CURRENT PROGRAMS

The Cancer Support Community of Greater Ann Arbor offers free virtual programs via Zoom and hybrid programs.  Hybrid programs include the option to join either in-person or via Zoom. We hope that you will explore some of our free programs, and please don’t hesitate to give us a call if we can help support you. You can reach Program Director Taylor Fischman, LMSW, or Associate Program Director Trevor Brooks, LMSW at 734-975-2500.

 

PLANNING TO JOIN US IN PERSON? WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW:

– Masks are encouraged, but not required.

– Up-to-date vaccines, as defined by the CDC, are recommended but not required.

– An enhanced ventilation system is in place.

– As even before the pandemic, we ask that you do not attend in-person programs if you are experiencing any symptoms of infectious illness.

NEW HERE? BECOME A MEMBER OF THE CANCER SUPPORT COMMUNITY

Never been to the CSC before? No problem! New members are very welcome anytime. Click the link below to get started and a member of our clinical staff will be in touch with you soon.

OPEN TO OPTIONS

Do you have questions about your cancer treatment, but don't know where to start? Our Open to Options interactive tool can help you organize your thoughts and develop a list of questions for your care team. Register below and receive a follow-up email with information on how to get started.

ALL CURRENT CANCER SUPPORT PROGRAMS

Click to expand the sections below to learn more and register.

VIDEO CONFERENCE SUPPORT GROUPS

Professionally-facilitated support groups are available for patients, survivors, and loved ones. Wondering which group might be the right fit for you? Call our program staff, Taylor Fischman, LMSW, Program Director or Trevor Brooks, LMSW, Associate Program Director at 734-975-2500.

WEEKLY GROUPS

WEEKLY LIVING WITH CANCER GROUPS 

For patients and survivors in active treatment or up to about a year post-treatment. Three different groups meet weekly:
Mondays 11 am – 1 pm – Hybrid 

Tuesdays 11 am – 1 pm – Virtual 
Tuesdays 6 – 8 pm – Hybrid 

WEEKLY FAMILY AND FRIENDS GROUP – VIRTUAL

For loved ones of those diagnosed with cancer.
Tuesdays 6 – 8 pm

BI-WEEKLY AND MONTHLY GROUPS

AFRICAN AMERICAN FELLOWSHIP – VIRTUAL

For patients, survivors, and loved ones identifying as Black or African American.
Monthly, Second Thursday 6 – 8 pm

BLOOD CANCER SUPPORT GROUP – VIRTUAL

For patients and survivors.

Monthly, Third Thursday 6 – 7:30 pm

BRAIN TUMOR SUPPORT GROUP – VIRTUAL

For brain tumor patients, survivors, and caregivers.
Monthly, Second Thursday  6 – 7:30 pm

BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP – VIRTUAL

For patients and survivors.
Monthly, First Wednesday 6 – 7:30 pm

CREATIVITY FOR WELLNESS: ART-BASED SUPPORT GROUP WITH THE CANCER SUPPORT COMMUNITY – VIRTUAL

Exercising our creative selves can bring balance, pleasure, clarity and calm—nurturing overall well-being. Research has shown engaging in creativity can reduce tiredness, alleviate anxiety and elevate mood. Explore your creativity and connect with other patients, survivors, and caregivers in a supportive space, professionally-facilitated by board-certified art therapist Kathleen Buday, MEd, ATR-BC. No art experience necessary, just a willingness to explore and express. We hope you’ll join us!

Monthly, First Thursday, 11 am – 12:30 pm

HEAD & NECK CANCER GROUP  – HYBRID

For patients, survivors, and loved ones

Monthly, First Wednesday 5:30 – 7 pm

HEREDITARY COLORECTAL CANCER PEER GROUP – VIRTUAL

For survivors, pre-vivors, and loved ones. Peer-led.
Monthly, Third Thursday 6:30 – 8:30 pm

LIFE BEYOND CANCER SURVIVORSHIP GROUP – VIRTUAL

For survivors finished with primary treatment.
Monthly, First Monday 6 – 7:30 pm

LIVING WITH LOSS – VIRTUAL

For all those who have lost a loved one to cancer.

Monthly, Second Wednesday 6 – 7:30 pm

LUNG CANCER SUPPORT GROUP – VIRTUAL

For patients and survivors.
Monthly, Second Thursday 11 am – 12:30 pm

METASTATIC CANCER SUPPORT GROUP – VIRTUAL

For those living with metastatic cancer.
Bi-weekly, Second & Fourth Wednesday 10 am – 12 pm

OSTOMY SUPPORT GROUP – HYBRID

This group welcomes anyone who has or will have an ostomy, as well as their loved ones.
Monthly, First Wednesday 5:30-7 pm 

PATIENTS AND LOVED ONES – IN PERSON

For patients, survivors, and loved ones.

Monthly, Third Monday, 6-7:30 pm

PATIENTS AND LOVED ONES – BRIGHTON – HYBRID 

For patients and survivors, this group meets in the lobby at Trinity Health Cancer Center – Brighton ( 7575 Grand River Ave., Brighton, MI 48114).
Monthly, Third Wednesday 6 – 7:30 pm

PATIENTS AND LOVED ONES – CANTON – HYBRID

For patients, survivors, and loved ones, this group meets in the Cancer Center Conference room at Trinity Health Cancer Center – Canton (1600 S. Canton Center Rd., Canton, MI 48188).
Monthly, Second Thursday, 5:30 – 7 pm

PATIENTS AND LOVED ONES – CHELSEA – HYBRID

For patients, survivors, and loved ones. For patients, survivors, and loved ones. Located in the conference room at Trinity Health Cancer Center – Chelsea (775 S. Main St., Chelsea, MI 48118).
Monthly, Second Tuesday, 3 – 4:30 pm 

PATIENTS AND LOVED ONES – LIVONIA -IN PERSON

For patients, survivors, and loved ones, this group meets in the Cancer Center Conference Room at Trinity Health Cancer Center – Livonia Hospital (36475 Five Mile Rd, Livonia, Michigan 48154).
Monthly, Third Wednesday, 6 – 7:30 pm

PRIDE CANCER SUPPORT GROUP (LGBTQ+) – HYBRID

For patients, survivors, and loved ones identifying as bisexual, gay, lesbian, queer, transgender, two-spirit, and all other sexual and gender minorities.
Monthly, Third Thursday 6 – 7:30 pm 

PROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT GROUP – VIRTUAL

For patients, survivors, and partners.

Monthly, First Wednesday 6 – 7:30 pm

YOUNG ADULT CANCER SUPPORT GROUP – VIRTUAL

For patients and survivors ages 18-40ish.

Monthly, Fourth Monday 6 – 7:30 pm 

VIDEO CONFERENCE SUPPORT GROUPS

Professionally-facilitated support groups are available for patients, survivors, and loved ones. Wondering which group might be the right fit for you? Call our program staff, Taylor Fischman, LMSW, Program Director or Trevor Brooks, LMSW, Associate Program Director at 734-975-2500.

SERIES GROUPS

CANCER 101: SUPPORT FOR RECENTLY DIAGNOSED PATIENTS

If you were diagnosed with cancer in the last six months, join us for this six-week series to connect with others, gain support, and ease the adjustment to living with cancer. We schedule this series based on interest and availability, so sign up today and we’ll be in touch soon about scheduling.

KID SUPPORT, TEEN TIME, AND PARENTING SUPPORT

This four-week series on Zoom brings together families impacted by cancer to share support. After starting all together, separate groups will break out for parents, kids, and teens. Age-appropriate activities using art and play help kids express their feelings, while parents and teens have their own spaces to talk with others who truly understand. We schedule this series based on interest and availability, so sign up today and we’ll be in touch soon about scheduling.

FOCUS: FACING CANCER TOGETHER

Five-week series for couples and care partners focusing on communication and coping as a team. We schedule this series based on interest and availability, so sign up today and we’ll be in touch soon about scheduling.

SURVIVORSHIP TRANSITIONS

Five-week series for survivors finished with primary treatment. Find your new normal, mind, body, and spirit in this program that combines emotional support, exercise coaching, and education. We schedule this series based on interest and availability, so sign up today and we’ll be in touch soon about scheduling.

INDIVIDUAL SUPPORT

COUNSELING 

Through an innovative partnership, professional counseling services are available to all patients, survivors, and loved ones receiving care at Trinity Health Cancer Centers in Ann Arbor, Brighton, Canton, Chelsea, and Livonia.

 

Services offered by our oncology counselors include adjustment to illness counseling, depression and anxiety screening, relaxation strategies to reduce anxiety during difficult and painful procedures, and more. Counseling sessions are offered free of charge; neither patients/loved ones or their insurance will be billed for this service.

 

If you are a Trinity Health patient or loved one and are interested in scheduling an initial free counseling session, please call Lindsay Passmore at 734-712-2928.

ONE-ON-ONE SUPPORT

Our clinical social work staff is here to offer one-on-one emotional support over the phone or videoconference. Click the link below to request an appointment and we’ll be in touch soon to get you scheduled.

LIVE EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS

Join us on Zoom to hear from expert speakers on hot topics in oncology, offered live at least once a month.

MANAGING LYMPHEDEMA WITH SURGERY – VIRTUAL

Daniel Lyons, MD, Trinity Health

Join us on Zoom for part two of our Managing Lymphedema educational workshops. Dr. Daniel Lyons will discuss surgical options available to treat lymphedema as well as answer any questions you may have.

Wednesday, July 31, 6-7:30 pm

WHY CAN’T I STAY POSITIVE? – VIRTUAL

Michelle Riba, MD, Director of PsychOncology, Michigan Medicine

Feelings of depression and grief are common among cancer patients and their loved ones. Join us for a presentation with Dr. Michelle Riba, discussing the emotional side effects of cancer, resiliency, and identifying ways to cope.

Monday, August 12, 6-7:30 pm

MEDICARE 101 LUNCH & LEARN – IN PERSON

Shari Smith, MA, MPH, AgeWays

Medicare can be complicated — even confusing — with its multiple parts and the many choices it offers. There are dates and deadlines to remember, lots of confusing terms and different kinds of plans. How do you cut through the clutter in your mailbox and inbox to make the right decisions? Medicare 101 is designed to help you understand the basics. Knowing what to do, when you need to do it and making smart choices.

Wednesday, August 21, 12-1:30 pm

MINDFULNESS AND SELF-COMPASSION SERIES: PROMOTING RESILIENCE AND WELL-BEING IN THE CANCER EXPERIENCE – IN PERSON

Marcy Plunkett, PhD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Compassion practices, both for self and others, can lead to more resilience and better communication in the cancer experience. This special series, facilitated by clinical psychologist and mindfulness teacher Marcy Plunkett, PhD, welcomes patients, survivors, family and friends to explore the practice of self-compassion through educational presentation, guided meditations and facilitated discussion on topics including compassionate breathing, stress management through self-compassion breaks, caregiver experiences, and more.

Mondays, September 16, 23, 30, 6-7:30 pm

MANAGING CANCER RELATED FATIGUE – VIRTUAL

Jessica Somerville, DPT, The Recovery Project

This presentation will discuss the science behind why many cancer patients experience cancer-related fatigue. Physical therapist, Jessica Somerville, will then provide strategies to manage and improve fatigue, and provide additional education on energy conservation strategies and how to optimize cardiovascular function during and after cancer treatment.

Thursday, September 12, 6-7 pm

LIVE HEALTHY LIFESTYLE CLASSES

Professionally-instructed healthy lifestyle and stress management classes meet via Zoom. Those with all levels of ability and experience are welcome.

COOKING FOR WELLNESS – HYBRID

Join us for this monthly cooking and nutrition class that features cooking instruction of healthy recipes, plenty of time for questions, and a recipe packet shared via email at each class. Register once and you’ll get a reminder for each monthly session. We hope to see you there!

Monthly, Third Wednesday, 4:30 – 6:30 pm

GENTLE YOGA 

Engaging in gentle exercise can help boost immune function, reduce stress, and keep your body strong.

Mondays and Fridays 11 am – 12 pm – VIRTUAL

Wednesdays 11 am – 12 pm – HYBRID

GENTLE YOGA – TRINITY HEALTH CANCER CENTER CHELSEA – IN PERSON

Engaging in gentle exercise can help boost immune function, reduce stress, and keep your body strong. Located in the cafeteria at Trinity Health Cancer Center – Chelsea (775 S. Main St., Chelsea, MI 48118).

Mondays 3:30-4:30 pm

GENTLE YOGA – TRINITY HEALTH CANCER CENTER CANTON – IN PERSON

Engaging in gentle exercise can help boost immune function, reduce stress, and keep your body strong. Located in the Community Room at Trinity Health Cancer Center – Canton (1600 S Canton Center Rd, Canton, Michigan 48188).

Mondays 5-6 pm

GENTLE YOGA – TRINITY HEALTH CANCER CENTER BRIGHTON – HYBRID 

Engaging in gentle exercise can help boost immune function, reduce stress, and keep your body strong. Located in the lobby at Trinity Health Cancer Center – Brighton (7575 Grand River Ave, Brighton, MI 48114).

Wednesdays 5 – 6 pm

GENTLE YOGA – TRINITY HEALTH CANCER CENTER LIVONIA – IN PERSON

Engaging in gentle exercise can help boost immune function, reduce stress, and keep your body strong. Located in the Wellness Room at Trinity Health Cancer Center – Livonia (36475 Five Mile Rd, Livonia, Michigan 48154

Thursdays 5:30 – 6:30 pm, starting July 18th

GUIDED MEDITATION – VIRTUAL

Meditation has been shown to decrease anxiety, improve sleep, and help manage symptoms and side effects. Join us for a guided mindful meditation weekly.

Tuesdays 1 – 2 pm

GUIDED MEDITATION AT TRINITY HEALTH CANCER CENTER BRIGHTON – IN PERSON 

Meditation has been shown to decrease anxiety, improve sleep, and help manage symptoms and side effects. Join us for a guided mindful meditation weekly. Located in Community Room 214A/214B  at Trinity Health Cancer Center – Brighton.

Thursdays, 4 – 5 pm

PILATES WITH MOVE WELLNESS – VIRTUAL 

Strengthen your body and increase your range of motion in this popular low-impact workout.

Tuesdays 10 – 10:30 am 

REIKI FOR RELAXATION – IN PERSON AT CANCER SUPPORT COMMUNITY

Join us for free individual Reiki sessions. Our Reiki master will provide an energy technique by hovering their palms just above your body, moving them into a series of positions to help promote relaxation and reduce stress. Participants will remain fully clothed, with the option to remain in a seated position or by lying flat on a massage table.

 

Sessions are available to patients, survivors, and loved ones.

 

Mondays 4 – 7 pm and Thursdays from 12 – 3 pm, by appointment

REIKI FOR RELAXATION – IN PERSON AT TRINITY HEALTH CANCER CENTER BRIGHTON

Join us for free individual Reiki sessions at Trinity Health—Brighton in partnership with the Cancer Support Community. Our Reiki master will provide an energy technique by hovering their palms just above your body, moving them into a series of positions to help promote relaxation and reduce stress. Participants will remain fully clothed, with the option to remain in a seated position or by lying flat on a massage table.

 

Sessions are available to patients, survivors, and loved ones. Reiki will be held in Community Room 214A/214B at Trinity Health Cancer Center –Brighton, 7575 Grand River Ave., Brighton, MI 48114.

 

Thursdays from 5 – 8 pm, by appointment

TAI CHI- HYBRID

Practicing Tai Chi can increase energy, improve balance, and promote relaxation.

Select Mondays, 10 – 11 am

ZUMBA GOLD – VIRTUAL

This gentle version of Zumba provides a fun workout set to music.

Thursdays,10 -11 am

Can’t make it to our live classes? Visit cancersupportannarbor.org/ondemand to access our library of prerecorded exercise and stress management classes.

SOCIAL PROGRAMS

Our online social programs are designed to help you stay connected with others. Whether in person, by phone, or on Zoom, staying connected with others is so important when cancer is a part of life.

COFFEE & CONVERSATION – VIRTUAL

This weekly video conference gathering is a chance to come together (virtually) with others, chat and see some friendly faces.
Fridays 10 – 11 am

COMMUNITY & CREATIVITY – VIRTUAL

Explore your creativity and connect with others in this art class. Our instructor will lead a creative expression project using supplies you have at home; a pen and paper is enough! No art experience is required.

Select Wednesdays, 2:30 – 4 pm – Sign up to be notified for upcoming classes.

CRAFT CLUB – VIRTUAL

Work on your own craft project as we chat and enjoy social time.

Thursdays, 1-2:30 pm

NOOGIE NIGHTS – IN PERSON

Kids affected by cancer come together to connect and have fun with games, arts & crafts, and more.

Tuesdays 6 – 8 pm

FIND INSPIRATION UNDERFOOT: CHALK ART – IN PERSON

Join us for an evening of art at Island Park! Artist David Zinn, who has charmed millions of followers worldwide with his whimsical and innovative sidewalk art, will show you how to create your own masterpieces using chalk, charcoal and imagination. All supplies are provided. All ages welcome.

Tuesdays, July 9 and August 13 5:30-7 pm

HEALING WITH HORSEBITS ACADEMY – IN PERSON

Join us at the CSC as we welcome communication expert, Karen Shaper, and her mini horse, Luna. Karen will lead two sessions of her innovative horse communication program that offers experiential therapeutic activities with Luna and emotional support through facilitated discussion.

Sunday, July 21, 10 am-12 pm & 1 pm -3 pm –  Limited to 10 people per session 

WATERCOLORS – IN PERSON

Tap in to your inner artist and join us for a watercolors class at the CSC. We will take you step by step through the process of creating your own masterpiece. All skill levels are welcome, and supplies will be provided.

Monday, August 12, 6-7 pm  

BLOCK PRINTING SERIES – IN PERSON

Create a piece of art that keeps on giving at the CSC’s Block Printing class! During this four-week series, we’ll cover the basics of printing using a rubber block and by the end you’ll have a stamp that can create prints for years to come! All supplies provided.

Mondays, July 15 through August 5, 6-7:30 pm

PAINT N’ PARTY – IN PERSON

Explore your creative side at CSC’s Paint N’ Party! We’ll walk you step by step through the process of creating your own masterpiece. You’ll be amazed at the art you can create! All supplies will be provided.

Wednesday, July 31, 2-4 pm

SUPPORT FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

Professionally-instructed healthy lifestyle and stress management classes meet via Zoom, our HIPAA-compliant videoconferencing platform. Those with all levels of ability and experience are welcome.

NOOGIE NIGHTS – IN PERSON

Kids affected by cancer come together to connect and have fun with games, arts & crafts, and more.

Tuesdays 6 – 8 pm

KID SUPPORT, TEEN TIME, AND PARENTING SUPPORT

This four-week series on Zoom brings together families impacted by cancer to share support. After starting all together, separate groups will break out for parents, kids, and teens. Age-appropriate activities using art and play help kids express their feelings, while parents and teens have their own spaces to talk with others who truly understand. We schedule this series based on interest and availability, so sign up today and we’ll be in touch soon about scheduling.

A wide variety of recorded exercise, meditation, and educational programs are available to watch on-demand. Click the link below to explore dozens of options on your own time.

Do you need someone to talk with about your cancer experience? Are you feeling overwhelmed with questions about how to cope with your cancer?

We are here to help you by offering free, personalized navigation by phone and online.  

 

888-793-9355
Monday–Thursday: 11 a.m. –  8 p.m. ET
Friday: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. ET

Our Cancer Support Helpline is staffed by community navigators and resource specialists who have extensive experience in helping people affected by cancer. We provide guidance, resources, and support to cancer patients or their loved ones with a variety of needs — from getting information about cancer, identifying a local support group, or just finding someone who is willing to listen.

Our services include:

– Connecting callers to local or national resources, counseling, support groups, treatment lodging & transportation services, and other programs

– Live web chat option for those who prefer not to call

– Specialized information and navigation in finances & treatment costs, clinical trials, pediatric oncology, CAR T cell therapy, and genetics/genomics

– Treatment decision-making education

– Access to an online distress screening program, CancerSupportSource®

– Guidance on the full scope of resources at the Cancer Support Community

– Live, bilingual Spanish navigation services

– Over-the-phone translation support in over 200 languages

CURRENT HYBRID AND IN PERSON CANCER SUPPORT PROGRAMS

Click to expand the sections below to learn more and register.

VIDEO CONFERENCE SUPPORT GROUPS

Professionally-facilitated support groups are available for patients, survivors, and loved ones. Wondering which group might be the right fit for you? Call our program staff, Taylor Fischman, LMSW, Program Director or Trevor Brooks, LMSW, Associate Program Director at 734-975-2500.

WEEKLY GROUPS

WEEKLY LIVING WITH CANCER GROUPS 

For patients and survivors in active treatment or up to about a year post-treatment. Two different groups meet weekly:
Mondays 11 am – 1 pm – Hybrid 

Tuesdays 6 – 8 pm – Hybrid 

BI-WEEKLY AND MONTHLY GROUPS

HEAD & NECK CANCER SUPPORT GROUP – HYBRID

For patients, survivors and loved ones.
Monthly, First Wednesday 5:30-7 pm 

OSTOMY SUPPORT GROUP – HYBRID

This group welcomes anyone who has or will have an ostomy, as well as their loved ones.
Monthly, First Wednesday 5:30-7 pm 

PATIENTS AND LOVED ONES – IN PERSON

For patients, survivors and loved ones.
Monthly, Third Monday, 6-7:30 pm

PATIENTS AND LOVED ONES – BRIGHTON – HYBRID 

For patients and survivors, this group meets in the lobby at Trinity Health Cancer Center – Brighton ( 7575 Grand River Ave., Brighton, MI 48114).
Monthly, Third Wednesday 6 – 7:30 pm

PATIENTS AND LOVED ONES – CANTON – HYBRID

For patients, survivors, and loved ones, this group meets in the Cancer Center Conference room at Trinity Health Cancer Center – Canton (1600 S. Canton Center Rd., Canton, MI 48188).
Monthly, Second Thursday, 5:30 – 7 pm

PATIENTS AND LOVED ONES – CHELSEA – HYBRID

For patients, survivors, and loved ones. Located in the conference room at Trinity Health Cancer Center – Chelsea (775 S. Main St., Chelsea, MI 48118).
Monthly, Second Tuesday, 3 – 4:30 pm 

PATIENTS & LOVED ONES  – LIVONIA – IN PERSON

For patients, survivors, and loved ones, this group meets in the Cancer Center Conference Room at Trinity Health Cancer Center – Livonia Hospital (36475 Five Mile Rd, Livonia, Michigan 48154).
Monthly, Third Wednesday, 6 – 7:30 pm

PRIDE CANCER SUPPORT GROUP (LGBTQ+) – HYBRID

For patients, survivors, and loved ones identifying as bisexual, gay, lesbian, queer, transgender, two-spirit, and all other sexual and gender minorities.
Monthly, Third Thursday 6 – 7:30 pm 

INDIVIDUAL SUPPORT

COUNSELING 

Through an innovative partnership, professional counseling services are available to all patients, survivors, and loved ones receiving care at Trinity Health Cancer Centers in Ann Arbor, Brighton, Canton, Chelsea, and Livonia.

 

Services offered by our oncology counselors include adjustment to illness counseling, depression and anxiety screening, relaxation strategies to reduce anxiety during difficult and painful procedures, and more. Counseling sessions are offered free of charge; neither patients/loved ones or their insurance will be billed for this service.

 

If you are a Trinity Health patient or loved one and are interested in scheduling an initial free counseling session, please call Lindsay Passmore at 734-712-2928.

ONE-ON-ONE SUPPORT

Our clinical social work staff is here to offer one-on-one emotional support over the phone or videoconference. Click the link below to request an appointment and we’ll be in touch soon to get you scheduled.

LIVE EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS

Join us on Zoom to hear from expert speakers on hot topics in oncology, offered live at least once a month.

 

MEDICARE 101 LUNCH & LEARN – IN PERSON

Shari Smith, MA, MPH, AgeWays

Medicare can be complicated — even confusing — with its multiple parts and the many choices it offers. There are dates and deadlines to remember, lots of confusing terms and different kinds of plans. How do you cut through the clutter in your mailbox and inbox to make the right decisions? Medicare 101 is designed to help you understand the basics. Knowing what to do, when you need to do it and making smart choices.

Wednesday, August 21, 12-1:30 pm

MINDFULNESS AND SELF-COMPASSION SERIES: PROMOTING RESILIENCE AND WELL-BEING IN THE CANCER EXPERIENCE – IN PERSON

Marcy Plunkett, PhD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Compassion practices, both for self and others, can lead to more resilience and better communication in the cancer experience. This special series, facilitated by clinical psychologist and mindfulness teacher Marcy Plunkett, PhD, welcomes patients, survivors, family and friends to explore the practice of self-compassion through educational presentation, guided meditations and facilitated discussion on topics including compassionate breathing, stress management through self-compassion breaks, caregiver experiences, and more.

Mondays, September 16, 23, 30, 6-7:30 pm

LIVE HEALTHY LIFESTYLE CLASSES

Professionally-instructed healthy lifestyle and stress management classes meet via Zoom. Those with all levels of ability and experience are welcome.

COOKING FOR WELLNESS – HYBRID

Join us for this monthly cooking and nutrition class that features cooking instruction of healthy recipes, plenty of time for questions, and a recipe packet shared via email at each class. Register once and you’ll get a reminder for each monthly session. We hope to see you there!

Monthly, Third Wednesday, 4:30 – 6:30 pm

GENTLE YOGA – HYBRID

Engaging in gentle exercise can help boost immune function, reduce stress, and keep your body strong.

Wednesdays 11 am – 12 pm 

GUIDED MEDITATION AT TRINITY HEALTH CANCER CENTER BRIGHTON – IN PERSON 

Meditation has been shown to decrease anxiety, improve sleep, and help manage symptoms and side effects. Join us for a guided mindful meditation weekly. Located in Community Room 214A/214B  at Trinity Health Cancer Center – Brighton.

Thursdays 4 – 5 pm

GENTLE YOGA – TRINITY HEALTH CANCER CENTER CHELSEA – IN PERSON

Engaging in gentle exercise can help boost immune function, reduce stress, and keep your body strong. Located in the cafeteria at Trinity Health Cancer Center – Chelsea (775 S. Main St., Chelsea, MI 48118).

Mondays 3:30-4:30 pm 

GENTLE YOGA – TRINITY HEALTH CANCER CENTER CANTON – IN PERSON

Engaging in gentle exercise can help boost immune function, reduce stress, and keep your body strong. Located in the Community Room at Trinity Health Cancer Center – Canton (1600 S Canton Center Rd, Canton, Michigan 48188).

Mondays 5-6 pm

GENTLE YOGA – TRINITY HEALTH CANCER CENTER BRIGHTON – HYBRID 

Engaging in gentle exercise can help boost immune function, reduce stress, and keep your body strong. Located in the lobby  at Trinity Health Cancer Center – Brighton (7575 Grand River Ave, Brighton, MI 48114).

Wednesdays 5 – 6 pm, Resumes June 5

GENTLE YOGA – TRINITY HEALTH CANCER CENTER LIVONIA – IN PERSON

Engaging in gentle exercise can help boost immune function, reduce stress, and keep your body strong. Located in the Wellness Room at Trinity Health Cancer Center – Livonia (36475 Five Mile Rd, Livonia, Michigan 48154

Thursdays 5:30 – 6:30 pm, starting July 18th

REIKI FOR RELAXATION – IN PERSON AT CANCER SUPPORT COMMUNITY

Join us for free individual Reiki sessions. Our Reiki master will provide an energy technique by hovering their palms just above your body, moving them into a series of positions to help promote relaxation and reduce stress. Participants will remain fully clothed, with the option to remain in a seated position or by lying flat on a massage table.

 

Sessions are available to patients, survivors, and loved ones.

 

Thursdays from 12 pm – 3 pm, by appointment 

REIKI FOR RELAXATION – IN PERSON AT TRINITY HEALTH CANCER CENTER BRIGHTON

Join us for free individual Reiki sessions at Trinity Health—Brighton in partnership with the Cancer Support Community. Our Reiki master will provide an energy technique by hovering their palms just above your body, moving them into a series of positions to help promote relaxation and reduce stress. Participants will remain fully clothed, with the option to remain in a seated position or by lying flat on a massage table.

 

Sessions are available to patients, survivors, and loved ones. Reiki will be held in Community Room 214A/214B at Trinity Health Cancer Center –Brighton, 7575 Grand River Ave., Brighton, MI 48114.

 

Thursdays from 5 pm – 8 pm, by appointment

TAI CHI- HYBRID

Practicing Tai Chi can increase energy, improve balance, and promote relaxation.

Select Mondays, 10 -11 am

Can’t make it to our live classes? Visit cancersupportannarbor.org/ondemand to access our library of prerecorded exercise and stress management classes.

SOCIAL PROGRAMS

Our online social programs are designed to help you stay connected with others. Whether in person, by phone, or on Zoom, staying connected with others is so important when cancer is a part of life.

COMMUNITY & CREATIVITY – IN PERSON

Explore your creativity and connect with others in this art class. Our instructor will lead a creative expression project using supplies you have at home; a pen and paper is enough! No art experience is required.

Select Wednesdays  2:30 – 4 pm – Sign up to be notified for upcoming classes.

NOOGIE NIGHTS – IN PERSON

Kids affected by cancer come together to connect and have fun with games, arts & crafts, and more.

Tuesdays 6 – 8 pm

FIND INSPIRATION UNDERFOOT: CHALK ART – IN PERSON

Join us for an evening of art at Island Park! Artist David Zinn, who has charmed millions of followers worldwide with his whimsical and innovative sidewalk art, will show you how to create your own masterpieces using chalk, charcoal and imagination. All supplies are provided. All ages welcome.

Tuesdays,  July 9, and August 13, 5:30-7 pm

HEALING WITH HORSEBITS ACADEMY – IN PERSON

Join us at the CSC as we welcome communication expert, Karen Shaper, and her mini horse, Luna. Karen will lead two sessions of her innovative horse communication program that offers experiential therapeutic activities with Luna and emotional support through facilitated discussion.

Sunday, July 21, 10 am-12 pm & 1 pm -3 pm –  Limited to 10 people per session 

WATERCOLORS – IN PERSON

Tap in to your inner artist and join us for a watercolors class at the CSC. We will take you step by step through the process of creating your own masterpiece. All skill levels are welcome, and supplies will be provided.

Monday, August 12, 6-7 pm  

BLOCK PRINTING SERIES – IN PERSON

Create a piece of art that keeps on giving at the CSC’s Block Printing class! During this four-week series, we’ll cover the basics of printing using a rubber block and by the end you’ll have a stamp that can create prints for years to come! All supplies provided.

Mondays, July 15 through August 5, 6-7:30 pm

PAINT N’ PARTY – IN PERSON

Explore your creative side at CSC’s Paint N’ Party! We’ll walk you step by step through the process of creating your own masterpiece. You’ll be amazed at the art you can create! All supplies will be provided.

Wednesday, July 31, 2-4 pm

SUPPORT FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

Professionally-instructed healthy lifestyle and stress management classes meet via Zoom, our HIPAA-compliant videoconferencing platform. Those with all levels of ability and experience are welcome.

NOOGIE NIGHTS – IN PERSON

Kids affected by cancer come together to connect and have fun with games, arts & crafts, and more.

Tuesdays 6 – 8 pm

HOW TO JOIN LIVE PROGRAMS

Support groups, healthy lifestyle classes, social programs, and more are available in real-time using our HIPAA-compliant videoconferencing platform, Zoom. In order to help protect your privacy, registration is required for all live programs. Once you register, we’ll send you the information you need to log on. Click below for instructions to access Zoom from your computer, tablet, or smartphone. If you don’t have a device that can connect to Zoom, you are also welcome to call in from a telephone. We’ll send out phone numbers and access codes along with the Zoom meeting links. If you are having trouble joining a program, please call Erin at 734-489-1631 for immediate assistance.

CONFIDENTIALITY AND SAFETY

By participating in the Cancer Support Community of Greater Ann Arbor’s virtual programs, you are agreeing to adhere to our policies regarding the confidentiality and safety of our members.

Visit cancersupportannarbor.org/ondemand to access our library of prerecorded educational workshops.