Blue Hill Memorial Hospital (BHMH) and the Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center are co-sponsoring a series of three programs this spring designed for cancer patients. The series, Living with Cancer, will include information on the benefits of physical exercise during and after breast treatment, a creative art session for fun, relaxation and healing, and a talk on integrating dietary and lifestyle changes during cancer treatment. All programs will take place from 10:30 am until 12:00 pm at the Blue Hill Library.
The first program, to focus on Breast Cancer Rehabilitation, will take place on Thursday, March 14. Beth Wagstaff, Occupational Therapist at Blue Hill Memorial Hospital, will highlight appropriate exercise and treatment options available to help minimize the side effects of surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. No registration is necessary.
On April 11 join Beth G. Lambert for some Expressive Art Time. Dip into the delight of color, image, and shape to create your own collage. Experience the fun and healing energy that visual expression gives. This art session requires absolutely no previous training or ability. Lambert, a teacher and a painter, asks that you simply bring your open heart and a sense of fun.
McGinley Jones will present on May 9. Jones, a Licensed Massage Therapist and Integrative Health Educator will talk on integrating dietary and lifestyle changes while undergoing cancer treatment.
“It has been a pleasure working with the Beth C. Wright Center to plan this series of programs,” says Kelley Columber, Blue Hill Memorial Hospital community relations manager. “We know there are many in our community who will benefit tremendously from attending, and we hope they will take advantage of these free programs.” For information regarding the Breast Cancer Rehabilitation program, contact the BHMH Community Relations Office at 374-3418. For details on both the April and May programs, please contact the Beth C. Wright Center at 664-0339.