Bloomington Virtual Program & Support Group Offerings

To download a printable version of the Bloomington Virtual Program Calendar, click HERE.

*Due to the the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic Cancer Support Community Central Indiana (CSC) support groups, educational workshops, and wellness classes will be offered via a VIRTUAL online connection accessible from any smart phone, tablet, or computer until further notice.

For a list of Financial and Medication Resources, click HERE.


Support Programs

The following patient and caregiver support groups will be held via video conference.  For information for how to participate, please call 317-257-1505 or email meaghan@cancersupportindy.org.

Breast Cancer Support Group | 2nd Saturday of Each Month | 9:30am

Family & Friends Support Group | 2nd Thursday of Each Month | 6:30pm

Living with Cancer Support Group | 2nd & 4th Wednesday of Each Month | 5:30pm

Living with Loss Support Group| 2nd & 4th Wednesday of Each Month | 6:30pm

Men’s Support Group | Every Thursday | 6:30pm

Pediatric Cancer Moms Support Group | 4th Thursday of Each Month | 6:00pm

Prostate Cancer Support Group | 2nd & 4th Wednesday of Each Month | 6:30pm

Strength in Sisterhood | Every Tuesday | 6:00pm

Women’s Support Group | 2nd Thursday of Each Month | 6:30pm

Virtual Individual Counseling Services

For information for counseling, please call at 317-257-1505 or email meaghan@cancersupportindy.org.)


Wellness Programs

Cooking for Wellness

Attend via Facebook Live at:  https://www.facebook.com/cancersupportindy/

Monday, April 19th • 5:30 pm (Virtual)

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day they say. How can you make your breakfast more nutritious? Come & learn what a healthy
breakfast looks like! We are going to make a nutrient loaded breakfast without gluten or sugar. It will be a treat!

Monday, May 17th • 5:30 pm (Virtual)

Does lunch get boring especially in the spring? I have some wonderfully nutrition and delicious lunch ideas to help you meet your goals!
Come and get some new ideas for lunch filled with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory ingredients.

Weekly Eats

Wednesday, April 7th, 14th, 21st • 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm (Virtual)

What is wellness? Wellness is the act of practicing healthy habits on a daily basis to attain better physical and mental health outcomes.
Join CSC for the month of April for Weekly Eats. During this series, you’ll have the chance to ask questions about fitness and nutrition,
learn about ways to bring movement into your daily life, and share fun recipes with others. This program will be interactive, and supplies
will be provided. To RSVP, email Huntyr at huntyr@cancersupportindy.org.


Education Programs

Self Managing Your Cancer Related Fatigue

Wednesday, April 14th • 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm (Virtual)

Join CSC & Claire Allen, an occupational therapy doctoral student at the University of Indianapolis, in attending a virtual presentation on
her 6-week program series developed with CSC participants. This program covered how to manage fatigue through physical exercise,
utilization of energy conservation techniques during daily activities, and sleep management. She will be discussing her overall program
goals and objectives, implementation of the program, results obtained, and implication for our community. To RSVP, email
rachel@cancersupportindy.org.

Weekly Eats:  Cancer Survivors’ & Food Issues

Thursday, April 29th • 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm (Virtual)

Join CSC & Lisa Maccaroni RDN, CSO, LD, LDE, CDE from Hendricks Regional Health for an educational session on food issues that
cancer survivors are facing. Learn what some of the barriers are, biggest problems, and how to break barriers so you can eat right and
stay healthy! This session will be the final session of our Weekly Eats program. Be sure to tune in! To RSVP, email
rachel@cancersupportindy.org.

Self Care:  Tips & Tricks

Monday, May 10th • 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm (Virtual)

What is self-care? How can it help me? Join CSC as we learn what self-care is, some tips & tricks, and how it can help us with our
overall mental health. Don’t miss out! To RSVP, email Brittani at brittani@cancersupportindy.org.

Deeper Dive:  Nuclear Medicine & PET/CT Scans

Thursday, May 20th • 5:30 pm  (Virtual)

Curious about nuclear medicine and how PET/CT scans work? Let’s take a deeper dive! Join CSC & Andrew Moore, B.S., CNMT,
NMTCB(CT) with Eskenazi Hospital, for this educational program where you’ll have the chance to learn more about what nuclear
medicine is, how PET/CT scans work, and ask questions. To RSVP, email Rachel at rachel@cancersupportindy.org.


Social Programs

Crafting & Conversations

Every Tuesday • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm (Virtual)

Do you enjoy knitting, crocheting, card making, scrapbooking, sewing or stamp collecting? Do you have a hobby you love but want to
be social while doing it? You’re invited to join us for Crafting & Conversations. Join us virtually to work on your projects or hobbies and
enjoy great conversation with others. All are welcome! To RSVP, email rachel@cancersupportindy.org.
Join the meeting virtually at: https://meetings.ringcentral.com/j/1480151356

Open Art Studio

Every Tuesday • 6:00 pm (Virtual)

Open Art Studio is open to all participants. Making art can enhance well-being and improved quality of life. Members of open art will be working together on a collaborative mosaic piece. Please join us to create art in a peaceful, enjoyable, and creative environment. Contact Shelbi at shelbi@cancersupportindy.org for more information on how to join.

Coffee & Coloring Club

Every Thursday • 10:00 am – 11:00 am (Virtual)

Start your morning with us! Join us virtually for coffee and coloring club. Coloring is a great form of meditation and helps reduce
your stress. Grab a cup of coffee (or your favorite morning drink), a few coloring materials, and start your day off right with a splash
of color. Coloring sheets will be handed out periodically at Porch Pick Up. To RSVP, email Rachel at rachel@cancersupportindy.org.
Join the meeting virtually at: https://meetings.ringcentral.com/j/1459790284

Crafter’s Corner:  Burlap Wreaths

Monday, May 3rd • 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm (Virtual)

Spring is upon us! Join CSC & Volunteer Angela Howard as we create wreaths for our doors using burlap and a few fun embellishments.
This program will be offered virtually. Space and supplies are limited. To RSVP, please email Rachel at rachel@cancersupportindy.org.

Garden Club

Wednesday, May 5th & May 19th • 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm (Virtual)

Do you enjoy gardening or growing house plants? Join us for Garden Club! We’ll learn about different plants, techniques, discuss our
garden at CSC, and eventually plant veggie and flower starts in our raised garden beds. To RSVP, email Rachel at
rachel@cancersupportindy.org.

Book Club

Thursday, May 6th • 5:00 pm (Virtual)

Reading any good books this summer? Us too! We are starting a book club! We’ll be reading everything from classics to more poplar
books. Each month, we’ll meet virtually to discuss the book chosen from the previous month. Space is limited. You MUST RSVP to
Kelsey Green. If all the spaces are filled, there will be a waitlist. If you’d like to follow along, email Kelsey Green at
kelseyg@cancersupportindy.org to receive the book title and discussion questions.


Cancer Support Hotline

Give us a Call at 1-888-793-9355

The Cancer Support Helpline is staffed by community navigators, resource specialists and a Helpline navigator who have over 170 years of combined experience helping people affected by cancer. The Helpline provides guidance, resources and support to cancer patients or their loved ones with a variety of needs—from getting information about cancer, identifying a local support group or just finding someone who is willing to listen. We speak your language! We provide help with coping in over 200 languages.

Cancer Support Helpline services include:

  • Connecting callers to local or national resources, including support groups, transportation services and other programs
  • Short-term cancer coping assistance
  • Short-term housing resources
  • Treatment decision planning
  • Financial navigation and counseling regarding the costs of cancer and its treatments
  • Specialized information and navigation in pediatric oncology, finances, clinical trials, and genetics/genomics
  • Access to an online distress screening program, CancerSupportSource®
  • General information about the Cancer Support Community

Cancer Support Community Virtual Program Bank

Visit the Cancer Support Community Central Indiana YouTube page at https://www.youtube.com/user/cancersupportindyorg/videos for our bank of recorded programs for viewing.

 


Join our Community!

Getting involved in Cancer Support Community programs and services is easy! Attend one of our newcomer meetings and you’ll learn more about CSC, the programs we offer, how to get involved, and more!

Simply fill out the form below and we’ll reach out to discuss how best we can help!  We can’t wait to meet you!

Bloomington Programming Sign Up

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