Cancer Wellness Center now open at Piedmont Fayette Hospital

Piedmont Fayette Hospital has now opened its Cancer Wellness Center and has announced the many programs available to those recuperating from cancer treatments. There are programs and assistance available for both women and men.

Hospital President and CEO Darrell Cutts said the facility has just been granted a three-year accreditation with commendation given by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons. “Providing quality, compassionate care has always been a priority for Piedmont Fayette Hospital as it is now in our cancer center. This accreditation is recognition of our commitment to patients in our community who want to receive the high-quality care they need close to home.”

The Wellness Center offers a number of programs, all at no cost, to help cancer survivors to achieve their survival in a meaningful way and in as peaceful a way as possible.

It has been thought that many cancer survivors die, not from cancer, but from malnutrition. They find they cannot eat those foods they were used to. A full kitchen has been installed to teach folks the various menus that will not only satisfy but are also nutritious.

Cooking demos and workshops are offered throughout the month in the Wellness Cafe.

If you would like the support of women in similar circumstances, all programs and workshops begin promptly. Always feel free to arrive early at the Wellness Cafe and enjoy a moment of reflection in one the healing spaces provided for you.

The women’s support group meets Thursdays from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

A men’s group meets the second and fourth Tuesdays from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.

While you may feel there is no humor to be found in your survival journey, on Aug. 25, Dennis Buttimer, M.Ed., RYT, will lead a special session entitled “Finding Humor in It All.” Participants will learn to access their humor and improve their health. We all know humor can often be the “best medicine” as it boosts the immune system, improves circulation and improves mood.

Another program available is “Writing For Recovery” where participants tap their inner wisdom through the power and creativity of the written word. Research has shown that writing in a journal can be a strong ally in the healing process. Folks can broaden their journaling skills in a safe and non-judgmental environment. The next session will be Aug. 20 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. A healthy lunch will be served in the Wellness Cafe. Registration is not required.

Thanks to generous philanthropic support, Piedmont Fayette Hospital is able to offer all programs free of charge. For a complete listing of programs, visit piedmontcancer.org or call Tavari Taylor, MPH, LAPC, program coordinator, at 770-719-5861.