Published Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Cancer Wellness classes free to cancer patients, survivors and caregivers

From Staff Reports

Piedmont Newnan is offering free classes for anyone who is fighting cancer, is a cancer survivor or is a caregiver for someone with cancer. Class participants do not have to be Piedmont patients to attend.

All classes, unless noted, will be held at The Summit Healthplex, 1755 Highway 34 East in Suite 1400.

Call 770-719-5860 to register for the wellness programs.

The class schedule for February will be:

Fun With the Cruciferous Family@Body Copy bullets: – Feb. 19, noon to 2 p.m.

Cold weather eating requires some adjustments but sacrificing great nutrition is not one of them. As you try to keep your immune system strong and take advantage of seasonal produce, think about cruciferous veggies. Making the same old broccoli? Don’t think you like cauliflower or kale? Come join Chef Nancy Waldeck and Cancer Wellness Dietitian Taryn Tennyson to learn about the possibilities of these powerful vegetables and how you can cook up delicious meals with them that everyone in the family will enjoy. Call to register, 770-719-5860.

Mindfulness Training 101/Practice@Body Copy bullets: – Feb. 13, 11 a.m to noon

Learn to meditate and move through the world in a more peaceful way. Numerous benefits including enhanced immune system, reduced inflammation, less anxiety and depression symptoms. Each participant receives a CD for daily practice.

Gentle Yoga@Body Copy bullets: - Feb. 13, 10 to 11 a.m. and Feb. 23, 2 to 3:30 p.m.

In a gentle, non-competitive environment, participants are guided through soothing breathwork, simple mindful yoga postures, and deep relaxation.

Yoga calms mind, body and emotions so even firs-time participants can enjoy an improved sense of well being.

Learn to Knit@Body Copy bullets: – Feb. 7 and 21, 10 a.m. to noon

Have you always wanted to learn how to knit? Are you just looking for an opportunity to socialize with others? Knitting can be cathartic while in treatment or as a positive distraction. Knitting can help with neuropathy symptoms, stimulating nerves and promoting blood circulation. Bring supplies, if you have them, or another project.

One Hour Drummer@Body Copy bullets: – Feb. 5, 12, 19 and 26, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Join in the fun playing drums and other rhythm instruments.

The interactive and energetic ensemble allows you to experience decreased stress, boost your immune system, feel a part of a caring community, and enjoy an overall sense of well-being. No prior musical experience necessary.

Look Good...Feel Better

This program teaches beauty techniques to women who are actively undergoing cancer treatment to help them combat the appearance-related side effects of radiation and chemotherapy. This program is to be held at Radiation and Oncology Services - Newnan, 211 Millard Farmer Industrial Blvd. (34 Bypass) in Newnan. Call Tricia Dunlap to register at 770-631-0625.

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