The information and guidance continues to evolve about how to best address the risks presented by COVID-19. Latest reports from public health professionals encourage everyone to practice social distancing as a strategy to limit the spread of coronavirus.
Social distancing is a term epidemiologists use to refer to a conscious effort to reduce close contact between people as a way to stymie community transmission of the virus.
In an effort to protect our clients, staff and the greater community, Cancer Services is suspending group meetings. This decision includes all education sessions, weekly exercise classes and support groups. We will re-evaluate this status the first week of April.
We know how important these sessions are to you. They provide motivation and tools for building wellness. They are communities of friends and co-survivors who encourage each other. We will resume these groups as soon as this health crisis eases.
In the meantime, you can practice many of the techniques you’ve learned at Cancer Services in your own home. Pay attention and spend a little more time preparing healthy meals. Turn on some soft music and practice tai chi or mindfulness meditation.
Client Advocates continue to be available to meet with you in person, talk by telephone or respond to your emails. Watch www.cancer-services.org for more information, resources and updates.
President and CEO of Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana