Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics 2019 Cancer Wellness Workshops Begin in February

Submitted by Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics

Living with cancer is an ongoing process, and regular support that helps individuals access health and healing, meaning, and connection to life makes a world of difference. Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics (MGH&FC) and Harmony Hill Retreat Center are offering a 12-month series of Cancer Wellness Workshops which will run every second Wednesday of the month February 2019 through January 2020.  The first class in the series, “Opening Circle: A Welcoming Community of Support and Learning” will be presented on Wednesday, February 13 from 4:00 to 6:30 p.m. in the Pershing Meeting Room at Mason General Hospital.

Hosted by MGH&FC Patient Navigator Kelly Mattheis and facilitated by Harmony Hill faculty member, Melissa Layer, the first class will begin with introductions and an overview of the year-long program. Through a variety of monthly topics, the workshops will touch on strategies for living fully through the challenges of cancer.

The Cancer Wellness Program aims to help build confidence and emotional strength by teaching coping strategies and positive attitudes for healing. Classes include supportive group discussions, journaling, gentle movement and creative arts to promote self-care and positive change.

The Cancer Wellness Program is free and open to anyone with a cancer diagnosis, those in survivorship, their companions and caregivers.  Early registration is recommended as space is limited.  For information and to register call Kelly at 360-432-7706 or email

MGH&FC is certified by Det Norske Veritas – Germanischer Lloyd (DNV-GL) and is a licensed and accredited acute care hospital with a level four emergency trauma designation. There are more than 100 physicians on staff in 19 specialties.  MGH&FC now offers Virtual Care ‒ 24/7.  For more information on Virtual Care or to find a health care provider, visit the Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics website.

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