Classes

Led by: A Stanford medical librarian

Finding health-related information on the Internet that is reliable, current, and evidence-based takes knowledge and skill. With a focus on Neuroscience, participants in this program will learn the basics of good research techniques and sources of trustworthy information online. 


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.

Dates and times vary, appointments only

Hoover Pavilion

211 Quarry Road
Health Library Suite 201
Palo Alto, CA

Getting Here »

FREE

To schedule an appointment, please call 650-723-9933

Are you or someone you care for about to start chemotherapy for the first time?  An experienced oncology nurse provides up to date information about your chemotherapy, biotherapy or immunotherapy along with a tour of the infusion center.  We guarantee you'll feel less anxious afterward.

Class Presentation:

Managing and Understanding Your Chemotherapy (English PDF)

Cómo afrontar y entender su quimioterapia (PDF Español)

Video:

Oncology Nurse Chris Tucker Talks About Chemotherapy

Locations:

  • Stanford Cancer Center
    875 Blake Wilbur Drive
    2nd Floor, Room CC2104
    Stanford, CA 94305
    Every Monday and Thursday: 2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
    Registration preferred, walk-ins welcome.
    650-725-9456


  • Stanford Medicine Outpatient Center
    450 Broadway
    Pavilion B, 3rd Floor, Room B35
    Redwood City, CA 94063
    Every Tuesday, 5:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m.
    Last Tuesday of the month: Spanish Speaking
    Registration Required
    650-724-6140


  • Stanford Cancer Center South Bay
    2589 Samaritan Drive
    3rd Floor, Room 3300B
    San Jose, CA 95124
    Every Thursday, 3:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. 
    Registration Required
    669-233-2807

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 times and locations

Free

Receive instruction and guidance in Mindfulness Meditation, a blending of the ancient wisdom traditions and modern neuroscientific research, providing proven benefits in reducing stress and anxiety. No prior experience necessary.

No registration necessary; just drop in.

Every Tuesday            Every Thursday
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.   2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
No class 9/5, 11/21, 12/26, 1/2    No class 9/7, 11/23, 12/28
     
Hoover Pavilion
211 Quarry Road
2nd Floor, Conference Room 208
Palo Alto, CA 94304
  Stanford Cancer Center South Bay
2589 Samaritan Drive, 3rd Floor
Conference room 3300A
San Jose, CA 95124

 

 


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 and Thursday

Various times and locations.

Free

For questions, call:

Fitness Events

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 9/6)

Stanford Neuroscience Health Center

213 Quarry Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304

9/27 and 10/25:
3rd Floor, Conference Room 3871
Rest of the dates:
1st Floor, Wellness Room 1511

Getting Here »

FREE

For more information, call 650-721-8500

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

Stanford Neuroscience Health Center

213 Quarry Road
Wellness Room 1511
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Getting Here »

FREE

For more information, call 650-721-8500
New

Set your short term memory up for long term success with the Dance to Remember classes. This program entails physical exercise, socialization, and memory exercises which are all beneficial to your memory. Participants will engage with various types of dancing that will accommodate seniors in the early stages of memory loss (Mild Cognitive Impairment). Periodically throughout the class participants will partner up and ask each other questions about each other, and at the end try to remember their partners answers. This is a wonderful program for anyone experiencing early signs of memory loss that would like to be proactive about slowing the rate of memory or loss or improving their memory.

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 p.m.

Every Friday

Stanford Neuroscience Health Center

213 Quarry Road
Wellness Room 1511
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Getting Here »

FREE

For more information, please call 650-721-8500
New
Fitness

This weekly class will work on core strength and stability. We will use bands, balloons, 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 9/5, 11/21, 12/26, 1/2 - Holiday

Free

For questions, call: 650-725-9456
New
Fitness

One-on-one hour long consultation with an experienced and certified exercise specialist. Intended for people in treatment or those who have completed treatment. Includes individualized exercise program with follow-up telephone calls.

Locations:

  • Stanford Cancer Center
    875 Blake Wilbur Drive
    1st Floor, Welcome Desk
    Stanford, CA 94305
    Every Tuesday: 10:30am; 11:30pm; and 12:30pm
    No offering 9/5, 11/21, 12/26 - Holiday


  • Stanford Cancer Center South Bay
    2589 Samaritan Drive
    3rd Floor, San Jose, CA 95124
    Every Wednesday: 11:30am and 12:30pm
    No offering 9/6, 11/22, 12/27 - Holiday


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 »

By appointment only.
Various times and locations

Free

Call for appointment:

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         Every Wednesday
2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.   8:30 a.m. - 9:25 a.m.   1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
No class: 9/4, 11/20, 12/25, 1/1   No class: 9/6, 11/22, 12/27   No class: 9/6, 11/22, 12/27
YogaSource
16185 Los Gatos Blvd.
Los Gatos, CA 95032
Getting here »
  Oshman Family JCC
3921 Fabian Way
Palo Alto, CA 94303
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 3 locations

Free

For questions call:

Deep relaxation rejuvenates and energizes the entire body. It stimulates the body’s natural self-healing where regeneration occurs. In this class, we will experience deep relaxation through yogic sleep (Yoga Nidra). Yoga Nidra is a systematic method of inducing complete physical, mental, and emotional relaxation. Yoga Nidra assists in disorders such as anxiety, depression, insomnia, chronic pain, cancer, and it can strengthen the immune system. 

Walk-ins welcome. There is no physical contradiction to participate in this class.


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 9/4)

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
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
New

Mat yoga is for clients who can get up and down without another person's assistance. Caregivers are welcome to attend. Attendees will be guided through stretches and circulatory warm-ups, a complete set of joint-mobilizations, and several strengthening exercises, supplemented with classical yoga asanas (positions), and finishing with a few minutes of progressive relaxation. Brief mindfulness practice and a final healing affirmation are offered.

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 Friday
(no class 9/8)

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

Nia is an exhilarating, body/mind practice based with the philosophy that exercise should feel good, and movement can optimize health and promote well-being. The fun, cardio fitness class incorporates dance (jazz, Duncan and modern), martial arts (tae kwon do, aikido and tai chi) and the healing arts (yoga, Feldenkrais and Alexander Technique). More than an exercise class, Nia empowers people of all shapes, ages and sizes to connect with body, mind, emotions & spirit.

No registration necessary, just drop in.

Wednesdays   Thursdays   Fridays
1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.   11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.   10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
No class
9/6, 11/22, 12/27
       No class
9/7, 11/23, 12/28
      No class 
9/8, 11/24, 12/29
Oshman Family
Jewish Community Center
3921 Fabian Way
Palo Alto, CA 94303
  Oshman Family
Jewish Community Center
3921 Fabian Way
Palo Alto, CA 94303
  Ladera Oaks
3249 Alpine Road
Portola Valley, CA 94028
 

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 Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday

Various Locations

Free

For questions, call: 650-725-9456
New

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
(no classes 8/31)
2 p.m. - 3 p.m. &
3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
(2 classes back-to-back)

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

Ever done Pilates? Never done Pilates? Either way, have some serious fun in this circuit through various pieces of Pilates equipment: reformers, towers, chairs, and barrels. Instructors will help you learn or relearn how to move in a wonderful healthy environment designed to get you moving! This class is intended for those who can get off the floor independently.

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.

Every Tuesday
(no class 9/5)

DefineIt Personal Training and Wellness Studio

981 Industrial Road
San Carlos, CA 94070

FREE

To register or for more information, call 650-721-8500
New
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 8/16, 8/23, 9/27)

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       Every Thursday
1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.   2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.   7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
         
Samyama Yoga
2995 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA 94305
Getting here»
  YogaSource
16185 Los Gatos Blvd.
Los Gatos, CA 95032
Getting here»
  Oshman Family JCC
3921 Fabian Way, Yoga Studio
Palo Alto, CA 94303
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 and locations

Free

For questions, call:
Supported by National Parkinson Foundation

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. This Tai Chi class is supported by a grant from the National Parkinson Foundation.

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.

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

Every Tuesday

Stanford Neuroscience Health Center

213 Quarry Road
Wellness Room 1511
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Getting Here »

FREE

For more information, 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 9/7, 11/23, 12/28    No class 9/3, 11/26, 12/31

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

Lecture
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)
Lecture
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)
Lecture
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)

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
Service

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
Program
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

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.

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
Stanford, CA 94305

Getting Here »

Free

Next Date: 9/18,11/20
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 12/25 - Holiday

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.

Free

Next Date: 8/14, 8/28, 9/11, 9/25
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
Stanford, CA 94305

Getting Here »

Free

Next Date: 8/10, 9/14, 10/12, 11/9, 12/14
For questions call: 650-725-9456

Support Groups

Support Group
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

At Stanford, we have treated over 1,000 acoustic neuromas over the last 20 years with surgery and radiosurgery. The Stanford Cyberknife Program is one the most active and experienced Cyberknife programs for acoustic neuromas in the U.S.

Acoustic neuroma, also known as vestibular schwannoma, is a slow-growing benign tumor that develops on the nerve that connects the ear and the brain. The tumor usually starts growing in the internal auditory canal, and presses against the hearing and balance nerves as it grows.

If you have been diagnosed with acoustic neuroma, and have questions or wish to explore treatment options and coping strategies with other patients and clinical experts, please join us for upcoming Stanford Acoustic Neuroma Support Group meetings.

The meetings are free of charge, and are a great resource for patient education and resources available to acoustic neuroma patients and families. Support group meetings will be co-moderated by acoustic neuroma patients. The meetings consist of 20 minutes speaker presentation, 20 minutes patients' presentations of their own experiences, and open forum for discussion. Also, leading Stanford Neurosurgeon and acoustic neuroma expert Steven D. Chang, MD, will join for a Q&A session at the end of each meeting.

The Stanford Acoustic Neuroma Support Group meets bimonthly on the first Thursday of the even month from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Speakers will be available for questions.

Next Talk:

August 3, 2017: "Acoustic Neuroma Case Presentation and Panel Discussion" by Geoffrey Appelboom, MD, Hilary Bagshaw, MD and Antonio Meola, MD, moderated by Steven D. Chang, MD

Past Talks:

May 4, 2017: "Common Eye Problems and Optimal Eye Care Related to Acoustic Neuroma" by Steven D. Chang, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine

February 2, 2017: "New data in the medical literature regarding acoustic neuroma treatments" by Steven Chang, MD, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University

November 3, 2016: "Acoustic Neuroma Case Presentation and Panel Discussion" by Geffrey Appelboom, MD, and Navjout Chaudhary, MD, Department of Neurosurgery, moderated by Steven D. Chang, MD, Department of Neurosurgery

August 4, 2016: "Stereotactic Radiosurgery: Facts and Controversies" by Steven Chang, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford

May 5, 2016: "Hearing Aids for Acoustic Neuroma Patients," by Matthew Fitzgerald, PhD, Chief of Audiology, Stanford University

February 4, 2016: "Acoustic Neuroma Case Presentations and Panel Discussion" by Christopher Bilbao, MD, Department of Neurosurgery, and Clement Ho, MD, Department of Radiation Oncology. Moderated by Steven D. Chang, MD, Department of Neurosurgery.

December 3, 2015: "Balance Function in Acoustic Neuroma Patients" by Joyce Chadderdon, PT, NCS, Stanford University

October 1, 2015: "Myths and Facts Regarding the Management of Acoustic Neuromas" by Steven Chang, MD, Department of Neurosurgery

August 6, 2015: "Acoustic Neuroma Case Presentations and Panel Discussion" by Christopher Bilbao, MD, Department of Neurosurgery, and Scott Soltys, MD, Department of Radiation Oncology. Moderated by Steven Chang, MD, Department of Neurosurgery

June 4, 2015: "Controversies in the Diagnosis and Management of Acoustic Neuromas" by Steven Chang, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University

April 2, 2015: "The Genetics of Acoustic Neuroma" by Achal Achrol, MD, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University

February 5, 2015: "The Advantages and Disadvantages of the Three Different Surgical Approaches for Acoustic Neuroma Surgery" by Steven Chang, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University

December 4, 2014: "Treating Balance Issues with Vestibular Therapy" by Joyce Chadderdon, PT, NCS, Senior Physical Therapist, Stanford Health Care

October 2, 2014: "Acoustic Neuroma Case Presentations and Panel Discussion" by Gordon Li, MD, Department of Neurosurgery, and John Oghalai, MD, Department of Otolaryngology. Moderated by Steven Chang, MD, Department of Neurosurgery

August 7, 2014: "How Acoustic Neuroma Pre-Treatment Symptoms Respond After Treatment" by Steven D. Chang, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine

June 5, 2014: "Current Status of Hearing Aids for Patients with Acoustic Neuromas", by Gerald Popelka, PhD, Department of otolaryngology, Stanford University School of Medicine

April 3, 2014: "The Role of a Neuro-oncologist in the Management of Acoustic Neuroma Patients" By Reena Thomas, MD, Department of Neurology, Stanford University School of Medicine

February 6, 2014: "Coping with the Diagnosis of Acoustic Neuroma", by Bret Schneider, MD, Psychiatrist and Consulting Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, Stanford University

December 5, 2013: "History of Acoustic Neuroma Treatments with a Q&A", by Dr. Robert Jackler, MD, Professor, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Stanford University.

October 3, 2013: "Acoustic Neuroma Case Presentations and Panel Discussion"

June 6, 2013: "Questions to Ask Yourself When Seeking Treatment for Your Acoustic Neuroma", by Steven Chang, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University

April 4, 2013: "Understanding Radiation: What It Is and How It Works", by Iris Gibbs, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, Stanford University School of Medicine

February 7, 2013: "Causes and Treatments for Tinnitus", by Steven D. Chang, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine

December 6, 2012: "Common Eye Problems and Optimal Eye Care Related to Acoustic Neuroma", by Steven D. Chang, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine

October 4, 2012: "Acoustic Neuroma Case Presentations and Panel Discussion", by Iris Gibbs, MD, Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology; Nikolas Blevins, MD, Professor of Otolaryngology; and Gordon Li, MD, Assisstant Professor of Neurosurgery

August 2, 2012: "Dealing with Balance through Vestibular Therapy", by Joyce Chadderdon, Vestibular Physical Therapist

June 7, 2012: "Treatments for Acoustic Neuromas - Myths and Facts Regarding the Different Options" by Steven D. Chang, MD Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University

April 5, 2012: "Anxiety, Depression, and Coping with the Diagnosis of Acoustic Neuromas" by M. Bret Schneider, MD, Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

February 2, 2012: "Current Status of Hearing Aids for Acoustic Neuroma Patients" by Gerald R Popelka, PhD, Professor and Chief of Audiology, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Stanford University

December 1, 2011: "Nutrition and Nutritional Supplementation in patients with Acoustic Neuromas" by Alison Ryan, Registered Dietitian, Stanford University Medical Center

October 6, 2011: "Causes and Treatment of Headaches in Acoustic Neuroma Patients" by Dr. Michael Leong, MD, Assistant Professor, Stanford Pain Clinic, Department of Anesthesia, Stanford

August 4, 2011: "Update from the 2011 Natational Acostic Neuroma Association Meeting, Cincinnati, Ohio" by Dr. Scott Soltys, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, Stanford

April 7, 2011: "Controversies in Diagnosis and Management of Acoustic Neuromas" by Steven D. Chang, MD Professor Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University

February 3, 2011: "Vestibular Therapy for Management of Balance Disorders in Acoustic Neuroma Patients" by Diron Cassidy, MPT Good Samaritan Hospital

December 2, 2010: "Tinnitus in Acoustic Neuroma Patients" by John S. Oghalai, MD Associate Professor, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Stanford University

October 7, 2010: "Hearing Tests and Hearing Aids for Acoustic Neuroma Patients" by Gerry Popelka, PhD, Stanford Audiologist

August 5, 2010: "Current Medical Literature on Acoustic Neuroma" by Scott Soltys, MD, Stanford Clinical Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncologist

June 3, 2010: "Balance Issues and Treatments in Acoustic Neuroma Patients" by Nikolas Blevins, MD, Stanford Associate Professor of Otolaryngology

April 1, 2010: "Current Treatment Modalities for Acoustic Neuroma" by Steven D. Chang, MD, Stanford Professor of Neurosurgery

August 4, 2016: "Stereotactic Radiosurgery: Facts and Controversies" by Steven Chang, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford
6 p.m. - 7 p.m.

August 3, November 2

Stanford Cancer Center
875 Blake Wilbur Drive
2nd Floor, Conference Room CC2103
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Getting Here »

This group offers a safe place to allow you to share your emotions, learn more about available supportive services, and cope with other people who may be experiencing similar problems to your own.

Made possible with support from the ALS Association Golden West Chapter.

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.

2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.

3rd Saturday of the month

Hoover Pavilion

211 Quarry Road
Room 208
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Getting Here »

FREE

Next Date: 8/19, 9/16
For more information, call 650-721-8500
Support Group

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
New

A support group designed to facilitate the exchange of information between people living with multiple myeloma.

Available on a limited basis.

No registration is necessary; please 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.

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Saturday, September 16, 2017
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Stanford Cancer Center
875 Blake Wilbur Drive
2nd Floor
Rooms CC2103-CC2105
Stanford, CA 94305

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Free

For questions, call: 650-725-9456

Our goal is to support individuals with brain injury in the mid-peninsula community. We host peer support group meetings to provide opportunities for individuals & caregivers to connect and learn from one another. We welcome individuals of all backgrounds and their friends and families.

For more information, visit ssbi.stanford.edu.


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. - 2:30 p.m.

8/12, 8/26, 9/9, 9/23

Hoover Pavilion

211 Quarry Road
Room 308
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Getting Here »

FREE

For more information, call 408-659-0159

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

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. - 7:30 p.m.

Last Thursday of each month

Stanford Neuroscience Health Center

213 Quarry Road
Wellness Room 1511
Palo Alto, CA 94304

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Valet Parking is provided

213 Quarry Road
Wellness Room 1511
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Free

Next Date: 8/31, 9/28
Support Group

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
Support Group
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

­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.

2nd Monday of the month

Stanford Neuroscience Health Center

213 Quarry Road
Wellness Room 1511
Palo Alto, CA 94304

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FREE

Next Date: 8/14, 9/11
To register or for more information, call 650-721-8500
Dirigido por: Lorna Oyarce

Nuestra misión es proporcionar ayuda emocional a las familias y personas con Parkinson. Estas reuniones sirven para compartir experiencias y ayudarnos entre si. Servimos como enlace con la comunidad médica para proveer información y contestar sus preguntas.


El Programa de Servicios de Apoyo de Stanford proporciona en forma gratuita clases, seminarios, ejercicios físicos, y otros servicios de apoyo a los pacientes de Neurociencias sin importar donde reciben su atención médica.

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

3er miércoles de cada mes
(no hay clase el 8/16)

Stanford Neuroscience Health Center

213 Quarry Road
Wellness Room 1511
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Getting Here »

GRATIS

Next Date: 9/20
Para más detalles, llame al 650-721-8500

A resource for both newly diagnosed patients and women living with ongoing treatment management issues.

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 »

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

First and third Thursdays of the month

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

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Free

Next Date: 8/3, 8/17, 9/7, 9/21 10/5, 10/19, 11/2, 11/16, 12/7, 12/21
For questions, please call: 650-725-9456

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
Conference Room CC2105
Stanford, CA, 94305

Getting Here »

Free

Next Date: 8/1, 9/5, 10/3, 11/7, 12/5
For questions, please call: 650-223-1422
Support Group

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
Support Group
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, Conference Room CC2105
Palo Alto, CA 94305

Getting Here »

Free

Next Date: 8/8, 9/12, 10/10, 11/14, 12/12
For questions, please call: 650-308-6274

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
Stanford, CA 94305

Getting Here »

Free

Next Date: 8/2, 9/6, 10/4, 11/1, 12/6
For questions, please call: 650-353-8571
Support Group
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

Join us to learn about the latest treatment options, network with other meningioma patients, and find encouragement and support. Family members, caregivers, friends and interested persons are encouraged to attend.

No registration necessary; please just drop in! Refreshments will be provided.

The meetings are free of charge and co-moderated by meningioma patients. They consist of 20 minutes of speaker presentation, 20 minutes of patients' presentations of their own experiences, and open forum for discussion. Also, leading Stanford Neurosurgeon, Steven D. Chang, MD, will join for a Q&A session at the end of each meeting.

Benefits of attending a local support group include:

  • Communicating in a nurturing, non-judgmental environment with others who have shared a common meningioma experience.
  • Sharing information on dealing with specific problems, overcoming handicaps, and reassuring others that better times lie ahead.
  • Educating and informing each other about the latest meningioma topics of interest.
  • Providing emotional support to all patients, both pre- and post-treatment.

 

Current Talk:

June 1, 2017: "Meningioma Case Presentations and Panel Discussion" by Steven Chang, MD and Geoffrey Appelboom, MD, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University

Past Talks:

December 1, 2016: "New Developments on the Treatment of Meningiomas - News and Results from the 10th International Congress on Meningiomas, June 2016" by Steven D. Chang, MD Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University

September 1, 2016: "New Advances in Radiosurgery for Meningiomas" by Geoffrey Appelboom, MD, Stanford University

June 2, 2016: "What causes Meningiomas to develop in the first place?" by Steven Chang, MD Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University

March 3, 2016: Meningioma Case Presentations and Panel Discussions" by Clem Ho MD, Stanford Radiation Oncology, and Christopher Bilbao, DO, Stanford Neurosurgery. Moderated by Steven Chang, MD, Professor of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine

Nov. 5, 2015: "Treatment Options for Memory Loss and Cognitive Problems due to Meningiomas" by Steven D. Chang, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine

July 9, 2015: "What Does it Mean When You Have Multiple Meningiomas?" by Steven D. Chang, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine

May 7, 2015: "The Genetics of Meningioma" by Achal Achrol, MD, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University 

March 5, 2015: "Meningioma Case Presentations and Panel Discussions" by Patrick Swift, MD, Clinical Professor of Radiation Oncology, and Gordon Li, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery. Moderated by Steven Chang, MD, Professor of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine

January 8, 2015: "Managing Dizziness and Balance in Patients With Meningiomas" by Diron Cassidy, Vortex Physical Therapy

November 6, 2014: "Surgical and Nonsurgical Advances for the Treatment of Meningiomas and Other Brain Tumors" by Steven D. Chang, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine

September 4, 2014: "When meningiomas turn bad: What does it mean to have an atypical or malignant meningioma?" by Steven D. Chang, MD, Professor of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine

July 10, 2014: "How hormones can influence meningioma growth, symptoms, and patient well being" by Lawrence Katznelson, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery and Endocrinology, Stanford University School of Medicine

May 1, 2014: "The role of a neuro-oncologist in the management of meningioma patients" by Reena Thomas, MD, Department of Neurology, Stanford University School of Medicine

March 6, 2014: "Meningioma Case Presenations and Panel Discussion, Including endoscopic surgical approaches" by Jayakar Nayak, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Otolaryngology; Gordon Li, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery; Steven Chang, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery

November 7, 2013: "Management of Headaches in Meningioma Patients" by Sheena Aurora, MD, Department of Neurology, Stanford University School of Medicine

September 5, 2013: "Which meningiomas should not be treated" by Steven D. Chang, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine

July 11, 2013: "Meningiomas and Seizures: How to identify and treat seizures in meningioma patients" by George Nune, MD, Department of Neurology, Stanford University School of Medicine

May 2, 2013: A live tour of the Cyberknife at Stanford, followed by a discussion of the "Appropriate uses of radiosurgery for the treatment of meningioma" by Steven D. Chang, MD, Professor of Neurosurgery, Stanford University

March 7, 2013: "Common Eye Problems and Optimal Eye Care Related to Meningiomas and their treatment" by Steven D. Chang, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine

January 10, 2013: "New Developments on the Treatment of Meningiomas - News and Results from the 8th International Congress on Meningiomas, November 2012", by Steven D. Chang, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine

November 1, 2012: "Meningioma Case Presentations and Panel Discussion" by Iris Gibbs, MD, Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology; Gordon Li, MD, Assisstant Professor of Neurosurgery; and Steven D. Chang, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford 

September 6, 2012: "Hormones and their influence on Meningioma prevention and treatment" by Steven D. Chang, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford July 12, 2012: "Anxiety, depression, and coping with the diagnosis of Meningiomas" by Bret Schneider, MD, Consulting Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Neurosurgery, Stanford

May 3, 2012: "Radiation for meningiomas - a discussion of the various types of radiation used to treat brain and spine meningiomas" by Iris Gibbs, MD, Associate Professor, Radiation Oncologist, Stanford

March 1, 2012: "Vestibular Therapy for Management of Balance Disorders in Meningioma Patients - How to treat balance problems and prevent them from returning” by Diron Cassidy, MPT, Physical Therapist, Vortex Physical Therapy and Balance

January 5, 2012: "Management of pretreatment and posttreatment headaches and seizures in meningioma patient" by Dr. Steven Chang, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford

November 3, 2011: "Nutrition and Nutritional Supplementation in patients with Meningiomas" by Erika Connor, Registered Dietitian, Stanford University Medical Center

September 1, 2011: "Meningiomas- epidemiology, symptoms, and treatment options" by Dr. Steven Chang, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford


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

Stanford Cancer Center

875 Blake Wilbur Drive
2nd Floor
Conference Rooms CC2103-CC2104
Stanford, CA 94305

Getting Here »

Free

Next Date: 9/7, 12/7
For questions, please call: 650-725-9456

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

Stanford Neuroscience Health Center

213 Quarry Road
Wellness Room 1511
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Getting Here »

FREE

Next Date: 8/14, 8/28, 9/11, 9/25
For more information, call 408-921-9888

A meeting for those living with MG and their loved ones. A welcoming place to discuss care management techniques, new drugs, clinical trials, and living life to the fullest.


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.

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

October 10

Stanford Neuroscience Health Center

213 Quarry Road
Wellness Room 1511
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Getting Here »

FREE

For more information, call 650-497-5934
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
Stanford, CA 94305

Getting Here »

Free

Next Date: 8/4, 9/1, 10/6, 11/3, 12/1
For questions, call: 650-725-9456
New

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.

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

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Stanford Cancer Center Palo Alto

875 Blake Wilbur Drive
2nd Floor Conference Rooms 2103-2105
Stanford, CA 94305

Getting Here »

Refreshments provided.

875 Blake Wilbur Drive
2nd Floor Conference Rooms 2103-2105
Stanford, CA 94305

Free

Next Date: 10/21

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
Stanford, CA 94305

Getting Here »

Free

Next Date: 8/9, 9/13, 10/11, 11/8, 12/13
For questions, please call: 650-743-4672

The following support groups are open to Parkinson's and Parkinsonism (LBD, PSP, MSA, CBD) caregivers only and are facilitated by a social worker. Please RSVP one day in advance of each meeting so that we can keep the group size small to facilitate discussion.

To get on an email list, please email or call Robin Riddle and specify which meeting(s) you are interested in joining.


LOCATIONS

Mission Villa Memory Care
995 E. Market St.
Private Dining Room
Daly City, CA 94014
2nd Tuesday of the month
 
Silverado Memory Care
Community Library

1301 Ralston Ave.
Belmont, CA 94002
1st Thursday of the month
St. Bede's Episcopal Church
2650 Sand Hill Rd.
Wyatt Hall Meeting Room
Menlo Park, CA 94025
2nd Friday & 3rd Tuesday of the month
 

 


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. - 2 p.m.

Dates vary by location

FREE

To register or for more information, call 650-724-6090

This group is open to anyone interested in learning about Parkinson's. No RSVP is required. The group usually has an expert presenter speaking about an aspect of Parkinson's (diagnosis, treatment options, motor and non-motor symptoms, exercise, etc.) and occasionally has a member discussion-focused meeting.

August 9
Avenidas Enior Center
450 Bryant Street, Dining Room
Palo Alto, CA 94301

September 13, October 11, November 8, December 13
Little House
800 Middle Avenue, Auditorium
Menlo Park, CA 94025


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

2nd Wednesday of the month

Locations vary

FREE

Next Date: 8/9, 9/13, 10/11, 11/8, 12/13
For more information, call 650-724-6090

Open to anyone diagnosed with Parkinson's before age 50. The group has frequent expert presenters and occasional group discussion.

Please call before attending for the first time.


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.

6:30 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.

2nd Tuesday of the month

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital

725 Welch Rd.
Board Room
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Getting Here »

FREE

Next Date: 8/8, 9/12
For more information, call 408-464-8718
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

Please join us for a friendly and supportive environment for stroke patients, their family and caregivers. This support group, in partnership with the Pacific Stroke Association, will have guest speakers every other month, focusing on a holistic approach to provide wellness to the stroke community.

September 6 – "Secondary Stroke Prevention" by Chitra Venkatasubramanian, MBBS, MD, MSc
October 4 – Support Group
November 1 – "Stress, Health, and Hypnosis" by David Spiegel, MD
December 6 – Support Group

If you are interested in attending one or more of these presentations, please register by calling 650-721-8500.


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.

6 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Stanford Neuroscience Health Center

213 Quarry Road
Wellness Room 1511
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Getting Here »

FREE

Next Date: 9/6, 10/4, 11/1, 12/6
To register or for more information, call 650-721-8500
Support Group

Stanford offers The Stanford Stroke Group in conjunction with the Pacific Stroke Association for patients and their families. Participants have the opportunity to increase their knowledge of diagnostic and treatment options, and develop problem-solving and coping skills.

The support group is intended to be a forum where patients and their families can share experiences and concerns about rehabilitation, depression, and other daily concerns. All patients, at any stage of treatment, are encouraged to participate.

Call the Stroke Center: 650-723-6469
Support Group
Guest Speaker: Dr. Liza Ashbrook

Awake Meeting at Stanford

Providing support and education for our patients and the greater community.  Join us on April 6, 2016 when our featured guest speaker will be Dr. Liza Ashbrook.

Newcomer's Discussion Session Special Event
6 – 7 p.m.

This moderated session gives patients the opportunity to ask questions and learn from the collective experience of the group.

Dr. Robson Capasso of Stanford Sleep Medicine will present a thirty minute review of a new surgical procedure currently used in the treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Our normally scheduled Newcomer's Discussion Session will resume promptly at 6:30 after Dr. Capasso's presentation.

To receive monthly meeting announcements send your e-mail address to awakeatstanford@gmail.com or call 650-721-7548. Your address will be kept private and will not be shared, sold, or otherwise made available to third parties.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016
6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

First Wednesday of each month

Stanford Outpatient Center
2nd Floor Conference Room, Pavilion B

450 Broadway Street
Redwood City, CA 94063

Getting Here »

Free

Support Group
Led by: Joshua Fronk, DO, Clinical Instructor, and Kavitha Ramchandran, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor

When living with a serious illness, palliative medicine can help you live longer and live better. Maximizing both your longevity and quality of life is why you receive your care at Stanford Health Care. This new group facilitated by one of our own Supportive Oncology (Palliative Medicine) doctors will help:

  • Define palliative care and how it can help
  • Discuss non-medical interventions for symptom control
  • Explain advanced care planning
  • Discuss clinic and palliative care community resources

Third Tuesday of the month
6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

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

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Valet parking provided.

Next Date: 10/20
To questions, call: 650-725-9456

For those who suffer from trigeminal neuralgia, you are not alone! Please join us at Stanford to learn about the new treatment options and to share your experience with others going through similar situations.

If you have been diagnosed with trigeminal neuralgia and have questions or wish to explore treatment options and coping strategies with other patients and clinical experts, please join us for upcoming Stanford Trigeminal Neuralgia Support Group meetings.

The meetings are free of charge and are a great resource for patient and family education. The meetings consist of 20 minutes speaker presentation, 20 minutes patients' presentations of their own experiences, and open forum for discussion. Also, leading Stanford Neurosurgeon, Steven D. Chang, MD, will join for a Q&A session at the end of each meeting.

Past Talks:

May 10, 2017: "Coping with the diagnosis of Trigeminal Neuralgia" by M. Bret Schneider, MD, Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

February 8, 2017: "Overview of Trigeminal Neuralgia Medications" by Niushen Zhang, MD, Dept. of Neurology, Stanford University

August 25, 2016: "Non-surgical procedures for facial pain" by Xiang Qian, MD, PhD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Pain Medicine Division, Associate Medical Director, International Medical Services

May 11, 2016: "Percutaneous treatments for Trigeminal Neuralgia" by Xiang Qian, MD, PhD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Pain Medicine Division, Associate Medical Director, International Medical Services

February 17, 2016: "Classification of 7 Face Pain Types," by Steven Chang, MD, Professor of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine

October 14, 2015: "What Causes the Pain in the Trigeminal Nerve, and How the Different Treatment Options for Trigeminal Neuralgia Work" by Steven D. Chang, MD, Professor of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine

August 12, 2015: "Surgical Options for Facial Pain Syndromes" by Casey Halpren, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery and, by courtesy, of Neurology and Neurological Sciences and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Stanford University Medical Center

June 10, 2015: "How Previous Procedures for Trigeminal Neuralgia Impact the Success of Second Procedures" by Steven D. Chang, MD, Professor of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine

April 8, 2015: "Medical Management of Trigeminal Neuralgia" by Meredith Barad, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor of Anesthesia and Neurology & Neurological Sciences

February 18, 2015: "Treatment of Trigeminal Neuralgia using Radiosurgery" by Steven D. Chang, MD, Professor of Neurosurgery

October 8, 2014: "Management of Trigeminal Neuralgia with Medications" by Robert Cowan, MD, FAAN, Professor of Neurology & Neurological Sciences

August 13, 2014: "The Seven Types of Facial Pain" by Steven D. Chang, MD, Professor of Neurosurgery

June 11, 2014: "Innovative Injection Therapies for TN Face Pain" by Dr. Xiang Qian, and “Behavioral Management Strategies for Chronic Pain” by Theresa Mallick-Searle, MS, ANP-BC.

February 12, 2014: "Overview of Facial Pain Program"

October 9, 2013: "Novel Treatments of Trigeminal Neuralgia and Facial Pain" by Jamie Henderson, MD, Associate Professor of Neurosurgery

August 14, 2013: "Anxiety, Depression, and Coping with the Diagnosis of Trigeminal Neuralgia" by Bret Schneider, MD, Psychiatrist and Consulting Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery

June 12, 2013: "Management of Facial Pain" by Robert Cowan, MD, Professor of Neurology

April 10, 2013: "Classification of 7 Face Pain types" by Steven Chang, MD, Professor of Neurosurgery

November 15, 2012: "Facial Pain" by Steven Chang, MD, Professor of Neurosurgery

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

August 23, November 8

Stanford Neuroscience Health Center

213 Quarry Road
Lower Level, Room 0511
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Getting Here »
To register or for more information, call 650-736-0262
Support Group
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

New

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

Locations

  • Stanford Cancer Center
    875 Blake Wilbur Drive
    2nd Floor, Conference Room CC2105
    Stanford, CA 94305
    August 29, 2017
    Call to register:  650-725-9456
  • Stanford Cancer Center South Bay
    2589 Samaritan Drive
    3rd Floor, Room 3300A
    San Jose, CA 95124
    October 26, 2017
    Call to register: 669-233-2807

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.

Various locations

Free

Next Date: 8/29, 10/26

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.

No offering 9/4, 9/7, 11/20, 11/23 12/25, 12/28, or 1/1

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
New

The Live Fully, Live Well 6 week program is designed for those who are motivated and want to make change now.  If you are in the “I am ready to explore, learn and make a change” mindset, this series is for you. Managing your health and wellness is an integral part of “living well” with MS. Live Fully Live Well is a comprehensive wellness program from the National MS Society and Can Do MS.

Some things to consider when registering for this series:

  • There is a firm six-week commitment of 2-2 ½ hours per week.
  • The class time is highly interactive – not your typical lecture.
  • Includes group discussion and sharing of personal experiences and goals.
  • There is a good bit of reading, learning activities and small group work outside of the weekly in-person program time.
  • The intent of the program is to get you to look at personal wellness in a way that may be different from common perceptions and experiences.
  • Are you open to exploring change and the way you approach your personal wellness?
  • A big focus in the program is goal setting around the specific wellness areas.
  • Are you open to using goal setting as a means to make change?

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.

9:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Every Thursday (8/17–9/21)

Stanford Neuroscience Health Center

213 Quarry Road
Wellness Room 1511
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Getting Here »

FREE

To register, call 800-344-4867
Led by: Sandra Deanne, MS CCC-SLP BCS-S and Donna Peruzzaro, MA CCC SLP

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.

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

3rd Monday of the month

Stanford Hospital

300 Pasteur Drive
3rd Floor, Rehabilitation Department
Stanford, CA 94305

Getting Here »

FREE

Next Date: 7/17, 8/21, 9/18
To register or for more information, call 650-721-8500
New

The Epilepsy Foundation of Northern California and Stanford’s Neuroscience Supportive Care Program is excited to bring you the opportunity to express yourself through art as part of a multi-week art therapy program. You’ll work with art therapists and other people with epilepsy in a group setting to create artistic pieces using a variety of mediums, strengthen your artistic voice and learn from others in an open, welcoming environment. Your artwork may also help raise awareness about the realities of life with epilepsy.

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.

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

Every Saturday (ends 9/2)

Hoover Pavilion

211 Quarry Road
Room 208
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Getting Here »

FREE

To register, call 510-922-8687
New
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.

First and third Wednesdays of the month
No class 9/6, 12/20 - Holiday

Free

Next Date: 8/2, 8/16, 9/20, 10/4
For questions, call: 650-725-9456