Isolation is one of the most significant obstacles young adult patients (and caregivers) face beyond the physical and financial burdens of cancer. Adjustment to new normals in energy levels, functional ability, and the rhythm of daily life compound feelings of disconnect from family, friends, and life as it was before diagnosis.
Connecting with others who understand helps! Our programs are open to young adult cancer fighters/survivors, age 18-39 years of age, and their caregivers and promote the well-being of mind, body, and spirit. (We even have a few options in Houston for adolescents 15-17 years old.) Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to join a group!
Caregiver Coffee – Join us with your favorite morning brew for a mugful of peer- to-peer conversation, enouragement, and tips from the trenches.
Creative Corner Arts & Crafts Time – We love crafting for many reasons: self-expression, learning new skills and techniques, creative problem solving, confidence building, and the inherent sense of accomplishment in making a unique handmade work of art from simple materials, are to name but a few. Come exercise your creative side with us! Crating is a healthy, satisfying activity on so many levels.
Game Night – We’ve taken this long-time, laughter-inducing, fun-filled evening of entertainment in DHOH’s activity line-up virtual! Laughter is some of the best medicine. Here is a perfect opportunity to share it with others in the YA/Caregiver community. Join us for a lighthearted evening of fun and games on Zoom.
Guest Speaker Series – Quarterly special interest topic talks with question and answer sessions. Learn the latest on innovations in cancer care, nutrition, make-up tips, money matters, mindfulness and more.
Yoga Wednesdays – AYAs and Caregivers, grab your mats and join our weekly restorative yoga class from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. for a refreshing opportunity to de-stress, renew, and reconnect!
We believe in sharing and hope this list will be helpful! Whether you require assistance with finances, travel, work and family life, or emotional and physical support, consider this list a launchpad for your search in finding the help you need.