2019 Education Sessions

Through a full resource library, specially equipped teaching kitchen and spacious classrooms we offer and host a myriad of educational programs. Join other survivors to get educated about cancer and cancer treatments or to take a fun break and get your mind off of it altogether. Please call (479)782-6302 or (800)262-9917 to let us know if you would like to attend a class.

Thank you for your interest in education programs offered by the Donald W. Reynolds Cancer Support House. Schedule is subject to change. Please RSVP by calling 479-782-6302 or email mailto:info@reynoldscancersupporthouse.org

AUGUST

Thursday, August 29, 4pm-7pm. Free Cancer Screening Event. 

All screenings BY APPOINTMENT. Call (479) 782-6302 to schedule. 

 Prostate Cancer Screenings.  Presented by the Arkansas Prostate Cancer Foundation. 

FREE Prostate Cancer Screenings for men ages 45-70. Fifteen minutes is all it takes and it could save your life!! Provided in a non-clinical setting. Includes blood test and physical exam.  Made possible in partnership with the Arkansas Prostate Cancer Foundation and Dr. Kyle Basham, Baptist Health-Fort Smith. 

 Thursday, August 29, 2019, 5-7pm.  Free Oral Cancer Screenings.  Provided in partnership with UAFS School of Dental Hygiene.  Limited space available. Call 479-782-6302 to make appointment. This screening is for EVERYONE! Increased risk for oral cancers includes those with a history of tobacco and alcohol use or at high risk for human papillomavirus (HPV).

OCTOBER

Tuesday, October 15, 12:00 p.m. Lymphedema Lunch & Learn.

Presented by Chris Capehart, Lymphatic Therapist, Mercy-Fort Smith.  Lymphedema is localized swelling, typically in arms and legs.  While lymphedema has many causes, it is a common side effect of cancer treatment, particularly to breast cancer survivors who have had breast surgery.  Lymphedema can be painful and life-altering, this session will provide practical ways to manage and cope with it.    Lunch provided by Panera Bakery Café.  Seating is Limited, call (479) 782-6302 to RSVP. 

 

SEPTEMBER

Thursday, September 12, 2019, 6pm.  Cancer 101: What to Expect from Cancer Treatment. 

Presented by Aida Jones, APRN, Baptist Health Cancer Center-Fort Smith, Ila DeBose, LCSW, DWRCSH Support Group Facilitator, and Jenna Siebenmorgen, MS, RD, LD, Mercy Outpatient Dietician. 

Panel discussion covering common concerns and side effects experienced by cancer patients in active cancer treatment.  Useful information addressing physical, emotional, and nutritional wellness will be provided by this inter-disciplinary panel.  Cancer patients and their caregivers are encouraged to attend.  Refreshments provided, seating is limited, call 479-782-6302 to RSVP. 

Non Traditional Support Groups

All skill levels welcome in the following classes!

Knitting
Join the “KnitWits” on Mondays at 9:30 a.m. for a morning of sitting and knitting.

Get Fit
Support House fitness classes are provided to cancer patients and caregivers at no cost. If openings are available, others may also enroll. Please call the Support House for more information.  These classes are specifically designed for patients in active treatment or post-treatment. All classes are appropriate for beginners and help individuals regain strength, energy, and fitness.

Tai Chi
Tuesdays 9 a.m. (Beginners)  10 a.m. (Advanced) Free to cancer survivors who are registered with the Support House.

Ageless Grace meets Thursdays at 2 p.m.  A simple, playful exercise offered in partnership with UAMS Center for Aging, based on the science of neuroplasticity that used all five areas of the brain and addresses all 21 aging factors in the body.