beading basicsBeading Basics
An instructional class for beginners, but veterans are always welcome!
Thursdays, January 10, February 14 & March 14, 1:00 – 5:00 pm
Beading is an ancient art and a healing process which can help one cope with all kinds of stress and treatment. This is a basic workshop where you can learn the creative art of making beaded jewelry with Karla Barron. Materials will be provided and loaner tools are available for use. Class size is limited so please pre-register.
 
therapyComplementary and Natural Therapies
Thursdays: January 17, March 21, 5:30 – 6:45 pm.
Join Dr. Robert Chu, L.Ac and learn how acupuncture, nutrition and exercise can be integrated with standard medical protocols to help reduce the side effects of cancer treatment and improve overall health and vitality.
 
bead weavingBeginning Bead Weaving
Tuesday, January 22, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Tuesday, February 26, 1:00 - 5:00 pm
Come and learn the technique of bead weaving, the art of creating jewelry using a needle and thread, from Mary Holley. Bring your reading glasses and some patience to create a beautiful piece of jewelry. Pre-register as class size is limited
 
meditation2Quiet the Mind Meditation
Tuesdays, February 5, 12, 19, & 26, 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Join Emily Gonzales, Chopra Center™ Certified Instructor to learn techniques for quieting the mind and shifting to a calm and balanced state of wellbeing. Learn tools to develop your own personal meditation practice.
 
stretchingWhat's So Great About Stretching?
Wednesdays in February and March, 9:30 – 10:30 am
Learn about the importance of stretching as a practice and discipline with Dr. Catherine Budincich, D.C. This daily practice connects your mind to your body, build strength, help joints to articulate smoothly reducing joint pain, and to feel younger and healthier. Wear comfortable clothing.
 
palative careMyths and Facts about Hospice and Palliative Care
Tuesday, February 26, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Join Pamela Wright, LCSW, from VITAS Healthcare, to learn the differences between hospice care and palliative care. She will debunk common myths about hospice care and discuss how all cancer patients can benefit from palliative care from the date of initial diagnosis.
 
doctorEnhancing Doctor Patient Communication
Tuesday, March 5, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Join Dr. Afsaneh Barzi, MD, medical oncologist from USC Norris in a discussion surrounding mutually acceptable treatment decisions and exploring the “sacred space” between doctor and patients where respect and collaboration become potent healthcare tools.
 
survivorshipSurvivorship: What the Research Says
Monday, March 18, 6:30 – 8 pm
Are you interested in learning about new research findings about the emotional and physical well-being of survivors? The population of survivors in the US is growing and more research studies are being done to examine how to improve quality of life and health outcomes. Presented by Reina Haque, PhD.
 
breast reconstructionBreast Reconstruction Options
Tuesday, March 19, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Women with breast cancer and their caregivers are invited to a comprehensive empowerment program that streamlines information options and tools for decision-making around breast reconstruction presented by Dr. Nima Naghshineh MD MSc, plastic & reconstructive surgeon.