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.

surviving to Thriving

Breast Cancer Nutrition and Wellness Workshop

A workshop for breast cancer survivors to assist in initiating lifestyle changes to reduce risks of recurrence and support healthy eating and overall well-being. The Surviving to Thriving workshops meet quarterly via Zoom.

For more information or to register, please contact Nancy Walsh: (845) 871-3318

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.

    Held virtually through Teams, 12-1 pm:

    • May 31
    • June 28
    • July 26
    • August 30
    • September 27
    • October 25
    • November 29

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

  • Lymphedema Support Group 

    2023 topics and speakers include:

    • Compression Garments
      June 6, 7 pm
      Kelly Hochstetler, MOT, OTR/L, CLT
    • Exercise
      August 8, 7pm
      Laurie Plaut, MHA, OTR/L, CHT, CLT-LANA
    • New Research
      October 10, 7 pm
      Keri Gill-Smith, PT, DPT, CLT-LANA

    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:

    • May 12
    • June 9
    • July 14
    • August 11
    • October 13
    • November 10

     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