This month, PeaceHealth United General Medical Center in Sedro-Woolley will begin offering a variety of complimentary classes to patients and caregivers to address the emotional and physical stress of cancer. It will be a safe area to share challenges and feelings.
Classes that will be offered include a women’s and men’s cancer support group, and a “caring for caregivers” class. In addition, community education sessions will be held once a month and will be open for questions and discussions among participants. At the community education sessions, there will be a guest speaker who will share resources and tools for those who attend the meetings.
Patients will also be able to attend complimentary yoga classes, which will be held at the medical center. Yoga classes will concentrate on light stretching and meditation, and they will be adjusted to the individual’s ability.
The medical center also debuted a new resource room Feb. 28 at its cancer center. The resource room is in remembrance of Charlene “Char” Ovenell, a member of the United General Auxiliary group who passed away in 2014 after battling breast cancer.
Read more from PeaceHealth about the new support services, and read more from the Skagit Valley Herald about the new resource room. (Katie Hedgepeth)