The Wellness Community/Cancer Support Community will be hosting a lecture by Viki Kind “Empowering Caregivers to Make the Best Decisions” on January 18, 2011, 7-8:30PM

January 17, 2011 by  
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The Wellness Community/Cancer Support Community will be hosting a lecture by Viki Kind “Empowering Caregivers to Make the Best Decisions” on January 18, 2011, 7-8:30PM

Cancer Support Community Greater Miami
8609 South Dixie Hwy
Miami, FL 33143
305/668-5900
Fax: 305/668-0048
info@cancersupportcommunitymiami.org

http://www.thewellnesscommunity.org/

If you, or a loved one, are living with cancer, you are not alone. Three out of four families are affected by cancer. It’s a difficult time. Dealing with treatment and its side effects can be a struggle for both patients and families. Juggling family, professional and financial responsibilities can be overwhelming. Coping with the emotional burden can be exhausting.

Too often the practical and medical issues push the psychological issues aside. Patients often keep their deepest fears and worries to themselves, reluctant to share thoughts of hopelessness with family members who are supporting and caring for them. Family members will keep some of their deepest emotions to themselves as well, protecting the patient from feelings of anxiety, despair, and even anger.

There is good news: the Cancer Support Community can help. And it’s FREE.

It’s a place where both patients and family members will find support, education and hope. Support groups address emotional issues for patients and families. Educational workshops get important questions answered in a non-clinical setting. Stress management programs enhance health and well being. Every program is offered free of charge. All are lead by professionals licensed in their fields of expertise.

The comfortable, homelike environment at the Cancer Support Community makes sharing and mutual support easy.

We do not offer medical treatments, alternative treatments, or hospice care. Our services are offered as a compliment to conventional treatment, although anyone undergoing any kind of care is welcome. People come at diagnosis, during or at the end of treatment, at recurrence or several years out of treatment. They all come to learn they are not alone in their fight–whether for physical, emotional or spiritual recovery. Together, they regain a sense of control over their lives and ultimately discover that hope is a valuable tool irrespective of the stage of disease.
Our Mission
To ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community.
“My group is one place where I can be totally honest and feel and express my emotions. I leave feeling cleansed and inspired, hope fresh again.” – Participant, the Cancer Support Wellness Community.

Our Philosophy
“Cancer patients who participate in their fight for recovery, along with their healthcare team, will improve the quality of their lives and may enhance the possibility of their recovery.”
-Harold H. Benjamin, Ph.D.
Founder, The Wellness Community (now known as Cancer Support Community)

Our Beliefs Include:
• Many, many people recover from cancer.
• Cancer patients can benefit from sharing experiences and support with others, and need not be alone.
• Cancer patients can participate in their recovery along with their healthcare team.
• Family members and friends of an individual with cancer, including children, can also benefit from information and support.
There is Hope.
The Cancer Support Community Greater Miami (formerly known as The Wellness Community-Greater Miami) is part of a national organization that has been providing services to adult cancer patients and their loved ones for over 28 years. The first Wellness Community opened in Santa Monica California in 1982. In July 2009, The Wellness Community-National and Gilda’s Club Worldwide joined forces to become the Cancer Support Community.

Today, the Cancer Support Community provides the highest quality emotional and social support through a network of nearly 50 local affiliates, more than 100 satellite locations and online. To find a community-based center in your area, visit www.cancersupportcommunity.org.

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