cardio Drumming (FC)

Cardio Drumming (FC)

Combining drumming, cardio and strength training, Cardio Drumming is an energetic, get lost in the music, full body, 45 minute workout. Registration and a signed Physical Activity Waiver is required for each previously unattended class (go to lifewithcancer.org and hover over the "Register for a Class" Tab. Click on the third item down (Class Forms, then physical-activity-waiver-fill-in). Participants who are more than 2 years out of completing active treatment (chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, targeted therapies, and immunotherapies) are encouraged to consider making a donation of $5 per class. If you cannot attend a class/group for which you are registered, CANCEL your registration as soon as possible by calling 703.698.2526; this will allow another person to attend.

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11:30am

Strengthen w Barre (FO-LWC)

Strengthen with Barre and Pilates (FO-LWC)

You'll combine barre and Pilates movements set to motivating music to create an invigorating workout. Registration and a signed Physical Activity Waiver is required for each previously unattended class (go to lifewithcancer.org and hover over the "Register for a Class" Tab. Click on the third item down (Class Forms, then physical-activity-waiver-fill-in). Participants who are more than 2 years out of completing active treatment (chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, targeted therapies, and immunotherapies) are encouraged to consider making a donation of $5 per class. If you cannot attend a class/group for which you are registered, CANCEL your registration as soon as possible by calling 703.698.2526; this will allow another person to attend.

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1:00pm

Gentle Yoga (FC)

Gentle Yoga, FC (FC)

This class is appropriate for all fitness levels. Blending gentle movement, breathing and relaxation you'll increase stamina and flexibility. You'll learn movements that stretch, strengthen and relax muscles. Registration and a signed Physical Activity Waiver is required for each previously unattended class (go to lifewithcancer.org and hover over the "Register for a Class" Tab. Click on the third item down (Class Forms, then physical-activity-waiver-fill-in). Participants who are more than 2 years out of completing active treatment (chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, targeted therapies, and immunotherapies) are encouraged to consider making a donation of $5 per class. If you cannot attend a class/group for which you are registered, CANCEL your registration as soon as possible by calling 703.698.2526; this will allow another person to attend.

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2:00pm

Meditation and Gui (FC)

Meditation and Guided Imagery (FC)

Join us for a relaxing exploration of the power and benefits of meditation, a practice that can reduce stress and offer healing. Each weekly session begins with breath work and a relaxation technique that leads to a guided meditation. Registration is required. If you cannot attend a class/group for which you are registered, CANCEL your registration as soon as possible by calling 703.698.2526; this will allow another person to attend.

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6:00pm

Just for the Guys (IAH-LWC)

Just for the Guys Monthly Support Group, IAH (IAH-LWC)

This monthly group supports men with any cancer, in treatment or within 3 years post-treatment. This is an open-discussion group that addresses the challenges of being a man diagnosed with cancer. For more information contact David McGinness at david.mcginness@inova.org

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6:30pm

Acupuncture (FC)

Benefits of Acupuncture in Cancer Care (FC)

Teerawong Kasiolarn, ND, MSAc, Lac, naturopathic physician and licensed acupuncturist with Inova Traditional Chinese Medicine Center will discuss and answer your questions on this important topic.

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00:00pm

Coalesce (FC)

Coalesce 2019: An Advance Breast Cancer Group (FC)

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, Shara Sosa, LCSW, OSW-C: shara.sosa@inova.org, 703.698.2522, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

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10:15am

Restorative Yoga (FC)

Restorative Yoga, FC (FC)

You’ll learn how to use yoga props such as bolsters, blocks and blankets to support your body while in restful yoga poses. Each pose is held 2-10 minutes allowing time to drop deeper into the relaxation experience. Gentle stretches, breath work and guided meditation deepen your practice. Please bring a blanket. Registration and a signed Physical Activity Waiver is required for each previously unattended class (go to lifewithcancer.org and hover over the "Register for a Class" Tab. Click on the third item down (Class Forms, then physical-activity-waiver-fill-in). Participants who are more than 2 years out of completing active treatment (chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, targeted therapies, and immunotherapies) are encouraged to consider making a donation of $5 per class. If you cannot attend a class/group for which you are registered, CANCEL your registration as soon as possible by calling 703.698.2526; this will allow another person to attend.

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10:30am

Zumba Gold, ILH, J (44084 RP)

Zumba Gold (44084 RP)

Come party to a fusion of Latin and International music/dance themes that create a dynamic, exciting, easy to do and FUN workout. The routines feature aerobic/fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body. Registration and a signed Physical Activity Waiver is required for each previously unattended class (go to lifewithcancer.org and hover over the "Register for a Class" Tab. Click on the third item down (Class Forms, then physical-activity-waiver-fill-in). Participants who are more than 2 years out of completing active treatment (chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, targeted therapies, and immunotherapies) are encouraged to consider making a donation of $5 per class. If you cannot attend a class/group for which you are registered, CANCEL your registration as soon as possible by calling 703.698.2526; this will allow another person to attend.

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12:00pm

Restorative Yoga, (44084 RP)

Restorative Yoga, ILH (44084 RP)

Learn how to use yoga props such as bolsters, blocks and blankets to support your body while in restful yoga poses. The practice is done on the floor and each pose is held between 2 to 10 minutes, allowing time to rest and drop deeper into the relaxation experience. The last pose includes a guided meditation and is a helpful way to use imagery and breath to guide and focus an active mind. Please bring a cozy blanket. Registration and a signed Physical Activity Waiver is required for each previously unattended class (go to lifewithcancer.org and hover over the "Register for a Class" Tab. Click on the third item down (Class Forms, then physical-activity-waiver-fill-in). Participants who are more than 2 years out of completing active treatment (chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, targeted therapies, and immunotherapies) are encouraged to consider making a donation of $5 per class. If you cannot attend a class/group for which you are registered, CANCEL your registration as soon as possible by calling 703.698.2526; this will allow another person to attend.

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1:00pm

Yin Yoga for Pati (FO-LWC)

Yin Yoga for Those in Treatment (FO-LWC)

Appropriate for all levels. Incorporating gentle movement and supported positions, Yin Yoga targets the deepest tissues of the body allowing increases in range of motion and promoting optimal health and vitality. Props and mats are provided. Please dress comfortably; bring a light blanket and water. Registration and a signed Physical Activity Waiver is required for each previously unattended class (go to lifewithcancer.org and hover over the "Register for a Class" Tab. Click on the third item down (Class Forms, then physical-activity-waiver-fill-in). Participants who are more than 2 years out of completing active treatment (chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, targeted therapies, and immunotherapies) are encouraged to consider making a donation of $5 per class. If you cannot attend a class/group for which you are registered, CANCEL your registration as soon as possible by calling 703.698.2526; this will allow another person to attend.

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10:00am

Functional Fitness (FO-LWC)

Functional Fitness (FO-LWC)

Using resistance equipment, body weight and different movement patterns you'll build strength, cardio, flexibility and balance. Registration and a signed Physical Activity Waiver is required for each previously unattended class (go to lifewithcancer.org and hover over the "Register for a Class" Tab. Click on the third item down (Class Forms, then physical-activity-waiver-fill-in). Participants who are more than 2 years out of completing active treatment (chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, targeted therapies, and immunotherapies) are encouraged to consider making a donation of $5 per class. If you cannot attend a class/group for which you are registered, CANCEL your registration as soon as possible by calling 703.698.2526; this will allow another person to attend.

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2:00pm

Chair-Based Exerci (FC)

Chair-Based Exercise, Monday (FC)

Designed for people with limited mobility, you'll increase your stamina, aerobic endurance, core strength, flexibility and balance through the use of resistance equipment and body weight exercises.Registration and a signed Physical Activity Waiver is required for each previously unattended class (go to lifewithcancer.org and hover over the "Register for a Class" Tab. Click on the third item down (Class Forms, then physical-activity-waiver-fill-in). Participants who are more than 2 years out of completing active treatment (chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, targeted therapies, and immunotherapies) are encouraged to consider making a donation of $5 per class. If you cannot attend a class/group for which you are registered, CANCEL your registration as soon as possible by calling 703.698.2526; this will allow another person to attend.

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3:00pm

Keeping Fit (FC)

Keeping Fit (FC)

If you love to dance, this is the class for you! Moving to energizing music, you'll build strength and balance. Add in resistance equipment and you've got the perfect class! Registration and a signed 2019 Physical Activity Waiver is required for each previously unattended class (go to lifewithcancer.org and hover over the "Register for a Class" Tab. Click on the third item down (Class Forms, then physical-activity-waiver-fill-in). Participants who are more than 2 years out of completing active treatment (chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, targeted therapies, and immunotherapies) are encouraged to consider making a donation of $5 per class. If you cannot attend a class/group for which you are registered, CANCEL your registration as soon as possible by calling 703.698.2526; this will allow another person to attend.

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4:00pm

Gentle Yoga (IAH-HEC 3-5)

Gentle Yoga, IAH, (IAH-HEC 3-5)

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. Bring a blanket. Registration and a signed Physical Activity Waiver is required for each previously unattended class (go to lifewithcancer.org and hover over the "Register for a Class" Tab. Click on the third item down (Class Forms, then physical-activity-waiver-fill-in). Participants who are more than 2 years out of completing active treatment (chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, targeted therapies, and immunotherapies) are encouraged to consider making a donation of $5 per class. If you cannot attend a class/group for which you are registered, CANCEL your registration as soon as possible by calling 703.698.2526; this will allow another person to attend.

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7:00pm

Zumba (IAH-HEC 3-5)

Zumba! IAH (IAH-HEC 3-5)

Come party to a fusion of Latin and International music/dance themes that create a dynamic, exciting, easy to do and FUN workout. The routines feature aerobic/fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body. Registration and a signed Physical Activity Waiver is required for each previously unattended class (go to lifewithcancer.org and hover over the "Register for a Class" Tab. Click on the third item down (Class Forms, then physical-activity-waiver-fill-in). Participants who are more than 2 years out of completing active treatment (chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, targeted therapies, and immunotherapies) are encouraged to consider making a donation of $5 per class. If you cannot attend a class/group for which you are registered, CANCEL your registration as soon as possible by calling 703.698.2526; this will allow another person to attend.

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7:00pm

Evening Gentle Yog (FC)

Evening Gentle Yoga, FC (FC)

* No class June 10. Blending gentle movement, breathing and relaxation you'll learn movements that stretch, strengthen, relax muscles and increase stamina and flexibility. Instructor: Jenn Fay, RYT, MA, RScP. Please bring a blanket and a small towel. Registration and a signed Physical Activity Waiver is required for each previously unattended class (go to lifewithcancer.org and hover over the "Register for a Class" Tab. Click on the third item down (Class Forms, then physical-activity-waiver-fill-in). Participants who are more than 2 years out of completing active treatment (chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, targeted therapies, and immunotherapies) are encouraged to consider making a donation of $5 per class. If you cannot attend a class/group for which you are registered, CANCEL your registration as soon as possible by calling 703.698.2526; this will allow another person to attend.

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7:00pm

Evening Gentle Yog (44084 RP)

Evening Gentle Yoga, 44084, (44084 RP)

Best for those in active treatment or recovering from surgery. Blending gentle movement, breathing and relaxation you'll learn movements that stretch, strengthen, relax muscles and increase stamina and flexibility. Please bring a blanket and a small towel. Registration and a signed Physical Activity Waiver is required for each previously unattended class (go to lifewithcancer.org and hover over the "Register for a Class" Tab. Click on the third item down (Class Forms, then physical-activity-waiver-fill-in). Participants who are more than 2 years out of completing active treatment (chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, targeted therapies, and immunotherapies) are encouraged to consider making a donation of $5 per class. If you cannot attend a class/group for which you are registered, CANCEL your registration as soon as possible by calling 703.698.2526; this will allow another person to attend.

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10:00am

Breast Surgery Pre (FC)

Breast Surgery Pre-Op Class, Fairfax (FC)

A nurse navigator will explain what you need to know before, during and after mastectomy surgery: node biopsy, managing drains and discomfort, bathing, moving comfortably, prostheses, undergarments, and more. Registration is required (family member/friend may attend without registration). Class facilitated by Laura Kaminski, RN, BSN, OCN. Registration is required.

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10:00am

Total Body Conditi (44084 RP)

Total Body Conditioning Monday (44084 RP)

An energizing workout combining cardio, strengthening, balance and core in one workout. Registration and a signed Physical Activity Waiver is required for each previously unattended class (go to lifewithcancer.org and hover over the "Register for a Class" Tab. Click on the third item down (Class Forms, then physical-activity-waiver-fill-in). Participants who are more than 2 years out of completing active treatment (chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, targeted therapies, and immunotherapies) are encouraged to consider making a donation of $5 per class. If you cannot attend a class/group for which you are registered, CANCEL your registration as soon as possible by calling 703.698.2526; this will allow another person to attend.

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5:30pm

ILH Breast Cancer (ILH-RO)

Breast Cancer Support Group, ILH (ILH-RO)

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. Registration is required. Facilitators: Christine Stone, RN, MSN, OCN, 703-858-8867 and Elise Schneider, LCSW, 703-858-8619.

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6:00pm

The Circle of Life (FC)

The Circle of Life: How the Body Dies (FC)

Oncology Nurse Eric Cohen, RN, MSN, OCN, will present how our bodies go full circle from birth until death, the changes in body functions that occur and what to expect. He will demystify the dying process.

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7:00pm

Evening Gentle Yog (FO-LWC)

Evening Gentle Yoga, FO (FO-LWC)

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. Bring a blanket. Registration and a signed Physical Activity Waiver is required for each previously unattended class (go to lifewithcancer.org and hover over the "Register for a Class" Tab. Click on the third item down (Class Forms, then physical-activity-waiver-fill-in). Participants who are more than 2 years out of completing active treatment (chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, targeted therapies, and immunotherapies) are encouraged to consider making a donation of $5 per class. If you cannot attend a class/group for which you are registered, CANCEL your registration as soon as possible by calling 703.698.2526; this will allow another person to attend.

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6:30pm

Orientation (FC)

Orientation, Monday PM (FC)

Take a tour of our Family Center and learn about our many programs, classes, groups and services for children and adults. Registration is required. Can't make a scheduled orientation? Call us at 703.698.2534 to arrange a personal session.

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1:00pm

Yoga Sculpt (FO-LWC)

Yoga Sculpt (FO-LWC)

Yoga Sculpt combines yoga, light weight training, core work and cardio, for a full body workout. It is designed to help tone and strengthen muscles, and improve balance and overall fitness. Bring a small towel and water. Registration and a signed Physical Activity Waiver is required for each previously unattended class (go to lifewithcancer.org and hover over the "Register for a Class" Tab. Click on the third item down (Class Forms, then physical-activity-waiver-fill-in). Participants who are more than 2 years out of completing active treatment (chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, targeted therapies, and immunotherapies) are encouraged to consider making a donation of $5 per class. If you cannot attend a class/group for which you are registered, CANCEL your registration as soon as possible by calling 703.698.2526; this will allow another person to attend.

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2:00pm

Writing through Tr (ILH-PER )

Writing through Transitions: A 5-week Course (ILH-PER )

Change is a part of life and brings questions, challenges and the opportunity to create deeper meaning. This is particularly true when cancer is the change that demands our attention. Regardless of where you are in the process, whether you are a patient, caregiver, or both, there is a structured writing process that can safely serve as a beacon and guide as you navigate. Wisdom, meaning, strength and resilience are often positive outcomes and learning the process is a skill that can transfer to future changes and challenges. Facilitator: Deborah Ross, LPC and Certified Journal Therapist. Published guided journals costs $15, please bring cash to first session to receive necessary class materials.

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

6:00pm

Tai Chi (FC)

Tai Chi (FC)

Based on the concepts of softness and awareness (rather than force and resistance) this practice 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.This class will teach basic movements. Registration and a signed Physical Activity Waiver is required for each previously unattended class (go to lifewithcancer.org and hover over the "Register for a Class" Tab. Click on the third item down (Class Forms, then physical-activity-waiver-fill-in). Participants who are more than 2 years out of completing active treatment (chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, targeted therapies, and immunotherapies) are encouraged to consider making a donation of $5 per class. If you cannot attend a class/group for which you are registered, CANCEL your registration as soon as possible by calling 703.698.2526; this will allow another person to attend.

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7:00pm

Zumba (FC)

Zumba, FC (FC)

Come party to a fusion of Latin and International music/dance themes that create a dynamic, exciting, easy to do and FUN workout. The routines feature aerobic/fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body. Registration and a signed Physical Activity Waiver is required for each previously unattended class (go to lifewithcancer.org and hover over the "Register for a Class" Tab. Click on the third item down (Class Forms, then physical-activity-waiver-fill-in). Participants who are more than 2 years out of completing active treatment (chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, targeted therapies, and immunotherapies) are encouraged to consider making a donation of $5 per class. If you cannot attend a class/group for which you are registered, CANCEL your registration as soon as possible by calling 703.698.2526; this will allow another person to attend.

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12:00pm

EZ Tai Chi (FC)

EZ Tai Chi (FC)

Using the protocols developed in the "Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi", you will learn 5 basic movements that are easy to learn and can be practiced at home. This protocol does not feature the fluid movements of Yang Style Tai Chi but provides many of the health benefits and may encourage pursuing further studies of the complete form. Registration and a signed 2019 Physical Activity Waiver is required for each previously unattended class (go to lifewithcancer.org and hover over the "Register for a Class" Tab. Click on the third item down (Class Forms, then physical-activity-waiver-fill-in). Participants who are more than 2 years out of completing active treatment (chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, targeted therapies, and immunotherapies) are encouraged to consider making a donation of $5 per class. If you cannot attend a class/group for which you are registered, CANCEL your registration as soon as possible by calling 703.698.2526; this will allow another person to attend.

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6:30pm

Cardio & Core (IAH-HEC 3-5)

Cardio & Core 2019 HEC 3-5 (IAH-HEC 3-5)

Use own body weight and light resistance, this class will help build endurance, stamina, while strengthening all the muscles that make up your core. If looking to get your heat and body stronger, this class is for you! Registration and a signed Physical Activity Waiver is required for each previously unattended class (go to lifewithcancer.org and hover over the "Register for a Class" Tab. Click on the third item down (Class Forms, then physical-activity-waiver-fill-in). Participants who are more than 2 years out of completing active treatment (chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, targeted therapies, and immunotherapies) are encouraged to consider making a donation of $5 per class. If you cannot attend a class/group for which you are registered, CANCEL your registration as soon as possible by calling 703.698.2526; this will allow another person to attend.

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6:30pm

Pediatric Oncology (FC)

Pediatric Oncology Parent Night, Emotional Support for Parents (FC)

Come and learn about how you can get emotional support during your child’s cancer journey. eSCCIP is a virtual program that allows caregivers the flexibility to learn the strategies through therapist-assisted online learning modules. Originally developed by leading experts at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, it is based on proven strategies that help parents of children with cancer and their families cope. Register through cathy.bottrell@inova.org.

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00:00pm

Coalesce II (FC)

Coalesce II: An Advance Breast Cancer Group (FC)

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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10:30am

Cardio & Core (FO-LWC)

Cardio & Core (FO-LWC)

Target your core muscles using variations of familiar moves, while increasing cardio endurance by adding interval training exercises. Registration and a signed Physical Activity Waiver is required for each previously unattended class (go to lifewithcancer.org and hover over the "Register for a Class" Tab. Click on the third item down (Class Forms, then physical-activity-waiver-fill-in). Participants who are more than 2 years out of completing active treatment (chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, targeted therapies, and immunotherapies) are encouraged to consider making a donation of $5 per class. If you cannot attend a class/group for which you are registered, CANCEL your registration as soon as possible by calling 703.698.2526; this will allow another person to attend.

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11:00am

Joyful Belly Dance (FC)

Joyful Belly Dance (FC)

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 and a signed 2019 Physical Activity Waiver is required for each previously unattended class (go to lifewithcancer.org and hover over the "Register for a Class" Tab. Click on the third item down (Class Forms, then physical-activity-waiver-fill-in). Participants who are more than 2 years out of completing active treatment (chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, targeted therapies, and immunotherapies) are encouraged to consider making a donation of $5 per class. If you cannot attend a class/group for which you are registered, CANCEL your registration as soon as possible by calling 703.698.2526; this will allow another person to attend.

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2:00pm

Chair-Based Exerci (FC)

Chair-Based Exercise, Wednesday (FC)

Designed for people with limited mobility, you'll increase your stamina, aerobic endurance, core strength, flexibility and balance through the use of resistance equipment and body weight exercises. Registration and a signed Physical Activity Waiver is required for each previously unattended class (go to lifewithcancer.org and hover over the "Register for a Class" Tab. Click on the third item down (Class Forms, then physical-activity-waiver-fill-in). Participants who are more than 2 years out of completing active treatment (chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, targeted therapies, and immunotherapies) are encouraged to consider making a donation of $5 per class. If you cannot attend a class/group for which you are registered, CANCEL your registration as soon as possible by calling 703.698.2526; this will allow another person to attend.

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3:00pm

Cross-Train Challe (FC)

Cross-Train Challenge (FC)

If you crave variety this is the class for you! Fusing together different intensities and types of movement we'll keep your body guessing as you get stronger. You must be able to get up and down from the floor and be two months post-surgery. Registration and a signed Physical Activity Waiver is required for each previously unattended class (go to lifewithcancer.org and hover over the "Register for a Class" Tab. Click on the third item down (Class Forms, then physical-activity-waiver-fill-in). Participants who are more than 2 years out of completing active treatment (chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, targeted therapies, and immunotherapies) are encouraged to consider making a donation of $5 per class. If you cannot attend a class/group for which you are registered, CANCEL your registration as soon as possible by calling 703.698.2526; this will allow another person to attend.

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6:00pm

Parenting Alone (FC)

Parenting Alone (FC)

This 6 week group is for parents of children and teens who are navigating the death of a spouse or partner due to cancer. Meet other parents, learn about resources and gain guidance in how to better understand and support your child or teen in their grief, share ideas, challenges and helpful solutions. Participants are encouraged to attend all 6 sessions. No online registration. To register or for more information contact Jean McCaw, MA, ATR-BC, LCPAT at 703-698-2537 or jean.mccaw@inova.org.

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

6:00pm

Touchstone-Grief S (FC)

Touchstone-Grief Support for Children, Jan 2019 (FC)

This 6 week group is for children ages 6-12 (1st grade-6th grade) who are grieving the loss of a family member due to cancer. Through age appropriate discussion, art therapy and other meaningful activities children will learn ways to manage the emotions, challenges and many changes that often occur as a child is grieving the death of a loved one. To register or for more information contact Jean McCaw MA, ATR-BC, LCPAT Child & Adolescent Program Coordinator at 703-698-2537 or jean.mccaw@inova.org. No online registration.

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

1:00pm

Cultivating Compas (FC)

Cultivating Compassion, Feb 2019 (FC)

Note: Feb 27 is the required class orientation. This class will skip April 17. This 8-series series follows the Stanford University-based curriculum on Cultivating Compassion. This class is open to patients and caregivers who have completed the Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recovery (MBCR) series of classes. Expectation is that participants commit to regular attendance for eight weeks, as skills build on each other each week. Commitment to assigned home practice/meditation is expected. Facilitator: Dr. Lolak, MD, FAPM, and others.

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5:00pm

Survivorship Nutri (FC)

Survivorship Nutrition 2019 (FC)

Did you know the American Institute for Cancer Research released their latest recommendations for survivorship nutrition less than a year ago? This class, taught by Registered Dietitian Lauren Fay, will review the latest evidence, and provide ideas and resources on how to adjust your own diet to help decreased risk of cancer recurrence. Includes cooking demonstration!

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5:30pm

Breast Surgery Pre (FO-LWC)

Breast Surgery Pre-Op Class at Fair Oaks (FO-LWC)

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 is required.

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6:00pm

Reiki for Relaxat (FC)

Reiki, FC, Wed, 6 PM (FC)

Registration opens on the first business day of the month by 9:15am for patients only (sorry, no caregivers). Reiki is an ancient practice that involves positioning the hands along the body to direct energy, release tension and discomfort, and enhance well-being. Dress comfortably and bring a blanket. If you cannot come to an appointment for which you are registered, please call 703.698.2526 to CANCEL as soon as possible; this will allow another person to take your place. If you miss two appointments without prior notice we may need to refer you to Reiki practitioners in the community.

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6:00pm

Mind over Matter, (ILH-RO)

Mind over Matter, ILH (ILH-RO)

This 5-session program uses evidence-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. Registration is required and no new registrations after March 13.

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

7:00pm

Reiki for Relaxat (FC)

Reiki, FC, Wed 7 PM (FC)

Registration opens on the first business day of the month by 9:15am for patients only (sorry, no caregivers). Reiki is an ancient practice that involves positioning the hands along the body to direct energy, release tension and discomfort, and enhance well-being. Dress comfortably and bring a blanket. If you cannot come to an appointment for which you are registered, please call 703.698.2526 to CANCEL as soon as possible; this will allow another person to take your place. If you miss two appointments without prior notice we may need to refer you to Reiki practitioners in the community.

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1:00pm

Living with Advanc (ILH-NBC)

Living with Advanced Disease, Loudoun (ILH-NBC)

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. Facilitator: Courtney Weaver, LCSW, and Mary Kay Mecca, RN, BSN. Registration is required.

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5:30pm

GYN Group (FC)

Gynecologic Cancer Group (FC)

Women diagnosed with ovarian, cervical, and endometrial cancers are invited to this monthly group to share experiences and learn from one another. Facilitators: Rebecca Babb, MSN, RN, PNC-AC and Teassa Eddy, LCSW. Registration required.

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10:00am

02-2019 Parent: Jo (FC)

02-2019 Parent: Journaling 101 (FC)



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9:00am

Acupuncture Appoin (FO-LWC)

Acupuncture Appointments-Fair Oaks (FO-LWC)

Life with Cancer and the Inova Traditional Chinese Medicine Center (TCM) are partnering to provide acupuncture at our Family Center. A naturopathic physician and licensed acupuncturist provides this service which involves the insertion of ultra-fine, sterile needles into specific points in the body to achieve a certain therapeutic effect. Acupuncture has been shown to help with: chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, pain, depression and anxiety, hot Flashes, fatigue, neuropathy, insomnia, radiation-induced xerostomia (dry mouth), and dyspnea (difficult or labored breathing). The fee for this service is $50. To schedule your appointment go to www.inova.org/TCM. Please click the green button - "Book Appointment", then choose LWC at location on the right side corner. Additionally, select Life with Cancer under the "Choose a Service" drop down. Please direct any questions regarding your appointment to TCM at 571.665.6700.

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1:00pm

Gentle Yoga (FC)

Gentle Yoga, FC (FC)

This class is appropriate for all fitness levels. Blending gentle movement, breathing and relaxation you'll increase stamina and flexibility. You'll learn movements that stretch, strengthen and relax muscles. Registration and a signed Physical Activity Waiver is required for each previously unattended class (go to lifewithcancer.org and hover over the "Register for a Class" Tab. Click on the third item down (Class Forms, then physical-activity-waiver-fill-in). Participants who are more than 2 years out of completing active treatment (chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, targeted therapies, and immunotherapies) are encouraged to consider making a donation of $5 per class. If you cannot attend a class/group for which you are registered, CANCEL your registration as soon as possible by calling 703.698.2526; this will allow another person to attend.

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4:30pm

Acupuncture (FC)

Acupuncture Appointments (FC)

Life with Cancer and the Inova Traditional Chinese Medicine Center (TCM) are partnering to provide acupuncture at our Family Center. A naturopathic physician and licensed acupuncturist provides this service which involves the insertion of ultra-fine, sterile needles into specific points in the body to achieve a certain therapeutic effect. Acupuncture has been shown to help with: chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, pain, depression and anxiety, hot Flashes, fatigue, neuropathy, insomnia, radiation-induced xerostomia (dry mouth), and dyspnea (difficult or labored breathing). The fee for this service is $50. To schedule your appointment go to www.inova.org/TCM. Please click the green button - "Book Appointment", and then choose LWC at location on the right side corner. Additionally, select Life with Cancer under the "Choose a Service" drop down. Please direct any questions regarding your appointment to TCM at 571.665.6700.

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10:00am

Journaling 101 (FC)

Journaling 101, Feb-Mar (FC)

Based on the landmark work, "Journal to the Self", this is the workshop that will bust some common journaling myths (you don't have to write daily) and teach you the 18 techniques that equip you to create a journal that serves your goals, healing, creativity, resilience and more. Taught by Deborah Ross, LPC, Certified Journal Therapist and co-author of, "Your Brain on Ink," some neuro nuggets are also included. You do not have to share your journal entries, a safe sharing process will be taught. $15 material fee paid directly to the instructor for the JTTS workbook. Please bring a pen and journal/notebook if you don't want to write in the workbook. Registration is required.

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10:30am

Cardio Drumming (FC)

Cardio Drumming (FC)

Combining drumming, cardio and strength training, Cardio Drumming is an energetic, get lost in the music, full body, 45 minute workout. Registration and a signed Physical Activity Waiver is required for each previously unattended class (go to lifewithcancer.org and hover over the "Register for a Class" Tab. Click on the third item down (Class Forms, then physical-activity-waiver-fill-in). Participants who are more than 2 years out of completing active treatment (chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, targeted therapies, and immunotherapies) are encouraged to consider making a donation of $5 per class. If you cannot attend a class/group for which you are registered, CANCEL your registration as soon as possible by calling 703.698.2526; this will allow another person to attend.

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11:30am

Strengthen w Barre (FO-LWC)

Strengthen with Barre and Pilates (FO-LWC)

You'll combine barre and Pilates movements set to motivating music to create an invigorating workout. Registration and a signed Physical Activity Waiver is required for each previously unattended class (go to lifewithcancer.org and hover over the "Register for a Class" Tab. Click on the third item down (Class Forms, then physical-activity-waiver-fill-in). Participants who are more than 2 years out of completing active treatment (chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, targeted therapies, and immunotherapies) are encouraged to consider making a donation of $5 per class. If you cannot attend a class/group for which you are registered, CANCEL your registration as soon as possible by calling 703.698.2526; this will allow another person to attend.

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2:00pm

Meditation and Gui (FC)

Meditation and Guided Imagery (FC)

Join us for a relaxing exploration of the power and benefits of meditation, a practice that can reduce stress and offer healing. Each weekly session begins with breath work and a relaxation technique that leads to a guided meditation. Registration is required. If you cannot attend a class/group for which you are registered, CANCEL your registration as soon as possible by calling 703.698.2526; this will allow another person to attend.

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5:30pm

Working After Canc (FC)

Working After a Cancer Diagnosis (FC)

Working when you have cancer can be challenging. Join Tyler Pudleiner, MS, to learn about your rights in the workforce and how to balance your health with your job. Registration is required.

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6:30pm

Reiki at Loudoun (44084 RP)

Reiki for Relaxation at Loudoun, 44084 RP (44084 RP)

Registration opens on the first business day of the month by 9:15am for patients only (sorry, no caregivers). Reiki is an ancient practice that involves positioning the hands along the body to direct energy, release tension and discomfort, and enhance well-being. Dress comfortably and bring a blanket. If you cannot come to an appointment for which you are registered, please call 703.698.2526 to CANCEL as soon as possible; this will allow another person to take your place. If you miss two appointments without prior notice we may need to refer you to Reiki practitioners in the community.

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7:30pm

Reiki at Loudoun (44084 RP)

Reiki for Relaxation at Loudoun, 44084 RP (44084 RP)

Registration opens on the first business day of the month by 9:15am for patients only (sorry, no caregivers). Reiki is an ancient practice that involves positioning the hands along the body to direct energy, release tension and discomfort, and enhance well-being. Dress comfortably and bring a blanket. If you cannot come to an appointment for which you are registered, please call 703.698.2526 to CANCEL as soon as possible; this will allow another person to take your place. If you miss two appointments without prior notice we may need to refer you to Reiki practitioners in the community.

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1:00pm

Breast Surgery Pre (ILH-PER )

Breast Surgery Pre-Op Class, Inova Loudoun Hospital (ILH-PER )

If you are scheduled for a mastectomy or lumpectomy with reconstruction at Inova Loudoun Hospital, this educational class will help you prepare for surgery. You will receive an overview of what to expect from our oncology nurse navigator, physical and occupational therapists and oncology social worker. Family member may attend without registration. Instructor: Christine Stone RN, MSN, OCN. Registration is required; no exceptions.

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7:30pm

Young Adult Group (FC)

Young Adult Group (FC)

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: an oncology therapist and Eric Cohen, RN, BSN, OCN. Registration is required.

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10:30am

Zumba Gold, ILH, J (44084 RP)

Zumba Gold (44084 RP)

Come party to a fusion of Latin and International music/dance themes that create a dynamic, exciting, easy to do and FUN workout. The routines feature aerobic/fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body. Registration and a signed Physical Activity Waiver is required for each previously unattended class (go to lifewithcancer.org and hover over the "Register for a Class" Tab. Click on the third item down (Class Forms, then physical-activity-waiver-fill-in). Participants who are more than 2 years out of completing active treatment (chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, targeted therapies, and immunotherapies) are encouraged to consider making a donation of $5 per class. If you cannot attend a class/group for which you are registered, CANCEL your registration as soon as possible by calling 703.698.2526; this will allow another person to attend.

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00:00pm

Coalesce (FC)

Coalesce 2019: An Advance Breast Cancer Group (FC)

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, Shara Sosa, LCSW, OSW-C: shara.sosa@inova.org, 703.698.2522, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

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1:00pm

Yin Yoga for Pati (FO-LWC)

Yin Yoga for Those in Treatment (FO-LWC)

Appropriate for all levels. Incorporating gentle movement and supported positions, Yin Yoga targets the deepest tissues of the body allowing increases in range of motion and promoting optimal health and vitality. Props and mats are provided. Please dress comfortably; bring a light blanket and water. Registration and a signed Physical Activity Waiver is required for each previously unattended class (go to lifewithcancer.org and hover over the "Register for a Class" Tab. Click on the third item down (Class Forms, then physical-activity-waiver-fill-in). Participants who are more than 2 years out of completing active treatment (chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, targeted therapies, and immunotherapies) are encouraged to consider making a donation of $5 per class. If you cannot attend a class/group for which you are registered, CANCEL your registration as soon as possible by calling 703.698.2526; this will allow another person to attend.

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10:15am

Restorative Yoga (FC)

Restorative Yoga, FC (FC)

You’ll learn how to use yoga props such as bolsters, blocks and blankets to support your body while in restful yoga poses. Each pose is held 2-10 minutes allowing time to drop deeper into the relaxation experience. Gentle stretches, breath work and guided meditation deepen your practice. Please bring a blanket. Registration and a signed Physical Activity Waiver is required for each previously unattended class (go to lifewithcancer.org and hover over the "Register for a Class" Tab. Click on the third item down (Class Forms, then physical-activity-waiver-fill-in). Participants who are more than 2 years out of completing active treatment (chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, targeted therapies, and immunotherapies) are encouraged to consider making a donation of $5 per class. If you cannot attend a class/group for which you are registered, CANCEL your registration as soon as possible by calling 703.698.2526; this will allow another person to attend.

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12:00pm

Restorative Yoga, (44084 RP)

Restorative Yoga, ILH (44084 RP)

Learn how to use yoga props such as bolsters, blocks and blankets to support your body while in restful yoga poses. The practice is done on the floor and each pose is held between 2 to 10 minutes, allowing time to rest and drop deeper into the relaxation experience. The last pose includes a guided meditation and is a helpful way to use imagery and breath to guide and focus an active mind. Please bring a cozy blanket. Registration and a signed Physical Activity Waiver is required for each previously unattended class (go to lifewithcancer.org and hover over the "Register for a Class" Tab. Click on the third item down (Class Forms, then physical-activity-waiver-fill-in). Participants who are more than 2 years out of completing active treatment (chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, targeted therapies, and immunotherapies) are encouraged to consider making a donation of $5 per class. If you cannot attend a class/group for which you are registered, CANCEL your registration as soon as possible by calling 703.698.2526; this will allow another person to attend.

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Location Key:


 44084 RP:
  44084 RP, 44084 Riverside Parkway, Ste 400, Lower Level , Leesburg, VA, 20176    Map It

 Fairfax:
  zFairfax, Fairfax, VA

 FC:
  Life with Cancer Family Center, 8411 Pennell St, Fairfax, VA, 22031-4505    Map It

 FC:
  Life with Cancer Family Center, 8411 Pennell Street, Fairfax, VA, 22031    Map It
www.lifewithcancer.org

 FO-D:
  Fair Oaks Cancer Center, Conference Room D, Lower Level, Conf Rm D, 3580 Joseph Siewick Drive, Fairfax, VA, VA, 22033    Map It

 FO-LWC:
  Fair Oaks Cancer Center, Life with Cancer Suite, 3580 Joseph Siewick Drive,  Lower Level, Suite 005, Fairfax, VA, 22033    Map It

 IAH-HEC 3-5:
  Inova Alexandria Hospital Health Education Center, 4320 Seminary Rd,, Alexandria, VA, 22304    Map It

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

 ILH-NBC:
  ILH-NBC, 44055 Riverside Parkway, Suite 110, Leesburg, VA, 20176    Map It

 ILH-PER :
  Inova Loudoun Hospital Patient Education Room, 44045 Riverside Parkway, Leesburg, VA    Map It

 ILH-RO:
  Inova Loudoun Hospital-Radiation Oncology Center, 44035 Riverside Parkway, Ste. 100, Leesburg, VA, 20176    Map It

 LCSC:
  Loudoun County Senior Center, 21060 Whitfield Place, Sterling, VA, 20165    Map It


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.