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OSP Programs, Groups and Events

support groupThe Oncology Support Program provides free special programs, groups and events aimed at supporting and educating the community about cancer. Special workshops and presentations on complementary medicine, nutrition, cancer and the environment, and survivorship are intended to help our community effectively, creatively and compassionately respond to the challenges of cancer.

See our quarterly newsletter, call 845.339.2071 or email doris.blaha@hahv.org to register or find out more information.

For dates and times of all programs, please visit the HealthAlliance Calendar of Events. More program information can be found in the latest edition of the Celebrate Life! Newsletter.

All Programs are free of charge unless otherwise specified.

OSP Memoir Group
With Abigail Thomas or Ann Hutton.
Reuner Cancer Support House

In these engaging workshops, members of our community who are diagnosed with cancer have an opportunity to support one another by writing and sharing memoirs. Please join us…there are many ways to gain support.

Creative Arts Group
Reuner Cancer Support House

This group provides an opportunity for people affected by cancer to express themselves through various artistic mediums while connecting with others and relaxing by making art.

Special Art Programs led by local artists are arranged. See newsletter for details.

All Support Groups are free of charge and take place at the Reuner Cancer Support House. Please call the Oncology Support Program at 845.339.2071 or email oncology.support@hahv.org for more information.

Advance Directives Workshops

Trained staff help you define your end of life wishes regarding treatment guidelines in this supportive workshop. 

Cancer and Finances                                                                                                                                           

Meet with trained staff and access community resources to help you navigate through the financial challenges of a cancer diagnosis.

Coping Skills for those affected by Cancer – Finding Ease and Inner Balance

(intake required)
Monthly interactive skill-building group using mindfulness and body-centered techniques.

Explorations on Being Mortal

(Intake required)
A support and discussion group for those living with the challenges of metastatic cancer or a life-threatening diagnosis. 

Family and Caregiver Support Group

Provides a supportive and confidential setting for family and caregivers affected by a loved one’s cancer.

Linda Young Ovarian Cancer Support Group

A supportive group for women diagnosed with ovarian cancer at any stage.

Men’s Support Group

A supportive group for men who have been diagnosed with any type of cancer.

Nurturing Neighborhood Network Program

If you are dealing with a cancer diagnosis and could use some one-on-one support from someone who’s been through it, you might like to have a Nurturing Neighbor. Nurturing Neighbors are cancer survivors specially trained through the Oncology Support Program to be volunteers. For further information on being linked up with a Nurturing Neighbor or becoming one yourself, please contact Oncology Support Program.

Women’s Support Group

A supportive group for women of any age, at any stage, with any kind of cancer.

Younger Women’s Cancer Support Group

A supportive group for young women diagnosed with cancer to share unique concerns.

There is a suggested donation of $8.00 for most exercise classes. Please call the Oncology Support Program at 845.339.2071 or email oncology.support@hahv.org for more information.

Cooking through Cancer Treatment and Recovery

Learn simple and healthy cooking tips to nourish oneself during and after cancer treatment; share healthy recipes and taste delicious food prepared during the class. Open to caregivers as well as those diagnosed with cancer.

Gardening for Health and Healing                                                                                                                                         

Cultivate herbs and vegetables in the Oncology Support Program container gardens and nourish not only your body, but also your soul.

Gentle Yoga

Enjoy yoga classes which stretch and strengthen the body while calming and focusing the mind. A great way to reduce stress and assist with pain management.

Hypnosis for Smoking Cessation

Learn how hypnosis may help you stop smoking.
Registration required. 

Miso Happy Cooking Club

Learn cooking skills based on macrobiotic principles and share healthy food.
Registration required. 

Moving for Life – DanceExercise for Health (Free)                                                                                                                  

Classes combine aerobic dance, strengthening and flexibility exercises to music. Personalized to meet the needs of participants with an emphasis on people with cancer. 

Qi Gong

Practice gentle movements that train the breath, body and mind.


Enjoy a healthy and fun exercise, using light weights, while connecting to others.

Tai Chi

Moving meditation and slow motion martial art. Increases cognition, strength, balance and flexibility.