Education & Support

Patients and providers: We are available to help you! Even though we are closed to “foot traffic” we are here. Please call and leave a message or e-mail us, and we will be in touch with you within 24 hours:

805-948-5459

Manager: Mandi Poltl: mpoltl@cmhshealth.org

Front desk: Patty Robles: probles@cmhshealth.org

Rn navigator: Deb Lawry, RN, OCN: dlawry@cmhshealth.org

Social worker: Lyndsay Heitmann, LCSW: lheitmann@cmhshealth.org

Physical therapist: Claudia Steele-Major, PT, CLT: csteele@cmhshealth.org


Classes

Breast Cancer Education & Support Group

Date 1st & 3rd Thursday of each month
Time 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Location Virtual Class - please register to receive link
Facilitator Lyndsay Heitmann, LCSW
Contact Deb Lawry, RN, OCN

Creative Relaxation Class (Art Class)

Suspended Until Further Notice

Contact Lyndsay Heitmann, LCSW

Dietary Consults

Dietary consults by a CMH registered dietician for patients with cancer.

Date & Time By Appointment Only
Location Cancer Resource Center, 2900 Loma Vista Rd., Suite 105, Ventura
Facilitator Susan Speer, MS, RD, CSO
Contact Deb Lawry, RN, OCN

General Cancer Support Group

This is a group for patients and their caregivers.

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Date 2nd & 4th Thursday
Time 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Location Virtual Class - please register to receive link
Facilitator Mary Coyne, MS, LMFT
Contact Lyndsay Heitmann, LCSW

Gynecological Cancer Support Group

This group is for patients and their caregivers with gynecological cancers.

Date 2nd Monday of each month
Time 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location Virtual Class - please register to receive link
Facilitator Deb Lawry RN, OCN and Lyndsay Heitmann, LCSW
Contact Deb Lawry, RN, OCN

Head & Neck Cancer Support Group

Date 4th Thursday of the month
Time 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Location Virtual Class - please register to receive link
Facilitator Lyndsay Heitmann, LCSW

Level 1 Yoga

Date Fridays
Time 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Location Virtual Class - please register to receive link
Facilitator Tobi Redlich, D.C.
Contact Patty Robles

Lymphedema Support Group

Support and education for lymphedema patients and their family members. Speakers are frequently invited to present relevant information and new products.

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Suspended Until Further Notice

Lymphedema Therapy

Date & Time By Appointment Only
Location CMH PT Dept
Contact Claudia Steele-Major, PT, CLT-LANA

Moving to Heal Class

Listening to the Body, Mind and Soul through Movement

Suspended Until Further Notice

Contact Deb Lawry, RN, OCN

Nutritional Series

Everything you ever wanted to know about nutrition and cancer.

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Date 3rd Friday of every month
Time 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location Virtual Class - please register to receive link
Facilitator Susan Speer, MS, RD, CSO
Contact Patty Robles

Oncology Nurse Navigator

Oncology Nurse available for individual support & education

Date & Time

Walk in or by appointment, Monday – Friday

Location Cancer Resource Center, 2900 Loma Vista Rd., Suite 105
Facilitator Deb Lawry, RN, OCN
Contact Deb Lawry, RN, OCN

Oncology Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation for cancer patients during and after cancer treatment. Physical, Occupational, and Speech- Therapy services provided with physician referral.

Date & Time By Appointment Only
Location Rehabilitation Department
Contact Claudia Steele-Major, PT, CLT-LANA

Ostomy Support Group (In-person)

For Patients with Colostomies, Ileostomies, Urostomies or Continent Diversions.

*Must be fully vaccinated*

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Date 1st Monday of each month
Time 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location CMH Cancer Resource Center, 2900 Loma Vista Rd., Suite 105, Ventura
Facilitator Daphne Hodges, BScN, RN, CWOCN; Sue Hantke, BSN, RN, CWON; and Deb Lawry, RN, OCN
Contact Daphne Hodges BScN, RN, CWOCN

Reflexology

Suspended Until Further Notice

Contact Patty Robles

Reiki for Cancer Patients

Stress reduction and relaxation for patients and caregivers.

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Date & Time By Appointment Only
Location Cancer Resource Center, 2900 Loma Vista Rd., Suite 105
Facilitator Various Therapists
Contact Patty Robles

Restorative (Gentle) Yoga

Yoga for those who have just had surgery or for beginners.

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Date Mondays & Wednesdays
Time 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Location Virtual Class - please register to receive link
Facilitator Toby Redlich
Contact Patty Robles

Social Services

Social worker available for individual support.

Date & Time

Walk in or by appointment, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday

Location Cancer Resource Center, 2900 Loma Vista Rd., Suite 105
Facilitator Lyndsay Heitmann, LCSW