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, MSW, LICSW
2nd Tuesdays; 6:30-8:30pm
May 12, June 9, July 14, Aug 11

ONLINE

Download link for computers and smartphones: https://zoom.us/download

Once downloaded, you will use this link to register:
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Once registered, you will receive information on how to join the meeting.

We hope that you can join our Zoom meetings with video. If you are unable to, please call (206) 832-1271 M-F 9am-5pm and we’ll provide a dial-in number.

Presentations: 

  • May 12: “Stress Reducing Foods” by Suzanne McMurry, ND
  • June 9: “Managing Uncertainty through Creative Expression” by Pamela Krueger
  • July 14: “Supporting Family through Cancer” by Tricia Matteson, LICSW, MSW
  • Aug 11: “Understanding Medicare” by SHIBA Volunteer

Bellevue: Overlake Hospital Medical Center, Cancer Center Conference Room
Facilitated by Tricia Matteson, MSW, LICSW
3rd Wednesdays; 6-7:30pm
May 20, June 17, July 15, Aug 19
 

ONLINE

Download link for computers and smartphones: https://zoom.us/download

Once downloaded, you will use this link to register:
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Once registered, you will receive information on how to join the meeting.

We hope that you can join our Zoom meetings with video. If you are unable to, please call (206) 832-1271 M-F 9am-5pm and we’ll provide a dial-in number.

 
Presentations

  • May 20: “Strategies for Self-care” by Meghan Wilkins Melanson, LMHC
  • June 17: “Calming the Nervous System with Music” by Pamela Krueger
  • July 15: “Life in Survivorship” by Nicole Taylor
  • Aug 19: “Navigating Difficult Conversations” by Mary Ellen Shands, RN, MN

Seattle: UW Medicine | Northwest, Medical Arts Building, Suite 112
Facilitated by Basha Brownstein, MSW
1st Wednesdays; 6-8pm
May 6, Jun 3, Jul 1, Aug 5

ONLINE

Download link for computers and smartphones: https://zoom.us/download

Once downloaded, you will use this link to register:
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Once registered, you will receive information on how to join the meeting.

We hope that you can join our Zoom meetings with video. If you are unable to, please call (206) 832-1271 M-F 9am-5pm and we’ll provide a dial-in number.

Presentations:

  • May 6: “Medical Marijuana” by Lisa Buchanan, RN, OCN, Medical Educator
  • June 3: “Avoiding Common Pitfalls When Faced with Cancer” by Patti Kwok, PhD, ARNP 
  • July 1: “The Benefits of Gentle Exercise During Treatment & Recovery” by Meryl Shier, Vital Moves
  • Aug 5: “Combating Chemo Brain” by Easter Ho, IFM Certified Practitioner

Seattle: Virginia Mason Medical Center (Evening)
Facilitated by Courtney Zier, MAEd, LMHCA, NCC
3rd Wednesday; 5:30-7pm
May 20, June 17, July 15, Aug 19
 
ONLINE

Download link for computers and smartphones: https://zoom.us/download

Once downloaded, you will use this link to register:
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Once registered, you will receive information on how to join the meeting.

We hope that you can join our Zoom meetings with video. If you are unable to, please call (206) 832-1271 M-F 9am-5pm and we’ll provide a dial-in number.

Presentations:

  • May 20: “Intimacy & Cancer” by Shannon Solie, LMHC
  • June 17: “Foods to Fight Fatigue” by Easter Ho, ND
  • July 15: “The Importance of Self Compassion” by Sarra Cotto, LMHC
  • Aug 19: “Strategies for Better Sleep” by Courtney Zier, MAEd, LMHCA, NCC