CANCER CARE PROGRAMS AT JCC MANHATTAN

cancer fittness A partnership of JCC Manhattan, BreastLink New York, and Mount Sinai West. This innovative program is designed to share the latest in health and wellness programs, while also bringing complementary care to those living with breast or ovarian cancer. Based on scientific findings about the importance of a plant-based diet and regular exercise for healing, our robust program includes a range of classes, lectures and events. Topics include nutrition, massage, yoga and aerobics which have been shown to help you deal with the side effects of cancer and boost healing.

To get started, click the register for classes button in the upper right.


Cancer Support Massage
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Prices Vary

Ellen Wertheim, Clinical Director, JCC Oncology Massage Program

Call 646.505.5716 to book an appointment.
Receive supportive, holistic bodywork, employing massage techniques suitable for individuals undergoing treatment or for those who are post–treatment and/or surgery. A prescription is required. Some medical insurance coverage is applicable for massage; please consult your insurance carrier to see if you qualify. Please note that you will be charged for your scheduled massage unless canceled due to medical emergency

*Three free sessions are offered for those being treated for breast cancer by BreastLink New York or in the Mount Sinai Health System.


Please note: you will be charged a cancellation fee for any program that has a cost unless canceled due to medical emergency.

 

 

Yoga + Nia Brain + Body Fitness for Women
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  • Tue, Sep 05 - Tue, Jan 16
  • 04:00 PM - 05:15 PM
  • FREE for Everyone

The following free classes for individuals living with cancer are co-sponsored by BreastLink New York, Mount Sinai and JCC Manhattan.

All classes concentrate on restoring upper body movement after Breast Cancer Surgery  and dealing with the side effects of that surgery and chemo and radiation. At this time all classes are nevertheless open to all cancer survivors with the knowledge that they are not marketed to be a complete body work out.

To register, call JoAnn Fox Weingarten at 646.717.9383.

Moving for Life
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  • Wed, Sep 06 - Wed, Jan 17
  • 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
  • FREE for Everyone

The following free classes for individuals living with cancer are co-sponsored by BreastLink New York, Mount Sinai and JCC Manhattan.

All classes concentrate on restoring upper body movement after Breast Cancer Surgery  and dealing with the side effects of that surgery and chemo and radiation. At this time all classes are nevertheless open to all cancer survivors with the knowledge that they are not marketed to be a complete body work out.

To register, call JoAnn Fox Weingarten at 646.717.9383.

Ai Chi: Flowing Aquatic Energy Program for Women Living with Cancer
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  • Thu, Sep 07 - Thu, Jan 18
  • 09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  • FREE for Everyone

The following free classes for individuals living with cancer are co-sponsored by BreastLink New York, Mount Sinai and JCC Manhattan.

All classes concentrate on restoring upper body movement after Breast Cancer Surgery  and dealing with the side effects of that surgery and chemo and radiation. At this time all classes are nevertheless open to all cancer survivors with the knowledge that they are not marketed to be a complete body work out.

To register, call JoAnn Fox Weingarten at 646.717.9383.

Yoga for Men Who Are Cancer Survivors
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  • Thu, Sep 07 - Thu, Jan 18
  • 03:00 PM - 04:30 PM
  • FREE for Everyone

Jerry Snee, CYI

This program is co-sponsored with Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center.

Please email rlschine@aol.com for more info.

Healing Yoga for Women Living with Breast or Ovarian Cancer
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  • Thu, Sep 07 - Thu, Jan 18
  • 06:45 PM - 08:00 PM
  • FREE for Everyone

The following classes are free of charge to individuals living with cancer and are cosponsored by the BreastLink New York, Mount Sinai West and JCC Manhattan.

All classes concentrate on restoring upper body movement after Breast Cancer Surgery  and dealing with the side effects of that surgery and chemo and radiation. At this time all classes are nevertheless open to all cancer survivors with the knowledge that they are not marketed to be a complete body work out.

To register, call JoAnn Fox Weingarten at 646.717.9383.

Moving for Life: Gentle Cardio Workout
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  • Sat, Sep 09 - Sat, Jan 20
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • FREE for Everyone

The following free classes for individuals living with cancer are co-sponsored by the BreastLink New York, Mount Sinai West, and JCC Manhattan.

All classes concentrate on restoring upper body movement after Breast Cancer Surgery  and dealing with the side effects of that surgery and chemo and radiation. At this time all classes are nevertheless open to all cancer survivors with the knowledge that they are not marketed to be a complete body work out.

To register, call JoAnn Fox Weingarten at 646.717.9383.

Detox Your Body, Home + Life
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  • Thu, Dec 07 - Thu, Dec 07
  • 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
  • FREE for Everyone

Christine Dimmick, Founder, The Good Home Company

From toothpaste and lipstick to food and cleaning supplies, traces of toxic chemicals are found in surprising places in our environment. Find out how you can lessen the toxic load on your body and live a happy and healthier life free of harmful chemicals.

 

Remedies for Post-Treatment Instability
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  • Tue, Dec 12 - Tue, Dec 12
  • 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
  • FREE for Everyone

Martha Eddy

Cancer treatment can cause conditions like peripheral neuropathy, joint pain, alignment, and vestibular problems all of which contribute to instability. Learn simple exercises that you can do at home or in exercise classes to awaken and calm the nerves, improve your posture and leg alignment, and gently increase your reflexive responses to wobbling. We help you get back on your feet and moving safely!

Slimming Soups
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  • Wed, Dec 20 - Wed, Dec 20
  • 07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
  • $85 members / $95 public

Jackie Topol, MS, RD, Nutritionist

Enjoy an evening full of the most delicious soups that will fill you up and help trim your waistline. These recipes are perfect recipes for chilly days and to freeze for easy meals. Soups may include spicy white bean with kale and roasted vegetables; cauliflower leek; quinoa split pea; butternut squash coconut; Arabian lentil and rice soup; Southwest black bean; and carrot ginger.

 

Free for those being tested or treated for breast cancer at Breast link New York or within the Mount Sinai network. They are 50% off for those being treated for cancer elsewhere. Please note because programs fill up quickly please let us know within 48 hours if you have to cancel for a medical reason, otherwise a cancellation fee will be applied.  To register for this offer please call 646-505-5734.

Cancer Support Massage
winter

Prices Vary

Ellen Wertheim, Clinical Director, JCC Oncology Massage Program

Call 646.505.5716 to book an appointment.
Receive supportive, holistic bodywork, employing massage techniques suitable for individuals undergoing treatment or for those who are post–treatment and/or surgery. A prescription is required. Some medical insurance coverage is applicable for massage; please consult your insurance carrier to see if you qualify. Please note that you will be charged for your scheduled massage unless canceled due to medical emergency

*Three free sessions are offered for those being treated for breast cancer by BreastLink New York.


Please note: you will be charged a cancellation fee for any program that has a cost unless canceled due to medical emergency.

 

 

Yoga + Nia Brain + Body Fitness for Women
winter
  • Tue, Jan 23 - Tue, Mar 20
  • 04:00 PM - 05:15 PM
  • FREE for Everyone

The following free classes for individuals living with cancer and are co-sponsored by JCC Manhattan and BreastLink New York.

All classes concentrate on restoring upper body movement after Breast Cancer Surgery  and dealing with the side effects of that surgery and chemo and radiation. At this time all classes are nevertheless open to all cancer survivors with the knowledge that they are not marketed to be a complete body work out.

To register, call JoAnn Fox Weingarten at 646.717.9383.

Moving for Life
winter
  • Wed, Jan 24 - Wed, Mar 21
  • 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
  • FREE for Everyone

The following free classes for individuals living with cancer and are co-sponsored by JCC Manhattan and BreastLink New York.

All classes concentrate on restoring upper body movement after Breast Cancer Surgery  and dealing with the side effects of that surgery and chemo and radiation. At this time all classes are nevertheless open to all cancer survivors with the knowledge that they are not marketed to be a complete body work out.

To register, call JoAnn Fox Weingarten at 646.717.9383.

Ai Chi: Flowing Aquatic Energy Program for Women Living with Cancer
winter
  • Thu, Jan 25 - Thu, Mar 22
  • 09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  • FREE for Everyone

The following free classes for individuals living with cancer and are co-sponsored by JCC Manhattan and BreastLink New York.

All classes concentrate on restoring upper body movement after Breast Cancer Surgery  and dealing with the side effects of that surgery and chemo and radiation. At this time all classes are nevertheless open to all cancer survivors with the knowledge that they are not marketed to be a complete body work out.

To register, call JoAnn Fox Weingarten at 646.717.9383.

Yoga for Men Who Are Cancer Survivors
winter
  • Thu, Jan 25 - Thu, Mar 22
  • 03:00 PM - 04:30 PM
  • FREE for Everyone

Jerry Snee, Certified Yoga Instructor

This program is co-sponsored with Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center.

Please email rlschine@aol.com for more info.

Healing Yoga for Women Living with Breast or Ovarian Cancer
winter
  • Thu, Jan 25 - Thu, Mar 22
  • 06:45 PM - 08:00 PM
  • FREE for Everyone

The following free classes for individuals living with cancer and are co-sponsored by JCC Manhattan and BreastLink New York.

All classes concentrate on restoring upper body movement after Breast Cancer Surgery  and dealing with the side effects of that surgery and chemo and radiation. At this time all classes are nevertheless open to all cancer survivors with the knowledge that they are not marketed to be a complete body work out.

To register, call JoAnn Fox Weingarten at 646.717.9383.

Moving for Life: Gentle Cardio Workout
winter
  • Sat, Jan 27 - Sat, Mar 17
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • FREE for Everyone

The following free classes for individuals living with cancer and are co-sponsored by JCC Manhattan and BreastLink New York.

All classes concentrate on restoring upper body movement after Breast Cancer Surgery  and dealing with the side effects of that surgery and chemo and radiation. At this time all classes are nevertheless open to all cancer survivors with the knowledge that they are not marketed to be a complete body work out.

To register, call JoAnn Fox Weingarten at 646.717.9383.

Restorative Mind, Body + Food Retreat - Building Immunity (Women Only)
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  • Sun, Feb 11 - Sun, Feb 11
  • 11:00 AM - 04:30 PM
  • $135 members / $145 public

Jessica Li Phillips, Integrative Chef and Wellness Consultant, Yoga Instructor E-RYT 500 + Caroline Kohles, Nia Movement Educator

If you are like so many women, giving so much to others but having little time to nourish yourself, this day is for you. Give yourself the gift of a mini-retreat focused on a whole-body approach to self-care and inspired living. Experience movement through yoga and Nia dance, meditation for stress relief, and mindful eating of food you cook yourself. Conversation will focus on the role of nutrition in your life, reducing inflammation in your diet, and creating a healthier kitchen. Prior to the program, each participant will have the opportunity for a 15-minute one-on-one health intake with health coach Jessica Li Phillips.

Limited to 12 participants.

Part of The Michelle C. Feig Nutrition Program

Massage for Cancer Care and Beyond
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  • Sun, Feb 11 - Sun, Feb 11
  • 02:30 PM - 04:30 PM
  • $55 members / $65 public

Ericka Clinton, LMT, Swedish Institute College of Health Sciences

Living with and surviving cancer can take a toll on the body of those managing the disease
and those that care for them. Discover safe, simple, easy-to-learn massage techniques you can do with a family member, friend, or partner to support them as they fight and heal. You will be fully clothed for this class.

Limited to 8 groups of 2 people.

Free for those with cancer

 

 

Healing for the Body + Soul (Women Only)
winter
  • Mon, Feb 12 - Mon, Feb 12
  • 06:45 PM - 09:00 PM
  • FREE for Everyone

Katherine Hamer, Christine Dimmick + Courtney Bauer

Join us for an evening of healing with? Katherine Hamer, certified singing bowl teacher, Christine Dimmick, founder of The Good Home Company, and Courtney Bauer, founder of Anya. Participants will learn powerful techniques to nurture vitality and expand the breath. Through meditation, aromatherapy, healing sound, and movement, participants will take a journey designed to calm and relax the body and soul.

To register for this offer please call 646-505-5708.

Joy Juice: An Uplifting Performance About Chemo, Cancer + Good Fortune
winter
  • Sun, Feb 25 - Sun, Feb 25
  • 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
  • $20 for Everyone

Danny Alotta

The day 17-year-old Danny Alotta walked out of his home for his first round of chemotherapy, he said to his parents, "It's time for my Joy Juice." Today, Joy Juice is the name of his memoir, one-person show, and foundation, which provides fashion makeovers to teens with cancer. Join us for an evening of "joy." Danny will perform his one-person show, and teens living with cancer will receive makeovers and free clothes to participate in a runway how and photo shoots. Teens and young adults (ages 15-25) in remission or living with cancer who want to participate should contact Danny at joyjuice.org@gmail.com . Join us for a reception with Danny after the show. Joy Juice will be available for purchase and signing after the show. All proceeds will support the JCC's Shirley Kohn Annual Spa Day for Women Living with Breast or Ovarian Cancer.

Walk for Life
winter
  • Sun, Mar 11 - Sun, Mar 11
  • 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  • FREE for Everyone

Sonja Johansson, Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner

Walk for Life is a highly effective program designed by Ruthy Alon, a leader in the Feldenkrais Method, to improve comfort and efficiency in walking. Walking can one of life's most rewarding pleasures and involves some of our most important neurological patterns. We'll discuss walking poles, which are exremely useful for reviving the primal function of our arms and enhancing the ballistic factor of propulsion by transmitting a counter-force, leading to restored flexibility and articulation of the upper back and, ultimately, improved posture.

This Passover, Let My Weight Gain Go!
winter
  • Tue, Mar 20 - Tue, Mar 20
  • 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
  • $35 members / $40 public

Marjorie Spitz, Health Coach, NASM Certified Personal Trainer

Part of celebrating the festical of Passover is enjoying special symbolic foods and delicacies. Between the elaborate get-togethers, interrupted exercise routine, and kugel and jelly rings, by the end of the holiday, we are often experiencing fatigue, bloat, and weight gain. This year embrace the spiritual aspects of the holiday and enjoy family and friends without sacrificing your health, weight, or energy level. In this fun interactive workshop, learn and integrate simple strategies to keep your health goals on track in a fun participatory, and supportive way. Walk away with tips and tricls to enjoy all the treats Passover has to offer, while simultaneously treating yourself well through prioritizing and maintaining your own needs for exercise, diet, and lifestyle choices.

Part of The Michelle C. Feig Nutrition Program

Moving for Life: Gentle Cardio Workout
spring
  • Sat, Mar 24 - Sat, Jun 02
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • FREE for Everyone

The following free classes for individuals living with cancer are co-sponsored by JCC Manhattan and BreastLink New York.

All classes concentrate on restoring upper body movement after Breast Cancer Surgery  and dealing with the side effects of that surgery and chemo and radiation. At this time all classes are nevertheless open to all cancer survivors with the knowledge that they are not marketed to be a complete body work out.

To register, call JoAnn Fox Weingarten at 646.717.9383.

Yoga + Nia Brain + Body Fitness for Women
spring
  • Tue, Mar 27 - Sat, May 26
  • 04:00 PM - 05:15 PM
  • FREE for Everyone

The following free classes for individuals living with cancer are co-sponsored by JCC Manhattan and BreastLink New York.

All classes concentrate on restoring upper body movement after Breast Cancer Surgery  and dealing with the side effects of that surgery and chemo and radiation. At this time all classes are nevertheless open to all cancer survivors with the knowledge that they are not marketed to be a complete body work out.

To register, call JoAnn Fox Weingarten at 646.717.9383.

Moving for Life
spring
  • Wed, Mar 28 - Wed, May 30
  • 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
  • FREE for Everyone

The following free classes for individuals living with cancer are co-sponsored by JCC Manhattan and BreastLink New York.

All classes concentrate on restoring upper body movement after Breast Cancer Surgery  and dealing with the side effects of that surgery and chemo and radiation. At this time all classes are nevertheless open to all cancer survivors with the knowledge that they are not marketed to be a complete body work out.

To register, call JoAnn Fox Weingarten at 646.717.9383.

Ai Chi: Flowing Aquatic Energy Program for Women Living with Cancer
spring
  • Thu, Mar 29 - Thu, May 31
  • 09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  • FREE for Everyone

The following free classes for individuals living with cancer are co-sponsored by JCC Manhattan and BreastLink New York.

All classes concentrate on restoring upper body movement after Breast Cancer Surgery  and dealing with the side effects of that surgery and chemo and radiation. At this time all classes are nevertheless open to all cancer survivors with the knowledge that they are not marketed to be a complete body work out.

To register, call JoAnn Fox Weingarten at 646.717.9383.

Yoga for Men Who Are Cancer Survivors
spring
  • Thu, Mar 29 - Thu, May 31
  • 03:00 PM - 04:30 PM
  • FREE for Everyone

Jerry Snee, CYI

This program is co-sponsored with Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center.

Please email rlschine@aol.com for more info.

Healing Yoga for Women Living with Breast or Ovarian Cancer
spring
  • Thu, Mar 29 - Thu, May 31
  • 06:45 PM - 08:00 PM
  • FREE for Everyone

The following free classes for individuals living with cancer are co-sponsored by JCC Manhattan and BreastLink New York.

All classes concentrate on restoring upper body movement after Breast Cancer Surgery  and dealing with the side effects of that surgery and chemo and radiation. At this time all classes are nevertheless open to all cancer survivors with the knowledge that they are not marketed to be a complete body work out.

To register, call JoAnn Fox Weingarten at 646.717.9383.

Healing for the Body + Soul (Women Only)
spring
  • Mon, Apr 16 - Mon, Apr 16
  • 06:45 PM - 09:00 PM
  • FREE for Everyone

Katherine Hamer, Christine Dimmick + Courtney Bauer

Join us for an evening of healing with? Katherine Hamer, certified singing bowl teacher, Christine Dimmick, founder of The Good Home Company, and Courtney Bauer, founder of Anya. Participants will learn powerful techniques to nurture vitality and expand the breath. Through meditation, aromatherapy, healing sound, and movement, participants will take a journey designed to calm and relax the body and soul.

 

 

 

Fight Fat After 40
spring
  • Tue, Apr 24 - Tue, Apr 24
  • 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
  • $18 members / $25 public

Joanne Gerr, LCSW

Learn about the nutritional, physiological, and emotional aspects of staying fit and slender after 40. Discuss evidence-based lifestyle changes, food choices, and exercise patterns that help people stay slim through this decade and beyond.

Part of The Michelle C. Feig Nutrition Program

Restorative Mind, Body + Food Retreat - Detox + Recharge (Women Only)
spring
  • Sun, Apr 29 - Sun, Apr 29
  • 11:00 AM - 04:30 PM
  • $135 members / $145 public

Jessica Li Phillips, Integrative Chef and Wellness Consultant, Yoga Instructor E-RYT 500 + Caroline Kohles, Nia Movement Educator

If you are like so many women, giving so much to others but having little time to nourish yourself, this day is for you. Give yourself the gift of a mini-retreat focused on a whole-body approach to self-care and inspired living. Experience movement through yoga and Nia dance, meditation for stress relief, and mindful eating of food you cook yourself. Conversation will focus on the role of nutrition in your life, reducing inflammation in your diet, and creating a healthier kitchen. Prior to the program, each participant will have the opportunity for a 15-minute one-on-one health intake with health coach Jessica Li Phillips.

Limited to 12 participants.

Part of The Michelle C. Feig Nutrition Program

Healthy Bones at Any Age
spring

Prices Vary

May is osteoporosis month. Clifton M. Jackson, MD, Assistant Professor, Hofstra-Northwell School of Medicine, Park Avenue Endocrinology & Nutrition, Linda Rose Iennaco, creator of Balance & Bones™, and Jackie Topol, MS, RD, Nutritionist, have teamed up to teach you everything you need to know about keeping your bones healthy.

Tue, May 1 7-8pm - Osteoporosis Prevention and Treatment - Lecture

Tue, May 15, 7-8:30pm - Eating for Bone Health - Lecture and Cooking Demo

Wed, May 23, 7-8:30pm - Activity and Exercise for Healthy Bones - Lecture/Demo

JCC Shirley Kohn Spa Day for Women Living with Breast or Ovarian Cancer: A Free Day of Pampering and Renewal
spring
  • Sun, Jun 03 - Sun, Jun 03
  • 08:45 AM - 05:30 PM
  • FREE for Everyone

Participate in a variety of mind/body programs designed to lift your spirits and improve your well-being. Enjoy a diverse program of activities including yoga, massage, Reiki, Moving for Life, Nia, and meditation specifically designed for women in treatment for cancer. Learn helpful tips on how to stay balanced and centered in the midst of treatment. Day includes a light, healthy lunch where you can enjoy the camaraderie of others. Dietary laws observed.

Co-sponsored by BreastLinkNY, JCC Manhattan, SHARE, Sharsheret, Young Survival Coalition, The Nia Technique and Movin' On Aerobics. This program has been named in loving memory of Shirley Kohn by the support of her friends and family. This program is made possible by generous support from Sandy and Ron Diamond in memory of Paul and Ethel Diamond. 

Morning Section:

8:45am-1pm

Afternoon Section:

1:15-5:30pm

Registration begins Wed, Apr 11. For more information, or to sign up, call 646.505.5734 after Apr 11.

 

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