Classes, Events & Support Groups

All cancer care patients and their caregivers, families and friends are welcome to renew their Mind, Body and Spirit with these sessions brought to you at no charge through generous donations to The Memorial Foundation. For more information call 509-574-3541.

Support Groups

There are many support groups available for both patients and caregivers at North Star Lodge. Some find family, friends, co-workers or church members provide adequate support, both during and after treatment. Others like to interact with other current and former cancer patients. Still others seek more formal and organized support groups. All types of support are available, and as the patient, you get to decide what's right for you. Whether individuals or groups, patients or professionals, organized groups or online chats, whatever type of support that best suits your needs is available in our community. You might like to begin your investigation by looking into support groups available through North Star Lodge.

North Star Lodge Oncology Walking Group

The North Star Lodge Oncology walking group is a weekly opportunity for patients to get together in a casual atmosphere for some physical activity and socialization. These walking session will be supervised by a certified trainer from Memorial Oncology Rehabilitation and Exercise (MORE).

Tuesdays 10:00 - 11:00 a.m (Pace and distance determined by individual; generally around one hour)

Kissel Park, 300 West Mead Avenue. First session of each month Includes a six minute walk test. Other sessions may be held at different locations. Call 509 574-5875 for session location and/or weather related cancellations.

Breast Cancer Support Group

2nd Wednesday of each month from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

'Ohana, Memorial's Mammography Center. 1515 W. Yakima Ave, Yakima Betsy Medrano, RN, Certified Nurse Navigator, and breast health expert will lead discussion on a variety of topics related to breast cancer. Support group is open to all women with breast cancer, from diagnosis to remission.

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