Exercise classes and wellness workshops
Studies have shown that leading a healthy lifestyle can help reduce a person’s risk for developing cancer and decrease the chances of cancer recurrence. For cancer patients, staying active and eating healthy complements the medical care they receive. Also, reducing stress through activities such as yoga, tai chi and meditation can lift a patient’s spirit and help manage the anxiety that accompanies cancer.
In an effort to improve the well-being of survivors in our region, VCU Massey Cancer Center established a committee of experts to launch Living Well With Cancer. The program's goal is to connect patients and survivors with the resources they need to reduce stress and live a healthy lifestyle.
Upcoming exercise classes and wellness workshops
Massey has partnered with the YMCA of Greater Richmond to provide exercise classes and wellness workshops each quarter on various topics relating to integrative medicine.
If you are currently in treatment or have recently had surgery, please provide a note from your physician stating that you may participate in our exercise classes. There is no cost to participate, but advance registration is required.
Upcoming classes: Please check back soon for our next quarterly wellness class.
Lunch & Learn
On the first Thursday of each month at 12-1 p.m., Massey invites the community to attend a brown bag luncheon at our Stony Point location, where an expert will present on a specific form of complementary therapy.
Creative Art Therapy
July 11, 12-1 p.m. (moved to second Thursday due to the holiday)
VCU Massey Cancer Center at Stony Point
Creative art therapy (CAT) uses expressive art forms to relax the body and mind and help relieve stress. Come meet P. Muzi Branch, director of cultural programs at VCU Medical Center, at our Stony Point location to learn about the basics, the benefits and the barriers of art therapies and how they can be useful for patients and family members. Participants will learn about different types of CAT, including art therapy, dance therapy, drama therapy, music therapy and writing therapy, and how to remove perceived barriers to participation. After a brief talk there will be time for questions and discussion with the instructor and fellow participants.
Register by visiting www.creativearttherapy.eventbrite.com, or call (804) 628-1550.
Visit our online tools section to find presentation slides from past workshops.