Cancer Connection offers programs and support free of charge for men, women and children living with a cancer diagnosis, their families and friends. Registration is required, even if you have participated before. You are welcome to attend as many programs as you would like, based on space availability. Priority for our programs is given to those currently in treatment.
Many classes can accept new participants, even if the class has already started. Call today to ask about joining! All programs, unless noted, are held at Cancer Connection, 41 Locust Street in Northampton.
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All participants need to provide a note from a doctor every 12 months to participate in vigorous exercise activities, including Rowing & Pilates. Doctor’s notes may be faxed at any time to (413) 280 - 0223.
Exercise and Physical Activity Programs
Music & Movement
with Robin Diamond, MSN
Thursdays 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
January 31 and February 14
Drop-ins to this class are welcome!
Improve your well-being and feel connected to others through a combination of balance, stretching, physical movement and creative expression. This class accommodates everyone. No prior dance or yoga experience required.
Creativity & Healing Programs
Hands in Clay
with Valerie Gilman
Mondays 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
January 28, February 4 & 11, 2019
There is something so grounding and satisfying about crafting a hand made bowl, or pushing the clay around and seeing what sculptural forms are calling to you today. Val teaches simple hand building techniques and is flexible and attentive to any technical need so that you can explore your own expression. Participants work at their own pace in a relaxed atmosphere. A full selection of tools is available. There will be kiln firings near the end of the class. There are no potter’s wheels available.
Spirit of the Written Word
with Pam Roberts
Tuesdays, 2:00 - 4:00 PM
February 5, 12, and 19
Open yourself to the transformational power of writing as a tool for healing and connecting with yourself and others. Pam provides “prompts” (perhaps a word, phrase or object) as inspiration and starting point for writing. Writing within the safe, confidential confines of the group feels therapeutic, but we focus on our writing.
“To Be or Not to Be”
with Bev Boykan
Thursdays, 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Greenfield Savings Bank, Northampton
Come join our humble group of people who get together every Thursday to laugh, have fun and enjoy each other’s company through improv. It’s a perfect venue for the non-actor to spend some time letting go to . . . just Be.
with Wendy Sinton
Mondays, 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Knitting can be meditative, relaxing and a lot of fun. Come learn how to knit and purl at your own pace. This class is appropriate for new or returning knitters. No experience necessary!Mindfulness & Self Care Programs
Farm Retreat at High Horse Hill
with Katey Grey
Visit the therapy horses and the organic garden as an individual integrative therapy or with family members or a small group. Requires special doctor’s note; please call for information and to schedule. Please download the required forms here.
Self-Care Skills and Support
*Now on Wednesdays
with Linda Tumbarello, LMHC
2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Linda provides guidance to kindly reconnect and care for yourself during and after treatment. Each meeting includes a guided relaxation to regain comfort and ease in your body and time to share mutual support and helpful resources. Suitable for those in treatment as well as those who have completed treatment.
Registration is required for all programs, even if you have signed up before. When you register for a program, please make a note on your calendar and let us know if your plans change. There may be others waiting who could join. Call to Register: (413) 586-1642
Major funding of our programs and integrative therapies
is provided by Rays of Hope.