Regaining health after cancer means adjusting to a new normal, and whether you were diagnosed six months ago or 15 years ago, reaching that goal means something different to everyone. Just as survivors of cardiovascular issues undergo cardiac rehabilitation, you can benefit tremendously from post-cancer rehabilitation.
A Time To Heal (ATTH), a 12-week, holistic program for cancer survivors and their caregivers, aims to help you meet your health and wellness goals and tackle roadblocks along the way. This research-based rehabilitation program is free of charge and focuses on topics such as stress management, smart nutrition and supplementation, and dealing with anxiety. ATTH is open to people diagnosed with any type of cancer from any health care system.
Cancer and its treatment takes more than just a physical toll on survivors and their loved ones. ATTH can help survivors regain physical, emotional, intellectual, psychological and spiritual health after cancer treatments. Participants will benefit from guided gentle stretching designed to promote flexibility, clearer thinking and physical strength, as well as weekly instruction by experts on health-enhancing topics that can be taken out of the classroom and used to not just survive, but thrive.
Sessions for A Time To Heal begin on Monday, September 8 from 6-8:30 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Hospital, located at 1506 South Oneida Street in Appleton, and continue on the 11 consecutive Mondays. The program is made possible through a partnership between Affinity Health System and HOPE Cancer Connection of the Fox Valley, an information hub for resources and programs benefiting cancer survivors.
Due to the nature of the program’s activities, participants should be in stable health and have completed most of their treatment program, and are encouraged to attend with a family member or friend, although not required. As limited openings are available for the fall sessions, advance registration for A Time To Heal is required and may be made by calling Affinity NurseDirect at (920) 738-2230. A winter session will begin in January; call NurseDirect for future session dates and times.
To learn more about A Time To Heal, visit www.affinityhealth.org/survivor. Register now, and start taking steps toward your new normal.
*“A Time to Heal” is supported with funds from the St. Elizabeth Hospital Foundation