April 22
Lymphedema: Isn’t That Swell?

RiverBend Wellness Center
10am

The side effects of lymph node removal can result in lymphedema.  Explore the causes and treatments of lymphedema with Joanne Hartman, PT, CLT. See the tools, clothing and aids that can help control it.  Learn the serious symptoms of lymphedema and when you should seek immediate help.

April 24
ChemoBrain Calisthenics

Michiana Hematology Oncology, Westville
10am

Cancer treatments can affect your cognitive abilities. Come prepared to strengthen your brain through a series of activities, games and exercises intended to get your brain into shape after cancer treatment.

May 1
Holistic Stress Management Practice

Michiana Hematology Oncology, Westville
10am

Come and learn how to manage your stress by having the chance to practice one of the holistic stress management strategies with this group. Our leader is Dawn Case, NP.

May 6
A Meal Could Heal

Michiana Hematology Oncology, Mishawaka
10am

Proper nutrition can aid healing. Nutritionist Edie Sutton, Extension Coordinator, Consumer and Family Sciences, Purdue University Extension, will create one healthy dinner and two healthy snacks for you to taste during this class. You will also receive your own helpful nutrition guide following the “New American Plate” and several healthy recipes.

May 8
Lymphedema: Isn’t That Swell?

Michiana Hematology Oncology, Westville
4pm

The side effects of lymph node removal can result in lymphedema.  Explore the causes and treatments of lymphedema with Dawn Case, NP.  See the tools, clothing and aids that can help control it.  Learn the serious symptoms of lymphedema and when you should seek immediate help.

May 13
Mind Over Matter

RiverBend Wellness Center
10am

Stacy Garton, MSW, LCSW will explore the mind-body connection as it relates to treatment and stress. A positive mind-body connection can aid in healing and reduce anxiety.

May 15
Cancer and the Environment

Michiana Hematology Oncology, Mishawaka
4pm

The documentary Living Downstream will be shown. This is a video about Sandra Steingraber, Ph.D. a scientist and cancer survivor, who believes that the environment played a part in her cancer diagnosis. Each attendee will receive a handout with more informational resources.

May 20
After the Cure: Long-Term Survival Issues

RiverBend Wellness Center
10am

Your “cure date” has come and gone.  You beat cancer!  Congratulations!  Does cancer still have a hold on you?  What are the long-term effects of the disease or the treatment? Come learn about a progressive cancer survivorship program and what you should know with Toni Klatt-Ellis, APRN, MN, AOCN.

May 22
Healthy Ever After

Kroc Center, South Bend
Registration at 5:30, Program at 6:00pm

Cancer screenings can be controversial. Couples (and individuals) are invited to this special program where they will learn about the current guidelines for prostate and breast cancers. Learn what to discuss with your doctor. Refreshments will be provided and reservations are required. Call RiverBend Cancer Services at 574-287-4197 to reserve your seat!

May 27
Financial Fix – The Cost of Cancer

Michiana Hematology Oncology, Westville
10am

A cancer diagnosis could break the bank, but it doesn’t have to. Help is available. Pam Nickell, Patient Assistance Specialist, will take you through the process to develop a realistic plan.

June 3
This Cancer’s Real: Can My Family Deal?

RiverBend Wellness Center
10am

The patient isn’t the only one affected by a cancer diagnosis.  Normal family life is often disrupted and temporarily changed.  Hear common reactions from parents, siblings and children and learn practical information to help the whole family understand these changes with RiverBend’s Stacy Garten.

June 5
Going Green: Considering Herbal Supplements

Michiana Hematology Oncology, Mishawaka
4pm

Are herbal supplements right for you?  This class is a must if you are considering herbal supplements as part of your wellness plan.  Learn about herbs commonly used in cancer treatment.  Are they safe?  What are some common drug interactions?  How are they consumed?  Get the facts with Michelle Moore, RPh.

June 5
Holistic Stress Management Practice

Michiana Hematology Oncology, Westville
4pm

Come and learn how to manage your stress by having the chance to practice one of the holistic stress management strategies with this group. Our leader is Dawn Case, NP.

June 12
ChemoBrain Calisthenics

Michiana Hematology Oncology, Mishawaka
4pm

Cancer treatments can affect your cognitive abilities. Come prepared to strengthen your brain through a series of activities, games and exercises intended to get your brain into shape after cancer treatment.

June 17
Cancer and the Environment

Michiana Hematology Oncology, Westville
4pm

The documentary Living Downstream will be shown. This is a video about Sandra Steingraber, Ph.D. a scientist and cancer survivor, who believes that the environment played a part in her cancer diagnosis. Each attendee will receive a handout with more informational resources.

June 26
Foods That Fight

Michiana Hematology Oncology, Westville
10am

Is it true we can help prevent cancer by eating the right foods? Heather Borsa RD, CSO, CD will answer that question and many more as we explore the basics of healthy nutrition.  Get some great tips, good recipes and a helpful dietary guide.