Community Health Network Programs for Cancer

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA

  • Designed for adult cancer survivors who have become de-conditioned or chronically fatigued from their treatment and/or disease. Helps participants reclaim their health through improved muscle strength, cardiovascular endurance, and functional ability. Supervised physical activity in small groups twice a week for 12 weeks at all branches within the Greater Providence YMCA network.

    Target Audience: People who have had a cancer diagnosis
  • Cost: Free. Includes a YMCA membership
  • Contact:Joni Bloom

Living Well Rhode Island, Chronic Disease Self-Management

  • Led by certified Peer Leaders, this workshop teaches people ways to manage symptoms and medications, communicate with family and doctors, handle difficult emotions, relax, eat well, exercise, and set goals to improve health and lifestyles. Group sessions meet for 2 1/2 hours per week for 6 weeks. Facilitated in both English and Spanish.

    Target Audience:Adults (18+ years old) who have, or who care for someone with, a chronic condition such as asthma, arthritis, cancer, COPD, diabetes, or heart disease
  • Cost: Free. Incentives are provided to participants
  • Contact:veronica Rosa-DaFonseca