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Support Groups

Breast Cancer Support Group

Open to anyone impacted by breast cancer.  The group meets the first Tuesday of each month from 5:30 – 6: 30 p.m. at the Hayworth Cancer Center. Marissa Cangin, PsyD, licensed psychologist, facilitates the group. No reservations are required and new members are welcome. 

Breast Cancer Wellness Sessions

Open to anyone who has faced breast cancer.  This group offers cooking and exercise demonstrations along with nutrition and fitness education. The group meets the first and third Monday of each month from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. in the Patient and Family Lounge at the cancer center.  It is facilitated by Melissa Moore, exercise physiologist, and Erin Kline, registered dietitian. No reservations are required and new members are welcome. 

Cancer FITT – Exercise for Cancer Patients

CancerFitt is a 12-week supervised, exercise program designed specifically for cancer patients. Classes meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at The Fitness Center at High Point Regional. Cost of Cancer FITT is $170 (not insurance billable) with scholarships available. For more information, please call (336) 878-6221.
  • Members can utilize the facility during operating hours 
  • Provides progressive cardiovascular, strength and flexibility exercises 
  • Pre and post fitness and physical therapy assessments 
  • Informative education sessions 
  • Specific group exercise classes led by exercise physiologists 
  • Physician release required 

Close Knit and Stitches with Love Knitting/Crocheting Groups

This is a healing activity for anyone touched by cancer. The groups are open to all and made up of active patients, family members, volunteers and survivors. Beginners or experienced knitters/chrocheters are welcome.
  • Stitches with Love meets Tuesdays from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
  • Close Knit meets Wednesdays from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Both groups meet in the Cancer Resource Center. Yarn is provided; participants must supply their own needs/hooks.  All projects are donated to in-patients on the Oncology Care Unit.  For more details, please call (336) 878-6222, ext. 3261. 

Friends & Family Support Group

This group is for any family member or friend who is a caregiver for a cancer patient.  Jennifer Cui, Oncology Social Worker, facilitates this group, which is a great place to learn from others about caring for loved ones with cancer.  The group meets on the third Tuesday of each month from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. in the Cancer Resource Center. 

Gentle Yoga Classes for Cancer Patients

Gentle Yoga classes are designed specifically for cancer patients.  No previous experience with yoga is necessary.  Participants must complete information/physician permission form prior to enrollment.  Forms may be obtained by calling (336) 878-6510 or emailing twilson@hprhs.com. All equipment and supplies will be provided.  Loose fitting, comfortable clothing is recommended.  Class size is limited.  Susan Rostand instructs both classes. 
  • Yoga Divas meets Mondays from 1:30 – 2:45 p.m.
  • Gentle Yoga meets Mondays from 3:00 – 4:15 p.m.
Both classes are held in the Cancer Resource Center conference room.

Grief Support Group

While grief is a natural process following a loss, information and support can help people cope and heal. This group is open to families of Hayworth Cancer Center patients and members of the community and it will meet for a series of seven sessions. New members accepted at the beginning of the group. Space is limited. For further information and to register for the group, please call facilitator Janice L. Wakefield, M.Div., BCC, at (336) 802-2704.

High Point Ostomy Support Group

This group is dedicated to improving the quality of life for people who have or will have an intestinal or urinary diversion. The group features speakers, physicians and an opportunity to meet others in similar circumstances. The group meets the third Wednesday of every other month at the Regional Center for Bariatric Surgery, 701 N. Elm Street. Please call Susan Dunzweiler at (336) 878-6000, ext. 3032 for more information. 

Leukemia, Lymphoma and Multiple Myeloma Support Group

This support group is for leukemia, lymphoma and multiple myeloma patients and their loved ones/caregivers. Facilitated by Pam Boswell, RN, OCN, this group meets the second Tuesday of each month from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. in the Cancer Resource Center.  No reservations are required

Living with Cancer Support Group

This support group is for any cancer patient and/or family member. Janet Forrest, director of oncology services, facilitates this group and it provides the perfect place to meet others who have shared the experience of a cancer diagnosis, treatment and are now “living with cancer.” The group meets the second Tuesday of each month from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. in the Cancer Resource Center. No reservations required. 

Look Good, Feel Better Program

This is a free American Cancer Society program that teaches beauty techniques to female cancer patients in active treatment to help them combat the appearance of side effects of cancer treatments.  Learn how to use make up to enhance your complexion as well as ways to disguise hair loss with wigs, scarves and other accessories. Sessions are available in the Cancer Resource Center the first Monday of each month from 10:00 am – Noon. 

Men’s Cancer Support Group

Men face unique challenges throughout their cancer journey.  This group provides a safe and caring place to express emotions, share concerns and connect with others who may be going through similar circumstances. Facilitated by Joseph Neal, MDiv, BCC, this group meets the third Thursday of each month in the Cancer Resource Center from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

ReVitalize: Cancer Related Fatigue Program

ReVitalize is a one-on-one service of the Rehab Center at High Point Regional. It is designed for cancer survivors in a state of overwhelming exhaustion and decreased ability to perform physical and mental work that is not relieved by rest.   ReVitalize clients are evaluated and treated for fatigue and musculoskeletal deficits by our licensed physical therapist, Lois Powers.  This program requires physical referral and is insurance billable.  Appointments can be scheduled by calling (336) 878-6715.

Road to Recovery Transportation Assistance/Training

The American Red Cross Road to Recovery program provides transportation to and from treatment for people who have cancer and do not have a ride or are unable to drive themselves. Volunteer drivers donate their time and the use of their vehicles.  To request transportation, please call the Contact Center at (336) 878-6888.  To volunteer as a driver, please contact cgandee@hprhs.com or call (336) 878-6888.

For more information, or to confirm meeting times, please call the Contact Center at (336) 878-6888.