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News Releases / 2009

FREE programs of support and education for people with cancer, cancer survivors, and their loved ones.

Ventura, California, 08/13/2009

Eat to Beat Cancer with Susan Speer, MS, RD, CDE
Monday, September 14, 6:30-8pm
Location: Community Memorial Hospital Cancer Resource Center, 184 N. Brent St., Ventura
Medical nutritionist and health coach Susan Speer will educate participants on eating right for their phase of treatment. Whether going through surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, or post treatment, Susan will have the right answers for all dietary needs. Susan Speer has been developing and teaching programs in health promotion and disease management for more than 30 years in academic and public health settings. In the past Speer was a clinical instructor for the UCLA School of Medicine and director of nutrition education for the SM-UCLA Family Practice Residency where she taught nutrition and health education to physicians for 16 years. Speer is currently director of nutrition services at the Cancer Center of Ventura County. Susan will demonstrate the creation of a healthy and delicious salad, which we will then share for dinner. Please call (805) 652-5459 to RSVP.

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
Mondays, September 14-November 2 6:30-9:00 p.m.
Community Memorial Hospital Training Center, 2815 E. Main St., Ventura (Next to Mai’s Café, enter from back parking lot)
This experiential eight-week course combines meditation, gentle yoga, readings and group discussion. Many people with cancer credit the course with changing their lives. Facilitated by Catherine Baum. This free program is open to people affected by cancer. A Day of Mindfulness, open to past and current MBSR participants, will be held in Westlake Village on October 25. Please call (805) 652-5459 to RSVP.

ONGOING PROGRAMS

The Cancer Support Community, Cancer support, education and hope
ORIENTATION MEETINGS

Learn about the Cancer Support Community and the Community Memorial Hospital Cancer Resource Center, 184 N. Brent St., Ventura (across the street from Community Memorial Hospital)
By appointment, call (805) 652-5459 to schedule.
Open to cancer patients, survivors and their families.
For detailed information call (805) 652-5459 or visit www.TwcVv.org

The Cancer Support Community, Cancer support, education and hope
CANCER SUPPORT GROUP

must call (805) 652-5459 to join
Wednesdays, 6:00 p.m.
Open to people with all types of cancer.
CMH Cancer Resource Center, 184 N. Brent St., Ventura.
For detailed information call (805) 652-5459 or visit www.TwcVv.org

The Cancer Support Community, Cancer support, education and hope
BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP

must call (805) 652-5459 to join
Open to women with breast cancer and breast cancer survivors.
Thursdays, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
CMH Cancer Resource Center, 184 N. Brent St., Ventura.
For detailed information or to join call (805) 652-5459 or visit www.TwcVv.org

The Cancer Support Community, Cancer support, education and hope
BREAST CANCER PEER SUPPORT GROUP – Provided by American Cancer Society

Open to women with breast cancer and breast cancer survivors.
First and Third Tuesdays, September 1 & 15, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
CMH Cancer Resource Center, 184 N. Brent St., Ventura.
For detailed information or to join call (805) 652-5459 or visit www.TwcVv.org

The Cancer Support Community, Cancer support, education and hope
MAN TO MAN PROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT GROUP

Provided by American Cancer Society
Open to men with prostate cancer and prostate cancer survivors.
Second Thursday, September 10, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
CMH Cancer Resource Center, 184 N. Brent St., Ventura.
For detailed information or to join call (805) 652-5459 or visit www.TwcVv.org

The Cancer Support Community, Cancer support, education and hope
CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP

Provided by Community Memorial Hospital
Open to all caregivers.
Second Friday, September 11, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
CMH Front Auditorium, 147 N. Brent St., Ventura.
For detailed information or to join call (805) 445-1181 or visit www.TwcVv.org

The Cancer Support Community, Cancer support, education and hope
ORAL, HEAD & NECK CANCER SUPPORT GROUP
Co-sponsored by Community Memorial Hospital, American Cancer Society, and SPOHNC
Open people with oral, head, or neck cancer and survivors.
Fourth Thursday, September 24, 6:00 p.m.
CMH Cancer Resource Center, 184 N. Brent St., Ventura.
For detailed information or to join call (805) 652-5459 or visit www.TwcVv.org

The Cancer Support Community, Cancer support, education and hope
SPANISH-LANGUAGE SUPPORT GROUP

must call (888) 707-9355 to join
Open cancer patients, survivors, and family members.
Fourth Monday, September 28, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
CMH Cancer Resource Center, 184 N. Brent St., Ventura.
For detailed information or to join call (888) 707-9355 or visit www.TwcVv.org

The Cancer Support Community, Cancer support, education and hope
KIDS CIRCLE
must call (805) 652-5459 to join
Open to children age 5-11 with a parent or grandparent with cancer.
Second and Fourth Mondays, September 14 & 28, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
CMH Cancer Resource Center, 184 N. Brent St., Ventura.
For detailed information or to join call (805) 652-5459 or visit www.TwcVv.org

The Cancer Support Community, Cancer support, education and hope
REIKI SESSIONS BY APPOINTMENT

call (805) 652-5459 to schedule
Open to cancer patients and survivors.
CMH Cancer Resource Center, 184 N. Brent St., Ventura.
For detailed information or to join call (805) 652-5459 or visit www.TwcVv.org

The Cancer Support Community, Cancer support, education and hope
YOGA FOR STRESS REDUCTION

Open to cancer patients, survivors, and family members.
Tuesdays, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
CMH Cancer Resource Center, 184 N. Brent St., Ventura.
For detailed information or to join call (805) 652-5459 or visit www.TwcVv.org

The Cancer Support Community, Cancer support, education and hope
CAMARILLO SUPPORT GROUP

Wednesdays 6:00 p.m.
Camarillo Health Care District, 3639 E. Las Posas Rd., Suite 117, Camarillo
For detailed information call (805) 379-4777 or visit www.TwcVv.org

The Cancer Support Community, Cancer support, education and hope
OXNARD-WOMEN’S SUPPORT GROUP

Tuesdays 1:00 p.m.
The Cancer Center of Ventura County, 1700 N. Rose Avenue, Suite 145, Oxnard
For detailed information call (805)-988-2641 or visit www.TwcVv.org

The Cancer Support Community, Cancer support, education and hope
OXNARD

Spanish speaking support group
Fourth Friday, September 25, 6:30 p.m.
St. John’s Hospital, The Cancer Center, 1700 N. Rose Ave, #145
Spanish Language help line (888) 707-WELL