Classes

Provided by the Cancer Supportive Care Program. This informative workshop is dedicated to give caregivers education, resource materials, and skills to provide support. The workshop is designed for new caregivers, but all those caring for someone with cancer are welcome to attend. This program is designed to help caregivers:

  • Understand cancer and its treatments
  • Cope with stress
  • Deal with changing family roles
  • Meet the physical and emotional needs of the patient
  • Improve their own mental and physical health
  • Seek out and take advantage of community resources

The Stanford Cancer Supportive Care Program provides FREE classes, workshops, fitness classes, services, and support to all cancer patients, regardless of where they receive their care.

View more classes and events at the Stanford Cancer Supportive Care Program »

5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Free

Next Date: 4/18
Call to register: 669-233-2807
Workshop

The Neuroscience Supportive Care Program is offering a series of workshops for caregivers of persons living with memory loss. See flyers for more details.
Registration required.  Follow links next to each listing, call, or email us.

Coping with Frustration - December 15th
Feeling frustrated, and at times angry, are understandable emotions, yet they can get in the way of successful caregiving. This workshop will focus on different strategies for managing these feelings, including learning to STOP before responding, and the need to walk away or take a break when necessary.
Click here to register.

All By Myself - January 5th
This workshop focuses on the loneliness and social isolation that are so common during the COVID-19 pandemic and provides recommended strategies for reducing them. It also focuses on caregiver feelings of being over-burdened due to a reduction in many sources of formal support and explores tips for finding online support. We also share tips and strategies to increase compliance with COVID recommendations that may be difficult for persons with a memory loss disorder.
Click here to register.

Dealing with the Blues - January 19th
This workshop focuses on how common depressive symptoms are for caregivers. We discuss strategies to manage mood more effectively, principally by increasing everyday positive activities that lift the mood. Persons with memory loss disorders also commonly experience depressed mood, especially in the early stages of the disease. Caregivers are provided with instructions on how to use the Positive Activities tool with their care recipient as well as themselves.
Click here to register.

Filling the Well - February 2nd
Caregivers rarely devote time in their schedule to their own self-care. This workshop will explore the importance of self-care, focusing on 4 areas (spiritual, physical, mental, and social) with special emphasis on getting regular exercise and sound sleep. This workshop also assists individuals in developing their own self-care plans.
Click here to register.

Working on Challenging Behaviors - Two part workshop
Part I:     February 16th
Part II:    March 2nd
This workshop puts the theory from the first workshop into action. Caregivers are encouraged to share how they usually respond to challenging behaviors, to evaluate how effective these responses are, and to consider other ways to respond that may be more effective to reduce the stress of the situation. Caregivers are encouraged to share strategies that they have found successful. Caregivers leave with a better understanding of their care recipient’s behaviors, where it is best to intervene, and strategies for responding more effectively.
Click here to register.


The Stanford Supportive Care Program provides FREE classes, workshops, fitness classes, services, and support to all neuroscience patients, regardless of where they receive their care.

View more classes and events at the Stanford Neuroscience Supportive Care Program »

10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Every 1st and 3rd Wednesday
See series schedule for specific dates and registeration information.

Zoom

FREE

To register or for questions, call or email us 650-721-8500

We will explore the scientific research underlying the appropriate use of non-pharmaceutical methods in the optimization of mental health, operating on the principle that effective interventions that are natural and less invasive should be considered when possible. We will also discuss broader concepts of health promotion, prevention of mental illness, and lifestyle modifications to reduce burden of disease. The series will include the following topics: nutritional therapies, dietary supplements, vitamins, minerals, botanicals, phytotherapy, light therapy, manual medicine, mind-body approaches, self-tracking and data driven treatment, behavioral activation, and exercise.

Classes are taught via Zoom and billed as shared medical appointment with physician specialist.

Evidence-Based Approaches to Mental Health Flyer (PDF)

Ripal Shah, MD, MPH
Director of Integrative Mental Health 
Dr. Shah specializes in reproductive psychiatry, lifestyle and integrative approaches to health, and physician wellness. She is board certified in Adult Psychiatry and has completed additional training in evidence-based approaches to integrative medicine and clinicalhypnosis.

Susan Payrovi, MD
Director of Integrative Nutrition
Dr. Payrovi specializes in integrative and functional medicine approaches for mental and physical well-being. She is board certified in Anesthesiology, Hospice & Palliative Medicine, and Integrative Medicine. Dr. Payrovi is also certified in Functional Medicine and has additional training in acupuncture.

Upcoming Classes

Evidence-Based Approaches to Integrative Mental Health
Thursdays at 1:00-1:40pm

**To register, please leave a message with your name and phone number at:
(650) 721-4408 and a staff member will call you back within 24 hours.

Tuesdays 1:00-1:40 PM

Classes are taught via Zoom and billed as shared medical appointment with physician specialist.

To register, please leave a message with your name and phone number, and a staff member will call you back within 24 hours. 650-721-4408

Healing Strokes is a Stanford student-led art therapy program that facilitates relaxation-based art therapy for stroke patients and their caregivers. The class strives to facilitate creative-art based therapy workshops with the goal of cultivating empathy-based communities, mitigating depressive symptoms among stroke survivors, and increasing relief amongst caregivers. Activities range from painting clay pots to simple origami, and everything in between. No prior art experience is necessary to join the class, and patients and caregivers at all parts of the recovery process are welcome.

Registration required.  Click REGISTRATION or email us.
Please register for sessions at least a week in advance, so we can ship the art supplies to your home.

This program is funded by a Patient Experience grant.


The Stanford Supportive Care Program provides free classes, workshops, fitness classes, services, and support to all neuroscience patients regardless of where they receive their care.

1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Zoom

FREE

Next Date: 1/22, 1/29, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26, 3/5

Patients who have undergone cancer treatments may be at risk for the development of lymphedema. In this session, you will learn about the causes, and how to identify early signs and symptoms.  You will also learn about ways to decrease your risk of developing lymphedema, and steps you can take to be proactive in reducing your risk. This session is held by appointment with a Stanford Lymphedema nurse.

Registration required.


The Stanford Cancer Supportive Care Program provides FREE classes, workshops, fitness classes, services, and support to all cancer patients, regardless of where they receive their care.

View more classes and events at the Stanford Cancer Supportive Care Program »

2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Second and fourth Mondays of the month
No class 5/28

Stanford Cancer Center

875 Blake Wilbur Drive
2nd Floor, Room CC2105
Palo Alto, CA 94305

Getting Here »

Parking passes are provided for the Pasteur Visitor Garage.

875 Blake Wilbur Drive
2nd Floor, Room CC2105
Palo Alto, CA 94305

Free

Next Date: 3/12, 3/26, 4/9, 4/23, 5/14, 5/28, 6/11, 6/25
For questions please call: 650-725-9456
Class

If you are interested in learning more about nutrition as you begin treatment, this class is for you!  This information is for patients diagnosed within the last year or less than 2 weeks into their cancer treatment. 

Registration required.  Call or email us.


The Stanford Cancer Supportive Care Program provides FREE classes, workshops, fitness classes, services, and support to all cancer patients, regardless of where they receive their care.

View more classes and events at the Stanford Cancer Supportive Care Program »

Online 30-minute class available:

Tuesday: 2nd & 4th of the month
1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
No class: 2/22/22

Thursday: 2nd & 4th of the month
1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Friday: 1st & 3rd of the month
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Telephone

FREE

To schedule an appointment call: 650-736-2234
Class
Led by: Sandra Deanne and Aileen Aboudi

The Speech Communication Group was created for individuals who have experienced a stroke or other neurological impairment. In a relaxed and informal setting, Stanford’s highly skilled speech language pathologists facilitate the group and provide participants with the opportunity to practice speech, language, and cognitive skills, experience the camaraderie of those with similar challenges, take pleasure in the social aspect of group therapy and have fun. The group also organizes a variety of community outings.

Registration is required. 


The Stanford Supportive Care Program provides free classes, workshops, fitness classes, services, and support to all neuroscience patients regardless of where they receive their care.

3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.

3rd Monday of the month

Stanford Hospital

300 Pasteur Drive
3rd Floor, Neuroscience Conference Room H3150
Stanford, CA 94305

Getting Here »

FREE

Next Date: 3/19, 4/16, 5/21, 6/18
To register or for more information, call 650-721-8500

Fitness Events

Fitness

This chair ­­­yoga class is designed to safely provide caregivers and patients with a set of moderate, stretching, strengthening, and balance exercises. This yoga sequence proceeds with gentle breathing, attitude bolstering, warmups, and standing balances (with chair support). For deepening relaxation, it uses a mindfulness bell to promote one-pointed focus.

Walk-ins welcome.


The Stanford Supportive Care Program provides free classes, workshops, fitness classes, services, and support to all neuroscience patients regardless of where they receive their care.

10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Every Wednesday
(no class 5/30)

Stanford Neuroscience Health Center

213 Quarry Road
1st Floor, Wellness Room 1511
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Getting Here »

FREE

For more information, call 650-721-8500
Fitness

Our classes are based on the innovative Dance for PD program designed by the Mark Morris Dance Group and the Brooklyn Parkinson Group. Using this method, professional dancers draw on their unique expertise to help people with Parkinson’s Disease and their caregivers engage sight, sound, touch, thought, and imagination to inspire movement and expression. Dancing in chairs, at a barre, or standing, experienced teaching artists lead participants in an enjoyable blend of modern dance, ballet, and social dancing. While strengthening, balancing, and moving in rhythm to live music, people with PD also experience the power of dance and music to sharpen attention, inspire, and empower. Supported by the National Parkinson's Foundation.

Walk-ins welcome.

To watch the Stanford Medicine video of Dance for Parkinson's, click here.


The Stanford Supportive Care Program provides free classes, workshops, fitness classes, services, and support to all neuroscience patients regardless of where they receive their care.

1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Every Monday and Friday
No class: 5/28

Stanford Neuroscience Health Center

213 Quarry Road
Wellness Room 1511
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Getting Here »

FREE

For more information, call 650-721-8500
Fitness

This weekly class will work on core strength, functional movement, and stability. We will use bands and body weight tools to enhance range of motion, flexibility, balance, and muscular strength.

No registration is necessary, just drop in.


The Stanford Cancer Supportive Care Program provides FREE classes, workshops, fitness classes, services, and support to all cancer patients, regardless of where they receive their care.

View more classes and events at the Stanford Cancer Supportive Care Program »

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Every Tuesday
No class 5/29

Free

For questions, call: 650-725-9456
Fitness

This exercise program is designed specifically to target PD symptoms. Exercise moves performed in this class are the building blocks for everyday movement and are performed with large amplitude, high effort, and attention to action in multiple postures. There are two class options depending on the participants’ physical strength and mobility.


The Stanford Supportive Care Program provides free classes, workshops, fitness classes, services, and support to all neuroscience patients regardless of where they receive their care.

Every Thursday | 2 classes back-to-back
No classes: 5/31
2 p.m. - 3 p.m. &
3 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Stanford Neuroscience Health Center

213 Quarry Road
Wellness Room 1511
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Getting Here »

FREE

To register or for more information, call 650-721-8500
Fitness

This gentle Pilates class is a series of exercises that will help to build flexibility, regain muscle strength, endurance and overall posture. These mat-based classes will put emphasis on alignment, deep breathing, and developing core strength-essential for improving coordination and balance.

No registration necessary, just drop in.


The Stanford Cancer Supportive Care Program provides FREE classes, workshops, fitness classes, services, and support to all cancer patients, regardless of where they receive their care.

View more classes and events at the Stanford Cancer Supportive Care Program »

2 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Every Friday
No class: 6/1

Free

For questions call: 669-233-2807

Gentle yoga postures are introduced to imporve total body conditioning, increase mobility and range of motion, improve circulatory flow, and relieve muscle tention. Practice assumes student is able to get to the floor using assistance.

No registration is required. Drop in!

Every Monday         Every Wednesday
2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.   1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
No class: 5/28   No class: 5/30
YogaSource
16185 Los Gatos Blvd.
Los Gatos, CA 95032
Getting here »
  Samyama Yoga
2995 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Getting here »

    


The Stanford Cancer Supportive Care Program provides FREE classes, workshops, fitness classes, services, and support to all cancer patients, regardless of where they receive their care.

View more classes and events at the Stanford Cancer Supportive Care Program »

Every Monday and Wednesday

Offered at 2 locations

Free

For questions call:
Fitness

Healing Yoga will incorporate the mindful practices of yoga, breath work and meditation to build physical, mental and emotional strength and stamina. In the process, the class will help increase mental and physical flexibility, loosen tight and painful muscles, and create an opportunity to relax. The class is appropriate for all levels and will utilize both chair and standing postures.

Registration required. Click REGISTER, or call us.


The Stanford Supportive Care Program provides FREE classes, workshops, fitness classes, services, and support to all neuroscience patients, regardless of where they receive their care.

View more classes and events at the Stanford Neuroscience Supportive Care Program

 

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Every Tuesday
No class: 9/7, 11/23, 12/21, 12/28

Zoom

FREE

For more information, call or email us. 650-721-8500
Led by: Joyce Hanna, MA, MS (Associate Director) / Certified Fitness Instructors

Living Strong, Living Well is a 12-week small group program designed for adult cancer survivors who have recently become deconditioned or chronically fatigued from their treatment and/or disease. Our goal is to help patients build muscle mass and muscle strength, increase flexibility and endurance, and improve functional ability. We'll focus on reducing the severity of therapy side effects, preventing unwanted weight changes, and improving energy levels and self esteem. We also assist participants in developing their own physical fitness program so they can continue to practice a healthy lifestyle as a way of life. The ultimate goal is to empower adult cancer patients to improve functional capacity and to increase their quality of life through an organized program of fitness and strength. Advance registration is required.

  • Program is held at the YMCA. For upcoming events plus YMCA addresses and directions, navigate to http://lslw.stanford.edu and look at "Upcoming Programs" on the bottom-right corner of the page.
  • Certified fitness instructors trained by Stanford and the YMCA give personal individualized instruction to the participants.
  • Classes are completely free. The YMCA provides the trained instructors, the facility, and the equipment.

The Stanford Cancer Supportive Care Program provides FREE classes, workshops, fitness classes, services, and support to all cancer patients, regardless of where they receive their care.

View more classes and events at the Stanford Cancer Supportive Care Program »

Classes meet for 75 minutes, 2 times a week, for 12 weeks.

Stanford Health Improvement Program
N049

211 Quarry Road
Stanford, CA 94305

Getting Here »

Advanced registration required.

Free

To ask questions or register, call Joyce Hanna at: 650-725-5014
Fitness

Personalized Exercise Consultations

Experienced and certified oncologyexercise specialists are available to meet with you via Zoom to develop an exercise plan tailored to your needs. Sessions are one-hour and one follow-up phone call is included.

Registration required.  Select the day and click on the time that best works for you.

Every Tuesday
11:00am, 12:00pm


Every Wednesday

11:30am, 12:30pm, and 1:30pm
No consults 5/18/22

Every Thursday
10:30am, 11:30am


The Stanford Cancer Supportive Care Program provides FREE classes, workshops, fitness classes, services, and support to all cancer patients, regardless of where they receive their care.

View more classes and events at the Stanford Cancer Supportive Care Program »

Every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday

FREE

For questions call or email us 650-736-2234
Fitness
Hosted by Stanford Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center

In this class, people of all ages and stages can engage in exercises that enhance their ability to tap into their vital life force energy (Qi) via skillful application of an ancient and time-established Chinese healing exercise craft (Gong). We will work on mindful breathing, movement, posture, coordination and energetic flow, weaving in meditative and mindful awareness to enhance vitality. Come join us and gain greater vitality, relaxation and transformation in mind, body, spirit, and emotional whole-person well-being.

Walk-ins welcome.

To learn more about the Stanford Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, click here.


The Stanford Supportive Care Program provides free classes, workshops, fitness classes, services, and support to all neuroscience patients regardless of where they receive their care.

1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Every Wednesday
No class: 6/27

Stanford Neuroscience Health Center

213 Quarry Road
Wellness Room 1511
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Getting Here »

FREE  

For more information, call 650-721-8500

This deeply relaxing and restful class will use restorative yoga poses done primarily on the floor with the support of bolsters, blankets, blocks, and chairs. Designed to nurture, nourish and renew the body, mind and spirit.

Every Monday       Every Wednesday
1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.   2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
No class: 5/28   No class: 5/30
Samyama Yoga
2995 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA 94305
Getting here»
  YogaSource
16185 Los Gatos Blvd.
Los Gatos, CA 95032
Getting here»

What patients say:

"For the period of time I am there, I feel calm and energetic.  You are surrounded by friendly people." - M. I.

"I would highly recommend Restorative Yoga, and have, to many friends going through cancer. I tell them it's a wonderful way to find peace in a storm and to be supported, both by the teacher and the place." - T. M. L.

"It gave me confidence to get back into group classes- look forward to coming whenever I can." - M. O.


The Stanford Cancer Supportive Care Program provides FREE classes, workshops, fitness classes, services, and support to all cancer patients, regardless of where they receive their care.

View more classes and events at the Stanford Cancer Supportive Care Program »

Various days, times, and locations

Free

For questions, call:

Sit & Be Fit is a full-body workout including cardiovascular exercise, strength training, and stretching all while sitting in your chair. All you need for this class is a sturdy chair, drinking water, and be prepared to have fun!

Registration is required.  Click REGISTER or call us.


The Stanford Supportive Care Program provides free classes, workshops, fitness classes, services, and support to all neuroscience patients regardless of where they receive their care.

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Every Tuesday and Thursday
No classes: 11/23, 11/25, 12/21, 12/23, 12/28, 12/30

Zoom

FREE

For questions call or email us. 650-721-8500

This Tai Chi class will help build balance, coordination, flexibility, and strength and can be performed by anyone regardless of age or physical condition. Tai Chi strengthens the body, quiets and calms the mind and emotions, and improves overall health and well-being.
Registration required. Click REGISTER or call us.

 

這門網上太極課程可幫您增强平衡感、協調性、柔韌性和力量。任何人,不論年齡或身體條件,均可嘗
試。太極可強建體魄,放鬆平復心靈和情緒,改善整體身體健康和狀態。

參與課程須提前註冊。請在這裡註冊: https://stanfordhealthcare.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEsf-isrzstHtR4f1SwL9nZEXSQqqSQTuZa

如有任何疑問,請致電或發送電子郵件:
Email: SupportiveCarePrograms@stanfordhealthcare.org
Phone: 650-725-9456/699-233-2807


The Stanford Supportive Care Program provides free classes, workshops, fitness classes, services, and support to all patients regardless of where they receive their care.

不論患者在何處接受護理,斯坦福支持護理計畫為所有患者提供免費課程、工作坊、健身課程等多項服務和支持。

3 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Every Monday
No class: 9/6, 11/22, 12/20, 12/27

每週週一
休課日期:9 月 6 日、 11 月 22日、12 月 20日 和   12月 27 日

This online Tai Chi class will help you build balance, coordination, flexibility, and strength and can be performed by anyone regardless of age or physical condition. Tai Chi strengthens the body, quiets and calms the mind and emotions, and improves overall health and well-being.   

Registration required.  Click REGISTER or call us.


The Stanford Supportive Care Program provides free classes, workshops, fitness classes, services, and support to all neuroscience patients regardless of where they receive their care.

Every Tuesday - REGISTER
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
No class: 11/23, 12/21, 12/28

Every Thursday - REGISTER
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
No class: 11/25, 12/23, 12/30

Zoom

FREE

Fitness

Supported by the American Parkinson Disease Association, this class teaches Argentine Tango as an exercise for improving movement and balance for adults with Parkinson’s.  Through musicality and movement of Tango patterns, you are taught to become more aware of your center of balance and body movement while having the enjoyment of dancing.

Students must able to walk onto the dance floor to join the class.  No previous experience in Tango or any other form of dance is necessary.  The class is open for anyone from a beginner through experienced dancer along with their partners (bringing a partner is preferred but not necessary). 

Registration required.  Click REGISTER or call us.


The Stanford Supportive Care Program provides free classes, workshops, fitness classes, services, and support to all neuroscience patients regardless of where they receive their care.

2:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Every Wednesday
No classes: 11/24, 12/22, 12/29

Zoom

For an online library of dance videos that you can do at home, click here.

FREE

For quesitons call: 650-721-8500

Fundamental yoga practices such as alignment, steadiness, and breathing are designed to assist survivors in rebuilding strength, awareness, grace and balance.

No registration necessary. Just drop in!

Every Thursday       Every Sunday
1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.   2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
No class: 5/31   No class: 5/27

Samyama Yoga
2995 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Getting here 

  YogaSource
16185 Los Gatos Blvd.
Los Gatos, CA 95032
Getting here

 


The Stanford Cancer Supportive Care Program provides FREE classes, workshops, fitness classes, services, and support to all cancer patients, regardless of where they receive their care.

View more classes and events at the Stanford Cancer Supportive Care Program »

Every Thursday & Sunday

Two locations

Free

Lectures

Speaker: Penny Donnelly, RN, LMFT

Penny Donnelly, RN, LMFT is the director of the support programs at Stanford's Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Center. She has developed and led a number of counseling and health education programs for patients and facilitates support groups for infertility, third party reproduction and a mind body program.

Please join us for an informational session evening to learn how to improve your communication skills with your partner as you go through fertility treatments.

  • Improved listening skills
  • Symptoms of a "stressed" couple
  • Differences in how men and women cope with infertility
  • Tips for supporting your partner in ways that feel helpful
  • Strategies for maintain a healthy relationship when going through difficult times.
  • Principles of a strong relationship

For more information, please navigate to the Stanford Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Center. If you are interested in more personalized information about our programs, please call Penny Donnelly RN, LMFT, at 650-723-6408 or email pdonnelly@stanfordmed.org.

Private and couples counseling also available, with NO charge for the first session.

Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Center
Suite 200

900 Welch Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Getting Here »

Free Event

For questions, call Penny Donnelly: 650-723-6408 (option 1)

We will explore the scientific research underlying the appropriate use of non-pharmaceutical methods in the optimization of mental health, operating on the principle that effective interventions that are natural and less invasive should be considered when possible. We will also discuss broader concepts of health promotion, prevention of mental illness, and lifestyle modifications to reduce burden of disease. The series will include the following topics: nutritional therapies, dietary supplements, vitamins, minerals, botanicals, phytotherapy, light therapy, manual medicine, mind-body approaches, self-tracking and data driven treatment, behavioral activation, and exercise.

Classes are taught via Zoom and billed as shared medical appointment with physician specialist.

Evidence-Based Approaches to Mental Health Flyer (PDF)

Ripal Shah, MD, MPH
Director of Integrative Mental Health 
Dr. Shah specializes in reproductive psychiatry, lifestyle and integrative approaches to health, and physician wellness. She is board certified in Adult Psychiatry and has completed additional training in evidence-based approaches to integrative medicine and clinicalhypnosis.

Susan Payrovi, MD
Director of Integrative Nutrition
Dr. Payrovi specializes in integrative and functional medicine approaches for mental and physical well-being. She is board certified in Anesthesiology, Hospice & Palliative Medicine, and Integrative Medicine. Dr. Payrovi is also certified in Functional Medicine and has additional training in acupuncture.

Upcoming Classes

Evidence-Based Approaches to Integrative Mental Health
Thursdays at 1:00-1:40pm

**To register, please leave a message with your name and phone number at:
(650) 721-4408 and a staff member will call you back within 24 hours.

Tuesdays 1:00-1:40 PM

Classes are taught via Zoom and billed as shared medical appointment with physician specialist.

To register, please leave a message with your name and phone number, and a staff member will call you back within 24 hours. 650-721-4408
Speaker: Penny Donnelly, RN, LMFT
  • Characteristics of resilient people
  • How to cultivate resilience
  • Mindfulness and "staying present"
  • Eliciting the relaxation response
  • Spirituality, Health, and Coping

For more information, please navigate to the Stanford Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Center. If you are interested in more personalized information about our programs, please call Penny Donnelly RN, LMFT, at 650-723-6408 or email pdonnelly@stanfordmed.org.

Private and couples counseling also available, with NO charge for the first session.

Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Center 
Suite 200

900 Welch Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Getting Here »

Free Lecture

For questions, call Penny Donnelly: 650-723-6408 (option 1)
Speaker: Penny Donnelly, RN, LMFT

Couples considering pursuing 3rd party reproduction- ovum donation, sperm donation, or the use of a gestational carrier have some important decisions to make over what they will share with others, and most importantly their intended child. This lecture focuses on what the current research has shown us about disclosure and how to best go about the process to best meet the needs of your family.

For more information, please navigate to the Stanford Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Center. If you are interested in more personalized information about our programs, please call Penny Donnelly RN, LMFT, at 650-723-6408.

Private and couples counseling also available, with NO charge for the first session.

Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Center

900 Welch Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Suite 200

To RSVP, call Penny Donnelly: 650-723-6408 (option 1)
Lecture

This is an informative driving rehabilitation session which will discuss requirements by the DMV for those who have had a change in medical status, suspended license or who have let their license expire. Resources will be available including those for individuals who may be interested in modified hand controls and ideas about wheelchair vans.

Registration required.


The Stanford Supportive Care Program provides free classes, workshops, fitness classes, services, and support to all neuroscience patients regardless of where they receive their care.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Stanford Neuroscience Health Center

213 Quarry Road
Wellness Room 1511
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Getting Here »

FREE

To register or for more information, call 650-721-8500

Programs and Services

Chair massage is offered to patients and their families to relieve stress, reduce pain, and anxiety while waiting for medical treatment.

15-minute massage session for $20.00


The Stanford Cancer Supportive Care Program providesclasses, workshops, fitness classes, services, and support to all cancer patients, regardless of where they receive their care.

View more classes and events at the Stanford Cancer Supportive Care Program »

 

10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Wednesdays

Stanford Cancer Center
875 Blake Wilbur Drive
1st Floor, Clinics A-F

Getting Here »

15-minute massage for $20

Call or email us for more information: 650-725-9456

Healing Partners provides FREE Healing Touch sessions to men and women diagnosed with cancer who are under the active care of a physician - regardless of where they are being treated, and at any stage of treatment or post treatment. Each participant is paired with a highly trained Healing Touch volunteer who provides these free sessions.

Healing Touch is a gentle, non-invasive form of energy work that promotes deep relaxation, and reduces stress. Other benefits of Healing Touch include managing the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation including fatigue, nausea, loss of appetite, pain, and lymphedema.  It also compliments other forms of cancer treatments.

Registration is required.


The Stanford Cancer Supportive Care Program provides FREE classes, workshops, fitness classes, services, and support to all cancer patients, regardless of where they receive their care.

View more classes and events at the Stanford Cancer Supportive Care Program »

Once a week for 4, 6, 8, or 12 consecutive weeks.

Each session is 1 hour.

Sessions are held in healing studios, spas, etc.

Locations in: San Francisco, Burlingame, San Mateo, San Carlos, Half Moon Bay, Redwood City, Stanford, Mountain View, Los Altos, Campbell, San Jose, Carmel Valley, Seaside, and Monterey

Free

For questions or to register, call: Elizabeth Blackman 650-725-9461
Led by: Penny Donnelly, RN, LMFT

Penny Donnelly, RN LMFT is the director of the support programs at Stanford's Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Center. She has developed and led a number of counseling and health education programs for patients and facilitates support groups for infertility, third party reproduction (donor egg, donor sperm, use of gestational carrier), and weight loss. Her programs reflect genuine caring, support and guidance. We have also recently implemented a designated group for single women exploring fertility preservation or parenting.

This dedicated group is for women that are overweight and would like to focus on Health and Wellness to improve their success with fertility treatments.

For more information about our fertility programs, please navigate to the Stanford Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Center. If you are interested in more personalized information about our programs, please email IVFnurse@stanfordmed.org.

Private and couples counseling also available, with NO charge for the first session.

Dates and Times TBD

Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Center
Suite 200

900 Welch Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304

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Free Program

An American Cancer Society program that teaches beauty techniques to female cancer patients in active treatment to help them combat the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment.

Space is limited, please call to register.


The Stanford Cancer Supportive Care Program provides FREE classes, workshops, fitness classes, services, and support to all cancer patients, regardless of where they receive their care.

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1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Stanford Cancer Center
875 Blake Wilbur Drive
2nd Floor, Room CC2105
Palo Alto, CA 94305

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Free

Next Date: 3/19, 5/21
To register call: 650-725-9456

Patients who have undergone cancer treatments may be at risk for the development of lymphedema. In this session, you will learn about the causes, and how to identify early signs and symptoms.  You will also learn about ways to decrease your risk of developing lymphedema, and steps you can take to be proactive in reducing your risk. This session is held by appointment with a Stanford Lymphedema nurse.

Registration required.


The Stanford Cancer Supportive Care Program provides FREE classes, workshops, fitness classes, services, and support to all cancer patients, regardless of where they receive their care.

View more classes and events at the Stanford Cancer Supportive Care Program »

2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Second and fourth Mondays of the month
No class 5/28

Stanford Cancer Center

875 Blake Wilbur Drive
2nd Floor, Room CC2105
Palo Alto, CA 94305

Getting Here »

Parking passes are provided for the Pasteur Visitor Garage.

875 Blake Wilbur Drive
2nd Floor, Room CC2105
Palo Alto, CA 94305

Free

Next Date: 3/12, 3/26, 4/9, 4/23, 5/14, 5/28, 6/11, 6/25
For questions please call: 650-725-9456

Partnering with the American Cancer Society we provide our community with a selection of free wigs for women undergoing cancer treatment. An experienced volunteer/facilitator is on hand to personally assist women in selecting a wig. 

Registration recommended, walk-ins welcomed.


The Stanford Cancer Supportive Care Program provides FREE classes, workshops, fitness classes, services, and support to all cancer patients, regardless of where they receive their care.

View more classes and events at the Stanford Cancer Supportive Care Program »

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Second Thursday of the month

Stanford Cancer Center

875 Blake Wilbur Drive
2nd Floor, Room CC2105
Palo Alto, CA 94305

Getting Here »

Free

Next Date: 4/12, 5/10, 6/14
For questions call: 650-725-9456

Support Groups

Led by: Penny Donnelly, RN, LMFT

Penny Donnelly, RN, LMFT is the director of the support programs at Stanford's Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Center. She has developed and led a number of counseling and health education programs for patients and facilitates support groups for infertility, third party reproduction (donor egg, donor sperm, use of gestational carrier), and weight loss. Her programs reflect genuine caring, support and guidance. We have also recently implemented a designated group for single women exploring fertility preservation or parenting.

This group is for those exploring or moving towards using donor egg, donor sperm, or using a gestational carrier. We explore the many educational, emotional, ethical, and logistical considerations. 

For more information, please navigate to the Stanford Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Center. If you are interested in more personalized information about our programs, please email IVFnurse@stanfordmed.org.

Private and couples counseling also available, with NO charge for the first session.

Dates and Times TBD

Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Center
Suite 200

900 Welch Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Getting Here »

Free Event

This group is for our TTR patients who regularly sit through speaker presentations that focus on the AL type of amyloidosis. This meeting is one you will really want to attend.  


Join us in a supportive environment to share experiences, concerns, and knowledge of amyloidosis. Open to patients, families, and support. Available on a limited basis.

No matter what form of amyloidosis you have, it is a serious, life-changing disease. Little can be more important for patients and their loved ones than to learn from other patients and their families.

We are proud to collaborate with the Northern California Amyloidosis Support Group, comprised of amyloidosis patients and their families.

This group meets four times per year, allowing patients and their families to learn more about the disease, swap stories, and support one another.


The Stanford Cancer Supportive Care Program provides FREE classes, workshops, fitness classes, services, and support to all cancer patients, regardless of where they receive their care.

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Saturday, April 21, 2018
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Stanford Cancer Center

875 Blake Wilbur Drive
2nd Floor, Rooms 2103-2105
Palo Alto, CA 94305

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FREE

Support Along the Way

Losing weight takes a strong commitment on your part, and undergoing bariatric surgery as a significant part of a weight-loss program, is a major undertaking. While it's something you can do alone, there's absolutely no reason you have to – or should. We've found that to be truly successful both in the short- and long-term, it's best to have plenty of help and support along the way. And not just from your family and friends.

The Stanford Center for Bariatric Surgery offers you the opportunity to participate in numerous meetings and support groups before and after surgery to help contribute to your successful outcome. The different groups provide a friendly forum for people who are considering or have already had weight loss surgery. We offer education about the surgery, guidelines for nutrition, exercise and emotional well-being during the preparation and recovery process. The groups also involve our patients who have gone through the procedures, or who will be soon.

Patient groups are particularly helpful as they can share their experiences and provide the encouragement and reinforcement you need to succeed in changing your lifestyle behaviors. Here is a sampling of some of the meetings and groups at your disposal. Feel free to contact us regarding any of them.

Weight Loss Surgery Support Group Meetings

The Stanford Weight Loss Surgery (WLS) Support holds meetings on the second Wednesday of each month from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., at Blake-Wilbur Conference Room. Please contact the meeting facilitator or the clinic Patient Care Coordinator for meeting specifics, confirmation of date, and location.

These meetings are facilitated by a licensed professional. Discussions includes health goals, dietary requirements, exercise expectations, psychological preparation, role of family, short and long-term challenges, pre-op and post-op phases, etc.

When: Second Wednesday of each month
Time: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Where: Blake Wilbur Conference Room
Administered by: A licensed professional
Contact Information: Patient Care Coordinator at 650-736-5800

Each month features a special topic, followed by a Q&A. Samples of some topics include:

  • Dietary Requirements – Staying On Track - RD
  • Exercise Expectations – The Other Half of Equation - OT
  • Post-Operative Course – What to Expect -  MD
  • Psychological Adjustment – How to Cope - MSW
  • Plastic Surgery – Body Re-Modeling - MD
  • Social Events – Walk for Obesity

During these meetings, if desired, you will be assigned a Bariatric Surgery "Buddy" who can help you through the process and keep you on track.

Weight Loss Surgery Support Group Meetings

Held in: Blake Wilbur Conference Room
Date: Second Wednesday of each month
Time: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Blake Wilbur Building (Bariatric Surgery)
Garden Level

900 Blake Wilbur Drive
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Getting Here »
For more information, call Bariatric Surgery: 650-736-5800
Support Group

Come share your story, get important medical updates, and learn about coping with symptoms and psychological changes. This group is for patients, caregivers, and friends.

Registration required. To register, email us.

Patients, Caregivers, and Friends        Caregivers Only
Fourth Thursday of every month    Second Thursday of every month
1/27, 2/24, 3/24, 4/28, 5/26, 6/23, 7/28, 8/25   1/13, 2/10, 3/10, 4/14, 5/12, 6/9, 7/14, 8/11
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.   6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

The Stanford Supportive Care Program provides FREE classes, workshops, fitness classes, services, and support to all cancer patients, regardless of where they receive their care.

View more classes and events at the Stanford Supportive Care Program.

6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

See description for dates.

ONLINE

FREE

Provided by the Cancer Supportive Care Program, this support group is designed to provide support, education, networking and resource materials to caregivers who are coping with a loved one who has been diagnosed with cancer.

No registration required, walk-ins welcome.


The Stanford Cancer Supportive Care Program provides FREE classes, workshops, fitness classes, services, and support to all cancer patients, regardless of where they receive their care.

View more classes and events at the Stanford Cancer Supportive Care Program »

5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Third Thursday of the month

Stanford Cancer Center

875 Blake Wilbur Drive
2nd Floor, Room CC2105
Stanford, CA 94305

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Free

Next Date: 11/16, 12/21
For questions, please call: 650-725-9456

Providing caregivers of adult patients with an opportunity to discuss challenges, learn new coping strategies, and strengthen support.

Meeting dates and topics for 2015:

  • April 8, 2015 – Caring for the Caregiver: Coping and Stress Management
  • June 10, 2015 – Understanding Nutrition and Medication Needs
  • August 12, 2015 – Caring for the Caregiver: Recog-nizing Caregiver Burnout
  • October 14, 2015 – Impact of Illness on Relation ships and Intimacy
  • December 9, 2015 – Caring for the Caregiver: Coping and Stress Management

Please join us! Refreshments will be served!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Boswell Building
1st Floor, Room H0139

300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305

Getting Here »

Call for details about any upcoming groups.

Next Date: 6/10, 8/12, 10/14, 12/9
For questions about the Transplant Caregiver Support Group, please contact Caitlin West / Melissa Calnon: 650-445-8867 / 650-454-7684
Facilitated by: Meg Dvorak, LCSW (Adult CF Social Worker)

The Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge is a new building located at the far end of the main hallway of Stanford Hospital (from the main entry, go right and walk all the way to the end—the building is on the left)

See monthly email for details on topic and room assignment. Download an informational PDF about the group.

Note: Patients who have B cepacia, MRSA, and multi-resistant organisms may not attend in person. WebEx available for video or teleconference.

First Friday of every month
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge
3rd Floor, Room 304

291 Campus Drive
Stanford, CA 94305

Next Date: 11/7, 12/5
For information, call Meg Dvorak: 650-723-6273
Support Group

­Join the new Functional Neurological Disorder (FND) Support Group. This interactive group is designed to provide support, education, and networking to individuals diagnosed with FND. The group will be facilitated by Stanford-affiliated social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists and neuropsychiatrists. Doctors and researchers from Stanford’s Neurology and Psychiatry departments will occasionally join as guest speakers. This program is developed in partnership with the patient advocacy group, FND Hope. Join to learn and share with others who understand the complexities of living an FND life. 

Registration required.


The Stanford Supportive Care Program provides free classes, workshops, fitness classes, services, and support to all neuroscience patients regardless of where they receive their care.

3 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Stanford Neuroscience Health Center

213 Quarry Road
Wellness Room 1511
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Getting Here »

FREE

Next Date: 4/9, 5/14, 6/11
To register or for more information, call 650-721-8500

This group provides information and support to those newly diagnosed, undergoing treatment, or recovering from treatment. Family members are welcome.

No registration necessary; just drop in.


The Stanford Cancer Supportive Care Program provides FREE classes, workshops, fitness classes, services, and support to all cancer patients, regardless of where they receive their care.

View more classes and events at the Stanford Cancer Supportive Care Program »

4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

First Tuesday of every month

Stanford Cancer Center

875 Blake Wilbur Drive
2nd Floor, Room CC2105
Palo Alto, CA, 94305

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FREE

Next Date: 4/3, 5/1, 6/5
For questions, please call: 650-223-1422

The goal of the Peer to Peer Support Program is to broaden healthcare for patients and families through the unique support and understanding of peer-to-peer mentoring, to foster happier, healthier lives and reduce feelings of isolation.

Peers mentors are carefully selected, trained and supported volunteers. They help other patients and their support circle address the challenges related to a disease or medical condition.

In this program, you are linked with a mentor who shares similar health and life circumstances. Through these trusted relationships, mentors provide support in many ways:

  • They listen to concerns
  • They share personal experiences
  • They serve as a resource for developing coping strategies
  • They provide guidance in negotiating healthcare systems

Peer mentors help patients and caregivers during the difficult waiting period for a donor heart and throughout the transplant process and recovery time.

Stanford Hospital

300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305

Getting Here »
For more information please contact Anne Heideck LCSW, MPH, Peer to Peer Program Coordinator 650-474-1011
Presented by: Staff from the Cardiac Arrhythmia Service.

This is a quarterly informational session and support group. Families and caregivers are welcome. A continental breakfast will be served.

Session topics:

  • Basics of an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD): How it functions and other helpful facts.
  • Support group: Living with your ICD.
Saturday, July 12, 2014
9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Free parking on Saturday

Li Ka Shing Center
Room LK308

291 Campus Drive
Palo Alto, CA 94305

Free registration

Ann E. Thomas Phone: 650-736-6555

Open to patients with leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease, myeloma, or myelodysplastic syndromes. This group is designed to provide mutual support and education to members who could benefit from meeting with others whose situations are similar to their own. Family support groups work in conjunction with a patient’s medical treatment. Caregivers, family, and friends are welcome.

No registration necessary; just drop in.


The Stanford Cancer Supportive Care Program provides FREE classes, workshops, fitness classes, services, and support to all cancer patients, regardless of where they receive their care.

View more classes and events at the Stanford Cancer Supportive Care Program »

6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Second Tuesday of the month.

Stanford Cancer Center

875 Blake Wilbur Drive
2nd Floor, Room CC2105
Palo Alto, CA 94305

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FREE

Next Date: 3/13, 4/10, 5/8, 6/12
For questions, please call: 650-308-6274
Support Group

This group discussion seeks to explore, learn, and grow from talking all about the “MS in the room”. You are invited to connect with others living with MS in a friendly environment, where we share, discuss, and support each other’s efforts to manage our health and wellness. Guest speakers for some of the meetings include Stanford medical professionals and MS community resources. Join us as we strategize how to live fully and live well with MS.

Registration required.  To register, call or email facilitator.


The Stanford Supportive Care Program provides free classes, workshops, fitness classes, services, and support to all neuroscience patients regardless of where they receive their care.

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Every Thursday
No class: 11/25

ONLINE

FREE

For more information, call. 415-999-7378

This group offers encouragement, hope, education, and emotional support to all lung cancer survivors, family members, or caregivers.

No registration is necessary, just drop in.


The Stanford Cancer Supportive Care Program provides FREE classes, workshops, fitness classes, services, and support to all cancer patients, regardless of where they receive their care.

View more classes and events at the Stanford Cancer Supportive Care Program »

11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

First Wednesday of every month

Stanford Cancer Center

875 Blake Wilbur Drive
Ground Floor, Room G109
Palo Alto, CA 94305

Getting Here »

FREE

Next Date: 4/4, 5/2, 6/6
For questions, please call: 650-353-8571
Led by: Susan Jacobs, RN, MS

This group meets every other month. Approximately 10-15 LAM patients and their families attend meetings, which usually include a guest speaker on topics of interest, as well as time to visit and ask questions.

Every other month

Stanford Hospital

300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305

Getting Here »
For more information or to register, contact Susan Jacobs, MS, RN: 650-725-8082
Support Group

Are you caring for a loved one with a diagnosis of Mild Cognitive Impairment, Alzheimer's disease, or a related dementia? You are not alone. Join our support group to connect with others experiencing similar challenges. The group offers a safe space for peer support and to share information and learn about available resources.

The Memory Disorders Caregiver Support Group is facilitated by the Stanford Health Care Aging Adult Service's Memory Support Program.

If your loved one has a diagnosis of Mild Cognitive Impairment, he or she may wish to participate in the Dance to Remember offering located at the Wellness Room 1511 while you attend this support group.

Walk-ins welcome.


The Stanford Supportive Care Program provides free classes, workshops, fitness classes, services, and support to all neuroscience patients regardless of where they receive their care.

3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Stanford Neuroscience Health Center

213 Quarry Road
Conference Room 0511
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Getting Here »

FREE

Next Date: 3/23, 4/27, 5/25, 6/22
For more information, call 650-721-8500
Support Group

Are you caring for a loved one diagnosed with Mild Cognitive Impairment, Alzheimer’s disease, or dementia? You are not alone. Join our telephone support group and connect with others experiencing similar challenges. The group offers a safe space for peer support and to share information and learn about available resources.

This support group is facilitated by the Stanford Health Care Neuroscience Supportive Care Program and Sage Eldercare.

Registration required. Call us to register.


The Stanford Supportive Care Program provides free classes, workshops, fitness classes, services, and support to all neuroscience patients regardless of where they receive their care.

12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

FREE

Next Date: 1/26, 2/23, 3/23, 4/27, 5/25, 6/22, 7/27, 8/24
For questions call: 650-725-8100
Support Group

We offer a friendly, supportive, and confidential environment for MS patients, their family and friends to come and meet with others who are living with MS. We have guest speakers at some meetings including medical providers and other resources available to the MS community.


The Stanford Supportive Care Program provides free classes, workshops, fitness classes, services, and support to all neuroscience patients regardless of where they receive their care.

7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

2nd and 4th Mondays of the month
No class: 5/28

Stanford Neuroscience Health Center

213 Quarry Road
Wellness Room 1511
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Getting Here »

FREE

Next Date: 3/12, 3/26, 4/9, 4/23, 5/14, 6/11, 6/25
For more information, call 408-921-9888
Support Group

This group is designed to provide mutual support and education to individuals with MDS. We will have monthly speakers on a variety of topics. Family members and caretakers are welcome.

No registration necessary; just drop in.


The Stanford Cancer Supportive Care Program provides FREE classes, workshops, fitness classes, services, and support to all cancer patients, regardless of where they receive their care.

View more classes and events at the Stanford Cancer Supportive Care Program »

1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.

First Friday of each month

Stanford Cancer Center

875 Blake Wilbur Drive
2nd Floor, Room CC2105
Palo Alto, CA 94305

Getting Here »

FREE

Next Date: 4/6, 5/4, 6/1
For questions, call: 650-725-9456

A monthly support group open to all pancreatic patients and caregivers for education, balance, strength and support.

No registration necessary. Drop in!


The Stanford Cancer Supportive Care Program provides FREE classes, workshops, fitness classes, services, and support to all cancer patients, regardless of where they receive their care.

View more classes and events at the Stanford Cancer Supportive Care Program »

5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Second Wednesday of every month

Stanford Cancer Center

875 Blake Wilbur Drive
2nd Floor, Rooms CC2104-CC2105
Palo Alto, CA 94305

Getting Here »

FREE

Next Date: 3/14, 4/11, 5/9, 6/13
For questions, please call: 650-743-4672
Coordinated by: Susan Jacobs, RN, MS

About our Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group

Our Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group was founded in April 2004 and is coordinated by Susan Jacobs RN, MS. Meetings are held every other month. Guest speakers have addressed topics such as:

  • Experimental Therapies for IPF
  • Updates from International American Thoracic Society (ATS) Meetings
  • The Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis IPF Research Questionnaire Results
  • All You Need to Know About Oxygen
  • Exercise and the IPF Patient
  • Quality of Life at the End of Life

Please call Susan Jacobs at 650-725-8083 to confirm date and time as they are subject to change.

Second Monday of every other month
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Center for Advanced Lung Disease
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Room H3143

Getting Here »
Call Susan Jacobs: 650-725-8083
Support Group

Peer Support for stroke or brain injury patients and their caregivers

Smart Patients provides a secure, supportive online community where those affected by illness can connect, share questions and concerns, learn from each other and benefit from online peer support. 


The Stanford Supportive Care Program provides free classes, workshops, fitness classes, services, and support to all neuroscience patients regardless of where they receive their care.

Online offering

FREE

For information call 650.721.8500
Led by: Penny Donnelly, RN, LMFT

Penny Donnelly, RN LMFT is the director of the support programs at Stanford's Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Center. She has developed and led a number of counseling and health education programs for patients and facilitates support groups for infertility, third party reproduction (donor egg, donor sperm, use of gestational carrier), and weight loss. Her programs reflect genuine caring, support and guidance. We have also recently implemented a designated group for single women exploring fertility preservation or parenting.

This group is for women (or couples) that would like support as they negotiate the "ups and downs" of fertility treatments.  We will share strategies for improved coping including some mind/body modalities. Sharing, restructuring negative or distorted thinking patterns, improving communication skills, and learning the gift of forgiveness and resilience are some sample agendas. The spirit of this on-going and open group is to provide the attendees with a sense of optimism and emotional stability as they undergo treatments and make decisions about fertility options. 

8/12/14 Stress Reduction Strategies    

  • Eliciting the Relaxation Response
  • Twenty things that bring you joy
  • Being "in the flow"
  • Mindfulness – focusing on the present and the foundations of a mindfulness practice
  • Taping into your "inner" wisdom

9/9/14 Making the Most of Your Fertility Treatments

  • Lifestyle Guidelines
  • Staying connected
  • Life Balance
  • Positive thinking and optimism
  • Finding the best in your partner

For more information, please navigate to the Stanford Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Center. If you are interested in more personalized information about our programs, please email IVFnurse@stanfordmed.org.

Private and couples counseling also available, with NO charge for the first session.

Dates and Times TBD

Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Center
Suite 200
900 Welch Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Getting Here »

Free

Workshops

Parents are the number one influencers of teen driving and passenger behaviors. There are evidence-based strategies to help keep teens safer on the road.

Stanford Health Care and Impact Teen Drivers welcome you to attend a free online workshop to learn more about:

  • Graduated Driver Licensing
  • Tips and tricks to avoid distractions
  • The importance of seat belts
  • The risks of speeding
  • And more

Space is limited and registration is required.

Wednesday, April 20, 2022
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Online

FREE

Provided by the Cancer Supportive Care Program. This informative workshop is dedicated to give caregivers education, resource materials, and skills to provide support. The workshop is designed for new caregivers, but all those caring for someone with cancer are welcome to attend. This program is designed to help caregivers:

  • Understand cancer and its treatments
  • Cope with stress
  • Deal with changing family roles
  • Meet the physical and emotional needs of the patient
  • Improve their own mental and physical health
  • Seek out and take advantage of community resources

The Stanford Cancer Supportive Care Program provides FREE classes, workshops, fitness classes, services, and support to all cancer patients, regardless of where they receive their care.

View more classes and events at the Stanford Cancer Supportive Care Program »

5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Free

Next Date: 4/18
Call to register: 669-233-2807

An energy therapy that uses gentle hand techniques and thought to help repattern the patient's energy field and support healing of the body, mind, and spirit.

By appointment only.

Healing Touch is:

  • Energy-based healing
  • Individual sessions that last 45 minutes
  • Treatment tailored to the needs of the individual and given while you are lying, fully clothed, on a massage table or sitting in a chair

The Stanford Cancer Supportive Care Program provides FREE classes, workshops, fitness classes, services, and support to all cancer patients, regardless of where they receive their care.

View more classes and events at the Stanford Cancer Supportive Care Program »

Monday and Thursdays
5:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m., and 7:30 p.m.

Stanford Center for Integrative Medicine
Hoover Pavilion

211 Quarry Road, 2nd Floor
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Getting Here »

Free parking is available in the "A" and "C" spaces located on the Palo Road side of the building.

211 Quarry Road, 2nd Floor
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Free

For questions or to schedule an appointment, call: 650-725-9456
Class
Led by: Sandra Deanne and Aileen Aboudi

The Speech Communication Group was created for individuals who have experienced a stroke or other neurological impairment. In a relaxed and informal setting, Stanford’s highly skilled speech language pathologists facilitate the group and provide participants with the opportunity to practice speech, language, and cognitive skills, experience the camaraderie of those with similar challenges, take pleasure in the social aspect of group therapy and have fun. The group also organizes a variety of community outings.

Registration is required. 


The Stanford Supportive Care Program provides free classes, workshops, fitness classes, services, and support to all neuroscience patients regardless of where they receive their care.

3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.

3rd Monday of the month

Stanford Hospital

300 Pasteur Drive
3rd Floor, Neuroscience Conference Room H3150
Stanford, CA 94305

Getting Here »

FREE

Next Date: 3/19, 4/16, 5/21, 6/18
To register or for more information, call 650-721-8500
Workshop

Writing allows us to unearth, express, and make meaning out of our cancer journeys. Through the process of writing about our experiences, we can find healing as we explore the impacts of cancer on our lives. Join us in this safe, supportive community to generate and share writing through cancer. Here is what one writer says about her experience in the group:

"I love this group. I have found a way to speak the unspeakable, find joy, compassion, and realize that I am not alone on this journey. Through sharing our writings we find our way back to ourselves, the spark returns to our eyes and color in our faces. The positive support for our writings affirms our creativity and our humanity."
- Kate

Beginner and experienced writers are welcome. All you need is pen and paper, or if you prefer, a laptop. Between monthly sessions, the facilitator will provide optional writing prompts and supportive feedback to those who wish to participate in this way.

This workshop meets twice a the month with email prompts weekly on "off-session" weeks.

No registration is necessary; just drop in.


The Stanford Cancer Supportive Care Program provides FREE classes, workshops, fitness classes, services, and support to all cancer patients, regardless of where they receive their care.

View more classes and events at the Stanford Cancer Supportive Care Program »

1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Third Wednesday of the month

Free

Next Date: 3/21, 4/18, 5/16, 6/20
For questions, call: 650-725-9456