September 13, 2017

Free Surviving Cancer Workshop Offered to Patients, Caregivers

Rutgers Cooperative Extension Service of Mercer County, Department of Family and Community Health Sciences (FCHS), in collaboration with the Hunterdon and Mercer Regional Chronic Disease Coalition is offering a six-week free workshop. “Cancer: Thriving and Surviving,” from October 25-November 29.

Sessions will be held from 1-3:30 p.m. at the Healthy Living Center at the Hamilton Area YMCA, 1315 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road, Hamilton.

Adults of all ages, who are living with or surviving cancer, will learn interactive techniques such as brainstorming, problem solving, and action planning, to better manage their symptoms, emotions, and relationships, make treatment decisions and plan for the future. Participants will learn how healthy eating, fitness, deep breathing, relaxation, communication, and positive thinking can improve their quality of life. All will receive a free book Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions. Light refreshments will be served.

The workshop will be facilitated by trained peer leaders Michelle Brill, MPH, family and community health sciences educator, Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Mercer County and Amanda Medina-Forrester, MPH, coordinator, Hunterdon and Mercer Regional Chronic Disease Coalition.

To register, call Hunterdon Regional Cancer Center Outreach at (908) 237-2328 or the Cooperative Extension Service at (609) 989-6831.