Classes

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

Depression
February 2, 2021
March 2, 2021
April 13, 2021
May 11, 2021

Anxiety & Stress
February 9, 2021
March 9, 2021
April 20, 2021
May 18, 2021

Cognition & Attention
February 16, 2021
March 16, 2021
April 27, 2021
May 25, 2021

Special Topics
February 23, 2021 (Inflammation)
March 23, 2021 (Pain)
May 4, 2021 (Women’s Health & Fertility)
June 1, 2021 (Weight Management)

**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 11:00-11:45 AM

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
New
Workshop

Helping a loved one through cancer treatment can be stressful.  The Caregiver Workshop gives caregivers and family members skills and resources to help with:

  • 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

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 »

5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Online

FREE

Next Date: 10/21, 11/17
To register or for questions, call or email us 650-725-9456
Class

Learn what every cancer patient needs to know about lymphedema - what causes it, the early signs and symptoms, how to decrease your risk, and what resources are available.

Registration required. To register, call 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 »

2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Second and fourth Mondays of the month
No class: 11/22, 12/27

TELEPHONE

Getting Here »

Free

New
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
No class: 11/23, 12/28
1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Thursday: 2nd & 4th of the month
No class: 11/25, 12/23
1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

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

Telephone

FREE

Class

Online Class

We know that there is a lot to think about and learn when you need radiation therapy. You may be wondering what radiation therapy is, what the experience is like at Stanford Health Care, and how to prepare. You may also be wondering how you will manage treatment along with work, school, responsibilities, relationships, and life in general.  

This is why we have created an online radiation therapy experience program to help you feel informed, comfortable, and confident with your external beam radiation treatment at Stanford Health Care. 

This program will answer many of your questions, including:

  • What is the radiation therapy like at Stanford Health Care and what is the process?
  • What are the side effects and how can I manage them?
  • Why do I need to have a simulation visit and how do I prepare for that?
  • Who will I see when I go for my radiation therapy?
  • When will I find out my radiation therapy schedule?
  • What should I do if I don’t understand something?
  • How can I cope with the feelings and emotions that I have?

What you’ll learn

  • What radiation therapy is and how it treats cancer  
  • About radiation therapy experience at Stanford Health Care:
    - How to prepare for the treatment experience
    - What to expect and do during treatment
    - What comes next after treatment

Online health class for learning how to prepare and what to expect before, during and after your radiation therapy experience at Stanford Health Care. Best of all, this flexible, digital program is available any time - simply click on the link.

Class

Are you or someone you care for about to start chemotherapy for the first time? We offer self-paced class presentations (.pdf) and videos provided by an experienced oncology nurse.  This content provides up-to-date information about your chemotherapy, biotherapy, or immunotherapy, along with an overview of what to expect when you come for your appointment at the infusion center.

Videos presented by oncology nurses:

English version

versión en español

中文版

Slides of class content:

Managing and Understanding Your Chemotherapy (English PDF)

管理和理解您的癌症治療 (Chinese Traditional PDF)

管理和理解您的癌症治疗 (Chinese Simplified PDF)

がん治管理和理解您的癌症治疗療の 管理とその理解 (Japanese PDF)

Cómo afrontar y entender su quimioterapia (PDF Español)

Quản lý và Hiểu biết về Điều trị Ung thư của quý vị (PDF Vietnamese)


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 »

Self-paced offering. 
View class content on a day and time that is convenient for you. See links to recorded videos and presentation .pdfs.

ONLINE

FREE

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.

Registration is required.  Click REGISTER or call us.

To better prepare you for this online offering, the following items are recommended:

  • A sturdy upright chair, such as a dining table chair.
    - Preferable one that doesn't swivel or have wheels
    - Your feet should touch the ground
  • Folded blanket or thin pad on the seat for comfort. 

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 Wednesday
No class: 11/24, 12/22, 12/29

ONLINE

FREE

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. 

Registration is required.  Click REGISTER or call us.

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

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: 11/22, 11/26, 12/20, 12/24, 12/27, 12/31

Zoom

FREE

For more information, call or email us. 650-721-8500
Fitness

Weekly classes to focus on core strength, functional movement and stability. The class uses bands and an individual’s own body weight to enhance range of motion, flexibility, balance and strength.

Registration is required.  Click REGISTER or call us.

To better prepare you for this online offering, the following items are recommended:

  • Weights (1, 2, 3 lbs), water bottles, or cans of soup 
  • Resistance bands
  • Yoga block or tissue box 
  • Small exercise ball
  • Throw pillow 
  • Yoga mat, towel, or blanket
  • Yoga strap, belt, scarf, or necktie
  • Bolsters or large cushions from couch or outdoor furniture 
  • Small towel
  • Mirror (full length) or large mirrors in area where you are working out
  • Water bottle for hydration 
  • Solid surface to help with balance and modified push-ups (dining room chair, kitchen table, island, or wall)

Not all items will be used in each class.


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: 11/23, 12/21, 12/28

Zoom

FREE

Gentle yoga postures emphasize stretching, joint mobilizations, and strengthening. Most of our class is done lying on a yoga mat to improve total body conditioning and circulatory flow, increase mobility and range of motion then relieve muscle tension. These classes are for students who can get on the floor without help.

Registration is required.  Click REGISTER or call 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 »

Every Tuesday - REGISTER
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
No Class: 11/23, 12/21, 12/28

Every Thursday - REGISTER
9:30 am - 10:30 am
No Class: 11/25, 12/23, 12/30

Zoom

Free

Fitness

This class is designed to bring your awareness to your body, breath and mind (mindfulness) while stretching and strengthening the body with gentle yogic movements with or without yoga props and chair support. We will end each class with guided meditation to relax the body and calm the mind. Patients, family members, and caregivers are welcomed. No prior experience is necessary.

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 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Every Monday
No class: 1/21, 5/27

Stanford Neuroscience Health Center

213 Quarry Road
Wellness Room 1511
Palo Alto, CA 94304

*12/10 Ground Floor, Room 0511

Getting Here »

FREE

For more information, call 650-721-8500
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. 

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.

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

Every Tuesday - REGISTER
No class: 11/23, 12/21, 12/28

Every Thursday - REGISTER
No class: 11/25, 12/23, 12/30

Zoom

FREE

To register or for more information, call 650-721-8500
Fitness
Hosted by Stanford Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center

In this class, people of all ages and stages can engage in exercises that work on mindful breathing, movement, posture, coordination, and energetic flow, weaving in meditative and mindful awareness to enhance vitality. We will also include evidence-based practices to help those with neurorehabilitative needs.

Registration is required.  Click REGISTER or call us.

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.

3 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Every Thursday
No class: 11/25, 12/23, 12/30

Zoom

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.

Registration is required.  Click REGISTER or call us.

To better prepare you for this online offering, the following items are recommended:

  • Yoga mat (optional)
  • Blanket or large beach towel 
  • Yoga bolster or bed pillows (2) 
  • Yoga blocks (2) or throw pillows from your couch or bed 
  • Eye pillow or hand towel to place over your eyes
  • Folding chair or dining chair
  • Access to a wall

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 »

Every Monday - REGISTER
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
No class: 11/22, 12/20, 12/27

Every Wednesday - REGISTER
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 
No class: 11/24, 12/22, 12/29

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
New

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: 9/7, 11/23, 12/21, 12/28

Every Thursday - REGISTER
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
No class: 9/9, 11/25, 12/23, 12/30

Zoom

FREE

This fundamental yoga class utilizes stretching, alignment, steadiness, and breathing to rebuild strength, awareness, and balance. It is the most strenuous Supportive Care yoga class. Increased endurance and strength is preferred, but not required to participate.

Registration is required.  Click REGISTER or call 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 »

10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

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

Zoom

Free

Fitness

Yoga for Strength 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: 5/25, 6/29

Zoom

FREE

For more information, call or email us. 650-721-8500

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

Depression
February 2, 2021
March 2, 2021
April 13, 2021
May 11, 2021

Anxiety & Stress
February 9, 2021
March 9, 2021
April 20, 2021
May 18, 2021

Cognition & Attention
February 16, 2021
March 16, 2021
April 27, 2021
May 25, 2021

Special Topics
February 23, 2021 (Inflammation)
March 23, 2021 (Pain)
May 4, 2021 (Women’s Health & Fertility)
June 1, 2021 (Weight Management)

**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 11:00-11:45 AM

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
New
Lecture
Presented by Dr. Betty Ferrell

Join the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics for our free webinar!
We invite you to join our free live webinar of the 31st Annual Jonathan J. King Lecture.

Betty Ferrell, RN, PhD, MA, FAAN, FPCN, CHPN has been in nursing for 44 years and has focused her clinical expertise and research in pain management, quality of life, and palliative care. Dr. Ferrell is the Director of Nursing Research & Education and a Professor at the City of Hope Medical Center in Duarte, California. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and she has over 480 publications in peer-reviewed journals and texts. She is Principal Investigator of the “End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC)” project. She directs several other funded projects related to palliative care in cancer centers and QOL issues. Dr. Ferrell was Co-Chairperson of the National Consensus Project for Quality Palliative Care. Dr. Ferrell completed a Masters degree in Theology, Ethics and Culture from Claremont Graduate University in 2007. She has authored eleven books including the Oxford Textbook of Palliative Nursing (5th Edition, 2019) published by Oxford University Press. She is co-author of the text, The Nature of Suffering and the Goals of Nursing published in 2008 by Oxford University Press and Making Health Care Whole: Integrating Spirituality into Patient Care (Templeton Press, 2010). In 2013 Dr. Ferrell was named one of the 30 Visionaries in the field by the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. In 2019 she was elected a member of the National Academy of Medicine.

The Jonathan J. King Lectureship was established in 1991 to encourage the compassionate and humane care of all patients. It is part of Stanford Medicine’s mission to enhance patient treatment and the art of caring.

Tuesday, October 5, 2021
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
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
Presenter: Linda Suk, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Behavioral Health Clinician

When patients come into a therapy room, they are curious about other patient’s experience- how other patients deal with the unexpected change overload, tolerate the distress of uncertainty while questioning the usefulness of talk therapy when it does not change the reality of having cancer. The lecture will demystify what happens behind the closed door. It will examine the psychological impact and the emotional changes of moving through various stages of cancer. It will also explore how patients have created a successful blueprint to integrate management of cancer while finding a way to continue on with their lives. Guidance will be provided in identifying therapy resources and how to find a point of entry for accessing therapy support.

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 »

 

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

Lecture postponed.
New date to be determined.

Cambrian Branch Libary

1780 Hillsdale Ave.
San Jose, CA

FREE

To register call: 699-233-2807
New
Lecture

Please join us for a conversation highlighting the specific challenges people between the ages of 14 and 39 face during their cancer journey. We’ll discuss practical skills and resources in helping people meet both goals of living longer AND living better.

We’ll be joined by Drs. Sammy Winemaker and Hsien Seow, co-hosts of the Waiting Room Revolution podcast, Dr. Joshua Fronk, a Stanford palliative care physician, and Max Li, an AYA cancer patient.

Registration required.

Monday, October 4, 2021
5:30 p.m.

Zoom

FREE

Programs and Services

Event


Featuring Special Guests:

Nationally Recognized Celebrity Chef Doreen Colondres

Internationally Celebrated T1 DM Iron Man and Triathlete Eric Tozer

  • Free Diabetes Risk Assessment and Screening
  • Nutrition Education
  • Food Demonstrations
  • Living Healthy with Diabetes Guidelines
  • Latest Diabetes Technologies and Research
  • State of the Art Wellness Tools
  • Exhibit Booths featuring Diabetes Product & Equipment
  • Diabetes Advocacy & Prevention Groups
Thursday, November 14, 2019
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Stanford Health Care 
300 Pasteur Drive (Ground Floor Atrium) 
Stanford, CA 

Getting Here »

FREE

Event
  • Free Diabetes Risk Assessment and Screening
  • Nutrition Education
  • Diabetes Prevention Tips
  • Food Demonstrations
  • Living Healthy with Diabetes Guidelines
  • Up-to-date Diabetes Technologies
  • State of the Art Wellness Tools
  • Exhibit Booths featuring Diabetes Product & Equipment
Thursday, November 14, 2019
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Stanford Health Care Emeryville
5800 Hollis St
3rd floor Conference Room
Emeryville, CA 94608 

Getting Here »

FREE

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 »

 

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

Getting Here »

Free Program

Service

Learn techniques to reduce the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment.  This American Cancer Society service is open to female cancer patients in active treatment.

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 »

1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Stanford Cancer Center

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

Getting Here »

Free

Next Date: 7/16, 9/17, 11/19
To register call: 650-725-9456
Class

Learn what every cancer patient needs to know about lymphedema - what causes it, the early signs and symptoms, how to decrease your risk, and what resources are available.

Registration required. To register, call 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 »

2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Second and fourth Mondays of the month
No class: 11/22, 12/27

TELEPHONE

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Free

NOTE: Our program is currently full. We are no longer accepting applications and do not have a waiting list.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Stanford Health Care!

Students must be 18 years old, high school graduates, and available for 12 weeks (between June – August). Students are required to volunteer for 2 shifts on a weekly basis (shifts are 3-4 hours long). All requirements must be completed prior to the first day of volunteering.

Roles

Volunteers serve in four ways:

  • Assisting staff in patient care areas
  • Providing information and service to patients and families
  • Assisting in an clerical or office environment
  • Providing Community Support (for example, work and assist aging adults)

Time Commitment

The minimum is 2 shifts per week (3-4 hours per shift) for 3 months.

Volunteering with Children

Please contact the Volunteer Services Department at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital by calling 650-497-8696, or visit www.stanfordchildrens.org/en/volunteer.

How to Become a Volunteer

  • Volunteer requirements will include the following:
  • Orientation
  • In-person interview
  • Criminal background check
  • On-line training modules
  • Health screening (TB test / vaccines)

Twelve weeks between June and August.

Stanford Children's Hospital (Stanford Children's Health)

725 Welch Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Must be at least 18 and a high school graduate.

Call Stanford Children's Health: 650-497-8696

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Stanford Health Care!

NOTE: Our Summer program is currently full, we are no longer accepting applications and do not have a waiting list.

High school students (age 16 and over) who are interested in volunteering on a year-round basis starting in Fall 2014 should periodically check back for future updates.

Eligibility

Students must be at least 16 years old in order to begin completing the requirements. The next opportunity to begin completing requirements will be Fall 2014.

Volunteer Opportunities and Roles

Volunteer opportunities include: Gift Shop, Information/Navigation Desk areas, and administrative areas. Students are not allowed to shadow, observe, or conduct research. Students placed throughout Information Desk areas provide escort, directions, or run errands. Gift shop volunteers will be assisting customers, stocking, etc.

Time Commitment

The minimum commitment is one shift per week (2-3 hours per week) on a year-round basis starting Fall 2014.

Volunteering with Children

Please contact the Volunteer Services Department at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital by calling 650-497-8696, or visit www.stanfordchildrens.org/en/volunteer.

How to Become a Volunteer

Students must attend an orientation, interview, and training. Dates for Fall 2014 will be tentatively scheduled in August, please check back on a periodic basis.

  • Attend orientation / information session
  • Attend interview (in-person)
  • Provide health screening (TB test / vaccines)
  • Complete online training
  • Submit two letters of reference

One shift per week (2-3 hours per week) starting Fall 2014.

Stanford Children's Hospital (Stanford Children's Health)

725 Welch Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Must be at least 16 years of age.

Contact Volunteer Services at Stanford Children's Health: 650-497-8696
Service

Special online resources

Choosing and Wearing a Wig American Cancer Society
Helpful insight on preparing for hair loss from Chemotherapy and radiation, and choosing a wig.

Tender Loving Care American Cancer Society
Wigs and hair loss products at affordable prices.

Boutique - Bay Area Cancer Connections
Donated supplies offered free of charge through Bay Area Cancer Connections

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 »

FREE

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

Support Group

Hosted by Northern Californa Amyloidosis

This group is for all amyloidosis patients in Northern California.  Guest speakers include our medical experts and researchers.


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.


Meetings are held quarterly from 10am to 2pm on a Saturday in these months and locations:

  • January - John Muir Hospital Ball Auditorium in Walnut Creek, 1601 Ygnacio Valley Road
  • July - John Muir Hospital Ball Auditorium in Walnut Creek, 1601 Ygnacio Valley Road
  • October - John Muir Hospital Ball Auditorium in Walnut Creek, 440 Broadway, Room 2B

 

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 »

Please contact the support group facilitator for actual dates and to RSVP for a meeting.

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

This group provides encouragement, hope, education, information, and support to all bladder and kidney cancer patients, family members, and caregivers. The group is available to those newly diagnosed, undergoing treatment, or recovering. Now offered online via Zoom.

Registration required.  Contact Elizabeth Kerr, MSW at 650-308-6274 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.

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

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

Second Thursday of the month

ONLINE

FREE

Next Date: 10/14, 11/11, 12/9
For questions call: 650-308-6274
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
Last Thursday of every month           Second Thursday of every month
10/28, 12/30 No group 11/25   10/14
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

New
Support Group

Women diagnosed with breast cancer may feel overwhelmed with worry and fears. This group is for women who are in or just starting treatment.

For more information call 925-734-3315 or email ltechel@stanfordhealthcare.org


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.

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

2nd and 4th Thursday of the month
No group: 11/25

ONLINE

FREE

Next Date: 10/14, 10/28, 11/11, 12/9, 12/23
For questions please call 925-734-3315

 

Are you caring for a loved one with cancer? Do you feel overwhelmed? Do you want to talk to someone? Would you like to speak to others going through the same experience, or would you like to just take a moment for yourself?

Come join us for our new Cancer Caregiver Support Group. This is an ongoing peer-led group offering emotional, educational, psychosocial and spiritual support.

For more information call 925-734-3315 or email ltechel@stanfordhealthcare.org


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 »

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

1st and 3rd Thursday of the month

ONLINE

FREE

For questions, please call: 925-734-3315
Support Group

 

This educational and support program is designed for people with cancer and their loved ones. Participants learn how to manage their health to keep active and improve their lives. No registration is required.

For more information call 925-734-3315 or email ltechel@stanfordhealthcare.org


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. - 4 p.m.

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

ONLINE

FREE

For questions please call 925-734-3315

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

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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

Open to anyone wanting to learn more about Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) surgery.


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.

11 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Check back for next dates.

Stanford Neuroscience Health Center

213 Quarry Road
Wellness Room 1511
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Getting Here »

FREE

Support Group

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

Registeration is required.   Please email Anyani Partida at apartida@stanfordhealthcare.org 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.

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

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

First Tuesday of every month

ONLINE

FREE

Next Date: 11/2, 12/7, 1/4

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
Support Group

Offered online via Zoom, this support group is 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.

Registration is required. Contact Elizabeth Kerr, MSW at 650-308-6274 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.

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

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

Second Tuesday of each month

ONLINE

FREE

Next Date: 10/12, 11/9, 12/14
For questions or to register, 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
Support Group

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

Registration required.  Call 650-353-8571.


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

Zoom

FREE

Next Date: 11/3, 12/1, 1/5
To register or for questions, please call Jenny Bosch, LCSW: 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
New
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.

Fourth Wednesday of the month

FREE

Next Date: 10/27, 11/24, 12/22
For questions call: 650-721-8500
Support Group

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

Registration is required.  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.

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

2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Second Wednesday of the month

ONLINE

FREE

Next Date: 10/13, 11/10, 12/8
For questions, or to register please call Trish Racine 650-743-4672

The Cancer Supportive Care Program in partnership with Silicon Valley Prostate Cancer offers various support groups throughout the Bay Area.  These support groups give patients an opportunity to discuss their experiences, share ideas and provide support to one another.   Groups and activities are voluntary associations of social support and are meant to encourage and inspire.

Support groups offered by Silicon Valley Prostrate Cancer include:

  • Prostate Cancer education and Support Group
  • Advanced Prostate Cancer
  • San Jose Prostate Cancer Support Group

FREE

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

Support Group

Stanford Diabetes Care Program in collaboration with the Health Library offers a monthly adult group for people with diabetes and their families. Each month an educational offering is provided in an open forum where individuals can share ideas and gain information. Diabetes can be challenging as it impacts many areas of life; it is important to have support. Meet with others who live with diabetes to share and learn. Refreshments will be served. 

Featured Topics for 2020

1/9 Setting New Year’s Goals Magdalena Ford NP CDE

2/20 Finding Reliable Health Information Jean Johnson, MLIS, AHIP

3/12 Meal Planning for a busy life Gina Milano RD

7/9 Getting back on track with Blood Glucose Control Katie Judge RN CNS CDE

8/13 Prevention of Eye Disease, Kidney Disease & Neuropathy Yunzi Gu NP CDE

9/10 Navigating Medication Management Stanford Health Care Pharmacy

10/8 Impact Exercise has on Blood Glucose Marina Basina MD

11/12 Healthy Holiday Eating Leah Groppo MS RD CDE

12/10 Wellness Group Winter Celebration Anna Simos MPH MS CDE

Refreshments served 30 minutes prior to scheduled talk

Registration To register for this free program call (650) 498-7826

Sponsored by Stanford HealthCare Diabetes Care Program & Health Library

Information Contact asimos@stanfordhealthcare.org

6 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Second Thursday of every month, except 2/20, 4/9, 5/14, 6/11

Stanford Main Health Library
Hoover Pavilion 

211 Quarry Road, #201
Palo Alto, CA 94304

FREE

Next Date: 7/9
asimos@stanfordhealthcare.org 650-498-7826

Workshops

New
Workshop

Helping a loved one through cancer treatment can be stressful.  The Caregiver Workshop gives caregivers and family members skills and resources to help with:

  • 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

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 »

5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Online

FREE

Next Date: 10/21, 11/17
To register or for questions, call or email us 650-725-9456
Service

Healing Touch is a holistic energy therapy that supports healing on physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual levels. Practitioners use gentle techniques to balance, clear, and energize the human energy field so that an individual's immune system can better support self-healing.

Healing Touch complements traditional cancer therapy and can support a reduction of anxiety, depression, fatigue and nausea, lymphedema and neuropathy. Healing Touch providers are able to connect with clients via phone for sessions.

If you have never experienced a Healing Touch session and want to discover the benefits schedule an appointment today.


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 »

 

TELEPHONE

Free

Class
Led by:

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. Please contact for virtual attendance via Zoom


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.

3rd Monday of the month

No in-person group until further notice.

FREE

Next Date: 9/20, 10/18, 11/15, 12/20
To register or for more information, call 650-721-8500