Caring for a Loved One with Cancer: A Caregivers Support Group
This group meets on the 3rd Thursday of every month from 2-2:30 PM via Zoom.\
For more information, please contact Judi Pregot, LICSW, OSW-C at 508.862.5302
Caregiver Services: Wellness Cares
Cape Wellness Collaborative is so pleased to announce our affiliation with Louisa Stringer, a Certified caregiver Consultant™ and the founder of Your Caregiver Journey. Louisa can help you find strength and joy as you navigate down the path of caregiving, offering resources, tools and suggestions that are personalized to your caregiver journey.
Cleangreen Cape Cod
Non-toxic cleaning services available through Cleangreen Cape Cod! They offer residential, commercial and construction cleaning services using natural cleaning products. They can also create gift certificates and customize gift baskets with cleaning products and tools which are also available for purchase on their website.
Cleaning for a Reason
Apply for the gift of home cleaning services, so you focus on your health. Interested in giving the gift of a clean home to a person undergoing cancer treatments? You can also purchase cleaning services for a loved one.
Food & Nutrition
Fare and Just Kitchen
A dedicated vegan, gluten-free, peanut-free restaurant that specializes in to-go food made with their tried and true recipes.
Nutrition from the Ground Up: Recipes
Nutrition from the Ground Up is a community curated by dietitian Nicole Cormier, RD, LDN along with wellness experts to support your journey.
In Dennisport and Mashpee. Their mission says it all: To Be a Force for Good in our Local Community.
Orleans Whole Food Store
Orleans Whole Food Store has been a landmark natural food store on Cape Cod. They carry a full and carefully chosen selection of natural and organic food, supplements, and body care products. They also specialize in organic produce, and offer organic sandwiches, salads, and soups to go.
The Local Juice
Delicious products to better the lives of the Cape Cod community.
Meditation & Mindfullness
Mindful Mondays continues weekly via Zoom, from 12:00 - 12:35 PM.
Focus is on the 10 qualities of the heart that help us to find inner peace and lead to greater ease in our interactions with others. This is a drop-in class for people who are new to meditation, as well as for experienced meditators. Guided by an experienced teacher, our intention is to practice relaxing the body and quieting the mind in order to create inner peace and focus.
Meeting ID 984 564 8817 Passcode 2
Nové Yoga & Wellness
Nové is a yoga and wellness studio. They're on a mission and it’s a simple one: to bring balance, focus, and better recovery to everyone!
*Free samples of mindfulness, nutrition, and yoga videos to practice in your home!
Turning the Tide Ovarian Cancer Retreats
In October 2012, a dream was realized for two dynamic ovarian cancer survivors: Anne Tonachel and Robin Bray. Their dream was to provide a restorative retreat for other ovarian cancer survivors in the northeast. When the amazing Kennedy family of Camp Kieve and The Kennedy Learning Center provided the retreat space (in honor of a family member with ovarian cancer), this restorative retreat was born.
Forest Bathing: Deepening Our Relationship with Nature, with Carol Marcy
The concept of forest bathing grew out of a practice in Japan called Shinrin-yoku that spread to China and Korea and now to the United States. It is about swimming in the living being of the forest: drinking in the smells, feeling the breeze on your skin, hearing it move through the trees, soaking up the warm healing rays of the sun, touching the earth with awareness. To register or for more information, contact Dr. Carol Marcy at email@example.com or call 240-538-1672.
Haven for Healing
Free Friday cancer support clinic for people living with cancer. Volunteer energy workers provide massage, sound healing, Reiki and other complimentary experiences. Knitting, weaving, journaling and field trips may be offered as requested by the participants. After treatment the participants gather for support group.
Atria Woodbriar, 339 Gifford Street, Falmouth 02540. By appointment only. Contact: Shelly Levin 508-564-3314 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
LIVESTRONG - Cancer Survivorship Program at the Hyannis YMCA
A free, 12-week program for cancer survivors at the Barnstable YMCA. The Y creates a safe environment where survivors can participate in physical and social activities that address their special wants, needs and interests.
For more information, please email Tom at email@example.com
Living Fit for You! Cancer Wellness Program
A wellness program for cancer survivors, held at both Cape Cod Hospital and Falmouth Hospital.
Wellness and Nutrition
This is a FREE 6 week exercise program is for cancer patients of all ages. People may attend either before, during or after treatment. NOTE: Medical Clearance is required for exercise classes. Topic specific Survivorship Series offered including prostate, lung and breast cancer.
Contact: Kristine Whaples, MS, ACSM/ACS Certified Cancer Exercise Trainer
Restorative Yoga Cancer Patients and Survivors
Join us on Saturday mornings from 9:30-10:30 AM
Yoga of Yarmouthport
161 Route 6A | Yarmouthport
Free of charge; caregivers welcome to join.
Water Pals II
This is an aquatic exercise program for breast cancer patients.
$7.50 per class and not usually covered by medical insurance.
YMCA of Cape Cod- Barnstable: Thursdays 11:45 am – 12:45 pm - call 508-771-9600 for more information
The Woodlands at Pleasant Bay- Brewster: Wednesdays 10:00 am – 11:00 am - call 774-316-4945 for more information
Yoga for Grief Care
It is well understood now that we store emotions and traumas in our bodies as well as our hearts and minds. In addition to different types of talk therapies and energy work, body movement can facilitate moving forward in our grief. Broad Reach Hospice is offering this free "Yoga for Grief Care" class, led by Peggy Wilbur. For anyone grieving the loss of a loved one – a spouse/partner, a family member, a dear friend or beloved pet. This group normally meets at the Chatham Community Center and is on hold until safe to resume. For details, call 508-945-4601.
Rehabilitation & Therapy
Cape Cod Healthcare Rehabilitation Team
Their approach to rehabilitation is designed to facilitate the best possible recovery for each patient.
Rowing 2 Recovery: Sponsored by Cape and Islands Rowing Association, Inc.,
A multi-day, wellness rowing program led by coach Tom Siddall, Tufts University. Build a healthier body, mind, and spirit, while being part of a group with a common bond supporting each other. Discover strength you didn’t know you had! Choose a session in June or July on Long Pond, Harwich:
Session 1 -- June 15-18 (4 Days), 8-9:00 AM
Session 2 -- July 19-23 (5 Days), 5-6:00 PM
Free to participants! Participants must be cleared by physician
For questions and to register, please contact:
Sheila Mulcahy, RN
Center for Family Therapy
The ways we face grief can stress our most intimate relationships, bringing even more pain and feelings of isolation. Therapy provides the environment for exploring what these losses mean to us, fully understanding their meaning and connections to our life and finally accepting our loss and beginning to move on to our new reality.
Cindy Burns, Therapist
Family Partner, Cape Cod Family Resource Center
29 Bassett Ln.
Hyannis, MA 02601
Lewis Bay Associates
A multidisciplinary behavioral health practice with a skilled and experienced staff of Psychologists, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Social Workers, and Mental Health Counselors. Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, PTSD, ADHD, Relationship problems.
Mark Corliss Tattoo
3D nipple tattoos for breast cancer survivors
Cape Cod Foot Care, LLC: At-Home Routine Foot Care Services
Kristen Ritchie, RN is a Certified Foot Care Nurse who provides home visits for Cape Cod residents in need of routine foot and nail care. Complications from nail trauma (leading to thickened nails) and cancer treatments (causing nail sensitivity or detachment) are gently approached to address safety and comfort concerns. Pain from overgrown nails and calluses/corns can create added complications to those who are administered certain chemotherapy agents. Peripheral neuropathy causing pain and numbness can be monitored to help prevent permanent loss of protective sensation. Please contact Kristen Ritchie, RN, CFCN to discuss a home visit for you or your loved one.
Pampering Mermaid Skincare Studio
Visit Kelly Carey's studio in Dennis for advanced skin care treatment designed to heal, rejuvenate and revitalize your skin. Many people in active cancer treatment can benefit from additional hydration; Pampering Mermaid Skincare offers a unique seaweed-based product line that can be done in the studio, or in the client's home.
Support & Community Groups
Better Together Cape Cod
Better Together is a breast cancer support group for young women. It is an open and safe forum for members to freely express their emotions. Recently diagnosed and survivors are welcome. Please request to join their private Facebook group where members connect
Breast Cancer Support Group: Cape Cod Healthcare Group
Falmouth Hospital Clark Cancer Center Conference Room, 1st Floor
1st Tuesday of the Month - 9:00 AM-10:30 AM
3rd Wednesday of the Month - 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Call Kathy Murray 508-457-3780 for more information or click here to learn more
Cape Cancer Fighters-Women's Support Group
Support group for young women with all types of cancer, at all stages of the cancer journey. A space set up for sharing personal stories, tribulations, & all that goes along with survivorship. We focus on directing people to resources to help during & after treatment. Children & caregivers welcome, with activities for kids. We are also available to travel to set up meetings near our members if needed.
Meetings are held the 1st Monday of every month.
Any questions contact Helen Shone 857-719-2080 or Angie Mullaney 774-212-1629
Evening Breast Cancer Support Group: CCHC Group
ON HOLD TEMPORARILY DUE TO COVID , WILL RESUME 9/2021
A supportive nurturing group of breast cancer survivors focused on emotional coping and healing, throughout any stage of your journey. Join us for meditation; therapeutic sharing with laughter and tears; coping advice for survivor’s challenges. Educational speakers are scheduled based on groups needs (integrative therapies; nutrition; exercise; cancer support resources and genetic testing). We celebrate our lives and strive to maintain wellness.
Held at the Cuda Women’s Health Center, 35 Wilkens Lane, Hyannis. Call or email Pat Ryan-Blanchard, RN practitioner at 508-957-1616 for more information.
For young adult cancer survivors
Grief Support Group
Support group for the loss of a spouse or partner. This is an ongoing support group that is currently being held via Zoom or outside, weather permitting. Call Broad Reach for details at 508-945-4601 and ask for Peggy Wilbur.
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society – Cape Cod Family Support Group
Rogers Outpatient Center, Board Room
5 Industrial Drive, Mashpee, MA
4th Thursday of the Month except for November and December
11:00 am-12:30 pm
Call 774-454-4301 for more information or to register
Nu Voice Club of Cape Cod
This is an informal self-help (discussion format) support group for individuals with laryngectomies and their spouses.
Call for more information and walk-ins are welcome.
2nd Thursday of each month - 11:00 AM
Yarmouth Senior Center
528 Forest Road, South Yarmouth, MA 02664
Contact: Bill Beardsley at 508-419-1307
Ostomy Clinic - CCHC program
This clinic includes free wound, ostomy and continence nursing support for children and adults with new or established stomas (both urinary and intestinal). Call 508-957-7400 for an appointment in either Dennis or Falmouth.
VNA of Cape Cod/South Dennis Site: Cranberry Plaza, 434 Route 134 South Dennis, MA - on the 3rd Tuesday of the month, from 8am-12pm
VNA of Cape Cod/Falmouth Site: 67 Ter Heun Drive, Falmouth, MA - on the 1st Tuesday of the month, from 8am-12pm
Our Lady of Victory Catholic Cancer Support Group
First Monday of each month, 6:00-9:00 PM.
Healing Mass in Church at 6, Group after in Parish Center
Sharing Our Struggles in small group setting.
Third Tuesday of each month meeting at 4:00 PM
Our Lady of Victory Parish: 230 South Main Street, Centerville, MA 02632
Contact: Geri Medeiros 508-362-6909
Sisters in Strength Gynecologic Cancer Support Group
First Tuesday of the month - 7:00 PM via Zoom (virtual)
Contact: For additional information, call Diane Riche at 508-827-1212
This open format group provides women with an opportunity to share personal experiences and learn from others. The focus is on empowerment, stress management and developing healthy, effective ways to cope with cancer-related issues. This group is facilitated by a social worker and gynecologic cancer survivor. The group is offered, free of charge, to any woman in the community, regardless of where she is receiving treatment.
Women’s Cancer Support Group for Lower/Outer Cape residents. Currently meeting on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month via Zoom and on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at Grace Chapel in South Wellfleet. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Support Group for Oral Head and Neck Cancer (S.P.O.H.N.C.)
Meets the first Monday of the month via Zoom. The schedule varies if the first Monday happens to be a holiday. If that is the case, we meet the second Monday of the month. For additional information, please contact Judi Pregot at 508-862-5302.
Free Writing Workshop: "Write Now"
If your life has been touched by cancer (either directly or by caring for a loved one), consider taking part in a new weekly writing group. No prior writing experience required. Emphasis is on the story, not the grammar! A supportive, safe and caring group of people.
Email Natalie Mariano for more info:
Practical Services for Women Undergoing Challenging Life Transitions
Dedicated to empowering Cape women through mentoring, information, education, networking and support.