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    May 2020      

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0:00pm

Coalesce

Coalesce: An Advanced Breast Cancer Group

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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12:30pm

Breast Surgery Pre

Breast Surgery Pre-Op Class, FO

An oncology nurse navigator will explain 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

Art Therapy/Long

Art Therapy for Long-Term Survivors May

In this time of global uncertainty, don't let fears of the unknown stop you from diving into a new experience. You're invited to experience the power of art therapy, relaxation and guided imagery using our virtual platform! Join us to embrace the creative process and make/maintain connections during quarantine. The focus will be on Found Object Art Making to experience the kinesthetic and imaginative nature of building. No experience is necessary, just a willingness to explore and be a part of a supportive, creative community. Start collecting materials now! Look around your house or notice things around you on your next walk. Found/Recyclable Stuff: buttons, sticks, nuts/bolts, paperclips, string, yarn, rice/beans, bottle caps, old keys, fabrics, paper towel tubes, knick-knacks, etc. Let's collect and create! *This group is for those off treatment for more than 2 years and provides an opportunity for reflection and personal growth inspired by the art of creating. Registration required to receive Zoom invitation.

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1:00pm

Cardio & Core

Cardio & Core, FO

Using your own body weight and light resistance, this class will help build endurance, and stamina, whilst strengthening all the muscles that make up your core. If you’re looking to get your heart and total body stronger, this class is for you! 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. Registration is required.

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2:30pm

Gentle Yoga

Gentle Yoga - Zoom

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

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11:00am

Drop-In MBCR

Drop-In Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recovery Meditation, FC 2020, AM

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

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12:00pm

Caregiver Tea and

Caregiver Tea and Talk

Do you support or care for someone with cancer? Join us and connect with other caregivers as we share experiences, discuss challenges, and enhance coping strategies. Facilitated by an Oncology Clinical Therapist.

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5:00pm

Breast Surgery Pre

Breast Surgery Pre-Op Class, FC

An oncology nurse navigator will explain 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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5:00pm

Ask a Dietitian

Ask a Dietitian - Zoom

Nutrition can be a complicated science, and confusion surrounding what you choose to eat can become stressful! Spend an evening with Registered Dietitian, Lauren Fay, to ask nutrition-related questions and receive evidence-based answers to clarify any confusion you may have. Registration is required.

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7:15pm

Good Grief

Good Grief, Apr 14-Jun 2

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. Facilitator: Sarah Brooks, LPC. Registration is required. For information contact Darah Curran, LCSW, 703.206.5435, darah.curran@inova.org.

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

 
2:00pm

Meaning-Centered P

Meaning-Centered Psychotherapy Group, Apr 15-Jun 3

This 8-week series developed by William Breitbart and colleagues at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center is designed to help patients sustain or enhance a sense of meaning, peace, and purpose in their lives. This class is open to patients and caregivers who have completed Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recovery. Each week explores a different source of meaning; therefore weekly attendance and participation in home-based assignments are expected. Please contact Michelle Ferretti, LCSW, 703-698-2524 for additional information. Registration is required.

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

4:00pm

Colorectal Surgery

Colorectal Surgery Pre-op Education

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

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6:00pm

Young Women w BrCa

Young Women with Breast Cancer, 2020, FO

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

Lung Cancer Support Group, 2020

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

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6:30pm

Breast Cancer Grou

Breast Cancer Support Group, Fairfax Area, 2020

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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7:00pm

Cutaneous Lymphoma

Cutaneous Lymphoma Group, 2020

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

Music Therapy

Music Therapy and Cancer Care: The Healing Power of Music 2020

Music Therapy is the evidence-based use of music to further development, emotional, physical, and social goals in an individual. Music therapy can help support the physical and psycho-social needs of patients and family members who are dealing with cancer. Learn how the healing nature of rhythm and sound can be integrated into one's cancer experience. Sessions may include music meditation, guided visualization, live improvisation, drumming, toning, song writing and song sensation. No past music experience is necessary. Registration is required, and attendance at each session is recommended as each week will build on the week prior. Facilitator: Raymond Leone, MMT, MT-BC.

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6:00pm

Women's Survivorsh

Women's Survivorship Group, Less than 3 yrs., Loudoun

For women who are in maintenance therapy or have completed treatment for any type of cancer. Many women who have completed treatment find it difficult to resume life as they knew it prior to cancer. This group can help you gain insight and balance in your life through discussion, problem-solving and other modalities. Facilitators: Julie Ackerman, MSW, LCSW, and Christine Stone, RN, MSN, OCN. Registration is required.

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0:00pm

Coalesce

Coalesce: An Advanced Breast Cancer Group

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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8:00am

Raccoon Run 2020 (Mantua)

Raccoon Run 2020 (Mantua)

20th Annual Mantua Raccoon Run. USATF-Certified 5K &1-Miler. Get your family, friends and co-workers together and kick off Mother’s Day weekend with this great community race benefiting Life with Cancer. Register at https://raccoonrun.org/.

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10:00am

Carcinoid Cancer

Carcinoid/Neuroendocrine Cancer Group 2020

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

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10:30pm

Myelodysplastic

Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS) Support Group

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

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10:00am

Breast Surgery Pre

Breast Surgery Pre-Op Class, ISCI

An oncology nurse navigator will explain 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

Art Therapy-Zoom

Healing Through Art Therapy - Zoom

In this time of global uncertainty, don't let fears of the unknown stop you from diving into a new experience. You're invited to experience the power of art therapy, relaxation and guided imagery using our virtual platform! Join us to embrace the creative process and make/maintain connections during quarantine. The focus will be on Found Object Art Making to experience the kinesthetic and imaginative nature of building. This group provides opportunities for reflection and personal growth while creating with a variety of art media and approaches. No experience is necessary, just a willingness to explore and be a part of a supportive, creative community. Start collecting materials now! Look around your house or notice things around you on your next walk. Found/Recyclable Stuff: buttons, sticks, nuts/bolts, paperclips, string, yarn, rice/beans, bottle caps, old keys, fabrics, paper towel tubes, knick-knacks, etc. Let's collect and create! *This group is for those currently in treatment, out of treatment within 2 years, caregivers and bereaved within 2 years. Registration required to received a Zoom invitation.

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6:00pm

Mindfulness-Based

Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recovery, Mar-April, FO 2020

Learn practices that focus on the connection and integration of the mind and body to effect physical, emotional, and spiritual changes for the purpose of promoting health and well-being. Each week you will explore different aspects of mindfulness, therefore weekly attendance, daily home-based practice, and reading assignments are expected. The first class of this series is an important hour-long orientation. Please obtain a copy of Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recovery by Carlson & Speca for class. Space is limited. Registration is required. For more information please call: 703-698-2526.

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

6:00pm

Genetics and Cance (FC)

Genetics and Cancer: Listening to What Your DNA Has to Say (FC)

Though the majority of cancers in adults are not related to inherited genes, a small portion of cancers are hereditary. The purpose of this session is to provide a general overview of hereditary cancer predisposition, including conditions related to a higher lifetime risk for cancer and which individuals or families may be recommended to seek genetic counseling/genetic testing. Speaker: Morgan Turner, MS, LCGC, Licensed and Certified Cancer Genetic Counselor, Inova Fairfax Hospital Schar Cancer Institute

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7:00pm

FC Caregiver

Caregiver Connection, 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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0:00pm

Coalesce II

Coalesce II: An Advanced Breast Cancer Group

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

Meadowlark-Zoom

Spirituality Quest, VIRTUAL Meadowlark Botanical Gardens

All patients, survivors, and caregivers are invited to join us virtually at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens to experience the "Spirituality in Nature." Registration is required by Monday, May 11 to received a Zoom invite. Co- Facilitators: Marsha Komandt, RN, BSN, OCN and Enyonam Tetteh, MDiv, BCC.

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4:00pm

Breast Surgery Pre

Breast Surgery Pre-Op Class, ILH

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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5:00pm

Fighting Cancer wi (FO-LWC)

Fighting Cancer with a Fork: Kitchen Edition (FO-LWC)

Join Registered Dietician Sara Negron to learn simple meal planning techniques and strategies to stock your kitchen for healthy eating.  Registration required.

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6:00pm

Prostate Group Lou

Us Too Prostate Cancer Group, Loudoun Area

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

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6:30pm

Young Women/BrCa

Young Women with Breast Cancer Group, 2020, IAH

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

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7:00pm

Drop-In MBCR

Drop-In Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recovery Meditation, FC 2020, PM

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

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7:30pm

US Too Prostate

US TOO Prostate - Fairfax/Falls Church

Special guest speaker Nadine Kwebetchou, MBA, MS, OTR/L Director, Patient Experience Inova Schar Cancer Institute will talk about the Patient and Family Advisory Council and how it can be of value to our group members. For additional information or questions, please contact Us Too Coordinator Steve Haracznak Steveh5pit steveh5pit@aol.com.

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12:30pm

Breast Surgery Pre

Breast Surgery Pre-Op Class, FO

An oncology nurse navigator will explain 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.

CLASS Details...>>


2:00pm

Meaning-Centered P

Meaning-Centered Psychotherapy Group, Apr 15-Jun 3

This 8-week series developed by William Breitbart and colleagues at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center is designed to help patients sustain or enhance a sense of meaning, peace, and purpose in their lives. This class is open to patients and caregivers who have completed Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recovery. Each week explores a different source of meaning; therefore weekly attendance and participation in home-based assignments are expected. Please contact Michelle Ferretti, LCSW, 703-698-2524 for additional information. Registration is required.

CLASS Details...>>

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

5:30pm

FO Breast Ca Group

Breast Cancer Support Group, Fair Oaks Area, 2020

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: Maureen Broderick, MSW, LCSW, and Katie Hegarty, BSN, RN, OCN. Registration Required.

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5:30pm

Head and Neck Canc

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: Lauren Broschak, MSW, LCSW, and Zenaida Ferguson, RN, BSN. Registration is required.

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6:00pm

Weight Mgmt after

Weight Management after Breast Cancer Support Group

Achieving a healthy weight after your diagnosis and treatment for breast cancer can be challenging. Meet with others who share a similar challenge, learn strategies and gain support to help you achieve your goals. Registration is required through lauren.fay@inova.org.

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10:00am

Music Therapy

Music Therapy and Cancer Care: The Healing Power of Music 2020

Music Therapy is the evidence-based use of music to further development, emotional, physical, and social goals in an individual. Music therapy can help support the physical and psycho-social needs of patients and family members who are dealing with cancer. Learn how the healing nature of rhythm and sound can be integrated into one's cancer experience. Sessions may include music meditation, guided visualization, live improvisation, drumming, toning, song writing and song sensation. No past music experience is necessary. Registration is required, and attendance at each session is recommended as each week will build on the week prior. Facilitator: Raymond Leone, MMT, MT-BC.

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1:00pm

Living with Advanc

Living Well with Advanced Cancer, 2020, FO-LWC

This group is for people who are exploring ways to learn to live with advanced/metastatic/stage IV cancer and the many questions and life decisions that come along with the diagnosis. Join with others who can support you throughout your journey. Facilitators: Karen Archer, MSW, LCSW and Kaitlyn Hegarty, RN, BSN, OCN. Questions? Call 703.391.3691 or e-mail Karen.Archer@inova.org. Registration is required.

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5:00pm

Peds Parent/Guardi

Peds/Onc Parent/Guardian Support Group

Please join us for our first online support group for parents or guardians of a child with a cancer diagnosis. The goal is to offer support, resources, and connection with other families. Please register at cathy.bottrell@inova.org .

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6:00pm

Journey to a Healt

Journey to a Healthier You, May 2020

Come join us for this three-part series as we explore the importance of exercise (May 14), stress reduction (May 21), and nutrition (May 28) in creating and sustaining a healthier you! This series is open to anyone looking to improve overall well-being!

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

6:00pm

Prostate Group Alx

Us Too, Prostate Cancer Group, Alexandria Area

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

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0:00pm

Coalesce

Coalesce: An Advanced Breast Cancer Group

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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1:30pm

Life Stories

Writing Your Life Stories, 2020

This writing group is for those who previously completed the 4-week series, allowing you 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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10:00am

Leukemia and Lymph

Leukemia and Lymphoma Support Group

This support group is for individuals with leukemia or lymphoma and their support people. Please join us for open discussion and support. Facilitators: Sarah Brooks, LCSW, and Jillian Powers, BSN, RN, OCN. Registration is required by previous Friday.

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5:30pm

ILH Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer Support Group, ILH

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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5:30pm

Breast Cancer, IAH

Breast Cancer Support Group, Alexandria Area, 2020

Current and former breast cancer patients and survivors are invited to learn, share and discuss ways of meeting the challenges of breast cancer. Registration is required.

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6:00pm

Planning a Memoria

Planning a Memorial or Celebratory Service

Oncology Therapist Michelle Bronzo, MA, LPC, CT, will give an overview of memorial service rituals and, with the aid of worksheets and templates, guide you in designing a personalized service of remembrance and thanksgiving that involves family and friends. Registration is required.

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11:45am

Multiple Myeloma, (FC)

Multiple Myeloma, Lauren Fay, RD, CSO, CNSC (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. Lauren Fay, RD, CSO, CNSC, Oncology Dietitican Clinical Specialist, Life with Cancer, Inova Schar Cancer Institute will offer suggestions on how to "Maximize your Health through Nutrition." Facilitators:Rebecca DiPatri, BSN, RN, OCN, and Drucilla Brethwaite, LCSW. Co-sponsored with Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Registration is required for this virtual group.

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6:00pm

Colorectal Ca/Adv

Colorectal Cancer Support Group, Advanced Stage 2020

This support group is for any patient living with metastatic colorectal cancer and/or their family caregivers. Join us as we explore how to live well with an advanced cancer diagnosis and cope with associated challenges. Facilitators: Michelle Bronzo, MA, LPC, CT and Anissa Nahabedian, RN. Registration is required.

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6:30pm

Young Women w/BrCa

Young Women with Breast Cancer, 2020, 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. Facilitators: Shara Sosa, MSW, LCSW, OSC-C and Miranda Gingrich, BSN, RN, OCN.

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7:15pm

Good Grief

Good Grief, Apr 14-Jun 2

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. Facilitator: Sarah Brooks, LPC. Registration is required. For information contact Darah Curran, LCSW, 703.206.5435, darah.curran@inova.org.

CLASS Details...>>

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

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2:00pm

Meaning-Centered P

Meaning-Centered Psychotherapy Group, Apr 15-Jun 3

This 8-week series developed by William Breitbart and colleagues at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center is designed to help patients sustain or enhance a sense of meaning, peace, and purpose in their lives. This class is open to patients and caregivers who have completed Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recovery. Each week explores a different source of meaning; therefore weekly attendance and participation in home-based assignments are expected. Please contact Michelle Ferretti, LCSW, 703-698-2524 for additional information. Registration is required.

CLASS Details...>>

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

2:00pm

Breast Surgery Pre

Breast Surgery Pre-Op Class, FC

An oncology nurse navigator will explain 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.

CLASS Details...>>


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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6:00pm

Book Group (FO-LWC)

Book Group: Cancer as a Turning Point by Lawrence LeShan (FO-LWC)

“Psychotherapist Lawrence LeShan has worked with cancer patients for more than thirty-five years and his research has led people with cancer to find new, effective ways to fight for their lives. He has put his findings--full of meaning and purpose--into this revised edition that shows how psychological change, along with medical treatment, mobilizes a compromised immune system for healing. Included is a life-transforming workbook of hands-on exercises designed to help readers evaluate their inner selves and teach them how to get the most out of their immune systems by leading fuller, richer lives.” -Amazon review

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6:00pm

Brain Tumor Suppor

Brain Tumor Support Group

Adult patients and family members are invited to share and learn ways to meet the challenges of living with primary malignant brain tumors at this monthly meeting. Facilitators: Sarah Schmidt, MA, LPC, ATR-BC, and Ashley Thompson, BSN, RN, OCN. Registration is required.

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10:00am

Music Therapy

Music Therapy and Cancer Care: The Healing Power of Music 2020

Music Therapy is the evidence-based use of music to further development, emotional, physical, and social goals in an individual. Music therapy can help support the physical and psycho-social needs of patients and family members who are dealing with cancer. Learn how the healing nature of rhythm and sound can be integrated into one's cancer experience. Sessions may include music meditation, guided visualization, live improvisation, drumming, toning, song writing and song sensation. No past music experience is necessary. Registration is required, and attendance at each session is recommended as each week will build on the week prior. Facilitator: Raymond Leone, MMT, MT-BC.

CLASS Details...>>


6:00pm

Journey to a Healt

Journey to a Healthier You, May 2020

Come join us for this three-part series as we explore the importance of exercise (May 14), stress reduction (May 21), and nutrition (May 28) in creating and sustaining a healthier you! This series is open to anyone looking to improve overall well-being!

CLASS Details...>>

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

6:00pm

Just for the Guys,

Just for the Guys, IAH 2020

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

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0:00pm

Coalesce

Coalesce: An Advanced Breast Cancer Group

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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00:00pm

Coalesce II, 4th T

Coalesce II, 4th Tue 2020

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

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11:00am

Meditation and Gui

Meditation and Guided Imagery 2020

Join us for a relaxing exploration of the power and benefits of meditation, a practice that can reduce stress. Each session begins with breath work and a relaxation technique that leads to a guided meditation. Participants who are more than 2 years out of treatment (chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, targeted therapies and immunotherapies) are encouraged to consider making a donation of $5 per class. Registration is required.

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5:00pm

Breast Surgery Pre

Breast Surgery Pre-Op Class, ISCI

An oncology nurse navigator will explain 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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7:00pm

Young Adult Group

Young Adult Group

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

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7:15pm

Good Grief

Good Grief, Apr 14-Jun 2

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. Facilitator: Sarah Brooks, LPC. Registration is required. For information contact Darah Curran, LCSW, 703.206.5435, darah.curran@inova.org.

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2:00pm

Meaning-Centered P

Meaning-Centered Psychotherapy Group, Apr 15-Jun 3

This 8-week series developed by William Breitbart and colleagues at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center is designed to help patients sustain or enhance a sense of meaning, peace, and purpose in their lives. This class is open to patients and caregivers who have completed Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recovery. Each week explores a different source of meaning; therefore weekly attendance and participation in home-based assignments are expected. Please contact Michelle Ferretti, LCSW, 703-698-2524 for additional information. Registration is required.

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

5:30pm

Caregiver - Zoom

Caregiver Connection - Zoom

Meet for ongoing support in dealing with the challenges of caring for a loved one with cancer. Learn coping strategies and information related to cancer and its treatments. This group is for caregivers only. Registration required.

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5:30pm

GYN Group

Gynecologic Cancer Support Group

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

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6:00pm

Head and Neck Grou

Head and Neck Group-FO

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

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10:00am

Music Therapy

Music Therapy and Cancer Care: The Healing Power of Music 2020

Music Therapy is the evidence-based use of music to further development, emotional, physical, and social goals in an individual. Music therapy can help support the physical and psycho-social needs of patients and family members who are dealing with cancer. Learn how the healing nature of rhythm and sound can be integrated into one's cancer experience. Sessions may include music meditation, guided visualization, live improvisation, drumming, toning, song writing and song sensation. No past music experience is necessary. Registration is required, and attendance at each session is recommended as each week will build on the week prior. Facilitator: Raymond Leone, MMT, MT-BC.

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11:00am

Cardio Drumming

Cardio Drumming - Zoom

An energetic, full-body workout that’s just plain fun! You don’t need drum sticks or drums, just enthusiasm, and a willingness to move! Plan to substitute plastic kitchen utensils in lieu of drumsticks or, just use your arms. Participants who are more than 2 years out of treatment (chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, targeted therapies, and immunotherapies) are encouraged to consider making a donation of $5 per class. Registration is required.

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1:00pm

Breast Surgery Pre

Breast Surgery Pre-Op Class, ILH

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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1:00pm

Buff Bones

Buff Bones

Fun and functional, these workouts help build stronger bones as well as tone and fine-tune major muscle groups for strength and total-body conditioning. You’ll build strength by performing different types of movements using hand weights, bands, exercise balls, and body weight. If these props are not available you may substitute with water bottles, canned goods, bags of dried beans, or rice. 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. Registration is required.

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1:00pm

Need Sleep?

Need Sleep?

Insomnia is identified as one of the primary concerns of patients with cancer and caregivers. Learn evidence based tools for getting back to sleep. Registration is required. For more information contact instructor: Darah Curran,LCSW, 703-206-5435, darah.curran@inova.org.

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2:30pm

Restorative Yoga

Restorative Yoga - Zoom

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

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3:00pm

Advanced Cancer Dx

How to Have More Good Days with an Advanced Cancer Diagnosis

Living with an advanced cancer diagnosis does not mean that the good days are behind you. Join other patients and caregivers to learn different strategies and information each month on how to make more good days and live well despite an advanced cancer diagnosis. Facilitators: Courtney Weaver, MSW, LCSW and Mary Kay Mecca, RN, BSN, OCN. If you have any questions, please call Courtney at 703-858-8942 or e-mail courtney.weaver@inova.org. Registration required.

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6:00pm

Journey to a Healt

Journey to a Healthier You, May 2020

Come join us for this three-part series as we explore the importance of exercise (May 14), stress reduction (May 21), and nutrition (May 28) in creating and sustaining a healthier you! This series is open to anyone looking to improve overall well-being!

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

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0:00pm

Coalesce

Coalesce: An Advanced Breast Cancer Group

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

Zumba Gold (Zoom)

Zumba Gold (Zoom)

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

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2:30pm

Tai Chi

Tai Chi - Zoom

This ancient practice embodies China's most profound concepts and principles of health and movement. Based on softness and awareness (rather than force and resistance) it has been recognized for thousands of years as both a method of self-cultivation and a form of self-defense. Practiced at a slow and even speed, Tai Chi promotes relaxation, straight posture, and balance. Participants who are more than 2 years out of treatment (chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, targeted therapies, and immunotherapies) are encouraged to consider making a donation of $5 per class. Registration is required.

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Location Key:


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

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  Mantua Elementary School, 9107 Horner C, Fairfax, VA    Map It

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


CLASS/GROUP REGISTRATION INFORMATION

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

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

-Classes, groups & counseling are FREE

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

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