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.

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.


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 04 - Tue, Jan 15
  • 04:00 PM - 05:15 PM
  • FREE for Everyone

The following classes are free of charge to individuals living with cancer and are cosponsored by the Marlene Meyerson 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
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  • Wed, Sep 05 - Wed, Jan 16
  • 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
  • FREE for Everyone

The following classes are free of charge to individuals living with cancer and are cosponsored by the Marlene Meyerson 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
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  • Thu, Sep 06 - Thu, Jan 17
  • 09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  • FREE for Everyone

The following classes are free of charge to individuals living with cancer and are cosponsored by the Marlene Meyerson 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
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  • Thu, Sep 06 - Thu, Jan 17
  • 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 jerrysnee@msn.com for more info.

Healing Yoga for Women Living with Breast or Ovarian Cancer
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  • Thu, Sep 06 - Thu, Jan 17
  • 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 Marlene Meyerson 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
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  • Sat, Sep 08 - Sat, Jan 19
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • FREE for Everyone

The following classes are free of charge to individuals living with cancer and are cosponsored by the Marlene Meyerson 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.

Beginners Culinary Boot Camp
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  • Tue, Nov 06 - Tue, Nov 20
  • 06:30 PM - 09:30 PM
  • $325 members / $375 public

Chef John Scoff

Tired of takeout? Do you want to eat healthier by eating in more and dining out less? But, you can barely boil water? Then join Executive Chef John Scoff as he expertly guides you through basic cooking techniques alongside other beginners. You will discover the joy of cooking as you build your culinary skills in this fun, yum and nurturing environment.

Week 1: Knife Skills
Week 2: Beef and Poultry Cookery + Their Sauces
Week 3: Fish Tech + Side Dishes

Escape to Reality: Working With Our Emotions in Meditation
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  • Mon, Nov 12 - Mon, Nov 26
  • 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
  • $65 members / $75 public

Michele Sapanaro

Emotions are part of the human condition--to be human is to feel. In this workshop we will explore how to work with our emotions through the process of meditation. We will explore simple mindfulness techniques that can offer insight and guidance that will help us understand our own emotional patterning and energy, finally discovering the hidden wisdom within ourselves and the emotions we carry.

Free for those being tested or treated for cancer at Breast link New York or 50% off for those being treated for cancer elsewhere. Call 646.505.5728 to register for this offer. 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. 

Change Your Habits, Change Your Life
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  • Tue, Nov 20 - Tue, Nov 20
  • 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
  • $12 members / $18 public

Sylvie Heyman, RN, MPS

Discover how replacing bad habits with good ones can help overcome procratination, increase punctuality, manage disorganization, and free you from constant checking of your phone for email, messages, and social media. Through personal stories, case studies, humor, and a compilation of best practices for habit change, discover how to stop sabotaging your health, job, relationships, and overall happiness.

Free for those being tested or treated for cancer at Breast link New York or 50% off for those being treated for cancer elsewhere. Call 646.505.5728 to register for this offer. 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.   

Fight Fat After 40
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  • Tue, Nov 27 - Tue, Nov 27
  • 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

Get a Good Night's Sleep
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Prices Vary

There are few things more stressful and unnerving than the inability to sleep. Now is the time to find the relief you've been looking for. Bernice Todres has been helping people use the techniques of mindfulness meditation to address this critical issue for many years.

Reiki and Self-Care: A Monthly Clinic
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Prices Vary

Pamela Miles

Reiki is a gentle, balancing spiritual healing practice offered through light touch to a fully clothed recipient. Sign up to experience a  Reiki session (your session includes a brief orientation) at 6:45 or 7:15 pm.

Note: If you are coming for a 30-minute session, please register for that time. If you are attending as a Reiki student/practitioner, please register below. Plan to arrive ready to start at 6:15 pm for a brief training and stay until 9:15. All practitioners receive a treatment.

Jin Shin Jyutsu: Self-Help for the Cancer Patient
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  • Sun, Dec 16 - Sun, Dec 16
  • 01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
  • $35 members / $45 public

Alexis Brink

A cancer diagnosis can leave one feeling afraid and powerless. Tthe Japanese healing art of Jin Shin Jyutsu provides a program to help those who have been diagnosed regain command of their body, mind, and spirit. You will walk away from this workshop with specific tools to help promote healing within the body. This course is designed for people currently undergoing treatment for cancer, who have recently completed treatment, and caregivers.

Free for those being tested or treated for cancer at Breast link New York or 50% off for those being treated for cancer elsewhere. Call 646.505.5728 to register for this offer. 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. 

 

 

Medical Cannabis for Pain Management + More
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  • Tue, Dec 18 - Tue, Dec 18
  • 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
  • FREE for Everyone

Dara Huang, M.D., Diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine

Medical cannabis is used more and more often as treatment for chronic pain and to combat the side effects of chemotherapy, but it is still controversial and not lawful in all states. Dr. Huang, will discuss the science and history of medical cannabis, how it differs from marijuana, and when and how it can be helpful for symptom relief for particular health conditions. She will also discuss the required administrative process to get a cannabis prescription in New York State.

 

Special Event with Dr. Neal Barnard: The Power of Diet in Overall Health and Disease Prevention
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  • Thu, Jan 10 - Thu, Jan 10
  • 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
  • $35 members / $40 public

Neal Barnard, M.D., Physician + Founder of Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
Introduction by Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams

Join us to learn how a plant-based diet can heal the body and prevent disease. Dr. Barnard, an adjunct professor at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Science, will discuss the science behind plant-strong diets, explain gluten sensitivity, and reveal the long-term consequences of the popular paleo and ketogenic diets. Learn what his ground-breaking research has revealed about diabetes, cancer, and Alzheimer's prevention. As a political advocate for transparency in the food industry, Dr. Barnard will highlight the ethical conflict of interest within the mandate of the USDA, the governmental agency meant to protect the health of the American public while promoting the meat and dairy industries. Find out why this matters to your health and what you can do about it.

Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams, who successfully reversed his Type 2 diabetes through diet, will introduce Dr. Barnard and share his own health story. Cosponsored by Plant Powered Manhattan.

Part of The Michelle C. Feig Nutrition Program

Free for those being tested or treated for cancer at Breast link New York or 50% off for those being treated for cancer elsewhere. Call 646.505.5728 to register for this offer. 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. 

 

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