What’s Happening This Week in Our Cancer Community?
September 29th – October 5th
Municipality of Anchorage Area
Monday,September 29th:Acrylic Painting. Learn to make a painting on canvas with Honor Bowman. Curriculum will include principles of 2-D composition,creating an underdrawing,color mixing techniques,and paint application. 6pm-8pm. Alaska Regional Hospital,in Building C,4th Floor,Suite 414. Space is limited. Please call (907) 264-1500 to register.
Tuesday,September 30th: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 Tuesday,11am. Starbucks in the Aurora Village Carrs on Northern Lights and Minnesota. Your coffee will be on US Too! Dave Jaeger 333-8624.
Tuesday,September 30th: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.
Tuseday,September 30th:The Tool Box. A cancer support group for individuals newly diagnosed with any type and stage of cancer. Meets the last Tuesday of each month in the Cancer Center at Alaska Regional Hospital. Building C,suite 414. 11am-12pm. For more information,please contact the Cancer Center at 264-1431.
Tuesday,September 30th:Planning Ahead. Learn how to complete advanced directives,power of attorney,comfort one,and other important documents. We will explore the above documents and discuss their importance,in addition we will discuss how to be prepared for the “unexpected”. Meets twice in one day on the last Tuesday of each month in the Cancer Center at Alaska Regional Hospital. Building C,suite 414. 12pm-1pm and 6pm-7pm.
Tuesday,September 30th:Look Good,Feel Better. Look Good,Feel Better teaches women how to cope with the appearance related side-effects of treatment. Taught by professional cosmetologists,this program is open to all women undergoing cancer treatment,and it’s free. 6pm-8pm at Providence Cancer Center,U Tower 2nd floor. To register,call Kim Doyle at 212-6870.
Wednesday,October 1st:US Too Monthly Meeting. We hope to see as many of you as we can. No speaker;which will give us an opportunity to sit around and catch up with everybody. We will discuss some of the highlights from the retreat last month. 6:00-7:30 in the Robert Pulliam Room (next to the elevators on the 2nd floor above the Cancer Center and AK Heart Institute). Contact David Grashin,firstname.lastname@example.org,(907) 250-6878 or Mike Zoske,email@example.com,(907) 268-9066 for more information.
Thursday,October 2nd: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,October 3rd: 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,firstname.lastname@example.org or www.womenlisten.org.
Mat-Su Valley Area
Wednesday,October 1st:Loop Group. This group was started by some ladies in the group,to keep socially active and available. Open to anyone touched by cancer. They meet for lunch each Wednesday at Mat-Su Family Restaurant at 2pm,if you’d like to eat lunch before the meeting you can come at 1pm. This is a peer support group with no facilitator.
Friday,October 3rd: 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 email@example.com://anjaliyogaroom.com/.
Kenai Peninsula Area
Monday,Setember 29th:Kenai Peninsula Women’s Support Group. Support group for women with any type of cancer,survivors or currently undergoing treatment who promotes emotional and spiritual well being. Meets every last Monday of the month- snacks provided. (907) 262-4865.
Tuesday,September 30th: 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.
Monday,September 29th: 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.
Tuesday,September 30th:Grief Recovery Support Group. Tuesday Evenings,7 pm,Hospice Office Building,2001 Gillam Way. Contact:David Rumph,Hospice Chaplin 458-3090.
Wednesday,October 1st: 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.
Online and Teleconferences