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  • CSCP | Educational Workshops

    Top oncologists, radiologists, surgeons, and other medical specialists give presentations designed specifically for people with cancer and their loved ones Educational Workshops Roadmap to Resiliency Register Friday September 25 1:00 – 2:00 pm Join for this webinar focused on tools to help you manage distress, including finding meaning in difficult times, managing fear, and developing coping strategies for the road ahead. Dr. Arash Asher Breast and Colon Cancer : What Now? Register Tuesday September 29 6:00 – 7:30 pm Join from the for this informative presentation on what to do if you have Breast/Colon Cancer while doing chemo/radiation (diet & nutrition, & more!). Dr. Amliya Santiago, ND Integrative Natural Medical Clinic Federal Health Benefit Laws Register Tuesday October 13 3:00 – 4:00 pm Representatives from and will provide information and education on federal health benefit laws. Department of Labor Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) Covered California ​ EBSA will help you understand what rights you and your family have so that you can make timely and informed decisions when you need to. Covered California will provide information on ACA, a MediCal overview, Financial Assistance, Health Coverage Options, and other health insurance related questions. Breast Health Register Tuesday October 27 4:00 – 5:00 pm Join breast cancer surgeon for an informative and empowering workshop on breast health. In the workshop, Dr. Schulz-Costello will discuss preventative medicine and recommended screening practices. City of Hope Dr. Katharine Schulz-Costello Meals That Heal - 3 Part Series Register Tuesdays November 10, November 17 & November 24 3:00 – 4:00 pm This three-session series will focus on helping you make healthy and nutritious meals! You will broaden your cooking skillset and nutrition knowledge, while also learning about how to meal plan when you experience side effects that may interfere with your eating. is a HER2 breast cancer thriver, and a senior community benefits manager at . She will infuse her practical experience with solid recommendations while creating a foundation of accessible resources and flexibility that encourages experimentation for all class participants. Nancy Clifton-Hawkins City of Hope Self-Hypnosis for Calming & Relaxing Register Tuesday November 10 4:00 – 5:00 pm Join Certified Clinical Consulting Hypnotist, , for a guided progressive relaxation, customized for individual needs. Before beginning, make sure you’re in a safe comfortable place with no distractions. Carmela Tunzi is the owner of in Los Angeles (Atwater Village). Carmela Tunzi MindFlow Hypnosis Getting Financially Fit Register Wednesday December 16 4:00 – 5:00 pm Join , CFP, , for an informative presentation on taking charge of your financial health. He will discuss the financial planning process, how to build habits to improve your financial health, and the many tools available for helping you reach your goals. Aram Schotts Gamble Jones Investment Counsel Eat to Live Well - 3 Part Series Register Wednesdays February 3 , 10, & 17 3:00 – 4:00 pm Let’s Zoom together for this three part fun and informative nutritional food workshop with , author of . Pam will be covering important food topics like what to eat, what not to eat, how to shop, what to cook and how to cook it; all focused on avoiding cancer or a recurrence. She will also cover how to eat out healthfully whether at a restaurant on getting takeout. Pam, a former chef and restaurant owner, was diagnosed in 2004 at the age of 52 with a 15% chance of survival and a 75% chance of recurrence. Her fierce determination to do all she could through her cancer journey through the present, in conjunction with traditional medical treatment, compelled her to begin researching the science of food and its relationship to cancer. Pam Braun The Ultimate Anti-Cancer Cookbook

  • CSCP | Newsletters

    "CSCP has been a blessing for me and my family. It has helped us get through one of the hardest years of our lives" -CSCP Member CSCP Newsletters Fall 2020 CSCP Newsletter Winter 2019 CSCP Newsletter Summer 2020 CSCP Newsletter Fall 2019 CSCP Newsletter

  • CSCP | Benefactors Society

    This society recognizes the exceptional generosity of our compassionate supporters who share in the urgency of our mission and have chosen to support CSCP at leadership levels An invitation to join the 2020 Benefactors Society Download Membership Form With a $20,000+ leadership gift, you will be recognized as a Benefactor in CSCP’s Benefactors Society. Because of your vision and generosity, your gift to the Benefactors Society will provide the foundation and inspiration necessary to sustain, expand and enhance our programs and services. $20,000+ Benefactor: All Benefactors receive the following benefits during their membership year: ​ Recognition as a Benefactors Society Sponsor (Benefactor) at Angel Gala and preferred event seating for one (1) table of 10 plus all sponsor benefits* Recognition as a Benefactors Society Sponsor (Benefactor) at Poker Bowl and admission for 8 Players to Poker Bowl plus all sponsor benefits* Recognition as a Benefactors Society Sponsor (Benefactor) at Ladies Night Out and preferred event seating for one table of 10 plus all sponsor benefits* Two complimentary tickets to CSCP’s Holiday Boutique and Luncheon Observation of Support Group, if desired Complimentary membership in the Guild, if desired Invitation to The Benefactors Society Dinner featuring recognition of members, a prominent speaker, and participant testimonial Personal visit with CSCP’s Executive Director and Board President Recognition and Listing: CSCP's website, Annual Report, and Donor Wall *Sponsor benefits include: advertisement on event media and CSCP website, name or logo featured on event media and CSCP website, link from CSCP website to sponsor (corporate ) website, invitation to VIP reception, and name or logo in CSCP 2017 newsletters and calendars. With a $10,000 major gift, you will be recognized as a Patron in CSCP’s Benefactors Society. $10,000 Patron: Patrons receive the following benefits during their membership year: ​ Recognition as a Benefactors Society Sponsor (Patron) at Angel Gala OR Ladies Night Out and preferred event seating for one (1) table of 10 plus all sponsor benefits* Recognition as a Benefactors Society Sponsor (Patron) at Poker Bowl and admission for 4 Players to Poker Bowl plus all sponsor benefits* Preferred event seating for five (5) guests at Angel Gala OR Ladies Night Out One complimentary ticket to CSCP’s Holiday Boutique and Luncheon Complimentary membership in the Guild, if desired Invitation to The Benefactors Society Dinner featuring recognition of members, a prominent speaker, and participant testimonial Recognition and Listing: CSCP's website, Annual Report, and Donor Wall *Sponsor benefits – see above. The power of your charitable giving at a leadership level cannot be overestimated. Quite simply, it is your giving that allows Cancer Support Community Pasadena to fulfill its mission as a much needed beacon of hope and strength for people living with cancer. We are deeply grateful for your consideration of our invitation, and your support. Thank you. Ellen and Harvey Knell * Terri and Jerry Kohl Lee and Mickey Segal *Founding Benefactors Cancer Support Community Pasadena extends its gratitude to the following Benefactors and Patrons: BENEFACTOR SOCIETY MEMBERS BENEFACTORS ($20,000+): PATRONS ($10,000 - $19,999): Bonnie and John DeWitt The Havner Family Foundation LeAnn and Michael Healy Mary and Dick Mader Ann and Mike Malone Dana and Mike Naples Julie and Scott Nesbit * Sue and Steve Silk Susie and Brad Talt

  • CSCP | Free Cancer Support in Pasadena

    Support, education, and hope... for people with cancer and their loved ones Getting Started Designed specifically for people with cancer Referring Partners So that no one faces cancer alone Volunteer at CSCP Virtual Program Calendar Groups, Classes and Workshops Give Today for Hope Tomorrow Find out about our 30th Anniversary Board-designated campaign Support our Mission Donate to our work Show More "I consider Cancer Support Community Pasadena to be the biggest blessing in my life when I got my cancer diagnosis." CSCP Member Our Mission Our Goal, Vision & Commitment Our Calendar CSCP's Programs Give Find Ways To Give

  • CSCP | Special Events

    CSCP offers a variety of special events to bring our community together Special Events Love and Laughter with Jason Love Register Tuesday September 22 6:00 - 7:30 pm This night of comedy takes place at 6PM Pacific, 7PM Mountain, 8PM Central, 9PM Eastern. Join professional comedian, Jason Love and a couple of his closest friends, for laughter and joy! ​ Enjoy an evening of PG-13 comedy for CSC & Gilda's club participants, members, and staff. Each Love & Laughter features different, but equally hilarious, comedians. ​ This night will feature: : HBO, Sirius XM, Dry Bar Comedy Jason Love : CNN, ESPN, Doctor Demento Amanda Cohen : Holland America, Comedy Central, BET Andrew Kennedy : Letterman, Comedy Central, The Apprentice Michael Somerville

  • CSCP | Headquarters

    Cancer Support Community is the largest professionally led network of cancer support worldwide About Headquarters As the largest professionally led nonprofit network of cancer support worldwide, Cancer Support Community (CSC), including its Gilda’s Club affiliates, is dedicated to ensuring that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community. CSC achieves its mission through three areas: direct service delivery, research, and advocacy. The organization includes an international network of Affiliates that offer the highest quality social and emotional support for people impacted by cancer, as well as a community of support available online and over the phone. The Research and Training Institute conducts cutting-edge psychosocial, behavioral, and survivorship research. CSC furthers its focus on patient advocacy through its Cancer Policy Institute, informing public policy in Washington, D.C. and across the nation. ​ For more information about Cancer Support Community and how they can help you, please visit our headquarters by clicking on the logo below.

  • CSCP | Current News

    Current News Cancer Support Community Program Director Retires, Successor Chosen After 13 years with Cancer Support Community Pasadena (“CSCP”), Program Director Laura Wending is retiring at the end of July 2020. Throughout her career, Laura has been instrumental in increasing the number of people CSCP is serving to record levels. During her tenure, she worked diligently to bring support, education, and hope to families facing cancer, practically doubling the number of people served at CSCP’s facility. Laura was also instrumental in developing partnerships with local area hospitals, including City of Hope, where CSCP continues to offer offsite support groups for cancer patients. She is also responsible for growing CSCP’s Professional Advisory Network, comprised of medical experts in the community, who provide educational workshops for CSCP’s members. , who interned with CSCP from 2014 – 2016 and also worked at CSCP from 2017 – 2019, has been chosen as Laura’s successor, to the delight of staff, group facilitators and CSCP members. Rachel Koonse, M.A., LMFT “Never one to seek attention, Laura’s deeds are perhaps best known in the letters she has received from CSCP members over the past 13 years. Most memorable are the letters from participants who credit Laura with ‘saving their lives’, by providing them with much needed support and hope as they face cancer. Laura’s compassion for every person who walks through our doors is genuine and remarkable. We’re going to miss her,” says Patricia Ostiller, CSCP’s Executive Director. “Laura has long been a champion for families in our community who are dealing with a cancer diagnosis. She greets every person who walks through our doors as if she had been waiting for them, eager to help them as they face this devastating diagnosis,” says Kal Antoun, President of CSCP’s Board of Directors. “My thirteen years with CSCP in various capacities has been the most meaningful and rewarding work in my career,” says Laura. “Supporting our members has brought me great joy, and the staff, colleagues, and volunteers at CSCP have become my friends. I will miss them all dearly.” “I’m honored and humbled to be succeeding Laura,” remarks Rachel. “I’ve had the privilege of working alongside Laura over the years and have firsthand knowledge of what the position requires. It has always been my desire and passion to return to CSCP to continue Laura’s good work and to enhance program delivery for our members.” “How do you replace Laura? We knew choosing Laura’s successor was not going to be easy, but Rachel just rose to the top of our list. Her diverse clinical experiences, tremendous leadership skills, and most importantly perhaps, the respect she has already earned with group facilitators and members, made her our first choice. And, happily, our selection was in accordance with Laura’s hope to see Rachel succeed her,” says Patricia. “Rachel will hit the ground running,” says Laura. “Having interned and worked at CSCP, Rachel knows our culture and loves our members. She is articulate, a wonderful ambassador for our work, a creative thinker, and I’m confident that she will continue to propel CSCP’s program delivery to new heights.” Going forward, Laura will serve in an advisory role to CSCP. She will soon be relocating to San Diego County to be closer to her children and grandchildren. An event will be held later this year to celebrate Laura’s 13-year career and welcome Rachel’s return. ​ In the meantime, Rachel's first day with us will be Monday, July 27th. We also offer our sincere thanks to Jill Searle for stepping in to assist CSCP for the past two months. Jill's dedicated and selfless work has been critical to the continued success of our program delivery. Thank you, Jill! Cancer Support Community Pasadena’s Virtual Gala Festivities In less than three weeks is Cancer Support Community Pasadena’s first virtual gala, with excitement building among supporters, staff and volunteers, according to the organization. This year, CSCP is celebrating 30 years of providing support, education and hope to families facing cancer in the Greater San Gabriel Valley. “A Night in Emerald City” 30th anniversary gala will be on Saturday, July 11. Since its founding in 1990, CSCP has served more than 21,000 women, men and children. These individuals have made more than 200,000 visits to CSCP’s free programs, with CSCP providing 292,000-plus service hours, including support groups and educational workshops. “Our team knew it was important to move forward and raise awareness and critical funds for the people we serve who are facing cancer,” said Patricia Ostiller, CSCP’s executive director. “And while a virtual gala is new territory for us and other nonprofits in town, we’re pretty excited about what we have in store for the community on July 11.” Co-chairs Ellen Driscoll, Sandy Kobeissi and Bill Ukropina will kick off the event. Viewers will be treated to special guest appearances and other entertainment. CSCP will also be celebrating five honorees at this anniversary gala: individual honorees Rosemari Annear and Charlotte Streng (and her late husband, Dr. Joel Streng); corporate honorees Bistro 45/Deborah and Robert Simon and Sharp Seating/Sindee and Steve Riboli; and health-care honoree City of Hope/Dr. Steve Rosen. “We’re already seeing our supporters rise to the occasion to help,” said Kim Ferreira, CSCP’s events manager. “Our board members, committee volunteers, families and friends are already forming ‘virtual tables’ and inviting others in their network to join in the fun beginning July 8, with our gala livestreaming on July 11 at 7 p.m.” CSCP also recognizes the following honorary chairpersons for their steadfast support of CSCP, many of whom have supported Cancer Support Community Pasadena (formerly the Wellness Community) since its inception: Liz Rusnak Arizmendi, Anne and Peter Kennedy, Alice and Loren Brodhead, Suzanne and Brian Gilman, Ellen and Harvey Knell, Conchita and Jim O’Kane, Rary Simmons, and Robin and Ben Stafford. ​ See the article in Outlook Newspapers ​ Antoun Will Lead Cancer Support Community Board of Directors The Cancer Support Community Pasadena Board of Directors has elected city native Kalmoune “Kal” Balian Antoun, a John Muir High School and Cal State Northridge graduate, as its new president. “CSCP is near and dear to me, as cancer is no stranger to my family. I know firsthand that ‘it takes a village’ to cope with cancer,” Antoun said. “My involvement with CSCP started 10 years ago with the launch of our first Ladies Night Out at the Ice House. It was there and then that I knew where my commitment and passion would reside.” Antoun has served as chair of CSCP’s volunteer guild for the past four years. She has chaired the organization’s annual Ladies Night Out fundraiser and its Angel Gala several times. No stranger to philanthropy, Antoun also chairs the Arcadia Association of Realtors Events for Charity and participates on the board of the Pasadena Foothills Association of Realtors Charitable Foundation. She served in leadership capacities on the parent boards of Mayfield Junior School, St. Francis High School and Loyola High School. She also served on the Pasadena National Charity League board and is a past member of the Huntington Circle. “We’re excited for what the future holds for CSCP under Kal’s leadership. Her experience and skill set, coupled with her driving commitment to serve others, will position CSCP to serve families facing cancer during these uncertain times and into the future,” said CSCP Executive Director Patricia Ostiller. “I am deeply honored to be elected as the new board president and look forward to working with my board colleagues to move CSCP’s mission forward,” Antoun said. Antoun is a mortgage broker with C2 Financial and is a part of the TG Mortgage team in Pasadena. She and her husband, Roy, live in Altadena. They have three grown children ― Matthew, Adam and Sara —along with the newest member of their family, Christina, Matthew’s wife. Cancer Support Community Pasadena provides free support groups, educational workshops and healthy lifestyle classes to cancer patients and their families. For information on its online offerings, ​ See the article in Outlook Newspapers ​ CSCP's Board of Directors Chooses New Executive Director A letter from CSCP's former Executive Director, Meg Symes: ​ Dear wonderful amazing friends and generous supporters of CSCP, Being a part of this amazing CSCP community as a volunteer, staff member and participant member over these past 10 years has been beyond wonderful for me, and now I have great news to share with you! After a four-month executive search, the has chosen Patricia V. Ostiller, JD, CFRE to serve as the organization’s new Executive Director. A graduate of Northwestern University and Loyola Law School, Patricia has served as CSCP’s Director of Development since 2015. Since that time, I have had the joy of working with her. CSCP Board of Directors During my tenure as Executive Director over the past three years, Patricia and I have worked closely to ensure the steady growth of this wonderful organization that we both love. I have witnessed firsthand her commitment to our members and our mission, her tireless work ethic, her valuable skill sets, and her genuine compassion and grace. We share a passion for helping families in our community who are facing cancer. I am so happy for Patricia and CSCP, and I’m confident that with your continued support, Patricia will lead CSCP to new heights for families facing cancer. Please join me in extending congratulations to Patricia, my friend and colleague. And enormous thanks to both Patricia and Laura Wending, our Program Director, who stepped in as Co-Executive Directors during my medical leave. CSCP has never skipped a beat through this transition! xo Meg 🥰 P.S. Before retiring in June 2020, I will assist Patricia with leadership succession and also help with the planning of CSCP’s 30th anniversary Gala on May 2, 2020 to be held at The Langham in Pasadena. We hope to see you there!!!! Gala planning is full steam ahead! ​ Young Adults Get Warmth, Care at Cancer Support Community When 33-year-old Jennifer O’Mahony was diagnosed with inoperable brain cancer a year ago, it wasn’t so much a life interrupted. It was a life under siege. Four years married and in the upswing of a hard-fought career in fashion design, the Oklahoma native and her husband, Ryan, had moved from the bustling Hollywood neighborhood to settle down in Pasadena. They planned to have a family soon, and a dog, maybe sooner. They were prudent, renting first, before plunging into the crazy real estate market. They priced homes in Altadena. And then O’Mahony had a grand mal seizure one night while watching TV with Ryan by her side, and lost consciousness. “It came out of nowhere … they took me to Huntington Hospital ER where they started running every test under the sun,” she recalled. Continue reading full article

  • CSCP | Give Online Today

    Do you know someone who is living with cancer? We do. In 2020, will directly serve over 1000 people facing cancer – patients, their families (including children) and caregivers, those bereaved, and survivors. A cancer diagnosis is devastating; our members are scared, anxious and overwhelmed. Feelings of shock and bewilderment often consume these individuals who don’t know where to begin the days following their diagnosis. That’s where Cancer Support Community Pasadena comes in to help. Cancer Support Community Pasadena , we have opened our doors and our arms to these brave individuals to offer them: For 30 years ​ A community of support to help reduce fear and anxiety and reduce feelings of being alone An education to empower our members, so that they can make informed decisions about their treatment, nutrition and well-being A positive and uplifting environment to restore hope during this trying time ​ With the recent changes in healthcare, more and more individuals are really in need of our free services. It costs CSCP $750 to serve one member who spends an average of 14 hours with us at approximately $54/hour. And we rely solely on private donations like yours to fund everything that we do. When we work together, we can help more families face cancer with courage, knowing they are never alone. This is the heart of what we do at a time when our members need it most. Will you help us by making a gift today? Please give today to show these families you care, and thank you for your support of Cancer Support Community Pasadena!

  • CSCP | Fundraising Events

    Fundraising Events As Co-Chairs from all past Poker Bowl Tournaments, we’ve joined forces to celebrate 10 years of Poker Bowl! While we're unable to get together for this year's tournament, our hope is that you'll by pushing your donation this year to help fund the virtual services that Cancer Support Community Pasadena currently offers those with cancer during this . sweeten the pot all-in dealing pandemic Visit to - and receive a to join us in 2021! play your hand special discount There's "no-limit" to our appreciation! John Flynn, Cathy Heflin, Tom Mills, Meshell Sohl, Brad Talt & Bill Ukropina Your 2020 Poker Bowl Co-Chairs ​ Contact Kim Ferreira, Events Manager, at: Questions? 916.505.3444 | ​ Poker Bowl 2020 Website View the 30th Anniversary Angel Gala Program "In this world in which we live simplicity and kindness are the only magic wants that work wonders" - L. Frank Baum, The Emerald City of OZ We hope you enjoyed your visit to Emerald City on Saturday evening! We can’t thank you enough for “attending” CSCP’s first-ever virtual Angel Gala, and oh, what a night it was! Thanks to YOU, we accomplished the following: ​ Because of your tremendous generosity, we raised an incredible $356,000! The virtual format dramatically lowered our gala expenses (a silver lining). Most importantly, our net revenue is an unbelievable $321,000 to support our free programs and services for families facing cancer! Over 600 people tuned in that evening, and since then, another 500 have watched the event online. ​ Was it magic? No, it was all ! Thank you for your opening your hearts and sharing your resources so generously for families facing cancer during this pandemic. YOU We are grateful! Special thanks to: ​ Our intrepid Gala Co-Chairs: Ellen Driscoll, Sandy Kobeissi and Bill Ukropina Our exceptional Honorees: Rosemari Annear, Bistro 45, City of Hope, Sharp Seating, and Charlotte and the late Joel Streng Our courageous member testimonial: Elizabeth Mejia, LMFT, PsyD Our loyal Honorary Chairs: Elizabeth Rusnak Arizmendi, Alice and Loren Brodhead, Suzanne and Brian Gilman, Anne and Peter Kennedy, Ellen and Harvey Knell, Conchita and Jim O'Kane, Rary Simmons, and Robin and Ben Stafford Our generous Sponsors, Underwriters and Advertisers Our CSCP Board of Directors, Staff and Group Facilitators Our amazing Master of Ceremonies: John Cervenka And everyone behind the scenes who turned our dream of a successful virtual gala into a reality for our members. ​ Stay well, stay happy, and stay with us. Thank you! Patricia V. Ostiller, JD, CFRE Executive Director Watch CSCP's Angel Gala 2020 2019 Events Angel Gala Designed specifically for people with cancer Pokerbowl Join us and stay informed San Marino Motor Classic Ladies Night Out Show More

  • CSCP | Healthy Lifestyle

    Reducing stress while dealing with cancer is one of the most important things you can do Virtual Healthy Lifestyle All of our classes are currently being offered on Zoom! Register here. Yoga Daily Mondays, 12:30 - 1:30 pm, Elizabeth Schaeffer, Certified Yoga Instructor Mondays, 6:00 - 7:15 pm, , Certified Yoga Instructor Jen Dall Tuesdays, 2:00 - 3:00 pm, , Certified Yoga Instructor Robin Snyder Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 pm, , Certified Yoga Instructor Thursdays, 11:00 am -12:00 pm, , Certified Yoga Instructor Saturdays, 10:00 - 11:30 am, Arlene Vidor, Certified Yoga Instructor Saturdays, Yoga En Espanol, 2:00 - 3:00 pm Lluvia Higuera, Certified Yoga Instructor Tatevik Sarkisian Korie Beth Brown Feldenkrais ® Every Monday 2:30 – 3:30 pm Andrew Heffernan, GCFP is a remarkable muscular-skeletal reeducation that reduces or eliminates pain while creating a vibrant awareness of effective, pleasurable movement, sensing, and thinking in our everyday lives. The method uses gentle, highly precise movement explorations to cultivate this awareness, evoking these beneficial changes by accessing and harnessing the extraordinary repatterning power of the human central nervous system. The Feldenkrais (FEL den krice) Method® Knit Together Every Monday 3:00 - 5:00 pm Cathy Fabre Is yarn work therapeutic? Heck Yes! Knitting and crocheting have been known to calm the mind with meditative qualities, focus attention, as well as create beautiful (and functional) art! Learn about the wonders of utilizing needles and yarn to reduce anxiety and create a wonderful sense of well-being. Dancing for Fitness & Fun Every Tuesday 10:30 – 11:30 am ​ for a fun and uplifting beginning level dance class to infuse breath, balance, strength and grace into your body. This one hour class will include a warm up, stretches, and dance techniques, as well as easy to learn choreography. Bonnie has been teaching dance in the community for 10 years and is looking forward to teaching you some dance moves! Join Bonnie Wallace Pilates at Noon Every Tuesday 12:00 – 1:00 pm , Certified Pilates Instructor Kelly Etter Pilates is a unique exercise system which builds an incredibly high degree of abdominal and back strength, flexibility of spine and limbs, improved concentration, and coordination of breath with motion. This class focuses on the restorative qualities of the exercise system for those in recovery. Mindfulness for Health Every Thursday 2:00 - 3:00 pm Sylvia Homes, Louise Wannier, and Jo Anne Kindler This practice group will introduce the principles of Mindfulness and offer both silent and guided meditation exercises and encourage group discussion to enable participants to deepen their awareness. No prior meditation experience needed. Focus on Fun: Photography Every Wednesday 3:00 - 5:00 pm With Professional Photographer, Use a camera or smart phone to learn the tricks of the trade to produce the best photographs possible. Students are invited to explore the world through the camera lens and produce beautiful art for all to enjoy. Catherine Bicknell The Resilience Toolkit Every Thursday 5:00 – 6:00 pm , Certified Facilitator Cibele Sousa consists of a suite of movement and mindfulness tools that help you develop an embodied understanding of your stress and relaxation cycles. Reduce unwanted symptoms of stress, cultivate a sense of peace and safety within the body, and respond to the challenges of life with more ease and balance. The Resilience Toolkit supports your new knowledge and skills by applying scientifically supported methods to help you develop a robust and sustainable practice to effect real positive change over time. The Resilience Toolkit

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