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  • T: 1-978-369-1400
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  • TTY: 1-800-439-0183

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Cancer Support and Education Services

Be Strong Cancer Exercise Program
Breast Cancer Support Group
Cancer Support Group
Caregiver Support Group
Look Good Feel Better
Melanoma Support
Nutrition Wise for Cancer Survivorship 
Oral and Head & Neck Cancer Support Series  


Adult Grief Support: Loss of a Loved One Due to Illness

T: 855-774-5100

Donaldson Conference Room
Emerson Hospital, Concord MA

This 8-week support group is for any bereaved adult mourning the loss of a loved one due to illness. This group, for adults, will provide participants a safe place to explore and share their grief, make connections with others experiencing similar losses, and foster coping skills along the grief journey. Sessions will be led by Emily Hatch, M.A., Bereavement Counselor with Care Dimensions.

This group meets weekly for 8 weeks on Mondays from 6-7:30 pm. It starts on November 3, 2014. This program is free, but space is limited and advance registration is required. To register, contact Care Dimensions’ Bertolon Center for Grief & Healing at 855-774-5100.

Cancer Rehabilitation Programs

T: 978-287-8200

Individual Therapy - physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech language therapy
Comprehensive evaluation and specific exercise prescription tailored to individual needs. A physician referral is needed.

Be Strong Cancer Exercise Group
Tuesdays, Thursdays: 12:00 pm - 1:00pm

This eight-week class is in collaboration with the Center for Sports Rehabilitation and Specialty Services and the Bethke Cancer Center. The class is under the direction of a qualified physical therapist and will help jump-start you on your way to fighting fatigue and improve your general well-being. The session is for eight-weeks and has rolling enrollment. Please check with your physician to be sure you are able to participate.

$200.00 for one eight-week session. Classes are held at the Center for Sports Rehabilitation and Specialty Services - 57 Old Road to Nine Acre Corner, Concord, MA.

Breast Cancer Support Group

T: 978-456-3532

Virginia Thurston Healing Garden
Harvard, MA

The Healing Garden offers different support groups, each with a different focus (Journaling, Young Women, Metastatic, Breast, Post-Treatment and In-Treatment). Please call 978-456-3532 for information.

Caregiver Support Group

T: 978-287-3428

A Support Group for family, friends and caregivers

For people whose lives have been affected by cancer.

This is an on-going monthly support group to discuss common issues, experiences and resources. This support group is facilitated by a licensed social worker.

When: Fourth Tuesday of each month
Time: 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Where: Donaldson Conference Room, John Cumming Building, 1st floor, Emerson Hospital

Please call Emerson Hospital Cancer Services, 978-287-3428 to pre-register.

Look Good Feel Better

T: 978-287-3462

Donaldson Conference Room, John Cuming Building, Emerson Hospital

Look Good Feel Better, is a free, non-medical, brand-neutral national public service program created to help women currently in treatment for cancer look good, improve their self-esteem, and thereby manage their treatment and recovery with greater confidence. Cosmetics are supplied at no charge. Pre-registration is required by calling Wendy Wong at 978-287-3462 or for more information.  Look Good Feel Better is a free program of the American Cancer Society and The Personal Care Products Council Foundation. 

Melanoma Support

T: 1-800-557-6352

The Melanoma Foundation of New England sponsors free support groups for melanoma patients, survivors and caregivers. Please call for more information.

Nutrition Wise for Cancer Survivorship

T: 978-287-3462
  • Wednesdays: 3:30 pm—4:30 pm
  • February 1, May 2, September 5, December 5

Cheney Conference Room B, Emerson Hospital

Current nutrition strategies for preventing cancer recurrence will be discussed in this informal forum. Offered for individuals who have completed treatment and are striving for optimal eating habits. This program is free and led by Emerson Hospital dietitian, Ena Sandler, MS, RD, LDN. Please pre-register by calling, 978-287-3349.

Oral and Head & Neck Cancer Support

T: 978-287-3428

Are you struggling with your diagnosis? Searching for ways to cope with your disease?

Join other patients and our nursing and social work team to learn about resources to help with speech, swallow, dental and the adjustment issues that may challenge you. Make connections with others with shared experiences. Group work is facilitated by a licensed Social Worker.

When: 1st Tuesday of every month, 6:00 to 7:00 pm
Where: Donaldson Conference Room, John Cumming Building, 1st floor, Emerson Hospital

Please call Emerson Hospital Cancer Services, 978-287-3428 to pre-register.