Mission Hope Cancer Center
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classes & Programs

All the activities listed here are offered to the community FREE of charge, many on a regular monthly basis.

GETTING STARTED

Patient Orientation Class For Mission Hope Patients

Are you new to the Mission Hope family? A cancer diagnosis often requires navigating an unfamiliar world. You are invited to get to know us and our services so we can take this journey together. A mandatory meeting for cancer patients, families and caregivers.

Mission Hope Cancer Center, SM
By appointment:
Please call 805.219.4673 (English)
Please call 805.346.3406 (Spanish)

* For dates, times and locations, please download pages 14 - 18 of our newsletter.

Community Acupuncture
At an appointed time, each person consults quietly with the practitioner followed by individualized treatment in a reclining chair.
Mission Hope Cancer Center, SM
Reservations required; please call 805.219.HOPE (4673)
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Spanish Group • En Español:
Apoyo y Educación para Personas con Cáncer Si usted o alguien de su familia sufre de cáncer acompáñenos para discutir temas de como combatir y sobrevivir la enfermedad.
Los Adobes de Maria II , SM

Aquatic Therapy Class
Water exercise reduces the impact on the joints by 50% and boosts physical and mental health.
Allan Hancock College, SM
Reservations required; please call 805.346.3413

Cancer Rehabilitation
An individualized 12-week program that includes group, strengthening and aquatic exercise with our Certified Exercise Trainer.
Marian Health & Wellness Center, SM 
Reservations Required; schedule an assessment at 805.346.3413

Coloring Your Stress Away (formely Mindfulness Through Coloring)
Coloring offers complete absorption for creativity, mindfulness and, in the end, offers a beautiful result. Materials provided.
Mission Hope Cancer Center, SM

Create Your Own Vision Board
Join us to put together a poster of your favorite things such as photos or quotes to inspire hope and positive thoughts. Basic supplies provided.
Mission Hope Cancer Center, SM
Reservations Required; please call: 805.219.HOPE (4673)

Fight Against Falls Exercise Class
Participants work on conditioning their muscles to help battle muscle fatigue and reduce the risk of falls.
Marian Health & Wellness Center, SM

Fighting Cancer with Your Fork: Separating Fact from Fiction
Fighting Cancer with Your Fork: Separating Fact from Fiction Registered dietitian shares topics related to nutrition and coping with the side effects of treatment.
Mission Hope Cancer Center, SM
Reservations Required; please call: 805.219.HOPE (4673).

Nueva clase en Español:
Food for Life: Spanish Nutrition Class Join our dietitian and promotor de salud as they explore the fundamentals of food.
Mission Hope Cancer Center, SM

Healing Touch (Energy Balancing)
Certified practitioners help to promote relaxation, ease muscle tension and decrease stress in cancer patients which can lead to reduced pain and improved sleep.
Mission Hope Cancer Center, SM
Reservations Required; please call: 805.219.HOPE (4673).

Learn Golf!
This support group will utilize three holes of the 12-hole golf course to help our patients and caregivers learn the game with golf professionals in a stress-free manner.
Monarch Dunes, Nipomo
By appointment: please call 805.346.3413

Look Good, Feel Better (English)
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Free program teaches skincare and make-up techniques to mitigate appearance-related side effects of cancer treatments. Complimentary cosmetic kit included.
Mission Hope Cancer Center, SM
Reservations Required; please call: 805.219.HOPE (4673).

Lymphedema Prevention Exercise
Therapeutic exercise class designed for breast cancer survivors and those battling chronic conditions.
Marian Health & Wellness Center, SM
Reservations Required; please call: 805.346.3413.

Massage Therapy
Certified massage therapists provide 15 minute chair massages, helping to reduce stress, bolster the immune system and restore energy.
Mission Hope Cancer Center, SM
Reservations Required; please call: 805.219.HOPE (4673).

Mindfulness Therapy Class
Designed for those who took the eightweek course, this class allows participants to practice togeth
Mission Hope Cancer Center, SM
Reservations Required; please call: 805.219.HOPE (4673).

Mindfulness Therapy Class
This 8-week intensive training is based on ancient healing practices which can help relieve anxiety and improve mood.
Mission Hope Cancer Center, SM
Reservations Required; please call: 805.219.HOPE (4673).

Music Therapy (Soothing Sounds of Twilight)
Reception in the conference room, come, listen and relax to the sounds of music on a summer evening.
Mission Hope Cancer Center, SM
Reservations Required; please call: 805.219.HOPE (4673).

Mindfulness Refresher Class
Participants who took the eight week course can practice together.
Mission Hope Cancer Center, SM
Reservations Required; please call: 805.219.HOPE (4673).

Music Therapy
Soothing Sounds of Twilight
Come relax and listen to this interactive music program featuring Leah Aasen, Cellist.
Mission Hope Cancer Center, SM
Reservations Required; please call: 805.219.HOPE (4673
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Restorative yoga
Deep passive stretching resulting in therapeutic relaxation achieved by using bolsters and blankets. Please bring a yoga mat.
Mission Hope Cancer Center, SM
Space is limited; please call: 805.219.HOPE (4673)

SoulCollage® Art Therapy
Creative process for accessing your intuition and creating an incredible deck of cards with deep personal meaning. Walk-ins welcome.
Mission Hope Cancer Center, SM
Reservations Required; please call: 805.219.HOPE (4673).

Walking Into Wellness
walking to wellnessRegular walking improves overall health and wellness. Even more, it can help reduce the cancer-related symptoms of fatigue, weakness and nausea. Join fellow walkers at Mission Hope and reap the many benefits of taking a walk.
Mission Hope Cancer Center, SM

Writing Your Memoir: One Small Step at a Time
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Writing one’s life story can be an intimidating experience, but it also can be energizing—and most of all— fun! Long time teacher and published author Paul Alan Fahey will guide students one small step at a time. Come to learn how.
Mission Hope Cancer Center, SM
Reservations Required; please call: 805.219.HOPE (4673).