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‘Living Well with Cancer’ series offered in February throughout Michiana

Posted on Feb. 4, 2013 at 12:00 a.m. | Updated on Feb. 4, 2013 at 12:58 p.m.

SOUTH BEND – RiverBend Cancer Services will offer the following programs in February for the ongoing series “Living Well with Cancer.” Programs will take place at RiverBend Wellness Center, 919 E. Jefferson; Michiana Hematology Oncology Advanced Center for Cancer Care, 5340 Holy Cross Parkway, Mishawaka; or Michiana Hematology Oncology Advanced Center for Cancer Care, 1668 S. U.S. 421, Westville. The free series is open to cancer patients, survivors, families, caregivers or anyone who has been touched by cancer. Space is limited and registration is recommended. To register call 287-4197. “Cancer 101” will take place at 4 p.m. Thursday at Michiana Hematology Oncology’s Advanced Center for Cancer Care, Mishawaka. Jen Ewing, N.P., will provide an overview of cancer. Participants will learn the basics and gain an understanding of different types of cancer. “Family Scrimmage: Tackling Cancer Together” will take place at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 12 at RiverBend Wellness Center. The monthly program features information and support for parents/guardians diagnosed with cancer and their school age children. “Who Cares?” will take place at 10 a.m. Feb. 13 at Michiana Hematology Oncology’s Advanced Center for Cancer Care, Westville. Participants will explore the role of the caregiver and learn tips to take care of themself. “A Meal Could Heal” will take place at 10 a.m. Feb. 19 at Michiana Hematology Oncology’s Advanced Center for Cancer Care, Mishawaka. Nutritionist Edie Sutton, extension coordinator, consumer and family sciences, Purdue University Extension, will create a healthy dinner and two healthy snacks for participants to taste. Participants will also receive a nutrition guide following the “New American Plate” and several healthy recipes. “Holistic Stress Management” will take place at 4 p.m. Feb. 21 at Michiana Hematology Oncology’s Advanced Center for Cancer Care, Westville. Dawn Case, N.P., will lead the session about managing stress by taking into account the mind, body and spirit. “How Can I Help?” will take place at 10 a.m. Feb. 26 at RiverBend Wellness Center. Participants will learn practical advice on how to show someone they care. “Farmer’s Market” will take place at 10 a.m. Feb. 28 at the Farmer’s Market, 1105 Northside Boulevard, South Bend. Heather Borsa, R.D., CSO, CD, will teach about fruits and vegetables currently in season and share nutritious winter recipes. Participants should meet under the Farmer’s Market sign on the north side of the building. For more information about sessions visit www.RiverBendCancerServices.org.