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For more information about any of these events, use the contact information listed or e-mail or call Theresa Lever (802-225-5449).  

Please tell Theresa if there is any program you would like CVMC to offer or organize.

ANNOUNCEMENT – The Cancer Center now offers free private sessions of Relaxation Therapy on Wednesday afternoons and Friday mornings, through volunteers Loie Morse and Ruth Lehner.  Call 225-5820 to make an appointment with Loie or Ruth, who will use and teach methods to reduce stress, increase relaxation and improve self-care.

ANNOUNCEMENT - Stowe Weekend of Hope registration is open!  Register now!  April 29-May 1 in Stowe – A healthy, inspirational retreat for cancer survivors and their families.  Education, enlightenment, inspiration and retreat in the restorative environment of Stowe. Support for the whole family, without the financial burden.  Free lodging for survivors who are first-time attendees; discounted rates for repeat attendees.  Like last year, there will be an entire day of activities on Friday.  http://www.stowehope.org/

UPCOMING EVENTS

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 6:00pm

The Cancer Support Group - Mad River Valley is a partnership between CVMC and the Vermont Cancer Survivor Network. The group is designed for anyone affected by cancer. Begins with a potluck supper and a presentation on relaxation techniques by Loie Morse, CVMC Cancer Cancer volunteer (and retired professional counselor).  There will be time for people to share their cancer experiences, if desired. 

Contact Information

Theresa Lever
802-225-5449
Theresa.Lever@cvmc.org

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Potluck dinner. This is an informal setting and offers an opportunity to meet with other cancer survivors. If you are not up to bringing a dish, please come anyway. This is a friendly gathering where new participants, including family members and friends, are always welcome! 

Location:
Main Lobby/Waiting Room
National Life Cancer Treatment Center

Contact Information

Theresa at 225-5449

DID YOU KNOW ABOUT?

Healing Winds Vermont
www.healingwindsvt.org
a not-for-profit sailing organization with a mission to provide opportunities for people living with cancer to relieve the attendant stress and anxiety through quality time together on the water.  You can nominate someone affected by cancer would could benefit from a free 3-hour cruise on Lake Champlain.  

FLC Cares
https://www.facebook.com/flccaresvt?ref=br_rs
A new non-profit founded by Brandi Jagemann. FLC Cares stands for Families Living with Cancer Children's Activity and Recreation Expense Support and its mission is to provide financial support to help facilitate access to sports, activities, and recreation for school aged children of Vermont families, when a family member is given a cancer diagnosis. 

From a July 11 Facebook posting:  So many things for kids to do with many weeks of summer still ahead. FLC CARES is ready to support children with a family member living with cancer. Please let us know if there is a child YOU know that could use a week at summer camp, music lessons, sports registration, or other forms of recreation. We are up and running and looking forward to helping Vermont kiddos!

Contact information:  (802) 917-1342 or flccaresvt@gmail.com

Bravehearts Oncology Camp for Women
www.braveheartscamp.org
Central Vermonters who have attended the NY-based camps have raved about them!  Apply through the website (or contact Theresa for paper application). Upcoming camps in PA from August 28-30 or in NY from October 9-12.

Hope on the Rise
http://www.hopeontherise.org/retreats/retreat-schedule 
Free fly fishing retreats for women with any type of cancer at any stage. Spring retreat is on June 10-12 at Tall Timber Lodge in Pittsburg, NH.  Deadline to apply is May 8.  Fall retreat is on September 23-25 at the lake Mansfield Trout Club in Stowe, VT.  Applications accepted for both retreats now: 

ONGOING EVENTS

Every Tuesday, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Book Study Group
Cathy Rousse, our clinical social worker, is leading a book study for individuals with serious illness. The book—Stephen Levine’s A Year to Live—is a springboard for exploring ways to live life to the fullest, regardless of circumstances. The group will meet in the Resource Room at the Cancer Center. Contact Theresa Lever to register and receive your free book.  225-5449

Every Thursday, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Weekly Meditation Group

At Central Vermont Medical Center conference room, with Paul Hanlon. A free weekly meditation group for finding out more about meditation or supporting an existing practice. The group happens with or without Paul. Call or e-mail with any questions: 802-229-9114 or pphvt@aol.com.

Invitation from the Vermont Cancer Survivor Network to share a personal story about your experience with cancer – “A cancer diagnosis has the potential to serve as a catalyst for chance and can help create stories to communicate our experiences and to inspire others." As cancer survivors and caregivers, we all have a story to tell about our diagnosis and treatment. They are all special and unique. Would you share your story with the Vermont Cancer Survivor Network (Kindred Connections)?  We are a group of cancer survivors and caregivers dedicated to improving the quality of life for anyone living with, through and beyond cancer. Contact us at info@vcsn.net or 800-652-5064.”  This story-sharing is ongoing. Visit online at www.vcsn.net

SUPPORT ACTIVITIES BEYOND CENTRAL VERMONT

Survivorship Now in Williston

Survivorship Now has several FREE regular events—including yoga, fitness and nutrition classes—as well as special events. 

Check their calendar here:  http://www.survivorshipnowvt.org/calendar

Located at:
White Cap Industrial Park
426 Industrial Ave., Suite 164
Williston, VT  05495
802-777-1126

Cancer Patient Support Program and the Vermont Cancer Center at Fletcher Allen in Burlington

Many support programs, including these groups:

  • survivors and caregivers lunch
  • women
  • blood cancers
  • young survivors
  • children’s workshop
  • mindfulness tools
  • healing art and writing

Link to Cancer Patient Support Program (Burlington) calendar:
http://cpspvt.org/calendar.html.

Norris Cotton Cancer Center at Dartmouth Hitchcock

Support groups include: 

  • melanoma
  • leukemia
  • lymphoma and myeloma
  • breast cancer
  • young adult survivors
  • pancreatic and biliary
  • caregivers. 

Some groups are in-person while others are online or phone groups.

Link to download the current support services calendar/booklet:
http://cancer.dartmouth.edu/support_services/documents/PFSS-Jan-Apr-2015-Broch.pdf