CANCER CARE PROGRAMS AT Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan

cancer fittness A partnership of Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan and BreastLink New York. 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.

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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.

 

 

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.

 

 

 

The Astonishing Truth About Exercise and The Brain
spring
  • Tue, Apr 17 - Tue, Apr 17
  • 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
  • $30 members / $35 public

Wendy A. Suzuki, PhD, Center of Neural Science, New York University

We all know that getting off the couch and exercising is good for our bodies. Dr. Suzuki will explain why working out is also good for your brain. In this session, you will learn how exercise can transform your mood, memory, attention, and imagination. Blending personal experience, science narrative, and practical advice, Dr. Suzuki will demonstrate the connection between exercise and overall health and well-being.

 

*Free for participants being tested or treated for cancer at BreastLink New York or 50% off for those being tested or treated for cancer elsewhere. To register for this offer please call 646-505-5734.

Creative Vegetarian Cooking
winter
  • Mon, Apr 23 - Mon, Apr 23
  • 07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
  • $85 members / $95 public

Chef Kim Pistone

Even the most committed carnivores won't be able to resist these inventive dishes. Enjoy making recipes that may include escarole, bean, and barley soup; Mediterranean galette filled with oven-roasted zucchini, red onion, tomatoes, and asparagus; baked sweet potato wedges served with ginger crème fraiche; insalata mista; corn bread; and baked phyllo filled with apples, honey, and cinnamon.

 

*Free for participants being tested or treated for cancer at BreastLink New York or 50% off for those being tested or treated for cancer elsewhere. To register for this offer please call 646-505-5734.

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

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

Change Your Brain with Meditation
spring
  • Sun, May 06 - Sun, May 06
  • 01:00 PM - 03:30 PM
  • $30 members / $35 public

Sheldon Lewis 

Meditation is one of the few activities that create new neural connections, improve brain function, and activate the "happy" areas of the brain. In this experiential class, beginners and pros alike will benefit from practicing different types of meditation that can help calm the nervous system, boost positive emotions, and lower anxiety.

 

*Free for participants being tested or treated for cancer at BreastLink New York or 50% off for those being tested or treated for cancer elsewhere. Call 646-505-5734 to register for this offer.

 

Joy Juice: An Uplifting Performance About Chemo, Cancer + Good Fortune
spring
  • Sun, May 06 - Sun, May 06
  • 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
  • $10 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.

Spring Reset
spring
  • Mon, May 07 - Mon, May 07
  • 07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
  • $85 members / $95 public

Jackie Topol, MS, RD, Nutritionist

Get your summer off to a great start by learning key foods and recipes to help you reach your health and wellness goals.  Registered dietitian Jackie Topol will guide you through her "therapeutic cooking" techniques to create nourishing meals that are easy to make and filling.  Menu may include green goddess smoothie; garlicky kale hummus; sushi roll edamame salad; saffron chickpeas with greens and quinoa; lemon-tarragon salmon over asparagus; green pea burgers with harissa mayo; and coconut chia seed pudding with mango. 

 

*Free for participants being tested or treated for cancer at BreastLink New York or 50% off for those being tested or treated for cancer elsewhere. To register for this offer please call 646-505-5734.

Introduction to Meditation
spring
  • Mon, May 07 - Mon, May 07
  • 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
  • $18 members / $20 public

We've set time aside just for beginners so you'll be extra comfortable. Join members of the Makom faculty in evening or afternoon sessions and learn the basics of meditation, understand what it means to develop a practice, and still have time for questions.

 

*Free for participants being tested or treated for cancer at BreastLink New York or 50% off for those being tested or treated for cancer elsewhere. To register for this offer please call 646-505-5734.

Introduction to Self-Hypnosis: Weight Loss
spring
  • Tue, May 22 - Tue, May 22
  • 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
  • $35 members / $40 public

Lisa Ludovici, Certified Medical Support Hypnosis Practitioner

Self-hypnosis is a self-induced, altered state of mind that anyone can learn. It is a natural and scientifically researched method shown to reduce and eliminate pain, accelerate healing, and bring about positive change. Learn how to use self-hypnosis to help control your mental and physiological response to pain, change your perceptions of your body, and speed healing.

Participants will be required to sign a release waiver.

*Free for participants being tested or treated for cancer at BreastLink New York or 50% off for those being tested or treated for cancer elsewhere. Call 646-505-5734 to register for this offer.

 

Open the Door to Calm and Close the Door to Pain - Breathing Workshop
spring
  • Tue, May 29 - Tue, May 29
  • 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
  • FREE for Everyone

Kathleen Booker, Breathing Technician

A cancer diagnosis comes with layers of stress, pain, anxiety and worry. Learn breathing techniques to easily propel yourself up any mental, physical or emotional mountain. These techniques can be used anytime or anywhere. Practices support those newly diagnosed, in treatment or remission. Your breath is a tool for life. Come alone or bring your spouse/partner and/or caregivers.

 

Followed by a social hour, where we will serve fun mocktails and healthy snacks.

 

Dream On
spring
  • Wed, May 30 - Wed, May 30
  • 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
  • $25 for Everyone

Lauren Zander, Co-Founder Handel Group + Rebekah Boruki, founder of BEXLIFE & BLISSED IN

Join Lauren Zander, co-founder Handel Group and Rebekah Boruki, founder of BEXLIFE® and the BLISSED IN® wellness movement for an insightful, thought-provoking workshop, Dream On. Whether you want to take on your career, love life, health, family and/or bank account, Lauren and Bex will help you wake up to your dreams and get into the right actions to realize them. You will leave this workshop with a new perspective, a muzzle for your mind, actionable steps, and an inspired personal plan.

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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