The Skagit Regional Health Cancer Care Center offers multiple support groups to help meet the emotional needs of patients and caregivers. All programs are free of charge. For additional information on any of these services or events please call 360-814-8255.
Look Good, Feel Better
Cancer can rob a woman of her energy, appetite and strength. But it doesn’t have to take away her self-confidence. This program teaches beauty techniques to women in active treatment or those who are about to start treatment. It helps them combat the appearance-related side effects of treatment.
The Look Good, Feel Better sessions are led by trained, volunteer cosmetologists who teach women how to cope with skin changes and hair loss using cosmetics and skin care products donated by the cosmetic industry. Women also learn ways to disguise hair loss with wigs, scarves, and other accessories. Pre-registration is required; register by calling American Cancer Society Everett office at 425-404-2193.
Held on the following dates and times in the Safeway Conference Room at the Skagit Regional Health Cancer Care Center, third floor:
- January 22, 2018 from 5 - 7 p.m.
- March 26, 2018 from 1 - 3 p.m.
- May 21, 2018 from 5 - 7 p.m.
- July 23, 2018 from 1 - 3 p.m.
- September 24, 2018 from 5 - 7 p.m.
- November 26, 2018 from 1 - 3 p.m.
Learn more about the Look Good, Feel Better program in this video.
Art and Healing Group
Our knowledgeable instructor Margaret Carpenter Arnett, BSN, ATR, has been doing art therapy with cancer patients for more than 20 years. Creating art can promote healing by reducing anxiety and stress and improving emotional well-being. It is a great opportunity to process and integrate the challenges of serious illness and treatment. Please note that artistic “skills” are not required! Come and join this fun and welcoming group. For more information call 360-814-8255.
Held the first and third Mondays of each month from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Safeway Conference Room at the Skagit Regional Health Cancer Care Center, third floor.
Cancer Support Group
The Skagit Regional Health Cancer Care Center offers a monthly support group for individuals and their caregivers dealing with the emotional challenges of a cancer diagnosis. The group is open and available on a drop-in basis (pre-registration welcomed.) The group meets at 4 p.m. the second Thursday of each month. To register or for more information contact Peter Wold, MSW, Oncology Social Worker at 360-814-8255 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. The meetings are held in the Safeway Conference Room at the Skagit Regional Health Cancer Care Center, third floor.