Social Connectedness

Social Connectedness

Cancer Support Community’s comprehensive program is built around five pillars – psychosocial support, education, wellness, information, assistance & referral and – social connectedness. Social connections and feelings of connectedness have been shown to improve one’s quality of life when going through cancer.  Social Connectedness programming aims to reduce feelings of aloneness and depression and instill feelings of empowerment and hope. The opportunity to engage in social and fun activities without having to necessarily discuss cancer has been deemed vitally important to many of our participants.

All of our social connectedness programs – like all of our programs – are free of charge. Please review our calendar for more details or call 317-257-1505.

Social Connectedness Programs

Crafter’s Corner • (Main Campus & Franciscan Health) – Check Calendar
Monthly crafting classes centered around a fun craft that anyone can do. We’ve done watercolors, canvases, decorated mason jars, and painted rocks.

Supper & Support • 2nd Thursday of each month – (Main Campus)
It’s a club but you don’t have to be a member to join!  Start off your evening with fellowship and camaraderie before group, or just come for the meal!  Each month volunteers and community partners prepare a meal for participants to enjoy!

Lunch Bunch • (Main Campus) – Check Calendar
Need a midday break or don’t want to worry about making your lunch? Join us for lunch and coloring where relaxation and fellowship are our goals.

Latino Family Night • Monthly, 1st Wednesday, 6pm (Main Campus)
*This program is held entirely in Spanish* A dinner and support group for cancer patients, survivors, and their families.
*Este programa será completamente en español* Una cena y grupo de apoyo para pacientes y sobrevivientes de cáncer y sus seres queridos. La programa es completamente gratis.

Garden Club • Every Tuesday – (Main Campus)
Starting in the spring, we learn about gardening and some of the benefits. We do a spring cleaning of our raised garden beds to make sure they are ready for when we can plant. Once the plants are in the raised beds, we need help caring for them which may include weeding, watering, and picking vegetables. This program is offered from spring to fall.  *Resumes Spring 2023*

Cathy Smile’s Photographer Studio • (Main Campus) – By Appointment
Need a headshot or family photo taken? Come take your photos with us. We have a beautiful photographer studio complete with back drops, props, and furniture. Be sure to call Hunter Stafford at 317-257-1505 to schedule a photo shoot.