OCTOBER EDUCATION SPEAKER SERIES – Coping with Side Effects
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The series will meet ONLINE using Zoom.
Join us on Tuesday evenings during October for our new speaker series. We’ve partnered with our friends at Cancer CAREpoint of San Jose, CA for a weekly four-part series addressing various concerns that arise during and after cancer treatment.
LymphedemaCooking ClassCancer Treatment and IntimacyOsteoporosis and Bone Safe Movement
Lymphedema with Alex Marston, OTR/L, CLT
– Tuesday, October 5 @ 6:30-7:30pm EDT
This discussion will include a brief overview of lymphatic anatomy and how general cancer treatments can disrupt the typical flow of lymphatic fluid. You will learn about risk factors for developing lymphedema, as well as basic preventative measures.
Cooking Class – “Apples Three Ways”, with Stephanie Figiera, NC
– Tuesday, October 12 @ 6:30-7:30pm EDT
Everyone thinks about eating healthier foods but starting can be hard. What about apples? Apples are healthy, easy to find in the store, and can be prepared a variety of ways to keep things interesting. Join Stephanie for a fun and practical cooking class celebrating one of our favorite Fall time treats: apples!
Cancer Treatment and Intimacy – with Juliann Halvorsen, MA, AMFT & Vanesa Fimbrez, MSW, Lac
– Tuesday, October 19 @ 6:30-7:30pm EDT
Physical intimacy can be an important part of romantic relationships, but side effects from cancer treatment can impact the desire and ability to be physically intimate. Join Juliann and Vanesa as they discuss what has worked for others in similar situations, how doctors and other medical professionals can (and should) help and share some useful resources.
Osteoporosis and Bone Safe Movement with Vicki Buckley
– Tuesday, October 26 @ 6:30-7:30pm EDT
Most people hear they have weak bones and are unsure what movements are safe to do, if any. Vicki will empower you with her upbeat “Don’t deny, modify” attitude and knowledge of what you can do, why you need to continue to move and how often movement is recommended. She will discuss osteoporosis-related food choices and supplements and she will share tips to prevent falls, trips, and slips. Her talk will include a short demonstration of beginner exercises using a chair and she will take questions.
Registrations are handled by Cancer CAREpoint and will use their Zoom account – so registration will be a little different from what you may be used to with our regular classes.
To register, click the Register Here button below. A Zoom Registration page will open and you can select which classes you’d like to attend. You can select multiple classes, so go ahead and select all that you want to attend. You will receive a ZOOM confirmation email from Cancer CAREpoint that lists the your selection(s) and a Zoom link to attend. The Zoom link is the same for the entire series.
IMPORTANT – The times shown on the Zoom registration page and in your Zoom confirmation email are PACIFIC DAYLIGHT TIME. For those of us here on the East Coast – classes start at 6:30 pm Eastern Daylight Time.