Survivorship Program

Survivorship Program

Being well is about more than keeping our bodies healthy. Supportive programs have been shown to help reduce fatigue, worry, and sleeplessness, so you can return to wellness sooner.

Our Survivorship Program is meeting the non-medical needs of people living with cancer. Survivorship embraces the physical, emotional, social, spiritual, and economic aspects of life that may be influenced by cancer at any time. This means prevention and diagnosis through treatment and remaining years of life, for the person with cancer and those who love them.

There are free hats and scarves for those who have lost their hair during their treatment. We also provide free, 30 minute massages with a certified therapist.

Library

 The cancer center’s library provides free, educational books, pamphlets, online research assistance, and audio-visual resources addressing all facets of the challenges faced by cancer survivors. Find out about free national resources that can help you on your cancer journey. Library 


 

Free Workshops and Support Groups

There are 23 support and complimentary therapy groups attended by over 100 cancer survivors every month.

All groups meet at St. Mary’s Advanced Medicine Pavilion, 750 Wellington Ave., Entrance 25, Grand Junction, CO, unless posted otherwise. These groups are free and led by trained instructors, for people living with cancer and those who love them, regardless of where you receive your treatment.


Healing Classes

Art Exploration Class

  • Meets the second and fourth Mondays of the month from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. No classes June, July, or August
  • Oncology Conference Room

Local, exceptional artists teach classes in pastels, watercolor and collage, for example. All materials are provided.

Healing Hands Hour

  • Meets Thursdays from noon – 1:00 p.m.
  • Reflection Room

Energy therapy involves the belief that the body has energy fields that can be used for healing and wellness. Compliments traditional medical care, and does not require touch.

Relaxation Yoga

Meets Thursdays from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Life Center Aerobics Room, 2686 Patterson

This yoga class moves slow, and most poses are sitting or reclining with pillows and blankets. Beginners will enjoy this reflective time with work on breathing and posture. Bring your own mat or rug.

Yoga for Life

Meets Tuesdays from 5:30 – 6:45 p.m. Life Center Aerobics Room, 2686 Patterson

Our gentle classes practice basic yoga stretches and movements with attention to breathing, and are designed for cancer patients of all abilities. Bring your own mat or rug.

 

Cancer Specific Groups

Breast Friends: Breast Cancer Support Group

  • Meets the third Tuesday of the month from 5:00– 6:30 p.m.
  • Reflection Room

Helping women with breast cancer cope with their diagnosis by sharing concerns while taking a problem solving approach.

Leukemia, Lymphoma, & Myeloma Support Group

  • Meets the second Thursday of the month from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. Reflection Room

Share your fears, joys, questions, and concerns in a safe, confidential setting, with other patients and caregivers. A Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Group.

Head And Neck Cancer Support Group

  • Meets the first Tuesday of the month from 6:30-8:00 pm at Colorado West Otolaryngologist, 426 Patterson Road, Suite 503 (St. Mary's Hospital, use Entrance 5).
  • Call Nancy at 970-245-2400 for information.


Caregivers


  • Meets every Tuesday from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
  • Miller Homestead, 3090 North 12th Street
  • Call 248-8844 for more information

Open to anyone who is caring for a loved one can receive support during difficult times. Learn about community resources and feel more prepared to manage responsibilities and feel less stressed.


Living Well After Treatment


  • Meets the third Monday of the month from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
  • Oncology Conference Room

Designed to support and educate people as they finish active cancer treatment. Monthly physician speakers provide the tools to help participants move forward with confidence.



Look Good Feel Better

  • Meets the last Wednesday of the month from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

American Cancer Society Office Beauty professionals provide tips to help women defy the appearance-related side effects of treatment. Each guest receives a complimentary makeup kit. Call the American Cancer Society at 254-5581 to register. The ACS office is at 2754 Compass Drive, Suite 100 (near the Harley Davidson shop).


M.A.C.H.O.


  • Meets the second Wednesday of the month from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
  • Java City Café

MACHO is an informal association of men providing education and social support to other men who are also dealing with cancer as patients, survivors, and caregivers.



Young Adult Group

  • Meets the second Monday of the month from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
  • The Ale House, 2531 N. 12th Street

It’s different having cancer as a young adult, so show up and connect with others walking the same journey. We also plan special events like rock climbing, canoeing, etc