Education Programs

 

Our workshops provide participants with learning opportunities on a variety of topics related to coping with cancer and improving quality of life.  Education programs are offered at Hope Connections facilities in both Bethesda and Landover, MD, as listed below.   A reservation is required for all educational programs.

 

Bethesda  - Beaumont House at FASEB (9650 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20814)

To REGISTER call 301-634-7500 or contact us

The following programs will be held at our Bethesda Facility:

 

 

Drumming

Monday, July 2. 6:30-8 p.m.

    Ancient rhythm techniques have been shown to accelerate physical healing, boost the immune                    system, and produce feelings of well-being. Join multi-instrumentalist Stream Ohrstrom as he leads a      program of healing rhythms. 

 

 

Journaling as a Healing Guide

Wednesday, July 11. 6:30-8 p.m. 

     Deborah Ross, LPC, will teach participants on the value of journaling. Combined with findings in                   neuroscience, you can learn how to write for greater resilience and well-being. These techniques can       be especially helpful if you've experience chemo brain. 

 

 

 

Skincare

Wednesday, August 8. 6:30-8 p.m. 

    A breast cancer survivor, Carol Ranney, will share with other women that what we put ON our body is just as      important as what we put in our body!

 

 

 

 

Touch, Caring, & Cancer

Monday, August 13. 6:30-8 p.m.

   Massuage Associates will empower family and Friends to be active participants in a loved one's       care, enjoy new satisfaction in caregiving, and achieve a deepend sense of connection.                           Participants will have the opportunity to practice simple massage techniques for relaxation and     stress relief. Limited to eight caregiver/person with cancer teams. 

 

 

Look Good Feel Better

Tuesday, September 11. 11:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.

   A hands-on workshop conducted by volunteer cosmetologist Joy Johnson, that includes         skin care, makeup application and a demonstration on how to use wigs, scarves, and hats.       Attendees must be undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatment. LGFB is a                           partnership between the American Cancer Society, Personal Care Products Council and       the National Cosmetology Association.

 

 

Prostate Cancer

Monday, September 17. 6:30- 8 p.m. 

   Dr. Jeanny Aragon-Ching from INOVA will discuss recent understandings and advances in the treatment of         metastatic prostate cancer. 

 

 

 

Estate Planning

Wednesday. September 26. 6:30- 8 p.m.

   Michelle Profit, estate planning and elder attorney, will speak on "Estate Planning Basics to Help Caregivers       and Loved Ones Manage Health and Wealth Decision-Making and Legacy Building". This seminar covers the       five basic documents everyone needs to have third parties recognize the legitimacy of your health and                   financial decisions while receiving your medical care and afterwards. 

 

 

 

 

PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY - LANDOVER (8401 Corporate Drive, Suite 100, Landover, MD 20785)

To REGISTER call 240-714-4744 or contact us

The following programs will be held at our Landover Facility:

 

 

Aromatherapy

Tuesday, June 28, 6:30 – 8pm.

Join Bonita Shelby, Certified Clinical Aromatherapist and 26 year breast cancer thriver for a fun, Do It Yourself (DIY) aromatic activity! You will make a body butter or bath/foot soak using essential oils. During the session, the essential oil cold air diffuser will be wafting an uplifting aroma and you will have the option of enjoying a glass of infused purified water. You can expect all five of your senses to be engaged and heightened.

 

Medical Marijuana 

Tuesday, July 10. 2:30-4 p.m.

    Melissa Jackson of Grassroots healing will discuss the many benefits of medical cannabis in treating          symptoms of cancer, and growing evidence that cannabis may be an anti-cancer agent. Attendees will      be informed of Maryland's medical cannabis program and learn how to get registered. 

 

 

 

 

Ask the Nutritionist

Tuesday, July 17 and Wednesday, August 15. 2-3:30 p.m. 

    Ask nutritionist Leslie Jefferson from Giant Foods questions about nutrition to help you on your              journey. 

 

 

 

 

Lymphedema

Tuesday, August 14. 6:30-8 p.m.

   Marcella Bassora from GWU Hospital Outpatient Rehabilitation will provide information on what               lymphedema is, how to prevent it, and available treatment options. 

 

 

 

 

Breast Cancer

Tuesday, September 11. 6:30- 8 p.m.

   Dr. Roisin Connolly from Johns Hopkins will discuss new data regarding management of HER2-       positive breast cancer in both the early and advanced disease. This will include a discussion on         how we can personalize treatment approaches for the patients, escalating therapy for some               who need it and de-escalating therapy for others. 

 

 

 

Look Good Feel Better 

Tuesday, September 18. 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

 A hands-on workshop conducted by volunteer cosmetologist Joy Johnson, that includes         skin care, makeup application and a demonstration on how to use wigs, scarves, and hats.       Attendees must be undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatment. LGFB is a                           partnership between the American Cancer Society, Personal Care Products Council and       the National Cosmetology Association.

 

 

For a PDF of our program calendar, click here