All groups are at CRCFL, 612 W. State St., unless otherwise noted.
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Men’s Breakfast Club
Meets every Friday from 8-9 am at the Royal Court Restaurant.
Men with any type of cancer and at any stage of treatment or recovery are welcome.
Women’s Noon Group
Meets every Friday from 12-1:30 pm.
For women with any type of cancer, at any stage of treatment or recovery.
Light refreshments provided.
First Tuesday Open House
The 1st Tuesday of each month. 5:30-7:00 pm.
Patients, survivors, family members, friends, and community members are welcome to come by to see our space, visit our library, meet our staff, and connect with others.
If you’ve never been here before, it’s a perfect opportunity to stick your toe into the water to get a feel for who we are and what we do. Registration isn’t required, but if you call us in advance (277-0960), we may be able to bring in a volunteer with a similar diagnosis or situation.
We’ll have different activities monthly (movies, discussions, etc.), but we’re purposely keeping the format flexible and organic to meet the needs and interests of attendees. Light refreshments provided.
Living Well with Cancer Workshop (Co-sponsored by CRC & Cayuga Medical Center)
Meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month 5:30-7:00 pm.
A monthly educational program on a topic related to cancer &/or general well-being. Open to the public.
Light refreshments provided.
Pat’s Group: Living with Cancer as a Chronic Disease
Meets the 1st & 3rd Thursday 12-1:30 pm.
For people with more advanced cancers, caregivers welcome.
Meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month 5:30-7:00 pm.
Open to family, friends, and caregivers of those with cancer.
Young Adult Group
Meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday from 5:30-7:00 pm.
For people 20-40ish with cancer. Partners welcome.
(4th Tuesday: CRC cares about kids: supervised play for children of group members.)
Meets on the 5th Tuesday in 2017: Jan. 31, May 30, Aug 29, and Oct. 31 from 5:30-7:00 pm.
For people with any type of colorectal cancer.
For more information about any of the above groups, call us at 277-0960.
Online Support Groups
There are hundreds (if not thousands) of online support groups that serve all cancers, specific cancers, and specific situations. Here is just a sampling:
- Smart Patients
- Cancer Care
- Cancer Support Community
- Association of Cancer Online Resources (ACOR)
- Stupid Cancer
Also of interest:
Peer to Peer
A free confidential service that connects patients and caregivers with mentors who provide the perspective of “someone who’s bee there.” Open to all patients and caregivers touched by any type of cancer. Visit the Peer to Peer page or call our office at 277-0960 for more information.
Gentle Yoga class
Meets on Tuesdays 9:30-11:00 am at Island Health & Fitness. A blend of stretching, relaxation, healing visualization, and meditation in a supportive group environment. For more information, contact instructor Nick Boyar at 607-272-2062 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The class is offered free of charge to those with cancer.
Cayuga Medical Center Living Well with Cancer (Schuyler County)
Meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month from 5-6:00 pm at Schuyler Hospital in Montour Falls, Lower Level Conference Room (across from Cafe). For people dealing with any stage of cancer.
Cancer Research Seminar
Join with Cornell doctoral students engaged in cancer research and those directly touched by cancer for a regular discussions about the science of cancer (presented in lay language). The public is welcome. Light refreshments provided. Click here to learn more. *Follows an academic calendar; call CRC or visit website for updates.