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Wellness Activities & Events

A variety of wellness and support activities are available at the Billings Clinic Cancer Center including Integrative Medicine, nutrition, education, and survivorship programs that address emotional and social needs, improve quality of life, encourage sound nutrition, and reduce suffering.

These activities are open to all cancer patients, as well as their families and friends because we understand that regardless of how you may have been touched by cancer, it’s helpful to have the support and companionship of others who have shared the same experience.

Our wellness and support activities are split into three categories: Mind, Body, and Spirit. Each class or activity is described here.  

Mind

Here and Now - Education and Support for Women

Each monthly session will focus on a way to cope with cancer, including complementary therapies such as nutrition, movement, massage, and relaxation. No registration required.

Second Thursday each month - 5:45 to 7:15 pm

Cancer Center Conference Room, Fourth Floor

Hope Knit - Free Knitting Classes

Knitters of all skill levels are welcome to knit, socialize, share ideas or assist beginners. Open to all cancer patients and their families. You may bring your own supplies or you can use ours. No registration required.

Dates vary, please see calendar for more information.

Billings Clinic Commons

Partners in Survivorship

These classes are designed to help empower patients after cancer treatment so they are able to best manage long-term physical effects and emotional stressors. We will partner with you as you establish your “new normal” after cancer treatment. If you are receiving ongoing treatment with no set completion date, you are also welcome to join us.

Each series consists of six classes, once a week for six weeks. Participants may register for the whole series, or you can pick the specific evenings you would like to attend. If you are unable to attend one of the classes in the series, you can always attend it in a later offering.

Dates vary, please call for more information.

Cancer Center Radiation Conference Room, First Floor (Available via telemedicine)

Crafting for the Cure

Join us for sisterhood, education, crafting, and most of all, inspiring fun! Proceeds from the event will benefit cancer support programs at the Billings Clinic and the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Participants have access to a variety of vendor booths, raffles, special crafting classes, fun crafting make-and-takes, as well as a chance to win door prizes!

Dates vary, please see calendar for more information.

There is a fee for this event. Seating is limited so please register in advance.

Look Good…Feel Better

Look Good Feel Better is a free program offered by the American Cancer Society and led by a trained cosmetology professional.  This program teaches beauty and wellness techniques to women undergoing active cancer treatment. Ample opportunity exists for patients to ask questions– such as how to fill or draw in your eyebrows, or how to camouflage particular types of pigmentation. Cancer patients will receive a free makeup kit to use during the session and to take home, as well as learn how to use wigs, scarves, and other accessories to cope with hair loss.

For location information and to register, please call 256-7156.

Various Billings locations.

Body

Nutrition for the Survivor

Good nutrition is vital for those touched by cancer. This program offers four 1-on-1 sessions with a registered dietitian and focuses on healthy eating and lifestyle changes to help cancer patients improve health and quality of life.

To schedule an appointment with one of our dietitians, call 406 238-2500 or 1-800-332-7156.

There is a fee for these sessions.

LiveSTRONG at the YMCA

LiveSTRONG at the YMCA is a FREE program open to all cancer survivors! This 12-week program fulfills the important need of supporting the increasing number of cancer survivors who find themselves in the transitional period between completing their cancer treatment and the shift to returning to their everyday lives.

To receive the most benefit from the program, participants are required to participate in two classes per week.

For more information or to register please call (406) 248-1685, or visit www.billingsymca.org

Wig Boutique

We are proud to collaborate with the American Cancer Society to offer our FREE Wig Boutique to help patients look and feel their best during cancer treatment. Taking control of one’s appearance is an important part of the healing process for many patients.

A wide variety of FREE wigs and head coverings is available for patients. Please ask a staff member at the Registration desk to call for boutique assistance.

Breast Boutique

The Breast Boutique carries breast prostheses, surgical bras, breast enhancements and a unique selection of products. Our Certified Fitter has many years experience and will help put you at ease and help you find the best products with the best fit for you. You may either schedule a visit or just walk in. Please bring your physician’s prescription and insurance cards.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 406-435-7210. Hours M-F, 8 am to 4:30 pm

Billings Clinic Cancer Center, Second Floor. Next to the Reger Family Center for Breast Health

Massage

Relax your body, ease your mind, and renew your spirit with therapeutic massage and healing touch.

Massage sessions are tailored to the individual’s needs to provide relaxation and stress reduction, as well as relief of muscular tension and physical discomforts.

Massages can range from 1 to 90 minutes.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call Moriah at (406) 670-6999 or email bodywellnessmt@msn.com

There is a fee for these massage sessions.

Cancer Recovery Services/Cancer Rehabilitation

A variety of rehabilitation services are available on an outpatient basis to help cancer patients restore mobility and physical functioning, while preventing further disability.

For more information about cancer recovery services, please talk with your nurse navigator, physician, or call 238-5676.

Spirit

Grief Support and Education

Grief support is available for patients and families who are grieving the death of a spouse, child, family member, or friend. Please contact an Oncology Social Worker or ask your physician for a referral.

Legacy Document - Preserving Your Story

Have you ever thought of writing down your story?  The idea of writing down your story or things you want to say to your family can feel like an impossible tasks, but we can help you create a Legacy Document through a process called Dignity Therapy that allows you to just “have a conversation.”

A trained and licensed professional will guide you through conversation and questions, inviting you to share memories of your life as well as important messages to families and loved ones. The conversation is converted into a “Legacy Document” which can be given to families and friends, preserving stories for years to come.

 For more information or to schedule a session, please call 406-435-7335. 

Professional Counseling

Individual and family short-term counseling sessions with Master’s prepared licensed psychotherapists are available. 

To schedule an appointment, please call Central Appointments at 238-2500.

There is a fee for professional counseling. Billings Clinic will bill Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance for these services. Financial assistance is also available.

Survivorship Night with Billings Clinic and the Billings Mustangs

Occurs in the summer at Dehler Park.

Please see calendar for more information.

National Cancer Survivor’s Day BBQ

Join us for family fun and games...and a great BBQ!

Occurs in June.

Please see calendar for more information.

Stupid Cancer Boot Camp

For young adults 18 to 40 years of age impacted by cancer. This one-day workshop deals with the questions really on your mind. No topic is off limits, no question is too sensitive.

A panel of experts and young adult survivors share information and stories. Free food and prizes offered.

One time per year, please see calendar for more information. For more information, please call 435-7335.

Stupid Cancer Meetups

For young adults 18 to 40 years of age impacted by cancer. Meet friends, and hang out with folks who understand what it’s like to deal with cancer.

Dates vary, please see calendar for more information.

For more information, please call 435-7335.

Join our PATHWAYS Facebook Group

The Billings Clinic Cancer PATHWAYS group has been created to offer helpful tips, present new stories, and provide education to patients, families and caregivers.

Join the conversation here.

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