Calendar

Mar
2
Sat
2013
Challenging Cancer Series: Lessons 101-103 @ Oak Park Place (Arbors Building)
Mar 2 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Lesson 101: When the Doctor Says It’s Cancer – Diagnosis and Treatment

This session covers the initial thoughts and reactions to the diagnosis from patient and family, as well as the challenges of the final stages of treatment.

Lesson 102: Both Sides of Hope

This session deals with the importance of hope and faith in the healing process, while at the same time, trusting the sovereignty of God in facing the battle with cancer.

Lesson 103: Strength for the Journey

Facing the challenges of the treatment of cancer and finding physical, emotional, and spiritual strength to face those challenges are covered in this session.

Mar
9
Sat
2013
Challenging Cancer Series Lessons 104-106 @ Oak Park Place (Arbors Building)
Mar 9 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Lesson 104: What in the World can I do for my Loved One?

In the face of a loved one’s battle with cancer, many people want to help but feel powerless to know how to reach out effectively. In this session we will explore practical ways to help those in need.

Lesson 105: Caregivers Caring for Themselves: Preventing Compassion Fatigue

The importance of cultivating caring relationships, preventing burnout, maintaining realistic expectations, and taking time to renew yourself.

Lesson 106: Heart Mind and Soul of the Cancer Survivor

The necessary changes to care for our physical body and taking the risks to grow emotionally and spiritually. We will cover important information for maintaining the health of the patient and caregivers.

Apr
6
Sat
2013
Challenging Cancer Series – Lesson 107 & Product Demonstrations @ Oak Park Place (Arbors Building)
Apr 6 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Lesson 107: The Physical Realities of Cancer: Creating a New Look and Outlook

From losing your hair to parts of your body, cancer can be grueling. Even when you’re winning the battle against cancer, there are still physical needs to be met. In this session, we will explore using hair, makeup, and prosthetic products. Door prizes will be given!

Apr
13
Sat
2013
Challenging Cancer Series Lesson 108 & 109 @ Oak Park Place (Arbors Building)
Apr 13 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Lesson 108: When the Doctor Says it’s Cancer and You’re a Professional: What do I do?

We will address the initial emotions of sharing the news with other professionals, co-workers, and staff.

 

Lesson 109: Taking Care of Business

How do you make all the decisions about your healthcare when your head is still spinning? In this session, we will discuss choosing your team (medical and other), treatments, legal issues, durable power of attorney, wills, living wills, and keeping all of this information organized.

May
4
Sat
2013
Challenging Cancer Series Lesson 110-112 @ Oak Park Place (Arbors Building)
May 4 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Lesson 110: Understanding our Differences: Personalities and Coping

Understanding how different personalities confront and cope with cancer is extremely helpful when communication can be strained by the overwhelming weight of cancer and all it brings. Issues such as helping our children and forgiveness will be addressed.

 

Lesson 111: Tough Questions Survivors Ask

Issues and concerns such as paranoia about every lump and freckle will be addressed.

 

Lesson 112: Living With Uncertainty

What if the cancer comes back? What if you need a miracle and the doctor tells you there’s no cure? How can you face your mortality?

May
11
Sat
2013
Challenging Cancer Series Lesson 113 @ Oak Park Place (Arbors Building)
May 11 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Lesson 113: Grieving the Loss of the Way Things Were

This session is designed to assist people to become aware and identify the losses which accompany cancer. Becoming aware of these and the grieving process will help the individual as well as the caregiver cope with adjusting to changes that can quickly overwhelm all involved.

Jun
1
Sat
2013
Challenging Cancer Series Lesson 114 @ Oak Park Place (Arbors Building)
Jun 1 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Lesson 114: The Grieving Process