To learn more about how you can benefit from all that Wellness House of Annapolis has to offer, feel free to drop in Monday through Thursday between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., or make an appointment to visit at your convenience.
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Programs and Services of the Wellness House of Annapolis
Thanks to the support of our community, Wellness House is able to provide 21 programs and services, at no cost, for individuals diagnosed with cancer, their families, love ones and caregivers.
Counseling and Support Groups
Individual and Family Counseling
Short-term counseling is available to members, by appointment, for the purpose of helping them identify and implement coping strategies during the cancer journey. Up to six individual sessions are available for each member, with extended counseling available on a case by case basis. Counseling is provided by a licensed professional counselor or licensed clinical social worker.
No appointment required.
General Cancer Patient Support Group (IN DEVELOPMENT)
A forum for those diagnosed with cancer to connect with each other, normalize the challenges they face, and share strategies that work in meeting those challenges. Led by Mary Ann Bleeke, LCSW-C.
Living with Chronic Cancer (IN DEVELOPMENT)
This support group offers a venue to process feelings and develop tools to live with a chronic medical condition, while enjoying quality of life. Led by Pam Lowe, LCPC
Caregiver Support Group – meets every 3rd Wednesday 6:30-8pm.
Being a caregiver can be both an honor and a challenge strain. This monthly support group provides caregivers the opportunity to share their journey with other caregivers.
Led by Pam Lowe, LCPC
Survivors – meets every 3rd Monday 6 – 7:30pm.
This group helps put the concept and reality of survivorship into perspective and offers tools for learning how to cope with the fear of recurrence. Led by Darlene Goatley, LCSW-C.
CLIMB - Children’s Lives Include Moments of Bravery is a unique program designed specifically for elementary-aged children whose parent or loved one has cancer. CLIMB helps these children develop the tools and understanding to help them cope with their concerns and fears. Parent or loved one support program held concurrently. Led by certified professionals.
Paint Your Rainbow
This week-long, summer day camp program supports elementary school-aged children who have a parent or loved one with cancer, learn to understand and express their feelings through art, music, exercise and friendship. Registration limited!
Follow Your Rainbow
This group offers elementary school-aged children the opportunity to understand and express their feelings while playing together and realizing it is OK to still be a kid and have fun while a parent or loved one is dealing with cancer.
KIDZ Coping Together – meets every 3rd Wednesday 6:30-8pm.
This group provides understanding, support, education, and friendship for children in grades 6-8, who are experiencing cancer in their family. Led by Lisa Keough, LCSW-C. along with Sean Lane, Certified Music Therapist.
Teens Together – meets every 1st Monday 6:30-8pm.
This group, for high school students, grades 9-12, who have a parent or loved one with cancer, offers support geared to their age level. They have the opportunity to express their concerns with other teens experiencing similar emotions. Led by Lisa Keough LCSW-C.
No appointment required
Healing Music – meets Mondays 1-2:30pm check website for date
Members join together and relax with a cup of tea while enjoying live music. Features Bob Sima and other local musicians.
Therapeutic Art – meets Tuesday 11:30am-1pm.
Artistic expression has been proven to enhance physical, mental and emotional well being.
Keys to Wellness – See website for time and topic.
An educational seminar series offered by dedicated professionals from the community with the goal of promoting healthy living and quality of life.
Knitting - meets Mondays, 11:30 am to 1 pm
Members and caregivers meet in our living room to knit, or learn to knit with our expert in a relaxed, friendly environment.
Nutrition – offered monthly, see website for times and topics. Seminars, workshops and cooking demonstrations are offered monthly to help cancer patients and caregivers learn about the importance of nutrition during their cancer journey.
Yoga – Tuesdays 10-11am; Thursdays 1-2pm, Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30pm
Uses breathing techniques and gentle exercise to help maintain health and strength throughout treatment and beyond.
Chair Yoga - Monday 11am-noon.
Uses a chair for balance and comfort.
Healthy Living Services
Massage – Massage is offered to cancer patients and caregivers. Licensed massage therapists use gentle techniques, adapted for individuals with all types of cancer and can help decrease nausea, fatigue and other stresses such as anxiety and depression.
Reiki - The ancient Japanese relaxation technique of reiki, where energy is transferred from therapist to patient, complements conventional medical and therapeutic techniques and has been found to be an excellent approach for balancing mind, body and spirit.
Healing Touch - Healing Touch uses gentle, light touch to clear, balance, energize, and support the human energy system to facilitate and support healing for the whole person.