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Total Classes found: 78
    September 2020      

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12:00pm

Caregiver Tea and (ISCI-LWC)

Caregiver Tea and Talk (ISCI-LWC)

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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10:00am

Music Therapy (Zoom)

Music Therapy and Cancer Care: The healing power of music (Zoom)

Music therapy is an evidence-based practice, using music as a means to help relieve stress, alleviate pain and help with coping with diagnosis and treatment. This informal session will offer an overview of music therapy practice in cancer care and some participatory experiences of shared music experiences. Raymond Leone, MMT, MT-BC is a board certified music therapist and is head of medical music therapy at A Place To Be and the Inova Health System.

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10:00am

Breast Surgery Pre (Zoom)

Breast Surgery Pre-Op Class, ISCI (Zoom)

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

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11:00am

Drop-In MBCR (Zoom)

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

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

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FULL class. Check back for possible openings.

5:00pm

Mindfulness-Based (Zoom)

Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recovery - 8/11- 9/22 (Zoom)

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. Facilitators: Micheline Toussaint, LCSW, RYT, OSW-C, and Teassa Eddy, MSW, LCSW. Registration is required.

CLASS Details...>>

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

6:00pm

Breast Cancer Reha (Zoom)

Breast Cancer Rehabilitation: Brain Fog (Zoom)

If you have experienced changes in thinking, memory, or attention since being diagnosed with cancer, you may be experiencing Brain Fog. This presentation will help you gain an understanding of the symptoms of, factors that can contribute to, and practical advice for how you can manage Brain Fog. Instructor: Tyler Pudleiner, MS.

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

5:00pm

Breast Surgery Pre (FC)

Breast Surgery Pre-Op Class, FC (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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6:30pm

Breast Cancer Grou (Zoom)

Breast Cancer Support Group, Fairfax Area, 2020 (Zoom)

This group is for women diagnosed with stage 0-3 breast cancer, no more than 2 years out of active treatment. Join others who are sharing information, making decisions about treatment, and learning how to best navigate survivorship. Facilitators: 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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1:00pm

Pancreatic Ca Grou (FO-LWC)

Pancreatic Cancer Support Group, 2020 (FO-LWC)

Join us on the first Wednesday of each month as we explore ways to learn to live with pancreatic cancer and the many questions and challenges that come along with the diagnosis and treatment. This group is for patients only. Facilitators: Karen Archer, MSW, LCSW, and Shairna Bluesteen, RN, BSN, OCN. Registration is required.

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4:00pm

Colorectal Surgery (ILH-PEC)

Colorectal Surgery Pre-op Education (ILH-PEC)

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 (FO-RO)

Young Women with Breast Cancer, 2020, FO (FO-RO)

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 Support Group, 2020 (FC)

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

Melanoma Group (Zoom)

Melanoma Group, 2020 (Zoom)

Join us for an evening of sharing and networking with co-facilitators Kelly Jablonski, MSW and Rebecca Babb, MSN, RN, CPNP-AC, CPHON. Registration is required. Registration is required.

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0:00pm

Coalesce (Zoom)

Coalesce: An Advanced Breast Cancer Group (Zoom)

Meet with women of all ages to share life's joys and sorrows. This group has limited enrollment. For more information and to register, contact facilitator, Shara Sosa, LCSW, OSW-C: shara.sosa@inova.org, 703.698.2522, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

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12:00pm

Caregiver Tea and (ISCI-LWC)

Caregiver Tea and Talk (ISCI-LWC)

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.

CLASS Details...>>


0:00pm

Coalesce II (Zoom)

Coalesce II: An Advanced Breast Cancer Group (Zoom)

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

CLASS Details...>>


10:00am

Music Therapy (Zoom)

Music Therapy and Cancer Care: The healing power of music (Zoom)

Music therapy is an evidence-based practice, using music as a means to help relieve stress, alleviate pain and help with coping with diagnosis and treatment. This informal session will offer an overview of music therapy practice in cancer care and some participatory experiences of shared music experiences. Raymond Leone, MMT, MT-BC is a board certified music therapist and is head of medical music therapy at A Place To Be and the Inova Health System.

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10:30am

Spirituality Quest

Spirituality Quest - Sept 2020

Spiritual Reflections- virtual Garden walk and reflections 2020 With group gathering cancelled, this year we are bringing our annual garden walk to you. Join us for our first group virtual garden walk. “God Almighty first planted a garden. And indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures”. -- Francis Bacon

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1:00pm

Teens/College

Teens/College Students Cancer Support Group

This online meeting is a safe place to connect with others to share, listen, support one another, and discuss coping strategies. Please Register with Cathy Bottrell, LCSW at cathy.bottrell@inova.org or 571-472-1733

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1:30pm

Zentangle 201 (44084 RP)

Zentangle, ILH (44084 RP)

Zentangle 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. Instructor: Roberta Hughes, CZT. 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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FULL class. Check back for possible openings.

5:00pm

Mindfulness-Based (Zoom)

Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recovery - 8/11- 9/22 (Zoom)

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. Facilitators: Micheline Toussaint, LCSW, RYT, OSW-C, and Teassa Eddy, MSW, LCSW. Registration is required.

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

5:00pm

Breast Surgery Pre (Zoom)

Breast Surgery Pre-Op Class, ISCI (Zoom)

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

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6:00pm

Prostate Group Lou (LCSC)

Us Too Prostate Cancer Group, Loudoun Area (LCSC)

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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6:00pm

Parent Young Adult (Zoom)

Parents of Young Adults Brain Tumor Survivors (Zoom)

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

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6:00pm

BrCa Rehabilitatio (Zoom)

Breast Cancer Rehabilitation Program: Coping with Emotional Impact of Survivorship (Zoom)

Survivorship can bring on unanticipated emotional reactions, including anxiety. Through this interactive experience, you will gain further insight and understanding into emotions many experience when transitioning into survivorship, contributing factors, and techniques to help manage and cope. Facilitator: Lauren Broschak, MSW, LCSW.

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

6:00pm

Women's Surviv (Zoom)

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

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. Facilitator: Drucilla Brethwaite, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C. Registration is required.

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6:30pm

Young Women/BrCa (Zoom)

Young Women with Breast Cancer Group, 2020, IAH (Zoom)

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

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7:00pm

Drop-In MBCR (Zoom)

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

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

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6:00pm

Caregiver Connecti (ILH-RO)

Caregiver Connection, ILH, 2020 (ILH-RO)

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. Facilitators: Rebecca Babb, MSN, APRN, CPNP-AC, CPHON, and Elise Schneider, LCSW. Registration is required.

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5:30pm

FO Breast Ca Group (Zoom)

Breast Cancer Support Group, Fair Oaks Area, 2020 (Zoom)

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

Caregiver Connecti (FO-A)

Caregiver Connection, FO (FO-A)

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

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6:00pm

Latinos Unidos

Latinos Unidos

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. Registración es obligatoria. Escribir al david.mcginness@inova.org para más información.

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7:00pm

LGBTQIA+ Group

LGBTQIA+ Support Group

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

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5:30pm

Head and Neck Canc (FC)

Head and Neck Cancers Group, FC (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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1:00pm

Living with Advanc (FO-LWC)

Living Well with Advanced Cancer, 2020, FO-LWC (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 (Zoom)

Peds/Onc Parent/Guardian Support Group (Zoom)

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

Prostate Group Alx (Zoom)

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

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

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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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6:00pm

Women's Survivorsh (ILH-RO)

Women's Survivorship Group, Less than 3 yrs., Loudoun (ILH-RO)

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 (Zoom)

Coalesce: An Advanced Breast Cancer Group (Zoom)

Meet with women of all ages to share life's joys and sorrows. This group has limited enrollment. For more information and to register, contact facilitator, Shara Sosa, LCSW, OSW-C: shara.sosa@inova.org, 703.698.2522, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

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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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1:00pm

Art Therapy-Zoom (Zoom)

Healing Through Art Therapy - Sept 2020 Zoom (Zoom)

"Self-Care Box This is about taking care of your physical, emotional, spiritual, and social wellness. A self care box can incorporate positive affirmations and inspirations as well. It can be comforting to have something small, tangible and beautiful available in times of uncertainty and discomfort. The box can be used time and again for self-soothing and creating a sense of comfort and hope. Materials needed: cardboard box (shoebox), paints, markers, coloring pens / pencils, fabric scraps, items that are visually pleasing: photographs/magazine words or images/picture books, scissors and glue and sensory items - lotion, candle, gum stress balls, etc *This group is for those currently in treatment, out of treatment within 2 years, caregiver and bereaved within 2 years. Facilitator: Kelley Kuchinov, ATR-BC. Registration begins on the 1st of each month, and is required to receive Zoom invite.* Once registered please call 703.698.2526 to cancel if you cannot attend so someone else may attend. "

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FULL class. Check back for possible openings.

2:30pm

Mindfulness-Based (Zoom)

Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recovery Aug 24 - Oct.12 (Zoom)

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. Facilitators: Michelle Ferretti, LCSW,OSW-C, and Maureen Broderick, LCSW. Registration is required.

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

6:00pm

Colorectal Symposi (Zoom)

Colorectal Cancer Symposium - Sept 2020 (Zoom)

Presented by the Inova Schar Cancer Institute and the Life with Cancer® program this event provides education and support for those impacted by colorectal cancer including survivors, patients, loved ones and healthcare professional. Topics: Nutrition and Lifestyle Recommendation for Survivorship, Screening & Surgical Management of Colorectal Cancer, Medical Managment of Colorectal Cancer.

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7:00pm

FC Caregiver (Zoom)

Caregiver Connection, FC (Zoom)

Meet for ongoing support in dealing with the challenges of caring for a loved one with cancer. Learn coping strategies and information related to cancer and its treatments. Facilitators: Rebecca Babb, MSN, RN, CPNP-AC LSW, and Tyler Pudleiner, MSW. Registration required by previous Friday.

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12:00pm

Caregiver Tea and (ISCI-LWC)

Caregiver Tea and Talk (ISCI-LWC)

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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10:30am

Multiple Myeloma (Zoom)

2020 Multiple Myeloma: Open Discussion (Zoom)

This monthly meeting is designed for patients and families to get together to discuss, learn, and share the challenges of living with multiple myeloma. This month will be an open discussion meeting. Facilitators: Drucilla Brethwaite, LCSW, OSW-C, Rebecca DiPatri, RN, BSN, OCN. Co-sponsored with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Registration is required.

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1:30pm

Need Sleep? (Zoom)

Need Sleep? (Zoom)

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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FULL class. Check back for possible openings.

5:00pm

Mindfulness-Based (Zoom)

Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recovery - 8/11- 9/22 (Zoom)

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. Facilitators: Micheline Toussaint, LCSW, RYT, OSW-C, and Teassa Eddy, MSW, LCSW. Registration is required.

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

6:00pm

Breast Cancer Reha (Zoom)

Breast Cancer Rehabilitation: StayStrong (Zoom)

Not sure how the recently released exercise guidelines from the American College of Sports Medicine pertain to you? Join Susan Gilmore,  a certified oncology fitness professional, and discover how to incorporate these recommendations into your own routine.  We’ll cover everything from getting started to spicing up your current workouts. Dress casually and be prepared to move.

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

6:30pm

Young Women w/BrCa (Zoom)

Young Women with Breast Cancer, 2020, FC (Zoom)

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

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2:00pm

Breast Surgery Pre (Zoom)

Breast Surgery Pre-Op Class, ISCI (Zoom)

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

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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 or benign brain tumors at this monthly meeting. Registration is required. Facilitators: Alicia Gray, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C and Ashley Thompson, BSN, RN, OCN. Registration is required.

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2:00pm

Breast Surgery Pre (FC)

Breast Surgery Pre-Op Class, FC (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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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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6:00pm

Just for the Guys, (Zoom)

Just for the Guys, IAH 2020 (Zoom)

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 (Zoom)

Coalesce: An Advanced Breast Cancer Group (Zoom)

Meet with women of all ages to share life's joys and sorrows. This group has limited enrollment. For more information and to register, contact facilitator, Shara Sosa, LCSW, OSW-C: shara.sosa@inova.org, 703.698.2522, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

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2:30pm

Life Stories (FC)

Writing Your Life Stories, 2020 (FC)

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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FULL class. Check back for possible openings.

2:30pm

Mindfulness-Based (Zoom)

Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recovery Aug 24 - Oct.12 (Zoom)

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. Facilitators: Michelle Ferretti, LCSW,OSW-C, and Maureen Broderick, LCSW. Registration is required.

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

5:30pm

Breast Cancer, IAH (Zoom)

Breast Cancer Support Group, Alexandria Area, 2020 (Zoom)

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

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10:00am

Leukemia and Lymph (FC)

Leukemia and Lymphoma Support Group (FC)

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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12:00pm

Caregiver Tea and (ISCI-LWC)

Caregiver Tea and Talk (ISCI-LWC)

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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00:00pm

Coalesce II, 4th T (Zoom)

Coalesce II, 4th Tue 2020 (Zoom)

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

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FULL class. Check back for possible openings.

5:00pm

Mindfulness-Based (Zoom)

Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recovery - 8/11- 9/22 (Zoom)

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. Facilitators: Micheline Toussaint, LCSW, RYT, OSW-C, and Teassa Eddy, MSW, LCSW. Registration is required.

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

6:00pm

Breast Cancer Reha (Zoom)

Breast Cancer Rehabilitation: Survivorship Nutrition (Zoom)

Registered Dietitian Lauren Fay, will review the latest evidence, based on the American Institute for Cancer Research's recommendations for survivorship nutrition, and provide ideas and resources on how to adjust your own diet to help decrease the risk of cancer recurrence.

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7:00pm

Young Adult Group (Zoom)

Young Adult Group (Zoom)

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

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5:30pm

GYN Group (FC)

Gynecologic Cancer Support 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: Teassa Eddy, LCSW and Emily Hirsch, BSN, RN, OCN. Registration is required.

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6:00pm

Head and Neck Grou (FO-RO)

Head and Neck Group-FO (FO-RO)

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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3:00pm

Advanced Cancer Dx (ILH-MC)

How to Have More Good Days with an Advanced Cancer Diagnosis (ILH-MC)

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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0:00pm

Coalesce (Zoom)

Coalesce: An Advanced Breast Cancer Group (Zoom)

Meet with women of all ages to share life's joys and sorrows. This group has limited enrollment. For more information and to register, contact facilitator, Shara Sosa, LCSW, OSW-C: shara.sosa@inova.org, 703.698.2522, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

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10:00am

Breast Surgery Pre (Zoom)

Breast Surgery Pre-Op Class, ISCI (Zoom)

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

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00:00pm

Young Adult Conf

Young Adult Survivorship Conference - VIRTUAL

Join other young adult cancer patients and survivors (aged 18-40ish) for a one-day conference to learn about issues relevant to you, including integrative medicine, fertility, financial toxicity, sexual health, nutrition, and more. The conference is free to attend, but registration is required: youngadultcancerdc.org

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FULL class. Check back for possible openings.

2:30pm

Mindfulness-Based (Zoom)

Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recovery Aug 24 - Oct.12 (Zoom)

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. Facilitators: Michelle Ferretti, LCSW,OSW-C, and Maureen Broderick, LCSW. Registration is required.

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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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12:00pm

Caregiver Tea and (ISCI-LWC)

Caregiver Tea and Talk (ISCI-LWC)

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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2:00pm

Bladder CA Group (Zoom)

Bladder Cancer Support Group (Zoom)

This group is open to all bladder cancer patients as well as their caregivers to provide connection and support for the community of bladder cancer patients, as well as provide psychoeducation for bladder cancer patients and their families on both local and national resources, treatment changes and clinical trials.

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Location Key:


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

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

 FO-A:
  Fair Oaks Cancer Center, Conference Room A, Lower Level, Conf Rm A, 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

 FO-RO:
  Fair Oaks Cancer Center, Radiation Oncology, 3580 Joseph Siewick Drive,  Lower Level, Suite, 001, Fairfax, VA, 22033    Map It

 ILH-MC:
  Inova Loudoun Hospital-Medical Staff Conference Room , 44055 Riverside PKWY, Rm. 280, Medical Staff Conference Rm., Leesburg, VA, 20176    Map It

 ILH-PEC:
  Inova Loudoun Hospital Patient Education Conference 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

 ISCI-LWC:
  Inova Schar Cancer Institute, Life with Cancer- 8081 Innovation, Park Dr, second floor, Fairfax, VA, 22031    Map It

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