Living with Cancer Networking Groups

Feeling overwhelmed and uncertain about what lies ahead as you travel through the unfamiliar world of cancer? Come meet others who are just diagnosed, in treatment or post-treatment.  Come learn from educational presentations and open discussion, and explore what this journey looks like for you.  Family and friends are welcome!  These are drop-in groups, no registration necessary, but if you have questions or would like to talk with someone before you attend, please call (206) 297-2500.


Kirkland: Evergreen Health, Room Green 1270/1272
Facilitated by Tricia Matteson, LICSW, MSW
2nd Tuesdays; 6:30-8:30pm
Sep 10, Oct 8, Nov 12, Dec 10

Presentations: 

  • Sept 10: “How to Talk About Grief & Loss” by Betsy Zuber, MS, LMHC
  • Oct 8: “Medical Marijuana” by Lisa Buchanan, RN, OCN, Medical Educator
  • Nov 12: “Managing Expectations” by Courtney Zier, MAEd, LMHCA, NCC
  • Dec 10: “Tree of Life Collage: A Journey Into Inner Strengths” by Pamela Krueger

Bellevue: Overlake Hospital Medical Center, Cancer Center Conference Room
Facilitated by Tricia Matteson, MSW, LSWAIC
3rd Wednesdays; 6:30-8pm
Aug 21, Sep 18, Oct 16, Nov 20, Dec 18
 
Presentations

  • Sept 18: “Financial Planning for Cancer” by Tony Leahy, CENTS Director
  • Oct 16: “Life in Survivorship” by Carol Robl
  • Nov 20: “Chair Yoga” by Catherine Hildyard, Certified Yoga Therapist
  • Dec 18: “Relaxation Methods to Reduce Stress” by Pamela Krueger

Renton: Valley Medical Center, Medical Arts Center, Breast Center Conference Room 
Facilitated by Angela Mullins, LMHCA
2nd Mondays; 6:30-8pm
Sept 9, Oct 14, Nov 11, Dec 9

Presentations:

  • Oct 14: “Anti-Inflammatory Foods” by Michelle Babb, MS, RD, CD
  • Nov 11: “Mindfulness for Decreased Anxiety” by Juli Madden, MSW, LICSW
  • Dec 9: “Vitamins & Supplements During & After Treatment” by Morgan Schuster, ND

Seattle: Northwest Hospital, Medical Arts Building, Suite 112
Facilitated by Basha Brownstein, MSW
1st Wednesdays; 6-8pm
Sept 4, Oct 2, Nov 6, Dec 4

Presentations:

  • Sept 4: “Alternatives to Toxic House Cleaning Products” by Basha Brownstein, MSW
  • Oct 2: “Nutrition for Better Sleep” by Grethen Gruender, MS, RDN, CSO
  • Nov 6: “Financial Planning for Cancer” by Tony Leahy, CENTS
  • Dec 2: “Holiday Social & Potluck”

Seattle: Virginia Mason Medical Center (Day)
Facilitated by Ruth Foster Koth, MSW, LICSW
1st Tuesday; 10:00am-11:30am
Sep 3, Oct 1, Nov 5, Dec 3

Presentations:

  • Sept 3: “Exploring Body Image & Cancer” by Ruth Foster Koth, MSW, LICSW
  • Oct 1: “Relationships As Medicine” by Elizabeth Hughes, MD
  • Nov 5: “Relaxation Methods to Reduce Stress” by Pamela Krueger
  • Dec 3: “Fighting Fatigue” by Easter Ho, ND, IFMCP

Seattle: Virginia Mason Medical Center (Evening)
Facilitated by Courtney Zier, MAEd, LMHCA, NCC
3rd Wednesday; 5:30-7pm
Aug 21, Sep 18, Oct 16, Nov 20, Dec 18

Presentations:

  • Sept 18: “Writing Practices to Limit Anxiety” by Pamela Krueger
  • Oct 15: “Strategies for Better Sleep” by Courtney Zier, MA, LMHCA, NCC
  • Nov 20: “Financial Planning for Cancer” by Tony Leahy, CENTS Director
  • Dec 18: “Grief & Family Dynamics” by Betsy Zuber, MS, LMHC