CRC Cares About Families Event – POSTPONED

Please join us at the Sciencenter 601 1st St., on Saturday, TBA from 9-10am, and then stay after and play all day for free! * Also enjoy for FREE: continental breakfast book gift for families/teens prizes and best of all…. family photo courtesy of professional photographer Sheryl Sinkow! Learn how CRC can support your family when



Water Exercise Classes are CANCELLED

Classes are CANCELLED for the rest of the session. If you paid by credit card, please contact Monica at monica@crcfl.net. Island Fitness is working on the details on how to refund for the remaining classes. Be well, be safe and we will see you in the fall. Start your weekend with this fun and energizing



ONE HUNDRED AUTOBIOGRAPHIES: A Memoir

CRC caregiver client Stacey Lehman writes to tell us about her husband’s forthcoming book. In ONE HUNDRED AUTOBIOGRAPHIES: A Memoir, David Lehman, the well-known poet, critic and the series editor for The Best American Poetry, tells the story of his (provisionally) victorious battle to defeat bladder cancer (Cornell University Press Hardcover; October 15, 2019; $22.95). During the



Powerful Tools for Caregivers begins 3/21

Feeling stressed and overwhelmed? Register now for one of the 6-week sessions beginning March 21. The classes will help you develop tools and coping skills to assist you in managing the many challenges associated with care-giving, connect with resources, communicate more effectively, and learn to take care of yourself while caring for your loved one. For more information or



“A Time for You” Caregiver Celebration!

Saturday, June 9th, 2018 from 1-4:00pm Tompkins County Office for the Aging 214 W. Martin Luther King Jr./State St., Ithaca Come join us for a celebration of all Caregivers- family members, friends, and all loved ones! Music, poetry, chair massages, mindfulness/yoga and other wellness topics and activities, and info tables! Light refreshments will be served.



Counseling Support for Families Affected by Cancer

Children of parents with cancer often experience anxiety, depression and uncertainty related to their parent’s diagnosis. Parents are not always certain about how to talk with their children or how much information to give them.CRC provides support to parents in talking with their child about cancer and connects them with additional resources in the community.  Often



Peer to Peer Support Program!

We are beginning a program to connect anyone affected by cancer with another person whose experiences with cancer are similar.  Most often, it will be someone with the same diagnosis, but we’ll also make connections based on similar situations, e.g., caregiving, location, age, etc. Are you looking for support or interested in being a Peer



It all changed overnight

If your spouse or partner is diagnosed with cancer, your life changes. You worry about the future and your days are filled with appointments, tasks, and caregiving. If your spouse or partner is diagnosed with advanced cancer, your life changes even more radically. As one man told me, “It all changed overnight.” His wife, by



Suggestions from Lori Hope

Excerpts from Lori Hope’s book, Help Me Live – 20 Things People with Cancer Want you to Know. 1. “It’s OK to say or do the wrong thing.” “It’s almost inevitable that you will say or do something that could be misconstrued or in some way disturb someone with cancer. Just remember that you only



Supervised Play for Kids

CRC Cares about Kids, a new CRC program providing support to families with a parent (or other caregiver) with cancer, now offers supervised play for children whose parents attend the Young Adult Support Group on the 4th Tuesday of each month from 5:30-7:00pm. Two area college students will provide games, crafts, story time, and help