Weekly groups for adult men and women, ranging from those who are newly diagnosed to those with advanced illness; people may be in treatment or have just recently completed treatment and are learning to live with cancer.
The mix of newly diagnosed and more experienced members allows all to share a range and variety of issues common to everyone living with cancer. Newcomers receive support from earlier “generations” who become experts for those new to the group, modeling ways of handling issues, helping them to anticipate developments and to learn from the past. Such “experts” themselves enjoy recognition of how far they have come in learning to live with cancer and how much they have to contribute.
The term “Wellness” is used to communicate a sense of well-being, social and emotional health; it is not intended to imply that “recovery” is the focus of the program.