New Cancer Survivor Program Offered

February 08, 2012

Living Well Survivor Program Begins March 7

Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital is offering a “Living Well” Program for cancer survivors. The first series of classes will be held on March 7, 14, 21 and 28, from 1:00 – 2:30pm at Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital’s Community Cancer Treatment Center. Classes are free and pre registration is required by calling (717) 242-7297 by February 29.

The Living Well Program will run each spring and fall and consist of four classes, a treatment plan and summary, and a support group. The classes are held each week for four weeks in March and then again in September. The purpose of the program is to allow cancer survivors to ask questions and to address areas of concern. The program also teaches them how to live a healthy lifestyle and to make necessary lifestyle modifications. Topics include: Health and Wellness, Treatment and Management, Resources and Follow up Care.

Classes are conducted by Melissa Knepp, RN, BSN, Nurse Navigator; Isabelle Felmlee, RN, OCN, Radiation Oncology; Jane Westover, RN, OCN, Radiation Oncology; and Terry McMinn, RN, BSN, OCN, Cancer Care Coordinator.