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Monday October 21st 2019
New Member Meeting Time 10:00 AM Location AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute, 2500 English Creek Ave., Building 400, Dr. Joseph Stella Conference Room, Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234

Attend a New Member Meeting to learn all about the Gilda's Club program for individuals & families touched by cancer. Attendance is required before participating in any group or workshop.




Registrer below or call (609) 407-4788.


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Introduction to Scrapbooking with Deb Time 4:30 PM Location 700 New Road, Linwood, NJ 08221

Come and join Deb Spicer a Gilda's Club member, as she shows you how to start scrapbooking. Deb has been scrapbooking for years as a way to express her creativity and save her most precious moments in a fun, whimsical, and expressive way. Deb has tons of stickers, stamps, paper and all the trimmings for all your family photos.

This is an introductory class so participants do not need books or pages to place photos on for this class. Please bring printed photos and let your creativity take over with all the decorative accessories. Deb will also inform everyone about the specific paper needed and the best deals for scrapbooks.

Register below or call the Clubhouse at (609) 926-2699.

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Reiki with Carlo Time 5:00 PM Location 700 New Rd. Linwood, NJ 08221

Carlo Popolizio, Reiki Master, brings us the gift of Reiki. Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation, thought to boost the body's natural abilities. It is recommended to wear comfortable clothing and bring your own towel or sheet. 

Register below or call (609) 926-2699.

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Men's Night! - Sponsored by Holy Redeemer Time 6:00 PM Location 700 New Road, Linwood, NJ 08221

A professionally facilitated, monthly group for men touched by cancer in any way. Whether you are a patient or survivor, a family member or friend, or have lost a loved one, come be with other guys for support and camaraderie. Dinner provided. 

Sponsored by Holy Redeemer Hospice. 

Register below or call the Clubhouse at (609) 926-2699.


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Tuesday October 22nd 2019
Gilda's Club in Atlantic City Time 10:00 AM Location Healthplex

Held at the AtlantiCare Healthplex at 1401 Atlantic Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ.

A professionally facilitated, weekly support group for members touched by cancer, in any way. Complimentary refreshments.

Register below or call (609) 926-2699.


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Meditation and Mindful Yoga with Naida Time 11:00 AM Location 700 New Road, Linwood, NJ 08221

Members will learn and practice Meditation & Mindful Yoga with Naida Burgess, MEd, Certified Yoga Instructor. Members can practice just being in the moment. Learn how mindfulness can help with focus, attention and calming the emotions. Gentle stretching and breathing can help quiet and soothe the body.

Register below or call (609) 926-2699.

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Lunch & Learn:"Cancer and Anxiety",with Samantha Hill, Certified Oncology Social Worker and Sara Merendino, Licensed Social Worker Time 12:15 PM Location AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute, 2500 English Creek Ave., Building 400, Dr. Joseph Stella Conference Room, Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234

Join us for a presentation and conversation about Anxiety and how this affects us as we navigate our cancer journey.

Our guest speakers for this presentation will be Samantha Hill, Certified Oncology Social Worker and Sara Merendino, Licensed Social Worker.

Samantha Hill:

 I am a Certified Oncology Social Worker and have over 7 years’ experience in oncology. I recognize that a cancer diagnosis is a traumatic life event which requires support and compassion. In addition, I am a Certified Sex Therapist and can assist with a variety of issues such as sexual dysfunction, enhancing sexuality, intimacy etc.”

Sara Merendino:

“I am a Licensed Social Worker, and began working with AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute about a year ago.  Prior to working in oncology, I worked in several different nursing homes with patient in sub-acute and long-term care.”

 


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Pilates with Helen Time 12:15 PM Location 700 New Road, Linwood, NJ 08221

Engage your core muscles with Pilates floor exercises using your own body weight for resistance. This class will help you trim your midsection, prevent back injuries, improve posture, while at the same time increasing overall strength and flexibility. The class will be taught by Helen Skull, pilates instructor. 

Helen is a two time breast cancer survivor. She is a Pilates Certified Instructor also Certified in Older Adult Fitness Training as well as SilverSneakers. She has a degree in Nursing. She fell in love with the way Pilates helped her with her recovery, healing and wellness. Her Pilates Mat Class will use exercises that will strengthen muscles, increase flexibility and improve overall health.

Register below or call the Clubhouse at (609) 926-2699.

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Family & Friends Group Time 6:00 PM Location 700 New Rd. Linwood, NJ 08221

A professionally facilitated, weekly support group for family members and friends of individuals living with cancer.

Register below or call the Clubhouse at (609) 926-2699.

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Noogie Night Time 6:00 PM Location 700 New Rd. Linwood, NJ 08221

Creative support for Noogieland members, while parents/caregivers attend a clubhouse group or activity.

Register below or call the Clubhouse at (609) 926-2699.

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Tween & Teen Night Time 6:00 PM

Join us for Tween & Teen Night, every 4th Tuesday of the month!

This is a professionally- facilitated group for tween and teens (ages 13 and up). Sessions will include a support group and an educational activity related to cancer. Dinner will be provided. Register below or call (609) 926-2699.

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Wellness Group Time 6:00 PM Location 700 New Rd. Linwood, NJ 08221

A professionally facilitated, weekly support group for members living with any type of cancer, at any stage in their cancer experience.

Register below or call the Clubhouse at (609) 926-2699.

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Wednesday October 23rd 2019
Kripalu (Compassionate) Yoga with Judy/Debra Time 9:30 AM Location 700 New Road, Linwood, NJ 08221

Kripalu (Compassionate) Yoga is an integrated practice that revitalizes the body, calms the mind and deepens self-awareness. Kripalu brings body, mind and spirit into a state of harmony and balance. It allows you to choose the level of physical intensity right for you. Instead of encouraging you to judge your performance today against yesterday, or compare your stretch with that of your classmates, Kripalu Yoga teaches you how to listen to your body and honor its needs. Self observation without judgment is its motto. It encourages compassion for yourself and others. The essence of Kripalu Yoga is learning how to be fully present in the moment-by-moment experience of life. 

Kripalu trained instructor, Judy McClain, will teach this class to all skill levels on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays. Debra Marshall, Certified Yoga instructor, will be teach this class on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays. No previous yoga experience required. 

Register below or call the Clubhouse at (609) 926-2699.

 

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Wellness Group Time 10:00 AM Location 2500 English Creek Avenue, Building 400, 1st Floor, EHT, NJ 08234

A professionally facilitated, weekly support group for members living with any type of cancer, at any stage in their cancer experience.

Register below or call (609) 407-4788.

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"Let’s Be Kids Again!" 2nd Annual Halloween Spooktacular Party/Potluck Time 12:15 PM Location AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute, 2500 English Creek Ave., Building 250, Life Center Community Room, Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234

Hey, all you kids out there! Join us for the 2nd Annual Halloween Potluck Luncheon!

Bring your favorite appetizer or dessert to share with the other ghouls and goblins. We'll make a Halloween craft, play a few games, and just have a howling good time!

Light lunch will be provided. Costumes optional, creativity welcome!

Register below or call (609) 407-4788.


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New Member Meeting Time 4:00 PM Location 700 New Road, Linwood, NJ 08221

Attend a New Member Meeting to learn all about the Gilda's Club program for individuals & families touched by cancer. Attendance is required before participating in any group or workshop.

Register below or call the Clubhouse at (609) 926-2699.


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Oil Painting with Joe Time 6:00 PM Location 700 New Road, Linwood, NJ 08221

Amazing local artist, Joseph Wennberg, will guide members through an artistic voyage. Joe hopes to have the members develop a greater appreciation of self and confidence to accomplish what, perhaps, may seem too esoteric. This will be accomplished with the use of canvas, primary colors, two brushes, and a palate knife. With these tools you will begin to apply paint in a random process, although under the control of things on your mind. Halfway through the process, members will stop and reflect on their uncompleted work for a brief discussion before they proceed to completion. Sculpting will be added with palet knife, as well as additional colors and brush work by Joe if necessary. When completed the original art will be signed by creator and then examined under a magnifying glass.

Register below or call (609) 926-2699.

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Reiki with Charlie & Deb Time 6:00 PM

Charlie Roberts, Reiki Master, brings us the gift of Reiki. Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction & relaxation, thought to boost the body's natural abilities. It is recommended to wear comfortable clothing & bring your own towel or sheet.

Registration required (609) 926-2699.

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Thursday October 24th 2019
Flowing Yoga with Susan Time 9:30 AM Location 700 New Road, Linwood, NJ 08221

Join Susan Hussong for an hour of flowing yoga (vinyasa) that incorporates both postures (asanas) and conscious awareness of the breath (pranayama). Treat your body and mind to an hour on the mat and leave feeling refreshed, renewed and relaxed. 

Register below or call the Clubhouse at (609) 926-2699.

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All Levels Yoga at the LifeCenter with Katie & Elaine Time 1:00 PM Location AtlantiCare LifeCenter, Building 200, 2nd Floor, 2500 English Creek Avenue, Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234

Join Kate Stiver or Elaine Sherma for an hour of all levels yoga. Find your breath, move through postures and be restored. Treat your body and your mind. Leave refreshed and smiling.

Register below or call Gilda's Club at AtlantiCare at (609) 407-4788.

 

 

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Understanding Loss Time 1:00 PM Location 700 New Road, Linwood, NJ 08221

A professionally facilitated, weekly support group for members who have lost a loved one to cancer. 

Register below or call the Clubhouse at (609) 926-2699.


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Living with Loss Time 6:00 PM Location 700 New Rd. Linwood, NJ 08221

A professionally facilitated, weekly support group for members who have lost a loved one to cancer. 

Sponsored by Holy Redeemer Hospice

Register below or call the Clubhouse at (609) 926-2699.

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Noogie Night - Grief Busters Time 6:00 PM Location 700 New Rd. Linwood, NJ 08221

Creative support for Noogieland members while parents/caregivers attend a clubhouse group or activity.

Register below or call the Clubhouse at (609) 926-2699.

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Monday October 28th 2019
Book Club & Bag Lunch with Susan Time 11:00 AM Location 700 New Road, Linwood, NJ 08221

Gilda’s Club Book Club 2019

Welcome to Gilda’s Club South Jersey Book Club. This is our sixth year of meeting and we are a wonderful group of readers. So glad to have you joining us. I am pleased to announce the books for this year that were chosen by the members of the group. We meet from 11am-12:30pm on the following dates. Feel free to bring a brown bag lunch. Discussion questions will be emailed to participants before the meeting.

HAPPY READING EVERYONE!

Date

Title

Author

Recommended by

January 28, 2019

The Girl of the Sea of Cortez

Peter Benchley

Pat

February 25, 2019

Little Fires Everywhere

Celeste Ng

Debra and Barbara Hood both picked this

March 25, 2019

A Gentleman in Moscow

Amor Towles

Beth

April 29, 2019

The Women in the Castle

Jennifer Shattuck

Janice

May 20, 2019

Molokai

Alan Brennert

Kathy

June 17, 2019

The Daughters of the Dragon

William Andrews

Mary Ann

July 29, 2019

Before We Were Yours

Lisa Wingate

Linda

August 26, 2019

City of Thieves

David Benioff

Marian

Sept. 30, 2019

 

The Alice Network

Kate Quinn

Susan Malka

October 28, 2019

The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Pearce

Jeff Hobbs

Carol

Nov. 25, 2019

Saints for All Occasions

J. Courtney Sullivan

Dolly

 

A monthly book group led by Susan Slaninka. Bring a bag lunch and enjoy lively conversation and company. Pick of the month available in the library, Amazon, or can be downloaded on Kindle or Nook. Limited to 12 participants.

Register below or call the Clubhouse at (609) 926-2699.



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Breast Cancer Support Group Time 4:00 PM Location 700 New Road, Linwood, NJ 08221

A professionally facilitated, monthly group for women with breast cancer, at any stage in their cancer experience. Stay for the Women's Night Supper & Social and Women's Night presentation.

Register below or call the Clubhouse at (609) 926-2699.


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Gynecological Cancers Support Group Time 4:00 PM Location 700 New Road, Linwood, NJ 08221

A professionally facilitated, monthly group for women with gynecological cancers, at any stage in their cancer experience. Stay for the Women's Night Supper & Social and Women's Night presentation.

Register below or call the Clubhouse at (609) 926-2699.


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Women's Night Supper & Social: Sponsored by Holy Redeemer Time 5:30 PM Location 700 New Road, Linwood, NJ 08221

The Women's Night Supper & Social is open to all female members who are interested in the comradery of sharing with other members. Come to the breast or gynecological cancer group from 4:00-5:30 pm, enjoy the Supper & Social, and then stay for the Women's Night lecture. 

Register below or call the Clubhouse at (609) 926-2699.


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"Ask the Breast Surgeon" - Updates on Breast Cancer Time 6:30 PM Location 700 New Road, Linwood NJ 08221

Join us for our Women's Night lecture, "Ask the Breast Surgeon," presented by Dr. Anjeanette T. Brown, MD, FACS. Dr. Brown will be discussing the newest updates in the treatment of diseases of the breast. Her particular expertise is triple-negative BRCA in minority women and BRCA genetic testing for breast cancer.

After completing her Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Dr. Brown served four years in the United States Navy. She served as the general medical officer on board a combat support ship for over 600 enlisted and naval officers. After deployment, she served as the squadron doctor at Naval Weapons Station in Earle, NJ. Dr. Brown also served on board the USNS Comfort, a medical treatment facility activated to provide support during rescue operations in New York City following the attacks on September 11, 2001.

Following her service, Dr. Brown completed surgical training as a general surgery resident at Hahnemann University Hospital and completed a Society of Surgical Oncology Breast Surgery fellowship at Bryn Mawr Hospital. She is board certified in general surgery through the American College of Surgeons and a Fellow of The Society of Surgical Oncology and The American Society of Breast Surgery.

Dr. Brown was also nominated and selected as one of the region’s Top 40 under 40 most dynamic young leaders by Atlantic City Weekly. Dr. Brown is passionate about patient care as well as educating others about the detection, diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. With continuous research and mentoring, she has published several abstracts and has presented at multiple surgical conferences and events.

Dr. Brown currently serves as a Breast Surgeon with The Premier Surgical Network. It is with this position that Dr. Anjeanette T. Brown has been able to not only assist her patients in the office but also inform and educate others about the detecting, diagnosing and treating breast cancer. She is a member of the NJ Health Network & Gilda's Club South Jersey Medical Resource Council.

Join us for a discussion on breast health, led by one of our most lively presenters!

Registration is required. Please call (609) 926-2699 to register.

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Tuesday October 29th 2019
"Bohemian Heart Beads" Beginner's Earring & Bracelet Workshop with Kathy Pinto Time 10:00 AM Location AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute, 2500 English Creek Ave., Building 400, Dr. Joseph Stella Conference Room, Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234

Learn how to build and design your own earrings, and wear them home! We will be working with classic pearls, cultured sea glass and different stones.

Tools, beads, and findings will be provided for you. Instructor Kathy Pinto has had a passion for the arts all of her life. After retiring from Absecon Schools, Kathy took up beading and never looked back, starting her own jewelry business “Bohemian Heart Beads.” She works various venues including Convention Halls, Festivals, and education centers, and is looking forward to sharing her passion with you. Participants are limited to one, possibly two earrings per day due to class size and supplies.

Please register below or call (609) 407-4788.

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Gilda's Club in Atlantic City Time 10:00 AM Location Healthplex

Held at the AtlantiCare Healthplex at 1401 Atlantic Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ.

A professionally facilitated, weekly support group for members touched by cancer, in any way. Complimentary refreshments.

Register below or call (609) 926-2699.


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Pilates with Helen Time 12:15 PM Location 700 New Road, Linwood, NJ 08221

Engage your core muscles with Pilates floor exercises using your own body weight for resistance. This class will help you trim your midsection, prevent back injuries, improve posture, while at the same time increasing overall strength and flexibility. The class will be taught by Helen Skull, pilates instructor. 

Helen is a two time breast cancer survivor. She is a Pilates Certified Instructor also Certified in Older Adult Fitness Training as well as SilverSneakers. She has a degree in Nursing. She fell in love with the way Pilates helped her with her recovery, healing and wellness. Her Pilates Mat Class will use exercises that will strengthen muscles, increase flexibility and improve overall health.

Register below or call the Clubhouse at (609) 926-2699.

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Family & Friends Group Time 6:00 PM Location 700 New Rd. Linwood, NJ 08221

A professionally facilitated, weekly support group for family members and friends of individuals living with cancer.

Register below or call the Clubhouse at (609) 926-2699.

Info & Registration
Noogie Night Time 6:00 PM Location 700 New Rd. Linwood, NJ 08221

Creative support for Noogieland members, while parents/caregivers attend a clubhouse group or activity.

Register below or call the Clubhouse at (609) 926-2699.

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Wellness Group Time 6:00 PM Location 700 New Rd. Linwood, NJ 08221

A professionally facilitated, weekly support group for members living with any type of cancer, at any stage in their cancer experience.

Register below or call the Clubhouse at (609) 926-2699.

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Wednesday October 30th 2019
Kripalu (Compassionate) Yoga with Judy/Debra Time 9:30 AM Location 700 New Road, Linwood, NJ 08221

Kripalu (Compassionate) Yoga is an integrated practice that revitalizes the body, calms the mind and deepens self-awareness. Kripalu brings body, mind and spirit into a state of harmony and balance. It allows you to choose the level of physical intensity right for you. Instead of encouraging you to judge your performance today against yesterday, or compare your stretch with that of your classmates, Kripalu Yoga teaches you how to listen to your body and honor its needs. Self observation without judgment is its motto. It encourages compassion for yourself and others. The essence of Kripalu Yoga is learning how to be fully present in the moment-by-moment experience of life. 

Kripalu trained instructor, Judy McClain, will teach this class to all skill levels on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays. Debra Marshall, Certified Yoga instructor, will be teach this class on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays. No previous yoga experience required. 

Register below or call the Clubhouse at (609) 926-2699.

 

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Wellness Group Time 10:00 AM Location 2500 English Creek Avenue, Building 400, 1st Floor, EHT, NJ 08234

A professionally facilitated, weekly support group for members living with any type of cancer, at any stage in their cancer experience.

Register below or call (609) 407-4788.

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New Member Meeting Time 11:00 AM Location 700 New Road, Linwood, NJ 08221

Attend a New Member Meeting to learn all about the Gilda's Club program for individuals & families touched by cancer. Attendance is required before participating in any group or workshop.

Register below or call the Clubhouse at (609) 926-2699.


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Volunteer Training Time 6:00 PM Location 700 New Road, Linwood, NJ 08221

Are you looking to give back and make a difference in your community? Volunteer for Gilda's Club South Jersey!

We'll be hosting regular Volunteer Training sessions for those interested in helping our organization. During this training, our Program Manager will discuss our organization’s mission, the activities available to our members, and the types of roles we need volunteers to fill. A wide variety of opportunities are available to fit anyone's schedule!

Make a positive impact in your community, and help those touched by cancer.

To register for a Volunteer Training, please call Samantha Kurtz-Seif, Program Manager at (609) 926-2699.

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Thursday October 31st 2019
Flowing Yoga with Susan Time 9:30 AM Location 700 New Road, Linwood, NJ 08221

Join Susan Hussong for an hour of flowing yoga (vinyasa) that incorporates both postures (asanas) and conscious awareness of the breath (pranayama). Treat your body and mind to an hour on the mat and leave feeling refreshed, renewed and relaxed. 

Register below or call the Clubhouse at (609) 926-2699.

Info & Registration
All Levels Yoga at the LifeCenter with Katie & Elaine Time 1:00 PM Location AtlantiCare LifeCenter, Building 200, 2nd Floor, 2500 English Creek Avenue, Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234

Join Kate Stiver or Elaine Sherma for an hour of all levels yoga. Find your breath, move through postures and be restored. Treat your body and your mind. Leave refreshed and smiling.

Register below or call Gilda's Club at AtlantiCare at (609) 407-4788.

 

 

Info & Registration
Understanding Loss Time 1:00 PM Location 700 New Road, Linwood, NJ 08221

A professionally facilitated, weekly support group for members who have lost a loved one to cancer. 

Register below or call the Clubhouse at (609) 926-2699.


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Monday November 4th 2019
Sea Glass Jewelry Making with Carol - Dr. Stella Conf. Room Time 10:00 AM Location AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute, 2500 English Creek Ave., Building 400, Dr. Joseph Stella Conference Room, Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234

Carol Bonfiglio will teach us how to create lovely and interesting jewelry from beautiful, magical sea glass. No experience necessary.

Register below or call Gilda's Club at AtlantiCare at (609) 407-4788.

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Volunteer Training Time 6:00 PM Location 700 New Road, Linwood, NJ 08221

Are you looking to give back and make a difference in your community? Volunteer for Gilda's Club South Jersey!

We'll be hosting regular Volunteer Training sessions for those interested in helping our organization. During this training, our Program Manager will discuss our organization’s mission, the activities available to our members, and the types of roles we need volunteers to fill. A wide variety of opportunities are available to fit anyone's schedule!

Make a positive impact in your community, and help those touched by cancer.

To register for a Volunteer Training, please call Samantha Kurtz-Seif, Program Manager at (609) 926-2699.

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Tuesday November 5th 2019
New Member Meeting Time 9:30 AM Location 211 N. Main St., Suite 100, Cape May Court House 08210

Attend a New Member Meeting to learn about the Gilda's Club program for individuals and families touched by cancer in any way. Attendance is required before participating in any group or workshop. 

Register below or call (609) 926-2699.


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Gilda's Club in Atlantic City Time 10:00 AM Location Healthplex

Held at the AtlantiCare Healthplex at 1401 Atlantic Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ.

A professionally facilitated, weekly support group for members touched by cancer, in any way. Complimentary refreshments.

Register below or call (609) 926-2699.


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Wellness Group Time 10:00 AM Location 211 N. Main St., Suite 100 Cape May Court House 08210

A professionally facilitated, support group for members living with any type of cancer, at any stage in their cancer experience. This group meets the first and third Tuesdays of each month. 

Register below or call (609) 926-2699.


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New Member Meeting Time 11:00 AM Location 700 New Road, Linwood, NJ 08221

Attend a New Member Meeting to learn all about the Gilda's Club program for individuals & families touched by cancer. Attendance is required before participating in any group or workshop.

Register below or call the Clubhouse at (609) 926-2699.


Info & Registration
Pilates with Helen Time 12:15 PM Location 700 New Road, Linwood, NJ 08221

Engage your core muscles with Pilates floor exercises using your own body weight for resistance. This class will help you trim your midsection, prevent back injuries, improve posture, while at the same time increasing overall strength and flexibility. The class will be taught by Helen Skull, pilates instructor. 

Helen is a two time breast cancer survivor. She is a Pilates Certified Instructor also Certified in Older Adult Fitness Training as well as SilverSneakers. She has a degree in Nursing. She fell in love with the way Pilates helped her with her recovery, healing and wellness. Her Pilates Mat Class will use exercises that will strengthen muscles, increase flexibility and improve overall health.

Register below or call the Clubhouse at (609) 926-2699.

Info & Registration
Family & Friends Group Time 6:00 PM Location 700 New Rd. Linwood, NJ 08221

A professionally facilitated, weekly support group for family members and friends of individuals living with cancer.

Register below or call the Clubhouse at (609) 926-2699.

Info & Registration
Noogie Night Time 6:00 PM Location 700 New Rd. Linwood, NJ 08221

Creative support for Noogieland members, while parents/caregivers attend a clubhouse group or activity.

Register below or call the Clubhouse at (609) 926-2699.

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Tween & Teen Night Time 6:00 PM

Our Tween & Teen Night is now weekly!

This professionally-facilitated group is open to tweens and teens, (ages 12 and up), who have been impacted by cancer in anyway. The group session will incorporate psychosocial support, educational resources, and activities.

Dinner will be served.

Registration is required. Please register below or call the Clubhouse at (609) 926-2699.

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Wellness Group Time 6:00 PM Location 700 New Rd. Linwood, NJ 08221

A professionally facilitated, weekly support group for members living with any type of cancer, at any stage in their cancer experience.

Register below or call the Clubhouse at (609) 926-2699.

Info & Registration
Wednesday November 6th 2019
Kripalu (Compassionate) Yoga with Judy/Debra Time 9:30 AM Location 700 New Road, Linwood, NJ 08221

Kripalu (Compassionate) Yoga is an integrated practice that revitalizes the body, calms the mind and deepens self-awareness. Kripalu brings body, mind and spirit into a state of harmony and balance. It allows you to choose the level of physical intensity right for you. Instead of encouraging you to judge your performance today against yesterday, or compare your stretch with that of your classmates, Kripalu Yoga teaches you how to listen to your body and honor its needs. Self observation without judgment is its motto. It encourages compassion for yourself and others. The essence of Kripalu Yoga is learning how to be fully present in the moment-by-moment experience of life. 

Kripalu trained instructor, Judy McClain, will teach this class to all skill levels on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays. Debra Marshall, Certified Yoga instructor, will be teach this class on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays. No previous yoga experience required. 

Register below or call the Clubhouse at (609) 926-2699.

 

Info & Registration
Wellness Group Time 10:00 AM Location 2500 English Creek Avenue, Building 400, 1st Floor, EHT, NJ 08234

A professionally facilitated, weekly support group for members living with any type of cancer, at any stage in their cancer experience.

Register below or call (609) 407-4788.

Info & Registration
Thursday November 7th 2019
Flowing Yoga with Susan Time 9:30 AM Location 700 New Road, Linwood, NJ 08221

Join Susan Hussong for an hour of flowing yoga (vinyasa) that incorporates both postures (asanas) and conscious awareness of the breath (pranayama). Treat your body and mind to an hour on the mat and leave feeling refreshed, renewed and relaxed. 

Register below or call the Clubhouse at (609) 926-2699.

Info & Registration
All Levels Yoga at the LifeCenter with Katie & Elaine Time 1:00 PM Location AtlantiCare LifeCenter, Building 200, 2nd Floor, 2500 English Creek Avenue, Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234

Join Kate Stiver or Elaine Sherma for an hour of all levels yoga. Find your breath, move through postures and be restored. Treat your body and your mind. Leave refreshed and smiling.

Register below or call Gilda's Club at AtlantiCare at (609) 407-4788.

 

 

Info & Registration
Understanding Loss Time 1:00 PM Location 700 New Road, Linwood, NJ 08221

A professionally facilitated, weekly support group for members who have lost a loved one to cancer. 

Register below or call the Clubhouse at (609) 926-2699.


Info & Registration
Living with Loss Time 6:00 PM Location 700 New Rd. Linwood, NJ 08221

A professionally facilitated, weekly support group for members who have lost a loved one to cancer. 

Sponsored by Holy Redeemer Hospice

Register below or call the Clubhouse at (609) 926-2699.

Info & Registration
Noogie Night - Grief Busters Time 6:00 PM Location 700 New Rd. Linwood, NJ 08221

Creative support for Noogieland members while parents/caregivers attend a clubhouse group or activity.

Register below or call the Clubhouse at (609) 926-2699.

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Monday November 11th 2019
Movie Night & Potluck Snacks - Julie & Julia Time 5:00 PM

Join us for our monthly movie night, featuring Julie & Julia. This film, written and directed by Nora Ephron, parallels the lives of celebrity chef Julia Child (Meryl Streep) and blogger Julie Powell (Amy Adams). As Julie seeks to cook all 524 of Julia's recipes in just one year, she finds herself on an unexpected path of self-discovery that includes some tears, lots of laughter, and a few kitchen missteps.

Chat & Chew - 5:00pm-6:00pm

Movie Screening - 6:00pm-8:00pm

This event is free, and registration is required. Register below or call the Clubhouse at (609) 926-2699.

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Tuesday November 12th 2019
Reiki with Jen Time 9:30 AM Location AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute, 2500 English Creek Ave., Building 400, Dr. Joseph Stella Conference Room, Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234

Looking to find stress reduction and relaxation?! Please join us for this Free Reiki event with Jen Chappine. What is Reiki? You can expect a brief overview about this holistic healing technique that has physical, mental and emotional benefits. You will have the opportunity to try Reiki and most importantly begin or expand upon your journey of self healing!

Space is limited so please be sure to RSVP. We are looking forward to having you at this refreshing and uplifting Reiki Event.

Jen Chappine is a BSN, RN, a yoga instructor, a Reiki Level II practitioner and a Reiki Master student. Join us for this uplifting experience where you will find ways you can begin to heal yourself.

Register below or call Gilda's Club at AtlantiCare at (609) 407-4788.


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Gilda's Club in Atlantic City Time 10:00 AM Location Healthplex

Held at the AtlantiCare Healthplex at 1401 Atlantic Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ.

A professionally facilitated, weekly support group for members touched by cancer, in any way. Complimentary refreshments.

Register below or call (609) 926-2699.


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Chit-Chat N' Craft with Deb Time 11:00 AM Location AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute, 2500 English Creek Ave., Building 400, Dr. Joseph Stella Conference Room, Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234

We will make a fall foam wreath using different fun embellishments. Let your creativity flow! All materials will be provided to complete this project.

Class will be led by Deb Mento, Program Manager, Gilda's Club at AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute. Deb loves crafting and enjoys sharing the joy of creating with others! 


Class is located at 2500 English Creek Ave., Building 400, Stella Conference Room, Egg Harbor Township, NJ.

Register below or call Gilda's Club at AtlantiCare at (609) 407-4788.

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Family & Friends Group Time 6:00 PM Location 700 New Rd. Linwood, NJ 08221

A professionally facilitated, weekly support group for family members and friends of individuals living with cancer.

Register below or call the Clubhouse at (609) 926-2699.

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Noogie Night Time 6:00 PM Location 700 New Rd. Linwood, NJ 08221

Creative support for Noogieland members, while parents/caregivers attend a clubhouse group or activity.

Register below or call the Clubhouse at (609) 926-2699.

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Tween & Teen Night Time 6:00 PM

Our Tween & Teen Night is now weekly!

This professionally-facilitated group is open to tweens and teens, (ages 12 and up), who have been impacted by cancer in anyway. The group session will incorporate psychosocial support, educational resources, and activities.

Dinner will be served.

Registration is required. Please register below or call the Clubhouse at (609) 926-2699.

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Wellness Group Time 6:00 PM Location 700 New Rd. Linwood, NJ 08221

A professionally facilitated, weekly support group for members living with any type of cancer, at any stage in their cancer experience.

Register below or call the Clubhouse at (609) 926-2699.

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Wednesday November 13th 2019
Kripalu (Compassionate) Yoga with Judy/Debra Time 9:30 AM Location 700 New Road, Linwood, NJ 08221

Kripalu (Compassionate) Yoga is an integrated practice that revitalizes the body, calms the mind and deepens self-awareness. Kripalu brings body, mind and spirit into a state of harmony and balance. It allows you to choose the level of physical intensity right for you. Instead of encouraging you to judge your performance today against yesterday, or compare your stretch with that of your classmates, Kripalu Yoga teaches you how to listen to your body and honor its needs. Self observation without judgment is its motto. It encourages compassion for yourself and others. The essence of Kripalu Yoga is learning how to be fully present in the moment-by-moment experience of life. 

Kripalu trained instructor, Judy McClain, will teach this class to all skill levels on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays. Debra Marshall, Certified Yoga instructor, will be teach this class on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays. No previous yoga experience required. 

Register below or call the Clubhouse at (609) 926-2699.

 

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Wellness Group Time 10:00 AM Location 2500 English Creek Avenue, Building 400, 1st Floor, EHT, NJ 08234

A professionally facilitated, weekly support group for members living with any type of cancer, at any stage in their cancer experience.

Register below or call (609) 407-4788.

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“Friendsgiving” Pie Party/Potluck! Time 12:00 PM Location AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute, 2500 English Creek Ave., Building 250, Life Center Community Room, Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234

Join us for our 2nd annual FRIENDSGIVING social with a focus on friends. What is Friendsgiving you ask? It is a modern tradition where friends gather to share a meal prior to Thanksgiving. 

We are adding a twist to this newer tradition and setting up a pie station (who doesn’t love a good pie/dessert) where we get to sample and enjoy delicious treats in a relaxed atmosphere! Bring a signature pie/dessert and a friend to share this new tradition.

Register below or call Gilda's Club at AtlantiCare at (609) 407-4788.


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AtlantiCare Ostomy Support Group, Building 200/250 Time 4:00 PM Location AtlantiCare Life Center, English Creek Ave., Building 200, LifeCenter 1st Floor Conference Room, EHT, NJ 08234

Nancy Fonte, BN, BSN, CWOCH (Certified Wounds Ostomy Continence Nurse), AtlantiCare Home Care Health Services, facilitates this monthly Ostomy Support Group. This group is for patients, family members, friends and other support people.

Held at the AtlantiCare Life Center, 2500 English Creek Ave. Building 200, 1st floor conference room, Egg Harbor Township, NJ.

Registration required through the AtlantiCare Access Center (888) 569-1000.


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New Member Meeting Time 5:00 PM Location 700 New Road, Linwood, NJ 08221

Attend a New Member Meeting to learn all about the Gilda's Club program for individuals & families touched by cancer. Attendance is required before participating in any group or workshop.

Register below or call the Clubhouse at (609) 926-2699.


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"Ask the Nurse" - Dispelling Myths About Hospice Time 6:00 PM

Join us for "Ask the Nurse - Dispelling Myths About Hospice." This discussion will be led by Marylyn Sye, RN, and Gail Ward-Kajander, Bereavement Coordinator from AtlantiCare Hospice.

Marylyn has served as a hospice nurse for many years, and her current role is as an Account Executive with AtlantiCare's hospice team. She will be sharing helpful information about the services hospice teams can provide and dispelling some popular myths about hospice care. Her goals are to educate patients and their families about the help they can receive from hospice to comfort them and to change the public perception of hospice.

Gail will be discussing the importance of a POLST (Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment) Directive, and walking attendees through the steps of creating one for their families and health care teams.

Both Marylyn and Gail will also be available after the presentation to answer any questions!

This event is free, and registration is required. Please register below, or call the Clubhouse at (609) 926-2699.


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Reiki with Charlie & Deb Time 6:00 PM Location 700 New Rd. Linwood, NJ 08221

Charlie Roberts, Reiki Master, brings us the gift of Reiki. 

Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation, thought to boost the body's natural abilities. It is recommended to wear comfortable clothing and bring your own towel or sheet.  

Debra Marshall, Certified Yoga instructor, and Reiki Master will also do reiki with Charlie and will cover for Charlie when he is out.

Register below or call the Clubhouse at (609) 926-2699.

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Thursday November 14th 2019
Flowing Yoga with Susan Time 9:30 AM Location 700 New Road, Linwood, NJ 08221

Join Susan Hussong for an hour of flowing yoga (vinyasa) that incorporates both postures (asanas) and conscious awareness of the breath (pranayama). Treat your body and mind to an hour on the mat and leave feeling refreshed, renewed and relaxed. 

Register below or call the Clubhouse at (609) 926-2699.

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All Levels Yoga at the LifeCenter with Katie & Elaine Time 1:00 PM Location AtlantiCare LifeCenter, Building 200, 2nd Floor, 2500 English Creek Avenue, Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234

Join Kate Stiver or Elaine Sherma for an hour of all levels yoga. Find your breath, move through postures and be restored. Treat your body and your mind. Leave refreshed and smiling.

Register below or call Gilda's Club at AtlantiCare at (609) 407-4788.

 

 

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Understanding Loss Time 1:00 PM Location 700 New Road, Linwood, NJ 08221

A professionally facilitated, weekly support group for members who have lost a loved one to cancer. 

Register below or call the Clubhouse at (609) 926-2699.


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Living with Loss Time 6:00 PM Location 700 New Rd. Linwood, NJ 08221

A professionally facilitated, weekly support group for members who have lost a loved one to cancer. 

Sponsored by Holy Redeemer Hospice

Register below or call the Clubhouse at (609) 926-2699.

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Noogie Night - Grief Busters Time 6:00 PM Location 700 New Rd. Linwood, NJ 08221

Creative support for Noogieland members while parents/caregivers attend a clubhouse group or activity.

Register below or call the Clubhouse at (609) 926-2699.

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Sunday November 17th 2019
Let's Do Brunch 2019 Time 11:00 AM Location Linwood Country Club

Let’s Do Brunch!

At Linwood Country Club

To benefit Gilda’s Club South Jersey

Sunday, November 17th at 11:00am


 

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Monday November 18th 2019
New Member Meeting Time 10:00 AM Location AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute, 2500 English Creek Ave., Building 400, Dr. Joseph Stella Conference Room, Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234

Attend a New Member Meeting to learn all about the Gilda's Club program for individuals & families touched by cancer. Attendance is required before participating in any group or workshop.

Please call Gilda's Club at AtlantiCare to register at (609) 407-4788.





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Introduction to Scrapbooking with Deb Time 4:30 PM Location 700 New Road, Linwood, NJ 08221

Come and join Deb Spicer a Gilda's Club member, as she shows you how to start scrapbooking. Deb has been scrapbooking for years as a way to express her creativity and save her most precious moments in a fun, whimsical, and expressive way. Deb has tons of stickers, stamps, paper and all the trimmings for all your family photos.

This is an introductory class so participants do not need books or pages to place photos on for this class. Please bring printed photos and let your creativity take over with all the decorative accessories. Deb will also inform everyone about the specific paper needed and the best deals for scrapbooks.

Register below or call the Clubhouse at (609) 926-2699.

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AtlantiCare's Breast Cancer Support Group-NEW TIME Time 5:00 PM Location AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute, 2500 English Greek Avenue, Building 400, Dr. Joseph Stella Conference Room, Egg Harbor Township, NJ.

Evelyn Darretta, RN, OCN, Oncology Breast Health Coordinator, AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute, will facilitate a new, monthly Breast Cancer Support Group at the AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute, 2500 English Greek Avenue, Building 400, Dr. Joseph Stella Conference Room, Egg Harbor Township, NJ.


"Hello everyone, most people call me Eve. I am looking forward to meeting each and every one of you. I welcome patients, past or present, survivors, caregivers and friends. It is my sincere hope that this group, combined with my 25 years of Oncology Nursing experience, will bring comfort and support to all after having cancer touch their lives." - Eve Darretta 

Register by calling  (609) 407-4788 or Eve 609-677-6010.



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Men's Night! - Sponsored by Holy Redeemer Time 6:00 PM Location 700 New Road, Linwood, NJ 08221

A professionally facilitated, monthly group for men touched by cancer in any way. Whether you are a patient or survivor, a family member or friend, or have lost a loved one, come be with other guys for support and camaraderie. Dinner provided. 

Sponsored by Holy Redeemer Hospice. 

Register below or call the Clubhouse at (609) 926-2699.


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Tuesday November 19th 2019
New Member Meeting Time 9:30 AM Location 211 N. Main Street, Suite 100, Cape May Court House, 08210

Attend a New Member Meeting to learn about the Gilda's Club program for individuals and families touched by cancer in any way. Attendance is required before participating in any group or workshop. 

Register below or call (609) 926-2699.


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"Bohemian Heart Beads" Beginner's Earring & Bracelet Workshop with Kathy Pinto Time 10:00 AM Location AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute, 2500 English Creek Ave., Building 400, Dr. Joseph Stella Conference Room, Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234

Learn how to build and design your own earrings, and wear them home! We will be working with classic pearls, cultured sea glass and different stones.

Tools, beads, and findings will be provided for you. Instructor Kathy Pinto has had a passion for the arts all of her life. After retiring from Absecon Schools, Kathy took up beading and never looked back, starting her own jewelry business “Bohemian Heart Beads.” She works various venues including Convention Halls, Festivals, and education centers, and is looking forward to sharing her passion with you. Participants are limited to one, possibly two earrings per day due to class size and supplies.

Please register below or call Gilda's Club at AtlantiCare at (609) 407-4788.



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Gilda's Club in Atlantic City Time 10:00 AM Location Healthplex

Held at the AtlantiCare Healthplex at 1401 Atlantic Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ.

A professionally facilitated, weekly support group for members touched by cancer, in any way. Complimentary refreshments.

Register below or call (609) 926-2699.


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Wellness Group Time 10:00 AM Location 211 N. Main St., Suite 100 Cape May Court House 08210

A professionally facilitated, support group for members living with any type of cancer, at any stage in their cancer experience. This group meets the first and third Tuesdays of each month. 

Register below or call (609) 926-2699.


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Meditation & Yoga with Sally Time 11:00 AM

Join us for this NEW Tuesday meditation and yoga class with Certified Yoga Instructor Sally DePamphilis!

Yoga has worked its magic in Sally's life physically and spiritually through one of her very first yoga instructors.  She was such an inspiring teacher that opened that “yoga curiosity window” which showed Sally an insatiable way to yoga.

Her daily yoga practice inspires her to be present to every wakening moment with love and appreciation. The peacefulness and calmness that she strives for in practice guides her through the daily ups and downs of life.

In 2014, Sally dove head first into the Yoga Teacher Training program and never looked back.  Then, in 2017, she took a Yin Yoga Teacher Training Course and became certified to teach yin yoga.  She has participated in many yoga workshops throughout the states and still continues to do so.

She has taught at numerous yoga studios in the area since then and is currently teaching yoga at Mending Minds Healing Hearts in Linwood, NJ and at Greate Bay Racquet and Fitness Club in Somers Point, NJ.


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Pilates with Helen Time 12:15 PM Location 700 New Road, Linwood, NJ 08221

Engage your core muscles with Pilates floor exercises using your own body weight for resistance. This class will help you trim your midsection, prevent back injuries, improve posture, while at the same time increasing overall strength and flexibility. The class will be taught by Helen Skull, pilates instructor. 

Helen is a two time breast cancer survivor. She is a Pilates Certified Instructor also Certified in Older Adult Fitness Training as well as SilverSneakers. She has a degree in Nursing. She fell in love with the way Pilates helped her with her recovery, healing and wellness. Her Pilates Mat Class will use exercises that will strengthen muscles, increase flexibility and improve overall health.

Register below or call the Clubhouse at (609) 926-2699.

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Volunteer Training Time 1:30 PM Location 700 New Road, Linwood, NJ 08221

Are you looking to give back and make a difference in your community? Volunteer for Gilda's Club South Jersey!

We'll be hosting regular Volunteer Training sessions for those interested in helping our organization. During this training, our Program Manager will discuss our organization’s mission, the activities available to our members, and the types of roles we need volunteers to fill. A wide variety of opportunities are available to fit anyone's schedule!

Make a positive impact in your community, and help those touched by cancer.

To register for a Volunteer Training, please call Samantha Kurtz-Seif, Program Manager at (609) 926-2699.

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Family & Friends Group Time 6:00 PM Location 700 New Rd. Linwood, NJ 08221

A professionally facilitated, weekly support group for family members and friends of individuals living with cancer.

Register below or call the Clubhouse at (609) 926-2699.

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Noogie Night Time 6:00 PM Location 700 New Rd. Linwood, NJ 08221

Creative support for Noogieland members, while parents/caregivers attend a clubhouse group or activity.

Register below or call the Clubhouse at (609) 926-2699.

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Tween & Teen Night Time 6:00 PM

Our Tween & Teen Night is now weekly!

This professionally-facilitated group is open to tweens and teens, (ages 12 and up), who have been impacted by cancer in anyway. The group session will incorporate psychosocial support, educational resources, and activities.

Dinner will be served.

Registration is required. Please register below or call the Clubhouse at (609) 926-2699.

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Wellness Group Time 6:00 PM Location 700 New Rd. Linwood, NJ 08221

A professionally facilitated, weekly support group for members living with any type of cancer, at any stage in their cancer experience.

Register below or call the Clubhouse at (609) 926-2699.

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Wednesday November 20th 2019
Kripalu (Compassionate) Yoga with Judy/Debra Time 9:30 AM Location 700 New Road, Linwood, NJ 08221

Kripalu (Compassionate) Yoga is an integrated practice that revitalizes the body, calms the mind and deepens self-awareness. Kripalu brings body, mind and spirit into a state of harmony and balance. It allows you to choose the level of physical intensity right for you. Instead of encouraging you to judge your performance today against yesterday, or compare your stretch with that of your classmates, Kripalu Yoga teaches you how to listen to your body and honor its needs. Self observation without judgment is its motto. It encourages compassion for yourself and others. The essence of Kripalu Yoga is learning how to be fully present in the moment-by-moment experience of life. 

Kripalu trained instructor, Judy McClain, will teach this class to all skill levels on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays. Debra Marshall, Certified Yoga instructor, will be teach this class on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays. No previous yoga experience required. 

Register below or call the Clubhouse at (609) 926-2699.

 

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Wellness Group Time 10:00 AM Location 2500 English Creek Avenue, Building 400, 1st Floor, EHT, NJ 08234

A professionally facilitated, weekly support group for members living with any type of cancer, at any stage in their cancer experience.

Register below or call (609) 407-4788.

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"Preparing for Radiation Therapy" presented by AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute Time 2:00 PM Location 2500 English Creek Avenue, Building 400, Dr. Joseph Stella Conference Room, 1st Floor, EHT, NJ 08234

Presented by an AtlantiCare Radiation Oncology Nurse, this class is designed to help individuals diagnosed with cancer and their loved ones prepare for radiation therapy. To register and/or for more information call the AtlantiCare Access Center (888) 569-1000 at least 24 hours in advance. This class is offered the 3rd Wednesday of each month in the 1st Floor Dr. Joseph Stella Conference Room of the AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute.

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"Preparing for Chemotherapy" presented by AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute Time 4:30 PM Location 2500 English Creek Avenue, Building 400, 2nd Floor, EHT, NJ 08234

Presented by an AtlantiCare Medical Oncology Nurse, this class is designed to help individuals diagnosed with cancer & their loved ones prepare for chemotherapy. To register and/or for more information call the AtlantiCare Access Center (888) 569-1000 at least 24 hours in advance. This class is offered the 3rd Wednesday of each month and is held at the AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute, Building 400, 2nd Floor, Medical Oncology.

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Reiki with Carlo Time 5:00 PM Location 700 New Rd. Linwood, NJ 08221

Carlo Popolizio, Reiki Master, brings us the gift of Reiki. Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation, thought to boost the body's natural abilities. It is recommended to wear comfortable clothing and bring your own towel or sheet. 

Register below or call (609) 926-2699.

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Frankly Speaking About Cancer - Precision Medicine Time 6:00 PM

This free, two-hour workshop will cover the latest information on precision medicine. Laina Lusk, Genetic Counselor at AtlantiCare, will also discuss biomarker testing, using biomarkers to find the best treatment for you, types of targeted therapies, and genetic testing for inheritable cancers. We hope to answer many of your questions about precision medicine to help you (or your loved one) better understand what precision medicine is.

Laina is a board-certified genetic counselor and is licensed in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania. She received her BS in neuroscience from Bucknell University in 2013 and her MMSc in Human Genetics and Genetic Counseling from Emory University in 2018. She is a member of the National Society of Genetic Counselors and the Human Genetics Association of New Jersey.

 

As AtlantiCare’s genetic counselor, Laina works closely with our physicians and nurses to identify patients that could benefit from genetic testing and help coordinate their care. She reviews patients’ personal and family history of cancer, determines appropriate genetic testing, collects samples, and explains the testing and results in a way that patients can understand. She also helps to coordinate follow up care for patients that are found to have a hereditary cancer syndrome.

 

Prior to working at AtlantiCare, she worked in research for 5 years at Geisinger. Her research has been published several times in peer-reviewed journals, including a GeneReview article on Duplication 15q syndrome. She continues to be involved in research and is the genetic counselor for AtlantiCare’s MyCode project. She enjoys being involved in the community, and can be seen giving talks at local breast cancer support groups, Gilda’s Club South Jersey meetings, and high school classrooms.

This event is free, and registration is required. Please register below or call the Clubhouse at (609) 926-2699.


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