Cancer: Thriving and Surviving Workshops Starts Nov. 13

Posted on November 3, 2019

County Senior Center in Bridgewater to Offer Free Wellness Workshop

Have you been affected by cancer? Somerset County’s Shanel Y. Robinson invites anyone age 60 and above who has cancer, is in remission or is a caregiver to attend a free, informative six-week program titled “Cancer: Thriving and Surviving.”  Sign up for this practical and interactive workshop to be held from 1 to 3:30 p.m., on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 20, 27, and continuing Dec. 4, 11, and 18. The registration deadline is Nov. 8.  All participants will receive a book titled, “Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions.”

Share experiences and solve problems with other participants who are managing cancer or are in remission. Find out how to live healthier and feel more positive and confident about your life.  Learn techniques to cope with frustration, fatigue, pain, isolation, poor sleep and living with uncertainty.  You will also be taught to cope with your symptoms using practical techniques, which include learning exercises that are appropriate for regaining and maintaining flexibility and endurance, how to make decisions about treatment and therapies, tips for nutrition, how to create weekly action plans, and how to communicate effectively with family, friends and health professionals.

To register, or for more information contact the Senior Wellness Center at Bridgewater at 908-203-6101.

Workshop materials were reviewed by Stanford University physicians and their peers. This program has shown proven results with participants who have reported an overall improvement in their health, an increased ability to perform daily tasks, and a greater ability to manage their symptoms.

This program is made possible through a partnership between the Somerset County Office on Aging & Disability Services (OoADS) and EmPoWER Somerset. The OoADS helps link seniors, their caregivers and adults with disabilities to long-term care support services so they can live independently. EmPoWer Somerset is a nonprofit organization that dedicates its time to helping families make positive lifestyle choices through education and advocating a drug-free environment.

The Senior Wellness Center at Bridgewater is operated by the Somerset County Office on Aging and Disability Services. The multi-purpose facility offers a variety of activities including educational programs, health and wellness information and a stimulating social setting.