Cancer Wellness Program - FREE
The TriHealth Cancer Wellness Program is an 12-week, twice per week small group exercise class for people who are currently in treatment or are within one year of finishing treatment. Once per week, our exercise session is traditional cardio, strength and flexibility, then we mix up the other session with one of a variety of ways to get a workout in. Participants will engage in activities designed to build muscle strength, increase endurance and flexibility, and improve functional ability. Research has demonstrated that exercising during and after cancer treatments has helped reduce the severity of treatment side effects, reduced fatigue and depression symptoms, improved energy levels and helped prevent unwanted weight changes. Get more information about cancer treatment at the TriHealth Cancer Institute
Physician clearance is required to participate in this program. Thanks to a generous grant from the TriHealth Cancer Institute, we are able to offer this program at no cost.
"It is clear that one of the things that people who are going through cancer treatment or have recently finished really want is a way to feel better without taking one more pill. The TriHealth Cancer Wellness Program allows these individuals a chance to decrease their fatigue, pain, nausea, depression and sleep difficulties through exercise. And a happy side effect of this program is the opportunity for cancer patients and survivors to support each other while learning how to get healthy and decrease their risk of recurrence." -Lynne Brophy, Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist
Cancer Wellness Program 2018 Sessions
April 16 - July 5, 2018 Mondays and Thursdays 11 a.m. - noon
May 22 - August 9, 2018 Tuesdays and Thursdays 6-7p.m.
June 18 - September 5, 2018 Mondays and Wednesdays 2-3 p.m.
July 16 - October 4, 2018 Mondays and Thursdays 11 - noon
August 21 - November 8, 2018 Tuesdays and Thursdays 6-7 p.m.
September 17 - December 5, 2018 Mondays and Wednesdays 2-3 p.m.
Are you or is someone you know dealing with cancer? We will be offering a seven-week lecture series with a variety of topics pertinent to the journey to wellness. You are welcome to attend them all or pick the topics that interest you. Please RSVP to Karen Sims at 513 246 2622.
Wednesdays, June 13 through August 1 (no lecture on July 4), 6–7 p.m. Conference Room A
June 13: Finding Normalcy
June 20: Lymphedema, Jody Palmer, PT, CLT-LANA
June 27: Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery for the Cancer Patient, William Tobler MD
July 11: Accupuncture, Peter Sheng, MD
July 18: Chemobrain & Neuropathy, Kirubel Tefera, MD
July 25: Stress Management, Jo D Waywood, PT
August 1: Nutrition, Christy Bahan, RD, LD
How to Register
A Physician Consent Form is required for entry in to this program. Call Karen Sims, 513 246 2622 to receive a program registration packet and/or have questions answered. If necessary, leave a message and you will receive a call back within two business days.
Program Goals of the Cancer Wellness Program
- Assess the participant's current level of fitness and ability to exercise
- Create a safe exercise program individualized for each client designed to improve functional capacity and enhance their quality of life
- Provide supervision to the participant while he or she is exercising in a group setting Introduce the participant to activities and habits which may improve survival and/or quality of life
- Encourage the participant to incorporate exercise into their cancer survivorship plan
- Offer support from certified cancer exercise trainers and other cancer patients/survivors taking the class
- Potentially reduce the risk of cancer recurrence through participation in the activities introduced in this program
"Research supports the fact that it is time to fight cancer and prevent recurrence through the adoption of healthy behaviors. Our Cancer Wellness Program is fun and an easy way to begin planning for a healthy future. With regard to cancer and many chronic diseases, there is no question that exercise is medicine."
-Tom Arnold, ACSM/ACS Cancer Exercise Trainer