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Saint Clare's Health System Offers Dial-Up Seminar on Navigating the Challenges of the Holidays and Cancer


November 15, 2011

Free series, Strong and Smart: Living Well With Cancer, supports cancer survivors, patients

Community members can learn about navigating the challenges of the holidays and cancer at 1 p.m. Dec. 6, 2011. To register for the free one-hour educational event, call 800-278-7837.

The seminar, ‘Tis the Season for (Care) Giving, is part of the Strong and Smart: Living Well With Cancer dial-up seminar series. Participants listen via phone, view presentations online and ask questions of presenting experts.

The December seminar will cover:

  • The ultimate gift: Ourselves (care giving and receiving)
  • From laughter to tears in 3.9 seconds: An exploration of the many feelings the holidays evoke
  • Fruitcake, tinsel and mistletoe: The significance of holiday traditions and rituals
  • But who will carve the turkey?: Identifying loss and understanding grief
  • Pink flamingos in Santa hats: Creating a joyous and memorable holiday

Presenter Catherine Ainslie is a licensed social worker at Franciscan Hospice and Palliative Care at St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma, Wash., where she has worked for the past 18 years. Ainslie received her bachelor’s degree from Pacific Lutheran University and her master’s degree in social work from the University of Washington.

“The holidays can evoke many feelings for cancer survivors and families,” said Deirdre Cahill, Saint Clare’s Health System executive director, oncology and radiology. “This seminar offers inspiring and insightful approaches and techniques that will help many people in our community make the most of the holiday season.”

The Strong and Smart: Living Well With Cancer dial-up seminar series is presented by Saint Clare’s Health System. This education series is offered in collaboration with other Catholic Health Initiatives hospitals. A goal of the series is to make education and information more readily available to a greater number of cancer patients in our community. To register for the free one-hour educational event, call 800-278-7837.

About Saint Clare’s Health System
Saint Clare’s Health System, which has served the healthcare needs of northwestern New Jersey residents since 1895, is the region’s premier provider of community-based healthcare and behavioral health services.  Saint Clare’s operates hospitals in Boonton Township, Denville, Dover and Sussex Borough and other facilities located throughout Morris and Sussex counties.  For more information about Saint Clare’s Health System, please visit www.saintclares.org. Saint Clare’s is part of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), a national nonprofit health organization with headquarters in Denver, Colorado. The faith-based system operates in 19 states and includes 73 hospitals; 40 long-term care, assisted- and residential-living facilities; two community health-services organizations; and home health agencies.

 
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