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Reiki Circle

Cancer Support Groups Are you Reiki Curious? , Join us for Reiki meditation and Reiki self-practice. The meditation is a traditional Japanese, Reiki meditation that will help you connect to (Rei) Ki. Think qi, chi or prana, all words to describe universal life force energy already present in you. Come and connect with your breath, regulate your nervous system, tap into a deep sense of calm and just be. No Reiki experience necessary; just dress comfortably.  , Meets Tuesdays 10-11 am Sign up below to get access to the virtual class. . Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Cancer Type: All Cancers. Tuesday, June 25, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Young Adults with Advanced Cancer Support Group

Cancer Support Groups Finding out you have cancer at a young age is hard. You are not alone. Please join our young adults with cancer networking virtual group to meet other young adults, ages 18-45 who are coping with advanced stage cancer. This group meets twice a month and is led by oncology social workers. It provides a safe space to network with others, to exchange support, and to learn practical information and helpful resources. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Cancer Type: All Cancers. Tuesday, June 25, 2024, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

Circle of Support for Brain Tumor Caregivers (Virtual)

Cancer Support Groups A group for family and friends of those with a brain tumor for connection, understanding and resources in a supportive environment. This group is co-facilitated by neuro-oncology social workers in Neurosurgery, Radiation Oncology and Medical Oncology.   Sign Up to register and get the link to the virtual meeting.    For more information, please contact Arbena Merolli Trettin at 215-349-5426.   Date/Time: Fourth Wednesday of each month at 11 AM, Location: Virtual, Led by: Social workers. Location: Virtual. Audience: Caregivers. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Cancer Type: Brain Cancer / Brain Tumor. Wednesday, June 26, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Life After Loss

Cancer Support Groups The Abramson Cancer Center is proud to offer Life After Loss, a supportive group for patients and caregivers navigating grief and bereavement. Offered twice a month, this hour-long group meets virtually.  Date/Time: The 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of the month from 12:00 - 1:00 pm.  Led by: Lauren Rhodewalt, MPH, MSW, LSW and Elizabeth Walmsley, MSS, LSW For more information, please contact: Lauren Rhodewalt at Lauren.Rhodewalt@pennmedicine.upenn.edu. Location: Virtual. Audience: Caregivers. General Public. Healthcare Professionals. Patients. Other. Penn Medicine Employees. Nurses. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Cancer Type: All Cancers. Wednesday, June 26, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM.

Newly Diagnosed Patients - Cancer Support Group

Cancer Support Groups This virtual group will offer patients who are within 6 months of diagnosis a safe, supportive space to connect and share on the changes and adjustments they are experiencing related to diagnosis and treatment. The group will be led by oncology social workers to provide emotional and practical support. For more information: Please contact Amy at 267-253-1411. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Cancer Type: All Cancers. Thursday, June 27, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Art-Based Cancer Support Group

Cancer Support Groups Do you sometimes find that words are not enough to process your experiences? Are you looking for new or alternate ways to cope with stress during this time? Are you looking to find connection with others who have similar experiences? In these virtual support groups, participants will use traditional and non-traditional art materials commonly found at home to engage in creative processes for self-expression, relaxation, and relating to others. Previous art experience is not required. Groups will be facilitated by a registered art therapist. Art-based support groups are the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month from 12-1 pm. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Cancer Type: All Cancers. Thursday, June 27, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Cooking Nutritious and Delicious Food

Cancer Support Groups A virtual cooking demonstration featuring the Pennsylvania Hospital Oncology Nutrition Counselors, Debra DeMille and Laura Ford. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Online Webinar. Patient Education. Virtual Event Only. Informational Session. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Thursday, June 27, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

CANCELLED - Neuroendocrine Tumor Group

Cancer Support Groups This is a virtual group open to any person that has been diagnosed with a Neuroendocrine Tumor and their adult family, friends and caregivers. The group offers education presentations and networking. Held monthly on the 4th Thursday of each month from 1 - 2:30 pm. For more information, please contact Sandy at 215-360-0580. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Caregivers. Other. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Cancer Type: Neuroendocrine Tumors (NETs). Thursday, June 27, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM.

Virtual Chair-Based Yoga Classes

Cancer Support Groups Led by Michelle Stortz, these chair-based yoga classes are designed to ease the side effects of treatment, reduce anxiety, improve quality of sleep and adapt to participants' needs. The classes are sponsored by Pennsylvania Hospital virtually. Classes are held on Zoom twice weekly: Mondays: 1 to 1:45 pm Thursdays: 4 to 5:00 pm, Registration is required to receive the Zoom link.   Note: You may join the class up to 5 minutes after we begin. After that, the class will be closed. We hope you'll be able to join the next class! Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Cancer Type: All Cancers. Thursday, June 27, 2024, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

For Women Only - Cancer Support Group

Cancer Support Groups This virtual group is “for women only.” It will offer women patients with any diagnosis of cancer a safe, supportive space to connect and share about the experience of having cancer. We will also be able to talk about treatment, side effects, and the effects on children, family and friends. We will talk about how cancer affects important relationships in your life. This group will be led by oncology social workers to provide emotional and practical support and guidance. For more information: Please contact Courtney at 215.605.5304. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Other. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Cancer Type: All Cancers. Monday, July 1, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Virtual Chair-Based Yoga Classes

Cancer Support Groups Led by Michelle Stortz, these chair-based yoga classes are designed to ease the side effects of treatment, reduce anxiety, improve quality of sleep and adapt to participants' needs. The classes are sponsored by Pennsylvania Hospital virtually. Classes are held on Zoom twice weekly: Mondays: 1 to 1:45 pm Thursdays: 4 to 5:00 pm, Registration is required to receive the Zoom link.   Note: You may join the class up to 5 minutes after we begin. After that, the class will be closed. We hope you'll be able to join the next class! Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Cancer Type: All Cancers. Monday, July 1, 2024, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Reiki Circle

Cancer Support Groups Are you Reiki Curious? , Join us for Reiki meditation and Reiki self-practice. The meditation is a traditional Japanese, Reiki meditation that will help you connect to (Rei) Ki. Think qi, chi or prana, all words to describe universal life force energy already present in you. Come and connect with your breath, regulate your nervous system, tap into a deep sense of calm and just be. No Reiki experience necessary; just dress comfortably.  , Meets Tuesdays 10-11 am Sign up below to get access to the virtual class. . Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Cancer Type: All Cancers. Tuesday, July 2, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Post Treatment Transitions Cancer Support Group

Cancer Support Groups Abramson Cancer Center at Penn Medicine is proud to offer the Post-Treatment Transitions Cancer Support Group, a supportive, confidential space for any cancer patient who has completed treatment. This group is held on the first and third Tuesdays of every month, from 2:00-3:00. Location: Virtual - BlueJeans Video Conference. Audience: Patients. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Cancer Type: All Cancers. Tuesday, July 2, 2024, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Life After an Allogeneic Bone Marrow Transplant (Patients)

Cancer Support Groups This is a virtual group for patients and caregivers of Abramson Cancer Center who have completed an allogeneic stem cell transplant. Meet with others who share your experience and can understand.  This is a safe and supportive space to discuss insights and challenges about life after transplant. Patients exclusively: First Wednesday of each month from 11 am to Noon. Patients and/or their caregivers: Third Wednesday of the month from 11 am to Noon. To register or for more information, please contact Tiffany at 215.360.0585. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Cancer Type: All Cancers. Wednesday, July 3, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

CANCELLED - Caregivers Together

Cancer Support Groups This virtual group welcomes caregivers, family members, and other support persons (age 18+) of a person with a cancer diagnosis, to join at any time. Oncology social workers will facilitate discussion, support and resources.   This group takes place on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month from 12 - 1 pm. For more information: contact Sandy at 215.360.0580. To join the group, and get access to the virtual meeting, Sign Up. . Location: Virtual. Audience: Caregivers. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Cancer Type: All Cancers. Thursday, July 4, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Music-Based Cancer Support Group

Cancer Support Groups Have you ever noticed how music can just make you feel better? How are you already using music to cope? How can music be utilized to promote well-being in mind and body? In this virtual support group, participants will engage in music experiences that may sound like guided relaxation to music, making music through facilitated song-writing, or sharing and listening to meaningful songs to craft an intentional playlist. We will explore shared emotions and experiences along the way. No musical experience is required. Groups will be facilitated by a board-certified music therapist. This group is open to patients, families and staff. Music-based Support groups are the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month from 12 - 1 pm.  Sign up to get access to the link to the virtual meeting. . Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Healthcare Professionals. Penn Medicine Clinical Providers and Administrative/Ancillary Staff. Penn Medicine Employees. Penn Medicine Faculty & Staff. Other. Caregivers. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Thursday, July 4, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

CANCELLED - Virtual Chair-Based Yoga Classes

Cancer Support Groups Led by Michelle Stortz, these chair-based yoga classes are designed to ease the side effects of treatment, reduce anxiety, improve quality of sleep and adapt to participants' needs. The classes are sponsored by Pennsylvania Hospital virtually. Classes are held on Zoom twice weekly: Mondays: 1 to 1:45 pm Thursdays: 4 to 5:00 pm, Registration is required to receive the Zoom link.   Note: You may join the class up to 5 minutes after we begin. After that, the class will be closed. We hope you'll be able to join the next class! Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Cancer Type: All Cancers. Thursday, July 4, 2024, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Virtual Chair-Based Yoga Classes

Cancer Support Groups Led by Michelle Stortz, these chair-based yoga classes are designed to ease the side effects of treatment, reduce anxiety, improve quality of sleep and adapt to participants' needs. The classes are sponsored by Pennsylvania Hospital virtually. Classes are held on Zoom twice weekly: Mondays: 1 to 1:45 pm Thursdays: 4 to 5:00 pm, Registration is required to receive the Zoom link.   Note: You may join the class up to 5 minutes after we begin. After that, the class will be closed. We hope you'll be able to join the next class! Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Cancer Type: All Cancers. Monday, July 8, 2024, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Reiki Circle

Cancer Support Groups Are you Reiki Curious? , Join us for Reiki meditation and Reiki self-practice. The meditation is a traditional Japanese, Reiki meditation that will help you connect to (Rei) Ki. Think qi, chi or prana, all words to describe universal life force energy already present in you. Come and connect with your breath, regulate your nervous system, tap into a deep sense of calm and just be. No Reiki experience necessary; just dress comfortably.  , Meets Tuesdays 10-11 am Sign up below to get access to the virtual class. . Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Cancer Type: All Cancers. Tuesday, July 9, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Living with Breast Cancer

Cancer Support Groups This virtual group is open to all individuals with a breast cancer diagnosis to gather and share experiences in a supportive space.  Led by oncology social workers, the group will also provide resources and encouragement for coping with diagnosis and treatment. It will be held the second Tuesday of each month, from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm via Bluejeans. For more information, please contact Lauren via email at Lauren.Rhodewalt@Pennmedicine.upenn.edu. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Cancer Type: Breast Cancer. Tuesday, July 9, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Young Adults with Advanced Cancer Support Group

Cancer Support Groups Finding out you have cancer at a young age is hard. You are not alone. Please join our young adults with cancer networking virtual group to meet other young adults, ages 18-45 who are coping with advanced stage cancer. This group meets twice a month and is led by oncology social workers. It provides a safe space to network with others, to exchange support, and to learn practical information and helpful resources. . Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Cancer Type: All Cancers. Tuesday, July 9, 2024, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

Virtual Physical Activity Group for Breast Cancer Survivors

Cancer Support Groups This group meets monthly via Blue Jeans to help motivate and inspire breast cancer survivors to move. We offer space to support participants to become more active by setting realistic and achievable physical activity goals. • Meets monthly on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7pm. • For more information or to sign up for the group, please contact Doris Piccinin at doris.piccinin@pennmedicine.upenn.edu. • A medical waiver will be required for this group. Once the medical waiver is returned, Doris will send a link to the monthly virtual meeting. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Cancer Type: Breast Cancer. Tuesday, July 9, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Life After Loss

Cancer Support Groups The Abramson Cancer Center is proud to offer Life After Loss, a supportive group for patients and caregivers navigating grief and bereavement. Offered twice a month, this hour-long group meets virtually.  Date/Time: The 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of the month from 12:00 - 1:00 pm.  Led by: Lauren Rhodewalt, MPH, MSW, LSW and Elizabeth Walmsley, MSS, LSW For more information, please contact: Lauren Rhodewalt at Lauren.Rhodewalt@pennmedicine.upenn.edu. Location: Virtual. Audience: Caregivers. General Public. Healthcare Professionals. Patients. Other. Penn Medicine Employees. Nurses. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Wednesday, July 10, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM.

LGBTQIA+ Cancer Support Group

Cancer Support Groups The Abramson Cancer Center is proud to offer a monthly support group for LGBTQIA+ folks with a cancer diagnosis or who are cancer survivors. Join us virtually the second Thursday of every month from 11am-12pm. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Cancer Type: All Cancers. Thursday, July 11, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Mesothelioma Virtual Support Group

Cancer Support Groups This support group offers a positive space for patients with a Mesothelioma diagnosis and their loved ones. Meeting via a secure telecommunication platform, this group is a safe space for patients to congregate and provide and receive support. Topics range from family and relationships issues, coping with the disease and symptoms, resources, work/life balance, and more. For more information, please contact Kayla at 215.662.8785. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Cancer Type: Mesothelioma. Thursday, July 11, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Art-Based Cancer Support Group

Cancer Support Groups Do you sometimes find that words are not enough to process your experiences? Are you looking for new or alternate ways to cope with stress during this time? Are you looking to find connection with others who have similar experiences? In these virtual support groups, participants will use traditional and non-traditional art materials commonly found at home to engage in creative processes for self-expression, relaxation, and relating to others. Previous art experience is not required. Groups will be facilitated by a registered art therapist. Art-based support groups are the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month from 12-1 pm. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Cancer Type: All Cancers. Thursday, July 11, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Virtual Chair-Based Yoga Classes

Cancer Support Groups Led by Michelle Stortz, these chair-based yoga classes are designed to ease the side effects of treatment, reduce anxiety, improve quality of sleep and adapt to participants' needs. The classes are sponsored by Pennsylvania Hospital virtually. Classes are held on Zoom twice weekly: Mondays: 1 to 1:45 pm Thursdays: 4 to 5:00 pm, Registration is required to receive the Zoom link.   Note: You may join the class up to 5 minutes after we begin. After that, the class will be closed. We hope you'll be able to join the next class! Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Cancer Type: All Cancers. Thursday, July 11, 2024, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Virtual Chair-Based Yoga Classes

Cancer Support Groups Led by Michelle Stortz, these chair-based yoga classes are designed to ease the side effects of treatment, reduce anxiety, improve quality of sleep and adapt to participants' needs. The classes are sponsored by Pennsylvania Hospital virtually. Classes are held on Zoom twice weekly: Mondays: 1 to 1:45 pm Thursdays: 4 to 5:00 pm, Registration is required to receive the Zoom link.   Note: You may join the class up to 5 minutes after we begin. After that, the class will be closed. We hope you'll be able to join the next class! Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Cancer Type: All Cancers. Monday, July 15, 2024, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Reiki Circle

Cancer Support Groups Are you Reiki Curious? , Join us for Reiki meditation and Reiki self-practice. The meditation is a traditional Japanese, Reiki meditation that will help you connect to (Rei) Ki. Think qi, chi or prana, all words to describe universal life force energy already present in you. Come and connect with your breath, regulate your nervous system, tap into a deep sense of calm and just be. No Reiki experience necessary; just dress comfortably.  , Meets Tuesdays 10-11 am Sign up below to get access to the virtual class. . Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Cancer Type: All Cancers. Tuesday, July 16, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

The Peaceful Sleep Series

Cancer Support Groups How are you sleeping? If the answer is What Sleep!? then this workshop is for you. In the Peaceful Sleep Series, I’ll share the latest discoveries in sleep science and talk about good sleep habits. You’ll learn how to downshift your nervous system to prepare for peaceful sleep and what to do with the mind that won’t turn off in the middle of the night! In this series we will talk about: Re-wiring your nervous system for relaxation , How to practice mind-quieting techniques , Problem-solving for your particular situation, Take advantage of repetition through these 3 sessions to build better habits and move the baseline of your nervous system to a regular state of peace. 3 Tuesdays July 16th, 23th & 30th 1:00 - 2:00pm EDT Live classes on Zoom FREE! Instructor: Michelle Stortz, MFA, C-IAYT, ERYT500 Questions? Email M@MichelleStortz.com or call 215-242-1366   Michelle Stortz is a certified yoga therapist (C-IAYT) specializing in yoga for cancer and chronic illness. Since 2010, she has worked with… Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Type of Event: Online Webinar. Virtual Event Only. Workshop. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Cancer Type: All Cancers. Tuesday, July 16, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Post Treatment Transitions Cancer Support Group

Cancer Support Groups Abramson Cancer Center at Penn Medicine is proud to offer the Post-Treatment Transitions Cancer Support Group, a supportive, confidential space for any cancer patient who has completed treatment. This group is held on the first and third Tuesdays of every month, from 2:00-3:00. Location: Virtual - BlueJeans Video Conference. Audience: Patients. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Cancer Type: All Cancers. Tuesday, July 16, 2024, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

GSPP Lymphedema Virtual Support Group

Cancer Support Groups The Lymphedema Support Group at Good Shepherd Penn Partners provides a safe place for anyone dealing with lymphedema as the result of impaired lymph system from birth or from an injury or illness. The group is run by certified lymphedema therapists who understand the challenges limb swelling can present. During monthly meetings, we’ll discuss ways to minimize symptoms and enjoy life to the fullest extent possible. Participants have the opportunity to ask questions and learn from each other’s experiences. To register, please Sign Up for the group, which will give you access to the virtual meeting link. This group takes place on the Third Tuesday of the month from 5:00 to 6:30 pm. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Sponsor: Good Sheppard Penn Partners. Cancer Type: Lymphoma. Tuesday, July 16, 2024, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM.

Life After an Allogeneic Bone Marrow Transplant (Patients and/or Caregivers)

Cancer Support Groups This is a virtual group for patients and caregivers of Abramson Cancer Center who have completed an allogeneic stem cell transplant. Meet with others who share your experience and can understand.  This is a safe and supportive space to discuss insights and challenges about life after transplant. This is a virtual group for patients and caregivers of Abramson Cancer Center who have completed an allogeneic stem cell transplant. Meet with others who share your experience and can understand.  This is a safe and supportive space to discuss insights and challenges about life after transplant. Patients exclusively: First Wednesday of each month from 11 am to Noon. Patients and/or their caregivers: Third Wednesday of the month from 11 am to Noon. To register or for more information, please contact Tiffany at 215.360.0585. Location: Virtual. Audience: Caregivers. Patients. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Cancer Type: All Cancers. Wednesday, July 17, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Wellness Matters Nutrition Virtual Series

Cancer Support Groups Wellness Matters Nutrition Virtual Series, This monthly series on oncology nutrition related topics focuses on nutrition tips on active treatment and beyond. Topics include Nutrition A to Z, Cancer and Heart Health, The Mediterranean diet, Nutrition and Bone Health, Go for the goal: Nutrition and goal setting, When? Third Wednesday of the month at noon. Sign up below to register and get access to the virtual meeting, or call 215-614-0651. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Online Webinar. Patient Education. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Cancer Type: All Cancers. Wednesday, July 17, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Caregivers Together

Cancer Support Groups This virtual group welcomes caregivers, family members, and other support persons (age 18+) of a person with a cancer diagnosis, to join at any time. Oncology social workers will facilitate discussion, support and resources.   This group takes place on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month from 12 - 1 pm. For more information: contact Sandy at 215.360.0580. To join the group, and get access to the virtual meeting, Sign Up. . Location: Virtual. Audience: Caregivers. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Cancer Type: All Cancers. Thursday, July 18, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Music-Based Cancer Support Group

Cancer Support Groups Have you ever noticed how music can just make you feel better? How are you already using music to cope? How can music be utilized to promote well-being in mind and body? In this virtual support group, participants will engage in music experiences that may sound like guided relaxation to music, making music through facilitated song-writing, or sharing and listening to meaningful songs to craft an intentional playlist. We will explore shared emotions and experiences along the way. No musical experience is required. Groups will be facilitated by a board-certified music therapist. This group is open to patients, families and staff. Music-based Support groups are the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month from 12 - 1 pm.  Sign up to get access to the link to the virtual meeting. . Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Healthcare Professionals. Penn Medicine Clinical Providers and Administrative/Ancillary Staff. Penn Medicine Employees. Penn Medicine Faculty & Staff. Other. Caregivers. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Cancer Type: All Cancers. Thursday, July 18, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Virtual Chair-Based Yoga Classes

Cancer Support Groups Led by Michelle Stortz, these chair-based yoga classes are designed to ease the side effects of treatment, reduce anxiety, improve quality of sleep and adapt to participants' needs. The classes are sponsored by Pennsylvania Hospital virtually. Classes are held on Zoom twice weekly: Mondays: 1 to 1:45 pm Thursdays: 4 to 5:00 pm, Registration is required to receive the Zoom link.   Note: You may join the class up to 5 minutes after we begin. After that, the class will be closed. We hope you'll be able to join the next class! Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Cancer Type: All Cancers. Thursday, July 18, 2024, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Virtual Chair-Based Yoga Classes

Cancer Support Groups Led by Michelle Stortz, these chair-based yoga classes are designed to ease the side effects of treatment, reduce anxiety, improve quality of sleep and adapt to participants' needs. The classes are sponsored by Pennsylvania Hospital virtually. Classes are held on Zoom twice weekly: Mondays: 1 to 1:45 pm Thursdays: 4 to 5:00 pm, Registration is required to receive the Zoom link.   Note: You may join the class up to 5 minutes after we begin. After that, the class will be closed. We hope you'll be able to join the next class! Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Cancer Type: All Cancers. Monday, July 22, 2024, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Reiki Circle

Cancer Support Groups Are you Reiki Curious? , Join us for Reiki meditation and Reiki self-practice. The meditation is a traditional Japanese, Reiki meditation that will help you connect to (Rei) Ki. Think qi, chi or prana, all words to describe universal life force energy already present in you. Come and connect with your breath, regulate your nervous system, tap into a deep sense of calm and just be. No Reiki experience necessary; just dress comfortably.  , Meets Tuesdays 10-11 am Sign up below to get access to the virtual class. . Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Cancer Type: All Cancers. Tuesday, July 23, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

The Peaceful Sleep Series

Cancer Support Groups How are you sleeping? If the answer is What Sleep!? then this workshop is for you. In the Peaceful Sleep Series, I’ll share the latest discoveries in sleep science and talk about good sleep habits. You’ll learn how to downshift your nervous system to prepare for peaceful sleep and what to do with the mind that won’t turn off in the middle of the night! In this series we will talk about: Re-wiring your nervous system for relaxation , How to practice mind-quieting techniques , Problem-solving for your particular situation, Take advantage of repetition through these 3 sessions to build better habits and move the baseline of your nervous system to a regular state of peace. 3 Tuesdays July 16th, 23th & 30th 1:00 - 2:00pm EDT Live classes on Zoom FREE! Instructor: Michelle Stortz, MFA, C-IAYT, ERYT500 Questions? Email M@MichelleStortz.com or call 215-242-1366   Michelle Stortz is a certified yoga therapist (C-IAYT) specializing in yoga for cancer and chronic illness. Since 2010, she has worked with… Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Type of Event: Online Webinar. Virtual Event Only. Workshop. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Cancer Type: All Cancers. Tuesday, July 23, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Circle of Support for Brain Tumor Caregivers (Virtual)

Cancer Support Groups A group for family and friends of those with a brain tumor for connection, understanding and resources in a supportive environment. This group is co-facilitated by neuro-oncology social workers in Neurosurgery, Radiation Oncology and Medical Oncology.   Sign Up to register and get the link to the virtual meeting.    For more information, please contact Arbena Merolli Trettin at 215-349-5426.   Date/Time: Fourth Wednesday of each month at 11 AM, Location: Virtual, Led by: Social workers. Location: Virtual. Audience: Caregivers. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Cancer Type: Brain Cancer / Brain Tumor. Wednesday, July 24, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Life After Loss

Cancer Support Groups The Abramson Cancer Center is proud to offer Life After Loss, a supportive group for patients and caregivers navigating grief and bereavement. Offered twice a month, this hour-long group meets virtually.  Date/Time: The 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of the month from 12:00 - 1:00 pm.  Led by: Lauren Rhodewalt, MPH, MSW, LSW and Elizabeth Walmsley, MSS, LSW For more information, please contact: Lauren Rhodewalt at Lauren.Rhodewalt@pennmedicine.upenn.edu. Location: Virtual. Audience: Caregivers. General Public. Healthcare Professionals. Patients. Other. Penn Medicine Employees. Nurses. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Cancer Type: All Cancers. Wednesday, July 24, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM.

Newly Diagnosed Patients - Cancer Support Group

Cancer Support Groups This virtual group will offer patients who are within 6 months of diagnosis a safe, supportive space to connect and share on the changes and adjustments they are experiencing related to diagnosis and treatment. The group will be led by oncology social workers to provide emotional and practical support. For more information: Please contact Amy at 267-253-1411. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Cancer Type: All Cancers. Thursday, July 25, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Art-Based Cancer Support Group

Cancer Support Groups Do you sometimes find that words are not enough to process your experiences? Are you looking for new or alternate ways to cope with stress during this time? Are you looking to find connection with others who have similar experiences? In these virtual support groups, participants will use traditional and non-traditional art materials commonly found at home to engage in creative processes for self-expression, relaxation, and relating to others. Previous art experience is not required. Groups will be facilitated by a registered art therapist. Art-based support groups are the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month from 12-1 pm. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Cancer Type: All Cancers. Thursday, July 25, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

CANCELLED - Neuroendocrine Tumor Group

Cancer Support Groups This is a virtual group open to any person that has been diagnosed with a Neuroendocrine Tumor and their adult family, friends and caregivers. The group offers education presentations and networking. Held monthly on the 4th Thursday of each month from 1 - 2:30 pm. For more information, please contact Sandy at 215-360-0580. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Caregivers. Other. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Cancer Type: Neuroendocrine Tumors (NETs). Thursday, July 25, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM.

Virtual Chair-Based Yoga Classes

Cancer Support Groups Led by Michelle Stortz, these chair-based yoga classes are designed to ease the side effects of treatment, reduce anxiety, improve quality of sleep and adapt to participants' needs. The classes are sponsored by Pennsylvania Hospital virtually. Classes are held on Zoom twice weekly: Mondays: 1 to 1:45 pm Thursdays: 4 to 5:00 pm, Registration is required to receive the Zoom link.   Note: You may join the class up to 5 minutes after we begin. After that, the class will be closed. We hope you'll be able to join the next class! Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Cancer Type: All Cancers. Thursday, July 25, 2024, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Virtual Chair-Based Yoga Classes

Cancer Support Groups Led by Michelle Stortz, these chair-based yoga classes are designed to ease the side effects of treatment, reduce anxiety, improve quality of sleep and adapt to participants' needs. The classes are sponsored by Pennsylvania Hospital virtually. Classes are held on Zoom twice weekly: Mondays: 1 to 1:45 pm Thursdays: 4 to 5:00 pm, Registration is required to receive the Zoom link.   Note: You may join the class up to 5 minutes after we begin. After that, the class will be closed. We hope you'll be able to join the next class! Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Cancer Type: All Cancers. Monday, July 29, 2024, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Reiki Circle

Cancer Support Groups Are you Reiki Curious? , Join us for Reiki meditation and Reiki self-practice. The meditation is a traditional Japanese, Reiki meditation that will help you connect to (Rei) Ki. Think qi, chi or prana, all words to describe universal life force energy already present in you. Come and connect with your breath, regulate your nervous system, tap into a deep sense of calm and just be. No Reiki experience necessary; just dress comfortably.  , Meets Tuesdays 10-11 am Sign up below to get access to the virtual class. . Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Cancer Type: All Cancers. Tuesday, July 30, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

The Peaceful Sleep Series

Cancer Support Groups How are you sleeping? If the answer is What Sleep!? then this workshop is for you. In the Peaceful Sleep Series, I’ll share the latest discoveries in sleep science and talk about good sleep habits. You’ll learn how to downshift your nervous system to prepare for peaceful sleep and what to do with the mind that won’t turn off in the middle of the night! In this series we will talk about: Re-wiring your nervous system for relaxation , How to practice mind-quieting techniques , Problem-solving for your particular situation, Take advantage of repetition through these 3 sessions to build better habits and move the baseline of your nervous system to a regular state of peace. 3 Tuesdays July 16th, 23th & 30th 1:00 - 2:00pm EDT Live classes on Zoom FREE! Instructor: Michelle Stortz, MFA, C-IAYT, ERYT500 Questions? Email M@MichelleStortz.com or call 215-242-1366   Michelle Stortz is a certified yoga therapist (C-IAYT) specializing in yoga for cancer and chronic illness. Since 2010, she has worked with… Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Type of Event: Online Webinar. Virtual Event Only. Workshop. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Cancer Type: All Cancers. Tuesday, July 30, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Caregivers Together

Cancer Support Groups This virtual group welcomes caregivers, family members, and other support persons (age 18+) of a person with a cancer diagnosis, to join at any time. Oncology social workers will facilitate discussion, support and resources.   This group takes place on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month from 12 - 1 pm. For more information: contact Sandy at 215.360.0580. To join the group, and get access to the virtual meeting, Sign Up. . Location: Virtual. Audience: Caregivers. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Cancer Type: All Cancers. Thursday, August 1, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Music-Based Cancer Support Group

Cancer Support Groups Have you ever noticed how music can just make you feel better? How are you already using music to cope? How can music be utilized to promote well-being in mind and body? In this virtual support group, participants will engage in music experiences that may sound like guided relaxation to music, making music through facilitated song-writing, or sharing and listening to meaningful songs to craft an intentional playlist. We will explore shared emotions and experiences along the way. No musical experience is required. Groups will be facilitated by a board-certified music therapist. This group is open to patients, families and staff. Music-based Support groups are the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month from 12 - 1 pm.  Sign up to get access to the link to the virtual meeting. . Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Healthcare Professionals. Penn Medicine Clinical Providers and Administrative/Ancillary Staff. Penn Medicine Employees. Penn Medicine Faculty & Staff. Other. Caregivers. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Thursday, August 1, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Virtual Chair-Based Yoga Classes

Cancer Support Groups Led by Michelle Stortz, these chair-based yoga classes are designed to ease the side effects of treatment, reduce anxiety, improve quality of sleep and adapt to participants' needs. The classes are sponsored by Pennsylvania Hospital virtually. Classes are held on Zoom twice weekly: Mondays: 1 to 1:45 pm Thursdays: 4 to 5:00 pm, Registration is required to receive the Zoom link.   Note: You may join the class up to 5 minutes after we begin. After that, the class will be closed. We hope you'll be able to join the next class! Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Cancer Type: All Cancers. Thursday, August 1, 2024, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

For Women Only - Cancer Support Group

Cancer Support Groups This virtual group is “for women only.” It will offer women patients with any diagnosis of cancer a safe, supportive space to connect and share about the experience of having cancer. We will also be able to talk about treatment, side effects, and the effects on children, family and friends. We will talk about how cancer affects important relationships in your life. This group will be led by oncology social workers to provide emotional and practical support and guidance. For more information: Please contact Courtney at 215.605.5304. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Other. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Cancer Type: All Cancers. Monday, August 5, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Virtual Chair-Based Yoga Classes

Cancer Support Groups Led by Michelle Stortz, these chair-based yoga classes are designed to ease the side effects of treatment, reduce anxiety, improve quality of sleep and adapt to participants' needs. The classes are sponsored by Pennsylvania Hospital virtually. Classes are held on Zoom twice weekly: Mondays: 1 to 1:45 pm Thursdays: 4 to 5:00 pm, Registration is required to receive the Zoom link.   Note: You may join the class up to 5 minutes after we begin. After that, the class will be closed. We hope you'll be able to join the next class! Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Cancer Type: All Cancers. Monday, August 5, 2024, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Reiki Circle

Cancer Support Groups Are you Reiki Curious? , Join us for Reiki meditation and Reiki self-practice. The meditation is a traditional Japanese, Reiki meditation that will help you connect to (Rei) Ki. Think qi, chi or prana, all words to describe universal life force energy already present in you. Come and connect with your breath, regulate your nervous system, tap into a deep sense of calm and just be. No Reiki experience necessary; just dress comfortably.  , Meets Tuesdays 10-11 am Sign up below to get access to the virtual class. . Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Cancer Type: All Cancers. Tuesday, August 6, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Post Treatment Transitions Cancer Support Group

Cancer Support Groups Abramson Cancer Center at Penn Medicine is proud to offer the Post-Treatment Transitions Cancer Support Group, a supportive, confidential space for any cancer patient who has completed treatment. This group is held on the first and third Tuesdays of every month, from 2:00-3:00. Location: Virtual - BlueJeans Video Conference. Audience: Patients. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Cancer Type: All Cancers. Tuesday, August 6, 2024, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Life After an Allogeneic Bone Marrow Transplant (Patients)

Cancer Support Groups This is a virtual group for patients and caregivers of Abramson Cancer Center who have completed an allogeneic stem cell transplant. Meet with others who share your experience and can understand.  This is a safe and supportive space to discuss insights and challenges about life after transplant. Patients exclusively: First Wednesday of each month from 11 am to Noon. Patients and/or their caregivers: Third Wednesday of the month from 11 am to Noon. To register or for more information, please contact Tiffany at 215.360.0585. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Cancer Type: All Cancers. Wednesday, August 7, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

LGBTQIA+ Cancer Support Group

Cancer Support Groups The Abramson Cancer Center is proud to offer a monthly support group for LGBTQIA+ folks with a cancer diagnosis or who are cancer survivors. Join us virtually the second Thursday of every month from 11am-12pm. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Cancer Type: All Cancers. Thursday, August 8, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Mesothelioma Virtual Support Group

Cancer Support Groups This support group offers a positive space for patients with a Mesothelioma diagnosis and their loved ones. Meeting via a secure telecommunication platform, this group is a safe space for patients to congregate and provide and receive support. Topics range from family and relationships issues, coping with the disease and symptoms, resources, work/life balance, and more. For more information, please contact Kayla at 215.662.8785. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Cancer Type: Mesothelioma. Thursday, August 8, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Art-Based Cancer Support Group

Cancer Support Groups Do you sometimes find that words are not enough to process your experiences? Are you looking for new or alternate ways to cope with stress during this time? Are you looking to find connection with others who have similar experiences? In these virtual support groups, participants will use traditional and non-traditional art materials commonly found at home to engage in creative processes for self-expression, relaxation, and relating to others. Previous art experience is not required. Groups will be facilitated by a registered art therapist. Art-based support groups are the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month from 12-1 pm. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Cancer Type: All Cancers. Thursday, August 8, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Virtual Chair-Based Yoga Classes

Cancer Support Groups Led by Michelle Stortz, these chair-based yoga classes are designed to ease the side effects of treatment, reduce anxiety, improve quality of sleep and adapt to participants' needs. The classes are sponsored by Pennsylvania Hospital virtually. Classes are held on Zoom twice weekly: Mondays: 1 to 1:45 pm Thursdays: 4 to 5:00 pm, Registration is required to receive the Zoom link.   Note: You may join the class up to 5 minutes after we begin. After that, the class will be closed. We hope you'll be able to join the next class! Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Cancer Type: All Cancers. Thursday, August 8, 2024, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Virtual Chair-Based Yoga Classes

Cancer Support Groups Led by Michelle Stortz, these chair-based yoga classes are designed to ease the side effects of treatment, reduce anxiety, improve quality of sleep and adapt to participants' needs. The classes are sponsored by Pennsylvania Hospital virtually. Classes are held on Zoom twice weekly: Mondays: 1 to 1:45 pm Thursdays: 4 to 5:00 pm, Registration is required to receive the Zoom link.   Note: You may join the class up to 5 minutes after we begin. After that, the class will be closed. We hope you'll be able to join the next class! Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Cancer Type: All Cancers. Monday, August 12, 2024, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Reiki Circle

Cancer Support Groups Are you Reiki Curious? , Join us for Reiki meditation and Reiki self-practice. The meditation is a traditional Japanese, Reiki meditation that will help you connect to (Rei) Ki. Think qi, chi or prana, all words to describe universal life force energy already present in you. Come and connect with your breath, regulate your nervous system, tap into a deep sense of calm and just be. No Reiki experience necessary; just dress comfortably.  , Meets Tuesdays 10-11 am Sign up below to get access to the virtual class. . Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Cancer Type: All Cancers. Tuesday, August 13, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Living with Breast Cancer

Cancer Support Groups This virtual group is open to all individuals with a breast cancer diagnosis to gather and share experiences in a supportive space.  Led by oncology social workers, the group will also provide resources and encouragement for coping with diagnosis and treatment. It will be held the second Tuesday of each month, from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm via Bluejeans. For more information, please contact Lauren via email at Lauren.Rhodewalt@Pennmedicine.upenn.edu. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Cancer Type: Breast Cancer. Tuesday, August 13, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Young Adults with Advanced Cancer Support Group

Cancer Support Groups Finding out you have cancer at a young age is hard. You are not alone. Please join our young adults with cancer networking virtual group to meet other young adults, ages 18-45 who are coping with advanced stage cancer. This group meets twice a month and is led by oncology social workers. It provides a safe space to network with others, to exchange support, and to learn practical information and helpful resources. . Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Cancer Type: All Cancers. Tuesday, August 13, 2024, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

Virtual Physical Activity Group for Breast Cancer Survivors

Cancer Support Groups This group meets monthly via Blue Jeans to help motivate and inspire breast cancer survivors to move. We offer space to support participants to become more active by setting realistic and achievable physical activity goals. • Meets monthly on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7pm. • For more information or to sign up for the group, please contact Doris Piccinin at doris.piccinin@pennmedicine.upenn.edu. • A medical waiver will be required for this group. Once the medical waiver is returned, Doris will send a link to the monthly virtual meeting. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Cancer Type: Breast Cancer. Tuesday, August 13, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Life After Loss

Cancer Support Groups The Abramson Cancer Center is proud to offer Life After Loss, a supportive group for patients and caregivers navigating grief and bereavement. Offered twice a month, this hour-long group meets virtually.  Date/Time: The 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of the month from 12:00 - 1:00 pm.  Led by: Lauren Rhodewalt, MPH, MSW, LSW and Elizabeth Walmsley, MSS, LSW For more information, please contact: Lauren Rhodewalt at Lauren.Rhodewalt@pennmedicine.upenn.edu. Location: Virtual. Audience: Caregivers. General Public. Healthcare Professionals. Patients. Other. Penn Medicine Employees. Nurses. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Wednesday, August 14, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM.

Caregivers Together

Cancer Support Groups This virtual group welcomes caregivers, family members, and other support persons (age 18+) of a person with a cancer diagnosis, to join at any time. Oncology social workers will facilitate discussion, support and resources.   This group takes place on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month from 12 - 1 pm. For more information: contact Sandy at 215.360.0580. To join the group, and get access to the virtual meeting, Sign Up. . Location: Virtual. Audience: Caregivers. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Cancer Type: All Cancers. Thursday, August 15, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Music-Based Cancer Support Group

Cancer Support Groups Have you ever noticed how music can just make you feel better? How are you already using music to cope? How can music be utilized to promote well-being in mind and body? In this virtual support group, participants will engage in music experiences that may sound like guided relaxation to music, making music through facilitated song-writing, or sharing and listening to meaningful songs to craft an intentional playlist. We will explore shared emotions and experiences along the way. No musical experience is required. Groups will be facilitated by a board-certified music therapist. This group is open to patients, families and staff. Music-based Support groups are the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month from 12 - 1 pm.  Sign up to get access to the link to the virtual meeting. . Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Healthcare Professionals. Penn Medicine Clinical Providers and Administrative/Ancillary Staff. Penn Medicine Employees. Penn Medicine Faculty & Staff. Other. Caregivers. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Cancer Type: All Cancers. Thursday, August 15, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Virtual Chair-Based Yoga Classes

Cancer Support Groups Led by Michelle Stortz, these chair-based yoga classes are designed to ease the side effects of treatment, reduce anxiety, improve quality of sleep and adapt to participants' needs. The classes are sponsored by Pennsylvania Hospital virtually. Classes are held on Zoom twice weekly: Mondays: 1 to 1:45 pm Thursdays: 4 to 5:00 pm, Registration is required to receive the Zoom link.   Note: You may join the class up to 5 minutes after we begin. After that, the class will be closed. We hope you'll be able to join the next class! Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Cancer Type: All Cancers. Thursday, August 15, 2024, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Virtual Chair-Based Yoga Classes

Cancer Support Groups Led by Michelle Stortz, these chair-based yoga classes are designed to ease the side effects of treatment, reduce anxiety, improve quality of sleep and adapt to participants' needs. The classes are sponsored by Pennsylvania Hospital virtually. Classes are held on Zoom twice weekly: Mondays: 1 to 1:45 pm Thursdays: 4 to 5:00 pm, Registration is required to receive the Zoom link.   Note: You may join the class up to 5 minutes after we begin. After that, the class will be closed. We hope you'll be able to join the next class! Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Cancer Type: All Cancers. Monday, August 19, 2024, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Reiki Circle

Cancer Support Groups Are you Reiki Curious? , Join us for Reiki meditation and Reiki self-practice. The meditation is a traditional Japanese, Reiki meditation that will help you connect to (Rei) Ki. Think qi, chi or prana, all words to describe universal life force energy already present in you. Come and connect with your breath, regulate your nervous system, tap into a deep sense of calm and just be. No Reiki experience necessary; just dress comfortably.  , Meets Tuesdays 10-11 am Sign up below to get access to the virtual class. . Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Cancer Type: All Cancers. Tuesday, August 20, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Post Treatment Transitions Cancer Support Group

Cancer Support Groups Abramson Cancer Center at Penn Medicine is proud to offer the Post-Treatment Transitions Cancer Support Group, a supportive, confidential space for any cancer patient who has completed treatment. This group is held on the first and third Tuesdays of every month, from 2:00-3:00. Location: Virtual - BlueJeans Video Conference. Audience: Patients. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Cancer Type: All Cancers. Tuesday, August 20, 2024, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

GSPP Lymphedema Virtual Support Group

Cancer Support Groups The Lymphedema Support Group at Good Shepherd Penn Partners provides a safe place for anyone dealing with lymphedema as the result of impaired lymph system from birth or from an injury or illness. The group is run by certified lymphedema therapists who understand the challenges limb swelling can present. During monthly meetings, we’ll discuss ways to minimize symptoms and enjoy life to the fullest extent possible. Participants have the opportunity to ask questions and learn from each other’s experiences. To register, please Sign Up for the group, which will give you access to the virtual meeting link. This group takes place on the Third Tuesday of the month from 5:00 to 6:30 pm. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Sponsor: Good Sheppard Penn Partners. Cancer Type: Lymphoma. Tuesday, August 20, 2024, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM.

Life After an Allogeneic Bone Marrow Transplant (Patients and/or Caregivers)

Cancer Support Groups This is a virtual group for patients and caregivers of Abramson Cancer Center who have completed an allogeneic stem cell transplant. Meet with others who share your experience and can understand.  This is a safe and supportive space to discuss insights and challenges about life after transplant. This is a virtual group for patients and caregivers of Abramson Cancer Center who have completed an allogeneic stem cell transplant. Meet with others who share your experience and can understand.  This is a safe and supportive space to discuss insights and challenges about life after transplant. Patients exclusively: First Wednesday of each month from 11 am to Noon. Patients and/or their caregivers: Third Wednesday of the month from 11 am to Noon. To register or for more information, please contact Tiffany at 215.360.0585. Location: Virtual. Audience: Caregivers. Patients. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Cancer Type: All Cancers. Wednesday, August 21, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Wellness Matters Nutrition Virtual Series

Cancer Support Groups Wellness Matters Nutrition Virtual Series, This monthly series on oncology nutrition related topics focuses on nutrition tips on active treatment and beyond. Topics include Nutrition A to Z, Cancer and Heart Health, The Mediterranean diet, Nutrition and Bone Health, Go for the goal: Nutrition and goal setting, When? Third Wednesday of the month at noon. Sign up below to register and get access to the virtual meeting, or call 215-614-0651. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Online Webinar. Patient Education. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Cancer Type: All Cancers. Wednesday, August 21, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Newly Diagnosed Patients - Cancer Support Group

Cancer Support Groups This virtual group will offer patients who are within 6 months of diagnosis a safe, supportive space to connect and share on the changes and adjustments they are experiencing related to diagnosis and treatment. The group will be led by oncology social workers to provide emotional and practical support. For more information: Please contact Amy at 267-253-1411. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Cancer Type: All Cancers. Thursday, August 22, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Art-Based Cancer Support Group

Cancer Support Groups Do you sometimes find that words are not enough to process your experiences? Are you looking for new or alternate ways to cope with stress during this time? Are you looking to find connection with others who have similar experiences? In these virtual support groups, participants will use traditional and non-traditional art materials commonly found at home to engage in creative processes for self-expression, relaxation, and relating to others. Previous art experience is not required. Groups will be facilitated by a registered art therapist. Art-based support groups are the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month from 12-1 pm. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Cancer Type: All Cancers. Thursday, August 22, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Neuroendocrine Tumor Group

Cancer Support Groups This is a virtual group open to any person that has been diagnosed with a Neuroendocrine Tumor and their adult family, friends and caregivers. The group offers education presentations and networking. Held monthly on the 4th Thursday of each month from 1 - 2:30 pm. For more information, please contact Sandy at 215-360-0580. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Caregivers. Other. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Cancer Type: Neuroendocrine Tumors (NETs). Thursday, August 22, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM.

Virtual Chair-Based Yoga Classes

Cancer Support Groups Led by Michelle Stortz, these chair-based yoga classes are designed to ease the side effects of treatment, reduce anxiety, improve quality of sleep and adapt to participants' needs. The classes are sponsored by Pennsylvania Hospital virtually. Classes are held on Zoom twice weekly: Mondays: 1 to 1:45 pm Thursdays: 4 to 5:00 pm, Registration is required to receive the Zoom link.   Note: You may join the class up to 5 minutes after we begin. After that, the class will be closed. We hope you'll be able to join the next class! Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Cancer Type: All Cancers. Thursday, August 22, 2024, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Virtual Chair-Based Yoga Classes

Cancer Support Groups Led by Michelle Stortz, these chair-based yoga classes are designed to ease the side effects of treatment, reduce anxiety, improve quality of sleep and adapt to participants' needs. The classes are sponsored by Pennsylvania Hospital virtually. Classes are held on Zoom twice weekly: Mondays: 1 to 1:45 pm Thursdays: 4 to 5:00 pm, Registration is required to receive the Zoom link.   Note: You may join the class up to 5 minutes after we begin. After that, the class will be closed. We hope you'll be able to join the next class! Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Cancer Type: All Cancers. Monday, August 26, 2024, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Reiki Circle

Cancer Support Groups Are you Reiki Curious? , Join us for Reiki meditation and Reiki self-practice. The meditation is a traditional Japanese, Reiki meditation that will help you connect to (Rei) Ki. Think qi, chi or prana, all words to describe universal life force energy already present in you. Come and connect with your breath, regulate your nervous system, tap into a deep sense of calm and just be. No Reiki experience necessary; just dress comfortably.  , Meets Tuesdays 10-11 am Sign up below to get access to the virtual class. . Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Cancer Type: All Cancers. Tuesday, August 27, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Circle of Support for Brain Tumor Caregivers (Virtual)

Cancer Support Groups A group for family and friends of those with a brain tumor for connection, understanding and resources in a supportive environment. This group is co-facilitated by neuro-oncology social workers in Neurosurgery, Radiation Oncology and Medical Oncology.   Sign Up to register and get the link to the virtual meeting.    For more information, please contact Arbena Merolli Trettin at 215-349-5426.   Date/Time: Fourth Wednesday of each month at 11 AM, Location: Virtual, Led by: Social workers. Location: Virtual. Audience: Caregivers. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Cancer Type: Brain Cancer / Brain Tumor. Wednesday, August 28, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Life After Loss

Cancer Support Groups The Abramson Cancer Center is proud to offer Life After Loss, a supportive group for patients and caregivers navigating grief and bereavement. Offered twice a month, this hour-long group meets virtually.  Date/Time: The 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of the month from 12:00 - 1:00 pm.  Led by: Lauren Rhodewalt, MPH, MSW, LSW and Elizabeth Walmsley, MSS, LSW For more information, please contact: Lauren Rhodewalt at Lauren.Rhodewalt@pennmedicine.upenn.edu. Location: Virtual. Audience: Caregivers. General Public. Healthcare Professionals. Patients. Other. Penn Medicine Employees. Nurses. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Cancer Type: All Cancers. Wednesday, August 28, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM.

Virtual Chair-Based Yoga Classes

Cancer Support Groups Led by Michelle Stortz, these chair-based yoga classes are designed to ease the side effects of treatment, reduce anxiety, improve quality of sleep and adapt to participants' needs. The classes are sponsored by Pennsylvania Hospital virtually. Classes are held on Zoom twice weekly: Mondays: 1 to 1:45 pm Thursdays: 4 to 5:00 pm, Registration is required to receive the Zoom link.   Note: You may join the class up to 5 minutes after we begin. After that, the class will be closed. We hope you'll be able to join the next class! Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Cancer Type: All Cancers. Thursday, August 29, 2024, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

For Women Only - Cancer Support Group

Cancer Support Groups This virtual group is “for women only.” It will offer women patients with any diagnosis of cancer a safe, supportive space to connect and share about the experience of having cancer. We will also be able to talk about treatment, side effects, and the effects on children, family and friends. We will talk about how cancer affects important relationships in your life. This group will be led by oncology social workers to provide emotional and practical support and guidance. For more information: Please contact Courtney at 215.605.5304. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Other. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Cancer Type: All Cancers. Monday, September 2, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

CANCELLED - Virtual Chair-Based Yoga Classes

Cancer Support Groups Led by Michelle Stortz, these chair-based yoga classes are designed to ease the side effects of treatment, reduce anxiety, improve quality of sleep and adapt to participants' needs. The classes are sponsored by Pennsylvania Hospital virtually. Classes are held on Zoom twice weekly: Mondays: 1 to 1:45 pm Thursdays: 4 to 5:00 pm, Registration is required to receive the Zoom link.   Note: You may join the class up to 5 minutes after we begin. After that, the class will be closed. We hope you'll be able to join the next class! Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Cancer Type: All Cancers. Monday, September 2, 2024, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Reiki Circle

Cancer Support Groups Are you Reiki Curious? , Join us for Reiki meditation and Reiki self-practice. The meditation is a traditional Japanese, Reiki meditation that will help you connect to (Rei) Ki. Think qi, chi or prana, all words to describe universal life force energy already present in you. Come and connect with your breath, regulate your nervous system, tap into a deep sense of calm and just be. No Reiki experience necessary; just dress comfortably.  , Meets Tuesdays 10-11 am Sign up below to get access to the virtual class. . Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Cancer Type: All Cancers. Tuesday, September 3, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Post Treatment Transitions Cancer Support Group

Cancer Support Groups Abramson Cancer Center at Penn Medicine is proud to offer the Post-Treatment Transitions Cancer Support Group, a supportive, confidential space for any cancer patient who has completed treatment. This group is held on the first and third Tuesdays of every month, from 2:00-3:00. Location: Virtual - BlueJeans Video Conference. Audience: Patients. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Cancer Type: All Cancers. Tuesday, September 3, 2024, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Life After an Allogeneic Bone Marrow Transplant (Patients)

Cancer Support Groups This is a virtual group for patients and caregivers of Abramson Cancer Center who have completed an allogeneic stem cell transplant. Meet with others who share your experience and can understand.  This is a safe and supportive space to discuss insights and challenges about life after transplant. Patients exclusively: First Wednesday of each month from 11 am to Noon. Patients and/or their caregivers: Third Wednesday of the month from 11 am to Noon. To register or for more information, please contact Tiffany at 215.360.0585. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Cancer Type: All Cancers. Wednesday, September 4, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Caregivers Together

Cancer Support Groups This virtual group welcomes caregivers, family members, and other support persons (age 18+) of a person with a cancer diagnosis, to join at any time. Oncology social workers will facilitate discussion, support and resources.   This group takes place on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month from 12 - 1 pm. For more information: contact Sandy at 215.360.0580. To join the group, and get access to the virtual meeting, Sign Up. . Location: Virtual. Audience: Caregivers. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Cancer Type: All Cancers. Thursday, September 5, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Music-Based Cancer Support Group

Cancer Support Groups Have you ever noticed how music can just make you feel better? How are you already using music to cope? How can music be utilized to promote well-being in mind and body? In this virtual support group, participants will engage in music experiences that may sound like guided relaxation to music, making music through facilitated song-writing, or sharing and listening to meaningful songs to craft an intentional playlist. We will explore shared emotions and experiences along the way. No musical experience is required. Groups will be facilitated by a board-certified music therapist. This group is open to patients, families and staff. Music-based Support groups are the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month from 12 - 1 pm.  Sign up to get access to the link to the virtual meeting. . Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Healthcare Professionals. Penn Medicine Clinical Providers and Administrative/Ancillary Staff. Penn Medicine Employees. Penn Medicine Faculty & Staff. Other. Caregivers. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Thursday, September 5, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Virtual Chair-Based Yoga Classes

Cancer Support Groups Led by Michelle Stortz, these chair-based yoga classes are designed to ease the side effects of treatment, reduce anxiety, improve quality of sleep and adapt to participants' needs. The classes are sponsored by Pennsylvania Hospital virtually. Classes are held on Zoom twice weekly: Mondays: 1 to 1:45 pm Thursdays: 4 to 5:00 pm, Registration is required to receive the Zoom link.   Note: You may join the class up to 5 minutes after we begin. After that, the class will be closed. We hope you'll be able to join the next class! Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Cancer Type: All Cancers. Thursday, September 5, 2024, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Virtual Chair-Based Yoga Classes

Cancer Support Groups Led by Michelle Stortz, these chair-based yoga classes are designed to ease the side effects of treatment, reduce anxiety, improve quality of sleep and adapt to participants' needs. The classes are sponsored by Pennsylvania Hospital virtually. Classes are held on Zoom twice weekly: Mondays: 1 to 1:45 pm Thursdays: 4 to 5:00 pm, Registration is required to receive the Zoom link.   Note: You may join the class up to 5 minutes after we begin. After that, the class will be closed. We hope you'll be able to join the next class! Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Cancer Type: All Cancers. Monday, September 9, 2024, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Reiki Circle

Cancer Support Groups Are you Reiki Curious? , Join us for Reiki meditation and Reiki self-practice. The meditation is a traditional Japanese, Reiki meditation that will help you connect to (Rei) Ki. Think qi, chi or prana, all words to describe universal life force energy already present in you. Come and connect with your breath, regulate your nervous system, tap into a deep sense of calm and just be. No Reiki experience necessary; just dress comfortably.  , Meets Tuesdays 10-11 am Sign up below to get access to the virtual class. . Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Cancer Type: All Cancers. Tuesday, September 10, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Living with Breast Cancer

Cancer Support Groups This virtual group is open to all individuals with a breast cancer diagnosis to gather and share experiences in a supportive space.  Led by oncology social workers, the group will also provide resources and encouragement for coping with diagnosis and treatment. It will be held the second Tuesday of each month, from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm via Bluejeans. For more information, please contact Lauren via email at Lauren.Rhodewalt@Pennmedicine.upenn.edu. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Cancer Type: Breast Cancer. Tuesday, September 10, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Young Adults with Advanced Cancer Support Group

Cancer Support Groups Finding out you have cancer at a young age is hard. You are not alone. Please join our young adults with cancer networking virtual group to meet other young adults, ages 18-45 who are coping with advanced stage cancer. This group meets twice a month and is led by oncology social workers. It provides a safe space to network with others, to exchange support, and to learn practical information and helpful resources. . Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Cancer Type: All Cancers. Tuesday, September 10, 2024, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

Virtual Physical Activity Group for Breast Cancer Survivors

Cancer Support Groups This group meets monthly via Blue Jeans to help motivate and inspire breast cancer survivors to move. We offer space to support participants to become more active by setting realistic and achievable physical activity goals. • Meets monthly on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7pm. • For more information or to sign up for the group, please contact Doris Piccinin at doris.piccinin@pennmedicine.upenn.edu. • A medical waiver will be required for this group. Once the medical waiver is returned, Doris will send a link to the monthly virtual meeting. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Cancer Type: Breast Cancer. Tuesday, September 10, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Life After Loss

Cancer Support Groups The Abramson Cancer Center is proud to offer Life After Loss, a supportive group for patients and caregivers navigating grief and bereavement. Offered twice a month, this hour-long group meets virtually.  Date/Time: The 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of the month from 12:00 - 1:00 pm.  Led by: Lauren Rhodewalt, MPH, MSW, LSW and Elizabeth Walmsley, MSS, LSW For more information, please contact: Lauren Rhodewalt at Lauren.Rhodewalt@pennmedicine.upenn.edu. Location: Virtual. Audience: Caregivers. General Public. Healthcare Professionals. Patients. Other. Penn Medicine Employees. Nurses. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Wednesday, September 11, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM.

LGBTQIA+ Cancer Support Group

Cancer Support Groups The Abramson Cancer Center is proud to offer a monthly support group for LGBTQIA+ folks with a cancer diagnosis or who are cancer survivors. Join us virtually the second Thursday of every month from 11am-12pm. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Cancer Type: All Cancers. Thursday, September 12, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Mesothelioma Virtual Support Group

Cancer Support Groups This support group offers a positive space for patients with a Mesothelioma diagnosis and their loved ones. Meeting via a secure telecommunication platform, this group is a safe space for patients to congregate and provide and receive support. Topics range from family and relationships issues, coping with the disease and symptoms, resources, work/life balance, and more. For more information, please contact Kayla at 215.662.8785. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Cancer Type: Mesothelioma. Thursday, September 12, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Art-Based Cancer Support Group

Cancer Support Groups Do you sometimes find that words are not enough to process your experiences? Are you looking for new or alternate ways to cope with stress during this time? Are you looking to find connection with others who have similar experiences? In these virtual support groups, participants will use traditional and non-traditional art materials commonly found at home to engage in creative processes for self-expression, relaxation, and relating to others. Previous art experience is not required. Groups will be facilitated by a registered art therapist. Art-based support groups are the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month from 12-1 pm. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Cancer Type: All Cancers. Thursday, September 12, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Virtual Chair-Based Yoga Classes

Cancer Support Groups Led by Michelle Stortz, these chair-based yoga classes are designed to ease the side effects of treatment, reduce anxiety, improve quality of sleep and adapt to participants' needs. The classes are sponsored by Pennsylvania Hospital virtually. Classes are held on Zoom twice weekly: Mondays: 1 to 1:45 pm Thursdays: 4 to 5:00 pm, Registration is required to receive the Zoom link.   Note: You may join the class up to 5 minutes after we begin. After that, the class will be closed. We hope you'll be able to join the next class! Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Cancer Type: All Cancers. Thursday, September 12, 2024, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Virtual Chair-Based Yoga Classes

Cancer Support Groups Led by Michelle Stortz, these chair-based yoga classes are designed to ease the side effects of treatment, reduce anxiety, improve quality of sleep and adapt to participants' needs. The classes are sponsored by Pennsylvania Hospital virtually. Classes are held on Zoom twice weekly: Mondays: 1 to 1:45 pm Thursdays: 4 to 5:00 pm, Registration is required to receive the Zoom link.   Note: You may join the class up to 5 minutes after we begin. After that, the class will be closed. We hope you'll be able to join the next class! Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Cancer Type: All Cancers. Monday, September 16, 2024, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Reiki Circle

Cancer Support Groups Are you Reiki Curious? , Join us for Reiki meditation and Reiki self-practice. The meditation is a traditional Japanese, Reiki meditation that will help you connect to (Rei) Ki. Think qi, chi or prana, all words to describe universal life force energy already present in you. Come and connect with your breath, regulate your nervous system, tap into a deep sense of calm and just be. No Reiki experience necessary; just dress comfortably.  , Meets Tuesdays 10-11 am Sign up below to get access to the virtual class. . Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Cancer Type: All Cancers. Tuesday, September 17, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Post Treatment Transitions Cancer Support Group

Cancer Support Groups Abramson Cancer Center at Penn Medicine is proud to offer the Post-Treatment Transitions Cancer Support Group, a supportive, confidential space for any cancer patient who has completed treatment. This group is held on the first and third Tuesdays of every month, from 2:00-3:00. Location: Virtual - BlueJeans Video Conference. Audience: Patients. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Cancer Type: All Cancers. Tuesday, September 17, 2024, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

GSPP Lymphedema Virtual Support Group

Cancer Support Groups The Lymphedema Support Group at Good Shepherd Penn Partners provides a safe place for anyone dealing with lymphedema as the result of impaired lymph system from birth or from an injury or illness. The group is run by certified lymphedema therapists who understand the challenges limb swelling can present. During monthly meetings, we’ll discuss ways to minimize symptoms and enjoy life to the fullest extent possible. Participants have the opportunity to ask questions and learn from each other’s experiences. To register, please Sign Up for the group, which will give you access to the virtual meeting link. This group takes place on the Third Tuesday of the month from 5:00 to 6:30 pm. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Sponsor: Good Sheppard Penn Partners. Cancer Type: Lymphoma. Tuesday, September 17, 2024, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM.

Life After an Allogeneic Bone Marrow Transplant (Patients and/or Caregivers)

Cancer Support Groups This is a virtual group for patients and caregivers of Abramson Cancer Center who have completed an allogeneic stem cell transplant. Meet with others who share your experience and can understand.  This is a safe and supportive space to discuss insights and challenges about life after transplant. This is a virtual group for patients and caregivers of Abramson Cancer Center who have completed an allogeneic stem cell transplant. Meet with others who share your experience and can understand.  This is a safe and supportive space to discuss insights and challenges about life after transplant. Patients exclusively: First Wednesday of each month from 11 am to Noon. Patients and/or their caregivers: Third Wednesday of the month from 11 am to Noon. To register or for more information, please contact Tiffany at 215.360.0585. Location: Virtual. Audience: Caregivers. Patients. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Cancer Type: All Cancers. Wednesday, September 18, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Wellness Matters Nutrition Virtual Series

Cancer Support Groups Wellness Matters Nutrition Virtual Series, This monthly series on oncology nutrition related topics focuses on nutrition tips on active treatment and beyond. Topics include Nutrition A to Z, Cancer and Heart Health, The Mediterranean diet, Nutrition and Bone Health, Go for the goal: Nutrition and goal setting, When? Third Wednesday of the month at noon. Sign up below to register and get access to the virtual meeting, or call 215-614-0651. Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Online Webinar. Patient Education. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Cancer Type: All Cancers. Wednesday, September 18, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Caregiver Conference

Cancer Support Groups This online event is for anyone (age 18+) who helps to care for and support a person with a cancer diagnosis. Caregivers, family, friends, and support persons who live near and far, please join us. , Find caregiving information, practical resources, , understanding, and support.   We use Microsoft Teams to meet online.  After registration you will receive a link. Just click the link if joining by PC or laptop device.  If joining by phone or tablet, please download the Microsoft Teams app. Questions? Call Sandy Blackburn, MSW, LSW  215-360-0580, We hope to see you there! Location: Virtual. Audience: Caregivers. Type of Event: Conference. Virtual Event Only. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Cancer Type: All Cancers. Wednesday, September 18, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

CANCELLED - Caregivers Together

Cancer Support Groups This virtual group welcomes caregivers, family members, and other support persons (age 18+) of a person with a cancer diagnosis, to join at any time. Oncology social workers will facilitate discussion, support and resources.   This group takes place on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month from 12 - 1 pm. For more information: contact Sandy at 215.360.0580. To join the group, and get access to the virtual meeting, Sign Up. . Location: Virtual. Audience: Caregivers. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Cancer Type: All Cancers. Thursday, September 19, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Music-Based Cancer Support Group

Cancer Support Groups Have you ever noticed how music can just make you feel better? How are you already using music to cope? How can music be utilized to promote well-being in mind and body? In this virtual support group, participants will engage in music experiences that may sound like guided relaxation to music, making music through facilitated song-writing, or sharing and listening to meaningful songs to craft an intentional playlist. We will explore shared emotions and experiences along the way. No musical experience is required. Groups will be facilitated by a board-certified music therapist. This group is open to patients, families and staff. Music-based Support groups are the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month from 12 - 1 pm.  Sign up to get access to the link to the virtual meeting. . Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Healthcare Professionals. Penn Medicine Clinical Providers and Administrative/Ancillary Staff. Penn Medicine Employees. Penn Medicine Faculty & Staff. Other. Caregivers. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Cancer Type: All Cancers. Thursday, September 19, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Virtual Chair-Based Yoga Classes

Cancer Support Groups Led by Michelle Stortz, these chair-based yoga classes are designed to ease the side effects of treatment, reduce anxiety, improve quality of sleep and adapt to participants' needs. The classes are sponsored by Pennsylvania Hospital virtually. Classes are held on Zoom twice weekly: Mondays: 1 to 1:45 pm Thursdays: 4 to 5:00 pm, Registration is required to receive the Zoom link.   Note: You may join the class up to 5 minutes after we begin. After that, the class will be closed. We hope you'll be able to join the next class! Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Cancer Type: All Cancers. Thursday, September 19, 2024, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Virtual Chair-Based Yoga Classes

Cancer Support Groups Led by Michelle Stortz, these chair-based yoga classes are designed to ease the side effects of treatment, reduce anxiety, improve quality of sleep and adapt to participants' needs. The classes are sponsored by Pennsylvania Hospital virtually. Classes are held on Zoom twice weekly: Mondays: 1 to 1:45 pm Thursdays: 4 to 5:00 pm, Registration is required to receive the Zoom link.   Note: You may join the class up to 5 minutes after we begin. After that, the class will be closed. We hope you'll be able to join the next class! Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Cancer Type: All Cancers. Monday, September 23, 2024, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Reiki Circle

Cancer Support Groups Are you Reiki Curious? , Join us for Reiki meditation and Reiki self-practice. The meditation is a traditional Japanese, Reiki meditation that will help you connect to (Rei) Ki. Think qi, chi or prana, all words to describe universal life force energy already present in you. Come and connect with your breath, regulate your nervous system, tap into a deep sense of calm and just be. No Reiki experience necessary; just dress comfortably.  , Meets Tuesdays 10-11 am Sign up below to get access to the virtual class. . Location: Virtual. Audience: Patients. Type of Event: Support & Networking Group. Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center. Cancer Type: All Cancers. Tuesday, September 24, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.