ECWC Program Calendar

Below you will find our full Program Calendar.

  • If you’re looking for a program that’s part of a specific category, please select your category from the dropdown in the top left corner of the calendar.
  • To view a description of each category, these are listed below the calendar, or you can access them through the ‘Get Support’ dropdown menu in the main navigation.
  • If you would like to Register for a class, or a full series of classes, click on one that you’re interested in and select the ‘RSVP’ button. Follow the required steps after selecting. If you’re viewing on mobile, the RSVP button is a bright green calendar icon located in the top right corner of the event information popup.
  • All of the program information can be viewed by clicking on one of the events listed in the calendar. If it’s hard for you to see what’s being listed, try clicking the ‘Month’ dropdown in the top-right corner of the calendar – then select ‘Agenda’. This is just another way of viewing our full list of programs. Click on any of them to view more and to RSVP.
  • If you would like to print our calendar, select the ‘Print’ button.
  • If you would like to add a class to your own personal calendar, selected the ‘Add to Calendar’ button, select which software you use for your calendar, and follow the steps.

 

Monthly Support Groups

Why join a support group? Receiving a cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming and isolating. Friends and family often don’t know what to say or do. When you join one of our support groups, you’ll find yourself among others that are on the same journey. They’ve heard the dreaded words “you have cancer” or “your family member has cancer”. They understand. Whether you choose to just listen, share freely, or ask questions, being among others is comforting. You find your community. Our groups are a safe and confidential place to say things that others may not understand or fear hearing. We offer cancer specific support groups as well as general ones. A myriad of outside groups (L&L Society; Linked by Pink; Prostate Cancer; Ostomy) use our center for their meetings and we offer nine of our own led by therapists. You are welcome here and together, we are stronger.

  • Survivorship
  • Advanced Cancer
  • Caregiver
  • Men’s Cancer
  • Newly Diagnosed
  • Grief
  • Parents of Adult Children w/ Advanced Cancer
  • Women Over 45 Diagnosed with Breast Cancer
  • Children’s Support Groups coming this year

Wellness and Movement

Regular exercise has been proven to have both physical and mental benefits to those diagnosed with cancer. Exercising has been shown to reduce treatment related fatigue and assist with balance issues. It can help to strengthen your physical body, your lungs, and your heart. Emotional benefits include the reduction of depression and anxiety, therefore improving one’s quality of life. Our movement classes can easily be adapted to your level of comfort and ability. Our instructors are oncology trained and understand the limitations as well as benefits of certain moves and exercises. We offer a mix of yoga, qigong, meditation, and strengthening classes led by certified trainers and physical therapists. Try everything once and see what you most enjoy!

  • Gentle and Restorative Yoga
  • Chair Yoga
  • Guided Imagery and Relaxation
  • Mindfulness and Meditation QiGong
  • Strength & Balance
  • Fit & Fabulous
  • Plus many more

 

The Healing Arts

There are many benefits of treating yourself to an oncology massage. Evidence based to help some patients reduce neuropathy, headaches, and treatment related side effects as well as help with sleep and pain issues, we are pleased to offer 30-minute massages to those participants that are actively in treatment at no cost.

We are also pleased to offer a Reiki session to those in active treatment. Reiki is an eastern energy practice believed to increase the receiver’s flow of their own energy for the purpose of relaxation and stress reduction. Studies have shown that Reiki can reduce stress, help with balance, and promote well-being. You remain fully clothed during your session and the practitioner may apply a light touch or none at all.

 

The Beauty and Wig Salon

There are many changes to your body and self esteem during treatment. Hair loss, including eyebrows and lashes, can dramatically change what you are used to seeing in the mirror. We’re here to help. Our goal is to help you look and feel your best and we do that in a myriad of ways. We have a beautiful wig salon, currently home to 300+ wigs, and a stylist to adapt them to your liking. We also have make-up artists that can talk about how to apply false lashes and draw in eyebrows. Not everyone loves wearing a wig, so we have scarves, ties, hats, and turbans to add to your wardrobe. Each quarter we have a “Beautiful You” event where we invite in providers (hair stylists, nail technicians, shoulder/neck massage, etc.) in to offer services and where we celebrate the beauty that is you.

 

Nutrition and Education

Each person living with a cancer diagnosis will have different nutritional needs. Whether you are at the beginning of your cancer journey, are experiencing side effects from treatment, lost your appetite or taste, or looking to put on weight, our nutrition programs are designed to help you choose healthy options. We encourage you to meet with your oncology dietician at your treatment center but invite you to the different programs we have here at the Center so you may learn more and perhaps develop questions for your own treatment. We have an oncology dietician that visits on the first Monday of each month and this is in addition to cooking demos and visits with our herbologist.

  • Nutrition with Karen
  • Vegan Lisa
  • Herbology
  • Sundae Vegan
  • Farmer’s Market Cooking Demos
  • Holiday Healthy Baking

Connectivity & Friendship

Cancer can, at times, feel isolating. It is important to connect and communicate with friends and family…even those we don’t know who are facing the same challenge. When you visit our center and participate in our activities, you’ll find a community of people that are on the same journey. There’s a unique understanding among those that are or have faced a cancer diagnosis. Our community is very welcoming, and you’ll soon find friends and support on which you can rely. There’s no reason to go it along when you have a community here at ECWC that understands.

  • Journaling Groups
  • Book Clubs
  • Family Programs
  • Art & Music Therapy
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Beautiful You Events

 

Information & Education

We pride ourselves on offering information and education programs from experts in their field. There are so many aspects to a cancer diagnosis from health and welfare, to legal, to just learning a better way to understand how this diagnosis may affect us. Do I need a living will? What should I do about social security disability? Our legal expert is here to answer those questions. Why am I so forgetful? Why can’t I remember why I walked into this room? A myriad of medical and psychological doctors come in to talk about that phenomenon known as ‘chemobrain’.  Why are my skin and nails so dry? What can I do about my scars? Again, our medical community is chock full of experts that are willing to share their expertise in a lecture followed by a Q&A session after. If there is a topic you’d like to know more about, call our program director, and make a suggestion-we’ll do what we can to provide what you need.