Westfield Area Y Provides Support to Cancer Patients Within Our Community
Thursday, September 6, 2012 • 12:02pm
The Westfield Area Y is pleased to offer a new program this fall that will provide support to cancer patients. Beginning September 24th, a new Cancer Exercise Program will run for 12 weeks at the Main Y Gym on Monday and Wednesday from 11:00 am – Noon.
Whether you are newly-diagnosed, in-treatment or in remission, regaining and building your strength is the best medicine. The goal of this program is to reduce daily fatigue, improve functional strength, teach you to exercise safely based on your specific cancer, improve balance, minimize the effects of lymphedema and build a support network. There will be a brief nutrition component to each class session.
Classes will be led by Maureen Novack, M.A. Exercise Physiology, ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine) Cancer Exercise Specialist and Kim Spaccarotella, PhD., Nutritional Sciences. Approval by your physician is required prior to participation as well as an assessment prior to the program start date. Interested participants should contact Greg Hatzisavvas at (908) 233-2700 x251 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your assessment.
Those who are interested in this program are encouraged to attend the Cancer Exercise Program Free Information Session at 12:30 pm on Wednesday, September 19. Registration for this program is required to ensure your spot.
The Y is the nation’s leading nonprofit committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Visit www.westfieldynj.org to learn more about Westfield Area Y programs. Financial assistance is available for those who qualify.