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Support Groups

General Support Groups

Smoking Cessation Support Group – Weekly X 6 Weeks

Learn to live without Tobacco.  Support groups meet once a week for 6 weeks and cover a variety of topics including coping with withdrawal symptoms, managing addiction & preventing relapse.  Free nicotine patches, lozenges & gum to help tobacco users cope with nicotine withdrawal symptoms. Group Counseling is an effective & critical component of any quit attempt, & can double the success rate of quitting tobacco.

Facilitator: Bryan Bustamante, MPH, CTTS

Tuesdays x 6 weeks

Location: Aventura Comprehensive Cancer Center  - 4 pm Spanish, 5 pm English

Call to Register: Leonor Pupo (305) 682-5285

 

Bereavement Support Group – Monthly

“Explore Feelings and Find Healing for the Hurt of Losing a Loved One”

Facilitator: Therese Helms, LCSW

Location: Aventura Comprehensive Cancer Center 

1st & 3rd Wednesday of Month – 3pm

Call to Register: Leonor Pupo (305) 682-5285

 

Cancer Center Support Groups

Lymphedema Educational Group – Monthly

Covering different topics related to Lymphedema.  Learn about Lymphedema, how you can reduce the risk of developing lymphedema, treatment & diagnosis, and other issues that affect lymphedema patients.

Facilitator: Trudy Ferguson-Pitters, RPT

Location: Aventura Comprehensive Cancer Center – 2nd Tuesday of Month 5 pm

Call to Register: Leonor Pupo (305) 682-5285

 

Nutrition Support Group – Monthly

“Nutrition from A to Z: Answers to Your Nutrition and Diet Questions”

Are you confused by all the information on cancer and nutrition; what to eat and what to avoid? The program reviews the current nutritional information and guidelines for cancer patients and survivors.

Facilitator: Dynyce Boyce, RD, LD/N

Location: Aventura Comprehensive Cancer Center                                  

3rd Wednesday of Month – 5 pm

Call to Register: Leonor Pupo (305) 682-5285

 

Gentle YOGA Class – Monthly

A series of Gentle Yoga poses geared towards individuals healing from cancer.

Leave the class with a greater sense of ease and well-being and a few more tools for your recovery “toolbox”.

Facilitator: Beverly Herbozo, MS, CCC-SLP

Location: Aventura Comprehensive Cancer Center 

2nd Wednesday of Month – 5pm

Call to Register: Leonor Pupo (305) 682-5285