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CMH releases its list of classes

Thursday, April 11, 2019

FREE Community Mindfulness Group. Most of us at some time deal with high-stress, high-emotion situations. It can be difficult to stay focused. Mindfulness is a de-stressor that will improve clarity and inner resilience so that you can be non-distracted and present with those around you, while taking care of yourself. Every 2nd & 4th Wednesday, 7-7:45 am, CMH-OHSU Knight Cancer Collaborative, 1905 Exchange Street, Astoria.  Drop-in, no registration required. Please call 503-338-4520 for more info or search:  columbiamemorial.org/events.         FREE Qigong & Gentle Movement class for patients & past patients of the CMH-OHSU Knight Cancer Collaborative and/or their support person. Qigong (chee gung) has a positive and relaxing effect on the mind and body. Please join me in this ancient exercise which aims to unlock the body’s natural healing mechanisms by aligning the body, mind and breath. We will be performing simple and gentle repetitive exercises which are accessible to everyone and can be done sitting or standing.  The hour will include gentle movement, a short, guided meditation, and will leave you ready to move comfortably and smoothly into the rest of your day.  Led by Lynn Potter, L.Ac. Wednesdays, 8:30-9:30 am CMH-OHSU Knight Cancer Collaborative, 1905 Exchange Street, Astoria.  Registration Encouraged.  Please call 503-338-4520 or search:  columbiamemorial.org/events.                FREE weekly Art Circle/ Art as Therapy for those living with cancer or chronic illness and/or their support person. We invite you to experience weekly creativity in a warm, welcoming and safe space.  Please join us to participate in a mindfulness based art project.  Groups will focus on the art process for facilitating insight and personal growth.  Led by credentialed art therapists, Meagan Sokol & Sheryl Redburn. Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1:45-3:45. CMH-OHSU Knight Cancer Collaborative, 1905 Exchange Street, Astoria. Registration encouraged, Drop-in welcome.  Please call 503-338-4520 or search:  columbiamemorial.org/events.           FREE Cooking Classes for patients & past patients of the CMH-OHSU Knight Cancer Collaborative and/or their support person. Join us in the kitchen for fun, relaxed & delicious cooking classes!  Classes are hands-on and use tasty, whole ingredients.  Presented by North Coast Food Web & the CMH-OHSU Knight Cancer Collaborative.  Every 4th Tuesday of the month.  Attend 1 or all.   Registration Required.  Please call 503-338-4520 to register.  Search:  columbiamemorial.org/events.         FREE Nutrition Basics 4 Cancer presentation & discussion.  Open to those interested in the benefits of nutrition in cancer prevention, treatment and survivorship. Join Oncology Dietitian, Grace Laman, for a topic of the day and short, informal presentation.  There will be dedicated time within the class for your nutrition-related questions.  Enjoy a demo and sampling of smoothies, shakes or soups. Recipes are quality nutrition in liquid form for increasing calories and protein for those receiving cancer treatment. 1st Wednesday of every month, 11am-12 noon. CMH-OHSU Knight Cancer Collaborative, 1905 Exchange Street, Astoria. Drop in, no registration required.  Please call 503-338-4520 or search:  columbiamemorial.org/events.      


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