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Wednesday September 1st 2021
Morning Toddler Time Time 10:00 AM For ages 1-4, a social space for toddlers to interact while playing games, doing crafts, and enjoying story time! Info & Registration
Afternoon Meditation Time 12:00 PM Terri Koster will be facilitating a weekly meditation workshop in Gilda’s Club Metro Detroit’s Virtual World. This workshop will include guided meditation, pranayama (breath-work), alternate nostril breathing, energy clearing and chakra balancing meditations. All of these meditations can be done at home and no experience with meditation is necessary. Info & Registration
Book Club Time 1:00 PM Join us! This month we’re each reading our own books to share with the group. Info & Registration
Watercolor Group Onsite! Time 2:30 PM Join Lauren Alfonsi, Art Therapist and counseling intern from Karmanos Cancer Institute, for this therapeutic art session outside under our Gilda's Club tent. Supplies will be provided, those that are vaccinated are not required to wear a mask, once seated. Generously proved by the Karmanos Cancer Institute. Info & Registration
Scattergories Time 4:00 PM Not stuck at home- safe at home! Join us for this classic for some extra fun! Info & Registration
Chair Yoga Time 6:00 PM Take part in this relaxing virtual chair yoga class as you are guided through gentle stretching and relaxation. Info & Registration
Leukemia/Lymphoma Support Group Time 6:30 PM A support group for individuals diagnosed with leukemia, lymphoma, or another blood cancer. Family members welcome. Info & Registration
Pancreatic Cancer Support Group Time 6:30 PM A support group for those diagnosed with Pancreatic cancer who are seeking support from others also diagnsoed. This group is facilitated by a licensed clinician. Support persons to those diagnosed are welcome to atend as well. Info & Registration
Trivia Night! Time 8:00 PM It’s time for some fun! Categories will include Pop Culture, Music, History and more! All you need is your thinking cap and some laughs, every Wednesday Night. Info & Registration
Thursday September 2nd 2021
Healing Garden Art Workshop Time 10:00 AM Please join us for some healing in the garden. During this art workshop series we'll create nurturing images that would be found in a healing garden such as: flowers, succulents, fountains, trees, dragonflies, butterflies, etc. Info & Registration
New Member Meeting Time 10:00 AM Join us for this informational orientation with one of our clinical staff. During this orientation we will share all our services with you, how to access our currently virtual program and customize a personal plan to help us best support you. Info & Registration
Knitting Circle Outdoor Meeting Time 10:30 AM This Knitting Circle is facilitated by Philly Tucker and will be outdoors. The Lakehouse Location is still closed indoors. Vaccinated members are not required to wear a mask outdoors, however we thank you for continuing to stay socially distanced. No food or drink is permitted. Info & Registration
Yoga Time 3:00 PM Wear comfortable clothing and be prepared to stretch your mind and body from your own home. Info & Registration
Cancer & Sleep Time 6:00 PM Dr. Roy ND FABNO will be speaking on Cancer & Sleep. Learn more about the importance of a good night’s rest in the fight against cancer, what healthy sleeping habits look like, and how to optimize your sleep to live well. Dr. Roy is an expert in supportive care oncology, she integrates natural evidence-informed therapies that support traditional treatment for the best possible outcomes. Visit www.aimnatural.com for more information on how you can use natural medicine to fight and prevent cancer. Info & Registration
Ovarian/Gynecological Cancer Support Group Time 6:00 PM A support group for individuals diagnosed with ovarian or another type of gynecological cancer. Info & Registration
Friday September 3rd 2021
Morning Meditation Time 10:00 AM Wake up and meditate with Stacey. Info & Registration
Yoga Time 11:00 AM Wear comfortable clothing and be prepared to stretch your mind and body from your own home. Info & Registration
Saturday September 4th 2021
Pound! Time 11:00 AM Channel your inner rockstar with this full body cardio-jam session inspired by the fun of playing the drums. You become the music in this exhilarating workout that combines cardio, conditioning, and strength training with yoga and pilates-inspired movements. Designed for all fitness levels. Please remember to wear comfortable tennis shoes. You will also need two regular drumsticks, wooden spoons, wooden dowels or similar items that are approximately 16 inches long. Please set aside a space that allows for free movement of your arms all around your body and above your head (you will also need space for your “stix” too). Now the 1st Saturday of every month. Info & Registration
Tuesday September 7th 2021
Living with Cancer Group Time 11:00 AM Weekly support group for people currently in treatment, or within a year of treatment. In efforts to keep our community healthy, for the time being this group will meet virtually. If you have not previously attended this support group and are interested in joining us virtually, please contact us at 248-577-0800. Info & Registration
Gentle Mat Yoga Time 4:00 PM A gentle flow yoga class. Info & Registration
Life After Treatment Group Time 6:30 PM A support group for adults whose treatment has ended. In efforts to keep our community healthy, for the time being this group will meet virtually. If you have not previously attended this support group and are interested in joining us virtually, please contact us at 248-577-0800. Info & Registration
Metastatic Breast Group Time 6:30 PM A support group for those diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer, seeking support from others diagnosed as well. This groups is facilitated by a masters level clinician. Info & Registration
Wednesday September 8th 2021
Tai Chi Time 11:00 AM Tai Chi is a Chinese martial arts practice that is gentle, non-strenuous, and has proven health benefits which include muscle strength, flexibility, and balance. Led by licensed instructor Martine Salane. Info & Registration
Afternoon Meditation Time 12:00 PM Terri Koster will be facilitating a weekly meditation workshop in Gilda’s Club Metro Detroit’s Virtual World. This workshop will include guided meditation, pranayama (breath-work), alternate nostril breathing, energy clearing and chakra balancing meditations. All of these meditations can be done at home and no experience with meditation is necessary. Info & Registration
Breast Group Time 1:30 PM Info & Registration
Mindful Meditation Time 2:00 PM This program will be facilitated by Kathy Ransome, LMSW a therapist at Henry Ford Behavioral Health. She will present various mindfulness techniques and lead a number of group meditations. Info & Registration
Watercolor Group Onsite! Time 2:30 PM Join Lauren Alfonsi, Art Therapist and counseling intern from Karmanos Cancer Institute, for this therapeutic art session outside under our Gilda's Club tent. Supplies will be provided, those that are vaccinated are not required to wear a mask, once seated. Generously proved by the Karmanos Cancer Institute. Info & Registration
Scattergories Time 4:00 PM Not stuck at home- safe at home! Join us for this classic for some extra fun! Info & Registration
Kids Support Group Time 5:00 PM A support group for children diagnosed with canceer or with a loved one diagnosed with cancer Info & Registration
Family Bereavement Time 5:30 PM A support group for those who have lost a loved one to cancer. This group is facilitated by a licensed clinician and is a warm and welcoming space for those seeking support and community from others who are also bereaved. Info & Registration
Chair Yoga Time 6:00 PM Take part in this relaxing virtual chair yoga class as you are guided through gentle stretching and relaxation. Info & Registration
Mindful Journey Book Club Time 6:00 PM Many non-fiction books today incorporate mindfulness as the foundation for emotional and physical well-being. Join Jan Miller. bi-weekly, in the pursuit of new perspectives and inspiration through the pages of books filled with wisdom. Seasoned mindfulness practitioners and newbies alike are welcome to the journey! Book - Radical Compassion, Learning to Love Yourself and Your World with the Practice of RAIN by Tara Brach. Self-compassion is the grounds for emotional healing, and extending compassion to others is the medicine for relieving suffering in our world. Brach gives us a four-step tool for nourishing compassion called RAIN (Recognize, Allow, Investigate, Nurture) which has the potential to awaken our courage, wisdom, and heart. Info & Registration
Trivia Night! Time 8:00 PM It’s time for some fun! Categories will include Pop Culture, Music, History and more! All you need is your thinking cap and some laughs, every Wednesday Night. Info & Registration
Thursday September 9th 2021
Healing Garden Art Workshop Time 10:00 AM Please join us for some healing in the garden. During this art workshop series we'll create nurturing images that would be found in a healing garden such as: flowers, succulents, fountains, trees, dragonflies, butterflies, etc. Info & Registration
New Member Meeting Time 10:00 AM Join us for this informational orientation with one of our clinical staff. During this orientation we will share all our services with you, how to access our currently virtual program and customize a personal plan to help us best support you. Info & Registration
Knitting Circle Outdoor Meeting Time 10:30 AM This Knitting Circle is facilitated by Philly Tucker and will be outdoors. The Lakehouse Location is still closed indoors. Vaccinated members are not required to wear a mask outdoors, however we thank you for continuing to stay socially distanced. No food or drink is permitted. Info & Registration
Yoga Time 3:00 PM Wear comfortable clothing and be prepared to stretch your mind and body from your own home. Info & Registration
Pancreatic Cancer Support Group Time 6:00 PM Connect with others who have had a pancreatic cancer diagnosis. This group is for those in treatment as well as family, friends and caregivers. This month, Lisa McDowell, MS, RD, CSSD of St. Joseph Mercy Health System will be joining the Pancreatic Group for a virtual educational lecture about pancreatic Cancer and the importance of diet. Info & Registration
Pancreatic Group with Special Guest Dr. Philip Philip Time 6:00 PM Connect with others who have had a pancreatic cancer diagnosis. This group is for those in treatment as well as family, friends and caregivers.. Dr. Philip Philip (M.D., Ph.D., F.R.C.P) from Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute will be joining this group tonight. Info & Registration
Caregivers Support Group Time 6:30 PM For adult family, friends, and caregivers of people with cancer seeking support. Info & Registration
Cap & Conquer Time 7:00 PM Cap & Conquer is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that breaks down financial and educational barriers to using scalp cooling therapy, also known as cold cap therapy, for reducing hair loss during chemotherapy. We do this by 1) raising awareness about scalp cooling as a way to reduce hair loss during cancer treatment 2) raising money to rent cold caps for cancer patients who need financial support and 3) providing support and mentorship for patients who use cold caps. Info & Registration
Friday September 10th 2021
Morning Meditation Time 10:00 AM Wake up and meditate with Stacey. Info & Registration
Yoga Time 11:00 AM Wear comfortable clothing and be prepared to stretch your mind and body from your own home. Info & Registration
Saturday September 11th 2021
Chair Yoga Time 10:00 AM Take part in this relaxing virtual chair yoga class as you are guided through gentle stretching and relaxation. Info & Registration
Monday September 13th 2021
Art Therapy For All Time 11:00 AM Art Therapist Erin Shahly, MEd, ATR, will host an interactive therapeutic art workshop. We’ll focus on self-expression and self-discovery. There is no experience necessary to participate, all are welcome. We will come together to create meaningful worksof art that will provide a creative outlet and promote relaxation. Common supplies to be used regularly will be household items such as: newspaper, magazines, tape, foil, markers, crayons, paints, glue etc. but you can use what you’ve got! Info & Registration
Yoga Time 1:00 PM Wear comfortable clothing and be prepared to stretch your mind and body from your own home. Info & Registration
Pictionary Time 3:30 PM Join our intern Sarah for some fun, adults and kids alike! Come ready to draw, no artistic experience required! Info & Registration
Uke Jam Time 4:30 PM Join our Ukers for a Virtual Jam Session and sing-a-long! Info & Registration
New Member Meeting Time 5:30 PM Join us for this informational orientation with one of our clinical staff. During this orientation we will share all our services with you, how to access our currently virtual program and customize a personal plan to help us best support you. Info & Registration
Brain Cancer Support Group Time 6:30 PM Support group to focus on brain cancer. If childcare is needed, please call to let us know 48 hours in advance. In efforts to keep our community healthy, for the time being this group will meet virtually. If you have not previously attended this support group and are interested in joining us virtually, please contact us at 248-577-0800. Info & Registration
Mens Group Outdoor Meeting Time 6:30 PM A group for men who are seeking support through a cancer diagnosis. This group is facilitated by a masters level clinician and will be outdoors under our tent. Vaccinated members are not required to wear a mask outdoors, however we thank you for continuing to stay socially distanced. No food or drink is permitted. Info & Registration
Chair Yoga Time 7:00 PM Join Stephanie for this Virtual Chair Yoga workshop that emphasizes on stretching and relaxation. Please use a chair with a seat height where your feet rest flat on the ground. This yoga practice is to be done on a non-skid surface. Info & Registration
Tuesday September 14th 2021
Karma-Yoga Meditation Time 10:00 AM Please join us for an introduction to meditation in the philosophy of Karma Yoga. Someone who practices as a Karma Yogi does not make decisions based on the desires of the ego, and helps the community for the greater good without expecting reciprocation. Before she leads us in meditation, Dr. Lakshmi Saleem will explain proper breathing techniques with the main focus on understanding the flow of energy through the body and use of Chakras for tapping into our hidden and latent energy. Info & Registration
Living with Cancer Group Time 11:00 AM Weekly support group for people currently in treatment, or within a year of treatment. In efforts to keep our community healthy, for the time being this group will meet virtually. If you have not previously attended this support group and are interested in joining us virtually, please contact us at 248-577-0800. Info & Registration
Meditation Outdoor Meeting Time 11:30 AM This meditation is facilitated by Christina Lombardo and will be outdoors. The Lakehouse Location is still closed indoors. Vaccinated members are not required to wear a mask outdoors, however we thank you for continuing to stay socially distanced. No food or drink is permitted. Info & Registration
Mindful Hour Time 1:00 PM Join Jan Miller, LPC for a special Mindful Hour. We will start with a brief discussion revolving around topics such as discovering your creative side during challenging times, coping strategies, or relaxation practices, followed by a guided meditation. Info & Registration
Watercolor Group Outdoor Meeting! Time 1:00 PM Join Lauren Alfonsi, Art Therapist & Counseling Intern from Karmanos Cancer Institute, for this theraputic art session outside under our Gilda's Club tent. Supplies will be provided, those that are vaccinated are not required to wear a mask. Generously provided by the Karmanos Cancer Institute. Info & Registration
Gentle Mat Yoga Time 4:00 PM A gentle flow yoga class. Info & Registration
Paint Party! Time 4:00 PM Join Lauren Alfonsi, Art Therapist & Counseling Intern from Karmanos Cancer Institute to create a painting step-by-step with your friends and family! No previous painting experience is necessary, and all materials are provided. Please wear clothes you do not mind getting dirty, as acrylic paint may stain. Those that are vaccinated are not required to wear a mask, once seated. Generously proved by the Karmanos Cancer Institute. Info & Registration
Optimizing Bowel and Bladder Function Post Radiation and Chemotherapy Time 5:30 PM This presentation will be focused on managing the symptoms that are associated with bowel and bladder dysfunction that are common after radiation to pelvic region or side effects from chemotherapy. Participants that are struggling with constipation, diarrhea, incontinence, or pain with voiding will learn how to best manage these symptoms at home to optimize their quality of life. Presented by Jessica Pulliam, Doctor of Physical Therapy and physical therapist at The Recovery Project. Info & Registration
Cannabis & Cancer Time 6:00 PM My Compassion a Michigan 501(c)(3) cannabis nonprofit along with its presenters, will provide an overview of the use of Cannabis and its components as a treatment for people with cancer and related symptoms caused by the disease itself or its treatment. Learn about the basics of Cannabis and its potential risks and benefits as a therapeutic substance. Beyond the basics of THC and CBD, we will discuss other aspects of this complex plant and its constituents with their potential effects. Routes, frequency, timing, and dosing guidelines will be discussed as it pertains to treating common side effects of cancer, including chronic pain, neuropathy, nausea, anxiety, and insomnia. Presented by Sherri Tutkus BSN- RN, Erin Purchase, Andrew McFarlane and Heidi Knierim. Info & Registration
Spouses Bereavement Group Time 6:30 PM A support group for those who have lost a spouse to cancer and are seeking support from others who have also lost their significant other. This welcoming group is facilitated by a masters level clinician. Info & Registration
Wednesday September 15th 2021
NIA Time 10:00 AM NIA is sensory-based movement practice that draws from martial arts, dance arts and yoga. This Workshop includes a unique combination of 52 moves that correspond with the main areas of the body. The movements in Nia have been shown to re-program neuropathways and increase mobility, stability, flexibility, and perception. Info & Registration
Tai Chi Time 11:00 AM Tai Chi is a Chinese martial arts practice that is gentle, non-strenuous, and has proven health benefits which include muscle strength, flexibility, and balance. Led by licensed instructor Martine Salane. Info & Registration
Afternoon Meditation Time 12:00 PM Terri Koster will be facilitating a weekly meditation workshop in Gilda’s Club Metro Detroit’s Virtual World. This workshop will include guided meditation, pranayama (breath-work), alternate nostril breathing, energy clearing and chakra balancing meditations. All of these meditations can be done at home and no experience with meditation is necessary. Info & Registration
Mindful Hour Outdoor Meeting Time 12:00 PM Join Jan Miller, LPC for a special Mindful Hour. We will start with a brief discussion revolving around topics such as discovering your creative side during challenging times, coping strategies, or relaxation practices, followed by a guided meditation. Vaccinated members are not required to wear a mask outdoors, however we thank you for continuing to stay socially distanced. No food or drink is permitted. Info & Registration
Book Club Time 1:00 PM Join us! This month we’re each reading our own books to share with the group. Info & Registration
Gynecological Cancers Support Group Time 1:30 PM For women who are in treatment or survivors of any gynecological cancers. Receive support from those who understand. Info & Registration
Watercolor Group Onsite! Time 2:30 PM Join Lauren Alfonsi, Art Therapist and counseling intern from Karmanos Cancer Institute, for this therapeutic art session outside under our Gilda's Club tent. Supplies will be provided, those that are vaccinated are not required to wear a mask, once seated. Generously proved by the Karmanos Cancer Institute. Info & Registration
Afternoon Toddler Time Time 4:00 PM For ages 1-4, a social space for toddlers to interact while playing games, doing crafts, and enjoying story time! Info & Registration
Scattergories Time 4:00 PM Not stuck at home- safe at home! Join us for this classic for some extra fun! Info & Registration
Chair Yoga Time 6:00 PM Take part in this relaxing virtual chair yoga class as you are guided through gentle stretching and relaxation. Info & Registration
Women of Color Support Group Time 6:30 PM A support group for women that focuses on ethnicity and cultural diversity, who are looking to build community and support one another, while navigating a cancer diagnosis.. This group is facilitated by a masters level clinician. If you are not yet a member of Gilda's Club Metro Detroit and believe you would benefit from the support of this group, please call us at 248.577.0800. Info & Registration
Young Adults Group Time 6:30 PM Support group for young adults (20-40 years old) who are carrying a cancer diagnosis. Info & Registration
Trivia Night! Time 8:00 PM It’s time for some fun! Categories will include Pop Culture, Music, History and more! All you need is your thinking cap and some laughs, every Wednesday Night. Info & Registration
Thursday September 16th 2021
Healing Garden Art Workshop Time 10:00 AM Please join us for some healing in the garden. During this art workshop series we'll create nurturing images that would be found in a healing garden such as: flowers, succulents, fountains, trees, dragonflies, butterflies, etc. Info & Registration
New Member Meeting Time 10:00 AM Join us for this informational orientation with one of our clinical staff. During this orientation we will share all our services with you, how to access our currently virtual program and customize a personal plan to help us best support you. Info & Registration
Knitting Circle Outdoor Meeting Time 10:30 AM This Knitting Circle is facilitated by Philly Tucker and will be outdoors. The Lakehouse Location is still closed indoors. Vaccinated members are not required to wear a mask outdoors, however we thank you for continuing to stay socially distanced. No food or drink is permitted. Info & Registration
Yoga Time 3:00 PM Wear comfortable clothing and be prepared to stretch your mind and body from your own home. Info & Registration
Hereditary Cancer: What Does Your Family Tree Look Like? Time 6:00 PM Nancie Petrucelli MS, CGC (Director, Cancer Genetic Counseling Service/Senior Genetic Counselor) of Karmanos’s Cancer Institute will be sharing the role genetics play on hereditary cancers. About 5-10% of all cancers are hereditary, meaning an increased risk of developing certain cancers is being passed down in families through their genes. Knowing if you have an inherited risk allows you and your health care providers to be more proactive about your health. It can also inform family members who may be at increased risk. Attendees of this lecture will learn about genetic testing for hereditary cancer and when it may be appropriate as well as the benefits of such testing for patients and their relatives. Info & Registration
Lung Cancer Support Group Time 6:30 PM A support group for individuals diagnosed with lung cancer as well as caregivers, who are seeking support and communty from others also diagnosed. This group is facilaited by a licensed clinician and meets the 3rd Thursday of every month. Info & Registration
Friday September 17th 2021
Morning Meditation Time 10:00 AM Wake up and meditate with Stacey. Info & Registration
Yoga Time 11:00 AM Wear comfortable clothing and be prepared to stretch your mind and body from your own home. Info & Registration
Monday September 20th 2021
Men's Art Group Outdoor Meeting! Time 10:00 AM Join Lauren Alfonsi, Art Therapist and counseling intern from Karmanos Cancer Institute, for this therapeutic art session outside under our Gilda's Club tent. Supplies will be provided,This group is facilitated by a masters level clinician and will be outdoors under our tent. Vaccinated members are not required to wear a mask outdoors, however we thank you for continuing to stay socially distanced. No food or drink is permitted. Info & Registration
Art Therapy For All Time 11:00 AM Art Therapist Erin Shahly, MEd, ATR, will host an interactive therapeutic art workshop. We’ll focus on self-expression and self-discovery. There is no experience necessary to participate, all are welcome. We will come together to create meaningful worksof art that will provide a creative outlet and promote relaxation. Common supplies to be used regularly will be household items such as: newspaper, magazines, tape, foil, markers, crayons, paints, glue etc. but you can use what you’ve got! Info & Registration
Mindful Meditation Outdoor Meeting Time 1:00 PM This program will be facilitated by Kathy Ransome, LMSW a therapist at Henry Ford Behavioral Health. She will present various mindfulness techniques and lead a number of group meditations. This meeting will be held outdoors at the Royal Oak Clubhouse. This group is facilitated by a masters level clinician and will be outdoors under our tent. Vaccinated members are not required to wear a mask outdoors, however we thank you for continuing to stay socially distanced. No food or drink is permitted. Info & Registration
Yoga Time 1:00 PM Wear comfortable clothing and be prepared to stretch your mind and body from your own home. Info & Registration
Pictionary Time 3:30 PM Join our intern Sarah for some fun, adults and kids alike! Come ready to draw, no artistic experience required! Info & Registration
Uke Jam Time 4:30 PM Join our Ukers for a Virtual Jam Session and sing-a-long! Info & Registration
New Member Meeting Time 5:30 PM Join us for this informational orientation with one of our clinical staff. During this orientation we will share all our services with you, how to access our currently virtual program and customize a personal plan to help us best support you. Info & Registration
Urinary incontinence and Erectile Dysfunction After Prostatectomy Time 6:00 PM This participation will be focused on providing education for those who have had prostatectomy and may experience urinary incontinence or sexual dysfunction after the surgery. Listeners will learn how to activate their pelvic floors to improve bladder as well as improve symptoms of erectile dysfunction. Presented by Jessica Pulliam, Doctor of Physical Therapy and Physical Therapist at The Recovery Project. Info & Registration
Breast Group Outdoor Meeting! Time 6:30 PM A support group for those diagnosed with breast cancer who are seeking support from others also diagnosed. This welcoming group is facilitated by a master level clinician and will be outdoors under our tent. Vaccinated members are not required to wear a mask outdoors, however we thank you for continuing to stay socially distanced. No food or drink is permitted. Info & Registration
Life After Treatment Time 6:30 PM A support group for adults whose treatment has ended. In efforts to keep our community healthy, for the time being this group will meet virtually. If you have not previously attended this support group and are interested in joining us virtually, please contact us at 248-577-0800. Info & Registration
Detroit Tiger Game! Time 6:40 PM Digital tickets will be forwarded to your email. Due to COVID-19 protocols, tickets will be seated in pods of two (2) and four (4) people. You will recieve a phone call from a Gilda's Club Staff member confirming your reservation. Names of each attendee must be provided. This event will close for registration once all our tickets are reserved! Info & Registration
Chair Yoga Time 7:00 PM Join Stephanie for this Virtual Chair Yoga workshop that emphasizes on stretching and relaxation. Please use a chair with a seat height where your feet rest flat on the ground. This yoga practice is to be done on a non-skid surface. Info & Registration
Tuesday September 21st 2021
Karma-Yoga Meditation Time 10:00 AM Please join us for an introduction to meditation in the philosophy of Karma Yoga. Someone who practices as a Karma Yogi does not make decisions based on the desires of the ego, and helps the community for the greater good without expecting reciprocation. Before she leads us in meditation, Dr. Lakshmi Saleem will explain proper breathing techniques with the main focus on understanding the flow of energy through the body and use of Chakras for tapping into our hidden and latent energy. Info & Registration
Living with Cancer Group Time 11:00 AM Weekly support group for people currently in treatment, or within a year of treatment. In efforts to keep our community healthy, for the time being this group will meet virtually. If you have not previously attended this support group and are interested in joining us virtually, please contact us at 248-577-0800. Info & Registration
Mindful Hour Time 1:00 PM Join Jan Miller, LPC for a special Mindful Hour. We will start with a brief discussion revolving around topics such as discovering your creative side during challenging times, coping strategies, or relaxation practices, followed by a guided meditation. Info & Registration
Watercolor Group Outdoor Meeting! Time 1:00 PM Join Lauren Alfonsi, Art Therapist & Counseling Intern from Karmanos Cancer Institute, for this theraputic art session outside under our Gilda's Club tent. Supplies will be provided, those that are vaccinated are not required to wear a mask. Generously provided by the Karmanos Cancer Institute. Info & Registration
Gentle Mat Yoga Time 4:00 PM A gentle flow yoga class. Info & Registration
Coping with Anxiety Through Art Time 6:00 PM Join us for this monthly art therapy session that focuses on positive coping during times of anxiety particularly during the pandemic. Info & Registration
Art on the Patio Time 6:30 PM Art Therapist Erin Shahly, MEd, ATR, will host a therapeutic art workshop. We’ll focus on self-expression and self-discovery. There is no experience necessary to participate. This meeting will be held outdoors at the Royal Oak Clubhouse under our tent. Vaccinated members are not required to wear a mask outdoors, however we thank you for continuing to stay socially distanced. No food or drink is permitted. Info & Registration
Wednesday September 22nd 2021
NIA Time 10:00 AM NIA is sensory-based movement practice that draws from martial arts, dance arts and yoga. This Workshop includes a unique combination of 52 moves that correspond with the main areas of the body. The movements in Nia have been shown to re-program neuropathways and increase mobility, stability, flexibility, and perception. Info & Registration
Tai Chi Time 11:00 AM Tai Chi is a Chinese martial arts practice that is gentle, non-strenuous, and has proven health benefits which include muscle strength, flexibility, and balance. Led by licensed instructor Martine Salane. Info & Registration
Afternoon Meditation Time 12:00 PM Terri Koster will be facilitating a weekly meditation workshop in Gilda’s Club Metro Detroit’s Virtual World. This workshop will include guided meditation, pranayama (breath-work), alternate nostril breathing, energy clearing and chakra balancing meditations. All of these meditations can be done at home and no experience with meditation is necessary. Info & Registration
Mindful Meditation Time 2:00 PM This program will be facilitated by Kathy Ransome, LMSW a therapist at Henry Ford Behavioral Health. She will present various mindfulness techniques and lead a number of group meditations. Info & Registration
Scattergories Time 4:00 PM Not stuck at home- safe at home! Join us for this classic for some extra fun! Info & Registration
Family Bereavement Time 5:30 PM A support group for those who have lost a loved one to cancer. This group is facilitated by a licensed clinician and is a warm and welcoming space for those seeking support and community from others who are also bereaved. Info & Registration
Kids Art Therapy Time 5:30 PM Facilitated by Andi Sandles, Art Therapist. These fun art projects are for kids age 5-12. Common Supplies: Paper, Crayons, Markers, Watercolor paints, stickers or foam. Info & Registration
Chair Yoga Time 6:00 PM Take part in this relaxing virtual chair yoga class as you are guided through gentle stretching and relaxation. Info & Registration
Mindful Journey Book Club Time 6:00 PM Many non-fiction books today incorporate mindfulness as the foundation for emotional and physical well-being. Join Jan Miller. bi-weekly, in the pursuit of new perspectives and inspiration through the pages of books filled with wisdom. Seasoned mindfulness practitioners and newbies alike are welcome to the journey! Book #1 - Wabi Sabi, Japanese Wisdom for a Perfectly imperfect Life by Beth Kempton. Wabi sabi is an ancient and deeply held philosophy closely tied to Japanese culture. It sees the beauty in imperfection, appreciates simplicity, and accepts that change is inevitable. Beth Kempton writes beautifully about the many ways that wabi sabi can positively affect every aspect of our lives from nurturing relationships to reframing failure and experiencing the joys of nature. Book #2 - Joyful, The Surprising Power of Ordinary Things to Create Extraordinary Happiness by Ingrid Fetell Lee. Info & Registration
Breast Cancer Support Group Time 6:30 PM A support group for those diagnosed with breast cancer who are seeking support from others also diagnosed. This welcoming group is facilitated by a master level clinician. Info & Registration
Trivia Night! Time 8:00 PM It’s time for some fun! Categories will include Pop Culture, Music, History and more! All you need is your thinking cap and some laughs, every Wednesday Night. Info & Registration
Thursday September 23rd 2021
Healing Garden Art Workshop Time 10:00 AM Please join us for some healing in the garden. During this art workshop series we'll create nurturing images that would be found in a healing garden such as: flowers, succulents, fountains, trees, dragonflies, butterflies, etc. Info & Registration
New Member Meeting Time 10:00 AM Join us for this informational orientation with one of our clinical staff. During this orientation we will share all our services with you, how to access our currently virtual program and customize a personal plan to help us best support you. Info & Registration
Ask an Oncology Rehabilitation Expert in Physical Therapy Time 6:00 PM Have you ever participated in an oncology rehabilitation program or have questions about what that entails? Do you have any questions pertaining to your cancer diagnosis, exercise, or the benefits of oncology rehabilitation? If so, please join us for a question and answer session with two Oncology Rehabilitation Physical Therapists from The Recovery Project. Presented by Meghan Malley, PT, DPT Emilee Bohde, PT, DPT and The Recovery Project. - You can email questions ahead of time to Mike Daggy at mdaggy@gildasclubdetroit.org Info & Registration
Rack Pack Group Time 6:30 PM A Support group for young adults diagnosed with breast cancer who are seeking support from other young adults diagnosed as well. This group is for those under age 40 and is facilitated by a licensed clinician. Members may be currently in treatment or post treatment. To learn more about this group, please give us a call at 248.577.0800. Info & Registration
Friday September 24th 2021
Morning Meditation Time 10:00 AM Wake up and meditate with Stacey. Info & Registration
Yoga Time 11:00 AM Wear comfortable clothing and be prepared to stretch your mind and body from your own home. Info & Registration
Saturday September 25th 2021
Chair Yoga Time 10:00 AM Take part in this relaxing virtual chair yoga class as you are guided through gentle stretching and relaxation. Info & Registration
Family Fun Day! Time 11:00 AM It’s a treasure hunt and we are searching for Gold! In honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness month, we will be doing a Family Scavenger Hunt around Gilda’s yard! Follow the clues and you will collect all your treasures. You will also get to paint your own treasure box to store your findings in. Info & Registration
Monday September 27th 2021
Men's Art Group Outdoor Meeting! Time 10:00 AM Join Lauren Alfonsi, Art Therapist and counseling intern from Karmanos Cancer Institute, for this therapeutic art session outside under our Gilda's Club tent. Supplies will be provided,This group is facilitated by a masters level clinician and will be outdoors under our tent. Vaccinated members are not required to wear a mask outdoors, however we thank you for continuing to stay socially distanced. No food or drink is permitted. Info & Registration
Art Therapy For All Time 11:00 AM Art Therapist Erin Shahly, MEd, ATR, will host an interactive therapeutic art workshop. We’ll focus on self-expression and self-discovery. There is no experience necessary to participate, all are welcome. We will come together to create meaningful worksof art that will provide a creative outlet and promote relaxation. Common supplies to be used regularly will be household items such as: newspaper, magazines, tape, foil, markers, crayons, paints, glue etc. but you can use what you’ve got! Info & Registration
Yoga Time 1:00 PM Wear comfortable clothing and be prepared to stretch your mind and body from your own home. Info & Registration
Pictionary Time 3:30 PM Join our intern Sarah for some fun, adults and kids alike! Come ready to draw, no artistic experience required! Info & Registration
Uke Jam Time 4:30 PM Join our Ukers for a Virtual Jam Session and sing-a-long! Info & Registration
New Member Meeting Time 5:30 PM Join us for this informational orientation with one of our clinical staff. During this orientation we will share all our services with you, how to access our currently virtual program and customize a personal plan to help us best support you. Info & Registration
Ovarian/Gynecological Group Outdoor Meeting! Time 6:00 PM A support group for individuals diagnosed with ovarian or another type of gynecological cancer. This welcoming group is facilitated by a master level clinician and will be outdoors under our tent. Vaccinated members are not required to wear a mask outdoors, however we thank you for continuing to stay socially distanced. No food or drink is permitted. Info & Registration
Colorectal Cancer Group Time 6:30 PM A group for those seeking support through a colorectal cancer diagnosis from others diagnosed as well. Those currently in treatment as well as post treatment are welcome to join. Support persons are welcome to attend as well. This group is facilitated by a masters level clinician. Info & Registration
Mens Group Time 6:30 PM A group for men who are seeking support through a cancer diagnosis. Info & Registration
Chair Yoga Time 7:00 PM Join Stephanie for this Virtual Chair Yoga workshop that emphasizes on stretching and relaxation. Please use a chair with a seat height where your feet rest flat on the ground. This yoga practice is to be done on a non-skid surface. Info & Registration
Tuesday September 28th 2021
Karma-Yoga Meditation Time 10:00 AM Please join us for an introduction to meditation in the philosophy of Karma Yoga. Someone who practices as a Karma Yogi does not make decisions based on the desires of the ego, and helps the community for the greater good without expecting reciprocation. Before she leads us in meditation, Dr. Lakshmi Saleem will explain proper breathing techniques with the main focus on understanding the flow of energy through the body and use of Chakras for tapping into our hidden and latent energy. Info & Registration
Living with Cancer Group Time 11:00 AM Weekly support group for people currently in treatment, or within a year of treatment. In efforts to keep our community healthy, for the time being this group will meet virtually. If you have not previously attended this support group and are interested in joining us virtually, please contact us at 248-577-0800. Info & Registration
Meditation Outdoor Meeting Time 11:30 AM This meditation is facilitated by Christina Lombardo and will be outdoors. The Lakehouse Location is still closed indoors. Vaccinated members are not required to wear a mask outdoors, however we thank you for continuing to stay socially distanced. No food or drink is permitted. Info & Registration
Mindful Hour Time 1:00 PM Join Jan Miller, LPC for a special Mindful Hour. We will start with a brief discussion revolving around topics such as discovering your creative side during challenging times, coping strategies, or relaxation practices, followed by a guided meditation. Info & Registration
Watercolor Group Outdoor Meeting! Time 1:00 PM Join Lauren Alfonsi, Art Therapist & Counseling Intern from Karmanos Cancer Institute, for this theraputic art session outside under our Gilda's Club tent. Supplies will be provided, those that are vaccinated are not required to wear a mask. Generously provided by the Karmanos Cancer Institute. Info & Registration
Gentle Mat Yoga Time 4:00 PM A gentle flow yoga class. Info & Registration
Get up and Move Family Class! Time 4:30 PM Our "Get Up and Move" class is created to get everyone in the family moving together. The class will have a theme, music, and will incorporate lots of fun, easy moves so that everybody can play. Near the end of class, we will have a seat, and take lots of big deep breaths to slow us all back down. Info & Registration
Quit Tobacco Workshop Time 5:00 PM There's Never Been A Better Time To Quit. Please Join Us! Learn about quitting: for yourself OR to help someone quit. Not “counseling” or “treatment” * No judgments * Just straight forward information. Presented by Jill Loewen, RDA, NCTTP, MS. National Certificate in Tobacco Treatment Practice. Info & Registration
Multiple Myeloma Support Group Time 6:00 PM A Support group for those diagnosed with multiple myeloma who are seeking support from others as well. This group also welcomes caregivers and support persons of those diagnosed and is facilitated by a licensed clinician. Members may be currently in treatment or post treatment. A new targeted therapy called BLENREP has recently been approved by the FDA for treatment of patients with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma. On November 23 at 6:00 pm via Zoom, a presentation by a GSK representative will cover BLENREP's indication and important safety information, how BLENREP works, the clinical trial results, its side effect profile, and supportive care. To learn more about this group, please give us a call at 248.577.0800. Info & Registration
Spouses Bereavement Outdoor Meeting Time 6:30 PM A support group for those seeking support after the death of a signficant other due to cancer. This group is facilitated by a masters level clinician and will be outdoors under our tent. Vaccinated members are not required to wear a mask outdoors, however we thank you for continuing to stay socially distanced. No food or drink is permitted. Info & Registration
Wednesday September 29th 2021
NIA Time 10:00 AM NIA is sensory-based movement practice that draws from martial arts, dance arts and yoga. This Workshop includes a unique combination of 52 moves that correspond with the main areas of the body. The movements in Nia have been shown to re-program neuropathways and increase mobility, stability, flexibility, and perception. Info & Registration
Tai Chi Time 11:00 AM Tai Chi is a Chinese martial arts practice that is gentle, non-strenuous, and has proven health benefits which include muscle strength, flexibility, and balance. Led by licensed instructor Martine Salane. Info & Registration
Watercolor Group Onsite! Time 2:30 PM Join Lauren Alfonsi, Art Therapist and counseling intern from Karmanos Cancer Institute, for this therapeutic art session outside under our Gilda's Club tent. Supplies will be provided, those that are vaccinated are not required to wear a mask, once seated. Generously proved by the Karmanos Cancer Institute. Info & Registration
Scattergories Time 4:00 PM Not stuck at home- safe at home! Join us for this classic for some extra fun! Info & Registration
Frankly Speaking: Chronic Blood Cancers Time 4:30 PM Dr. Philip Kuriakose is currently a senior staff physician and chief, section of hematology, in the division of hematology/Oncology at HFCI, and a clinical associate professor at WSU, with a focus on malignant hematology and coagulation disorders. Dr. Kuriakose cares for patients with acute and chronic leukemia, lymphoma, and plasma cell disorders, and focuses on teaching and research in the field. Info & Registration
Family Bereavement Time 5:30 PM A support group for those who have lost a loved one to cancer. This group is facilitated by a licensed clinician and is a warm and welcoming space for those seeking support and community from others who are also bereaved. Info & Registration
Chair Yoga Time 6:00 PM Take part in this relaxing virtual chair yoga class as you are guided through gentle stretching and relaxation. Info & Registration
Trivia Night! Time 8:00 PM It’s time for some fun! Categories will include Pop Culture, Music, History and more! All you need is your thinking cap and some laughs, every Wednesday Night. Info & Registration
Thursday September 30th 2021
Healing Garden Art Workshop Time 10:00 AM Please join us for some healing in the garden. During this art workshop series we'll create nurturing images that would be found in a healing garden such as: flowers, succulents, fountains, trees, dragonflies, butterflies, etc. Info & Registration
New Member Meeting Time 10:00 AM Join us for this informational orientation with one of our clinical staff. During this orientation we will share all our services with you, how to access our currently virtual program and customize a personal plan to help us best support you. Info & Registration
Knitting Circle Outdoor Meeting Time 10:30 AM This Knitting Circle is facilitated by Philly Tucker and will be outdoors. The Lakehouse Location is still closed indoors. Vaccinated members are not required to wear a mask outdoors, however we thank you for continuing to stay socially distanced. No food or drink is permitted. Info & Registration
Yoga Time 3:00 PM Wear comfortable clothing and be prepared to stretch your mind and body from your own home. Info & Registration
Exercise for Life, Wellness, and Health Time 5:00 PM Cancer and treatment can cause a multitude of adverse effects resulting in reduced physical function and quality of life. Fortunately, exercise can help to improve not only physical function but overall well-being and quality of life. This presentation will review exercise guidelines and how to start, return, or progress your exercise routine. Presented by Andrew Chongaway, Physical Therapist, Board Certified Oncologic Clinical Specialist, ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist, and Senior Physical Therapist at Beaumont Health Royal Oak Hospital. Info & Registration
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3517 Rochester Road,
Royal Oak, MI 48073
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248.577.0800
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Monday - Thursday: 12-8 p.m.
Saturday 12-3 p.m.