New classes, resources available at UofL Brown Cancer Center’s Resource Center
The M. Krista Loyd Resource Center at UofL James Graham Brown Cancer Center is offering new classes and support resources, including tobacco cessation, caregiver support and a mentoring program.
Lori Woods, administrative coordinator for the Resource Center, says she is excited about the opportunities they’re offering. “We’re helping patients and caregivers stop something that is making their health worse. We’re helping them cope with a cancer diagnosis, reducing their stress, improving well-being, and bringing more understanding and knowledge to their cancer journey.”
Plan to be Tobacco Free
Plan to be Tobacco Free is a free, educational one-time session that will help those interested in overcoming tobacco use and dependence. Resources and guidance from trained counselors at Kentucky Cancer Program will be available, including creating a customized quit plan.
Classes are available the second Wednesday of the month and the fourth Friday of the month, both from noon to 1 p.m. Pre-registration is required. Call 502-562-4158.
Caring for the Caregiver
This six-week course provides a holistic approach in patient care supporting caregivers through the patient's cancer journey. Weekly classes are offered on subjects related to the stresses and obstacles that may occur as well as how to take care of yourself during this time. Topics include: nutrition, emotions and stress, compassion fatigue, difficult conversations, the disease process, relaxation techniques, and resources for help and support.
The current class session is on Wednesdays from 10-11:30 a.m. Caregivers are welcome to join at any time during the six weeks and can catch up on missed classes when the next session begins. Pre-registration is requested. Call 502-562-4158.
The M. Krista Loyd Resource Center has teamed up with Friend for Life to offer a mentoring program for our patients. Friend for Life is a cancer support network that provides a supporting friend that has been through the same journey as the patient. This friend will provide support, coaching, and a listening ear.
About the M. Krista Loyd Resource Center
The Resource Center was created to provide a peaceful environment for cancer patients to learn, relax, and heal emotionally. In addition to these new offerings, the Resource Center also provides art therapy, massage therapy and Reiki therapy throughout the week. It is also houses the region’s only Image Lab, featuring hundreds of wigs, scarves, hats, prosthetics, cosmetics and skincare products.
To learn more about the M. Krista Loyd Resource Center and view a current calendar of events, visit https://uoflbrowncancercenter.org/m-krista-loyd-resource-center.