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Classes and Events

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) offers wellness classes and programs to support patients and caregivers in all aspects of living with cancer.

Relaxing and Getting Support

Yoga, bible study, camaraderie, and more.

Gentle Yoga

This yoga class is about relaxation and breathing along with gentle arm, leg, and back movements and stretches. Designed especially for patients and their caregivers, instruction is adapted to individual needs and limitations. Transplant patients are asked to sit in chairs instead of using floor mats.
When & Where: Every Monday from 4 to 5 p.m. at SCCA House and Thursday, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., in room 3100 at the SCCA outpatient clinic

De-stress and Relaxation Time

Drop in for a cup of tea, listen to music, get a hand massage, and relax. Tea is provided.
When: Check the Calendar
Where: Room 1006 at the SCCA outpatient clinic on Lake Union
For more information, call Patient & Family Education at (206) 288-1033.

“Knit for Life” Knitting Group

Learn how to knit or expand your knitting skills and get to know other patients, caregivers, and wonderful volunteers. Knitting needles and yarn are provided. Sponsored by the UW Medical Center Service League.
When: Every Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m.
Where: Main lobby at the SCCA outpatient clinic

Labyrinth Walk

Walking an ancient spiritual path helps promote relaxation, meditation, enrichment, and spiritual and personal healing.
When: First and third Monday of the month from 1:15 to 4 p.m.
Where: Rooms 1006/1008 at the SCCA outpatient clinic

Bible Study

Following Christian tradition, this weekly bible study and prayer session is open to patients, families, and staff.
When: Sundays, 1 to 2 p.m.
Where: Second floor conference room at the SCCA House

Support Groups

Support groups provide a place for cancer patients, family members, and caregivers to discuss their feelings, share information, and talk about coping.

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Practical Matters

SCCA Daily Virtual Tour

Attend this drop-in slideshow for an overview of SCCA services and support. A question and answer period follows the presentation.
When: Daily, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m.
Where: Resource Center Library on the 3rd floor of the SCCA outpatient clinic on Lake Union

Food Safety During Cancer Treatment

Sessions are geared to people with decreased immunity due to illness or cancer treatment, who are at increased risk for foodborne illness. Guidelines for safe food handling, from grocery shopping to food preparation and storage are discussed. Safety hints for eating outside the home are also provided. Advance registration with your team coordinator or scheduler is encouraged. For more information, call Medical Nutrition Therapy at (206) 288-1148. Read more about food safety.
When: Tuesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Where: First floor, Rooms 1006/1008 at the SCCA outpatient clinic on Lake Union

Managing Care at Home for Transplant Patients

Ask your health care team about attending this class if you are having a transplant. Prior registration with your team coordinator or scheduler is encouraged.
When: Check the Calendar
Where: Room 1006/1008 at the SCCA outpatient clinic on Lake Union
For more information, call Patient & Family Education at (206) 288-1033.

Classes for your Health/Lunch Series

Come enjoy snacks and learn about the selected topic.
When: Check the Calendar
Where: SCCA outpatient clinic on Lake Union
For more information, call Patient & Family Education at (206) 288-1033.

Stop Smoking

SCCA’s Living Tobacco Free program uses proven techniques to help people quit smoking. It’s never too late.

For Caregivers

Caregiver Informational Luncheon

Come discuss the stress of caregiving and methods to deal with stress. Lunch is provided.
When: Check the Calendar
Where: Room 1006/1008 at the SCCA outpatient clinic on Lake Union
For more information, call Patient & Family Education at (206) 288-1033.

Caregiver Corner

A time for caregivers to gather and chat. Cookies provided.
When: Check the Calendar
Where: SCCA House and Pete Gross House
For more information, call Patient & Family Education at (206) 288-1033.

Community Resources

Cancer Lifeline

Cancer Lifeline provides emotional support, resources, classes, and exercise programs to support people at all stages of their cancer process. Open to patients, survivors, families, friends, co-workers, and caregivers. Available in the Puget Sound region and 16 western Washington counties. More information.

Gilda’s Club Seattle

Gilda’s Club provides meeting places where men, women, and children living with cancer and their families and friends join with others to build emotional, social, and educational support as a supplement to medical care. Free of charge and nonprofit, Gilda’s Clubs offer support and networking groups, lectures, workshops, and social events in a homelike setting. See a list of support groups at Gilda’s Club Seattle.

For information about local and national support organizations, groups, and retreats, contact the Patient & Family Resource Center at (206) 288-2081.

If you have information to add to our Calendar of Events or support information, contact the Patient & Family Resource Center at (206) 288-2082 or contactus@seattlecca.org..