Happenings in Our Community This Week

I am posting two weeks’ worth of community events as I will be out of the office until August 12th. If you have any cancer resource needs, please feel free to contact the Alaska Regional Hospital Cancer Center at 264-1431.

 What’s Happening This Week in Our Cancer Community?

 August 3rd – August 16th

 Municipality of Anchorage Area

 Monday, August 3rd: “Young Cancer Sucks, But At Least I Met You” Meetup. Anyone, male or female, that is diagnosed as a young adult or is young at heart with any type of cancer is welcome to join this group. AYCC is about enjoying life, laughing and meeting new people and making new friends that understand what it’s like to go through cancer treatment. 7-9pm at the Far North Yarn Company.

 Tuesday, August 4th: US Too Monthly Meeting. Join Anchorage’s prostate and testicular support group in sharing, asking questions or just listening. It’s a great time to get to know one another and spend some time with those that probably know a thing or two about what you are going through. 6pm-7:30pm. Providence Cancer Center, 2nd floor, Robert Pulliam Room.

 Tuesday, August 4th: American Cancer Society Support Group. Weekly support group for cancer patients, survivors, family and caregivers. Every Tuesday, 7-8:30pm at Wells Fargo Bank. 301 W. Northern Lights, second floor conference room. 258-1937.

 Wednesday, August 5th: US Too Guys Coffee and Shmoozing. Join Anchorage’s prostate and testicular support group in sharing, asking questions or just listening. It’s a great time to get to know one another and spend some time with those that probably know a thing or two about what you are going through. Every Wednesday, 10am. Starbucks in Barnes & Noble, 200 E Northern Lights Blvd. Your coffee will be on US Too! Dave Jaeger 333-8624.

 Wednesday, August 5th: What’s the Stitch? A come-as-you-are, when-you-are-able support group for anyone touched by that “club” no one asks to join: cancer. Come learn a new skill, share your expertise, chat about what ails you, and make new friends! Every Wednesday, 2-4pm. Alaska Regional Hospital Cancer Center, Building C, Suite 414. Call 264-1431 for more information.

 Thursday, August 6th: Alaska Native Medical Center Cancer Support Group. 1st & 3rd Thursday for Native Alaskan’s only at ANMC from 2-3pm. Call 729-1179 to find out location.

 Friday, August 7th: Women LISTEN Support Group. Any woman with any type of cancer is invited to attend. Weekly support group meetings every Friday 10—11:30AM at the Quilt Tree. All are welcome- Newly Diagnosed to Long Term Survivor. 222-6285, bj4wmnlisten@gmail.com or www.womenlisten.org.

 Saturday, August, 8th: Yoga Therapy. For cancer caregivers, patients and survivors. Compassionate complementary care for cancer patients and caregivers. Please discuss referral with your doctors, no signed referral is necessary. A release of information between Yoga for Mental Health and your healthcare team may be requested. Billable to insurance for qualified participants. Please schedule intake to determine eligibility and insurance billing @ www.yogamargi.com. 9:30am-10:45am at Yoga for Mental Health headquarters in Anchorage: 101 E 9th Ave. Suite 3A

 Saturday August 8th – Sunday, August 9th: Anchorage Young Cancer Coalition Cabin Retreat w/ Restorative Yoga. Information on Cabin Retreat attached. Participants have to have attended at least one previous meetup to be eligible to attend.

 Tuesday, August 11th: Healthy Caregiver Workshop. An educational and therapeutic group for caregivers of pediatric, teen, adult, and elderly individuals with cancer, dementia, and other diseases. Meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at Providence Medical Park, U Tower, Suite 2401. 3:45pm-4:45pm. Call Megan Hultquist at 212-2650 for more information.

 Tuesday, August 11th: American Cancer Society Support Group. Weekly support group for cancer patients, survivors, family and caregivers. Every Tuesday, 7-8:30pm at Wells Fargo Bank. 301 W. Northern Lights, second floor conference room. 258-1937.

 Wednesday, August 12th: US Too Guys Coffee and Shmoozing. Join Anchorage’s prostate and testicular support group in sharing, asking questions or just listening. It’s a great time to get to know one another and spend some time with those that probably know a thing or two about what you are going through. Every Wednesday, 10am. Starbucks in Barnes & Noble, 200 E Northern Lights Blvd. Your coffee will be on US Too! Dave Jaeger 333-8624.

 Wednesday, August 12th: What’s the Stitch? A come-as-you-are, when-you-are-able support group for anyone touched by that “club” no one asks to join: cancer. Come learn a new skill, share your expertise, chat about what ails you, and make new friends! Every Wednesday, 2-4pm. Alaska Regional Hospital Cancer Center, Building C, Suite 414. Call 264-1431 for more information.

 Thursday, August 13th: The Ah-LAFska Club. This mind-body-spirit program of gentle ‘laughter exercises’ will help motivate your brain chemistry to improve health and healing, based on GOOD HEART LIVING to prevent hardening of the attitudes. Meets the 2nd & last Thursday of each month. 5:30pm at Alaska Regional Cancer Care Center, MOB C, Suite 414. Call 264-1431 for more information.

 Friday, August 14th: Women LISTEN Support Group. Any woman with any type of cancer is invited to attend. Weekly support group meetings every Friday 10—11:30AM at the Quilt Tree. All are welcome- Newly Diagnosed to Long Term Survivor. 222-6285, bj4wmnlisten@gmail.com or www.womenlisten.org.

 Saturday, August, 15th: Yoga Therapy. For cancer caregivers, patients and survivors. Compassionate complementary care for cancer patients and caregivers. Please discuss referral with your doctors, no signed referral is necessary. A release of information between Yoga for Mental Health and your healthcare team may be requested. Billable to insurance for qualified participants. Please schedule intake to determine eligibility and insurance billing @ www.yogamargi.com. 9:30am-10:45am at Yoga for Mental Health headquarters in Anchorage: 101 E 9th Ave. Suite 3A

 Sunday, August 16th: Gynecologic Cancer Support Group: Open to women with a gynecologic cancer diagnosis,1st & 3rd Sunday each month starting 2-3:30pm at Alaska Women’s Cancer Care lobby, 3851 Piper St., Ste. U264, Anchorage 99508.

 Sunday, August 16th: “Young Cancer Sucks, But At Least I Met YouMeetup. Anyone, male or female, that is diagnosed as a young adult or is young at heart with any type of cancer is welcome to join this group. AYCC is about enjoying life, laughing and meeting new people and making new friends that understand what it’s like to go through cancer treatment. 5-7pm at the Far North Yarn Company.

 Mat-Su Valley Area

 Friday, August 7th: Healing Yoga on Fridays: A gentle Immune-Restorative Class complimented with restful poses and Yogic breathing for relaxation. Poses/Asanas are gentle, compassionate, and are done in a chair. Registration necessary. Donation. No one will be turned away! 10:30-11:45a.m. 280 N. Main Street, Wasilla, 99654 Located below Cederholm Insurance. Register with Linda at 373-9644 or email anjaliyogaroom@yahoo.com.http://anjaliyogaroom.com/.

 Saturday, August 8th: ACCA’s Women’s Cancer Support Group for the Mat-Su Valley. Open to all women cancer survivors and newly diagnosed patients. For more information please contact Carol Tillett, Reach to Recovery Volunteer Coordinator (cdtillett@gmail.com). 11am-12:30pm. Mat-Su Regional Medical Center Matanuska Room.

 Friday, August 14th: Healing Yoga on Fridays: A gentle Immune-Restorative Class complimented with restful poses and Yogic breathing for relaxation. Poses/Asanas are gentle, compassionate, and are done in a chair. Registration necessary. Donation. No one will be turned away! 10:30-11:45a.m. 280 N. Main Street, Wasilla, 99654 Located below Cederholm Insurance. Register with Linda at 373-9644 or email anjaliyogaroom@yahoo.com.http://anjaliyogaroom.com/.

Kenai Peninsula Area

Tuesday, August 4th: Coffee with Don. Meet with fellow prostate cancer survivors to go over any new information/resources that have been encountered, talk about how to help anyone who has contacted the Kenai Peninsula Prostate Cancer Support Group and just have fellowship and support. Available to anyone (look for blue PC baseball hats). Every Tuesday at 11am. Kenai Safeway Store in Kenai, AK. 283-9206.

Tuesday, August 11th: Coffee with Don. Meet with fellow prostate cancer survivors to go over any new information/resources that have been encountered, talk about how to help anyone who has contacted the Kenai Peninsula Prostate Cancer Support Group and just have fellowship and support. Available to anyone (look for blue PC baseball hats). Every Tuesday at 11am. Kenai Safeway Store in Kenai, AK. 283-9206.

Southeast Area

Monday, August 3rd: Team Survivor Perseverance Walk/Run Program. Monday walking group focuses on heart rate. Meets at 5:30 p.m. each week from Downtown/Valley Juneau Racquet Clubs. Call Nicki Germain (Downtown) at 907-957-0381 and Sara Peacock (Valley) at 789-7081 for more information. www.teamsurvivorak.org.

Monday, August 10th: Team Survivor Perseverance Walk/Run Program. Monday walking group focuses on heart rate. Meets at 5:30 p.m. each week from Downtown/Valley Juneau Racquet Clubs. Call Nicki Germain (Downtown) at 907-957-0381 and Sara Peacock (Valley) at 789-7081 for more information. www.teamsurvivorak.org.

Fairbanks/Interior Area

Tuesday, August 4th: Grief Recovery Support Group. Tuesday Evenings, 7 pm, Hospice Office Building, 2001 Gillam Way. Contact: David Rumph, Hospice Chaplin 458-3090.

Wednesday, August 5th: Interior Alaska Cancer Support Group. This group concentrates on general support and assistance in dealing with specific cancers. The group meets twice monthly on the first and third Wednesday of each month at the Cancer Treatment Center boardroom at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital. 7pm. 374-0974 or www.interioralaskacancer.org for more info.

Tuesday, August 11th: Grief Recovery Support Group. Tuesday Evenings, 7 pm, Hospice Office Building, 2001 Gillam Way. Contact: David Rumph, Hospice Chaplin 458-3090.

Western Alaska

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Online and Teleconferences

Wednesday, August 12th: Environmental Health: Making Healthy Living Choices. Register for this free webinar on environmental health and making healthy choices. 8am AKDT. Register and get more info here: http://www.lbbc.org/Events/2015-08-12-Environmental-Health-Making-Healthy-Living-Choices

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