Cancer Support Groups and Events

Coping with cancer can be a challenging journey, but it becomes easier when you have a team of caring and knowledgeable individuals supporting you. At Nuvance Health Cancer Institute, we offer comprehensive support groups and events that focus on promoting your overall well-being during and after treatment.

Nutrition and Thriving Workshop Series

Breast Cancer Nutrition and Wellness Workshop

Prioritizing health and wellness after a breast cancer diagnosis.
Sign up with the Nutrition Counseling Center office coordinator by phone or email:

Michelle Kuklinski
Office phone: 845-214-1850

Meetings are monthly, virtual via Zoom.
2024 topics and speakers include:

  • Intro to Nutrition and Thriving Series. How did this happen?
    Thursday February 22 at 12:00 pm
  • Dietary Supplements and Breast Cancer
    Thursday March 21 at 12:00 pm
  • Popular diets and breast cancer
    Thursday April 18 at 12:00 pm
  • Is sugar a poison? Unraveling the role of sugar and cancer
    Thursday May 23 at 12:00
  • Planning for Health with food choices, menu’s and cooking
    Thursday June 20 at 12:00
  • Probiotics, human health and cancer
    Thursday July 18 at 12:00
  • August: No class
  • Intersection of metabolism, stress, sleep and breast cancer
    Thursday September 26 at 12:00
  • Hydration and Breast cancer: How much fluid should I be drinking?
    Thursday October 24th
  • Lifestyle and Breast Cancer, Physical activity Alcohol, stress reduction
    Thursday November 14th
  • Whole life health: Wrap up of 2024 series highlights and look ahead
    Thursday December 19th
Woman cutting cucumbers and other veggies

Friends of The Great Swamp Hike

Immerse yourself in the great outdoors and elevate your well-being by joining us for monthly hikes at different hiking trails and parks.

For more information or to register, please contact Michelle Tierney, RN: (845) 279-5711 ext. 4027

Rain or shine. Hiking trails subject to change upon weather conditions.

Group of hikers on trail

Cancer Support Groups

  • Young Adult Support Group  

    Young adults who have been diagnosed with cancer are invited to join us, regardless of their treatment stage or length of survivorship. We prioritize maintaining a safe and accepting space where patients can openly discuss their experiences and difficulties, as well as learn and grow from the wisdom and perspectives of their peers.

    There are currently no upcoming dates.

    For more information, please contact Elizabeth Lawton, LMSW: (845) 483 -6470 or elizabeth.lawton@nuvancehealth,org

  • Lymphedema Living and Learning 2024

    2024 topics and speakers include:

    • Topic TBD
      February 6, Time TBD
      Speaker TBD
    • Topic TBD
      April 2, Time TBD
      Speaker TBD
    • Topic TBD
      June 4, Time TBD
      Speaker TBD
    • Topic TBD
      August 6, Time TBD
      Speaker TBD
    • Topic TBD
      October 1, Time TBD
      Speaker TBD

    To register, please email Maire Vetego-Devens at

  • Breast Cancer Support Group - Thriving Together

    Open to patients diagnosed with breast cancer; from newly diagnosed to those who have completed treatment.

    Held virtually through Zoom, 2-3 pm:

    • January 12
    • February 9
    • March 8
    • April 12
    • May 10
    • June 14
    • July 12
    • August 9
    • October 11
    • November 8

    This list was last updated on 1/9/2024.

     To register, please contact Amanda Miller, LMSW, OSW-C:  (845) 214-1838 or amanda.miller@nuvancehealth,org.

  • Midday Meditation 

    Nuvance Health offers weekly midday meditation sessions with Chaplain, Jan Fritzinger.

    Join us on Wednesdays, 2 - 2:30 pm:

    • Dial in: (845) 790-3200
    • Passcode: 0860816