Education Programs

 

Our workshops provide participants with learning opportunities on a variety of topics related to coping with cancer and improving quality of life. Unless otherwise noted, education programs are presented at the Hope Connections facility in Bethesda, MD. A reservation is required for all educational programs.

To register call 301-634-7500 or contact us

 

Look Good Feel Better

Monday, July 18,  1-3 p.m.

 LGFB is a hands-on workshop conducted by volunteer cosmetologist Erika Manso.  It includes skin care, makeup application and a demonstration on how to use wigs, scarves and hats to help a woman cope with the side effects of cancer treatment. Patients must be undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatment. LGFB is a partnership between the American Cancer Society, Personal Care Products Council and the National Cosmetology Association.

 

Nutrition: Summer Fruits and Vegetables

Tuesday, July 19, 1-2:30 p.m.

Dietitian Margaret McDowell, PhD, MPH, RD will discuss seasonal fruits and vegetables that taste great and provide important nutrients during cancer treatment and recovery.  She will highlight important food safety considerations for the summer and recent research findings pertaining to diet and health. Resource materials and recipes will be provided!  

 

 

Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture

Wednesday, July 20, 6:30-8 p.m.

Licensed acupuncturist, Jim Pastore explores how the wisdom and science of acupuncture and Chinese medicine can be of help, with a focus on both treatment and self-care practices.

 

 

Legacy Videos

Monday,  August 1, 6:30-8 p.m. 

Have you thought about ensuring that your personal history and values are preserved for future generations? Three-time Emmy award-winning producer Debbie Brodsky of DMB Pictures will share practical tips for getting started, screen video examples, and talk about the impact you can have on the lives of your grandchildren and future generations by creating a video biography.

 

 

Aromatherapy

Wednesday, August 17, 6:30-8 p.m.

Join Bonita Shelby, Certified Clinical Aromatherapist and 26-year breast cancer thriver for a fun, Do It Yourself aromatic activity! Make your own Body Butter or Bath/Foot Soak using Young Living Essential Oils for your at-home self care.  During the session, the essential oil cold air diffuser will be wafting an uplifting aroma and you will have the option of enjoying a glass of Lemon, Orange or Citrus Fresh infused purified water.  

 

Look Good Feel Better

Monday, September 12,  1-3 p.m.

 LGFB is a hands-on workshop conducted by volunteer cosmetologist Erika Manso.  It includes skin care, makeup application and a demonstration on how to use wigs, scarves and hats to help a woman cope with the side effects of cancer treatment. Patients must be undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatment. LGFB is a partnership between the American Cancer Society, Personal Care Products Council and the National Cosmetology Association.

 

 

Become Your Own Advocate

Wednesday, September 14, 6:30 p.m. 

Dr. Kashif Firvozi will discuss, with the overwhelming amount of information that exists today, how to manage the multiple sources of “facts.”  Learn how to  become your own advocate while valuing the input of your provider and the rest of your team to make the best decisions possible.

 

 

Keys to Regaining Health

Monday, September 19, 6:30-8 p.m. 

Join Neva Ingalls E-RYT500 to learn how to empower yourself to heal. Disease can be affected by internal imbalances in the body, mind & heart and/or external toxic factors, negatively impacting the immune system. Learn techniques to boost immunity through visualization, deep relaxation, meditation, movement, breath awareness and simple pressure points that balance energy & reduce stress.