Join us as a board-certified specialist in oncology nutrition explores the health benefits of featured foods and allows time for a Q&A session. Participants will be served a light lunch and given handouts and a recipe for a survivor-friendly diet.
Our bodies are constantly in motion, which can make everyday aches and pains feel crippling. This workshop will explore how to incorporate movement when feeling pained, fatigued, or exhausted by the side effects of cancer treatments. Bev Stegman will discuss how to find the proper balance for your body and will identify the types of movement that are most beneficial when dealing with health challenges. Participants will learn how daily movement can promote health and healing. Participants are not required to attend both classes.
Preparing and storing your food safely is important throughout the year. Those with compromised immune systems should always be thinking about the safety of their foods. Join us as Kristen Sumpter, Family and Consumer Sciences Agent with the UGA Extension program, explores ways to decrease your risk for foodborne illnesses, ways to maintain a clean and safe kitchen, and ways to safely cook for groups. This presentation will include presentation handouts.
Connecting Through the Arts: New Year Intentions Part 2, Art Journaling and Creativity Tips. RSVP Required.
Join Gayle Torres, board-certified Art Therapist, as she explores creative forms of expression. No previous art experience required, and all supplies will be provided. Participants will leave the class with their personalized works of art.
In January, the session will be dedicated to setting intentions for the upcoming year. Participants will use fabric, paints, found images, and favorite quotes to create personalized decorative boxes.
In February, participants are invited to create or continue an art journal. The journals will be used to track personal progresses and challenges. A visual technique will be used to assist with deeper expression. This session will also explore tips on incorporating creative actions into everyday life.
Participants are not required to attend both sessions, though each session enhances the other.
Join this interactive class for instruction on cooking techniques, tips, and tasty recipes featuring Fresh Market products. Participants are welcome to sample treats made during the workshop and will be given recipes to try at home.
Spend time with the Chattahoochee Nature Center’s horticulture staff, and help plant seeds for the Unity Garden, a 1/4-acre garden plot that provides produce for a local food pantry. This group will learn how to plant different seeds and identify which seeds should be planted directly into the garden. Participants will also learn how to prepare trays for seeding, how deep and far apart to plant the seeds, and how to “step-up” seedlings into bigger pots. Discover what it takes to grow plants from seeds! Participants will also be able to take home seeds to start their own produce garden.
Join us for this free seminar to hear Dr. Crain Garrot, Oncologist with Georgia Cancer Specialists, discuss immunotherapy. This presentation will provide an overview of immunotherapy, discuss the different types of immunotherapy, and will review the future of immunotherapy. Participants will be served a light lunch and will receive presentation handouts.
Did you know that archery is one of the oldest forms of art still practiced today dating all the way back to 3,000BC, used by the ancient Egyptians for hunting and war. Come out for an afternoon for some good old-fashioned archery fun. We will provide the tools and education to become a great shot. During this workshop, you will learn how to shoot a bow and arrow, get some practice in, and hopefully get a bullseye. Archery is a great activity to help improve focus, improve hand eye coordination, increase patience and can be relaxing.
Celebrate spring by creating a personalized floral arrangement. Join Kathy Walton from Spruill Center for the Arts for a fun and interactive workshop dedicated to Spring Floral Arrangements. Each attendee will create a floral arrangement to take home. All supplies will be provided.
Get outside for an afternoon at the Chattahoochee Nature Center. Lean how to go out into the woods with more confidence and preparation. Our Introduction to Hiking class will teach you what you need to know in order to enjoy many of the hiking trails in our area. Going for a hike or leisurely walk outside has been proven to provide excellent health benefits. Our instructor , Mark Gialanella the Community Program Coordinator, will cover some of the basic gear you need to make your hikes more enjoyable, teach you about nearby hiking locations, and show you ways to observe the natural world while out on the trail. Come prepared to take a casual hike on one of CNC’s nature trails.
The Chastain Chase is a 5K run with a course that winds through beautiful Chastain Park. A Peachtree Road Race qualifier, the Chastain Chase is a chipped race that features a DJ and delicious food from The Fresh Market. In addition to the 5K, there is also 1-mile run/walk that immediately follows the 5K. Beginning and ending at The Galloway School, this is a great springtime event for the whole family!
By participating in the Chastain Chase 5K, you will also be raising money to help cancer patients in our area receive the support they need both during and after treatment. The Chastain Chase is a fundraiser for Cancer Support Community Atlanta, an affiliate of the Northside Hospital Cancer Institute and the local affiliate of a national nonprofit organization that is the largest provider of oncology psychosocial support in the country. Thousands of visitors attend free programs at CSC Atlanta each year that include support groups, gentle exercise and stress reduction classes, educational and nutrition programs, and social events
Join us at Northside Hospital Forsyth as Beth Battle, Oncology Dietitian with Northside Hospital Cancer Institute, explores questions like, “Does sugar feed cancer?” and “Can soy lead to breast cancer recurrence?” Participants will receive information surrounding recent nutritional trends related to cancer causes and cures. Participants will be served a light lunch and given handouts along with a recipe for a survivor-friendly diet.
Join us for a special Valentine’s Day luncheon. Enjoy delicious food as we celebrate the company of one another at this time of year.
Join Jane Myers, Registered Occupational Therapist, to learn about the many health benefits of self-massage. Participants will discover how foam rollers can be used to release tight muscles and to ease tension held in the body. Releasing these muscles and tension can lead to a better night’s sleep. Participants will practice this simple do-it-yourself massage method using a foam roller on a mat on the floor. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable exercise clothing.