Cancer House of Hope Programs & Events

From art therapy to support groups, you’re welcome to participate in any programs or events that interest you (free!). Friends and loved ones are also welcome to join.

PLEASE NOTE:
While in-person programming is temporarily suspended due to COVID-19, some programs are available virtually or over the phone. The Cancer House of Hope looks forward to resuming its full slate of activities when it is safe to do so.

 

Virtual Art Therapy

Presented by the Red Thread Network

Third Saturday of each month.

This program is offered via Zoom. Registered participants can pick up supplies at no cost at the Cancer House of Hope prior to the event.

For more information or to register, contact the Cancer House of Hope at (413) 733-1858 or mtoomey@chd.org.

 

Sisters of Spear Virtual Art Sessions

How to Make a ‘Rag Wreath’ with Kathie-Jo

Saturday, February 27, at 10 a.m.

Supplies you will need:

  • 2 yards of fabric cut into 1” strips, then cut strips into 1” X 8” strips
  • Wreath frame no larger than 14”

This program is offered via Zoom. For more information or to register, contact the Cancer House of Hope at (413) 733-1858 or mtoomey@chd.org.

Acrylic Painting with Brenda

Saturday, March 6, at 10 a.m.

Supplies you will need:

  • 11×14 canvas
  • Masking or painter’s tape
  • Acrylic colors needed – dark pink or magenta, light pink or use white to lighten dark pink, white, dark brown, black Mediterranean, turquoise blue or color between light and dark blue
  • Paper plates
  • Plastic table cover
  • Brushes
  • Cups

This program is offered via Zoom. For more information or to register, contact the Cancer House of Hope at (413) 733-1858 or mtoomey@chd.org.

 

Virtual Knitting Group 

First and Third Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m.

This program is offered via Zoom.

This relaxing knitting group welcomes people of all skill levels. Whether you’re an experienced knitter or interested in learning how, the knitting group is a great place to practice techniques while spending time with a great group.

Register with the Cancer House of Hope at (413) 733-1858 or mtoomey@chd.org to receive the Zoom link.

 

Virtual Cooking Demonstrations

Tuesdays at 5 pm

This program is offered via Zoom.

For more information or to register, contact the Cancer House of Hope at (413) 733-1858 or mtoomey@chd.org.

 

Outdoor Walking Group

Thursdays at 1:00 p.m.

A socially distant walk around the Cancer House of Hope’s neighborhood, and other locations. If you plan to attend, please contact the House in advance to confirm that week’s location. Please note that face coverings and social distancing are required for this event. Each walk will take place weather permitting.

For more information please contact the Cancer House of Hope at (413) 733-1858 or mtoomey@chd.org.

 

Virtual Yoga Classes

Tuesdays: 5 pm
Thursdays: 11 am

This relaxing and therapeutic service is offered at no cost to those diagnosed at any time with cancer of any kind and their loved ones. Co-sponsored by Cancer House of Hope and Baystate Health’s Rays of Hope, “The Healing Art of Yoga for Ongoing Cancer Recovery” group classes support this yoga journey in the comfort of home, featuring chair and mat options for all abilities.

A Zoom meeting invitation is required to join this virtual program. Those interested in joining can email Cancer House of Hope program director Margaret Toomey at mtoomey@chd.org or call Cancer House of Hope at (413) 733-1858.

 

One-to-One Phone Counseling

By appointment only.

The Cancer House of Hope is currently offering counseling services by phone for those who find themselves overwhelmed during these trying times.

To set up an appointment please contact the Cancer House of Hope at (413) 733-1858 or mtoomey@chd.org.

 

Wig Consultation

Available via phone

While the the Cancer House of Hope’s Wig Boutique is not currently open for in-person visits, we’re currently offering consultation services by phone for those in need of new wigs or more information about wig care.

For more information please contact the Cancer House of Hope at (413) 733-1858.

 

Women’s All Cancer Support Group 

2nd and 4th Thursday of each month (Temporarily Suspended)
6 pm – 7:30 pm

This program is currently offered virtually via Zoom.

Register with the Cancer House of Hope at (413) 733-1858 or mtoomey@chd.org.

 

Men’s All Cancer Support Group

2nd and 4th Monday of each month (Temporarily Suspended)
7 pm – 8:30 pm

Men’s All Cancer Support Group aims to provide support for men surviving all types of cancer. The group is led by Paul Lambert, who serves as a master’s level clinician at one of CHD’s outpatient behavioral health clinics in Springfield.

This program is currently offered virtually via Zoom.

Register with the Cancer House of Hope at (413) 733-1858 or mtoomey@chd.org.

 

Certified Oncology Massage Therapy

Mondays and Tuesdays: 3 pm – 6 pm (Temporarily Suspended)

This hour-long massage focuses on soreness, muscle pain, fatigue, and the imbalance of the mind and body. Each massage is specially tailored based on the treatment and side effects of each individual.

Call to schedule appointment (413) 733-1858.

 

Reiki

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays  (Temporarily Suspended)

This ancient eastern art balances and restores the body’s energy levels. It induces a sense of relaxation and has many known health benefits such as alleviating pain and strengthening the immune system.

Call to schedule appointment (413) 733-1858.

 

Gentle Chair Yoga

Thursdays: 11 am and 2 pm (Temporarily Suspended)
Fridays: 10 am

90-minute sessions are offered for those affected by any kind of cancer – newly diagnosed, post treatment, or friends and family, including those in bereavement. Props and adjustments are made to make yoga accessible for everyone.

Register with the Cancer House of Hope at (413) 733-1858 or mtoomey@chd.org.

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