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					                                           NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2011 CALENDAR OF PROGRAMS
                                           FREE CANCER SUPPORT Contact us at 310-314-2555 or
                                           www.cancersupportcommunitybenjamincenter.org



Welcome                                     WELCOME TO OUR NEW HOME!
to the Cancer Support Community-
Benjamin Center (formerly The
                                                          Cancer Support Community – Benjamin Center
                                                          (formerly The Wellness Community – West Los Angeles)
Wellness Community – West Los
Angeles).

                                            We Y Dedicated Support Groups
                                                                                    On page 4 and 5 of our calendars, you will no-
                                                                                    tice a heart (Y) in front of certain groups listed.
                                                                                    Is it because we love these groups better than
                                                                                    others? No! (Although, we do, in fact, love
                                                                                    them.) It is because these groups are what we
                                                                                    call ‘dedicated’. At the Cancer Support Commu-
•	 Visit us at our new location:                                                    nity, our Dedicated Support and Family Groups
   1990 South Bundy Drive                                                           have been the mainstay of our program for the
   Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90025                                                 past 29 years. ‘Dedicated’ means that you are
   (NE corner of La Grange, just                                                    assigned to a group that meets weekly with the
   north of Olympic, free parking)          same people. Members get to know each other in-depth and can address issues that
                                            need attention, support and consistency to resolve.
•	 Learn more at an Orientation
   Meeting, held Tuesdays from              Dedicated Groups provide a unique experience of trust and community in a caring and
   6–7 pm & Fridays from 11am–              uplifting environment. Attendance at an Orientation meeting and a short interview is
   12pm. No RSVP necessary.                 required. If you feel that you would benefit from more sustained and dedicated support,
                                            please call 310-314-2555 for more information or attend an Orientation Meeting held
•	 Contact us at 310-314-2555               Tuesdays from 6–7 pm or Fridays from 11 am–12 pm.

•	 Lobby doors are locked at
   7:00pm. Use phone next to door
   in parking lot entrance to gain
   entry.
                                             New Lesbian & Gay Drop-in Group
                                             2nd Wednesday of each month from 7 - 9:00 pm
  Setting the standard in
                                                                 Harold Benjamin, the founder and guiding visionary behind the Can-
  cancer support since 1982                                      cer Support Community, always said the most important word in our
                                                                 name is “Community”. Providing the opportunity for people who are
  Our Mission                                                    impacted by cancer to meet and share experiences, forms the very
                                                                 basis of our Community.
  is to ensure that all people
  impacted by cancer are
                                                                 Lesbian and gay people and their caregivers are already among the
  empowered by knowledge,
                                                                 most active members of the Community. Until now, however, we
  strengthened by action, and
                                                                 have not provided an organized opportunity for lesbian, gay, bisex-
  sustained by community.
                                                                 ual and transgendered folks to meet
  All programs and services are
                                            and share their unique experiences. To address this need,
  provided at no cost to the
                                            we invite all LGBT people, their friends, family and caregivers
  participant.
                                            to attend our new LGBT drop-in group. We meet from 7-9
                                            pm the second Wednesday of every month, coming up on
       Printed on FSC certified recycled    November 8 and December 13. Please also spread the word
       paper using Xerox’s green car-
       tridge-free Solid Ink Technology,
                                            to any LGBT folks who are not currently members who would
       which produces 90 percent less       benefit from coming.
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Group Support: Free for those affected by cancer.
Questions? Call 310-314-2555 or visit www.cancersupportcommunitybenjamincenter.org
Always check main calendar for holiday cancellations.


Orientation Meetings                                                  •	 Pancreatic	Cancer	Groups
Attend an Orientation Meeting held Tuesdays, 6–7 pm and                  4th Monday, 5–7 pm
Fridays, 11 am–12 pm. Learn about the Cancer Support                     For people with pancreatic cancer and caregivers.
Community-Benjamin Center and decide how best to use
our programs. For people with cancer and their loved ones.            •	 Time	to	Talk
No RSVP necessary.                                                       Mondays, 2:30–4:30 pm
                                                                         For people with cancer only—all diagnoses welcome.
Individual Counseling
                                                                      •	 Wellness	Connection
Cancer Support Community offers individual counseling for
                                                                         Mondays, 7–9 pm
cancer-related issues for both people with cancer and their
                                                                         For people past the day-to-day fight for recovery.
loved ones. Orientation and short interview required.
                                                                      •	 Young	Adults
Dedicated Support & Family Groups                                        Tuesdays, 7–9 pm
At the Cancer Support Community, our Dedicated Support                   For people between the ages of 18 and 40ish--in or out of
and Family Groups have been the mainstay of our program                  treatment.
for the past 29 years. ‘Dedicated’ means that you are as-
signed to a group that meets weekly with the same people.             •	 Stage	3,	4	Breast	Cancer	Group
Members get to know each other in-depth and can address                  2nd and 4th Tuesday, 7–9 pm in November
issues that need attention and support to resolve. Dedicated             1st and 2nd Tuesday, 7–9 pm in December
Groups provide a unique experience of trust and community                For those with Stage 3, 4, and/or metastatic breast cancer.
in a caring and uplifting environment and are led by licensed
psychotherapists. YA short interview and attendance at an             •	 Living	with	Cancer	as	a	Chronic	Condition
Orientation meeting is required. Please call 310-314-2555                4th Wednesday, 10:30 am–12:30 pm
for more information or attend an Orientation Meeting held               Develop healthy strategies. Not for the newly-diagnosed.
Tuesdays from 6–7 pm or Fridays from 11 am–12 pm.
                                                                      •	 Bereavement
Drop-In Groups (Check calendar for holiday changes/closures.)            Tuesdays, 7–9 pm
No RSVP required for groups listed. Share strategies and in-             For those whose loved one has died of cancer.
formation. Led by CSC-BC psychotherapists.
                                                                      •	 Return	to	Wellness:	Post-treatment	Breast	Cancer	Group
•	 Brain	Cancer	Group                                                    3rd Wednesday, 7 - 9 pm
   1st and 3rd Monday, 7–9 pm                                            For women who have completed treatment for breast cancer.
   For people with brain cancer and caregivers.
                                                                      •	 LGBT	Support	Group	
•	 Stage	1,	2	Breast	Cancer	Group                                        2nd Wednesday, 7–9 pm
   Mondays, 7–9 pm                                                       For lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender people with cancer
   For those with Stage 1, 2 breast cancer.                              and their partners, spouses, friends, and caregivers.

•	 Prostate	Cancer	Group                                              •	 Writing	Group
   2nd Monday, 7–9 pm                                                    Thursdays, 11 am–1 pm
   For people with prostate cancer.                                      Reap the stress-releasing benefits of expressive writing.



           NOW	IN	BEVERLY	HILLS:	TRIPLE	DOSE	STRESS	REDUCTION	GROUP	&	QIGONG
    Two programs at this location -- Qigong with CSC instructor, Michael Sieverts and Triple Dose Group which uses Expressive
    Writing, Group Support and Relaxation Exercises to help you manage your stress. Conveniently located at Wilshire Boule-
    vard, two blocks west of Doheny Drive with FREE VALET PARKING.
    Location:         The Center for Radiation Therapy of Beverly Hills (CRT), 9229 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
    Dates & Times:    Triple Dose: The second and fourth Tuesday of every month from 2–4 pm.
                      Qigong: Tuesdays from 11:30am to 1:00pm. Wear comfortable clothing for this class that uses slow,
                      meditative movements.
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Mind/Body:                                                                Education:
Free for those affected by cancer.                                        Free for those affected by cancer.
Consult your doctor before engaging in exercise.                          (RSVP to 310-314-2555 or cancersupportcommunitybenjamincenter.org


Boxervate Conditioning with Harwood ‘Woodie’ Hamilton                     (Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Coping with the Cost of Care
Thursdays, 6:15–7:00 pm                                                   (And Medicare)
                                                                          with Michael Grodsky, AIF
Sweat and detoxify in this cardio, no-contact boxing class!
                                                                          Monday, November 7, 6 - 7:30 pm
(Circle Singing with Patricia Bahia                                       Lite supper, booklet and expert advice on dealing with the chal-
Wednesdays, Nov 16 and Dec 21, 11:30 am–12:30 pm                          lenges of the cost of cancer care & Medicare changes discussion.
Enjoy the uplift, fun & community of singing in a group.                  (Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Take Control of Side
Core Strength with Eileen Johnson, PT                                     Effects with Medicine, Mind & Body
                                                                          with Blanca Ledezma, RN, NP
Wednesdays, 6:15–7 pm                                                     Tuesday, November 8, 7 - 8:30 pm
Build strength in this Pilates mat class during and after cancer.         Lite supper, booklet and expert advice from a nurse practitioner
(Drum Circle with Ossie Mair, MA, LMFT                                    on how to optimize your quality of life during and after treatment.
3rd Saturday of each month, 10:45 am–12 pm                                (Health Insurance 101: Monthly Educational Workshop
Have fun and strengthen the immune system.                                with Michael Grodsky, AIF
                                                                          Tuesdays, Nov 15 and Dec 20, 10:30–11:30 am
(Family Drum Circle with Ossie Mair, MA, LMFT
                                                                          Bring your questions about the complex insurance industry.
Saturdays, Nov 12 and Dec 10, 10:45–11:45 am
For parents and kids affected by cancer.                                  (Lunch & Learn: Ayurvedics: The Healing Power of Food
                                                                          with Eleni Tsikrikas, CAS
Feldenkrais Method with Marci Spiegler, MS, GCFP                          Friday, November 18, 12–1:30 pm
Wednesdays, 1:30–2:30 pm                                                  Nature-based system from India using food and herbs to
Retrain the nervous system to move with ease.                             strengthen the body, mind and spirit.
Guided Meditation:Balance through Body & Breath with Jyoti                (Yoga	&	Writing	
Wednesdays, Nov 9 & 23 and Dec 14 10:30–11:15 am                          with	Bea	Ammidown,	E-RYT	500
Explore the mind’s potential to guide and relax.                          Monday, November 21, 6:30 - 8 pm
                                                                          Deepen the mind-body connection with yoga and writing.
Meditation with Malcolm Schultz, MFT
                                                                          (Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Advanced Breast Cancer
Thursdays, 6–6:45 pm                                                      with Dorothy Park, MD
Enhance feelings of well-being and reduce distress.                       Tuesday, November 29, 7 - 8:30 pm
Mindfulness As Medicine with Lisa LaCorte-Kring, LCSW                     Lite supper, booklet and expert advice from Dr. Park on the treat-
Mondays, Nov 21 and Dec 5, 11:30 am–1 pm                                  ment of advanced breast cancer.
Explore present moment awareness to enhance your life.                    (Prostate Cancer with UCLA Health System
                                                                          with Mitchell Kamrava, MD
Qigong with Michael Sieverts                                              Wednesday, November 30, 7 - 8:30 pm
Mondays & Fridays, 9:30–11 am, Clover Park, Santa Monica                  Active surveillance, surgery and radiation therapy options.
Tuesdays, 11:30 am–1 pm, Center for Radiation Therapy
                                                                          (Lunch & Learn: Ask the Instructor: Reiki
Thursdays, 10:30 am–12 pm, Roxbury Park, Beverly Hills
                                                                          with Thea Parsons
Combines moving and breathing to assist the healing process.              Friday, December 2, 12 - 1:30 pm
Reiki Energy Circle with Thea Parsons                                     Learn about this energy healing modality from Japan.
Thursdays, Nov 10 and Dec 15, 7–8:30 pm                                   (Holiday	Yoga	(and	snacks!)
Activate personal healing potential in this method from Japan.            with Amy Rose Stabley & Michael Norder
                                                                          Wednesday, December 7, 7:15 - 8:45 pm
Pilates for Strength with Alexa Saint-Claire                              De-stress and relax with this special session of restorative yoga.
Thursdays, 12–1 pm
Retrain and strengthen muscles of the body for optimum health.            (Head & Neck Cancer with UCLA Health System
                                                                          with Steve Lee, MD
T’ai Chi with Marianne Lu                                                 Friday, December 9, 12 - 1:30pm
Tuesdays, 5–6 pm                                                          Technologic advances in precision-oriented radiation therapy.
Calm the mind, improve circulation and balance.
YOGA:	Increase strength and flexibility – of body and mind.
                                                                          Social: Make quilts to be given to CSC members.
                                                                          (Quilting:
	 •		Yoga	One:	Mondays, 10 – 11 am, with Sara                                Thursday, November 17 and December 15 from 11 am - 4 pm
	 •		Yoga	One	:	Mondays, 1:30 – 2:30 pm, with Amy                         (Celebration Circle: Celebrate life with lunch & good company.
                                                                             Tuesday, Nov 8 and Dec 6 from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
	 •		Yoga	One/Two:	Tuesdays,	1:30	–	2:30	pm,	with	Yuriko                    Cinema Wellness:
	 •		Restorative	Yoga:	Wed, 7:15– 8:15 pm, with Joyce                       Friday, Nov 11 from 3 - 5 pm: Horrible Bosses
                                                                            Friday, Dec 9 from 3 - 5pm: Get Low
	 •		Yoga	Two:	Fridays, 1:30 – 2:45 pm, with Mariana
                                                                          (Open Mic: Holiday Theme:   Come celebrate!
	 •		Easy	Yoga:	Saturdays, 9:30 – 10:30 am, with Adelaide                   Friday, December 16, 4 - 6:30 pm
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     N O V E M B E R 2011                    C ALE N DAR OF EVENTS

      Monday                       Tuesday                       Wednesday                    Thursday                        Friday              Saturday

                                                                                       3                                4                     5
Young Adults                1                               2
                                                                                                                        *Qigong               Easy Yoga 9:30–
                            Y Support 10 am–12 pm           Y Writing 1–3 pm           Y Support 10 am–12 pm
Tuesdays from 7 – 9pm                                                                                                    9:30–11 am            10:30 am
                            Yoga One/Two 1:30–2:30 pm       Feldenkrais 1:30–2:30 pm   Y Family 10 am–12 pm
            No need to      Tai Chi 5–6 pm                  Core Strength 6:15–7 pm    *Qigong 10:30 am–12 pm           Orientation
            RSVP. Just      Orientation 6–7 pm              Y Support 7–9 pm           Writing 11 am-1 pm                11 am–12 pm
            drop-in to      Bereavement 7–9 pm              Y Family 7–9 pm            Pilates for Strength 12–1 pm     Yoga Two 1:30–
            this group      Young Adults 7–9 pm             Restorative Yoga 7:15–     Meditation 6–6:45 pm              2:45 pm
            for people in                                    8:15 pm                   Boxervate 6:15-7 pm
or out of treatment be-                                                                Y Support 7–9 pm
tween the ages of 18 to                                                                Y Family 7–9 pm
40ish. Come be inspired
or inspiring!

7*Qigong 9:30–11 am         8Y     Support 10 am–12 pm      9 Guided Meditation        10                               11                    12
Yoga One 10 - 11 am         (Celebration Circle:            10:30–11:15am              Y Support 10 am–12 pm            *Qigong               Easy Yoga 9:30–
Y Support 11am–1 pm          11:30am - 1:30pm               Y Writing 1–3 pm           Y Family 10 am–12 pm              9:30–11 am            10:30 am
Yoga One 1:30–2:30 pm       Yoga One/Two 1:30–2:30 pm       Feldenkrais 1:30–2:30 pm   *Qigong 10:30 am–12 pm           Orientation           (Family Drum
Time to Talk 2:30–4:30      Tai Chi 5–6 pm                  Core Strength 6:15–7 pm    Writing 11 am-1 pm                11 am–12 pm           Circle
(Frankly Speaking: Coping   Orientation 6–7 pm              Y Support 7–9 pm           Pilates for Strength 12–1 pm     Yoga Two 1:30–         10:45 –11:45 am
  with Cost of Care         Bereavement 7–9 pm              Y Family 7–9 pm            Meditation 6–6:45 pm              2:45 pm
 6 - 7:30 pm                Young Adults 7–9 pm             LGBT Group 7–9 pm          Boxervate 6:15-7 pm              Cinema Wellness:
Stage 1, 2 Breast 7–9 pm    Stage 3, 4 Breast 7–9 pm        Restorative Yoga 7:15–     Reiki 7–8:30 pm                  Horrible Bosses
Brain 7–9 pm                (Frankly Speaking:               8:15 pm                   Y Support 7–9 pm                   3–5 pm
Wellness Connection          Take Control of Side Effects                              Y Family 7–9 pm
 7–9 pm                      7 - 8:30 pm


14*Qigong 9:30–11 am        15                              16                         17    Guided Meditation          18                    19
Yoga One 10 - 11 am         Y Support 10 am–12 pm           (Circle Singing            10:30–11:15am                    *Qigong               Easy Yoga 9:30–
Y Support 11 am–1 pm        (Insurance 101                  11:30 am-12:30 pm          Y Support 10 am–12 pm             9:30–11 am            10:30 am
Yoga One 1:30–2:30 pm         10:30 -11:30 am               Y Writing 1–3 pm           Y Family 10 am–12 pm             Orientation           (Drum Circle
Time to Talk 2:30–4:30 pm   Yoga One/Two 1:30–2:30 pm       Feldenkrais 1:30–2:30 pm   *Qigong 10:30 am–12 pm            11 am–12 pm           10:45am-12pm
Stage 1, 2 Breast 7–9 pm    Tai Chi 5–6 pm                  Core Strength 6:15–7 pm    Writing 11 am-1 pm               (Lunch & Learn:
Prostate 7–9 pm             Orientation 6–7 pm              Y Support 7–9 pm                                             Ayurvedics
                                                                                       (Quilting 11 am–4 pm              12–1:30 pm
Wellness Connection         Bereavement 7–9 pm              Y Family 7–9 pm
                                                                                       Pilates for Strength 12–1 pm      Yoga Two
 7–9 pm                     Young Adults 7–9 pm             RTW: Post-Treatment                                          1:30–2:45 pm
                                                                                       Meditation 6–6:45 pm
                                                             Breast 7–9 pm
                                                                                       Boxervate 6:15-7 pm
                                                            Restorative Yoga 7:15-
                                                                                       Y Support 7–9 pm
                                                             8:15 pm


21  *Qigong 9:30–11 am      22                              23   Guided Meditation     24                                25                    26
                            Y Support 10 am–12 pm           10:30–11:15am              Closed for
Yoga One 10 - 11 am                                                                                                      Closed for            Closed for
Mindfulness 11:30 am–1 pm   Yoga One/Two 1:30–2:30 pm       Living w/Chronic Cancer     Thanksgiving Holiday              Thanksgiving          Thanksgiving
Y Support 11am–1 pm         Tai Chi 5–6 pm                   10:30 am–12:30 pm                                            Holiday               Holiday
                            Orientation 6–7 pm              Y Writing 1–3 pm
Yoga One 1:30–2:30 pm
Time to Talk 2:30–4:30      Bereavement 7–9 pm              Feldenkrais 1:30–2:30 pm                                     *Qigong
(Yoga & Writing             Young Adults 7–9 pm             Core Strength 6:15–7 pm                                       9:30–11 am at
 6:30 - 8 pm                Stage 3, 4 Breast 7–9 pm        Y Support 7–9 pm                                              Clover Park
                                                            Y Family 7–9 pm
Stage 1, 2 Breast 7–9 pm
                                                            Restorative Yoga 7:15-
Brain 7–9 pm                                                 8:15 pm
Wellness Connection
 7–9 pm

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*Qigong 9:30–11 am          Y Support 10 am–12 pm           Y Writing 1–3 pm           Family Drum Circle
                            Yoga One/Two 1:30–2:30 pm       Feldenkrais 1:30–2:30 pm   2nd & 4th Saturday of every month from 10:45 - 11:45 am
Yoga One 10 - 11 am
                            Tai Chi 5–6 pm                  Core Strength 6:15–7 pm    No Circle on November 26 and December 24 due to holiday closures
Y Support 11am–1 pm
                            Orientation 6–7 pm              Y Support 7–9 pm
Yoga One 1:30–2:30 pm                                                                                     Kids bring your adults and come join the fun
                            Bereavement 7–9 pm              Y Family 7–9 pm
Time to Talk 2:30–4:30                                                                                    and family-building positivity of active music-
                            Young Adults 7–9 pm             (Prostate Cancer with
Pancreatic 5–7 pm
                            (Frankly Speaking:               UCLA Health System                           making in this twice monthly Family Drum Cir-
Stage 1, 2 Breast 7–9 pm
Wellness Connection          Advanced Breast Cancer          7- 8:30 pm                                   cle, open to all children and teens with cancer
                             7 - 8:30 pm                    Restorative Yoga 7:15-                        or those whose loved one has cancer. With
 7–9 pm
                                                             8:15 pm                                      Ossie Mair, LMFT


( En Español YInterview Required: 310-314-2555 (RSVP to 310-314-2555 or www.cancersupportcommunitybenjamincenter.org
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*Mon. & Friday Qigong held in Clover Park; Thurs. Qigong held in Roxbury Park. All programs are drop-in unless otherwise noted.
                                                        D E C E M B E R 2011                   CALEND AR OF EV EN T S

       Monday                      Tuesday                   Wednesday                   Thursday                      Friday                Saturday

COLOR KEY:                  Guided Meditation with Jyoti                           1                              2                      3
                            Balance through Body & Breath                          Y Support 10 am–12 pm          *Qigong                Easy Yoga 9:30–
•	Support	Groups                                                                                                                          10:30 am
                                                                                   Y Family 10 am–12 pm           9:30–11 am
                            2nd & 4th Wed of each month, 10:30 to 11:15 am
•	Mind	Body	Classes                                                                *Qigong 10:30 am–12 pm         Orientation
                                               Come experience a unique            Writing 11 am-1 pm              11 am–12 pm
•	Education                                    class that will help you attain     Pilates for Strength 12–1 pm   Yoga Two 1:30–
•	Social                                       balance in your life. Jyoti has     Meditation 6–6:45 pm            2:45 pm
                                               extensive training in Vipas-        Boxervate 6:15-7 pm            (Lunch & Learn:
OFFSITE                                        sana and Zazen. Deepen your         Y Support 7–9 pm                Ask the Instructor:
PROGRAMS LISTED                                awareness and thereby lighten       Y Family 7–9 pm                 Reiki
ON PAGE 6!!                                                                                                        12 - 1:30 pm
                                               the journey along the way.

5                           6                           7                          8                              9                      10
*Qigong 9:30–11 am          Y Support 10 am–12 pm       Y Writing 1–3 pm           Y Support 10 am–12 pm          *Qigong              Easy Yoga 9:30–
Yoga One 10 - 11 am         (Celebration Circle:        Feldenkrais 1:30–2:30 pm   Y Family 10 am–12 pm            9:30–11 am           10:30 am
Mindfulness 11:30 am–1 pm    11:30am - 1:30pm           Core Strength 6:15–7 pm    *Qigong 10:30 am–12 pm         Orientation          (Family Drum
Y Support 11am–1 pm         Yoga One/Two 1:30–2:30 pm   Y Support 7–9 pm           Writing 11 am-1 pm              11 am–12 pm          Circle
Yoga One 1:30–2:30 pm       Tai Chi 5–6 pm              Y Family 7–9 pm            Pilates for Strength 12–1 pm   (Head & Neck-         10:45 –11:45 am
Time to Talk 2:30–4:30      Orientation 6–7 pm          (Holiday Yoga:             Meditation 6–6:45 pm            Cancer 12 - 1:30 pm
Stage 1, 2 Breast 7–9 pm    Bereavement 7–9 pm           7:15- 8:45 pm             Boxervate 6:15-7 pm            Yoga Two
Brain 7–9 pm                Young Adults 7–9 pm                                    Y Support 7–9 pm                1:30–2:45 pm
Wellness Connection         Stage 3, 4 Breast 7–9pm                                Y Family 7–9 pm                Cinema Wellness:
                                                                                                                  Get Low
 7–9 pm
                                                                                                                    3–5 pm


12                          13                          14                         15                             16                     17
*Qigong 9:30–11 am          Y Support 10 am–12 pm       Guided Meditation          Y Support 10 am–12 pm          *Qigong                Easy Yoga 9:30–
Yoga One 10 - 11 am         Yoga One/Two 1:30–2:30 pm    10:30–11:15am             Y Family 10 am–12 pm           9:30–11 am              10:30 am
Y Support 11 am–1 pm        Tai Chi 5–6 pm              Y Writing 1–3 pm           *Qigong 10:30 am–12 pm         Orientation            (Drum Circle
Yoga One 1:30–2:30 pm       Orientation 6–7 pm          Feldenkrais 1:30–2:30 pm   Writing 11 am-1 pm              11 am–12 pm            10:45am-12pm
Time to Talk 2:30–4:30 pm   Bereavement 7–9 pm          Core Strength 6:15–7 pm    (Quilting 11 am–4 pm           Yoga Two 1:30–
Stage 1, 2 Breast 7–9 pm    Stage 3, 4 Breast 7–9pm     Y Support 7–9 pm           Pilates for Strength 12–1 pm    2:45 pm
Prostate 7–9 pm             Young Adults 7–9 pm         Y Family 7–9 pm            Meditation 6–6:45 pm           (Open Mic:
Wellness Connection                                     LGBT Group 7–9 pm          Boxervate 6:15-7 pm            Holiday Theme
 7–9 pm                                                 Restorative Yoga 7:15-     Reiki 7–8:30 pm                 4 - 6:30 pm
                                                         8:15 pm                   Y Support 7–9 pm
                                                                                   Y Family 7–9 pm


19                          20                          21                         22                             23                     24
*Qigong 9:30–11 am          Y Support 10 am–12 pm       (Circle Singing            Y Support 10 am–12 pm          Closed for             Closed for
Yoga One 10 - 11 am         (Insurance 101               11:30 am-12:30 pm         Y Family 10 am–12 pm            the Holiday            the Holidays
Y Support 11am–1 pm          10:30 -11:30 am            Y Writing 1–3 pm           *Qigong 10:30 am–12 pm
Yoga One 1:30–2:30 pm       Yoga One/Two 1:30–2:30 pm   Feldenkrais 1:30–2:30 pm   Writing 11 am-1 pm             *Qigong
Time to Talk 2:30–4:30      Tai Chi 5–6 pm              Core Strength 6:15–7 pm    Pilates for Strength 12–1 pm    9:30–11 am at
Stage 1, 2 Breast 7–9 pm    Orientation 6–7 pm          Y Support 7–9 pm           Meditation 6–6:45 pm            Clover Park
Brain 7–9 pm                Bereavement 7–9 pm          Y Family 7–9 pm            Boxervate 6:15-7 pm
Wellness Connection         Young Adults 7–9 pm         RTW: Post-Treatment        Y Support 7–9 pm
 7–9 pm                                                  Breast 7–9 pm             Y Family 7–9 pm
                                                        Restorative Yoga 7:15-
                                                         8:15 pm

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Closed for                  Closed for                  Closed for                 Closed for                     Closed for             Closed for
 the Holidays                the Holidays                the Holidays               the Holidays                   the Holidays           the Holidays


                                                                                                                                         Happy
                                                                                                                                         New Year!
                                                                                                                                         CSC will reopen
                                                                                                                                         Tuesday,
                                                                                                                                         January 3, 2012



( En Español YInterview Required: 310-314-2555 (RSVP to 310-314-2555 or www.cancersupportcommunitybenjamincenter.org
*Mon. & Friday Qigong held in Clover Park; Thurs. Qigong held in Roxbury Park. All programs are drop-in unless otherwise noted.                       -5-
Offsite Programs
No RSVP required for Cancer Support Community-Benjamin Center programs at offsite locations. See box to right for addresses.
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  Cancer Support Community - Benjamin Center is dedicated to providing the same quality                                           Nosotros hablamos
  programs	 at	 its	 offsite	 locations	 listed	 below,	 partnering	 with	 hospitals,	 medical	                                   español . . .
  practices	and	parks	in	greater	Los	Angeles.
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  If you have any questions, please call our main office at 310-314-2555. Thank you!


                                                NOVEMBER 2011                                                                 Offsite Group Locations
          MON                     TUE                          WED                      THU                  FRI              California Hospital
                                                                                                                              Donald P. Loker Cancer Center
                        1                               2                        3                  4
                        GLSC: The Village                                        (White Memorial
                                                                                                                              1338 South Hope Street, Room B31
                        Gay Men’s Prostate
                        7 -9 pm
                                                                                 Cancer del Seno
                                                                                 9–10:30 am
                                                                                                                              Los Angeles, CA 90015

                                                                                                                              Gay & Lesbian Sevice Center (GLCS) at
   7 (White Memorial    8                               9                        10                 11
                                                                                                                              The Village at Ed Gould Plaza
   Art: 10 am– Noon     Tower Hema-Onc/CRT                                       (White Memorial    (Hollywood Presbyterian   1125 N. McCadden Place
                        Triple Dose Stress Reduction:                            Cancer del Seno    Cancer del Seno
   (CA Hospital         2–4 pm                                                   9–10:30 am         5–6:30 pm                 Los Angeles, CA 90038
   Grupo de Apoyo:
   11 am– 1 pm
                                                                                                                              Hollywood Presbyterian
   14                   15                              16                       17                 18                        Tower Surgery Conference Room
   (CA Hospital         GLSC: The Village                                        (White Memorial
   Grupo de Apoyo:      Gay Men’s Prostate                                       Cancer del Seno:                             1300 N. Vermont Avenue
                        7 -9 pm                                                  9–10:30 am
   11 am– 1 pm                                                                                                                2nd Floor, Doctor’s Tower Building
                                                                                                                              Hollywood, CA 90027
   21(White Memorial    22
                        Tower Hema-Onc/CRT
                                                        23                       24                 24                        Tower Hematology/Oncology at
   Art: 10 am– Noon                                     Hollywood Presbyterian   (White Memorial
                        Triple Dose Stress Reduction:   Thai/English Support:    Cancer del Seno:                             The Center for Radiation Therapy
   (CA Hospital         2–4 pm                          1– 2:30 pm               9–10:30 am                                   of Beverly Hills (CRT)
   Grupo de Apoyo:
   11 am– 1 pm                                                                                                                9229 Wilshire Boulevard
                                                                                                                              Beverly Hills, CA 90210
   28                   29                              30
   (CA Hospital                                                                                                               White Memorial Medical Center
   Grupo de Apoyo:
   11 am– 1 pm                                                                                                                Cecilia Gonzalez De La Hoya Cancer Ctr.
                                                                                                                              Physicians Conference Room
                                                                                                                              1720 East Cesar Chavez Boulevard
                                                                                                                              Los Angeles, CA 90033
                                                 DECEMBER 2011
          MON                      TUE                         WED                      THU                  FRI              Offsite Mind-Body
                                                                                 1                  2                         Qigong at Clover Park
                                                                                 (White Memorial
                                                                                 Cancer del Seno                              Mondays, 9:30 - 11 am
                                                                                 9–10:30 am                                   Fridays, 9:30 - 11 am
                                                                                                                              2600 Ocean Park Boulevard
                                                        7
                                                                                                                              Santa Monica, CA 90405
   5 (White Memorial    6                                                        8                  9
   Art: 10 am– Noon     GLSC: The Village
                        Gay Men’s Prostate
                                                                                 (White Memorial
                                                                                 Cancer del Seno
                                                                                                    (Hollywood Presbyterian   Qigong with Tower Hematology/Oncology
   (CA Hospital         7 -9 pm                                                  9–10:30 am
                                                                                                    Cancer del Seno
                                                                                                    5–6:30 pm
                                                                                                                              at The Center for Radiation Therapy
   Grupo de Apoyo:
   11 am– 1 pm
                                                                                                                              of Beverly Hills (CRT)
                                                                                                                              Tuesdays, 11:30 am - 1 pm
   12                   13                              14                       15                 16                        9229 Wilshire Boulevard
                        Tower Hema-Onc/CRT                                       (White Memorial
   (CA Hospital         Triple Dose Stress Reduction:                            Cancer del Seno                              Beverly Hills, CA 90210
   Grupo de Apoyo:      2–4 pm                                                   9–10:30 am
   11 am– 1 pm                                                                                                                Qigong at Roxbury Park
                                                                                                                              Thursdays, 10:30 am - 12 pm
   19 (White Memorial   20                              21                       22                 23                        471 S. Roxbury Drive
   Art: 10 am– Noon     GLSC: The Village                                        (White Memorial
                        Gay Men’s Prostate                                       Cancer del Seno                              Beverly Hills, CA 90212
   (CA Hospital         7 -9 pm                                                  9–10:30 am
   Grupo de Apoyo:                                                                                                            Nia (Non-impact Aerobics)
   11 am– 1 pm
                                                                                                                              Capoeira Besouro Studio
   26 (CA Hospital      27                              28                       29                 30                        Tuesday, Thursday 9:30 - 10:30 am
   Grupo de Apoyo:      Tower Hema-Onc/CRT              Hollywood Presbyterian
   11 am– 1 pm          Triple Dose Stress Reduction:   Thai/English Support:
                                                                                 (White Memorial
                                                                                 Cancer del Seno
                                                                                                                              Sunday 9 - 10 am
                        2–4 pm                          1 – 2:30 pm              9–10:30 am                                   2901 Ocean Park Boulevard
                                                                                                                              Santa Monica, CA 90405

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Questions? Call 310-314-2555 or visit
www.cancersupportcommunitybenjamincenter.org

Frankly Speaking About Cancer:                                                                      Sweat & Detoxify:
Coping with the Cost of Care w Take Control of Side Effects w Advanced Breast Cancer                Boxervate Conditioning
                                                                                                    Thursdays, 6:15 - 7:00pm
Education	is	a	key	component	of	our	mission.		Frankly Speaking About Cancer	is	our	nation-
ally	acclaimed	educational	series	which	provides	an	in-depth	look	into	a	variety	of	concerns	
                                                                                                                      It takes up to
cancer	patients	and	their	loved	ones	face	after	a	diagnosis.	Combining	educational	booklets	
                                                                                                                      75 minutes of
and professionally-led workshops, Frankly Speaking is open to caregivers and people with
                                                                                                                      vigorous activ-
cancer.		For	this	calendar,	we	are	proud	to	offer	three	Frankly Speaking workshops. Lite sup-
                                                                                                                      ity a week for
per provided. RSVP to 310-314-2555 or cancersupportcommunitybenjamincenter.org
                                                                                                                      basic health
	        w	Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Coping with the Cost of Care (And Medicare)               benefits according to the Mayo
           with Michael Grodsky, AIF, Monday, November 7, 6 - 7:30 pm                               Clinic.   Payoffs are plentiful
	        w	Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Take Control of Side Effects with Medicine, Mind & Body   -- including increased energy,
           with Blanca Ledezma, RN, NP, Tuesday, November 8, 7 - 8:30 pm                            improved sleep, increased life
	        w	Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Advanced Breast Cancer                                    expectancy and maintaining in-
           with Dorothy Park, MD, Tuesday, November 29, 7 - 8:30 pm                                 dependence as we age. And, in
                                                                                                    people with cancer, too much
                                                                                                    rest may result in loss of func-
Open Mic: Holiday Theme on December 16                                                              tion, strength, and range of mo-
                                                                                                    tion.
Friday, December 16, 4 - 6:30 pm with CSC Participants
           Mark your calendars! Open Mic	is	back	at	CSC-BC!		If	you	missed	the	first	Open	          From Mayoclinic.org/news2009
           Mic, you won’t want to miss this one. Poetry, song, dance--come celebrate the
           holidays	with	heart-felt	offerings	from	CSC-BC	members.	There	will	be	food,	fun	         CSC offers many different exer-
           and who knows? . . . maybe there will be another tap dance. We would love to             cise classes and Boxervate Con-
           see	you	there	as	a	participant	or	as	an	audience	member.		Either	way,	please	RSVP	       ditioning is probably the one
           to 310-314-2555.                                                                         that provides the most ‘vigor-
                                                                                                    ous’ activity that the Mayo Clinic
Holiday Yoga on December 7                                                                          prescribes.
Wednesday, December 7, 7:15 - 8:45 pm with Amy Rose Stabley and Michael Norder
And	speaking	of	holiday	fun,	this	offering	is	a	little	bit	more	low-key	than	an	Open	Mic.		Amy	     In this no-contact boxing class
and	Michael,	two	of	our	wonderful	yoga	teachers,	will	be	offering	a	special	restorative	yoga	       with professional boxer, Woodie
class complete with snacks. Rejuvenate and meet the holidays with renewed energy!                   Hamilton, you can go at your
                                                                                                    own pace, but chances are that
                                                                                                    you will sweat and detoxify both

                                 Yoga & Writing
Welcome back, with Bea Ammidown, E-RYT 500                                                          physically and mentally. So if it
                                                                                                    takes 75 minutes of intense activ-
Monday, November 21, 6:30 - 8 pm                                                                    ity a week for basic health ben-
                                                                                                    efits, well . . . here’s forty-five!
                         If you did not have a chance to attend yoga therapist, Bea Ammidown’s
                         Yoga	&	Writing workshop, we are happy to say that she is back!             The Wellness Community Guide to
                         Yoga	and	writing	are	both	powerful	tools	to	deepen	the	mind-body	          Fighting for Recovery From Cancer
                         connection. Bea Ammidown has taught internationally since 1986.            by Harold H. Benjamin, Ph.D.
                         Drawing on her own healing from a life-threatening auto accident,          Cancer patients who participate
                         she has developed a safe and empowering program that applies               in their fight for recovery along
                         the	practice	of	Yoga	and	meditation	as	tools	for	rehabilitation	from	      with their physicians and health
                         injury, surgery and chronic pain. She is the Executive Director of         care professionals may enhance
                         YogAbility,	which	is	a	therapeutic	approach	to	yoga	for	people	with	       the possibility of their recovery
                         special needs or disabilities. Bea is a registered yoga teacher with       and probably will improve the
500-hour	R.Y.T.	with	Yoga	Alliance	and	is	trained	in	Phoenix	Rising	Yoga	and	a	member	of	the	       quality of their lives.
International	Association	of	Yoga	Therapists.



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1990 South Bundy Drive, Suite 100
     Los Angeles, CA 90025


Save the Date!
Community of Friends Luncheon
Wednesday, November 2 at the Skirball Cultural Center




Cancer Support Community-Benjamin Center
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                             n   La Grange Avenue
            S. Bundy Drive




                                 Mississippi Avenue


                                 W. Olympic Boulevard
                             10 Freeway
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                             405 Freeway




                                 Upcoming Events Benefiting CSC-BC
                                         Save the Dates!!
                                            Questions? Please call Candi at 310-314-2589


                                              Wednesday, November 2, 2011
                                   Community of Friends Luncheon, Silent Auction & Boutique
                                                        at the Skirball Cultural Center
                                 All proceeds to benefit CSC-BC’s free services for those affected by cancer.


                                                                 Yogathon
     Register	now	for	our	first-ever	Yogathon	at	yogathon.cancersupportcommunitybenjamincenter.org

				
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